Wednesday, 4 December 2013


Hey Everyone, 
If you follow me on Twitter then you might know that, I am moving over from blogger to wordpress and I instead of etc my new site is just .com. I am so excited to revel it to you guys. You are amazing.

I would love to thank Millicent for being amazing, and helping me build my new site. I love it thank you. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for the wonderful design and dealing with me stressing. 

After some hiccups along the way.  I would like to invite you to my new site

In saying that, this blog will no longer be active and if you follow me on bloglovin, you may unfollow me and refollow me on this blog. You can also subscribe to a weekly newsletter. 

I would like to thank my followers who have been patient with me and with everything that has been going on.

Thank you and I hope that good times keep on coming. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

"Waiting" on Wednesday - The Murder Complex

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spin, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

 This Week my Waiting on Wednesday is The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings 

Expected Publication:  June 10th 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow – Harper Collins
Format: Hardcover (400 pages)
Series: The Murder Complex #1
Genre: Science FictionDystopia, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
ISBN13: 9780062220004


An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.
This book sounds really interesting and different. I also haven’t read much Thriller or anything like that, but this book really pulls me.  I also haven’t read anything about assassins and all that kind of stuff. So I think this will be a very new read for me as well.  

This is what I am waiting for this Wednesday. What are you waiting on?

Sunday, 24 November 2013

ARC Book Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

First Published: 26th November 2013 
Pages: 296 (hardcover)
Publisher:   Harlequin Teen
ISBN: 0373210558



For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked - surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed, and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.


I received an e-arc through Netgallery for an honest review.  

What can I say about Pawn, it was such an amazing, fresh, unpredictable story. I have read so much dystopian in the last couple of mouths but Aimee Carter took it on in a new way, but still keeping the somewhat fundamental’s of a dystopian novel, such as the way people are categories on certain things .

In the world that Aimee created, you took at test on your 17th birthday, and from that test you are put into a group from 1 -7.  This number was where you stood in society, what advantages you had in living, where you lived etc number 1 being the lowest and getting absolutely nothing and number 7 getting more than you need . Aimee took on the theme that alot of Classical novels convey of Society Structure and how that determined on what you were in life, but a little twist.

Our Main protagonist is has taken her test and already marked with the number 3, and let’s just say, that is pretty much next to nothing.  I really liked Kitty Doe even though she may not seem that strong, from the outside, she is damn strong from the inside, I don’t know how she survives the whole book with that went on. I felt for her so many times in the book, I just wanted to just give her a big hug. 

I loved the Plot; it was different, interesting, different. I could never pick what was going to happen next, as there was so many twist and turns and I loved it. I hate when I can predict things that happen in books, it just makes them boring, but in Pawn I thought something was going to happen and then something the totally the opposite took place. I also loved that the book was Fast Paced. At the start some people might have say its slow, but I believe that was the world building and it was done perfectly.

I really don’t know why or if it was just me, but I found the first few chapters very emotional, they just really hit me in the gut, the way that Kitty was feeling, the way it was described was like BOOM. I am not that ashamed to say that I did tear up a little, but to why, I really don’t know the answer to that at all.

Through the whole book I had no idea who I trusted. Which made it that more interesting. You thought someone was good, or bad. And they did or said something that totally flipped your option on them.

Also the whole idea of being ‘masked’ was intriguing and terrifying at the same time. I would never want that done to me or any one I loved and cared about. But I was completely into finding out so much more about it and the big question of why someone would do this.  The way that Aimee incorporated this was very smart.

I really enjoyed the romance concept in Pawn it wasn’t fully of snappy romance. It was carefully placed throughout the novel. I adore the romance between Kitty and Benjy. It was so cute and I really like going into a YA novel where the couple is already together, they already went through the awkward first stage that, I sometimes really don’t like to read. It was refreshing. Throughout the novel we see there relationship build and go through tough times. I was really concerned when I thought there was going to be a love-triangle, but thankfully there wasn’t one and our main focus relationship wise was on Benjy and Kitty.

I really don’t know how I feel about Benjy, I don’t know if I love him or I want to it him and cut him up in pieces. He loved Kitty to his core anyone could see that but it was a little over protective and just made me so angry sometimes. But in saying that I wish I had a boyfriend like Benjy, whom is so sweet and caring.

I also really like the theme of family vs power again it was very intriguing. The idea that being corrupt by power can make you turn on anyone even your own family.

I can whole heartily say that Pawn by Aimee Carter is one of my favourite books on 2013. From the writing style, characters to the story it’s self it wrapped me into the world and I cannot wait to pick up the next book the Blackcoat Rebellion.  And I don’t mind paying money to get a physical copy of it either.

 I give this nothing else but what I think it deserves a 5 stars out of 5 

Friday, 22 November 2013

Book Review: Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks #1) by Miranda Kenneally

First Published: December 1st 2011
Pages: 283 (Paperback)
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire
ISBN: 1402262272 


One of the boys 

What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though--she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university.

But everything she's ever worked for is threatened when Ty Green moves to her school. Not only is he an amazing QB, but he's also amazingly hot. And for the first time, Jordan's feeling vulnerable. Can she keep her head in the game while her heart's on the line?


I have just really started reading contemporary in the last couple of months and I'm really enjoying and Catching Jordan was not a disappointment.  It was a fun, sweet yet somewhat emotion read, that drew me in right from the start.

I really enjoyed the Story line, it wasn't all that new, but it was different. As you may tell from my reviews, I don’t really read that much contemporary, so this is all new to me. But books like this are reason why I have fallen into the contemporary trap.

At first it was really hard to grasp the book in the sense of the football side of it. I’m from Australia, so the whole concept of American Football was new to me and as I love AFL (Australian Rules Football) it was hard for me to try to remember that it was America Football they are talking about not Australian. But after a while I got the concept and was able to understand was going on in terms of all the football stuff.

I really loved Jordan, she was a really likeable character, she didn’t annoy me, or get on my nerves. She plays football, and considered ‘one of the guys.’ She is loveable and a sweat heart. She may be a tomboy, but she isn’t one of those whom don’t have a girl side to them at all, she has all those emotions any other girl has. I really connected with her alot, even though we don’t have much in common at all – She made me cry and laugh, she made everything feel real, when you heart fluttered, mine did to, when her heart broke, so did mine.  I loved the way that Miranda Kenneally  could make the reader feel that like that, the way she could captivate me just with Jordan’s Character.

There was so many different types of relationships in Catching Jordan and they all had different meanings or made me feel different. All the Relationship were very well written; I loved the dynamic that Jordan had with the Guys on the team, oh my, I just loved it. They way they interacted, made me just smile alot.  The Chemistry between the team members just I adored it and wish that I had this with a team if I was in one, they made me laugh so many times.

The relationship with her family was ... very rocky. I dislike her dad with a passion. I just wanted to scream at him so many times. It made me so angry when he was just never there for her. He was never there for her, for anything, he never believed in her. Though I disliked her Jordan’s dad with a passion, I loved that Miranda shown different sorts of relationships, including bad ones. It made the book seem more real.

The romantic relationships’ I just don’t know how to feel about them. I really dislike Love –Triangles, so that sort of frustrated me throughout the book especially because I liked them both. They both had different things about that shone to me, which made me want them to be with Jordan. So I just got frustrated with myself.  It wasn’t full of cheesy romantic moments, but it was there and I loved the cheese. 

It was overall I an amazing read that I would suggest to anyone that likes contemporary or anyone that is trying to get into contemporary and doesn’t know where to start. It has the perfect combination of romance, sport, humour and every day like dilemmas. I cannot wait to pick up the rest of the novels in the 'Series' 

 Some of my Favourite Quotes;

 “One thing I learned a long time ago is that even if you think you're meant to be with someone, that doesn't necessarily mean you get to be with them.”  “When unrequited love is the most expensive thing on the menu, sometimes you settle for the daily special.” 
I give Catching Jordan 4 stars out of 5

Have you read Catching Jordan yet? What did you think of it? If you haven’t do you want to?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Top Ten YA Books I'd Recommend To Adults

Before I start I want to say how sorry I am for not posting in the last week and half as I did have my Year 11 Exams and was very busy studying for them. And then over the weekend it was my birthday and I was doing birthday things. If you follow me on twitter I am sorry for many apologies  that I sent out. So back to what you came here for.

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. All Bloogers are then welcomed to join. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Books I'd Recommend To X Person

I am aiming my list as, Young Adult books that I recommend adults to read, as sometimes I get the feeling that even though some adults want to try and read some YA they don’t know where to start, and if they start on a book that isn’t quite what they are looking for that might never read YA again. I am a firm believer that anyone over the age of 12 maybe a little older can read YA and love it so here is my list of what I think adults could read and love.  Again like I say every week, these are in no particular order.

1. The Fault in out Stars by John Green - I adore this book, I think it’s an amazing read and a real eye opener; it knocks you on your feet and makes you think what is real. I think this will be an amazing book for adults to read to help them bring themselves back to reality and to also show then that Teens do feel emotional as well. You can read my full review here

2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I know that my mum is very hesitate on reading these, as it’s children killing children and I just think, would it make a difference if it was adults killing adults, no they are still human, I think this is what most adults don’t like about the books.  She loves the movies so I  keep on trying to convince her to read them as they are so much better. But I think if you are an adult you should defiantly read The Hunger Games Trilogy it is so much more than Killing people 

3. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare – For an Adult that likes demons, Angel and all types of supernatural creatures, I think that they should totally read this series. They are really good reads and I think everyone should read them. They can show the adults what life is like growing up, coming into adulthood for a Teen, through the metaphor that Cassandra uses. My mum watched the movie and feel in love, so she decided to read the books, she read the whole series in a month; it normally takes her 1 month to read one book.  So as you can see Adults can read and love these books as well. Here is my review on City of Bones. 

4. Pawn by Aimee Carter – I just read this recently and I think it’s an amazing read and as dystopian is quite ‘in’ at the moment I think this is a perfect read to pick it up and understand it. I think adults will enjoy this even though the main protagonist is in her teens; she and others are relatable in certain ways. My Review for Pawn will be up in a few days

5. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen – Is a beautiful romance that everyone should read, and I think that they will enjoy. I think it attracted females more, but not saying males won’t like. I think that sometimes everyone needs that romantic read.  You can read my review of Just Listen Here

6.The Harry Potter Series by J.K Rowling – although it’s not YA, I think everyone should read Harry Potter no matter how old you are, everyone can learn something from it.

7. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Again with the Dystopian so ‘in’ right now, I think this is a perfect read, especially with the movie coming out soon.  I think this is a great coming of age story, finding out whom you are. I think both teens and adults can benefit from Divergent and both can love it. You can take a look at my review on Divergent.

8. Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan – Yes again I know this isn’t
‘YA’  but I think these are great read for adults, also great for parents to read to their children, they can both enjoy it and love it. I don’t know many people that have read Percy Jackson and disliked it. You can read my review on the first book here and the rest of the reviews are up on my blog.

9. Daughter of Smoke and Bone  by Lani Taylor – If your an adult or you  know one that likes, Angels, Mystery and loves to not know what is happening. This is a good read for you. I think both teens and adults can enjoy these books. 

10. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – I just started reading this but I really think adults will enjoy this books as well as teens, especially those whom like science fiction and fantasy. 

 So there you go, there is my list, there is probably lost more to add to this list, but from what I have read these are what I think adults would like if they read YA. Do you agree with any of these? What would you put on the list? 

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten list that one of the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. All Bloogers are then welcomed to join. This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is: Top Ten Sequels I can't wait to get my hands on. 

This week was sort of hard as I haven’t really started many new series this year. I have read alot of stand alone, finished off series or read the whole series at once. But I did give it my best try. These are in no particular order.

1.City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare This is the 6th and last book in to The Mortal Instruments Series, just need to know what  will happen, and with Cassandra’s snippets and telling a fair few people will die, I just oh my. Need it. City of Heavenly Fire expected to be published May 2014 

 2.The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead This is the 4th book in the Bloodlines series and if you haven’t realised already, I adore Richelle Mead and her Vampire Academy world books. I cannot wait to get back in and see what happens to Adrian and Sydney. This Comes out the 19th of November.

3. The Blackcoat Rebellion #2  by Aimee CarterPawn is not even out yet and I am dying to read the second in the series. I received an ARC of Pawn and adored it. I cannot wait to read more of this series. 
4. Into the Still Blue by Veronica RossiI have yet to read the second book in the Under the Never Sky Trilogy but I love the first book to pieces and from what I have heard the second book is just as amazing. I do plan on reading it very soon. Into the Still Blue is set to be published January 28th 2014 

5. Winter by Sierra Dean  I really enjoyed the first book in this series, it was a quick, awesome read and I cannot wait to see what happens in the second book in the Dog Days Series  as we are left with a cliff hanger in the first book. On Goodreads it says it’s expected to be published in November 2013 but I am not too sure about that. 

6. Fractured Innocence by  I recently read the first book into this series Freak of Nature and really enjoyed it. So when I heard there was going to be another book, I just had to put in on this list. No published date yet. 

7. Angel Fever by L.A Weatherly I have really enjoyed the first 2 books into the series. And cannot wait to see what happens next, don’t be fooled by the cover. This has already been published in the UK/Australia in August this year but I am yet to read it. 

8.Sliver Shadows by Richelle Mead Well I had to do, yes I know I already have The Fiery Heart on my list but I know I cannot wait for this either. This is the 5th book into the Bloodlines Series. Set to be published August 2014.

So guys that is all I could think of :/ What sequels are you looking forward?

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Book Review: Percy Jackson:The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #5) by Rick Riordan

First Published: May 5th 2009
Pages: 381 (hardback)
Publisher: Disney Hyperion Books
ISBN: 1423101502 
Book Depository - AmazonUK - Amazon US


All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds are against them. Kronos is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, his power only grows. 

In this momentous final book in the "New York Times" best-selling series, the prophecy surrounding Percy's sixteenth birthday unfolds. And as the battle for Western civilization rages on the streets of Manhattan, Percy faces a terrifying suspicion that he may be fighting against his own fate.


What an epic, perfect ending to a brilliant series. I just cannot get over how amazing series this was, and now it’s ended. Again it was full of action, unexpected events, and scenes that pull a smile on my face.

The Action was amped up in The Last Olympian, with the war coming to its peak, and the climax of the series, the prophecy finally coming to its moment. One thing I have to say about this book that it made me think about hard, trying to imagine how, how these Demi-Gods are just so young and they are fighting a war, I know it’s not real and all, but the way Rick wrote and just the whole premise of these books made me reflect about it. It made me imagine how hard it was in WWI and WWII and all those young men fighting. The book starts off with a bang and there is never a dull moment.  There was either war action, or conflict between characters.

I really enjoyed that it was fast paced, like the other novels right from the beginning we can already see things are going to move quickly. There was not a moment where I wanted to put the book down, all I wanted to do was to keep reading and reading.  I found that with all the books the Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series they were all fasted paced but I think The Last Olympian was the most fasted paced out of all of them.

I have probably said this in all of my reviews on the Series, but I love Mythology, especially, Greek Mythology. And I love the way that Rick Riordan incorporates his views on ancient stories. So I loved all seeing and hearing about all the gods and all the Mythology creatures and all about the world, from the heroes to the villains.

Most of the Characters development throughout the series, but I think the Characters development the most in The Last Olympian. They all grow more, especially Percy. He learns to deal with uneasy situations and ones that at the start of the series would not have overcome. I love that we get to see his growth throughout the series, we finally to get to see him grown up. I also like that we get to see ‘normal’ teenage situations occur. It makes the characters more real in a sense.

After wanting to strangle Annabeth for the way she always stands up for Luke, she finally realizes that Luke isn't Luke anymore. It was really happy and heartbreaking at the same time, she finally realizes that he has change in more than one sense, but she also has to come to terms with the circumstances.

Annabeth and Percy's relationship is kind of strained and Rachel showing up isn't helping matters, but after the long wait off 4 books and the war. We finally get to see them together and happy to a point. The end scene, made the fangirl of me, squeal.

We also get to see some other characters such as Clarisse and Grover and all the other demi-gods. We also get to see Tyson again, whom I love to bits.

We finally get to see how the prophecy plays out. I was so what shocked with what happen but not completely as I did guess something bad would happen, just not what occur. We all also find out more about Luke's past, which I thought was great characterisation from Riordan. Many other secrets that come to light, which held to the climax of the book and the series.

I enjoyed this series so much, they were fun, emotional, light reads. That put a smile on my face. I recommend everyone to read these books, they are for everyone. But if you love Mythology, then grab this now. Also people of any age will love these books. I’m 16 and I just was mesmerised by them. I cannot wait to start the Heroes of Olympus Series.  

Some of my Favourite Quotes;

“With great power... comes great need to take a nap. Wake me up later.” 
 “It's hard to enjoy practical jokes when your whole life feels like one.”

I have to give this book nothing else than a 5 stars out of  5 

Have you read the Percy Jackson Series yet? What did you think of it? If you haven’t has my review helped in your decision to read it?