Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Week 10

Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine

Girl In Love (Kylie Ryans #3), Caisey Quinn
Coming January, 2014

Cover not yet released 
Synopsis not yet released

Back to Life, Danielle Allen

"Before you, I just existed. I didn't really live. I didn't really feel. I was going through the motions. And then I met you..." I stroked his face and gazed up at him. "And you brought me back to life."

Danielle Allen asked me to read the ARC of this book for an honest view. I didn’t read the synopsis or other reviews before reading it, so I did not know what to expect. I found that this book was extremely well written, captured by attention for the first page and held it all the way through. I couldn’t put it down, literally, I read it in a day, and by the end of it I had the biggest book hangover.

Back to Life is based around the main character Sahara, who pretty much ran away from home after an accident changed her life. 10 years after she finally started living again, thanks to Tyree ‘The Game Changer’

I have never felt so emotionally drained by the time I finished the book, and I just want to read the sequel to find out what happens. Danielle wrote the book from Sahara’s point of view, so when she was drawn to Ty, I felt like I was, the way she described situations, feelings, experiences was beautiful. The way she wrote Ty’s character had me rooting for Sahara to choose him from beginning to end. He was loving, funny, sexy and worked hard to get to where he is. The dream boyfriend.

However, it’s not all smooth sailing which kept me interesting, Sahara had to return home because of unresolved issues, and of course she sees her first love Emanuel, which turns her world upside down. I was not a fan of Emanuel from the beginning as I knew he was going to change things between Sahara and Ty.

The book ending on a cliff hanger destroyed me, I just wanted to read the happy ending for Sahara and Ty but I couldn’t as it hasn’t been written yet. Reading their love story in this book gives me hope that it will continue and survive in the book/s to come.

I would recommend this book to anyone, as I think it is suitable for all YA and Adult readers. I give this book a 5* rating, I was really impressed. 

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Week 9

Waiting on Wednesday hosted by Breaking the Spine

Sentinel (Covenant #5), Jennifer L. Armentrout
Coming November 2, 2013

It's a beautiful day for war.

As the mortal world slowly slips into chaos of the godly kind, Alexandria Andros must overcome a stunning defeat that has left her shaken and in doubt of their ability to end this war once and for all.

And with all the obstacles between Alex and her happily-ever-after with the swoonworthy Aiden St. Delphi, they must now trust a deadly foe as they travel deep into the Underworld to release one of the most dangerous gods of all time.

In the stunning, action-packed climax to the bestselling Covenant series, Alex must face a terrible choice: the destruction of everything and everyone she holds dear… or the end of herself.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Week 8

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Allegiant (Divergent #3), Veronica Roth
Coming October 22, 2013

One choice will define you. 

What if your whole life was a lie?
What if a single revelation - like a simple choice - changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered - fractured by violence and power, struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she's known. Tris is ready. Perhaps beyound the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties and painful memories.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Soulmates, Holly Bourne

Poppy is a 17 year old who doesn’t believe in love.

Noah is a heartthrob guitarist sleeping with women to fill a void.

I haven’t cried at a book in a long time, but the ending of this book broke my heart, I cried. I cried for the love that couldn’t continue and the love that had such potential. It is such a beautiful book and an amazing love story.

At the beginning I wasn’t took fussed about this book, Poppy seemed to annoy me because she was such a cynic; she hated clichés and the ‘norm’. She moaned a lot, especially about where she lived in ‘Middletown’ but as the book went on and she met Noah she got less annoying. I am not sure if it’s because her character changed so drastically and she became a cliché or if it was because I loved Noah.

From the Noah appeared in the book I loved him, he wasn’t afraid to tell Poppy how he felt even though she could throw it back in his face, he wasn’t scared of this unseen force pulling them together, he embraced it and wanted to be with Poppy, he loved her.

The friendship between Poppy and Ruth got on my nerves, I found myself kept wanting to shout at Poppy to just stop being friends with her; she was so snobby and slutty. Throwing herself at Noah in front of Will and Poppy was really low, but Poppy would just let it slide and I never understood why.

The ending of this book shocked me, I thought this would be a classic Young Adult love story and they’d live happily ever after, but I was so wrong. They were torn apart, unable to stay together because of what their love was doing to the world, the freak weather and power outages. I cried, I felt like their love was so strong and should have been able to overcome anything, but the one thing they couldn’t do was sacrifice the world so they could be together, and it was heart wrenching. Reading the letter Noah wrote to Poppy at the end honestly broke my heart, I woke up after reading this book feeling drained – honestly had a book hangover.

I enjoyed the storyline of this book, even though Poppy's character was annoying, it was well written. A real love story. I give this book a 3.5* rating.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Waiting on Wednesday 7

Only one 'WoW' this week
hosted by Breaking the Spine

Pretty Little Things, Teresa Mummert
Coming March 11, 2014

Annie grew up with a warped family who didn't shelter her from the horrors of the world. In fact, they threw it at her feet.
When she meets a boy who shows her affection shew struggles with feelings she had never experienced before. But her family is not willing to let her go easily.
Even if Annie is able to escape their control, the damage done to her will haunt her for the rest of her life.