Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Well it's a new year so it's a new list!

I got several books for Christmas so they will be read first. There are loads of books in the library that have my name on them and then there are the books that are coming out this year!!!!

Looks like it will be a year for reading (no different to any other year then)!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Yay - the new series from Richelle Mead!!! Have been waiting for what feels like forever!!

I loved Syndey in the Vampire Academy series so to have a whole book (series) is absolutely great! Plus you still get the old favourite characters popping up - I am in love with this!!

As much as I like Sydney I love love love Adrian and was not disappointed by this book for an Adrian storyline!! I am not going to spoil anything that has not been put in Richelle's blog/website (we all knew Adrian was going to be mentioned)!

The twists during this book were not massive ones as I was pretty much certain how this would play out - and was about 80% correct - but it was still well written and definitely still kept me turning the pages.

As a character I think Sydney is very funny but relatable especially when complaining about her weight (which she clearly does not need to) much like most teenage girls and woman all over the world do. Her inner monologue always makes me laugh which is always a bonus!

Can not wait (but will have to!) for the second in this series - The Golden Lily

How many days until June 12th!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Book 17 - Kissed By An Angel

I have a thing for books with angels in them - well only if they are good - and this one sure fits the great list!!

Despite having been written several years ago it is still relate-able to today - just no cell phones, but then again the story doesn't really need it.

I loved Ivy and Tristen's love story and even had a tear in my eye at a few pages!

The twists and turns kept coming, swaying me to think one thing only to be knocked and swayed another way.

This book is the kind of ambiguous as to what genre it fits. Some sections fit into young adult with topics and scenes not fitting for a younger audience while other sections are very much simplified and becomes almost childish.

Despite that this book was a page turner and to say it was tice the size and thickness that the book I read before this I seemed to finish Kissed by an Angel quicker!

Because of that and the story and the fact I couldn't put it down, this book gets a 4.5/5 from me!

I think the next book will be the 7th book in the Vampire Diaries series - Midnight

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Book 16 - Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

I loved Lauren Kate's Fallen series (am currently waiting with baited breath for number 3:- Passion), so when I found there was a book that started off Lauren Kate's career I jumped at the chance to read it!!

The writing style is quite different to the Fallen books, not though it makes it bad, just different.

However, I really disliked the Natalie character, very shallow, very snobbish and not what a main character is usually like. This didn't make me dislike the book and in fact it made me want to read more so I could find out what happens to her.

For what ever reason when I was reading this book I felt an awful lot of deja vu! I couldn't shake the feeling that I had read this book before, which is completely silly as I am 100% sure I have never laid eyes on this book in my life (until now anyway)! Despite that I couldn't help but know what was going to happen and even "knew" the ending before it happened. I either have read this book and completely forgotten or I am getting really good at predicting stories and their endings!

I did finish this book quite quickly - having started it sunday night and finishing tuesday afternoon (I didn't read non stop as I work 8.5 hours a day) and as much as I enjoyed the book it won't be going on my "I can re-read this book countless times" list.

So I give this book a 3.5/5

I think I will read Kissed By an Angel next, looks big and has about 700 pages in so should keep me busy for a while!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

It's Mother's Day

So that means .....

..... Yes you got it!!! More books!!!

I can be fairly easy to buy for - have a list of all the books I want and when they are out to buy helps too!!!

I got 5 in total - Love my little girl and hubby (OK I ordered them but the thought was there)!!

My Books!!

I have already started reading Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove - I haven't exactly given up on The Labyrinth but it's on hold for now, Betrayal is soooooo much better!!

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Labyrinth, Kate Mosse . . .

... I'm not sure on this book. Have started it - I got it from the library a few days ago - as have finished Dark Flame and don't have any more books (not until Mother's Day - but I don't know about those)!!!

The begining is hard to get into, from the looks of things it flips from "present" to the 1200s. The present sections are very hard going, the 1200s sections aren't too bad.

I will persevere but boy will it be a slog to get through.

The reason I chose it was becuase it was supposed to have got good reviews and was sat all alone on a shelf calling to me, but after looking on Amazon it has poor reviews from "real people".

Will let you know what I think later, but so far it's not going to rate very high!!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Book 14 - Shadowlands

Another of "The Immortals" series finished. Book number 3.

This book was better than the previous and Number 2 (as I correctly - and fingers crossed - predicted) was a set up for this one.

You saw/read more of Evers friends and there was more in depth of Ever's feelings and past lives, relationships etc.

This book much like Number 2 seems to set up Number 4

So this book gets a 4/5 from me!

Next, you guessed right - Number 4!!!!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Starting Off Early!

When I'm in between books and have no budget for new ones, I go to the library. Along with me is my baby girl. Bless her, she loves coming and now chooses the ones she wants to take out - "I take it to Lady mummy"

Here she is enjoying a good read:

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Book 13 - Blue Moon

I seemed to have been MIA for a couple of weeks!

Well I am back now and have finished another book!

This is the second in "The Immortals" series.

I liked this book and it did keep me wanting to read more but I do have to say I didn't enjoy it as much as the 1st book.

There were some characters missing which meant for a lot of the book it is was just Ever and her internal dialogue - which is good for some of the book but not all. The book did set up for "fingers crossed" a good third book.

Despite the negative the book did keep me reading and it didn't put me off so because of that this book gets a 3-3.5/5 from me!

Hopefully I won't be going MIA again anytime soon!!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Book 11 - Mortal Kiss

Now this book was a whim book, I liked the look of the cover so bought it. I do have to say I am a sucker for a good front cover - this hasn't always been to my advantage! Luckily for me it payed off this time.

There were parts of this book that seemed to be filler but the majority was filled with thriller, suspension and twists that I never saw coming (quite rare for me - I have read so many books that now not much shocks me) so made it a great read. Also a read I couldn't put down and finished within a day - oops!

The characters were well written and I always like a book that makes you choose between 2 love interests - Edward/Jacob, Daniel/Cam, and now Finn/Lucas! I've chosen my team - who will you choose!

This book I will give a round of applause of 4/5

Friday, 11 February 2011

Look, Look, Look!!!!!

My gorgeous husband has bought me this!!!!! It's for Valentine's Day but he let me have it sooner!

I can't believe it. It's not a kindle but it's definately a fabby present!

It's now on charge. Then it's play time!!!!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Book 8 - Evermore

Well we knew it would happen - yes the new books have been started! I feel like I'm cheating on the book that is 3/4's finished upstairs on the bedside but never mind!

I just couldn't help myself, I started reading and before I know it the first book was finished.

It's certainly a new concept I haven't seen before which is always good. Don't get me wrong I love the vampire/angel etc books but this was just as good. About Immortals - similar to vampires but without blood and gore! - that well are what it says immortal!!

The book is written in the first person - which as I mentioned before I love. As told by Ever (odd but equally great name) about her life after losing her family, about her friends and of course, her new found love - Damen!

Ever and Damen have know each other for years (although Ever doesn't know)! What will happen this time round - well I'll not spoil it, you have to find out yourself!

The story is well written, the love story and all the relationships are great. I can definitely visualise it all - which in my book (pardon the pun) makes for a great read.

And the best thing is, it doesn't stop at this book there are 3 more for me to read, also one on the way coming out in March and then a 6th and final book in this series!! Brilliant!!

Bring it on - I give this a 2 thumbs up and a 4.5/5

Think I better finish Burned before I start any more!!

Friday, 4 February 2011

My books came!!


They are so pretty!! I don't want to touch or read them now!


Haha, who am I kidding of course they'll be read!!!!!!!

I also found what a bargain I got. the box set was £5.45 but the price on the bottom of the box is £27.96!! I feel great!!

Monday, 31 January 2011

New Books

Ok I dont have any new books . . . Yet!

Have just ordered some off Amazon!

It's my valentine's present from Phil! - Isn't he kind

And here it is!!

The Immortals Series!

I cant wait, have heard some good things about these books so really looking forward to reading them!

As for my read of the now, it's House of Night - Book 7; Burned!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Book 7 - Let's Meet on Platform 8

Well to say I hadn't finished a book in a couple of weeks and now I finish 2 in a matter of days - I think I can safely say I have csught up!!

I started this book after breakfast (9.30amish) and finished by dinner time (6pmish).

Now although it was finished within a day does not make it a great book. In fact it was only an OK book.

It started off great and then went down hill from there. The characters were not very believable especially Jamie and to be honest I didn't really feel anything from them, no back story was expanded on as the book went on let alone touched upon a single moments. The story itself was very repeptetive.

To say it was about affairs - starting on at a train station - there was more story about communting on trains than the actual relationship of any of the characters. Now don't get me wrong, I myself was a commuter once upon a time and can see where parts of the story were true to life, but it just went on for too long, especially when more could have been done to the people, backgrounds etc.

The ending too was left unresolved and for me very predictable.

So this does not get a thumbs up and in fact it gets an "ehh" hand wobble.

About train commuters, for train commuters, a 2.5/5