Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick

My Thoughts: 

*Warning possible spoilers from the first two books*

Silence is the third book in the Hush, Hush series and in my opinion the best book of all three. The series follows a human called Nora and a fallen angel named Patch who had fallen for each other.

In this installment Nora, has lost her memory and cannot remember meeting Patch or falling in love with him. We therefore go through a journey of Nora finding her memory through different adventures and encounters with fallen angels and Hank Millar and his mind tricks. In Silence we meet the Patch that I feel for in the first book Hush, Hush. He is sweet, kind, mysterious and protective.

We get to meet all the old characters again including Scott, Vee and Marcie. Although I would have liked to have seen more of Vee’s character in this installment but hopefully in the fourth book I can see more of her.

What I loved most in this book was seeing how Nora was falling in love with Patch all over again. Full of action, mystery, intrigue and romance this third installment had me captivated from the first page. Silence did leave us on a slight cliffhanger leaving things open for the fourth installment of Hush, Hush. I just only hope that the fourth book is anywhere nearly as good as Silence. 

For more information about the author,  Becca Fitzpatrick, visit her at her official site here

For more information on the book go to Goodreads

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fury by Elizabeth Miles

My Thoughts:

I bought this book without knowing fully what is was about. All I knew that it had gotten some okay reviews on goodreads and some blogs, so I decided to check it out for myself. And to no surprise I found it just okay. I wasn’t able to connect well with the characters but I did find the plot to be creative and original. 

The book is written from two points of view, Em and Chase. Both Em and Chase make huge mistakes, although through most of the book we were left in the dark on what Chase’s huge mistake was. Em on the other hand, had moved in on her best friends (Gabby) boyfriend, when Gabby went away for a week. I didn’t like Em much in the beginning nor do I like her now but I did end up feeling sorry for her towards the end. Chase however was the opposite I didn’t mind him in the beginning but started to dislike him in the end. 

So this book basically is about Karma, and how bad things you do or mistakes you make come back to you in some form or another. In this particular book, we have the furies, three beautiful girls who are neither alive nor dead, who make karma true. I found the furies to be so mean and spiteful, I did not like them at all, but I guess that’s what a good villain is all about. 

 Overall I am in two minds about this book. The characters I did not like but the plot was interesting and kept me reading. One thing I did like about this book was the cover, it’s absolutely gorgeous. If you are into characters who are not very likeable or self-centred than this book is for you, otherwise I suggest you give it a pass. Definitely not my type of thing.


For more information about the author,  Elizabeth Miles, visit her at her official site here. 

For more information on the book go to Goodreads

Sunday, 27 November 2011

In My Mailbox #29

In My Mailbox is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I have already finished reading this one and what a rollercoaster ride of a read this one was. I never saw anything coming. It was full of twists and turns. A great story filled with romance, intrigue, mystery and fantasy. 

Friendship on Fire by Danielle Weiler
I received this one for review, thanks to the author Danielle Weiler. I can’t wait to start reading this one, I’ve read a lot of great reviews about this YA contemporary novel.

Untraceable by S.R Johannes
A story of mystery, romance and action. I have started reading this one and have a hard time putting it down, full of twists and turns. Can’t wait to see what happens. Thanks to the author S.R Johannes for providing a copy for review. 

The Luxe by Anna Godbersen & Envy by Anna Godbersen
I absolutely adore this series and when I first read it I had borrowed it from the library. So naturally I had to have a copy for my myself. I now have the whole series and look forward to re-reading it all over again!  

What did you get in your mailbox?

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap

My Thoughts: 

This was a beautiful historical fiction novel of hope, love, friendship and devastation. Anastasia’s Secret follows the story of Anastasia Romanov, the youngest daughter of the last Russian Tsar. Dunlap mixes fiction with true historical facts to bring us this compelling, heart-breaking, intense and beautiful story. 

I always love reading historical fiction especially when some true historical facts are intertwined with it and this is what Anastasia’s Secret was. Have you ever wondered about how the Anastasia Romanov lived before her and her family’s violent death? Well that is what this book is all about. It follows Anastasia throughout her childhood, depicting Russians old tradition and the life of the Imperial family really well. Anastasia also has a sweet romance with a Russian soldier, that shows us just how much she wished to be a ‘normal’ girl.  

Dunlap first introduces us to all the characters in the book, including their names and nicknames and a short paragraph about them. I found this extremely helpful, there were a lot of people in this book to keep track of and this made it so much easier. Dunlap’s writing was a joy to read, her descriptions were fascinating and intriguing. 

This has quickly become one of my all time favourite reads. Although I knew how this story was going to end, it still fascinated me and kept me absorbed throughout. A fantastic story with mystery, romance, action and suspense. 

For more information about the author,  Susanne Dunlap, visit her at her official site here. 

For more information on the book go to Goodreads.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn

My Thoughts: 

A Kiss in Time is a retelling of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. Alex Flinn has managed to put modern twist on an old fairy tale with ease. It was funny, sweet and enjoyable, without losing that magic you get with fairy tales.

This was a fast-paced read located in an imaginary kingdom where Talia had pricked her finger on a spindle 300 years earlier. This is where smart, gorgeous and funny Jack comes in. He sees her and instantly falls in love so of course he kisses her and turns his world and hers upside-down. Talia and her whole kingdom know nothing of the modern world, mobile phones, cars, planes, television and modern-day food are all new to them.

In ‘A Kiss in Time’ each alternate chapter is narrated by Talia or Jack. We are able to see both sides of the story and see their own perspectives of the adventures. Talia comes across as extremely spoiled in the beginning but as I read on she became increasing likeable. It also helped that seeing her tackle the modern world and follow Jack around was quite hilarious.

Unlike the classic fairy tale, where we only see up to the kiss at the end, A Kiss in Time takes us through a journey of the aftermath and what a disastrous aftermath it was. This was a compelling, funny and cute re-telling of Sleeping Beauty that we have you in fits of laughter throughout. A great read. 

For more information about the author, Alex Flinn, visit her at her official site here

For more information on the book go to Goodreads

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #25

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. 

This Weeks Choice: 

Why I can’t wait for this book: 

Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey is a fantasy and historical book all in one! I’m there. I love historical books especially when they have elements of fantasy in them and this one seems to have it all. Fairies, dragons and witches. The cover is also absolutely gorgeous. I if the story is anywhere nearly as good as the cover is, it should be phenomenal! 

What are you waiting for? 

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