Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #31

 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: 

Grave Mercy by R.L LaFevers looks like an action-packed and mysterious YA historical-fantasy. The line ‘Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf’ draws me in, I love strong and courageous female characters and this book looks like it has it all. I can’t wait for this book, I love YA historical fantasy and I don’t think there is enough of it out there. 

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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman


My Thoughts: 

Babe in Boyland was definitely a fun and witty YA contemporary. It was an entertaining read and a great book for when you are in the mood to read a quick and light read that will have you laughing throughout. Although I must say firstly the plot to the book wasn’t very original and I’ve seen it before in movies such as ‘She’s the Man’ but don’t let that get in your way because this was definitely an enjoyable read.

The characters were all different, quirky and memorable. The protagonist of the story, Natalie or Nat, was witty, strong, courageous and smart. She dared to do what no other girl would do, that is cut her hair short, dress like a boy and attend an all boys school, just to get the inside scoop for an article. Her friends Chloe and Darcy are a completely different story and they support Natalie in everything she does. Now that’s what I call friendship!

The fellow students of Underwood Academy were brilliant. Jody Gehrman definitely mixed in a lot of different personalities. There’s the jocks, the rockers and the nerds. Then there is Emilio, the gorgeous, talented, muscular, sensitive and intelligent guy, who Natalie gets to room with while at Underwood Academy.

Jody Gehrman has a brilliant way of writing; it’s absorbing, comedic and enjoyable to read. I absolutely enjoyed reading this book and I managed to finish it in one sitting. So if you’re looking for a humorous, quick and cute read, this one is it!

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Sunday, 26 February 2012

In My Mailbox #39

In My Mailbox is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren. This week my fiancĂ© came home and surprised me with some books that I had on my wish-list!! Gosh, he is so awesome. Anyway these are the lovely books that he bought for me: 


Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
This has been on my wishlist for a long time and now that I have it I can’t wait to read it. It sounds like a really fun and comedic read. 

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
A YA post-apocalyptic that sounds completely awesome. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book and can’t wait to start reading it. 


Balthazar by Claudia Gray
Balthazar was my favourite character from the Evernight Series so when I heard about this book I was very excited. Now I have it in my hands and it definitely be moved close to the top of my TBR pile. 

Heaven by Christoph Marzi
I don’t know much about this book, what I do know is that I liked the cover and the synopsis sounded awesome.

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What did you get in your mailbox?

Thursday, 23 February 2012

New Girl by Paige Harbison


My Thoughts: 

Paige Harbison has a knack of creating mean and bitchy characters. In her previous novel ‘Here Lies Bridget’, she created characters that you love to hate and this book is no exception. New Girl is a YA mystery/contemporary novel that will have you guessing and engrossed throughout.

The story is set at Manderly Academy, where the New Girl fills the empty spot that has become available only due to the disappearance of a former student named Becca. Every single student at the school loved Becca and most of the girls idolized her. When the new girl comes in and feels as if she has to compete with Becca.

Rumors constantly circle around the school about why Becca disappeared. Becca was constantly pulling stunts to put herself in the limelight, so is her disappearance another elaborate stunt, was she murdered or was she pregnant and went into hiding. No one knows. Becca presence never fades from the school and people’s minds and the New Girl has a hard to trying to fit in.

The novel alternates from the New Girl (present time) and Becca (past time). We find out a lot about Becca and her insecurities and how different she is on the inside than what people perceive her to be. The New Girl, who we don’t learn the name of till the very end of the book, is intelligent, witty and down to earth. I loved her character and loved reading the strong voice she brought across in her chapters.

So are you wondering if there is any romance in this story?? Well there definitely is romance. Max is the smart and gorgeous guy who everyone likes, including the New Girl, who falls for him hard. Unfortunately, he is Becca’s boyfriend, or was until she disappeared. Everyone sees how the New Girl is falling for Max and constantly remind her of how in love Max is with Becca and how he would never go out with her.

This book was a brilliant and such an enjoyable read. I recommend for everyone to read this. *Caution though, there is sex, drugs mentioned, strong language and underage drinking* (this however didn’t take away from the experience of the book). This book had me filled with so many emotions and I loved it. Definitely a book to add to your TBR pile. 

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For more information about the author, Paige Harbison, visit her at her official site here.

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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #30

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: 

A Breath of Eyre by Eve Marie Mont is a debut novel that is based on the classic Jane Eyre. I love Jane Eyre and love reading re-tellings. This one sounds unique and just plain awesome. Plus this cover is so cute and pretty, I love the dress on this cover as well. 

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What are you waiting for? 

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