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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Review: Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side

Title: Jessicas guide to dating on the dark side.

Genre: Young adult/ Supernautral.

Author: Beth Fantaskey.

Publishers: Harcourt.

Summary: The undead can really screw up your senior year ... Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Review: So this book has been out a while now, a few years maybe? My question to myself is why didn't I read this sooner. Beth Fantaskey takes on brilliant theme with vampiries and makes it very believable. I am terrible with most supernautral/paranormal books I read because I find them so hard to be real and it sets such high standards for me. But Beth did such a great job. That she didn't make it anything twlight copying. The place gets straight in their with Lucius and Jess meeting on like the first pages. And I loved that, it wasn't slow she got straight into the story with how Jessica learns she is a vampire princess and that she must marry Lucius - who from the day she meets is creeped out by. Of course the beginning of the book was a little boring if I must say so myself. I found not much was happeneing even though it was quick paced it was just showing you alot about Jessica not being able to understand that she was not human. And her and Lucius just not getting on very well. But once the story got more in depth, I found by the middle I was so engrossed it only took me all night to finish this. I loved the changes between Lucius throughout the book. We didn't just get to see this nice, respectful side of him but we got to see this bad, nasty, dark side of Lucius which I was expecting. He was a great male character and the more bad he was the more that I liked it. Jessica was the same throughout the book with the exceptions of her growing to understand she was born to be a vampirie wether she liked it or not. I liked how she acted completley like a normal person to the meaning of being one. Because in some books they make the situation so fake like it would be okay for an normal person to know information like this. Where as it takes Jessica most of the book to fully get to grips with it. I loved her relationship with Lucius one minute their was pure hate and how they got to know each other better.

Fantastic book will be reading the next one. I would rate this book an A for its amazing twists and turns along away and for the way the characters were set out. My only bad point for this book was that the beginning was slow apart from that I loved this book!!

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Review: Crescendo

Review: Crescendo.
Genre: Young Adult.
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick.
Publishers: Simon and Schuster.

Summary: Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it: a mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But, despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever and even worse, he's started spending time with Nora's arch-enemy, Marcie Millar. Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadnt been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feeling that he's hiding something. Haunted by images of her murdered father, and questioning whether her nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death, Nora puts herself increasingly in dangerous situations as she desperately searches for answers. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts.

Review: First of all wow. Just wow. I had read reviews about this book before I had started it...just because I was so eager after reading Hush Hush. But by the time I ordered this I never got around to actually reading it straight away, because people had said that they thought the second book wasnt as good. Well I will honestly say now I disagree with all of their reviews because this book was fantastic just as good as Hush Hush if not better! I wish I had read it sooner. This book picks up straight after the first one. So we see Nora and Patch as a couple (well for a while) But of course just like Hush Hush it picks up straight away and they cant be together and so many twists and turns happen as soon as you start to read each page. It was so thrilling to not have a clue about some of the things going on in the book and then being surprised when you found out the twist. We get to find out more about Marcie (Noras enemy) and a new character called Scott is introduced aswell. I didnt take to liking him so well at first but again as I said this book has alot of plots going on that by the end I didnt think he was too bad. There was also Vee her bestfriend who Im still not sure if I like or not. I probably liked her more then in the first book because she made me laugh in this one. And of course there is the chemistry between Patch and Nora. I just love this couple and even when their not a couple you can just tell that they have so much attention building up and how protective Patch actually is over her. I want spoil the fun if you havent read it but all I'm saying is this book is sure to make you excited for the next one. Becca Fitzpatrick deffinetly left us a cliff hanger here.

Rated: A+

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Review: Lola And The Boy Next Door

Review: Lola And The Boy Next Door.
Genre: Young Adult/ Romance.

Author: Stephanie Perkins.

Summary: Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood. When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.

Review: So first of all this book was cute. I loved that it had a natrual flow to it and even though their was no major story line going on through the book I felt that this book was something that people could easily believe and relate too. You have the main character in the story Lola. (Young, creatful, unique and all about fashion and style) I really liked her character she was young and yet even though she was open minded and a strong girl, she made mistakes along the way like most people do. The plot was mainly about her living style and how it all changes when the boy next door Cricket moves back in. Now Cricket. Wow. If it wasn't for him I think this book would not have been so good. He is the perfect ideal boyfriend that I think anyone could have. Hes caring, kind and would basically do anything for Lola in this book. Its about her trying not to build up her feelings for him once again since she already has a boyfriend, who is to old for her and lives the rockstar lifestyle that she is not into. And along the way realising its okay to be different and to stand out from the crowd, thats what makes her Lola. You also have little storylines going on with her bilogical mother living with her and her two dads aswell, but thats not a major issue that the story hits on to much. As I say once again the plot wasnt very big in this story. But the romance was pretty good and it was an enjoyable read. There are also appreances from St Clair and Anna in this book, but not to worry if you havent read Anna and the french kiss because that dosent get in the way of this love story.

I would of rated this an A. Overall. A great teenage romance to read which would only take under a day to get finished.

New Book Releases March 2012

New Book Releases March 2012

This Months selection of books that will be releasing in march.

- Balthazar
- Illiminate
- Wanderlove
- Spell Bound
- Pandemonium
- Goddess Interrupted
- Where It Began
- Dark Storm
- Pretty Crooked