Saturday, 30 June 2012

Cover Reveal: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Title: Requiem (Delirium #3)
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Harperteen
Release Date: 5th March 2013

I love the Delirium triology and I cannot wait for this final book to see how it ends. I love this cover just like I love all the other covers.


Stacking the Shelves #7

Meme Hosted by Tynga's Reviews


  • Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks *Goodreads*
  • Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes *Goodreads*
  • Once Burned (Night Prince #1) by Jeaniene Frost *Goodreads*

Of Poseidon just missed the slot last week. Well here it is now. I have never read a mermaid book before although apparently this isn't technically mermaids. But I've heard good things about this book so I am willing to give this genre a go.

Raised by Wolves was good and now I want to see how this series continues.

I love the Night Huntress series and Vlad is adorable. I am so glad that he is going to get his own HEA. Looking forward to starting this series.

What books did you get this week?


Friday, 29 June 2012

Feature and Follow #8

Weekly Meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.
This is a weekly meme where we answer questions and blog hop to find new blogs to follow. You follow me I will follow you back.

Q: Birthday Wishes — Blow out the candles and imagine what character could pop out of your cake…who is it and what book are they from??
*shuts eyes, makes a wish, blows out candles*
Oh hi Adrian! :)

Yep Adrian Ivashkov popped out of my cake; cigarette in mouth and bottle in hand. And he is ready to get the party started!

Adrian is the lovable bad boy from the Vampire Academy and Bloodline series by Richelle Mead. If you have not read Vampire Academy yet you must so you can meet this amazing guy. Link to Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2) here. He is not in the first one.

Who popped out of your cake?


Thursday, 28 June 2012

Q&A with Myself

A blog award that is being passed around amongst us newbie bloggers. It is called the Liebster Blog Award. I have already responded to this award before, but I have been tagged a few more times since. I am overwhelmed by the number of people that have read my blog and decided to tag me. Thank you so much!! :D. I now have a total of six tags! I just can't believe it.

The first three tags I have already responded to and my answers and facts can be found HERE!
There is also an explanation why I have decided not to tag anyone else. The short story is I believe there are too many good blogs out there that deserve this award and I didn't like narrowing it down to eleven.

In this post I have decided to answer the questions from the other three bloggers that have tagged me. I feel the need to answer the questions; one because I enjoy answering questions. Don't know why, I just do. And two, I feel like I should answer the questions in acknowledgment of those that have tagged me. So if you want to find out more about me, read on.

Thanks so much to Kinx @ Kinx's Book Nook, Ginger@ Ginger-read Reviews and Beckie @ Becca's Book Bug

From Kinx’s Book Nook

1.  What is your favorite UF series?
If UF is referring to adult novels then it would be The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. Paranormal favourites in YA keep changing.
2.  Who are your favorite male and female literary characters?
oh god there are too many great characters to pick from. I am not very good at picking favourites. I just have the characters/books/genres that I love
3.  What book can you read infinite times because you just love it?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. I re-read it via the audio book and I have lost count how many times I have.
4.  What “paranormal” being would you choose to be and why?
I would be a vampire. I don’t really know why, I just like vampires. 

There were more questioned asked but I already answered them in the previous post. Link above. 

From Ginger-read Reviews

1. Name a book that you could have done without reading? And Why?
Any book that I didn’t finish. It feels like I have wasted the hours with it. The last book was The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. It was boring.
2. How do you choose whether or not to read a book?
First is the synopsis. If I like the sound of the story then I will consider it. I even have a Considering list. Then I will read some reviews and other people opinions before adding it to the To-Read list.
3. How did you come up with your blog name?
I knew it was going to be a book blog so I thought about books and the reading. A reader has to reader something to be called a reader. They are therefore devoted. Plus it just slid of the tongue and I couldn’t think of anything else; it just stuck. 

From Becca’s Book Blog

1. What is your star-sign?
2.  Do you believe in the afterlife and spirits/ghosts etc?  If so, do you have any experiences you would like to share?
I would like to believe in one but I don’t.
3.  Do you have any tattoos? Would you say what of and where?
No I don’t have any tattoos. While I like the look of some peoples, I fear I will regret having one later in life.
4.  Can you drive? If so, what car do you have?
I can drive but I haven’t past the test. I suffer from nerves. I have failed three times.
5.  What is your favourite month of the year?
July/August. I love summer!
6.  Do you like burning scented candle? If so, what is your favourite scents?
I don’t know. I have never bought any. Maybe I should start exploring.
7.  Are you right or left- handed?
8.  Do you have any phobias? wish to share them if so?
Wasps, Bees and getting stuck in small, cramped spaces. *shudders*
9.  What is your favourite alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks?
My favourite alcoholic drink is Pimms and non-alcoholic drink is milk. Love the stuff.
10.  What was your favourite cartoon as a child?
Depends on what stage in my childhood. When I was two apparently I would watch Noddy over and over again. I don’t remember watching a lot of cartoons when I was older.
11.  If you were to change your name, what would you change it too? 
I don’t know. Never thought about it. I am quite happy with Rebecca, Becky, Becca. It changes. Maybe I should get Formspring! :D 

Book Review: Easy by Tammara Webber

Title: Easy
Author: Tammara Webber
Publisher: Tammara Webber
Pages: 318
Release Date: 24th May 2012
Read In: June 2012

Goodreads - 
When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she’s single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, stalked by her ex’s frat brother, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Her econ professor gives her an email address for Landon, the class tutor, who shows her that she’s still the same intelligent girl she’s always been. As Jacqueline becomes interested in more from her tutor than a better grade, his teasing responses make the feeling seem mutual. There’s just one problem—their only interactions are through email.
Meanwhile, a guy in her econ class proves his worth the first night she meets him. Nothing like her popular ex or her brainy tutor, Lucas sits on the back row, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. At a downtown club, he disappears after several dances that leave her on fire. When he asks if he can sketch her, alone in her room, she agrees—hoping for more.
Then Jacqueline discovers a withheld connection between her supportive tutor and her seductive classmate, her ex comes back into the picture, and her stalker escalates his attention by spreading rumors that they’ve hooked up. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.
Author Recommendation: Mature Young Adults (language, drinking, sexual situations)

I don’t read mature YA very often but, when I do, it is nice to read a book set in a more familiar environment. Mature YA is usually set in college and since that is where I am at (although it more common to call it uni here), the things that the characters get up to is similar to what I do or what others do. YA can seem a bit tame sometimes. This book contains foul language, drinking and sexual situations.

‘Benji leaned over the edge of his desktop, closer than Lucas had. “So what was that about?” His eyebrows rocked up and down and I tried not to grin.
“I’m sure I don’t know what you mean,” I replied, fluttering my lashed in my best Southern belle impersonation.
“Careful, little lady,” he drawled. “That fella seems a bit dangerous.” He shook too-long curl out of his eyes, smiling. “Not that there’s anything wrong with a bit of danger.”’

People say that they don’t like ‘perfect’ characters. But you have to describe ‘perfect’ in this situation. Does perfect mean that they are amazing at everything they do with no flaws, or does it mean they are the perfect character for the person reading? When I say Lucas is ‘perfect’, I mean the latter. There are negative aspects to his personality but that made him more realistic and desirable. He had all the traits that I would want from a partner in real life. The likelihood of finding said man is slim, I know. I’ll just go and sulk for a bit. But that is why I love fictional guys so much. 

I think it is quite difficult to describe all the wonders of Lucas without giving away some sort of spoiler. Learning about him was what drove the story. Let’s just say he is a dream boat. Lucas is a guy only found in fiction: good-looking, ambitious, however he has a mysterious bad boy allure. He is a man of many talents too. I’m referring to his drawing skills of course *cough cough*. If only this guy can cook, then he would be a keeper ladies (or gentleman). Oh wait … he can cook. I know this seems more like a Lucas gush rather than a review but he was the reason I kept reading until the early hours of the morning. I wanted more and I couldn’t get enough of him.

As for the story, it was a pretty typical contemporary. Nothing made me gasp. But it was decent enough. Jacqueline’s ex, Kennedy, is a classic example of a jerk. Yes he was with her for three years, but when he broke up with her just to see what other women are like … big no no! His attempts to redeem himself may have been sincere but they just made him even more of a jerk in my eyes. The majority of the book is Jacqueline trying to win Lucas over and getting Kennedy out of her life, but there is another side plot which was quite interesting.

Another thing I enjoyed about this book is reading about the differences between American and English colleges. I don’t know if this situation is common to the US, or if mine is common to the UK, but it was still interesting all the same.

Contemporaries are not known for their intense plots so for me rate them 5 stars they need intense emotion. For me this isn’t a seriously emotional read but I did enjoy it. I recommend this book just so you can meet Lucas. He is not to be missed. 


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #11

Hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, showcasing books that we are waiting to read.

Title: Carnival of Souls
Author: Melissa Marr
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 320
Release Date: 4th September 2012

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures--if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.
All Mallory knows of The City is that her father--and every other witch there--fled it for a life in exile in the human world. Instead of a typical teenage life full of friends and maybe even a little romance, Mallory scans quiet streets for threats, hides herself away, and trains to be lethal. She knows it's only a matter of time until a daimon finds her and her father, so she readies herself for the inevitable. While Mallory possesses little knowledge of The City, every inhabitant of The City knows of her. There are plans for Mallory, and soon she, too, will be drawn into the decadence and danger that is the Carnival of Souls.
I have only read Wicked Lovely and I wan't very impressed by it. However, I cannot deny that I am very intigued by this summary. I have been known to enjoy a book even if I didn't enjoy the author's other books so much. So I want to read this book and see.


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Cover Reveal: The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

Title: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: 12th February 2013

 Revealed at:

*Points at guy on the left* Who are you? No one better get in between Adrian and Sydney. I am starting to like them as a couple. 

It wasn't that long ago I put down The Golden Lily. Well, that's what it feels like anyway. Now I am getting excited all over again. February ... why are you so far away? Oh well at least it isn't a year long wait. There is a few months shaved off.

This cover has been released so soon after the title that online retailers haven't even had a chance to put it on the database. Or maybe even do a deal. Oh well Goodreads is on it. Summary next.


Cover Reveal: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Title: Sever (The Chemical Garden #3)
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster/ Harper Voyager
Release Date: 12th February 2013

 Revealed on:

Wow! It is very green. I like it. Green is my colour after purple. All the Chemical Garden series covers' are very pretty. I think the Fever cover is my favourite. I am looking forward to reading this one. The ring is off her finger ...


Teaser Tuesdays #11

This week's teaser is from Easy by Tammara Webber.

Easy by Tammara Webber
                                          Goodreads -  
'I told myself, this isn't happening. My boyfriend of three years was not breaking up with me so he could bang coeds with shameless abandon.' - Kindle edition Loc. 201-2
I finished this book a couple of days ago and I enjoyed it. Lucas is just dreamy and practically perfect. Well perfect for me. Why can't there be guys like him in real life. He is not the guy described in the quote. That is Kennedy. He is dick!


Monday, 25 June 2012

Recommend A...Book You Thought Was Funny #1

I have decided to join a new meme. Recommend A is a meme where you recommend a new book each week. I love recommending people books so this should be fun! :)

Book You Thought Was Funny

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Publisher: Headline
Pages: 215
Release Date: 2nd January 2012
Read in: April 2012

Goodreads - - Book Depository
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
One of the reasons that I absolutely adore this book was the humour. It came in the form of Oliver. His sense of humour was what I fell in love with, and I was smiling and laughing throughout the entire book. This is one the few contemporaries I rated 5 star. For me, contemporaries have to trigger and intense emotion as they don't usually have an intense plot to fall back on. The book succeeded. If you want a funny, sweet romance which has some deeper issues thrown in, then this is the book for you.

My Review for The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight can be found HERE!

Meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit


Reading Plan #9

On the Blog Last Week

What I Have Just Finished

Easy by Tammara Webber

Just look at the cover. Isn't it amazing? I love it and I enjoyed the book too. The review will hopefully be up soon. Expect a lot of Lucas gushing. :)

Currently Reading

Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer

I received this book ages ago but I have just been putting it off due to the review it has been receiving. People seem to be displeased with the direction this book took and I am worried. However I cannot just leave a trilogy unfinished, especially if I only have one book to go. I want to see how it ends, even if I fear that I may not like it. 

To Read Next
Raising Demons (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins
For those of you that may not be aware, this is the UK edition of Demonglass. I sometimes find it a little irritating when titles get changed from the US edition. It took me a little while to work out Demon Glass did not seem to have a UK cover on Amazon. This is why. Oh well as long as it is the same story I will get over it. 

I read Hex Hall at the beginning of the month and enjoyed it. I haven't written a review yet because I plan to write a series review. So I have to read this book and book 3, Spell Bound, first. I am looking forward to these.