Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Review: All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill


5*
Free copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 Em has been locked up and tortured for months. When she finds a note in her cell written in her own handwriting that she has no memory of writing she knows that the note has been written by future versions of herself who have all been going back in time to try and change the future by destroying the machine that takes them back before it has ever been made. She has tried everything and the most recent instruction her future self left before failing was "You have to kill him" its the last resort ans something she desperately want's to avoid. Killing the creator of the time machine is not as easy as it seems. When Em and the boy in the next cell Finn escape they go back to the day that the creator first wrote up the formula for time travel to kill him.

Marina is just a normal girl trying to win over the boy she's been falling for who happens to be her best friend James. The night when James' brother is shot and someone tries to shoot James everything changes. Marina James and James' other friend Finn try to find who is so desperate to kill the brothers and why but. Marina would do anything to save James.

Full of emotion and action I just couldnt put it down.This book keeps you guessing right until the end there are bits when you are sure you know what is going to happen then the author twists everything arroung so it looks like something else but it turns out to be your first guess. there were so many ways this book could have went and still been great and I really can't wait to read the next one.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Princess of Death by Renee Travis: Book Review

Princess of Death
Genre: YA fantasy, romance
Publication Date: March 11th 2013
Rating: 4/5 stars
Source: given to me by the author for review
Summary (via goodreads): Enter the world of Sumerian mythology...

Ereshkigal was born in the dark, destined to have powers over death and destruction. As the princess of a land divided into light, grey, and dark, she will never be queen. Instead, her parents dote on her younger sister Ishtar, who was born in the grey land.

After meeting an intriguing demon prince, Ereshkigal embarks on many adventures including visiting a haunted plantation, an attack by zombies, and defeating an evil sorceress. These trials lead her to start a revolution to free her land of darkness from the stifling oppression brought on by the grey and light.
Review: I haven't read fantasy books in a while so I am very happy to say that I enjoyed reading Princess of Death. It was an interesting book with a very unique setting. The setting in this book was very original, well-written and simple enough to grasp, unlike a lot of fantasy books. I loved all the different creatures that readers are introduced to. I seriously loved the setting of Princess of Death. However, the romance in this book felt a little rushed but it was cute. At the beginning of the book, I did think that a love triangle was going to emerge but that didn't happen (to my relief). The main character, Ereshkigal, was interesting to read about. I have never really read a book in the point of view of a very dark character (she's practically evil!). I am a little upset that Princess of Death is a stand-alone book, I would love to read more about the events that occur past the Epilogue! Overall, this book was a great read and it is definitely worth a read to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels with some romance. 

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Review: Mortality by Kellie Sheridan


5*
Free copy provided on Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
I'm not usually one for Zombie books and there are only a couple I have read and even at that if they are in a series I don't usually bother with the next book as they just don't interest me enough BUT when I seen this book on Netgalley I thought it looked good plus I liked the cover (yes I know I shouldn't judge by the cover but we all do it). 
This is by far the best Zombie book I have ever read.
It starts off 6 months  after the second wave of Z's (Zombies) started. The main Character Savannah  has been living in her school along with the other survivors in her town and she had been training to fight the Z's. when she and her friends are sent on a run to get some medical supplies from a pharmacy in an area of the town that has mostly been cleared of Z's she decides to change paths and try to get better supplies from the over run medical center and when her plan to distract the Z's goes wrong her town has to evacuate. we then meet Cole (who I don't really like or trust for some reason) son of a scientist who helped create the Vaccine which lead to the second wave. Cole wants Savannah's help getting back to his family with things he collected to make another cure and Savannah with a chance to save one of her friends and glad to be able to do something gladly helps and is soon falling for Cole.
Throughout the Story we also get to read a little in another POV. Starting on the first day of the first wave we meet Zarah who is just going through a normal day of school when the news is put on and everything goes to hell. She is saved from school by the new guy Liam who she has had a Crush on. They grow close while waiting for rescue. When the second wave hits they run together looking for somewhere safe where they can be together. I loved reading the later scenes with Zarah after she is bitten (don't think this is much of a spoiler due to the cover) being inside the mind of a Zombie was interesting and it's the first time I have read anything from the POV of a Zombie. 
I hated how the book ended and was in tears. Really can't wait to read the next book.

Where are the reviews?

Not had much of a chance to read as I have been out enjoying this unusual sunny weather while its lasts as here in Scotland I don't know when I will see the sun again and have only had a chance to read  after sunset so right now the blog name is perfect. I will Have around 3 or 4 of the Reviews up By the 28th.
Now I'm off to enjoy the sun.
Have a great day everyone.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Reviews coming soon

Over the next few weeks I will be reviewing:

The Underworld Detection Agency series (books #1-5) by Hannah Jayne
Midnight Frost (Mythos Academy #5) by Jennifer Estep
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill
Come Back To Me by Coleen Patrick
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee Jones
Mortality by Kellie Sheridan
Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid
Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Looking forward to reading and reviewing all of these books they look great. keep an eye out for reviews and I may do a giveaway of one of these books if I get enough interest. If you would like a chance to win one of these books comment on this post with the book you would like to read and if enough of my followers want one book I will buy a copy (If it's not out yet I will have to wait until it is released as I only have galleys right now) for a giveaway.
And while you are waiting for this possible giveaway why don't you check out our current giveaway.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Lifeboat by A.B. Shepherd: Book Review

Lifeboat
*a copy of the book was given to me by the author for review
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads): Cass has lost everything; her husband, her son, and her will to live.

She walks in the dark when sleep eludes her. One sleepless summer night she spies a UFO and discovers a new obsession. It gives much-needed focus to her empty life.

When natural disasters destroy the Earth, Cass and other survivors are rescued and taken to a new world where the human race can begin anew. But something is wrong here. This may not be the paradise they’ve been promised. Survivors are vanishing without a trace.

Can Cass unravel the riddle in time to save herself?
Review:If you are like me and you love to read books that transport you away from reality, then this book is just for you. This book focuses on a woman who’s lost everything and she suddenly becomes obsessed with UFOs. I usually don’t read books that involve aliens and this book was quite refreshing. I will admit that this book was a little creepy but don’t let that scare you! Most good books should make you feel a little irked if not scared to keep reading. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The main character, Cass, was Australian which I loved. I don’t get to read a lot of books in the point of view of Australian people. I love their speech patterns, just saying. This book was also interesting. I was wondering what advances the plot would make. I am also pleased to say that the ending was completely unexpected but quite good. It was a little sinister but it did answer a lot of questions. The writing style of this book was well done. Overall, if you are looking for a well-written book centered around aliens and UFOs then this book is for you!

-Shelly 

What I'm reading now



Right now I am reading Under A Spell (Underworld Detection Agency #5) by Hannah Jayne which will be availible to buy on August 6th 2013

Count your blessings, guard your curses—and watch your back…

Sophie Lawson was seriously hoping life at the UDA would get back to relative normal now that her boss Pete Sampson has been reinstated. Unfortunately, her new assignment is sending her undercover into a realm where even the most powerful paranormals fear to tread…her old high school. Being a human immune to magic is no defense against soulless picture-perfect mean girls—or a secret witch coven about to sacrifice a missing female student. And Sophie's Guardian, uber-proper Englishman Will, is determined to convince Sophie he's the kind of temptation she should indulge in permanently. Now, as the clock ticks down to apocalypse, he and Sophie will have to summon every trick in the book to battle devilish illusion, lethal sorcery—and betrayals they'll never see coming…


With the upcoming relese of this book I will be doing reviews of the previous 4 books in the series Under WrapsUnder AttackUnder Suspicion and Under The Gun


Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Rogue Hunter: Inquest by Kevis Hendrickson-Book Review

Rogue Hunter: Inquest
*a copy of the book was provided to me by the author for review
Rating: 3/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads):
LUST AND FURY COLLIDE IN A GALAXY ON THE VERGE OF WAR.

Fearing retribution from ruthless gangsters over an unsettled debt, intergalactic bounty hunter Zyra Zanr ventures to a distant world to collect the reward for Boris Skringler, a notorious terrorist, who has been sentenced to death by political rivals of the InterGalactic Alliance. When she fails to secure his release, she decides to break him out of prison. Zyra soon finds herself an unwilling participant in events that lead to a climactic showdown between the most powerful worlds in the galaxy.

Torn between her desperation to rid herself of the threats to her life and her guilt in agitating the conflict between two galactic superpowers, Zyra is horrified to learn that the lives of an entire world of people hinge on her ability to return Skringler to his captors. However, her distrust of Skringler gives way to lust, unraveling her plans. Will Zyra give into her passion and allow Skringler to go free? Or will she surrender him to her enemies to stop an impending war? The fate of billions depend on whether she chooses life for a killer or the death of her lover.

Review: Based on my love of space and time-travel, I knew I was going to like this book and I wasn't wrong. This book is filled with battle action, romance and even some betrayal. The plot was well written and a little mysterious. The novel starts off with the main character, Zyra, sitting in a jail cell. The reason she's there is all revealed in a series of flashbacks that include her encounter with the notorious terrorist Boris Skringler. I enjoyed the intergalactic battle elements of the book. Those parts reminded me a lot of Star Trek (which is not a bad thing). Personally, I thought that the heroine in this story should have been a little different but maybe we will see some nice character development in the next book. If you like a strong heroine, you'll definitely love this book. Zyra must struggle and fight her inner demons while also trying to change her future (it's quite interesting). My favourite parts include flashes into the minds of some InterGalactic Alliance but other than that, I found everything else to be midly interesting. Overall, if you like sci-fi and action, this book is right for you.

-Shelly

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Shinobi 7 by L.Benitez: Book Review

Shinobi 7: Trials of a Warrior (#1)
*a copy of the book was provided to me for review
Rating: 4/5 stars
Summary (via goodreads):Enter the feudal world of Shaaku Den...

A world that used to be peaceful until the uprising of the evil geisha Black Rose and the ruthless warrior Rengoku. Together the two are the Blackthorn Clan and they have turned Shaaku Den into their battlefield, conquering and killing the innocent for their own gain. Blackthorn has instigated destruction and the only ones left to fight back is the surviving Kitsune Clan.

Follow the adventures of six young individuals who are now soldiers in the legendary Kitsune Clan. Do they have what it takes to be a warrior and fight against Blackthorn? Can they save their world from Black Rose's evil thorns? This is a time of war in Shaaku Den— seen through the eyes of six unlikely youths. Will they overcome the trials of warfare?

Review: Being a fan of ninjas and anything that has to do with kicking butt, I was looking forward to reading the book, and L.Benitez did not disappoint! This book was filled with action, butt kicking and awesomeness (in the words of Luna, an eight year old character in the book). I enjoyed reading about all six characters and how they came together to form a team. It was interesting to read this book through the eyes of six different misfit kids. I also enjoyed all the character developments. I was a little disappointed that nothing happened between certain characters (no spoiler!). I really enjoyed the world that L.Benitez created. It's full of ninjas and dark spirits that threaten the safety of everyone living in Shaaku Den. Overall, if you like strong heroes and people fighting their inner demons, this book is for you. I am very excited to read more and I hope that a sequel is in the works!

-Shelly 

Review: Inseparable by Missy Johnson

5*

Recieved a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. 
Inseparable is the story of 19 year old collage student  Lily who has lost the identical twin Abby to cancer and has had a hard time getting over the death of her othe half. she doesn't feel whole and feels lost without her. 
After Abby dies Lily sees her in her dreams and speaks to her. Everyone thinks this is Lilys way of coping with the death but Abby knows things and tells Lily about thing that turn out to be true like their father having an affair.
When Lily leaves for collage away from her home she meets Dane and begins dating him. they connect through a mutual loss as the have both lost a sister but Abby soon tells Lily that when it comes to Danes sisters murder everything is not as it seems and Lily and Dane try to figure out what happend to her before its to late.
This book had me n an emotional roller-coaster and I felt all of Lily's pain, desire and hope right along with her. Very realistic.
A great read and recomended to anyone who likes Romance with a touch of Paranormal and Mystery. Will be reading more by Missy Johnson in the future. 

Monday, 1 July 2013

What I'm reading now



Can you imagine losing your twin?

Nineteen year old Lily is still struggling with the death of her identical twin, Abby, a year later when she moves away from home for college. Even in death though, their bond is still strong, with Abby visiting Lily in her dreams.

When a chance encounter with Twenty-One year old Dane Hansen changes Lily’s life, Lily’s friends warn her off becoming involved with Dane. He’s bad news, according to the rumors, anyway.

Dane has experienced loss himself, he understands Lily, and the more time he spends with her, the harder he falls. There is something he hasn’t told her though, something almost nobody knows, and it’s something that might stop Lily from feeling the same way.

Abby holds the key to something that will change Lily and Dane's life forever, but how do you get someone else to believe something you don't quite understand yourself?


So far really enjoying this not what I was expecting at all. Keep an eye out for my review coming at the end of the week.

Would you like to read this book? 

Amazon UK only £0.76
Amazon US only $1.17
Amazon Canada only $1.02