29 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (26) - Body And Soul

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're pining after.

Title: Body and Soul
Author: Stacey Kade
Published: 29 May 2012
Publisher: Hyperion
Series: The Ghost and The Goth #3

The Ghost
I’ve been trapped in the body of Lily “Ally” Turner for a month now. Talk about a fashion crisis on an epic scale. What worries me more, though, is sometimes I catch Will looking at me like he thinks I’m Lily...or that he wishes I were. Without the good looks of my former self, I don’t know who I am, or if who that is is good enough. I need out of this mess. Now.

Will and I have been looking for a solution, one that would separate me from Lily without killing her. But it’s not going well. Then, when it seems like things couldn’t get any worse, we run into Misty, my former best friend and boyfriend-stealer extraordinaire, who claims she’s being haunted...by me. Seriously?

I’m determined to get to the bottom of who’s pretending to be the spirit of Alona Dare (while I’m pretending to be someone else) and then get the heck out of this body. Or die trying...

The Goth
I’ll admit it. It’s really weird to look at Alona but see Lily. I do know the difference, though, contrary to what Alona might be saying. And Alona is more than a pretty face to me, not that she would believe that.

Our one lead for some help in this messed up situation might be a page torn from the yellow pages-—the “Psychics” section-—I found in my dad’s stuff. One of the “fakes” seems a bit more real-—and odd-—than the others. Before I can investigate further, though, Alona is off and chasing a ghost that’s probably nothing more than a figment of Misty’s guilty imagination. Now Lily’s family is freaking out because she didn’t come home, my mom is ordering me to stay out of it, and something is definitely wrong with the person formerly known as Lily “Ally” Turner... - From Goodreads

I was not a huge fan of the ending to the second book in this series, but I am glad to have the chance for finding out what happens next. These books are great fun and have interesting characters and I am looking forward to picking up this one!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

28 February 2012

Trailer Tuesday (1)

I love trailers and I have been noticing loads of interesting book trailers at the moment. I wanted to spotlight some of my favourites on a weekly basis and see what you think of them.

If you have spotted any trailers you think I might like to see please feel free to let me know in the comments below.

With the release of Born Wicked at the beginning of the month I had seen this video on a few blogs. I think it looks great and makes me even more interested in picking up the book and seeing what enchanting tale the story holds.

Title: Born Wicked
Author: Jessica Spottiswood
Published: 7th Feb 2012
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Series: The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1

Everybody knows Cate Cahill and her sisters are eccentric. Too pretty, too reclusive, and far too educated for their own good. But the truth is even worse: they're witches. And if their secret is discovered by the priests of the Brotherhood, it would mean an asylum, a prison ship--or an early grave.

Before her mother died, Cate promised to protect her sisters. But with six months to choose between marriage and the Sisterhood, she might not be able to keep her word... especially after she finds her mother's diary, uncovering a secret that could spell her family's destruction. Desperate to find alternatives to their fate, Cate stars scouring banned books and questioning rebellious new friends, all while juggling tea parties, shocking marriage proposals, and a forbidden romance with the completely unsuitable Finn Belastra.

If what her mother wrote is true, the Cahill girls aren't safe. Not from the Brotherhood, the Sisterhood -- not even from each other. - From Goodreads
Does this trailer make you want to read the book?

Are you a book trailer fan or do you hate them? Let me know in the comments below.

27 February 2012

Review: The Lifeguard by Deborah Blumenthal

Title: The Lifeguard
Author: Deborah Blumenthal
Published: 1st March 2012
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Source: eArc from Netgalley and publisher

It's an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of her aunt, it's a different world. There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with Pilot, the lifeguard with shamanic skills. Sirena explores her obsession with Pilot and discovers his mysterious--almost magical--gifts. - From Goodreads
I had absolutely no idea what this book was about when I started reading. I had skimmed the blurb, but honestly it was the cover that hooked me and the fact that I think the guy on the front looks like Lucas Scott (Chad Michael Murray) from One Tree Hill. It looked to me like it would be an easy going summer read but I found it to be quite different. I wanted to like this book so much, and I did to start with, but by the end of the book I was glad it was over.

Sirena's parents are getting divorced in Texas and to save her from dealing with the mess of this they decide to send her to spend the summer with her aunt in Rhode Island. Sirena uses this chance to spend time on the beach where she meets the Adonis lifeguard, Pilot. Confiding in her new friend and mentor Antonio, the 80 year old painter she spends her days painting with, Sirena discusses her home life and her obsession with Pilot. After an accident on the beach, we begin to see that there may be more going on with Pilot than we were first led to believe.

I actually liked Sirena at the start of the book. Her whole world as she knew it is beginning to fall apart, and she spends the beginning of the book being quite dark and moody. Then one day on the beach she meets the Lifeguard and everything about her I related to and liked disappeared. Suddenly she could think of nothing but him she stopped being so dark and twisty and started obsessing over Pilot all the time. I would not have too much of a problem with this, but I feel we never really get to know Pilot past how he looks and that left me feeling very detached from him as a character.

In terms of their relationship, I wanted there to be much more between the two of them since Sirena was so obsessed. I was waiting for the relationship to take off, and for a while it felt like it was building up to something good, and then.... it fizzled out!! If the relationship could have been pushed a little further, even if they had spent more time together and we had a deeper insight into what it was about Pilot (apart from his looks) that made him so amazing, then I probably would have understood a bit more and felt a bit happier.

My other problem was that I felt that the book did not know what it wanted to be. It started like most other contemporary romance / summer reads, however every so often some paranormal element would be introduced. The ghosts, magic healing or vengeful stingray all seemed like they were going to be explained, or even visited again later in the book, but then it would be dropped or have no explanation by then end of the book. So am I honestly to believe that there are people just wandering about on the beach that can magically heal people and this is not a magical power?

I think I would have enjoyed this book much more if it had chosen a genre and stuck with it all the way! There were some great parts to this book, and as I said I loved the main character at the beginning and I thought some of the secondary characters were great. Unfortunately for me this book felt like it had a split personality disorder and it left me feeling frustrated that it did not quite deliver as a contemporary romance or a paranormal romance. It was certainly an unusual read and would be perfect for someone who may feel like they are stuck in a genre rut and need to read something completely different.

26 February 2012

In My Mailbox (21)

Welcome to this weeks in my mailbox where we discuss all the new books we acquired through the week. This weekly meme is hosted by Kristi at the Story Siren.

I have not posted in a while, but I have been trying to cut down on the number of books I buy (it's not really been working) so here is my haul...


 First Date - Krista McGee (Thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson)
Croak - Gina Damico (Thanks to NetGalley and Houghton, Mifflin & Harcourt)
Putting Boys on The Ledge - Stephanie Rowe (Thanks to Netgalley and TKA Distribution)


The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith (Thanks AB xx) I don't have a photo of this as I read it and gave it back so fast!


Well, that's my lot! I went a bit House of Night Crazy, but they are such good books!! What did you get in your mailbox this week?

25 February 2012

Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Title: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Published: 2nd Jan 2012
Publisher: Little Brown
Source: Borrowed from AB

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. - From Goodreads
There was a lot of hype surrounding this book prior to release and shortly after release. This sometimes makes me a little weary as I hate to be let down and disappointed if the book does not live up to my expectations. A few pages in I was so happy to find that this book was as cute as I was hoping it would be and I related to the main character. If you can get past the title of this book without gagging, and I was reading this book around a few people who audibly complained when they saw the title (lay off boys - I need to hang out with girls more), then this is a lovely book you will not want to put down.

Hadley is flying from London to New York for the weekend to attend her Fathers wedding to a woman she has never met. Hadley is not in a great mood when she misses her flight and ends up having to wait in the airport for the next flight when she meets Oliver. Oliver is flying home to London for the weekend also. During the time they spend together in the airport and then on the plane they click. This connection they have formed brings them together in different ways during the following day in London and it shows you what a difference a day can really make.

This was such a sweet story and it had some great characters. I enjoyed seeing Hadley's progression form a girl who was so angry and hurt by her father to seeing that he is human and just trying his best. I thought Hadley was easy to relate to and like. I enjoyed seeing how she tries to deal with her claustrophobia and the panic that sets in. I understand that this story is being told over the course of a day, and certain creative liberties have to be taken, but I found a few things a little hard to believe. Her transition from hating her father and what he did to having no negative feelings towards him at all and understanding and forgiving all his actions in the space of a few hours seemed a little too easy for me, but maybe I just hold a grudge really well!!

Every good romantic story needs a crushworthy guy and this one did not fail. Oliver is a charming Londoner who is tall with messy brown hair. The more we get to know Oliver through the course of this book the more  I grew to love him as a character. He had some of the more touching moments and the book and it totally melted my heart.

I really liked this book and found it to be a very easy read with an extremely cute story line with two adorable people and I finished it super fast, it even brought a tear to my eye a few times. There was something tiny missing for me though. I can't put my finger on it, it just did not have the same magic as some of the other contemporary romance books I have read recently. Don't get me wrong, that is not to say I didn't enjoy it, it was just that I was not ready to run away and have babies with it. This was a good book with great characters and a charming story. I would recommend it to anyone who liked a bit of contemporary fiction.

24 February 2012

Follow Friday 8

Welcome to another Follow My Book Blog Friday. Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

This week's question is: Activity!!! Take a picture or describe where you love to read the most…

I read anywhere. My favourite spots have to be in bed, on my sofa or sitting at my desk during my lunch hour. I would take pictures, however I am not at home at the moment. I will update this later once I have pictures however both my bed and my sofa are covered in pillows and blankets so I can get a good snuggle on while I am reading.

What about you?

Update: I now have some pictures to share of my lovely reading spots...

My Toasty Bed
My Sloppy Sofa!

23 February 2012

Review: Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead (VA5)

Title: Spirit Bound
Author: Richelle Mead
Publisher: Razorbill
Published: 18th May 2010
Series: Vampire Academy #5
Source: Own Copy

Salvation has its price.
The words stunned Adrian for a moment, but he kept going. "You're lying. What you're describing is impossible. There's no way to save a Strigoi. When they're gone, they're gone. They're dead. Undead. Forever."

Robert's next words weren't directed at Adrian. They were spoken to me. "That which is dead doesn't always stay dead...."

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa Dragomir. It's graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives outside of the Academy’s cold iron gates to finally begin. But even with the intrigue and excitement of court life looming, Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri. He's out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance, and now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won't join him, he won't rest until he's silenced her...forever.

But Rose can't forget what she learned on her journey—whispers of a magic too impossible and terrifying to comprehend. A magic nextricably tied to Lissa that could hold the answer to all of Rose's prayers, but not without devastating consequences. Now Rose will have to decide what—and who—matters most to her. In the end, is true love really worth the price?

Fall in love with Rose and Dimitri all over again in Spirit Bound, the eagerly awaited fifth novel in Richelle Mead's enthralling Vampire Academy series. - From Goodreads

May contain spoilers from earlier books in the series:

This books was jam packed with action from the first to last page, so much good stuff happens. At the end of the previous book Rose failed to kill Dimitri, as we know when he sent her back her stake, and Rose returned to school. This should feel familiar to us, having Rose back at school, but after everything that has happened to her recently she seems to have lost a little bit of her spark. After Rose passes her Guardian test with flying colours (they have to invent new things to test her on, she is that good!) her, Lissa, Adrian and Christian head to court with school behind them. There they begin to discover things that the shouldn't and life changes drastically for at least one of them.

Using some of the information that Rose found on her journey to find Dimitri in the last book, Rose and Lissa begin to discuss the possibility of using spirit to help those who have been turned into stigoli. Soon the pieces of the puzzle fall into place and before we know it Victor is being dragged back into the story along with his crazy brother and an angry Dimitri. Meanwhile at court we see the vampire politics in full swing while Lissa tries to navigate her way through the issues that come with her being the only surviving member of her family.

Rose feels like a completely different character in this book than at the start of this series. We can really see the transition between the reckless and, in comparison, carefree Rose from the first book and the more responsible and cautious Rose. I also loved watching her relationship with Adrian in this book. I think about half way through this book I became a solid member of Team Adrian. Within this story each of the characters had a significant part to play, and I always like it when everyone weaves into the story to compliment it and add in their own individual element.

Rose was not the only character to show a completely different side to them. I felt that the Lissa we saw in this book was far less annoying and actually brought something to the Lissa-Rose relationship. There is the possibility that I was just feeling forgiving when I read this book but I think that Lissa was becoming her own woman far less needy and dependent on Rose to think of all the ideas and protect her. Don't get me wrong, I still found her irritating, just far less so!

This book was faced paced and crammed from the first to the last page with drama, drama, drama!! This is good as after reading this book you could see that the last book was a much slower pace. I thought the story was exciting and the final cliffhanger left me feeling like I had been punched in the stomach (which someone had warned me about!) and moving right on to the final instalment!! A great series that I will be sad to finish!

22 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25) - My Life Next Door

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're pining after.

Title: My Life Next Door
Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick
Published: 14th June 2012
Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers

"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen year old Samantha wishes she was one of them… until the day Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything.

Jase can sense that his beautiful neighbor is missing something in her sterile home, and as the two fall fiercely in love, his family makes her one of their own.

But when the bottom drops out of Sam's world, which perfect family will save her–and will her perfect love survive?

Set among the haves and have-nots of a coastal New England town, My LIFE NEXT DOOR captures the angst, the heartache, and the raw-nerve emotions of first time love—and biting loss. - From Goodreads
Ahhhh a good old Romeo and Juliet tale. Forbidden love!! This sounds like it could be a really great read. I can't wait.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

15 February 2012

Hunger Games - The Tributes

I came across this image on Tumblr today and wanted to share it with you all. Here are the 24 tributes who will compete in the 74th Hunger Games!!

Not too long left to wait!!

Waiting On Wednesday (24) - Underworld

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're pining after.

Title: Underworld
Author: Meg Cabot
Published: 28th May 2012
Publisher: Point
Series: Abandon #2

Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back.
Seventeen-year-old Pierce Oliviera isn’t dead.
Not this time.
But she is being held against her will in the dim, twilit world between heaven and hell, where the spirits of the deceased wait before embarking upon their final journey.
Her captor, John Hayden, claims it’s for her own safety. Because not all the departed are dear. Some are so unhappy with where they ended up after leaving the Underworld, they’ve come back as Furies, intent on vengeance…on the one who sent them there and on the one whom he loves.
But while Pierce might be safe from the Furies in the Underworld, far worse dangers could be lurking for her there…and they might have more to do with its ruler than with his enemies.
And unless Pierce is careful, this time there’ll be no escape. - From Goodreads
Oooohhhh... look at the pretty cover!!! I can't wait to see what happens next for Pierce! What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

11 February 2012

Review: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Title: The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: 7th December 2010
Series: Lying Game #1
Source: Own copy on kindle
I had a life anyone would kill for.
Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
Let the lying game begin.
- From Goodreads
So my reasons for picking reading this book were exactly the same as the reasons I had for picking up The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Circle. I started watching the new TV series and I  wanted to know what was going to happen without having to wait out a whole season! Well the joke is on me as right away the book differs from the TV show in one significant way that I knew I was not going to learn any of the plot points from the series of books!

Sutton and Emma are twins who were split up at birth and ended up in 2 very different situations. Sutton lives a life of privilege and Emma has been bouncing around foster homes all of her life. After some investigation into her birth mother Sutton finds the twin she never knew she had. When they arrange to meet each other Emma leaves her life and travels to Arizona to meet Sutton, however when she turns up Sutton is nowhere to be found and she ends up taking Sutton's place. When she is told that Sutton is dead and she could be next she decides to try and find out what happened to the sister she never knew.

So the story begins with Sutton dead as a ghost that is watching her twin sister Emma. This sounds a bit weird, but it totally works in this book. We have the live sister, Emma, walking around and trying to fit in to Sutton's life with Sutton commenting on what she is watching. I really enjoyed how this worked. Now at this point you could be saying to yourself "Then where is the mystery? Why does Sutton not just say who killed her?" Well Sutton can't remember anything and only starts getting flashes once Emma starts living her life. We see some of these flashes in the form of "flashback" chapters in the book.

Emma is a good character and you can understand her struggles at stepping into someone else's life where everyone thinks nothing has changed and expects you to behave as you should. She struggles with the little things, like remembering who her friends are and their quirks, where her locker is and her combination, even how to behave in different situations. Saying this, I do love a mean girl, so I really enjoyed the nasty Sutton portions, however I did feel they slowed the pace of the book slightly.

I am looking forward to following this story and seeing how it progresses for Emma. I hope she can make it work as Sutton. She needs a good family, as she has never had one, and the Mercers seem to be the perfect family on the surface. I can't help but wonder how the story will progress in comparison to the TV show with the significant difference that one of the main characters in the book is dead!! What will happen to Emma and Sutton next?

10 February 2012

Follow Friday (7)

Welcome to another Follow My Book Blog Friday. Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read.

This week's question is: What would your prefer: reading your favorite book over and over again until you got sick of it OR reading 100s of mediocre books? And why?

This is a very difficult question as I can see the pros and cons to both choices. In the past I probably would have said that I would prefer to read my favourite book over and over again until I was sick of it. I think that on different readings of a book you take away different things and each read would feel slightly different. On the other hand I think I would get sick of the same story quite quickly. 

Mediocre books is a very subjective term as I have read a number of books recently that would be referred to as mediocre that I really enjoyed and I think if you look hard enough you can find a good part in every book. However I have read a number of books that were difficult to finish...

For sure it would have to be 100s of mediocre books as I love discovering new stories and worlds.

Happy Follow Friday everyone and let me know below what you would choose!

08 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (23) - The Summer My Life Began

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're pining after.

Title: The Summer My Life Began
Author: Shannon Greenland
Published: 10th May 2012
Publisher: Speak

Elizabeth Margaret—better known as Em—has always known what life would contain: an internship at her father’s firm, a degree from Harvard and a career as a lawyer. The only problem is that it’s not what she wants. When she gets the opportunity to get away from it all and spend a month with the aunt she never knew, she jumps at the chance. While there, Em pursues her secret dream of being a chef, and she also learns that her family has kept some significant secrets from her, too. And then there’s Cade, the laid-back local surfer boy who seems to be everything Em isn't. Naturally, she can’t resist him, and as their romance blossoms, Em feels she is living on her own terms for the first time. - From Goodreads

I love a happy-go-lucky book like this to get me in the mood for summer (and I am definitely going to need help feeling summery this year as I am freezing!!). I hope this book does the trick for me as it sounds like a great easy to read contemporary read!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

07 February 2012

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Published: 3rd May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Series: Divergent #1
Source: Own Kindle Copy

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.

Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance. - From Goodreads
I will happily put my hands in the air and state that in the past I have not always been a fan of a dystopian story. I often find the worlds hard to relate to or the situations the characters are in just too unusual, so I tend to stay away. I am happy to state that there have been a few dystopian books recently that I have loved, and the more of them I read and love, the more I think I could probably get into the genre, I just stumbled across a couple of duds early on. With Divergent I found I could not put it down, to the point that I was trying desperately to fit in reading wherever I could.

In this future version of Chicago, socitey is split into five distinct factions: Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity and Ertude, each with their own particular virtue. Beatrice has grown up as a member of the Amity faction which stands for utter selflessness over all else, so it is a shock to all that she would choose to become a member of Dauntless who follow the path of courage. Since Beatrice has to leave her family and her life as a member of Amity behind she renames herself Tris as she enters the initiation.With death threats, secrets and a potential love interest this book kept me on my toes.

I felt an instant bond with Tris. She has grown up in a life where her inner voice is at war with how she should be acting and behaving for a member of Amity. This gave Tris instant relateability for me and I found I was invested in her story right away. Then we have Four... OMG Four!! He is one of the instructors leading the new recruits through the dangerous initiation for Dauntless and all I can say is that he can pin me in a fight any time!! He embodies everything you want in a male character, he is strong but also sweet and caring. He is also complex and deep, but not too shut off or devoid of emotion with glimpses of the pain he has encountered in the past. These glimpses make me want to reach into the book and give him a hug.

I found that the relationship between Tris and Four was rather refreshing. For a change Tris does not dwell or punish herself for her attraction to Four, instead she focuses on surviving so that she can see him again. Tris reminded me of one my other kick-ass favourite heroines Katniss Everdeen... yes that Katniss Everdeen of Hunger Games fame!! Both of these amazing women seem to spend massive amounts of time covered in bruises and trying to survive even when the odds are stacked against them!!

I was dragged into this beautifully written world, in which the details seemed to come alive. I loved all of the characters, even the ones that I was supposed to hate. I enjoyed seeing how the story played out for all the characters. The story is mainly based around Tris's induction into Dauntless but there are some great threads weaving through the story which all come together for an ending that had me on the edge of my seat and feeling every emotion that Tris did! It was a brilliantly executed story which had a good pace and had me finishing the book very quickly.

I absolutely can't wait to see what is next for the Divergent Tris!

01 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (22) - Dark Eyes

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're pining after.

Title: Dark Eyes
Author: William Richter
Published: 15th March 2012
Publisher: Razorbill

Wally was adopted from a Russian orphanage as a child and grew up in a wealthy New York City family. At fifteen, her obsessive need to rebel led her to life on the streets.

Now the sixteen-year-old is beautiful and hardened, and she's just stumbled across the possibility of discovering who she really is. She'll stop at nothing to find her birth mother before Klesko - her darkeyed father - finds her. Because Klesko will stop at nothing to reclaim the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago. Even if that means murdering his own blood. But Wally's had her own killer training, and she's hungry for justice.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens, this debut thriller introduces our next big series heroine! - From Goodreads

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens? I loved that series and I really hope this book lives up to the hype, I'm crazy excited to see!!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?