Saturday, July 28, 2012

YA Hottie
My next YA Hottie is Ash, from the Iron Fey series!

  • is super hot!
  • he has AWESOME magic powers
  • he may take while to get to know, because on the inside he is very sensive, but once you do you will never want to take it back
  • he is super sweet
  • and really caring, just don't get on his bad side :)
  • he is really smart
  • and would never hesitate to help you out of a sticky situation.
  • he is really fantabulous!

Fave Ash quote(s)

“Forgive me," Ash murmured, and I heard the faintest of tremors beneath his voice. "But I can't...I won't...give her up. Not now, when I've just found her."

If you haven't read the Iron Fey series, go and do it right NOW! they are amazing!

Happy reading,

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Calling
Kelly Armstrong

Maya Delaney's paw-print birthmark is the sign of what she truly is--a skin-walker.  Experiencing intense connections with the animals that roam the woods outside her home, Maya knows it's only a matter of time before she's able to Shift and become one of them. And she believes there may be others in her small town with surprising talents. Including local bad boy Rafe, with whom she shares a powerful secret.

Now, Maya and her friends have been forced to flee from their homes during a forest fire they suspect was deliberately set. Stranded in wilderness of Vancouver Island with nothing but their extraordinary abilities to help them get back home. But can Maya really trust her friends? And can she learn how to control her dangerous gift, before it controls her?

Quotes from the book

"Yes," I said "You were saved by a girl. Horrible, isn't it?"
He slid out and looked down at my bare legs. "Not just a girl, but a half-naked one. Now that's hot. If I'm still unconscious, don't wake me, okay?"


"I'm just saying it's not time for that either. We need to focus and having Maya moon over Rafe is making everyone uncomfortable."
Rafe grinned. "Doesn't bother me."


"It's a road!"
I patted his back." It's a lovely road. Now which way do we go?"
Corey looked one way, the brown ribbon extending into emptiness. He looked the other way, saw the same thing and his shoulders slumped.


“And unless I'm remembering it wrong, mermaids don't sing and sirens don't swim."
"Ariel sang in 'The Little Mermaid'," Corey said.
Sam came over to join us. "Do I even want to know why you remember her name?”

My Thoughts

This is the second book in another wonderful series by Kelley Armstrong, The Darkness Rising trilogy. Although I have not reviewed the first book (It was really good, btw) I thought I would do this one... because it was a teensy weensy little bit better.

First of all the characters are AWESOME!!!!! Maya, Rafe and Daniel are just SO cool!

Maya is a really sweet girl, she's part Native, and she loves all animals and nature, she's also a shape shifter and she turns into a super cool cougar! She has healing powers and everything!

Rafe is... well, Rafe I guess. He's definitely not perfect, but, he's extremely cool (read; hot & charming) he won't only win Maya's heart, he will steel and run away with yours as well! He's also a shape shifter (also a cougar) and Native which makes him even more awesome!

Daniel is also charming, in his sad, still grieving over his girlfriends death, kinda way... he is a normal, non-magical human... well that's what he thinks anyway!

Secondly this book is fantastic! The drama is epic! and you, yet again, won't be able to put it down! Kelley is a fantastic writer, because she has taken a very common plot (genetically modified kids vs. evil corporation, that modified them in the first place) and made it really gripping and exciting!

And lastly! It's just a really good book! and it definitely deserves all the praise it gets plus some. Another fantastic story from Kelley Armstrong! I congratulate her!

Go ahead and read it. You wont be disapointed.


Happy Reading,

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Iron King

Julie Kagawa

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Quotes from the book

“I licked my lips and whispered, 'Is this where you say you'll kill me?'
One corner of his lips curled. 'If you like,' he murmured, a flicker of amusement finally crossing his face. 'Though it's gotten far too interesting for that.”


“Ash blinked. "Are you raiding the cellars now, Goodfellow?"

"Me? Stealing?" Puck flashed a devious grin and popped another fruit into his mouth. "In the house of my ancient enemy? What gave you that idea?" He plucked another fruit and tossed it to me with a wink.”


“He shook his head, examining the wound again. “It's not frostbitten,“ he muttered. “It'll blister, but you should be fine. You might only lose a couple fingers.“
I glanced at him sharply, but he was smirking. For a moment, I was speechless. Good God, the Ice Prince was making jokes now; the world must be ending.”

My Thoughts

This book is (by far) one of the best I have ever read! It is fantastic! 

The characters are interesting, and the main character, Meghan Chase, is easy to relate to (apart from the being half Fey thing) and Ash, don't even get me started on Ash! (upcoming YA Hottie) He comes across a bit nasty at the start, but he warms up and you start to realise who he really is.

The whole concept of a faery world existing just because people believe in them is really cool, and there are some serious twists and turns that you would never expect!

Best faery/fairy book I have read (and I've read a fair few) also one of the best YA books I have read! If you want to read a book that is compelling and impossible to put down, then this is definitely the book for YOU!

Hurry, go buy it and start it straight away, you don't want to miss out.

I'm so  in LOVE I think I've died and gone to heaven!

Happy Reading,

First YA Hottie

My first YA hottie is.......... ADAM! from Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

  • is perfect in every single way! 
  • he's caring
  • he's loving
  • he's Gorgeous with a capital 'G'
  • he will always looks out for you (no matter what!)
  • he's way gorgeous
  • he's tough
  • and strong!
  • but most importantly he's........ GORGEOUS!!!!
 Fave Adam Quote

"You have no idea how much I've thought about you. How many times I've dreamt"-he takes a tight breath- "how many times I've dreamt about being this close to you." He moves to run a hand through his hair before he changes his mind. Looks down. Looks up. "God, Juliette, I'd follow you anywhere. Your the only good thing left in this world."

Adam is definately a great way to start of my new segment!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trial by Fire
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
There can only be one alpha.

Bryn is finally settling into her position as alpha of the Cedar Ridge Pack - or at least, her own version of what it means to be alpha when you're a human leading a band of werewolves. Then she finds a teenage boy bleeding on her front porch. Before collapsing, he tells her his name is Lucas, he's a Were, and Bryn's protection is his only hope.

But Lucas isn't part of Bryn's pack, and she has no right to claim another alpha's Were. With threats - old and new - looming, and danger closing in from all sides, Bryn will have to accept what her guardian Callum knew all along. To be alpha, she will have to give in to her own animal instincts and become less human. And, she's going to have to do it alone.

“So," I said climbing to my feet and changing the subject ASAP, "I had a dream last night someone tried to burn me alive, and I'm not entirely sure it was a dream."
Devon stiffened. Chase's pupils pulsed.
Subject successfully changed.
"Now who's ready to eat?”
"Ouch!'' The cry escaped before I could stop it, and on either side of me, Chase and Devon leapt to their feet.
''Problem?'' Ali asked mildly, amusement dancing in the corners of her eyes. Given the whole Casey thing, I didn't think she had to call to be in such a good mood, but what did I know?
''No problem,'' I said darkly, rubbing my shin ''Somebody just accidentally kicked me under the table.'' I narrowed my eyes at lake, and she helped herself to another T-bone And smothered it in stake sauce.
''Wasn’t an accident'' She said cheerfully.
''Lake'' Mitch didn’t say any more than his daughters name and she rolled her eyes.
''It’s not like I shot her''
"Did you follow me here?" I asked.
Lake shrugged. "The word follow seems to suggest you got here first."
Although this book was not even close to being as good as the first, it was still pretty good. The thing that disappointed me the most was, how this book lacked ability to turn the page for you, not literally but metaphorically.
Another let down was the story line. It was no where near as fast paced or interesting as it could have been. Definitely could have been better, much better. But I won't let it deter me from reading more of Jennifer Lynn Barnes' work.
It was alright... I guess


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Raised by Wolves
By Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it.  That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two. 

But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.

But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?

“Bryn, when you were six years old, you tried to bungee jump off a jungle gym by connecting the straps of your overalls to the bars with your shoelaces. Caution has never been your strong suit.”
“Katie nosed at the carpet and then gave it a good chew. When it proved recalcitrant enough that she couldn't pull it up, she growled.

"Who's a fierce little girl?" I asked her. "Who's going to kick butt and take names and help her big sister get into all kinds of trouble someday?"

Devon snorted. "Sometimes, I think the term bad influence was invented specifically with you in mind.”
“I'm Chase." he said.

"Kind of an ironic name for a werewolf." The observation slipped easily off my tongue. The boy didn't blink. In fact, I was beginning to doubt that he'd blink once since I'd come into the room. "Werewolves do a lot of chasing." I explained.

"And your name is Chase. Hee.”
This book is great!  I love how instead of a ‘Bad Boy’ there is a 'Bad Girl'. Bryn is AMAZING, she’s strong, tough (the toughest female character I have ever read about) and she won’t take NO for an answer!!! She is a total role model!

I would definitely recomend this book if you like reading books with strong, smart female characters (like Katniss from the Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins).

Over all the best werewolf story I have ever read.

I'm in LOVE!!!
Happy reading,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

What do you think???

I LOVE to write so I'll probably put posts on about things I've written sometimes. I won an award at school for this story (well, part of a story it's far from finished!) What do you think?

 So let me just start by saying, this will most definitely be the strangest story you have ever read, ever. My name is Evangeline Ravenwood; I am a 13 year old girl with a massive dream. I have a brother named Jasper, a baby sister, Angelica, a mum and a dad. What’s so strange about that? Well, they’re all dead. Jasper.  Angelica. Mum. Dad.  All dead.  Except me.
 But get this; even though I’m not dead I still have to go to Mr. Caezar’s School for the Mystical and Magically Talented. And that’s where I am right now. It takes two milliseconds to zap here, that’s long enough to read all of Jane Peterson’s books, and trust me she has written a lot of books.  “Evangeline!”  That’s Mrs. Cardigan, she’s such a cranky old dragon.
Literally. Miss Cardi is my English teacher, and now I’m in trouble again. 
 “Evangeline Ravenwood!” she roars, flame licking out her nostrils “Detention! Again!” I swear she bottles up all her anger just so she can take it out on me. So unfair.
 Finally the bell rings and I fly out the classroom door before it has even stopped ringing. My next class is history, with Mr. Johnsonson; He’s a werewolf. An awesome werewolf.
 I take my seat in the back row, and “Morning Evangeline, you’re early today.” “Hey Mr. J, have u seen Sebastian yet?” Sebastian is my best friend. He’s a cloud walker. He can travel anywhere just by thinking about the place he wants to go to .It’s a pretty cool power. But unlike me he wasn’t born with powers. He was given them.
 As soon as I was born I could read minds. But more impressively I could speak Whitchen, the language only known to the ancient Hags of the Overworld.  That’s what I am; only I’m a new and improved Hag of the Underworld.
 “Hey, witch lady, how ya doin’?” great, Warrick Hungering is still alive, what a shame; he’s my worst enemy, has been since he drained my pet rabbit in year 1. Warrick is a vampire… thank god he’s not a Mind Viewer or a Thought Giver. Thought Givers put thoughts, believe it or not, in your mind and get you to do crazy things, like eating your own arm off. This actually happened at our school, once, to a zombie named Gertrude. “Leave me alone Warrick.”I warn “or what? You’ll turn me into a vampire bat?” he says snidely, “You’ll be lucky if I turn you into a coffee mug, an extremely ugly one.” Then right at that moment Sebastian walks into the room.  Warrick won’t bother me when I’m with Seb; he’s not that stupid, unfortunately. “Hey Eva, ooh, you dyed your hair, I like it.” He compliments. “Hey Seb, it’s not too bright? I thought it was” I reply nervously. “No, red is definitely your colour.” I love Seb so much; he always knows what to say, and what not to think, when he’s around me. Even though he can block me out pretty good these days it must be hard having a friend that can read your mind.  Sometimes it’s hard enough just being able to read minds.
 We take our seats at the back of the class. Just as the others start filing through the door I open my bag and realise that I have left my history books at home. How smart is that? History always seems to go for way longer than any other lesson, but today it went pretty fast, because we were doing an exam on Ancient Witchen cultures…. I’m so going to ace it.
 After history its lunch time, my favourite subject, I grab my lunch out of my locker and go sit at the ‘outcast table’ with Seb, his girlfriend Jezabell and her twin sister Isabell.  ‘Hey Flamey’ Sebastian thinks at me. “Stick a sock in it, or I’ll tell your mum what you did in year 3” I threaten, I can’t even remember what  he did anymore, I just know it was bad and that he was extremely embarrassed about it. “You wouldn’t dare” he says shyly, “oh but I would” I laugh at him. I open my sandwich and realise that I have Jasper’s lunch, great now I have to go to the ‘Super Snob’ table to give it to him. “Seb, come for a walk?” I ask, he nods slightly and stands up, waiting. We walk over to jasper and I hand him his lunch. “What’s doin’ little sis?” he asks cockily. “Just give me my lunch Jasper” he is so annoying, “no, not until you show these guys some Witchen, coz they don’t believe me.” Seb grabs my arm, and I grab my drum stick wand out of my pocket, “ooh, I’ll show them some Witchen” I slowly wave the drumstick wand in small circles around the closest girl’s head and chant “Incante Excante, Yehldephi, Yehldephi, Excante Incante” my eyes flash bright red for half a second and then the girl starts to shrink, her body contorting and twisting, her limbs bending in the wrong places as another one grows, she tries to scream but only a strangled whimper escapes from her furry lips... finally the transformation stops, and sitting in jasper’s lap is a mangy black cat. I turn to leave just as Ms. Treae yells my name across the lunch room. I don’t take any notice and just walk straight to Principle Caezar’s office, yes, our school principle is Julian Caezar, and he’s immortal, which kinda sucks.
“Yeah, it was me; I turned ‘Barbie’ into a feral cat. What are you going to do about it? Suspend me? Call my mum?” Jules and I are on a first name basis these days, he sees me about 5 times a day, 7 if I really try my hardest. “Who are you?” questions the man behind the desk, “where’s Caezar?” I ask him, puzzled. “Oh, that old fart? He was sacked by the Department of Monsterfercation, I’m in charge now.” He snorts happily. “Well I’ll have you know, I am Evangeline Ravenwood. And you shall be seeing me about once an hour, every day, coz apparently I’m always doing something wrong.” He smiles knowingly, and then winks at me. I blush, without realising, until he thinks, about me blushing and then I realise, coz I read his mind without realising until I had done it. My life is confusing.  “So what are you here for? You turned someone into a cat?” now he’s the puzzled one. “Mhm, I turned the head Sneer Leader into a black cat.” I proudly reply. “Cool, we’ll see you later then. Go enjoy your lunch break” and that was it, I didn’t even get another Detention. “Thanks Mr... Healington” I say, straining to read the plaque on his desk as I leave the room.  
By the time I had a chat with Alex Summerton, the school receptionist thing; it was finally time to go home. Everyone calls Alex a ‘thing’ because we kinda don’t know if it’s a he or a she due to the large amount of scales and feathers that cover its whole body.  It’s pretty cool. 
As I run out the front door of the school Warrick suddenly jumps in front of me, I crash into him and we both go sprawling down the steps. I look down, noticing my skirt up around my waist and my knickers showing. Jumping up, I sprint to my dragon and fly home as fast as I can.  I just want the ground to open up and swallow me. Note to self; buy some black underwear, pink is embarrassing.
I park my dragon, Fluffy, under the tree in front of my house and walk inside. Mum’s in the kitchen cooking hamster and bat casserole for dinner, so I sit on the stool near the counter. “How was your day today, goulgeous?” she asks flashing her perfect smile, “All right, I guess, my magic’s getting better, so that’s good.”  I reply hurriedly, “oh really?  Have you turned the Sneer Leaders into feral cats yet?”  Mum actually encourages me to try my magic on my peers, she’s so awesome. “Yeah, I turned ‘Barbie’ into a mangy fur ball, and then Ms Treae sent me to go see Principle Caesar,” by the time I relayed the whole story Jasper was home, Angelica had woken up from her midnight nap and the sun was rising. Time for bed.
Now that I’m settled in bed, I should probably tell you what my family look like. Mum, Dad, Jasper and Angelica are basically walking, talking skeletons. They have black hair and red eyes. But I am a normal girl with fake red hair. I’m a blonde. A ‘Barbie’. A natural Sneer Leader. And we’re all nocturnal.
I pull out my Ephone and log into Skull Scroll, the best social networking site in the underworld.  I look at my friend requests and, guess who wants to be my friend? ‘Barbie’! Someone must have turned her back to her usually horrible self. Accept? Decline? Accept? Decline? Decline...there is no way I am adding her.
I wake up the next morning with my phone stuck to the side of my face, shame much? I jump up, grab my clothes from the bed stand and run to the bathroom. When I’m about 2 meters away Jasper tackles me from behind, then races through the door and locks it behind him. I peal myself off the floor and skulk back to my room.
When I’m lying on my bed, my Ephone beeps “ooh, I got a message”
What do u dream about when go 2 sleep at nite?   It’s from a number I don’t recognise, but I answer it anyway, I dream about being dead like the rest of my family. Who is this anyway? It only takes a few seconds to get a reply I’m new here, u don’t know me yet but u will soon.
Jasper finally comes out of the bathroom, leaving me just enough time to get ready. I shower and put on my favourite black dress and make-up. As I bend to tie up my battered converse squeakers, I notice another message on my phone; Meet me at the bat tree in the corner of the yard as soon as you get to school. It’s from the same mysterious number as before. As I walk in the school gate the most gorgeous guy I have ever seen is casually leaning against the bat tree.  I try to look just as calm as he does as I stroll toward him.

Hope you like it! I'm going to try and finish it soon!
Happy reading,