Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sabbatical period over!

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus. Have been crazy busy with life all this while. I kind of still am (very much!) but I guess I'm never gonna have enough time anymore so it's better I just start. Those who might still be following this blog, hi and thank you for your patience =)

Friday, October 31, 2014

Month9Books Birthday Bash: Author Posts and EPIC Giveaways!!!

Welcome to Month9Books Birthday Bash! We’re so excited you’re all stopping by!

This is going to be an awesome event with many tour stops featuring our authors! The full schedule is below and make sure to stick around for the EPIC Giveaway taking place!
Here’s a quick note from Georgia McBride, owner of Month9Books!
Month9Books is turning 2 this year and I could not be happier. We are living proof that if you have a dream to write, create and inspire, you should follow that dream and let nothing keep you from realizing it. Thank you to all the readers, writers, agents, partners and friends who have made this possible. We write for you.
--Georgia McBride, Publisher and Owner of Month9Books

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Secret Diamond Sisters (The Secret Diamond Sisters #1) by Michelle Madow {BOOK BLITZ}

Another Blitz!! With the recent increase in Blitz posts on my blog you may start thinking I've become too lazy to read books or put up reviews. While I've been too busy (and still am) with my studies and stuff that's not the reason at all. Like for this one; I've been meaning to read this series for sometime now. Then with a hell load of other things happening I just forgot (how could I? -_- ) So when I saw the Blitz invitation on YA Bound Boook Tours, I couldn't think of anything better to free myself of that guilt :D 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hurricane Butterfly by MeChelle Vermeulen {COVER REVEAL}

Twenty-year-old Sophie Blake, is trying her best to get her life back after a horrific dog attack ten months ago. However, this proves to be more difficult than she anticipated. With the help of her best friend Ben Slone, it seems as if she’s making progress, but the truth is that she can feel herself sinking deeper into a black hole…until a tall dark stranger comes knocking, looking for Ben.
Joshua Roxwell has been drowning his demons with Whiskey and woman in an attempt to deal with his guilt after the tragic death of his sister. When he finds an envelope addressed to Ben Slone, written by his sister before her death, he decides to track him down. Instead of resolving their differences, he meets the one girl who silences his demons…but redemption comes at a price.
This is a story of heartache, friendship and love, with a wicked twist…

Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes {REVIEW}

This emotional, hilarious, devastating, and ultimately triumphant YA debut, based on actual events, recounts one girl’s rejection of her high school’s hierarchy—and her discovery of her true self in the face of tragedy.
Fall’s buzzed-about, in-house favorite.

Outside, Anika Dragomir is all lip gloss and blond hair—the third most popular girl in school. Inside, she’s a freak: a mix of dark thoughts, diabolical plots, and, if local chatter is to be believed, vampire DNA (after all, her father is Romanian). But she keeps it under wraps to maintain her social position. One step out of line and Becky Vilhauer, first most popular girl in school, will make her life hell. So when former loner Logan McDonough shows up one September hotter, smarter, and more mysterious than ever, Anika knows she can’t get involved. It would be insane to throw away her social safety for a nerd. So what if that nerd is now a black-leather-jacket-wearing dreamboat, and his loner status is clearly the result of his troubled home life? Who cares if the right girl could help him with all that, maybe even save him from it? Who needs him when Jared Kline, the bad boy every girl dreams of, is asking her on dates? Who?

Anatomy of a Misfit is Mean Girls meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and Anika’s hilariously deadpan delivery will appeal to readers for its honesty and depth. The so-sad-it’s-funny high school setting will pull readers in, but when the story’s dark foreboding gradually takes over, the devastating penultimate tragedy hits like a punch to the gut. Readers will ride the highs and lows alongside funny, flawed Anika — from laughter to tears, and everything in between.

Book Title: Anatomy of a Misfit
Author: Andrea Portes
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Publication Date: September 2nd 2014 
                              by Harper Children’s

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

This is one of the rarest books that compelled me to change my opinion about it halfway. Usually when I'm reading a book, I gradually start to visualize my thoughts expressed in words for that particular book. It happens rarely that my view of the book changes by the time I've finished it. But this very thing happened here.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick {REVIEW}

Sometimes danger is hard to see... until it’s too late.

Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants—but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there... and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

BLACK ICE is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

Book Title: Black Ice
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Publication Date: October 7th 2014
   by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

At the very beginning, I need to say that I haven't read any of Becca Fitzpatrick's books before, not even the very popular Hush, Hush Saga. I've heard a lot of things, both bad and good, about that one but I never felt the pull to try that series. However, when I saw this book, I just wanted to read it, specially after seeing it is by the same author.

What first attracted me is the cover. it has a somewhat intriguing and sinister feel to it. And maybe it's all in my imagination, but I strongly feel the title goes perfectly with the cover. The title itself has such a nerve hitting feeling (again, it's possible that it's all in my head! :p)

The Beginning.

The beginning of Black Ice is pretty interesting. For a moment there I thought the actual story starts from that very point. However the beginning is more like a foreshadowing of what's going to come. I don't like to compare between authors, but I couldn't help getting a Dan Brown-ish feeling from the prologue and I really liked it :D                                                                    

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1) by Ruth Silver {REVIEW}

Forget everything you know about grim reapers. Princess Ophelia Dacre sneaks out of the castle to visit her boyfriend in secret. A perfect night cut short when she's brutally murdered. Ophelia is given the rare chance to become a grim reaper. She must become Leila Bele, cut ties with her old life, and follow the rules of the reapers. Her greatest adventure begins with death.
Recommended: Ages 14+

Book Title: Dead Girl Walking (Royal Reaper #1)
Author: Ruth Silver
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Publication Date: April 27th 2014
                               by Patchwork Press

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

My Review:

The Plot.

What's the most interesting thing about this books is the plot. The heroine turning into a grim reaper and getting used to a life of giving people ease of death is not something you would see in an everyday story. This is the first thing that compelled me to go for this book. While the author executes the plot in a pretty decent way, I believe there was a lot of room for improvement. Since it is the first book in the series I guess much of the action I was hoping to see here would occur afterwards.