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Saturday, 25 May 2013

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking The Shelves is a concept from Tynga's Reviews and it is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I went on a bit of an ebook haul this week. I got the following books:

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Elite (The Selection #2) - Kiera Cass [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


The Elite by Kiera Cass

Title: The Elite
Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Selection #2
Release Date: April 23rd 2013
Pages: 323
Rating: ★★☆













Synopsis of the Book


Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.
America Singer still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending.


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Releases I'm waiting for


Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini

Release Date: May 2013























Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth 

Release Date: October 2013

















The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead

Release Date: November 2013
























Shatter Me #2.5 and #3 (still untitled) by Tahereh Mafi

Release Date: December 2013 and February 2014
















The Bane Chronicles (The Mortal Instruments spin-off) by Cassandra Clare

Release Date: September 2014























City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare


Release Date: March 2014






















Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Eragon (Inheritance #1) - Christopher Paolini [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


Eragon by Christopher Paolini


Title: Eragon
Author: Christopher Paolini
Publisher: Knopf Books
Series: Inheritance #1
Release Date:  February 1st 2002
Pages: 503
Rating: ★☆














Synopsis of the book


One boy . . .

One dragon . . .

A world of adventure.

When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. 

Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power. With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds.

Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.



Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) - Julie Kagawa [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa



Title: The Iron Knight
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Series: The Iron Fey #4
Release Date: October 26th 2011
Pages: 394
Rating: ★★★1/2














Synopsis of the book


My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn’darkmyr Tallyn. I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her. My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…. To cold faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl—smashed through his barricades, binding him to her irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the unwelcome company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end—a quest to find a way to honor his vow to stand by Meghan's side.

To survive in the Iron Realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. And along the way Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice



Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) - Tahereh Mafi [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi




Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: Shatter Me #2
Release Date: February 5th 2013
Pages: 461
Rating: ★★★★☆







Such a beautiful cover!



Synopsis of the Book


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Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.


She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.


Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.


In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.



City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) - Cassandra Clare [Review]

This review contains spoilers.


City of Bones by Cassandra Clare



Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Series: The Mortal Instruments #1
Release Date: March 27th, 2007
Pages: 485
Rating: ★★★★













Synopsis of the Book


When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder -- much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing -- not even a smear of blood -- to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . . 

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end



Requiem (Delirium #3) - Lauren Oliver [Review]


This post contains spoilers.


Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Title: Requiem
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Series: Delirium #3
Release Date: March 5th 2013
Pages: 391
Rating: ★★☆












Synopsis of the book


They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the pastBut we are still here.
And there are more of us every day
Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight.
After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny the existence of Invalids. Regulators now infiltrate the borderlands to stamp out the rebels, and as Lena navigates the increasingly dangerous terrain, her best friend, Hana, lives a safe, loveless life in Portland as the fiancée of the young mayor.
Maybe we are driven crazy by our feelings. Maybe love is a disease, and we would be better off without it.
But we have chosen a different road.  And in the end, that is the point of escaping the cure: We are free to choose. We are even free to choose the wrong thing.
Requiem is told from both Lena’s and Hana’s points of view. The two girls live side by side in a world that divides them until, at last, their stories converge.


Monday, 20 May 2013

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