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18 October 2013
11:06 AM | Posted by Books Ahoy |
This week's question: What are some of your favorite magazines?
I'm don't really have any favorite magazines because I not a magazine reader. I would love to know some of your favorites though :) Are there any cool YA book magazines?
10:53 AM | Posted by Books Ahoy |
Hey guys! I know it has been a while since I posted my last review but college has been crazy!...fun, but crazy! :) However, yesterday I picked up a book I started a long time ago and I finally finished it last night so I have for you a review today :) I am definitely going to be getting back in my reading grove now that college life is starting settle down. So, I have for you a review of Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green.
I really liked this book and its plot line. I found the story to be very suspenseful and the ending was truly something I didn't see coming. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the book keeping me interested and on the edge of my seat. The book essentially revolves are 3 girls who are getting mysterious messages from an anonymous sender. Along with the threats of the messages you are also given the background romances throughout the novel along with regular girl drama. However, as I read the last page of the book I realized that this book was a lot like the Pretty Little Liars plot line. Sure, there are 3 girls instead of 4, but this book is very similar to Pretty Little Liars. Even the cover reminds me of Pretty Little Liars title sequence with Lucy Hale putting her finger to her lips. So, this is a really good book with a great plot and is a really good read, however the only downfall is its extreme similarities to Pretty Little Liars. It's not to big of a deal because I like the Pretty Little Liar series so I did enjoy this book a lot. its a great book and I cannot wait to read the sequel! :)
It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.
How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?
Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
14 August 2013
12:00 AM | Posted by Books |
CHRONICLE: Before the Books of Eva tells the story of Madeline, the very first female to participate in the Testing for New North, after the Healing drowned the world...
Each year, the finest Gallants in New North embark on the Testing, a harrowing rite of passage through the frozen wastelands to recover Relics, artifacts from the evil time before the Healing. About these Relics the Testors construct their Chronicles, illustrating mankind’s depravity, his Vanity, his love of Tech, his sins too numerous to count. All true Chronicles are collected and made part of the Lex’s Holy Truths, year by year.
The Chronicle. Nothing is more vital to the resolve of the inhabitants of the New North, the last inhabitants of an Earth flooded by the Healing. But not all Chronicles are deemed True. And not all Testors are Gallants. One year there was a Maiden, Madeline, the first but not the last. Braving the perils of the Testing, she discovered a Relic that, if Chronicled, would be the New North’s downfall...
08 August 2013
10:49 AM | Posted by Books Ahoy |
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.
So, this book is the first vampire book from Little, Brown since the Twilight Saga so naturally I had to give it a try given the big Twilight fan I am! I absolutely loved this book! The story and the characters are truly original and unlike any other vampire book I've read. This book gives you a nice refreshing take on vampires which is one of the reasons this book is as good as it is. Unlike Twilight, the center of this book does not revolve solely on the romance but rather the struggle and journey of the character Tana. The romance is sort a like a side story to the real meat of the novel. The adventure in this novel keeps you guessing with every page you turn. I also like that Tana is a very strong character who fights and fends for herself throughout the novel. If you like Twilight then you will like this book! However, if you don't like Twilight because you aren't keen on the focus of romance in the novel then I think you will enjoy this novel as well. I really wish there was a sequel to keep the story going but sadly it's just a standalone :(. You guys should definitely check this book out when it is released September 3rd, 2013!
05 August 2013
10:40 AM | Posted by Books Ahoy |
My Bookshelf Clean-Out Giveaway has come to a close sadly but there are still four winners to be announced! So, will just all of the winners! And the winners are.....
- Leigh with Huntress
- Maria @ Texas Book Lover with Want to go Private?
- Raluca @ The Daydreamer's Obsessions with Dark Parties
- Noor @ Noor's Place with Starstruck (eARC)
- Nikki @ Close Encounters with the Night Kind with Fated
- Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart with Starstruck (ARC)
Congrats everyone!! If you didn't win you can still check out my $5 Book Sale going on :)