Thursday, 23 October 2014

#Review : Famous in Love (Famous in love #1) by Rebecca Serle

Famous in Love
Book: Famous In Love
Author: Rebecca Serle
Series: Famous In Love #1
Pages: 432
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Received paperback for an honest review
Rating: ✪✪✪


Blurb:

She fell in love with him in the books - now she has the chance to star opposite him in the film . . .
Paige doesn't think she's particularly special, but after getting the starring role in a massive film adaptation of the bestselling Locked trilogy, the rest of the world would disagree. Now she's thrown into the spotlight, and into a world of gossip, rumour and deceit. The only people who know what she's going through are her two male co-stars, and they can't stand the sight of each other. Paige knows it's a mistake to fall in love on the set of a movie, but days
of on-screen romance and intensity start to change her mind. The question is, can she keep what happens behind the scenes a secret when the world is watching her every move?


Review:

Famous in love is about a girl named Paige who stars in a movie and all the stuff that comes with it. Going from a normal girl to this girl thus into the spotlight. I think Rebecca Serle really showed the betrayal of what its really like to be in the spotlight. She showed what we don't see, she showed us the faces and feelings behind the stars.

There was romance in Famous in love but it wasn't a straight forward boy meets girl, girl falls in love. It wasn't even your typical love triangle. I think this is what I struggled with though out Famous In Love as I love a romance and always want it to be as uncomplicated as possible.

I did also feel that I at times struggled with the female protagonists voice and it really made me struggle to get though parts of the story.

Overall even with the issues I had with the book I still ended up enjoying it. I don't think the book will be for everyone and I definitely have mixed feelings about the book but I will be picking up the next book in the series which go to show I had to like it enough to pick the next one up!


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #17

 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're excitably anticipating.
 
Milayna ( The Milayna Series #1) by Michelle K Pickett
 
Milayna
 
 
From the bestselling author of PODs comes an unforgettable tale of action, intrigue, and following your heart in the midst of betrayal.

It’s hard being good all the time. Everyone needs to be bad once in a while. But for seventeen-year-old Milayna, being good isn’t a choice. It’s a job requirement. And it’s a job she can’t quit. Born a demi-angel, Milayna steps in when danger and demons threaten the people around her, but being half angel isn’t all halos and happiness. Azazel, Hell’s demon, wants Milayna’s power and he’ll do anything to get it. But he only has until her eighteenth birthday, after which she becomes untouchable.

With the help of other demi-angels, Milayna thwarts the trouble Azazel sends her way. Fighting by her side is Chay. He’s a demi-angel who's sinfully gorgeous, and Milayna falls hard. But is Chay her true love… or her nemesis in disguise?

When she learns of a traitor in her group, there’s no one she can trust… not even the one she loves.
 
Expected Publication: March 17th 2015 via Clean Teen Publishing
 
My Thoughts:
 
I love Michelle's POD's series and can't wait to read something else from her and Milayna sounds like something I will love. Demi angels, hot guys , what else could you ask for, oh yea an awesome story!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Curse Of The Granville Fortune Scavenger Hunt


Let the hunt begin!

Curse of the Granville Fortune officially releases into the world today, October 21st! This middle grade fantasy adventure involves a race to a treasure, so there's a scavenger hunt to celebrate.

But first, check out the cover and blurb:



Find the fortune, break the curse!

The hunt is on for an ancient treasure tied to nine-year-old J.B.'s family history. He's been having visions that make him sweaty, lightheaded, and certain he’s turning into some kind of freak—or worse, going insane. But things are worse than he imagined. The visions stem from a family curse. An ancient ancestor was accused of stealing the massive Granville fortune, and now J.B.’s entire family will suffer.

To break the curse, J.B. must find and return the Granville’s stolen property. But he's not the only one searching for the treasure. As he sets out on his journey through a dark and foreboding forest, he'll battle his worst fears and fight terrifying creatures along the way. And when he meets two others who share the missing pieces of his visions and suffer from the same curse, the three soon realize they need to work together to break the curse before it's too late.

Order it on Amazon or B&N.

Now for the scavenger hunt. Below is a list of bloggers helping out with the hunt. Visit each of their pages and collect a letter that is "hidden" in their post in either a different color or a larger font size. If you go through the list in order, the word will spell itself out for you. If you don't go in order, you'll have to unscramble the word. Either way is fine and totally up to you. Then enter the word on the rafflecopter form for bonus entries. You don't have to find the word to enter the giveaway, but the word will earn you the most entries.

What's up for grabs?


 
SwAg from ALL of Kelly's books!

Yes, that's right. There's a drawstring bag, coins, buttons, a mood ring, a heart bracelet, a flame pendant, trading cards, a key, and bookmarks! All this loot could be yours!

Here are the stops for the scavenger hunt (in order):
 

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, 20 October 2014

Discussion: We bloggers love comments

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Comments... blog post comments! This is a question I have been asking since I started blogging over 3 years ago, why don't people leave comment apart from if they are a requirement for a giveaway!
 
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 A lot of my posts get great views but no comments and I don't know why. I love comments, it shows me people are liking what I post and I like interacting with people who view my blog.
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So my question to you is why don't you comment? If you are reading my blog now why are you reading it and not leaving a comment. I really want to know so I can improve my blog and hopefully get people who view my blog interacting with me here and not just though social media but actually on the blog itself!
 
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Leave me a comment below (I no the irony in this) and let me know your opinion!
 
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Friday, 17 October 2014

#Review Life After Theft ( Life After Theft #1) by Aprilynne Pike

Life After TheftBook: Life After Theft
Series: Life After Theft #1
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Publisher: Harper Collins
Borrowed copy from library
Rating: ✪✪✪✪

Blurb:

Kimberlee Schaffer may be drop-dead gorgeous... but she also dropped dead last year. Now she needs Jeff's Help with her unfinished business, and she is not taking no for an answer.

When she was alive, Kimberlee wasn't just a mean girl; she was also a complete kleptomaniac. So if Jeff wants to avoid being haunted until graduation, he'll have to help her return everything she stole. But Jeff soon discovers it's much easier to steal something than it is to bring it back.


Review:

I haven't read anything by Aprilynne Pike so when I saw Life After Theft at the library and read the blurb I thought I would give it ago and I really enjoyed it. However I must say I really don't like this cover! :(

On to the review, I thought Life After Theft was a fun, funny, quirky read with a serious side thrown in to make for an good read.

Life After Theft's protagonist is a male called Jeff and I usually struggle with male voices leading the story but in Aprilynne Pike's Life After Theft I really got into the story right away and I really liked Jeff's character.

The story itself was a good one where Jeff starts at a new school and meets Kimberlee with two "ee's" who happens to be a ghost. Jeff is the only one that can see her and he has to help her so she can cross over. Kimberlee was a great character who started of as I someone I didn't like to one who changed and turned my whole thoughts on them around, she also injected some great humor into the story with Jeff.

Life After Theft had a serious side and I think it shows people really can change. I know the saying a leopard can't change its spots but I think people can change if they are willing.

Overall Life After Theft was a good read it had a little bit of everything in it, fun, comedy, romance, high school drama and a lesson to be learned. I look forward to the next book in the series!


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #16

 
"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're excitably anticipating.
 
The Winners Crime (The Winners Trilogy #2)  by Marie Rutkoski
 
The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)
 
 
Book two of the dazzling Winner's Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.
 
Expected Publication: March 3rd 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR),   March 12th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children's UK
 
My Thoughts:
 
I loved The Winners Curse, it is one of my favorite 2014 reads and I can't wait to see what happens next in the trilogy. You can check out my review of The Winners Curse here
 
 

Monday, 13 October 2014

Discussion: Cover Love!

I have a confession, I judge books by their covers! I no bad book blogger but I can't help it. I pick a book up in the store or in a library if the cover catch's my eye and tend to not pick books up if the covers aren't eye catching! I have really been trying lately not to do this but it's a hard habit to break.
 
So putting that aside here is some of my favorite book covers of 2014:
 
A Little in Love
 
Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss, #3)
 
City of Halves
 
The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
 
Alienated (Alienated, #1)
 
Do you judge a book by their cover? What are some of you 2014 favorite covers? Leave me a comment below!