Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Review: Up From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Up From the Grave by Jeaniene FrostUp From the Grave by Jeaniene Frost - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war...

A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death… because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and those of everyone they hold dear — will be hovering on the edge of the grave.
From Goodreads

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Review: Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill

Only Ever Yours by Louise O'NeillOnly Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill (ARC) - In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become "companions", permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.

For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.

Best friends freida and isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.

But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight...

And then, into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.

Freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known...
From Goodreads

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Review: To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny HanTo All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (review copy) - Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control... From Goodreads

Monday, 8 September 2014

Review: Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Naomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David LevithanNaomi & Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (review copy) - Naomi loves Ely and she's kinda in love wih him. Ely loves Naomi but he prefers to be in love with boys.

Naomi and Ely have been friends forever. Best freinds. Soul mates. And just to be sure, they've created NO KISS LIST - their list of people who are absolutely off-kissing-limits for both of them.

And this works fine - until Bruce.

Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But then Ely kisses Bruce - and the resulting fallout is going to shake up the world!
From the blurb

Friday, 5 September 2014

Review: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David LevithanNick & Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan (review copy) - Nick and Norah are both suffering from broken hearts.

So when Nick sees the girl who dumped him walk in with a new guy he asks the strange girl next to him to be his girlfriend for the next five minutes.

Norah would do anything to avoid conversation with the not-friend girl who dumped Nick, and get over the Evil Ex whom Norah never quite broke up with. And so she agrees.

What follows is a sexy, funny roller coaster of a story of a first date over one very long night in New York.
From the blurb.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Review: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Sacrifice by Brigid KemmererSacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer (eProof) - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

One misstep and they lose it all. For the last time.

Michael Merrick is used to pressure.

He’s the only parent his three brothers have had for years. His power to control Earth could kill someone if he miscalculates. Now an Elemental Guide has it out for his family, and he’s all that stands in the way.

His girlfriend, Hannah, gets that. She’s got a kid of her own, and a job as a firefighter that could end her life without a moment’s notice.

But there are people who have had enough of Michael’s defiance, his family’s “bad luck.” Before he knows it, Michael’s enemies have turned into the Merricks’ enemies, and they’re armed for war.

They’re not interested in surrender. But Michael isn’t the white flag type anyway. There will be blood on the ground tonight...
From Goodreads

Review: Enchanter's End Game by David Eddings

Enchanter's End Game by David EddingsEnchanter's End Game by David Eddings - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

The quest was over. The Orb of Aldur was restored. And once again, with the crowning of Garion, there was a descendant of Rive Iron-Grip to rule as Overlord of the West.

But the Prophecy was unfullfilled. In the wast, the evil God Torak was about to awaken and seek dominion. Somehow, Garion had to face the God, to kill or be killed. On the outcome of that dread duel rested the destiny of the world. now accompanied by his grandfather, the ancient sorcerer Belgarath, Garion headed towards the City of Endless Night, where Torak awaited him.

To the south, his fiancée, the Princess Ce'Nedra, led the armies of the West in a desperate effort to divert the forces of Torak's followers from the man she loved.

The Prophecy drove Garion on. But it gave no answer to the question that haunted him: How does a man kill an immortal God?
From the blurb.