Friday, 29 June 2012

Friday Finds (1)

Friday Finds are a weekly meme hosted by should be reading, where you shear the book titles you discovered or heard about during the past week. (They aren't necessarily books you purchased)

My Friday Finds are:

Title: Vicious Little Darlings
Author: Katherine Easer
Published: June 21, 2011

Summary: 
Sarah Weaver wasn't looking forward to starting at an all-girls school. But that was before she met Maddy. Maddy and her best friend, Agnes, are fun and rich and interesting-and for some reason, they seem to really like Sarah. Before long, Maddy and Agnes have moved Sarah into a big house of campus, where they cook together, buy each other presents, and share each other's secrets. So why does Sarah feel like something's bizarrely wrong? As more and more cracks start to show in Maddy's and Agnes's perfect veneers, Sarah notices some strange and disturbing things: Maddy's compulsive lying, Agnes's obsession with Maddy, and the deterioration of their friendship. And just when Sarah begins to question her own sanity, things turns deadly.



Title: The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Published: December 7, 2010


Summary: 
I had a life anyone would kill for. 


Then someone did. 


The worst part of being dead is that there's nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It's enough to kill a girl all over again. But I'm about to get something no one else does- and encore performance, thanks to Emma, the lone-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.
Now Emma's desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me- to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with be best friends? Convince my boyfriend she's the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?

Share the link to your own finds in the comment section or shear them in a comment if you don't have a blog 


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

WWW Wednesdays

I just had to play along!

WWW Wednesdays are a weekly meme hosted by should be reading, all you have to do is answer these three questions:

  • What are you currently reading? 
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next? 
Now to my answers: 
What are you currently reading?
I'm reading Paraglide by Peter Anthony Kelly. It's good, but I haven't had the chance to read much yet. 



What did you recently finish reading? 
I have just finished The Brotherhood Of Piaxia by Michael Drakich. The book was very good and my review will come tomorrow. 









What do you think you'll read next?
The next book I'm going to read is Xor by Moshe Sipper. I'm really looking forward to read it! 














What are your www for this week? 

Book Review: The Brotherhood of Piaxia

Title: The Brotherhood of Piaxia
Author: Michael Drakich
Pages: 340
Language: English
Published: March 15th 2012

Summary: 


Years have passed since the overthrow of the monarchy by the Brotherhood of Warlocks and they rule Piaxia in peaceful accord. But now forces are at work to disrupt this rule form outside the Brotherhood as well as within! Follow Tarlok, Savan and Tessia as their paths intertwine, with the Brotherhood in pursuit and the powerful merchant's guild manipulating the populace for their own end.

Review: 


The Brotherhood of Piaxia had a slow start, something that I dislike. But the action starts after some chapters, and then it was hard to put it down.

The plot was very good, I really enjoyed how the book had put the plot in the center. Many other books, put the characters in center and that can be a bit boring.

I liked Drakich writing style, he used a style that I appreciate. It was easy to read, but I had to read some parts twice. 
The book contained a lot of characters, in the beginning it was hard to know who was who. But I personally like books with a lot of characters, even though we didn't got to know them very well. Anyway, Tarlok, Savan and Tessia were the once we got to knew best. My favorite character must be Tessia, she is fantastic and very lovable! 

The fantasy in the book was fantastic. Lost princess and magic is like the best combination you can have in book and Drakich made a wonderful mix with these two points. 

To conclude, this book was very good, I liked it. If you like fantasy, then you must read it!

 I give this book 4 stars






Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at breaking the spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: Hidden (House of night #10)
Author: P.C and Kristin Cast
Release Date: October 6th 2012

I can't wait for this book. This series is so good, I really liked the first 9.

Summary: 
Neferet's true nature has been revealed to the Vampyre High Council, so Zoey and the gang might finally get some help in defending themselves and their beloved school against a gathering evil that grows stronger every day. And they'll need it, because Neferet's not going down without a fight. Chaos reigns at the House of Night.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Book Review: The Boo Hag

Title: The Boo Hag
Author: David Morgan
Pages: 728
Published: March 28th 2012
Language: English

Summary:
Lenny Petrakas is worried about her skin. Not the way you're thinking. Not like that at all. While most people spend time concerned about dirt and elasticity, temperature and moisture, Lenny had a more pressing problem. Something is after her. Something evil that won't stop until it has peeled every last inch of skin the teen's body. And the, it may end her misery quickly, or it may dump her body in the woods. let infection and dehydration run its course.

Review:
The confusion hit me when I first heard the name Boo Hag, I have never heard about a boo hag. My curiosity came afterwards and I knew I had to read this book. 

The Boo Hag revolves around Lenny, a 16 year old girl with good grades and normal life. She's like a normal teenager, also worried about her skin. But difference is that she has real reasons to be afraid for her skin, as a boo hag wants to eat it. How can she fight this monster?

The book have a great plot, the story is wonderful. It's exciting and David drags you into the book. Sometimes I got this creepy feeling that someone was watching me, so it's a very great book, that manages to bring the feelings from the character to you.

Lenny is very cute, she has a super personality and is really strong. She has great friends, like Anna (that are very likable) Anna may be my favorite character, she is strong and I absolutelyadore the love between her and Brian. I wish it was some more of it.

I'm not the biggest fan of paranormal books, but this book was really great! It separates itself from other paranormal books, especially because this does not contain  zombies, werewolves or fairies. This is special in many ways, even though David could have changed some parts.

But I think David have done a great job and I will absolutely read the next!

I give this book 5 stars! 

~Karen

Book Review:The Dragon's Eye

Title: The Dragon's Eye
Author: Corey Guerra
Pages: 209
Language: English
Published: Unknown

Summary:
Dive into an ancient world of Fael-wen; a land where humans, dragons, elves and other creatures roam. Meet Makayla, a druid in training who is plagues by dreams about a treasure from long ago. As she struggles to balance her training and the dreams, she'll find that there is more to her than she ever knew. Along the way Makayla's dedication and loyalty will be tested and she will find help where she least expects it. In the end Makayla will discover that in order to succeed, she will first have to believe in herself.


Review:
The story revolves around Makayla and her bad dreams. (The bad dreams about the dragon's eye and the burning city.)

At first I was a little confused, I was wondering what a Giadi or a Kedo was, and also had a lot of other questions. I'm that kind of person that easily gives up on books that don't give me the answers fast. But do not give up! Guerra gives you the answers when the right moment comes.

The whole story are very good, the plot was wonderful. It is very enjoyable how the story switches between characters, it gives you a better map over the whole situation.

Makayla is a very likable person, the strong female type. She speaks very formal, but she can remind us of a little girl when her love comes around. Actually the whole book are very formal written, I got the feeling that I was reading a school book, but the characters can say things that makes you laugh your guts out.

Corrin is very lovely, funny and wonderful, and absolutely my favorite character! Alis is great too, but I got the grown-up feeling about her. The formal language she use, makes her come across as boring. She was kinda pain in the ass, sometimes.

Dragons are wonderful creatures, maybe the best fantasy animal that were ever made up.That is one of the reasons why I loved this book.

I really hope that Guerra will write a sequel, with more dragons!! (and Makayla of course)

I will give this book 5 stars. 
~Karen

Friday, 8 June 2012

Book Review: The Scorch Trails

Title: The Scorch Trails (The Maze Runner #2)
Author: James Dashner
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 368
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Books for young readers

Summary:
Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end. No more puzzles. No more variables. And no more running. Thomas was sure that escape meant he and the Gladers would get their lives back. But no one really knew what sort of life they were going back to.

In the Maze, life was easy. they had food, and shelter, and safety... untill Teresa triggered the end. In the world outside the Maze, however, the end was triggered long ago.

Burned by syn flares and baked by a new, brutal climate, the earth is a wasteland. Government is gone. and with it, order- and now Cranks, people covered in infected wounds and driven to murderous insanity by the terrible disease know as the Flare, roam the crumbling cities hunting for their next victim... and meal.

The Gladers are far from finished with running. Instead of freedom, they find themselves faces with another trail. They must cross the Scorch, the most burned-our section og the world, and arrive at safe haven in two week. And WICKED had made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

My Opinion
Since the first book was really good, then my expatiation's to it were big. And I got what I wanted and more. The book is thrilling from the first page to the last words, and when I first started to read it, I couldn't stop!

My favorite character has to be Mino, he is awesome and so full of life! Of course I like Thomas too, but I kinda never like the main character and I used to like Theresa, but I dislike her now, because she did some awful things to Thomas!.

James Dashner have done a great job and I recommend this book for young adults.
I give this book 6 stars



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