Sunday, 21 February 2016

Heartless by Vanessa Marie

Genre: Cometempory/Romance
Style: Romantic, Heartbreaking and Witty
Recommended: 17+
Other: Frist in the Chasing Hearts Series

I just finished this book and I absolutely loved it. This story is about a young girl, Charlie, who has heart problems and her struggle with falling in love with someone who is off limits. Without giving too much away, this is basically the struggle for two people who love each other to be together throughout all obstacles. Charlie is such a refreshing character and I love her personality so much. Her best friends Jules and Sarah are also such interesting characters and their banter is really funny and fresh. This book made me laugh and cry and so many emotions in between, This is a story of love and struggle to deal with illness. This book is so well written with and interesting and engaging plot and I wouldn't change a thing. Perfect for someone looking for a heart-wrenching love story which is also witty and enjoyable. Recommended age 17+ due to explicit love scenes and potentially upsetting medical issues.


Where other girls had childhoods full of Girl scouts, parties and sleepovers.
Charlie’s was full of hospitals, surgeries and the fight to survive.Forced to grow up quickly, she learned not to let anyone in.What was the point? People always let her down.Then Sam Greyson walked into her life.He broke down the walls she’d built around herself and forced his way into her heart. She finally let someone see the real, bruised, damaged girl inside.Then everything came crashing down.The man she’s opened up to…The man she’s let see her darkness…The man she’s fallen for… is off limits.He’s her new Creative Writing Teacher.Will Charlie deny her own happiness to protect everything he had worked for?If giving him up meant he could have a normal life… She would do it in a broken heartbeat. 

Other books in the Chasing Hearts series:
Heartless (#1)
Breathless (#2)

Suggested reads:
  • Teach Me by Any Lynn Steele
  • Heartstrings by Heather Gunter
  • When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae
  • Wide Awake by Shelly Crane 
  • What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor

Sunday, 12 July 2015

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Genre: Fantasy
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns, #1)Style: Magical and Exciting
Recommended: 12-17
Other: First in Fire and Thorns Trilogy

I really liked this book. I was in much need of a gripping, exciting fantasy novel combining adventure, magic and romance and this is exactly the book I got. This book is both fast pace and painfully slow (but in a good way). I read this book in just two days and the plot and characters kept me constantly entertained and interested. The thing with this book is that it is exactly how I described and really is a fantasy which is exactly the type of book I was in the mood to read but if you are looking for something with a bit of humor and constantly on edge emotions then this book isn't like that. There is however a constant tug on your heart regarding the main male characters and their interaction with the main female character, Elisa, which is one of the aspects of this book which I particularly enjoyed. This book is suitable for any age really including older teens (I'm 16 and I love it!) It really just depends on your preference of genre.  

Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness.
Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses, the one who has never done anything remarkable. She can't see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife of a handsome and worldly king—a king whose country is in turmoil. A king who needs the chosen one, not a failure of a princess. And he's not the only one who seeks her. Savage enemies seething with dark magic are hunting her. A daring, determined revolutionary thinks she could be his people's savior. And he looks at her in a way that no man has ever looked at her before. Soon it is not just her life, but her very heart that is at stake. Elisa could be everything to those who need her most. If the prophecy is fulfilled. If she finds the power deep within herself. If she doesn’t die young. Most of the chosen do.

Other books in the Fire and Thorns Trilogy:
The Girl of Fire and Thorns Stories (#0.5, #0.6, #0.7)
The Girl of Fire and Thorns (#1)
The Crown of Embers (#2)
The Bitter Kingdom (#3)

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You by Ally Carter

Genre: Spy Thriller
Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Ally ...Style: Gripping 
Recommended: 12 - 16
Other: First in six book series

This is one of the most classic and must read teen spy series. If like me you have every wished you could be a super spy then dive into the world of Gallagher Academy the secret boarding school for the most elite of young girls who are trained to be spies. If you do not read and love this book then all I can say is you do not appreciate a good novel when you find one! With this being a series of six novels you will continue to fall in love with this series with each book and no doubt be devastated when they finish. If you have every wanted to read a book about spies as well as sweet romance and tons of adventure look no further then this series. Once you've finished and if you fell in love with it as i'm sure you will then Carters other series Heist society is the perfect next series to keep you reading and falling in love with books.

Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her? Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Other books in the Gallagher Girls series:
I'd Tell You That I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You (#1)
Cross My Hear And Hope To Spy (#2)
Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover (#3)
Only The Good Spy Young (#4)
Classified Material (#4.5)
Out Of Sight, Out Of Time (#5)
Double Crossed (#5.5)
United We Spy (#6)
A Gallagher Wedding (#6.5)

Switched by Amanda Hocking

Genre: Fantasy
Style: Magical 
Recommended: 12-17
Other: First in the Trylle trilogy

This is such a fun and unique series which I have re-read so many times! Its basically about a girl called Wendy who finds out she was switched at birth and is actually a tyrlle (troll) princess! Many of you will probably read that and dismiss this book immediately but trust me when I say don't! This is actually a truly amazing and imaginative novel and would suit anyone interested in fantasy and romance as well as adventure and magic. This is one of my favorite teen series and one which I really recommend you read it if you are between the ages 12 and 17!! 

When Wendy Everly was six-years-old, her mother was convinced she was a monster and tried to kill her. It isn't until eleven years later that Wendy finds out her mother might've been telling the truth. With the help of Finn Holmes, Wendy finds herself in a world she never knew existed - and it's one she's not sure if she wants to be a part of.

Other books in Tyrlle trilogy:
Switched (#1)
Torn (#2)
Ascend (#3)

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Save Me by Natasha Preston

Genre: Romance
Save MeStyle: Sad and Emotional
Recommended: 14+
Other: Stand alone novel

The thing I liked most about this book was that it was unlike any other book I have read. I came across Save Me because I had just finished re-reading Silence by Natasha Preston and wanted to read some more of her work and this book didn't disappoint. Its main focus is around a girl called Tegan who is struggling to cope with the sudden death of her father and is in need of being saved, hence the title. In this book you see how she comes to terms with this loss both short and long term. There are two main male characters in this novel which help bring it another dynamic by adding the ideas of love into this already intricate and complicated story line. If you have read and enjoyed any other of Prestons work then this book will not disappoint. If you are interested in romance and emotional stories then you will like this book. The only thing which annoyed me was the inaccuracy with dates. e.g. Preston would refer to something say in October, then say it is January but that's five months later?? Apart from that though this is a really good book! Honestly i'm just being picky!

Tegan Pennells used to care about everything: family, friends, boys, school, and music. But then her dad died and that stopped. She doesn’t care about her relationship with her mum and sister. She doesn’t care that she’s pushed away most of her friends. She doesn’t care that she lost her virginity to her friend’s brother in the backseat of his car. She doesn’t care that she uses men, or what people think about her friends with benefits agreement with Kai, a guy she met in a bar. Tegan doesn’t care about the man that received her father’s heart. And she doesn’t want to care about that man’s son. She doesn’t want to care about anything ever again.

When Summer Ends by Isabelle Rae

Genre: Romance
Style: Romantic and Thoughtful
Recommended: 15+
Other: Stand alone novel

I really loved this book and have been waiting for another book by Rae for the past 3 years! She is a really good writer and I love the plot of this novel. I love how it talks about an issue that isn't ever talked about and something many people think in 
inappropriate (student, teacher relations) however this novel focuses on the innocence and struggle of this situation and what happens when love is involved and for that reason this is a very interesting and gripping novel simply about the struggle of two people who are forbidden from being together but are in love. This is a relatively innocent novel and is therefore appropriate for most teenagers and above. 

Chloe Henderson has never been one to break the rules or push the boundaries… but during her summer break, she and her friends use fake IDs to sneak into a club. It’s there that she meets handsome and alluring bartender, Will Morris. The pair hit it off immediately, growing closer with every passing day. But as with every summer, it has to end sometime. Chloe’s senior year approaches and there’s a shock in store when she returns to do her final year at school. Will is there too, but he’s not one of her fellow students…
A tale of forbidden love, broken hearts, friendship, and rivalry.

Saturday, 6 June 2015

The Wedding Wager by Regina Duke

Genre: Romance
The Wedding Wager (Colorado Billionaires, #1)Style:Sweet and Fun
Recommended: 16+
Other: Stand alone novel

This is a really sweet and romantic books which is based around a business deal made between Kevin and Megan to get married because of inheritance issues but eventually becomes much more then that as they start to have feeling for one another. This novel has quite a predictable ending as you can imagine but this novel is especially good because of Duke's attention to detail and the secondary characters' story likes (Kevin's siblings). Not the classic romance novel but still romantic and with enough plot holes to keep it interesting and engaging. This is one book in a series but each novel has different characters and a slightly different story lines so they are unrelated to one another. If you liked this book you will undoubtedly like the rest of Duke's work.

Kevin Wake hates being rich. He despises everything his father stands for, but he can’t abandon his kid sister and baby brother. Their future is tied to his own. When his father threatens to rob them all of their mother’s legacy, Kevin takes bold action to protect what should be theirs.
Megan Mully is out of the hospital at last. But she’s homeless, jobless, broke and alone. Love is the last thing on her mind. Kevin is just a means to an end. She never expected him to steal her heart!