Friday, 28 November 2014

Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Evie from Prescription Fiction for nominating me! I am really sorry it took so long, school has been hectic! Nevertheless, I had so much fun doing this tag and the questions were amazing! 

1. If you could change the ending of any book, what would it be and what would you change it to?

I'm going to be predictable and say, Allegiant. It just broke my heart.... You all, or at least most of you, know what happened and I think it's pretty obvious what I would have liked to change it to... Maybe Veronica Roth could write an alternative ending? 

2. If you could dump hot noodle soup over the head of any one book character, who would you choose?

I've given this question a lot of thought and even though you're probably waiting for me to announce a villain's name, I'm going to semi-surprise you by choosing... *drum roll*... America Singer from the Selection trilogy! Although a likable character, her actions sometimes make me want to facepalm or throw something at her.

3. You're getting married! Choose your soon-to-be spouse, your best man, your bride's maids and your DJ!

My soon to be spouse would be Jace Wayland because...well... he's Jace Wayland. My best man would be a recent love of mine Jamie from the Mara Dyer trilogy. My Bride's Maids would be Thalia Grace, Celaena Sardothien and Izzy Lightwood. And my DJ, Leo Valdez.

4. Sum up one book with an album or a play list.

I don't know if the songs sum up the series exactly but I listened to them non stop during summer, when I was rereading The Mortal Instruments and now i can't not relate them to this series.
1. Warrior by Beth Crowley
2. Bleeding out by Imagine Dragons
3. Who we are by Imagine Dragons
4. Shatter me by Lindsay Stirling ft Lzzy Hale
5. You and I by John Legend ft Lindsey Stirling

5. You've stolen a chocolate fudge cake from the local bake and you're about to be shoved into prison for 20 years with one book character of your choice. Who would it be?

Nico Di Angelo hands down. He'd be able to get us out of there in the span of a few seconds with his shadow traveling ability! Hmm... maybe we could travel a little afterwards, I'd be in no rush to get back!

6. If you could ask any author 3 questions who would it be and what?

If I could ask any author 3 questions It'd be Cassandra Clare.
I would ask her how does she keep herself motivated to write during those dark days of Writer's block (as this has been a constant problem for me).
Will the characters from TMI play any important role in the Dark Artifices or will they just cross paths sometimes with the main characters of TDA?
And, lastly, what are her thoughts on TMI turning into a Tv Series? 

7. You can attend one fictional school for an intire year. Which would it be? (Hogwarts is banned from this answer because, well... duh!)

Well, I just finished re-reading Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins so I'm kind of in love with Paris and SOAP! I'd just love to study there for a year! Maybe I'd even get to meet my own Etienne or Josh!

8. Would you rather snog Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood or Ron Weasley? State why!

Ron Weasley without a doubt in my mind! He's just so adorable and goofy! I confess there were moments that I liked him more than Harry and that says something!

9. If you could get a tattoo of one character's face on a body part of your choosing who and where would you choose? (Keep it clean people!)

I would tattoo Celaena Sardothien, not nececceraly only her face, in a fight possision with one of her cool quotes under it like '“My name is Celaena Sardothien, but it makes no difference if my name’s Celaena or Lillian or Bitch, because I’d still beat you, no matter what you call me.” She's so badass! I adore her! As for the 'where' part probably on my rib? Although I've heard it hurts a lot there!

10. You can bring one fictional character back from the dead, but by doing so you have to kill another. Which two would you choose?

I'd bring back to life Max Lightwood from The Mortal Instruments series because he was such a sweet little geeky boy and I was really sad when he died and I'd kill the King of Adarlan from the Throne of Glass series. That dude just keeps getting on my nerves...

My Questions! :

1. Which book character you can relate the most to?
2. What's the one thing that can ruin a book for you?
3. Your favorite book is turning into a movie and you're assigned with the casting of five of the characters. Which would they be and which actors/actresses would you choose to portrate them?
4.What are your top 3 favorite reads of all time?
5. What's your worst bookish habit?
6. What's the worst book-to-movie adaptation you've ever watched and what's the best?
7.What's your favorite book quote?
8. A character you hated but ended up loving.
9. There's a crisis! What's the one character you would turn to for advice or help?
10. You have the chance to give one character of your choice a piece of advice. Which character would you choose and what would you advise them?

And, finaly, I Tag:

Claire from Bookworm Reviews
Tayler from Tailoredreads

Have Fun!:D

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #8 : Top Ten Sequels I can't wait to get!

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is created and hosted at The Broke and The Bookish. Every week there is a new top ten list for bloggers to take part in and enjoy!


The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting (The Body Finder #3)

The Queen of Zombie Hearts by Gena Showalter (White Rabbit Chronicles #3)

In The After Light by Alexandra Bracken (The Darkest Minds #3)

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave #2)


This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (Starbound #2)

The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson (The Remanant Chronicles #2)

Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge (Cruel Beauty Universe #2)

Ensnared by A. G. Howard (Splintered #3)

Miss Mayhem by Rachel Hawkins (Rebel Belle #2)

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Mara Dyer believes life can't get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can. 

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her strangely unharmed. 

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love. 

She's wrong.

A full week  has past after reading this book and I'm still trying to gather my thoughts in order to write a proper review so if this seems a bit over the place.... Bear with me people.

I loved this book to bits. It was dark, suspenseful and pretty creepy at times. Seriously. I stole my fair share of glances behind me to ensure no creepy dead person was standing there watching me. The writing was really easy to get into and the pacing was amazing. And don't get me start on the romance! 
Oh, Noah... *sigh*  

I don't think I can properly describe to you how hard I was fangirling at the scenes between Noah and Mara! Those two had an unbelievable chemistry that I just couldn't get enough of!

So let's move on to the Characters.

We begin with Mara, a16-year-old girl, who's been in an accident that she has no recollection of and wakes up to find her best friend, boyfriend and his sister dead. After that, she begins having hallucinations of them and imagining people's deaths few minutes before they happen. Naturally, she begins to think she's crazy. But what if she isn't?

I really enjoyed Mara's character. She was flawed, damaged and overall lost. Do you even wonder why I liked her? *enter sarcasm* But, jocking aside, I think that's what made her 'real'.  She is dignosed with PTSD, is really confused and for the most part of the book she tried to cast aside what she was seeing as hallucinations or simple coincidents which was something that anybody else in her place would have done. She was, for the most part, a credible character and that's something I really liked about her.

Then we have Noah. The mysterious beautiful boy who takes an interest on Mara. I loved him! What more is there to say? He was complex and always ready with a witty response. Smart and determinded, he was a really swoon-worthy male character! He was also there for Mara when she need him and a nice destraction for her from all the weird stuff happening. Definitely high up on my book-boyfriend list!

I also can't go on without talking about one of my favorite characters, Jamie. Although he didn't stay long in the book Jamie was the comic relief to this book for me. He was so sassy and also a very good friend, one that stands up to people when they've wronged someone. He was just awesome!

On another note, that cliffhanger! It had me gaping at the book and then, of course, throwing it on my bed and jumping onto the next one. I am not kidding. I started The Evolution of Mara Dyer in the span of 3 minutes after finishing The Unbecoming. And so far? It's so good!

Five out of five stars, this is a book I really recommend reading! It's something differenet and exciting! And if you are in the mood for something creepy and mysterious? Even better!

Book info:
  • Paperback, 466 pages
  • Published, September 27th 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Genre: Mystery, Paranormal.
  • Rating: 5/5

Mystery= The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gayman

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . 

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

   I picked up this book in mid-October needing something to put me in a more Halloween-ish mood and it definitely served its purpose! The Graveyard Book has the right amount of dark, suspense and is pretty spooky at times, with ghosts, murderers and a mixture of other night creatures to put you in the right mood for Halloween.
Although I did thoroughly enjoy this book, I admit it did take a while to really grab me as for the first 70 pages or so I didn’t found much about it really interesting and thought it was a bit boring at times. From then on, though, it really started picking up! I got to see many of Bod’s adventures and watch him grow through the years and feel his loneliness in the graveyard and his want to explore the world out of the Graveyard’s gates. He’s cleverness, also, surprised me at numerous times which made me like him even more!
Slowly I got to know more about the characters and connect with them more. Silas and Liza the witch became some of my favorite characters in this book!

 Overall, this book was exactly what I wanted it to be, a spooky story about the adventures of a young boy living in a graveyard!

Book info:
  • Paperback, 312 pages
  • Published, September 30th 2008
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal
  • Rating: 3.75/5

Horror: The Graveyard Book