Sunday, 14 September 2014

Review: the selection by Keira Cass

Title/author: the selection by keira cass
Originally Publisher/Year Published:  2012
Genre: young adult/fantasy
How I got this book: bought 
Why I read this book: Heard great things about it
Rating4 out of 5 stars

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself--and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

Review : 
I coulnd't put This book down. Loved It from the 1st page.

The book is about a girl called 'america'. One day she get's a letter to enter the selection. Her boyfriend wants her to enter because he Thinks she'll get a better future if she gets chosen. She's surprised when she gets chosen and she is send to the palace to participate In the game for prince maxon. She gets to know the prince better and they are becoming friends. Because of some issues at home she doesn't want to get send back. The prince decides to keep her for as long as possible. Eventually he has feelings for America. America still loves her 'boyfriend' and wants some time to think. Of course also other girls are still fighting to become the prince's wife and America doesn't know where her heart belongs.

The book ends really good. Can't wait to read the sequel. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Hopefully the 2nd book will be even better. 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Review: sex criminals by Matt fraction and chip Zdarsky


Title/Author: sex criminals by Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky
Originally Publisher/Year Published:  Image comics 2014
Graphic novel
How I got this book: bought 
Why I read this book: I really like graphic novels, this one sounded very interesting.
Rating4 out of 5 stars

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks. A bawdy and brazen sex comedy for comics begins here!

Review : 
First of all I want to say that this was a book that I didn't expect to be like it was. It was very interesting to read and cought myself saying 'What?!' too many times. It's a very fun read but not for the faint hearted.

This book is about a girl called suzie and she has a special ability. every time she has sex time stops around her. one day she meets Jon and he has the same ability. they become lovers and kinda have sex all the time. They one day decide to rob a bank because Suzie needs funds for her local library. they both see no harm in doing it. But soon a group of people called the 'sex police' finds out Jon and Suzie have sex to rob the bank and try to stop them. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday : 'blue notes' by Carrie lofty

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. I also feature books that may have already released, but I am anxiously waiting to read.

This week's book:

Author: Carrie Lofty

Publication date : May 6th 2014

For fans of Jamie McGuire and S.C. Stephens, a sizzling new adult novel featuring the tumultuous relationship between a young piano prodigy and a reluctant billionaire playboy—set against the vibrant backdrop of a New Orleans college campus.

After being bounced from foster family to foster family, Keeley, a talented pianist, is ready to start over as a junior at Tulane. But when she plays a small concert that attracts the attention of Jude, a brooding playboy and heir to an enormous fortune in the wake of his parents’ tragic death, suddenly Keeley’s life is thrown off balance once again.

Jude is the first person to confront her about the pain behind her music, and she struggles with whether or not to let him into her life, or to keep protecting herself from the hurt that relationships have caused her in the past. But Keeley’s about to learn that the melancholy young billionaire who appears to have everything he wants can open her eyes to exactly what she needs…

My opinion:

This book looks so pretty and beautiful and also the story sounds great. I normally never read new adult but this maybe I will. 

About the author:

Carrie Lofty holds a Masters degree in history, which she has put to good use as an award-winning historical romance writer (Starlight and His Very Own Girl) and lecturer on the craft of writing. She pens paranormal romance as Lindsey Piper, and contemporary erotic romance as Katie Porter.

An active member of the Chicago North and Wisconsin chapters of Romance Writers of America, she's also a part-time movie buff, former belly dancer, and wannabe choral singer. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

You can track her down at, @carrielofty, or AuthorCarrieLofty on Facebook.

Monday, 19 May 2014

Review: Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Title/Author: Meant to be by Lauren Morrill 
Originally Publisher/Year Published:  2012
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance
How I got this book: bought 
Why I read this book: went to London recently and wanted to read about it again.
Rating: 4 stars 

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question.

It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A junior Julia may be accident prone, but she's queen of following rules and being prepared. That's why she keeps a pencil sharpener in her purse and a pocket Shakespeare in her, well, pocket. And that's also why she's chosen Mark Bixford, her childhood crush, as her MTB ("meant to be").

But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis, class-clown Jason, on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love.

The book goes about a girl called 'julia'. She's going on a school trip to london for 9 days. When being in london she gets this partner where she has to make assignments with. He's called jason and in the beginning doesn't at all like julia because she's following the rules and for being a book lover.

Soon he realizes who she really is and decides to go on an adventure in london with her being pretty incognito.

First of all, the cover of the book looks just beautiful! I love the rainbow effect and also the big ben and westminster on the cover.

Julia was a nice girl who believed together with her friend back in the states in her MTB which means her 'meant to be'. But she doesn't realize the obvious till quite late in the book. It was sad to see that the real love end only was 1 chapter. I loved the character Jason. He was a guy like a guy in real life would be. He was nice but also a bit of a fool. I didn't at all like the character mark who was a jerk all away and it was just nahh..

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars because I think the end was too short and the building to the end was too long. It was a cute read and loved it a lot :)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: 'love Lucy' by April Lindner

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This weeks book will be:

Author: April Lindner 

Publication date: January 27, 2015


While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But just because summer is over doesn't mean Lucy and Jesse are over, too.

In this coming-of-age romance, April Lindner perfectly captures the highs and lows of a summer love that might just be meant to last beyond the season.

My opinion:

The story sounds so amazing. Once I've seen a movie with Amanda Seyfried in it which took place In Italy and this book reminds me of that. I absolutely loved the movie, so I'll probably also will love the book as well. The cover just stunning! Shame we have to wait till end of January to get our hands on a copy.

About the author: 

April Lindner is the author of Catherine and Jane and a professor of English at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Her poetry collection,Skin, received the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry, and her poems have been featured in many anthologies and textbooks. April lives with her husband and two sons in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Bout of books 10 : Books you're looking foreward to

This is one of bout of books 10's challenges.
I'm looking foreword to reading tons of books in the summer. Here's a list of my 10 most wanted reads :

1. My life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
2. To all the boys I've loved before by Jenny Han
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
4. Royally lost by Angie Stanton
5. Rebel belle by Rachel Hawkins
6. Harry potter and the chamber of secrets by JK Rowling
7. The geography of you and me by Jennifer E. Smith
8. Lola and the boy next door by Stephanie Perkins
9. Of Triton by Anna Banks
10. The winner's curse by Marie Rutkoski

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Bout of Books 10.0

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates, be sure to visit the bout of books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Hello everyone, 
I'm glad to announce that I will be participating in the Bout of Books 10.0. Wanted to do this for a year now but never really did, this year I finally will.

1. Read at least 3 books of the books on this list:
- meant to be by Lauren Morill 
- my life next door by Huntley Fitzpatrick 
- throne of glass by Sarah J Maas
- Harry potter And the chamber of secrets by JK Rowling 
2. Participating in at least 3 challenges.
3. Spend 30 minutes a day commenting on fellow bout of bookers their blog.
4. Spend 1 hour a day reading

Can't wait to keep you updated about how my reading goes :)

Xx Claire


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Saturday, 10 May 2014

Review : Anna and the French kiss By Stephanie Perkins

Title/Author: Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Originally Publisher/Year Published:  December 2010 by Dutton 
Genre: young adult, contemporary
How I got this book: bought 
Why I read this book: it's almost summer, what better way to kick off the season by reading some contemporary?  :) 
Rating: 5 stars

Anna has everything figured out - she was about to start senior year with her best friend, she had a great weekend job, and her huge work crush looked as if it might finally be going somewhere... Until her dad decides to send her 4383 miles away to Paris. On her own.

But despite not speaking a word of French, Anna finds herself making new friends, including Etienne, the smart, beautiful boy from the floor above. But he’s taken – and Anna might be too. Will a year of romantic near-missed end with the French kiss she’s been waiting for?

When I started this book I could almost guess I'd like it. Anna had a great character and a beautiful personal life in America with her friends. Her parents decided for her to send her to school in Paris.
Here she meets Etienne st. Clair. He is a great guy with French dad and American mum. Tons of good and bad things happen in this book which makes is such an adorable read. I loved Etienne and Anna as well. They're the catchy imaginary love story but Stephanie Perkins made it way better than I had expected. 
5 out of 5 stars for this little masterpiece of contemporary fiction 

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