Monday, 30 June 2014

Currently reading

Hi Everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts, uni has been hectic with exams and all, so I haven't been doing much reading lately. I wanted to get a review done today but that just didn't happen, due to the fact that I haven't finished any books! So I thought i'd just share what i'm currently reading. 

I thought i'd share what i'm reading for my psychology class at the moment. This was my textbook i've been reading throughout the semester and i'm now using it for my exam revision! It's actually a very interesting book and i've enjoyed reading about all different aspects of psychology. 

This is one of the books i'm currently reading and i'm highly enjoying it. I'm over halfway through so i'm hoping i'll be able to finish it and get a review up soon! This is the sequel to Gabriel's Inferno, which I LOVED. 

Another book that I am currently reading. I was asked to review this book by the author and i'm about halfway through and i'm liking it so far! I'm hoping to finish this one this week as well. 

I go on holidays after Thursday so i'm hoping i'll be able to read a lot more and take out a big chunk of my TBR pile!

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Waiting On Wednesday

Hi everyone! Today I have this weeks Waiting On Wednesday, which is hosted by Jill over at Breaking The Spine. This week the book I want to show you is Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout, the fifth and final book in the Lux series.
Release date: August 5th 2014

Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.

She can't believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.

Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.

They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.

War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.

Opposition is one my my most anticipated books of 2014! I can't wait for it to be released. 

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Hi everyone! Today i'm going to be doing Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This weeks top ten is book cover trends I like/dislike!  I decided to do cover trends that i've noticed over the last few years rather than ones I particularly like/dislike. So here goes...

The Almost Kiss


The Dystopian Symbol

The 'I've Only Got Half a Face'


The Dramatic Embrace


The Extremely Inconvenient Dress


The 'How Am I Breathing Right Now?' 

The 'Look! I Have Legs!'


The 'Hmmmm I Wonder What This Is About??'

The Over The Shoulder look 

The 'I Wonder What Genre This Book Is?'

Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Classic books

I read a lot of books. More specifically I read a lot of young adult and new adult books. Sometimes I venture out into the mysterious world of adult fiction. However, I haven't read many classics. This is something that I get frustrated with myself about. I want to read more classics but there is always that new Y/A or N/A book that just sounds SO interesting that I push the classics to the bottom of my TBR pile. 
so I thought i'd share a few classics that I'm really interesting in reading and will hopefully get to sometime this year!

 Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Far in the future, the World Controllers have created the ideal society. Through clever use of genetic engineering, brainwashing and recreational sex and drugs, all its members are happy consumers. Bernard Marx seems alone harbouring an ill-defined longing to break free. A visit to one of the few remaining Savage Reservations, where the old, imperfect life still continues, may be the cure for his


Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

So begins Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's witty comedy of manners--one of the most popular novels of all time--that features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Tired of their servitude to man, a group of farm animals revolt and establish their own society, only to be betrayed into worse servitude by their leaders, the pigs, whose slogan becomes: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." This 1945 satire addresses the socialist/ communist philosophy of Stalin in the Soviet Union.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Take a Chance by Abbi Glines Book Review

Take a Chance by Abbi Glines 
Genre: N/A Contemporary romance 

 When Harlow Manning's rocker father goes on tour, he sends her to Rosemary Beach, Florida, to live with her half-sister, Nan. The problem: Nan despises her. Harlow has to keep her head down if she wants to get through the next nine months, which seems easy enough. Until gorgeous Grant Carter walks out of Nan's room in nothing but his boxer briefs.

Grant made a huge mistake getting involved with a girl with venom in her veins. He'd known about Nan's reputation, but still he couldn't resist her. Nothing makes him regret the fling more than meeting Harlow, who sends his pulse racing. Yet Harlow wants nothing to do with a guy who could fall for her wicked half-sister;even if there are no strings between Grant and Nan. Grant is desperate to redeem himself in Harlow's eyes, but did he ruin his chances before he even met her?
First I just want to let you all know that although this can be read as a standalone, it is part of the Rosemary Beach series and I personally recommend reading all of the other books first! Otherwise you may get spoiled for certain things and/or confused about what is happening! 

I really enjoyed this book. I've wanted to read Grants story since he first appeared in Fallen Too Far. However...he annoyed me a bit in this book.  If you've read the Fallen Too far series you'll know all about the character, Nan...and man do I hate her. I was getting so frustrated with Grant in this story! I just can't comprehend why anyone would want to be with Nan??? She acts like the most spoiled little brat on the whole planet. All because she didn't have a dad growing up. I'm not denying that only having one parent can affect people but blame all her emotional problems/bitchy-ness on that one thing? I don't think so. 

"She was running wild again, and Rush wasn't coming to the rescue. He had hung up his superman cape and decided his days of coming to Nan's side were over. I had wanted that. As sick as it was, I had wanted to be her hero"

I know there are people out there that want  book from Nan's POV but i really don't think i could read it!  

Harlow on the other hand, I really liked! She was sweet and kind and to be honest i don't really know what she saw in Grant. This is one of the reasons I only gave this book 4 cups of tea. I wanted to see more of a connection between the two of them. At times i just didn't believe it, you know?  

"When a guy gets the attention of someone like you, he's supposed to understand his luck. Not toss it away. He doesn't get it. find a an that understands your worth"

Now, the plot. I really enjoyed the storyline of this book and I just wanted to keep reading! There is a few twists that I didn't see coming, so that's always good. However I felt a times it was a bit unrealistic. Characters were forgiven a bit too easily in my opinion and I would have liked to have seen this dealt with in a more realistic manner. At one point something devastating is revealed and the characters are forgiven literally within a few pages. Maybe it's just me. 

This one ends on a cliff hanger, so be warned. However the second book is coming out later this year so i'm excited to see where Abbi takes this story! 

I find all of Abbi Glines's books very addictive. They're mostly fairly short as well, so I tend to read them in a short time span. They're great fun reads so I recommend checking out Take a Chance as well as her other books in the Rosemary Beach and Seabreeze series! 

"You're worried about getting hurt, but i don't think you understand yet that you're holding all the damn cards sweet girl. All the damn cards" 

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