Thursday, April 28

Review: City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4)

City of Fallen Angels (Mortal Instruments #4)
Cassandra Clare 

Published By: Walker Books
Publication Date: April 5, 2011
Date Read: April 28, 2011
Genre: YA - Urban Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 424
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6752378-city-of-fallen-angels
From Goodreads:
City of Fallen Angels takes place two months after the events of City of Glass. In it, a mysterious someone’s killing the Shadowhunters who used to be in Valentine’s Circle and displaying their bodies around New York City in a manner designed to provoke hostility between Downworlders and Shadowhunters, leaving tensions running high in the city and disrupting Clary’s plan to lead as normal a life as she can — training to be a Shadowhunter, and pursuing her relationship with Jace. As Jace and Clary delve into the issue of the murdered Shadowhunters, they discover a mystery that has deeply personal consequences for them — consequences that may strengthen their relationship, or rip it apart forever. Meanwhile, internecine warfare among vampires is tearing the Downworld community apart, and only Simon — the Daylighter who everyone wants on their side — can decide the outcome; too bad he wants nothing to do with Downworld politics. Love, blood, betrayal and revenge: the stakes are higher than ever in City of Fallen Angels.

I absolutely loved this book and it is definitely one of my favourite of the series. The story follows Clary as she starts to train as a shadowhunter and comes to terms with the blossoming relationship between her and Jace. Soon Jace starts pulling away from her and she doesn't understand why. Soon everything is spiralling out of control and there is nothing Clary can do to stop it.

I thought this was an amazing new chapter in Clary and Jace's story. I found myself loving every minute of it but at the same time hating it because i knew something bad was going to happen to their relationship and really didn't want it to happen. The book was action-packed and fast paced and i loved every moment of it.

******SPOILER ZONE*********
I was completely heartbroken when Jace became possessed by Lilith, and I just wanted to stop reading and pretend it wasn't happen but at the same time i was so hooked i couldn't stop reading. Jace and Clary are just the perfect couple to me and all I wanted was for it to work out for them. I was so happy when Clary got rid of the Lilith's hold on Jace and i was thinking that everything was going to end happily. I was so wrong its unbelievable. I can't say I was shocked by the link between Sebastian and Jace and unlike some people who hated the ending I quite liked the ending. Of course I want Jace and Clary together and happy but I honestly think that all this hurt is going to make their relationship grow that much stronger. Jace honestly believes that he is evil and i think the only way he is going to realise the truth is by him experiencing evil personally so that he can see the differences between sebastian and himself. I think by Clary fighting for him and helping his through all his issues by the end when they end up together happy, and i do honestly think that they will be together, their relationship will be so much stronger. I cannot wait for the next book.



Wednesday, April 27

Review: Never Let Me Go

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro 

Published By: Faber
Publication Date: October 14, 2010
Date Read: February 11, 2011
Genre: Adult - Science Fiction / Dystopia?
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9276358-never-let-me-go

From Goodreads:
From the Booker Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day comes a devastating new novel of innocence, knowledge, and loss. As children Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy were students at Hailsham, an exclusive boarding school secluded in the English countryside. It was a place of mercurial cliques and mysterious rules where teachers were constantly reminding their charges of how special they were. Now, years later, Kathy is a young woman. Ruth and Tommy have reentered her life. And for the first time she is beginning to look back at their shared past and understand just what it is that makes them special—and how that gift will shape the rest of their time together. Suspenseful, moving, beautifully atmospheric, Never Let Me Go is another classic by the author of The Remains of the Day.

OMG this book was so amazingly good. i loved every minute of it. The story followd three childhood friends, Tommy, Cathy and Ruth. They grew up together in a english bording school, but little do they know is that everything they have ever been told is a lie. They are actually clones, who have been created only for donations. As their relationship grows as they grow up and they find out the truth of what they are they must learn to deal with the fact that they cannot stay together and life will tear them apart. The beginning was a little slow for me but once i was a few chapters in i was hooked. It was such an emotional story and I found myself wishing that they could find a way to stop the donations and be happy. The only thing i didn't like was the fact that the ending was so sad and made me cry. I was so emotional that by the end of the book i had to stop reading because i couldn't see the words anymore for my tears. I love this book and will definitely read it over and over again.



Review: Noughts and Crosses (Noughts and Crosses #1)

Noughts and Crosses (Noughts and Crosses #1)
Malorie Blackman

Published By: Corgi
Publication Date: August 8, 2006
Date Read: April 1, 2011
Genre: YA - Contemporary
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 479

From Goodreads:
Two young people are forced to make a stand in this thought-provoking look at racism and prejudice in an alternate society.

Sephy is a Cross -- a member of the dark-skinned ruling class. Callum is a Nought -- a “colourless” member of the underclass who were once slaves to the Crosses. The two have been friends since early childhood, but that’s as far as it can go. In their world, Noughts and Crosses simply don’t mix. Against a background of prejudice and distrust, intensely highlighted by violent terrorist activity, a romance builds between Sephy and Callum -- a romance that is to lead both of them into terrible danger. Can they possibly find a way to be together?

In this gripping, stimulating and totally absorbing novel, black and white are right and wrong.


The story follows Sephy a cross and Callum a nought, two children who live in a racist hierarchical society where nought and crosses should not mix. Crosses, are the higher race of the two and when Sephy's school starts to let in Noughts she is overjoyed as she gets to spend more time with her best friend Callum, what she does not realise is the prejudice he will fell at being one of few at the school. As they grow up Sephy and Callum's friendship starts to blossom into much more but they cannot be allowed to be together because of the society in which they live. Soon life tears them apart but little so they know is that fate has so much more in store for them. 

I felt to much while i was reading this book and found it a really amazing book that i got sucked into the story. I think Malorie Blackman is amazing for writing a story that centres around racism as it is such a taboo subject and wrote this expertly. It was such a touching tale and i was in tears so many times throughout the book. 

********SPOILERS*********** 

I loved Sephy and Callum's story and all i wanted them was to be together and when they finally managed to be together i was overjoyed and thought this is amazing, its a love conquers all story. I could not have been more wrong. I was physically shocked at the ending of this book and above all absolutely heartbroken. I don't want to spoil it too much as to say why i was heartbroken but i think this is the book that has made me cry the most and i still get so emotional thinking about it. I was truly heartbroken and ended up sobbing as if this event had happened to someone i personally knew. 
I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 because i came away from the book so utterly heartbroken and slightly depressed because of the ending, i am very much a happy ending person and this book so utterly broke my heart, it physically hurt. 

It's a beautiful story and i absolutely loved every moment and found i couldn't get into any book after reading it because i just kept thinking about it over again. It's an amazing novel and the story will stay with you long after finishing the book.




Tuesday, April 26

May - Indie Author Month

Hey guys,
I just thought i'd drop a quick post about what will be happening in may, me and a couple of more blogs are dedicating May to indie authors. I have recently been introduced to indie authors and i am shocked that i didn't know about them before. I am really loving the indie authors i have spoken to and love their work that i have read so far. I have a couple more to read.
I will post links to a goodreads pages for each book below this is what books i will be reviewing so far.

Amaretto Flame by Sammie Spencer 
Kensey's Story: Meeting Death by Nellee Horne
Marked by Kim Richardson
Six Moon Summer by SM Reine
The Advice Girl by LA Shaw
Veiled Innocence by Krystle Jones

These will be posted at various times throughout May and will probably not be in the order that I have just posted

Happy Reading
Kayleigh xoxo

Monday, April 25

Great New Giveaway

There's a great new giveaway of a signed ARC of Six Moon Summer by S. M. Reine

“Rylie’s parents are going through a messy divorce. They send her to summer camp to get her out of the way of their fighting lawyers, but she’s just as miserable at the girls’ camp as she was at home— there’s nothing vegetarian for her to eat at the mess hall, she hates hiking and archery, and the other campers taunt Rylie mercilessly.

One night, the bullying goes too far, and Rylie runs away. She doesn’t get far. It’s a full moon, and she isn’t alone in the forest. A wild animal mauls her. She’s certain she won’t survive.

Instead of dying, she wakes up unharmed in her cabin the next morning. The only sign that something has changed are the healed scars on her chest, her increasingly keen senses, and her sudden craving for raw, bloody meat. A boy from the other camp seems to know what’s happening to her, but Rylie isn’t sure if she can trust herself with Seth.

Rylie soon learns that she only has until the end of summer before she becomes just like the monster that attacked her: a man-eating werewolf hungry for human flesh. Unless she can find a cure, she’s only six moons away from transforming forever and losing her life to the hunger…”



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Review: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3)

City of Glass (Mortal Instruments #3)
Cassandra Clare

Published By: Walker Books
Publication Date: March 24, 2009
Date Read: April 25, 2011
Genre: YA - Urban Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 541
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3777732-city-of-glass
From Goodreads:
To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost? Love is a mortal sin and the secrets of the past prove deadly as Clary and Jace face down Valentine in the final installment of the New York Times bestselling trilogy The Mortal Instruments.

This book is definitely my favourite of the series so far. It follows Clary as she travels to idris in search of an antidote for her mother, however while there she meets Sebastian, unaware that he is a spy for Valentine. As Clary goes on her mission, with the help of Magnus and Jace she discovers more secrets from her past that cause a trail of actions that can change the Shadowhunter world forever. I loved this book, it was absolutely incredible. I found myself so over-excited when i became close to the end as you find out the secrets from Clary's past and all the truth comes to light after Valentine's lies. I found myself in tears at multiple points throughout this book and the ending was just incredible. I'm a big sucker for hapy endings and i am so glad that this is what i got. I can't wait to read the next book and find out what is going to happen next.



Sunday, April 24

Happy Easter

Hey everyone,
I just want to wish everyone a happy easter and hope you all have a great time.

Happy Reading,
Love
Kayleigh

Wednesday, April 20

New Cover Release

The UK cover of Morganville Vampires #11 Last Breath has just been released via Rachel Caine's twitter.




There is no information on this book yet but i am really excited about it. I have always preferred the UK covers for this series to the US covers, and I love this one so much, it is so beautiful. I can't wait for it to be published, November 2011.

Note About Amaretto Flame

Hey guys,

I recently read Amaretto Flame by Sammie Spencer and I absolutely loved it. I have put off posting my review until May 8th, as Sammie will be my guest blogger as part of her blog tour doing an exclusive character post on my favourite character Jackson, I am really excited about this and hope you'll stop by on May 8th. And hopefully you'll pick up the e-book available on Amazon, it's definitely worth reading

Happy reading
Kayleigh.

Tuesday, April 19

New Look Blog

So, as you all can tell I have been working hard on a new look for the blog. I thought that it was about time for a change. I would love for you all to tell me what you think about the new look so make sure to leave a comment about what you think.
Thanks for following I <3 you all
Love, Kayleigh

Sunday, April 17

Review: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2)

City of Ashes (Mortal Instruments #2)
Cassandra Clare 

Published By: Walker Books
Publication Date: March 28, 2008
Date Read: April 17, 2011
Genre: YA - Urban Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 453
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4062214-city-of-ashes
From Goodreads:
A murderer is loose in New York City ... ... and the victims are Downworlder children. Clary Fray and her fellow Shadowhunters have a strong suspicion that Valentine, Clary's father, may be behind the killings. But if he is the murderer, then what's his true motive? To make matters worse, the second of the Mortal Instruments, the Soul-Sword, has been stolen, and the mysterious Inquisitor has arrived to investigate, with his eyes vigilantly targeted on Clary's brother, Jace. Clary will need to face some terrifying demons and even more terrifying family decisions. No one said that the life of a Shadowhunter would be easy.

This series just gets better and better. I really loved this book. All the Shadowhunters are left reeling after discovering Jace & Clary are brother and sister. Now they must try and fight their feelings for each other because it is wrong. Meanwhile, someone is killing Downworlder children and suspicions arise that is could be Valentine. Clary and Jace must put away their feelings for each other and concentrate on finding out what Valentine is up to. I really loved this book, i definitely fell for Jace more that i did in this one. I was shocked and devastated to find out that Jace and Clary were related and i felt so much for them as they try and hide their devastation of it and their feelings for it. I hated the Inquisitor and couldn't believe all teh horrible things she made Jace go through. I am really upset that Clary's mum is still comatose but i have a feeling all will become clear in the third book. I really started to love Luke in this book. He is such a great role model and father figure for Clary and Jace. I can't wait to find out what happens next and get the answers to all the questions raised in the first two books.



Thursday, April 14

Review: City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1)

City of Bones (Mortal Instruments #1)
Cassandra Clare

Published By: Walker Books
Publication Date: March 27, 2007
Date Read: April 14, 2011
Genre: YA - Urban Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 442
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1471425.City_of_Bones
From Goodreads:
When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder - much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing - not even a smear of blood - to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It's also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like an angel and acts a lot like a jerk. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into Jace's world with a vengeance, when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know....

Exotic and gritty, exhilarating and utterly gripping, Cassandra Clare's ferociously entertaining fantasy takes readers on a wild ride that they will never want to end.

This is one of the best starts to a series i have ever read.

The story follows Clary, a fifteen year old girl who feels like she is different from everyone else. Little does she know she is. Clary meets the mysterious Jace and his friends Isabelle and Alec and is suddenly thrown into a hidden world she could never have imagined. Jace is a Shadow Hunter, a Nephilim, a rare race that is made to protect the world from demons and Downworlders. Clary soon discovers her mother has been lying to her her whole life as Clary is a Shadow Hunter with no memories. As Clary, Jace and the others go on a journey to unblock Clary's mind and find out what her blocked memories hold there is something bigger going on in the Shadow Hunter world. Valentine, a Shadow Hunter who wants revenge, has kidnapped Clary's comatose mother and she will do anything to get her mom back, even if it means risking her own life.

I really loved this book, it was amazing and i automatically fell head over heels for Jace. He's just the character that you cannot help but love. There was so much action in this book and it was so fast-paced i couldn't put it down. Whenever i put the book down i found myself wanting to pick it back up and read the entire thing in one sitting as i needed to know what was going to happen.
There was a huge twist at the end that i did not see coming at all and i can't wait for the next book.
An amazing debut to what's going to be an amazing series.



Friday, April 8

Review: Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3)

Club Dead (Sookie Stackhouse #3)
Charlaine Harris

Published By: Gollancz
Publication Date: July 16, 2009
Date Read: April 8, 2011
Genre: Adult - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 274
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6361417-club-dead
From Goodreads:
There's only one vampire Sookie Stackhouse is involved with (at least voluntarily) and that's Bill. But recently he's been kind of distant - like in another state distant. Bill's sinister and sexy boss Eric has an idea where to find him, which is why Sookie ends up in Jackson, Mississippi, mingling with the under-underworld at Club Dead. It's a dangerous little haunt where the elitist vamps can go chill and chow on some prime flesh. But when Sookie finally finds Bill - caught in an act of serious betrayal - she's not sure whether to save him, or sharpen some stakes.

I really loved this book.

Sookie is determined to find Bill, her vampire lover when he goes missing. She finds out that Bill lied to her about where he was going and who with and even tho she accepts he was going to betray her for his vampire lover form years ago she still keeps on saving him from whatever trouble he might be in. Teaming up with the very attractive werewolf, Alcide, Sookie travels to try and find bill, and ends up in the mysterious supernatural only club, Club Dead, where she hopes to find out some information about where he could be.

I loved Sookie in this book, she is such an amazing book heroine, she accepts that Bill betrayed her and yet she still stays strong and saves him.
I love Alcide, he is so sweet and amazing and i found myself wanting him and Sookie to get together. He's definitely one of my favourite characters in the series. I wasn't so sure about him at first but definitely fell for him more and more as i read more of the book.
I really found myself hating Bill in this one. He completely betrayed Sookie, both her feelings and her trust in him and then thought he had the right to be possessive over her and get angry at the thought of her being with another man. He really annoyed me when he started to call her HIS Sookie as i didn't think he had a right after he betrayed her like he did.

I am definitely hooked to this series and i can't wait to read the next book.



Thursday, April 7

Review: Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer (Twisted Tales #2)

Sleeping Beauty Vampire Slayer (Twisted Tales #2)
Maureen McGowan

Published By: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Date Read: April 6, 2011
Genre: YA - Fairytale Retelling
Source: For Review
Format: E-Book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9407790-sleeping-beauty

From Goodreads:
In this thrilling story full of adventure and romance, Sleeping Beauty is more than just a lonely princess waiting for her prince—she's a brave, tenacious girl who never backs down from a challenge. With vampire-slaying talents that she practices in secret, Sleeping Beauty puts her courage to the test in the dark of night, fighting evil as she searches for a way to break the spell that has cut her off from her family. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Sleeping Beauty and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is an entirely new type of fairy tale–one that will keep today's kids guessing and offer them hours of magical fun.

I really enjoyed reading this book.

It follows Lucette, the princess of Xandra, who as a baby was cursed by the queen of the vampires to get back at her parents. One day Lucette would prick her finger and from then on she would live a life of loneliness, in a deep sleep during the day only to awaken at night whereas the rest of the kingdom would be in a deep sleep at night only to awaken during the day. With her friend Alex, the crowned prince of the vampires who doesn't agree with his mother and Tristin, her crush from years ago who taught her how to slay, she protects the palace while all is asleep, until she can find a way to prove true love and break the curse.

I really enjoyed this though i didn't find it as fast-paced it was action-packed. i found it slow in the beginning it got a lot better after the curse set in. I loved both of the guys in the book and couldn't decide who i wanted her to be with. I was so happy about them bringing down the queen of the vampires and i was so happy with the end of the book.

Like Cinderella Ninja Warrior this is a choose your own path book and you get to choose what you think Lucette would do in three parts of the book.
I will enjoy re-reading this book again and again and choosing different paths each time.



Monday, April 4

Review: The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #3)

The Reckoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #3)
Kelley Armstrong

Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: April 6, 2010
Date Read: April 4, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 391
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6468666-the-reckoning
From Goodreads:
Only two weeks ago, life was all too predictable. But that was before I saw my first ghost. Now, along with my supernatural friends Tori, Derek, and Simon, I’m on the run from the Edison Group, which genetically altered us as part of their sinister experiment. We’re hiding in a safe house that might not be as safe as it seems. We’ll be gone soon anyway, back to rescue those we’d left behind and to take out the Edison Group . . . or so we hope.

What an amazing conclusion to the series.
Chloe, a powerful necromancer is on the run with Simon, a sorcerer, Tori, a witch and Derek, a werewolf. As they try to find out whether they are safe in tehir supposedly, 'safe house' they also have to find out how to find Simon and Derek's Dad. Add to that the fact that Chloe likes Simon, the nice guy who really cares about her and Derek the not-so-nice guy who only shows his soft side to her.

I loved this book, and i think this is definitely my favourite.
It was fast-paced and action-packed and i loved the conclusion to the love story. By the end of the book i found my self sitting there just going awwwww it ended sooooo good

I really loved the end of Chloe's story and am looking forward to the spin-off series.



Review: The Awakening (Darkest Powers Trilogy #2)

The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2)
Kelley Armstrong

Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: May 1, 2009
Date Read: February 5, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
 https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5391115-the-awakening
From Goodreads:
If you had met me a few weeks ago, you probably would have described me as an average teenage girl—someone normal. Now my life has changed forever and I'm as far away from normal as it gets. A living science experiment—not only can I see ghosts, but I was genetically altered by a sinister organization called the Edison Group. What does that mean? For starters, I'm a teenage necromancer whose powers are out of control; I raise the dead without even trying. Trust me, that is not a power you want to have. Ever.

Now I'm running for my life with three of my supernatural friends—a charming sorcerer, a cynical werewolf, and a disgruntled witch—and we have to find someone who can help us before the Edison Group finds us first. Or die trying.

This definitely lived up to me high expectations. I thought this was an amazing second book in the trilogy.
Chloe, who was captured by the people who run Lyle House at the end of the previous book is stuck. Her friends are trying desperately to save her and when they finally do they have to go on the run again. Their only safe option is to try and find Simon and Derek's dad who has been missing for a couple of years.

I loved this book. I totally fell in love with Derek in this one. He is just so adorable and i loved how Chloe wouldn't leave him to change on his own, and helped his every step of the way. You could totally see the growing attraction and feelings between the two of them but i got frustrated at the fact that they wouldn't act upon them because of Simon's feelings for Chloe.

I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book and i am looking forward to seeing how the series concludes.



Review: The Summoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #1)

The Summoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #1)
Kelley Armstrong

Published By: Harper Collins
Publication Date: July 1, 2008
Date Read: January 16, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 390
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2800905-the-summoning

From Goodreads:
After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…


I really liked this book.
It follows Chloe, a schoolgirl who starts to see ghosts. Her dad sends her to a group home called Lyle House for help. At the group home she is diagnosed as schizophrenic but something doesn't feel right. Chloe isn't schizophrenic she is a powerful necromancer, genetically modified at birth as part of an experiment to enhance her powers. Chloe is not the only one at Lyle House with extraordinary powers, she meets Liz, a powerful telepath, Simon, a sorcerer, Tori, a very bitch witch and Derek, a werewolf with super-strength. Together they figure out all is not as it seems at Lyle House and they they could be in very serious danger.

I really enjoyed this book. I kinda figured out that Chloe wasn't schizophrenic from the start. I really loved Chloe and felt everything throughout the book along with her. I felt the confusion she felt when she first saw a ghost and wondering why anybody else couldn't see them, and her terror as she found herself alone at Lyle House and her joy at finding new friends who she could rely on.
I really loved Simon as he is just the sweetest guy ever and i felt mixed feelings for Derek, i could tell that he had a kind side to him but he just really annoyed me with him being mean to try and protect the people around him.
It was an amazing start to the trilogy and i have high expectations for the next book.



Sunday, April 3

Review: Cinderella Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales #1)

Cinderella Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales #1)
Maureen McGowan

Published By: Silver Dolphin Books
Publication Date: April 1, 2011
Date Read: April 3, 2011
Genre: YA - Fairytale Retelling
Source: For Review
Format: E-Book
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9305414-cinderella

From Goodreads:
In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

I loved this book. I am a big fan of fairytales so when i heard about this book i knew i had to read it.

Its an amazing twist on the classic fairytale of Cinderella. Cinderella's mother was a powerful wizard who died during childbirth. When her father re-married, he was not aware that his new wife was a powerful wizard who practiced dark magic who used him to try and get her hands on his late wife's wand. After her father mysteriously dies, Cinderella is taken prisoner by her step-mother at the age of 5 and she is kept there for years. A grown up Cinderella's only wish is to defeat her evil step-mother and along with the help of her mysteriously clever cat Max, starts to practice the magic that is steadily growing inside her as well as learning ninja skills to try and help her escape the spells. When Cinderella meets the powerful and handsome Ty, a messanger, her only wish is to know him better and enter the royal magic competition.

I loved this twist on the story. I am a big fan of books about magic and adding that to the original fairytale was amazing. I really felt for Cinderella as she tried to defeat the binds and holds her evil step-mother had over her and she tried to come to terms with the growing magic inside of her, trying to find her mothers wand and trying to cope with her growing feelings for Ty.

I really never expected this to be as fast-paced and action-packed as it was with it being a fairytale but i was hooked straight away. I absolutely loved every moment of it.
I love the fact that in 3 parts of the book you get to choose what Cinderella would do. You are in control of the story, and i love that you can re-read it and have a different story each time. It is possible to re-read it and there are 8 different versions of the story and i would love to read it in all the different ways and find out what happens.
An amazing book that i could re-read again and again and never get bored, even after running out of all of the options.