Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Frost Like Night

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

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Frost Like Night
Saraa Raasch

Angra is alive, his Decay is spreading—and no one is safe.

Meira will do anything to save her world. With Angra trying to break through her mental defenses, she desperately needs to learn to control her own magic—so when the leader of a mysterious Order from Paisly offers to teach her, she jumps at the chance. But the true solution to stopping the Decay lies in a labyrinth deep beneath the Season Kingdoms. To defeat Angra, Meira will have to enter the labyrinth, destroy the very magic she’s learning to control—and make the biggest sacrifice of all.

Mather will do anything to save his queen. He needs to rally the Children of the Thaw, find Meira—and finally tell her how he really feels. But with a plan of attack that leaves no kingdom unscathed and a major betrayal within their ranks, winning the war—and protecting Meira—slips farther and farther out of reach.

Ceridwen will do anything to save her people. Angra had her brother killed, stole her kingdom, and made her a prisoner. But when she’s freed by an unexpected ally who reveals a shocking truth behind Summer’s slave trade, Ceridwen must take action to save her true love and her kingdom, even if it costs her what little she has left.

As Angra unleashes the Decay on the world, Meira, Mather, and Ceridwen must bring the kingdoms of Primoria together…or lose everything.

 
Have you guys heard of this series or read any of the books yet? If not, then you are seriously missing out! This is one of the best series I have read in a while in YA, like you will be hooked from the very first page. I have to warn you though, the first book is not exactly any easy read but totally worth it!!! And the cover???. OH.MY.GOD. I THINK I JUST DIED......
  

I just want to run around the house screaming I love this cover!  

What are you waiting on this week? Let me know in the comments below (feel free to leave links below!)

Happy reading!

 

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

ARC review: The Natural History of Us

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Title: The Natural History of Us
Author: 
Published: 5th April 2016
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes 
Synopsis:

One class assignment. One second chance at love. The school player is all in. Now he needs to win back the sweet commitment girl who's forever owned his heart.

Justin Carter has a secret. He's not the total player Fairfield Academy believes him to be. Not really. In fact, he used to be a one-woman guy...and his feelings for her never went away. Too bad he broke her heart three years ago and made sure to ruin any chance she'd ever forgive him.

Peyton Williams is a liar. She pretends to be whole, counting down the days until graduation and helping her parents at the family ranch. But the truth is, she's done everything she can to get over Justin, and salvation is just around the corner. With graduation one short month away, she'll soon break free from the painful memories and start her life fresh. Of course, she has to get through working with him on one last assignment first.

For Justin, nothing ever felt as right as being with Peyton, and now that fate's given him a shot at redemption, he's determined to make the most of it. And for Peyton...well, Justin Carter has always been her kryptonite.


I received this book free in an exchange for an honest review 

OHMYWORD!!!!!  GUYS! If haven't started this series then you need to you have no idea what your missing out on!


If I thought Brandon was swoon worthy in the first book, then OHMY! He has tough competition where Justin is compared! 
 

This book gives you the understanding of Justin, the back drop of it. Which is what I think Harris was intending to do, I enjoyed reading this book sooo much! In this book you have a better understanding of why Justin acts like a jerk, his personality, behaviour everything.

Justin is lonely, isolated from his so called family, living in a big empty house can be quite suffocating especially if its alone. Justin belongs to a family where his step mother despises him, his father has no time for his son and his younger brother is the only bright star in his otherwise lonely life. Peyton, is the complete opposite. Her family love her to bits, super supportive, caring and a tad bit over protective. What I didn't expect is her to be Coach's daughter. I did a double take when I read that, I made sure I read the text twice before I carried on. Not that it isn't interesting it is, I just wasn't expecting it and I was little bit concerned if the book would turn out like the other books.

As I was saying, Peyton is a fun loving, determined, fierce and very stubborn girl. I mean very stubborn but what I like most about her is determination to get back up again after every set back despite her injury, her illness she still held on. Being strong doesn't mean not showing emotions, its quite the opposite actually and this book is a perfect example of that. Although, I have to say when we finally find out the reason for the break up I thought she jumped to conclusions very quickly, like she didn't stop to consider it all to be a set up? Or there is more than meets the eye?

Faith and Cade are Peyton's rock through everything especially the break up, her illness and injury. You instantly fall in love with Faith and I liked how Harris added a little bit of modern YouTube stardom in to making it more relatable. She is the perfect friend you can ask for, supports you, is incredibly loyal but knows what is the best action to take for Peyton without turning her back on her. Cade, on the otherhand is a very good friend but you could clearly tell when Cade and Peyton are dating its clearly not working out, he kind of got on my nerves a bit especially when he would complain about Justin like a girl and I didn't like the way he would comment to suggest that Jusin is inferior or anything! AND OH MY GOSH! WHAT A CHEAPSKATE!! Seriously dude, do you not know how to impress a girl? If not, then may I suggest you take some lessons?????



The story line was good but I would consider this more of a backdrop story but I liked that we got to see Gabi, Carlos, Drew, Brandon and Aly in this. I did not like Lauren's role, does she always need to be like this? Seriously girl, you need a life!!!! Why does everything come down to her??? I am glad that she had less scenes in the book than the first ones, which made the story flow perfectly. The pace was a little slow in the middle but not for long as the pace picked up soon after.  
  
Have you read the book? If this book is your kind of book then please check it out! Let me know in the comments below!

Happy reading!

     
 

 
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