Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Chasing Light

Book: Chasing Light
Author: Angela Jooste
Published: 15th December 2014
My Rating: 2/5
Recommend: Yes/No

Luce is too used to people leaving her life. 

When nineteen year-old Luce receives an unexpected invitation from her late father’s partner, to visit the sea house at Arlington Bay, she has no idea what awaits her, or how her life is about to be turned upside down.

Jake is great at escaping.

After a year-long road trip, Jake decides to join his sister at the sea house, unprepared for facing head on all the reasons he’s been running away since his father’s death.

Gabe just wants to find his way home.

For Gabe Summers, the remote beach at Arlington Bay is his favourite surf break, the place his family calls their second home, and where he met the only girl he’s ever loved. After living in London, Gabe’s world spins off its axis when he discovers that the girl who still haunts him has returned to Arlington Bay.

As past and present converge, old hurts, fears and memories rake up, and the ties of blood, love and loss that connect Luce, Jake and Gabe, will either keep them apart, or open the way to make changes in their lives, by realising what truly matters.

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

I really wanted to get in to this book, unfortunately I couldn't get in to it.

There were a lot of scenes where I was just shaking my head thinking no this should not be happening. I didn't quite get this story, the language used in this book is very formative but I think there is too much detail, like 3/4 of the book just consists of Gabe, Luce and Jake telling their past and current tales. There was no romance in this book at all, just one kissing scene towards the end (any other romance is part of their memories).

What ever happened between Ella and Jake? I really did think that everyone would get their 'happily ever after' but there was no mention of them or if we would ever find out in the next book 

Sky Ghosts #1

Book: Sky Ghosts: All for One
Author: Alexandra Engellmann
Published: 14th October 2014
My Rating: 3/5
Recommend: Yes/No

Their lives depend on their swords. 
Their battlefield is all around you.
They fight against the scariest monsters – their own kind.
How many of them are in your city?

Under the cover of night, unseen in their black gear against the black sky, there are Sky Ghosts - warriors and assassins, who have been hiding among humans for centuries, revealing their supernatural abilities only to the human elite. They are bodyguards of the highest level and protectors of their cities at night, when they hunt those who chose the dark side, Sky Beasts.
In New York City, there are two fighters that Sky Beasts hate more than anyone - Jane and Pain, two sisters who don't think twice about beheading a Beast or two. One night, they save two boys from their enemies' blades, and since that moment, their lives are effectively ruined. The whole Sky Beasts gang is now after them, and not only the boys are in danger, but everybody the sisters love and care about.
As a war threatens to break out, the main mystery remains unsolved: why would the Beasts hunt two ordinary human boys?

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review

SO this was very confusing, at some points I had to check to make sure I was reading the book correctly

My first 'what the' impression began when it was the subject of Alan the Archer was brought up (Did he really learn to fly as a result of his will power?) At first, I thought it was absurd but as the story progressed I could see how it fit in

The one big downside for me in this book was the constant POV's, I could barely keep I didn't realise who's POV it is until the end of the paragraph 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Liebster Award Nomination

I received a message by Aga letting me know that she has nominated me for the Liebster Award, my first reaction was very similar to this!

I wanted to say thank you to Aga for nominating me, her blog is amazing so please be sure to check it out. The Liebster Award is a recognition award for bloggers who have less than 200 followers, I think this is amazing  as new bloggers like me get recognition and are welcomed!

Here comes the hard part, so this is what I am told to do:

The Rules:

1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

2. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.

3. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.

4. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.

5. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

So the questions....

1. What do you think of books being made into movies?

I both agree and disagree with this view, I think it is amazing for books to be transformed on to the screen, you get to see all the scenes a reader visualises onscreen; it's like a surreal experience. Although, sometimes the script is entirely different to how it was in the books so I have mixed feelings about this one.

 2. If you could choose a fantasy world (Narnia, Hogwarts, Panem, or other) which one and why?

I would have to say Narnia, I loved the film adaptions although I still have not read any Harry Potter books! (Please don't kill me, I plan to do so very soon!) :)

 3. What made you pick up the book you are currently reading?

It seemed like a very interesting concept, and I am open to read anything as long as it seems fascinating.

 4. How many times is it acceptable to re-read a book according to you?

There is no limit, if you love a book there can be no limitations as to how many times you can read a book.

 5. A quote by your favorite author

“Love is beautiful fear”
― Kiera Cass, The Elite

 6. We’ve all had to read some kind of play in High School, which one was your favorite and why do you remember it?

Romeo and Juliet, I just remember thinking love is not something you plan, it just happens in the most intriguing ways.

 7. Do you enjoy drinking or snacking on while reading? If so, what?

Sometimes, not all the time. Usually, a drink or something light.

 8. How do you feel about audio-books?

I have nothing against audio books, but I personally cannot listen to them as I tend to be consumed by my own thoughts and in my own world.

 9. What do you enjoy reading when you’re in-transit? (on the train / bus / car / etc.)

Wherever I can, whether that is the bus, car or train.

 10. Out of the recent books you have read, which one, and why, would you recommend to your mom?

The Selection series since she loves a good romance with loads of twists and a good plot

I nominate the following:

My Questions to you:

1. What is your favourite series and why?
2. What is about books that you love the most?
3. What do you look for when you are finding a new book to read?
4. Do you read specific categories? Or are you open to any?
5. Do you have a favourite character? If so, why?
6. If you had to describe one book in just one word, what would it be and why?
7. Do you have any favourite Authors?
8. What book would you recommend to read?
9. Have you ever read any book that has affected you on a personal or emotional level?
10. Do you prefer e books or paperbacks?

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