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Monday, 29 February 2016

Cover lover #4

Okay guys, this week when I first saw this cover a couple of days ago I think I was in shock, I literally was going to have a love heart attack! I know there is no such thing but when you look at this cover you will be nodding your head like I am right now! Yep! This one is a precious baby!
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Just look at the cover!!! Isn't it exceptional? Like ohmygod!!!!!!!!! I am in love with this so much, I went to stick it everywhere and just shove it in people's faces (I know I need to tame my excitement but can you blame me when you love something this much?) The cover has left the story open to so soooooo many possiblities, looking forward to the book!!!!
But maybe I will just die a little more inside  
I WANT THE BOOK NOW PLEASE!!!! 
I think I am finished now.....


What did you guys think of the cover? I love it, do you? Let me know in the comments below

Happy Reading!




Sunday, 28 February 2016

Air Awakens #1


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Title: Air Awakens
Author: 
Published: 27th August  2015
My Rating: 5/5
Recommend: Yes totally!
Synopsis:

 A library apprentice, a sorcerer prince, and an unbreakable magic bond...

The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world. Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.



I received this book in an exchange for an honest review, thanks to YA Book tours

I have no idea, no logic, no coherent thought as to why I have left this book so long to read and honestly? I am regretting everybit of it! All that is going in my head is why did I take so long? Part of it is due to me being in a reading slump, but I can tell you my sweet, sweet, sweet and lovable prince Aldrik got me out of that (shhh..don't tell Vhalla she might send me flying away if she knew about this)

The starting of this book I have to say was quite how do I put it? ....not really attracting my attention and with any book that you are not looking forward to read, I was wondering if I made a mistake of requesting this book. But that feeling did not stay for long especially when enters Prince Aldrik he literally has the whole place on fire!! ;) Ahhhhh...my love *swoons*

When you are first introduced to Aldrik you cannot help but think what a asshat he is, he literally is. I mean what kind of sane person would thrown someone off the tower to awaken their powers? Surely there are better methods than this. I got really annoyed at this part, it made me think if the whole story would be just based on Aldrik being a jerk. But you see a real change, now hold your horses, when I say change what I really mean to say is you see some remorse or are told really (since your reading the book, you can't really see Aldrik feeling remorse can you?). That my friends is where the story really begins and it gets interesting. I feel like in this book Aldrik has two persona's, one which he specifically displays to his subject or people and the other how he acts towards Vhalla; both are very distinct. Now don't go thinking he has a personality disorder that is not what I am trying to say, what I mean is he acts like a different person with her which is both refreshing for him because a) he has never had that before and b) it shows he is more than what we are told. I would say his character is an enigma I have no idea if that what Elise was trying to illustrate. But I feel like the more you try to decipher Aldrik the more intense the layers get as you get deeper. In the end? It's best to let Aldrik show you himself when he is ready. They don't call him the Fire Lord for no reason eh? My silver tongue prince :)


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If you really want to see a drastic change or build up of character now Vhalla she is your girl. She is presented as a sweet, loving, shy and book lover (like me! Except for the shy part). She is very intelligent and just wants to immerse herself in the library and books! (my dream world). I would describe her in the book as two parts; the first part is when you see this sweet, innocent girl who comes out of her shell for the first time. And in the second part; she breaks out of her shell and faces the whole world all the while growing up at the same time. She is broken into pieces, the trials she endures, her happiness, sweet memories, friendhship. Sometimes in life you often have to lose some and win some, this is exactly what happens to Vhalla she loses certain things in her life in order for new things to take place and yes your right if your thinking along of the lines of Aldrik.

I don't want to give too much away and it is very hard to refrain yourself and deciding what to say and what not.

The plot I thought was very stereotypical in the sense of a girl having special powers but has no idea and chooses not to believe it until fate intervenes. And BAM! Here comes the transformation and the tribulations. But what I liked most about this story is the originality, you might find some common areas and you will, I will not deny you that. But the reason I think anyone who reads this book is simple, you will fall in love with Aldrik and Vhalla along with other characters like Larel or Fritz and how can I forget the heartbreaker prince Baldair (although I am yet to still see the reason why he is named that? Cos of his charm?). I can guarantee you will fall in love with this series, the way Elise has woven this tale is truly tremendous, magical. There is everything in this story, drama, romance, action, mystery, magic everything!!!


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Man it is so hard to write a review, I had to change this several times. Since I have read the other two books I want to say more but that would be spoiling it for you guys! What do you guys think of this series? Are you loving it like I am currently? (liking is not the correct term more like obsessing) Let me know in the comments below

Happy Reading! 


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Odditorium #1


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Title: Alistair Grim's Odditorium
Author: Gregory Funaro
Published: 6th January 2015
My Rating: 4/5
Recommend: Yes
Synopsis:

Grubb, age twelve (or thereabouts), has never known anything beyond his miserable existence as a chimney sweep, paid only in insults and abuse by his cruel master. All of that changes the day he stows away in the coach belonging to a mysterious guest at the inn that he is tasked with cleaning. Grubb emerges from Alistair Grim's trunk and into the wondrous world of the Odditorium. Fueled by a glowing blue energy that Grubb can only begin to understand, the Odditorium is home to countless enchanted objects and an eccentric crew that embraces Grubb as one of their own. There's no time for Grubb to settle into his new role as apprentice to the strange, secretive Mr. Grim. When the Odditorium comes under attack, Grubb is whisked off on a perilous adventure. Only he can prevent the Odditorium's magic from falling into evil hands—and his new family from suffering a terrible fate. Grubb knows he's no hero. He's just a chimney sweep. But armed with only his courage and wits, Grubb will confront the life-or-death battle he alone is destined to fight.

I received this book in an exchange for an honest review, thanks to Netgalley and Disney Hyperion

Oh god! This book! I was looking forward to reading this book when I first started it, however I started losing interest when the reading slump striked again so this book took me longer than expected.

This book is definitely one of the strangest book I have read, by strange I don't mean weird or that I did not enjoy it. Quite the opposite actually, I enjoyed the book very much, like alot!! Not that I was not expecting to, this brought back childhood memories and it made me love reading the book even more.

Grubb is Alistair's son, he was abandoned when he was born. Till the end of the story the reason is still unknown and I was hoping to find out why as the more it was highlighted in the book the more I wanted to know why? Why did she leave him to the Yellow fairy? What happened to her if she loved Alistair that much? These and many more questions were haunting me till the end of the book, I knew the book would be a great read but I kept thinking what is it about this book that is attracting my attention? I finally got my answer half way through the book!

Now I did not expect this book to have a Arthurian Legend in there, that was definitely a surprise and then Lady of the Lake! oh my word! That was totally unexpected.

This is told from Grubb's pov, it does not give too much detail about what Grubb's life was like before he met his father but we are told it was not pleasant. The real action begins when on one of their journey they trap Lorcan Dalach, who is a Gallownog (he enforces the banishee law and was betrothed to Cleona). These two in particular are very interesting characters, what I was not expecting from the book was to explore the idea of these two being lovers. Shocked? You and me both, I did not see that coming but I kind of felt sorry for them. At the beginning it seems like he wanted to take her away because he wanted to punish her (or was like ordered to bring her) which would have been exile, however as you carry on reading the book you realise that these two indeed love one another. I may have cried towards the end with what happened to Dalach, maybe I did. You will never know.

Essentially, Alistair is on a mission to try and get as much animus (magic) he can find in order to fight Prince Nightshade. The battle is on with who can get the most and defeat the other, Alistair wants to stop the Prince Nightshade from creating a undead army which is where they travel to Avalon, hence the Arthurian Legend takes place.

A very light hearted, sweet, innocent, magic tale which will surely win the heart of many readers. If you like middle grade stories which are naive, innocent and magical then this is the story for you. 



Happy reading! 

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Waiting on Wednesday


"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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Nemesis
Anna Banks
Synopsis:

The princess didn't expect to fall in love--with her nemesis.

Princess Sepora of Serubel is the last Forger in all the five kingdoms. The spectorium she creates provides energy for all, but now her father has found a way to weaponize it, and his intentions to incite war force her to flee from his grasp. She escapes across enemy lines into the kingdom of Theoria, but her plans to hide are thwarted when she is captured and placed in the young king's servitude.

Tarik has just taken over rulership of Theoria, and must now face a new plague sweeping through his kingdom and killing his citizens. The last thing he needs is a troublesome servant vying for his attention. But mistress Sepora will not be ignored. When the two finally meet face-to-face, they form an unlikely bond that complicates life in ways neither of them could have imagined.

Sepora's gift could save Tarik's kingdom from the Quiet Plague. But should she trust her growing feelings for her nemesis, or should she hide her gifts at all costs?

A thrilling futuristic fantasy in which the fate of the world's energy source is in the hands of a prince and princess who are rivals, by the New York Times-bestselling author of the Syrena Legacy.


Guys guys guys!!!! Someone please help me!! I think I am going to die!!!! Just look at the intensity of the cover!!!! I have read the first book in the Syrena Legacy series and she is a very good author, and the way she spins the tales!! Oh God! (I mean figuratively not literally, okay I will go and hide now)
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What books are you  anticipating for this year? Let me know in the comments below


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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Book Haul



Okay I have never done one of these before so you will have to excuse me for that and I apologise in advance. So now that have we that out of the way, let's head towards the book shall we? Cannot contain your excitement? I feel the same way



So I was just shopping the other day and I just felt like going to to Waterstones and guess what? By the end of it I ended up buying these two beauties
      
I have read Lucy Robinson's other books like The Greatest Love Story of All Time and my absolute favourite A Passionate Love Affair with a Total Stranger. I have never read any of Holly Bourne books so I am excited to see how this story turns out, should be good since one of the staff at Waterstones recommended this to me!
   

So what do you guys think? Have you ever read any of these books?

Happy reading!


Monday, 22 February 2016

Promo: Hesitation Wounds




Title: Hesitation Wounds
Author: Amy Koppelman
Published: 3rd November 2015
Synopsis:

The acclaimed author of I Smile Back , Amy Koppelman is a novelist of astonishing power, with a sly,
dark voice, at once fearless and poetic. In Koppelman’s new
novel, Dr. Susanna Seliger is a renowned psychiatrist who
specializes in treatment-resistant depression. The most difficult cases come through her door, and Susa is always ready to discuss treatment options, medication, and symptom management but draws the line at engaging with feelings. A strict adherence to protocol keeps her from falling apart.

But her past is made present by one patient, Jim, whose
struggles tear open Susa’s hastily stitched up wounds, revealing her latent feeling that she could have helped the people closest to her, especially her adored, cool, talented graffiti-artist brother. Spectacularly original, gorgeously unsettling, HESITATION WOUNDS is a novel that will sink deep and remain―like a persistent scar or a dangerous glow-in-the-dark memory.


About the Author:


 

AMY KOPPELMAN is the author of two critically acclaimed novels, A Mouthful of Air and I Smile Back . She received her undergraduate degree from University of Pennsylvania, and an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Koppelman and her screenwriting partner
adapted I SMILE BACK for the screen. The film, starring Sarah Silverman, premiered at the 2015 Sundance, Toronto and Deauville Film Festivals. Amy lives in New York City with her family. She is an outspoken advocate for women’s mental health.

Find her here:
http://amykoppelman.com
http://twitter.com/AmyLKoppelman


Guys, please check her out! This book seems so powerful and such a good read. What do you guys think of the blurb? Let me know in the comments below :D

Happy reading!

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Cover Lover #3

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Oh my word! Look at this magnificient cover! I so cannot wait for this!!! Please hurry up! 

Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh • June 14th 2016 • Click on Image for Summary!:  
 OOOOO!!!!!! This reminds me of ying and yang (I think that's the name of it) What a beautiful cover! *strokes the cover and purrrrs like a cat, meaooww* *embarrassed* 

Icon (Persona #2) by Genevieve Valentine • June 28h 2016 • Click on Image for Summary!:  

I have never heard of this author before, but I was browsing and well what's not to like it about right? 

Happy Reading!



Saturday, 20 February 2016

Love-a-thon Celebration




 Hi Book Lovers, 

So guess what? I am participating in the Love-a-thon which starts today for the first time!!! *dances* Isn't that exciting? Yay me! This is hosted by  Alexa (Alexa Loves Books), Cee (The Novel Hermit), Hazel (Stay Bookish) & Mel (The Daily Prophecy), so make sure you go and check out their pages!

SO I am hoping that you stopped by this page to get to know me a little (and I u), well let's begin shall we?


1. What’s your name?

My name is Aneesa, nice to meet you :)

2. Where in the world are you blogging from?


I blog from the UK!

3. How did you get into blogging in the first place?
 

Books of course! I love books they are my life which is why I started blogging

4. How did you come up with your blog name?


Well I am constantly craving books like all the time if I had all the money in the world and bought every single book it would still not satisfy my craving, hence the name lol ( I am insane I know!!)

5. What genre do you read and review the most on your blog? 


I read and review all genres 
 
6. What other types of posts do you do on your blog, apart from reviews?


Life in general, I have started doing memes and my own book cover series since I am lover of book covers! I also love watching movies, who doesn’t right? So occasionally I do a post on that too!

7. Best blogging experience so far?

 
Getting to interact with fellow book lovers and authors. I love discovering new authors and trying new books which I have done a lot last year

8. Favorite thing about the blogging community?


This is hard a question, I don’t think I can pinpoint anything as the whole blogging community are so awesome! They rule!

9. Name the 5 books you’re most excited for this 2016!

 
I have more than 5 but I will try; The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins, A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro, Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare, The Crown by Kiera Cass, Frost like Fire by Sara Raasch, Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes, oh crap that is more than 5, I could go on forever

10. Name the 5 books you want to read this 2016 that you didn’t get to in previous years!


The Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella,  Chantress Fury by Amy Greenfield,  Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot, Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen, Let the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger, The Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson, oh dear I carried on again.

11. What’s an underrated book or series that you think everyone should read?


I am not sure what everyone thinks of this series but I have two series which I think 
everyone should read a) The Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan (fantastic series, a very powerful one) and b) Chantress series by Amy Greenfield
 
12. Which book boy or girl would be your book BFF?


All of them!!!! I cannot choose :’(

13. Which book boy or girl would be your book boyfriend/girlfriend?



Oh my I cannot choose, there are literally so many asking me to choose is like my favourite ice cream or chocolate.

14. Who would you recruit for your apocalypse squad (5 characters max)


Anna from Sweet Trilogy, Em and Evan from the Breathing Series, Poppy from I’ve Got Your Number, Cole from The White Rabbit Chronicles and  Maxon and America from The Selection Series. I know 5 was max but I couldn’t leave America out now could I?

15. Apart from reading, what are your other hobbies or interests?


Sports, shopping, hanging out with friends, travelling, cars, movies, technology

16. Apart from book shopping, what else do you like shopping for?


Clothes, shoes, sunglasses, cars, technology, chocolate, jewellery

17. At a party, the DJ suddenly changes the song – and it’s your song. What song would be playing?


Hello by Adele

18. Pick out either a book you want turned into a film/TV show, or a film/TV show you want turned into a book. 


I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

19. What would your dream library look like?



Lots of books with a comfy space to read and a beautiful view

20. Author you want to meet and sit down to tea with?


Keira Cass, Sherry Thomas, Sara Raasch, JoJo Moyes, Amy Butlerfield, Sophie Kinsella