Thursday, 24 January 2013

Review of Scent of Magic

Title: Scent of Magic
Author: Maria V Snyder
Series: Avry of Kazan (Book 2)

As the last healer in the 15 realms, Avry of Kazan is in a unique position: in the minds of her friends and foes alike, she no longer exists. Despite her need to prevent the megalomanical King Tohon from winning control of the Realms, Avry is also determined to find her sister and repair their estrangement. And she must do it alone, as Kerrick, her partner and sole confident, returns to Alfa to summon his country into battle.

Though she should be in hiding, Avry will do whatever she can to support Tohon's opponents. Including infiltrating a holy army, evading maic sniffers, teaching forest skills to soldiers and figuring out how to stop Tohon's most horrible creations yet; an army of the walking dead - human and animal alike and nearly impossible to defeat.

War is coming and Avry is alone. Unless she figures out how to do the impossible... again.

My Review:

I have been desperate for this book for ages and am so glad that it was approved on NetGalley, but then it wouldn't work! :( But... I finally managed to open this the other day and started reading! WOW! Is all I can say!
This book picks up right where the last book ended, as soon as I started reading I found that the memories of the last book came flooding back to me!

Everyone believes that Avry is dead, but, instead of hiding away she is determined to bring down Tohon's army, while Kerrick sets off on his own mission.

There's lots of returning characters and some new ones too. I liked the return of Danny and Zila and Danny definitely plays a bigger role.

Once you start reading this book you are taken into a completely different land of magic, mystery and intrigue - you never knew what was coming round the corner. There isn't as much romance as there is in the last book but you could feel the connection between Avry and Kerrick throughout the pages.

There is plenty of twists and turns throughout this book to keep you guessing and I strongly reccomend that you read the first book (Touch of Power), you won't be disappointed - trust me!


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Review of Wolfie

Title: Wolfie
Author: Emma Barnes


Lucie has always longed for a dog.
But not one this big. Or with such sharp teeth. Or with such a hungry look in its eyes.

Lucie realises her new pet is not a dog... But a wolf. Not only that, but a wolf with magical powers.

A talking wolf is not an easy thing to hide from your family and friends. Or from the bully next door. And as Lucie grows to love Wolfie, she realises that her new companion is in terrible danger...

My Review:

I won a copy of this book and am really glad that I won it!! The story follows Lucie as she gets a dog - but it isn't a dog; It's a wolf! And a wolf that has special powers; he can talk!

At first Lucie doesn't like this dog but in time she grows to love him in a special way!

Then one day when Wolfie saves someone's life, she's in danger of being sent away. Lucie must find a way to keep Wolfie before she's sent away forever.

This book gripped me throughout and even though it's quite short it's a definite must read!


P.S - Sorry this is a very short review!

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Review of Miranda Hart: Is It Just Me?

Title: Miranda Hart: Is It Just Me?
Author: Miranda Hart


Of all the books on the shelf, just look what you've gone and picked up! Give yourself a round of applause, even if you're in public. I dare you. What a lovely moment that would be. I advocate that as much as adults galloping or people wandering into an optician to try on the most unflattering and amusing glasses for no good reason. It's what I call 'making your own fun'. Because you really have to, don't you? Lets face it, life does have a tendency to throw up difficulties...

My Review:

I got this book for Christmas and was SO excited to get this book! I'm a huge fan of Miranda and eagerly got reading as soon as I'd finished some other books.

The book is split into 18 chapters and Miranda talks to her 18 year old self.

There isn't really a story to this book and it's more of an advice/funny anecdote book. 

This book was typical Miranda and I found it really funny! This book seemed to teach you important life lessons without being heavy.

There were little funny stories and sketches which were cool to rid. There were pit stops and little tasks to do.

Overall, I think this book was very Miranda, a good, funny read and would recommend of you like her stuff


In My Mailbox

I have been extremely lucky since November and have been on a winning streak! I have won nearly every book competition I have entered and here are the prizes! In order of pictures:

A signed Remembrance bookmark from Michelle Madow
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Wolfe by Emma Barnes
Promotional Postcards/Bookmarks
Book Sneek Preview - Bree Mcready and the realm of the lost
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Boom by Mark Haddon
A Sea of Stars - Kate Maryon (Signed)
Ruby Redfort: Take Your Last Breath - Lauren Child

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Best of 2012

This is my best of 2012 post. The top books that have impressed me this year! Enjoy!

Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder
The Look - Sophia Bennett
Ginger Snaps - Cathy Cassidy
A Reckless Magick - Stephanie Burgis
Me, Suzy P - Karen Saunders (Coming out later this month)
Timeless - Michelle Madow

Touch of Power - Maria V Snyder

Monday, 7 January 2013

Review of The Look

Title: The Look
Author: Sophia Bennett

Ted is tall. Freaky. When she is spotted by a model agency, she can't believe it.

At the same time, her gorgeous sister falls seriously ill.

With her world turned upside down, Ted must choose between fame and family. Can she be a supermodel and a super sister? All in five inch heels?

My Review:
I read this book a while ago and have been meaning to put a review online. So here it is.

I really liked this book and its been one of my favourites of 2012.

It starts off with Ted and Ava busking to get money, someone comes up to Ted and says that she could be a model. Ava just says that it's probably a scam and she should ignore it but, Ted can't. She researches the company and finds out that its real and agrees to meet up.

Then everything takes off and she ends up in London and meets Tina, a crazy, model scout person who makes Ted an amazing model! But Ted can't help feeling guilty as Ava her sister develops cancer.

Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book and throughly recommend it to everyone! Suitable for the ages of children from about 10+.


Review of Matched

Title: Matched
Author: Ally Condie
Series: Book 1

On her 17th birthday, Cassia meets her match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life.

Except he's not.

In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die.

But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own.

And that's when her whole world begins to unravel...

My Review:
I read this book AGES ago and kept meaning to put a review online and seen as I have a lazy day I thought I'd do it now. This will be a quick and short review.

This book didn't blow me away, I didn't love, didn't hate it. I found that nothing really happened in it until the very end.

I did like the futuristic world and how everything works in the future. Everything was very structured and it sounded like you had NO freedom whatsoever.

I think that this book is quite good and I would like the next book in the series but I'm not craving it desperately! I would like to read it and find out what happens next, but I can wait.


P.S. Sorry this is very short.

P. P. S. Hope you had a good new year!