Sunday, 26 October 2014

Addicted After All Promo Tour - Teaser Poster + GIVEAWAY


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Two addicts. One epic love story. 

Prepare for the worst. 

That’s what Lily and Lo try to do when Jonathan Hale schedules an “important” meeting. The problem: after being swept into the public eye and battling their addictions, they’re not sure what the worst is anymore. 

In a sea of many changes—including Ryke & Daisy living with them—Lily realizes that the best part of her fluctuating hormones might just be the worst. 
Her sex drive is out of control. 

Loren knows that she’s insatiable, but he’s not giving up on her. She’s too much a part of him. And as he carries more and more responsibility, some of the people that he loves doubt his resolve. 

In the conclusion to their love story, Lily & Lo stand side-by-side to fight, one last time, for their happily ever after. 

Due to the 2-year gap between Addicted for Now (Addicted #2) and Addicted After All (Addicted #3), you must read Thrive (Addicted #2.5) or the Calloway Sisters spin-off series before reading Addicted After All.

I cannot believe that we're already at this point of the Addicted Series! It feels like just yesterday when I stayed up until 5am to get Hothouse Flower despite having a 9am lecture (don't worry Mum, I went to my lecture) and now Thrive has come out and AAA is nearly with me!

Teaser Poster ahead:

Friday, 24 October 2014

The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty REVIEW + NEW RELEASE

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From the bestselling author of The Husband's Secret comes a compelling story where nothing is as simple as it seems.

Seventy-three years have passed since sisters Rose and Connie Doughty found an abandoned baby in the only other house on their little island, Scribbly Gum. And since then the 'Munro Baby Mystery' has brought them fame and fortune.

But now, with Connie dead and newcomer Sophie Honeywell inheriting her home, and everyone around them tirelessly trying to solve the mystery, Rose begins to wonder if they made the right decision all those years ago. How much longer they can cover up the truth behind the mystery that has sustained their community for four generations? And what other secrets might be revealed?

Review ahead!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Normal by Danielle Pearl -REVIEW

***Before you start this review, there is a trigger warning for domestic violence, abuse, panic attacks and rape.***

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It's the kind of situation most people would dread. Starting at a new high school, in the middle of my senior year, in a new town, in a new state. I know no one. No one knows me. That's what I'm counting on.

A year ago, Aurora "Rory" Pine was just a normal teenage girl - just as sweet and naive as the fairy tale princess she was named after.

But this isn't a year ago.

Rory is broken, and now suffering from a debilitating anxiety disorder, wrought with precarious triggers, she moves across the country to escape the source of her troubles. Her plan is anonymity, but that's easier said than achieved for the new girl having a panic episode outside of calculus. The worst part? There's a witness - and a gorgeous one at that.

Sam is a walking trigger for Rory. Incredibly handsome, built like the star athlete he obviously is, and undoubtedly popular, Sam outwardly represents everything Rory despises about high school. But as the fates keep throwing them together, a connection sparks that neither ever expected, and certainly couldn't ignore.
But Sam has issues too, and Rory's past won't just stay in the damned past. When friendship evolves into something deeper, can a girl utterly destroyed by the worst kind of betrayal and a boy battling demons of his own ever have a normal relationship? Is that even what they want? Find out in NORMAL, a gritty story of trust and abuse, heartbreak and salvation, and if they're lucky - love. This is not a flowery romance - not for the faint of heart. 

Review ahead!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Thrive by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie REVIEW

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Two years will change them forever. 

When rumors spread like wildfire—like having three-ways with her boyfriend’s rock climbing brother—Lily Calloway spirals into a dark place. Her bedroom. Loren Hale is more confident and determined to keep their sex life private, even from their friends, and he helps Lily in the only way he knows how. But how much love is too much? 

Their lives are filmed, watched, and criticized. And through it all, Lily and Loren have to face enemies they never thought they’d see, demons they don’t know if they should bury, and setbacks they didn’t think they’d meet. Not this soon. 

And one rumor could be too much for them to handle. It will test their greatest limitations, and if they don’t hold onto each other, someone is going to drown. 

A full-length New Adult Romance that bridges the gap between the second and third books. 
Thrive must be read before Addicted After All if you have not read the Calloway Sisters spin-off series.

Review ahead!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Outshine by Nola Decker

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When agoraphobic Gabe and his outgoing nemesis Jessa go on a moonlit road trip to locate Gabe’s missing brother, the two teens discover they are both hiding unnatural abilities: Gabe is a living lie detector and Jessa is a kick-ass powerhouse pretending to be a delicate diva.

Gabe’s sole reason for searching for Watts, his hot-tempered younger brother, is to clear his own name: he’s been framed for Watts’ alleged murder. Jessa is after Watts because she is, well, after him.

They find him with Deacon, the twisted eugenicist responsible for their unusual powers. He encourages them to stay and join his "Family" where they'll be able to live openly as the genetically-modified freaks that they are. When Jessa and Gabe uncover the truth about Deacon's past--and what he wants for the future--they band together to stop him. Watts, however, may have other plans . . .

I have to say until recently I've actually stayed away from Sci-Fi both in books and on television but this reminded me that clearly I'm making a big mistake.

The story starts with Gabe being told his brother is missing and being happy about it which at first I found a bit odd but honestly, we literally just have to meet Watts to be like "Nah, your initial assessment was spot on, carry on"
I liked that the truth about Gabe and Jessa was revealed very early on, there's nothing more I hate than having it be so clear that there's something "other" about the characters, and it's in their POV but you still can't be told what is actually different about them.

Gabe is a human lie detector and Jessa has unbelievable speed and strength, and we find out that they are experiments and now the people that "created" them want them back and we find Gabe and Tessa fight for their lives and their right to live their lives considering they didn't sign up to be the way they are.

As soon as I got into this book, I found it breaking into my daily schedule until I read it for a solid 4 hours, it was very enjoyable and I'm very excited where the sequel will take the story.

Recommend to: fans of YA, fans of Sci Fi, people willing to try new books
Rating: 4 stars

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Fallen Stars by Stephanie Keyes - REVIEW

When all is lost, he will have to make the ultimate decision.

Kellen St. James was just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, until he eighty-sixed the Lord of Faerie and proposed to the Celtic Goddess, Calienta. But then everything in Kellen’s life gets turned upside-down when he and Cali end up on the run from a seriously irritated group of faeries. The worst part? They have zero idea why they’re being hunted.

Suddenly, Kellen is stuck in the middle of another prophecy that foresees him turning away from Calienta and embracing the dark. He’ll be forced to take sides in a struggle to claim his birthright, while discovering secrets about his father’s past. Meanwhile, his passion for Cali grows stronger, even as the prophecy threatens to tear them apart.
In the end, will Kellen and Cali survive the fates? When the ultimate power is within reach, which side will he choose?

After reading The Star Child I was anxious to get started on The Fallen Stars and it did not disappoint.
The story begins with what should be Kellen and Calienta's wedding but it gets interrupted and is the beginning of the couple going on the run with Gabe (Kellen's friend and ex roommate.) This was actually very enjoyable and I liked that although the sequel was nothing like the first book, it was still captivating and kept me on my toes.

In The Star Child Kellen is told that the prophecy regarding him is two-fold but the second part is not mentioned. We find it out near the end of the book and I truly don't believe Kellen could have continued his original quest knowing what lay ahead. It reminded me of Harry Potter not recieving the full prophecy until The Order of the Phoenix and then not even acting on it until Half Blood Prince/Deathly Hallows. As amazing as Harry is, eleven year old Harry Potter would not have been able to handle it and the same holds true for Kellen at the beginning of his journey.

A lot of the St.James family history is revealed in this book and it honestly just makes me more excited for the final book in the trilogy. Also there were some plot points - *coughs* Gabe - that promise to be revealed at a later date.

Recommend to: fans of fantasy,fans of YA fantasy
Rating: 4 stars

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead - NON SPOILER REVIEW

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Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets - and human lives.
In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.
Now, in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.
For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him...
Their worst fears now a chilling reality; Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour.

Non Spoiler Review ahead!