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I have a love of books. Reading and reviewing with a coffee - That's the life.
The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #2) - Michelle Hodkin I enjoyed [b:The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer|8591107|The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)|Michelle Hodkin|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1364084849s/8591107.jpg|13460686] this one however not so much. The beginning was interesting but over time it got a little boring (I got distracted), which ultimately made me put this on-pause. I may or may not return back to this at a later stage.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1) - Michelle Hodkin My house is a mess, I'm tired as all hell and I've consumed more than enough coffee. IT WAS WORTH IT!You want to know why?Because I came across [b:The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer|8591107|The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, #1)|Michelle Hodkin|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1364084849s/8591107.jpg|13460686] and fell in love. Not only with the characters, but the story.
Terrorscape (Horrorscape, #3) - Nenia Campbell “Hatred is about possession. It is all-consuming, cruel, and vainglorious. When love is allowed to fester, it becomes twisted and corrupt; it settles deep in the heart...and metastasizes, sending its dark roots through the body to raze all that stands in its way. Love is chaste and pure. Love is banal....No, hatred has infinitely more possibilities.”
Horrorscape (Horrorscape, #2) - Nenia Campbell I wasn't exactly sure how to go about rating this one.
Alex (Verhœven, #2) - Pierre Lemaitre, Frank Wynne Now before I start I want to point out that this book happens to be the first thriller I have read. The blurb caught my eye when I was looking for a book to read at my local bookstore and one of the staff members was actually in the middle of reading [b:Alex|18039275|Alex|Pierre Lemaitre|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1370355416s/18039275.jpg|15607063] and recommended it to me.Alex, a woman of around thirty. Very pretty and full of life is kidnapped from the streets of Paris. She is no ordinary victim, but her time is running out.Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have no suspects, no lead or even a name for the victim.The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.This is [a:Pierre Lemaitre|822613|Pierre Lemaitre|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1361269955p2/822613.jpg] second book in the Verhoeven trilogy, though the first to be translated to English.Others have described this book at "Shocking" or "Gruesome" but I didn't find it any of those things. Yes things that occurred in this novel were horrible, but that's it.I didn't feel for this what others may have, or will. I think I put it down to the fact my favourite genre of movie is horror/thriller and I expected it to present itself in book form just the same, but it didn't.Little things annoyed me. It would seem that the second someone new steps into a scene the POV switches onto them. I also noticed that sometimes when you thought you were reading the thoughts of someone, you were in fact reading them talking aloud, as someone would automatically answer them, without a question being asked. (I have no idea if that came across as making sense)I didn't really connect with any of the characters. Though I will say I'm a big believer in KARMA. What goes around, comes around. I didn't at all expect Alex to be a murderer. Nor did I like her thought patterns. The whole thing seemed a little far fetched to me
Branded - Keary Taylor Jessica has been tortured with horrifying nightmares ever since she was a little girl. Nightmares of being judged and standing trial for those that have died, in front of a council of Angels. 5 Condemned angels with black eyes, and 5 exalted angels with blue eyes.Up meant exaltation and never ending bliss, while Down meant a branding and never ending torment. On the back of her neck she wears the branding of the condemned reminding her that not all nightmares stay hidden in the shadows of a dream.Two men enter her life and everything changes. One of them has set in motion the events that will soon pull her toward her own judgement and turn her into the sole thing she fears the most
Freefall - Tess Oliver "The pain will lighten and your voice will be set free."
Hunting Lila (Lila, #1) - Sarah Alderson [b:Hunting Lila|10188580|Hunting Lila (Lila, #1)|Sarah Alderson|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327127900s/10188580.jpg|15087473] is the story of Lila, a 17year old girl with the ability of telekinesis which she keeps hidden from everyone.After a dangerous encounter with muggers on a street in London, Lila takes off to California to be with her brother Jack and his best friend-Her life long crush Alex.Alex and Jack also have a secret of their own, they're black ops trying to hunt down the people responsible for the death of Jack and Lila's mother 5 years ago.Life is not quite as it seems and as Lila soon realises, she is not the only person with abilities.
On the Jellicoe Road - Melina Marchetta I'm really overwhelmed writing this review as I don't know how to put into words what it is I'm feeling.I am so happy that I took the time out to read [b:On the Jellicoe Road|1162022|On the Jellicoe Road|Melina Marchetta|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1212708945s/1162022.jpg|6479100].
Storm (Elementals, #1) - Brigid Kemmerer I've wanted to read STORM for quite some time now and i actually downloaded the sampled chapter for my Kindle a while ago.The sample was good, just not great. I think that's what held me back for so long.Anyway I gave in and decided it could be my first Buddy Read book.Though it hit off straight away. Jumping into action. [b:Storm|10401084|Storm (Elemental, #1)|Brigid Kemmerer|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1325995724s/10401084.jpg|15305022] took a while getting into. It just wasn't screaming at me saying "IM SO BLOODY INTERESTING" Becca was a pretty cool heroine. Showing she had guts and determination from the first chapter, and throwing a punch here and there! I didn't however like the Love-Triangle between herself, Chris and Hunter. She kind of seemed oblivious to whomever she wasn't with at the time. Giving the feeling she was switching her feelings toward them both back and forth throughout the book.I did however like the banter between them all. Also as the story progressed I found myself actually enjoying it. Whether or not I liked the characters, it was a good story line and well written.Chris and Hunter both bored me....just a little bit. If I had to choose which one Becca ended up with, I completely would have thought Nick by her first reaction to him! - Then to find out it's Chris? and Hunter? Meh. I liked Casper the dog!! Adorable.Gabriel and Nick really made the book hell of a lot more interesting for me and Michael was a COMPLETE snooze fest! Now I realise this is Elementals #1 but really what happened to the ending?? That was a complete letdown! Nothing worse than a book that acts as if the endings just any other page.I will probably continue onto Book 2 at a later stage
Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella I've come to realise once I completely finished this book that each and every character has Stupid mixed in with their personality.How I felt at the start of this book -
Hell's Knights (The MC Sinners, #1) - Bella Jewel .. FUCK..Those sex scenes were..HOT
Angelfall (Penryn and the End of Days, #1) - Susan Ee [b:Angelfall|11500217|Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)|Susan Ee|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1319887835s/11500217.jpg|16435765] was incredibly well written. It was also very descriptive, enough to not feel like it was dragging along but keeping you on the edge of your seat. 5 bloody well deserved stars
Untitled (Penryn & the End of Days, #2) - Susan Ee I have to wait???
Rocked (Rocked, #1) - Clara Bayard I really don't know how to go about rating this book. It wasn't bad nor really good either. If I had known that it was such a short read I probably wouldn't have got it.I didn't at all like the "Instant love" between Liss and Joe, as it was completely unbelievable. I also was frustrated when Liss walks out of the diner after finishing her shift to find Joe standing against the wall waiting for her, and after not even knowing him for 24hours accepts his invitation to walk her home. Now no matter how good the conversation was, I would be thinking he was a psychotic killer wanting to slice me up. Who does that? She had no second thoughts about it.
Fear of Falling - S.L. Jennings This book pulled me in from the very beginning.Such intense and angry emotions that made me interested to know what was going to happen next.Kami has been living with severe anxiety which stems from years of childhood abuse. She's traumatized and broken. Not being able to connect with anyone around her except for the only family she knows - Her Best Friends: Dom and Angel.Once the sexy, tattooed bartender Blaine enters her life, it's thrown upside down and she's shaken to her core.