Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Review of Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch (Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch #1) by L.A. Jones

Tales of Aradia: The Last Witch (Tales of Aradia the Last Witch #1)
The Salem Witch Trials were as we all know a horrific turning point in history. It showed people how far their paranoia could lead them to; murder, persecution, and betrayal. Unknown to the humans, however, there were actually real witches located not just in Salem but all over the world including other magical beings like fairies, vampire, werewolves etc. However, once the events of the Salem Witch trials came to be the other races began to fear exposure to the humans and without so much as a second thought all the witches of the world were hunted down and killed. There was not one witch whom survived the genocide or at least that's what all the vampires, werewolves, and other races thought. But one day a girl named Aradia moves to Salem, MA and all that changes.

My Thoughts
I got contacted by the author of this book, L.A.Jones herself for me to read and review this book. I never agree to read and review a book that doesn't sound good, so any I do accept to read needs to sound like a book I would love. The cover is very interesting and that helped with me agreeing to read and review this book. The title which included the work "Witch" always helps me out as I love stories which includes magic etc. The description was the last thing which won me over to reading it, I mean who doesn't want to read a book were the description makes you want to read the book right at that instance.

I really liked this book, for so many reasons which I will explain now.  First reason why I liked this book was it  has a great unique storyline, though uses Witches,  Vampires and Werewolves, but the fact is she doesn't over use them and its not the same old story where a vampire falls head over heels for the main character which I really loved about this. Second reason why i liked this book was the way it flowed and how I could read it so easily without thinking, "what does that mean", "I'm confused" or "When did that happen". I knew everything that happened and how things were happening so I was never lost of and I didn't have to go back to read anything I may of forgot about. The last reason why I loved this book so  much was the way she portrayed the characters in this book and how they are all never perfect and that they all have flaws and issues.
I have to honest in this review and say the beginning it felt like it wasn't as good as when it got the middle onwards but it still was good so that to me was 1 of the only errors I found in this book other than... "WHY DID IT END SO SOON!!!??".

The characters as I said above was portrayed in such a great way, and I loved each character in different ways, even the bad guys. I mean everyone loves a bad guy in a story.
Aradia the main character knows she's different and maybe special in a way, but its only caused her bother in the past so she will start a new life in a new place and hopefully she can be just like any other normal teen. Well that doesn't go to plan... not really.
I love Aradia so much, its un real. She is a strong character and she doesn't deserve what happens to her and the pain she has gone through in her past. I really admire her as she tries her best to fit in and make friends.

Overall in my opinion I really liked this book and I can't wait for the 2nd book to be released which I know is very soon.
Thank you L.A. Jones for asking me to read and review because it was a really good book to read.
I would recommend this book if you want to try something different to the normal Witchy,  Vampire books you have read in the past.


Saturday, 17 November 2012

Birthday Book Haul :)

It was my birthday on the 15th of November :)

I got some presents and I loved every single one of them, but because this is a book blog I will only talk about my bookish presents :D

First off, I got a book from my Sister :)

The book is:
Heaven (Halo #3) by Alexandra Adornetto
Heaven (Halo, #3)
I am so glad she got me it, because I have been wanting to read this book since I knew it will be out :D 

Secondly my Granddad and Grandma got me a £30 card/voucher for Waterstones :D 
I used it today to buy myself two book in the sale of "buy one, get the other half price". 

The two books I got using the card was: 
Brothers to the Death (The Saga of Larten Crepsley #4) by Darren Shan
Brothers to the Death (The Saga of Larten Crepsley, #4)
I have been wanting to buy this for like a year so I am glad that I have finally got it :) 


The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)
I saw this in the shop 1 week ago and I really liked the description of it, so when I got the card I knew I had to buy it, and as I got the one above for half price I didn't feel bad buying it on instinct :)

That's it for now :)

If you have read and loved any of the books above then please leave a comment telling me but no spoilers please. :) 

Tara xx 

Friday, 9 November 2012

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Q: Do you mind books with similar ideas to other books? Similar concepts, backgrounds, retellings or pulled-to-publish fanfic?

A: It depends, if someone  "steals" the idea of someone without maybe saying they have.. or something as I feel it is wrong and I don't like it. 
If it has similar concepts than I don't mind as long as I don't read them 1 after each other. 
Retellings of fairytales are such a good idea, because they are changing something to become what they want, so they will be using there own imagination by doing that. 

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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Review of Creep by Jennifer Hillier

If he can’t have her . . .

Dr. Sheila Tao is a professor of psychology. An expert in human behaviour. And when she began an affair with sexy, charming graduate student Ethan Wolfe, she knew she was playing with fire. Consumed by lust when they were together, riddled with guilt when they weren't  she knows the three-month fling with her teaching assistant has to end. After all, she’s finally engaged to a kind and loving investment banker who adores her, and she’s taking control of her life. But when she attempts to end the affair, Ethan Wolfe won’t let her walk away.

. . . no one else can.

Ethan has plans for Sheila, plans that involve posting a sex video that would surely get her fired and destroy her prestigious career. Plans to make her pay for rejecting him. And as she attempts to counter his every threatening move without her colleagues or her fiancée discovering her most intimate secrets, a shattering crime rocks Puget Sound State University: a female student, a star athlete, is found stabbed to death. Someone is raising the stakes of violence, sex, and blackmail . . . and before she knows it, Sheila is caught in a terrifying cat-and-mouse game with the lover she couldn’t resist—who is now the monster who won’t let her go.

My Thoughts

Don't normally go for Mystery/Thriller books but... THIS was a kind of thing where you get drawn to a book, read the blurb and you just have to buy it, but then you realise you don't have the money so you get your boyfriend too :D So thanks to him I have this. The blurb sounds so.. wow.. in a way like.. I have a feeling I will either love it, or hate it not like in between. The title "Creep", well come on, if your not drawn to the book by that, then look at the cover.. HANDCUFFS.. I mean.. who doesn't get drawn to a book with handcuffs on...unless its for.. something entirely different to what it actually errm means. *cough cough*. Overall my pre-thoughts of this book is very good and I can't wait to read it.

WOOP! I am so glad I bought this book, it was amazing, and I'm the happiest girl ever that my boyfriend bought me this as without him I wouldn't of read this captivating amazing book. The storyline is the most un-real but real storyline ever which just makes you wanted more with every page you turn and I was practically of my seat half the time I was reading it. This book is very easy to read and understand and just.. its amazing. The POV is centred around Dr. Sheila Tao and Her fiancée and sometimes with a private detective of some sort.

Dr. Sheila is the main character in this book, and I really like her strength and but then I hate the fact she started cheating on her partner. I like her personality and she doesn't deserve anything that happens to her in this book. Her partner is a really great and fantastic bloke, because throughout this no matter what got flung his way he tried to deal with it the correct and right way.. well not always the right way but the way he knew was right for him to complete what he wanted to complete. The characters in this book are very well portrayed and I really enjoyed them all.

My overall opinion of this book is, it was blooming fantastic and I am so glad that my mind wanted me to get the book.
I would recommend this book to all thriller lovers or if you try any book out.


Saturday, 3 November 2012

My Top 3 Books (October 2012)

It's now NOVEMBER :o meaning I have to share to you all my top 3 books of October:D

The Books I Read This Month:
1. Flame Moon (Book 1) by K.J. Jackson – 3 stars
2. Forbidden Mind (Forbidden, #1) by Kimberly Kinrade – 5 stars
3. Fangs by T.R Parrott – 3 stars
4. Moon Dance (Vampire for hire #1) by J.R. Rain – 4 stars
5. Bait (Angler, #1) by Annie Nicholas – 4 stars
6. The Touch by Christopher Smith – 3 stars
7. Midnight Fire (Rise of the Dark Angel, #1) – 4 stars
8. The Facebook Diet by Gemini Adams – 5 stars
9. Bound (Arelia LaRue #1) by Kira Saito - 4 stars
10. Tempest (Destroyers #1) by Holly Hook – 4 stars

  My top 3 :D
1) Forbidden Mind (Forbidden, #1) by Kimberly Kinrade
2) Bait (Angler, #1) by Annie Nicholas
3) Tempest (Destroyers #1) by Holly Hook

Friday, 2 November 2012

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Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?

A: I rarely stop reading a book once I start.. but.. Love triangles do sometimes make me groan in despair once I read 3 books in a row with a love triangle and I was piratically shouting "NOO!". 
I would say if the book is really long and stuff I can only read it when I have time or I really really couldn't wait to read it.. and in the mood for a long book. 
Bad editing is also one, I once had a book which the font was so tiny I just couldn't read it. 

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