Yes I know, it’s been far too long and I should be posting up more blogs on here but I’ve been a little busy writing three books, blogging for Diary Of A Young Writer go check it out click here and here. I also have two jobs, one of which is working in a bookshop, though I feel like I have a dozen jobs really (I mean who has holidays these days?). So I’m sorry, I’ve not had much time to read and I’ve been attempting the classics, which dear god, some of the classic fiction is really tough to get through. So far I’ve read books by Jane Austen, Joseph Conrad, George Eliot, Anne Bronte and Emily Bronte.
Click here to see my blog on book 1 in this series.
My Thoughts: Heads up for new readers considering this series, there are going to be 12 books and each one so far ends on a cliffhanger. That being said, I am loving this series right now, the more I read the more I want to know.
The Unfinished Song Series is set in a very primitive almost neolithic time. There is a lot of violence and women especially, are sometimes treated badly. There are tribal clans with bizarre rules and complicated politics. The fae/fairies/fairy lords etc come in all sorts of sizes and forms and they are mischevious, beautiful and powerful. There is a lot of terminology, including character names, clan names, levels of fae, magic, etc. Tara Maya has thought out every detail extensively and as a result has created a believable fantasy world like no other.
My Thoughts: I was up til 4am reading this book!
10/10 Stars for the opening paragraph! I loved the main character, Drake Sinclair’s, humour and attitude, the first two sentences had me completely hooked. I have to quote them…. ‘My day really began the moment the men shot at me. To set the record straight, it wasn’t my usual idea of fun.’ (From Chapter One: In Which I Screw Up)
I Am Phantom is a fast-paced, well-written, action-packed sci-fi and fantasy, with a good dose of humour. Written in the first person, the reader joins Drake at the beginning of this story in his relatively calm and peaceful family life at home just before he finishes school, and where his only worries are asking girls to prom, the school bullies, oh, and the freaky super powers he obtained during puberty. Drake Sinclair knows he isn’t normal, jumping ridiculously high, super speed, strength and healing abilities are not normal, however he has done a good job at dealing with and hiding his abnormalities so far…. That is before a mysterious figure shows up and turns the school prom into a disaster.
Drake Sinclair then receives a strange admission letter from a college out of state, one with a letter that promises to give him answers about his powers. Desperate for answers Drake accepts, but little does he know, the answers are more complicated and more disturbing than he had ever imagined. Drake is forced to choose how he will use his powers, and whether or not he will use them for good or bad.
I’ve been a bit quiet again lately as I’ve been having a revamp of my blog (trying to make it look awesome so check it out and let me know your thoughts!) This is just a hello (hello), to let you all know that I’m still blogging. I am behind on my book reviews due to work but I will be posting up book reviews for the following wonderful books soon…
- I Am Phantom by Sean Fletcher
- The Unfinished Song: Root Book Four by Tara Maya
- The Unfinished Song: Wing Book Five by Tara Maya
- Consensus Breaking by M.S. Dobing
- Dead Days: Season Three by Ryan Casey
– Caitlin x
She Never Got To Say Goodbye is a great paranormal fantasy and thriller with a lovely and satisfying ending. I enjoyed reading this book and it has been a delightful change from what I’ve been currently reading. The story is fast-paced and takes elements from a number of different genres, romance, mystery, action, paranormal and thriller. I think even the pickiest readers will have trouble finding nothing to appreciate here. Overall the story is well written, I noticed a couple of errors but nothing that detracts away from the story. Ica Iova has a beautiful and addictive writing style that will keep you turning the pages.
She Never Got To Say Goodbye is centred around two main characters, Olivia and Brandon. The story describes how they meet, fall in love, and how their relationship ultimately falls apart. The story then moves on to Olivia’s life as a ghost, Brandon’s life as a single parent, and the last part of the story introduces the life of the killer…
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What if everything and everyone was connected? From the smallest emotions to the biggest decisions? What if one person’s choices could change the world?
Alice Lynam has been dead for two years. The afterlife is complicated, time behaves differently and the deceased souls have important information concerning humanity’s future. Certain individuals are set to change the world for the better and Alice’s childhood sweetheart, Kyle, happens to be one of them. However, Kyle’s grief has set him on a path that can only bring frustration and unhappiness.
Alice needs to find a way to get through to Kyle to put him back on the right path. And if she gets it wrong, all could be lost.
“Anomaly will resonate with all young people feeling the pressure of society’s expectations as they embark on their journey into adulthood.”
OH MY GOD, I knew it! I totally saw that plot twist coming but it was still shocking and heartbreaking all at the same time. What am I talking about? I’m not telling you, you will just have to go and read the series, you won’t be disappointed.
I loved this book it was amazing, in fact I’ve finished the whole series now and hardly slept a wink but I’ll review ‘Guardian Angels’ in my next blog. I will say this though, I was crying inside at the end of this series, and almost cried, literal, real tears too!
The Quest welcomes you back to the main characters Adrian and Alia, and yet again these powerful children are faced with difficult tasks and decisions. The author has written these characters so well, and each character (including minor characters), are complex and fully fleshed out by the time you reach this forth installment. God you just want things to go right for once for these poor characters, but nothing ever seems to go right! Naughty Adrian though, some of his past decisions have come back to bite him in the backside in ‘The Quest’, some of the outcomes could have been avoided. Yet that’s the beauty of this story, the author shows you where things could have been different and gets you thinking about what you would have done if you had been in the same situation. Gah! it’s just so unfair, but so brilliant, but still so unfair! Injustice could be this author’s middle name.
Oh my god this book almost broke my heart! I could not believe what happened to the main character Adrian, so so so much injustice and I can’t tell you much more than that otherwise it will spoil the story!
Just like Wild-Born and The Tower, Lesser Gods is written from the POV of Adrian Howell, a young teenage boy with incredible telekinetic powers. This third book in this series follows Adrian and his new family and friends, as they fend off their enemies, whilst living with the Guardian faction in a place called New Haven. If you want more details you will just have to read my other blogs, here for Wild-Born and here for The Tower. However just to cover some basics, there is a war going on between various different groups. The Angels are another psionic faction, The God-Slayers are religious extremists, and The Wolves are a military group. The Angels are like the Guardians, only the Angels believe they should be the rulers of the world and mankind, the Guardians oppose this.
I just have to say, I’m a total sucker for fictional, mysterious, bad-boys, (and I mean the bad-boys that are a little shy, awkward, hide their emotions, but are totally strong, skilled and confident in their abilities, yet still loving and protective. NOT the arrogant, aggressive, controlling, cold and heartless bad-boys who pretend to be in love just so they can get into someones pants -C.L.) Ok, so that being said, Susanne hit my total weakness the moment she introduced the character Coal! As soon as he came into the story I knew exactly what type of character he was going to be and I was practically smiling with glee.
My first thoughts as I began to read this book was, ‘this is weird’ but despite thinking that, I couldn’t put the book down, every time I tried I would pick it back up again, and it wasn’t long before I realised that this book is ‘oddly brilliant’.
I saw ‘The Rest Of Us Just Live Here’, whilst I was casually flipping through a book magazine, and I then casually pointed it out to my mother, who kindly bought it for me as a Christmas present. I didn’t really know what to expect as I hadn’t really expected to get it at all, but this was the best, casually-chosen, book choice I have ever made!
Where do I even start with this one? Patrick Ness has basically managed to write a compelling and unique story, but from the point of view of the really minor (barely significant) characters, found in your usual YA Fiction. Instead of having special main characters who are usually cool, beautiful, and have some sort of hidden talent/power. Patrick Ness has flipped the concept on it’s head and given us the ordinary, normal characters, who have their own issues, but are just trying to live their lives as best as they can. These characters are not the names that history will remember but rather, the names that history will undoubtedly forget.