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Monday, 22 August 2016

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Competing With The Star by Krysten Lindsay Hager | Review


Competing with the Star
Krysten Lindsay Hager
(The Star Series, #2)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: March 22nd 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Rate: 4/5
Hadley Daniels’s life seems perfect…
Before the beginning of sophomore year of high school, Hadley and her family move to a beautiful beach town, where she makes amazing new friends and lands the boyfriend of her dreams-Nick Jenkins. He’s the kind of guy every girl swoons over, and it isn’t long until Hadley discovers some are still swooning.
A famous ex-girlfriend makes matters more complicated…
After some time dating, Hadley and Nick form a deep bond. But insecurity sets in when Hadley discovers her boyfriend once had a huge crush on her friend-who just happens to be the beautiful former teen TV star, Simone Hendrickson.
The past is the past-or so they say…
Hadley confronts Nick, who confesses about his history with Simone. Though he claims to only have eyes for Hadley now, it’s hard to believe-especially when she’s blindsided with the news that Nick and Simone kissed after school.
Now Hadley must determine who is telling the truth. Love, betrayal, friendship…who needs soap opera drama when you’re busy competing with a star?

REVIEW


I was excited to read this piece of amazingness! I really liked the first book! It was such a comfy summery read! The second book was even more amazing! I kept reading and reading and reading and just couldn't stop! 
This story revolves around Hadley aka my bae. Her problems are so damn relatable. After having her first real boyfriend, Strange things start happening. Simone is starting to put negative thoughts about Nick inside Hadley's mind. There is something that Nick is hiding too. OMG! Suspense was on point. The author seriously knows how to engulf the reader in her story. Friendship problems, betrayel, bonds break. This story is one hella amazing read.
I highly recommend this series! But this book can be read as a stand-alone too! Just go order it NOW! 


Author Bio:

Krysten Lindsay Hager is a book addict who has worked as a journalist and humor essayist. She is the author of the LANDRY’s TRUE COLORS SERIES and the STAR SERIES. TRUE COLORS was her debut novel and the first book in the LANDRY’S TRUE COLORS series. BEST FRIENDS…FOREVER? (Book 2) was #1 in Amazon’s hot new releases in teen & young adult values and virtues fiction and #1 in Amazon’s hot new release in children’s books on values. Landry in Like (Book 3) was #3 in Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Girls & Women. Her work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Bellbrook Times, and on the talk show Living Dayton. Check out her YA novel, NEXT DOOR TO A STAR (book 1 in the STAR SERIES) and COMPETING WITH THE STAR: Book 2 in the STAR SERIES. You can follow her at: http://www.krystenlindsay.com.

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Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Review Rant: Illuminae by Aime Kaufman & Jay Kristoff


The Illuminae Files, #1
Release Date: 20, October, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books For Young Readers
Pages: 599
Genre: Sci-fi, Fiction
Source: Bought
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes. 

REVIEW

Yeah I'm sharing the review after reading it in February. I'm crazy. This book is actually for those who like to be just dissolved in the book. You know like your stuck even if you don't understand anything but you keep on reading because the protagonists are fucking (Ezra's favourite word) crazy. Ezra & Kady are the two MOST cutest couple in the history of Sci-fi books. I really seriously want my BF to have pickup lines like Ezra & he MUST swear like Ezra. Kady is a relatable character in terms of teenage love relationship. 
At first, I was getting bored but Ezra made me keep reading. I couldn't understand the novel but after 50% BAM & especially the end pages... Holyyyyy they were lit! I just couldn't stop & when someone dies in the novel, my eyes were so 😭! The characters were all amazing! The novel was really well written. The style was unique. I don't know how they had the brains to write this complicated piece of gorgeousness. 
Overall, A highly recommended read to all sci-fi readers! A MUST READ!
Happy Reading! <3

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

ARC Review Rant: The Deviants by C J Skuse


Release Date: 22, September, 2016
Publisher: Mira Ink
Pages: 320
Genre: Contemporary, Thriller
Source: Publisher
Rate: 5/5

SYNOPSIS

When you set out for revenge, dig two graves

Growing up in the sleepy English seaside town of Brynston, the fearless five – Ella, Max, Corey, Fallon and Zane – were always inseparable. Living up to their nickname, they were the adventurous, rowdy kids who lived for ghost stories and exploring the nearby islands off the coast. But when Max’s beloved older sister Jessica is killed, the friendship seems to die with her.

Now years later, only Max and Ella are in touch; still best friends and a couple since they were thirteen. Their lives are so intertwined Max’s dad even sponsors Ella’s training for the Commonwealth Games. But Ella is hiding things. Like why she hates going to Max’s house for Sunday dinner, and flinches whenever his family are near. Or the real reason she’s afraid to take their relationship to the next level.

When underdog Corey is bullied, the fearless five are brought back together again, teaming up to wreak havoc and revenge on those who have wronged them. But when the secrets they are keeping can no longer be kept quiet, will their fearlessness be enough to save them from themselves? 

REVIEW

OMG! What did I just read? Woah! The f***! Ahhh! This story revolves around 5 kids & a baby! yaasss a baby too! Ella is an extremely athletic girl & has a bright future ahead but there are secrets carved permanently in her heart & she's going to take them till her grave because it will destroy one person she loves the most - Max. Max is a straight A*s student who wants to be a policeman but his father doesn't want him too. He gets suspicious when he learns that Ella is genophobic. He'll do anything to find out the mystery behind her phobia. Corey is the nerd who loves Harry Potter & is always collecting HP merchandise. His life takes a turn when he meets his past crush, Fallon. Fallon is the daughter of the road witch Rosie, who has like animal organs in her house! Yeah I know gross! But she's a sweetheart trust me! Zane is the bully! He's the bad one! Together they reunite to destroy someone! That someone is....?!?! 
Let's talk about the plot first, I won't lie during the first 180 pages I was like duh this book ain't my thing probably gonna DNF it! But OMG after 200 pages this book was the bomb! I mean this book left me in an emotional wreck! It was 3 AM last night when I finished it, I legit wanted to cry out loud. The characters were extremely relatable & amazing! Each character had an important role. I loved Ella most! She's a true inspiration for those girls who have been sexually abused but keep their mouth shut. It's all about bravery, friendship, & screaming for your right.
Overall, I highly recommend this novel to people in a bad emotional mess & also to every teen out there! Your voice needs to be heard! :)
Happy Reading! <3

Sunday, 14 August 2016

Review Rant: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson


Release Date: 3, May, 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 517
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought
Rate: 3/5


SYNOPSIS

Andie had it all planned out. 

When you are a politician’s daughter who’s pretty much raised yourself, you learn everything can be planned or spun, or both. Especially your future.

Important internship? Check.

Amazing friends? Check.

Guys? Check (as long as we’re talking no more than three weeks).

But that was before the scandal. Before having to be in the same house with her dad. Before walking an insane number of dogs. That was before Clark and those few months that might change her whole life.

Because here’s the thing—if everything’s planned out, you can never find the unexpected. 

And where’s the fun in that? 

REVIEW

Andie, daughter of a politician, she has always planned her life from A to Z. This summer she's going for a program at Stanford. But everything goes down the hill when at the last minute her selection gets cancelled. Now with nothing to look forward to this summer, she finally applies for an internship. But that internship is Dog walking. Like how a girl with 4.0 GPA is gonna do this? Andie's lost relationship with her father will become stronger, but will her relationship with Carl will?
This plot is all everything goes unplanned kinda story. The plot was pretty amazing. I thought the plot was kinda dragged on & I had to force read because everything was like dragging on & on & on. I would have DNFed this book but everything changes from the scavenger hunt game. I really liked the characters, the love triangle was relatable too (no spoilers)! Andie was pretty irritating sometimes but a good person. Carl is well amazing. All Andie's friends were #goals. This book was a cute summer read!
Overall, I highly recommend this novel to those who are looking for cute summery contemporaries.
Happy Reading! <3

Friday, 12 August 2016

Review Rant: Empire Of Dust by Eleanor Herman


Blood Of Gods & Royals, #2
Predecessor: Legacy Of Kings
Release Date: 28, June, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 432
Genre: Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Source: NetGalley
Rate: 3/5

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SYNOPSIS

In Macedon, war rises like smoke, forbidden romance blooms and ancient magic tempered with rage threatens to turn an empire to dust 

After winning his first battle, Prince Alexander fights to become the ruler his kingdom demands—but the line between leader and tyrant blurs with each new threat. 

Meanwhile, Hephaestion, cast aside by Alexander for killing the wrong man, must conceal the devastating secret of a divine prophecy from Katerina even as the two of them are thrust together on a dangerous mission to Egypt. 

The warrior, Jacob, determined to forget his first love, vows to eradicate the ancient Blood Magics and believes that royal prisoner Cynane holds the key to Macedon's undoing. 

And in chains, the Persian princess Zofia still longs to find the Spirit Eaters, but first must grapple with the secrets of her handsome—and deadly—captor. 

New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman entwines the real scandals of history with epic fantasy to reimagine the world's most brilliant ruler, Alexander the Great, in the second book of the Blood of Gods and Royals series.


REVIEW

I saw this sequel on NetGalley & obviously.. I had to request! 😁 I dived into it just as I got it! Everything's just the same! Alexander & his fights! God they are just so cinematic! Katerina & Hephaestion! The bomb duo! Jacob is obviously a bitch! Zofia! I pity her! 😭 
Zofia was my most favourite character! Her bravery is just amazing! Cynane is well cynane! *rolls eyes* total Aghhh I hate her! I didn't found Alex & Katerina interesting this time instead Olympias was hot af this time TBH! 
Talking about the plot... it was pretty slow! It took me a long time to finish this book! The book was kinda dragging on! So i won't the say that the plot was hot like the first book! But still it was pretty good!
Overall, Historical Fiction readers! You don't wanna miss this series! Trust me!
Happy Reading! <3