Thursday, 29 September 2016

Review Rant: Lost Energy by Lynn Vroman


Series: The Energy Series, #2
Predecessor: Tainted Energy
Release Date: 3, February, 2015
Publisher: Untold Press, LLC
Pages: 342
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: Author
Rate: DNF

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SYNOPSIS



Last spring, Lena discovered who she was.

Now all she wants to do is move on—and find a way to be with Tarek, the new Warden of Arcus and the love of her life. Even though worlds separate them now, she holds onto the hope they’ll be together again. Until then, Lena focuses on being truly happy for the first time in her life…this life. She has new friends, an apartment free from her abusive father, and the chance to live a normal life.

But for Lena, the past never stays gone.

A woman from another lifetime reveals Cassondra, Exemplian’s new authority commander, is seeking revenge against Tarek for killing her brother. There is only one way to end this new threat…

This time, it will take more than Wilma to keep the monsters away. It’ll take an entire army–an army who remembers Lena from her past life, and who might just want her dead, too.

Lena’s past will shape her future more than she could ever imagine.

REVIEW

Oh Lord!!! I loved Tainted Energy but the sequel, I was uber confused. I mean I was trying to understand that what was happening. The story was just rushing and Oh lord i DNFed it after 20 pages. Yes it was this crazy bad.
I have no words to say more. I'd recommend the first book but second.. meh!
Happy Reading! <3

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Review Rant: Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick


Series: Hush Hush, #1
Predecessor: Hush Hush
Release Date: 19October, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Pages: 427
Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Rate: 3/5


SYNOPSIS


Nora Grey's life is still far from perfect. Surviving an attempt on her life wasn't pleasant, but at least she got a guardian angel out of it. A mysterious, magnetic, gorgeous guardian angel. But despite his role in her life, Patch has been acting anything but angelic. He's more elusive than ever (if that's possible) and what's worse, he seems to be spending time with Nora's archenemy, Marcie Millar.

Nora would have hardly noticed Scott Parnell, an old family friend who has moved back to town, if Patch hadn't been acting so distant. Even with Scott's totally infuriating attitude, Nora finds herself drawn to him - despite her lingering feelings that he is hiding something.

If that weren't enough, Nora is haunted by images of her murdered father, and comes to question whether her Nephilim bloodline has anything to do with his death. Desperate to figure out what happened, she puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations to get the answer. But maybe some things are better left buried, because the truth could destroy everything - and everyone - she trusts. 

REVIEW

Nora And Patch are back but that level of intense romance is gone. Nora catches Patch cheating on her with Marcie. Nora is losing Patch. Patch is losing Nora. Will they ever be back together?
OMG... this book was full of twists and turns. The plot was pretty okay at the start but I kept reading on. The real twist occurs when Nora discovers about the Black Hand, the killer of her father. From friendship to betrayel to a love triangle kinda thing, this novel was really good. One thing that the novel lacked was the energy at the starting pages. Like it had a really slow pace and nothing was happening and there was just misunderstandings between Patch and Nora but everything resolves at then end and OMG we are left with a really bad cliffhanger... yes a really bad one!!! *cries in vain*
Overall, I highly recommend this series to fantasy readers who enjoy some angels and nephilims with hot romance in novels plus if you ever think of DNFing Crescendo DONT DO IT! 
Happy Reading! <3

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

ARC Review Rant: Of Fire And Stars by Audrey Coulthurst


Release Date: 22, November, 2016
Publisher: Blazer + Bray
Pages: 400
Genre: High Fantasy, LGBT, Romance
Source: Publisher
Rate: 1/5


SYNOPSIS


Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.


Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.

When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.

But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.

REVIEW

Guys! This book was so awkward. Huehuehuehue. So the story revolves around our pareetyy princess, Denna whose betrothed to an immature Prince Thandi. She has an affinity of fire and you know the rest. So, the Mynarian king has decided to kill the people with affinities, because well they are dangerous. And the story has a predictable awkward romance.
The thing is the plot was too dry. Like at first I had hope that maybe the story will have big twist which will leave me in awe and I'd be OMG-ing. But no.. this didn't happen, instead the story was just focused on 'Denna I love you don't you get it', 'Mare your my heart what's happening?' - _ - Like mannn I needed some action, suspense like you know in Divergent. This book is about those powerful affinities, so some action please?!? Plus the writing style of the author is kinda like Cass's The Selection which I did not like. The characters were just okay. The ending was pretty good. My favourite character actually dies very soon. There should have been some twists and turns and that energy but alas!
Overall, I unfortunately don't recommend this book! I'm so sorry that I didn't end up liking this book when I had high expectations! :(
Happy Reading! <3

Friday, 23 September 2016

The VB Chats: Angel from The Avid Reader Book Blog


Angel is a young adult blogger who loves talking about books and sharing her views with everyone plus she designs awesome stuff which you can find at her store! Her blog is little over 4 years!

Q 1: How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging for a little over four years now – just celebrated my 4 year blogoversary August 3rd!

Angel's Beautiful Design

Q 2: Tips for newbie bloggers?

My top tips are: schedule posts, get social media - esp Twitter – and interact with other bloggers, be yourself & have fun!
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Q 3: You design stuff! Who inspired you to start designing?

Yes I do! Well it was my art teacher in high school who brought out the designer in me and ever since I’ve been wanting to do it so I took a shot at it earlier this year and I’ve been designing on Society 6 and Red Bubble ever since!

Angel's Design For Six Of Crows
Q 4: How long have you been designing and what's your favourite thing to design?

I have been designing for my Red Bubble andSociety 6 shops for about 9 months, and doingcustom designs since May but I’ve actually been designing and doing art since I was in sixth grade! My favorite thing to design is book art, specifically doing character drawings!



Q 5: Top 5 favourite books?

My top five faves at the moment are the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling and Fire by Kristin Cashore tied for first place then, in no particular order, the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo!


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Q 6: What do you think about the Diversity issue?


I think it’s awesome that we’re talking about diversity and bringing up how important it is in both our writing and our lives in general, especially with what’s been happening in the US lately concerning #BlackLivesMatter! The diversity issue is very close to my heart as I’m an Egyptian-American-Muslim and save for two books I’ve only recently read, there’s been no character in any media who seems to show me as I am. I won’t ramble on about it here but if you’d like to read more of my thoughts on the issue, I wrote a post about it here.

Thank you so much Angel for being on the blog! <3 Check out her design shops and social media links! Next time you want a site design hit her up! She's extremely awesome! :)


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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Cover Reveal: My Junior Year Of Loathing by Jennifer Digiovanni


My Junior Year of Loathing
Jennifer DiGiovanni
Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: September 6th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Junior year is supposed to be tough. Exams, term papers, homework, college tours, and participation in extra-curricular activities can all add up to non-stop stress. But Melinda Banner has goals to achieve and dreams to make real. This year, she’ll be unstoppable. But even over achievers need a break.
While walking in the woods to take a break from the stress of it all, Melinda meets a boy named Connor. After a few more run-ins, the two settle into an uneasy friendship, if you can even call it that.
But Connor’s closed and mysterious. Whenever Melinda asks too many questions, he suddenly has to go or is no longer interested in talking. When they’re together, she’s torn between wanting him to open up and running away as fast as she can. Still she can’t seem to shake her budding interest in him.
Connor has his own way of looking at the world, and his views often conflict with Melinda’s practical nature. Can you like someone and loathe them at the same time? Is he even worth the emotional tug on her heartstrings or distraction from all things Junior year?
And, as if she needs another project right now, Melinda starts to obsess over the abandoned estate she passes on the way to school each day. Between Connor and the old estate, Melinda’s beginning to think she’s taking on too much.
But Melinda’s smart. She finds a way to indulge her interest in the estate and fulfill her obligations. She will uncover the truth behind the aging edifice for an epic article in the school newspaper.
But when her investigation reveals a connection between Connor and a tragedy long-since forgotten, Melinda has a choice: put off her junior year achievements to save a local landmark and a boy who constantly pushes her away or put them both out of her mind for good and focus on making the grade.


Author Bio:
Jennifer DiGiovanni is the author of the School Dayz Series. When she’s not writing or reading, she likes to try new sports and activities from archery to ballroom dancing, with varying degrees of success.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Review Rant: Nevernight by Jay Kristoff


Series: The Nevernight Chronicle, #1
Release Date: 11, August, 2016
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 429
Genre: NA, High Fantasy, Magic, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Rate: 2/5


SYNOPSIS

A wonderful new epic fantasy set in the dark heart of an academy for assassins. Destined to destroy empires, Mia Covere is only ten years old when she is given her first lesson in death.
Six years later, the child raised in shadows takes her first steps towards keeping the promise she made on the day that she lost everything.
But the chance to strike against such powerful enemies will be fleeting, so if she is to have her revenge, Mia must become a weapon without equal. She must prove herself against the deadliest of friends and enemies, and survive the tutelage of murderers, liars and demons at the heart of a murder cult.
The Red Church is no Hogwarts, but Mia is no ordinary student.
The shadows love her. And they drink her fear.

REVIEW

Before I start, let me tell you all Nevernight fans, this review is negative. I was really ashamed that I didn't end up liking it when everyone was actually loving it. I LOVE Jay Kristoff's work. His Illuminae is a masterpiece. One thing I have learned about him is that his writing style is really complicated and sometimes it becomes hard to grasp the concept. In Illuminae, the concept was complicated but I understood everything after 50%. But in Nevernight, while I tried to catch up with everything I was just lost. 
This story revolves around Mia and the school where she's learning fighting and stuff. First, there was not THAT kind of romance. Like you know emotional level kind of. Second, story was extremely draggy. Third, Complicated seriously. Fourth, Mia was no doubt annoying sometimes. 
But there were some good points too like how original the concept was Oh Lord. I have never read anything like it ever before! I just wished that the book was written in not such a oh so complicated way.
Overall, I won't recommend it highly but don't go on my review. Maybe you'll love it like the rest of the people. And this story is for 16+ due to some explicit content.
Happy Reading! <3

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Hot Topics For Your Book Blog To Increase Traffic


Hiya booklings! Today instead of posting a review I want to share with you something different! I know just reading reviews and interviews on your blog sometimes makes your readers bored so I'll share some some bookish topics with you that'll surely increase your traffic and will be in the interest of your amazing readers!


* Write a 'Start A Book Blog Series': There's nothing more amazing than helping out someone who wants to share their love of books with the world but have no idea. Help a blogger out! ;)


* The Sizzling Diversity Topic: As much as Diversity has become such a big issue, you can participate by sharing your views with the world. In this way the post can be a discussion! A great way to engage with your readers! :)


* Book Blogger Problems: Just burst out all the problems along with gifs! ;)


* Libraries You Would Love To Visit: There are so many libraries around the world that are just eye candy. Share some awesome libraries and your readers will surely enjoy! <3


* Topics For Book Bloggers: Self Explanotory! :)


* FTC Disclaimer And Why Mention It: Although I don't write the disclaimer but I always mention the source. This is another awareness topic!


* Game Up Your Bookstagram: Your a bookstagram freak? Want to share some tips? Go for it!


* The ARCs Topic: You know the main thing? ;)


* Your Favourite Book Bloggers: Great way to start friendship with some awesome bloggers. <3



* Free Graphic Designs, Wallpapers And Templates: This may take some work but surely you'll get loads of traffic. Just try to Google some free templates and designs and share with the world. They'll love you forever for it! :*

Let me in the comments if you enjoyed this post! Have anymore ideas? Comment below! I'd love it! Plus I'd love it if you'd share this with other bloggers and help them out!

Happy Reading! <3

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Review Rant: Spirit Vision by Morgan Straughn Comnick


Release Date: 17, December, 2013
Publisher: Paper Crane Books
Pages: 316
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Rate: 5/5


SYNOPSIS

If God gave you a mission, would you answer His call?

The Lord has given Stary, a high school freshman, a mission: extinguish the evil residing in the murderer of two teens—Maren and Umbra. Stary never imagined that her strange visions meant that she was the Spirit Warrior for God and now with her powers activated, she must train to use them and try not to get caught by the murderer who has the ability to hide and conjure up the dark powers from the fallen angel himself—Lucifer. If Stary fails, not only will she lose her life, but Maren and Umbra will lose their entry into heaven and the world will be exposed to the madness of the murderer for the next forty years until the new Spirit Warrior is born. 

REVIEW

Spirit Vision is the first book in the Spirit Vision series by Morgan Straughn Comnick. This book was very lengthy so it took me 4 days to finish it. I have to say that this book was extra engulfing! Although the pace of the book was very slow, still it was perfect. So before all of my emotions explode, let me tell you little bit about it...
Stary is seeing some strange lights always zooming here and there. The twisted part is that Stary sees things that no one sees. Things are totally changing in Stary's life. Stary discovers that she's a spirit warrior and now she has the responsibility of finding the murderers of Umbra and Maren, so their souls can go at peace. But in between this mission, Stary finds herself falling for Umbra.
There is so much magic and emotion in this book. I have never read anything like this. The plot was very exciting and intriguing. The moments between Umbra and Maren were just so HEART-ACHING and I really wanted them to be a couple. I still can't get over this book!
The most interesting thing was obviously the girl Barabara. Because Barabara's behaviour had totally changed... she was all the time doing strange things... she had become skinny... pretty creepy! I myself was thinking of Barbara as the killer. Cally Sun was an annoying girly character. For a second I thought Cally Sun was gay and she had a crush on Stary. But then Umbra and Stary! * _ *
I enjoyed reading from Stary's POV. Stary is a really shy character.She was never boring once. The sudden twists and turns had made the story so much interesting. There were many funny scenes too. I loved all the friends of Stary, just #goals.
Morgan Straughn Comnick left us with no cliffhanger which is a good thing. The last pages were just so amazing. I was literally screaming OMG half the time. The ending was so perfect that I don't want to read book 2 now!
Overall, Spirit Vision was an amazing read. I'm glad that I finished this book real slow. Spirit Vision had magic, action and romance - Perfect. Share your opinions on Spirit Vision whether here or on Twitter or Facebook but don't forget to tag me! :)
Happy Reading! <3

Friday, 16 September 2016

Review Rant: Freshmen by R. T. Lowe


Series: The Felix Chronicles, #1
Release Date: 20, May, 2015
Pages: 500
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, NA
Source: Author
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

Reeling from a terrible accident that claimed the lives of his parents, Felix arrives at Portland College hoping only to survive the experience. In time, however, his reality star roommate shows him there is more to higher education than just classes, shared bathrooms and bad dorm food, and Felix gradually dares to believe he can put his past behind him. But a fateful storm looms on the horizon: In the nearby woods, two hikers become the latest victims in a series of gruesome murders; a disfigured giant embarks on a vicious cross-country rampage, killing teenagers who fail his 'test'; and an ancient society of assassins tasked with eradicating the wielders of a mysterious source of power awakens after a long silence. Only one man--the school's groundskeeper--knows that the seemingly unrelated events are connected, and that an eighteen-year-old boy stands in the center of the storm.

REVIEW

Felix is in college finally but.. it's a fantasy novel there's gotta be something right? There's this strange thing that actually kills people when they fail his test. And by killing I mean like literally brutally murdered. But there's a guy who knows the secret behind everything and when everything gets revealed tables are turned, Felix is in hot water now.
OMG! The plot was so gripping and engrossing. Although the book was pretty big one just can't stop reading it. The writing style of author was amazing depicting every element of the book in an alluring way. Felix was my most favorite character along with his best friend, who was pretty adorbs too. I was shipping them legit. This book is filled with action, suspense, and twists.
Overall, highly recommended to fantasy readers!!!
Happy Reading! <3

Thursday, 15 September 2016

ARC Review Rant: I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen Mcneil


Release Date: 18, October, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 352
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, 
Source: Publisher
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically-guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win her boyfriend back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity, and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine? 

REVIEW

Who isn't tired of being bullied and being the nameless person of the school? Not being noticed? Recognized as nerd?Hasn't got that sass? Failure? Yes! That's what this story is all about! Bea has a bright future ahead and that MIT scholarship is all she needs but fate has its own way. Her beloved boyfriend breaks up with her for a quirky, jumpy girl, Toile. Now her goal is to make a formula, a formula that'll change her life along with her best friends, Spencer and Gabe's too. Aaaannd, she needs to destroy Toile and get that scholarship before someone takes away from her.
Starting with the plot, the plot was a little bit draggy kinda boring at start but as you keep reading your interest starts to develop more. The writing was average good but good enough to make the novel fun filled. The formula concept was so cool like I need one too! *cries* Spencer was my bae from start and Gabe he's too damn awesome. Toile I HATED her. She was such a bitch. And Cassilyn was kinda niceish bitch *rolls eyes*.
Khair (Khair is an Urdu word means Anyways) Overall, the novel was pretty good and an amazing read to beat your damn boredom! 
Happy Reading! <3

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Review Rant: I'll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson


Release Date: 16, September, 2014
Publisher: Dial Books
Pages: 371
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, LGBT
Source: Bought
Rate: 4/5


SYNOPSIS

A brilliant, luminous story of first love, family, loss, and betrayal for fans of John Green, David Levithan, and Rainbow Rowell 

Jude and her twin brother, Noah, are incredibly close. At thirteen, isolated Noah draws constantly and is falling in love with the charismatic boy next door, while daredevil Jude cliff-dives and wears red-red lipstick and does the talking for both of them. But three years later, Jude and Noah are barely speaking. Something has happened to wreck the twins in different and dramatic ways . . until Jude meets a cocky, broken, beautiful boy, as well as someone else—an even more unpredictable new force in her life. The early years are Noah's story to tell. The later years are Jude's. What the twins don't realize is that they each have only half the story, and if they could just find their way back to one another, they’d have a chance to remake their world.

This radiant novel from the acclaimed, award-winning author of The Sky Is Everywhere will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once. 

REVIEW

Noahandjude. Noahandjude. Noahandjude. This story revolves around two twins, Noah & Jude whose bond is emtionaly really strong. After the death of their mother, both separate from each other & that bond farewells. Noah's life becomes difficult because he couldn't share his gay feelings with anyone. Jude falls in love with a guy but remains confused. One of the twins are hiding a BIG secret, a secret that'll change the whole game.
God! This book was one hella rollercoaster ride. From the writing style to the character building, Nelson's writing was on point. I couldn't stop reading. The way Jude helps her brother and Noah balances his life is just fabulous. Coming out as a gay in this world is pretty hard and Noah portrayed it all.
Overall, a great read dealing with a diverse character, this book is recommended to every.single.person.
Happy Reading! <3

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Review Rant: Girl Online On Tour by Zoe Sugg


Series: Girl Online, #2
Release Date: 22, October, 2015
Publisher: Keywords Press
Pages: 352
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Source: Bought
Rate: 3/5


SYNOPSIS

The sequel to the number-one bestseller Girl Online. Penny joins her rock-star boyfriend, Noah, on his European music tour.

Penny's bags are packed.

When Noah invites Penny on his European music tour, she can't wait to spend time with her rock-god-tastic boyfriend.

But, between Noah's jam-packed schedule, less-than-welcoming bandmates and threatening messages from jealous fans, Penny wonders whether she's really cut out for life on tour. She can't help but miss her family, her best friend Elliot . . . and her blog, Girl Online.

Can Penny learn to balance life and love on the road, or will she lose everything in pursuit of the perfect summer? 

REVIEW

Here is another typical wannabe novel by Zoella. Sorry, it's just, I don't know, aghhh so typical. I mean seriously, two people in love, one enemy, and blah blah, no spoilers. The best thing that I liked was the panic attacks aka mental health problem portrayed in the novel. It was so relatable. Because I know how it feels to have depression, anxiety & panic attacks. I have been through all that stuff and it sucks literally. Plus she had such an amazing fashionista gay guy friend. He was goals. 
Another amazing thing was that Penny was a blogger, yup! She is! The downside was the writing quality & the plot! The writing quality was not up to the mark, neither the plot building. The story felt too clichΓ©. But still it was a good fast paced little draggy summery read. 
Overall, I recommend this novel to all the readers who enjoy cutesy romancy contemporaries.
Happy Reading! <3

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Review Rant: Littleville Uprising by S.G Lee


Series: Journal Of The Undead #1
Release Date: 12, November, 2014
Publisher: Parataxis Publishing
Pages: 368
Genre: Horror, Zombies
Source: Author
Rate: 3/5


SYNOPSIS

The residents of Littleville, Pennsylvania are about to meet their new neighbors… 

New to Littleville, the Wexley twins, Matt and Emma assume fitting in at Lincoln High and making new friends will be their biggest worries. They couldn’t be more wrong. Fate would introduce Evan Stone into the neighborhood and all three attempt to navigate the murky labyrinth of eleventh grade but Evan has a secret. His godfather is Dr. G.E. Mitchell, author of Journal of the Undead: A Survivor’s Guide and Evan has been learning about zombies from one of the best. 

With an excellent school system, safe streets, and a strong sense of community, the Philadelphia suburb of Littleville has proudly attracted a diverse blend of people but up until now they’d always been living. When Lincoln High School is overrun by flesh-eating corpses, Evan rescues Emma and they battle their way through the zombies to Matt but fleeing the school doesn’t solve their problems. Friends, enemies, and loved ones are lost in the battle against the undead and the entire town is completely overrun. The true terror unfolds, as the survivors must escape and make the dangerous trek from suburban Philadelphia to the highest mountains of West Virginia with the hope of finding a safe haven at the Stone family cabin. If they can reach the secluded refuge, they just might survive the Littleville Uprising.

REVIEW

I couldn't decide if I should give it 3 or 4 stars. The story felt like I have read or seen something like this before. The writing style was still nice though.
The most annoying thing was the story was too long, like, it felt like it was dragged on extra. Another thing was Emma & Evan, the ups and downs in their relationship was bothering. The misunderstandings were just so ridiculous. Matt, whose Emma's brother was so overprotective. I would be pissed all the time if I had a brother like him. Whitney is again a common character, she is just like the head girl of 'The Plastics'. 
We all know that there's always a mean girls group in books but why repeat the same thing. Anyways, Evan is handsome, protective & very romantic. I was imagining Evan as Percy from Percy Jackson & The Olympians series. XD Emma, all the time thinks that she's not worth this person or that. Emma can be annoying sometimes. I liked the beginning though, it felt like the beginning of a horror movie, to be honest. The 'Zombie Concept' was not very amazing! It was just like another zombie story.
Overall, if you like horror zombie stories then pick this one, but it doesn't have the elements of a page turning book, so it did not hit my heart. I hope there won't be any complaints in the next book!
Happy Reading! <3

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Review Rant: The Laws Of Nature by Ashley Franz Holzman


Release Date: 16, December, 2014
Pages: 168
Genre: Horror
Source: Author
Rate: 4/5

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SYNOPSIS


There is a dark side to human nature that neither can be wished away nor completely mitigated. Ashley Holzmann details just several of these "Laws of Nature" before taking his readers on a journey through the bizarre, the terrifying, and, ultimately, the disturbingly real truths that underlie much of modern American life.


Ashley makes his debut into the horror genre with "The Stump," a story about an afternoon trot through the woods that quickly becomes a blood bath--and, much as it does for that story's creature, the scent of fear will only lure veteran horror readers further through the forest. A teenager's vanity will likely cause his town to be consumed by a roaming swarm of insects that burst forth from his acne-riddled skin in "White Heads;" entire populations vanish into the void of the Alaskan tundra in "Glass Houses;" and superiority takes the form of a murdering, sadistic woman in "Lady Macbeth."


But Ashley's best retellings focus less on gore and adrenaline and instead take human psychology as their medium, as demonstrated in "Plastic Glasses," where readers are brought into a world of disturbing personality and mental disorders. Ashley's work abounds with stories in this vein, stories which grab a hold of a common failing--such as marital friction in "Hush," or American male frustration in "Orpheus's Lot"--and take it to an extreme that is nevertheless not inconceivable for most people.


Coming from the mind of a man who has experienced more than his fair share of humanity, "The Laws of Nature" is, at its finest, a description of universal emotions of loss, nostalgia, anxiety, and soul-penetrating terror. Ashley's stories elicit empathy from his readers and draw them into worlds where they both acknowledge and cuddle with their fears and which leave them, ultimately, more human.

REVIEW


Another amazing novel that I read! The Laws Of Nature was an amazing mixture of short stories which took my breath away! Each story was unique and flawlessly written! There was so much tension in each story. I finished the book real quick and couldn't stop reading because a) the book was short & b) the stories had too much depression. There were so many I swear so many horror scenes that it was quite actually terrifying. The writing style of the author was amazing. 
I'd recommend this novel to 16+ readers due to sexual violent scenes. Totally amazing for horror readers.
Happy Reading! <3