Sunday, 27 July 2014


Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

I haven't done a haul in a few weeks so i'm sure you can understand why i'm so pumped about this one! Not only is it my first haul in a while, i personally think it's a bloody awesome haul!


The Queen Of The Tearling by Erika Johansen
Band Of Brothers by Stephen E.Ambrose
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Paper Towns by John Green
The Quick by Lauren Owen

For Review

The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe
Dark Hope by Monica McGurk

A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz

What did you guys get this week? And have any of you read anything i got? If you did let me know how you liked it!


Title: We Were Liars
Series: NA
Author: E.Lockhart
Genre: YA


A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE

My Review.

Four Stars.

We Were Liars is a story that every reader should read at least once. And when people say it's better you know nothing before going into this book, they weren't lying. 

I was very skeptical about this book, i didn't think it was one for me but when i saw it in Waterstones and saw how thin it was and read the premise i decided to give it a go and boy am i glad i did! 

I personally loved this story, i consumed it within a day, because i wont lie- i was addicted. The writing is so haunting and beautiful, i really just couldn't get enough. The tension is rife throughout the whole book. It's suspenseful and whilst reading We Were Liars i felt totally blinded because i had no idea where the story was taking us and had no clue where the author was taking us. 

The day i read this book i spent in a horrible mood, honestly i was shocking. I told my sister that i thought it was the book that was making me feel depressed, not because of what was happening but because of the writing that was so haunting and eerie, it was laced with tragedy, you knew nothing about the plot but the whole story had a layer of sadness even in the good parts. 

I clicked on at one part as to what was happening, i figured it out but even figuring it out didn't help with the bombshell of an ending.  We Were Liars is a strange haunting story with such a unique writing style that's in equal parts addictive and tragic.

We Were Liars, will fuck with your mind, tear your heart out and leave you feeling empty inside.  So would i recommend it? Yes. Yes i would. Who would i recommend it to? Everyone who reads. Not only because it's a great story, but because of what this story does to you. The feeling it creates, it will cause emotional turmoil and give you a story so haunting and epic it's something every book lover should experience at least once. 


Title: Don't Even Think About It
Series: Espies/ Don't Even Think About It
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: YA/ Contemporary/ Sci Fi


This is the story of how we became freaks. It's how a group of I's became a we.

When Class 10B got their flu shots, they expected some side effects. Maybe a sore arm. Maybe a headache. They definitely didn't expect to get telepathy. But suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking. Their friends. Their teachers. Their parents. Now they all know that Tess has a crush on her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Some of them will thrive. Some of them will break. None of them will ever be the same. 

A smart and funny story about friendship, first love and surviving high school from the bestselling author of Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done

My Review

Five Fun Stars!

"We were not always freaks.
Sure, most of us occasionally exhibited freakish behavior
But, that's not the same thing .
This is the story of how we became freaks.
It's how a group of Is became a we. "

Imagine having the ability to read everyone's mind. Imagine being able to read the mind of all your class mates in high school. Sounds pretty awesome, right? But wait- not only can you read everyone's mind, people in your homeroom can read your mind too, can you think of a worse possible place of  a telepathy epidemic to take place than in high school? It's every teen's and i'm sure teachers worst nightmare. But after a contaminated batch of the flu vaccine is given to Class 10b, things are about to get a whole lot freakier. 

At first you really have no idea who is telling the story, is it Olivia? Is it Cooper? Mackenzie? Pi? BJ? Well, turns out it's all of the kids who have gained the new talent of telepathy. Told in the fourth person by all of the Espies, i found it highly entertaining how the group would state their thoughts as a whole on each situation, i was a bit confused at first but once i got the swing of it i found my self really enjoying it. 

"Maybe you think Olivia is telling this story. 
Or Mackenzie, or Cooper, or someone else in our home-room you haven't met. 
It could be any of us. But it's not. It's all of us. 
We're telling you the story together.
 It's the only way we know how. "

Before long the Espies make full use of their new power and use it to their advantage, cheating in tests, using the advantage in PE, finding out secrets and forget passing notes! But it's not all fun and games, even the Espie's aren't safe, their secrets soon become 10b knowledge, cheated on your boyfriend? They know. Cheated in a test? They know. Think your best friend should lay off the fries? She knows. No thought is safe anymore and privacy is a luxury these kids no longer have. The shocks don't stay at school, soon the kids are hearing their parent's having sex, discover they were born with six fingers or that their parent's are getting a divorce. 

Don't Even Think About It is one of those books that are just easy and fun to read. You find your self rooting for some of the characters and not so much for some others. I was shipping Olivia and Cooper so hard and cannot wait for Think Twice to see if they get together! This was such a cute read and would highly recommend it for by the pool or on the beach or just if your even in need of something light, funny and highly entertaining.

They thought they could hide. 
They thought they could separate themselves from us. 
There was no escaping us. 

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Other Stories, such as TV shows and movies!

I chose TV shows, i LOVE my TV shows and i'm as much a TV junkie as i am a book junkie!!

So here goes, in no particular order because i just can't choose i love them all so much!!
These are only ten of the shows i watch, i watch a lot more! (Like i said.. JUNKIE!)

1. Teen Wolf

I LOVE THIS SHOW! Like seriously everything about it, I just cannot get enough! Stiles in my most favorite character of all time and Derek is the sexiest! I could just rant and fangirl over this show for hours i love it that much!!!

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2. Supernatural 

This show is phenomenal! I mean if you don't love the Winchesters there is something seriously wrong with you! I've loved this show for years and it never, ever gets old!!

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3. The Vampire Diaries

I remember when this show first came on, my mum and sister were super excited but i wasn't even going to watch it. I just thought it was some twilight dupe, but i ended up watching it and from watching that very first episode has snowballed into a addiction...
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4. The Originals.

Spin off series from The Vampire Diaries, following the Original family in New Orleans. It. Is. AWESOME! 
If your a fan of TVD and haven't watched this yet you HAVE to check it out! 

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5. Game Of Thrones

It's just epic.

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6. Pretty Little Liars

This show is the definition of suspense.. it's always ten steps ahead of you and not once does it ever get old!

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7. The 100

One word... BELLARKE!! ;)

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8. Reign

Adelaide Kane is just amazing!!

9. Castle

I've only recently started watching Castle (currently just finishing up season 4!) Honestly i watch it for Kate Beckett, she is such an incredible character i just can't get enough of this show it's so much fun!! 
Plus Stans Katic may just be one of my most favorite actors ever, plus she's freakin gorgeous!!

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10. Criminal Minds

Need i say more....
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So these are just ten of my favotie TV shows! Like i said i watch ALOT more including Merlin, Orphan Black Bones, Bitten, Salem, American Horror Story and SO many more! So if you enjoy any of these shows or watch a show you think i might enjoy let me know! Or if you are a fan of these shows LETS FANGIRL TOGETHER!!!


Title: Deep Blue
Series: Waterfire Sage
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
Genre: YA/ Fantasy (MERMAIDS!)


The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world.

Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin's arrow poisons Sera's mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin's master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world's very existence


Two Stars. 

An ARC was provided by Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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When i received an ARC of Deep Blue i was ecstatic. I've never really had all that much luck with mermaid books but from the premise this one sounded right up my street and i hoped this one would be the one to give me a good experience with the merfolk. Alas, it was not to be. The first few pages caught my attention with their creepiness and had me intrigued. This how ever did not last once the info dump started, i was rapidly loosing interest between the mer- language that had me baffled and the continuous info dumping i was not all that impressed, until Prince Mahdi arrived! I really thought the Prince's arrival was going to bring me the excitement i craved and it did.. for a few pages but then it was back to the text book.

Now i totally understand that this is the first book in a four book saga so Donnelly has a lot of info to cram in for this complex and intriguing world she's created under the sea. So i know that she needs to set the grounding for the next three books and for people who love mermaids and complex world building this book would be fantastic, however it just didn't work out for me.  To me mermaid books always seem to be compared to The Little Mermaid, i do it without even realizing and maybe that's why i can never really enjoy one.
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One thing that has to be said about this book is how it's presented. Although i received an ARC copy i saw the hardback version for a fiver and i just couldn't resist and although i didn't enjoy reading the book i sure do enjoy staring at it! Deep Blue has to be one of the most beautifully presented books on my shelf, from the page layout to the cover to the stunning maps on the inside, it is flawless in it's presentation.  Designer.. i applaud you! 

Deep Blue, is not an action packed, creepy mermaid story with romance. It's very much all about the world building but is very much a girl power story filled with many puns! I'm disappointed that i didn't enjoy it, but i suppose you can't like everything! 

So i should admit i stopped reading this book around half way through, iv'e tried for WEEKS to get through it and i just wasn't making any progress so i just decided to cut my losses and quit. Now i did this with a heavy heart, i HATE not finishing a book, it goes against the grain and i try my very best to never do it, it leaves me feeling guilty and cheated and rather disappointed in myself. So i have come to the decision that if the second book in the series Rouge Wave gets a whole bunch of amazing reviews i will come back to Deep Blue and once more dive back into it's pages, for now how ever it can just sit and look pretty on my shelf. 

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Tuesday, 1 July 2014


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.
This weeks topic is Top Ten Classics, but since i haven't read any classics, i changed it to the top ten classics i want to read.

Okay so i totally suck when it comes to reading classics and have only read the few i was made to read during High School. But that doesn't mean i don't want to read any, i do! There are a lot i want to read, so as of now i'm setting my self a challenge to read at least three classics this year! 

So here's my classics wishlist!

1. Wuthering Heights- I acutally already own this so there's no excuse as to why i haven't read it! 

2. A Tale Of Two Cities- I will admit, this desire comes from reading Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series..

3. Grimm's Complete Fairy Tale- It think it's pretty self explanitory why i want to read this. 

5. Pride & Prejudice- I need to meet Mr Darcy..

8.The Odyssey- I just love everything about the Greeks.

10. The Crucible - I know it's a play, but it's about the Salem Witch Trials which i just find so interesting! 

There are so many more that i want to read but these are just some of the few i want to read the most! 
Which are your favorite classics? Have you read any of these? Which classics do you recommend?