Thursday, 30 January 2014

Review - Forgotten By Cat Patrick

So here it is my first review! Really nervous about posting this as I have never written a review before so any comments about how I can improve are welcome :) Thank you for reading and enjoy :)


Forgotten By Cat Patrick



Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future.

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.


Sourced from Goodreads.com


I hadn’t heard anything about forgotten when I picked it up a while ago in a second hand book store and simply bought the book because of the cover and blurb and I am very glad I did.

The book was very easy to follow and I read it within a day… it had me hooked! I loved the idea that everyday Luke has to make London fall in love with him again, his love and determination is at the heart of the story and Cat Patrick has created one prefect leading man!

At the centre of the story is London, London’s brain resets each day at 4:33am and she forgets everything including her past, however she can see the future! I love that Cat Patrick has added this paranormal element into the story as it makes the story even more mind-bending!

I really enjoyed the characters and world created by Cat Patrick and when the story had finished I was craving for more! Forgotten was a really interesting debut novel and I look forward to reading other works from Cat Patrick in the future.

Rating: 4/5



Wednesday, 29 January 2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday: After The End



Waiting On Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spine





I can't wait to read: 

Expected Publication: March 6th 2014

She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.

World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.

At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.

When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.

Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.


Description from goodreads.com


I really can't wait to read this book, the story sounds intriguing and not like anything I have read before and I look forward to delving into the world Amy Plum has created.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Book Haul - 1

I get rather excited when I purchase new books to read, I get even more excited when I get them for a bargain price! I purchase the majority of my books second hand and I love looking through my local charity shops, second hand book stores and car boots to try and find a new read!



This week I purchased the following books, each one costing under £2! and couldn't wait to share them with you.




1. Teardrop by Lauren Kate

 Never, ever cry... Seventeen-year-old Eureka won't let anyone close enough to feel her pain. After her mother was killed in a freak accident, the things she used to love hold no meaning. She wants to escape, but one thing holds her back: Ander, the boy who is everywhere she goes, whose turquoise eyes are like the ocean. And then Eureka uncovers an ancient tale of romance and heartbreak, about a girl who cried an entire continent into the sea. Suddenly her mother's death and Ander's appearance seem connected, and her life takes on dark undercurrents that don't make sense. Can everything you love be washed away?

Lauren Kate is one of my favourite authors so I am very excited to read Teardrop and see what the book has to offer. Fallen is one of my favourite book series and I thoroughly enjoyed The Betrayal Of Natalie Hargrove so I'm expecting big things from Teardrop and i'm sure I will not be disappointed!


2. Crossed (book 2 in the Matched series) by Ally Condie

 In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake. Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

I had been wanting to read Matched for a long time but couldn't get my hands on a copy, so I was a happy girl when my boyfriend purchased it for me just before Christmas. I read the book within a day and was hooked! When I had finished the book I couldn't wait to continue the story and find out what the journey held for the characters, so when I was in a charity shop recently and spotted the second book Crossed sat on the shelf I just couldn't leave it there. I am looking forward to continuing the series and getting to know the characters more.

3. Young, Gifted & Dead by Lucy Carver

You can’t get into St Jude’s Academy unless you’re gifted, talented and supremely rich. New girl Alyssa is on a scholarship and feels like an outsider - she's not even that smart, apart from her photographic memory (and that's cheating, right?). Then one day her room-mate Lily is found floating face down in the lake. It looks like suicide, but, torn apart with guilt and grief, Alyssa is convinced that things aren't as they seem. Soon a jolted memory puts her on the trail of a sinister secret that might hold the clues to Lily's suspicious death. But Alyssa is in too deep, and she's being watched . . .

This book was a random buy, I had never heard anything about it before but the cover caught my eye and I picked it up. After reading the blurb I couldn't not buy it as it sounded like an interesting read. I can't wait to lose myself within the pages. After doing a little bit of research I found out that Young, Gifted & Dead is the first book in a brand new series and was only in published in October 2013, so to find it brand new in a charity shop impressed me, I am very happy with my purchase!


All book descriptions sourced from goodreads.com 


Thursday, 23 January 2014

My First Post!

My first post on my new blog! I wanted to share with you some insight into the kind of things I am going to share with you on this blog. I hope to write reviews on books I have read and loved, create lists on things book related and just share my love for books and the worlds they create with you :) I have never done anything like this before so bare with me as I am a little bit nervous! Enjoy, comment and feel free to give me suggestions on books I should check out :)