Latest Book Haul

Hey Guys!

Hope y'all are well and no doubt loving your latest reads, I finally caved and got myself these beauties..


How gorgeous are the covers? I've been so looking forward to reading The Wrath and the Dawn, it's received so much attention lately like it's seriously all over my twitter feed constantly and I finally get to see what the fuss is about.

Crimson Bound is another exciting read as I loved Hodge's first book Cruel Beauty, she has such a unique way of writing and her world-building skills are immense, plus this new standalone is a twist retelling of 'Little Red Riding Hood' so this was a MUST.

Finally Obsidian, yes I have no idea who Daemon Black is but alls I hear is swoon worthy things and that he's the Ultimate Book Boyfriend, so it is looooooong overdue that I read this, Jennifer Armentrout is a God for creating wonderful stories and HOT MEN and I have yet to read a book of her I haven't loved.

Let me know if anyone has already read these or they're currently reading something amazing, my to-be-read shelf can never be too long!

HAPPY READING
Cody
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For more info on these books here are the Goodreads links:

The Wrath and the Dawn        Crimson Bound               Obsidian


Animal Review

ANIMAL
Series: Standalone
Genre: Paranormal
Release Date: February 28th 2015
Book Length: 552 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace
Source: Author (Thanks Nikki), Goodreads 
Review: 3/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Ava has spent her life running from the monsters that lurk in the shadows, always the prey. She finally thinks she can settle down, have a normal life, and work on not being so scared of the world around her. That is until she runs into her worst fear. 

He has finally found the potential family he has always wanted. All he has to do is make his little bird sing. Will Ava escape with her humanity intact?

End of Days Review

END OF DAYS
Series: Penryn & the End of Days #3 
Genre: YA, Apocalyptic
Release Date: May 12th 2015
Book Length: 435 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 5/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?


End of Days

FINALLYYYYY!!

Soo Waterstones had this in stock.. *happy dance* I can't wait to read it, all my other books and reviews are now on hold for this beauty!

If anybody has read it already please tell me it's good?!
Happy Reading! xo.

Blurb: End of Days is the explosive conclusion to Susan Ee’s bestselling Penryn & the End of Days trilogy.

After a daring escape from the angels, Penryn and Raffe are on the run. They’re both desperate to find a doctor who can reverse the twisted changes inflicted by the angels on Raffe and Penryn’s sister. As they set off in search of answers, a startling revelation about Raffe’s past unleashes dark forces that threaten them all.

When the angels release an apocalyptic nightmare onto humans, both sides are set on a path toward war. As unlikely alliances form and strategies shift, who will emerge victorious? Forced to pick sides in the fight for control of the earthly realm, Raffe and Penryn must choose: Their own kind, or each other?

Add this to your TBR shelves: End of Days

Untold Review

UNTOLD
Series: The Lynburn Legacy #2 
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: August 29th 2013
Book Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
It's time to choose sides.... 

On the surface, Sorry-in-the-Vale is a sleepy English town. But Kami Glass knows the truth. Sorry-in-the-Vale is full of magic. In the old days, the Lynburn family ruled with fear, terrifying the people into submission in order to kill for blood and power. Now the Lynburns are back, and Rob Lynburn is gathering sorcerers so that the town can return to the old ways.

But Rob and his followers aren’t the only sorcerers in town. A decision must be made: pay the blood sacrifice, or fight. For Kami, this means more than just choosing between good and evil. With her link to Jared Lynburn severed, she’s now free to love anyone she chooses. But who should that be?

A darkly humorous take on Gothic romance, Sarah Rees Brennan's Lynburn Legacy weaves together the tale of a heroine desperate to protect those she loves, two boys hoping to be saved, and the magical forces that will shape their destiny.
 

Unspoken Review

UNSPOKEN
Series: The Lynburn Legacy #1 
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: September 13th 2012
Book Length: 373 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 3/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Kami Glass loves someone she's never met... a boy she's talked to in her head ever since she was born. Having an imaginary friend has made fitting in hard - but that's never bothered Kami. She has her best friend, runs the school newspaper, and is only occasionally caught talking to herself. Her life is just the way she likes it.

But all that changes when the mysterious Lynburn family return to Kami's village, along with teenagers, Jared and Ash, one of whom is eerily familiar to Kami...

As life as she knows it begins to unravel, Kami is determined to get to the bottom of every mystery. Who is responsible for the bloody deeds in the depths of the woods? What is her own mother hiding? And now that her imaginary friend has become a real boy, does she still love him?

And can she trust him?
 

Miss Mayhem Review

MISS MAYHEM
Series: Rebel Belle #2 
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: April 7th 2015
Book Length: 288 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 3/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Life is almost back to normal for Harper Price. The Ephors have been silent after their deadly attack at Cotillion months ago, and her best friend, Bee, has returned after a mysterious disappearance. Now Harper can focus on the important things in life: school, canoodling with David (her nemesis-turned-ward-slash-boyfie), and even competing in the Miss Pine Grove pageant.

Unfortunately, supernatural chores are never done. The Ephors have decided they’d rather train David than kill him. The catch: Harper has to come along for the ride, but she can’t stay David’s Paladin unless she undergoes an ancient trial that will either kill her . . . or make her more powerful than ever.

The Heir Review

THE HEIR
Series: The Selection #4 
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: May 6th 2012
Book Length: 355 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series has enchanted readers from the very first page. In this fourth romantic novel, follow Illea's royal family into a whole new Selection-and find out what happens after happily ever after.

Eighteen years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won Prince Maxon's heart. Now the time has come for Princess Eadlyn to hold a Selection of her own. Eadlyn doesn't expect her Selection to be anything like her parents' fairy-tale love story...but as the competition begins, she may discover that finding her own happily ever after isn't as impossible as she's always thought. A new generation of swoonworthy characters and captivating romance awaits in the fourth book of the Selection series!

Scarlet Review

SCARLET
Series: Scarlet (Book One)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: February 14th 2012
Book Length: 287 pages
Publisher: Bloosmbury
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Will Scarlet is good at two things: stealing from the rich and keeping secrets - skills that are in high demand in Robin Hood's band of thieves, who protect the people of Nottingham from the evil sheriff. Scarlet's biggest secret of all is one only Robin and his men know...that she is posing as a thief; that the slip of a boy who is fast with sharp knives is really a girl.
The terrible events in her past that led Scarlet to hide her real identity are in danger of being exposed when the thief taker Lord Gisbourne arrives in town to rid Nottingham of the Hood and his men once and for all. As Gisbourne closes in a put innocent lives at risk, Scarlet must decide how much the people of Nottingham mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles have the rare power to unsettle her. There is real honor among these thieves and so much more - making this a fight worth dying for.

Giveaway: A Court of Thorns and Roses & Rogue!!!

Hey everyone,

As promised here is my awesome giveaway:

BRAND NEW & SIGNED Copy of A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas and a BRAND NEW Copy of Rogue by Julie Kagawa.

It will run for 2 weeks and I will announce the winner ASAP via the email address/facebook used to log into Rafflecopter.

These were my best reads of 2015 so far, so hopefully you will enjoy them.

Spread the word and good luck to everyone! This is International too.

Fellow bloggers who follow mine, leave a link so I can follow back :)

For more information on the books check out my reviews: A Court of Thorns and Roses and Rogue.

The Return Review

THE RETURN
Series: Titan (Book One)
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: February 26th 2015
Book Length: 347 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

A Court of Thorns and Roses Pre-order Gifts.

For those of you who pre-ordered ACOTAR and sent your receipt to Bloomsbury you should be getting your gifts real soon.

I just received mine and look how pretty my favourite new Bookmark is!!





Currently Reading Update..

So I go to start The Return and find this cheeky thing...


WELL DONE Jennifer! This is my type of book ;) 
Bye-bye social life.. Hello Seth!

Rebel Belle Review

REBEL BELLE
Series: Rebel Belle (Book One)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: April 8th 2014
Book Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile 
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more.

GIVEAWAY NEWS: SIGNED A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES - Sarah J. Maas & ROGUE - Julie Kagawa Coming Soon.

GIVEAWAY

So I'm no longer new to the blogging world so I think it's about time I started some Giveaway's. What better than a BRAND NEW & SIGNED Copy of A Court Of Thorns And Roses by Sarah J. Maas and a BRAND NEW Copy of Rogue by Julie Kagawa.

These two books are without a doubt the best reads of this year so far for me. 


The Giveaway should be up and running by the weekend maybe even sooner but I will do another post with Rafflecopter/Twitter, Entering & Winning details. So spread the word and good luck :)

Here are my reviews for the two books: A Court of Thorns and Roses and Rogue.

HAPPY READING!





Stone Cold Touch Review

STONE COLD TOUCH
Series: The Dark Elements (Book Two)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: October 21th 2014
Book Length: 446 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 5/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Every touch has its price

Layla Shaw is trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered life—no easy task for a seventeen-year-old who’s pretty sure things can’t get worse. Her impossibly gorgeous best friend, Zayne, is forever off-limits thanks to the mysterious powers of her soul-stealing kiss. The Warden clan that has always protected her is suddenly keeping dangerous secrets. And she can barely think about Roth, the wickedly hot demon prince who understood her in ways no one else could.
But sometimes rock bottom is only the beginning. Because suddenly Layla’s powers begin to evolve, and she’s offered a tantalizing taste of what has always been forbidden. Then, when she least expects it, Roth returns, bringing news that could change her world forever. She’s finally getting what she always wanted, but with hell literally breaking loose and the body count adding up, the price may be higher than Layla is willing to pay…

The Stars Never Rise ARC Review

THE STARS NEVER RISE
Series: Untitled Series
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: June 9th 2015
Book Length: 368 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: ARC, Goodreads 
Review: 3/5. *Review to come soon.

Blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Nina Kane should be worrying about her immortal soul, but she's too busy trying to actually survive. Her town's population has been decimated by soul-consuming demons, and souls are in short supply. Watching over her younger sister, Mellie, and scraping together food and money are all that matters. The two of them are a family. They gave up on their deadbeat mom a long time ago.

When Nina discovers that Mellie is keeping a secret that threatens their very existence, she'll do anything to protect her. Because in New Temperance, sins are prosecuted as crimes by the brutal Church and its army of black-robed exorcists. And Mellie's sin has put her in serious trouble.

To keep them both alive, Nina will need to trust Finn, a fugitive with deep green eyes who has already saved her life once and who might just be an exorcist. But what kind of exorcist wears a hoodie?

Wanted by the Church and hunted by dark forces, Nina knows she can't survive on her own. She needs Finn and his group of rogue friends just as much as they need her.
 

The Winner's Kiss Cover Reveal

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War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it, with the East as his ally and the empire as his enemy. He’s finally managed to dismiss the memory of Kestrel, even if he can’t quite forget her. Kestrel turned into someone he could no longer recognize: someone who cared more for the empire than for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she cared for him. At least, that’s what he thinks.

But far north lies a work camp where Kestrel is a prisoner. Can she manage to escape before she loses herself? As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover unexpected roles in battle, terrible secrets, and a fragile hope. The world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and Kestrel and Arin are caught between. In a game like this, can anybody really win?
 

I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM!!

How gorgeous is that cover? My little heart can't take all this, I SHIP Kestrel & Arin so bad, just hurry up and be together!

Add this to your TBR shelf on Goodread's now: The Winner's Kiss






Red Queen Review

RED QUEEN
Series: Red Queen Trilogy (Book One)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: February 12th 2015
Book Length: 383 pages
Publisher: Orion
Source: Physical copy, Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
A thrilling new fantasy trilogy for fans of DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES.

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The poverty-stricken Reds are commoners, living in the shadow of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from the Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Then Mare finds herself working at the Silver palace, in the midst of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

Rogue Review

ROGUE
Series: Talon (Book Two)
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: April 28th 2015
Book Length: 464 pages
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Physical copy (Thank You MIRA Ink & Maximum Pop!), Goodreads 
Review: 4/5 *Full Review Below.

Blurb:
Ember Hill left the dragon organization Talon to take her chances with rebel dragon Cobalt and his crew of rogues. But Ember can't forget the sacrifice made for her by the human boy who could have killed her—Garret Xavier Sebastian, a soldier of the dragonslaying Order of St. George, the boy who saved her from a Talon assassin, knowing that by doing so, he'd signed his own death warrant. 

Determined to save Garret from execution, Ember must convince Cobalt to help her break into the Order's headquarters. With assassins after them and Ember's own brother helping Talon with the hunt, the rogues find an unexpected ally in Garret and a new perspective on the underground battle between Talon and St. George. 

A reckoning is brewing and the secrets hidden by both sides are shocking and deadly. Soon Ember must decide: Should she retreat to fight another day…or start an all-out war?

Fellow Bloggers, Liebster Award!

Liebster Award!



Thanks so much to Cynthia from Pens and Needles for nominating me! The Liebster 
Award is a chain award created to welcome and introduce new bloggers into the 
community!

Rules
Link back to the person that nominated you
Give 11 random facts about yourself
Answer 11 questions from your nominator
Nominate 11 new and obscure bloggers
Come up with 11 questions for them to answer
Inform your nominees

Random Facts About Me
1. I've just finished my Zoology degree (Literally last exam today haha!)
2. I have two gorgeous dogs Leo & Cookie.
3. I'm 23 and still watch and love Disney films!
4. Books and Animals are an easy way to my heart.
5. My book boyfriend list is getting longer by the minute, I need help!
6. My Grandad is my hero and the reason I'm the only person my age that loves Elvis!
7. Sarah J. Maas has quickly become my favourite author.
8. I'm so guilty of judging books by their cover (Don't hate me!). 
9. I would love to travel the world now that I've finished with university.
10. I'm still addicted to Mario Games! 
11. Watching all Harry Potter films around Christmas time is a MUST.

Questions From Cynthia

1. How has reading affected your life?
Reading completely changed my life, it's a perfect escape and I can turn to it whether I'm happy, sad etc. 

2. Do you generally prefer the book or the movie?
Book all the way, movies usually leave too much out although I am guilty of loving The Mortal Instruments film ooops!

3. Do you prefer physical books or e-books?
Physical copies, my bookshelf is like my baby! I love bringing home new ones and putting them on my shelf... maybe that's a little sad haha!

4. Do you have a special place to read?
Nope I usually just grab a big pillow and park my arse anywhere and I'm good for a few hours ;)

5. Name a book that everyone else loved but you hated it. 
Hmm, The Glass Arrow.

6. What genre of book do you avoid?
Non-Fiction books, I need to use my imagination to enjoy reading.

7.  First book you remember reading yourself?
Charlotte's Web.

8. Which musical instrument, if any, do you play or would like to play?
I don't play any :(, but I would love to play the Piano.

9.  What's the most recent book you DNF'd, and why?
I try my best not to do this but I almost gave up on The Glass Arrow.

10.  What's your favorite holiday?
As long as there's Sun, Sea and Sand I'm there!

11.  Name your favorite literary character.
Right now it's Kestrel Trajan, she's amazing and not your typical heroine.

My Nominees
  1.  Erika Books and Stars
  2.  Pen Markings
  3.  Nicola reads YA
  4.  The Travelogue of a Book Addict
  5.  Kristin Un-Ravelle'd
  6.  My Addiction Books
  7.  A Cozy Murder is Announced
  8.  Jess Time to Read
  9.  Confessions of a Book Addict
10.  Book Cupid
11. This Girl Reads a lot

Questions for My Nominees


1. Do you have any advice for fellow bloggers?
2. What's your Favourite book?
3. Favourite Book Boyfriend or Character?
4. What's your guilty pleasure?
5. What would you put on your Bucket List?
6. Do you have a Favourite Author/s?
7. What's your Dream Job?
8. If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
9. The last movie you watched?
10. Standalone or Series?
11. What was the last book you got so sucked in by you completely forgot everything 
else?

Sorry if you've already been nominated you obviously don't have to do it again! 
If there's any bloggers who I haven't nominated and would like to get involved then
leave your answers in the Comments as I would love to check them out :) .

Queen of Shadows Sneak Peek

WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?

Sarah J. Maas has given us a sneak Peek of the FIRST 3 CHAPTERS of Queen of Shadows!

Excited much!!

Here's the link:
Queen of Shadows

For people in the UK who can't access this open up your iBooks app and search '12 Books You Can't Miss at BookCon 2015' and click download.










Here is the list of the other books:

Carry On by Rainbow Rowel
Another Day by David Levithan
Soundless by Richelle Mead
You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost): A Memoir by Felicia Day 
Six of Crows by Leigh Birddog
I Justine: An Analog Memoir by Justine Ezarik
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Off the Page by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Killing Monica by Candace Bushnell
The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand