A New Start

After the rather depressing post that I uploaded this time last year I decided that I couldn’t let this completely go down the drain.

I always knew that it would be hard for me to keep it up so there had to be a point where I broke and couldn’t carry on as I had because I always found it hard to find things to say for the books.

I have a few posts that I will be uploading that I had already written before my year away from this blog but once they have all been posted my reviews will be Very different.

I’ve decided that for me the easiest thing to do is basically what I do on Goodreads.

I add a book as I’m reading it or when I’ve finished reading it and I never add any comments but I always fill in the 5 star rating.

Therefore I’ve decided that I my posts will be very basic with the image of the book cover and the 5 star rating at the least. I will try to add a few words but if I have the intention of not having any words to support my rating the pressure will be less but I will try to write a sentence or two explain why I liked or didn’t like the book.

I will also include any quotes from the book that stood out to me. There may be a lot of quotes or there might not be any, it just depends what the book is about and if anything means anything to me at the time I read it.

Underworld by Meg Cabot

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Format: Paperback

Pierce isn’t dead. Not yet.

But John Hayden, lord of the Underworld, has taken her to the place where the spirits of the deceased gather. He says it’s for her safety, to protect her from the vengeful Furies. But could he have other reasons for keeping her close?

Pierce might be safe in the Underworld, but she soon learns that the people she loves back on earth are not. Can she convince John to release her in order to save her family – or will the price he asks her to pay be too high?

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Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

4/5 Stars – Really Liked It7811245

Format: Paperback

‘I’ve been fighting it all night. I’m going to lose…Nature wins out. It always does.’

Elena Michaels didn’t know that her lover Clay was a werewolf until he bit her, changing her life forever. Betrayed and furious, she cannot accept her transformation, and wants nothing to do with her Pack – a charismatic group of fellow werewolves who say they want to help.

But when a series of brutal murders threatens the Pack, Elena is forced to make in impossible choice. Abandon the people who understand her true nature, or help them to save the lover who ruined her life, and who still wants her back at any cost.

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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

5/5 Stars – It Was Amazing7619057

Format: Paperback

‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their frim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…

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The Exceptionals by Erin Cashman

5/5 Stars – It Was Amazing12888138

Format: Paperback

In a famous family of exceptionally talented people, fifteen-year-old Claire Walker is ordinary … or so she leads everyone to believe. Yet the minute she steps out of line, her parents transfer her to Cambial Academy: the prestigious boarding school that her great-grandfather founded for students with supernatual abilities, or “specials”. Although Claire can’t see ghosts or move objects with her mind, like the other students, she does have a special she considers too lame to admit.

Just as she is settling in, one by one the most talented students – the Exceptionals – go missing. In an attempt to find out what happened to them, Claire uncovers a dark prophecy foretelling a mysterious girl who will use her ability to save Cambial students from a dire fate. Could she be that girl? Does the gorgeous but secretive boy she meets in the woods know more than he’s letting on? After years of ignoring her special, Claire decides the time has come to embrace her ability … before it’s too late.

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Abandon by Meg Cabot

4/5 Stars – Really Liked It11212855

Format: Paperback

She knows what it’s like to die…

…Now death wants her back.

Last year Pierce flatlined following an accident.

During that time she saw a dark world and met a mysterious, irresistible boy.

Now that boy, John Hayden, has turned up at school. Every time she sees him Pierce finds herself in terrible danger. Yet she’s still drawn to him.

John wants to take her back to the place she fears the most: the Underworld.

The question is, why?

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The Brutal Art by Jesse Kellerman

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Format: Paperback

In a New York slum, a tenant has mysteriously disappeared – leaving behind a huge collection of sick but brilliant paintings.

For art dealer Ethan Muller, this is the discovery of a lifetime. He displays the pictures in his gallery and watches as they rocket up in value.

But suddenly the police want to talk to him. It seems that the missing artist had a deadly past. Sucked into an investigation four decades cold, Ethan will uncover a secret legacy of shame and death, one that will touch horrifyingly close to home – and leave him fearing for his own life.

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