Tuesday, 28 December 2010

You HAVE to read this book!

Riley Blackthorne

Kicking hell's ass one demon at a time...
Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, expecially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated:

Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heavon on his side, Beck, the rough trapper who thinks he's God's gift and Ori, the strikinly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her life.

One things for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...

This was the most refreshing book I've read in a long time. I am (of course) a fan of all the paranormal romance novels like Twilight and The House of Night Series but this is different, on so many levels. Because it's about a girl, a girl who TRAPS demons. She doesn't suck blood, or fly around as an angel saving the guys she loves. She is a human girl, in the world in 2018. It was refreshing to read about a human girl and her kicking ass without 'superpowers' just using training and her own wit. As a charactor Riley is lovable and you can relate to her through the tragedies her life has and the feelings she has. She is a real charactor because she has flaws and issues just like real people.

I cannot wait for the next two books of this trilogy, I couldn't put this book down and really recommend it.
I'd like to thank My Kinda Book for the opportunity of having this book, without them I probably wouldn't have noticed it and found it amazing!

JB xx

Sunday, 26 December 2010

Review on Artichoke Hearts

'What kind of someone could I let in to the mixed-up mind-maze that is me?'
Mira Levenson's family is always chaotic - with a little brother and baby sister, busy parents and her artistic, outspoken grandma. She loves them all, but sometimes it feels like nothing is private and there's nowhere for Mira to just be herself. And the thing is . . . Mira does have secrets - her beloved Nana Josie is dying, she's drifting away from her best friend, and she can't stop thinking about mysterious, confident Jide Jackson, who is definitely keeping some secrets of his own.
Everything is spinning out of control . . . can Mira let someone into her heart when it feels like it's about to break?

This book is a touching debut novel by Sita Brahmachari about first love, death of a loved one, teenage problems and how a family hold together through rough times.

I read it in a day, it is a very sweet and gentle book, giving an insight and helping hand to those going through the same things Mira is.
I would say maybe it is more aimed at younger teenage readers who can relate to everything Mira is going through, first love, periods, first year in secondry school and drawing away from her best friend
It was a great read though and got me through a day of laying in bed with the flu!

JB xx

Review on Wurthering Heights.

I can't say I adore this book, but it did intrigue me once I got into it. The most boring part was the beginning, but then the housekeeper begins telling her story of Heathcliff's past and that is where you get sucked into Cathy and his love/hate relationship, his despair, his violence towards Cathy's daughter and his son. By the end of the book, there is a 'happy ending' I suppose you could call it that but by far it isn't my favourite book in the world!

If I could I would tell you more but without a blurb to write I will end up giving the story away!
JB xx

Bleurgh :-/

It sucks being ill over Christmas......you can't sleep, feel terrible, don't want to do anything but lay around and god forbid anyone being loud! Urgh! I hate how unfair this is, I am at school for like 40 weeks of the year, why do I always get sick in the holidays?!?!

Christmas was good though, I got everything I asked for and my present pile is bigger then my brothers! (A little christams joke tradition we have! I'm not selfish don't worry!)

I need to do some reviews actually so I'll be posting again in a few,

JB xx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Starting A Fresh

About me,
GCSE year and hating it, the school I go to is in 'special measures' from OFSTED and it's the christmas holidays but I have so much revision, it doesn't feel like I'm on holiday! I really regret taking Spanish at GCSE level but everything else, is pretty enjoyable to be fair. I'm an idiot at maths, still and I can't even hope for a GCSE in that over a C, how depressing is that??
I love reading, shopping, hanging with my girls, chilling with my lad mates and generally enjoying life as a teenager. I am a member of my local Explorer Scout group....got to keep that quiet since it isn't 'cool' really, but on here...I guess it doesn't matter! I volenteer at my local Beaver Scout Group as a young leader (at that age, the kids will do whatever you ask, which is waaaaayyyy better then helping out at Scouts who are just plain cocky!) every Friday night and I think thats about it....
Oh no! I remember something else, my phone is always on me or in my hand, my Dad thinks it's surgically stitched on but thats just him trying to be funny LOL!

I rcently became an MKB VIP which basically means I get free books and a whole lot more to add to my To Do list every month but oh well! FREE. BOOKS. that was what won me over to be honest haaa! I'll be posting reviews when I can and just generally using this as a place to destress, because otherwise....dayum I'll explode!

Unfortunately I have to sign off and clean out my Guinea Pig, (normal lifestyle... ;-) totally.) so more from me soon :-)

Totally teen,
JB xx