Saturday, 24 September 2011

My Book Boyfriend #8

My Book Boyfriend is a weekly Meme, hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader I will be taking part in this Meme (hopefully) every Wednesday where I will lust over my literary crush, who I would love to be part of my life. If possible, I will include the lucky boy's stats and some quotes. I will definitely be including a picture of how I imagine he looks like and reasons why I love him.

Today's lucky boy is John Hayden, from Meg Cabot's new book ABANDON

This scrummy boy is:
  • Tall, six foot four or five
  • With wide biceps and shoulders
  • He has a fairly obvious attitude problem
  • Black jeans, skintight black t-shirt, black tactical boots and knuckles criss-crossed with scars
  • The scars weren't only on his knuckles...
  • His hair, falling carelessly in thick, long waves around his face and neck
  • His eyes were as grey as the clouds overhead and they burned with bright intensity
Here is some pics of how I imagine him....(I'm not a big fan of guys with long hair so, I've chosen to block that out in my head haha!)

OMNOM! Isn't he a beauty? Here's some quotes that made me swoooooon:

“Why would John bother using windows or doors like a normal person? Why would he bother to say hello? Just poof. Crunch. Bye.”

“You didn't," John said, stepping from the shadows as he clapped for me, "even hit your head this time.”

“You just said you were sorry."

"I was only apologizing," he said stiffly, "for startling you. The applause was to compliment you on the improvement in your life-saving techniques since the last time you-”

“And in what fairy tale would John ever be any sane person's idea of Prince Charming anyway? He was the opposite of charming. More like Prince Terrifying.”
“No Hello.

No Hi, Pierce. Nice right hook you have there.
No It's lovely to see you. Sorry about your counselor being killed last night. Yes, I see your grandmother is a Fury even though I told you none was after you. I guess I was wrong about that.

Just Let's go.”

“I don't really know. I've never rescued a girl I love from the Furies before." He looked alarmed as he noticed my eyes were filling with tears. "Don't cry."

"How can I not?" I asked him. "You just said you love me."
"Why else did you think all of this was happening?" He set the book aside to wrap his arms around me. "The Furies wouldn't be trying to kill you if I didn't love you.”
"I didn't know," I said. Tears were trickling down my cheeks, but I did nothing to try to stop them. His shirt was absorving most of them. "You never said anything about it. Every time I saw you, you just acted so... wild."

"How was I supposed to act?" he asked. "You kept doind things like throw tea in my face.”

“What did that mean? Where could it go? He was a death diety. I was a high school senior.”
Gosh I do love him :-)
Who is your Book Boyfriend this week?
Lots of Love
JB xxx

Friday, 23 September 2011

She knows what it's like to die....

...and now death wants her back.

BR - Abandon by Meg Cabot

Well, when I recieved this little gem in the post I was exstatic! Meg is a wonderful author, her books and I have grown up together! So she springs a beauty out of her magic computer, a paranormal romance, that isn't like any other paranormal romances I've ever read....infact it's so good as soon as I finished it, I pushed it right into the top ten favourite books! Here's the synopsis/blurb:

Pierce knows what it's like to die.
Last year she flatlined following an accident
During that time, Pierce saw a dark world and met a mysterious, irresistable boy,
Now that boy, John Hayden, has turned up at school. Everytime 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?

Now if that didn't make you squee in lust then I don't know what will!!

At first, the book is wonderfully confusing. Nothing is explained...and at first this is a delicious torture, because you keep turning the pages, desperate to find out who the boy is, how she died, why she's biking around a cemetary and yelling at random hot boys etc. It is sweet torture...
At first I thought that it lasted far to long and it might have discouraged some readers from continuing because they would get fustrated because nothing was making sense, but then I changed my mind and realised that the fustration was what kept most readers involved and turning the pages, and that Meg had dragged it out for just the right amount of time and actually got it spot on!

Then the story itself, a lovely mix of paranormal, romance, and even a teensy bit of Greek mythology was enough to set my book lust into overdrive! I was addicted...especially when the heroine was with our scrummy lead male character. I actually got butterflies of longing in my stomach haha! It was absolutely deliciously perfect, and how she got that wonderful story idea is beyond me, but then again she's always thought of wonderfully different stories!

The characters were deep, and realistic. John Hayden had me at his introduction. Bad boy, that you know in your heart is really a good boy, he was just injured by his life, and the world seem to scorn him, which causes a little attitude problem...but anyway I'll gush about him in the MBB Meme haha! Pierce was a wonderful heroine. Strong, but with obvious vulnerability. She was a little bit broken inside, just like everyone. She was very easy to relate to and I often found myself wishing I was a little more like her! The female friend, probably in the next two books of the trilogy going to become the female best friend and sidekick, Kayla was absolutely hilarious! She had a don't care attitude, a real hatred of the world, but again, an obvious vulnerability. I often found myself laughing aloud at her witty remarks or sarcastic quips! And then there's the second soon to be sidekick (I presume) Pierce's cousin, Alex. He has obvious issues with the world, and is a little bit more bad attitude then the others. He really is broken inside and he became to feel like my little brother, and I wanted to protect him and look after him! The other supporting characters are along the same lines, very relatable and very real. I enjoyed them so much, I felt part of the family!

So all in all it was an absolutely bloody fantastic book. And I'll be posting a MBB Meme, for a certain Mr John Hayden tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled, for another fittie fest!
Seriously, go out and buy the book or I swear I will hunt you down and make you memorise the whole thing and then eat it!
JB xxx

Saturday, 10 September 2011

My Book Boyfriend #7

Ok lovely readers! I apologise for leaving this post so long! I have a treat for you today! But for those of you who don't know what MBB is:
My Book Boyfriend is a weekly Meme, hosted by Missie at The Unread Reader I will be taking part in this Meme (hopefully) every Wednesday where I will lust over my literary crush, who I would love to be part of my life. If possible, I will include the lucky boy's stats and some quotes. I will definitely be including a picture of how I imagine he looks like and reasons why I love him.

Today's lucky man is.......Denver Beck from The Demon Trapper's Series by Jana Oliver!

Here's some pictures of how I imagine he looks (scrummy!)

And another one, because I love you all so much and like to share pictures of yummy men!


YUMMY! This ladies, and gents, is Denver Beck, AKA Beck.
He is a Demon Trapper in the Guild that Riley and her father belong too. In fact, he was trained by Paul Blackthorne (Riley's father). He has short blonde hair, a cheeky grin and was in the army before he became a demon trapper. His life hasn't been that great, his dad wasn't around, his mum was an alcoholic and neglected him, he screwed up school and then went into the Army and watched his friends die. Paul Blackthorne helped him straighten out his life, and he's now just a tortured soul, with an averagely good life. Bless him!
He is overprotective of Riley, Paul's daughter (who he's obviously in love with too, but he doesn't know it yet!) and generally cares about his own. He likes to take care of people, but also to have a good time. He is charming and generally a bit of a flirt but he just needs to find the right girl! (ME!)

He is absolutely beautiful! Unfortunately I've had no time to get many quotes so here's a few that I could find:

"I'll be there for ya, girl. No matter what.

Beck took a deep breath and released it slowly. He had to stay strong for her, make the tough decisions. It was best that Paul's daughter never know how he felt about her. There'd be less hurt that way, for both of them.
Just keep her safe, God. I can settle for that."

Beck: "What did ya learn from this dumbass stunt?"

Here's where she was supposed to apologize, promise to be a good little girl and never do anything like this again.
Screw that.
Riley locked eyes with him. "I learned that the Holy Water better be fresh, that I need practice throwing the spheres, and that someone has to watch my back so asshats don't steal my demons."

"He pulled her into a tight embrace. There was the sting of tears on her cheeks, but they weren't hers. He kissed the top of her head and murmured something. She didn't hear what he'd said, but that didn't matter. He was alive.

"I can't face losin' ya, Riley. Yer all I got left in this world."

That brutal honesty again. He'd peeled away more armor, and this time he'd exposed his heart.

As Beck drove out of the garage, he gave the parking attendants a big toothy smile and a wave. "There's some snow on the fifth level. Thought ya might like to know. Y'all have a nice day, now!" he called out.

No wonder Dad liked working with you

So as you can see, I'm totally in love with Beck! YEY! I wish he was real :-(
JB xxx

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Review - Forbidden

*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven't read Forsaken, I suggest you avoid this review :-)

'Hell has a plan for Riley Blackthorne'
Riley's beginning to think being a demon trapper isn't all it's cracked up to be. Her dad's been stolen by a necromancer, her boyfriend's gone all weird and she's getting warm and fuzzy feelings for someone who's got more secrets then the CIA. It's tempting to give it all up and try to be normal, but that's not an option with hell watching her every move.
One mistake will cost her everything - and that's the one she's about to make.

I read Forsaken, in a day. And Forbidden was only two days because I had work to do...
It was just as brilliant as the first book! Very easy writing style that you can lose yourself into, a fast paced exciting idea and a fabulous twist on paranormal. Love it!

The first book did a great job of bringing us up to date, and introducing us to the story, but this was all action! I didn't want to put it down, it was so thrilling and enthralling! The story is fresh and different, the female lead is very strong, but relatable to, and the boys...YUMMY! In the first book, I was in love with two of them, and hated one of them...(Ori and Beck I loved btw) and in the second book, I hated the other two and just love Beck!!

The twists and turns in this book are enough to keep you interested, but not so many that you get confused! It really is a brilliant book, so go out and buy it!

JB xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

In My Mailbox #7

Since I didn't do it properly a couple of days ago I thought I'd be nice and do it again for you!

Ok I've been away for three weeks guys, so I've not been to the Library AT ALL and I haven't bought any books in yonks, because funnily enough I'm still getting through LAST christmas' books and the books I got in April for my Birthday!

Ok so from MKB I got the fantastic and wonderful Forbidden by Jana Oliver! YEY!

Also got the Lottie Biggs Series by Hayley Long because the ladies at MKB are wonderful!

Then this week, I got Abandon by Meg Cabot, which I am uber excited about! Review to follow!

That's everything then folks, I have got a review on Forbidden coming up very soon as well as a MBB meme!
JB xx

Thursday, 1 September 2011

I'm Sorry!!

I know, I'm sorry!!
I went away for three weeks, and then since then I just went blogging, blah!
I DO LOVE IT! I just need to get back into it!! Which I am doing, starting now!

I'm going to tell you what I recieved in the mail this week and last week!
I got Forbidden - Jana Oliver YEY! Review and posting to come!
I also got the Lottie Biggs series by Hayley Long
and (lucky girl me eh?) I recieved Abandon in the post today! Apprantly I also have a copy of Dark Inside heading my way also, isn't that exciting!!!

I will be posting some reviews up sooon, and a MBB post asap!
JB xxx