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The Wave by Morton Rhue (Review)

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Release date: 2007
Publisher: Puffin Books

Number of pages: 149

My rating: 1.5/5 stars

What a crapfest. Really. I did not enjoy this book at all. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy reading about The Wave, and how such a movement was formed, I didn't enjoy it because the execution was so poor.

The Wave is based on a true story. In an American History class, people question the actions of the German citizens in supporting Hitler and the Nazis, so the teacher, Mr Ross decides to put this to the test. He forms a group called The Wave, and makes rules and mottos. Everyone enjoys this very much, because they feel empowered. They feel that they are doing something great. The wave gains momentum as more and more students join. Our main character, Laurie is concerned, because there have been incidents of violence and bullying of the people who are not part of the wave. Everything goes a little bit haywire as The Wave spirals out of control.

Now, this is a very interesting story. It brings som…

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi (Review)

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Release date: 8 January 2013

Publisher: Harperteen

Number of pages: 341

My rating: 4.5/5

Ok, let me get one thing straight here. I did not like Under the Never Sky very much. Sure, the concept was cool, but both MCs pissed me off to no end, and it went something like this:

Aria: Ewww, you disgusting savage!!
Perry: *sulks* *sniffs* OMG you smell like violets!
Aria: Eww, don't talk to me!
Perry: *sniffs*
Aria: OMG I love you!
Perry: I love you too!

Yeah, shoot me. The book wasn't that bad, and it definitely had it's good moments, but I found Under the Never Sky to be a disappointing read. Anyway, for some reason, I decided to buy Through the Ever Night, in hard cover, no less.

And I freaking loved it.

Through the Ever Night tore my heart out, almost made me cry (a hard thing to do), and I freaking loved it.

It was a flawless, amazing read. If you gave me 5 days, I wouldn't be able to find a thing that I didn't like.

Through the Ever Night follows the story of Aria and Perry, who…

The Liebster Award!

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Thank you so much to Rashika from www.rashikathebookowl.wordpress.com for the Liebster Award.

The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:


1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog and link back to their blog.

2. Answer the 11 questions from the nominator, list 11 random facts about yourself and create 11 questions for your nominees;

3. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 11 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been chosen.

4. Copy and Paste the blog award on your blog.


11 random facts:

1. I love horses, and have since I was 5.

2. I love italian food.

3. I eat a lot. Like seriously, people always tell me to get checked  by a doctor.

4. I also love nail polish

5. I want to be a writer.

6. I have a dog called Danny, who is really spastic and awesome.

7. I used to love the Pony Pals.

8. Every year, when I blow out my birthday candles, I wish for a horse.

9. I've been playing the violin for 4 ye…

Devil's Due by Rachel Caine (ARC Review)

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Release date: 1 February 2013
Publisher: Mira Ink (Harlequin UK)
Number of pages: Unknown
My rating: 3/5
WARNING: Review may contain spoilers for Devil's Bargain (the first book in the duology). To see my review on Devil's Bargain, click here
Devil's Due was a pretty nifty end to an interesting duology. Now, I definitely had a few problems with Devil's Bargain (it's predessecor), but I definitely enjoyed this a bit more.
Devil's Due follows the story of Jazz and Lucia, who start their own investigation company. In the beginning of Devil's Bargain, they made a deal with a big corporation. They can do whatever they want, but when a red envelope comes, they must follow the instructions. In return, they get a lot of money to fund their operation. Soon, they discover that there is much more to this game than meets the eye. Two rivalling corporations are run by psychics, and Jazz and Lucia are "leads," and everything they do impacts the future around them. In…

The Road by Cormac McCarthy (Book Review)

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Release date: 26 September 2006

Publisher: Knopf

Number of pages: 241

My rating: 1/5 stars

Oh, dear. Oh, God. This book was a damn mess. While reading this mess, I wanted to gouge out my eyes and flush the book down the damn toilet. It took me ages to finish it, and when I did, I threw down the book in anger and disgust, looking around for a source of fire so I could send this book to hell.
And quite irrationally, while I was reading the book, I suddenly remembered watching an episode of Spongebob, where Patrick says road, road, road, road. Over and over again. So, picture reading the crappiest book of all time, while having Patrick Star of Spongebob saying "road" in your head the entire time.

Not fun.
Unfortunately for me, I had to finish it, because it was part of my literature class. While reading it, I felt such anger towards the Victorian education system. It was as if they tied me to a chair and forced me to read it.

WHY, VICTORIA, WHYYY????

Ahem. *Composes self*

Anyway, The R…

Double Crossed by Ally Carter (ARC Review)

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Release date: 22 January 2013

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Number of pages: 60

My rating: 3/5

This was a great little ebook, and although I didn't really like the latest books of both the Gallagher Girls and Heist Society, I did enjoy this novella.

Double crossed is about a heist at a charity event. A group of gunmen break in to the event, and Macey and Hale do everything they can do to stop the heist.

I enjoyed Macey much more than Hale, but she did get sort of annoying. At one point in the book, she actually wonders why Hale isn't flirting with her.

Yeah, cause everyone can never resist Macey McHenry.

Hale was alright, but he was the same bland character I've always thought he was, and this novella didn't really improve my view on him/ 

I liked Abby and Kat's appearances very much, and it added a bit more substance to the story.

This book wasn't really groundbreaking or anything. It didn't feel very nessecary to the series, and while it was enjoyable, it definitely …

Boundless by Cynthia Hand

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Release date: 1 February 2013

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

Number of pages: 448

My rating: 5/5 stars

OHMYGOD *hyperventilates*, excuse me while I gather my emotions! *hyperventilates* Boundless is a perfect end to a perfect trilogy, and just thinking about it makes me want to go home and hug my copy.

As soon as Boundless came out, I just knew I had to go out and get it. Unearthly and Hallowed were both amazing, and will stay in my favorite's list forever, but Boundless makes this official. This is one of my favorite series ever. Congratulations to Cynthia Hand for making me hyperventilate like a madman.

And look at that amazing cover!

I'm 100% happy with how the trilogy ended.

Now, this trilogy isn't perfect for anyone. If you prefer fast paced non-stop action to a slow book, then this trilogy might not be for you. Luckily, even though all the books in the series are paced pretty slow, there is a heap of action, and plenty about growing up. Each book stretches over months of…

Hi!

Hi, guys! Sorry for my absence. I've been gone for around two weeks now, due to school starting again and being crushed by work and other commitments.

Anyway, I haven't forgotten about this blog, and I'm working on my reviews for Boundless by Cynthia Hand, and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. They're both amazing books, and I can't wait to share my reviews with you guys!

Donna xx