Thursday, October 18, 2012

Wonderful Words #1

Hey Guys, 
So I decided to start a new "series" on this blog, where I share quotes that really stayed with me after I heard it, read it, whatever, just quotes I really like. Feel free to do it as well and comment on this post linking your post so that I can see it. I hope you enjoy this! 

“There will come a time when all of us are dead. All of us. There will come a time when there are no human beings remaining to remember that anyone ever existed or that our species ever did anything. There will be no one left to remember Aristotle or Cleopatra, let alone you. Everything that we did and built and wrote and thought and discovered will be forgotten and all of this will have been for naught. Maybe that time is coming soon and maybe it is millions of years away, but even if we survive the collapse of our sun, we will not survive forever. There was time before organisms experienced consciousness, and there will be time after. And if the inevitability of human oblivion worries you, I encourage you to ignore it. God knows that’s what everyone else does.”
  • Hazel (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green) 
“Sometimes it takes more courage not to let yourself see. Sometimes knowledge is damaging – not enlightenment but enleadenment.”
“He said you couldn’t pretend the terrible things in life didn’t happen. You can’t clean it up. You keep all the refuse and the scars. It’s how you learn. And try to make improvements.”
“I was aware too how strange adults were, how theirs lives were vaster than they wanted anyone to realize, that they actually stretched on and on like deserts, dry and desolate, with an unpredictable, shifting sea of dunes.”
  • Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
  • The Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Finds #2

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). It is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

The Painted Drum
Painted Drum by Louise Erdrich
While appraising the estate of a New Hampshire family descended from a North Dakota Indian agent, Faye Travers is startled to discover a rare moose skin and cedar drum fashioned long ago by an Ojibwe artisan. And so begins an illuminating journey both backward and forward in time, following the strange passage of a powerful yet delicate instrument, and revealing the extraordinary lives it has touched and defined.
Compelling and unforgettable, Louise Erdrich's "Painted Drum" explores the often fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, the strength of family, and the intricate rhythms of grief with all the grace, wit, and startling beauty that characterizes this acclaimed author's finest work.

This is Not a Test
This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers

It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually wantto live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

House of Leaves

House Of Leaves
by Mark Z. Danielewski
The story focuses on a young family that moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane where they discover something is terribly wrong: their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
Of course, neither Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson nor his companion Karen Green was prepared to face the consequences of that impossibility, until the day their two little children wandered off and their voices eerily began to return another story -- of creature darkness, of an ever-growing abyss behind a closet door, and of that unholy growl which soon enough would tear through their walls and consume all their dreams.

I am super excited for these books, expecially House of Leaves, I've heard it's supposed to be a (excuse my language) complete mind-fuck, very disturbing, but also super awesome!

Until next time, Happy Reading,

Monday, October 8, 2012

GIVEAWAY: When The Siren Calls by Tom Barry

When the Siren Calls

When The Siren Calls by Tom Barry is being published in November of this year and Tom has been very nice to provide the book for this Giveaway. If you guys are interested in getting your hands on this book, why not join in and try to win it?

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:
"Restless and neglected, Isobel is suffocating in a stagnant marriage. Suave and charismatic Jay is fighting for survival. An invitation to visit Jay's resort in the hills of Tuscany sparks Isobel to imagine a life of freedom and excitement.
Dismissing her husband’s objections, Isobel pursues Jay to Tuscany on the pretext of searching for a holiday home. After fighting anguished guilt, she abandons herself in a passionate affair, with her controlling lover encouraging Isobel to push beyond her sexual boundaries.
But all is not as it seems in the idyllic Tuscan retreat, and Isobel finds herself trapped in a web of intrigue, deception, and betrayal. She is one player in a dangerous love triangle, unsure whether Jay is her saviour, or her nemesis. As her world falls apart, she must choose between the woman she thought she was, and the woman she has become."

Looks good, doesn't it? I think so, I am definitely reading this next.

This giveaway is open internationally, so all of you can join in!

If you want to know more about the author, Tom Barry, here you go;

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Finds #1

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). It is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.

What We Saw At Night
What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Like the yearning, doomed young clones in Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, three teenagers with XP (a life-threatening allergy to sunlight) are a species unto themselves. As seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Allie Kim, they roam the silent streets, looking for adventure, while others sleep. When Allie's best friend introduces the trio to Parkour, the stunt-sport of running and climbing off forest cliffs and tall buildings (risky in daylight and potentially deadly by darkness), they feel truly alive, equal to the "daytimers." On a random summer night, while scaling a building like any other, the three happen to peer into an empty apartment and glimpse an older man with what looks like a dead girl. A game of cat-and-mouse ensues that escalates through the underground world of hospital confinement, off-the-grid sports, and forbidden love. Allie, who can never see the light of day, discovers she's the lone key to stopping a human monster.

The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of theShiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

Before I Die

Before I Die by Jenny Downham

Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, drugs with excruciating side-effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of ‘normal’ life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, all are painfully crystallised in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time finally runs out.

All of these look super awesome, and I am so excited to read them all! 

Until next time - Happy Reading,

Some Girls Are by Courtney Summers

Some Girls Are

Climbing to the top of the social ladder is hard--falling from it is even harder.  Regina Afton used to be a member of the Fearsome Fivesome, an all-girl clique both feared and revered by the students at Hallowell High... until vicious rumours about her and her best friend's boyfriend start going around.  Now Regina's been "frozen out" and her ex-best friends are out for revenge.  If Regina was guilty, it would be one thing, but the rumours are far from the terrifying truth and the bullying is getting more intense by the day.  She takes solace in the company of Michael Hayden, a misfit with a tragic past who she herself used to bully.  Friendship doesn't come easily for these onetime enemies, and as Regina works hard to make amends for her past, she realises Michael could be more than just a friend... if threats from the Fearsome Foursome don't break them both first.

First off, I want to start by saying that this book was not what I expected, and that is not a bad thing, at all! I just didn't expect it to be so deep. Which it is. This book it truly amazing. It's heartbreaking. But it truly is an amazing piece of writing. The story is of a girl that falls from popularity and becomes the victim, and even though this girl has been a complete bitch to so many people, you start to feel for her, you start liking her, even though you should hate her. 

The fact that Courtney Summers has been able to write a likable bitch is amazing, the character is such a developed character, she has more to her than what you first think, and that is an amazing thing, when a book has great characters, like this one. All the characters are amazing, they are so different, so complex, but at the same time, you can relate to each of them in some way, well except the Fearsome Foursome, they are terrible people. But all I want to say is that this book is really worth the read, or a listen, in my case I listened to it, but I think I might buy this book too, because I loved it so much. 

So, what I want you to do now is go read this book, and be blown away by how great it is!

Rating; ♥

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Release date: 2, January, 2012
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Age group: Young Adult
Pages: 215
Format: Hardback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. She’s stuck at JFK, late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s in seat 18C. Hadley’s in 18A.
Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.

First Line: "There are so many ways it could have all turned out differently."

This book was sweet. At times it was so sweet it could make your teeth hurt. But it was sweet in a good way, not in that so-sweet-I-want-to-puke way. It was nice. The story takes place in only 24 hours, but really, that is enough time, at least for this book. It tells the story of Hadley, and I loved the way Jennifer had incorporated the stories from Hadley's past, that way we got to know her. 

The storyline was great, it was inventive and it was random, which I really liked, I loved that this book wasn't just about love it was also about family and the complications that come with divorce.

On to the characters, they were amazing, both Hadley and Oliver are such loveable characters, they are relatable, which is really nice, and they are such a funny pair, they play off each other very well when they are together and their relationship evolves in a nice way. It's not instalove, like in a lot of chicklit, which I think is great (..eventhough I like reading some of that sometimes too). 

I really enjoyed this book quite a lot, it was a wonderful story. That is why I am giving it four loving hearts;

Until next time - happy reading,

Giveaway time!

I hope you guys like giveaways.. Cause here is another one. It will be open for two weeks, which means that it will be open until July 3rd.

I have one rule for you guys: 
People that have won a previous giveaway are not allowed to participate because it would be unfair for those who are entering for the first time.

So, with that said, Good Luck to you all!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Release date: 2, December, 2010
Publisher: Dutton Books (imprint of the Penguin Group)
Age group: Young Adult
Pages: 372
Format: Softcover
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he's taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home. As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near - misses end with the French kiss Anna - and readers - have long awaited?

First line: "Here is everything I know about France: Madeline and Amèlie and Moulin Rouge."

When I first bought this book is was because of all the good things I had heard about it, but to be truthful, I was a little hesitant to buy it, and I considered not doing so because to me it just didn't seem that appealing, by the first glance. But as it is, this book turned out to be everything that everyone had said about it. I really understand why there was so much hype around this book, because it is a really great story. 

It's a classic example of  "Don't judge a book by it's cover." This book might look cheesy and like one of those tales where two people meet and everything is perfect and then they get married and live happily ever after. But it's not, the story is cute, but it's also written in a way that makes is realistic, which I loved. Stephanie Perkins has done a remarkable job writing this, because I felt like Anna could have been me, you know?

The writing was great. The story was great. Everything about this book was simply great. It is definitely a book worth checking out if you haven't already, and I for one am going to read Stephanie's other book "Lola and the Boy Next Door"


This book gets five hearts because it is deserves it. 

Until next time - Happy Reading,

Long time, no see...

Hey *incert awkward half-wave-thingy*

I know I've been gone for the longest time, but the truth is I just had so much to do, I am not just saying that. It feels like these past few months I have done nothing other than reading for exams, doing homework and lots of other school-related things. This year in school has been so busy, seeing as I officially graduate tomorrow afternoon, it's crazy! 

But anyway, now I am back to reading books that are not school related and the summer holiday is (hopefully) going to be filled with a lot of blog posts for you guys. If there are any people still reading this blog, ehehe. I will not promise to post on a regular basis because I have found that I kind of suck at staying interested in blogging.. But I will try. And I am also not just doing book reviews, but I'm going to just write about everyday things as well, like traveling, because this Friday I am going to LONDON, and I am so so so excited about it! I love London. And if any of you blog readers are in the area comment and maybe we can meet up or something, that would be awesome. 

But speaking of London, that is where I will be living starting September. I am going to university there, studying English Literature, which I am stoked about. I cannot wait to move out and start living by myself, and in London no less, can things get any better!? Anyway, of you guys have anything to share at all, or you just want to talk feel free to comment or send me an e-mail at;


Friday, March 23, 2012

And the winner is...

From now on I am going to be sending the winner an e-mail so when they win, so I am sure they know that they won. But anyway, the winner of this months giveaway was Vicky B!

The book of your choice will be headed your way soon, and to everyone else, thank you so much for participating in my giveaway!

As for the next giveaway, it will be up pretty soon. I am going to London during easter so I might just get something to giveaway then, making next months giveaway a little bit more exciting, what do you think?

Until next time - happy reading,

Monday, March 19, 2012

Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Release Date: 31, Januar, 2012
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (imprint of HarperCollins)
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 374
Series: Newsoul #1
Format: Hardback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge, Debut Author Challenge

New soul: Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why.
No soul: Even Ana's own mother thinks she's a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she'll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what her presence means. When dragons and sylph attack the city, is Ana to blame?
Heart: Sam believes Ana's new soul is good and worthwhile. When he stands up for her, their relationship blooms. But can he love someone who may live only once, and will Ana's enemies--human and creature alike--let them be together? Ana needs to uncover the mistake that gave her someone else's life, but will her quest threaten the peace of Heart and destroy the promise of reincarnation for all?
First sentence: "I wasn't reborn."
When I first heard about the book the concept of reincarnation really facinated me, and when I got it in the mail after ordering it, I immidiatly started reading it. It's one of those book that I just had to read right now. And truthfully, I loved it. The story was so nice, I loved the characters, the plot, the writing, everything.

The best part about the whole novel was the romance between Ana and Sam, it developed so nicely and it was just so cute, I loved it. Sam is just amazing, I love him! (for some reason I just love any male character named Sam, if I ever write a book, there will deffinitly be a Sam..) 
Anyway, Ana is also a great character and I loved her development throughout the book, it was so nicely done, and very realistic I think. She was just such an amazing heroin, I really enjoyed her character.

The plot was also great, I liked the story a lot, and looking back at it after reading it, the parts I didn't enjoy as much when reading it is the parts I appriciate the most now, because they provided a lot of insight into the different characters. 

The whole book is very well written, I enjoyed Jodi's writing style a lot, her language is very nice and I also loved the dialog in the book. I am very impressed by this novel, and for it being her first book, I thought it was very good.

I really liked it:
Until next time - happy reading ♥,

A short update..

Hey Guys,
I just wanted to tell you that I will announce the winner of the giveaway really soon, probobly sometime later today or tomorrow. The review for Incarnate by Joci Meadows will also be up soon. School is really busy right now, but I am trying to get back to reading.

Other than that, who's excited for the Hunger Games this week?!

I am. I can't wait!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Starters by Lissa Price

Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher:  Delacorte Press (imprint of Random House)
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eGalley
Source: NetGalley

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie. Callie's only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. 

He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie's head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter, living in her mansion, driving her cars, and going out with a senator's grandson. It feels almost like a fairy tale, until Callie discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations' plans are more evil than Callie could ever have imagined. 

First Sentence: "Enders gave me the creeps."

I loved this book. The world building, the plot and the characters were all fantastic. I can understand why it is said that Lissa Price is a best selling author in the making, and after reading this book, I am sure you'll see why too. This book was just amazing.

First off the world building, it's great. There is no other way to describe it. It is inventive and set up in s very nice way. It is done in a way that keeps the story interesting, you are always discovering something new about this dystopian universe Lissa Price has created.

Second, the plot: oh, where do I start? It is AMAZING! The twists, the mystery, the romance, the constant suspense, it's all there throughout the whole book. The story is great, the twists in the plot are so good, they always keep you at the edge of your seat. 

Third, the characters: They are all wonderfully written characters, they are believable and you grow to enjoy them more and more. The main character Callie is a very strong female character which I really enjoyed. She is motherly and protective when it comes to the people around her. It is very clear that she had to grown up very fast after her parents died and has therefore become very responsible. She is a wonderful character, she has all the qualities of a great heroin.

Fourth, the writing: I really enjoyed Lissa's writing style, it's fast paced and very well written. The dialog is amazing and it is perfectly divided between action, thought and dialog, which I loved. 

Overall this book was amazing, I loved every single page and I could not put is down for the life of me. It is definitely a book worth reading if you like mystery and dystopian novels. Or if you just like reading in general. I have a feeling that this will be a book everyone will be raving about in the near future. Because for me at least it's up on the list next to The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. It is definitely a favorite.

I loved it/it was amazing: 
Until next time - happy reading ♥,

Friday, March 2, 2012

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Release Date: 22, Oktober, 1999
Publisher: Square Fish (imprint of Macmillan)
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 198
Format: Paperback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

Melinda Sordino busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops. Now her old friends won't talk to her, and people she doesn't even know hate her from a distance. The safest place to be is alone, inside her own head. But even that's not safe. Because there's something she's trying not to think about, something about the night of the party that, if she let it in, would blow her carefully constructed disguise to smithereens. And then she would have to speak the truth. This extraordinary first novel has captured the imaginations of teenagers and adults across the country.

First sentence: "It is my first morning of High School."

Every time I finish one of Lauries books I am left with amazement. Because she gets to me. This book was no diferent. I thought the book was very good, it's written and told in a way that makes it very realistic. I feel that it is written more like a streem of conciouns than anything else. The writing is great and it fits the character of Melinda. 

The subject that is braught up in the book is very serious and that is part of the reason why I thought it was so good. I like reading books like this because they're very different from the genres I usually read, I feel that I learn something, and through this book I did. It is a very sad book, and at points I felt almost sick because of how horrible Melinda had it. 

The characters in the book were well written, though the only character we really got to know was Melinda. The plot was good, and very important. I think books like this one are important. They shed light on things you don't think about everyday, but things that are happening to people out there, serious things. 

This book is definitly worth reading, it is a powerful book and I can see why it has been nominated for so many awards.

I really liked it:

Until next time - happy reading ♥,

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Book Haul!


Hey Guys,
So, March is almost here and you know what that means? Another giveaway!
I want to thank everyone that participated in my last one, and I hope you will again this month, it's nice to be able to give you guys something.
This month I am again giving away a book of your choice, so I hope you will enter and good luck to you all!

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Until next time - happy reading ,

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Release Date: 1, August, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 390
Format: Paperback
Challenge: 70 Book Challenge

For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—is a chilling presence she can’t seem to live without. 
Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human… until the cold makes him shift back again.
Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It’s her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human—or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.
Opening sentence: "I remember lying in the snow, a small red spot of warm going cold, surrounded by wolves."
This book was amazing. Simple as that. First off, the plot: it was very well structured, lead nicely from one point to the other. The twists and turns were perfect, keeping the story interesting and making you crave more. The storyline was so wonderful, I loved it!
The characters: they were so believeable, they were strong and well developed. I liked all the different characters, they were so diferent from eachother and that was nice, seeing how they complimented eachother in that way. The main characters, Grace and Sam were perfect, I loved each of them for diferent reasons, they completed each other in such a way that made them both very believeable. All the characters were believeable, when writing this novel the author managed to fit in all the typical high school characters, the jock, the mean girl, the quite shy guy and girl, the sort of uptight girl, it was great!
I loved the romance of this novel, the conflict, everything! It was amazing, I could not put it down it was just a really great read. Fast-paced and beautifully written, the writing was amazing I loved how it was simple, yet beautiful. The story had drive, I loved it, I can't tell you how much, I can't wait to check out the rest of the series. This book is certainly worth reading if you like werewolves, love and some amazing characters.
I loved it/it was amazing: 

Until next time - happy reading ♥,

Monday, February 27, 2012

Untraceable by S.R. Johannes

Release Date: November 23, 2011
Publisher: Coleman & Stott
Age Group: Young Adult

Pages: 312
Format: Ebook
Challenge: 70 book challenge

16-year-old Grace has lived in the Smokies all her life, patrolling with her forest ranger father who taught her about wildlife, tracking, and wilderness survival.   
When her dad goes missing on a routine patrol, Grace refuses to believe he’s dead and fights the town authorities, tribal officials, and nature to find him. 
One day, while out tracking clues, Grace is rescued from danger by Mo, a hot guy with an intoxicating accent and a secret. As her feelings between him and her ex-boyfriend get muddled, Grace travels deep into the wilderness to escape and find her father.  
Along the way, Grace learns terrible secrets that sever relationships and lives. Soon she’s enmeshed in a web of conspiracy, deception, and murder. And it’s going to take a lot more than a compass and a motorcycle (named Lucifer) for this kick-butting heroine to save everything she loves.
Ok, where do I start.. This book took me forever to read, over a month, witch is something that never happens to me. I've been really busy so I have not had time to read anything other than school related things, but I usually still manage to read something, but with this book, that just didn't happen unfortunately.
The story has a very nice premise when you read the synopsis, it sound great, and I was really looking forward to reading it. Which might be some of the reason why I was disappointed by it. I felt that it just dragged on, and that the main character - Grace, only did one thing, tracing. I just got tired off all the constant tracing, I couldn't help it, I just felt that it was described in such detail that the story lost it's drive.

On the other hand the story had some aspects to it that I really enjoyed, I enjoyed the romance that came into the picture between Grace and a certain other character, it was sweet.
I did enjoy the mystery of the book, it was good, whenever you thought you knew what was going on there were twists that led you somewhere you'd never expected. Another plus where the characters, in particular Grace, she was strong and I love a strong heroin.
The book is a thriller, and that might be part of why I didn't love it, because it's not what I usually read, but at the same time, I have read some thrillers that I've loved, and this just wasn't that, unfortunatly. I know others have absoluty love this book, and that's good for them, but my opinion is that is wasn't for me and that's just how it is.

Overall the book was ok, not great, it had some aspects to it that I really enjoyed and I think it's still worth checking out, I would recommend borrowing it at a library or from a friend. The reason why I rated the book like I did was because I didn't really enjoy the beinning of it, that's my personal opinion and others might think diferently which I totally understand.

I liked it:

Until next time - happy reading ,