Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston

Frozen (Heart of Dread, #1)

Title – Frozen

Authors – Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston

Pages – 368

Genre – Fantasy, Young Adult, Science Fiction > Dystopia, Romance

Summary from Goodreads

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she’s heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

My Thoughts

5 out of 5 stars

First I want to start by talking about how stunning this edition is. The cover is so beautiful and pleasing to the eye, then to add even more beauty to the book the edges of the pages have been sprayed blue. I really hope the other two books in the series and done the same way because they are stunning.

This was a really good story, I enjoyed the story throughout and I got so lost in it that I practically read it in one sitting. I really enjoyed the characters and Nat who is the main character was likeable. I however think that Wes was the best character I just loved the way he was written and the way he presented himself. I wasn’t a fan of Daran and found that he didn’t really need to be a part of the story.

I loved the plot of the story and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The last 150 pages or so were truly gripping and I was left shocked by the events that happened in the book and was left wanting more.

I’m not going to say to much so my review says spoiler free. But overall a great read which got me lost within the world and left me wanting more.

There you have it folks, another review for you. Stay tuned for more posts.

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The Eyes of the Dragon Review.

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Title – The Eyes of the Dragon

Author – Stephen King

Publisher / Published – Time Warner Paperbacks / May 1993

Genre – Fiction, Fantasy, Horror

Summary from Goodreads

A fantasy of heroic adventure, set in the kingdom of Delain. It involves a king who is poisoned, a young and beautiful queen, a prince locked in a high tower while his younger brother assumes the throne, and an evil magician who harbours terrible secrets and malevolent plans.

My Thoughts

3.5 out of 5 stars

I have never been more glad to finish a book as I was when I finished this one. I had been reading this book for over a month before I finally finished it. I found the start a bit bland and boring and I almost DNF it. However I decided to keep going and finish the story. I found the last part of the book really improved the story. There were some twists and turns, plus when we find out what Peter did in the Needle I was shocked, it was a oh my goodness he is a genius. I don’t really have much more to say about this one except the last half of the book made up for the rest.

Just a short review today folks.

 

 

 

Blogger Recognition Award

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I was nominated by Joana for the Blogger Recognition Award. I want to start by saying thank you for the nomination. Be sure to check out her blog bookneeders by clicking the link.

Rules

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How my blog began

I started my blog well over a year ago now and I started it because if my love of books. I have always been a lover of books ever since I was little and I was rarely found with out my nose in a book. I decided that I wanted to share my love of books with other people and thought starting a blog seemed like the right thing to do. I love having my blog and being able to share my opinions about books with other people who enjoy books just as much as I do.

Advice to new bloggers

I find this hard to answer because I still consider myself a newbie in the blogger community and I am still finding my way around. But if I was to give two pieces of advice they would be:

  1. Post regularly. Come up with a posting schedule that works for you. Whether it be once a week or twice a week. I am still trying to stick to a schedule but it doesn’t always workout.
  2. Take a break if you have to. So this sort of contradicts what I out as my first point. But to me blogging is meant to be fun, so if I start to find it stressful and start to feel like I am under pressure I take a small break. This is just to give me time to find myself again and remember why I blog and what it means to me.

My Nominations.

Fay @ suckerforcoffee

Tiana @ thebookravenblog

Brooklyn @ brooklynthebookworm

Diana @ dianaprincereviews

Alex @ whimsypages

Megan @ bookslayerreads

Norah @ bookishfever

Ann @ annreadsthem

Casey @ adoptabookaus

Sue @ doddyaboutbooks

Asiya and Marcela @ inkepiphanies

Lashaan and Trang’s @ bookidote

Genevieve @ thebohemianbookreview

Luna @ lunainthestacks

Nova @ galaxylocks

 

The Mirror Sisters Review

The Mirror Sisters (The Mirror Sisters, #1)

Title – The Mirror Sisters

Author –  V.C Andrews

Publisher/Published – Simon and Schuster / October 2016

Genre – Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary, Gothic, Mystery

Summary from Goodreads

From the legendary New York Times bestselling author of The Flowers in the Attic and My Sweet Audrina series comes the first book in a new series featuring identical twin sisters made to act, look, and feel truly identical by their perfectionist mother.

Alike in every way…with one dark exception.

As identical twins, their mother insists that everything about them be identical: their clothes, their toys, their friends…the number of letters in their names, Haylee Blossom Fitzgerald and Kaylee Blossom Fitzgerald. If one gets a hug, the other must, too. If one gets punished, the other must be, too.

Homeschooled at an early age, when the girls attend a real high school they find little ways to highlight the differences between them. But when Haylee runs headfirst into the dating scene, both sisters are thrust into a world their mother never prepared them for—causing one twin to pursue the ultimate independence. The one difference between the two girls may spell the difference between life…and a fate worse than death.

My Thoughts

May Contain Small Spoilers!

5 out of 5 Stars.

Well this is my first time reading a book by this author but I must say I am now eager to read more of her work. I was recommended this book by my wonderful friend Brooklyn and I am so glad she recommended this to me, easily the best book I read this year so far. This book had a really strong plot through out and I was hooked. I was so drawn into the book I hated when I had to put it down to do other things.  The story follows identical twins Haylee and Kaylee. Their mum is adamant that the girls are absolutely identical, from their name having the same number of letter. They have to dress the same, their hair has to be the same and if one hurts the mum expects the other to hurt. I did feel sorry for the twins because the don’t have the chance to find themselves and experience their own thing because of their mum. It does affect the girls and I really do feel sorry for them. The story is told from Kaylee’s point of view and I did grow to like her more than Haylee. Things happen through out the book that makes me like Kaylee’s character more than her sister. I won’t go into details because I don’t want to spoil it.

I was fully hooked into this story by the time the ending came and I was so shocked by the ending. All I could think was that it wasn’t happening and it wasn’t possibly true. The Fact that Haylee could do that to her own sister (I won’t say what happens) but it made me want to slap her. Kaylee wasn’t to blame for the way the mum treated the girls so she should have never have done that to her own sister. I would never in 100 years do that to my sister no matter how much I resented her. The ending was so shocking and made me so mad. I really cannot wait for the next book so I can see what happens and how this story plays out.