In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves… or it might destroy her.
Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.
The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa’s instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.
So this week I didn’t get that many new books as I’m trying to resist buying new things (ha) and trying to limit how many reviews I take on as I am now officially backed-up and really need to get on with some of the ones I already have!
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Feast of Fools by Rachel Caine
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I was so excited when The Statistical Probablity of Love at First Sight arrived on my doorstep and then, even happier when Shatter Me landed on the floor yesterday, I have been wanting to read this one since I first saw it in Oct/Nov time! City Of Bones I bought today after getting a few recommendations for it. I’m certainly curious to see what it is like! Feast of Fools I bought in the same offer as City of Bones and is just another book in the MV series, even though I still haven’t even read the second one! But I will!
Can’t wait to read all of these books!
I also got something brilliant today too;
A brand spanking new bookcase!! :D This will come in very handy -nods-
And, because I got really excited, I have also taken a picture with it all filled =D
*side note: this bookcase took hours to assemble.
- Children of Men
- All of the Fast&Furious movies
- Inside Man
- Bourne Triology
- The A Team
- We Own the Night
- The Fighter
- Shutter Island
- The Expendables
- Any and All James Bond Movies
- Troll Hunter
- Red Riding Hood
- Drag Me to Hell
Problems I encountered when deciding:
- Lack of Memory (Trying to remember great action movies is one thing, trying to remember awful ones is another thing altogether!)
- Genre (Again, I kept thinking of some awful action-related movies but most would be better suited elsewhere, like with the superheroes or horror movies)
Action film is a film genre where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases. They occasionally have a resourceful character struggling against incredible odds such as, life-threatening situations, an evil villain, and/or being chased in several ways of transportation (car, bus, truck, etc.), with victory achieved at the end after difficult physical efforts and violence.Story and character development are generally secondary to explosions, fist fights, gunplay and car chases.
Everyone dreams of that first kiss. Of that magic moment when your lips finally meet those of that special person you’ve waited your whole life for. A little awkward, a little scary, a little hot and every bit amazing. We speculate that the whole world will shake and time will just stop. No one, however, ever imagines that kiss to bring Death himself knocking.
Sixteen year old Mercy Moore’s life just got more complicated. The kiss that originally could have meant she would finally have a boyfriend now was the kiss that could have very nearly ended his life. A small detail her mother conveniently never told her will take her life for an abrupt u-turn. Dating, no love, was now completely and utterly impossible. And the boy well, that boy would never be the same.
But life, however cruel, goes on. Far too soon for her taste, Mercy finds herself at a senior party with the elite students of her school and her best friend. And of all things, playing a stupid game that could very well mean the death of someone in that small room. If it were not for her best friend, the hottest guys in school, and a small need to fit in, she may have been able to escape the disaster that was to come. Her worst nightmare, her personal curse, her very life, only gets dangerously worse.
It’s Friday! And that means Friday’s Film Favourite! For those who don’t know, this is where I list all of the films that have come out this week and let you all know which one I am most looking forward to viewing! Feel free to let me know what you’re looking forward to seeing this week!
It’s a year after 9/11. Sniper shootings throughout the D.C. area have everyone on edge, trying to make sense of the random acts of violence. Meanwhile, Craig and Lio are just trying to make sense of their lives.
Craig’s crushing on quiet, distant Lio, and preoccupied with what it meant when Lio kissed him…and if he’ll do it again…and if kissing Lio will help him finally get over his ex-boyfriend, Cody.
Lio feels most alive when he’s with Craig. He forgets about his broken family, his dead brother, and the messed up world. But being with Craig means being vulnerable, and Lio will have to decide whether love is worth the risk.
Author: Corrine Jackson
Release Date: (Expected) August 28th 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads: Add It
A powerful debut novel about the gray space between truth and perception.
Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.
Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.
Why?: Both of these books just sound so good! Gone Gone Gone just fills me with … I don’t know what … a yearning to know what’s going to happen! Not only does this novel sound like it’s going to deal with a contemporary issue, but two? Yeah, I really like the sound of that! And If I Lie just sounds really good and I am really intrigued by what the secrets are, aren’t you? Like ooooh! On the edge of my seat here!! :D Shame I have to wait so long for If I Lie, but I’m sure I can manage it!!
So, I’ve been noticing a few things about my blog that I’m not entirely happy about and therefore I am hoping to change that up a little bit! This post is just a little notification to you guys that things will be changing soon.
First off, I want to get more film information onto this blog because it’s turning into a more book only blog at the moment and that somewhat upsets me. So, over the next couple of weeks expect some more posts to do with films.
Secondly, I want more than just reviews and memes on my blog. I am hoping to get some more interesting and interactive posts on here and actually have my first one of that kind scheduled for tomorrow but expect a wider variety of posts in here from now on!
Thirdly, I may think about getting some guest bloggers to do some posts in the near future as well, just to shake things up a bit! :)
Fourthly, I am going to go through all of my reviews and categorise them into YA (Young Adult), AF (Adult Fiction), FI (Film) and FiA (Film Adaptation). This is to make if easier for viewers to find what they’re looking for as well as helping my blog to look nicer!
And finally, I’m thinking of creating some contests of some description for you guys to participate and letting the winner have their blog featured on here.
What are your thoughts on this? Are there any other suggestions or updates you can think of? Would you like to be a guest blogger? What kind of contests would you like to see? Let me know! Either via comments, tweets, email or on the Facebook page! :)
Rachel Miller thought her next job was a run-of-the-mill haunting. As a member of the Order of Rescue Mediums it’s her duty to release trapped spirits from the earthly realm. But when called to client Sylvia Elkeles’s house, she finds a wraith who doesn’t act like he should.The Order considers the wraith an extreme threat and Rachel may be forced to use a barbaric ritual to free him—a ritual that comes with a heavy personal price. If she fails to humanely release the wraith, she’ll have her supernatural abilities bound.When Janus Ostara—local supernatural mob boss—shows up demanding her attention, and Sylvia keeps secrets that may place Rachel in mortal danger, she doesn’t need her abilities to know something darkly sinister is at play.Between uncovering Sylvia’s disturbing motives, and avoiding Janus, Rachel has enough on her hands without dealing with a wraith who may not realize he’s supposed to be dead…