Book Review: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Posted on 19 December, 2012 by Faye - 9 Comments

Beautiful DisasterAuthor: Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Simon + Schuster
Published: August 14th 2012
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Complimentary Copy from Simon + Schuster
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon, TBD

Summary:

INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.

Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.


A New Start
It has taken me a long time to actually sit down and write this review, not just because I have a back-log of reviews to do, but also because I have been struggling to get my head around my thoughts on it. Even after speaking about it with a fellow book-lover, I am still not certain this review will really be able to capture my thoughts on this book because I am struggling to really comprehend my own feelings towards it. The problem? I both loved and truly hated this book. In this respect, I feel that the title could not be better fitting. For me, this book was a true Beautiful Disaster.

A New Place
It would be impossible to start this review with anything but the amazing writing style that Jamie McGuire has. I was taken over with the way she strings words together and I literally felt like bowing down at her feet to teach me her creative and beautiful ways. It all fell together so naturally, it made the perfect picture sit in the mind’s eye, and it just put the entire novel on a pedestal. If it came down to it, I would give this book a five star review simply based on the amazing writing style, but, as it is, I must encapsulate the entire novel in this review. I do know that while I did not like this specific book of Jamie’s, I am definitely going to be reading more of her work from now on.

With New People
One of the biggest problems I had with this book was the main protagonist. I simply could not stand Abby Abernathy. It is not often that a character really gets under my skin, but Abby really did. In all honesty, she was a really well-rounded character. She had a dark past that affected her present, and she was fun to be around, and really quite interesting, but she was also whiny, irritating, dependent, and naive. Her indecisive nature made me bite my nails and her choices made me want to whack her upside the head. Seriously.

On the other side, we have Travis and he was the true bad boy of the story. If ever there was such a thing. He was the type of guy that I write stories about, and yet, I still couldn’t like his character in this book. He was brilliantly written, had all the problems under the sun, and was full of good things as well as flaws, but there was just something about him that I honestly didn’t like. Just as Abby did, Travis irritated me throughout the book – and yet, I was still so enamoured by Jamie’s writing style that I couldn’t stop reading even with the main two characters grating me like no one ever had before.

Opens Up
Of course, there had to have been something that kept me reading and you’re right, there was. I enjoyed watching the relationship between these two characters grow. There were many moments that irritated me, but overall, I liked seeing how things transgressed between them. It was very clear that these two were so perfectly matched that there were many times that I felt like screaming at them to stop being so naive to see it for themselves. I loved the moments where Abby felt like she truly belonged somewhere, loved the feeling I got when she realised that she felt something for him, and when he felt something for her. I loved how their relationship wasn’t full of flowers and candy canes but was much more real, with the nitty, gritty – arguments and falling outs all over the place. While there were still parts about the narrative and the other characters’ journey’s that irritated me, it would be truthful to say that generally I did enjoy the story. I kept reading afterall.

A New World
I am pretty certain that throughout this review I have contradicted myself, which should just prove how unbalanced my relationship is with this book. Half-way through writing it, I was determined to give it four stars, and then I wanted to give it two. It is definitely a see-saw book in many respects but I feel as though, in a way, this is what makes this book so unique. It is one of those “marmite” books, where you either love it or hate it, or are stuck somewhere in the middle, unsure of where you fully sit. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a powerful romance, one that really doesn’t leave anything out, but I wouldn’t recommend it to those who aren’t ready for the heavy messages and powerful brunt of it. It is a brilliant book, if just an aggravating one all at the same time.

Three Stars
three out of five hearts

** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review. **

Faye

Posted on 19 December, 2012 by Faye - 9 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday; 2012 Reads

Posted on 18 December, 2012 by Faye - 12 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists. They’d love us to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see our top ten lists!

Top Ten Books I Read in 2012

These are all books that I read and would have given more than five stars if it was possible. They’re the ones that reached inside me, took a hold of my heart and simply refused to let go. The ones that still go through my mind – especially when it comes to reading books that are of similar quality. They’re the ones that made this year bearable <3

     

Speechless by Hannah Harrington
I was so blown away by this book that it literally left me speechless. I know that’s incredibly corny and I should really find a better way to describe it but I was just, out of ways to describe the pure brilliance of this book, and still am.

Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
This book had my heart pumping as I read it. It was powerful and deep and it was so amazing that I struggled not to put this book down. I read it in one sitting and I have never looked back. It is a book that speaks volumes and I couldn’t recommend enough.

Divergent by Veronica Roth
One of the first books I read this year and it has stuck with me through it all. It was so stunning, powerful and hard-hitting and it was a simply inspired read. It is one book that I am always thinking about, and Veronica Roth very quickly became an author who inspires me tenfold.

     

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
I don’t usually read dragon-stories, and yet I couldn’t help but be intrigued by this story. I took a while to get to it but after many people telling me I had to, I was so glad I did. This story was so inspirational, powerful, and simply amazing that I really was missing out. It was strong and unique and I loved every minute of it!

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer
I will be the first one to admit that I am an elemental series fangirl. It is the most stunning series I have ever read – I’m sure of it! – I devoured both Elemental and Storm at the beginning of the year and when I read Spark, I simply fell in love all over again. This book is so absolutely amazing. Really, really.

       

Forgive Me, Alex by Lane Diamond
I have read a lot of crime books in my time but none have moved me as much as this one did. There was so much going on in this book, and it was just really powerful and strong. It was also vivid to the point of giving me shivers but I really understood the characters and felt for them and just… it packed a punch.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I cannot shout my love for this book enough. Whenever I hear that someone hasn’t yet read it, I scream at them to do so immediately. This book is the best Cinderella adaptation I have ever read. It is creative, unique, and so full of things to keep a reader interested that it deserves some full love.

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
I actually only just finished this, this sunday. But I LOVED it. I love everything Cecelia Ahern writes simply on principle because she’s one of my favourites but this book was truly stunning. I was captivated by the story and my heart felt so full and powerful afterwards. This book was one that really, truly, grabbed my heart and ran away with it.

   

Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
This book is truly amazing. It has a really strong heroine, it questions feminism, and is a unique, and creative, adaptation. It was a powerful read that really grabbed me and I just simply adored every minute I spent reading it. I was cautious about reading it but I really shouldn’t have been!

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
I had always thought that The Iron Fey was amazing and spectacular, but then I read The Immortal Rules, and I realised that Julie Kagawa had hidden talents. This book blew me away and made the Fey series feel under par, as though Julie didn’t put enough talent in them. This book was strong, powerful, and should really have come with a warning label! I loved every minute of it.


So there you have it! What books did you love reading this year? Any that are similar to my list?

Posted on 18 December, 2012 by Faye - 12 Comments


Magnificently Magic Wrap-Up

Posted on 17 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments

MMReadathon

Hey Guys!
The read-a-thon is now over! (*insert sad face*)


mini challenge alert!
There were mini-challenges hosted every day with lots of fun activities and prizes to be won!
The mini-challenge for thursday was hosted by the lovely Hollie at Music, Books, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for friday was hosted by the amazing Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for Saturday was hosted by the wonderful Sheri at Shut Up and Read, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini challenge for Sunday was hosted by me and you can get to it by clicking here


giveaway alert!
Did you participating in the read-a-thon? Great! You now have the chance to win some super amazing prizes! All you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter below!
But what can you win?
We have THREE kindle copies of enchanted by Charlotte Abel to win.
ONE ARC copy of Witch Crag by Kate Cann
One bundle of swag

Rules
You MUST be a read-a-thon participant. I can’t stress this enough.
Open INTERNATIONALLY.
Winners will be e-mailed and will have 72 hours to respond.
Open until Dec 31st
Please follow my Giveaway Policy
Click here for the rafflecopter


updates 

One Hundred Names   

Due to family commitments I once more didn’t read that much but I did finally finish One Hundred Names and read another 10% of Dash & Lily which I hope to finish this week!

Overall it was a great read-a-thon and I want to thank each and every participant!

Total Books Read Today: half a book
Titles: Wisteria & One Hundred Names & The Dark Unwinding & Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Total Books Read: 2 & a half

How did your second day go?

**linky list will be posted later, feel free to leave links in comments – running late, haha.**

Posted on 17 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments


Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon; Day 4

Posted on 16 December, 2012 by Faye - 2 Comments

MMReadathon

Hey Guys!
Welcome to Day 4 of the read-a-thon!
Sign ups are still open, simply click here!


mini challenge alert!
There will be a mini-challenge hosted every day with lots of fun activities and prizes to be won!
The mini-challenge for thursday was hosted by the lovely Hollie at Music, Books, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for friday was hosted by the amazing Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for yesterday was hosted by the wonderful Sheri at Shut Up and Read, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini challenge for today is hosted by me and you can get to it by clicking here


giveaway alert!
Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Great! You now have the chance to win some super amazing prizes! All you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter below!
But what can you win?
We have THREE kindle copies of enchanted by Charlotte Abel to win.
ONE ARC copy of Witch Crag by Kate Cann
One bundle of swag

Rules
You MUST be a read-a-thon participant. I can’t stress this enough.
Open INTERNATIONALLY.
Winners will be e-mailed and will have 72 hours to respond.
Open until Dec 31st
Please follow my Giveaway Policy
Click here for the rafflecopter


updates 

   

Once more, I found myself a lot busier than anticipated and I actually didn’t get that much reading done! I did manage to read about 40% of The Dark Unwinding and while out, I started Dash & Lily as I have it on my kindle and read about 10% of that! I still haven’t finished One Hundred Names but I plan to do that today!
Thank you to all who came to the twitter chat, it was great fun, and we even got #MMReadathon trending! o_O So thanks! hehe.

Total Books Read Today: half a book
Titles: Wisteria & One Hundred Names & The Dark Unwinding & Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
Total Books Read: 2

How did your second day go?

Posted on 16 December, 2012 by Faye - 2 Comments


Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon Mini-Challenge

Posted on 16 December, 2012 by Faye - 5 Comments

MMReadathon

Hihi!
So the very last mini-challenge is being hosted by me!

With this being a Christmas-inspired read-a-thon, it was only natural for me to make a challenge with the theme of Christmas with it!
And so, this year I tried to make myself a ….

BOOK CHRISTMAS TREE!

Chirstmas Books2

Naturally, it is not the best book tree out there, it was my first attempt and I did it by simply looking at a picture but without any proper help.

So for this challenge, I am asking you all to try your hand at making a book christmas tree! Hopefully you’ll have as much fun as I did!
(** I take no responsibility for any damaged books in the process of this task **)


Giveaway!

Woooo, another challenge with another giveaway! You guys are getting treated right, huh? :D
So I have five copies of Best of Cargill by Michael Cargill
a Christmas Surprise (Which will unfortunately arrive after Christmas)
& a Bundle of Swag!

- Entrants must be participating in the read-a-thon
- Open INTERNATIONALLY.
- Winners will be e-mailed
- Closes 31st Dec 2012
- Please Read my Giveaway Policy

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Posted on 16 December, 2012 by Faye - 5 Comments


Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon Mini Challenges!

Posted on 15 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments

MMReadathon

Hey Guys!
So this post is all the challenges in one – or well, all but the one I’ll be hosting tonight! =D
Enjoy!


What’s It About?
Miracle on Regent Street

Decorating at Christmas is always a terrible, and often dangerous thing, to do, so when a new company arises that promises to make your decorations the best yet, how could extremely busy PA Kali Bushcombe turn the opportunity down. But when the company turns out to be a scam and Kali is robbed, she must find the time to sort out her life – a feat which has her learning a lot about herself in the process.

 

 


Book Spine Poetry
book poetry

Slide.
All fall down.
Arise.
Dreams; Inside out.
Omg? Is this actually my life?


Guess The Quotes!

Quote 1)
“Once upon a time, an angel and a demon fell in love. It did not end well.”

Quote 2)
“She had been innocent once, a little girl playing with feathers on the floor of a devil’s lair.”

Quote 3)
“…When I saw her smile I wondered what it would be like to make her smile…I thought it would be like the discovery of smiling.”


That was fun! Tomorrow I’ll add my mini-challenge task here too! :D

Faye

Posted on 15 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments


Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon; Day 3

Posted on 15 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments

MMReadathon

Hey Guys!
Welcome to Day 3 of the read-a-thon!
Sign ups are still open, simply click here!


twitter party alert!
There is a TWITTER PARTY happening on Saturday 15th at 9pm GMT.
We’ll be using the hashtag #MMReadathon – hope to see you all there!


mini challenge alert!
There will be a mini-challenge hosted every day with lots of fun activities and prizes to be won!
The mini-challenge for thursday was hosted by the lovely Hollie at Music, Books, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for yesterday was hosted by the amazing Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for today is hosted by the wonderful Sheri at Shut Up and Read, and you can get to it by clicking here


giveaway alert!
Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Great! You now have the chance to win some super amazing prizes! All you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter below!
But what can you win?
We have THREE kindle copies of enchanted by Charlotte Abel to win.
ONE ARC copy of Witch Crag by Kate Cann
One bundle of swag

Rules
You MUST be a read-a-thon participant. I can’t stress this enough.
Open INTERNATIONALLY.
Winners will be e-mailed and will have 72 hours to respond.
Open until Dec 31st
Please follow my Giveaway Policy
Click here for the rafflecopter


updates 

One Hundred Names

So today I did not get that much reading done. I even had the day off work so I should have taken advantage of it but I was too anxious to concentrate on reading so instead helped around the house, sorted my Christmas cards and then spent time with my sisters. I know, it is terrible of me, haha! So, I still haven’t even One Hundred Names but I hope to tomorrow and I need to finished The Dark Unwinding too!

Total Books Read Today: not even a quarter of a book.
Titles: Wisteria & One Hundred Names
Total Books Read: 1 and a half.

How did your second day go?

Posted on 15 December, 2012 by Faye - 4 Comments


Behind The Blog #31; The Countdown Begins

Posted on 14 December, 2012 by Faye - No Comments

BTB4

Behind the Blog is a meme to help bloggers connect their life and interests to the content showcased on their blog. The co-hosts, Faye, Kathe, and Melissa will provide a different topic, idea, or question every week that bloggers can relate to themselves and the books, films, or other media they find interesting!

The end of 2012 is fast approaching (and I don’t mean the end of the world!), and so this week we are talking all about New Years Eve plans! Do you have anything planned yet? Have you done anything super exciting during any New Years Eve before? Does your town hold anything fun for this turn-of-time?
In relation to media; Are there any books or films that you like which include great New Years Eve plans?


The perfect way to spend New Years Eve would be with all of my amazing book blogger friends, sitting in a room, chatting about books, books, and lots more books! But, unfortunately, this is not going to be a possibility – mostly because we all live across the world and therefore in different time-zones! So instead, I am in need of planning a more do-able new years eve, wouldn’t you agree?

As of right now I don’t have any concrete plans to celebrate the new year, I have a lot of ideas, a few invites but I haven’t decided on one thing to do. Most likely, I’ll end up doing the same thing I do every year by staying in the house and watching movies. Not that, that’s a problem at all as I love movies and love being chilled out but sometimes it’s nice to go out and celebrate!

My Dilemma; Do I spend the new years eve with my friends, probably getting tipsy and having a good old natter!
Do I spend it with my sibblings and celebrate all that there is to share between us all?
Or do I spend it with my mum and her fiance (and possibly their friends)?

In the years that have gone by, I have done all of these three things, but I just can’t decide which one I want to do this time around. Really, I do just want to sit with blogger friends and talk about books – Can we do this somehow instead? *winks at followers*


In the years gone passed, I think the most exciting New Years Eve celebrations I’ve been apart of was the year of the Millennium. We had a lot of guests turn up, family and friends, all the kids helped to paint the garage and turn it into a party room, plus we had a bouncy castle and plenty of fun things to do! It was just such a grand atmosphere and I just remember enjoying it a lot. Of course, I was only nine years old at the time and so anything we had done for the new years was going to be awesome! Haha.


As for books and films, like Melissa, I got a little stuck when it came to this! The only – sadly – film I could think of was New Years Eve, which I think is an interesting film but certainly not my favourite!
But what about you? Do you know any books or films that concentrate or involve a New Year? If so, I want to hear about them!!


We’d love to have you join us for Behind the Blog!

If you’re choosing to join us for Behind the Blog don’t forget to link up your post by using the Linky list below!

Are you joining us? Here are our rules:

  • The hosts’ Behind the Blog posts go live at midnight on Friday, GMT+0:00. Feel free to post before that, just link up on Friday!
  • Feel free to make use of the button shown above, or if it clashes with your blog colours e-mail us or make your own.
  • Read, write, and connect! The Linky is there for you. Make use of it!
  • Last but not least, have fun

Posted on 14 December, 2012 by Faye - No Comments


Magnificently Magic Read-A-Thon; Day 2!

Posted on 14 December, 2012 by Faye - 1 Comment

MMReadathon

Hey Guys!
Welcome to Day 2 of the read-a-thon!
Sign ups are still open, simply click here!


twitter party alert!
There is a TWITTER PARTY happening on Saturday 15th at 9pm GMT.
We’ll be using the hashtag #MMReadathon – hope to see you all there!


mini challenge alert!
There will be a mini-challenge hosted every day with lots of fun activities and prizes to be won!
The mini-challenge for yesterday was hosted by the lovely Hollie at Music, Books, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here
The mini-challenge for today is hosted by the amazing Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and you can get to it by clicking here


giveaway alert!
Are you participating in the read-a-thon? Great! You now have the chance to win some super amazing prizes! All you need to do is fill in the rafflecopter below!
But what can you win?
We have THREE kindle copies of enchanted by Charlotte Abel to win.
ONE ARC copy of Witch Crag by Kate Cann
One bundle of swag

Rules
You MUST be a read-a-thon participant. I can’t stress this enough.
Open INTERNATIONALLY.
Winners will be e-mailed and will have 72 hours to respond.
Open until Dec 31st
Please follow my Giveaway Policy
Click here for the rafflecopter


updates

Wisteria        One Hundred Names

So today I finished reading Wisteria by Bisi Leyton, which I have decided to include as part of the readathon because it was sci-fi and quite a magical story… technically. And then I read most (75%) of One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern – which I am so totally loving right now! It is so amazing but then it’s Cecelia Ahern so how could it not be?

Total Books Read Today: 1 and a half books.
Titles: Wisteria & One Hundred Names
Total Books Read: 1 and a half.

How did your first day go?

Posted on 14 December, 2012 by Faye - 1 Comment


Book Tour; Wisteria by Bisi Leyton

Posted on 13 December, 2012 by Faye - No Comments

wisteria banner

Hey Guys!
So today I am the tour stop for Wisteria by Bisi Leyton. I am here to share with you all my review of this book! Hope you enjoy :)


Wisteria

Author: Bisi Leyton
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: August 2012
Pages: Unknown
Format: Kindle
Source: Complimentary Copy for Tour
Add It: Goodreads, Amazon UK, Amazon US

Summary:

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.


the infected
As soon as I heard the synopsis for this book, I was instantly intrigued. I haven’t read many zombie stories and just as few sci-fi books and so I was curious as to whether this book would be of my liking. I did enjoy the concept of this book and found the story to be entertaining, but for me it simply didn’t quite hit the spark as many other books have. But, it is still a book I would highly recommend and one that I am glad to have given a chance to read. Bisi Leyton is an author who has a lot of potential and I am interested in keeping an eye out for more of her work. Wisteria is a novel that is easy to devour while drinking a cup of tea and simply tuning out the world.

are taking over
There are a great many things about this book that I enjoyed, one of which was Bisi’s take on zombie’s. I thought the way they looked was interesting, and how they moved in packs made the story interesting. But it was the way these zombie’s were created that really intrigued me. This is not something that is explained until near the end of the book, so I won’t spoil it but just know that it is definitely an interesting concept that I liked reading and finding out about. I felt that the world was really interesting with it’s dystopian-like qualities and I think that the way she captured human interaction during this time was really clever and interesting, and just simply well done. It helped to make the visualisation of this novel easy and realistic.

The plot of the book was definitely an entertaining one! You’re never sure what was going to happen next, it is fast-paced, and full of plots and twists at every turn. I was often on alert, certain that something dreadful was around the corner and there were a fair few twists that I definitely didn’t expect to happen! The romance in this story was also quite intriguing. It wasn’t an easy-ride but it was quite intense and exciting. And the revelation at the end of why was definitely worth reading. There is enough in this novel to make it a good read, keeping the reader interested and making it difficult for them to stop turning the pages!

someone must stop
At first, I struggled to find myself sympathising with the main protagonist, Wisteria. She seemed unstable to begin with and I just found it difficult to connect with her. As the story progressed, I understood her better and while there were times that her actions still grated on me, I realised that it was just who she was and how she had been brought up to be. Wisteria was stubborn, protective, caring, and loyal, but she was also angry, defensive, and hard to crack. She had a hard life and was just doing her best to survive. She made a good character for the story, and I’m definitely interested to know what will happen in the next few books of the series.

On the other hand, Bach, our second protagonist, was one that I easily understood. He was stuck in a difficult predicament and while it irked me how he thought about humans, it was also easy to understand from his background. He was conflicted throughout the book, not sure of his own emotions. He was anti-social but trying to be social, didn’t get Wisteria’s “mood swings”, tried to push people away because he could do it on his own but then needed people. He was a brilliant character who was on a quest to find himself, something that he was clearly having trouble with! I’m curious as to how he will manage as the series continues.

them before it
Unfortunately, while the story was interesting and exciting, there were a few issues that I had with the story as well. Some of the place names were lost on me, and I found myself getting confused over them a few times. I also wasn’t entirely sure about the dual narrative of this story at first. It seemed a little forced. I understand it was necessary but it just didn’t flow well to begin with. Towards the end it did get better – or I just got used to it a bit more, but it took a while. Of course, these things are also likely to be the same reason why others will pick up this book and devour it but I’m always a little iffy with dual narrations at first!

is too late
Overall this was an interesting story that I enjoyed and felt was a very unique concept with a fast-paced plot. It kept the reader interested and intrigued, leaving them wanting to know what was going to happen next. It had just the right amount of suspense and mystery and left the story at the right moment. It is a book that I would recommend to zombie-lovers and to sci-fi geeks, but also one I would recommend to anyone who wants to read a book which holds a forbidden romance that has the possibility to pull at your heart-strings. If that sounds like the type of book you’d be interested in, then why not pick up a copy today!

Three Stars
three out of five hearts

Faye


Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters. She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.

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Posted on 13 December, 2012 by Faye - No Comments