Welcome booky-wooks!!
Today is an exciting day for me as I'm going to look at a few new houses with my boyfriend! Keep your fingers crossed that we find something amazing :D.
I'm also at work today from 2pm, which SUCKS but then I'm off tomorrow and after Monday I'm off for a WHOLE WEEK, pinch me, I must be dreaming!
Anyway, enough about me, it's time for part 2 of my May book haul!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Synopsis - Errand requiring immediate attention. Come. The note was on vellum, pierced by the talons of the almost-crow that delivered it. Karou read the message. 'He never says please', she sighed, but she gathered up her things. When Brimstone called, she always came. In general, Karou has managed to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she's a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to a monstrous creature who is the closest thing she has to family. Raised half in our world, half in 'Elsewhere', she has never understood Brimstone's dark work - buying teeth from hunters and murderers - nor how she came into his keeping. She is a secret even to herself, plagued by the sensation that she isn't whole. Now the doors to Elsewhere are closing, and Karou must choose between the safety of her human life and the dangers of a war-ravaged world that may hold the answers she has always sought.
I've wanted this book for a while but it was always too pricey on Amazon and The Book Depository, so when I saw this on a site called Jazmin Books (link here) for £3.46 I knew I had to have it!! 
I also love this cover and think it's a lot prettier than the other versions, the picture doesn't really do it justice but it's sort of shimmery, almost like peacock feathers!

Reader & Writer by Erec Stebbins
 Reader synopsis - She was a VICTIM: enslaved after her parents' murder. She was made a MONSTER: deformed, modified against her will. She became a MESSIAH: opening the Orbs and leading a galactic rebellion. 

Share the cosmic quest of seventeen-year-old Ambra Dawn, Reader, and the most unbelievable step in the adventure - will be your own. 

Writer Synopsis - From hatred, Love. From many, One.
Book 2 in the Daughter of Time trilogy: A love story and sci-fi epic about the beautiful and terrible destiny of profoundly star-crossed lovers with a galaxy's fate in their hands. 
I received these review copies last month so I thought I'd include them in my haul too.
I'm quite picky about which books I say yes to reviewing but I love the sound of these fantasy romances and I think the covers are great! You can purchase these and all of Erecs other books on Amazon (link here).

Divergent by Veronica Roth
Synopsis - For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.
Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead….
I'm reading this book currently and I'm really enjoying it! I'd heard a lot about Divergent so when I was given the chance to review it for The Works I jumped at it!! 
You can read more about what I think of this book in my Friday Reads post so I won't go on about it now.

Night Music by Jojo Moyes
Synopsis - Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country.
With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions.
As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . .
I'm a huge fan of Jojo Moyes' writing so whenever I see one of her books for a good price I pick it up, and this one was on The Works for £1.99, which for a hardback is an amazing deal!

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
Synopsis - Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts.

Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.
If you haven't heard of this book then I'm going to assume you've just returned from a vacation to Mars! This has been SO unbelievably raved about on Booktube, I don't think I've heard one bad review, so when payday rolled around I knew I had to have it!

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Synopsis - Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.
From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war.
As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise to walk in the night.
I'm a huge fan of these new Waterstones designed covers! I'm slowly collecting them all, even though I haven't even read the first book yet, because I love them so much! I know a lot of people didn't really like these new covers because they aren't ''fantasy'' enough but I really love the landscape shots on the covers, I think they're stunning!

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Synopsis - Wuthering Heights is a wild, passionate story of the intense and almost demonic love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, a foundling adopted by Catherine's father. After Mr Earnshaw's death, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Catherine's brother Hindley and wrongly believing that his love for Catherine is not reciprocated, leaves Wuthering Heights, only to return years later as a wealthy and polished man. He proceeds to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
I love these Penguin Clothbound Classics and this is another series of covers I'm slowly collecting (my new house is clearly going to be book FILLED) because they're so beautiful and I can envisage a book shelf with the whole collection on!

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Synopsis - Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school. That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting more protective than she needs to. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn't show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest. Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what's right? Can she trust herself to make the smart decision?
A couple of months ago I read Splintered, the first book in this trilogy (at least I think it's a trilogy, could be more!) so when I got paid this was one of the first books in my Amazon basket!! 
The covers beautiful, I adored the cover of Splintered and all the rich colours and this one is no different.

There we are!! Hope you all enjoyed that post and that you've been able to add a few more books to your TBR ;)
TTFN x
Happy Friday book people!!
I hope you're all well and looking forward to the weekend! I'm working tomorrow which is a bit of a bummer but I'm off for most of next week so I'm hoping to get some quality reading done! 
Onto my Friday reads!

I'm finally getting with the programme and reading Divergent! The movie came out recently but I haven't seen that, so I'm going into this book with a completely fresh mind!
I'm 189 pages into this book so far, and I'm really enjoying it! I think Tris is a really kick-ass heroine and I'm really enjoying her perspective.
I'm definitely enjoying Four, he sounds absolutely yummy, in my minds eye I'm imagining him as a brooding Jensen Ackles type (fans of the TV show Supernatural will know who I mean), although it's pretty obvious he's in love with Tris, I don't know how she can't tell!
I'm getting the hang of what all the different factions are and what they mean, although it was quite complicated at first and I had to keep going back and reminding myself who was who and what characteristics they had!
I pretty much loathe Peter, which is to be expected, and I hope he gets his comeuppance!

I think this book is the only one I'll be getting through this weekend as I'm having a bit of a slow reading month! But if I do happen to get through it before the end of the weekend then I'll probably go onto something light and contemporary like I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk or Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella :)
Toodles! x
Hello hello!!
Long time no see guys, I've had a pretty busy week buzzing around here and there so blogging has taken a backseat, but I'm back now with a pretty big haul!! 
Definitely not as big as last months haul (that was CRAZY TOWN) but still pretty sizeable so I thought I'd split it into two posts like I did last time :)

About A Girl by Lindsey Kelk
Synopsis - Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when the Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.
After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, she might try being Vanessa. With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?
But Tess is soon in big trouble. And the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster. Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…
I love Lindsey Kelks I Heart New York series so I thought I'd give one of her other stand-alone books a go! I love the girly front cover and I'm a big fan of Lindsey's writing style so I'm really looking forward to this one!

The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks
Synopsis - The perfect killer has no friends. Only targets.
For Durzo Blint, assassination is an art. And he is the city's most accomplished artist, his talents required from alleyway to courtly boudoir.
For Azoth, survival is precarious. Something you never take for granted. As a guild rat, he's grown up in the slums, and learned the hard way to judge people quickly - and to take risks. Risks like apprenticing himself to Durzo Blint.
But to be accepted, Azoth must turn his back on his old life and embrace a new identity and name. As Kylar Stern, he must learn to navigate the assassins' world of dangerous politics and strange magics - and cultivate a flair for death.
I've heard a lot about this book from Reagan at Peruse Project on Youtube, and I haven't read much fantasy so when I saw it for £1.99 on The Works I thought I'd pick it up on a whim! My brother has read this book as he's a big fan of the fantasy genre, and he recommends it so I'm excited to give it a go.

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Synopsis - They say be a good girl,
get good grades,
be popular.
They know nothing about me.
I can't remember the night that changed my life. The night I went from popular to loner freak. And my family are determined to keep it that way. They said therapy was supposed to help. They didn't expect Noah. Noah is the dangerous boy my parents warned me about. But the only one who'll listen. The only one who'll help me find the truth. I know every kiss, every promise, every touch is forbidden. But what if finding your destiny means breaking all the rules?
First of all, I agree with all the critics of this cover, it is really awful! Cheesy and cheap and not something I would look twice at in a shop!
But I've heard amazing things about the story inside the cover, so when it was going cheap on The Works I thought I'd pick it up!
Goes to show, you can't judge a book by its cover! (Sorry, it had to be done...)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman
Synopsis - 
Life moves at a leisurely pace in the tiny town of Wall - named after the imposing stone barrier which separates the town from a grassy meadow. Here, young Tristran Thorn has lost his heart to the beautiful Victoria Forester and for the coveted prize of her hand, Tristran vows to retrieve a fallen star and deliver it to his beloved. It is an oath that sends him over the ancient wall and into a world that is dangerous and strange beyond imagining...
This is the book that inspired the film Stardust which starred Robert De Niro and Sienna Miller.
I've never read a Neil Gaiman book before but everyone says he's a master storyteller, plus this is a pretty short book so it's a good one to start with.

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk
Synopsis - Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who’s conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she’s also a Brit who’s lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn’t think her boyfriend Alex will be keen.
A girls’ weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it….
But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – right?
As I mentioned before, I love this series from Lindsey Kelk and I'm slowly building up the whole collection so that I always have the next in the series on hand to read whenever I want!
Angela is such a fun heroine, I adore her spirit and the way Lindsey Kelk writes her, plus she has my name and starsign so I can live vicariously through her ;)

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Synopsis - HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE
1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.
Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.
SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH
It's a small story, about:
a girl
an accordionist
some fanatical Germans
a Jewish fist fighter
and quite a lot of thievery.
ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES
This is another book with a lot of hype surrounding it, I don't usually like the film covers of books but this one is really pretty, it was also a gift off my boyfriend so I'm very thankful for that!

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
Synopsis - It's all gone wrong with the man Lottie thought was Mr Right. Then out of the blue she gets a call from her first love. She decides it muct be Fate, and rushes off to marry him and rekindle their sizzling Greek island romance.
Lottie's older sister can't believe she's doing something so crazy. No more Ms Nice Sister, she's stopping this marriage. Right away! And she'll go to any lengths to do so...
I love some good chick-lit and one of the reigning queens of it is Sophie Kinsella, she has such a funny, casual writing style. This was also a gift off my boyfriend :)

Into The Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Outside the dome of Reverie, Aria and Perry are struggling to keep their people from tearing each other apart. Their situation is desperate, and with the Aether storms worsening time is running out for them to rescue Cinder from Hess and Sable.
Cinder is both the key to unlock the Still Blue and their only hope for survival, so Aria and Perry assemble an unlikely team to attempt a daring rescue mission. They know that in a dying world, the bond of friendship is what matters most.
The Under The Never Sky trilogy is my favourite that I've probably ever read, it's so well written and the romance is beautiful! So I had to pick up the last book, even though I'm really going to be sad to finish this trilogy :(

Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Synopsis - She won't rest until she's sent every walking corpse back to its grave.
Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that's all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone. Her father was right.
The monsters are real.
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if she isn't careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies.
This was a bit of an impulse buy from The Works, I thought the cover and the concept sounded good and it had over a 4 star rating on Goodreads so I thought it was £1.99 well spent!

And that's it for part 1! I'm really happy with all my book purchases this month, and I've saved some of the best books for part 2 so stay tuned for that!
Toodles! x
Hello booky-bon-bons!!
Time for my Friday Reads!
I'm still reading The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes, I'm just over 300 pages in and I'm thoroughly enjoying it, the character development and detail is brilliant, you really get to know the characters, near the start I didn't like a few of them but as the book goes on and you find out more and more about them you grow fonder of them and it feels like a really organic process.
Jojo Moyes' writing is faultless, she captures emotions and feelings like nobody else!
She puts so much detail into every character and without it feeling like a chore she makes sure you learn everything about the characters.
I'm hoping to finish this book this weekend but I'm away on Saturday night for my friends birthday so it might not happen!
Toodles! x
Happy Friday!!
I've been at work until 8pm and I've just been chilling since I got back which is why this post is a little late! 
Synopsis - One chaotic family

Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.

Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .


One handsome stranger

Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .


One unexpected love story

The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.
I adore Jojo Moyes' writing, Me Before You is my favourite book by a mile, so whenever she brings out a new book I always rush out to get it, I even pre-ordered this book which is not something I do often! 
I'm only about 70 pages in so far, but I'm enjoying it! The characters are well written and there's a lot of detail in it.
Toodles! x
Hello lovely bookworms!!
Time for another review, this is the sequel to I Heart New York which I've previously done a review on as well, link's here to that review.
I will say, if you haven't read I Heart New York then I wouldn't read this review, just because it might have a few spoilers in it!

This book carries on from the first one, Angela Clark is happy with her boyfriend Alex, her job is going great and she's living with her best friend Jenny Lopez in New York.
Angela's boss calls her into her office and tells her some amazing news, that she wants her to fly to Hollywood and interview the hottest star in the world, James Jacobs! 
Think Bradley Cooper, Jake Gyllenhaal or Ryan Gosling, Angela is understandably completely excited to get this opportunity!! 

But then she starts to wonder if it's a good idea to leave Alex when their relationship is going so well, she wants to go but she also wants to stay with him, but most of all she wants him to want her to stay!
But when she mentions it to Alex he makes it clear she should go, and Angela is left feeling quite confused about what to do.

But when push comes to shove, (particularly when her friend Jenny shoves her to go) Angela doesn't pass up on the amazing opportunity and off she pops to Hollywood!

When she gets there she is met with disaster from the get-go! 
Her interview gets suspended, then she goes out and gets hideously drunk and whilst drunk she gets a call from James Jacobs' PA to say that she can come and interview him..NOW..whilst drunk...as you can imagine, this doesn't end well!
As a consequence, some rather compromising and misleading photos of Angela and James turn up on the internet, and Angela sets about trying to convince her boyfriend and her boss that nothing is going on, before she loses Alex and her job!

I still love Angela, she is a very endearing character and I love her narrative.
At certain points in this story I was irritated by her though, I thought she could have handled some situations better and dug herself deeper into trouble with her behaviour.

Also her relationship with her best friend Jenny is tested quite a lot in this book, they end up fighting a few times and Jenny gets a bit out of hand with her behaviour, I understand why she does it as all becomes clear at the end, but whilst you're reading it you start to think Jenny is being really unreasonable with poor Angela!

Once again the descriptions of the outfits and the shopping trips really appealed to my girly side! 
The part where she's shopping and Jenny convinces James to buy them both amazing Miu Miu shoes is a dream come true for any girl!!

The big twist later on in the book regarding James isn't something I saw coming at all, and I really enjoyed the turn the story took! 
Overall, this was a really enjoyable book and a great fluffy read, definitely perfect for the upcoming Summer months!
Rating - 4/5
Hello again!!
Part 2 of my massive haul is commencing! I'm not even ashamed to admit that since I started this haul I've bought even more books, but they'll have to wait until my May haul!

Alice in Wonderland & Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Synopsis - When Alice tumbles down a rabbit hole one hot summer's afternoon in pursuit of a White Rabbit, she finds herself in Wonderland. And here begin the fantastical adventures that will see her experiencing extraordinary changes in size, swimming in a pool of her own tears and attending the very maddest of tea parties.
Obviously we all know the plot of Alice in Wonderland so the synopsis wasn't exactly needed haha this book was only £1.89 on Amazon which is an absolute bargain! I recently read Splintered by A.G. Howard and it was a Alice in Wonderland re-telling so I thought it only fair to buy the original as well!

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
Synopsis - Aria has struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn't be easy adjusting to life in the wilderness but the struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.
But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew and what's happening to their world. And they don't trust the privileged Aria, one of the enemy, in their midst.
Soon Perry'll be forced to chose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.
I adored Under The Never Sky so as soon as I finished that book I rushed straight onto Amazon and bought the second in the series! I've since finished this and absolutely loved it too! I'll be doing a review on it at some point so I won't spoil it, but it was fantastic and I just love the world and the characters.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Synopsis - A forbidden romance.
A deadly plague.
Earth's fate hinges on one girl . . .
CINDER, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget.
This is another fairytale re-telling, I've been really getting into them lately, and this is a much hyped book! 
I've already read it, and it was very good! It took me longer to get into than I thought it would, and the plot was quite predictable, but that's not necessarily a bad thing!
I've already bought the sequel, Scarlet, which is supposed to be a Little Red Riding Hood re-telling so I'm looking forward to that!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
Synopsis - SCARLET BENOIT'S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other.
Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana.
As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . .
And here is Scarlet! I love the front cover first of all and can't wait to find out what happens to Cinder and especially what happens in her relationship with Prince Kai!

Splintered by A.G. Howard
Synopsis - Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers, precisely the problem that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. Surely, she tells herself, it has nothing to do with the fact that she is directly descended from Alice Liddell, the real life inspiration for Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. But when her mother takes a turn for the worse and the whispers grow too strong to bear, Alyssa learns that she's not mad but she must find the origins of a secret family curse. A series of clues leads her through a cracked mirror into the real Wonderland, a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There she must decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy-but-suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland who may have dark motives all of his own. A high-concept romantic YA with huge potential.
As I said earlier, I've already read this book and it was pretty great! I adore the front cover, such a beautiful design, and the story was very captivating.
I'll be doing a full review soon so I won't go into it now, but I've got the second book on my wishlist and I can't wait to purchase it.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Synopsis - Anna is less than thrilled to be shipped off to boarding school in Paris, leaving a fledgling romance behind - until she meets Etienne St Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Etienne has it all... including a girlfriend. But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with a longed-for French kiss?
I've heard SO much about this contemporary novel, it's a big favourite of so many booktubers that I knew I had to buy it as soon as possible!!
I love a romantic book, I find it hard to get into a book with no romance in it, so this sounds right up my street!

The Selection by Kiera Cass
Synopsis - Thirty-five beautiful girls. Thirty-five beautiful rivals…
It’s the chance of a lifetime and 17-year-old America Singer should feel lucky. She has been chosen for The Selection, a reality TV lottery in which the special few compete for gorgeous Prince Maxon’s love.
Swept up in a world of elaborate gowns, glittering jewels and decadent feasts, America is living a new and glamorous life. And the prince takes a special interest in her, much to the outrage of the others.
Rivalry within The Selection is fierce and not all of the girls are prepared to play by the rules. But what they don’t know is that America has a secret – one which could throw the whole competition… and change her life forever.
I know this cover is a bit cheesy, but I really like it! The colours are lovely.
I've heard that this book is really girly and a quick read, plus it was pretty cheap on Amazon!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Synopsis - Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
I love a bad-ass heroine as much as the next person so I think this book sounds fab! I've heard so many people raving about this book series too, and as well as action there's some romance to keep me interested ;).

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Synopsis - Lissa Dragomir is a mortal vampire. She must be protected at all times from the fiercest and most dangerous vampires of all - the ones who will never die.
Rose Hathaway is Lissa's best friend - and her bodyguard.
Now, after two years of illicit freedom, they've been dragged back inside the iron gates of St. Vladimir's Academy. The girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night-time rituals. But above all, they must never let their guard down, lest the immortal vampires take Lissa - forever . . .
I've heard so much about this series (my quote of the day!) that I had to pick up the first book and test the waters!
I'm not a massive fan of the covers, but I prefer this one to the one that just has the womans face on the front, bit cheesy!
I think I'll enjoy these books because I love all things supernatural!

The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Synopsis - ‘I’ll tell you what happened because it will be a good way to introduce my brother. His name’s Simon. I think you’re going to like him. I really do. But in a couple of pages he’ll be dead. And he was never the same after that.’
It was the synopsis of this book that got me! It sounds so intriguing and you can't argue with Costa Book of the Year 2013!!

Follies Past by Melanie Kerr
Synopsis - "I must now mention a circumstance which I would wish to forget myself, and which no obligation less than the present should induce me to unfold to any human being..." So begins Mr. Darcy to lay before Elizabeth his faithful narrative of Mr. Wickham's villainy toward his sister, Georgiana. The facts he sets out are brief but potent. They contain a story unto themselves, and that story is the subject of this book. Taking its facts from Austen’s own words, Follies Past opens almost a year before the opening of Pride and Prejudice itself, at Pemberley, at Christmas. Fourteen-year-old Georgiana has just been taken from school and is preparing to transfer to London in the spring. It follows Georgiana to London, to Ramsgate and into the arms of the charming and infamous Mr. Wickham. To read this book is to step back into the charming world of Jane Austen’s England, to pass a few more hours with some of her beloved characters, sympathetically portrayed as they might have been before ever they came to Netherfield, and to discover a host of new characters each with engaging histories of their own. Authentic in its use of language and meticulously researched, it is a truly diverting entertainment.
I was sent this book to review and I love the sound of it! The cover is really beautiful, and I recently read Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen so reading a prequel will be really interesting! I'll be doing a full review of this once I finish reading it :)

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup
Synopsis - ‘Why had I not died in my young years – before God had given me children to love and live for? What unhappiness and suffering and sorrow it would have prevented. I sighed for liberty; but the bondsman's chain was round me, and could not be shaken off.’
1841: Solomon Northup is a successful violinist when he is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Taken from his family in New York State – with no hope of ever seeing them again – and forced to work on the cotton plantations in the Deep South, he spends the next twelve years in captivity until his eventual escape in 1853.
First published in 1853, this extraordinary true story proved to be a powerful voice in the debate over slavery in the years leading up to the Civil War. It is a true-life testament of one man’s courage and conviction in the face of unfathomable injustice and brutality: its influence on the course of American history cannot be overstated.
I saw this in Sainsbury's for £1.25 and couldn't resist picking it up! I've been wanting to read this book since the film came out, but I've only ever seen film tie-in covers and I'm not a big fan of them! I really like the design of this book and think it will be a really captivating read.

Angelfall by Susan Ee
Synopsis - It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain.
Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night.
When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...
This is in my current TBR as I can't wait to read it! As I said in my May TBR post, I'm a big fan of the TV show Supernatural, and that is pretty angel-centric so I'm excited to see if I enjoy this book!

The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
Synopsis - Do you believe in lucky charms?
While in Iraq, U.S. Marine Logan Thibault finds a photo, half-buried in the dirt, of a woman. He carries it in his pocket, and from then on his luck begins to change.
Back home, Logan is haunted by thoughts of war. Over time, he becomes convinced that the woman in the photo holds the key to his destiny. So he finds the vulnerable and loving Beth and a passionate romance begins.
But Logan battles with the one secret he has kept from Beth: how he found her in the first place. And it is a secret that could utterly destroy everything they love . . .
I know I said I didn't like movie tie-in covers but, A), this was off The Works so it was only £1.99 and, B), ZAC EFRON <3
I liked the look of this film when it came out, it looked slushy and romantic, so I think I'll enjoy the book even more!

And there we are!! My massive haul is finally finished!
Until a few weeks time when I do my May haul........whoops!!
Toodles! x
Hello bookworms!!
I'm going to do a review for you all today! I feel like it's been ages since I did a proper review, although I do mini reviews in my wrap-ups but they're not the same!

Today I'm doing a review for The Time Of My Life by Cecelia Ahern!
Synopsis - Are you taking your life for granted?
Lucy Silchester is. She’s busied herself with other stuff: friends’ lives, work issues, her deteriorating car, that kind of thing. But she’s stuck in a rut – and deluding everyone. Only Lucy knows the real truth.
Time for a wake-up call – a meeting with life. And life turns out to be a kindly, rather run-down man in an old suit, who is determined to bring about change – and won’t let Lucy off the hook.
Sometimes we all need to make time for our life…

This book has a really interesting premise, basically your life isn't just ''your life'', a force that just exists around you, it's an actual person! And the better you treat your life, the more risks you take and the more you follow your dreams, the happier your life (the person) will be.

For instance, when Lucy first meets her life she has lost her good job, lost her great boyfriend, she is shutting out her family and friends and the only person who is allowed in her house is her hermaphrodite cat (long story), but Lucy doesn't think anything is wrong with her life so on top of all that, she's in denial!
Safe to say when she comes face to face with her life he is in a bad way! Crumpled, cheap suit, bedraggled appearance and a surly attitude, Lucy can't believe her eyes! 

She never envisaged that her life would look like this, sure, she knew she didn't have the best life, that she isn't the most accomplished woman in the world, but she never expected it to be this bad! 
At first she resists her lifes best efforts to help her, she stops returning his calls and letters and eventually he takes some pretty...extreme measures to get her attention!

I really love the message in this book that everything that happens to you is just a series of coincidences and happy (or unhappy) accidents, every action has a reaction and everyone you meet changes you in some way, this is definitely how I like to view life and the book really made me think.

I really like Lucy as a heroine, she reminds me a lot of myself in some ways, the way she doesn't really know what she wants to ''do'' with her life in the long run and the way she gets scared of trying new things and taking chances, I'm sure we can all relate to these kinds of feelings at some point in our lives.

Another favourite character is Lucy's brother Riley, he's so supportive of his sister and always tries to save her bacon when her (really vile) father is picking on her about some element of her life being not quite perfect.
I also love Don, her love interest, the way she meets him is very in-keeping with the ''fated'' theme of the book, and he seems like a lovely guy, I especially liked the part where he stood up to her horrible father (as you can tell, I didn't like him!).

I won't dwell on her father because I don't want to end this review on a negative note, but he's such a horrible, bitter man.
Why Lucy lets him speak to her in the way he does without biting back I don't know! 

All in all, this is another winner from Cecelia Ahern! She is probably my favourite author and this book was certainly no exception, especially the final paragraph in the book, it's a piece of beautiful writing that brought me to tears and really made me think about my life and how I treat it.
Rating - 5/5
Hello everyone!!
Who else can't believe it's already May?! Before we know it it'll be Christmas again, and if I'm honest, I'm excited for it already!
Onto the wrap-up!
Splintered by A.G. Howard
This book wins the award for the most beautiful cover of the year so far! Whoever the girl is on the front she's so beautiful, and the beauty blogger in me loves her lippy!!
The inside of the book is just as pretty, the font is purple and at the start of every chapter there's a lovely, intricate design drawn in, the attention to detail is wonderful!

This book an Alice in Wonderland re-telling, it follows Alyssa who is a descendant of the one and only Alice, of Wonderland fame!
To save her mothers sanity and lift the Wonderland curse on her family she finds herself whisked away to Wonderland to meet all the weird and wonderful characters from the Lewis Carroll novel, except the characters aren't as wonderful, and even more weird, than they appeared in the book and it becomes apparent that Carroll has used some ''artistic licence''.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, I loved the world building and the action-packed plot, as well as her romance with Jeb, but I felt like I couldn't give the book 5 stars because I really couldn't warm to Morpheus, I felt like he was far too sly and I didn't really understand why Alyssa felt so drawn to him when she already had Jeb, who's ten times better in my opinion! But maybe in the future books I will realise why she feels this way about him, but for now I'm in the dark!

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
This is such a hyped up book that I knew I had to get round to it sooner rather than later! It's another fairytale re-telling, this time it's Cinderella that's getting rehashed! 

The basic plot is that Cinder is a girl who works from dusk til' dawn earning money for her cruel step-mother and two step-sisters (neither of them ugly, one of them's actually very nice!), but the main difference is that Cinder is actually part cyborg!
She lives in futuristic New Beijing which is under threat from a deadly plague that no-one knows a cure for.
When her beloved step-sister gets ill, and Cinder gets blamed for it, her life takes a very unexpected turn.

I found this book a bit slow to start with, took me about quarter of the way through the book to get into it, but I loved the romance between Cinder and Prince Kai, surely that's every girls dream to have a sexy prince lusting after you?!
I'll be honest, I guessed how the plot was going to turn out pretty much from the start, it was quite obvious what was going to happen, but I'm not saying that in a negative way, I was hoping that it would turn out the way it did so I was very pleased! 
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

The Time of my Life by Cecelia Ahern
This story centres around Lucy Silchester, and she has been contacted by her life, and he's not happy with her!
By her life, I don't mean metaphorically, I mean literally, this is a version of our world where your life is represented by an actual person, and the more you do with your life the happier ''your life'' will be, and Lucy's life is not in a good way.
Lucy has split up with her boyfriend, lost her job, pushed away her friends and family and never lets anyone in her flat apart from her gender-confused cat, but she's convinced she's ok so when her life comes calling she doesn't understand what all the fuss is about!
But soon she begins to realise that she is not as happy as she's tried to fool herself she is.

I love Cecelia Ahern and I always enjoy her books, and this one was no exception!
I loved the idea of your life being an actual person who would get ill, get spots and rashes and become generally surly and unhappy if you don't do enough with your life and live it to the fullest.
This is a book that is a enjoyable love story, with a likeable heroine, but also had a strong message in it for me which really made me think, and even made me a bit emotional by the end!
It also has some horrible characters which are written very well, like Lucy's father, who's a nasty piece of work! 
I gave this book a grand total of 5 out of 5! Cecelia knocked it out of the park again!

I'm happy with the 3 books I read last month! I hope this month is as successful for me :)
Toodles! x
Hello beautiful bookheads!!
How are we all? In the UK it's a bank holiday weekend so spirits are definitely high!! 
I'm spending today and tomorrow with my boyfriend and then on Sunday I'm going out with some of my best friends for a pub crawl :)
I'll definitely be spending some quality time reading during the weekend too so I hope to finish up the book I'm going to talk about today! So without further ado, here it is;

Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi is the second book in the Under The Never Sky series, I absolutely adored the first book, couldn't put it down so I finished it in about 2 days and the love story in the book is excellent, makes me feel all gooey and fluttery!!
This second book is shaping up to be just as good in my opinion! It's always a worry if a sequel is going to turn out to be the ''awkward second album'' but this one isn't going that way, it has the same addictive quality as the first one.
I'm currently 143 pages into this book which is roughly halfway, so I should be finished it possibly tonight! 
Not sure what book I'll read next but my TBR is upcoming so you'll see the books I plan to read (not that I always stick to it...) in that :).
TTFN! x