Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Vampire Academy: Frostbite (Do you want to see this film come to life?)


Guys guess what! We may just get to see Adrian Ivashkov in the flesh (well on screen haha).
For those of you who are apart of the vafamily and follow closely on all Vampire Academy news probably already know all about this but for those of you who don't I am going to tell you.

If you were one of those people who signed the petition for frostbite then your dream is about to become a reality (almost). OVAM on Facebook made a post a few weeks ago saying they had very big news which in fact happened to be that we may just get to see frostbite on the big screen. There is a catch though, to prove that Fans really want this we have to donate money, 1.5 million to be exact but I know that we can do this. Everyone who donates from $10 will get a perk (something in return for donating).

Here are some of the perks but not all of them:
$10USD — Novice Package
Get the 411 during the production of Frostbite, including early casting announcements and day-to-day life on set. And like Rose, we hate to play by the rules, so don’t be surprised if we sneak you some early behind-the-scene photos or special messages from the cast.

$30USD — Royal Package
Live like a Royal and be one of the first to see Frostbite with a Digital Download, while you read along with your PDF of the Script AND impress your friends with all the exclusive updates.

$50USD — School Pride Package
Show your school pride! Score an exclusive St. Vladimir t-shirt, Digital Download of the film, PDF of the script AND exclusive updates. Choose your design — or better yet –- for an extra $20 get both!

$150USD (limited availability) — Moroi Package
Just how big of a fan are you? Act now if you want to secure one of 250 Limited-Edition Specially Bound SIGNED Scripts with 6 photo prints from the film. It will be the crown jewel of your Frostbite rewards, which includes all of the above.

$250USD — VIP Package
The film is called Frostbite after all… keep warm this winter in an Exclusive St. Vladimir Hoodie as you cozy up to watch your Digital Downloaded copy of the film. All rewards above are included, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints.

$750USD (limited availability) — #VAFamily Package
Have you been a part of the #VAfamily for years now? We believe that YOU deserve a credit in Frostbite. Don’t hesitate; this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be included in the Special Thanks End Credits of the film! Take home all the rewards above, excluding the limited edition signed script with photo prints.

$4,500USD (limited availability) — St. Vlad’s Package
Do you have what it takes to be a student at St. Vladimir’s? Prove it with a featured background extra role in Frostbite. Walk the halls of campus, or a ski lodge or a mall… rest assure you will walk someplace! Travel and lodging are not provided, but you will get an authentic set experience, meet the cast and exercise your acting skills. Location is TBD, but we anticipate shooting in Europe or Australia. All rewards included. *Pending Visa and Work Permit Approval

Richelle is also adding a perk this week *crosses fingers hoping its a advanced signed copy of The Ruby Circle *
We really need all of the VA FAmilys help! Donate if you can even if it is only $1 everything counts. If you don't have money and can't donate then help spread the word, contact people like E news etc... and ask them to run and article or make a video everything helps. Come on guys, we got this!!

TO DONATE CLICK THIS LINK:  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/frostbite-a-vampire-academy-film#home

So far we have raised $161,556USD we are still a long way off and we have 24 days left to raise the money but OVAM said that if we at least get the $1million then they will extend the time so we have longer. PLEASE HELP, IT CAN BE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY MOVIE.Think about it you will get to see ADRIAN IVASHKOV, EDDIE CASTILLE, JANINE HATHAWAY and JAILBAIT guys!!!!!!
PS: sorry I have been gone so long :/






Tuesday, 10 June 2014

We Were Liars Review

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Pages: 225

Genre: Romance, suspense, young adult

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Date Released: May 13th 2014        

Format:  e-book

Synopsis:A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. ( goodreads synopsis )


Review:
I was completely hooked from the start, the story flows so well together and there are so many questions. I kept guessing what was going to happen and I was surprised every time my predictions were not correct. I loved that because its not often that you find a book where you are left guessing and boy was I shocked. The characters were really well developed and I really felt a personal connection with Cadence the main character. The writing was fabulous, I could really picture everything in my mind, it was so vivid. I feel as though this books is one that I will remember for a long time because it really made me think about things.
Overall:
This book will have you guessing till the end. I will not tell you the outcome, you will just have to read it for your self and trust that when I tell you this is something that you need to read, you should go ahead and pick it up, you don't need to know what it is about really just be ready for a compelling ride.

Cover art: 4
Plot: 5
Characters:5
Writing:4
Level of interest:5
Total rating:5

Happy Reading Everyone!! :D
- Jordan

Chasing Prophecy Review

Title: Chasing Prophecy

Author: James Moser

Pages: 237

Genre: Thriller, Romance, Mystery with a paranormal twist, coming of age.

Publisher: Skookum Trail Books

Date Released: January 3rd 2014

Format: kindle e-book

Synopsis:
Chasing Prophecy is the story of Mo, a shy teen who is just trying to survive high school. He has secretly fallen in love with a girl named Prophecy who lives with a group that some call a commune and others call a cult. When she disappears, Mo must find the courage to face the monster that her family has become. Chasing Prophecy is a contemporary coming of age story that is heart-warming, suspenseful, and beautifully written. This book chronicles the adolescence of one boy who must transform himself to save the girl of his dreams. The Pacific Northwest legend of Bigfoot is a fresh paranormal element. (source: Goodreads )

Review:
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you James!!
I more than often read books in a girls perspective so it was a nice change to read something in a guys perspective. I loved how there were pictures at the starts of each chapter, and it thought it was cool how the characters had quirky names, not your average names. At first the main character Mo seemed like a bit of a wimp because he was getting bullied and he couldn't stand up for him self but his character really developed throughout the story and I admired how he stood up to those who were mean to him and started to have a back bone. There were some parts of the story that were a little dragged out but other than that it was alright. I also liked that Mo was just your average person, he wasn't someone really popular so a lot of people reading the  book could relate to him I feel.
I recommend this to those of the ages 13-17 but if you like the sound of this then you definitely should check it out because the story is so unique.

Overall: This was a really interesting concept and a lot different from what I would usually read, I feel for me there was still something missing which is why I gave it 3 stars but it was still an interesting read :)
Cover art: 4
Plot: 3
Characters:3
Writing:4
Level of interest:4
Total rating:3

Where can you buy this:
Amazon - ebook

Happy Reading Everyone!
- jordypaigebooks

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

The One Review

Title: The One (The Selection #3)

Authors: Kiera Cass

Pages: 217

Genre: Dystopian, young adult

Date published:  May 6th 2014

Publisher: Harper Teen

Format: e-book

Synopsis:
The highly anticipated conclusion to Kiera Cass's #1 New York Times bestselling Selection series, The One will captivate readers who love dystopian YA fiction and fairy tales. The One is the perfect finale for fans who have followed America's whirlwind romance since it began--and a swoon-worthy read for teens who have devoured Veronica Roth's Divergent, Ally Condie's Matched, or Lauren Oliver's Delirium.
The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of Illéa, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen--and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.
Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series! ( Goodreads synopsis )

Review: SPOILERS ALERT
If you have not read
The Selection or The Elite then I recommend you read them and come back so that you do not get spoiled :)This is one of those series where the main character is really frustrating at times but there is just something about the books that keep you coming back for more. Throughout this series America has been very annoying with her decisions and more than anything in this book. She could have just told Maxon that she loved him and it would have been all over but instead she plays games ugh. I was quite surprised to find out that America's dad was a Northern rebel and that the Northern rebels wanted to work with Maxon and America to take away the casts. When she goes home for her fathers funeral I get really frustrated with Kota, he so rude. I also got very annoyed that America didn't tell Maxon about Aspen, that was obviously what was going to cause problems. I did wish that there was a chapter or two of America as Queen but all in all I am happy with how it ended :)

Overall:
If you like dystopians, I do recommend you read this, you may get a bit frustrated with America but there is something still that is intriguing and addictive & it will leave you satisfied :)

Cover art: 4
Plot: 4
Characters:4
Writing:4
Level of interest:4
Total rating:4

Happy Reading everyone! :)
- Jordan

Review coming soon...
Chasing Prophecy

Monday, 26 May 2014

Branded Review

Title: Branded

Authors: Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Pages: 314

Genre: Dystopian, young adult

Date published: February 18th 2014        

Publisher: Abi and Missy Books

Format: e-book

Synopsis:
Fifty years ago the Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. He created the Hole where sinners are branded according to their sins and might survive a few years. At best.
Now LUST wraps around my neck like blue fingers strangling me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit and now the Hole is my new home.
Darkness. Death. Violence. Pain.
Now every day is a fight for survival. But I won’t die. I won’t let them win.
The Hole can’t keep me. The Hole can’t break me.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter.
My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story. ( Goodreads synopsis ).

Review: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you! I really appreciate it! :)So one of the main things that I have to say about this book is that it was Intense. The first chapter had me gripped from the start, it did not take me long to get hooked. I loved the whole concept of the book and it was a lot different from anything I have read in this genre before. I found that this book had me guessing a lot and it was not as predictable as I had thought. The writing style was great but one thing that really frustrated me was Lexi because well most of the time she was alright but there were some circumstances where I just wanted to punch her because I felt as though she couldn't always think for herself, also she kind of let her brother push her around. The world building was very vivid in my mind and when I was imagining it in my head it was almost as though I was there. At the end of the novel we are left with quite a few unanswered questions so I can't wait for the next instalment to come out :)

Overall: If you love dystopian novels and are looking for something a little different, definitely check this out because it is very captivating.

Cover art: 4
Plot: 5
Characters:4
Writing:4
Level of interest:4
Total rating:4

Happy Reading everyone! :)
- Jordan

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Liebster Award

So I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by kalebsmome, journeythroughfiction, cheermonkeyxox and prettylittlepages. I am so honoured, 4 people nominated me :D you should all definitely check out their blogs!! :)

By the way sorry that I have not been posting very much I have been so busy with schoolwork :( But  I will try and post a whole lot more :DD

I really like this post because you get to find new book bloggers and its just so great! :D Because I was nominated by 4 people I will just answer the questions from one of them, and I thought I would do prettylittlepages questions since she nominated me first :)


                                                                     RULES:
  • List 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions chosen by the person who nominated you.
  • Ask 11 new questions to 11 bloggers. They must have less than 200 followers. (You cannot re-nominate the blog that nominated you.)
  • Go to their blog and inform them.

                                                       11 THINGS ABOUT ME:

  • 1. My Best Friend Kelly and I live together :)

    2.
    I am in my last year of high school (I am 17)

    3.
    I participated in a film making competition last year with my friends and we got into the nationals and got nominated for 4 awards. We won the award for best use of line. We have entered it again this year and are waiting to see if we are nominated for any awards.
    You can watch our film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_bwqkhvIUs
    Here is our film from this year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcF3YnhXwe8

    4.
    I have never had any injections, never broken any bones and never needed surgery.

    5. I have a friends who's birthday is 2 days before mine and then Kelly's birthday is 2 days after mine haha :)

    6. When I was younger my mum would pay me to read, if she paid me now I would be a millionaire :L

    7. My best friend and I have been friends for 5 years :)

    8. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead was the book they really got me hooked to reading.. now I kinda can't stop haha ;)

    9. I am Christian :)

    10. I absolutely hate Sharks, I am so terrified of them ahaha I can't even look at them :/ My family and I went to Australia when I was 11 and I cried because they made me go in the viewing room at sea world. omg haha

    11. I am trying to write my own novel :)



    11 Questions from pretty little pages:
    1. If you could have dinner with one character from your favorite book, who would it be? Why?
    I would be Rose Hathaway because she so badass and she is just such an amazing character.
    2. Do you prefer hardback or paperback?
    Hardback but I usually buy paperback because hardback is way more expensive :(
     3. Which author would you want to be best friends with? Why?
    ooh this is a hard question ummm... I can't choose there are just too many fab authors and I'd want to ask them everything that's going to happen in their next books haha
    4. What's your favorite book to movie adaptation?
    I really thought that Vampire Academy was done really well, it was really close to the book which I loved and yeahp
    5. Which book do you want to see turned into a movie that hasn't been yet? Why?
    Anna and the French Kiss because Oh my goodness it would be so cute!
    or the shatter me series because I absolutely love those books and WARNER!! :DD
    6. What book has had the biggest impact on your life? Why?
    hmmm that's a hard question, I think every book has an impact on your life because they all make you think about different things but the book that has made the biggest impact on my life would be vampire academy because its what made me want to write.
    7. You get one week to do whatever you want. Money isn't an issue, and there are no consequences for what you do. So, what do you spend your week doing?
    Buying as many books as I can hehehehe and shopping spree hahaha :D
    8. What's the one place (real or fictional) that you want to runaway to?
    Europe, I have wanted to visit there for sooo long. I must go travelling soon. If it has to be a particular place in Europe it would either have to be Greece - Athens or somewhere in London :)
    9. If you could only read one book for the rest of your life as many times as you wanted, which one would you pick?
    Vampire academy series (can I say series?) if not then I honestly do not know maybe Stephanie Perkins novel Anna and the French kiss?  :/
     
    10. You get to have one super power. What's it going to be and why?
    Power absorption because you can use any power you want.. like warner in the shatter me series.

    11. Vanilla or chocolate?
    Chocolate duh! :D

    my questions:
    1.
    What is your favourite childhood book and why?
    2. What is a bad book habit that you have?
    3. Have you ever tried to write your own novel?
    4.What is a book that you thought you would love but really did not like it?
    5. Do you read a book all the way through even if you do not like it?
    6. What is your favourite book cover and why?
    7. If you were to write a book what would the title be and why?
    8. What character from a book do you think you are most like?
    9. Vampires or werewolves?
    10. If you could have any guy from any book as your boyfriend who would you pick and why?
    11. What is you go to book to make you feel better?

    My nominations:
    1. mollydee - mismatchedbookends
    2. Isabel - tween2teenbooks
    3. Julia - bookbindingsblog
    4. beatrice - beatricemasalunga
    5. ellie - elliesreadingnook
    6. Isabelle - isabelleadrid
    7. recaptains
    8. Shirin- straightfromthereadersmouth
    9. jen - taleoftwodoxies
    10. Tina - pagesofcomfort
    11. yafantasybookjunkie


    I hope that y'all have a fabulous rest of your week! :)
    Happy Reading! :)

    Wednesday, 23 April 2014

    Open Road Summer Review

    Title: Open road summer

    Author: Emery Lord

    Pages:342

    Genre: Contemporary Romance, young adult

    Publisher: Walker

    Date published: April 15th 2014

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
    After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes. (Goodreads synopsis)

    Review:
    I enjoyed this but the reason I did not give it 5 stars is because I found some things quite predictable which I will not say because otherwise it may ruin the book for those of you have not read it. Other than that it was great, the writing was really good and I was hooked form the start. I liked the friendship Reagan had with Dee, you could see that they would do anything for each other and they are never fake with anyone, they have a true friendship that some would be jealous of. There was a lot of great character development and you could really see Reagan change into a better person and not have to dwell on the past and just live. Matt Finch. Well most of the time a guy is quite confident comes of as arrogant but that is not the case with Matt, when Reagan talked to him with out all his banter he was pretty sweet and he was only hurting with the loss of his mother, it was his way of coping. You could see in the lyrics of the songs he wrote how much he cared for Reagan and even when he didn't know her he wanted to. He is the kind of guy that has his way with words but he means them. I liked that the Romance wasn't to heavy and it came of genuine which I liked.
    If you are looking for you contemporary fix you will most definitely find it here. Reagan is overall badass and she spices things up a bit with her attitude. Even under all her attitude she is someone who cares a lot even if she doesn't show it.

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 4
    Characters:4
    Writing:4

    Level of interest:4
    Total rating:4

    To All The Boys I've Loved Before Review

     Title: To all the boys I've loved before

    Author: Jenny Han

    Pages: 288

    Genre: Contemporary romance, young adult

    Date Published: April 15th 2014

    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
    To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all. (Goodreads synopsis)
    Review:
    I was not sure what to expect going into this. I absolutely love Jenny's summer series and I own all 3 books in the trilogy. I have been waiting for this to come out for soo long and I'm glad to have finally read it. Although I prefer the summer series to this, I still really enjoyed it and I would re-read it. This is one of those summer reads, cute and light leaving you with a cheesy grin on your face. This book was a lot different to Jenny's summer series so I could hardly compare it, they are each to their own. To all the boy I've loved before was a sweet and compelling read of a girl finding love where she least expects it.  The book ends in a letter which doesn't really leave you with a conclusion so I can't wait to read the sequel but OMG do I really have to wait til 2015 :O

    Overall:I Highly enjoyed this and if you have enjoyed jenny's work in the past you will definitely love this and if you haven't read her work then you will still love it if you like contemporary romance. I am going to have to buy a physical copy :)

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 4
    Characters:4

    Writing:4
    Level of interest:5
    Total rating:4
     
    Happy Reading everyone, hope y'all are having a fab week :)
    ps: so sorry about how absent I have been, have been really busy with assessments :(

    Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Rebel Belle Review

    Title: Rebel Belle

    Author: Rachel Hawkins

    Pages: 352

    Genre: Young adult, paranormal, fantasy, romance

    Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

    Date Published: April 8th 2014

    Format: e-book

    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.

    With snappy banter, cotillion dresses, non-stop action and a touch of magic, this new young adult series from bestseller Rachel Hawkins is going to make y'all beg for more. (Goodreads synopsis)

    Review:I quite like the cover for Rebel belle. This pink and the pearls make it look all girl and sophisticated whilst the dagger hanging up the pearls makes it look a bit edgy. I have to admit at the start of the novel I found Harper to be really annoying and stuck up but as the story progressed you really see her character development which was great and I ended up really liking her character. Even thought David posted mean things about Harper in the newspaper I liked him better that Ryan. There was just something about Ryan that annoyed me especially when it came to Mary Beth. I mean I liked Ryan but I felt even though he obviously cared for Harper, there was something that just wasn't working with their relationship. I've given this 4 stars because although I really enjoyed it quite a bit there was still things that I think could have been done differently but only minor things.  I can't wait for the next instalment because I want to find out what will happen with the big changes at the end of the novel and how harper will deal with everything :) might be a while though.

    Overall:
    If you have read Rachel Hawkins Hex hall series you will definitely love this. The first chapter will have you intrigued and I can guarantee you will read this in one sitting... I know I did haha :)

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 4

    Characters:4
    Writing:4
    Level of interest:4
    Total rating:4
     

    Happy Reading Everyone :D
    -Jordan 
     

    Saturday, 29 March 2014

    The Only Boy Review




    Title: The Only Boy

    Author: Jordan Locke

    Pages: 268

    Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult, Romance

    Publisher:  CreateSpace

    Date published: December 17th 2013        

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:

    Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch's senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

    Taylor's got a dangerous secret: he's a boy. His compound's been destroyed, and he's been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he'll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

    Mary's never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn't suspect Taylor's secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

    Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound's boundaries. ( goodreads synopsis )

    Review:
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you Jordan! I really appreciate it! :)
    This books had a very different vibe from most of the dystopian novels that I have read, in this world they believe that there are no boys, that they all died out with a disease. I found that really intriguing and unique. I think that some of the story was a bit fast paced and  I liked how even though they had these feelings about each other the book wasn't all about the romance, it was just a little part of it. I quite enjoyed this and I thought that the world building was really good because I could imagine it all quite clearly in my head. I was really surprised to find out the matriarch's secret and it made me wonder if that was the reason for being so cold hearted.

    I have never read anything like this and I am so glad to have had the opportunity to read this. I loved that the story was told in both perspectives of Mary and Taylor, I think that it worked really well. I also really like the cover, and I just found out that Jordan Locke designed it herself, how cool!

    Overall: I recommend this to anyone who loves the YA Dystopian genre and is looking for something a bit different to your normal Dystopian.

    Cover art: 4Plot: 4
    Characters:3
    Writing:3
    Level of interest:5
    Total rating:3
    Happy Reading Everyone, I hope that you all have a fantastic week :)
    -jordypaigebooks
     

     

    Feature & Follow Friday #4


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    This picture was from my school ball. It's one of my favourite photos so I thought that I would share it haha :) I am the one in the pink dress :)
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    Sunday, 16 March 2014

    Ignite Me Review

    Title: Ignite Me (shatter me #3)

    Author: Tahereh Mafi

    Pages: 416

    Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian

    Publisher: Harper Collins

    Date Published: February 4th 2014

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
    The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love.”

    With Omega Point destroyed, Juliette doesn’t know if the rebels, her friends, or even Adam are alive. But that won’t keep her from trying to take down The Reestablishment once and for all. Now she must rely on Warner, the handsome commander of Sector 45. The one person she never thought she could trust. The same person who saved her life. He promises to help Juliette master her powers and save their dying world . . . but that’s not all he wants with her. ( Goodreads synopsis )

     
     
    Quotes:
    “I like the way I feel about myself when I'm with him." I say quietly. "Warner thinks I'm strong and smart and capable and he actually values my opinion. He makes me feel like his equal--like I can accomplish just as much as he can, and more. And if I do something incredible, he's not even surprised. He expects it. He doesn't treat me like I'm some fragile little girl who needs to be protected all the time.”  

    “I’m not sure. But there’s something about the darkness, the stillness of this hour, I think, that creates a language of its own. There’s a strange kind of freedom in the dark; a terrifying vulnerability we allow ourselves at exactly the wrong moment, tricked by the darkness into thinking it will keep our secrets. We forget that the blackness is not a blanket; we forget that the sun will soon rise. But in the moment, at least, we feel brave enough to say things we’d never say in the light.”  

    “Water that never moves." I say to him. "Its fine for a little while. You can drink from it and it'll sustain you. But if it sits too long it goes bad. It grows stale. It becomes toxic." I shake my head. "I need waves. I need waterfalls. I want rushing currents.”
      

    “Are you out of your goddamn mind? You think we can take on two hundred soldiers? I know I am an extremely attractive man, J, but I am not Bruce Lee.”
    “Who’s Bruce Lee?”
    “Who’s Bruce Lee?” Kenji asks, horrified. “Oh my God. We can’t even be friends anymore.”
    “Why? Was he a friend of yours?”
    “You know what,” he says, “just stop. Just—I can’t even talk to you right now.”

    “I promise myself then, in that moment, that I will hold him forever, just like this, until all the pain and torture and suffering is gone, until he's given a chance to live the kind of life where no one can wound him this deeply ever again.”
      

    “I am going to MURDER YOU—”
    “No,” he says, pointing at me as he shifts backward again. “Bad Juliette. You don’t like to kill people, remember? You’re against that, remember? You like to talk about feelings and rainbows—”
      

    Review:
    So like I have said in my previous reviews for Shatter Me and Unravel Me, how beautiful are these covers?!! I honestly think this is the best one out of them all. Did anyone else notice the bird in the eye? Can I just say I love Kenji!!! oh my gosh like I just want him to be my best friend! I got so angry with Adam in this book and I just completely lost hope in him getting back with Juliette and I completely fell for Warner. In shatter me I really didn't like him, Unravel me turned me to start liking him and now oh my.  Some of things that Adam did and said left me gasping in shock and I was so surprised. All the characters in this final instalment had really good character development and the writing was oh so incredible as ever. Like Tahereh stop being so talented! haha just kidding.

    Who thinks that it would be really cool to have a book in Kenji's p.o.v because I am down for that.

    This book made me laugh out loud, cry, be angry, sigh in relief and there were parts of the book that shattered me (haha get it, yeah I know that was dry). Tahereh wrapped up this series amazingly and I wouldn't want her to change anything, it was breathtakingly perfect. I can't wait for whatever project Tahereh has next in store. (Kenji book? haha)


    Overall: If you have not picked up this series yet. please go do it now, I cannot believe I waited this long to pick it up but I am so glad that I didn't. I think this is in my top 5 favourite series now. It is that good.

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 4
    Characters:5
    Writing:5
    Level of interest:5
    Total rating:5
    Happy Reading Everyone, I hope that you all have a fantastic week :)
    -jordypaigebooks

    Thursday, 6 March 2014

    My Cup of Tea: Summer of Love, Volume 1 Review

    Title: My Cup of Tea: Summer of Love, Volume 1
               
    Author:
    Kat Lieu

    Pages: 120

    Genre: New Adult, Romantic comedy

    Publisher: Nummyz Productions

    Date Released: January 18th 2014

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:It’s another suck-tastic summer for book nerd and baker, Sara Lee-Affen. She’s broke, she’s single, and she’ll probably die a virgin. At her beautiful cousin’s wedding, Sara meets a sexy and delicious stud muffin, Ian Forrests. He’s totally her cup of tea, that is until he laughs at her misery when a bee burrows into her ear. Yes, a dang bee. She’s dying (well not really) as he’s dying from laughter.

    What a jerk. A smoking hot, Adonis of a jerk with strikingly green eyes, dark hair, and drool-worthy pecs and eight-pack abs. As luck and fate would have it, Sara keeps bumping into Ian all summer long and ends up working for him as a pastry chef at his failing bakery. Despite her better judgment, Sara falls for the sexy, badass rich boy. She discovers the truth about Ian: he’s a tortured soul who’s still pining for his deceased girlfriend, Sarah. One look at Sarah’s picture and poor Sara knows that she could never compete. She could never be Ian’s cup of tea. Or could she?

    Note: This version of My Cup of Tea is completely different from the previously published version.

    Review:
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you Kat! I really appreciate it! :)
    When I first read the synopsis for this, I instantly knew that I would like this. This was quite different from the new adult novels that I have read and I really enjoyed it. You could really feel the emotions in the book, especially Ian's grief. This is the kind of book that you will read in one sitting.

    I like how Kat made Ian and Sara's p.o.v's because sometimes it just does not work but they way Kat wrote was so good and the characters are very easy to connect with.
    I thought Ian's conversation with his aunt Tootie was hilarious but you will have to read My cup of tea to find out why. I found it really interesting how Sara's name was the same as Ian's dead girlfriend, it made you always wonder if his intentions were because he was thinking of Sarah or if they were actually genuine for Sara.  This was left in a cliff hanger and I cannot wait to see how Sara and Ian's story continues!! :D

    Overall:
    I highly enjoyed this and I recommend it to anyone looking for a light summer read, it' so easy to get into and you really will enjoy it.

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 5
    Characters:5
    Writing:4
    Level of interest:4
    Total rating:5

    Where can you buy this:
    Physical copies
    Amazon

    e-booksAmazon - Kindle

    Happy Reading Everyone!
    - jordypaigebooks

    Quantum Entanglement (Interchron #2) Review

    Title: Quantum Entanglement (Interchron #2)
              
    Author:
    Liesel K. Hill

    Pages: 400

    Genre: New Adult/Dystopian/Fantasy

    Publisher: Create Space

    Date Released: September 17th 2013

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
    Five months after traveling to a post-apocalyptic future where collectives reign supreme and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper was returned to her own time until the threat to her life could be neutralized. She thought Marcus and the others would return for her within a few weeks, and now she’s beginning to worry.

    When travelers from the future finally show up to collect her, it’s not who she expected. With the return of her memories, she wants more than ever to see Marcus again, but a snake-like woman whose abilities are a perfect match for Maggie’s, an injured Traveler, and decades of civil unrest to wade through all stand in the way of their reunion.

    Meanwhile, Marcus and Karl traipse through the countryside, trying to neutralize Colin, who’s promised to brutalize and murder Maggie if he can get his hands on her. When a collective woman is left for dead, Marcus heals her, hoping she’ll be the key to killing Colin and bringing Maggie back. But she may prove as much a hindrance as a help.

    The team struggles to get their bearings, but things happen faster than they know. The collectives are coalescing, power is shifting, and the one called B is putting sinister plans into action. If the team can’t reunite and get a handle on the situation, their freedom and individuality—perhaps their very identity—will be ripped away before they can catch their breath.

    Review:
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you Liesel! I really appreciate it! :)I am just going to right out and say this, don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed this but I think that the I liked the first book better. There were some things that were a little predictable but there were also some surprises that I did not see coming. I'm not really sure why I didn't like this one as much as the first novel and I was surprised to find that there is a 3rd book coming out but there's no date on goodreads yet but I will definitely keep checking to find out when its going to come out and I am excited to find out what happened next.

    I'm not really sure if I like David or not because he is so sweet with Maggie but its his brother's girlfriend, just ugh.. I feel as though in the next book he might try and get in the way of their relationship... and I like Maggie and Marcus as a couple.

    Like how I said in my Persistence of Visions review , this was very well written and enjoyed diving back into this world. I usually do not like books with time travel but I truly liked this and I am so happy to have read this.

    Overall:
    If you are looking for something a bit different and you love dystopian and fantasy novels you should most definitely check this series out because its really good and I can guarantee you will enjoy it! :)


    Cover art: 4
    Plot: 4
    Characters:4
    Writing:4
    Level of interest:4
    Total rating:4

    Where can you buy this:
    Physical copies
    Amazon

    e-book
    Amazon - Kindle

    Happy Reading Everyone!
    - jordypaigebooks

    Wednesday, 26 February 2014

    Persistence of Vision (Interchron #1) Review


    Title: Persistence of Vision (Interchron #1)
              
    Author: Liesel K. Hill

    Pages: 386

    Genre: New Adult/Dystopian/Fantasy

    Publisher: Tate Publishing

    Date Released: January 29th 2013

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
    In a world where collective hives are enslaving the population and individuals have been hunted to the verge of extinction, Maggie Harper, and independent 21st Century woman, must find the strength to preserve the freedom of the future, but without the aid of her memories.

    After experiencing a traumatic time loss, Maggie is plagued by a barrage of images she can't explain. When she's attacked by a creep with a spider's web tattoo, she is saved by Marcus, a man she's never met, but somehow remembers. He tells her that both he and her creepy attacker are from a future in which individuals are being murdered by collectives, and Marcus is part of the rebellion. The collectives have acquired time travel and they plan to enslave the human race throughout all of history. The flashes Maggie has been seeing are echoes of lost memories, and the information buried deep within them is instrumental in defeating the collective hives.

    In order to preserve the individuality of mankind, Maggie must try to re-discover stolen memories, re-kindle friendships she has no recollection of, and wade through her feelings for the mysterious Marcus, all while dodging the tattooed assassins the collectives keep sending her way.

    If Maggie can't fill the holes in her memory and find the answers to stop the collectives, the world both in her time and in all ages past and future will be doomed to enslavement in the grey, mediocre collectives. As the danger swirls around her and the collectives close in, Maggie realizes she must make a choice: stand out or fade away... ( Goodreads Synopsis )

    Review:
    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, Thank you Liesel! I really appreciate it! :).

    I wasn't so sure about starting this book but the rating and reviews on goodreads were quite good. I had not even heard of this until Liesel contacted me but I am so happy and thankful that she did. I truly enjoyed it and I am not just saying that. The writing was really good and the storyline quite different from what I usually read. The only thing that bugged me was that Maggie never asked about her brother Jonah wondering where she was, which I thought was weird. I think he would notice that she was missing! haha.

    This was a really unique story and it flowed really nicely, some of the science and physics laws were a bit hard to wrap my head around like explaining how their powers worked but I think I sort of got it in the end. Oh my goodness and I <3 <3 <3 Marcus *swoon* he is so sweet! There are some really cool unexpected things that happen, and I thought that the Spiderweb tattoo's were cool. I actually think this would be really cool as a movie!

    Overall:
    I definitely recommend this to those of you who live dystopian and fantasy novels. I think this book has something that everyone will enjoy. It is a lot different from what I usually read but I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book! :)

    Cover art: 3
    Plot: 5
    Characters:4
    Writing:4
    Level of interest:5
    Total rating:4.5

    Where can you buy this:
    Physical copies

    Amazon

    e-book
    Tate Publishing



    Dream Cast

    Aimee Teegarden as Maggie                                                              Dominic Sherwood as Marcus








                                                                                                                      
                                                  
    Happy Reading Everyone!
    - jordypaigebooks

    Reviews coming soon...
    Quantum Entanglement by Liesel K. Hill

    Monday, 24 February 2014

    It's Fire Country By David Estes Book Birthday!! :)

    Today, Fire Country by David Estes turns one year old. In the first year since Fire Country was born, so much has happened. David signed with an agent, sold more than 10,000 books, wrote five more books and published a further three). He knew he just had to celebrate and he'd love for you to be a part of it! David owes so much of his support to the blogger community, and he wants everyone to have the chance to be a part of the Fire Country Birthday Bash.
    Everyone goes home a winner, simply follow the prompts below and swipe your eCopy of Fire Country from Smashwords. Read and leave a review on Amazon if you enjoyed it. Feel free to share the code with your friends, family, neighbours and literary inclined pets.
    Coupon Code: WH62C
    Expiration: March 1, 2014
    What's a party without prizes? Yes, David is not only giving everyone a chance to download their own copy of Fire Country, book one in the Country Saga for free, but he's also giving you stuff too. You could win an Amazon giftcard open internationally, U.S residents can win a signed copy of the David Estes book of your choice, or a handful of David Estes eBooks of your choice. Awesome.
    Visit David via his Blog  Facebook • Twitter and via Goodreads
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    Saturday, 22 February 2014

    Unravel Me Review

    Title: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)

    Author: Tahereh Mafi

    Pages: 461

    Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian

    Publisher: Harper Collins

    Date Released: February 5th 2013

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis:
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    time for war.

    Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

    She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

    Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

    In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life. ( Goodreads Synopsis )

    Quotes:
    “I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.

    I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.”  
    “Hope.
    It's like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It's a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it's the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.”
      

    “On the darkest days you have to search for a spot of brightness, on the coldest days you have to seek out a spot of warmth; on the bleakest days you have to keep your eyes onward and upward and on the saddest days you have to leave them open to let them cry. To then let them dry. To give them a chance to wash out the pain in order to see fresh and clear once again.”  

    "It's raining. The world is weeping at our feet in anticipation of what we're about to do"

    Review:Like I said in my Shatter Me Review, how amazing is this cover, I can't express how good they look!! Not only is the cover fabulous, the content inside is just as good. Tahereh Mafi has such a unique writing style and I love the way that she describes things. I have to admit that I didn't like Warner so much in Shatter Me but after reading Unravel Me I can't help but like him. You see another side of him that you didn't get to see in Shatter Me.
    There were many intense moments through out the novel and I felt like I enjoyed this a even more that Shatter Me. I swear at one point in the book my jaw literally dropped. Also Juliette really developed throughout the story, she starts to realise she has to embrace who she is and she really grows. At some points I would get really annoyed with her decisions but I think that was important because it showed her character really change as a person.

    The ending was pretty intense and do not worry I am not going to give any spoilers. I just really need to get my hands on Ignite Me!! I honestly have no idea what is going to happen next and I cannot wait to find out.

    Overall:I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good YA, dystopian. You will not regret buying it, the writing is incredible and you will not be able to put it down and if you have not read Shatter Me you should definitely go and get it now... like right now haha :)
     
    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 4
    Characters:4
    Writing:5
    Level of interest:5
    Total rating:5
     
    Where can you buy this:
     Physical copies
     e-books
    Happy Reading Everyone! I hope that you have a fab weekend!
    - jordypaigebooks :)

    Friday, 21 February 2014

    Feature and Follow Friday #4

    Hey Everyone! :D



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    Question of the week:
    What was the last book that made you cry?


    I think that the last book that made me cry was " Beautiful Malice " by Rebecca James and you will have to read it to understand why, I don't want to spoil it for anyone but I seriously suggest you check it out because it is incredible! :)


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    1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
    2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
    3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
    4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
    5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed.
    6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
    7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers
    If you're new to the follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog! I really appreciate everyone who comments and follows so thank you!
    Next weeks Question:
    Change the Plot. If you could, what book would you change the ending or a plot thread? Go ahead and do it...change it.

    Happy Reading Everyone!
    - jordypaigebooks

    Free Book Friday #4

    It's Free Book Friday! This meme is weekly hosted by A Novel Idea , every week you post a FREE
    e-book .  And who does not love free books haha! The idea is to review and/or present a free e-book that will include the following: A picture of the cover, Basic information (e.g. title, author, publication date, synopsis and a link to where you can find the book for download. Do keep in mind that I have no clue how long the e-book will be available for free.
     
    So today I have decided to give you 4 FREE eBooks that I have found and thought you all might enjoy.
     
    Title: The Mind Readers (Mind Readers #1)
    Author: Lori Brighton 
    Pages: 236
    Date Released: September 11th 2013
    Publisher:  CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Synopsis:
    Cameron Winters is a freak. Fortunately, no one but her family knows the truth ...that Cameron can read minds. For years Cameron has hidden behind a facade of normalcy, warned that there are those who would do her harm. When gorgeous and mysterious Lewis Douglas arrives he destroys everything Cameron has ever believed and tempts her with possibilities of freedom. Determined to embrace her hidden talents, Cameron heads to a secret haven with Lewis; a place where she meets others like her...Mind Readers. But as Cameron soon finds out some things are too good to be true. When the Mind Readers realize the extent of Cameron's abilities, they want to use her powers for their own selfish needs. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war in which her idea of what is right and wrong is greatly tested. In the end she'll be forced to make a choice that will not only threaten her relationship with Lewis, but her very life. ( Goodreads synopsis )
    Where can I get this:

    Title: Sovereign (Sovereign #1)
    Author: E. R. Arroyo
    Pages: 296
    Date Released: October 27th 2012

    Synopsis:
    Chemical warfare has obliterated most of the world, including America, and the survivors have turned into feral beasts, save one colony, Antius, the last remnant of civilization. Seventeen-year-old Cori (aka Citizen 1206) only longs for wide open spaces and freedom. But Antius has no use for such things, just mindless drones to serve in a place with walls, fences, and laws. A lot of laws, which Cori constantly breaks. So she’s spent years plotting her escape, which is the only thing that will save her from the colony’s deranged leader, Nathan. She isn’t looking to be a hero, and she certainly isn’t looking to fall in love, but she just might do both. ( Goodreads synopsis  )
     
    Where can you get this:
     
     

    Title: Everblue (Mer tales #1)
    Author: Brenda Pandos
    Pages: 304
    Date Released: March 22nd 2012
    Publisher:  Obsidian Mountain Publishing
     
    Synopsis:
    She wanted her life to change... he wanted his to stay the same.
     
    Best friends share everything with each other. Or do they? Seventeen-year-old Ashlyn Frances Lanski is tired of her boring, single life. Spending time with her best friend Tatiana, dreaming about kissing Tatiana's twin brother Fin, and swimming competitively are her only sanctuary. The girls plan to leave their drab lakeside town far behind for college. But when Tatchi fails to return home after a family emergency, and no one knows where the family has gone, Ash chooses to do something drastic to find them.
     
    Ashlyn is about to discover what she'd thought to be true her whole life, wasn't, and the truth, too fantastical to imagine. Secrets lurk beneath the deep blue waters of Lake Tahoe, secrets that will change Ashlyn's life forever. ( Goodreads synopsis )
     
    Where can you get this:

     


    Title: Project Ele (ELE #1)
    Author: Rebecca Gober & Courtney Nuckles
    Pages: 334
    Date Released: July 30th 2012
    Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services
     
    Synopsis:
    Millions have already died, and thousands more are perishing daily. As a last ditch effort to preserve the human race, the government implements Project ELE. With the earth heating at rapid speeds, all remaining survivors are forced to turn to F.E.M.A. shelters to wait out ELE's wrath.
     
    Fifteen-year-old Willow Mosby's life, as she knows it, ends the moment she walks through the shelter's door. Willow has to quickly adapt to the new challenges that shelter life demands, the least of which includes making new friends and working a full time job.
     
    Soon after making an interesting discovery, Willow and her friends start exhibiting strange abilities. Seeking answers, they embark on a mission to find out what these new abilities mean and whether they are a gift or a curse.
     
    This new adventure can send her world crashing down around her. The question is: Can Willow survive the fall? ( Goodreads synopsis )

    I never realised till just now that the girl on the cover has two different coloured eyes.... haha.
     
    Where can you get this:
     Let me know if you check any of these out, I have downloaded them all :)
    Happy reading Everyone, I hope you all have fab weekends!
    - jordypaigebooks

    Tuesday, 18 February 2014

    Shatter Me Review


          Title: Shatter Me

    Author: Tahereh Mafi

    Pages: 340

    Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Dystopian

    Publisher: Harper Collins

    Date Released: October 2nd 2012

    Format: e-book

    Synopsis: No one knows why Juliette's touch is fatal, but The Reestablishment has plans for her. Plans to use her as a weapon. But Juliette has plans of her own. After a lifetime without freedom, she's finally discovering a strength to fight back for the very first time—and to find a future with the one boy she thought she'd lost forever. ( Source: Goodreads )
    Quotes:
    "I always wonder about raindrops.
    I wonder how they're always falling down, tripping over their own feet, breaking their legs and forgetting their parachutes as they tumble right out of the sky toward an uncertain end."

    "All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
      

    “The moon is a loyal companion.
    It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
    Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.”
      

    “I've been screaming for years and no one has ever heard me.”  

    Review:
    Let me just start of with how beautiful this book cover is, like oh my goodness. So I had heard so many good things about this book and I've had it on my tbr pile for quite some time so I decided to pick it up and I am so glad that I did. The way that Tahereh Mafi presents her world to you is so beautiful, the world building made me feel as though I was actually there. At the start of the novel I could almost feel Juliette's aloneness (is that even a word haha?) not having uttered a single word for so long and finally having someone to talk to. That someone being Adam. After that first night together, I kind of thought he was a bit of a dick but that was soon forgotten when he became so sweet towards Juliette.

    When we first meet Warner I instantly do not like him, not only did he kill without a second thought, he kept Juliette like a prisoner/trophy not like a person with feelings. He was merciless but I think there could be some part of him that's good. Adam's brother James seemed so sweet and I couldn't help but wonder if he was like Adam immune to Juliette's touch. On that note I felt bad for Juliette because before Adam she had nobody, no one cared for her, her own parents sent her to The Reestablishment without a second glance and I couldn't imagine how alone she must have felt.

    Overall:
    I recommend this to everyone. If you love young adult, romance and dystopian novels this books is for you! The writing style is so unique and poetic and I haven't read anything like it. I will definitely be purchasing this in a physical copy to re-read.

    Cover art: 5
    Plot: 5
    Characters:4
    Writing:5
    Level of interest:4
    Total rating:5

    Where can you buy this:

    Physical copies

    - Amazon
    - Fishpond (free shipping worldwide)
    - Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)

    e-books
    - kindle
    - Kobo


    Happy Reading Everyone!
    jordypaigebooks