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 )

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.
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
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

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 )

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
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

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 )

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 :)

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
Level of interest:4
Total rating:4

Happy Reading everyone! :)
- Jordan

Review coming soon...
Chasing Prophecy