Thursday, 9 February 2012

Fluffy Review - Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Simon& Schuster Childrens
Release Date: 13th October 2009
Genre: Young Adult

I was excited to read this book after hearing so much about it for so long. I think all the praise for the book gave me too high expectations though. That isn't to say that I did not enjoy the book, because I did, it just took me a little while to get into the story when I felt that I should be hooked from page 1.
Hush, Hush started a little slow for me and it took me a little longer than I expected to really like the characters but I am so glad that I stuck with reading the book.
I came to really like Nora and I loved that she just doesn't give up. At first I thought her character was dull but she evolved as the book went on and her relationship with Patch just made me keep reading. Patch is the total bad boy who you should never like but of course you always do. The mystery around him fustrated me as I hate not knowing things and the book ends with more questions that I needed book 2 straight away.
While slow in the first half the book really gets going in the second half. The twists and turns were unexpected and they really kept me hooked till the last page.
For anyone who loves all the paranormal romance that is out now I highly recommend this book

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Waiting on Wednesday - Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week for me I am waiting for Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig. This is one I have been looking forward to reading since I heard about it last year. Not long left to wait now.

Willa's secret plan seems all too simple.

Take from the rich kids at valley prep and give to the poor ones.

Yet Willa's turn as Robin Hood at her new high school is anything but. Bilking her "friends"—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to break into lockers and Beemers is as hard as she'd thought it would be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are bullied just for being different, is more fun than she'd expected.

The complication Willa didn't expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, VP's most notorious ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her—evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There's no time for flirting, especially with conceited trust-funders like Aidan. But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most?

Elisa Ludwig's Pretty Crooked is the first book in an adventurous teen caper series filled with mystery, humor, and heart.

Release Date: 13 March 2012

Sunday, 5 February 2012

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristy from The Story Siren where you can talk about what books you received this week. 

My IMM this week is going to cover a the books that I have got in the last 2 weeks as I didn't get my IMM posted last week. 

Populazzi by Elise Allen
I bought this book at a great bookstore that I found in Pasadena called Vroman's. I had been meaning to pick this one up for a while and when I found a signed copy there I couldn't resist.

I also picked up a few ebooks for my Kindle while they were on offer and they were
The Demon Trappers Daughter by Jana Oliver
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Vesper by Jeff Sampson
Hereafter by Tara Hudson
Bumped by Megan McCafferty
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker

Now I just have to find some time to read all these wonderful books!

I can't wait to see what you all got this week too. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Waiting On Wednesday - Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week for me is Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris. This is book 12 in the Sookie Stackhouse series on which the TV series True Blood is set.

With Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), in town, it’s the worst possible time for a body to show up in Eric Northman’s front yard—especially the body of a woman whose blood he just drank.
Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.

Release date: 17 May 2012