Wednesday, 9 May 2012

I am currently reading......

                                            Legend (Legend, #1)

Marie Lu

Number of pages:

Basic description:
The first of a trilogy. This is another dystopian, it is told from the perspectives of the two main characters Day and June.

The United States is gone, along with its flooded coasts. North America’s two warring nations, the western Republic and the eastern Colonies, have reached a breaking point. In the midst of this broken continent and dark new world are two teenagers who will go down in history....
Born into the slums of Los Angeles, fifteen-year old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. A mysterious boy with no recorded image or fingerprints. A boy who should no longer exist. A boy who watches over his family until one evening, when the plague patrols mark his family’s door with an X—the sign of plague infection. A death sentence for any family too poor to afford the antidote. Desperate, Day has no choice; he must steal it.
Born to an elite family in Los Angeles’ wealthy Ruby sector, fifteen-year old June is the Republic’s most promising prodigy. A superintelligent girl destined for great things in the country’s highest military circles. Obedient, passionate, and committed to her country—until the day her brother Metias is murdered while on patrol during a break-in at the plague hospital.
Only one person could be responsible.
And now it’s June’s mission to hunt him down.
The truth they’ll uncover will become legend.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Black Dawn by Rachel Caine review!

Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12)Black Dawn by Rachel Caine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Basic overview:

This is the twelfth Morganville vampire book and I'm not remotely board of the characters and I'm still excited about the rest of the series. This book was no let down.


I have loved the main characters from the very beginning and they just seem to grow and develop as real people would. When reading this book at no point did I feel the characters did anything which didn't fit with my view of them. My favourite characters have to be Shane and Myrnin but I also like the main character Claire. She isn't a damsel in distress like some other female leads in vampire books which I like.


The plot felt believable for the setting and didn't feel at all contrived I understood in the context of the characters why certain things happened. It flowed well with the rest of the series and allowed for more to follow.


This is the only section of the review where I will moan. I like most of the features of Rachel Caines writing the only downside is as I'm reading it there are points when I know I'm reading something someone has written. This may sound stupid but I'm sure all avid readers know, when your reading a great book it feels real and natural and not a contrived piece of fiction. Rachel Caine continually uses the phrase 'then they look at me as if they hadn't seen me before'. Trust me she uses it a lot and it comes from different characters voices so it felt written and not natural.

I also am not sure I'm keen on the fact that she has started to flit between characters perspectives with each chapter. It's a good idea but does show up some flaws in her writing

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Sunday, 6 May 2012

I am currently reading......

                                     Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12)
Black Dawn

Rachel Caine

Number of pages:

Basic description:
The twelfth book in the Morganville vampire series (look back through my posts if you want to see a series so far review).

Blurb (series spoiler!):

In Last Breath, the rain brought a new and dire threat to Morganville and its vampires... their ancient enemies, the draug. Now, the vampires are fighting a losing war, and it will fall to the residents of the Glass House: Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire, to take the fight to an enemy who threatens to destroy the town, forever.
Lovers of Morganville, rejoice: Black Dawn takes the intrigue, romance and nail-biting suspense of the series to its highest level yet!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

May 2012 TBR pile!

My first TBR pile, YAY! I have decided to choose a doable 4 books for this months and a selection of 3 more in case I do read more than that. So here's the list:
  1. Black Dawn by Rachel Caine (The twelfth book in the Morganville vampires series).Black Dawn (The Morganville Vampires, #12)
  2. Legend by Marie Lu                                                                                         .Legend (Legend, #1)
  3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer.                                                                                       Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
  4. 0.4 By Mike Lancaster.

If I get though these here are my three extras in case I read more than expected:
  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth. Divergent (Divergent, #1)
  2. he's just not that into you by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.He's Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys
  3. Before I go to sleep by SJ Watson. Before I Go To Sleep

Till next time :)