Friday, May 25, 2012

Review Time! #9

The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee

A bricklayer falls to his death from the clock tower of the House of Parliament - the most recent horror in a string of scandals that plagues the building site. With the British people eagerly watching the installation of Big Ben, Mary Quinn disguises herself as a twelve-year-old boy labourer to uncover the grim truth. Her fellow workers are suspicious. Mary's secret past distracts her. And then James Easton returns...
(from back of book)

Mary Quinn is back! A year on from her first case for the Agency and a year since she has seen Mr James Easton. In this case Mary is a twelve-year-old boy working as a building assistant where just recently a bricklayer fell to his death. She is in place to find out what happened the night he fell, was he pushed? Did he jump?
(from back of book)

As Mary works on the case at hand little did she know that she would be working with James Easton... Last time they saw each other he was off to India and now he is back, so will their romance re-kindle? But that isn't Mary's problem, her problem is that James can see through her disguise... Will she tell him who she really is or will she kept it from him? Will they continue what obviously is there? Well I'm sorry but I'm not going to tell you! So to read more about James and Mary go out and get the body at the tower!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

Review Time! #8

Until I Die by Amy Plum

My life had always been blissfully, wonderfully normal. But it only took one moment to change everything.

Kate has chosen to leave the comfort and safety of her human life in order to join Vincent in the dangerous supernatural world he inhabits. For his part, he has sworn to go against his very nature and resist the repeated deaths that are his fate as a revenant - even though it will bring him immeasrable suffering.

Desperate to help him, Kate's search for answers takes her from the glamorous streets of Paris to the city's squalid underbelly. But when she stumbles across a secret that could help to overthrow their enemies for ever, Kate unwittingly puts everyone she loves at risk. And puts herself in the midst of an ancient and deadly war, not as a bystander... but as a target. (from back of cover)

About the book:
Until I Die is second book in the revenants series following Die For Me. Kate and Vincent are back along with the mysteries and romance. This time the Numa are hiding, not attacking after Kate (and Vincents spirit) killed the head of the Paris Numa, Lucien. Charles and Charlotte are moving to another revenant house after Charles death wish only to be replaced by Arthur and Violette two 500-year-old revenants.

This time Vincent is once again hiding a secret from Kate. Both of them are trying to find away on how to keep Vincent from 'dying' when saving people. Things are hard on both of them and this is adding to the dilema. Also Kate doesn't really trust the the two new revenants, espically after one of them gets her kicked out of a meating. With the danger increasing and Kate turning to her grandfathers books to find out more about revenants and how to stop them dying, she had trouble following her everywhere, even at home.

Kate and Vincent are both more developed as characters in this book. There isn't many love scenes between, but when there is they are great. The ending of the book, I didn't really see coming. I was completly suprised and was wrong on who I thought was the bad guy and the ending left me hanging on for more! Book 3 will be the final book in the revenants series. So everyone get out there and buy until I die!

Rating: 5/5

Keely xx

Monday, May 14, 2012

Review Time! #7

Storm by Brigid Kemmerer:
Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream.

Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn't want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death.

And now that she knows the truth, so is Becca.

Secrets are hard to keep when your life’s at stake. When Hunter, the mysterious new kid around school, turns up with a talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, Becca thinks she can trust him. But then Hunter goes head-to-head with Chris, and Becca wonders who’s hiding the most dangerous truth of all.

The storm is coming . . .(from

About the book:Where do I start!?!? Four hot guys, each control an element, all single and one girl caught in the middle.

We follow the POV from Becca Chandler a girl whose repuatation has been ruined when her ex-boyfriend spread rumors about her to entire school, a non-existant father, has a best friend called Quinn and somehow finds her self in the middle of a fight between Chris Merrick and two older boys who want him dead.
There are four Merrick brothers are Michael, Gabriel, Nick and Chris. We follow Chris Merrick's POV along with Becca, Chris has a secret which is danagerous and could hurt Becca if she finds out. Chris is a water elemental, marked for death along with his three brothers. Being an elemental marks anyone for death, parents try to hide the fact that their childern are elementals because they are powerful and dangerous.

Now i did say before that their are four hot guys, well girls get ready to lift your book boyfriend levels to the limit! They are just that amazing! Why can't I have them all?

When Becca starts ending up everywhere Chris gets in trouble and then is threatened at her work Becca wants to know why they are after Chris and his brothers and now her. A new kid called Hunter stirs up trouble when has a good habit of turning up at the wrong and sometimes right time. The mysterious boy intriges Becca espically when he starts helping her first at a party and then after a car accident. But don't worry readers, Becca's and Chris lives are more intertwined then first thought.

The characterisation of this book makes it stand out so much more! Kemmerer makes each boy stand out and show that each of them are totally swoon worthy! Each character has a different attitude, a different way of thinking and Kemmerer has done this to create one the best YA-debuts I've ever read!

Get ready from some mysterious and loving boys to take you by storm.

Spark (elementals #2) will be out later this year!!!!!

Rate: 5/5

Keely x

In My Mailbox #1

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. I'm only going to do this when I get a chance, exams coming up and year 12 is terrible! So this is from the last few weeks!
Borrowed from library:
Wanted by Sara Shepard
Heartless by Sara Shepard
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Stay by Deb Caletti
The Catastrophic History Of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

Faking 19 by Alyson Noel
Touch Of Power by Maria V. Snyder
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter

New Girl by Paige Harbison
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
Dead Actually by Kaz Delaney
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer

A big thanks to Lisa @BadassBookie and Shirley @Shiirleyy'sBookshelf for swapping!

Keely x

Monday, May 7, 2012

Review Time! #6

New Girl by Paige Harbison
New GirlThey call me 'New Girl'...

Ever since I arrived at exclusive, prestigious Manderly Academy, that’s who I am. New girl. Unknown. But not unnoticed—because of her.

Becca Normandy—that’s the name on everyone’s lips. The girl whose picture I see everywhere. The girl I can’t compare to. I mean, her going missing is the only reason a spot opened up for me at the academy. And everyone stares at me like it’s my fault.

Except for Max Holloway—the boy whose name shouldn’t be spoken. At least, not by me. Everyone thinks of him as Becca’s boyfriend…but she’s gone, and here I am, replacing her. I wish it were that easy. Sometimes, when I think of Max, I can imagine how Becca’s life was so much better than mine could ever be.

And maybe she’s still out there, waiting to take it back. (from

About the book:
The story switches between the view point of new girl (you don;t know her name until the very end) and Becca Normandy. The view point of new girl is in the present and Becca's is the previous year.

At the end of term in the previous year Becca goes missing. No one knows where she is, if she is alive, if she has just run off to have a supposed baby? When new girl turns up the next year replacing Becca for her finally year at school, she is judged and put down because no one wants her there, they want Becca. Her roommate Dana wants to believe that Becca is still alive and puts new girl through hell because of it. To new girl, Blake is really her only friend who stands by her and then there is Johnny and Max Holloway both were into Becca and both drawn to new girl.

Becca is the sort of character that you love to hate, because of how she is written you see the side of her that no one else did. To the reader you see the manipulative, lying ways of Becca but to the other characters you see the girl who has it all, perfect boyfriend, money and all the friends you want. The only character that really see's who Becca is her boyfriend, Max. Although they really broke up but Becca pretended that they were still together, Max couldn't stand Becca. Espically when he found out that Becca was cheating on her with his best friend.

While new girl is the complete opposite to Becca, she is nice and caring. While she and Max have a complicated relationship, mainly because of Becca and that she is friends with Johnny, they would have to make the book more interesting as you can see that they like each other and that they should just get together.

The characterisation overall is what makes new girl a hard to put down book, Harbison makes everything flow between the two points of view making them all correspond each other but a year apart, so when you have new girl graduating you find out what really happened to Becca that fateful night.

Rating: 4/5