Thursday, 25 July 2013

Favourite Books of July


It would appear that I found my reading mojo...

According to my Goodreads, I'm currently reading my 10th book of the month. Who knows what has spurred me on, maybe it's a life thing?! When things aren't going right many people bury their heads in the sand... Me? I prefere to bury mine in a book! There's nothing like a bit of escapism to get you through.

So, here just a few of my favourites of the past couple of months:

PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, #1)

The Blurb: (Via Gooodreads)

Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.


**** out of *****

*Protagonist is believable, sulky teen at times but shows strength. Loved her 'lingo' - Really felt she was a teen talking in those pages...
*Interesting concepts/ideas
*Story flows smoothly
*Characters intersting and mostly well fleshed out, some I would have liked more - i.e. Evie's best 'mermaid' friend
*Want to read the next instalment

Game of thrones (A song of Ice and Fire book 1)
by George R. R. Martin

A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)

The Blurb (via Goodreads)

The first volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.

Summers span decades. Winter can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun.

As Warden of the north, Lord Eddard Stark counts it a curse when King Robert bestows on him the office of the Hand. His honour weighs him down at court where a true man does what he will, not what he must … and a dead enemy is a thing of beauty.

The old gods have no power in the south, Stark’s family is split and there is treachery at court. Worse, the vengeance-mad heir of the deposed Dragon King has grown to maturity in exile in the Free Cities. He claims the Iron Throne


**** out of *****

*Incrediable... Breath taking scenes
*Staggering amount of work into character backgrounds/creating a whole word setting
*Not sure if I would have kept up with who's who without the help of watching the series...

Demonblood (A Demon Made Me Do It) by Penelope King
*Found free on Kindle*

A Demon Made Me Do It (Demonblood, #1)

The Blurb (Via Goodreads)

Some girls share clothes, a bathroom, or a bedroom. Seventeen-year-old Liora Greyson has to share, too. Only she shares her body--with a demon.

Liora just wants to survive her final year of high school unscathed, her dark secret intact. But the walls she’s carefully constructed to keep people away crack wide open once she meets the sexy and mysterious Kieron, and he lights her world on fire. She can’t let him know she transforms into a demon named "Lucky" at nightfall—a demon with an entirely separate personality who passes out Torment, Justice, and Revenge like Halloween candy.

Turns out Kieron is the one who should be afraid once Lucky discovers his true identity and motivations. Liora wants to love him, but Lucky thinks he’s public enemy number one. And having a demon with a vendetta show up during a romantic date puts a serious crimp in any relationship.

Fighting your demons is one thing. Having one that fights back, messes with your guy, and leaves you with nasty hangovers is quite another.

Being bad has never been so good...


**** out of *****

*Was very well written with an intersting concept: Liora - Human - has body through the day. Lucky - Demon - has body through the night. Characters had completely different personas.
*Interesting characters, well fleshed out.
*Humourous, witty dialogue
*Demons, romance, action, adventure, sexy, incubus hellhound 'Bones'... (Swooooon)
*I've already read the next book "Fire with Fire" :0)

3rd Sight by Ian Woodhead

3rd Sight: A Horror Novel

The blurb (Via Goodreads)

Adrian Winters is unaware that a newborn demon has chosen him to be its watcher. The one who links its evil to this world. With time running out, will Adrian be able to save himself before his family and friends, the people he loves, become mere sustenance for the monster inside of him? Or will he be forced to witness their gruesome deaths?


**** out of *****

*If you dont like scary, gory stories... best leave this one alone...
*Very clever "out of mind sequences"... what's real?
*Gritty, rugged characters
*Shocking, absorbing and page turning
*The only reason this book failed to get five stars out of me was the ending... Well rounded but for me personally, finished too fast. May be there is room for a sequel here?