Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read (March 4)

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March 4: Top Ten Popular Authors I've Never Read 

There's quite a lot of them that I would love to read, especially the new and popular ones that seem to just stagnate in my to read pile! They're all suffering with a sad case of neglect and I feel really bad not being able to converse to people about them not to mention I have to avoid spoilers and missing out on the torture excitement of waiting for a sequel.

1. Lois Lowry
2. Richelle Mead
3. Leigh Bardugo
4. Markus Zusak
5. Orson Scott Card
6. Melissa de la Cruz
7. Rainbow Rowell
8. Pierce Brown
9. Maggie Stiefvater
10. Marie Lu

Saturday, 1 March 2014

(Review) Everlasting Bond - Christine M. Besze

Title: Everlasting Bond
Author: Christine M. Besze
Genre: Young Adult (Fantasy, Romance)
Format: ebook
Date Published: May 3, 2013

Summary (from Goodreads)

KATRINA DAVENPORT’S Junior year at Morgan Springs High starts off like any other—boring and routine. Little does she know, fate has other plans. COLE ALDRICH—a mysteriously attractive new addition has arrived and will change everything. Katrina's world is turned upside down, as secrets are revealed and the past comes back to find her. Will she succumb to her destiny or live to fight it?


I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Big picture-wise, Everlasting Bond has it's own personality and charm. It tells the story of Katrina, a simple girl trying to live a normal life with her brother Jake and her mother who's recovering from cancer, who encounters a series of enigmatic characters who would turn her world into shambles. It's when these characters are introduced quite so cliche in the story that starts the problem within me. The paranormal aspect, vampires and werewolves , wasn't expounded enough in the beginning for me to get attached to it.

Katrina's whole personality throughout the whole ordeal made her come off as some sort of brat that only really thought about herself in the end. At some point she mentions "all the suffering she went through" and this was after Andrew told her how Cole and some others were in danger and have actually died to protect her. That really messed a lot of my sympathy points for her. She was violated, almost raped and harassed by different people. Her lack of conviction bothered me a lot. I wish Andrew and Jake's relationship were shown even more.

Overall, it was very difficult to be attached to the entire story except for some aspects that I found to be very good. Perhaps when Katrina finally decides what she wants and becomes a strong character by herself and the story could finally pick up.

Rating: ♚♚

Stacking The Shelves (6)

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Received For Review:

Unreap My Heart - Kate Evangelista
Alpha Goddess - Amalie Howard
True Fate - Shayna Varadeaux

I thank Netgalley and the authors for providing me with free copies of these books in exchange for an honest review.