Well as you all know I have this 3 month break in-between my uni modules and therefore I have a lot of spare time, so much spare time in fact that I managed to read 5 books in 4 days and after beginning this post it turned into 10 books in a week whoops. I know insane!
I am one of the those people that if I enjoy a book I can't put it down till I'm finished, I went to my INR appointments and I took my kindle, I went places with my sister my kindle came with! As anti-social as this is it is an unfortunate side of me that any-one in my life has to deal with, it's irreversible I'm afraid.
So I thought I would share a few thoughts on them, I'm not someone who is great at book reviews but thought I'd share a few of my views on the books I've been reading and whether I think others should give them a go too.
Before we get started I should probably warn you that I'm a hopeless romantic when it comes to books I'm always routing for a couple to get together whether thats a bad idea or not and I read a lot of romantic based books, so just a little FYI for you all there:-
So firstly we have Divergent by Veronica Roth. Amazon describe as this -->
I'm a little bit useless when it comes to describing things why do we think I only got a C in English Literature and Language? So I will be taking the blurb from amazon. This book presents a different version of the world that we know, one separated into factions all of which have different characteristics that define that faction. At the age of 16 they are made to decide, after a 'test' of sorts, whether they will stay in the faction they have grown up in or whether they will go to another faction altogether, all but abandoning their family this is the choice that is faced by Tris (main character). When she makes the choice Tris is faced with an entirely new life and turns to and falls in love with the last person she expects to.
I really enjoyed this book because it was something I hadn't come across before, it had bit of a Hunger Games-esque-ness to it but it was different. It also includes a nice romance story as well which I'm always partial to because I always love routing for a couple to succeed. I think if your a Hunger games fan then this will certainly be up your alley.
Insurgent starts from where Divergent leaves off, this one includes a bit more trials and tribulations as Tris must uncover some secrets, it involves lying and deceit to some of the people she loves and trusts most but at the end we are left we quite a cliffhanger that leaves you wanting to read the 3rd book immediately which unfortunately doesn't come out till later this year.
I think this book wasn't quite as good as Divergent but in my experience trilogies tend to have a 'filler' book as I like to call it, the one that may not be quite as good as the first book but is paving the way for the big finale in the 3rd and final book which I cannot wait to read!!!
For almost two years now, Kiera's boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she's ever wanted: loving, tender, and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source - a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes . . . and one thing's for sure - nothing will ever be the same.
Once again this book brings out the hopeless romantic in me, not that I ever condone cheating of any kind, this book truly does make you route for the couple that you know should be together. Kiera and Denny are the couple that seem to be together simply for obligation sake and although Denny seems like a nice guy, you can't help but love Kellan more. This book is also followed on by effortless and reckless (which I also read) and they are probably equally as good as thoughtless. These books aren't what I would say are go out immediately and buy them type books but if you are in-between books and have the spare time then read them type books and they make you feel happy after you have read them :).
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire is the first of two books and amazon describes it as -->
Abby Abernathy doesn't drink or swear and she works hard. Abby believes she has created enough distance between her and the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college, her dreams of a new beginning are quickly challenged by the university's walking one-night stand. Bad Boy. Travis Maddox, handsome, built, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby needs - and wants - to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight club, and his days as the notorious college Lothario. A disaster waiting to happen...Intrigued by Abby's resistance to his charms, Travis tricks her into his life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain celibate for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis' apartment for the same amount of time. Or the start of something beautiful? Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match. Or that this is the start of an obsessive, intense relationship that will lead them both into unimaginable territory...
This book was introduced to me by some of my friends on twitter and I can't tell you how pleased I am that I read it! You fall in love with Travis immediately and although you should be repulsed by the fact that he is a 'walking one night stand' you just can't help but love him. He has a cheeky boyish charm about him that you can't help but love and then he seems to fall head over heels for Abby who he affectionately nicknames 'pigeon'. This book is also followed on by 'Walking Disaster' which is from Travis' point of view which makes you love him even more. If you read this I think you will want a Travis Maddox in your life
Now the Providence trilogy by Jamie McGuire is 'providence', 'Requiem' & 'Eden' and Amazon describe them like this--->
PROVIDENCE: In the old world shadows of Providence, Rhode Island, Nina Grey finds herself the center of a war between Hell and Earth.Struggling with her father’s recent death, Nina meets Jared Ryel by chance…or so she believes. Although his stunning good looks and mysterious talents are a welcome distraction, it soon becomes clear that Jared knows more about Nina than even her friends at Brown University. When questions outnumber answers, Jared risks everything to keep the woman he was born to save—by sharing the secret he was sworn to protect.When her father’s former associates begin following her in the dark, Nina learns that her father is not the man she thought he was, but a thief who stole from demons. Searching for the truth behind her father’s death, Nina stumbles upon something she never expected—something Hell wants—and only she holds the key.
REQUIEM: Dreaming of the dead might mean a restless night for anyone, but for Nina Grey it was a warning.Still healing from her last run-in with Hell, Nina struggles with not only her life as a Brown University student, but also as an intern at Titan Shipping, her father's company. Recurring nightmares about her father's violent death have become a nightly event, but being overwhelmed with guilt from Ryan's unexpected departure to the Armed Forces, and heart ache over Claire being across the ocean to protect him, Nina believes her sleepless nights are the least of her problems—but she's wrong.Worried about Nina's declining health, Jared must steal back Shax's book for answers. Fighting new enemies, and with the help of new friends, Jared's worst fear comes to fruition. Desperate, he is faced with a choice: Fight Hell alone, or start a war with Heaven.
EDEN: She had seen the unspeakable. She had learned the unknowable. Now, she would fight the invincible.In the third and final installment of the Providence series, Nina Grey will marry the wrong man, carry the child that was never supposed to be born, and fight a war she can’t win.Faced with the impossible task of protecting his new wife and unborn child against the throes of Hell, Jared Ryel is allowed no mistakes. Pressured to return the Naissance de Demoniac to Jerusalem, he revisits St. Ann’s to learn the answers were in front of him all along.Together, they must survive long enough to let their child save them—and the world.
Now these actually aren't something I would normally read which you may find unusual because it is essentially a love story but I do tend to avoid books which surround god and that type of thing. But I brought this set on a whim because I figured seeing how the author is the same as the one who wrote Beautiful disaster and Walking Disaster then it might be worth a go and it was only like £6.00 for all three so bargain!
This is actually a really beautiful story surrounding guardian angels and love that was just meant to be. Jared and Nina have to fight heaven and hell, literally, to be together and it's a beautiful story about perseverance and fighting against all the odds.
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I think out of all of them my favourite has to be beautiful disaster but the providence trilogy, divergent and insurgent come in a close second.
If any of you want to recommend books for me to read then please do because I'm currently trying to find some that I really want to read. I don't mind different genres I was just obviously going through a romantic phase this week lol just not the criminal, go into a tonne of detail about murdering some-one, type books they tend to freak me out.
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