Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Dead Rules Review



Author: Randy Russell
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
Published By: Harper Teen
Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

*I won this book in a giveaway @ Fiktshunn

Summary
Till death
Jana Webster and Michael Haynes were in love. They were destined to be together forever.
Do
But Jana's destiny was fatally flawed. And now she's in Dead School, where Mars Dreamcote lurks in the back of the classroom, with his beguiling blue eyes, mysterious smile, and irresistibly warm touch.
Us
Michael and Jana were incomplete without each other. There was no room for Mars in Jana's life—or death—story. Jana was sure Michael would rush to her side soon.
Part
But things aren't going according to Jana's plan. So Jana decides to do whatever it takes to make her dreams come true—no matter what rules she has to break.

My Thoughts
  From the moment I started this book all I could think was Tim Burton could make a killer movie out of this. It's dark and macabre but has a quirky charm. One of my favourite lines from the book was in the first few pages and it really showcases Jana's personality and the strange atmosphere the book invokes, so I thought I would share it. " If I strangle you right now as hard as I can, will you quit talking like that?" Jana asked"  Now this could be said in a number of ways and not be weird, but she says it in a very serious way and it totally cracked me up.
  I feel like this book is ultimately about how people perceive things, and intead of a coming of age tale it's a coming to grips with your demise tale. Like how the love you felt in a relationship can be your whole world and the most important thing to you, but be suffocating and irrational to someone else. Or feeling your death was brought on by some indiscretion on your part, where someone else feels it was just your time. You watch everyone deal with their deaths in different ways, some just going with the flow, some struggling, some seeking redemption, and even some plotting to help others meet their maker.
The characters in the book were great, even ones with small parts. There was a wide range of personalities that were as unique as each of their deaths, they all brought there own flavour and purpose to the story.  
 Dead Rules was really fun to read and  I loved every single page of this book, I can't wait to read more by Randy Russell. This book gets 5 out of 5.



Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waited on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted a @ Breaking The Spine!

This one is a long ways away but I love the cover and I;m really starting to get into Dystopian's

Title: Hollow
Author: Richard Denney
Publication Date:  May 8, 2012

Summary
Welcome to the house of Hollow. 
In a dystopian future, sixteen year old Leah Munro has been sold to a rich woman in a crippling mansion. Soon Leah discovers that there is something mysterious going on around the home, and with the help of three other girls, she attempts to uncover what is truly happening... what lies beyond all of the plexiglass windows and the hideous screams in the middle of the night? Leah will soon find out.

This book is torturing me, Swoon has become one of my favourite books EVER and I can't flippin wait for Swear. If you haven't read Swoon you need to do so now!
Title: Swear (Swoon #2)
Author: Nina Malkin
Publication Date: October 18, 2011

Summary
A promise broken. A bond betrayed. It’s been six months since ghost-turned golem Sinclair Youngblood Powers confessed his love, stole Dice’s heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark of Sin’s love remains on her skin, still sore. But Dice has been throwing herself into music, finding solace in song and sometimes even in the arms of her band mate, Tosh. Life seems almost…normal. The last thing Dice wants is to mess with anything remotely supernatural. But when her best friend’s boyfriend goes missing, Dice has no choice but to become very much involved. She knows that his disappearance was no accident, and it somehow has everything to do with Sin. Because Dice can feel it: Sin is back. And the promises and deceptions he left in his wake have returned to haunt him.

 That's it, what are you waiting for?

Monday, 25 July 2011

Moonlight Review


Title: Moonlight (Dark Guardian #1)
Publication Date: March 3, 2009
Published By: Harper Teen
Format: Paperback, 263 pages

*I borrowed this book from the library

Summary
KAYLA is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying-and thrilling-gene that will change her life forever. 
LUCAS is dangerous, gorgeous ... and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way. 
As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny

My Thoughts
 I was pleasantly surprised by this book, i picked it up at the library out of curiosity and lack of other choices, and I  really enjoyed it. It was a quick, light read.
 The book takes place in a national park which already sets it apart from the abundance of boarding schools and small towns. The pace of the book wasn't heart pounding but it was steady and kept me interested. The best part was the plot towards the end, I had a feeling something was off but it totally surprised me. The wolf lore was interesting and had some new perspectives I've yet to encounter which is always good, when you read as much paranormal as I do it's always nice to see a new twist.
  The story revolves around Kayla who I instantly liked, she is a girl who has her feet firmly planted in the ground and takes the crap life has thrown at her pretty elegantly. Lucas was a bit typical of the brooding YA boy, but still likeable.  Lucas and the supporting characters didn't get as much development as I would have liked but it seems the author will get more in depth with them in the next installments.
 My only blatant complaint was the ending, it was a bit too clean cut for me. When everything comes together that well I have a hard time not thinking "suuuuure" (in a totally sarcastic tone), but there are more books so obviously something goes wrong, right?





Sunday, 24 July 2011

Misfit Review


Title: Misfit 
 Author:Jon Skovron
Publication Date: August 1, 2011
Published By: Amulet
Format: Galley

*This book was provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Summary
Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help. 
But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much. 
Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.

My Thoughts
I'll admit it's taken me almost a week to read this book, that's highly unusual for me. The first 100 pages kind of bored me, though I'm thinking that may be my own fault and not the writers. The first bit there is a lot of explaining and plot building and most of it revolves around a lot of different religions and myths, I'm not well versed in either of these things, I know enough to get me through. So I'm thinking where some people would have thought, "Oh, right. Yeah I get what he's saying." I didn't. Once all that was out of they way and the story started to flow and take on a life of it's own, I couldn't stop reading. I was up til 3:40 last night and I look like it.
Just like the beginning of the story I found Jael boring until she got her demon prowess back, then she became interesting, even developing a snarky attitude which I enjoyed. My fav character in this book goes to Rob though, hands down. He's sweet, quirky, he's a skateboarder and he makes me smile...often.
The author tackles a lot of philisophical musings and he's got some really interesting explanantions and ideas for the Why's and What's of life. There's also some interesting mash-up of gods, goddesses and other creatures from different religions and beliefs. There were a few parts of the book where I got a little squeamish, even a little scared. Overall this books is really interesting to read and I'm glad I did,. Even if it didn't start out that way. 4 out of 5.





In My Mailbox #10


IMM is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren

Just a few books this week, but I am excited about all of them!
Here is what I bought this week.


Sweep Volume 2 (Dark Magic, Awakening and Spellbound) by Cate Tiernan
Sweep Volume 3 (The Calling, Changeling and Strife) by Cate Tiernan
Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely #2)

 This book I won from Rachel @ Fiktshunn


Dead Rules by Randy Russell


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Frostbite Review


Title: Frostbite (Vampire Academy #2)
Publication Date: April 10, 2008
Published By: Razorbill
Format: Paperback, 327 pages

*I purchased this book

Summary
It's winter break at St. Vladimir's, but Rose is feeling anything but festive. A massive Strigoi attack has put the school on high alert, and now the Academy's crawling with Guardians—including Rose's hard-hitting mother, Janine Hathaway. And if hand-to-hand combat with her mom wasn't bad enough, Rose's tutor Dimitri has his eye on someone else, her friend Mason's got a huge crush on her, and Rose keeps getting stuck in Lissa's head while she's making out with her boyfriend, Christian! The Strigoi are closing in, and the Academy's not taking any risks… This year, St. Vlad's annual holiday ski trip is mandatory.

But the glittering winter landscape and the posh Idaho resort only create the illusion of safety. When three friends run away in an offensive move against the deadly Strigoi, Rose must join forces with Christian to rescue them. But heroism rarely comes without a price…

 My Thoughts
I am in love with this series and I'm wishing I bought them all at once. The second installment in the Vampire Academy series starts off with a bang and ends with a bigger one, it was more emotional not only because you become more invested in the characters but also because so much happens. There is also the introduction of a new character and I'm hoping he sticks around. He fits my love of the mysterious bad boy to a tee so he immediately found a place close to my heart.  I found the conflict in this book was better developed and more intriguing than in Vampire Academy.  The pace wasn't quite as steady as it was in  Vampire Academy, it had a bit of lag time in the middle but Mead's writing still keeps your attention in the slower moments.
 Everyone loves Dimitri and Rose, I do too, but I really enjoy the relationship between Rose and her best friend Lissa's boyfriend Christian. There is some jealousy and animosity between the two because they have to share Lissa's attention, but the give and take of insults and sarcasm is fun to read. I found myself looking forward to their scenes almost as much as Rose and Dimitri's. The funny thing is if it wasn't for Lissa I bet they would be the best of friends.
 Frostbite was an wicked follow up to an awesome start, Vampire Academy is working it's way to the top of my most loved series list. 5 out of 5.




Thursday, 21 July 2011

Follow Friday #11




This weeks question is:
Name 3 authors that you would love to sit down and spend an hour or a meal with just talking about either their books or get advice on writing from?

Definitely Holly Black, her books have a dark side that I really enjoy and I'd love to talk to her just to find out where she comes up with her characters and plots.
Rachel Vincent, she seems really cool and down to earth and has recently became one of my favourite writers. 
This is hard.
Last but not least Edgar Allen Poe, I want the answers to the mystery's surrounding his death and what exactly his stories were based on...that would be an interesting conversation to say the least.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking The Spine.


Title: The Hidden (The Hollow #3)
Author: Jessica Verday
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Published By: Simon Pulse

Summary
Abbey knows that Caspian is her destiny. Theirs is a bond that transcends even death. But as Abbey finally learns the full truth about the dark fate that links her to Caspian and ties them both to the town of Sleepy Hollow, she suddenly has some very hard choices to make. Caspian may be the love of her life, but is that love worth dying for?

The Hollow was a good book but it was a bit long, but The Hidden really picked up the pace and made me love the series, so I can't wait for this one to see how it all ends.

Monday, 18 July 2011

In My Mailbox #9


IMM is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren!

These are the books I bought this week, I only paid 3 dollars for all of them but Perfect Chemistry at a used book store, Gawd I am in love with that place!
Darkfever (Fever #1) by Karen Marie Moning
Bloodfever (Fever #2) by Karen Marie Moning
Pretty Little Devils by Nancy Holder
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray
Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry #2) by Simone Elkeles

 These are books I won, The Revenant from Sonia Gensler's blog and Intertwined from Cait @ The Cait Files for her Graduation Giveaway. Thank you :)
The Revenant by Sonia Gensler
Intertwined (Intertwined #1) by Gena Showalter

This I borrowed from the library, I've already read it and loved it so I ordered volumes 1-4 off amazon already.
Sweep Volume 1 (Book Of Shadows, The Coven, Blood Witch) by Cate Tiernan

Friday, 15 July 2011

The Forest of Hands and Teeth Review


Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1)
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publication Date: February 9, 2010
Published By: Delacorte Books
Format: Paperback, 308 pages

*I purchased this book*

Summary
In Mary's world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

My Thoughts
The most accurate way I can describe this book is the movie The Village meets 28 Days later. Sounds intense right? It definitely is.
The driving force in this book is fierce determination, faith and a girl named Mary who's biggest dream is to see the elusive ocean her mother told her stories about as a kid. Add a beautiful love story that's the most selfless I've yet to read about and the looming of death that you aren't just aware of, it's something you see, hear, smell and can physically touch since anyone can remember. You're left with a book you can not put down and thrusts every imaginable emotion on you.
That is literally all you need to know. Read this book, you won't regret it.




Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted at Breaking The Spine


Title: Deadly Little Voices (Touch #4)
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publication Date: December 6, 2011

Summary
High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable. 
With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?

I absolutely love the Touch series and I love Lauria Faria Stolarz' writing, it's addictive, once you start you can't stop, and she also writes really great characters.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Vampire Academy Review


Title: Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1)
 Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: August 16, 2007
Published By: Razorbill
Format: Paperback, 332 pages

* I purchased this book

Summary
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger. . . .
Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi— the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

My Thoughts
I've seen these books around forever but their covers never really held any appeal for me and I figured classic cliche crappy vampire book. Yes, I judge a book by it's cover, and yes I'm re-evaluating my ways because clearly I'm missing out.
Vampire academy has an original take on vampires that is now one of my favorites. There are actually two different breeds (one good, one bad) AND a halfbreed(guardians). This all makes for some really interesting mythology and provides the author with a lot of writing possibilities.
The plot unravels at a steady speed giving you just enough to keep you flipping pages until three in the morning (yes, that's exactly what I did). on top of that there are secrets and rumors flying from all directions making you question everyone in the book and their intentions.
Rose is my new favorite female protagonist. She has more attitude than anyone knows what to do with and she is nothing if not loyal to her best friend Lissa. Lissa is the yin to Rose's yang the girl couldn't be more different but that is exactly why they're so great together. Then there is Dimitri...you have to read about him, I can't accurately describe his...everything.
I didn't set this down until I was done, and I can't picture anyone doing so, it's definitely a must read. Just make sure you have time to read a whole book before you start it, trust me. Vampire Academy gets 5 out of 5!




Monthly Book Giveaway

Book Giveaway

Check it out I got a Giveaway button so you can add it to your sidebars as a reminder, when you click it, it will take you back to the monthly giveaway page. You don't HAVE to add it, only if you want to. Anyway I hope you like this months choices, it was really hard to pick there are so many great books coming out!


Wildfire (Wildfire #1) by Karsten Knight
Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris
Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer
Supernaturally (Paranormalcy #2) by Kiersten White
Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers

*links will take you to the books Goodreads page.

Rules
*Giveaway is open wherever The Book Depository ships
*Giveaway ends July 31, 2011
*Must be 13 yrs. or older to enter
*Reads With Wreckless Abandon is not responsible for items lost, stolen, or damaged in the mail.

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Sunday, 10 July 2011

In My Mailbox #8


In My Mailbox is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren!

It's official I have a problem, I have 26 books I still haven't read and I buy books like I'll die if I don't. Someone needs to lend me some self control!

Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr
Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely #3) by Melissa Marr
Angel Burn by L.A. Weatherly
Raven by Allison Van Diepen
Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead
Dark Heart Forever (Dark Heart Forever #1) by Lee Monroe
Shadow Hills by Anatasia Hopcus 
My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamers #4) by Rachel Vincent
Unraveled (Intertwined #2) by Gena Showalter

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Blue Is For Nightmares Review


Title: Blue is for Nightmares (Blue Is For Nightmares #1)
Publication Date: November 8, 2003
Published By: Llewellyn Books
Format: Paperback, 283 pages

*I purchased this book

Summary
Stacey's junior year at boarding school isn't easy. She's not the most popular girl at school, or the smartest, or the prettiest. She's got a crush on her best friend's boyfriend, and an even darker secret that threatens to ruin her friendships for good. And now she's having nightmares again. Not just any nightmares – these dreams are too real to ignore, like she did three years ago. The last time she ignored them, a little girl died. This time they're about Drea, her best friend who's become the target of one seriously psycho stalker. It started with weird e-mails and freaky phone calls. Now someone's leaving Drea white lilies – the same death lilies that have been showing up in Stacey's dreams. Everybody thinks it's just a twisted game . . . until another girl at school is brutally murdered. There are no witnesses. Worst of all, no one has a perfect alibi. With everyone as a potential suspect, Stacey turns to the one secret weapon she can trust – the folk magic taught to her by her grandmother. Will Stacey's magic be strong enough to expose the true killer, or will the killer make her darkest nightmares come true?

My Thoughts
I read and loved the first two books of Laurie Faria Stolarz's Touch series and adored them, and Cait a blogger friend of mine suggested I give this series a try, and I'm so glad she did, Thanks Cait!. I am totally Stolarz's newest fangirl.
The mystery in this book was executed really well, no matter how much you want to believe in a characters innocence Stolarz has you questioning everyone's motives. Main and side characters alike. The wiccan elements in the book really added to the story, not distracting from it. I'm confident you could take them out and still have a great story, they just add more depth and colour to it. It also made Steacy's character that much more intriguing.
Stolarz has a knack for getting inside the teenage brain and it shows in her writing, the characters have a natural feel, less like their imagined and more like actual people she's based them on. Steacy and her friends Amber and Drea couldn't be more different but their personalities suit each other. Drea is the gorgeous spoiled friend that loves you more then anything. Amber is the wacky but highly entertaining friend that encourages the stuff you shouldn't do and Steacy is the grounded logical one that always has your back.
I loved this book and I'm definitely purchasing the next in the series it was a really fun read with a great mystery. Blue is For Nightmares gets 4 out of 5!



Ruined Review


Title: Ruined  
Author: Paula Morris
Publication Date: August 1, 2010
Published by: Point
Format: Paperback, 309 pages

*I purchased this book

Summary
Rebecca couldn't feel more out of place in New Orleans. She's staying in a creepy house with her aunt, who reads tarot cards. And at the snooty prep school, a pack of filthy-rich girls treat Rebecca like she's invisible. Only gorgeous, unavailable Anton Grey gives Rebecca the time of day, but she wonders if he's got a hidden agenda. Then one night, in Lafayette Cemetery, Rebecca makes a friend: sweet, mysterious Lisette. There's just one catch. 
Lisette is a ghost. A ghost with a deep, dark secret, and a serious score to settle. 
As Rebecca is drawn deeper into a web of curses and cryptic customs, she uncovers startling truths about her own history. Will Rebecca be able to right the wrongs of the past, or has everything been ruined beyond repair?

My Thoughts
This book killed me with it's pace. I'd pick it up, read, set it down, find something to do, convince myself to see it through, pick it back up, then repeat the previous process. I took me 3 full days to read this short book. I swear I had the whole thing figured out by the halfway point so why did it take so long to play out. The idea of this book was a good one, it has a great little mystery but there is way too much filler and not enough substance. Not to mention the lead character is mopy, and totally boring in every sense of the word. The voice she took up in mind was very monotone. Overall Ruined gets 2 stars simply because I finished it, Otherwise it would have scored a one but I felt the need to end it. I also felt the need to write this review even though I didn't want to, so I could warn any would-be readers. I'm not recommending this one. Damn pretty covers!




Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Nightshade Review


Title: Nightshade (Nightshade #1)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publication Date: June 28, 2011
Published By: Penguin Young Readers Group
Format: Paperback, 454 page

*I purchased this book

Summary
Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?

My Thoughts
 From start to finish Nightshade was an awesome book. I assumed a strictly werewolf story was what was in store but there are a lot of other creatures in the book. I really enjoyed all the characters in this book and the original spin on the supernatural beings that takes up residence in these pages.  The story line was fun to follow and kept me guessing. Even though I did catch on to the end game a bit before the characters did, it was still interesting to see it play out.
I'll say it now and get it out, I am team Ren 100%, so this opinion may be biased.
 Calla induced a lot of mixed feeling in me. When it comes to her pack she is a fierce leader and does what I think she believes is best for them, though sometimes it's glaringly obvious it isn't. She has a hard exterior but inside she's an unsure and hormonally ruled teenager, which was my soft spot for her that kept me from ripping my hair out at some of her more reckless choices.
 Ren is awesome in all his alpha wolfish glory, I think the alpha wolf bit may be what has me swooning for him so completely. Shay is nice, sure, but he's not Ren. I'll go as far as saying despite the love he swears he has for Calla the things he convinces her to do quite obviously go against what is best for her survival.
 The rest of the packs both Bane and Nightshade were great, so many diverse personalities all holding their own appeal. I really enjoyed the scenes that included both packs. Now, the ending, holy cliffhanger. If there was any doubt I'd be picking up the next installment Wolfsbane, that was swiftly dealt with in the last chapter. I am chomping at the bit to get my hands on it. Overall great way to start a series I'm sure I'll love. Nightshade gets 4 out of 5.




Monday, 4 July 2011

Forgotten Review

Title: Forgotten 
  Author: Cat Patrick
Publication Date: June 7, 2011
Published By: Little, Brown
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

*I borrowed this book from the library

Summary
Each night when 16 year-old London Lane goes to sleep, her whole world disappears. In the morning, all that's left is a note telling her about a day she can't remember. The whole scenario doesn't exactly make high school or dating that hot guy whose name she can't seem to recall any easier. But when London starts experiencing disturbing visions she can't make sense of, she realizes it's time to learn a little more about the past she keeps forgetting-before it destroys her future. 

Part psychological drama, part romance, and part mystery, this thought-provoking novel will inspire readers to consider the what-if's in their own lives and recognize the power they have to control their destinies.

My Thoughts
Forgotten was a very intriguing and fun read. the whole idea of the book is really cool and it reeled me right in. The characters and story were well written and there are unexpected plot twists which are always good, they keep you interested.
London forgets her day every morning at 4:33 am so she has virtually no past, but even weirder is she remembers her future the way we do our past. She recalls random snippets and details of certain events. I thought this was going to be hard to follow but it's written really well and I had no problems following it at all. I also had no idea how completely I take knowing what I did yesterday for granted, even small things like who I talked to or what I wore. You really feel for London's character because such small and trivial tasks become difficult for her. For example on her last day of school she has no idea what classes she takes or where her locker is because she has no future to "remember" these things by. She does have help though from her mother and her best friend Jamie, the only people who know of her condition. She also writes notes to herself each night on things she can't forget.
This brain malfunction does have it's little upsides though, like Luke. He's totally sweet and adorable and not the usual bad boy YA love interest. The bad thing is that she forgets him everyday but it's also kind of a good thing. She gets to rediscover him everyday and never get that sense of boredom. Her reaction to him each morning is actually kind of funny.
This was a quick easy read and is one of my favourite releases this year, I'm giving Forgotten 4 out of 5.




In My Mailbox #7 and Monthly Book Giveaway


IMM is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren!

I bought all these books this week, although two are secondhand.

Bitten (Women Of The Otherworld #1) by Kelley Armstrong
Insatiable (Insatiable #1) by Meg Cabot
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares
A Certain Slant Of Light by Laura Whitcomb
The Forest Of Hands And Teeth (The Forest Of Hands and Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan
The Iron Witch (The Iron Witch #1) by Karen Mahoney  

*All links read to the books Goodreads page.

Now for my Giveaway winner, I know it's late but Canada day weekend kept me pretty busy!
Thank you to everyone who entered.
The winner is Sonia @ The Story Queen!

She picked Everlasting by Alyson Noel, Happy Reading Sonia and Congratulations!!
(Winner has 24 hrs. to respond to e-mail or another winner will be chosen)