Thursday, 31 March 2011

Review of Awakened by P.C & Kristin Cast

Book 8, eh? No it wasn't as bad as some of them. I am a fan of the House of Night and will definitely read everybook in the series. My main problem with Awakened was the same problem I have with most of the books. Zoey. And the general dialogue of the teens.

So Zoey and Stark are back from the Otherworld, Neferet is still a psycho, Kalona is still a douche with wings and Stevie Rae is in love with a bird. Good times? No! I didn't feel like much happened throughout this latest chapter, except at the end it got great with some unexpected and expected-but-good plot twists. 

I think if you are wanting to get into the House of Night books, it is worth it. I did enjoy Marked, Book 1 a lot. Don't try to start from Awakened though as it will make no sense at all!

So the characters. For some reason, Zoey drives me nuts. She is no Gabry, but I just can't empathise with her and have always found her to be the kind of girl I would not wanna know in real life. I hate the way the kids talk. I havent been 17 for awhile, but I don't remember talking that way, nor have I overheard anyone actually speak that way. For example: "I heart me some Jack" or "bullpoopie". And then there is Kramisha's poor grammer. It all is really irritating and childlike. 

This one can have a 2/5 because I like Rephaim and Cats. 


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Better World Books Comp ends this Friday 25 March at 12pm UK time 
here is the blog from a bit ago with all the details!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Review of the L.A Candy series by Lauren Conrad

I read the first two books, L.A Candy and Sweet Little Lies, a while ago now. I remember thinking they were alright. The books are basically The Hills in print form, so if you like the show than you would most likely enjoy the books.

I wouldn't call myself a massive Hills fan, in fact I gave up watching it a long time before it finished as it really started to get on my nerves, and I guess thats how I feel about the book series as well.
I was only a few pages into Sugar and Spice and I was already cringing. I always finish a book even if it isn't what I had expected, but I really struggled from those first few pages.

The story is this: Jane Roberts is a nobody from Santa Barbara who gets discovered when she she moves to LA with her friend Scarlett Harp. They get signed on to appear in a new reality TV show called LA Candy made by PopTV. They are cast with two other girls, Madison Park & Gaby Garcia, and meant to be insta-friends.

Jane begins dating a guy called Jesse but has feelings for a friend of hers called Braden. Madison gets jealous that Jane gets all the attention on the show and plans to destroy Jane's girl next door rep. Scarlett hates the whole thing and Gaby is a blip on the celebrity radar.

The fact that this story could pan over three books was odd, but then the fact that the Hills could be a show for so long was odd too. The only good thing about the books was Lauren's constant jabs at how fake the whole 'reality' tv thing is, which everyone knows anyway, but some parts of these books felt more fact than fiction.

The story is basically Lauren Conrad's life. It has the Heidi character, the Lo character, the Audrina and Whitney, even the Jason. 

I'm afraid, sadly, I don't know how it ended, I did what I never do and took it back to the library after three chapters. I just couldn't handle the way it was written. I could have probably finished it if i didn't have to read the words "Soooooo" and "Ummm" every paragraph.

I'm really sorry to anyone who loves these books or the show. I don't want to offend anyones tastes etc. and as I said I did like the first two enough, I think I've just been reading some really great books this last year or so and I really wasn't in the state of mind for the last installment.

I give the entire series a 1.5/5

Saturday, 19 March 2011


Is anyone on Wattpad? I love it. here is the first chapter of my latest book, Excess

It's a young adult dystopian romancey type thing.
come add me on wattpad, or send me some links to your work and ill post them wherever i can!

love mish <3

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Review of Penitence by Jennifer Laurens

When we left Heavenly, Zoe and Matthias were in Paradise, happy and in love. But now Zoe is back and hasn't seen Matthias since she died.

Zoe soon starts to see a new spirit, he reminds her of Matthias, but doesn't have the same comforting feeling she had around him. She thinks that he is her new guardian. She was wrong, so, so wrong.

Albert is an evil spirit. He thrives on pain and suffering. He is Matthias' father, hellbent on destroying his son and all that he loves. This of course, includes Zoe. 

Those around Zoe soon begin to make some horrible choices in their lives. Partly due to the horrid black spirits that ride their backs, spirits which Zoe can unfortunately see and do nothing about. 

Some of Zoe's friends begin to turn on her, the others seem to change into people unlike their true selves, the only person Zoe feels she can trust is Weston Larson (of all people). Weston is not only the boy Britt loves, but he is also part of the duo who tried to assault Zoe. 

Penitence is a great second book to Heavenly. It expands more on the notion of choices, good and bad and I really like the development of characters like Chase and Krissy. Weston was a real turn-around character in this book. He is one of the only people who seemed to learn from his mistakes made in the first book, thus why he and Zoe bond and he and Britt fall apart.

the runaway quote from the book for me was: "I've come to realize that our actions bring us peace or fear.” which I feel really gets the theme of the book. 

The book ends with almost everybodies lives in disarray due to the presence of Albert and the evil spirits. I feel something big coming with either Krissy or Chase and can't wait to get Absolution. 

Again, I can't fault Jennifer Laurens's writing style. It's great and obviously I enjoy the characters and plot, so again I give this book a 4/5

I apologise if this review is all over the shop, I am currently very ill and my head is spinning in a very un-user-friendly kinda way :)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Competition Time!

I am feeling generous! To celebrate, I am giving away 4 books. They are from Better World Books, which if you are not familiar, is a charity book site helping to promote and aide world literacy. 

The books are:

As they are charity books they are marked as 'Good Condition', not brand newies. 

To enter all you need to do is firstly 'like' the FB page (if you havent already) 
and MOST IMPORTANTLY please visit and post your 'fantasy cast' for any of the books above and post the link on the FB discussion page, along with the book you wish to win.*

I know it may seem like a lot for some old books, but it is supporting a good cause!

<3 Misha 

*If you havent read any of the books, you obviously wont know who to cast etc. So if this is the case, simply cast your fav book and mention on the fb discussion page which book you want to win.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Review of Anxious Hearts by Tucker Shaw

 Eva and Gabe, Evangeline and Gabriel. Two young lovers existing in different times. Torn apart and determined to find a way back together.

This is a clever and beautiful book based on the epic Longellow poem ' Evangeline'. Shaw has done a brilliant job of writing from the POV of both Eva and Gabriel, skipping back and forth between time. 
It is very beautifully written and well portrays the angst both sets of young lovers feel. It is also a very easy read and I recommend reading the poem as well to really get the setting and emotions before reading the book.

 It's a story about love, about determination and about not giving up.

Here is the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem that inspired the story

I give it a 3.5/5

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Review of Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Jacinda is not your normal 16 year old (but are any of the protags these days?). Not only is she part of a special race called the draki, which are descendents from dragons with the ability to shift into human form, she is also a fire-breather. This is exceptionally rare with the draki and thus making Jacinda a pretty hot commodity as far as mates go.

Although, after a bout of rule-breaking and nearly being caught by a group of hunters, including a mysterious (ahem and sexy) young man who finds Jacinda but lets her go, Jace's mother decides they need to leave the pride for the safety of her daughter who will certainly suffer the wrath of the Alpha.

In the human world Jacinda is none too pleased. Her twin sister Tamra on the other hand is over-the-moon. 

Jacinda must learn to adapt and accept the human world, something which she most definitely does not want to do as this means giving up her draki self - for good.

Things change however when, during her first day at new high school, she spots the sexy hunter who let her free - Will...

I kinda knew I would enjoy this book when I first heard about it. I am sucker for anything YA fantasy, but after a while the faerie/wolf/vamp thing can get repetitive. I think this is an original concept, I have always liked dragons as well so that aspect was pretty neat.

From the first page I was hooked. Sophie Jordan manages to instantly create another world that I longed to be a part of. Jacinda, as a lead, was not as annoying as some mains can be. The other characters were enjoyable as well. 

The writing style is simple, but not in a bad way, it was easy to read and entertaining which is generally how I like my books to be. 

I give this a 5/5 

(for future reference I rate things by a) general story b) main characters c) writing style)

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