Review: The Fire Sermon (The Fire Sermon, #1) – Francesca Haig

Release Date: February 23rd 2015
Published By: HarperVoyager
Pages: 423
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Rating: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: When Zach and I were born our parents must have counted and recounted: limbs, fingers, toes. We were perfect. They would have been disbelieving: nobody dodged the split between Alpha and Omega.
Nobody.

They were born together and they will die together.

One strong Alpha twin and one mutated Omega; the only thing they share is the moment of their death.

The Omegas live in segregation, cast out by their families as soon as their mutation becomes clear. Forced to live apart, they are ruthlessly oppressed by their Alpha counterparts.

The Alphas are the elite. Once their weaker twin has been cast aside, they’re free to live in privilege and safety, their Omega twin far from their thoughts.

Cass and Zach are both perfect on the outside: no missing limbs, no visible Omega mutation. But Cass has a secret: one that Zach will stop at nothing to expose.

The potential to change the world lies in both their hands. One will have to defeat the other to see their vision of the future come to pass, but if they’re not careful both will die in the struggle for power.

Review: In this post-apocalyptic world, there are lots of side effects of “The Blast”, but most notably is the fact that everyone is born a twin. One boy and one girl. One Alpha and one Omega. One perfect twin and one deformed. And while the Alphas would like nothing more than to remove their poisonous other half, they cannot as the Omegas are tied to their own mortality. The Alphas and Omegas are born together, and they will die together.

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Luscious Libraries #4

Hi everyone! As we all love books (that’s given since we are all here), and we all love looking at all things bookish. So I thought I would bring you some of the most luscious libraries from around the world. I hope  you enjoy trotting around the globe looking at some of the best places that house thousands or millions of books in stylish fashion! 

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Review: City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare

Release Date: May 27th 2014
Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Book
Pages: 725
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Rating: 3 out of 5

Synopsis: In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary’s own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris – but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee – even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned…

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!

Review: This review contains spoilers for the previous books in ‘The Mortal Instruments’ series.

The dramatic conclusion for The Mortal Instruments has arrived. We left City of Lost Souls with Sebastian planning on destroying the world with the help of his newly made Endarkened ones. Sebastian left the Nephilim with a message “ΕRCHOMAI” – I am coming. But now, another has been received - I have come. Sebastian is out to destroy the world that does not love him, to burn down the world that rejects him and nothing in this world can stop him.

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W..W..W.. Wednesdays

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to tell you what I have been up to for the past week.  W..W..W.. Wednesdays is a weekly meme bought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.

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Luscious Libraries #3

Hi everyone! As we all love books (that’s given since we are all here), and we all love looking at all things bookish. So I thought I would bring you some of the most luscious libraries from around the world. I hope  you enjoy trotting around the globe looking at some of the best places that house thousands or millions of books in stylish fashion!
 
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Insurgent Movie Featurettes

 

The long awaited sequel Insurgent is hitting theatres today! And I know everyone is excited to see the next instalment in the Divergent series on the big screen!!!

Sadly I won’t be getting to an advance screening (fingers crossed for Allegiant), but I will be heading to the cinemas as soon as I can so that I can see more of Tris and Four (okay, mainly Four.. preferably shirtless).

The wonderful people at Entertainment One Australia have provided us with some featurettes to help get us in the mood for this highly anticipated movie (like we needed any more reasons to get excited – but yay!). So, please enjoy the below featurettes they have kindly allowed us to share with you.

 

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Review: Confess – Colleen Hoover

Release Date: March 10th 2015
Published By: Atria Books
Pages: 320
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Synopsis: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin.

Review: There are multiple things I like about Colleen Hoover’s books. Her ability to make you relate to the characters, her ability to pull on your heart-strings, her ability to make you question her characters secrets, to tackle tough subjects, and mostly, to make you think about a situation just a little bit differently. And Confess did all these things, but sadly, it wasn’t my favourite of Colleen’s books.

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W..W..W.. Wednesdays

It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to tell you what I have been up to for the past week.  W..W..W.. Wednesdays is a weekly meme bought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.

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Luscious Libraries #2

Hi everyone! As we all love books (that’s given since we are all here), and we all love looking at all things bookish. So I thought I would bring you some of the most luscious libraries from around the world. I hope  you enjoy trotting around the globe looking at some of the best places that house thousands or millions of books in stylish fashion!

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Stacking the Shelves #99

 

Hi everyone! Another week has passed so it time  once again for Stacking the Shelves and to tell you those I have added to my shelves recently.

Stacking the Shelves is what we have added to our bookshelves in couple of weeks. Stacking the Shelves is bought to you by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

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Review: Twisted Fate – Norah Olson

Release Date: January 20th 2015
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages: 272
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Rating: 2 out of 5

Synopsis: When Alyson meets Graham Copeland, the new boy next door, she instantly feels like he’s a kindred spirit—shy and awkward like her, someone who has trouble making friends. It’s impossible to resist having a crush on him.

As usual, her sister, Sydney, sees things differently. In Sydney’s mind, Graham’s odd personality and secretive past scream psychopath, not sweetheart. Her gut is telling her to stay away from him, and to protect a love-struck Alyson from her own naïveté. But despite her instincts, Sydney is surprised to realize that a part of her is drawn to Graham, too.

And the more Sydney gets to know him, the more she realizes just how right—and wrong—she is about everything.

Perfect for fans of Michelle Hodkin, and E. Lockhart’s We Were Liars,Twisted Fate is an unputdownable novel, teeming with suspense.

Review: Twisted Fate alludes to a suspenseful, dark and twisted story with its comparisons to We Were Liars and mentions of a secretive and possible psychopathic love interest, however this book fell well short of expectations it gave me.

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Luscious Libraries #1

Hi everyone! As we all love books (that’s given since we are all here), and we all love looking at all things bookish. So I thought I would bring you some of the most luscious libraries from around the world. I hope  you enjoy trotting around the globe looking at some of the best places that house thousands or millions of books in stylish fashion!

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Stacking the Shelves #98

 

Hi everyone! Another week has passed so it time  once again for Stacking the Shelves and to tell you those I have added to my shelves recently.

Stacking the Shelves is what we have added to our bookshelves in couple of weeks. Stacking the Shelves is bought to you by Tynga from Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

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Review: The Winner’s Crime (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) – Marie Rutkoski

Release Date: March 12th 2015
Published By: Bloomsbury
Pages: 368
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Synopsis: Lady Kestrel’s engagement to Valoria’s crown prince calls for great celebration: balls and performances, fireworks and revelry. But to Kestrel it means a cage of her own making. Embedded in the imperial court as a spy, she lives and breathes deceit and cannot confide in the one person she really longs to trust …

While Arin fights to keep his country’s freedom from the hands of his enemy, he suspects that Kestrel knows more than she shows. As Kestrel comes closer to uncovering a shocking secret, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth.

Lies will come undone, and Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them in this second book in the breathtaking Winner’strilogy.

Review: This review may contain spoilers for the first book in the series.

The Winner’s Crime is a stunning sequel in this amazing series. Marie Rutkoski  once again weaves strategy, mystery, political agenda, determination, deceit, lies, betrayal, loyalty and forbidden love into an wonderfully craft, suspenseful world. Darker and deadlier, The Winner’s Crime takes you on a new journey filled with uncovered truths, deep buried deceit, secrets, desire, power-plays and determination.

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Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros Studios: Magical Creatures

Hi everyone. During my trip last year I went to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter. And since this is everyone’s favourite book to move adaptation, I thought I would give you a tour of ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ while also bringing some of the books quotes to the behind the scenes of making of the movie.

We took a lot of photos during this tour, so I will these will be divided into a few different posts. This week are meeting some of our favourite magical creatures from the Harry Potter series.

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