August 25, 2010

Ghostgirl - Lovesick Giveaway - Sharing the Love!


As I enjoyed this book, I'd like to share it with someone else, for your chance to win, simply make a comment on this post.

(You don't have to have any sort of account to do this, you can simply select anonymous and write your name as the comment) 

I will draw the lucky winner next Wednesday, the 1st of September.

P.S.  for all those wondering, YES, the GIVEAWAY is INTERNATIONAL! 
The More the Merrier!

Ghostgirl: Lovesick by Tonya Hurley

The third novel in the Ghostgirl series, Tonya Hurley surprises us with another wonderful novel.

Where there's Love, there's life after death.

Charlotte Usher died. All because of a gummy bear. After the trials and tribulations of the afterlife, Dead Ed, and a phone help line, Charlotte and her classmate are sent back to earth for their last mission is they are ever to be allowed to enter heaven. Assigned to her old crush, Scarlett must change his life in some small way. But can Charlotte do this without the temptation sabotaging others lives? 

Ghostgirl: Lovesick, is a satirical take on the afterlife, with clashing, yet somehow complementary characters.  With comical dialogue and an engaging plot line, Hurley uses all her talents to make this novel one that I would recommend for girls aged 12-14.

Click here to go to the Ghostgirl Giveaway- Sharing the Love!

August 24, 2010

Coming Soon...

I just received these fabulous books from Penguin, look out for their reviews in the next few weeks!

EVER SINCE HAVEN MOORE CAN REMEMBER, SHE'S experienced visions of a previous life as a girl named Constance, whose love for her soulmate Ethan ended in tradgedy.

And then the sight of the world's hottest movie star, Iain Morrow, brings Haven to her knees. 
She knows she has met him before.
Is Iain her beloved Ethan?
Unable to deny her past any longer, seventeen-year-old Haven flees to New York to find him - and an epic love affair begins. 
But it is both deeply fated and terribly dangerous. Can Haven inlock the deadly secrets hidden in her past lives - and loves - before all is lost and Ethan disappears again... forever?


He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving, those who hunt him will find him and kill him.
But you can't run for ever.
So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, Jon decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People who he cares about - and who care about him. Never in John's short life has there been space for friendship, or even love.
But it's just a matter of time before John's secret is revealed.
He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed.

John is Number Four. He knows that he is next...

Dru Anderson might finally be safe. She’s at the largest Schola on the continent, and beginning to learn what it means to be svetocha–half vampire, half human, and all deadly. If she survives her training, she will be able to take her place in the Order, holding back the vampires and protecting the oblivious normal people.
But a web of lies and betrayals is still closing around her, just when she thinks she can relax a little. Her mentor Christophe is missing, her almost-boyfriend is acting weird, and the bodyguards she’s been assigned seem to know much more than they should. And then there’s the vampire attacks, the strange nightly visits, and the looks everyone keeps giving her. As if she should know something.
Or as if she’s in danger.
Someone high up in the Order is a traitor. They want Dru dead–but first, they want to know what she remembers of the night her mother died. Dru doesn’t want to remember, but it looks like she might have to–especially since once Christophe returns, he’ll be on trial for his life. The only person who can save him is Dru.
The problem is, once she remembers everything, she may not want to…


but within her is a rebel. She must follow her heart's desire, even if it means her family will reject her for the choices she makes.

These choices bring her adventure and a world she never knew existed - they also bring her loneliness...

Along the way, Persimmon undergoes the trials of love, heartbreak, doubt and the discovery of her own true value.
And she does it with the aid of a tiny, brave creature named Epiphany.

He looked to the sky, praying for rain, a downpour, some sign from the heavens that he should refuse the abomination contained in that flask. But all he saw was the bloated white face of the moon smiling down on him …
And the sky around it was cold and clear and black …
They made their circle of blood. And only the moon witnessed the slaughter that followed.
For Jamie Mackie, summer holidays in the coastal town of Rocky Head mean surfing, making money, and good times at the local music festival. But this year, vampires are on the festival’s line-up … fulfilling a pact made on the wreck of the Batavia, four hundred years ago. If their plans succeed, nobody in Rocky Head will survive to see out the new year.
Saltwater Vampires is a distinctly Australian vampire thriller.


 Lindsay thought she left Marlwood Academy behind for good. 

The girls there aren't just mean, they're evil - possessed by spirits of the dead. 

Then Lindsay discovers that she is possessed! Now she must go back to Marlwood to free herself once and for all.

But the secrets of Marlwood run deep... and the evil is much closer than Lindsay knows.


August 23, 2010

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Best selling author Alexandra Adornetto brings us another  treasure in her new novel, Halo.

Ivy, Gabriel and Bethany, three angels who are sent down from heaven to balance the forces of good and evil in the tranquil town of Venus Cove don't expect much to happen on their arrival. But are they wrong, love blossoms, secrets are shared and malignant spirits stir. But can this trio of heavenly messengers save the residents of Venus Cove, as well as themselves?

As soon as I turned the first page of Halo, I was sucked in.  Bewitching, engaging and delightful, Halo is definitely a novel to read.
16-Year-Old Angel Bethany is a baby compared to her peers, inexperienced and naive, Bethany struggles with human emotions and day-to-day situations that most of us think of as normal as breathing.

Adornetto's writing convinces you that you are in the novel itself, creating a true-to-life world that makes it possible to envision the  characters and plot in your mind with ease.

"Halo enchanted me from the very first page." Claudia Gray, #1 best-selling author of Evernight series.

One of my favourite novels, I would recommend Halo to any girl aged 13 - 18.

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Cherry Banana Split

Check out this fabulous blog called Cherry Banana Split. Reviewing only Australian Literature, Cherry Banana Split is the one-stop-blog for all your Australian literature needs.

Run by two 14-year-old girls from Western Australia, Anna and CherryDiva, this blog is a fabulous one to follow.



Anna. 14. social reject. sleep. showers. songs. day dreamer. deep thinker. cupcakes. cuddles. coward. roses. rain. random smiles waiting for the future, scared of missing out.


Hi everyone! CherryDiva and Anna Banana here! We're just two girls from Australia and this is our fabulous book blog! We review books from Down Under, and sometimes New Zealand or other countries if the book is really good! Feel free to recommend a book to us and enjoy reading our blog!

I Suggest you check out this great blog A.S.A.P.!

August 22, 2010

House of Night - Book 7: Burned by P.C. and Kristin Cast

U.K. and Australia cover
The seventh chapter in the best-selling series, the House of Night.
Looking for some great vampyre drama? Then here is your fix, a breathtaking, gripping novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.


High Priestess Zoey Redbird's Soul has shattered. Stuck in the Otherworld, the Nerd Herd has to find a way to get her back before Neferet takes over the world. Can Stark find a way to save Zoey? Will all of Zoey's friends ever see her again? And what to do about the evil Red Fledglings? Can Zoey pull her soul together in time to save the day... again?...

The Plot line of Burned is one that is compelling. Characters undergo changes that involve you in the action as if you are the character. The relationships between the Vampyres, Fledglings and others reflect those of real relationships, but amplify them so that they keep you craving more. Uncertainty, secrets and intrigue riddle the pages of the spine- tingling novel by co-authors, P.C. and Kristin Cast.

Start reading Burned today!

August 20, 2010

The Kane Chronicles book 1: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The first book in this exciting new series by Rick Riordan, is a definite must-read for anybody craving the witty writing of Rick Riordan, or, just some quality action and humor, all rolled into one un-put-down-able novel.

I recommend this novel for both genders aged 11-14.

When Sadie and Carter Kane's mother died they were split up, Carter to travel around the world with his father Dr. Julius Kane, a world renowned Egyptlogist, and Sadie living in a flat in England with her grandparents. That all changes when the estranged siblings have to work together to save their father from the Egyptian gods that have been released in the modern world.  On top of that, Sadie and Carter have to learn to deal with their magical lineage and how to control their new-found powers. Can Carter and Sadie work together to stop the gods from releasing their wrath on the world?

The Red Pyramid is a novel that is original. Simple as that. The characters are funny, imaginable and easy to relate to. The plot weaves the modern world in with that of the Ancient gods in true Riordan style; with fast paced action and repartee. Humor is weaved through the novel, that will have you laughing out loud. Lovable characters and iniquitous villains are all around.
Grab a copy of The Red Pyramid today!

August 16, 2010

Which Cover do YOU Like Best?

At the moment, I am reading DEVIL'S KISS BY SARWAT CHADDA.
There are two versions of the front cover, which is your favourite ?
I'd love to hear from you!

U.K. Edition
U.S. Edition
Billi SanGreal is the first girl in the Knights Templar, and the most kick ass weapon-wielding heroine around. At fifteen, her life is a rigorous and brutal round of weapons practice, demon killing and occult lore – and a whole lot of bruises. But then, she didn’t have much choice. Her father, the Templar Master, forced her to take this path. There is no sacrifice Arthur will not make in his war against the Unholy. But Billi hates the Order, and she hates him too. Tempted by a chance to live a different kind of life and reject everything her father wants her to be, she learns to her horror that she may unwittingly have brought down the Tenth Plague upon humanity – the death of all first born. Faced with choosing her destiny, she must make sacrifices greater than she could have imagined.

August 15, 2010

Need to Read Trio

Thanks to my friend Fraser, 16, who has given me some reviews for books aimed at girls and boys 14+.

For the kids of Peridino Beach, their greatest dream has become a nightmare.
Every person over the age of 15 has dissapeared without a trace, leaving everyone else trapped in an area where animals are somehow evolving, and some of the kids are starting to change. WIthout authority, the remaining citizens of the tow are descending into chaos with only a few 14-year-olds trying to do anything about it.
If you can't picture it, think X-Men meets Lord of the Flies.

This series is brilliantly written, and I would recommend it to both boys AND girls, though I  would recommend it for readers over the age of 14 due to scenes of disturbing images.

This book, about bridge of all things, is fantastically written by the author of Holes. The Cardturner is about a 16-year old boy who starts helping his blind uncle play cards, but it is nowhere near as dull as it sounds.
This book is the same style of Holes, funny and captivating with a mystery. I would recommend it to readers of all ages and genders.

Set in the magical world of Dragons, Elves and Magic, this series follows the story of Eragon, a farm boy who is the first of the latest, and what may be the last generation of Dragon Riders.

This series is fantastically written, action packed, and a captivating epic that I would recommend to all readers.


August 07, 2010

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Book 2 - Ninth Grade Slays By Heather Brewer

I recommend this book for boys - and maybe girls (depending on the genre preference)
In this book, Vlad discovers a lot about himself, who he is, and who he wants to be. But as always, nothing is as easy as it sounds... There's a Vampire Slayer in town that's out for Vlad's blood. 
Vlad better watch out, because the slayer is closer than he thinks...
The second book in this fabulous series by Heather Brewer has it all; love interest , menacing enemies, pasts revealed and friends made and lost, old and new, all combined together to make a novel full of nail-biting suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat...  
The writing style of Heather Brewer makes you feel as if you are part of the book, it uses understandable language and keeps you interested the whole way through. Be sure to check out The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod !
Have you checked read the first book in the Chronicles of Vladimir Tod?
If not, check out the review here...
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
1. Eighth Grade Bites
2. Ninth Grade Slays
3. Tenth Grade Bleeds
4. Eleventh Grade Burns
5. Twelfth Grade Kills

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