'The Month of Men' BLOG TOUR: An exclusive interview with Jennifer Echols!

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As part of The Month of Men blog tour, today, I bring to you an interview with the wonderful Jennifer Echols. You lucky USers have read her books before us but now Echols's Forget You and Going too Far have finally been released in the UK along with Such a Rush to be released in a month or so.
Exciting right? Enough talk, here's the interview!

Tell me five things that you love about writing books aimed at New Adults?
Wow, only five? I'll try. 1) The characters are on the cusp of adulthood, but are often still controlled by their parents physically or mentally or both, and that makes for some fascinating tension. 2) Characters that age begin to be put in stressful situations, positions of great responsibility, that they might not be mature enough to handle. More tension! 3) The decisions characters make at this age really are going to affect the rest of their lives. That's a lot of pressure. 4) It's no wonder that people, no matter what their age, look to their late teens and early twenties as the time of their lives. This age group is full of creativity and energy, which makes it lots of fun to read about. 5) Mix all that together, add a nail-biting romance, and you've got a great book! What's not to love?

Which character, from any of your books, has been the most entertaining to write?
Leah from Such a Rush was a real challenge. I love a challenge! She has grown up in poverty, without a steady parent or role model for most of her life, but she possesses a great deal of self-worth and dignity. I had to explore very deep to figure out where her perspective on life comes from, but I honestly think this book is some of my best work—and I got there with the help of a fantastic editor.

How do you make sure the element of love is different and fresh in each of your books?
I centre each plot around a romance because that's what I enjoy reading. But the romance evolves naturally out of the characters and the setting, and since those elements are pretty wildly different in each of my books, the romance is too.

Do you prefer the bad boy or a good guy?
I've written the good guy (Johnafter in Going Too Far), the bad boy (Doug in Forget You), and the bad boy turned good guy (Grayson in Such a Rush), so it's hard to choose! I tend to prefer the type of guy I'm writing right that second. I'm very loyal. :)

Is writing something you have always wanted to do as a career?
It's certainly something I've always been interested in. My grandmother was an unpublished writer, and I credit her with my confidence that I could do this too. It never occurred to me that I couldn't. However, in school I was also interested in art and music. In fact, when I first went to college, my major was music composition. But I quickly decided I wanted to be a novelist and switched my major to English, and I never looked back.

What YA books are in your reading pile?
Soon I'm speaking on a panel at a librarians' conference in Texas with John Corey Whaley, Sherri L. Smith, and Ruta Sepetys, and I've got their latest on my shelf. But...speaking of Texas...I just finished and absolutely loved Rosemary Clement-Moore's fun paranormal SPIRIT AND DUST, a follow-up to TEXAS GOTHIC.



Add on: Goodreads
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

An enormous thank you to Jennifer for the interview! I am so happy to have one of my all time favourite  authors on my blog! I love her books! I've read both of the books shown above including Such a Rush, Endless Summer, Love Story and The One that I want. I adore them and I'm sure you guys will too, so up pick Echol's books. Trust me, you won't regret it. At most, you'd want to buy all her books ;D

My Top Ten Favourite Books I read before I was a Blogger

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week bloggers all over the blogosphere create a top ten list based on that week's theme. This weeks theme is our Top Ten Favourite Books I read before I was a Blogger

In my Childhood days
Arthur High King of Britain by Michael Morpogo
Mary Kate and Ashley books by various authors

then came my teenage self
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Mediator series by Meg Cabot
Mates Dates series by Cathy Hopkins
Harry Potter by J K Rowling

 until vampires become the new hot and in
 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Evernight series by Claudia Gray
The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine
Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

Share your links in the comments!

New Books released this April

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A new month brings new books.
Now this April 2013, many thrilling young adult books have been released in the UK, sitting on the bookshelves waiting for people like you and me to pick up and indulge!
Here are a few...
(Click on image to add to Goodreads and book title to link to Amazon UK )
4th April

           
 The Stone Demon by Karen Mahoney
Silent Saturday by Helen Grant
Heroic by Phil Earle

 
 Fractured by Teri Terry
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

11th April
    
 Going too Far by Jennifer Echols
Forget you by Jennifer Echols

  
 Just for Now by Abbi Gilles
Crash by Nicole Williams

25th April
 House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini
The Elite by Kiera Cass
Imposter by Jill Hathaway

   
Life after theft* by Aprilynne Pike
Acid by Emma Pass

How pine worthy are these releases! What do you want to read or need to read?
(NOTE: These are UK releases!
If I've missed out any UK releases do let me know in the comments!)

*this is not the UK cover, cover for the UK has not been released yet

Letterbox love (03)

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Letterbox Love is a weekly meme hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking. It is the UK alternative to IMM, where we get to showcase all the great books we've received during the week!


For Review

Requiem by Lauren Oliver
OMG is This Actually my Life by Rae Earl
Feed by M T Anderson
The Sleeping Baobab Tree by Paula Leyden
Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones
Flip by Martyn Bedford
Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

Got some ah-mazing books don't you think?
What did you get in you letterbox? Make sure to leave your links in the comments so I can stop by your post :)

If I Were to Become a Writer

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I'm sure readers, or more especially bloggers have thought of writing at least once. Writing a story, words that you can bring to life so that others can cherish. I have. I've thought about writing quite often throughout my blogging period. Especially whilst I am reading.
 
As its only when I read that I find sometimes, there are certain things that really stand out to me. These are the things, I 'd want to include If I were to be a writer one day, someday.

At first, I was thinking of making this a single post and list all the elements I would want to include in my kind of book. Though, the list got too long and then I found it was better doing separate posts. So I might probably make it a weekly thing so...
 
If I Were to Become a Writer...
I would want to write words with meaning. Words that a reader would hold close and remember. Words with depth. I would want to write like this...



JOHN GREEN.
My first inspiration.
To this date, I have only read a single book by John Green. Saying that the first book I did read The Fault in our Stars was enough to instantly mark all his books as complete must reads. And, it was in that particular book where I read this quote and it instantly held a place in my heart and was constantly at my minds edge. Beautiful, is it not? It's amazing. really amazing how John Green cleverly worded his thoughts with comparisons and feeling in the best way possible. I want to be able to write words as beautiful as this. And, there are many more passages in the book in which I also adored but none shone out like this one.

 What are your thoughts on this? Have you ever read a quote or even a passage which really struck out to you? Let me know of some of your favourites and why! Also, I would really appreciate to let me know if you would like this to be a regular feature, in the comments please!

Requiem by Lauren Oliver

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Requiem
Delirium #3
by Lauren Oliver

Pages: 400 pages
Release Date: March 21st 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Add it: Goodreads
Battling against a society in which love has been declared a disease, Lena now finds herself at the center of a fierce revolution. But the Wilds are no longer the haven they once were as the government seeks to stamp out the rebels. And Lena's emotions are in turmoil following the dramatic return of someone she thought was lost forever... Told from the alternating viewpoints of Lena and her best friend Hana, Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to an exhilarating end and showcases Lauren Oliver at the height of her writing powers - emotionally powerful and utterly enthralling
 
Warning: this review will contain some minor spoilers!

My Thoughts
Before I enlighten you with the depths of my thoughts regarding Requiem, let me tell you this. If you haven't read this series, frickin' pick it up buy it now! Guys!!! Lauren Oliver is AMAZING. Her writing is MAGICAL. This trilogy is PHENOMENAL.

Oh Requiem! It is different just like the other books Delirium and Pandemonium. This time, the chapters are told from the viewpoints of Lena and Hana. A great change! I particularly enjoyed reading Hana's chapter. I actually didn't think I would after her intentions being revealed in the short story novella Hana but at the end all was well. She made more discoveries and also lots of things associated with the cure so the action was much more entertaining to read.

Don't get me wrong, I loved reading Lena's chapters too. Lena, along with her companions on a mission with the invalids fighting for whats right. And, come on! I was itching to know what was going to happen in this love triangle.

Both the love interests I adore - Jullian and Alex. Though, my heart is set on Alex . Even though we see a different side to him in this book but you can tell he does still care about Lena. We see his yearn of protection. Awww  I am forever and will be Team Alex. I always tend to cheer on the guy that is introduced first! But he's so the better choice. Saying that there's this other girl that's set her eyes on Alex too. I know! Boo hoo, her names Coral and yes, I do not like her.

Ending? Would you even call that an ending? I was there like, hoooooold on what just happened? I'm talking in relation the love triangle. I have so many feelings! Cause Lauren Oliver does just what she does best, expect the unexpected and prepare to be left hanging! I don't care anyways cause I just have way too much love for this series! And now lets cry, cause now its come to an end!

Buy it: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Other books in series: Delirium | Pandemonium


But hold on. It's the beginning of an end ;D
because...
did you know,
DELIRIUM IS GOING TO BE BE MADE INTO A TV SERIES
OMG, LETS CRY!

Apparently, I am TOO OLD to read YA?

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For those of you that know me, and know my age also are aware of the fact how I am certainly NOT OLD. Get this, I still have the suffix teen attached to my age though under the eyes of the law I am classed as an adult but whateverr

So why am I obsessing over this predicament? 
Only because it was compared to with my young adult books at a certain conversation I had with my sister*. I was peacefully reading a book, enjoying the view until she decides to come and disrupt me with her useless thoughts
Me: (reading a book)
Sister: what you reading
Me: a book
Sister: yeah oh a teenag--
Me: YOUNG ADULT book
Sister: same thing
Me:...
Sister: arn't you like too old
Me: (drops the book whilst ripping the page)

How can anyone say that? That is like the meanist thing ever not forgetting to mention the fact that a page of the book RIPPED. Like total ripp-age. My book RIPPED. My precious book RIPPED.
Okay I'm going to stop now.

But you get the whole who-ha right? The book ripping :P but that I'm too old to read YA. Who ever heard of such a thing? Of anyone being too old to read a particular book? I know that I'm not too old, I'm still a frickin teenager helllooooo but it just seemed so shocking that I had to post it and hey it also made me wonder...

I'm a teenager and I read young adult books. But even when adults read it, like proper adults read teenage books I also think its okay. Why not? These 'YA' books that we read are classed as YA to portray in what levels the content will range from and where the limits in certain things would be. Yes, it does also aim at certain audiences but it's not to say other older audiences cannot read these books.
I would really love to know what are your thoughts on this

WE ARE OLD
WE WILL READ YOUNG ADULT BOOKS
AND SO WHAT!?**
 *It is best not to talk to siblings that abhor books about books
**this is mainly a message for my sister in the rare event that she does decide to check my blog

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

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Perfect Scoundrels
Heist Society #3
by Ally Carter

Pages: 352
Release Date: 7th February 2013
Publisher: Orchard
Add it: Goodreads

Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of lovable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting—or stealing—whatever they want.
No matter the risk, the Bishops can always be counted on, but in Hale’s family, all bets are off when money is on the line. When Hale unexpectedly inherits his grandmother’s billion dollar corporation, he quickly learns that there’s no place for Kat and their old heists in his new role. But Kat won’t let him go that easily, especially after she gets tipped off that his grandmother’s will might have been altered in an elaborate con to steal the company’s fortune. So instead of being the heir—this time, Hale might be the mark.
Forced to keep a level head as she and her crew fight for one of their own, Kat comes up with an ambitious and far-reaching plan that only the Bishop family would dare attempt. To pull it off, Kat is prepared to do the impossible, but first, she has to decide if she’s willing to save her boyfriend’s company if it means losing the boy.


My Thoughts
Ally Carter is frickin' awesomeness! I cannot possibly get enough of this author. Perfect Scoundrels was exactly how I thought it would be. I loved how it was different to the other books and it was a pleasure to read. No doubt, it is a perfect addition to the Heist Society series.

Kat has an entirely different mission this time around. Wonderfully enough, it revolves around our Hale! We just cannot get enough of this boy can we? In Perfect Scoundrels we get to see a more about the boy behind the 'name'. How the life of W.W. Hale the fifth really is and no before you ask we still do not find out what his real name is or whatever.

Though, you really forget about that when we're lured into Hales world. I particularly was interested in Hale's grandmother. Its evident that they had a real good relationship and it would have been nice to actually have some moments with them. Not possibly obviously, synopsis check!

As always there's some kind of heist going on. This time, Kat may not have Hale with her but you can see how much she wants to help the boy she loves and how much she cares for him. Like, he is the heist. The problem to solve. And this was just so exciting, it was different and fresh. It was fun figuring out what Kat and the crew (yes they're still there too) would do next. Its so amazing how Carter pieces the story together. Every bit of detail is crucial. It's a wonder how on earth she does it. But, if anyone can get mysteries making and trouble just right its Ally Carter.


Buy it: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Other books in series:
Heist Society | Uncommon Criminals

BLOG TOUR: Chris Higgins author of The Day I Met Suzie, Interview!

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'My boyfriend could get into trouble if he gets caught. He could go to jail.' I moan softly. 'So could I.' 'Anything you tell me is completely confidential.' I sigh deeply. What have I got to lose? 'I wouldn't know where to begin.' 'At the beginning?' she says. 'In your own words.' So that's what I do. I start at the beginning like she says. The day I met Suzie. Indigo (Indie) rings the Samaritans. She is frightened and desperate with no one to turn to. Over the course of one long night, Indie tells her story to the person on the end of the phone. She realises that her friend Suzie has taken over her home, her friends, her work, her boyfriend - and her life. After every few chapters we are brought back to the present moment, and see how piecing the story together helps Indie progress towards resolution.


Tell us about The Day I Met Suzie, in 140 characters Twitter style!
Beware of people who take over your life and bleed you dry. Suzie’s on the prowl. @hodderchildrens

Indie finds that Suzie slowly takes complete control of her life. What inspired you to write
such a story?

I am always intrigued by the way we tend to divide people into good or bad. I wanted to explore the characters of two seemingly completely different girls of the same age. Indie is pretty, popular, motivated and successful; Suzie is a sad, lonely loser. Indie wants to rescue people; Suzie needs to be rescued. Indie has a social conscience, Suzie has no conscience whatsoever. Suzie goes through life exploiting people for her own ends and then, having got her way, moves on leaving a trail of devastation in her wake, with no feelings of regret or remorse. Some might say she’s a psychopath. But she meets her match in kindly, law- abiding Indie who eventually manages to turn the tables on her. So, who is actually the good girl/bad girl in this story?

There are many twists in The Day I Met Suzie. Did you cross any difficulties in the writing process?
I had to make sure I got all the legalities correct and up-to-date. It got very complicated with the cars and the loans and the repayments and even more so when Scott and Logan appeared on the scene. The character of the Samaritan was really helpful in keeping me on course and pulling everything together.

Mystery is also a vital part in The Day I Met Suzie. How did you try to maintain the suspense or does it just flow naturally from you?
I sometimes think I live in a state of permanent bewilderment at the ways of the world. I am constantly surprised by events in the news where people seem to be living perfectly ordinary lives but actually there is far more to them than meets the eye. People choose to present a face to the world but often they are far more mysterious than they appear on the surface. I tried to reveal Suzie’s character slowly so that she draws in the reader and fools her (or him!) just like she fools Indie.

The Day I Met Suzie deals with a lot of issues. What valuable message did you hope readers to gain?
It’s so easy to fall into debt and so hard to get out of. Don’t always take people at face value.

Which books are you most excited for this year?
“After Eden” by Helen Douglas.
“Night Witches” by L J Adlington
“Fractured” by Teri Terry

New books released this March

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A new month brings new books.
Now this March 2013, many thrilling young adult books have been released in the UK, sitting on the bookshelves waiting for people like you and me to pick up and indulge!
Here are a few...
(Click on image to add to Goodreads and book title to link to Amazon UK )

7th March
      
 The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins
Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
Siege by Sarah Mussi

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

19th March
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

21st March
Requiem by Lauren Oliver

28th March
Everafter by Elizabeth Chandler

How pine worthy are these releases! What do you want to read or need to read?
(NOTE: These are UK releases!
If I've missed out any UK releases do let me know in the comments!)

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead

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by Richelle Mead



In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

My Thoughts
Sydney, what a development! And yes, I am predominately talking about the ending few pages which lead me to reach this conclusion. Her beliefs of as an Alchemist which she had always stayed strong to, always believed they were right, has now made her question her upbringing due to seriously unforeseen events. Yes, our Sydney Sage has become more independent than ever, making her take choices she never would have thought she’ll think twice about.

Bringing in, the perfect time for me to mention Adrian. Oh Adrian. What is there left to say that I haven’t said already in my reviews of the last two books. Other than emphasising on his hotness, his hotness and his HOTNESS, there are so so many amazing things. Like, how am glad he is still pining wait chasing Sydney bearing in mind her after-reaction of their kiss in The Golden Lily. Thankfully, Adrian is only keeping in mind her immediate-reaction to that kiss. He knows how she really feels and he would do anything for her to know that he felt it too, damn it! At least we are however bestowed with flirty and i-need-more moments ;)

Now, the main plots and events? Hey ho, we meet Marcus Finch. There was so much hype about this guy, he's not all I thought he would have been to be honest with you. Then there's wiiitttchhhheeess, yes - something new for Richelle. Together, we have some action and magic there. It was good just like all the other plots in the bloodlines novels but I have to admit, I wasn't as captured as I was in comparison to the VA series.

Richelle is definitely playing this series out just niceeee-ly. I am so giddy, I want to read the next oneeeee, The Fiery Heart. Especially cause' I WANT MORE ADRIAN.

Buy it: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Other books in series:


Top Ten Authors on my Auto-buy List

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week bloggers all over the blogosphere create a top ten list based on that week's theme. This weeks theme is our Top Ten authors in our auto-buy list!
 
J.K Rowling
 
Meg Cabot
 
Sarah Dessen
 
Stephanie Perkins
Cassandra Clare
Ally Carter
Richelle Mead
Lauren Oliver
Jennifer E Smith
Lauren Henderson

Read any books by these authors people, I assure you, they will be goooooood!
Leave your links in the comments :) 

OMG, Have I actually found some downsides to ARCs?

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Lets talk about Advanced Readers Copies :)
Okay, you guys are probably thinking 'what on earth is Mia on about?' How can there possibly be a downside to reading ARC's, right? Am I in the right state of mind? Yes, I am feeling perfectly fine and I am going to answer all those questions. We bloggers adore, love and cherish every.single. ARC we acquire and frickin have a little happy dance every time we get one but hey I am a very picky person. Apparently, this is where pickiness gets me- some good ol' PRO's and CON's list making.

PRO #1
You get to read the book before it's released. Yaaaaaayy. Sometimes, it's even month's before the release date so then you have some time to write your review. How lucky are we!? Especially, if your to-review pile is just really massive like mine, you'll need all the time you can get!

CON #1
If that particular ARC is in a book series and you really really enjoyed reading it, then you will then have to wait an age to read the next book. Consequently, also causing book-amnesia is the process. So by the time you gets to the next book, you're there forgetting all the deets in the book! Whaaaaaaaat a bummer!
 
PRO #2
You get to read the book way before everyone else. What a great perk! Basically, you get to brag a lot. (' Hey, no not that I brag. =P) That is where you're on Twitter or Facebook or whatever gushing about how... 'Yup I have got an Advanced Reading Copy of that book. So Yeah. Haha!

CON #2
But wait! There's something else. What? It's seems that I'm not the only one getting an ARC of that book! jshfksdn
 Person 1: Whaaaattt? Are you serious? There are others?
 Person 2: You're not that special now huh!

PRO #3
You get to see how the book looks in print. Yayyy us. You can put it on your bookshelf and just admire it. And be staring at your ARC. Hmmmmmm. What a wonderful feeling :)

CON #3
Some ARCs look horrendous! Okay that may be an exaggeration, but seeing as though it's not the actual copy, publishers don't bother with the design. I for one, cannot have an ARC on my bookshelf. It's just not as good as a final copy.

PRO #4
Myself personally, I get quite a few page views on my ARC reviews. It comforting to know people are actually reading you review. How nice!
 
CON #4
Then, the release date of the ARC is approaching. I'm happy happy writing my review getting it all ready. Then I post my review. I feel so happy! But wait. An hour as passed. A few hours. A day. I'm getting no comments! Whats going on??? Oh. Not many people have read it so they feel they have nothing to say. Argh!

I admit! This was just for a little bit of fun. I just wanted to see how many CONs I can actually think of. But as you can see I was completely unsuccessful as with the very small number of 4 petty downsides. And in relation to the PROs, you and I both know there are waaaaayy more than 4. So, it just shows that there aren't many CON's... or are there?
Share your thoughts in the comments :D

Top Ten Characters I Love in New Adult books

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week bloggers all over the blogosphere create a top ten list based on that week's theme. This weeks theme is our Top Ten favorite characters in whatever genre we choose. And I chose New Adult! Okay, it may not be classed as a genre rather like an age category I suppose? But whatever idc I'm too excited :D  In no particular order...

Losing It by Cora Carmack
Garrick - I love how he's so intellectual and he's also a teacher ;) Mainly, I loved the fact that he wasn't a player and he was genuinely interested in Bliss. And gosh, Carmack made him sound so hot especially with all that Shakespeare talk, hmmm
 
 Easy by Tammara Webber
Erin - Readers of Easy would probably like Jaqueline or Brandon/Lucus more but Erin actually really stuck to me. I just really liked her loyalty to her friend and always trying to be there for her best friend. Yay, girl power!
 
 Going to Far by Jennifer Echols
John After - He is my guy. Also, a police office I should mention but he's not seriously older as you might assume. Anyhow, he's a really really good character.
 
 The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski
Andrew - He has a few issues to deal with. A lot going on. Even though, he might not know what to do in that moment, he comes around and does the right thing :)
 
 
Echo - I don't completely know why, but there was something about echo that I really liked. I think maybe because of after everything she's been through, the person she has become, she's stayed strong in her own way. (classed as NA according to GoodReads, btw)
 
 Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
I loved both Marcus and Keira. They are both my favourite! Their alternating perspectives were such a joy to read!!
 
 Between the Lines by Tammara Webber
Reid - Another Webber book! I surprisingly liked Reid, you'd think I wouldn't cause of the whole bad boy image thing but I looked past that when I saw how much he liked Emma. Aww!
 
Okay okay, I admit I haven't read many New Adult books. Heck, I haven't had time to read many books at that. But yup there's my seven! What do you think? If you have any NA recommendations please do let me know in the comments :D

Speechless by Hannah Harrington

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Speechless
by Hannah Harrington

Pages: 288
Release Date: 1st February 2013
Publisher: MIRA ink
Add it: Goodreads

Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret

Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed.

Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she’s ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse.

But there’s strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way—people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she’s done. If only she can forgive herself.

My Thoughts
Imagine you've done something wrong, something you know you should stop and something which result cannot be fixed. How would you feel? Really awfully bad right? And this perfectly describes Chelsea. She believed she was the cause of a tragedy. And she felt so bad. So bad that she took a vow of silence.

For Chelsea, that is big indeed. She's a sucker for gossip- basically she is the Queen of Babble. Like I have mentioned, it all changes for her. No friends. A social outcast. Nothing. And this, I actually liked. Cause, without her friends we get to see who Chelsea really is. I really liked her character though she was punishing herself a bit too much. But, I get where she's coming from and we really get to see everything going on in her head.

When she finally does speak up, I was relieved. It would have been better if it was earlier as it was for a long time. But one little thing that did bug me was when she started to speaking again I thought it would be something spectacular. You know like, big words, big ideas - reality check dudes! I'm not saying it wasn't good it was, just not up to my expectations I think.

Aside from Chelsea, what about the other characters? I really really liked Asha. She looks past people's fault and is always so nice and so sweet! Then there's Noah and Andy. They're all such a fun and colourful bunch.

Oh including Sam - the love interest. *sigh* He's a really nice guy and also seems so very perfect. What I really like about Sam, is you couldn't be sure of his feeling. There wasn't the insta-love thing going on. That's to be expected seeing as Sam didn't really like Chelsea at first. When they first started talking it was on a project they had to work together so he wasn't head over heels about it. That was the build up to a friendship and more.

Hannah Harrington is an amazing writer. Read her books people. Especially Speechless cause it truly left me speechless :D

Buy it: Amazon UK | Amazon US
Other Books: Saving June

Letterbox Love (02)

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Letterbox Love is a weekly meme hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking. It is the UK alternative to IMM, where we get to showcase all the great books we've received during the week! This is my first letterbox post since I've come back (: not much books this week though! Also, if you've noticed, I've changed the look to the blog. I'm still working on it especially on the colours as there is too too much grey. But hey, the theme is kinda nice right?
Anywaysss...
 
 
For Review:
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
This is the third book in the Bloodlines series! I've read it as soon as I got it and yes, I am loving how this series is going!
Speechless by Hannah Harrington
After reading Saving June, I needing more Hannah Harrington! It was an amazing book and Speechless is also good in comparison. Review to come soon (:
This is what happy looks like by Jennifer E. Smith (ARC)
EEEEEEkkkk! *Happy Dance* I got this today and am reading it as I we speak correspond:P
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
ALLY CARTER IS AMAZING. And she is one of my all time favourite authors. Read this and love it too, review to come very soon and OMG even an interview so keep your eyes out!
 
What did you get in your letterbox this week?
Leave your links in the comments below!