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Book of the Week #13: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

I hope everyone had a great Christmas, if they celebrate it, and a great holiday if not! Here's this week's BotW.


CRANK by Ellen Hopkins


Title: Crank
Author: Ellen Hopkins
Publication Date: Feb 2008
When I Read It: Jan 2009
Synopsis:Kristina Georgia Snow is the perfect daughter: a gifted student, quiet, never any trouble. But on a trip to visit her absentee father, Kristina disappears and Bree takes her place. Bree is a total opposite to Kristina - she's fearless. Through a boy she meets, Bree is introduced to the monster: crank. And what begins as a wild, ecstatic ride turns into a struggle through hell for her mind, her soul and, ultimately, her life. - from amazon.co.uk
Ages: 16+
Why I Loved It: The way it's written, in poem form, makes it unique, and the story is really thought provoking.

Book Review: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

Half Summer faery princess, half human, Meghan has never fit in anywhere. Deserted by the Winter prince she thought loved her, she is prisoner to the Winter faery queen. As war looms between Summer and Winter, Meghan knows that the real danger comes from the Iron fey—ironbound faeries that only she and her absent prince have seen. But no one believes her.
Worse, Meghan's own fey powers have been cut off. She's stuck in Faery with only her wits for help. Trusting anyone would be foolish. Trusting a seeming traitor could be deadly. But even as she grows a backbone of iron, Meghan can't help but hear the whispers of longing in her all-too-human heart. - From Goodreads.com
The Iron Daughter is the second book in The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. It's one of my favourite series, and it's awesome.

Meghan is a faery princess who is half human. She's being held by Queen Mab, the queen of the Unseelie court, and happens to be in love with her son, Ash. But, the problem …

In My Mailbox #5

So, it was Christmas yesterday, and I got a few books... :L So, most of the books I received this week were from presents. =]


Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology by Holly Black (Book)
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan (Kindle Edition)
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White (Kindle Edition)
Wish by Alexandra Bullen (Kindle Edition) (Downloaded free from amazon UK/US)
Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow (Kindle Edition)

When reviews are posted, I'll add the link. =] What did you get this week?

Teaser Tuesday #10: The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

I haven't done a Teaser Tuesday for a long time. Not since November. *gasp* So, I think it's about time I did another one.

The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa
  'Ash rose, his face carefully blank, as two more figures strode into the chamber, scattering like fey birds. Like Ash, they wore long, thin blades at their hips, and carried themselves with the easy grace of royalty.'







What do you think? Leave a link to your teasers in the comments. =]

Book Review: Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead

Rose Hathaway has always played by her own rules.
She broke the law when she ran away from St. Vladimir’s Academy with her best friend and last surviving Dragomir Princess, Lissa. She broke the law when she fell in love with her gorgeous, off-limits instructor, Dimitri. And she dared to defy Queen Tatiana, leader of the Moroi world, risking her life and reputation to protect generations of dhampir guardian to come.
Now the law has finally caught up with Rose- for a crime she didn’t even commit. She’s in prison for the highest offense imaginable: the assassination of a monarch. She’ll need help from both Dimitri and Adrian to find the one living person who can stall her execution and force the Moroi elite to acknowledge a shocking new candidate for the royal throne: Vasilisa Dragomir.
But the clock on Rose’s life is running out. Rose knows in her heart the world of the dead wants her back… and this time she is truly out of second chances. The big question is, when your life is about…

Book of the Week #12: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

It's time for Book of the Week again. Sorry I didn't do one last week, I just seemed to have forgotten... Ah well. Never mind. I chose a really great book this week, so hopefully that makes up for it. =]

CITY OF BONES by Cassandra Clare


Title: City of Bones
Author: Cassandra Clare
Publication Date: July 2007
When I Read It: March 2010
Synopsis:Sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is an ordinary teenager, who likes hanging out in Brooklyn with her friends. But everything changes the night she witnesses a murder, committed by a group of teens armed with medieval weaponry. The murderous group are Shadowhunters, secret warriors dedicated to driving demons out of this dimension and back into their own. Drawn inexorably into a terrifying world, Clary slowly begins to learn the truth about her family - and the battle for the fate of the world. - from amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love a good paranormal romance, you love action packed books, or you've read Clockwork Angel, also by Cassandra Cla…

In My Mailbox #4

It's been ages since I did one of these posts, the last one I did was on the 7th November... So, I think it's time for another one. And seeing that it was so long ago, I have a longer list than usual. =]



Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins (Kindle Edition) (Bought)
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Kindle Edition) (Bought)
Knight Angels: Book of Love by Abra Ebner (Kindle Edition) (Bought)
Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul by H.A. Goodman (Book) (Received from author)
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead (Book) (Bought)
The Iron Daughter by Julia Kagawa (Book) (Bought)
Bad Blood by Mari Mancusi (Book) (Bought)
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler (Book) (Borrowed from friend)

I've included a link to the ones I have reviewed, and will add the others as soon as the review are posted. Leave a link to your IMMs in the comments!

Book Review: Logic of Demons: The Quest for Nadine's Soul by H.A. Goodman

What would you do if the love of your life was murdered by a deranged killer? Would you become a vigilante and seek retribution? And would this revenge affect those you care for in the afterlife? LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul takes you on a journey inside the psyches of men and women forced to deal with the spiritual consequences of their decisions. Through the lives of a demon, two Angels, and a mysterious teenage girl, a plethora of politically and socially relevant issues ranging from the roots of genocide and sex trafficking to child conscription and religious fundamentalism are addressed in this fantasy thriller. Life as well as the afterlife converge in this novel to explain certain peculiarities of the human condition. Whether you are God fearing individual or an atheist, LOGIC OF DEMONS The Quest for Nadine's Soul addresses moral and theological issues of interest for people of all backgrounds. - from Goodreads.com

Devin has become a demon. After his wife …

2011 Challenges!

So, as I have a Kindle now, I'm going to sign up for the E-Book Reading Challenge, hosted by The Ladybug Reads. I'm going to aim for Addicted - 12 e-books. Hopefully, I'll be able to do it!


I'm also going to be doing For the Love of YA's challenge, the 2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge, seeing as almost every book I read is YA, it seems  quite easy. The aim is to read 12 books by 31st December 2011. To enter and for more info go here.



Are you signing up? Good luck if you are!

Book Blogger Hop #11 and Follow Friday #6

It's time again for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday. I say that every week, and I think it's a little cheesy... Oh well. I like cheese!


What is the thing you like most about reading book blogs? Is it the reviews, author guest posts, giveaways, or something else entirely? 
My answer: I really like the reviews, as it adds to my ever growing list of books I need to read, but I like everything about book blogs really! I like memes too, like Teaser Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday, and of course the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday! I just love book blogs, and I love it when you can read a post that someone has done, and you can tell what kind of person wrote it. =] 

Do you have an under-noticed author that you think we should all know about? 
My answer: Well, having just read Knight Angels: Book of Love by Abra Ebner, I'm going to have to say her. She's a self-published author, and I think that her books are awesome! You should definitely go and buy them, and they'…

Book Review: Knight Angels: Book of Love by Abra Ebner

When seventeen-year-old Jane Taylor witnessed her father's death, something happened to her. Ever since, her thoughts have been consumed by death, going so far as to foresee the ever-changing deaths of those around her. Sixteen-year-old Emily Taylor resented her sister's closeness with their father, who died when she was six. With the strange ability to read minds, she drowns the voices out with drugs, sending Jane over the edge. When seventeen-year-old Wes Green was adopted, he moved in next door to Jane, finding in her a childhood friend turned high-school crush. All summer, the pain in his bones seemed unwarranted. He was done growing long ago. When senior year starts, however, the pain only gets worse. The foreseen changes are not expected, and far too animal for his taste. When Max Gordon found himself standing above the dying body of an innocent seven-year-old girl, he saw in her eyes something he hadn't seen in the century he'd spent roaming Earth. Her father wa…

Book of the Week #11: Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

So, for the Book of the Week, I've decided I'm going to start choosing old books, that have been around for a while, as I feel that sometimes they get forgotten, unless they have sequels out. So, I've chosen Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston this week, because the last book in the series, Tempestuous, is coming out on the 21st December, which is in 2 weeks! =]

WONDROUS STRANGE by Lesley Livingston


Title: Wonrous Strange
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publication Date: Jan 2009
When I Read It: March 2009
Synopsis:17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she…

Busting the Newbie Blues!

Small Review is hosting an event called 'Busting the Newbie Blues', which is all about helping new YA book bloggers. For info, go here

This event is designed to: Put new YA book bloggers on the map.Increase blogger interactionStart a discussion by sharing our experiences as a new bloggerLearn about what it was like for all those impressive established blogger when they were newbies. So, we had a to pick a questionnaire to answer, and I chose the 'New Bloggers' one. 
1. When did you start your blog? I started my blog in February using Wordpress, but I didn't like the way it was set up, so moved to Blogger, where I could have more freedom to make my blog how I wanted it to be. So, Cheezyfeet Books was started on 1st July 2010. 
2. Why did you start your blog? I was bored one day, and I wanted to make a site where I could recommend books to friends. I never set out to review books, but it just sort of happened. And I'm very glad it did!
3. What has been the biggest cha…

Book Blogger Hop #10 and Follow Friday #5

It's Friday again, so time for the Book Blogger Hop and the Follow Friday!


What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review? 
My answer: I didn't really enjoy Fallen by Lauren Kate very much, and I'm not sure why, I just didn't. Anyway, I wasn't really sure how to post my review, but I ended up saying why I didn't like it, but also all the parts I thought were good. I always try and post my honest opinion, and if I didn't like a particular book, I will try and say so in the nicest way possible, saying what the good bits were too. Because a book can't be all bad, can it? 

What do you do besides reading/reviewing as a hobby?
My answer: Although reading takes up a lot of my time, I do do other things... I play the flute, and am currently on Grade 6 so that takes up a lot of my time too... And apart from reading and reviewing on my blog, I don't really do much else. I listen to a lot of mus…

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Entwined by Heather Dixon

I haven't done one of these posts for a while, so I thought it was time for another Waiting on Wednesday! This week's pick has an interesting plot, and an AMAZING cover! Enjoy! Leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, if you want, and I'll come check it out!
ENTWINED by Heather Dixon Release date: 29/03/2011

Azalea is trapped. Just when she should feel that everything is before her . . . beautiful gowns, dashing suitors, balls filled with dancing . . . it's taken away. All of it. The Keeper understands. He's trapped, too, held for centuries within the walls of the palace. And so he extends an invitation. Every night, Azalea and her eleven sisters may step through the enchanted passage in their room to dance in his silver forest. But there is a cost. The Keeper likes to keep things. Azalea may not realize how tangled she is in his web until it is too late. - From goodreads.com

Teaser Tuesday #9: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

This week, I'm not actually reading anything at the moment, so I decided I'd just give you a teaser from the free samples you can download from amazon onto Kindles. So, this is a teaser from the first chapter of Paranormalcy =]

'"Eyes like streams of melting snow, cold with the things she does not know." Over and over again, that line, in the most haunting way.'









What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Book Review: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.
But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?
From goodreads.com

Raised by Wolves is the first book in the Raised by Wolves series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It's a good, fast paced and interesting read, and I …

Book of the Week #10: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead


Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: May 2009
When I Read It: March 2010
Synopsis:St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a 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 where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive. - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love vampires, Hex Hall, Harry Potter, or any boarding school fantasy.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because there's always something happening, and you get so attached to the characters.
Why It's Book of the Week: Because the last book, Last Sacrifice, is coming out in a week, and I cannot wait!

My First Award!

I've just been given my very first blog award, and I'm honoured! It's 'The Versatile Blogger' award =] Theresa at The Creative Well chose me to give it to, so thank you very much!


Once you receive it, you have to thank the blogger who gave it to you, choose 15 bloggers to pass the award on to, and say 7 things about yourself. =]  So, here are 7 things about me:

1. I love the singer P!nk. She's my favourite singer, and I think she's awesome! Her live shows have to be one of the best I've ever been to, as she does loads of acrobatics on silks and trapezes, and goes flying across the crowd, while singing! You can watch her here at the Grammys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRqCy8bVcc

2. I hate peas. I think they're gross. The only thing they're good for is putting on stubbed toes and bumped heads... :L

3. I'm the UK, but I love American TV dramas like Gossip Girl, 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, though I refuse to read the books of Gossip Girl a…

Book Blogger Hop 9# and Follow Friday #4

It's time again for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday! Not much has been going on here this week, as I've not been able to read. It's quite sad really... :L


What is your favourite book cover? 
My answer: Ooh. That's a hard one. There are so many! I absolutely love the covers for Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, and the cover for Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves is beautiful. Those are just a few from my bookshelf, and the list goes on forever. I love the cover for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare too... I have so many! 


To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - none this week
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say hi in your comments
5. Follow Follow Follow as many a…

Book of the Week #9: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This week, I have chosen The Hunger Games to be the BotW. It's amazing, and if you haven't read it yet (why not?) you should!

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: January 2009
When I Read It: January 2009
Synopsis:Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been clse to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever... - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You want something completely different, you love dystopian novels, you need something awesome to read!
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it's amazing! Definitely one of the best books I have ever read. That's not really a proper reason, but oh well...
My Review:http://cheezyfeetb…

2011 Debut Author Challenge!

OK, I'll admit it. I think I can officially say I have failed the 2010 Debut Author Challenge. It's a shame really, but oh well. I've decided to try the challenge again though, in 2011, so hopefully I'll do a lot better.
The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and the aim is to read at least 12 books by debut authors of YA and MG fiction.
I'm going to aim again for 15 books, as I think this is manageable. So, here is a list of books that I will choose 15 from, I won't be reading them all. Well, I might, but maybe not.
If you'd like to take part, you can here. You don't have to have a blog!
If the book is crossed out, it means I've read it! =]

0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
Possession by Elana Johnson
Awaken by Katie Kavincsky
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Th…

Book Blogger Hop #8 and Follow Friday #3

Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!
My answer: We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK, so I don't really know what it is! I guess I'm thankful for my family, friends, and for all my followers on my blog... And all the great books and music out there. I'm thankful for lots of things, so thanks to everyone and everything! =] 

How long have you been blogging? 
My answer: Since May of this year. It's been great, and I hope to carry on for a long time! =] 
What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books: (Not much I'm afraid!) Reviews:  Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins Memes:  Teaser Tuesday #8 Other:  Book of the Week #8

Teaser Tuesday #8: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This week my teaser is from Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I've only just started reading so the teaser's from quite near the beginning, but that doesn't matter. Here it is:

The alpha's effect on his wolves was immediate and overpowering. Bless my human immunity.










What book is your teaser from? Leave a link in the comments!

Book of the Week #8: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

It's Book of the Week time again! Yes, I know, the Book of the Weeks recently have been books that I've just finished, and basically, it's just because I need to rave about them, and this post is a way to do it. So, this week, I just finished Hex Hall, and you guessed it, that's the BotW! Next week, I'll try not to choose a book that I've just finished... But I'm not promising anything! Anyway, Hex Hall:

HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publication Date: April 2010
When I Read It: November 2010
Synopsis:In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for Elodie'…

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for t…

Book Blogger Hop #7 and Follow Friday #2

It's Friday again, and tome for the Book Blogger Hop and the Follow Friday. First up, the Book Blogger Hop.


If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?
My answer: Yes, definitely. I don't like reading books out of order, as I get confused, and if I've read book 3 without reading book 1, I'll end up muddling myself up, and not enjoy reading them. I can't start in the middle of the series, it just feels wrong. I always start at the beginning of the series, and work my way through all the books, in order. Also, I don't like being spoiled, so if I read the second book first, I'll know what's coming after the first one before I read it, and where's the fun in that? 

What is your usual monthly book budget?
My answer: Hmm... I'm not really sure. Depends what books I want, and how long it takes to read them, and stuff like that. Usually, I get through about 8 books a month, so however much tho…