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Book Review: The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron Queen
Author: Julie Kagawa
Date of Publication: 25th January 2011
Pages: 358
Source: Bought
Series: The Iron Fey #3
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
My name is Meghan Chase.
I thought it was over. That my time with the fey, the impossible choices I had to make, the sacrifices of those I loved, was behind me. But a storm is approaching, an army of Iron fey that will drag me back, kicking and screaming. Drag me away from the banished prince who's sworn to stand by my side. Drag me into the core of conflict so powerful, I'm not sure anyone can survive it.
This time, there will be no turning back.


My Thoughts:
Wow, what an awesome ending to an awesome series. I cannot recommend this series enough. If you haven't read it, you should. Buy it, borrow it, do whatever you can to read it. Don't illegally download or steal it though. That's naughty. Anyway, back to the review.

I won't say too much about the plot, as I don't want to give away anything about what h…

Book of the Week #17: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Title: The Iron King
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publication Date: January 2011
When I Read It: June 2010
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:Meghan Chase has a secret destiny—one she could never have imagined…

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school…or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth—that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face…and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

Why I Loved It: Because it's about faeries, and the writing is awesome. Also, th…

Book Blogger Hop #14 and Follow Friday #9

What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?
My answer: Well, I was really looking forward to The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, because that series is awesome, and I couldn't wait to read it, but seeing as that has already been published, now I'm probably most anticipating Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I absolutely loved Clockwork Angel, so hopefully Clockwork Prince will be just as good, maybe even better! Cannot wait. =] 

What is/was your favourite subject in school?
My answer: I absolutely love Textiles. It's awesome. We're doing a project on shoes at the moment, and it's great. We're designing shoes, and we had to make one of our designs out of paper and masking tape, and let me tell you, making a heel out of paper and masking tape is not easy. But I managed to do it. I also really like History, I love finding about what happened in the past. I like most subjects, but I really don't like PE. I…

Book Review: Entangled by Cat Clarke

Title: Entangled
Author: Cat Clarke
Date of Publication: 6th January 2011
Pages:373
Source: Bought
Series: N/A
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
The same questions whirl round and round in my head:
What does he want from me?
How could I have let this happen?
AM I GOING TO DIE?

17-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with a table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got here.

As Grace pours her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget. There's falling hopelessly in love with the gorgeous Nat, and the unravelling of her relationship with her best friend Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see?

Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here?

A story of dark secrets, intense friendship and electrifying attraction.



My Thoughts:
Wow. This book was amazing. Not what I was expecting, at all, but still it was awesome. Don't let the pre…

Book Review: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: Lament
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Date of Publication: 3rd January 2011
Pages: 356
Source: Bought
Series: Books of Faerie #1
Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Deirdre Monaghan is a painfully shy but prodigiously gifted musician. She's about to find out she's also a cloverhand—one who can see faeries. Deirdre finds herself infatuated with a mysterious boy who enters her ordinary suburban life, seemingly out of thin air. Trouble is, the enigmatic and gorgeous Luke turns out to be a gallowglass—a soulless faerie assassin. An equally hunky—and equally dangerous—dark faerie soldier named Aodhan is also stalking Deirdre. Sworn enemies, Luke and Aodhan each have a deadly assignment from the Faerie Queen. Namely, kill Deirdre before her music captures the attention of the Fae and threatens the Queen's sovereignty. Caught in the crossfire with Deirdre is James, her wisecracking but loyal best friend. Deirdre had been wishing her life weren't so dull, but getting trapped…

Teaser Tuesday #12: The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell

This is week, my teaser is from an ARC that I received from NetGalley, and I'm so excited to read it! It's from The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell.

I lay back, turning my eyes to the plastered ceiling to wecome a weary numbness. "Just poison my breakfast. You can call it a fever. Be done with me," I told him as I dropped to the bed.' - Page 6

Leave a comment and link to your TT! =]

In My Mailbox #6

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and is a great way to get book recommendations, and find out what other bloggers are reading. =]

(Links to reviews)
Bought: 

Awakened by PC & Kristin Cast (House of Night #8)
At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to …

Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Title: Inside Out
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Date of Publication: 1st January 2011
Pages: 315
Source: Bought
Series: Inside Out #1
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Keep Your Head Down.

Don't Get Noticed.

Or Else.

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.


My Thoughts:
I love YA Dystopian novels. I haven't read that many, only The Hunger Games and The Forest of Hands and Teeth series, but those two were awesome, so once I heard about this, I was so excited to read it. I seem to have lots of trouble finding YA Dystopian novels so any suggestions, leave them in the comments! Anyway, this was definitely a welcome addition, and I am still a huge fan of YA Dystopi…

Teaser Tuesday #11: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

I haven't done one of these posts for ages... Since before Christmas I think. I just forgot :L Anyway, this week my teaser is from Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder. It's a YA Dystopian novel, about a girl called Trella who is a scrub in a place called Inside, and she's trying to find out if there is such a place called Outside. I haven't read much of it, but it seems really good so far, so if you like YA Dystopian novels, you should definitely try it!

'My head cleared. He seemed to be in no hurry to call for help, probably didn't even know he should be reporting me. I wasn't taking any more chances; I climbed onto the couch, trying to reach the air duct. It was another meter beyond my grasp. The vent was in the middle of the ceiling, and I couldn't use the rivets to scale the side wall.' - page 44







What book is your teaser from? Leave a link in the comments. =]

Book of the Week #16: 0.4 by Mike Lancaster

Have you all had a good week? Mine's been OK... Anyway, it's time for another Book of the Week =]

This week, I've chosen a book that I've just finished, and it's awesome. The author is a January 2011 debut author, and I loved it.

0.4 by Mike Lancaster

Title: 0.4
Author: Mike Lancaster
Publication Date: January 2011
When I Read It: January 2011
Synopsis:It's a brave new world.

'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.'

So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.

And if everything we know is a lie does that mean that we are, too?
- from Goodreads.com
Recommended if: You love YA sci-fi, or you need a book for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it's one of the first sci-fis I've read, and so it's comple…

Book Review: 0.4 by Mike Lancaster

Title: 0.4
Author: Mike Lancaster
Date of Publication: 4th January 2011
Pages: 304
Source: Bought
Series: N/A
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
It's a brave new world.

'My name is Kyle Straker. And I don't exist anymore.'

So begins the story of Kyle Straker, recorded on to old audio tapes. You might think these tapes are a hoax. But perhaps they contain the history of a past world...If what the tapes say are true, it means that everything we think we know is a lie.

And if everything we know is a lie does that mean that we are, too?


My Thoughts:
Wow. This was such a good book. I devoured it, and read it all in one sitting. I couldn't stop.
From the very first page, I was hooked. By the second chapter or so, there was no way I was putting it down soon. I didn't expect to read it all though.

What did I love so much about it? I'm not really sure. It's probably one of the only sci-fi books I've read, so that for me was appealing because it's something new, s…

Book Review: Awakened by PC & Kristin Cast

Title: Awakened
Author: PC & Kristin Cast
Date of Publication: January 4th 2011
Pages: 290
Source: Bought
Series: House of Night #8
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desp…

Meme Idea

So, I have an idea about a meme. And I'd like your opinion, on whether you'd take part, or if you think it's a good idea, you know, all that stuff.

The Idea:  It would be called SAMPLE SATURDAY, and you have to read a sample of a book, which can be found online (or if you have a Kindle/Kindle App, the first few chapters can be downloaded onto that for free) and then, on Saturday, you review it on your blog, and say whether or not the sample grabbed you, and if you would read the rest of the book, or anything else you'd like to say about it. Characters, plot line, etc. The sample would only have to be a chapter or to, or, if you wanted to, you could read a little more. 
Do you like the idea? Fill in the form (Link Below), saying what you think, that would be great. If you don't like it, or have something you think could improve it, I really don't mind, say what you think! And, one last thing, is there a meme already that's like this? Thanks so much! =] 
FILL IN …

Book Blogger Hop #13 and Follow Friday #8

Have you all had a good week? Mine's been OK, just getting back into the routine of school... Fun. Anyway, here's my Blog Hop and Follow Friday =]


Why do you read the genre you read? What draws you to it? 
My answer: I read YA Paranormal mostly, and I'm not sure why... I guess, it's just that I like getting lost in a world that would never happen, and I especially love finding out about all of the weird and wonderful creatures authors have come up with. I also like reading about things that would never happen to me, because people fascinate me. I'm not really sure... this is a hard question! Do you sort of understand what I mean? I like that when I'm reading I'll have no idea what's going to happen, and it keeps me reading into the night because I need to know what happens, and I think a lot of YA paranormal books have that suspense... And of course, there are all the love interests... But we won't go there :L 

What makes up your non-human family?
My an…

Stylish Blogger Award!

Sara at Just Another Story and Shannon at Stalking the Bookshelves have both awarded me The Stylish Blogger Award! Thank you so much, it's awesome =]


There are rules that you have to follow once you have been awarded:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them in your post.
2. Tell us 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 bloggers you think deserve the prize, that you recently discovered.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've received the award!

So, the 7 random things about me:

1. I have an obsession with high heels. I love them. They're awesome. I don't actually own any, as this is a recent obsession, but I have my eye on a pair in Topshop that I absolutely adore....

2. I also have a small obsession with grammar. Everything has to be spelt right and be grammatically correct. I still make mistakes though :L

3. I don't like hot countries. I don't like feeling too hot, and not being able to cool down.

4. I love Taylor Swift, and am…

Book Review: The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan

Title: The Dead-Tossed Waves
Author: Carrie Ryan
Date of Publication: March 9th 2010
Pages: 407
Source: Bought (Kindle Edition)
Series: The Forest of Hands and Teeth #2
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:Gabry lives a quiet life. As safe a life as is possible in a town trapped between a forest and the ocean, in a world teeming with the dead, who constantly hunger for those still living. She’s content on her side of the Barrier, happy to let her friends dream of the Dark City up the coast while she watches from the top of her lighthouse. But there are threats the Barrier cannot hold back. Threats like the secrets Gabry’s mother thought she left behind when she escaped from the Sisterhood and the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Like the cult of religious zealots who worship the dead. Like the stranger from the forest who seems to know Gabry. And suddenly, everything is changing. One reckless moment, and half of Gabry’s generation is dead, the other half imprisoned. Now Gabry only knows one thing: she mus…

Book of the Week #15: The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Have you had a good week? This week I've chosen a book that I read a long time ago, but have only just read the sequel, and it reminded me what an awesome book it was. Here it is, 
The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan


Title: The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Author: Carrie Ryan
Publication Date: March 2009
When I Read It: July 2010
Synopsis:In Mary's world there are simple truths.

The Sisterhood always knows best.
The Guardians will protect and serve.
The Unconsecrated will never relent.
And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth.

But, slowly, Mary's truths are failing her. She's learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future-between the one she l…

Cover Revealed: Passion by Lauren Kate

So, I know this is a bit late, but I only just found it... And I think it's gorgeous! It's the cover for Passion, the third book in Lauren Kate's Fallen series, and isn't it beautiful? I still think I prefer the eery creepiness of Torment, the second book in the series, but I still think this is beautiful. What do you think?


Book Blogger Hop #12 and Follow Friday #7

It's the first week of 2011, and the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday are back! The first Hop of the New Year has begun =]

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Jennifer at Crazy For Books.
What book influenced or changed your life? How did it influence/change you?
My answer: Well, no book has really changed my life... I suppose, and I'm not shamed to say it, that Twilight by Stephenie Meyer sort of influenced my life, because when I first read it, it inspired me to read more, and because I read Twilight, I've discovered so many more great books, full of awesome characters and exciting plots. It's not that I didn't read before that, because I did, but not as much. So, in that way, Twilight influenced me, but didn't really change my life... But then again, if I hadn't read it, I wouldn't have made this blog, and wouldn't have met all you awesome people out there! So I'm glad I did. =]

Follow Friday is hosted by ParaJunkee at ParaJunkee's View
What book(…

Cover Revealed: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater UK

So, anyone else out there in the UK, wondering what the last Wolves of Mercy Falls cover will look like? I know I was. And now, I know =] I think it's beautiful, how about you? So excited to read this now!




Book Review: Bitter Frost by Kailin Gow

Title: Bitter Frost
Author: Kailin Gow
Date of Publication: June 1st 2010
Pages: 235
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:All her life, Breena had always dreamed about fairies as though she lived among them...beautiful fairies living among mortals and living in Feyland. In her dreams, he was always there the breathtakingly handsome but dangerous Winter Prince, Kian, who is her intended. When Breena turns sixteen, she begins seeing fairies and other creatures mortals don t see. Her best friend Logan, suddenly acts very protective. Then she sees Kian, who seems intent on finding her and carrying her off to Feyland. That's fine and all, but for the fact that humans rarely survive a trip to Feyland, a kiss from a fairy generally means death to the human unless that human has fairy blood in them or is very strong, and although Kian seemed to be her intended, he seems to hate her and wants her dead.

My Thoughts
I was really excited to read this book, for many reasons. One, it's ab…

Book of the Week #14: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Sorry it's a bit late again this week, but here is the Book of the Week. =]

PARANORMALCY  by Kiersten White


Title: Paranormalcy
Author: Kiersten White
Publication Date: August 2010
When I Read It: December 2010
Synopsis:Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.
But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.
So much for normal.
- from Goodreads.com
Recommended if: You love all things paranormal, but want something a little different.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it lived up to my expectations, and the writing style was easy to read, and the characters are awesome!
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-review-paranormalcy-by-kiersten.html
Why It's …

New Releases In January

Sorry about not doing a New Releases post in December, I completely forgot. So, sorry about that. :L Anyway. There are a lot of releases this month that I'm really looking forward to, and I've listed them below. If there are any books coming out in January* that you think I should add, then feel free to comment below!

*These releases are all UK releases, as I live in the UK, so these are the dates I'm waiting for. I can barely keep up with the releases in the UK, so trying to add in the US dates too would be far too much work for little old me. Sorry about that. =]


The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher Release Date: 01/01/2011
Entice by Carrie Jones Release Date: 04/01/2011

Awakened by PC & Kristin Cast Release Date: 04/01/2011
Choker by Elizabeth Woods Release Date: 04/01/2011

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand Release Date: 04/01/2011
Entangled by Cat Clarke Release Date: 06/01/2011

The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Release Date: 06/01/2011
XVI by Julia Karr Release Date: 06/01/2011

The Betraya…