Monday, 28 February 2011

New Releases in March 2011

Here are the new books being released in March. =] (UK release dates)

Clarity          Dark Mirror (Dark Passage, #1)

Clarity by Kim Harrington
Release Date: 1st March 2011

Dark Mirror by MJ Putney
Release Date: 1st March 2011

Falling Under          The Liar Society (The Liar Society, #1)

Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Release Date: 1st March 2011

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Release Date: 1st March 2011

Rosebush          The Vespertine (Fire & Air)

Rosebush by Michele Jaffe
Release Date: 3rd March 2011

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Release Date: 7th March 2011

          Playing Hurt

Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Release Date: 8th March 2011

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler
Release Date: 8th March 2011

The Hunt of the Unicorn          Steel

The Hunt of the Unicorn by CC Humphreys
Release Date: 8th March 2011

Steel by Carrie Vaughn
Release Date: 15th March 2011

Outside in (MIRA)          Ten Miles Past Normal

Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
Release Date: 18th March 2011

Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Release Date: 22nd March 2011

Born at Midnight (Shadow Falls, #1)          Entwined

Born at Midnight by CC Hunter
Release Date: 29th March 2011

Entwined by Heather Dixon
Release Date: 29th March 2011

Karma          Wake Unto Me

Karma by Cathy Ostlere
Release Date: 31st March 2011

Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Release Date: 31st March 2011

Raising Demons (Hex Hall, #2)          The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine,  #2)

Raising Demons by Rachel Hawkins
Release Date: 3rd March 2011

The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
Release Date: 7th March 2011

Afterlife (Evernight, #4)

Afterlife by Claudia Gray
Release Date: 8th March 2011

Sunday, 27 February 2011

In My Mailbox #8

I think it's about time I did another one of these IMM posts, haven't done one for a while. I'm not going to do a vlog though, it's too early in the morning :L

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren =]

So, in the last month or so since my last IMM, I got:

For Review:
Outside In (Inside Out, #2)Outside In by Maria V. Snyder
(Thank You to Harlequin and NetGalley for this title)

Me? A Leader? Okay, I did prove that there's more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion - between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that ruled. Because of me, we're free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again - while still touching base with Riley, of course. He's the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there's outside and then there is Outside. And something from Outside wants In. - From Goodreads.com

Publication Date: 18th March 2011

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The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
(Thank You to Harlequin and NetGalley for this title)

Every girl who has taken the test has died.

Now it's Kate's turn.

It's always been just Kate and her mom--and now her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate's going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won't live past the fall.

Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld--and if she accepts his bargain, he'll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests.

Kate is sure he's crazy--until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she'll become Henry's future bride, and a goddess.
- From Goodreads.com

Publication Date: 19th April 2011

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Bought:
Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice? - From Goodreads.com

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HaloHalo by Alexandra Adornetto

Three angels- Gabriel, the warrior; Ivy, the healer; and Bethany, the youngest and most human- are sent by Heaven to bring good to a world falling under the influence of darkness. They must work hard to conceal their luminous glow, superhuman powers, and, most dangerous of all, their wings, all the while avoiding all human attachments.

Then Bethany meets Xavier Woods, and neither of them is able to resist the attraction between them. Gabriel and Ivy do everything in their power to intervene, but the bond between Xavier and Bethany seems too strong.

The angel’s mission is urgent, and dark forces are threatening. Will love ruin Bethany or save her?


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The Body Finder (The Body Finder, #1)The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Kindle Edition)

Violet Ambrose is grappling with two major issues: Jay Heaton and her morbid secret ability. While the sixteen-year-old is confused by her new feelings for her best friend since childhood, she is more disturbed by her "power" to sense dead bodies—or at least those that have been murdered. Since she was a little girl, she has felt the echoes the dead leave behind in the world . . . and the imprints that attach to their killers.

Violet has never considered her strange talent to be a gift; it mostly just led her to find dead birds her cat left for her. But now that a serial killer is terrorizing her small town, and the echoes of the local girls he's claimed haunt her daily, Violet realizes she might be the only person who can stop him.

Despite his fierce protectiveness over her, Jay reluctantly agrees to help Violet find the murderer—and Violet is unnerved by her hope that Jay's intentions are much more than friendly. But even as she's falling intensely in love, Violet is getting closer and closer to discovering a killer . . . and becoming his prey herself.
- From Goodreads.com


What did you get in your mailbox this week? Feel free to leave a link in the comments!

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Book Review: Forsaken by Jana Oliver

Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1)Title: Forsaken
Author: Jana Oliver
Series: The Demon Trappers
Pages: 420
Date of UK Publication: January 7th 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...


My Thoughts:
Forsaken is an amazing debut novel. It kept me hooked from the first to the last page, and I couldn't stop reading, or thinking about it when I wasn't. It was awesome.

I love Riley. On the back, it says she is 'kicking hell's ass one demon at a time' and she is definitely one kick-ass demon trapper. She's confident, stubborn and determined. She'll do whatever it takes to keep those she loves safe and alive, and she even sits vigil every night to make sure her loved one's body doesn't get reanimated by a nasty summoner. She's a believable teenage character, and you can't help but love her.

The plot is very well thought out and extremely well written. At the beginning of the book you get thrown straight into the action, yet I found it easy to understand the world that Riley lives in, and wasn't confused at all. It takes place in the near future, in 2018, so, while it's not far away, only 7 years, it shows how quickly the world can spiral out of control. There are so many small details to the plot that tie the whole story together brilliantly, everything from how precious metal is, to the batch and date numbers on Holy Water bottles, and the different levels of demons depending on how evil they are. The world is so real to read about, it's almost as if the author has lived there, because of how detailed and precise everything is. It's really very good.

Overall, Forsaken is a completely unique, clever, and incredible debut novel, and I cannot wait until Forbidden is released in August, as I'm sure it will be awesome too. I recommend that you go and buy a copy of this as soon as you can, as it is awesome, and you'll love it!


My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 Debut Author Challenge #6
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #11
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #14

Friday, 25 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop #17 and Follow Friday #12

Book Blogger Hop

Do you ever wish you would have named your blog something else?

My answer: No way. I love my blog name! It's kinda dumb, but it's me, so no way do I wish I called it something else =] And besides, I wouldn't have a clue what to call it if it wasn't Cheezyfeet Books... :L 


Share your current favourite television show! Tell us a bit about it...

My answer: There are so many awesome things on TV at the moment! I absolutely love Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, and 90210, and there is also a couple of British series that I love, called Hustle and Marchlands. Hustle is about a group of people who are a bit like Robin Hood, they con rich people out of money to help a friend, or just because the rich person is nasty. It's really good, and so clever. Marchlands is about a house, and in the 60s a young girl called Alice who was living there drowned. It switches between 3 time periods, the 60s, the 80s and present day, and it's very confusing and creepy, but awesome. =]

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books? 
Reviews: 
Memes:
Features:
Other:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

One Lovely Blog Award


I know, I know, this is really really late, but I haven't had a chance to do this post! Anyway, two weeks ago, Siobhan from Love Fantasy Sci-Fi Novels gave me this awesome award, and Lisbeth from The Book Geek just gave me to it, and I finally have the time to accept it, so thank you very much to you both!

What do to when receiving this award:


1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered.
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award. 

15 Awesome Bloggers with Lovely Blogs


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday #15: Forsaken by Jana Oliver + Kindle Low Prices

This week I'm reading Forsaken by Jana Oliver, about a girl who is the daughter of one of the best demon trappers in the world. It's really awesome, and the cover is gorgeous!

Forsaken (The Demon Trappers, #1) Synopsis from Goodreads: Riley has always wanted to be a Demon Trapper like her father, and she's already following in his footsteps as one of the best. But it's tough being the only girl in an all-guy world, especially when three of those guys start making her life more complicated: Simon, the angelic apprentice who has heaven on his side; Beck, the tough trapper who thinks he's God's gift, and Ori, the strikingly sexy stranger who keeps turning up to save her ass. One thing's for sure - if she doesn't keep her wits about her there'll be hell to pay...


My Teaser: 'Beck took a sharp intake of breath as if she'd broken something inside him. She turned her back on him and let the tears fall. A door closed and then there was silence.' - page 78 


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Also, I just wanted to add something I found this morning on Amazon while shopping for Kindle books. There are a few books that are being re-released with bonus material for low prices, for a limited time only! So far, I've found:


The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com)
How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire by Kerrelyn Sparks  (Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com)
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com)
Gone by Michael Grant (Amazon.co.uk | Amazon.com)

Monday, 21 February 2011

Book of the Week #20: A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

by Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)

Title: A Great and Terrible Beauty
Author: Libba Bray
Publication Date: 9th December 2003
When I Read It: October 2009
Synopsis: A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.
Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true. Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order. The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order. A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.

Recommended if: You love historical fiction with a twist.
Why I Loved It: Because I love historical fiction, but I also love paranormal, and this book is both mixed together.
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2010/09/great-and-terrible-beauty-libba-bray.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because it's really really old, and I don't think it should be forgotten because it's awesome!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Book Review: Siren by Tricia Rayburn

SirenTitle: Siren
Author: Tricia Rayburn
Series: Siren #1
Pages: 377
Date of UK Publication: 20th January 2011
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: Vacationing in Winter Harbor, Maine, is a tradition for Vanessa and Justine Sands, and that means spending time with the Carmichael boys. This summer, Vanessa is determined to channel some of her older sister’s boldness, get over her fear of the ocean, and maybe turn her friendship with Simon Carmichael into something much more.
But when Justine goes cliff-diving after a big family argument, and her body washes ashore the next day, Vanessa is sure that it was more than an accident. She is more certain of this, when she discovers that her sister was keeping some big secrets and Caleb Carmichael’s gone missing. Suddenly, the entire oceanfront town is abuzz when a series of grim, water-related accidents occur, with the male victims washed ashore grinning from ear to ear.

Vanessa and Simon team up to figure out if these creepy deaths have anything to do with Justine and Caleb. But will what Vanessa discovers mean the end of her summer romance, or even life as she knows it?



My Thoughts:
I enjoyed Siren. Not as much as I expected to, but I did enjoy it, even though I read it slowly.

The beginning was slow. You would think that once Justine dies, the story would be fast paced and full of suspense, but for me, I found it slow, and to be honest, I didn't care too much that Justine died, not because I'm horrible, but because I didn't feel as if she was real, as if she could be a real person who had jumped off a cliff. But, once I was about a third of the way through, when things started happening, and the pace picked up a bit, I was glued.

The YA genre is definitely no stranger to mythical creatures, vampires, werewolves, and faeries are all extremely popular, but sirens aren't as popular. At all. I don't think I have ever read a book about sirens, so this was my first. And I would definitely read another.

The idea of a siren fascinates me. They're like evil mermaids. How cool is that? Anyway, I thought the whole mythology behind them capturing a male's attention and then killing them was written very well in Siren. Having never read anything or even really heard anything about them, after reading Siren I know what they are and what they do.

Vanessa was a good main character and narrator, although a little annoying at times, especially when she kept moaning about how she has never been and will never be as outgoing or daring as Justine. But I forgive her, after all, who doesn't have a good moan about things from time to time? Also, Vanessa's relationship with Simon is awkward and sweet, and I could see it coming, and I couldn't wait for them to finally get together. They're so cute ;P

Siren is a very good debut novel. I'm only going to give it 4 feet though, purely because the beginning was slow, and also, because at times after the plot had picked up speed, it could be a little rushed, and confusing. Apart from those two things though, I was very impressed, and I will definitely be picking up the next book when it is released.


My Rating:
I give it 4 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 Debut Author Challenge #5
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #10
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #13

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday #14: Siren by Tricia Rayburn

This week's teaser comes from Siren by Tricia Rayburn, which I am currently reading for the 2011 Debut Author Challenge.

SirenSynopsis from Goodreads: Vacationing in Winter Harbor, Maine, is a tradition for Vanessa and Justine Sands, and that means spending time with the Carmichael boys. This summer, Vanessa is determined to channel some of her older sister’s boldness, get over her fear of the ocean, and maybe turn her friendship with Simon Carmichael into something much more.
But when Justine goes cliff-diving after a big family argument, and her body washes ashore the next day, Vanessa is sure that it was more than an accident. She is more certain of this, when she discovers that her sister was keeping some big secrets and Caleb Carmichael’s gone missing. Suddenly, the entire oceanfront town is abuzz when a series of grim, water-related accidents occur, with the male victims washed ashore grinning from ear to ear.
Vanessa and Simon team up to figure out if these creepy deaths have anything to do with Justine and Caleb. But will what Vanessa discovers mean the end of her summer romance, or even life as she knows it?

My Teaser:
'The man, whoever he was, was dead. Done. Gone. Washed up like a fish. 
And when he turned over, his eyes were wide open and his mouth was stretched in a wide smile, like he was happy about it.' - page 145

Monday, 14 February 2011

Book Review: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)Title: City of Glass
Author: Cassandra Clare
Series: The Mortal Instruments
Pages: 492
Date of UK Publication: 24th March 2009
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight.
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost?


My Thoughts: I had been putting this book off for ages, since July last year. I have no idea why, I raced through the first two and absolutely loved them, and talked about them for days, but when I got City of Glass, I just didn't want to read it. It was weird. I don't know why, and I wish I hadn't, because it was awesome.

City of Glass picks up just where City of Ashes left off. Clary's mum is still in her magical coma, and Clary is the only one who knows how to save her. Her problem? The answer is in Idris, the Shadowhunter capital of the world. So, off she goes to Idris.

In the previous books, we hear a lot about Idris, though we've never really seen it properly. In City of Glass, apart from the first few chapters, the whole story is set in Idris, in Alicante to be exact. The city is wonderful, and Cassandra Clare's writing describes it with lots of detail and interesting-ness, without the reader feeling as if there's been an information overload. I enjoyed the story being set in New York, but I loved it being set in Idris, because it's so magical and cool, I can really imagine all of the Shadowhunters living in that unknown place. It really reminded me of Clockwork Angel, set in Victorian London.

The characters are still their usual awesomeness. (Does that even make sense? Probably not :L) Anyway, Clary is still her stubborn, determined, completely-in-love-with-Jace-even-though-he's-her-brother self, and Jace is still extremely frustrating and annoying self. Frustrating and annoying because everybody knows that he's still completely in love with Clary even though he says he just wants to be her brother, yet he won't tell her. Which I can understand because it's incest, but still... He became less annoying and frustrating in the end though. I think you can guess why, if you think why he was frustrating and annoying. ;) There were so many declarations of love, in amongst all the death and destruction, it was awesome.

There was some really sad things in this book, some really horrible deaths, that almost had me crying. (Because I was in the car, and that would be weird.) I won't tell you who, because that would spoil it, but one was so unexpected and sad, I didn't even see it coming. :'(

City of Glass is an amazing addition to The Mortal Instruments series, and I cannot wait until City of Fallen Angels releases in May, or whenever it is. I will definitely be buying it as soon as I can, and I definitely will not keep putting off reading it. I will read it as soon as I can, and I'm sure it's going to be great.


My Rating:
I give it 5 feet!

Challenges:
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #9
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #12

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Book of the Week #19: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

I love dystopian novels, they're awesome. I love the idea that the future isn't definite, and though there are many stories about how the future is amazing, and better than now, I love how it could also turn out to be worse, even though I'd rather it actually did turn out to be awesome :L So, this week I chose Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, which is about a girl called Trella who lives in a place called Inside, and she leads a revolution to try and make Inside a better place. It is such a good story and so unique, so I decided to make it this week's book of the week. =]


Title: Inside Out
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Publication Date: January 2011 (UK)
When I Read It: January 2011
Synopsis:
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. - 
from Goodreads.com
Recommended if: You love dystopian, or if you're looking for something completely new and different to everything else.
Ages: 10+
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-review-inside-out-by-maria-v.html

Friday, 11 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop #16 and Follow Friday #11

Book Blogger Hop

Tell us about one of your posts from this week and give us a link so we can read it (review or otherwise)!

My answer: Last Sunday I finished Angel by LA Weatherly, which was awesome, and I was very proud of my review, so I'm choosing that one to share with you all! I hope you like it, I thought it was a good one for me =] Read it here =] 


What's your favourite romance hero type? Stereotype wise. Do you like the strong silent type or the brute macho man?

My answer: Hmm... I didn't realise there were stereotypes :L I don't really mind if they're strong and silent or brute and macho, it depends on the book, and what competition they have :L I do like a man who will do anything for their girl, they're the best. So, I don't really mind, as long as they'll do whatever it takes to protect their loved one... 

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books? 
Reviews:
Memes:
Features: 
Other: 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Teaser Tuesday #13: City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

This week my teaser is from City of Glass, which is the third book in The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. 

City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)Synopsis: To save her mother's life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters -- never mind that entering the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, she learns that Jace does not want her there, and Simon has been thrown in prison by the Shadowhunters, who are deeply suspicious of a vampire who can withstand sunlight. 
As Clary uncovers more about her family's past, she finds an ally in mysterious Shadow-hunter Sebastian. With Valentine mustering the full force of his power to destroy all Shadow-hunters forever, their only chance to defeat him is to fight alongside their eternal enemies. But can Downworlders and Shadowhunters put aside their hatred to work together? While Jace realizes exactly how much he's willing to risk for Clary, can she harness her new found powers to help save the Glass City -- whatever the cost? 

My teaser: His answering smile was a reminder of the Luke who had caught her when she's fallen of the jungle gym as a child, the Like who had always protected her. "Some rules are meant to be broken." - page 48


Monday, 7 February 2011

Book Review: Angel by LA Weatherly

Angel (Angel Trilogy, #1)Title: Angel
Author: LA Weatherly
Series: Angel Trilogy #1
Pages: 507
Date of UK Publication: 1st October 2010
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads: In a world where angels are beyond redemption, Alex thinks he's found one that might deserve mercy. Alex is a ruthless assassin - of angels. Forget everything you've heard about them before. Angels are not benign celestial creatures, but fierce stalkers whose irresistible force allows them to feed off humans, draining them of their vitality until there is barely anything left. As far as Alex is concerned, the only good angel is a dead angel...until he meets Willow. She may look like a normal teenager but Willow is no ordinary girl. Half-angel, half-human, Willow may hold the key to defeating the evil angels. But as the hunter and the hunted embark on an epic and dangerous journey and Willow learns the dark and terrifying secrets of her past, Alex finds himself drawn to Willow...with devastating consequences.


My Thoughts:
I bought this book because my friend would not shut up about how awesome it was. Usually, we have the same taste in books, but recently we haven't, so I was a little hesitant to read it. So, when I needed a third book to complete a 3 for 2 offer, I bought it. And I'm so glad I did. It was awesome.

LA Weatherly has created an awesome new world, with an amazing and unique take on angels. Angels are evil, and they feed off humans, but they make the humans believe that the angels are good, and these humans then created the Church of Angels, a whole new religion. The people belonging to the CoA think it's amazing and life changing, but in fact, it's not. And Willow Fields is on a mission to stop it.

Willow is half-angel, half-human, and the only one. Ever. And she's the only thing who can stop the Church of Angels from taking over the world. I loved her. The main reason is, she just seemed so real and so believable, even though she's half-angel. And, to make things even better, even though she knows that she's weird because she's physic, and even though she knows that there really are angels, she laughs and won't accept that she knows, because it's impossible. Angels don't really exist, do they? Anyway, she's fun, quirky, and a great main character.

And then there's Alex. He's perfect for Willow, in every way. He loves her, cares for her, and won't let anything happen to her. When the two finally become a couple, it is just so sweet, but maybe a little rushed. They both knew they both had feelings for each other, but they refused to do anything about it. Then, all of a sudden, they seemed to be spending every minute they could kissing each other. I'm not complaining though, no, I'm just saying ;)

The plot was well written and well thought out, and I read most of the book in a day. And, that was a lot, seeing as it was 500 pages, which is a good length. The events that happened seemed real and believable, and didn't seem rushed or forced. Everything played out nicely in the end, and set up well for a next book, as it left just enough questions unanswered to leave you wondering, but not too many to make the book feel unfinished.

Angel is amazing. I was glued to it, and when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. It is definitely one of the best books I have read this year, and I cannot wait until June, when the second book, Angel Fire is due to come out. It's going to be great.

My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #8
2011 100+ Reading Challenge

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Blog Award: The Irresistibly Sweet Award

I am honoured to have received another blog award, this time, The Irresistibly Sweet award, from the awesome people at Reading Lark! It means a lot that you thought of me =]


To accept the award, I have to share 4 guilty pleasures, and choose 6 other bloggers to pass on the award to. So, here are my guilty pleasures:

1. Chocolate and cakes. I love them... 
2. Hugh Grant. If a film has him in, I have to watch it. 
3. Facebook Games. I love CityVille, used to play FarmVille, absolutely love Sorority Life... 
4. Just Dance 2 on Wii. It is awesome. 

And here are the 6 bloggers I am passing the award onto: 

Again, thank you so much! 

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Book of the Week #18: Entangled by Cat Clarke

Entangled


Title: Entangled
Author: Cat Clarke
Publication Date: January 2011
When I Read It: January 2011
Synopsis:
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.

Ages: 14+
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2011/01/book-review-entangled-by-cat-clarke.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because it is really awesome, and even though I read it a while ago now, I still can't stop thinking about it. It is really really good.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Book Blogger Hop #15 and Follow Friday #10

Book Blogger Hop

What are you reading now and why are you reading it? 

My answer: I'm reading Angel by LA Weatherly, because my friend wouldn't shut up about it :L But, she was right to go on about how good it was, it is awesome! I'm also reading The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell, which I got as an e-book from NetGalley, but because I have to read it on the computer, I can only read a little bit of it at a time otherwise my eyes go funny. It's good though =] 


What is the book you are currently 'pushing'?

My answer: I've never heard the term 'pushing' before... Anyway, at the moment, I'm trying to get all my friends to read The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, because it just came out in the UK and now they can get it from Waterstones, and don't have to go online to get it. Which is cheaper and easier... So anyway, I'm trying to get them to read that, but they won't! It's tragic... :L

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books?
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Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Book Review: The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

The ReplacementTitle: The Replacement
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Series: The Replacement #1
Date of UK Publication: 6th January 2011
Pages: 375
Source: Bought
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Though he lives in the small town of Gentry, Mackie comes from a world of tunnels and black, murky water, a world of living dead girls ruled by a little tattoed princess. He is a replacement - left in the crib of a human baby sixteen years ago when it was stolen away by the fey. Now, because of fatal allergies to iron, blood and consecrated ground, Mackie is slowly dying in the human world. Mackie would give anything just to be normal, to live quietly amongst humans, practice his bass guitar and spend time with his crush, Tate. But when Tate's baby sister goes missing, Mackie is drawn irrevocably into the underworld of Gentry, known as Mayhem, where he must face down the dark creatures and find his rightful place - in our world, or theirs.


My Thoughts:
I didn't really know what to expect with this book. I think I was expecting a creepy and scream-worthy story. But I didn't really get that.

I've read so many glowing reviews for this book. It sounded awesome, and completely unique. I've never read anything like it before, which was nice, because there is a lot of the same YA stuff out there, so to find something different is exciting. And, I'm not saying I didn't enjoy the book, because I did, but I just didn't think it was as good as so many reviews have said it was.

First, there was the fact that I thought it was going to be really creepy and really scary, and make you want to sleep with the lights on. I'm pretty good at getting scared; I hate rollercoasters, scary movies, too much blood, the usual stuff that freak people out. But I wasn't scared of this book. The plot was a little rushed for my liking, and I felt that Yovanoff didn't have enough time to write the book so it was scary, if that makes sense. Had it been 50-100 pages longer, I think I could have been freaked out. So, I was a little disappointed by that.

Second, I didn't really like Mackie at the beginning. I enjoyed the fact that Yovanoff chose to write The Replacement from a male perspective, something that is rare in YA fiction, but I didn't really like him as a character. He annoyed me. I know he was meant to be struggling to live in a human world full of things he was allergic to, (iron, blood, and consecrated ground) but I think he was a little wimpy. Not sure why, but he just came across as a little cowardly, especially towards the beginning of the book. By the end though, he was a lot more brave, and I began to like him. But just a little bit. ;)

The setting of the book, however, I loved. I loved the whole world that Yovanoff has built, and I loved the whole idea of the book. Unfortunately, at the beginning of the book, there was no world building, and the reader just gets thrown in, with no information or anything to explain who and what Mackie is, and whether people knew about him, and things like that, which made me confused, more and more as the book went on. And I don't like being confused.

However, even after saying all this, I really did enjoy reading this book. I read it in two school days. I don't normally have time to read after I get home from school, because I have homework and clubs, but somehow, I made time to read, because I couldn't stop thinking about the characters and what was going to happen. I had no idea what was going to happen and whether everything was going to be okay, so I had to keep reading so I could find out. So, even though I found lots of things that I could complain about, I managed to look over them, and enjoy it. So, for that reason, I'm going to give it 4 feet. It was good, but not quite what I expected it to be. Still, don't let that put you off, it's still really good, and still worth reading, if YA fiction is what you love.

Quote:
'"What kind of people?"
The dead kind. The still-walking-around kind. The reeking, stinking, rotting-from-the-inside-out kind. Toothy and grinning, nasty with the dark and the dust of abandoned strip mines. But none of that was the whole truth. They were more than that.' - page 135

My Rating:
I give it 4 Feet!


Challenges:
2011 Debut Author Challenge #4
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #10
2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge #7

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

New Releases in February 2011

Now that it's the beginning of the month again, I think it's time for another New Releases post. Take a look at all the awesome books coming out this month! All links link to Goodreads.com so you can easily add them to your wishlist. Enjoy!

          

Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Release Date: 3rd February 2011

Haunted by Joy Preble
Release Date: 1st February 2011

          

So Shelly by Ty Roth
Release Date: 8th February 2011

Kindred by Tammar Stein
Release Date: 8th February 2011

          

Cloaked by Alex Flinn
Release Date: 8th February 2011

Chasing Alliecat by Rebecca Fjelland Davis (Kindle Edition)
Release Date: 8th February 2011

          

Cryer's Cross by Lisa McMann (Kindle Edition)
Release Date: 8th February 2011

Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton (Kindle Edition)
Release Date: 15th February 2011

          

Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Release Date: 17th February 2011

Leverage by Joshua C Cohen
Release Date: 17th February 2011

          

The Iron Thorn by Caitlin Kittredge
Release Date: 22nd February 2011

Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr (Kindle Edition)
Release Date: 22nd February 2011

          

A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
Release Date: 22nd February

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
Release Date: 22nd February 2011

          

Haven by Kristi Cook
Release Date: 22nd February 2011

Fall For Anything by Courtney Summers
Release Date: 3rd February 2011

          

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Release Date: 7th February 2011

Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Release Date: 15th February 2011

          

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakeley-Cartwright
Release Date: 24th February 2011

My Soul to Save by Rachel Vincent
Release Date: 18th February 2011
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