Thursday, 6 January 2011

Book Review - Entice by Carrie Jones

Entice by Carrie Jones

Zara and Nick are soul-mates - they're meant to be together for ever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, Nick is dead, and has been taken to Valhalla, a mystical resting place for warriors. If they can find the way there, Zara and her friends will try to get him back. But even if they do, Zara has turned pixie - and now she's Astley's queen! Meanwhile, more teenagers go missing as a group of evil pixies devastates the town of Bedford. An all-out war seems imminent and Zara and her friends need all the warriors they can find...

My Thoughts
'Astley Astley where art thou my Astley' oh sorry wrong book but hey a girl can dream right. Carrie has captivated me again with Entice the 3rd book in the Need Series all the pixie dust that was sprinkled over me as I sped through the pages of Entice it seems to be taking me forever to stop shimmering.
Entice continues after captivate on the hunt to save Nick and to say I was trailing along with a hope That Zara would save Nick but settle for Astley as he is so sweet is an understatement, yeah yeah I know what your thinking but after many losses she does save Nick but the outcome is still to be determined so my hopes are not knocked down yet so for all you Zara and Nick fans calm down he he. The characters remain strong and Zara is beginning to blossom as a Pixie I'm really looking forward to seeing how she develops towards the end of the novel as a few interesting things in Entice was revealed that left me thinking.
I'm sure looking forward to the next in the series, its not to everyones tastings hell I was all eww pixies but as many of you now know I have a whole lot of love for this series full of gold dust trails and pixies and I wouldn't lie to you in saying you need to take the leap if you haven't already and pick it up........I will make pixie lovers out of the world yet ;o)

What To Look Out For In January (UK RELEASE)

Please note more will be added to this for the month of January(6th - 31st), please feel free to tell me if there are any I have missed...Please dont steal and if you use please credit The Readings of a Busy Mom

6th January

Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan
Balefire Omnibus (bk 1-4)

The Replaement by Brenna Yovanoff

Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Dark Secrets 3 by Elizabeth Chandler

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Ninth Grade Slays by Helen Brewer

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargroves by Lauren Kate

Mortal Kiss by Alice Moss

Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel

Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

XVI by Julia Karr
January 7th

Forsaken by Jana Oliver

Inside Out by Maria V Snyder

My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent

January 11th
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Other Words for Love by Lorraine Rosenthal

Timeless by Alexandra Monir

All Just Glass(The fifth book in the Den of Shadows series) by Amelia Rhodes

Splendour Falls by Rosemary Moore

Warped by Maurissa Guibord

20th January

The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

Bloody Valentine by Melissa de la Cruz
January 25th

Vesper by Jeff Sampson -

Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, Catherine Hardwicke

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Book Review - Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen

Bright Young Things by Anna Godberson

The year is 1929. New York is ruled by the Bright Young Things: flappers and socialites seeking thrills and chasing dreams in the anything-goes era of the Roaring Twenties.

Letty Larkspur and Cordelia Grey escaped their small Midwestern town for New York's glittering metropolis. All Letty wants is to see her name in lights, but she quickly discovers Manhattan is filled with pretty girls who will do anything to be a star…

Cordelia is searching for the father she's never known, a man as infamous for his wild parties as he is for his shadowy schemes. Overnight, she enters a world more thrilling and glamorous than she ever could have imagined—and more dangerous. It's a life anyone would kill for . . . and someone will.

The only person Cordelia can trust is Astrid Donal, a flapper who seems to have it all: money, looks, and the love of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. But Astrid's perfect veneer hides a score of family secrets.

Across the vast lawns of Long Island, in the illicit speakeasies of Manhattan, and on the blindingly lit stages of Broadway, the three girls' fortunes will rise and fall—together and apart. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Luxe comes an epic new series set in the dizzying last summer of the Jazz Age
My Thoughts
Becoming a part of Cordelia and Letty's adventure in Bright Young Things has truly been a highlight on the beginning to my year one that I wont forget easily. Anna writes with a flowing passion that grips your insides and drags you along for the ride even when it slows down with pace it doesn't take long to speed back up again and en lite you with the scandals and the happenings that will shock believe me I didn't expect what happened at all.

The reader can truly relate to the female characters, three girls who were  normal regular girls that lived in a historical time. Anne's descriptions of  locations, people and moments made me feel like I was right there they where so thought out and perfect for Bright Young Things. I would say there was never a dull moment but then it would be somewhat unnatural like life there are always dull moments but its what came after those moments that mad you want more......
I definitely recommend BYT to all, it is truly a great addition to any book shelf and if the contents was not enough the cover is lush too......

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Well HELLO New Year - Whats coming uo on TROABM

I hope it is a great one full of love and happiness and all things that make you smile.

Well with my feet firmly on the ground and my eyes in recovery mode lets start the New Year with a list of the upcoming reviews this week on The Readings of a Busy Mom

Ghost Town by Rachel Caine
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Immortals: Dark Flame by Alyson Noel

So while I catch up around the globe of book bloggers and share the new year new me love I hope your all well and enjoying the cold beginning to 2011.


Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Trailer Tuesday

Its that time of the week to share some amazing book trailers with you all

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Entice by Carrie Jones

What other trailers are you oving right now?

Friday, 24 December 2010

Oh How I Missed Thee

OK so I have been missing for what feels like forever but I can tell you I'm back but be warned I may end up in hospital again soon if this bump don't cut me some slack ;o) but with the new phone that the hubster gifted me I'm hoping I an keep you all in the know. Since being pregnant I have had some awful luck I was admitted into hospital for sever vomiting where I  developed double vision and sever migraines and whilst in hospital my house was burgled so we have been in the process of finding somewhere more safe and secure :o)

My problems have persisted and I have been in and out of hospital for testing ever since, things are getting slightly better but I understand that this can go sour again at any point on the lighter side I'm now nearly 23 weeks pregnant and The Bean seems to be doing well, my vision has returned and although there are occasions I still see double i can read again which believe me is a relief.

So there is the low down for all those that have been worried and emailing me, I'm going to try and post regularly and i have many reviews coming your way including the wonderful Nightshade by Andrea Cremer all I can say for now is WOW!!!!

So tell me what you all been reading...I feel so behind

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Book Review - Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick

Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Hush Hush 2)

Nora should have known her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described as anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away, and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.

The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch, or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine
My Review
Ok so first off can I say how mad I am with the cliff hanger on this book I mean GRRRRR! it sucks big!! how am I meant to last a whole year until the 3rd Novel is released I mean Just as I was thinking things couldn't get any worse on Nora and Becca goes and ends the final page in her Crescendo story with and ending like that...poor poor Nora (until next year anyway :o).)

Crescendo is a continuing journey of twists and turns that keep your hands turning the pages right to the very end! Nora becomes a tad independent in this novel but her inability to listen sends me insane (I must say she is a typical girl, I mean we are all stubborn) she goes out alone in Crescendo trying to find her own 2 feet and not falling off them which believe me she does on more then one occasion but damn I love this girl and her ways, she sure does make the book so much better.

I'm besotted with Becca's addictive writing style, not many hold the continuous drug like style that holds your attention time and time again not once did I waver and I completed the novel within 3 hours. I would say it is a sure read one that will have you screaming at the ending!!