Waiting On Wednesday: The Iron Warrior By Julie Kagawa

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The FINAL book in the Iron Fey series, The Iron Warrior is coming out on October 27th 2015 published by Harlequin Teen.

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I love the iron fey series. I adore them. I even slept hugging my iron knight copy when I bought it( its beautiful by the way). I read it this year and sort of became addicted. I fell in love with that world. Puck and Grimalkin continue to be one of my favourite characters.

I haven’t started on The Call Of The Forgotten Series yet.Now you may wonder why a crazy obsessed ironfey fan hasn’t read its spin off? Well I don’t like waiting. Waiting for the latest book in your favourite series is torture. I have no doubt this would become one of my favourites.

So back to the point. The Last book in the whole Iron Fey series The Iron Warrior is releasing on 27th October 2015. I can’t wait.

Find The Iron Warrior On:

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http://www.harlequinbooks.com.au/

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Waiting On Wednesday: Hookah by Cameron Jace

Waiting (1)Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Hookah (Insanity #4) A Plague Scarier than Death
Alice and the Pillar have to stop a Wonderland Monster who’d lashed out an incurable disease onto the world. Their biggest challenge is that the world loves this monster so much.
A Cure Larger than Life
The only way to save the world is to travel to the other side of the globe, and peek into one of Lewis Carroll and the Pillar’s darker pasts.
A Truth Madder Than Fiction
This time, the price of saving the world is too high. Alice will have to live with the consequences of the maddest logic of the world surrounding her.
Will Alice find who the Pillar really is? What he wants? Is she brave enough to handle the one Wonderland Monster she’d thought was a good friends? And even so, is the world ready the truth?

I read Insanity( the first in the series, which is free) a few weeks ago and it has become one of my new favourites. So I bought the second one and again loved it. I’m scared to start Circus( the third in the series) because what will I do after that?

Because Hookah is only releasing on September 28th! Come on! I mean I adore this series! I need it now!! and who can resist a blurb like that? Not me!

FInd my favourite quotes from Insanity here.

Find Hookah on :

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And If you haven’t started this series, well you are missing out an amazing book.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Fall TBR!

Top ten tuesdaysTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books on my fall TBR. So here goes, “drum roll” :

Top Books In My Fall TBR

1) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas: Queen of Shadows is creating a lot of buzz and everybody seems to love it. The premise is also different from anything I’ve read before.

2)  Anna Dressed In Blood by  Kendare Blake: Sounds like a cross between horror and romance. Who can resist that?

3) Cracked by  Eliza Crewe: My friend ( goodreads)  Aj loves it. And her review was very convincing.

4)  The Book Thief by  Markus Zusak: I love, love, love the movie. Its high time I read the book!

5)  First Comes Love by  Katie Kacvinsky:  Again Aj’s review is very convincing.

6) Finnikin of the Rock  by Melina Marchetta

7) Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

8)   The Young Elites by  Marie Lu: I’m so excited for this one!!

9)  The Help by  Kathryn Stockett

10) Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

  Do we have anything in common? Have you read any of the above? Are they good? I’d love to know! 🙂

Reviews: Take This Regret

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About The Author

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled, When We Collide, If Forever Comes, Come to Me Quietly, and Come to Me Softly. She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children.

Take this regret

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There are some mistakes we make that we will regret for the rest of our lives. For Christian Davison, it was the day he betrayed Elizabeth Ayers. For five years, Christian has regretted the day he walked away from his family and will do anything to win them back. Can Elizabeth forgive someone who has committed the unforgiveable? Or are there some wounds that go so deep they can never heal?

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My Rating: 2/5

2 star

What a sad disappointment! I thought I would love Take This Regret. The blurb sounded great and I wanted to read something different ( I read a lot of fantasy).

Take This Regret (Take This Regret, #1)

So let me start with the part I liked:

The First Chapters- I loved the first 5 chapters or so. It had me crying and I was a blubbering mess. I felt the heartbreak Elizabeth went through and the struggle within Christian. It was written so well. The writing style is engaging and I was able to read it in one sitting.

But it went downhill from there:

1)The characters got annoying-

Elizabeth: I sympathized with her. She was strong and I liked her. But she turns weak. I like my MC’s strong. Not perfect, but strong. Here’s an example: When Christian, after 5 years of no contact, appears out of the blue and demands for visitation rights to see Lizzie(their daughter), what does Elizabeth do? She runs to the bathroom (this takes place in her office) and starts crying. She should have given him an earful and kicked him in the balls! I know she is sad, but shouldn’t she be angrier? But what annoyed me most was how easily she lets Christian back into her life.

Christian: Now what bothered me most was how suddenly he becomes Mr. Goody goody pants. He had no contact with Elizabeth for 5 years. He did think about them but never felt the need to contact them. Then he sees Lizzie and suddenly he wants his family back! He wanting to see more of his daughter is okay. But wanting his whole ‘family’ back?  He got on my nerves. A lot.

2) The plot: I felt the plot was feeble and too predictable. Any problems that arose, disappeared conveniently.  It was so easy to guess.

The Writing: The writing was really good. Yes, I hated the characters and the plot. But I kept turning the pages because the style of writing was so engaging. I never felt bored.

I know I’m in the minority here. So many people seem to love it. Guess it was not my cup of tea.

TBR Thursdays

TBREven though I have a huge TBR list, I find I keep adding more books to it every week. So every Thursday,I’ll list the latest books I’ve added to my TBR list.

1) The Love That Split The World by  Emily Henry

The Love That Split the World

2)  Before We Were Strangers by  Renee Carlino

Before We Were Strangers

3)  Anna Dressed In Blood by  Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

4)  What We Saw by  Aaron Hartzler

What We Saw

5)  Between The Lives by  Jessica Shirvington

Between the Lives

Which are the latest books you have added to your TBR list?  Have you read any of the books mentioned above? Are they good? I’d love to know!

Waiting On Wednesday: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler

Waiting (1)Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

What We Saw Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

This story—inspired by real events—from debut novelist Aaron Hartzler takes an unflinching look at silence as a form of complicity. It’s a book about the high stakes of speaking up, and the razor thin line between guilt and innocence that so often gets blurred, one hundred and forty characters at a time.

What We Saw is coming out on september 22nd.Why do I want to read this? Check out Emily’s review.

Which book are you desperately waiting for?

Top Ten Tuesday: Preconceived Notions, the Good and the Bad

Top ten tuesdaysTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Top Ten Tuesday is a freebie. So I decided to list 10 books that I thought were boring but turned out to be amazing and vice versa.

PART 1: Books I thought were boring/bad but turned out to be amazing!

1)The Harry Potter series:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter, #1) Yes, I know. But let me explain myself. The first Harry Potter book I’ve tried to read is the half blood prince. I was 9 and my friend had it. I tried to read the first page and got bored. Years later, when I was 13 , I had become a huge fan of the Harry Potter movies. So i decided to read the books. And. It. Was. Amazing! i devoured all 7 in 3 -4 days. I didn’t eat or sleep properly and spent the next few days day dreaming about fighting voldemort along with Harry and the gang. Now, I’m trying to convince my sister to read it. Its one of my favourite series.

2) Percy Jackson series:The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1)  I know you want to say “off with her head!”. You thought Harry Potter and Percy Jackson is boring? Inconceivable!

So again, let me explain. I first heard about Percy Jackson in 7th grade. It was a big thing with the boys in my class. At that time I thought: They are such Idiots! Sounds like a stupid story. Now, I want to poke my eyes out for thinking that. Because this has become one of my favourite series! I LOVE, LOVE Percy Jackson!

3) The Da Vinci Code:

The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)This book intimidated me and I thought it is not my thing. But my uncle convinced me and I finally read it. From page 1 I was hooked! Another one of my favourites.

4)Obsidian by  Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Obsidian (Lux, #1)I am not really a fan of aliens. Well, this proved me wrong.

5) The Duff by  Kody Keplinger:

The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend

I did not have much hope with this one. I believed the book would be one of those ‘meh’ ones and fell for the hype. But I really liked The Duff. I loved Bianca and her friends  and Wesley .

Well, this is why I try to read books, even if I doubt I’ll like it.

PART 2: Books I thought were good but was a disappointment.

1) Hopeless by  Colleen Hoover:

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)

There were so many 5 star reviews saying how awesome this book was. But I thought this was ok. I gave Hopeless 3 stars just because of the ending.

2) A Different Blue by  Amy Harmon:

A Different Blue

This is the story of a nobody who becomes somebody. It is the story of an unlikely friendship, where hope fosters healing and redemption becomes love. But falling in love can be hard when you don’t know who you are. Falling in love with someone who knows exactly who they are and exactly why they can’t love you back might be impossible.” This is the blurb for the book. I mean the plot sounded so interesting! But I found it over-dramatic. I didn’t like it.

3) The Book Of Broken Hearts by  Sarah Ockler:The Book of Broken Hearts I gave this 3 stars, but I expected much more .

4) The Selection by Kiera Cass:The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Ahh! who can resist that cover? Not me! That’s why I picked up The Selection. And the story sounded different too. But I felt I read a fairytale version of The Hunger Games.

So that’s my top 10 ( more like top 9). This week’s TTT is exciting because everyone will be doing a different topic. What’s yours? I’d love to stop by! 🙂