Hello again. :3 First off, Happy Halloween! :D And secondly, how are you all doing today? I'm getting bored of this week already, and it's only a few days in! Oh dear.. ^^; Luckily for me I don't have to do anything else this week, apart from seeing my good friend, Kiri on Friday. ^.^ What have you guys got planned for this week, anything interesting?

Title: Doomed
Author: Tracy Deebs.
Publisher: Walker Childrens.
Expected Publication: January 8th, 2013.
Format: Hardback, 480 pages.

Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day.

This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it.

It looks great, doesn't it? ^.^ As for the cover, I really like it! It's not the most original or the best cover I've seen yet - but it's still awesome. :3 I'm starting to run out of books that I want to read that aren't released yet. xD I'm going to have to start doing some serious searching if I'm going to continue doing these posts. :P What do you guys this of my choice this week? Maybe some of you will be adding it to your TBR lists. ^.^

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! :D Happy Reading. (:

Teaser Tuesday #5

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB of; Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along by doing the following. Grab your current read open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - remember, no spoilers! Don't forget to share the title and the author.

Hey everyone, long time, no blog! :) I hope you're all doing okay - I'm sorry this post has been posted so late in the day. ^.^ I decided against doing a Stacking The Shelves post for this Sunday/Monday because I only have two books and I didn't see the point in doing that, so they'll be added to my next Sunday's post. I've badly broken my book buying ban and have a lot of books on their way to me from various websites.. ^^; Any who, I was thinking - would any of you guys like to see a Book Collection tour? I don't have a bookshelf, but I love watching those types of videos, and seeing what books everyone else has got - I end up with tons more added to my TBR list! Just let me know. (:


"And that's how Spider found us when he emerged about nine: me and Val side by side at the breakfast bar, second pot of tea on the go, mound of fag ash on the saucer between us. He shambled into the kitchen with some jogging bottoms and an old, stained T-shirt on, eyes sort of small and puckered, like he'd been asleep for a hundred years."

- Page 54, "Numbers (Numbers, #1)"
by Rachel Ward.

It's quite cool, isn't it? It took me a while to get into this book, because, personally - I don't actually like the main character, Jem. But who knows, maybe I'll like her more as the book goes on. ^.^ As for the cover, I think it's awesome! I love how the image(s) are inside the book title. It's so cool. (:

What are your teasers for this Tuesday? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! :D Happy Reading. (:

Friday Finds #4

Friday finds is a meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading which showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list. Whether you found them online, in a bookstore, or in the library - wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

Hello again my fellow book lovers! :D How are you today on this ..erm, interesting Friday? :) I can't believe how fast this week has gone. (Even though I seem to say that every week - it's always true!) Did any of you read my review of The Maze Runner I posted yesterday? I'm glad I finally managed to get it up, I didn't think I was going to find a day I'd be able too. xD

Friday Finds

Haven by Kristi Cook.
Violet McKenna thought she was crazy when she had a vivid vision of her dad’s murder—but when her premonition came true, her life fell apart. Then she found a new school: Winterhaven. There, Violet fits right in. All the students have special “gifts” like her own, and she quickly finds a close group of friends. But Violet’s attraction to an alluring boy becomes problematic when intense visions of his death start to haunt her. In her premonitions, the secret he is unwilling to share begins to reveal itself—and the unbelievable becomes reality. To Violet’s horror, she learns that their destinies are intertwined in a crictical—and deadly—way.

Every Day by David Levithan.
A is a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.

The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.
Prentisstown isn't like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee -- whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not -- stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden -- a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives. But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

Dark Visions (#1-3) by L.J. Smith.
Kaitlyn Fairchild has always felt like an outsider. Her haunting eyes and prophetic drawings have earned her a reputation as a witch. But Kait's not a witch: she's psychic. Tired of being shunned, Kait accepts an invitation to attend the Zetes Institute, where she can study with other psychic teens and have a fresh start. As Kaitlyn learns to hone her abilities with four other gifted students, she starts to discover the intensity of her power - and the joy of having true friends. But those friendships quickly become complicated when Kait finds herself torn between two irresistible guys. Rob is a healer - kind and gentle, he's surrounded by good energy, while Gabriel is aggressive and mysterious - a telepathic concealing his true nature. Together, Rob and Gabriel's opposing forces start to threaten the group's stability, and when an experiment traps the five teens in a psychic link - a link that threatens their sanity and their lives - Kaitlyn must decide who to trust and who to love..

Summaries from Good Reads. Anyway, like I said in a previous post, I broke my book buying ban this week, so there *MAY* be a Stacking The Shelves post on Sunday, although I'm not entirely sure whether it'll be worth it seeing as I only have three books. I'll probably leave it and add the books in next weeks haul. :3

What are your Friday Finds for this week? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! ^.^ Happy reading! (:

Title: The Maze Runner.
Series: The Maze Runner Trilogy, #1.
Author: James Dashner.
Publication Date: October 6th, 2009.
Publisher: Chicken House.
Format: Paperback, 371 pages.
Source: Bought.
My Rating:

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.

Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything to find out - even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horrors that hunt the Maze's walled corridors.

Thomas wakes up in a dark lift moving slowly upwards, not knowing anything about himself except for his name. When the doors open, he's surrounded by boys of different ages and they welcome him to the Glade. The Glade is like a giant farmland surrounded by towering walls - which is in the centre of a huge, dangerous and terrifying maze. The maze isn't a simple maze though, during the night, creatures roam the halls looking to kill. Every night, the walls around the Glade close and the walls in the maze shift, making different paths each day. From the first moment he hears what a 'runner' does, Thomas immediately wants to be one. Runners run around the maze each day, mapping out the area and trying to find a solution to the giant puzzle.

Usually I find male characters who narrate books annoying and I can never get into them, but I loved Thomas' character. He had a good sense of humour and was very selfless and put others before himself - he was definitely was one of my favourite characters. My second favourite character was Minho, the 'Keeper' of the runners. Even though he was a bit of a defeatist at times, I thought his character was really refreshing and funny. He was one of the boys that took Thomas by his word and believed the things he said.

As for the storyline in general, I found it amazing - it's so original! I've never read anything like this before. One thing that did annoy me at the first of the book is the 'lingo' that the boys use throughout the book. Words like 'Shank' and 'Klunk', they drove me insane for the first 150 pages, but after that, I grew used to it and it just became second nature for the boys to be using the words constantly.

I loved this book - it's as simple as that. The reason why I only gave it 4/5 stars is because it took me well over 70 pages to actually get into it - but when I did, I couldn't put it down! Something I found funny about the way I was reading this book was that whenever there was dialogue, I found myself reading the speech in a Scottish accent. Weird, right?

James Dashner's writing is amazing and pretty much flawless. He created such strong and interesting characters and such an amazing and interesting world. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book in this trilogy, The Scorch Trials - I have a feeling it will be just as amazing as the first book. :)


Alby pointed down at the doors. "This here's the Box. Once a month, we get a Newbie like you, never fails. Once a week, we get supplies, clothes, some food. Don't need a lot - pretty much run ourselves in the Glade." - Page 42.

Please go the other way, Thomas pleaded silently.
Turn. Go. That way. Please!
The Griever's spikes popped out; its body rolled towards Thomas and Alby.
Whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrr click-click-click
It came to a stop, then rolled once more, right up to the wall. - Page 126.

Thomas sat frozen in his chair, a sickness growing in his stomach like an infestation. He'd been through the whole gamut of emotions in the short time since he'd arrived at the Glade. Fear, loneliness, desperation, sadness, even the slightest hint of joy. But this was something new - to hear a person say they hate you enough that they want to kill you. - Page 162.

Hello again everyone. :3 I hope you're all doing well. There's nothing really for me to say today except, If you've not read the first book, Everneath, in this series yet - then I'd advise you not to go and read the synopsis of this book or it may ruin the first one for you!

Title: Everbound.
Series: Everneath, #2.
Author: Brodi Ashton.
Publisher: Harper Collins.
Expected Publication: January 22nd, 2013.
Format: Hardback, 384 pages.

Nikki Beckett could only watch as her boyfriend, Jack, sacrificed himself to save her, taking her place in the Tunnels of the Everneath for eternity — a debt that should’ve been hers. She’s living a borrowed life, and she doesn’t know what to do with the guilt. And every night Jack appears in her dreams, lost and confused and wasting away.

Desperate for answers, Nikki turns to Cole, the immortal bad boy who wants to make her his queen — and the one person least likely to help. But his heart has been touched by everything about Nikki, and he agrees to assist her in the only way he can: by taking her to the Everneath himself. Nikki and Cole descend into the Everneath, only to discover that their journey will be more difficult than they’d anticipated — and more deadly. But Nikki vows to stop at nothing to save Jack — even if it means making an incredible sacrifice of her own.

I honestly can't wait for this book! I loved the first book, Everneath and I can't believe they ended it the way that they did. What do you guys think of the look of it? I LOVE the cover, it's stunning and the font is gorgeous. ^.^ Everything about this cover is just amazing. :) It's a shame that the release date is so far away. D: Ah well..I hope some of you will add it to your TBR lists. :3

What are you "Waiting On" this Wednesday? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! :D Happy Reading. (:

Teaser Tuesday #4

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by MizB of; Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along by doing the following. Grab your current read open to a random page and share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page - remember, no spoilers! Don't forget to share the title and the author.

Hello once again! :D The other evening I finally managed to finish The Maze Runner, it was amazing and I really enjoyed it. ^.^ I hope to have a review of it up soon, but it may take a few days. (: How are you all today? Can you believe it's the 23rd of October already? D: It's scary how fast this year is going. ;_; I have to confess, I've already broken my book buying ban! >.> Silly Tiffa, it's only been one day! I just can't seem to help myself. ;_; I also wanted to say thank you to all my new followers, you're great! :D


"How do I know you're going not going to break up with me to start seeing her?" I asked, swinging.
"Because it's over," he said. "I don't love her."

- Page 117, "Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done"
by Sarah Mlynowski.

It's cool, isn't it? I'm liking this book a lot so far. It's cute and fluffy. :3 I have to say, I HATE the cover, I really wish I tried to get the American version/cover - it's a lot nicer. Oh well, we can't have everything! XD

What are your teasers for this Tuesday? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! :D Happy Reading. (:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Join the craze meme at Tyngas Reviews & have fun. :3

Hey everyone! ^.^ It's time again for another edition of Stacking The Shelves! This weeks book haul is quite small, because the pile of books I have beside my bed to read is huge! ^^; I'm trying to put myself on a book buying ban, so that I can try and catch up and there may not be one of these posts next week. (: I hope you're all doing okay. I've been distracted watching the latest episodes of The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead! :D Soon there will also be the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars as well - and I can't wait.


Photos And Book Information

Dark Inside (Dark Inside, #1) by Jeyn Roberts.
Forgotten by Cat Patrick.

Disclaimer: All books shown here were purchased with my own money - unless stated otherwise.

Anyway, that's it for me today. ^.^ I love my new books! :3 Have any of you done anything interesting this week? I've just been in a few charity shops and to talk to the person who's going to do my tattoo! :)

What books did you get this week? Leave me a comment or a link to your blog post and I'll be sure to check it out! ^.^ Happy reading! (:

Title: The Summoning.
Series: Darkest Powers Trilogy, #1.
Author: Kelley Armstrong.
Publication Date: July 1st, 2008.
Publisher: Atom.
Format: Paperback, 390 pages.
Source: Bought.
My Rating:

All Chloe Saunders wants is a life like any normal teenager – the chance to get through school, make friends, and maybe meet a boy. But when she starts seeing ghosts, she knows that life will never be the same again. Soon the ghosts are everywhere, demanding her attention. When Chloe finally breaks down, she’s admitted to a group home for disturbed kids.

At first Lyle House seems okay, but as she gets to know the other patients – charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a 'thing' for fire – Chloe begins to realise that something strange and sinister binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual ‘problem kid’ behaviour. And they’re about to discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home..

Chloe is just your average teenager until the day she first starts her period - that same day she starts seeing ghosts. She ends up running and screaming through her high school and is admitted to Lyle House, a group home for disturbed kids. Lyle House isn't your usual group home, and the other kids aren't your usual disturbed kids either. When she gets to know the other teenagers in Lyle House, she ends up discovering that they too - have special powers - and that she, herself, isn't crazy or a 'Schizophrenic' like the Doctors are telling her she is. Chloe is special, she's what Simon and Derek call a Necromancer, a person who can summon and contact the dead. As the trio try to figure out the mysteries of Lyle House, they discover that no one is who they seem and they find themselves wanting to escape as quickly as possible.

I have to say, I was a little sceptical of the plot of this book, generally because of the whole 'psychiatric home/hospital' part. This is because in so many books and movies, they portray them in such stupid and ridiculous ways, and in real life, they aren't actually like that (I know from experience). However, once I'd started reading this book I was totally hooked.

Chloe's character is really interesting, she's just like your average teenage girl, but not overly dramatised like a lot of female characters I've read. I think she's pretty young and naive at times, even for her age, but she can be mature when it comes down to it. She told the story in the way a film producer would (her goal for her future) and I found it really refreshing. Simon's character annoyed me a little bit, sure he was sweet and kind and caring, but he seemed too kind - sort of in a degrading way. I'm sure this wasn't the way his character was supposed to come off, but it's the way I feel.

As for Derek, he was my second favourite character (after Chloe). He's a gruff and very unsociable guy, but obviously cares a lot for his brother, Simon and he doesn't seem to care about anything or anyone else. I know his character is a little rough around the edges, but I thought the way he was portrayed was great and right from the beginning I was rooting for Chloe and him to get together. The other characters weren't as well described, however we know that Tori, is a spoilt, rude, mean and obnoxious girl who is desperately seeking her mother's approval. As for Liz and Rae, they seemed pretty similar to me, and weren't as focused on in the book as the other characters so I can't really give an opinion.

The plot is very well thought out, flowing smoothly from chapter to chapter and leaving you wanting more at the end of it. The twists and turns of this book are great, and I couldn't put it down. The plot is also so different from everything else I've read and really original - it holds its own and doesn't seem to sway much from the main storyline like many books I've read in the past. Overall I thought It was an amazing book and honestly, I can't wait to read it again!


If I was crazy, would I know it? That's what being crazy was, wasn't it? You thought you were fine.
Everyone else knew better. Maybe I was crazy. - Page 34.

Dr. Jill said it was just a matter of taking my meds and learning to cope. If it was that easy why were there people wandering the streets talking to themselves? Crazy-eyed homeless people shouting at thin air? Seeing people who weren't there. Hearing voices that didn't exist.
Schizo. Just like me. - Page 70.

"Then if we run, it'll look suspicious."
"It's three-thirty in the morning. We're going to look suspicious anyway."
He looked at the car for a moment.
"Fine. But any sign of trouble? Follow my lead."
"Yes, sir." - Page 350.