The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

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Based on the Emmy Award–winning YouTube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries.
Twenty‑four‑year‑old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled with student loan debt and still living at home along with her two sisters—beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she records her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities seemingly overnight.
When rich and handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck‑up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets—and for Lizzie’s viewers. But not everything happens on‑screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.
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Rating: 4 stars

First things first, last year I was absolutely obsessed with The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, a web-series on YouTube. (If you haven’t heard of it get right on over to YouTube and watch it. NOW. To help you along here’s the first episode):

I absolutely loved it. It was literally my life during my second year of university, and I probably spent more time following the huge amounts of interactive media that went along with the series (e.g. Twitter) than I did writing assignments. Anyway, I think any Jane Austen fan would enjoy this series, unless you’re one of those people who gets offended by any slight alteration to the master piece that is Pride and Prejudice, in which case I’d advise to stop reading.

This book is basically a written form of the series, with a lot more detail and extra scenes that we obviously don’t see in the videos. The book is written in the form of a diary although after reading this book, and having attempted to write a diary myself, it is not a very realistic diary. But who can say the web-series is considered realistic?! So I feel this point is invalid when talking about how good or how bad the book was.

Evidently, from my rating, I enjoyed the book. How could I not after devoting so much of my time to the series?! What I loved most about the book was Lizzie’s voice. It was extremely entertaining and I felt it captured Elizabeth Bennet in modern form perfectly. It was intelligent and witty and highly enjoyable. The adaptation from page to screen and back to page again was very well done, considering the time in which they wrote the book. I particularly enjoyed reading more about Lizzie’s relationships with her parents and sisters.

However, there were aspects that left me still wanting more. I feel they published this book out of fan demand and yet they barely embellished at all on the most important aspects (in a fangirl’s eyes) of the story: Darcy’s first “proposal”, and Darcy’s second “proposal”. The parts I really wanted to know more about and there wasn’t anything new. Even the ending was incredibly rushed compared to the rest of the book and it was a little underwhelming. The book would have got the full five stars if the ending was better constructed. There was a week after Darcy’s second “proposal” that the viewers didn’t really know anything about and I thought this would have been a great thing to embellish on in the book but nope. We get a small amount of clarification. BUT NOT ENOUGH!

But overall, I do think this is a book worth reading if you love Pride and Prejudice adaptations. I did enjoy it despite its set backs and I probably will read it again at some point.

Death Sworn by Leah Cypress

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When Ileni lost her magic, she lost everything: her place in society, her purpose in life, and the man she had expected to spend her life with. So when the Elders sent her to be magic tutor to a secret sect of assassins, she went willingly, even though the last two tutors had died under mysterious circumstances.

But beneath the assassins’ caves, Ileni will discover a new place and a new purpose… and a new and dangerous love. She will struggle to keep her lost magic a secret while teaching it to her deadly students, and to find out what happened to the two tutors who preceded her. But what she discovers will change not only her future, but the future of her people, the assassins… and possibly the entire world.
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Rating: 3 stars. 

Regrettably, this was disappointing. When I found the book on Goodreads a few months before the release date I was super pumped to find a new Young Adult book/series about assassin’s. I had become a little obsessed with them after reading the first two books of Sarah J. Maas’ Throne of Glass series, and not going to lie I had pretty high expectations. The premise sounded awesome and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. But it fell flat. 

It wasn’t a bad book, I enjoyed it enough. Enough that I will continue on with the series. But it wasn’t anything special. The plot was kind of what I was expecting it to be, awesome. But the characters were not good. None of the characters are particularly remember-able, which would obviously take a lot away from the book. With better characters this series could be amazing. It’s a shame as I was so prepared to love this book and I feel a little heartbroken that I didn’t. 

On another note, a few good things about the book was the whole magic system, I found it very interesting. Although it wasn’t vastly original, its still different enough to want to pick up this book for. Hopefully this aspect will grow with each book in the series (or trilogy, no idea what it’s going to be). It has me a little excited for more on that front. Fingers crossed that Cypress will deliver, 

Overall, really just another book to add to a pile of “meh”s and “maybe”s. For me this is a series I will have to keep an eye on, I feel like it’ll get better. I hope it will get better, 

 

Need by Carrie Jones

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Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She’s also obsessed with phobias. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane…but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now.
She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, he’s still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There’s something not right – not human – in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.
In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you’d have to fear.
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Rating: 1.5 stars

This book is more of a preteen book rather than young adult. A minor blip from the publishers for marketing it as YA. I didn’t like this very much. The writing is bad. I read this book a few weeks back and I am having to scour my memory to remember what actually happened. The story in itself is not terrible, it was entertaining enough and I quite liked the romance aspect. Although honestly? It doesn’t take much to make me like romance.

I feel this book should have been longer. At just over 300 pages it isn’t exactly short but the plot really needed more embellishment. About 95% of this book is the main character and a few side characters (that barely make any appearances) wondering around and thinking with only 5% of any kind of action, and the action was mediocre at best squished into about 5 pages. I’m actually not sure how the author managed to stretch it to 300 pages, as there was hardly any character development at all, in fact I’m not really sure we know all that much about the main character. It’s sad really because this book has so much potential to be a really good story. It probably would have been better to have merged this book with the second in the series: Captivate. So there is actually more happening. For a Preteen/YA paranormal book its pretty dull.

This is probably one of the few books that I wouldn’t recommend. This is the kind of book you would read if you had nothing else left.

Shadows on the Moon by Zoe Marriott

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A powerful tale of magic, love and revenge with a strong female lead set in fairy-tale Japan; this is “Cinderella” meets “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Trained in the magical art of shadow-weaving, sixteen-year-old Suzume is able to recreate herself in any form – a fabulous gift for a girl desperate to escape her past. But who is she really? Is she a girl of noble birth living under the tyranny of her mother’s new husband, Lord Terayama, or a lowly drudge scraping a living in the ashes of Terayama’s kitchens, or Yue, the most beautiful courtesan in the Moonlit Lands? Whatever her true identity, Suzume is destined to capture the heart of a prince – and determined to use his power to destroy Terayama. And nothing will stop her, not even love.
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Rating: 3.5 stars.

This book was good, I liked it and I’m glad I read it but there was some aspects of it that I didn’t really like at all. Although it is a very good story and very well paced and thought out. I have always loved books that were set in Japan, I find the country fascinating and I liked the sound of the “Cinderella meets Memoirs of a Geisha” storyline. Despite the world in this book being set in a “fairy-tale Japan”, I still found it rather captivating and interesting.

However, I feel like the story could have benefited from more world building, a little more talk about the history I think would have  made the plot more solid. Not to mention that I only barely connected with the characters. Most of which were very 2D and lacked any originality. I couldn’t stand Suzume’s mother, although that is obviously intentional, but seriously what a selfish horrible character. On another note, I quite enjoyed the romance aspect it wasn’t a major part of the plot but I think it embellished it nicely and although in places it could have been more in-depth  I think it worked well.

There is only one other part of this book that I disliked and that was the ending, although essentially it wasn’t that bad but I felt it was lacking. I still have numerous questions about the side characters and it’s annoying that I’ll never know what happened to them because this book being a stand alone. Ugh!

On a more happy note, I really enjoyed the magical aspects of the story, it was fascinating and it was very original. A nice breath of fresh air from the usual. Despite there not being as much of this “magic” as I would have liked it worked. I don’t have anything bad to say about it really.

I do recommend this book if you’re interested in stories set in Japan/ Asian countries, original magical ideas and an action packed novel that is a little gut-wrenching.

[Series Review] Blood of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa

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To survive in a ruined world, she must embrace the darkness…
Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters.
Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims seeking a legend—a place that might have a cure for the disease that killed off most of civilization and created the rabids, the bloodthirsty creatures who threaten human and vampire alike. And soon Allie will have to decide what and who is worth dying for… again.
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Overall rating: 4.5 stars.

You’ve probably thought already that you will never have anything to do with stuff involving vampires again. The topic has been exhausted over and over again and yet the genre still isn’t dead, it truly is an immortal genre in fiction. Its safe to say that Twilight has essentially made the genre go into overkill, and the influx in vampire novels since Stephenie Meyer’s success haven’t really been of any significance. With the exception of the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, who’s series could be deemed a success even with the flop in box office of the movie. Even with Anne Rice’s books, and of course the classic Dracula, the genre has always been sought-after in popular culture. But it is obvious it is starting to get repetitive. Luckily, I picked up this series for a bit of fun not expecting all that much. I’ve read Kagawa’s previous Fey series and loved it, so I was eager to give her other books a try. So, so, so glad I did. Not going to lie, I think this might be my favourite Vampire series. I do have a soft spot for vampire books, and I’ve read a lot of them. Although none have really stuck with me. This trilogy is epic. It deserves hype.

The Blood of Eden series centres on the character of Allie, who struggles to survive with everyone else in a post apocalyptic world which has been ravaged by disease, and which has been taken over by vampires using humans as cattle. Allie refuses to become a blood-bag so has to scavenge for food on the outskirts of the walled city. The walled city which keeps out the imminent death which awaits on the other side.
There seems to be a popular craze at the moment for apocalypse/dystopian style books so I suppose there was evidently going to be an attempt to incorporate this into the vampire genre.  It is a good mix. This series certainly brings back a lot of the “dark and disturbing” to vampires, that has been very lacking in the past 10 years. It was thoroughly enjoyable and kind of scary at times!

The characters were all very interesting. Although I do think that some of the “companion” side characters had very stereotypical personalities. But the main character Allie is worth reading this series for alone.  A very strong character that really develops throughout the three books. There are good and bad sides to her character but honestly? Thats what makes a great character in my opinion. Her voice in the books is enthralling and certainly makes you want to keep reading.
I was very fond of Kanin’s character and I wish we could have seen even more of him in the series, I think his character could have been build on a lot more than he was. Jackal’s character was a little frustrating at times but he did bring a lot of dark humour to the story that made me laugh numerous times. Zeke was a good character, but in The Forever Song I found myself getting increasingly frustrated with him even a little annoyed.

Overall, the only thing stopping me from giving this series a full 5 stars are problems I have with the side characters. Otherwise, I would recommend this series to anyone that has lost faith in the Vampire genre and anyone with love for the gory! This is a trilogy I would certainly read again.

Book Haul [#6]

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I went to Liverpool yesterday to see the comedian Sarah Millican (it was hilarious) and during the day I did a spot of shopping and ended up spending over an hour in Waterstones. Despite being skint. 

Autumn Rose (The Dark Heroine #2) by Abigail Gibbs

The highly anticipated sequel to Dinner with a Vampire
Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice to achieve it?
In Autumn Rose, book two of her breathtaking series, Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines.

I wasn’t that impressed with Dinner with a Vampire when I read it last summer, but the ending made me want to pick up the next book in the series. Hopefully this book will be so much better. 

Blood Song (Raven’s Shadow #1) by Anthony Ryan

We have fought battles that left more than a hundred corpses on the ground and not a word of it has ever been set down. The Order fights, but often it fights in shadow, without glory or reward. We have no banners.
Vaelin Al Sorna’s life changes forever the day his father abandons him at the gates of the Sixth Order, a secretive military arm of the Faith. Together with his fellow initiates, Vaelin undertakes a brutal training regime – where the price of failure is often death. Under the tutelage of the Order’s masters, he learns how to forge a blade, survive the wilds and kill a man quickly and quietly.
Now his new skills will be put to the test. War is coming. Vaelin is the Sixth Order’s deadliest weapon and the Realm’s only hope. He must draw upon the very essence of his strength and cunning if he is to survive the coming conflict. Yet as the world teeters on the edge of chaos, Vaelin will learn that the truth can cut deeper than any sword.

Ugh. I’ve been eyeing this book up since it came out. So when it was one a ‘buy one get one half price’ stand I grabbed it. I want to read more from the high fantasy genre and I think this will be one of the next ones I’ll read. 

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1 – 0.5) by Sarah. J. Maas

Contains all five novellas.
Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. They take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and seeks to avenge the tyrannous. But she is acting against Arobynn’s orders and could suffer an unimaginable punishment for such treachery. Will Celaena ever be truly free? Explore the dark underworld of this kick-ass heroine to find out.

I was hoping these novellas would come out in paper copy! Hooray! One of my favourite series at the moment and so glad to have these in my hand. I have them on my kindle as well but I have been putting off reading them for some reason. I like to think they’ll be near the top of my reading list now I’ve got the paper copy. 

Lizzy Bennet’s Diary by Marcia Williams
When Lizzy Bennet’s father gives her a diary, she fancies she will use it to write a novel, as her real life is exceedingly dull. Then the handsome Mr. Bingley moves to nearby Netherfield Park, and suddenly life is every bit as thrilling as a novel would be. Who will he dance with at the Meryton ball? Who is his haughty friend? Will Lizzy ever receive a marriage proposal? Readers will have to read her diary to find out! Marcia Williams offers a lively introduction to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a highly illustrated scrapbook-diary format, featuring such novelties as foldout notes from sisters and suitors, an elegant bill of fare, and an invitation to the ball.

This is amazing. I love it. So much. Usually I’ll buy anything that relates to Pride and Prejudice. I have an entire shelf in my bookcase of books relating to it (bit excessive, I know!) So I had to have this, of course. The fold out bits are awesome too. 

Top 10 Favourite Literary Couples

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Sorry for not posting any reviews over the last few weeks. I’m in quite a big reading slump, not to mention the ton of work I have to do for university. Hopefully I have one up soon.
Now to make up for a lack of posts I thought I would grace you with my favourite literary couples (or ships in some cases). Hope you enjoy!

10. Bianca Piper and Wesley Rush – The D.U.F.F by Kody Keplinger

At number 10 is these two. I love them. How can you not love them. They aren’t anywhere near perfect but that’s what makes them so great. They are wonderful together, like any couple should, they make each other better people. They argue, they fight, they make each other laugh, they have kinky times, they understand one another. For a Young Adult contemporary romance couple these two top the bill.

9. Eowyn and Faramir – The Lord of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. 

It was hard to choose between these two and Aragorn and Arwen to include in this list. Then I remembered that Aragorn and Arwen aren’t in the books. This couple were basically thrown together at the end of the trilogy, but that doesn’t make their relationship any less awesome. Its cute. Its a nice end to their story after everything horrible they have endured.

8. Juliet and Dawsey – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer.

To love this book as much as I do you can’t not Loooooove this couple. Although throughout the book you’re more or less shouting at Juliet to open her eyes, this romance is wonderful and realistic. You can’t help but squeal at the end.

7. Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth – Persuasion by Jane Austen

Why not. Two lovers who have been torn apart by Anne’s family come back together 8 years later. How can you not root for them. Jane Austen is the best at creating fantastic characters with even better stories. This couple gives me all the feels.

6. Margaret Hale and John Thornton – North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Two brilliant characters. One awesome love story. If you haven’t read this book, read it. Its is so worth it. This couple is just jhfekjrhflirjfelrijfldk. No words to describe…
Also, watch the BBC mini-series. Richard Armitage. Holy crap.

5. Penryn and Raffe – Penryn and The End of Days series by Susan Ee.

This is a ship. Only the first 2 books in this series is out therefore their relationship isn’t set in stone. Although it basically is. However, I find it hard to believe that there is any way for this couple to be together. I just KNOW that this is going to be one heartbreaking story, and I love it. These two characters are just bloody brilliant together. I can’t contain my joy at their conversations, their touches, just them in general.

4. Celeana Sardothian and Captain Chaol Westfall – Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Yet another ship. And yet again, another series where only the first 2 books are out. This couple has already been hit with a wall and honestly? I’m scared for them. But I refuse to believe that there could be any other endgame. Dorian? NO. Celeana and Chaol complete each other. Cheesy I know, but its true. Chaol is stoic and serious, Celeana is fun and outrageous, they cancel each other out and become something beautiful when they are together. It just lovely. So lovely that it brings me to tears when ever they are in the same room.

3. Rose Hathaway and Dimitri Belikov – Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

A forbidden love story (sort of), how can you not love it. These two are just perfect. spectacular characterisation, which is what makes this series so good. In a way, this couple would is probably only so high up on my list because I myself am in love with Dimitri. I find it hard to believe that any person in this world would say no to such a man. God, I love this story.

2. Beatrice and Benedick – Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Funny. So so so so funny. A delightful romance. I know a lot of people are all about the Hero/Claudio love story, but how can you dislike Benedick and Beatrice! Their banter is hilarious. I don’t think I will ever not laugh at them.
The film adaptation of this play with Emma Thompson and Kenneth Branagh as said couple is fantastic aswell. Well worth a watch.

1. Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

My one true pairing. This is the love story to top all love stories. There’s a reason why the book is so famous. This couple is just everything. Elizabeth, the woman every girl wants to be and Darcy, the man every woman wants for their own. I suppose the best thing about this couple is that they realise their mistakes and act on them. They better themselves to make them worthy of each other. Its’s beautiful. It’s enchanting.

Book Haul [#3]

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Welcome to my second book haul of the year! These are a few books I’ve accumulated over the past 10 days that I haven’t already blogged about.  I mentioned a few of these books on my youtube channel that I started up (if any of you saw it). However, I have now deleted said video because I have decided it would be silly of me to start a booktube channel when I’m in my third year of University. Even if I managed to regularly update I wouldn’t have been able to carry it on in September as I will most likely be starting a masters degree and I will have barely any time to read never mind keep a youtube channel running. Maybe I will return to it in the future but right now it would be stupid of me.

Anyway on to the book haul!

The first book I bought was The Taming of The Shrew by William Shakespeare.

I should think people will have heard of this one. My favourite chick flick is 10 Things I Hate About You, therefore when I found out it was based on The Taming of The Shrew… I HAD TO HAVE IT.

“Renowned as Shakespeare’s most boisterous comedy, The Taming of the Shrew is the tale of two young men, the hopeful Lucentio and the worldly Petruchio, and the two sisters they meet in Padua. 
Lucentio falls in love with Bianca, the apparently ideal younger daughter of the wealthy Baptista Minola. But before they can marry, Bianca’s formidable elder sister, Katherine, must be wed. Petruchio, interested only in the huge dowry, arranges to marry Katherine -against her will- and enters into a battle of the sexes that has endured as one of Shakespeare’s most enjoyable works.”

The second book is Selected Poems 1923-1958 by E.E. Cummings.

I’ve only recently started to read poetry. I obviously studied poets like Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and Shakespeare at school, but I’ve never actually owned anything until I was 19. I always thought “oh i wont like that… i cant understand it… why would i read that… its for old people.”. I suppose its a sign of growing up for me that I have become very fond of poetry. I have a love for Sonnets, especially Shakespeare and Keats so I wanted to try out something different. I’d seen a lot of e.e. Cummings being posted on Tumblr, the post that finally did it for me was one of Tom Hiddleston doing a reading (This is a link to the audio). It convinced me to walk to Waterstones instantly and buy this.

The third book is Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

I’ve been recommended this numerous times and I’ve never really shown any interest. I basically picked this up on a whim. Whether I will read it… who knows. I want to, I really do, but I think right now is not the right time. I don’t really know anything about it other than what’s in the blurb. Hopefully I’ll read it this year.

Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy – the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of his fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. Ken Kesey’s extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.”

The fourth book is The Diary of A Young Girl by Anne Frank.

I should think everyone has heard of this one. I don’t think I really need to explain why I want to read it. To be honest I’m a little ashamed of myself for having not read it yet. What am I doing with my life.

“Since its publication in 1947, Anne Frank’s Diary has been read by tens of millions of people. This Definitive Edition restores substantial material omitted from the original edition, giving us a deeper insight into Anne Frank’s world. Her curiosity about her emerging sexuality, the conflicts with her mother, her passion for Peter, a boy whose family hid with hers, and her acute portraits of her fellow prisoners reveal Anne as more human, more vulnerable and more vital than ever.”

The fifth book is Blood Red Road by Moira Young.

I have actually already read this book, but I had it on my Kindle. I loved it. So much I had to buy it. A brilliant kick-ass main character and a great story. I would recommend it to anyone into dystopian young adult fiction. The romance isn’t too in-your-face or mushy its just perfect and believable.

“Saba lives in Silverlake, a wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms where her family scavenge from landfills left by the long-gone Wrecker civilization. After four cloaked horsemen kidnap her beloved twin brother Lugh, she teams up with daredevil Jack and the Free Hawks, a girl gang of Revolutionaries. 
Saba learns that she is a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Saba and her new friends stage a showdown that change the course of her civilization.”

The Sixth book is The Heritage Reader by Graham Fairclough

This book is one of my text books for my Archaeology Degree. If you’re interested in Heritage then I recommend this.

“This resource is a much-needed support to the few textbooks in the field and offers an excellent introduction and overview to the established principles and new thinking in cultural heritage management.”

The seventh book is Vampire Academy: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion.

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS FILM! It looks like it is going to be FANTASTIC. I absolutely love who they’ve cast for the movie and I honestly can’t wait for the 19th Feb. I’ve flicked through this book already and a little disappointed that there aren’t more pictures of Danila Kozlovsky. (I kind of love him) But that doesnt matter…

Opal (Lux #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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No one is like Daemon Black. When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on. But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love. After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever. Together we’re stronger… and they know it.
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Rating: 1.5 stars

Ugh. Okay. I’m not going to finish this series. I could barely finish this book, even the cliffhanger ending doesn’t make me want to read more. I am so disappointed really. I wanted to like this, but I just don’t. This series is just putting me in a reading slump because I don’t want to read it. So, I will not be reading any more.
Katy’s character is going no-where. Where’s the development? She’s just so boring. The only character I’m interested in is Daemon and he’s not that great. Its just so cliched (I knew this when I started the series). This series is one that I honestly can’t understand why most of booktube are raving about it. These books are making me feel like I should be embarrassed to read them, sort of like the Twilight books. But yeah… no recommendations from me… I can’t believe I got to the end of the 3rd book.