The House…

the house

Hi All

Wow where to start, This book started out really intriguing and I could not put it down. The main characters are both very interesting and I enjoyed reading about their lives however this book did not deliver as much as I thought it would. I think maybe I went into reading it too hyped up. the story is unique and definitely captivates you to an extent however the ending really did nothing for me and I found that to be a letdown and that is what ruined this book for me.

I might be being a bit harsh as like I said I went into the book super hyped up for it.  The writing style was very easy and I did really enjoy the characters. The romance in this was not so bad as there are only two really intense scenes which I felt did not even really need to be part of the book.

I gave this book a 3 out of 5 stars and a 2 on my creepy scale.

Maya xx

Gavin tells Delilah he’s hers—completely—but whatever lives inside that house with him disagrees.

After seven years tucked away at an East coast boarding school, Delilah Blue returns to her small Kansas hometown to find that not much has changed. Her parents are still upright and disinterested, her bedroom is exactly the way she left it, and the outcast Gavin Timothy still looks like he’s crawled out of one of her dark, twisted drawings.

Delilah is instantly smitten.

Gavin has always lived in the strange house: an odd building isolated in a stand of trees where the town gives in to mild wilderness. The house is an irresistible lure for Delilah, but the tall fence surrounding it exists for good reason, and Gavin urges Delilah to be careful. Whatever lives with him there isn’t human, and isn’t afraid of hurting her to keep her away.

Raven Black Review…

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Hi All

Apologies for the delay with this review life has been a bit hectic.

This book was quite good and even better than I thought it may be. the writing style was easy to follow but I am not sure everyone would find it easy. The different character views really made the story more suspenseful and just when you thought one thing after reading a different chapter you would change your mind again.

I loved the characters and the way the book started. I did get slightly distracted now and then when the writer went really in depth with character back stories especially that of the Police detective.  Overall this book  was worth the read and the thrill of trying to work out who the killer is really works well in this story. You grow with the characters and they grow on you even the ones you suspect.

I must say what I loved most about this book is the fact the killer was someone who I never ever expected at all. Loved the twists and how everything just fell into place all of a sudden.

I give this book an overall 4 out of 5 stars and a 3 on my creepy scale.

Give it a read you will not be let down.

Maya x

Good Reads…

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HI ALL

So I was looking at my fairly newish Goodreads page! Do any of you guys have a Goodreads page? Please paste the link below so we can follow you and add you. As said before I am new to this whole reviews and blogging thing.

I hope you guys stay tuned for my future reviews which I should be posting soon. Currently I have a Twitter, Goodreads and Instagram account which I will be using reviews and bookish things 🙂

Maya xx

 

 

Whats your flavor!

Hi everyone….

So I thought about writing a list of books you would like to read and it may also inspire others to get their reading glasses on!

So Please comment below with your answers to the list.

  • What are your top three favorite book genres?
  • Which three/five authors currently have you hooked?
  • Your top five most anticipated book releases for this year?
  • Who are your top three/five favorite female heroines/protagonists ever?
  • Who are your top three/five favorite male heroes/protagonists ever?
  • If you could choose any magical land that has been developed by an author which land would it be and why?
  • what is your favorite book of all time hands down no need to even think about it?
  • If you went to Hogwarts which house would you want to be in?
  • If you could be a hero/heroine in your own novel what would you best trait and power be?
  • What is your favorite historical fiction novel?
  • What is your favorite Fantasy/ sci-fi novel?
  • What is your favorite Graphic novel?
  • What is your favorite classic novel?
  • What is your favorite nonfiction book?
  • What mythical creature/entity/person would you be if you had a choice?
  • What is your favorite duology?
  • What is your favourite trilogy?
  • What is your favorite series that has more than three books in the series?
  • Are you a fan of manga and anime if so please name a few of your favorites

Please mention the names of any good books you have read or heard about that you have not added to the above list.

Regards

Maya

The Cozy Owl Reading Challenge 2016

So I have stumbled upon the Cozy Owl reading challenge and I wanted to try it out so find all questions and answers below.

*A book you’ve been meaning to read – hmm there are a few but recently it is The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

*A book published this year – I guess it is a tie between The star touched queen by Roshani Chokshi and The forbidden wish by Jessica Khoury.

*A book from outside your comfort zone – Robert Galbraith Casual vacancy.

*A book from your childhood – The wind in the willows by Kenneth Grahame.

*A book by a famous person – The diary of a young girl by Anne Frank.

*A book originally written in a different language – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Nicolas.

* A book “everyone” has read but you – Lady midnight by Cassandra Clare.

* A book you chose because of the cover – Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

*A book by a favourite author – George’s marvellous medicine by Roald Dahl

*A book that won a Pulitzer Prize – all the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

*A book considered a classic – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

*A book that’s currently on the bestseller list – Me before you by Jojo Moyes

What would your choices be?

July Update…

Hi there!

So for July I have set myself a monthly target and my July TBR may be a little ambitious however I am willing to give it a shot I have put a list of the books below. If you guys have read any of these please feel free to give me your favorite and your least favorite options.

And alsoI am going to start posting more regularly I have just been very busy with work which has slowed down my reading progress.

TBR for July 2016.

*Me before you by Jojo Moyes

*A thousand nights by E.K Johnson

*99 Days by Katie Cotugno

*Red queen by Victoria Aveyard

*My heart and other black holes by Jasmine Warga

*The lightning thief (Percy Jackson #1) by Rick Riordan

*P.S I still love you by Jenny Han

*Beautiful darkness by Kami Garcia

*The house by Christina Lauren

*Vampire academy by Richelle Mead

*Twisted by Laurie Halse Anderson

*Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

*Maybe someday by Colleen Hoover

*Uprooted by Naomi Novik

 

So that is my To Be Read list for July I am currently working through four books for review at the moment as soon as I am done with those I will post their reviews! Please feel free to check out my sites below and comment.

https://www.instagram.com/amayaalexia101/

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Anna and the French kiss.

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Hi

I thoroughly enjoyed this book from cover to cover. I wanted a romance novel and that is what I got.This book is a page turner you cannot put it down and when you do all you thin about is the book.

Stephanie Perkins writes in such a way you feel like you are Anna or one of her friends watching this romance unravel in front of your own eyes. She makes Paris come alive and you really do feel like you are there.

Anna is fun and likeable from the get go and her love interest Étienne St. Clair takes your breath away even when he is not trying. I enjoyed everything about this book and did not want it to end.

If you want a cute and funny little romance novel with all the ups and downs that go along with love Anna and the French kiss is for you!

4 out of 5 stars.

Thanks again for reading!

Maya xx

Anna Dressed In Blood.

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Hi

So I read this book honestly not expecting much just a fun easy read, I was though pleasantly surprised by this book and its author.

The book was funny in its won way, creepier than I thought it would be and had subtle romantic feel but not too much in your face as I have been reading lately which usually throws me off and puts me off reading for a while.

Anna is a fun character and is not your regular damsel in distress and her rescuer Cas is fun and exciting and very sweet.It has a good twist to it.If you go into this book not expecting much it will surprise you a whole lot.

For those ho like cute,creepy,bloody and fun books.

3 out of 5 stars from me.

Maya xx

So life happened!

Hi Everyone!

It has been a while. I am back I had a whole lot going on which unfortunately was so hectic it took me away from my new blog. I am back though and hopefully I can get a few reviews done I read a lot, However I have fallen into a reading slump!

I am trying to push through this as this usually happens to me after a good book where I decide I do not think another book will meet up to the last.

Wish me luck!

Maya….