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Review: The Shift by Fiona Dodwell

Published 22/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   The Shift 
Author:              Fiona Dodwell
Pages:                 215
category:           Horror

The story:

Michael White is a man desperate to escape his past.*/ After tragedy costs him his job and marriage, he finds himself abandoned in a world of depression, loneliness and unemployment – until a new start working at a luxurious care home is offered.

But Hill Wood House isn’t like any other care home. What are the shadowy figures that follow Michael? What do they want? And beyond the paranormal, who is stalking Michael? Who is entering his home at night and leaving disturbing messages across his walls?

Can anyone ever really escape their past? Michael is about to go on a dark journey to uncover the truth behind what is haunting him – a truth that will wreak death and destruction to those Michael cares about ( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

First of all let me tell you that I absolutely loved the banishing by this author. It was a great Horror novel, that left me breathless and scared. I like a good scare every once in  a while.

So when I started reading this book I expected the same thing, and if you ask me she did an amazing job! I loved this book, it was scary, it had creepy parts and to be honest I didn’t see this ending coming.

The book kept me wondering about what was going on, I didn’t dare to go to the toilet when I read the book at night. It just scared me and although it did I love dit, because it’s a horror novel and they have to scare you.

The story was original and never predictable, well as predictable as every horror story of course. You know it’s going to scare you, you here the creepy music in your head but you don’t know when it’s comming. When it comes you jump because although you knew something would happen you didn’t expect it at that moment.

The verdict of a book addict:

Another great novel by Fiona Dodwell, I really loved this book and if you’re a horror fan this is a must read!

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published 20/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Unravel Me                
Author:              Tahereh Mafi
Pages:                 461
category:           Young Adult, Dystopian

The story:

tick
tick
tick
tick
tick
it’s almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I loved the first book in this series and I could only hope that the second one would be just as good. I’m glad I wasn’t dissapointed, the story had some unforseen twists and turns.

This story continues where they left of in the first book, so I didn’t have any trouble getting into the story. You get to know the rest of the people in the compound and learn some interesting new things about the characters you already know from the first book.

After reading this book I don’t know what’s going to happen, it left me wondering who we will meet again and who won’t be a part of the story anymore.

I have to admit that there were a couple of moments where I just didn’t understand Juliette, sometimes I felt like she made her life to hard for herself and that she should just deal with who she is and what she’s capable of.

Warner really surprised me in this book, I don’t know what to think of him anymore. I really didn’t like him in the first book, came to know him better in Destroy me and now I just don’t know what to think anymore.

The verdict of a book addict:

If you loved the first book, what are you waiting for because this is a must read. Otherwise start reading the series because it’s really worth it!

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

 

Follow Friday #13

Published 17/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Friday is here again, almost weekend! Time for another Follow Friday, here is this week’s question:

Q: School is out! What is your favorite Summer Reading book??

Well I’m not going to school anymore but in the summertime I just read what’s on my TBR pile haha. There is not a special book I like to read during summertime.

Review: Destroy me by Tahereh Mafi

Published 13/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Destroy me       
Author:              Tahereh Mafi
Pages:                 103
category:           Dystopian, young adult

The story:

Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me,Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. ( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I loved Shatter me and when I found out that there would be a book about Warner I couldn’t wait to read it. But just like a lot of us I had a lot of other books waiting so it took me some time to start reading this.

I really liked to read more about Warner and what his motives are, although I’m not even sure what they are after reading this novella. The ending was so sudden that I still have a feeling that wasn’t all of his story, but maybe I’ll meet him in Unravel me again and his story will pick up there.

It’s very interesting to get to know other characters from a series more, they make you understand the character and his motives more.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great novella, I’m glad I’ve read it before I started reading Unravel me.

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

 

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Published 11/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Pandemonium   
Author:              Lauren Oliver
Pages:                 375
category:           Dystopian, young adult

The story:

I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

After reading the first book I couldn’t wait to read the second one. And I’m glad that I didn’t have to wait so long to start reading it. This book is partly in the past and partly in the present.

I loved to read about what happened to Lena after she ran away, but I also loved the story in the present. Meeting the new characters was really great, they kept the story going and I would like to know more about them.

In this story you learn more about the resistant and what’s happening in the “clean”cities. I’m glad I’m not living in this world.

The ending was a big cliffhanger just like the first book and I’m dying to know how this story is going to end.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great second book in this trilogy! Can’t wait to read the next one!

Total of Ratties:

 ratting system 5 rats

 

Follow Friday #12

Published 10/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

So it’s friday again and time for some Follow Friday fun!!!

So here is this weeks question:

Q: Happy Mother’s Day! Who is your favorite mom from fiction?

I think my favourite mom would be Raven’s mom in the vampire kisses series by Ellen Schreiber. Although she isn’t a hippy anymore she is a great mom!

Happy weekend everyone, don’t forget your moms and keep on reading!

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Published 05/05/2013 by supernaturalreadingaddict

Title:                   Divergent            
Author:              Veronica Roth
Pages:                 348
category:           Dystopian, Young Adult

The story:

In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue–Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is–she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are–and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she’s kept hidden from everyone because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.

( Taken from Goodreads )

The view of a book addict:

I’ve been holding this book a couple of times but never bought it. So my mom decided it was time to read it and bought it for me. And I have to say I’m really grateful she did because this book was really good.

The whole idea of the fractions is just really creepy, isn’t it strange that you as a person can be only good in one thing and never explore the other things and to make it worse just leave your family behind and forget them.

The story is well written and moves in a fast pace, The moment you think the main character is save or at least gets some rest she’s thrown in another terrible situation. I liked the main characters in this book, you get the time to get to know them a little bit better and understand their actions more throughout the story. Although the ending wasn’t a great cliffhanger it still leaves you wanting more of this world and wanting to know what’s going to happen to Tris and Four.

The verdict of a book addict:

A great read, one I finished in little time and for me that means I really liked it!

Total of Ratties:

ratting system 5 rats

 

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