Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Ridealong by Michaelbrent Collings

Sorry for such a long wait. I have been quite busy. But I am now delighted to inform you that I am now finished with exams for another year at least! So you know what this means... I can now dedicate much more time once again to my blog. This is my first review in a long line of them for now!
 
I'm trying something a little bit different to what I would normally review for books. But,  this has proven to become a refreshing change, as this book has really made me want to look more into this genre - beware! 

The antagonist is very creepy and sinister, something that I may experience in an nightmare, or even worst, from the corner of your eye or over your shoulder. Or even the pale figure that may jump at you, in the dark of the night.

I found in some parts of the story, it was very difficult to keep track of points which had significant changes. For instance, when there was all of a sudden the characters story changes unexpectedly. This has taken me a long time in which I was able to pick up what actually happened, and where and what they are planning to do next. But I carried on, and soon I was able to make sense of what scenario is playing out.

Although, I guess that I can be a softie, watching both father and daughter together as a team. I like the whole idea of Mel's relationship with her Dad. Maybe it is because I live with my Dad and my sisters myself, that I am really able to relate. This is always a good idea. As I think that you tend to see quite a lot of mother-daughter relationships, which can be quite boring sometimes as well. It is a time for a change!
 
I like the idea of a police officer and his daughter actually being chased. As it is something that you don't really see. It keeps you always on your toes, to see what is about to happen next. In this way, it is a good example of a Thriller. It is a stuff of nightmares, that I guess that everyone would never want to experience in reality.
 

Rating: *** 1/2 stars

 

See you next week when I will be looking at the new pile of books I have hardly touched yet - but soon to be, so that I can then review them for you all!
 

Kiki

 

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Birthday Talk!

Hello. I'm finally back! As some people may already know, I was unable to post last week. To be straight up and honest, it was because of the fact that I had a lot of exams to revise for this week. Which I am now glad to officially announce that I have to only face one left.

There was also a big momentous occasion that took place this Thursday. It was my 18th birthday at last. So to celebrate this, I want to show you all the relevant cake that I had received from my Auntie, which she actually made herself. All the credit goes to her!

     
 
I know that you cannot really read the text from the picture, but from what I have analysed (yes, using those fancy words!) it is a diary of Annie, Darren Shan's younger sister in the Saga of Darren Shan. Which, for those people who know me very well, I love this series and have read it over five times. The best story to contribute in celebrating me turning an adult! The smell of the cake is absolutely amazing, which I haven't decided to bite into it just yet - but I am sure that by the time that this posts, there would be at least one slice gone. I would save you all a slice if I could!
 
My birthday was great, except for the fact that I had to get up early in the morning to attend a two and a half hour English exam. But hey, it is only a part of life! I also got to try out another kind of food as well. Caribbean at a place called Turtle Bay. I had a Jerk Salmon with Sweet Potato Fries (I absolutely love sweet potato)
 
I still have loads planned to celebrate my birthday, although it is going to be in the next coming week, which isn't a bad thing as my final exam is next week. So I guess it would be more for relief and relaxation. I just wish I had friends who didn't keep on forgetting my birthday every year.
 

Your now adult,

Kiki

Monday, 1 June 2015

June TBR

As it is the first of the month, I realised that I haven't actually given you any updates on the latest and greatest new books that I have recently bought. And trust me there is quite a few!

I'll give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson:

 
I love the colour of the book jacket. When first discovering this treasure I was probably more interested in how all of the pages have been spray-painted in my favourite colour, yellow. But when looking at the blurb on the reverse, I became very intrigued. As by many people, I prefer a blurb that tells me quite a bit about what is the story, although, with this book it is very vague and is summed up in as few as two to three sentences. The mystery of what might happen is very exciting!
 
 
The Heir by Kiera Cass:
 
                                            
 
This book I guess is very special to this blog. Not only is it the fourth chapter in the selection series, that from many fans, never thought they would be able to see the light of day for this instalment, but also, the first three books of the selection series was reviewed on the first ever post of this blog. That is how my blog and I have never really looked back, with such a strong saga. So, in effect this will be a privilege to review once more.
 
Ice Kissed by Amanda Hocking:
 
                                            
 
I know that it has only been since last week when I finally reviewed the first instalment of the series, but I find it no better time than to announce that I have the second instalment. So, don't think that you will have to wait for long, to once again enter the world of the Trylle!


Kiki

 

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