❦ ❋Shiver – Maggie Stiefvater ❋ ❦

Maggie Stiefvater is honestly my inspiration when it comes to her beautiful, haunting stories. Her description is amazing as always, and her writing is melodious; like a song. It is breathtaking and spectacular, and is one of the things that makes her books superb. Her words paint pictures in the readers mind and leaves them in awe.  It is poignant and beautiful, and her words flow together seamlessly. This is an author that knows how to leave her readers spellbound and in need of reading more.

SHIVER. A story set in a beautiful forest, where the main character, a teenage girl called Grace was attacked by a group of wolves. She honestly thought she was going to die, when a wolf with distinctive yellow eyes saves her life. Years later, she is still spooked by the incident and is fascinated by the pack of wolves, especially the one with the yellow eyes. In the winter, whenever she looked into the woods from her house, she would notice that same wolf, protecting her it seemed, with his intense and fierce stare. Another incident takes place in the forest, and hunters are called to shoot the wolves – to get rid of them for good. It’s at this time where Grace sees a naked boy on her yard. One with the familiar yellow eyes, and a shot in his shoulder.

She will soon learn that this is Sam. The wolf that guards her in the winter, and the boy who works in the library in the warm summers. They will fall in love, and they will do anything it takes to be together.

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As characters go, Sam and Grace are pretty interesting. Grace is the organised, dominant, no nonsense kind of person, whilst Sam is more timid and even verging on shy. Their love for each other was kind of an obsessive kind of love, which I personally found a little bit creepy. Actually that kind of love sort of reminded me of Twilight, which I hated with a passion.There doesn’t seem to be a reason for these two unique characters to be so suddenly drawn to eachother, to be so blindly devoted; it all kind of comes out of no where. But then again, after re- reading it, you do kind of understand. Sam makes Grace feel wanted, and loved… Something simple she has been robbed of for years because of her parents that don’t seem to care about her at all. Grace makes Sam feel human, important and special, something he needed because of traumatic events that happened in his past. They are all eachother have.

The way Maggie Stiefvater presented the werewolves, and her take on werewolf mythology was interesting and extremely clever. This book made me love werewolves, and showed me how strange, mysterious and also beautiful they could be. The transformation from a mere human, to werewolf forever in winter was interesting and fascinating. No one can deny this authors skills of weaving a magical story.

The setting was as always beautiful. I absolutely love forests and the way Maggie described this one was actually beautiful. She gave me the inspiration for the book I am currently writing and uploading to wattpad, where the entire story takes part in this forest. Check it out guys, if you wish! It would mean the world to me ^-^
http://www.wattpad.com/story/10356477-a-forest-of-stars?utm_expid=1529920-49.5nQiFBBnRdq2ue2YTuy4WQ.0&utm_referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wattpad.com%2Fuser%2FAngelTia

If you are into young adult books or fantasy books, you should definitely pick this up! You will not be disappointed. It can also be seen as a paranormal romance so why not have a go? You might find a new favourite book in the process 😉

Have fun reading my friends, and don’t forget to tell me what you think 😀

Tia ♥

I will leave you with gorgeous qoute:

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The book alternates from Sam and Grace’s pov. This happens to be Sam hehe xD

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✪ I am Number Four – The Lorien Legacies – Pittacus Lore ✪

GUYS THERE IS ANOTHER FANDOM THAT I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW EXISTED 😀

Yuup I have just finished reading an epic book, the first in it’s series ‘The Lorien Legacies’, although it seems I am a bit late, as the author has managed to publish a whole spin off series (The Lost files), and a movie came out before I even discovered this book! Don’t worry I don’t plan to be left out, I will read all of them ASAP! But anyway.. the review:

I picked up the book not really expecting much if I’m honest, but the blurb really did intrigue me. This book quickly became one of my favorites I’ve ever read. The characters were interesting and the way they reacted to different scenarios and experiences was actually fascinating. I loved the history the author gave about Planet Loric and the book really did make me think and wonder. It’s books like these that make humans more open minded.

The plot was very detailed, and throughout the book you become more and more familiar with the Planet Loric. You begin to emphasize with the characters and the difficulties they have to go through to just be able to live. You begin to long for a life as complex and dramatic as these horrors, but quickly dismiss the thought because of all the horrors that will come from that. You will fall in love with some characters. You will long for their powers. You will be taken on the most emotional roller coaster ride of your life. You will never have been more thrilled.

You will probably love ‘The Lorien Legacies’ if you like The GONE series, any spy books etc. Books that focus more on adventure than love triangles you know? Books that have more adrenaline.. Awesome books.

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The cover I have of this book, although there are many

You guys should definitely read it, if you haven’t already. If you are wary of it, just give it a go – it sucked me in after the first few pages xD It’s amazing, for once a book actually worth the hype!

Meanwhile, I’m going to look for the rest of the series 😀

Happy Reading!,

Tia x

❤ The Fault In Our Stars – John Green | Review ❤

I read this book last year, and kept meaning to write a review on it. Well now that the movie has officially been announced, I thought it was about time.

The book is written about a difficult topic; teenagers with cancer. Meet Hazel and Augustus: Two teenagers with different types of terminal cancer. Both are funny, sarcastic, and extremely intelligent. So when they both meet at a support group, the sparks are bound to fly…

‘But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.’

But nothing is that easy, it never is. Both characters have difficulties they need to overcome, and this book truly shows how painful and heartbreaking the issues the two go through are. The reader, in a way, is taking a risk: Diving into a world where you know the characters are terminal, and yet still loving them, appreciating them and respecting them – Even though you know you might have to let them go. The darker part of the book is as ever, dealt with wonderfully. I cry easily, and I get hurt easyily, aswell as crying on the behalf of other people, so this was definitely an emotional rollercoaster ride.

It's a metaphor - A qoute from the book

John Green has a way with words, making them seem gorgeous and mellifluous. His writing is truly amazing. The way he writes is enchanting, deep, magical. He has taken a negative topic, and in a way, made it into a piece of entrancing, beautiful literature.

The teenagers in the book, however, are not relatable… John Green wrote there conversations, you know, the way he talks. Deep, and grown up and remarkably intelligent. They were too grown up. Most teenagers aren’t like that, even ones that ponder death more than others. Look at the beautiful Covergirl  Talia Joy, she was definitely younger than them, but still I think that Hazel and Augustus were just teenage versions of John Green in teenage bodies.The plot didn’t have many twists to be honest. John relied on his amazing vocabulary and his shocking ending to wow his readers (Similiar to Allegiant). There really wasn’t much that happened in the book, but it still made me cry, and I was hurting from the thought of all the pain these teenagers have to go through, at such a young age.

This book is definetly not your cliche teenagers book. It’s something special, and magical and has lessons that children and adults can learn from, alike.   The characters clung to me, and I loved and adored them. They were honestly just amazing people, that I wish I could meet.It is inspiring, and makes you really think, and it makes you laugh, it makes you sad… And it basically breaks your heart in the end. Don’t think that’s possible? Read the book; then get back to me. Even though I said above about the chracters were not really realistic, I guess it’s because they have gone through things that ‘normal’ teengers can’t even imagine. They have witnessed horrors, and been in severe pain. All this, all this has aged them. Yet, they are still beautiful, and the book is tragic, and at the same time light and happy. The entire book is a work of art.

Read this book right now guys, so when the movie comes out, you can proudly say you read the book first 😉

I hope you enjoyed this bizarrley mixed emotions feeling book review 🙂

Tia xoxo

SPOIILLLLLLLLLLLERRR DON’T READ BELOW THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK! 😮

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This was one of the qoutes that made me cry in the book:

“Augustus Waters was a self-aggrandizing bastard. But we forgive him. We forgive him not because he had a heart as figuratively good as his literal one sucked, or because he knew more about how to hold a cigarette than any nonsmoker in history, or because he got eighteen years when he should’ve gotten more.’
‘Seventeen,’ Gus corrected.
‘I’m assuming you’ve got some time, you interupting bastard.
‘I’m telling you,’ Isaac continued, ‘Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interupt you at his own funeral. And he was pretentious: Sweet Jesus Christ, that kid never took a piss without pondering the abundant metaphorical resonances of human waste production. And he was vain: I do not believe I have ever met a more physically attractive person who was more acutely aware of his own physical attractiveness.
‘But I will say this: When the scientists of the future show up at my house with robot eyes and they tell me to try them on, I will tell the scientists to screw off, because I do not want to see a world without him.’

ARGGGHH ;-;

LIGHT – Michael Grant | Review

Hey guys!

This is a review on a book called LIGHT by Michael Grant, which is the last book in the GONE series.

LIGHT

These covers are awesome

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg – That is how I felt holding the book

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg – That is how I felt when I read the first page

WAHHHOMGWTHOMGOMGIMGOINGTODIEMYLIFEISOVERHOWCOULDYOUMICHAELGRANTOYUEVILEVILHUMANBEING- That is how I felt when a character who I loved, who I had so many similarities with, died. I loved her to bits, she was my favorite character of the whole series.

She died a hero. I love this series. It’s like the best thing that could have ever happened to me. It is equal in my love for the Harry Potter series. I just – wow I’m pretty much speechless.

I was so scared for how the book would end. I’ll admit it, a tiny part of me wanted the FAYZ to carry on forever, because I knew the moment the giant dome disspaered, these brave guys, heroes, would be seen as psychopaths. They would go through so much trouble trying to clear their name, and they would… Separate. The FAYZ isn’t the same without Sam,Astrid,Caine,Dekka,Edilio,Brianna,Lana,Orc,Duck,Howard,Penny… I know I’m listing people who are dead aswell, but that’s the point. When they died, I felt like a part of me, apart of the FAYZ had died aswell. And at the end of the book, they would go back to being normal. No lighthands. No gravity defiening powers. Ordinary, apart from the horrors and tragic stuff they had been through together.

The actual book was amazing. Gaia creeped me out >_< . I loved every aspect of the book, but I definitely wanted a few more ‘Aftermath’ chapters. It was way to short for me, after 6 books of these charcters sturggling to survive, no way was I happy for around 3 or 4 chapters on what was happeneing to them now.

They should totally have a FAYZ reunion, held in Perdido beach. Can you imagine?

‘OMG . I havent seen you since you tried to kill me for food!!’

‘You look amazing! Remember after that fight how we found some rats to eat?’

‘Oh yeah… So what do you do now?’

‘I’m an accountant’

See what I mean? It would be funny as hell. Anyway I’m going to go now and go over the what I did when Harry Potter finished.

1) DENIAL

2) Crying

3) Re- Reading all the books ( and crying some more)

4) Trying to get in contact with the author to beg for more books

5) Crying

6) Googling the FAYZ

7) Finding other people that are going through the same thing as you, and cry with them

8) Crying

9) Staring at thewall, wondering what to do with my life now that it is officially over

10) Cry

So as you can see I’m real busy right now… Adios duudes 😉

Tia xoxoxx

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❤ The Host – Stephenie Meyer | Book Review ❤

Hey Guys :’) ,

After I read the Twilight series I was literally scarred by reading such poorly written writing. It was very slow, and just boring to be honest. However most teen girls with a disgusting taste of books, seemed to like it, so that was good for Stephenie. When I heard about The Host I was extremely wary about whether it was worth my time reading it, as it is pretty huge. It has been sitting in the library for two years for me to read it but I have always been put off. I mean on the cover it said ‘ Author of the bestseller Eclipse’… If that isn’t going to put you off reading a book; I don’t know what is. And it also had the really freaky eye thing on the cover…

The Host cover

See what I mean about the freaky eye??

HOWEVER – I finished The Host in around 12 hours. I started in the afternoon, carried on till at least 2 in the morning, woke up at 5 and finished it off :’). That was how awesome it was. And it is an extremely thick book, around 700 pages or more

Stephenie has created a dystopian world, full of imagination, so unique and just plainly awesome. Seriously, she should have written this under a pseudonym, loads of more people probably would’ve read it.

It was set in the future, and there was no physical fighting, no wars. No one ever got sad, or was even hurt verbally. Humans were generally much more peaceful, and trusted one another completely. Violence and crime were unheard of. Money wasn’t an issue anymore since it didn’t exist. You just walked into a shop, got what you wanted and bought it back to the counter, so the shop keeper, could tally up the things he needs to buy more off. Awesome, right?

Well… The main reason everything was going so smoothly in Earth is because the citizens weren’t human. Well they still were, but they all had something inside them. A soul, or as the humans called them, a parasite. They souls were very gentle and peaceful, which is why earth is a much better place. Every single human has a soul, controlling their body, actions and even speech.

Some humans however, are still trappped inside their own bodies. They cannot move for them self, and can only talk using their bodies sometimes, but they can communicate with the soul inside their head.

Humans are pretty much extinct, apart from rebel humans, living in hiding, determined not to go towards the same doomed fate as the rest of the world. Melanie, is one of those humans. But when she is snatched and her body is made host for Wanderers soul something… out of place happens. Different. And very frightening for Wanderer. Melanie is still alive, and she demands her presence to be heard.

This is not normal at all for souls and their hosts, and without realizing it Wanderer is on a journey looking for Jared and Jamie, Melanie’s little brother and the guy she was camping with.

The book really made me think of appearances, and just how much of our character they made up. I liked the whole concept of the ‘Souls’ and the different worlds in which they lived. Much more imaginative and cool than sparkling fairy vampires.

Trust me it feels weird to be talking about how awesome a book by Stephenie Meyer is. Very weird.

But I liked and I will probably re-read it soon<3

Adios dudes 😉

Tia x

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♥ 10 Dystopian Books/Book Series To Read ♥

Hey Guys ^-^ ❤

So this is basically exactly what the title suggests. A lot of these were recommended by friends and I really need to start reading them. Most of these books are part of the ‘Dystopian’ genre which basically means the novel is set in a futuristic world, where utopia, the idea of paradise, or like heaven on earth, is gained at shocking costs.

1) The Matched Trilogy – Ally Condie – [Matched, Reached and Crossed]

Bubbles ^-^

Bubbles ^-^

2) Light – Micheal Grant [From the GONE series – GONE, HUNGER, LIES, PLAGUE, FEAR and last but not least LIGHT ! :3 ]

This is an AWESOME series guys!

This is an AWESOME series guys! Read them all apart from LIGHT which I cannot wait to start!

3) Delirium Trilogy – Lauren Oliver – [Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem]

You should also check out 'Before I Fall' by the same author. Not dystopian, but powerful

You should also check out ‘Before I Fall’ by the same author. Not dystopian, but amazingly powerful<‘3

4) The Mortal Instruments  – Cassandra Clare – [City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass, City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls, City of Heavenly Fire]

Must start reading these ASAP :P

Must start reading these ASAP 😛

5) The Infernal Devices – Cassandra Clare – [Clockwork Angel, Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess]

The last picture reminds me of Katniss...

The last picture reminds me of Katniss…

6) Maximum Ride – James Patterson – [The Angel Experiment, Schools Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, The Final Warning, MAX – A Maximum Ride Novel, FANG – A Maximum Ride Novel, ANGEL – A Maximum Ride Novel, Nevermore – The Final Maximum Ride Adventure ]

Ohhhhh... Purteyy :3

Ohhhhh… Purteyy :3

7) Uglies Series – Scott Westerfield – [Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras]

There were different covers but they freaked me out...

There were different covers but they freaked me out…

9) The Declaration – Gemma Malley – [The Decalaration, The Resistance, The Legacy]

OMG I LOVE THESE COVERS :'D

OMG I LOVE THESE COVERS :’D

10) Allegiant – Veronica Roth – [Divergent and Insurgent]

Again, beautiful covers! GO AMITY AND DAUNTLESS :D

Again, beautiful covers! GO AMITY AND DAUNTLESS 😀

I hope you guys liked my suggestions, and I hope you found at least one book/ book series that you really want to read

READING IS AMAZING GUYS AS LONG AS YOU LIKE THE BOOK 😉

PeaceLoveAndPixieDust<‘3

♥ Tia ♥

PS:- If you have any other suggestions that you might want me to add, email us at milliondollarrock1@gmail.com  ♥

xoxoxoxoxoxox

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♥ Divergent – Veronica Roth ♥

This is going to be a review on Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Divergent - Veronica Roth

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Okay so why did I pick up Divergent? Well the real reason is because I know a lot of people who wanted me to 😛 Everyone is calling it ‘The Next Hunger Games’, but I’ll be honest here. I don’t see that.

The world of Divergent is split into 5 factions:- Candor [Honest], Abnegation [Selfless] Dauntless [Fearless] , Amity [Peaceful] and Erudite [ Crave Knowledge]. Now I don’t know if this is just me but the Potterhead side of my brain thinks in my head that Erudite is like a dupe for Ravenclaw, Amity for Hufflepuff, Dauntless a dupe for Gryffindor.

However there is some differences, for instance: I sort myself into Gryffindor though I call myself a Huffledor/Gryffinpuff as I do possess many Hufflepuff traits. Also the sorting hat on Pottermore sorts me into Gryffindor. However I think I belong in Amity as I don’t really like Dauntless. I find them stupid and just plain.. well stupid. Like seriously. Gryffindor’s are brave and courageous and then you have Dauntless launching themselves off buildings.

Also the only job Dauntless have is guarding the barrier. I mean is that it? That’s how they spend there lives when there not on some crazy suicide mission?!

Amity suited me I think because they  are FUN! Probably the only faction that is fun now I think about it! I think that’s what Veronica did wrong. She controlled the way people behaved, and I guess it worked. But will you ever find people who are completely  selfless, or people who are willing to blurt out all there secrets just to be honest? I don’t think so. None of the factions ever seem to laugh except Amity – I mean everyone at least cracked a smile once in their life right?

Most of the book was based on the romance between Tris and Four, which I admit was entertaining. It was also sweet, but very predictable.

Additionally, we found out almost nothing about what Divergent is, and that’s what the book was named. However veronica probably [hopefully] will go into more detail in the next book of the series, Insurgent.

On the whole I found Divergent enjoyable and a pleasant read, and I can see why it is on so many people’s top ten favorite lists!I am looking forward to reading Insurgent, definitely.

I give this book *** 3 stars, because it’s not horrible and it’s not rubbish but it makes me want to read on and find out what happens…( But then again I’m a naturally curious person! :p)

I would recommend this to people who have read The Hunger Games although I do not think it’s the NEXT Hunger Games. There are concepts which are vaguely similar.

Anyway, I love you guys my lil candyflosses :* :* Mwah Mwah!! ^-^

TTYLXOX

Tia xox ^-^

PS:- If you have any book recommendations, comment below. After I’m done reading I will do a review! Thanks cupcakes ^-^