❦ ❋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.

If you are into young adult books or fantasy books, you should definitely pick this up It can also be seen as a paranormal romance so why not have a go?

Tia ♥

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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 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 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.

Tia x

Nail Varnish: Random Selections (2013)

Hi, here are a few more OPI nail varnishes I thought I’d mention:

Nuetral

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Brown

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Gel Colour

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Metallic

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Mariah Carey Line

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Hope you liked these, I think my next blog post should be about eyeshadows and my current favs are the sleek pallettes but I really want to try out the new MUA ones, because the mono shades are just FAB!

Power to the Peaceful

TJ