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Monday, 20 February 2012

Teaser Tuesday #20





Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton and my two ( well three today :P) lines are  :


"It's Magic, Nicholas. Blood Magic. You shouldn't believe in it"








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PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin




Title: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Source: Purchased Galaxy Bookshop
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date Released: 1st February 2012
Purchase:  Amazon | Book Depository |
Sapphired Dragon Rating: ****

Synopsis ( via Goodreads):
Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

Review:
Since i first heard about this book midway through last year I have been dying to read it. So when I saw it at my local bookshop while at book club last week, I didn't hesitate to snap it up and start reading.

Mostly it was exactly what I expected from it. It was creepy and strange, suspenseful and exciting and the premise had you guessing all the way through. I think i imagined a dozen different scenarios before i got to the conclusion.

While i somewhat expected and somewhat hoped for the way things panned out, i was a almost a little disappointed with the it... until the last page. The cliff hanger... Oh my Goodness! It redeemed my faith and actually made me double check to make sure i hadn't missed some pages I was that shocked and yet somehow relieved.

And now like so many other readers I must wait until the next book to continue the story.

This is deemed a paranormal romance but the paranormal kind of sneaks up on you unawares. However, to be honest I was too caught up with what was happening in the story to really notice the presence or lack of it until I had finished it and had time to think about it.

Over all I was completely gripped by the story to the very end. The only thing that takes away from giving it 5 stars is that in the middle it did get a little confusing as seeing the story unfold through Mara's eyes meant that you could not necessarily trust that what Mara was seeing was actually happening hence the imagining a dozen different scenarios until it all unfolds.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes suspense with an edge of paranormal and a large helping of romance.

Definitely a 4 star read :)

Sapphired Dragon xx

Monday, 6 February 2012

Teaser Tuesday #19





Welcome to Teaser Tuesdays.


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too muchaway! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
4. Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My current read is The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin and my two lines are  :


"I opened one eye when the pounding on my window grew too loud to ignore. The Figure in my window brought his face to the glass, peering "







Purchase:  Amazon | Book Depository |





PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks!