Monday, August 26th 2013

Review: The Truth About You & Me, Amanda Grace.

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Publication Date: September 8, 2013
Publisher: Flux Books
Source: Received From Author/Publisher
Format: Paperback
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780738736242

Smart girls aren’t supposed to do stupid things.

Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she’s so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennett. He’s cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she’s endured – and missed out on – in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she’s falling in love.

There’s only one problem. Bennett is Madelyn’s college professor, and he thinks she’s eighteen – because she hasn’t told him the truth.

The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennett – both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.


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Saturday, August 24th 2013

Review: Starcrossed, Josephine Angelini.

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Publication Date: June 3, 2011
Publisher: Macmillan Children’s Books
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9780330529730

Destiny brought them together.
The gods will keep them apart.

When shy, awkward Helen Hamilton meets Lucas Delos for the first time, she thinks two things: the first, that he is the most ridiculously beautiful boy she has seen in her life; the second, that she wants to kill him with her bare hands.

An ancient curse means Lucas and Helen are destined to loathe one another. But sometimes love is stronger than hate, and not even the gods themselves can prevent what will happen next…


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Thursday, August 22nd 2013

Review: Under the Never Sky, Veronica Rossi.

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Publication Date: February 7, 2012
Publisher: Atom
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 374
ISBN: 9781907411052



Aria has lived her whole life in the protected dome of Reverie. Her entire world confined to its spaces, she’s never thought to dream of what lies beyond its doors. So when her mother goes missing, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland long enough to find her are slim.

Then Aria meets an outsider named Perry. He’s searching for someone too. He’s also wild – a savage – but might be her best hope at staying alive.

If they can survive, they are each other’s best hope for finding answers.


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Thursday, August 22nd 2013

BTS Back in Action!

Back in February I wrote this post: BTS UPDATE: AN EXPLANATION… For those who didn’t get chance to read it or are new readers of the Books that Spark blog, the post basically explained why BTS had been so inactive lately and when things would get back to normal.

Well, that time has come! I finished my final year of university back in May and since then, have taken a bit of time out to readjust to life as a non-student. There has been a lot of relaxing but also some important decisions to be made. I’m still figuring out those decisions but I’m getting there.

I have been working behind the scenes though. I’ve been getting to grips with how far behind I am blogging wise and have put plans in place to get back on track. I have a lot to catch up on and that’s not going to happen other night, it might even take me a couple more months to get back to normal, but I thought now was a great time for the official ‘I’m back’ post.

I need to get back into the blogging world. I’ve been MIA for longer than I’d have liked but now feel great that I have so much more time to devote to the blogosphere. You might have even noticed some new reviews posted. Basically, what I’m saying is, bare with me. I’m getting back into the swing of things and to be honest, it does feel quite exciting; a new beginning.

I’d like to thank all those who offered their support to me during the absence. I hated distancing myself from blogging but it paid off – I got the degree I wanted guys! :)

So here goes. Let’s get this party started!

Saturday, August 3rd 2013

Review: Beautiful Creatures, Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl.

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Publication Date: February 4, 2010
Publisher: Penguin
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 563
ISBN: 9780141326085

Lena Duchannes is unlike anyone the small Southern town of Gatlin has ever seen, and she’s struggling to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. But even within the overgrown gardens, murky swamps, and crumbling graveyards of the forgotten South, a secret cannot stay hidden forever.

Ethan Wate, who has been counting the months until he can escape from Gatlin, is haunted by dreams of a beautiful girl he has never met. When Lena moves into the town’s oldest and most infamous plantation, Ethan is inexplicably drawn to her and determined to uncover the connection between them.

In a town with no surprises, one secret could change everything.


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Thursday, August 1st 2013

Review: Sweet Evil, Wendy Higgins.

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Publication Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 453
ISBN: 9780062085610

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?


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