Book Bloggerversary giveaway extravaganza TBA

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

Ok so this won't me much of a Waiting on Wednesday as I have no working title or an actual picture to share with you guys.....but my pick this week is Julie Kagawa up coming new book set in the world of iron fey BUT in Ethan'v voice. How amazing is that! I will definitely miss hearing the story told in Meghan's voice or Ash's, but I'm sure Ethan's story will be just as epic and awesome as the tales before. I'm also over the moon that Julie has said that familiar characters will make a cameo =] I really cannot wait to see what this story enfolds into.

Kelsey Anne

Thursday 3 May 2012

Contains spoilers for the previous books I suppose lol.

Ahhhh guess what I found today at Waterstones Blackpool......Yep that's right City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare =] I have no idea why it's out early but I'm so excited about it and can't wait to devour it. It also has the exclusive 'A Dark Transformation' inside, the story of how Jonathan Morgenstern became Sebastian Verlac. I cannot wait to find out how the story developed and how the characters grow, it's going to be epic I know it is. I will let you all know how awesome it is when i'm done.

Sorry for the picture being backwards.

Friday 23 March 2012

The Iron Legends


I don't know where I've been but I've just heard the most exciting news ever and that is... On the 28th August Winter's Passage and Summer's Crossing will be available together in an anthology called The Iron Legends. As well as these two awesome novella's being together there will also be a brand new one called Iron's Prophecy and exclusive additional content that isn't anywhere the FIRST CHAPTER of the NEW IRON FEY BOOK, coming this Fall. How epic is that! Another Iron Fey book. Ahhh i'm soo excited. Just the other day I thought it was all over, but now a whole new story to love and dive right into. I've heard that this new story will be about Meghan's Brother and I literally cannot wait to find out where his story will go and how he will develop.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is basically a post that happens every Wednesday about books that aren't out yet that I can't wait to get my hands on. It's hosted my Parajunkee over at

My W.O.W book this week is Defiance by C.J.Redwine. 

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
Doesn't that sound fantastic. I love books like this, it's right up my alley. The whole warrior heroine fighting against evil with swords is my FAVORITE type of book. The cover is beautiful and gives us an idea of how strong Rachel is. The cover actually reminds me of the Angelfire series, it could be the cover for the 3rd book, but It's still different enough that it wouldn't confuse people. 
I seriously cannot wait to get my hands on this book, I'll have it devoured the first day without a doubt.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa.

Released: October 25th, 2011
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Series: The Iron Fey, Book Four
My rating: 5 stars!This is the fourth book in the Iron Fey series. Although I do not post spoilers in my reviews, please do not continue reading unless you have read the rest of the iron fey series.

My name—my True Name—is Ashallayn'darkmyr Tallyn.

I am the last remaining son of Mab, Queen of the Unseelie Court. And I am dead to her.

My fall began, as many stories do, with a girl…

My Review:
I had literally waited months and months for this book to too be released, so as expected as soon as it came through my door I ripped the packaging open and devoured it like there was no tomorrow (It’s not out in the UK yet so I had to have it shipped, took far too long!). To say my expectations were incredibly high would be the understatement of the century and fortunately it lived up to every single one AND was better than I could every have imagined. It was by far my favourite books of the series....who am I kidding I don’t have a favorite I love them all!

Words are literally failing me for this review. I can’t express how truly epic this book was and how insanely awesome the plot was, it really did blow my mind. There were parts of the book that felt like an Indian Jones movie with the whole temple part, which was fantastic and made the book all the more exciting. The shocking twists and turns left me reeling and asking myself ‘what the hell has just happened!’ But the most shocking off all was the surprise character! I never expected that craziness until about 30 pages before the characters appearance, when I just got a feeling that shit was about to go down and it most certainly did! I think I actually gasped out load and my hand flew to cover my mouth, it was that good!

The character development in this book was never ending. Every single person in this book you came to know so much better and saw a side of them that you didn’t think was there. I loved Ash and Pucks interactions, they where pure genius together. I found myself laughing out loud at the things they did or said and looked forward to every moment they had together, it’s the perfect bromance. Of course there’s a lot more of Grimalkin, which everyone was really looking forward to, that cat is seriously one of the best characters I’ve ever come across! I really did miss the presence of Meghan and I missed the story being told in her perspective, but I couldn’t get enough of Ash’s perspective it was so insightful and gave you a better understanding of him and it let you get to know him so much better, which was great! Even though Meghan wasn’t the main character of this book she still made appearances and when she was there it was fantastic and you could feel the tension between her and Ash it was wonderful.

I seriously couldn’t get enough of this book and had it read in a just over a day. I adored it; it was the perfect ending to this perfect series, it couldn’t have been any better and although I’m sad it’s ended the ending left me feeling hugely satisfied and actually sobbing knowing it was then end.

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Desperately Wanting Wednesday

Desperately Wanting Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Parajunkee at

Wings of the Wicked (2nd in the Angelfire novels)
Courtney Allison Moulton
Release date (USA): 
January 31st 
Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven's warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell's strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.
She's been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian's new plan to destroy Ellie's soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian's schemes, the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.
She'll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be Hell to pay.

Doesn't that sound fantastic!
I cannot wait to get my hands on this book and devour it like there's no tomorrow. I Love love love books about Demons, warriors and a massive Heaven and Hell all out war. Urban fantasy's are definitely my Achilles heel they're one of my favorite sub genres at the moment, I just can't get enough of them.
I adored the 1st book in the series, Angelfire. It was definitely one of my favorite reads of 2011. It was everything I love and so much more and i KNOW Wings of the Wicked will deliver the same and will definitely become one of my favorites this year, I just can't wait till it's out! 


Friday 6 January 2012

My blogging and reading goals 2012

It's that time of the year where it's out with the old and in with the new and we decided what we want this year to be like for use. So I've come up with some goals and resolutions regarding the blog that i'm bringing in immediately. 

Since I only started blogging this time last year I didn't have any goals or anything like that I just came into the whole thing feet first not really knowing what I was doing and just winging it, hoping i was doing it right. I was on again off again, I wasn't consistent, I didn't take it as seriously as I should have done and how i wanted to but that changes NOW. I want to be reliable, I want to be consistent and I want to be a more efficient blogger. So to achieve this I've set myself a few goals and schedule's to get me to where I want to be.

Reading Goals 2012

  1. I'm going all out with a reading challenge of 100 books this year! yes I know this may not seem like a lot of books to most of us, but I have to take work into consideration. I work 5 days a week, all day and don't have a lot of time to myself at the moment, so 100 books is a lot when you think about work.
  2. I've challenged myself to read 15 debut authors this year. 15 is the minimum obviously, more than likely it will be more.
  3. I also want to read 10 sophomore authors. Like above 10 is the minimum, this is likely to be higher when I've done.
Blogging Goals 2012
  1. Stick to my schedule! Schedule at the bottom of this post.
  2. Be more reliable, be consistent! don't be flakey, don't go missing for weeks at a time.
  3. I'm changing my rating system from out of 5 to out of 10. The reason for this is simply that 5 is way to hard to work with. Books are that different that to give all good books a 4 or a 5 for me isn't right. So now with the 10 it will make giving a book a rating so much more reliable and more truthful.
  4. At the beginning of each month I'll post a 'This Months Reading Pile' post with my pre-chosen books that i'll be reading in that month. This is to cut down on the time i spend wasting trying to choose a book to read. It will also let my readers know what to look out for and what's coming up soon. This is subject to change only in specific situations like if i receive an ARC and it needs to be read.
  5. I need to be more involved in the community. Communicate more, make more friends, just generally being more involved and more of a part of this great community.
  6. Make my own features, come up with post ideas and just bring awesome to the blog.
  7. Actually use my YouTube channel. Make videos. Expand my blog and name. 
  8. Grow my readers and engage with them more. Get them more involved. (not literally plant them and wait lol, get more awesome people to follow me and read all of my crazy thoughts. get them involved by getting them to choose books, give me ideas just listen to what they have to say).
  9. Better my reviews, my writing skills and just continue to grow and become better.
  10. Like I've said before take my blog sooo much more serious.
  11. Continue to grow my publicity contacts and keep them up to date with my reviews for them.
My Blog Schedule (More will be added this is just a starter)

Mon: Review
Wed: Books to pine for/waiting on wed.
Fri: Review
Sun: In my mailbox.

Things will be added to this, this is just a starter schedule. 
At the start of each month on the 1st I'll be doing the 'This Months Reading Pile'.

OK so this has been my long long list of goals and changes so thanks for getting to the end...if you did and I'll stop my rambling and let you go.


Wednesday 4 January 2012

Cover Alert: City of Lost Souls

For those of you that have not seen the new cover for Cassandra Clare's City of Lost Souls yet, here it it!


Isn't it beautiful. It is by far my favorite cover in the series other than city of bones (topless Jace need I say more!) I love everything about it. Here is a little teases to tide you over until may:

Simon stood and stared numbly at the front door of his house.
He'd never known another home. This was the place his parents had brought him home to when he was born. He had grown up within the walls of the Brooklyn row house. He'd played on the street under the leafy shade of the trees in the summer, and had made improvised sleds out of garbage can lids in the winter. In this house his whole family had sat shivah after his father had died. Here he had kissed Clary for the first time.
He had never imagined a day when the door of the house would be closed to him. The last time he had seen his mother, she had called him a monster and prayed at him that he would go away. He had made her forget that he was a vampire, using glamour, but he had not known how long the glamour would last. As he stood in the cold autumn air, staring in front of him, he knew it had not lasted long enough.
The door was covered with signs—Stars of David splashed on in paint, the incised shape of the symbol for Chai, life. Tefillin were bound to the doorknob and knocker. A hamesh, the Hand of God, covered the peephole.
Numbly he put his hand to the metal mezuzah affixed to the right side of the doorway. He saw the smoke rise from the place where his hand touched the holy object, but he felt nothing. No pain. Only a terrible empty blankness, rising slowly into a cold rage.
He kicked the bottom of the door and heard the echo through the house. "Mom!" he shouted. "Mom, it's me!"
There was no reply—only the sound of the bolts being turned on the door. His sensitized hearing had recognized his mother's footsteps, her breathing, but she said nothing. He could smell acrid fear and panic even through the wood. "Mom!" His voice broke. "Mom, this is ridiculous! Let me in! It's me, Simon!"
The door juddered, as if she had kicked it. "Go away!" Her voice was rough, unrecognizable with terror. "Murderer!"
"I don't kill people." Simon leaned his head against the door. He knew he could probably kick it down, but what would be the point? "I told you. I drink animal blood."
He heard her whisper, softly, several words in Hebrew. "You killed my son," she said. "You killed him and put a monster in his place."
"I am your son—"
"You wear his face and speak with his voice, but you are not him! You're not Simon!" Her voice rose to almost a scream. "Get away from my house before I kill you, monster!"
"Becky," he said. His face was wet; he put his hands up to touch it, and they came away stained: His tears were bloody. "What have you told Becky?"
"Stay away from your sister." Simon heard a clattering from inside the house, as if something had been knocked over.
"Mom," he said again, but this time his voice wouldn't rise. It came out as a hoarse whisper. His hand had begun to throb. "I need to know—is Becky there? Mom, open the door. Please—"
"Stay away from Becky!" She was backing away from the door; he could hear it. Then came the unmistakeable squeal of the kitchen door swinging open, the creak of the linoleum as she walked on it. The sound of a drawer being opened. Suddenly he imagined his mother grabbing for one of the knives.
Before I kill you, monster.
The thought rocked him back on his heels. If she struck out at him, the Mark would rise. It would destroy her as it had destroyed Lilith.
He dropped his hand and backed up slowly, stumbling down the steps and across the sidewalk, fetching up against the trunk of one of the big trees that shaded the block. He stood where he was, staring at the front door of his house, marked and disfigured with the symbols of his mother's hate for him.
No, he reminded himself. She didn't hate him. She thought he was dead. What she hated was something that didn't exist. I am not what she says I am.
He didn't know how long he would have stood there, staring, if his phone hadn't begun to ring, vibrating his coat pocket.
He reached for it reflexively, noticing that the pattern from the front of the mezuzah—interlocked Stars of David—was burned into the palm of his hand. He switched hands and put the phone to his ear. "Hello?"
"Simon?" It was Clary. She sounded breathless. "Where are you?"
"Home," he said, and paused. "My mother's house," he amended. His voice sounded hollow and distant to his own ears. "Why aren't you back at the Institute? Is everyone all right?"
"That's just it," she said. "Just after you left, Maryse came back down from the roof where Jace was supposed to be waiting. There was no one there."
Simon moved. Without quite realizing he was doing it, like a mechanical doll, he began walking up the street, toward the subway station. "What do you mean, there was no one there?"
"Jace was gone," she said, and he could hear the strain in her voice. "And so was Sebastian."
Simon stopped in the shadow of a bare-branched tree. "But he was dead. He's dead, Clary—"
"Then you tell me why he isn't there, because he isn't," she said, her voice finally breaking. "There's nothing up there but a lot of blood and broken glass. They're both gone, Simon. Jace is gone. . . ."

Amazing right?? I literally cannot wait for this to come out, it has to be my most anticipated release of the year and the years only just begun!

Monday 21 November 2011

2012 Sophomore Reading Challenge

The awesome Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit is hosting the 2012 Sophomore Reading Challenge, which is basically the Debut Author's from this year's second books released in 2012. (if that makes any sense at all lol).

When I found out about this challenge I was so psyched to be able to keep up with the Debut authors I've grow to love in a challenge. I'm really looking forward to this challenge since there are soo many awesome sophomore books coming out in 2012.

So without further ado here is my ten sophomore choices:

  1. Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton
  2. Insurgent by Veronica Roth
  3. Timepiece by Myra McEntrie
  4. A Beautiful Evil by Kelly Keaton
  5. Until I Die by Amy Plum
  6. Perception by Kim Harrington
  7. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
  8. A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford
  9. Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
  10. Fever by Lauren Destafano
It was really quite hard choosing only ten books as there are soo many sophomore books that I NEED to read next year. I know I'll be reading way more awesome sophomores than listed but the list only permits ten =[ I'll keep you all updated with what sophomores u read and as I do the reviews I'll link them here.

If you haven't already signed up for this challenge go over to Chick Loves Lit to sign up now!

KelseyAnne xo

Sunday 20 November 2011

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Since I haven't done an In My Mailbox in ages I've decided to add the last couple of weeks together and just make one big post instead. As what I like to refer to my time absent as 'real life getting in the way' I haven't been able to be as present as I would have liked, although I have always kept updated with everyone else's blogs and making sure I'm up to date. I would just like the say a huge thank you from the guys and girls at Macmillan for all the books they have sent my way even when I've not been able to blog. I have read all of them and will be knocking out the reviews one after the other! So without further ado lets get on to what I've received in the post the last few weeks.

From Macmillan for review:

1. Forbidden by Jana Oliver
2. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
3. All these things I've done by Gabrielle Zevin
4. Tempest by Julie Cross

Books I've bought:

1. Fury by Elizabeth miles
2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
3. Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

 4.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin (shipped from US. LOVED this book)
5. Hourglass by Myra McEntrie (shipped from US. LOVED this books also)

6.The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa. Sooo excited about this book almost finished already! (shipped for US)
7. The eternal ones by Kirsten Miller.
8. Incubus by Carol Goodman. (i'm not sure this is a YA book, I found it both in the YA section and the adult section. It also talks about erotic dreams on the back so I'm leaning towards the maybe not lol, I'll let you all know when I've read it! )

That's what i got in my mailbox this week, what did you get?

KelseyAnne xo
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