Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review (10) A Walk Across the Sun - Corban Addison

Pages:384 (ARC)
Publisher: HarperCollins (January 3, 2012)
Synopsis(from Goodreads): When a tsunami rages through their coastal town in India, 17-year-old Ahalya Ghai and her 15-year-old sister Sita are left orphaned and homeless. With almost everyone they know suddenly erased from the face of the earth, the girls set out for the convent where they attend school. They are abducted almost immediately and sold to a Mumbai brothel owner, beginning a hellish descent into the bowels of the sex trade.
Halfway across the world, Washington, D.C., attorney Thomas Clarke faces his own personal and professional crisis-and makes the fateful decision to pursue a pro bono sabbatical working in India for an NGO that prosecutes the subcontinent's human traffickers. There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Learning of the fate of Ahalya and Sita, Clarke makes it his personal mission to rescue them, setting the stage for a riveting showdown with an international network of ruthless criminals.

My Rating:

Ahalya and Sita had the perfect life, until the unexpected happened; a tsunami hit their beautiful little south Indian town. Ahalya and Sita were forced to fight for their lives, and managed to have survived. However, they quickly learnt that they were the only ones in their family who made it. They were completely devastated by the loss of their parents. Being the older sister, Ahalya realized the responsibility that has been forced upon her, and she vows to protect Sita. Thinking fast, she called the principle of the convent school that she and Sita attend. The principle asked them to find a ride to the school and everything else would be taken care of.

With a glimmer of hope, Ahalya and Sita set out into the destroyed remains of the city, desperately looking for a ride. They managed to find one of their father's long time friend; Ramesh. He promised to find them a ride, as he too, had to get out of the city. Ramesh delivered his promise with the ride and informed the girls about a conference he had to attend, which was halfway to their school. He instructed the driver to take the girls to the school, and was kind enough to pay for the whole journey. Unfortunately to their bad luck, the driver was associated with the underworld, and sold the girls to criminals. They were sold multiple times after that and finally ended up at a brothel in Bombay(major city), India. However their journey does not end just yet.

On the other side of the world, Thomas Clarke; a successful lawyer in Washington, DC has faced his own set of problems. The loss of his six month old daughter, Mohini was excrutiatingly difficult for him and his wife. Since then, neither of them were able to return to their normal state, and made absolutely no progress of moving forward. His wife, Priya left him, in an attempt to fill the void in her heart, she went back home to her family in Bombay, India. Losing two of the most important people in his life affected Thomas' performance at work. To his good luck, his boss was very understanding and decided not to fire him. Instead, he offered Thomas one of two choices; To take some time off, and go on a long-overdue vacation OR to pursue a sabbatical in one of the organizations affiliated with their company.

Since a vacation is the last thing on his mind, he chose the sabbatical. After spending a fraction of his time asking around and researching, a position at the NGO caught his interest, it is a non-profit organization that prosecutes the regions human traffickers. It is also situated in Bombay, India, and he used this as an excuse to make things right with Priya.

Although they come from two completely different worlds, so to speak. Fate brings Thomas and the girls together when Thomas is sent on a mission by the NGO to rescue the girls. Their adventure is unbelieveable, as they make their way through different continents and are forced to adapt to different cultures.

My Thoughts
First off, I just want to say that this is a great piece of literary adult fiction. I know, I primarily stick to YA, but I got this one in my gift bag from the Ontario Book Blogger meet up. I read the back of the book, and along with the summary one of the first things I saw was John Grisham's comment, and that was what convinced me to read it. Once I started though, putting it down proved to be a difficult task! This book is set in Bombay (now known as Mumbai), India. It is also the place I was born in and visited this past summer. So it's pretty safe to say that everything is still very fresh.

The characters in this book are very well developed. Ahalya and Sita grow throughout the experiences they encounter in this novel. I found myself relating to Ahalya for the most part, this probably has to do with the fact that she is the oldest sibling (like myself). Understanding the issues from her point of view was easy, and I really felt for her. I also enjoyed Dinesh (a minor, but significant character). Dinesh was Thomas' roommate in college and now resides in Bombay. When Thomas arrived in Bombay, he stayed with him. Dinesh subtly adds humor to this very serious book, making it a little lighter. The prostitution aspect was very hard for me to take in. I found myself getting emotional several times throughout the book. It's so sad when innocent people are taken advantage of and treated so badly. I like that this book especially, has an epilogue. It makes the story realistic and also gives you hope that people can over-come these issues, and it also gives closure with the characters.

Like I said before, I was in Bombay this past summer and in the places and on the streets that are mentioned. But nothing registered! Everything came to me as a shock. The perspective I had of Bombay, is the complete opposite of what is stated in the book. I cannot believe how sheltered I have been. It is disturbing to see what extents people will go to for money. I honestly feel like I've been living under a rock! A Walk Across the Sun is a great eye-opener of how free we truly are. I highly recommend this book, I know it's very depressing, but it is a really informative read. This is Corban Addison's first book, I still can't believe how good it is!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

In My Mailbox (7)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren. I'm still working through the books from my last post, but I got a few this week!

Eragon - Christopher Paolini; Inheritance came out recently, and everyehere I go, I see people reading it. So, I decided I wanted to be in on this series!

Eldest - Christopher Paolini; I bought the second one as well, hopefully I get into this series :)

The Book Of Holiday Awesome - Neil Pasricha; So excited for this one!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (6)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

This week I decided to focus on e-books because I haven't read anything on my Kobo for a while.

The Scorch Trials - James Dashner; The second book in the Maze Runner Series. I really liked the first one, but I never got to the second one.

The Death Cure - James Dashner; The third book from the Maze Runner series. This one came out recently. I cant wait to finish this series!

Mini Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella; The last time I read one of her books was this past summer, I like her books because they are quick, easy reads.

Rebel Angels - Libba Bray; Second book in the Gemma Doyle trilogy. I don't know why I never read this one, I enjoyed the first one, and when I saw this one, I had to get it.

I went to the Ontario Book Blogger Meetup on Saturday, November 5th(which was a HUGE success!! Thank you Ontario Blog Squad, for organizing this event!). We were each given a surprise gift bag, with books that were gernerously donated by Simon&Schuster, Hatchette Book Group Canada, Harper Collins Canada, Scholastic Canada, and Random House Canada.

The Power of Six - Patticus Lore(ARC); (received from Laura @ Allofeverything) I liked the first book, and the movie, so I'm excited to see what happens in this one.

The Isle of Blood - Rick Yancey(ARC); I won this from the raffle they did as the blogger meetup!

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin(ARC); I also received this one from Laura. I read great reviews on this one, and I really want to see what all the fuss is about! :)

Fever - Lauren DeStefano(ARC); The sequel to Wither. The finished copy comes out February 2012. I haven't read the first one, so that's going to be one of the next books i purchase.

First Day on Earth - Cecil Castellucci; I like the cover of this book, and it's about an Alien abduction! So I'm super excited for this.

Writing Gordon Lightfoot - Dave Bidini; This is a non-fiction (biography). I'm not sure if I'll get to this one anytime soon.

Guilty Wives - James Patterson(ARC); I've only read one of James Patterson's books before. I'm not a big mystery fan, but I'll give this a try.

A Walk Across the Sun - Corban Addison(ARC); The Summary from this one is quite interesting and it takes place in India (I'm Indian). :)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (4)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. This week's question is;

Q. Today's Question is something new, an activity. We want to see what you look like! Take a pic with you and your current read! Too shy? Boo! Just post a fun pic you want to share.

Book : The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan

Sunday, October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (5)

In My Mailbox ia a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. These are the books I have this week.

Forever - Maggie Steifvater; This is the last book from The Wolves of Mercy Falls series. I Can't believe it's over.

The Lost Hero - Rick Riordan; One of my co-workers reccommended this one. I'm a huge fan of mythological creatures, so this should be fun.

Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins; The cover of this book caught my eye. It's about witches, it sounds really intresting.

The Dovekeepers - Alice Hoffman; I got this book in the Indigo Holiday Party gift bag.

The Eleventh Plague - Jeff Hirsch; Also got this one at the Indigo Holiday Party. I didnt know about this book until I got it. It's a dytopian and I'm really excited to read it.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Alison Can Read. This week's question is;

Q. Who is your superhero alter-ego?

WONDER WOMAN, hands down! First of all, I've always loved Greek mythology, and she's the warrior princess of the Amazons. Secondly, Justice League was my favourite TV show as a kid. Her powers include superhuman strength, flight, super-speed, super-stamina, and super-agility - now c'mon who wouldn't want all of that?! For as far back as I can remember, I've always dreamed of being Wonder Woman. She's so fearless and empowering.

Book Blogger Hop

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books. This week's question is;

Q. What is your favourite type of candy?

Sour Skittles. I love the mix of sour and sweet! I like any sour candy, for that matter. But sour skittles is what I usually stick with.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Review (7) Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

Pages: 372
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Synopsis(from book): Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris – until she meets Etienne St. Clair: perfect, Parisian (and English and American, which makes for a swoon-worthy accent), and utterly irresistible. The only problem is that he’s taken, and Anna might be, too, if anything comes of her almost-relationship back home.

As winter melts into spring, will a year of romantic near – misses end with the French kiss Anna – and readers – have long awaited?

My Rating:

The book starts off with Anna and her parents in Paris, France. Her parents are helping her get settled into er new dorm room. Anna's dad has forced her to finish her last year of high school in Paris. And the worst part, he didn't even ask her about it, the only reason he's being persistent is because he's trying to show off, since he's a famous author of romance novels. Anna, being a regular teenager did not want to leave her best friends Bridgette and Mike, and her crush Toph(things were just starting to go right between them!) back home in Atlanta. Now, it seems like she has to start all over.
But she finds herself making friends quite quickly, she becomes close to Meridith; the girl that lives next door. Meridith introduces her to Josh,Rashmi and of course the very good-looking; Etienne St Claire. She slowly beings to adjust to the Parisian lifestyle and spends most of her free time with Etienne, and her feelings for him grow. She has to keep reminding herself that he has a girlfriend. And she herself, has Toph waiting for her back home. But is it possible for her and Etienne to be JUST friends? She feels like there is so much more between them, but will they be able to work it out?
My Thoughts
This book is great, its such a feel-good book. Avery light easy read, I went through it pretty quickly. Stephanie Perkins does a fantastic job of describing Paris. I've never been there, but I liked that I was able to travel and experience the culture through the book. The atmosphere, language, food and architecture are all so different and interesting. It seems like such a fun, exciting place to visit. There's something about the culture that makes it feel so welcoming.
I absolutely fell in love with Etienne, as well. I mean; French name, gorgeous hair, and British accent - what's not to love? He's perfect. And compared to Etienne, Toph just seemed so plain and average. I felt the ending to be a bit predictable, but I liked that. It's one of those happy books that end on a positive note, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I definitely recommend this book, it's a nice light, fun, cute-sy read. It makes me really want to go to Paris and experience everything first hand!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Review (6) Impulse - Ellen Hopkins

Pages: 600
Publisher: McEldery Books
Synopsis (from Book): Act
on your impulse,
swallow the bottle
cut a little deeper,
put the gun to your chest.

Tony's painful childhood memories can be quelled only through pills. Vanessa has a secret that keeps her coming back to the blade. And Conner seems to have the perfect life on the outside, but his inward battle with his parents, his peers, and himself give him one last choice - to pull the trigger.

These are three lives that would have been cut short if not for the hasty intervention by loved ones. Or fate. Now they are given a second chance at a better life - but only if they help one another, and if they find the strength to let go of their inner demons. For good.

My Rating:


Aspen Springs is a rehabilitation centre for troubled teenagers. Almost everyone here has some sort of psychological depression. Aspen Springs is bent on resolving these issues and getting these kids back on track with their lives.

Tony has an extremely scarred childhood. His mother wasn't the most responsible and was dealing with psychological issues of her own. His father, having realized his mother was a lunatic - left when Tony was young. Having no strong parental control, Tony is forced to raise himself and fend for himself. He chooses the streets cause he has nowhere else to go.

Vanessa almost killed herself, she cut a little too deep and almost bled herself to death, until her younger brother found her and called out to grandma, who with fast thinking, saved Vanessa's life. She is now at Aspen Springs trying to recover, but her huge secret seems to get her nervous and depressed, and only cutting seems to relieve the pain.

Connor has the perfect life, he's smart, good looking, and comes from a wealthy family. However, he craves love. His parents expect too much and constantly compare him to his more successful twin sister. He's only ever received plastic kisses from his mother, and deprived of maternal love. He tried to kill himself, but the bullet missed his heart and he's now stuck at Aspen Springs.

The three of them only have each others support to get back to normal, and get out of Aspen Springs. They learn new things about each other and about themselves as well.

My Thoughts:

So, I've said this before, but I'll say it again; I love Ellen Hopkins' writing style. It's very creative, and she is so inspiring. I really enjoyed this book and she does a great job at letting us get into the characters' minds, making it so easy to relate to them. I had a tough time putting this book down. Tony, Vanessa, and Connor truly come from difficult backgrounds, and being a psych student, i was able to understand them. I really loved Tony's sense of humor, it made the book a fun read. Impulse definitely helps with the understanding of depression and makes me more sensitive towards people that are suffering from it. Their life is not easy at all.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review (5) Matched - Ally Condie

Pages: 369
Publisher: Dutton Books
Synopsis (from book): In the Society, Officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one… until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow — between perfection and passion.

My Rating:


Cassia's world is perfect, at least as first she seems to think so. Everyone who follows the rules lives a long life, has the perfect job and the perfect match, which are all important things in Cassia's life. We first see Cassia getting ready for her matched banquet; which is a banquet for young adults her age and their parents. On this night, they will be matched with their ideal mate and spend the rest of their lives together. This night is important for Cassia because, her match will finally be revealed. Cassia finds herself matched to her best friend Xander and they could not be happier. Cassia's life seems to be falling well into place.

On this night, they also received a micro-chip with all of their matches information, and things like their likes and dislikes. It's a way for them to get to know each other better. Later, when Cassia goes to view the chip Xander's appears, but about three seconds later, another face appears, and then the screen just fades to black. Confused, Cassia chooses to forget about it for now, and decides not to mention it, until someone else brings it up. But why did Ky Markham's(a boy from her neighbourhood) face appear on the screen? Up until now, she hadn't given him much thought. She decided it would be best not to tell Xander about it, for now. That week during free time, she was with Xander and a few of their other friends, she got pulled away by an official; She told Cassia about the micro-chi and assured her it was a mistake, and Xander was truly her match. Relieved, Cassia goes back to hanging out with her friends. However, she couldn't stop thinking about Ky. Ky is so different, compared to everyone else in the society; he doesn't care about what other people have to say, he just does as he pleases. Cassia is intrigued by this and is happy to find out that they both chose hiking as their summer activity. Over this period of time, Cassia learns more secrets about Ky and they become close. They start to fall for each other, and Cassia has to make a choice between Xander and Ky, between a good, safe, rule abiding life or a life of passion, and exotic adventure.

My Thoughts:
The world that Cassia lives is in, is very unlike ours. Ally Condie does an excellent job of painting this foreign new world for us. It isn't pages and pages of boring description and explaining-everything-that-is-going-on around us. Although, we need to be informed of how things work in this mysterious society, we find things out through Cassia's life and the way she deals with the people and the society. The book flew by effortlessly and it was a fast read. I think their society is very different, but interesting, nonetheless. Everyone has a huge part to play. Most of the characters were very easy to relate to. I really got into some of the events, and I liked how the details were carefully planned.

At the beginning, Cassia and Ky together, seemed a little off to me. I mean they barely knew each other, and it was awkward. But when i kept reading, it grew on me. I'm most definitely TEAM XANDER though! I think they are incredibly cute together and have so much chemistry. It just feels more real. I can't wait to read the next book, to see how things fall into place. It was a very interesting dystopia, if you enjoyed the Hunger Games, give this a try.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (4)

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

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•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 much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard

"Hanna jiggled her foot nervously, having a sudden urge for some Junior Mints. Or maybe Cashews. Even the Slim Jims on Wilden's desk would do." - Page 95

Thursday, September 1, 2011

In My Mailbox (4)

In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

These are the books I have in my reading pile for the next little bit.

Blood Meridian - Cromac McCarthy; this was the book I got in the Indigo Fall Party gift bag. It's on the 50 Life-Changing books list. I've read six of them so far, and this will be my seventh.

Impulse - Ellen Hopkins; My second Ellen Hopkins book! I'm very excited for this one, I've heard great things.

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins; My best friend recommended this one, apparently it's a very feel-good book. I saw it at chapters, liked the cover, so I bought it!

Pretty Little Liars - Sara Shepard; I've really gotten into the show, so I thought why not read the books, right? The books are always better that the movie/show.

Perfect Chemistry - Simone Elkeles; Okay, I basically got this book beacsue the author's first name is the same as mine :P. Can`t wait to read it!

Where have I been?

Hello Everyone!

I trust you are all doing well. So this summer has been extremely busy for me, and I apologize for completely neglecting this blog. I`ve been working really hard, to save up for university and a few other reasons. I also went to India for about three weeks, to visit family. It was a great trip and I had an amazing time, it was really great to spend time with family and friends and re-connect, I really miss them! But I`m back now, and decided to get back into blogging. I have read quite a few books and I`m excited to share my thoughts with you guys.

So, on Tuesday my best friend Laura(allofeverything) asked me to be her plus one for the Indigo Fall Party here in Toronto. We had such a great time! It was exciting to see the new products, they are all so modern and stylish. I especially like the owl book ends from the collection, I'm definitely thinking about getting them, seeing as I'm running out of place on my book shelf! Plus they are incredibly cute. Aside from the products, the venue itself was beautiful, it had a nice loft feel to it, it was very inspiring and gave Laura and me a few ideas for our future loft. The food too was delicious, it was inspired by Michael Smiths Chef at Home cookbook Collection (hes only my favourite chef on the food network!).So, that made my day. After that, we walked to Chapters and got a few new books (they will be featured in my next IMM post.) All in all, it was awesome, and we both had a great day!


PS. I got a twitter! its @mystdelights. Follow me :)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Review (4) 0.4 - Mike Lancaster

Pages: 273
Publisher: Egmont, 2011
Synopsis(from book): 'MY NAME IS KYLE STRAKER

So begins the story of Kyle Straker,
recorded on old audio tapes.
You might think these are a hoak.
But perhaps they contain the history of
a past world...

If what the tapes say are true,
it means that everything we
think we know is a lie.

And if everything is a lie does
that mean that we are, too?

My Rating:


Plot: The book starts off at a medium pace, and the narrator; Kyle Straker describes his small British town, where everyone knows each other. It's the beginning of the summer, and school just let out. the whole town is preparing for their annual talent show, that happens to be a tradition everyone takes very seriously. Kyle hasn't been in the talent show, since; he embarrassed himself doing a magic act, when he was nine years old. Kyle's friend; (and neighbour, that constantly follows him around)Danny thinks he has a good chance of winning this year. After hypnotizing his own sister Ally, Danny thinks he has mastered the art of hypnosis.

The day of the talent show arrives, and Danny goes up on stage, ready to show the crowd his well practised skills. When no one else chooses to volunteer, Kyle and Lilly (Kyle's best friend's girlfriend) put up their hands. To them at that point, they just thought they were going into a harmless hypnosis act, and saving their friend from embarrassment. Mrs. O'Donnell and Mr. Peterson (two older people from Kyle's neighbourhood) also volunteer, not knowing what they were getting themselves into. The second the four of them were transported into this hypnotic stage; their lives change... forever, and nothing will ever be the same again.

My Thoughts: So this book was very... well, interesting. I can honestly say, I've never read anything like this before. It's completely bizarre, but in a good way. It's published in 2011, very recent, and incredibly easy to relate to. The writing style was a little simplistic. Since it's a British book, it has a lot of different slang that I'm not really used to. For example, when I first started reading this book I thought it was called 'zero point four', but it is actually 'nought point four'. Also, the spelling of some words are different, which took some getting used to. Overall, I thought this was a good read. It's a bit of a weird book, that makes you think, but no doubt, it was entertaining.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Follow Friday and Book Blogger Hop (2)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View, This week's question is;

Q. Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?

ooh this is difficult, ten books seem like so little, but I'll try. I would most definitely be bringing my Kobo along as well! :)

1) City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
2) City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
3) City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
4) City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
5) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
6) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
7) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
8) The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks
9) Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
10) The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Crazy for Books, this week's question is;

"Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"

I would have to say the book im anticipating this summer is Forever by Maggie Stiefvater. It's the last book from the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. I really enjoyed the first two books, and it's sad that it's almost over, the end of the last book was a huge cliff-hanger so, I'm really excited to see how the series will end.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Teaser Tuesday (3)

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

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•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 much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

"This is a dream, I remind myself. Adeeply messed-up dream, but a dream just the same. I"ve even dreamed a cat before." -Page 59

Monday, March 28, 2011

Review (3) Linger - Maggie Stiefvater

Pages: 368
Publisher: Scholastic (July 20, 2010)
Synopsis(from book): In Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabel, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love—the light and the dark, the warm and the cold—in a way you will never forget.

My Rating:


This is the second book in Maggie Stiefvater's Wolves of Mercy falls series, the sequel to Shiver. Sam and Grace seem to be closer than ever. As in the first book, there are plenty of obstacles to overcome, but they seem to make their way through them quite easily. There are some new characters, like Beck's two new wolves; Cole and his best friend Victor. Since it is Beck's last year, and he wont be changing back, Sam is now in charge of the werewolves. He has a lot more responsibility, which he finds to be very overwhelming. It is Sam's duty to help the new wolves with their transformations, but this proves to be very difficult, especially with Cole because their personalities seem to clash. At first, the are like Day and Night. However, as their past life secrets get out, they learn more about each other and start to show each other some respect, and actually get along. Cole really surprises Sam at the end, when all seems to be lost and he has no reason for living, Cole reassures him and comes up with a solution.

My Thoughts:
I liked this book as much as the first one. I really like Grace, she's a very easy character to relate to. Her relationship with Sam is almost magical, they have such amazing chemistry. Every time someone/something jeopardizes their relationship, they still find a way to be together, they are so determined to make things work out. I really like Maggie Stiefvater's writing style in this series, and I also like that she uses more than one narrator. It lets you get inside character's head, and makes them more likable. The ending of the book didn't quench my thirst, so to speak. It wasn't as satisfying as I had hoped, but it keeps me waiting for the next one!

In My Mailbox (3)

In my Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. So my books this week are;


White Cat - Holly Black | 0.4 - Mike Lancaster


The Forest of Hands and Teeth - Carrie Ryan | My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent | Halo - Alexandra Adornetto