Friday, 26 July 2013

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver Review

Hello again readers!

So at the moment I am in the middle of re-reading all my favorite Lauren Oliver books!

And it has just reminded me of what an epic book this was!

So here's the summary! I'll go into the ins and outs afterwards...

I’m pushing aside 
the memory of my nightmare, 
pushing aside thoughts of Alex, 
pushing aside thoughts of Hana 
and my old school, 
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

So yeah! This basically is set just after where Delirium leaves off. Lena is in the Wilds and spends days on her own until found by the 'Invalids', who take her in and nurse her back to health. It then kinda goes on about her life in the wilderness with the people. But, in the book, it flashes into the future or the 'now' for her, as when she is in the wilderness that's her past or 'then'. This sounds really confusing so I will explain it here-

Then- Starts in August I think, and begins when Lena steps into the wilds, leaving Alex at the gate. We see her struggle as she deliberates whether she even wants to be there, since she only came so she and Alex could be together and Alex is now suspected to be dead. It's basically her, and the struggles of being in the wilds.

Now- Is in March, and is in New York, where Lena has joined the resistance *yay!*. She is living among the cured and has a fake identity, attending the DFA (Deleria-Free America) meetings and rallys, that kind off thing, and keeping an eye on things.  People are now aware of the invalids now and want to give the cure at a younger age, putting people at risk of dying and brain damage. I shall leave it there, where she attends one of the rallys, 'cause I don't want to spoil it! 

So it keeps on flashing back and forth between time periods which I didn't like at first, I just found it quite... well... annoying!  After a while I did start to appreciate it to be fair, and it really helped to understand the story later on.

Also, there is a new love interest, and he is apparently here to stay. Damn. Sorry, to the new guy, but I'm team Alex all the way, and this boy hasn't grown on me at all. Although some of the scenes between her and... him (Keep wanting to say his name!), are so smokin' my breath actually caught in some bits. Sorry, maybe I'm being a bit weird. Anyway, it's a bit of a love triangle as she's always thinking about Alex, and to be honest I got a teensy bit bored at some parts because I felt it got repetitive.

Anyway! This book ends on the BIGGEST CLIFFHANGER EVER, and I had to pause for a moment in the middle of blind panic, to remember I have already read Requiem (the next and final book in the trilogy) so I didn't have to worry about it...!

I absolutely love this book,  and it will definitely be putting it on my August Book Stack, so watch out for that!

Keep Reading,

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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Change Of Name- The YA Book Stack

Hi everyone!

I have now officially changed the name of my blog!  You can now find me at-

You can now contact me at

Thanks and Keep Reading,

Mini Review of Switched by Amanda Hocking

Hi Readers!

I think I have found a new love, in the form of Amanda Hocking and the 'Trylle' series.

Today I am going to do a review on Switched by Amanda Hocking Review. I bought this book from the Emporium Bookshop, which if you read my previous post is a lovely shop in Cromarty. Under the guidance of the Shop owner,  she picked this one out for me, and as soon as I saw the front I had a complete covergasm !(defined here by urban dictionary) It just looks so cool!
Here is the blurb of the book:
Wendy Everly knew she was different the day her mother tried to kill her and accused her of having been switched at birth. Although certain she’s not the monster her mother claimed she is she does feel that she doesn’t quite fit in
The new girl in High School, she’s bored and frustrated by her small town life and then there’s the secret that she can’t tell anyone. Her mysterious ability she can influence people’s decisions, without knowing how, or why…
When the intense and darkly handsome newcomer Finn suddenly turns up at her bedroom window one night her world is turned upside down. He holds the key to her past, the answers to her strange powers and is the doorway to a place she never imagined could exist.
Forening, the home of the Trylle. Everything begins to make sense to Wendy. Among the Trylle, she is not just different, but special. But what marks her out as chosen for greatness in this world also places her in grave danger.
With everything around her changing, Finn is the only person she can trust. But dark forces are conspiring not only to separate them, but to see the downfall everything that Wendy cares about. The fate of Forening rests in Wendy’s hands, and the decisions she and Finn make could change all their lives forever…

To be honest, when I read the blurb of this book, I was kinda like, what the heck, it just seemed a lot to take in, before I had even started reading the book! But I pressed on and bought it...

Anyway, this book has been rated and slated by all the people at GoodReads, which I just don't understand. I really loved and enjoyed this book, and finished it in one day! Although I would like to say I found the 'changlings' refreshing, it does remind me a lot of 'The Stolen Child', where I discovered she may be not so original.

But still, I really admire this author, who made millions from self publication.

The thing is, the more I review this book the more I see flaws in it, the Personality-less main character, Wendy and  the far too fast paced relationship with Finn. That was my main problem with this book, everything happens way too fast, and then it gets really subdued, then something else happens or she decides something without even mentioning it before in the book.

I am being really harsh though, and I soooo enjoyed this book, despite it's flaws. I think they are down to the fact that she writes so frickin' fast!!

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that and found it helpful! I still love you Amanda! Promise...!

Keep Reading

PS. Just a heads-up for y'all! I might be re-naming my blog, I was thinking maybe 'The YA Book Stack'? I don't know, if you have any ideas, please comment  below, and let me know what you thought of the post!