Sunday, July 31

Non-Review: Evercrossed (Kissed by an Angel #4)

Evercrossed (Kissed by an Angel #4)
Elizabeth Chandler

Published By: Macmillan
Publication Date: March 31, 2011
Date Read: July 31, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288


From Goodreads:
Ivy and Tristan have both moved on ~ Tristan, to the other side of the afterlife, and Ivy has moved on with sweet, dependable Will. But when an accident seriously injures Ivy, almost to the point of near death, she meets her soulmate Tristan again. And at the place of the "in between", their bittersweet reunion culminates in one breathtaking kiss. But unbeknownst to both Ivy and Tristan, it was that one heart stopping kiss that brought Ivy back to life ~ and angels are prohibited from meddling in matters of life and death. Now fallen from heaven for saving the girl he loves, Tristan is in the body of a stranger, and he must find his way to Ivy once more...

I don't know if it is actually fair for me to write a review on this book as I didn't even finish it but I still wanted to write my thoughts on it.
I was so excited to read this book. I absolutely adored the beginning of this series and was really looking forward to another book about Ivy, Tristan and Will.

However,
I hated it! I know hate is a strong word and I've never said I hate a book before in my life, if I didn't like it I've always said it's not my thing but then again I have never ever not finished a book. But I actually cannot bare to read any more.

I think the beginning of the series was amazing, it was beautiful and heartfelt and I loved Ivy and Tristan and was heartbroken when he died. The end of book 3 in this series was to show the readers that after death those who were left behind life goes on and they have to get closure. I adored that ending. I loved it. Tristan moved on to the afterlife and Ivy was falling in love with Will. To me that was perfect. Will is the sweetest guy ever and I honestly think that they belonged together. I didn't feel like a fourth book was necessary.
There was a perfect ending that any reader would be happy with and then Evercrossed was wrote. I think it's completely unnecessary and that it has been wrote for the sake of making more money on a popular storyline rather than writing it because the characters or plot needs it.
I can't finish this book because if I do I can honestly see me having a lower opinion of the original story and I loved them so much.

To me the end of this series was with book 3 and I will not be reading any more kissed by an angel books, my perfect ending already happened and I won't suffer through something that will not add to the storyline in any way.



In My Mailbox (#9)


In My Mailbox!


I received two book this week. I received The Vampire Stalker for our July travelling book on the UK Swap Shop group on Goodreads. The other was Dead Beautiful which I received from Usborne Publishing, so thank you to them for the review copy.



What I Read!

I've had quite a good week this week and managed to read 5 books in total. Reviews for all are now up so click on links below picture to see them.


Review: Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel #1, 2, 3)

Kissed by an Angel (Kissed by an Angel #1, 2, 3)
Elizabeth Chandler

Published By: Macmillan
Publication Date: August 7, 2009
Date Finished: January 14, 2010
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 640
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6395291-kissed-by-an-angel-the-power-of-love-soulmates

From Goodreads:
IF THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE DIED, WHAT WOULD YOU MISS THE MOST? 

HIS VOICE? 
HIS TOUCH? 
HIS HEART BEATING AGAINST YOURS? 

When Ivy's boyfriend Tristan dies, she's desolate without him, until she discovers Tristan hasn't abandoned her - he's her guardian angel, watching over her, close enough to hear, to see, to touch... 

But Ivy's life is in danger. If Tristan rescues her, his mission on earth will be over and he'll have to leave her behind. 
Will Ivy lose Tristan forever?

I read this book over a year ago, so this review will probably be quite short.
This edition has book 1, 2 and 3 of the Kissed by an Angel series in. I am starting book 4 today so thought I would write a quick review of my thought on the first 3 books in the series. I am going to count all 3 as 1 book though because that's how it felt when I was reading it.

Ivy is devastates when her boyfriend Tristan, the love of her life suddenly dies. She doesn't know how to cope without him. She has always believed that angels watched over everyone but now she's not so sure. If angels watched over everyone why would they take Tristan away from her?
Tristan is sent back to earth as Ivy's guardian angel. She is grave danger and she has no idea how close the threat to her life actually is. As she tries to live her life unaware of the danger she is in Tristan must try to save her. But if he does he'll be sent back, is he ready to let her go?

I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was such a great love story. At the beginning when Tristan dies I wasn't sad or anything as I expected it. I didn't know the character that well so I couldn't get emotional about it. What I didn't count on was the author going back and re-telling the story of how he and Ivy met, how they fell in love and how perfect their relationship was. I knew exactly what was going to happen and I really didn't want it to happen and ended up sobbing like a baby.
I started to love Will. He is such a sweet character and all he wanted was to help Ivy through Tristan's death and was always there for her.
I was completely shocked to find out who the threat was. I did not see that coming at all. Usually in book I can guess what's going to happen but I was completely shocked and it took me completely by surprise.
Elizabeth Chandler did a great job sucking you into the story and I became so attached to the characters. It's a great love story and I honestly think that the story should stop here. It's a great ending and I was so happy with it.
However I can't wait to read book 4 and am really looking forward to seeing what's going to happen next.



Friday, July 29

Review: The Vampire Stalker

The Vampire Stalker
Allison Van Diepen

Published By: Scholastic
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Date Finished: July 29, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9642279-the-vampire-stalker

From Goodreads:
What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?
Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

I had really high expectations about this book. I thought wow, it sounds amazing what a great storyline. I mean come on what girl wouldn't want their favourite fictional character to be real? I know I would.
However, I was really disappointed with it. I don't know whether my expectations were just too high but it took me so long to get into the story.

Amy is in love with Alexander, the fictional character in her favourite book series. But suddenly she meets someone who resembles him a little too well. Soon enough she discovers that he is the Alexander from the books and he and evil vampire Vigo have escaped their world and into hers. Can she help him without falling head over heels for a fictional character or will said character fall for her?

I found the story completely unconvincing at the beginning of the book and couldn't relate to anything in the book at all. To me it seemed very far fetched and not convincing at all. However I persevered with the book and after about 150 pages it did start to improve and I enjoyed it more.

I really liked the character Amy, I really liked how she came to terms with everything that was happening and would do anything she could to help. I loved how she discovered that the character Alexander was nothing like the real Alexander but that she still ended up loving him and would do everything in her power to protect him from the evil he is hunting.
I don't really know what to say about Alexander, he is a sweet character and I do really like him. I liked that he was the bad boy in the book that Amy loved and that it was centred around him rather than the good guy as so many books do. However, all you know is that Amy is head over heels for him and you don't really get a backstory to say why. You don't really get to fall in love along with Amy like you do in otehr novels. In other books as the character is starting to fall for the guy, I start to love him along with her but with this she was already in love with him at the beginning of the book so you never got to see the great things that make these kinds of characters loveable. I did like him in the end and was really glad at how it ended but I think I would have enjoyed it so much more if I'd have got that falling in love feeling from the characters.

Overall I think it was good. The storyline was good, original and interesting but I found it wasn't really believable until you got about halfway through when things started to get explained.
The characters are likeable and the storyline does get exciting towards the end. I just found it difficult to get into.
It's enjoyable but I definitely wouldn't read it again.



Thursday, July 28

Review: Mortal Kiss (Mortal Kiss #1)

Mortal Kiss (Mortal Kiss #1)
Alice Moss

Published By: Bantam
Publication Date: January 28, 2011
Date Finished: July 28, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 341
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9942081-mortal-kiss

From Goodreads:
In Faye McCarron’s sleepy New England town of Winter Mill, the snow has arrived a little ahead of season—September, to be exact. But Faye and her best friend Liz are too busy reporting for the school paper to give the sudden chill much thought, especially with two new boys, Lucas and Finn, heating things up. Mercy Morrow, a wealthy heiress, has baffled the community by moving into a remote old mansion in the woods, bringing her charismatic son Lucas with her. And while Finn may be a member of the Black Dogs, a motorcycle gang taking over the streets, Faye can’t help but be intruiged by his gruff, dangerous allure. 

Soon, Faye and Liz realize that romance may be the least of their worries. A dead body has turned up in the woods, the Black Dogs are on the prowl, and the snow just won’t stop falling. As the temperature drops and Halloween approaches, the girls must discover the dark and menacing secret at the heart of Winter Mill—before it’s too late...


I bought this book a while ago as I thought it sounded intriguing but it was never at the top of my to-read list. It has been sat on my shelf for months so I finally decided to read it.
If I'm honest I had no motivation to read this at the beginning. Sure it sounds like a really good story but I couldn't help thinking of the other books I have that I can't wait to read. However I kept on reading and I am so glad that I did.

After the first couple of chapters I was very intrigued and wondered how the story would develop. I think the story is pretty well thought out and I really enjoyed reading the book.
I instantly fell for Finn, he's the bad boy and as always I loved him. Even though I do like Lucas' character I couldn't help thinking oh just get out of the way so we can read some more about Finn.
I think Faye is an amazing character, she's really strong and always thought about others before herself. If she thought something needed to be done about something she wouldn't sit around and wait for somebody else to do something, she got up and done something about it and I really loved that about her.

I thought the twist on the love triangle was great. I kind of expected it but that didn't stop me from being surprised and excited tho most of the surprise was yey I was right. I loved all the little hints throughout the book and I couldn't stop making my own little theories up about them. I was constantly guessing what they meant and thinking oohh maybe this links to this and so on. I love books that make me do that and though I could kind of guess these links from the clues I still couldn't stop reading as I wanted to know if what I thought was actually going to happen and that made the storyline more exciting to me.
By the time I got halfway through the book I couldn't put it down, I needed to know how it was all going to end. Were they going to defeat Mercy and save the town, who would Faye end up with and would they find a way to be together.

I really enjoyed this book and I am so excited about the next one in the series, due out in January. I will definitely be getting book two and I think I'll probably have more motivation to pick it up sooner than I did this one.
I was pleasantly surprised with this book and I enjoyed it a lot more that I thought that I would. Yet another series where I am eagerly anticipating the second book.




The Time Will Come (#4)


The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted at Books for Company.
This is where you can post books that you have been meaning to read for a while.






I am a huge fan of Richelle Mead, she's one of my favourite authors of all time and after reading her Vampire Academy series I instantly went out and bought this series and her Dark Swan series. I read the first in the Dark Swan series and loved it so I can't wait to read this. 
But as always other books got in the way and this along with the rest of the series has been sat on my shelf for a while.

From Goodreads:
Succubus (n.) An alluring, shape-shifting demon who seduces and pleasures mortal men. Pathetic (adj.) A succubus with great shoes and no social life. See: Georgina Kincaid.
When it comes to jobs in hell, being a succubus seems pretty glamorous. A girl can be anything she wants, the wardrobe is killer, and mortal men will do anything just for a touch. Granted, they often pay with their souls, but why get technical?
But Seattle succubus Georgina Kincaid's life is far less exotic. Her boss is a middle-management demon with a thing for John Cusack movies. Her immortal best friends haven't stopped teasing her about the time she shape-shifted into the Demon Goddess getup complete with whip and wings. And she can't have a decent date without sucking away part of the guy's life. At least there's her day job at a local bookstore--free books; all the white chocolate mochas she can drink; and easy access to bestselling, sexy writer, Seth Mortensen, aka He Whom She Would Give Anything to Touch but Can't.
But dreaming about Seth will have to wait. Something wicked is at work in Seattle's demon underground. And for once, all of her hot charms and drop-dead one-liners won't help because Georgina's about to discover there are some creatures out there that both heaven and hell want to deny...

Wednesday, July 27

Fever Cover Reveal

The cover for Fever, book 2 in the Chemical Garden Trilogy by Lauren DeStefano has been revealed.







I personally feel a little let down with this cover.
I think yes, it's pretty and it fits in with the first one of the series but I just don't think it lives up to the beauty of the first cover.













I think the cover for Wither, is absolutely beautiful, with the colors, the dress, the girl. Everything is just beautiful but when I look at the Fever cover, it doesn't scream beauty to me.




What do you guys think?
Do you like it or not?




Review: My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1)

My Soul to Take (Soul Screamers #1)
Rachel Vincent

Published By: MiraINK
Publication Date: January 1, 2011
Date Finished: July 27, 2011
Genre: YA - Paranormal Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 345
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8164526-my-soul-to-take

From Goodreads:
She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…

I had this book sat on my bookshelf for a while before finally picking it up. After reading the first book in Rachel Vincent's adult urban fantasy series, Blood Bound, I instantly wanted to read her other series so I finally picked up this one.

I loved this book, I thought it was amazing. I always enjoy original storylines and I thought the storyline of this book is definitely original and not something I have read before. I loved that we got to see the characters grow a lot in this book.
Kaylee, I think she's a great character (duh, she shares my name ;p ) I thought you saw her grow a lot, she went from carefree teenager to a very strong lead character. We felt all her confusion and surprise as she slowly came to terms with her powers and discovered what she actually was. I was so surprised to find out what she actually is.
I love Nash, he's definitely the male character that I fell in love with in this series. I loved how sweet he was to Kaylee and really supported her throughout the entire book. Everything she was confused or upset about and he was there for her and when all the drama started to unfold not once did he think of leaving and letting her sort it out herself and I really loved that about him.

I really loved the story and the characters in this book and I can't wait to see what happens in this series.
I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series.
Yet another amazing story by Rachel Vincent



Monday, July 25

Review: A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember
Nicholas Sparks

Published By: Sphere
Publication Date: November 1, 2007
Date Read: July 24, 2011
Genre: Adult - Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1054003.A_Walk_to_Remember

From Goodreads:
Every April, when the wind blows from the sea and mingles with the scent of lilacs, Landon Carter remembers his last year at Beaufort High. It was 1958, and Landon had already dated a girl or two. He even swore that he had once been in love. Certainly the last person in town he thought he'd fall for was Jamie Sullivan, the daughter of the town's Baptist minister. A quiet girl who always carried a Bible with her schoolbooks, Jamie seemed content living in a world apart from the other teens. She took care of her widowed father, rescued hurt animals, and helped out at the local orphanage. No boy had ever asked her out. Landon would never have dreamed of it. Then a twist of fate made Jamie his partner for the homecoming dance, and Landon Carter's life would never be the same. Being with Jamie would show him the depths of the human heart and lead him to a decision so stunning it would send him irrevocably on the road to manhood...

I've had this book for so long and didn't dare really start it. I love the movie interpretation of this book and found it so heartbreaking I didn't dare start the book so I did put it off for a while. I had very high expectations for this book as I am such a huge fan of Nicholas Sparks and love his writing style and his heartfelt stories.

However, it did not live up to my expectations. Don't get me wrong I really enjoyed reading the book and love the storyline. It's a beautiful story and it's so heartfelt and amazing, and so sad and heartbreaking. Nicholas Sparks could make the most cold-hearted person sad and cry, and I definitely cried while reading the end of this book. I did expect it as I knew how the story would end because of the movie.

I don't know whether it is because I saw the movie first but I was disappointed with the book. I felt that it was slightly rushed. As the book is only 170 pages I felt like it could have been so much better if it was longer. With it being short everything felt rushed. Whereas in the movie it is lovely and sweet and you see the development of Landon's and Jamie's relationship and you love them together I really didn't get that feeling with the book. I didn't find their relationship as convincing. It felt like Landon hated her and then ten-fifteen pages later he was completely in love with her. There was no romantic moments in between it was just hate-love straight away and I didn't feel like that was very convincing or realistic.
I liked Landon a lot more in the movie and found him less likeable in the book.

I still really liked the book and I will always love Nicholas Sparks the storyline was beautiful and heartfelt and he will always be one of my favourite chic lit authors.
A great story and I think if I'd read the book first maybe I would have liked it more.



Sunday, July 24

Review: Forgive My Fins (Fins #1)

Forgive My Fins (Fins #1)
Tera Lynn Childs

Published By: Templar Books
Publication Date: July 1, 2011
Date Read: July 24, 2011
Genre: YA - Mythology
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 333
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10783905-forgive-my-fins

From Goodreads:
Lily Sanderson has a secret, and it’s not that she has a huge crush on gorgeous swimming god Brody Bennett, who makes her heart beat flipper-fast. Unrequited love is hard enough when you’re a normal teenage girl, but when you’re half human, half mermaid like Lily, there’s no such thing as a simple crush. 

Lily’s mermaid identity is a secret that can’t get out, since she’s not just any mermaid – she’s a Thalassinian princess. When Lily found out three years ago that her mother was actually a human, she finally realized why she didn’t feel quite at home in Thalassinia, and she’s been living on land and going to Seaview high school ever since, hoping to find where she truly belongs. Sure, land has its problems – like her obnoxious, biker boy neighbor Quince Fletcher – but it has that one major perk – Brody. The problem is, mermaids aren’t really the casual dating type – when they “bond,” it’s for life. 

When Lily’s attempt to win Brody’s love leads to a tsunami-sized case of mistaken identity, she is in for a tidal wave of relationship drama, and she finds out, quick as a tailfin flick, that happily-ever-after never sails quite as smoothly as you planned.

I was so happy when I won a copy of this over on Lesley's blog My Keeper's Shelf. I'd been wanting to read it for a while so as soon as got delivered I wanted to start it, so as soon as I finished the book I was reading I started it. I wasn't really sure what to expect as I had never read a book about a mermaid and had never imagined reading a mermaid novel. I really enjoyed it.

Lily is a half-mermaid attending a normal human high school. No one knows her secret and she'll do everything in her power to keep it that way. However she is thrown into emotional turmoil and has to choose between two guys, Brody, the popular swimmer who's she's been in love with for 3 years and Quince, the one who discovers her secret and will do anything to protect her from everything. Even if it means giving up him whole world to delve under the sea with her.

I really enjoyed this book. It was a light, funny read which was just what I needed after reading multiple books that focussed on dark themes. I loved all the fish references in the narration and it made me laugh all the way through the book.
I really liked Lily, I felt for her, torn between two different worlds and not knowing where she truly belongs. At first Quince really annoyed me I thought he was just trying to sabotage her life and happiness, it didn't take me long to figure out he really loved Lily and found myself hoping she would forget Brody and end up with Quince.

I loved how the book was split half of it on land and half of it under the sea. Both worlds were described so well that you really saw the beauty of both which made you really sympathise with Lily when she tries to choose. I loved the personality of Lily, she was such a great character who didn't really care if people said bad things about her but was so loyal to her friends she wouldn't hesitate to stand up for them.

I really loved the ending, it was great and so happy. I was so glad at the things that happened. I'm so excited that there's a second book in this series and can't wait to read book two.
I loved that the book was paranormal but it seemed more chic lit than anything. I love chic lit books and this was such a great love story but with a twist of fantasy in it. If you like a love story and fantasy this is definitely a great book for you.



In My Mailbox (#8)



In My Mailbox!


This week I received a few books off a few people. Thanks to Mel, Lesley, Lindsey and Tee for the wonderful books I got this week.





What I Read!

I managed to finish two books this week, both reviews are now posted so don't forget to check them out.




Saturday, July 23

Review: Blood Bound (Unbound #1)

Blood Bound (Unbound #1)
Rachel Vincent

Published By: Mira
Publication Date: August 23, 2011
Date Read: July 23, 2011
Genre: Adult - Urban Fantasy
Source: Bought
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 400
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10583175-blood-bound

From Goodreads:
By blood, by word, by magic…
Most can't touch the power. But Liv Warren is special— a paranormal tracker who follows the scent of blood.
Liv makes her own rules, and the most important one is trust no one.
But when her friend's daughter goes missing, Liv has no choice but to find the girl. Thanks to a childhood oath, Liv can't rest until the child is home safe. But that means trusting Cam Caballero, the former lover forbidden to her.
Bound by oath and lost in desire for a man she cannot have, Liv is racing to save the child from a dark criminal underworld where secrets, lies, trauma and danger lurk around every corner…every touch…every kiss.
And more blood will be spilled before it's over…

It's really hard to put my thoughts on this book into words. I recently read my first adult urban fantasy series and really loved this so when Mel offered to send me the ARC of this that she won I jumped at the chance.
I have Rachel Vincent's other series on my shelf but haven't read anything by her before so I didn't really know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprise and think her writing is amazing. I was completely sucked into the story straight away and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next with the characters.

Liv is one of the skilled, a very powerful blood tracker. When her childhood friend's daughter goes missing Liv can't do anything else but help find her. Even if that means working with her ex Cam, the person she loves more than anybody in the world but also the one person she cannot have. What she doesn't know is that Cam has ulterior motives. Liv left him long ago with no answers as to why and he wants to find out, no matter what the cost.

I think this book was just amazing. I really love Liv, she is such a strong lead character who will do anything to protect the ones she loves even if it means sacrificing herself. I think she's amazing. She is ruled by her emotions but that doesn't hinder her at all. She is so strong and will fight back no matter what the cost.
Cam, all I can say is Oh. My. God. I instantly fell for Cam, he is just an incredible character. He is definitely the bad boy of the book and is so strong, emotionally and physically and will also do anything to protect the ones he loves. Although he is the bad boy of the book you also see a vulnerable side to him and just want to hug him and tell him everything will be okay.

I felt so many emotions while reading this book. I was sad as times and then happy. Then I would be irritated at some things that happened and the pointless little arguments the characters get into but I loved every second of it. It is definitely an emotional rollercoaster and as the book began drawing to a close I just found myself going oh my god what's going to happen.
The ending was such a great ending for a first book in a series. It wasn't a really big cliffhanger so that you are left hanging thinking how am I possibly supposed to wait to find out what happens but it does leave you wanting to read the next book as soon as it is released.

I can't wait to read more of this trilogy. Rachel Vincent does an amazing job of drawing in your attantion and keeping your attention so focussed you can't possibly stop reading and really don't notice how much you have read. It's a definite page turner right until the last page. This has definitely got me motivated to read her other series. Definitely one of my favourite authors now and I really want to read more adult urban fantasy books.
I loved every moment of it and can't wait to read more of Liv and Cam's story.



Thursday, July 21

The Time Will Come (#3)


The Time Will Come is a weekly meme hosted by Books for Company.
This is where we see what books I have had for a while and haven't read yet. I mainly join in this meme to try and give me some motivation to read some of those books.


Want to join in?
- Pick a book you have been meaning to read
- Do a post telling us about the book 
- Link the post up in the linky
- Visit the other blogs!




As soon as I heard about this book I wanted to read it instantly. I got it quite a while ago from a swap and still have not read it.
I think I will really enjoy this book and the second one is due out soon so I hope to read this really soon.

From Goodreads:
The undead can really screw up your senior year ...

Marrying a vampire definitely doesn’t fit into Jessica Packwood’s senior year “get-a-life” plan. But then a bizarre (and incredibly hot) new exchange student named Lucius Vladescu shows up, claiming that Jessica is a Romanian vampire princess by birth—and he’s her long-lost fiancĂ©. Armed with newfound confidence and a copy of Growing Up Undead: A Teen Vampire’s Guide to Dating, Health, and Emotions, Jessica makes a dramatic transition from average American teenager to glam European vampire princess. But when a devious cheerleader sets her sights on Lucius, Jess finds herself fighting to win back her wayward prince, stop a global vampire war—and save Lucius’s soul from eternal destruction.

Wednesday, July 20

Review: Psych Major Syndrome

Psych Major Syndrome
Alicia Thompson

Published By: Hyperion Books
Publication Date: August 11, 2009
Date Read: July 17, 2011
Genre: YA - Contemporary Romance
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5941380-psych-major-syndrome

From Goodreads:
Using the skills you've learned so far in Introduction to Psychology, please write a brief self-assessment describing how things are going in your freshman year.
Presenting Concerns:
The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study Tarot cards, not Rorschach blots).
Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own...not so much.
Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate Nathan dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?
Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who’s badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and mentoring a middle-school-aged girl who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive.
Diagnosis:
Psych Major Syndrome


When I heard about this book, I instantly wanted to read it. As a psychology major myself I was really interested in reading this story and thought it would be quite enjoyable to read.
I was not disappointed, I really enjoyed this book. It's a great chic lit book and if you are a sucker for a love story then Psych Major Syndrome is definitely for you.

Leigh is a Psychology major at Stiles college. She chose to go to Stiles as it was the same college her boyfriend Andrew was going to. As she delves into her psychology course suddenly everything she learns seems to relate to her life and she starts to over-analyse everything in her life. Her relationship with Andrew being the main thing.
Andrew starts acting like a jerk and Leigh finds herself drawn to his roommate Nathan. Nathan seems to hate Leigh but little does she know the events that happen in the first few months of college may change her life forever, pushing current relationships to breaking point, leaving room for new ones.

I was very torn while reading this book. At first I really liked Andrew and really wanted him and Leigh to work things out. I really thought Nathan was being horrible, showing a dislike towards Leigh that she hasn't done anything to deserve. However it wasn't long before I started to dislike Andrew, he treats Leigh so bad and I wanted her to break up with him so much. Soon enough I saw that there was more to Nathan, that maybe he was acting like he was not because he disliked Leigh but because he dislikes Andrew.

By the end of the book, I love Nathan, he is just perfect and I would love a guy like Nathan. He is sweet and caring and when things go sour between Andrew and Leigh, he's the one there for her and helping her through her heartbreak.
It's true that I hate Andrew, I think he's an idiot and deserves exactly what he got.

I loved the book and it's such a great teen love story. I am such a hopeless romantic and if there's a love story in a book I am totally sold.
I love Alicia's writing, she completely hooked my attention and I felt so much while reading. I was angry at Andrew for his treatment of Leigh and I just wanted to jump in the book and slap him. I totally sympathised with Leigh when she was dealing with her heartbreak but I also wanted to tell her "open your eyes, the perfect guy is right in front of you."

This is a great teen love story that any fan of love stories will enjoy.
I loved every moment of this book and I will definitely re-read it again and again. Can't wait to see what happens with this author and I would pick up another of her books just based on this one.