Sunday, 10 April 2016

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

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I received an invitation to read Paper butterflies by Lisa Heathfield just last week. I read Seed when that was released and absolutely loved it so it made perfect sense to read Paper Butterflies.
 
First off the cover is stunning in similar style to the original Seed cover which I love.
 
June is having a pretty awful time of it at home, the bullying she receives is heart breaking to think that a child of any age has to go through something like that is terrible. June meets a young boy named Blister who accepts June for who she is.
 
I cried more than once reading this story and admittedly I was not mentally prepared for this book at all! I loved that even though June was being treated so badly she could still herself show compassion and caring. She loved Blister and he loved her just as much and this pair will stay in my mind for a very long time to come. There was a complete polar opposite with the two families as well which made what Kathleen was doing to June much worse if that is at all possible. It made me extremely sad to think that June's own father couldn't see what was going on with his little girl. He noticed she was angry and that she didn't like Kathleen but never took the time to find out why and that in itself  is really upsetting.
 
The ending to this book is almost devastating but leaves us with a small glimmer of hope so that we think that maybe June is going to make it but just maybe.
 
The whole story is a real journey from start to finish and not one single page was boring. I would love to add a physical copy or both this book and Seed to my collection.
 
Thanks for Reading
 
EMx

Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

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Siobhan Davis does it again!!
 
What hasn't this story got? We have science fiction like you have never read before mixed with Alien love.
 
Siobhan asks us not to hate her for the massive life ruining cliff hanger at the end of this novel and I am trying so hard not to, so hard but kindly the next instalment is only a month away so we don't have much time for withdrawal from this world and the characters that live within it.
 
I have been anxiously awaiting Saven Disclosure since I reviewed Saven Deception and my already high expectations had the time to grow so its safe to say that I wanted a lot. I then worried about second book syndrome but I shouldn't have worried at all because if anything this instalment was better than the last.
 
The book begins where we left off and eases us back in to the story quite gently before the action begins. Trust me we need this gentle start because once the action gets going it never stops! There is so much that happens in this story that is so easy to immerse yourself in the setting fully.
 
The plot introduces several new characters who are very exciting and interesting to read about but it is the characters that we already know and love that I enjoyed so much more. Considering that the twists and turns in this story are often shocking and terrifying the story is so much fun to read.
 
With Logan away on very important saving the earth business we got the opportunity to learn more about Hayden who I must say is fast becoming my favourite character. There is a perfect balance of romance and action. Sadie is still absolutely adoringly in love with Logan however this book sees them struggle a little with long distance and jealousy which is a fantastic way to make the couple feel more real to me even if this isn't the pairing that I want.
 
Most of the characters make mistakes in this book, Sadie more than most but they manage to find their consciences or step up and do what is right for man kind.
 
I am struggling to express how much I adore this series and I will forever be a fan of Siobhan's stories. I would hate to reveal too much in this review so I will stop worshiping the Saven books now but I know that if you have read the first book there is no way that you would pass this one up!
 
Read it!!
 
Thanks For Reading
 
Em x


City of Lost souls by Cassandra Clare


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The Mortal instrument series continues in this 5th book in the set. What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.

This is one hefty book at 535 pages it has taken me a little while to get through it. This book has multiple plots going on and is written in many chapters and mostly split into different parts of the story. It was a little complicated to start with as I had a long break between City of Fallen angels and this one.
The book was really tricky to get into and the first half of it is really difficult to trudge through but the second half is interesting enough to make me want to carry on with the next book after a break from the shadow hunter world for a while.
 
Clary felt a little more stupid in this book if that is possible and she put herself into situations that were dangerous.
Clary is as irritating as ever with her soppy worship of Jace. I just couldn't get into their romance in this book at all and there was soooo much soppy romance.
 
I didn't understand the whole evil Jace/ good Jace thing, Evil Jace wasn't that much different to normal Jace. He didn't seem brainwashed enough to be doing the things that Sebastian was making him do. He just didn't seem different at all and that plot could have been so much better if he was just a little bit more evil.
 
Simon is still as awkward as he ever was but that isn't a bad thing because it makes me believe his character so much more. I like the relationship between Simon and Isabelle I think they are good for each other. They both seem to be finding themselves together and growing as characters which is lovely.
 
Thanks For Reading
 
Em x