Friday, 1 February 2013
Small Birthday Book Haul!
Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens
Ashlyn: A lonely society princess living in New York City.
Colin: Childhood enemy, now her protector.
Daddy hired him to be my bodyguard. Daddy thought I'd be safe. He thought I'd never fall in love. He thought he could keep me forever.
Charles: Obsessed with keeping her safe and keeping her his, he hires the one person he knows she could never fall in love with: Colin.
Daddy was wrong
I have already started this book and so far I like it. I have read a previous book from Jennifer Laurens which I thoroughly enjoyed so I hope this one is just as fun!
Things Get Better - Katie Piper
Britain’s most inspiring young woman shares heartfelt and expert advice for coping with life’s challenges, big and small, one day at a time.
Katie’s story alone has proved inspirational to millions of people, and now in this important book she begins to answer the question that everyone wants to know – “where did you find the courage?” Katie shares the key steps and support that led to her emotional recovery so that she can help others in their own lives, whether suffering a breakup or life change or more serious trauma. Through her own stories of emotional recovery and in letters sent to her by others, she acknowledges the pain we have all felt at times, whether physical or psychological, grief or trauma, and shows with spectacular compassion and encouragement that we can all find the strength within to carry on.
So this isn't the typical young adult genre I normally read but I am still anticipating this book. I have watched a previous documentary on Katie Piper and find her story heartbreaking yet inspiring at the same time. This book will be my first biography (I am a disgrace) and I will definitely post my thoughts soon.
Gabriel's Inferno by Slyvain Reynard
Enigmatic and sexy, Professor Gabriel Emerson is a well respected Dante specialist by day, but by night he devotes himself to an uninhibited life of pleasure. He uses his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm to gratify his every whim, but is secretly tortured by his dark past and consumed by the profound belief that he is beyond all hope of redemption. When the sweet and innocent Julia Mitchell enrolls as his graduate student, his attraction and mysterious connection to her not only jeopardizes his career, but sends him on a journey in which his past and his present collide. An intriguing and sinful exploration of seduction, forbidden love and redemption, "Gabriel's Inferno" is a captivating and wildly passionate tale of one man's escape from his own personal hell as he tries to earn the impossible...forgiveness and love.
Looking forward to this read, has been a while since I have read a saucy book ;) But on a serious note I really am anticipating this novel. The reviews on goodreads are great and the book has some impressive credentials.
Cracked by K.M. Walton
Sometimes there's no easy way out.
Victor hates his life. He has no friends, gets beaten up at school, and his parents are always criticizing him. Tired of feeling miserable, Victor takes a bottle of his mother's sleeping pills—only to wake up in the hospital.
Bull is angry, and takes all of his rage out on Victor. That makes him feel better, at least a little. But it doesn't stop Bull's grandfather from getting drunk and hitting him. So Bull tries to defend himself with a loaded gun.
When Victor and Bull end up as roommates in the same psych ward, there's no way to escape each other or their problems. Which means things are going to get worse—much worse—before they get better….
This book was a birthday gift from no one other than... myself. Yes yes I thought I'd treat myself a little. The reason this book is so alluring to me is that I am a huge fan of It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzilini which is a story very close to my heart. Although the books are not completely similar they have some collateral themes and I hope I will love Cracked just as much as I did with Vizzilini's amazing novel.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.
But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.
True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus performers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.
Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.
I was so delighted to receive this book! I have had my eye on it for a while. This book is different from anything I have ever read. This book has mixed views on Goodreads and I have been told that you either love it or hate it... and I hope I am one of the readers who love it :)
That is all and I will be posting some reviews on these books soon :)