Sunday, 5 June 2011

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren! In My Mailbox is a way to share the books you received each week.

This week I got:
I brought a lot of books this week, I've already read 'The Time-Traveling Fashionista' by Bianca Turetsky you can find the review here:

I cannot wait to get stuck in to them all! I'm currently reading 'A Touch Of Mortal' by Leah Clifford.

Well here is what I got, starting from the top:
Abandon by Meg Cabot (Out in October for the UK, but I couldn't wait so brought from a different seller in the UK from Amazon)

Well that's it from me, what did you get this week?

Saturday, 4 June 2011

The Time-Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky

Published: 5th May 2011
Publisher: Poppy
Pages: 272
Buy: Amazon

Rating: ★★★

When Louise Lambert receives a mysterious invitation to a travelling vintage fashion sale in the mail, her normal life in suburban Connecticut is magically transformed into a time-travelling adventure.

After a brief encounter with two witchy salesladies and donning an evening gown that once belonged to a beautiful silent film star, Louise suddenly finds herself onboard a luxurious cruise ship in 1912. As Alice Baxter, the silent film star, Louise enjoys her access to an extensive closet of gorgeous vintage gowns and begins to get a feel for the challenges and the glamour of life during this decadent era. Until she realizes that she's not just on any ship - she's on the Titanic!

Will Louise be able to save herself and change the course of history, or are she and her film star alter ego destined to go down with a sinking ship in the most infamous sea disaster of the 20th century? 

I was quite excited for this book, I really loved the whole plot idea of going back in time to the Titanic disater, which isn't like any other book that I've read before. I opened up the book and was quite surprised that there was coloured drawings with the story, which I haven't seen since I've read childrens books. I thought the drawings were a nice touch to the story, that you get to see for yourself what the author is conveying.

I'll be honest this book did not live up to my expectations, I felt as if I was on some sort of novel conveyor belt and that there was not much background and detail to the story. I found the book difficult to get into, because the writing was quite simplistic which put me off. This defintily wasn't a book that captivated me and had me hooked, although it certainly was a quick read.

I would recomend this book for anyone who loves fashion, or just wants a simple summer read.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Waiting On Wednesday (1) - Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Waiting on Wednesday is a topic brought to life by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. With Waiting On Wednesday you get to introduce to everyone upcoming books you're excited about!

Possess by Gretchen McMeil. 
Release Date: 23rd August 2011

Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

 So I'm looking forward to this book, because I've recently started to get into YA fiction that involve Demons (plus I'm a huge lover of Supernatural so ever since watching the show anything with Angels or Demons really appeals). 
I watched the trailer on Gretchen McNeil's website and I'm really curious about the whole "don't trust the priest" concept.  
The book by description certainly seems like an intreging story. 

Here is the trailer for the book: