Sunday, 17 January 2016

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

16101128After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother--or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

This is the second Alien book I have read this year and if they continue being this good then that is what I will read for the rest of 2016. I loved this book. It was exciting and fast paced. 

The story is set in multiple point of views, there are maybe four different ones to keep up with so if you don't like that then you probably won't get on with the 5th wave very well but I thought it was a brilliant way for me to understand what was going without any blank spots. 

Every single character in this book was individual and interesting.

Cassie for Cassiopia was scared and brave, independent and lonely. none of the problems Cassie came across were easy fixes but she struggled through and made the most of every situation. I don't know why all all the girls have to chop off their hair in books though, what is wrong with some bad ass long locks?

Ben/ Zombie - I didn't really like him at first because i thought when he saw Cassie he was going to fall instantly in love with her and all live happily ever after but he exceeded my expectations and he was strong. I liked him because he was human and he thought like a human even with all the alien mumbo jumbo.

Nugget, Sam was adorable the entire way through. Kids are so trusting and he was the vision of innocence. It is a horrible situation for a child to be stuck into but he trusted in Cassie and Ben and kept himself going. 

Ringer is the strong female in this book. I mean Cassie is strong, she survives but ringer kicks ass. I like the connection between her and Zombie and I am excited to see that develop. She hasn't yet smiled and that for me suggests that she has been through more stuff than we understand.

The only thing that really upsets me is that I have had this book sat on my bookshelf for ages and I have only just picked it up. There was absolutely nothing about this book that I didn't like.

I will be ordering the rest of the series. I need Evan Walker and Cassie Sullivan in my life.

I would say if you liked Never Fade and Host then seriously do yourself a favour and pick this up!!!NOW!!!

Thanks For Reading

EM x

Saturday, 16 January 2016

Trafficked: The Terrifying True Story of a British Girl Forced into the Sex Trade by Sophie Hayes

12187771When Sophie Hayes met Bledi she knew he'd change her life – but she had no idea how much. At first, it was a typical whirlwind romance. But one day Bledi told her that love always comes at a price ...
Bledi tricked Sophie into travelling to Italy, where he forced her to sell her body to help him pay off a debt. Terrified and ashamed, Sophie worked the dangerous Italian streets without rest, seeing as many as 30 clients in a night. She was completely at Bledi′s mercy for food, clothes and shelter. And without money, friends or family, she was trapped.

But Sophie found the strength to keep going, clinging to life by a single thread of hope: that somehow she′d find a way to escape.

The title is quite a mouthful don't you think? 

Sophie might have been freely walking around Italy and France but she wasn't actually free. She will never be free from Kas. Sophie couldn't even trust the police because she was convinced that Kas knew people everywhere and that if she told he would kill her family.

The way that Sophie was treated, firstly by her dad and then by Kas is unimaginable to those of us that have not been through it. Its a horrible situation that she found herself in an I am glad she managed to get herself to safety before something even worse happened.

I found it interesting to read about the horrid things that happened and how Sophie dealt with it with a kind of ease that got her through.

What I dont understand about this book is that Sophie didn't trust men and she didn't even like Kas but then all of a sudden he says hey come to Italy and Sophie goes to him. It seems like a pretty big leap.

It made me really cross that she was happy to talk at conferences and the police and others but she would not press charges. I thought it was a disgusting example to set for all of the people she was speaking to at these conferences, she is basically saying that she didn't press charges so they shouldn't either.

To be honest I probably wouldn't recommend this book and I would have given it a two or a three on goodreads however I gave it a four because at the back of the book there were several contacts for people who maybe suffering the same things that Sophie went through and if someone is reading this book because they have been through something similar then that would be extremely helpful.

Thanks For Reading

Em x

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Saven: Deception by Siobhan Davis


What better way to start off 2016 than with an excellent alien romance? 

Sadie Owens didn't have a very good life and to be honest it didn't look like it was going to get any better. Sadie was stuck on the poor outskirts of the city, working at a dead end job in a factory. Sadie has no hope of a normal relationship in the future as she will not be allowed to marry or have children.


The government have begun experimenting with settlements under the sea and luckily Sadie has been chosen to be one of the few people allowed to trial this experiment for 6 months. This means more freedom, no work, no curfew and she can go back to school.

Sadie is used to a life of solitude mainly keeping herself to herself but she easily makes friends with a girl named Jenna. Sadie is actually very good at making friends and soon meets Neve, Jarod and Hayden. Logan however is in a separate mock up unit to get them ready for the real city but when he and Sadie see each other through glass and water the attraction is instant. These moments between the pair allow them to slowly get to know each other without the added pressure of being face to face. 

Logan has a secret in fact nothing is quite as it seems in Thalassic City.

  I loved the world building in Saven because it allowed me to feel like I was part of the experiment myself. Thalassic City was so beautifully described that it is easy to imagine the complex details of how it works without too much struggle.

The characters are written as though Siobhan Davis is writing about her own friends. There is a character in this story for everyone to feel connected to and actually I found Sadie very relate able.

Sadie is fun to read about, I especially enjoyed Sadie getting to know Logan because she has had very little experience with boys and her innocence shows but it makes her much more likeable. I don't normally like stories where the boy and the girl instantly fall in love however this is different this makes sense. 
The other friendships that Sadie has secured feel real and strong. They tough it out but they stick together.

I seriously can not wait to read the next instalments of this exciting story. Another great job Siobhan.

Thanks For Reading 

Em x