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Monday, May 16, 2011


Notorious by Nicola Cornrick
Pages: 378
Series: The Scandalous Women of the Ton series
 Release Date: June 26, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin

When the ton’s most notorious heartbreaker…
Dangerously seductive and sinfully beautiful, Susanna Burney is society’s most sought after matchbreaker. Paid by wealthy parents to part unsuitable couples, she’s never yet failed to accomplish her mission of  diverting a groom-to-be. Until her final assignment brings her face-to-face with the man who’d once taught her
an intimate lesson in heartache…
Meets London’s most disreputable rake…
James Devlin has everything he’s always wanted: a title, a rich fiancĂ©e and a place in society. But the woman who’s just met his eyes across a crowded ballroom threatens it all. Not because she’d once claimed his heart, or that every sinuous swirl of her ball gown takes his breath away. But because the secrets she carries could cost him everything. To put the past to rest once and for all, Dev just might have to play Susanna at her own wicked game…
Let the seduction begin!

First Thought: I was just curious, I was worried that it was going to bad or something. Because like one says "Never just a book by its cover." But it sounded good, so I read it.

Cover: The cover is simple, but lovely with Susanne (or Caroline Carew) with all of her beauty and slight of her cleverness.

Setting: The setting is clearly in the past in London. I have always wanted to the London. Lovely setting and crystal clear of where the characters are. 

Characters: The character are third dimension and not all perfect, they are have flaws that is one of the reasons why I love this novel because of its characters. Especially, James Devlin and Susanne because they are "original" and so passionate.
Plot: If I want to be simple, I would see that this is all about a young lad with a rich fiancee and met his former wife again. But no this novel's plot is much deeper in passion and romance. This book's plot is a... what's the, that's it. Yes, just wow. 

Recommends: All fans of historical fiction and realistic romance.

Rate: ★ 5/5 STARS.


Friday, May 13, 2011



Wither  by Lauren DeStefano
Pages: 358 (Hardcover)
Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy # 1
  Release Date: March 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

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What if you knew exactly when you would die?

Thanks to modern science, every human being has become a ticking genetic time bomb—males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. In this bleak landscape, young girls are kidnapped and forced into polygamous marriages to keep the population from dying out.

When sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery is taken by the Gatherers to become a bride, she enters a world of wealth and privilege. Despite her husband Linden's genuine love for her, and a tenuous trust among her sister wives, Rhine has one purpose: to escape—to find her twin brother and go home.

But Rhine has more to contend with than losing her freedom. Linden's eccentric father is bent on finding an antidote to the genetic virus that is getting closer to taking his son, even if it means collecting corpses in order to test his experiments. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously attracted to, Rhine attempts to break free, in the limited time she has left.

First Thoughts: The first think I thought of when I was looking at it in Borders was how lovely bother the plot and the cover is. That's it. I just found it interesting and brought it.

Cover: I thought the cover is stunning! And how every lines connected to one another and I actually got what it  means with the bird and the ring and Rhine and the hourglass! It's very eye-catching.

Setting: I really love that it's in the future, a so realistic world where you do know when you are going to die. And I love the gardens.

Characters: Rhine is a very unique, believable character, but it sometimes broke my heart when she uses Linden's heart to escape. I love Linden because he's... like innocent , he don't know what his father is doing and he thinks that his wives just want to be wives. I am always thinking "who going to ever tell that boy?" I love Gabriel and Rhine together, but I wished there was more time with those two only. The end of the book almost killed me when Jenna died aka killed.

Plot: All I can say is that I love the plot, but sometimes it's a little too dramatic. But the marriages and the short lives and the deaths helped make it stronger.

Recommends:  Dysotopian fans!

Rate: ★ 4/5 stars