Sunday, March 25, 2012

Five for Five

I have finally read some books I feel I should have read a long time ago and some I did not plan to read until later.

All five of the below reviewed books get five stars from me!

The Pledge:

Wow what a different concept for a book with promise.

A Queen with the ability to live forever in different bodies, a girl with the ability to do things no one else can and a Prince trying to find the only one who can change the country from becoming worse than it already is.

Set in an alternate society where Queen's with powers rule the countries, I found this book to be very interest and a well paced read. I found myself at times thinking about this book, wanting to know what was going to happen next.

Rebels are trying to find the one royal heir that can take the evil queen's place and there's a love story hidden underneath the fighting and diplomacy.

My favorite part of the book, unfortunately cannot be mentioned as it contains a major spoiler. All I can really say is that YOU. MUST. READ. THIS. BOOK.

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay:

Wow what a book, what a series! I wish I had read this series when I first bought it, LAST YEAR!

I find this series to be well worth the wait it took me to get to it though, granted with the movie coming out I am somewhat glad I waited long enough. I managed to read all three of these books a week before the movie came out. I loved these books so much that even though I work a full time job I went to the midnight screening on Thursday night.

Almost everyone knows the story: A girl from the seam volunteers to take her sister's place in the Hunger Games. A love story brews in the Arena. Said girl makes a fool of the Hunger Games. Uprising begin. All districts join together to rage a war against the capital and said girl tries to win it all for her district, for every district.

My favorite scenes are as follows:

1. While in the arena Katniss climbs a tree and uses the Tacker Jackers to kill two tributes and while doing so gets stung by the Tacker Jackers and goes through days worth of visions.

2. While in the arena for the second time, Katniss blows the arena to bits and believes it is the end of her life while the plane comes to take her away.

3. The end of the book, plain and simple. Who she ends up with and why.

This series is right up there with Twilight and I find I can find that I can re-read this series over and over again and it will never grow old.

The movie is well done and I could as well see that movie over and over again.


With Alex no longer with Lena she is now in the Wilds and left to join a small group of invalids who try to bring down a group and let the world know the cure is not worth it, that 'all you need is love'.

This book was, I found, better than the first. It was crazy intense and what an ending! I cannot wait for the third book!

My favorite part was the ending so of course I cannot say any more than that.

Pick up this book now if you have read the first one and I assure you, you will not regret this read!


I am planning a giveaway and as I have not gotten much feedback I have decided to offer to pay for a book from The Book Depository up to $15.00.

This is open internationally.

To enter all you have to do is the following:

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3. Leave a blog comment.

4. Follow me on Twitter @EmelieComeault

5. Tweet about this giveaway and leave the link in your blog comment aas well as if you have followed by GFC and newsletter and Twitter!

This giveaway will run until May 1, 2012 so get the ball rolling!

I will do a draw for the winner!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Possible Giveaway!

I am thinking of doing a giveaway I just need some input from those of you readings this.  It would be a current book – as I do not have the privilege of getting advance copies from publishers or authors. 

So anyway, if you are interested in me doing a giveaway please comment on this post with a book that you would want to win and I shall see what the majority of the named books are and go from there J

Feel free to add me on Twitter or facebook or over Google Friend Connect once you have commented below with your choice!

I cannot wait to hear what they are….   

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Three Reviews for three books well overdue


What a great read this book was.  It totally opened up my mind into thinking if Love was a disease that has actually not been prognoses in this world we live.

The setting is the future, a world based on selection and living in a world of haze as the lead character, Lena Haloway, would see it as. 

It is really hard to review this book as I would rather just say read it and you will not be disappointed.

My favorite part of this book is how they show the Lena’s character changing from the beginning of the book where she cannot wait for the cure to where she cannot wait to escape the cure if she can.

I have never read a book a close to this so I cannot recommend any reads that would be similar at the moment. 

I just cannot wait for the release of the second book to arrive at the end of this month.  It will be a must read as this one is.  I cannot wait to see how changed Lena has become from where we leave her at the end of this book.


This story was amazing to read and I could totally see it in my mind.  What would we all do if a super volcano exploded without any real warning? 

What would we do if our loved ones were in another state when this happened – would you risk your own life and go out and search for them without even knowing if they are alive?

Would you leave the comforts of your home and wait out the ashfall until you had no more food or comfort for that matter?

A lot of questions for a book I really did not expect to be such a really futurist reality that could be. 

My favorite part of this book is when the main characters reach a camp for the survivors of the eruption of the Yellowstone Super Volcano and how the government reacts to such a situation that could really happen at any moment.  Would you put your trust in the government to help you out?  I know in certain situations in actual reality where the government has come threw with aid but in a situation we are not prepared for I doubt I would want to put my trust in the government… at least not in this reality.

This is again is a situation where I cannot think of another book that would opens your eyes into a future that could happen.    

May we continue to live in a world where this future does not happen – however if it does I hope we are more prepared for it than the characters and world in this book was.


Wow, just…. Wow.  I have not read the Hunger Games series as of yet but I imagine it to be exactly like this book.

Tris is part of a world of being selfless – even though its harder for her to act on then she realized. 

Tris lives in a world that when the time you reach the age of 16 you have to choose to either pick a new fraction to live in or continue in the fraction you were already born into. 

Tris is about to change her life so drastically that you cannot help but want to read more and see if the Tris you read at the beginning of the book will be the same Tris at the end. 

Although I have not read the Hunger Games I would suggest that book series to read that would be similar.  After seeing the commercials for the movie trailer for Hunger Games I would imagine it to be quite similar to this book.

My favorite part of this book is when Tris begins her new life in a different fraction.  I love how she becomes the person she may have already been at the beginning yet just hiding and waiting for the right moment to come out and release herself.

I cannot wait for the next book in this series.  I may have to re-read this book again just to tide me over until I have my hands on it. 

Now onto the next books….

PS - I have not been able to finish Girl of Fire and Thorns.  I do plan on going back to this book so please keep watch for my review in the near future….

Monday, January 2, 2012


Wow this book was not what I was expecting. It was deep into discoverying what it truly means to be human.  Ash goes on his quest to be with the woman he loves.  Along the way he discovers what it means to have to let go of the past, and above all how breaking a promise could lead to the end of him.  Friendships are changed, and old friends and new friends are met along the way.

What I loved about this book was firstly how is was through Ash's point of view.  Being able to know his thoughts and go through what he has to in order to be with The Iron Queen is beyond words.  You get to know the past, his past, and in a way his future should he follow through with it. 

The second thing I loved about this book was how in a way we get to know what may be the future for Ash.  I will not go in great detail as I do not want to give any spoilers away, but knowing what will or could be Ash's future is like knowing that even though this is the last book in a series it gives us a possible happily ever after. 

I haven't read any other book that is similar to this, as this book may be unique in its own way. 

The only future we do not seem to know about is Puck's and that I could see may be a whole new series on its own if the author ever decides to come back to the Nevernever.

Now onto my next book which was a little hard to choose from (I have only four hundred books to read in my to be read pile....) but i decided to take a break from Faries and go into a different world...