Saturday, November 29, 2014


Welcome to my first book haul EVER!!! 
Over the month of November I have gathered quite a pile of new books, which is VERY unusual for me. So here we go... I hope you enjoy :P

Here's a picture of the new books that I purchased throughout this month!

1. Isla and the Happily ever after 
by Stephanie Perkins

Ever since I read Anna and Lola, I have been itching to read this book! These books are by far my favorite contemporary books.

2. Prodigy 
by Marie Lu

I read Legend a while back, and I have to say- it wasn't my cup of tea. However, I still want to finish the trilogy so I decided to pick this one up! 

3. Scarlet 
by Marissa Meyers 

Cinder was a huge 5/5 stars for me! I had to pick up the next book in the series ASAP!
Si-Fi is definitely one of my fav genres!

4. Lux - Beginnings 
by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

Woah- I have been wanting to read this book for sooooo long! I love any books to do with Aliens so this is perfect!
This edition is a bind up of the first 2 books in the series and I can't wait to read it! :p

5&6. These Broken stars and This Shattered World

by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner 

I have been waiting to get these 2 books for so long.
I always watched Sasha (from the booktube channel Abookutopiarave about this book ALL THE TIME!
This book is also about aliens so YAY!

7. Let it Snow
 by John Green

Yep it's that time of year again. Time to read lots of Christmas books YAY!
John Green is a very liked author of mine so I am hugely excited to finally pick this book up! 

8. The Iron Trial 
by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare

The Mortal Instruments would have to be one of my favorite series EVER! 
So yea, of course I am gonna try read every book Cassandra writes, Why wouldn't I?
Also I LOVE books to do with magic :P

9. The Bane Chronicles 
by Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson and Cassandra Clare.

When I heard about this book I was actually MEGA excited to read it.
Magnus Bane is one of my favorite character's from Mortal Instruments and the Infernal Devices. This book of short stories is perfect!

10. The Infinite Sea 
by Rick Yancey 

Yep, you know what this book is. It's the sequel to the Fabulous book - The 5th Wave.
I absolutely adored the 5th wave so I was way way excited for this book! :P

That's the end of my November Book Haul!
Congrats if you have read this far and thank you for taking your own time to read my post.
I hope you have an awesome Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Happy Reading Everyone! 
Chelsea :P

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mockingjay Pt 1 Movie Discussion

Yep, You know what time it is. Time to talk about MOCKINGJAY PART 1! 
If you have not read the Hunger Games trilogy- What are you still doing here, go read it right NOW.
Well anyway, Mockingjay (the 3rd and final book) has been split into 2 movies and Mockingjay pt 1 has just been released in cinemas, and if you have not seen it yet, I recommend you to go see it ASAP.
If you have not seen the trailer yet- Here it is..

Now if you have not read the books or watched the movie, this review may be a little spoilery - so just beware.

First off, Mockingjay was my least favorite book in the trilogy. I found it very hard to get into and it was not nearly as good as the Hunger Games and Catching fire.
But I regret to say that Mockingjay the movie was better than the book.. I know it sounds really bad, but it's the harsh truth.

Ok, now onto the movie. The acting is spot on! Jennifer Lawrence did such an amazing job playing Katniss and I wouldn't want to choose any other actor! 
We also get to see much more of Gale in this film, unlike in the Hunger Games and Catching fire; where he was hardly in the films at all! Liam Hemsworth proves to be perfect for the role of Gale and I am very happy with his casting! He's also a bit of eye candy ;)
Overall I am extremely happy with the acting and castings.

This movie has to be the funniest of them all, I mean every movie has to have a bit of humor put in with the seriousness, and the humor in this was spot on! There are many laughs in this movie to even out the intense moments!

This movie definitely had moments where I was at the edge of my seat, there were many very intense scenes that had my heart racing. Like when Gale and the others went to rescue Peeta, Johanna and Annie- oooh that was soooo intense, even though I have already read the book and I knew what was going to happen!

Oooh and we can't forget Peeta. Peeta was hardly in this film at all and it makes me really sad. Peeta is one of my all time favorite characters in the Hunger Games trilogy and it was hard to not see him much at all.

Woah I am talking way way to much right now. This movie is sooooo AMAZING and I would rate it a 5/5 stars. You guys should definitely go see it if you haven't already!
And also if you have not yet read the books- go to the right away PLEASE :P

Happy reading everyone!
Chelsea xoxo

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Infinite Sea - Book Review

Author: Rick Yancey
Edition: Putnam Juvenile Hardback
Released: September 16 2014
Series: The 5th Wave #2
Pages: 300 approx.
Links: Goodreads | Author's website | Buy the book!

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Exams are finally over Wahooo!!! Before I couldn't post as often as I wanted to, but I'm back so yay :P

First off, This book is ONLY 300 PAGES. I don't know why this came as a shock to me, I was so sad because I want more... The 5th Wave was 457 pages so there's quite a difference between them.

There's not much I can say about this book without spoiling Y'all, so this review will be very brief and small. 

So if you read my 5th Wave review, you would know that I LOVE that book. I gave The 5th Wave a 5/5 stars. 
For the Infinite sea, I couldn't get into it as much, It took me a good week and a half to read this book - unlike the 5th Wave which I read in 3 days.

In my opinion; the action only starts after the 1st half of the book. I found the start quite boring and dull, not much happened.
So apart from the crappy starting, the end was super intense and I cannot wait to read the next book in the series! :P
I gave this book a 4/5 stars.

Sorry for the really short review but I definitely recommend this series to any Young Adult fans!! 

Happy Reading Everyone!
Chelsea :P

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Update Post

Eeeek I am so sorry that I haven't posted in like 2 weeks, It's the time of year for exams so I have been super super busy studying like crazyyyy :p

I have recently just ordered some books online and also got other books throughout this month already, so I will hopefully be doing a November book haul for the first time EVER!!! So that's pretty exciting for me!

Oooh who's excited for Mockingjay Pt 1???? I have been a fan since 2011, well since I was old enough to read young adult and I AM SO EXCITED! I have always loved the Hunger Games and I can't wait to see how the last book looks on the big screen!

Also more exciting news on book to movie adaptations, The Insurgent trailer is coming out this month wahooooo!!!!! 
Divergent is one of my favourite young adult books of all time! Yayyyy :P

Super Duper sorry for not posting much and also only having such a boring post today D: 
Thanks for taking your time to read this and I hope you have a fantastic day!
Happy Reading Everyone 
Chelsea :P

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Would You Rather - Book Tag

Would You Rather Book Tag

Today I was scrolling through my YouTube subscriptions and came across the Would You Rather BookTube Edition tag. I've never done a tag so I thought I'd give this one a shot! :P
I'll tag the original creator right here

Would you rather...

1. Read only trilogies or stand-alones? 
This ones a definitely an easy one for me!
I would have to go with reading only trilogies,
I feel that when you read trilogies you get to know the characters much more. 

Also some of my favourite books are part of a trilogy (The Divergent series and the Infernal Devices trilogy) :3

2. Read only female or Male authors?
This question is actually really hard for me to answer. The genders of           authors has never bothered me before so this is difficult. 

I would have to choose to read only female authors. This is only because       most of my favourite books are by female authors. But this DOES NOT mean   that I do not like male author, because I do! ;)

3. Shop at Barnes & Noble or Amazon?

Well, In New Zealand, we don't have Barnes & Noble. And also, I do not       shop on Amazon because shipping costs WAY too much money!
Can I choose the book depository? Does that count? 
Anyway... If you do not shop at the Book Depository, you should! The books   are cheap and shipping's free! Click here to view their website! :P

4. All books become movies or t.v shows?

I have to choose movies!
It's a no brainer answer for me.
My favourite movie at the movie is Divergent so yea.

5. Read 5 pages per day or 5 books per week?

Definitely 5 books per week. How could you only read 5 pages per day? That impossible!    

6.  Be a professional reviewer or author?

I don't know... Probably a reviewer, only because I can't write for shite!
How cool would it be to be a professional reviewer? Get to read books for a living, hell yea!

7. Only read your top 20 favourite books over and over or always read new    ones that you haven't read before?

I would choose to always read books that I haven't read before! I LOVE finding out about new books and experiencing new characters and a new   world! Besides... You would still have the memory of your favourite books right?

8. Be a librarian or book seller?

Hmmm... Probably a book seller! Imagine all the sweet deals on books you   would get! Also you could probably get some books before they are released   in stores! :P

9. Only read your favourite genre, or every genre except your favourite?

Every other genre except my favourite. Sometimes I get bored of my           favourite genre and I like to mix things up a little. So yea, every other           genre.

10. Only read pysical books or eBooks?

PHYSICAL BOOKS!!! Always Physical books. I like my bookshelves looking fabulous! ;) 

So that's the end of the Would You Rather Book Tag! 
Hopefully you now know a little bit more about me! :P

Happy Reading Everyone!
Chelsea xoxo