Top 5 Wednesday: Books featuring a Paranormal Creature

Hey guys, so today on T5W we are to mention books featuring a paranormal creature of our choice. In my head, it was a close tie between Fae and Vampires but I’m letting the Vampires win this one.

So Here are five of my favorite Vampire novels.

1.Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy: 

Words can’t justified how much I love this book. This series is my favorite series ever. No matter what anyone says, it’s a 5-star for me. It was the first paranormal/fantasy book I read and I actually lay my hands on it last year. The storyline is unique and the characters are totally badass.

2. Richelle Mead’s Bloodlines:

This series immediately follows the Vampire Academy. It has that forbidden love thing going on. The book started a bit boring for me but as events start to kick up, I can boldly say I love the series.

3. Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses: 



One of my favorite Vampire books. When I read the first book in the series, it was love at first page. And I wonder why I still haven’t finish the whole series.

4. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight: 

No need to go into this one. I think almost everyone knows the Twilight saga. 

5. Morgan Rice’s Vampire Journals

This series is on this list but it’s not really one of my favourite books. It started off really well but then it pretty much starts to annoys  me. Mostly because the series is too long and they always had to go back in time and back in time.

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T5W is a meme on Good reads created by Samantha

Have you read any of this book here? Do you plan to? What do you think? Tell me what you think  about anything and everything. 

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Books I Finally Finished.

Hello guys.  I think I might have mention once or twice that I easily lose interest in things. I’m not proud of it. Even books. Not reading in general sense – I could never get tired of that but sometimes I start a book and then suddenly I’m not feeling it anymore and I’m stop. Other times, its because the book is just boring.

Most of my books are e-books and I just stacked my library with fresh books. I also have a 5-page worth of books I want to download. So I decided to pick up some of those books I left behind and read them.

It turns out I really enjoyed the books and I started asking myself, why on earth did I stop reading this book.
Answer: I have no idea.

So here are the books I finally finished in the order on which they were read:

1. Julie Gagnon’s #Famous:



In this modern day love story. Girl likes boys. Girl snaps photo and posts it onlline. Boy become insta-famous and what starts as an innocent photo turns into a whirlwind of adventure that forces them to both question whether fame- and love – are worth the price…and changes both of their lives forever. Told from alternating points of view, #famous captures the sometimes-crazy  thrill ride of social media and the equally messy but wonderful moments of liking someone in real life.

2. Alyson Noel’s Everlasting (the final book of the immortal series): 



Their epic love story has captured the hearts of millions and enchanted readers around the world. In this beautiful finale, their journey draws to a spectacular conclusion – where all will be revealed. Damen and Ever are free to embark on their final quest – to free Damen from the poison lingering in his body. If they can find the antidote, they will finally be able to free to feel each other touch and experience the passionate night they’ve been longing for. But their fight to be together will lead them into the formidable terrain yet…into the dark heart of Summerland. Here in a land of endless rain and scorched earth, Ever and Damen will discovered their relationship hidden origins, expose a secret history they never imagined… and come to face to face with the reason fate keeps tearing them apart.

After finishing this book, I signed and said to myself “what a beautiful story”. What I loved most about this series was how it ended. It totally suprised me because I did not see it coming.

3. Ali Novak’s Paper Hearts; (book two in The Heartbreakers series):



Felicity has her entire future plan. Ever since her older sister ran away, she’s had the full weight of her mother’s expectation on her shoulder. So she works hard to get straight As and save for college. Except sometimes the best things in life are unplanned – like when Felicity meets a handsome,masked stranger when volunteering for a charity ball. She never thought he would flirt her. And she certainly never thought he’d turn out to be a member of world-famous band The Heartbreakers. Then Felicity uncovers a shocking family secret. Suddenly, she, Alec and her two best friends are on a road trip to find her missing…

So this book is one of those books you probably guess the ending after the first two chapters or by just reading the synopsis, but like my younger sister says, “it’s about the ‘how’. You read it to know how exactly it happens”.

So that’s it for today. Have you read any of these books? Do you plan to? What book did you finally finished after dropping it for a while? Let me know.

Have a wonderful day,

Nessa.

Fences: a page from a book


“I grew up believing in rules, thanks to my parents, Jack and Rainey Lane. I didn’t always like them and I broke them when they didn’t work for me, but they were sturdy things I could rely on to shape the way I lived and keep me—if not totally on the straight and narrow, at least aware there was a straight and narrow I could return to if I got to feeling lost.
  

 Rules serve a purpose. I once told Rowena they were fences for sheep, but fences do more than merely keep sheep in a pasture where shepherds can guide them. They provide protection in the vast and frightening unknown. The night isn’t half as scary when you’re in the center of a fluffybutted herd, bumping rumps with other fluffy butts, not able to see too much, feeling secure and mostly normal.

   Without fences of any kind, the dark night beyond is clearly visible. You stand alone in it. Without rules, you have to decide what you want and what you’re willing to do to get it. You must embrace the weapons with which   you choose to arm yourself to survive.
  

 What we achieve at our best moment doesn’t say much about who we are.
   It all boils down to what we become at our worst moment.
  

 What you find yourself capable of if…say…

   You get stranded in the middle of the ocean with a lone piece of driftwood that will support one person’s weight and not a single ounce more—while floating beside a nice person that needs it as badly as you do.

   That’s the moment that defines you.

   Will you relinquish your only hope of survival to save the stranger? Will it matter if the stranger is old and has lived a full life or young and not yet had the chance?
 

  Will you try to make the driftwood support both of you, ensuring both your deaths?
   

 Or will you battle savagely for the coveted float with full cognizance the argument could be made—even if you merely take the driftwood away without hurting the stranger and swim off—that you’re committing  murder?

   Is it murder in your book?
   

Would you coldbloodedly kill for it?
   How do you feel as you swim away? 

Do you look back? Do tears sting your eyes? Or do you feel like a motherfucking winner?
   . Impeding death has a funny way of popping the shiny, happy bubble of who we think we are. A lot of things do.
 

  I live in a world with few fences. Lately, even those are damned rickety.
  

 I resented that. There was no straight and narrow anymore. ”

– Karen Marie Morning

The fever series

Books You’ve Read Because Of Blogging, Booktube, e.t.c

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If you are a regular in my blog, you would know I love books a lot. I joined Goodreads recently and I’m in a few book clubs.

Today I’ll be sharing books I got into because I heard of them in the online community.

1. Leigh Badugo’s Grisha Trilogy:
There’s a lot of hype about Liegh Badugo books in the social media. So I decided to get some of her books and I started with the Grisha Trilogy. This is a book I would recommend to a friend but personally I didn’t really enjoyed it. In the first book of the series (shadow and Bone), I thought Alina and the … would be to together but too bad he turned out to be the bad guy. Anyways, I could finish the series. I lost interest in the final book.

2. Stephanie Garber’s Caraval:

This book was one of the monthly reads for an online book club I’m in. This book really grasp my attention. I read it in a sitting. I love the whole circus and magical setting of the book. Remember everything is a game.

3. Karen Marie Morning ‘s Fever Series:
This book was recommended on a group on Facebook. When I read the book one (Bloodfever)… In this series, it was really plain. I saw Mackayla as this girl who wouldn’t move on and start getting herself into unnecessary complicated situation. Mac always mention her sister’s death and her grief, the reason she comes to Dublin, almost everytime that it started to sound like a broken record.

However in the beginning of the third book of the series, things started kicking up and I must admit, the Fever Series is on my top ten best series ever. It has a lot of action, mystery, bad ass sexy immortals, Fae(s) and it blew my mind at every page.

4. Christina Lauren’s Dating You Hating You:
This was recommended by Anna Todd ( author of the After series) on her twitter page. I really enjoyed this book. It was fun to read I loved the relationship between Evie and Carter.  and all their work place pranks and antics.

5. Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone series:

I read a review of this book right here on wordpress. It was well rated and I decided to get it. I’m currently in the last book of the series and so far, I’m enjoying it.

That’s all for today.

I don’t know if this T5W would be a regular in my blog but it was fun doing it.

T5W is a group on Good reads created by

Samantha

Sorry about the no picture thing, my WordPress app is having issues and its really annoying.

Anyways,

wishing you a lovely week.

POSEUR: A fun read

BOOK TITLE: POSEUR
AUTHOR: RACHEL MAUDE

GENRE: CONTEMPORARY, FICTION

PUBLISHED: 2008

SERIES: POSEUR

SERIES SEQUENCE NUMBER: 1

RATINGS: 4 Stars

Poseur (n): A person who pretends to be what he/she is not. Charlotte Beverhill, Janie Farrish, Melissa Moon and Petra Greene attend exclusive Winston Prep in the Hollywood Hills. But hang out together? They rather be hanged. Borrow one another’s clothes? They’d sooner borrow a zit. So when these four sophomores are forced into a class to create their own fashion label, they Clash with a capital C. Janie thinks Melissa and Charlotte are Beverley Hills brats. They dismiss Janie as a Valley rat in sheep’s clothing. And Petra…Petra couldn’t care less. Can a cool coquette, a shy punk, a hippie goddess and a ghettoglam egomaniac make beautiful couture together? At Winston Prep, survival of the fittest come down to, who fits in and what fits.

I don’t normally do book reviews but seeing I have about 300 books in my TBR, mostly ebooks and I have no one to talk about any of them with. My younger sister doesn’t have my time, the teenage genes are kicking it. My friend Sil, has travelled to Kaduna for the holidays (a state in the northern part of Nigeria), so its pretty lonely. Hence the reason for this blog post.

When I read the synopsis of this book, it had three things that made me drop every other book on my “still reading shelf” to read this; Elite school, Rich kids and Fashion. Besides I was tired of reading books of dire and doom and the fate of the world being in someone’s hands, I needed something fresh. I must say, it was a great idea because I enjoyed the book. I read it in one sitting and it kept me captivated till the end.

What I Love ?

I love this book.  I love the story line. Most of all, I love that the plot wasn’t dragged, no unnecessary drama and every scene counted.

I like Rachel Maude’s style of writing. It’s simple. It was well written. There was a lot of  fashion and high class with teen drama, of course. There was a fair degree of romance in it but on a high school scale.

***teaser*** (no spoilers)

I refuse to go in there,” she informed the other girls.

   “What?” Melissa snapped. For Melissa, the world was pretty much divided between two drives: sex and Rodeo. But while sex drive referred to the overriding impulse to bonk (an urge Melissa couldn’t, for the life of her, understand), Rodeo Drive referred to the overriding impulse to spend (an urge Melissa lived for.) So far, Petra’s low level Rodeo was serious cause for concern. Melissa wondered if she was some kind of pervert. Petra paused to do a quick tally in her head. “Do you realize that 
 mannequin is wearing a total of FIVE animals on her body?”

“Pet, darling,” Charlotte rolled her eyes. “ That’s why they call it the Rodeo.”
  
“It’s disgusting and it’s cruel!”

   “You wanna know disgusting and cruel?” Melissa slapped her notebook to her knee. “Keeping us out in eight hundred degree heat, when we could be enjoying ourselves in something called airconditioning.” In addition to air conditioning, Barneys carried   a wraparound Ella Moss dress in a purple and black leopard print that Melissa  had to have

“I’m goin’ in,” she announced.

   “Go ahead,” Petra folded her arms. “Shop until you drop dead. Like one of those poor, innocent animals.”

   “I can not believe you just said that.” Melissa cringed, her hand on the brass door handle. “We are not shopping. We’re researching.

  “Well, I’m with Petra,” Janie interrupted from her seat on a nearby marble fountain.

   “Sorry” — Melissa knit her eyebrows together — “was someone talkin’ to you?”

Imagine their surprise when, instead of the repentant whisper, Janie launched into a full fledged rant.

   “We’re about to throw some huge launch party for a label that exists why?” she bounded to her feet. “Because we say it does? Do you realize how incredibly lame that is?! It’s like NASA announcing the launch of a space shuttle and then everyone   shows up and they like, fly a paper airplane! Except, wait. We don’t even have a paper airplane. We don’t have anything!”

   The three girls stared at Janie with a mixture of awe and disbelief.

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 It was interesting to read about these four girls with different personalities working together to form a fashion label that started up as a special class – as well as dealing with their personal drama – and a friendship.

There are three other books in the series and my hands are already on them.

Final note: If you have read Kelvin Kwan’s Crazy rich Asians and you enjoyed it (I did) or the former tv series, Jane by Design, then you will love this book.

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This is my first time of doing something like this. I won’t exactly call it a review, it’s more of me just talking about one of my many likes.
Anyways, feel free to rate me.

She Multiplies…

A woman is an incubator
God designed the female to be an incubator
Her whole body is incubation
An incubator is something that gives life to everything.
Whatever you give an incubator
It gives it life then gives it back to you
Whatever you give an incubator
It multiples
Then it gives back to you
That’s why women must be careful what they listen to
Who they listen to
And what they hear
Because women incubates everything
If you give a woman a word
She gives you a sentence back
If you give her a sentence
She gives you a paragraph
If you give her a paragraph
You are going to get a book
If you give a woman one sperm
She’s going to give it life
Multiply it
And give you a baby
You give her a house
She gives you a home
Makes it beautiful
Mutiplies it
She makes you a beautiful home
You give her groceries
She gives you a meal
You give her frustration
She multiplies it
And gives you hell
A female is an incubator
That means she receives information
She expounds it
And she gives it back to you
A female never keeps anything
Incubators do not keep anything
They may hold it for a while
But you will eventually get it back
And it would never come back the way you gave it
It comes back multiplied
A woman would be under pressure for twenty years and then one day, all of a sudden, she goes crazy on you
She curses you and throw stuffs at you
She incubates everything
So if you give a woman gossip
You know when the bible talks about gossip
It usually refers to the female
Why?
Why is it that a woman destroys with her mouth?
Because a woman keeps multiplying stuffs
So women if you want to be a good wife
Make sure you receive the right stuff
Because whatever you receive
You are going to multiply it
And you are going to give it to your husband
So if you are on the phone talking all day to a woman who’s divorced and you are not
If you are talking all day to women whose marriages ain’t working all the time
And they are talking to you
They are going to get into your womb
And then your husband comes back
And you start speaking negative things
And suspicious things to your husband
When in fact you’ve been receiving that junk from your friend on the phone.
No wonder why, Peter said, women be like Sarah, live a quiet life, don’t be noisy, don’t be gossips
Why?
You’re an incubator
You produce what you listen to.”

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This words were sent to me by a friend through a Digital Grace…Be inspired video. I liked it a lot, so I shared it. To me, this words are true and i see a lot of it happing around me.