Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #9: Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

This week, I'm not actually reading anything at the moment, so I decided I'd just give you a teaser from the free samples you can download from amazon onto Kindles. So, this is a teaser from the first chapter of Paranormalcy =]

'"Eyes like streams of melting snow, cold with the things she does not know." Over and over again, that line, in the most haunting way.'

What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Book Review: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Adopted by the Alpha of a werewolf pack after a rogue wolf brutally killed her parents right before her eyes, fifteen-year-old Bryn knows only pack life, and the rigid social hierarchy that controls it. That doesn't mean that she's averse to breaking a rule or two.
But when her curiosity gets the better of her and she discovers Chase, a new teen locked in a cage in her guardian's basement, and witnesses him turn into a wolf before her eyes, the horrific memories of her parents' murders return. Bryn becomes obsessed with getting her questions answered, and Chase is the only one who can provide the information she needs.
But in her drive to find the truth, will Bryn push too far beyond the constraints of the pack, forcing her to leave behind her friends, her family, and the identity that she's shaped?
From goodreads.com

Raised by Wolves is the first book in the Raised by Wolves series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It's a good, fast paced and interesting read, and I really enjoyed it.

Bryn is a human living among a pack of scary, power-crazy and aggressive werewolves. After a wolf attacked and killed her parents, Bryn was found covered in blood by Callum, an alpha of a wolf pack. He took her in, and she was raised by wolves. She's confident, determined and independent, everything a good main character should be. Also, though her almost immediate connection between her and Chase, although being very sudden and rushed, is sweet and well written, and in a way, it's quite a subtle romance. (Does that make sense?)

I also thought it was interesting how, even though Bryn was a human living amongst a pack of werewolves, she never expressed a desire to become one of them, maybe because she thought it was impossible, but even when she found that it wasn't she still didn't want to be, which is a nice change, from the human falling in love with supernatural creature and moaning because she can't be changed like Bella...

The wolves in this book were 'proper' werewolves. They were pack driven, aggressive, and closer to a wolf than a man, which was good, because they weren't watered down versions of werewolves. They cannot disobey a direct order from their alpha, they use violence to solve problems, and they have completely animal instincts.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, though I do have one complaint. It took me so long to read! It took me 13 days, when it should have only taken 3 or 4. Whether this had anything to do with the book or not, I don't know, but it did, and I think it would have been even better, had I read it quicker. There just isn't enough time... Oh well. I'm really looking forward to the next book, Trial by Fire and I think that the Raised by Wolves series is a welcome addition to the YA paranormal genre.

I give it 4 Feet!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Book of the Week #10: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

by Richelle Mead

Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Publication Date: May 2009
When I Read It: March 2010
Synopsis: St Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school - hidden away, it's a place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St Vladimir's where the girls must survive a world of forbidden romances, a ruthless social scene and terrifying night time rituals. But most of all, staying alive. - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love vampires, Hex Hall, Harry Potter, or any boarding school fantasy.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because there's always something happening, and you get so attached to the characters.
Why It's Book of the Week: Because the last book, Last Sacrifice, is coming out in a week, and I cannot wait!

Saturday, 27 November 2010

My First Award!

I've just been given my very first blog award, and I'm honoured! It's 'The Versatile Blogger' award =] Theresa at The Creative Well chose me to give it to, so thank you very much!

Once you receive it, you have to thank the blogger who gave it to you, choose 15 bloggers to pass the award on to, and say 7 things about yourself. =] 
So, here are 7 things about me:

1. I love the singer P!nk. She's my favourite singer, and I think she's awesome! Her live shows have to be one of the best I've ever been to, as she does loads of acrobatics on silks and trapezes, and goes flying across the crowd, while singing! You can watch her here at the Grammys: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqRqCy8bVcc

2. I hate peas. I think they're gross. The only thing they're good for is putting on stubbed toes and bumped heads... :L

3. I'm the UK, but I love American TV dramas like Gossip Girl, 90210 and The Vampire Diaries, though I refuse to read the books of Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries... Not sure why I don't read Gossip Girl, but I just couldn't get into Vampire Diaries...

4. I really need some slippers for Christmas...

5. I love Barry M make up and nail varnish, it is the best. I currently have the red glitter nail varnish on my toes, all ready for Christmas.

6. I have a small obsession with CGI animation films, especially Shrek. I'm starting a collection of the DVDs, which I recently found I can get cheaply on amazon.co.uk

7. I refuse to bend the spines on my books. All my books have to be in perfect condition, before and after reading them. If there's a crease down the spine of one of my paperback books, I have to buy a new one. My friends can't borrow them, in case they crease them. Yes, I am that sad... :L

And the 15 bloggers I'm passing this award to:

1. Call Me Crazy
2. Down the Rabbit Hole
3. Daisy Chain Book Reviews
4. For the Love of YA
5. Frazzled Book Nommer
6. Elena's Book Cafe
7. Girls Without a Bookshelf
8. He Followed Me Home...
9. I Swim For Oceans
10. Lost in Stories
11. Miss Page Turner's City of Books
12. Oktopus Ink
13. Ramblings of a (Future) Librarian
14. That Bookish Girl
15. The Ladybug Reads...

I wish I could've chosen more, there are so many great blogs out there! =]

Friday, 26 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop 9# and Follow Friday #4

It's time again for the Book Blogger Hop and Follow Friday! Not much has been going on here this week, as I've not been able to read. It's quite sad really... :L

Book Blogger Hop

What is your favourite book cover? 

My answer: Ooh. That's a hard one. There are so many! I absolutely love the covers for Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, and the cover for Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves is beautiful. Those are just a few from my bookshelf, and the list goes on forever. I love the cover for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare too... I have so many! 

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1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers - none this week
3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing.
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8. If your new to the follow friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog!

What happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books? (Not much I'm afraid...)
2011 Debut Author Challenge
Book of the Week #9 - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Monday, 22 November 2010

Book of the Week #9: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This week, I have chosen The Hunger Games to be the BotW. It's amazing, and if you haven't read it yet (why not?) you should!

by Suzanne Collins

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: January 2009
When I Read It: January 2009
Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been clse to death before—and survival, for her, is second nature. The Hunger Games is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever... - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You want something completely different, you love dystopian novels, you need something awesome to read!
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it's amazing! Definitely one of the best books I have ever read. That's not really a proper reason, but oh well...
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2010/10/hunger-games-suzanne-collins.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because I just saw an awesome trailer for it. =]

Saturday, 20 November 2010

2011 Debut Author Challenge!

OK, I'll admit it. I think I can officially say I have failed the 2010 Debut Author Challenge. It's a shame really, but oh well. I've decided to try the challenge again though, in 2011, so hopefully I'll do a lot better.
The 2011 Debut Author Challenge is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, and the aim is to read at least 12 books by debut authors of YA and MG fiction.
I'm going to aim again for 15 books, as I think this is manageable. So, here is a list of books that I will choose 15 from, I won't be reading them all. Well, I might, but maybe not.
If you'd like to take part, you can here. You don't have to have a blog!
If the book is crossed out, it means I've read it! =]

0.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
Wildefire by Karsten Knight
Sister Mischief by Laura Goode
Possession by Elana Johnson
Awaken by Katie Kavincsky
The Returning by Christine Hinwood
Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Ten Miles from Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard
Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
So Shelly by Ty Roth
Forsaken by Jana Oliver
Exposed by Kimberly Marcus
Haven by Kristi Cook
Leverage by Joshua C. Cohen
Angelfire by Allison Courtney Moulton
Other Words for Love by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Choker by Elizabeth Woods
Vesper by Jeff Sampson
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Timeless by Alexandra Monir
Warped by Maurissa Guibord
Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese
A Touch Mortal by Leah Clifford
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Siren by Tricia Rayburn
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchell
Entangled by Cat Clarke
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Wish me luck! Let's hope I can do this challenge, unlike last time =]

Friday, 19 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop #8 and Follow Friday #3

Book Blogger Hop

Since Thanksgiving is coming up next week, let's use this week's Hop to share what we are most thankful for and what our holiday traditions are!

My answer: We don't have Thanksgiving in the UK, so I don't really know what it is! I guess I'm thankful for my family, friends, and for all my followers on my blog... And all the great books and music out there. I'm thankful for lots of things, so thanks to everyone and everything! =] 

How long have you been blogging? 

My answer: Since May of this year. It's been great, and I hope to carry on for a long time! =] 

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books: (Not much I'm afraid!)

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #8: Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This week my teaser is from Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I've only just started reading so the teaser's from quite near the beginning, but that doesn't matter. Here it is:

The alpha's effect on his wolves was immediate and overpowering. Bless my human immunity.

What book is your teaser from? Leave a link in the comments!

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Book of the Week #8: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

It's Book of the Week time again! Yes, I know, the Book of the Weeks recently have been books that I've just finished, and basically, it's just because I need to rave about them, and this post is a way to do it. So, this week, I just finished Hex Hall, and you guessed it, that's the BotW! Next week, I'll try not to choose a book that I've just finished... But I'm not promising anything! Anyway, Hex Hall:

by Rachel Hawkins

Title: Hex Hall
Author: Rachel Hawkins
Publication Date: April 2010
When I Read It: November 2010
Synopsis: In the wake of a love spell gone horribly wrong, Sophie Mercer, a sixteen-year-old witch, is shipped off to Hecate Hall, a boarding school for witches, shapeshifters and faeries. The traumas of mortal high school are nothing compared to the goings on at "Freak High." It's bad enough that she has to deal with a trio of mean girls led by the glamorous Elodie, but it's even worse when she begins to fall for Elodie's gorgeous boyfriend, Archer Cross, and frankly terrifying that the trio are an extremely powerful coven of dark witches. But when Sophie begins to learn the disturbing truth about her father, she is forced to face demons both metaphorical and real, and come to terms with her own growing power as a witch. - From amazon.co.uk
Recommended if: You love Harry Potter, Evernight or Vampire Academy, or any book based around a private boarding school for supernatural creatures.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because the writing and characters are funny and the whole thing kept me reading for hours on end.
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/book-review-hex-hall-by-rachel-hawkins.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because I love it, and think if you haven't read it yet, you must!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Book Review: Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It's gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie's estranged father--an elusive European warlock--only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much human attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it's her dad who decides her punishment: exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a. witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.
By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that a mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.
As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.
- From goodreads.com

Hex Hall is the first in the Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins. It's about witches, vampires, faeries, werewolves and demons, and is full of fun, laughter and awesome-ness! Everything that a good book needs.
Sophie Mercer is a witch, and has been sent to Hecate Hall, a reform school for the Prodigium. She's funny, sarcastic, and you can't help but want to be her friend. She seemed like a genuine teenager, with her quick comebacks (good and bad) and crush on the school's bad boy, even when they try to kill her. She's completely believable, and I love her.

The characters in this book are just like many other YA books out there. There are of course, some mean girls, who are beautiful and deadly. There is also a super-hot guy that you have to have a little crush on, even though he's not that nice. And, the heroine is a plain and ordinary girl, who is not remarkable in any way when you first meet her. Even though this is the case in lots of YA books, they are completely different, and they actually seem believable, like you could really find them in a school.

My favourite character though, has to be Jenna, Sophie's vampire room mate. She was a great to Sophie when she really needed it, and when things started to look bad for Jenna, I worried about her, until I found out that she would be OK. I'm really looking forward to reading more about her in the next book, Demonglass, and where her friendship with Sophie will take her.

Hawkins' writing style is fun and easy to read. It's not complicated and there isn't much detail, yet you don't feel like you're missing anything while you're reading, and you don't feel as though there was more that could have been said. In fact, had she written any more, it might have felt cluttered, and too detailed. I like to read books that are driven more by the plot and characters than the description of the world etc, so Hawkins really hit the nail on the head for me, as I could imagine how the school and characters looked without being told.

The end was quite abrupt, and it ends on a major cliffhanger, which is so annoying! Although, there is a book 2 on the way soon, which makes it just that little bit easier to wait for, but not much. I can't wait for Demonglass, and if you haven't read Hex Hall yet, you should!

I give it 4 Feet!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop #7 and Follow Friday #2

It's Friday again, and tome for the Book Blogger Hop and the Follow Friday. First up, the Book Blogger Hop.

Book Blogger Hop

If you find a book that looks interesting but is part of a series, do you always start with the first title?

My answer: Yes, definitely. I don't like reading books out of order, as I get confused, and if I've read book 3 without reading book 1, I'll end up muddling myself up, and not enjoy reading them. I can't start in the middle of the series, it just feels wrong. I always start at the beginning of the series, and work my way through all the books, in order. Also, I don't like being spoiled, so if I read the second book first, I'll know what's coming after the first one before I read it, and where's the fun in that? 

What is your usual monthly book budget?

My answer: Hmm... I'm not really sure. Depends what books I want, and how long it takes to read them, and stuff like that. Usually, I get through about 8 books a month, so however much those books cost. It varies every month, but I try not to spend more than about £40, if I can help it. 

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books?
Book Reviews:

Book Review: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

When Claire is ordered the systems that protect Morganville, it's not just cutting into her study time, it's a life-threatening problem. If there's one thing this vampire0infested town is serious about, it's security.
But achieving the impossible only brings a whole new set of problems, and the upgrades have unexpected consequences: people inside the town are sowly beginning to forget who they are, even the vampires. Soon, the town's little memory problem has turned into a full-on epidemic. Now Claire needs to figure out a way to pull the plug on her experiment - before she forgets how to save Morganville.
- From the back of the book.

Ghost Town is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, and it is one of my favourite series of all time. It's so full of action, romance, suspense, drama, everything a good series needs. And, there are 9 books in the series so far, which makes it even better.

Ghost Town takes place just after Kiss of Death. Claire is working with Myrnin to repair the machine that used to be Ada, to protect the town, by getting the barriers back up and the memory control back into place. Claire is working as hard as she can, and finally she does it, or so she thinks. The town is slowly going crazy, and people are losing their memories, even the vampires, which is NOT good. Claire must put all her brain power into thinking of a way to fix the town's memory problem, before she forgets what she has to do...

I love Claire, and I'm pretty sure I say that every time I read one of these books, but I'm going to say it again. She's so determined to do everything right, and I love how she and her friends are so close, and stick together no matter what. She's really strong in Ghost Town, and she has to cope with so much, yet she still manages to get through it, and come out stronger because of it. I won't say what she has to go through, but it's heartbreaking, and you can't help but feel for her.

And Shane. Well, what can I say? He's just the same funny, loveable character that he always is. I love all the characters in this series, and I think they are definitely what I love most about the books. As you read, you share their emotions, and feel happy or sad along with them. They're awesome.

Anyway, onto Ghost Town. There's not really much I can say about this book without spoiling the previous 8, but I'll try. As usual, the plot was fast moving and entertaining, and I couldn't stop turning pages, even when it was in the small hours of the morning. It made me laugh, it made me cry, and ends on a major cliffhanger, so I'll definitely be eagerly awaiting the release of Bite Club, Morganville Vampires #10! I cannot wait, it's going to be amazing.

I give it 5 Feet!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Future Imperfect by K. Ryer Breese

It's time for another Waiting on Wednesday post. WoW is hosted over at Breaking the Spine, which spotlights the release of eagerly anticipated books.This week, I chose a book that I found this morning at The Story Siren, and it sounds awesome!

by K. Ryer Breese

Future Imperfect

Ade Patience can see the future. Pretty cool, right? But there’s one small problem. During his latest vision, he sees himself murdering a classmate from his high school.

When 17-year-old Ade Patience knocks himself nconscious, he can see the future. However, he’s also addicted to the high he gets when he breaks the laws of physics. And while he’s seen things he’s wanted to change, Ade knows The Rule: You can’t change the future, no matter how hard you try.

His memory is failing, his grades are in a death spiral, and
both Ade’s best friend and his shrink are begging him to stop before he kills himself. Luckily, the stunning Vauxhall Rodolfo recently transferred to his school and, just like Ade saw in a vision two years previously, they’re destined to fall in love. It’s just the motivation Ade needs to kick his habit. Only... things are a bit more complicated than that. Vauxhall has a powerful addiction of her own. And after a vision in which Ade sees himself murdering someone, he realizes he must break the one rule he’s been told he can’t.

Ade and Vauxhall must overcome their addictions and embrace their love for each other in order to do the impossible: change the future.

Future Imperfect melds the excitement of a classic Marvel Comics hero with the modern romance of Twilight, and the result is a genre-bending Young Adult tour-de-force. -
From goodreads.com

*I just wanted to add, sorry about the absence of reviews... I've been ill and haven't been able to read anything to review, so as soon as I can read again, I'll finish Ghost Town and post the review. 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #7: Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

The teaser this week will be from Ghost Town by Rachel Caine, which is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampire series, so I'll make sure there isn't a spoiler from any of the previous 8 books!

Shane's reactions were really, really good, and he got his eyes open and hands up at the same time...
... and the ball smacked firmly into his grip. Pages 61-62

What's your teaser from this week? Leave a link in the comments.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

In My Mailbox #3

So, it was two weeks since my last IMM post, so I think it's time for another one. =] So, in the last two weeks, I have bought:


Misguided Angel by Melissa de la Cruz (Review here)
Infinite Days by Rebecca Maizel [Kindle Edition] (Review here)
My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent [Kindle Edition] (Review here)
Ghost Town by Rachel Caine

What have you got this week? Leave a link to your IMMs in the comments!

Book of the Week #7: Glass Houses by Rachel Caine

It's time for Book of the Week again! This week, I'm reading Ghost Town, which is the 9th book in the Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine, so I decided to have the first book, Glass Houses, as the Book of the Week, as I am absolutely in love with this series!

by Rachel Caine

Title: Glass Houses
Author: Rachel Caine
Publication Date: May 2008
When I Read It: 2009 (?)
Welcome to Morganville. Just don't stay out after dark.
Morganville is a small college town filled with unusual characters. But when the sun goes down, the bad come out. Because in Morganville, there is an evil that lurks in the darkest shadows - one that will spill out in the bright light of day.
For Claire Danvers, high school was hell, but college may be murder. It was bad enough that she got on the wrong side of Monica, the meanest of the school's mean girls, but now she's got three new roommates, who all have secrets of their own. And the biggest secret of all isn't really a secret, except from Claire: Morganville is run by vampires, and they are hungry for fresh blood...
- from the back of the book.
Recommended if: You love vampire books like Twilight, Vampire Academy, House of Night, Vampire Beach, Evernight etc.
Ages: 13+
Why I Loved It: Because it's action-packed, fun and it's hard to put down.
My Review: http://cheezyfeetbooks.blogspot.com/2010/07/glass-houses-rachel-caine.html
Why It's Book of the Week: Because Ghost Town was released this week, and we're celebrating.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Book Review: My Soul To Take by Rachel Vincent

She doesn't see dead people, but…
She senses when someone near her is about to die. And when that happens, a force beyond her control compels her to scream bloody murder. Literally.
Kaylee just wants to enjoy having caught the attention of the hottest guy in school. But a normal date is hard to come by when Nash seems to know more about her need to scream than she does. And when classmates start dropping dead for no apparent reason, only Kaylee knows who'll be next…
- From Goodreads.com

My Soul to Take is the first in the Soul Screamers series by Rachel Vincent, who also wrote the Shifters series, which I absolutely love, so when I found out she had also written a YA series, I had to read it, but unfortunately it wasn't released in the UK. So I thought I had to wait until it's release in January, and then it popped up on the amazon Kindle store, and I had to buy it. And I'm so glad I did.

Kaylee Cavanaugh thinks she's crazy. She sees dark shadows around people and she knows they're going to die. She doesn't know how or why, but she knows. And all she can do is scream. She was abandoned by her dad after her mum died, and she's living with her aunt and uncle, and they're teenage daughter Sophie, a member of the dance team with an attitude. When she overhears an argument between her aunt and uncle after one of her breakdowns, she's determined to find out what's going on, and if she can, fix it.

I love Kaylee. She's a normal teenager (almost), and she's easy to relate to. She's going through changes just like any other teenager, though maybe not the same changes, and she's trying to cope.

She's also trying to adjust to having a hot new boyfriend, Nash, and her whole world is turning upside down. You can't help but love her, and I really loved the way Vincent portrayed her character.

I've never read a book about banshees before, though I have read a book with reapers in it, and it was completely different. So, I started this book knowing very little about them, and I was intrigued the whole way through. I really enjoyed them, and it was nice to read about something that I've never read about before.

Quite often while reading books, I find myself irritated at some characters and the things they do, which can often be dumb and completely stupid, even for a love struck teen. But, I can safely say that not once in this book did any of the characters get on my nerves. I liked them all, and especially Kaylee and Nash, as I said before.

Another thing that is often over done in YA novels, is the romance. It can sometimes be too much all the time, and it just gets annoying. In My Soul To Take though, Kaylee and Nash's romance isn't over done at all, and the little snippets are nice, but they do not drive the story.

Overall, My Soul to Take, while being a quick and easy read, is one that I will definitely recommend to lovers of YA paranormal romance, and I cannot wait until I can read the next ones.

I give it 4 Feet!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Book Blogger Hop #6 and Follow Friday #1

It's Friday, and time for the Book Blogger Hop! It's hosted by Jennifer at Crazy for Books, and gives you a chance to find amazing new blogs, every week!

Book Blogger Hop

Every week, there is a question to answer: 

What are your feelings on losing followers? Have you ever stopped following a blog? 

My answer: Well, I don't have that many followers, so I hate losing them, but it's OK. If people don't like my blog, or the way I review or post things, then they don't have to follow me, and if they decide they don't want to follow me anymore, then that's fine too. And for the second part, I haven't actually un-followed a blog, but there are blogs I used to visit regularly that I don't visit much anymore, so in that sense I have, but I'm still technically following them. If that makes sense? 

I have also decided to start doing Parajunkee's Follow Friday. So here's how to join in this fun:

  • Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Host { Parajunkee.com } and any one else you want to follow on the list.
  • Follow our Featured Bloggers - www.bibliophilicbookblog.com
  • Put your Blog name and URL in the Linky thing. 
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This week's question: 

Who are your favourite authors? 

My answer: I have so many! There's Becca Fitzpatrick, Melissa de la Cruz, Rachel Caine, Rachel Vincent, Maggie Stiefvater, Ellen Hopkins, Richelle Mead... And many more!! The list could go on forever... :L 

What's happened this week at Cheezyfeet Books?
Not much this week I'm afraid, first week back to school after the holidays, so it's been pretty busy!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Teaser Tuesday #6: My Soul to Take - Rachel Vincent

It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another teaser! This week, it's from My Soul to Take by Rachel Vincent. Enjoy!

'I tried to read the novel on my nightstand to distract myself from the disaster my life had become, and when that didn't work, I turned on the TV. But nothing on television held my attention  and all the songs on my iPod only seemed to magnify my anger and frustration.'

What's your teaser? Leave a link in the comments!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Book Review: Infinite Days - Rebecca Maizel

Lenah Beaudonte is, in many ways, your average teen: the new girl at Wickham Boarding School, she struggles to fit in enough to survive and stand out enough to catch the eye of the golden-boy lacrosse captain. But Lenah also just happens to be a recovering five-hundred-year-old vampire queen. After centuries of terrorizing Europe, Lenah is able to realize the dream all vampires have -- to be human again. After performing a dangerous ritual to restore her humanity, Lenah entered a century-long hibernation, leaving behind the wicked coven she ruled over and the eternal love who has helped grant her deep-seated wish.
Until, that is, Lenah draws her first natural breath in centuries at Wickham and rediscovers a human life that bears little resemblance to the one she had known. As if suddenly becoming a teenager weren’t stressful enough, each passing hour brings Lenah closer to the moment when her abandoned coven will open the crypt where she should be sleeping and find her gone. As her borrowed days slip by, Lenah resolves to live her newfound life as fully as she can. But, to do so, she must answer ominous questions: Can an ex-vampire survive in an alien time and place? What can Lenah do to protect her new friends from the bloodthirsty menace about to descend upon them? And how is she ever going to pass her biology midterm?
- from Goodreads.com

Infinite Days is the first book in the Vampire Queen series by Rebecca Maizel, and it's amazing. It's a completely different take on vampires. Instead of a human wanting to become a vampire, Infinite Days is about a vampire who became a human. Now, I will never tire of YA vampire stories, but it was nice to have a different plotline, that wasn't exactly the same as every other vampire book for teens.

What really drove the book for me were the characters, I thought they were well written and although sometimes they could be a little far fetched, I could imagine them as real students on a college campus.
Lenah Beaudonte was a vampire. She was changed, and she was Vampire Queen. She ruled over her coven, and did not hesitate to kill people. She was happy. But all that changed.

Now she's an ordinary 16 year old human, going to Wickham college, knowing nothing about the 21st century. She's confident, even though she doesn't know anything about technology or how society works, 500 years from the year she was born. She's brave, even when she knows it's not going to end well for her, she still tries to protect those she loves. She's funny, not afraid to say what she thinks, and completely loveable. She's definitely my favourite character, and I look forward to read the next part of her story.

Of course, I also loved the boys in the book. Tony, a cute Japanese art student, and Justin, the hot jock. Tony was my favourite of the two at the beginning of the book, because he was nice to Lenah when everyone else thought she was weird. He's that character in the book that you know is never going to get the girl, yet you can't help loving him, and feeling sorry for him.

Justin, on the other hand, is the popular guy who suddenly notices the weird or unpopular new girl. He's hot, confident, and cocky, yet Lenah can't help but fall for him.

The plot line was predictable, and I could tell what was coming. Although it was obvious, I still enjoyed it, and some of the plot twists were written really well. I also enjoyed the flashbacks that Lenah had of herself as a vampire or human before her change, as this gave us some insight into what she was like before, and you could really see how much she had changed. The settings were realistic, and I could imagine it in my head as I read.

Overall, Infinite Days was a really good debut novel, and I can't wait to read Stolen Nights, the second book in the Vampire Queen series. Infinite Days ended on a major cliffhanger, and I am already eagerly awaiting the second book's release.

I give it 4 Feet!

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