Saturday, 18 June 2011

Book Thoughts: Forgotten and Die for Me

Because I receive a lot of books for review I’ve found lately that I don’t always have time to review on my blog all of the books that I purchase myself like I used to. I like to try and mix reviews with meme’s and other posts to keep things fresh and because I need to review the books that I get sent to me I’ve been finding that my purchased books have been getting left behind.

I want to offer you guys a range of reviews from different publishers and I don’t want my blog to be one big promotion. I want to share with you guys my thoughts on the books that I buy too and so I’ve come up with book thoughts! Instead of a full on lengthy review, every so often when I’ve read 2 or 3 books I bought myself I want to group them together and write a brief book thought on each book just to let you guys know my opinion and if it’s worth a read just like I would in a review, just in less detail!

I hope you enjoy this new series and I would love some feedback on if this is helpful to you or if you’d rather I just stick with my usual reviews and review my bought books as and when I can. I haven’t included a synopsis for now just because I don’t want them to be too long however if you’d like to see one for each book in future book thoughts let me know in the comments :-)

Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Forgotten reminded me a lot of a “The Time Travellers Wife” for teens. It’s about this girl called London who’s just like me or you but here’s the deal, London knows what’s going to happen in the future but she remembers nothing about her past- nada- not even what she had for dinner the night before. So when she falls in love with perfect, lovable, Luke she’s devastated that she doesn’t know him in her future. Meaning she won’t BE with him in the future. But she loves him today and she never wants to forget how much.

This book has a real contemporary feel to it than that of a paranormal book. London lives in our world and is a normal girl except for her unique ability. There’s nothing paranormal about this book at all and so I found it very original and different to any other YA books out there. I loved the characters; London’s a very likeable, funny, teenage voice. And I loved her sweet and tender relationship with Luke. I defy any girl NOT to fall in love with Luke as every day he gets London to fall in love with him all over again. This book was quirky, fun and a complete breath of fresh air to read.
4 stars.

Die For Me by Amy Plum

Books set in Paris seem to be a big trend in YA right now and I’ve got to say I am loving it! A paranormal romance set in the most romantic city in the world? Err yes please! Amy Plum creates a beautiful backdrop for this story. Whether it’s with Kate sitting in a French cafe reading a book or Kate and Vincent taking a romantic boat trip on the river Seine *swoons* Amy Plum uses Paris to her advantage to capture some really magical, romantic moments that girls are going to go crazy for.

Our main character Kate is a big reader and I definitely connected to her as our heroine. I love Amy Plum’s brand new paranormal creature the Revenants and loved learning their “rules.” Amy creates a whole too believable world and a fantastic cast of vibrant, colourful characters to fill it up with. I loved this escapist, paranormal love story and can’t wait for book 2.
4 stars.


  1. Good idea, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by all the review books too-I barely seem to read anything I bought for myself!

  2. I always make time for the books I buy because they are the ones I usually really want to read but I know what you mean it's easy to get swamped with review copies, especially e-books.

    I think this sounds like a great idea for a feature and I look forward to seeing how it progresses.

    Jules x

  3. What a fab new feature and both books are brilliant. Though I loved Die For Me the most.

  4. Forgotten & Die for Me are two of my faves this year!

    I totally know what you mean about review books. I like to mix it up a bit too. When you are just reading review book after review book it can seem like a bit of a chore! x

  5. I decided a while ago that I was going to do 1 review book, 1 of my own choice and shed the guilt! I liked Die For Me, LOVED Forgotten though!

  6. I loved both of these books, so glad you did too, I'm pretty lucky in that I only get a couple of books for review so most of my books are bought or borrowed! :)

  7. I like the 'book thoughts' idea and you've managed to sum up your thoughts really well! I've got a copy of Die For Me to read so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it :)

  8. I love these two books, especially Die for me!

  9. I'm glad to hear that you all like the idea, can't wait to do more of these!

  10. Thanks for this! I sometimes like shorter reviews on books =)
    So want to read Forgotten, a quite a few people have said the main character is really likeable.


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