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Welcome to Jammin’s Infinite Bookshelf

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Hello everyone! If you can’t tell by the title, but this blog is basically about books and all the wonderful things that go along with reading.

On this blog, I will be reviewing books, talking about upcoming book to movie adaptations, talking about my favourite books, recommending books and ultimately just sharing my love of books with you all. xx

Review: Open Road Summer

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Title: Open Road Summer

Author: Emery Lord

Genre: Contemporary

Rating: 7.5/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 30th September, 2015

This book is one of those books you read in-between very complex books just to give you head a little bit of break. Wow, that makes it sound really bad and it isn’t, I promise just simplistic. It’s just got nice characters and pretty backgrounds and a cute little read and a good first read of this author.

This book is your average book about two best friends (Reagan and Lilah) who go on a summer road trip. Both are nursing a broken heart but while Lilah is emotionally taken Reagan has found a guy (Matt Finch) who may just be perfect for her. Did i mention that Lilah is actually an international singing superstar and the road trip is actually a national tour and Matt Finch is the opening act and is famous for his boy band’s days? Drama entails.

The story line even though is quite predictable and easy was quite new to me, I haven’t read anything like this and everyone knows that I love a super-sweet-lovey-too-cute-to-be-real books. This one was so overly adorable it could beat my dog in cuteness (maybe…).

I don’t really want to talk about any of the characters because they were all very mainstream characters; Reagan: Bad girl who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks who really just wants someone to care. Lilah: The girl who everyone wants to be but is actually extremely sad inside and Matt: The boy your mother wants you to date, the dreamy McCutesy. You know the type.

So this book is just a cute contemporary story through in a few unpredictable moments and a cute little Matt Finch. You get a book where if you’ve got some free time just pick it up takes less then a day.

Review: Down

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Title: Down

Author: Kirsten Campbell

Genre: Adventure

Rating: 7/10

Type: Ebook

Date Read: 19th June, 2015

*This book was given to me as a Read-to Review*

This book was a pretty slow read because it took you a while to really get into the story and maybe it was just me being an idiot but I was also in a confused state in the beginning and I honestly can’t tell you why because re-reading it I realised it wasn’t even that confusing. This book is so different, I can honestly say that I have never ever read a book even similar to this one so check this out if you’re sick of the same old things.

This book is about a group of people who are quite specialised in their field (maybe refer to them as scientists, maybe not) who volunteer to basically go on a suicidal mission into the Earth’s Core in order to save all living things on Earth.

The storyline made me feel like an idiot. The start of the book all the smart people were explaining how the ship worked and how science was going to help or affect thme in some way and I’m just sitting there going “oh, um okay. Sure if you say so” I understand trying to help the reader get what is going on and I do commend the author because I feel like it took a lot of effort to try to dumb down the language to make idiots like me semi-understand what is actually happening.

I really didn’t like any of the characters, like it’s not like I hated them or anything just they had no depth to them so I didn’t really care if they died or not. Like someone died “Oh poor… you”. But it is hard to do that when the book is short.

We all know that I do quite enjoy a love storyline and I felt like there was trying to be one but the storyline was so overpowering that it just sqaushed all lovey lines. Quite sad but probably would’ve just ended badly anyway so maybe I saved myself some pain.

All in all, this book was new and different. Interesting and on-the-edge-of-your-seat but be prepared to be confused in the beginning.

Book Haul, 11th July, 2015

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  1. Everyday by David Levithan
  2. Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
  5. #16things I Thought Were True by Janet Gurtler
  6. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
  8. The Age of Miracles
  9. The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey
  10. In Real Life by Joey Graffefa
  11. End of Days by Susan Ee
  12. Shadow Hunters Codez by Cassandra Clare
  13. Why we Broke up by Daniel Handler
  14. Obsession by Jennifer L.Armentrout
  15. Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire
  16. Because You’ll never meet me by Leah Thomas
  17. How to be Bad by E. Lockhart
  18. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
  19.  The Boy Next Door by Katie Van Ark
  20. Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

May & June

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May Reads:

*Yes, Its been a shit month*

  • Poisin Study
  • Rogue

June To-Reads:

*I hope to get through my arcs*

  • Down
  • Aftermath

Review: The Red Queen

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Title: The Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Genre: Dystopia and Supernatural

Rating: 9/10

Type: Paperback

Date Read: 13th April, 2015

No. in Series: #1

*** = spoilers

I really liked this book, like a lot. It was just so well told and put together that it was fantastic. I just can’t fault it, I thought that everything about this book was amazing. It just combines like dystopian with supernatural powers but then it doesn’t, it is just so hard to explain how good it was and by trying I’m making it sound stupid.

This book is about a girl who basically lives in a world where you blood colour determines where you are in society. If your Red then you live in poverty and are just not as good as the people who have SIlver blood. People who have Silver blood can do some kind of magic and Red’s cant. That is until Mare comes into the spotlight. Mara is red by blood and by family but she also has a supernatural power, now she is a threat to everyone but she doesn’t know that yet.

The story made the book you know, it kinda reminded me of the Shadow and Bone storyline in the first few chapters but loosely. I dont even want to attempt to try to explain or dissect the storyline because i will fail and look like an idiot. But it was just put together really well and the story flowed really well and the way things were uncovered were good and like the little peaks we got at an answer well sometimes it was the irght answer or we were lead astray so its very well written.

I didn’t mind Mare, you know. I thought she was a very strong female lead and a nice enough character but so are many other female leads so she just doesn’t really stand out too much.I mean, I liked her and her personality but yeah, just yeah.

Cal was another one of those characters, like he was really sweet and nice but that doesn’t cut it for me in a love interest, I want some umph. So I hope he brings it in the next book because for now, I’m not on your side. cal really annoyed me when he didn’t stand up for Mare in like any situation and let Evangeline be a bitch. Like, your heir, you pull some weight around here.

Now, Maven. Hmmm… Maven. Seriously, man I was on your side like 87.5% of the book, I was like your biggest fan and now Im sad. ***Like I guess I was pretty dumb to be on your side like the author kept dropping hints that we shouldn’t trust him but then he would be so cute and i was like *hush suspicion* but you know, as usual I was wrong. Like actual hate him so much. Like I hate that he pretend care so much about her and everything she was fighting for, like your ew.***

Now the romance. What the fuck even was the romance in the book? Like seriously, it kept popping up and then just was like nope. And when it popped up it wasn’t even worth it. Like, oh my god he looked at me. That is not romance. I know people will be like there is a love interest, it’s just developing. I was so confused in the beginning who the love interest was or was there supposed to be a love triangle? Like at the beginning it was like Cal and Kilorn but then Cal and Maven and now it’s kinda just Cal but I don’t know wether Kilorn is coming back.

There was so many like not fake-deaths but deaths that the protagonist thought were dead so then in turn we did too but seriously it happened over and over. Like focus more.

If someone read this review they probably think I didn’t like this book. I don’t even know what happened to this review.