Dollhouse by Anya Allyn

Dollhouse by Anya Allyn
Release date:
- , 2012
Pages: 373
Source: Received for review from Netgalley – CreateSpace  

My feelings:



Description:
Four teenagers chance across a mysterious, crumbling mansion in the depths of the mountains....
- One of them is about to vanish.
- One of them is lying about what he or she knows.
- None of them will escape the fate awaiting them in the terrifying Dollhouse beneath the old mansion--a place of nightmarish horrors and insanity.

A slow-burn nightmare, a world of supernatural darkness and strange secrets.

Six months ago, fifteen-year-old Cassie Claiborne reluctantly moved from her home in Florida with her social worker mom. In her new home--a remote, mountainous Australian town, Cassie meets new friends--Aisha Dumaj, Ethan McAllister and Lacey Dougherty.

For the first time, Cassie falls in love. The only problem is that the boy she falls for is her friend, Ethan--and he and Aisha are already an item. When Cassie goes on a school hike to Devils Hole with her new friends, she tries desperately to keep her feelings for Ethan secret.

Aisha disappears on the hike without a trace--with the police believing she was murdered.

When Cassie, Ethan and Lacey return to the mountains to search for Aisha--Cassie begins to realize she never really knew any of her friends. Everyone has their own secrets. She discovers the stranger lurking inside everyone she thought she knew.

My Review:
Two things that scare me in horror movies are children and dolls. So, I knew that this book with dolls in the title  was going to be terrifying.

Cassie was a so/so character. At times I liked her and then at other times I wanted to hit her and yell at her for acting like a damn fool in love. I mean, who would have thoughts of liking and wanting to kiss someone in the freaky situation they were in. There isn’t much character growth or depth, but I didn’t mind that at all mainly because of the creepy, intense plot.

And the plot is for sure creepy. Dolls, trapped in an old mansion in the middle of the woods, a life sized clown, weird  scary people (are they people? Confusing), scared yet?  There’s just so much creepiness in this book I couldn’t put the book down. I was reading Dollhouse almost through the entire night. It ended with a evil cliff-hanger and now I must get the sequel to Dollhouse. There are just way too many questions unanswered.

If you like spooky, creepy reads you’ll love Dollhouse.

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Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
Release date: August, 2010
Pages: 335
Source: Bought

My feelings:



Description:
Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

My Review:
I finally read Paranormalcy! I finally did it. *applause* Thank you, thank you!
Paranormalcy is a great start to hopefully an fantastic  paranormal series. I really enjoyed the first book.

Evie, the protagonist, is a funny character. She’s smart, brave (especially with her pink taser) and can for sure kick some serious ass. She’s badass! The dialogue she has with others is just laugh out loud funny and I love her voice. She would be such a great friend to hang around with. The other characters in Paranormalcy are great as well. Even though Reth, the ex-boyfriend, the faery, is wicked, I think he’s delightful. I like faeries, even if they are bad.

The plot is fantastic. It’s not only about the mystery around the agency, but actually also about Evie wanting to be a  normal teenager and why that’s not possible. The story was fast-paced and it was easy to read in two or three days. I like my quick, easy reads. I’m so happy that I decided to try this series and now I can’t wait to start with Supernaturally, the sequel. 

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Vacation...

Hola dear readers!

You may be wondering why I haven't posted for a week and the reason why is because I'm on vacation. I'm spending my summervacation in the Netherlands, the country I was born and raised in. I haven't been in the Netherlands for a year and omg, I missed it. As you may or may not know, last year I moved abroad to the Caribbean. I'm staying with family and loving every minute of it. In August I will be returning to the Caribbean. And then I will be blogging again regulary. For now posts, reviews, updates and features will be posted, but not regulary. Anyways...

Enjoy your summer and I'll see you soon! :)

Love, Nina

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Feature & Follow

"The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read."

Q: Post a photo of your favourite mug.

Well, okay then. Here we go...




The mug on the left I've received as a present from my sister. The mug came with more mugs, plates and silverware. All from this Dutch brand called Blond Amsterdam. It's a very famous brand in the Netherlands. They also sell things for the bathroom. Love Blond Amsterdam. I love the design: Just two girls sitting, drinking coffee or tea and talking about life. Or just gossiping.

I heart the mug on the right. It's my absolute favourite. My sister bought me this mug in December. I believe it was two/three years ago when I received the mug. It's the number one mug I use in December. 


And I also adore the mug in the background, the owl mug. I received that mug from Cecilia, the blogger from Epic Rat. It's super cute!  

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Poison Princess by Kresley Cole

Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Release date: October, 2012
Pages: 369
Source: Bought

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Description:

She could save the world—or destroy it.Sixteen-year-old Evangeline "Evie" Greene leads a charmed life, until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they're still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux. But she can't do either alone. With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can't totally depend on Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?Who can Evie trust?As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the only one with special powers. A group of twenty-two teens has been chosen to reenact the ultimate battle between good and evil. But it's not always clear who is on which side.

My Review:

Have you ever read a book and fell deeply in love with it? So deep that it took you one day to finish the book and you just had to get the sequel immediately. I have, & Poison Princess is one of them. Holy moly, this book was incredible!

The characters are made out of awesomeness! Yes, awesomeness! They are well-developed, there is depth in each and every one of them. The main character is Evie, she’s strong, brave and feisty. Jack, the love interest, is independent, a fighter and just kick-ass cool. There is so much love here, I just can’t explain.

The plot is action-packed throughout. Evie and Jack are on the run to find answers and everywhere they go they have to overcome obstacles. They also have to deal with the superpowers Evie has and what it all has to do with the ‘end of the world’ issue. While reading Poison Princess there was no way that I could have taken a break, it was unputdownable. There was so much goodness going on, I just could not leave it for even a minute.

You need to check Poison Princess out! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to read book two. 

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