The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Summer I Became A Nerd by Leah Rae Miller
Release date: May, 2013
Pages: 267
Source: Bought

My feelings:



Description:

On the outside, seventeen-year-old Madelyne Summers looks like your typical blond cheerleader—perky, popular, and dating the star quarterback. But inside, Maddie spends more time agonizing over what will happen in the next issue of her favorite comic book than planning pep rallies with her squad. That she’s a nerd hiding in a popular girl's body isn’t just unknown, it's anti-known. And she needs to keep it that way.

Summer is the only time Maddie lets her real self out to play, but when she slips up and the adorkable guy behind the local comic shop’s counter uncovers her secret, she’s busted. Before she can shake a pom-pom, Maddie’s whisked into Logan’s world of comic conventions, live-action role-playing, and first-person-shooter video games. And she loves it. But the more she denies who she really is, the deeper her lies become…and the more she risks losing Logan forever.

My review:
Who doesn’t love a book about Nerds? I do, I do.

Madelyn is a great character. She is popular, dating the hottest boy from school and has a secret from everyone. She reads comics and loves it. She’s trying very hard to keep it a secret, but is just not happy with it all. I love her crush on Logan. He’s so sweet and swoon-worthy, totally a dork and proud of it. Yay!

The plot, well, read the description, a dead giveaway.
It’s a short, funny, sweet read and perfect for the summer. 

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I'm back!

Yay! I'm back from vacation. Well, actually I've been back for three days now. I still have a bit of jetlag, but I'm super happy to be back again. Today I wanted to post a review, but I'm so tired.. But this week there will be two reviews posted on the blog. Hooray! So def. look out for those. :)

See you all very soon. 

XX Nina

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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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