Saturday, October 25, 2014


And the winner of the International Giveaway of Blue Lily, Lily Blue is.....MAYRA BARRERA!!! Congratulations! You have 48 hours to email me your information. My review of Blue Lily, Lily Blue will be coming shortly along with more giveaways and other reviews.

Lee Chand
Sunday, October 5, 2014

Shatter Me (Shatter Me Trilogy #1) by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me
 by Tahereh Mafi
Release Date: November 15th, 2011
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Pages: 338
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

“All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”

First of all, lets talk about this cover and how gorgeous it is. The eye is beautiful and the continuation of this theme throughout the series with Unravel Me, Destroy Me, and Ignite Me, just makes you want to display them all over your book shelves.

Mafi's writing is just as beautiful as this cover. She has a way with words that is like no other. I felt every word reach into my heart and take a punch. They flow through my veins so smoothly. It was a new and refreshing way of writing. The cross outs to show what Juliette's mind was really thinking versus what she knew was right for others to hear was fascinating to me and was pulled off so well. There were some lines where I just stopped and reread them because they were written impeccably. Even in this dark dystopian world, she still made it so lovable and poetic.

The characters are all written with so much dept. There are so many shades of grey yet to unfold. Like most popular dystopians now a days, it follows a female lead who has no idea who she is and how powerful she can be. Juliette's touch is deadly, people die when they touch her. She has to be quarantined and shut off from the rest of the world in this dark prison, till she is released...under a few circumstances. Using her power for evil.

Adam is the perfect boy. There is no other way to describe it. The way Adam cared for Juliette and James and will do anything to protect them. The moments where Adam secretly watches out for Juliette when she is with Warner warm my heart.

Warner reminds me of Clancy from The Darkest Minds. The way Warner was obsessed with Juliette was the same way Clancy was obsessed with Ruby. They both just wanted to prove to these girls that they are just like them. They were both so infatuated with these girls who had no idea what they were capable of yet. I find him interesting and think he will come into play in a huge way in the upcoming books.

The end of this book did give me closure, but yet still left me with a cliff hanger and wanting more. I have already started Unravel Me and Ignite Me is being shipped. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars because it was a new spin of the dystopian genre.

Let me know what you think!
Lee Chand

Face Claim for Warner:

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) By Maggie Stiefvater and INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!!!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
Release Date: September 17th, 2013
Source: Purchased
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 437
Buy it: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository

“In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys.”

The hunt for the Welsh King continues! This novel is the sequel to The Raven Boys, which I read a few months ago (click here to see my review) which I loved with all of my heart. If you have not read the first book and are into paranormal thrillers, I highly recommend it.

Credit to hyacinthuss
If you read the first book and are iffy about moving onto the second, I would say that I did like the first book better, but this book is still captivating and and kept me wanting to read more. I did enjoy the story line more in the first book, because here it was more about Ronan and his past and why he is the way he is. I was hoping to see more of Blue and Gansey in this one and don't get me wrong, there were some small moments between the two of them that made my heart flutter, but I was hoping to see them go further.

Getting to know about Ronan's past really intrigued me. To see this person who you think is so tough and ruthless and then all of a sudden his world starts to slowly crumble around him. The story about his father and mother just blew me away and I did not expect it what so ever. I was so excited when we met more of the Lynch clan and learned so much about them and the reason why Ronan has grown into the man he is today. It warmed my heart to see the care Ronan had for his little brother Max. The introduction of Kavinsky brought the book home for me. The tension between Ronan and Kavinsky reminded me of those old school movies where every school had that one bad boy who tries to corrupt one person in the friend group. Kavinsky saw the bad in Ronan and tried to pull it out even further.
Credit to escapethiscage
It took me a little longer to get into this book. Maggie Stiefvater's writing style is extremely unique and descriptive and I found myself getting lost in the words and having to start over again. I additionally felt that the end of the book was a little rushed and I knew all my questions would not be answered since I knew the there is a third book on the way, but it still left me confused. I had to reread the ending a few times before I got what happened and yet I still don't feel closure.

Overall I gave it 4.5 stars! I can not wait for the third book in the cycle to come out, Blue Lily, Lily Blue! Let me know what you think!


Since Blue Lily, Lily Blue is coming out in a few weeks I decided to do a giveaway! To receive a copy of Blue Lily, Lily Blue you must complete the following:
  • Follow my reviews on Goodreads (If you would like to add me as a friend while you're at it you can)
  • Email me at leereadsbooks(at)gmail(dot)com saying "I WOULD LIKE BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE!!!" and your goodreads name
  • Tell me your favorite quote from a book you've read.
This giveaway ends October 21st at midnight and the winner will be picked randomly. This giveaway is international so anyone may join. I will contact the winner on October 22nd and if they don't answer within 48 hours with their information, I will pick a new winner.

Thank You!
Lee Chand