google-site-verification: google935433b691795853.html KRISTY BERRIDGE: 2012-09-02

Saturday, 8 September 2012

The Damned good Giveaway - Winners!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the competition and I do have three, random lucky winners to announce who I will contact shortly to send their autographed, first edition copies of The Damned!:

Ann-Marie Boland (Cairns, Australia)

Kelly Mills (Kansas, USA)

Tianna Scott (USA)

Funnily enough I know all three of these beautiful women who contributed to the competition and I want to say a massive thank you for all your constant posts, shares, likes and complete and utter dedication to The Hunted series. I hope you enjoy The Damned, and naturally, write me an awesome review (hint, hint)

Here are all your photo entries from the comp!!!

Friday, 7 September 2012

Follow Friday #42

Happy Friday everyone!
Yes, it’s that time of week again where bloggers unite to participate in the Follow Friday venture. The idea behind #FF is to promote traffic to your own blog, make new friends with other like-minded bloggers and discuss new and interesting topics each week.
Participating is simple. First you need to follow my blog because I’m totally awesome, then you can follow me on Twitter @kristyberridge (actually you don’t have to do this, it’s wishful thinking), but do follow my blog or assassins will get you …
Then you must follow our illustrious hosts Rachel of and Alison of If you want more details on how to enter your own blog in the follow and hop, all directions are on their webpages
Now, once you’ve followed, check out my answer to this week’s questions and don’t forget to leave a comment so I can do the right thing and follow you back!

This week's question: What book(s) are you reading right now? What do you think of it?

My answer: I'm reading 'Sin' by Shaun Allan. I like to support the indie authors where possible and help out with decent, honest reviews but I'm only about 10% in at the moment so it's hard to judge - I do love the cover image, though. 
Alas, I wish I could read multiple books at once but I feel like I'm cheating on my literary companions, so I don't. I call it total devotion to the written word LOL!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Book Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

What can I say? Thank God this series has finally come to an end! It's been a particularly long journey that at times has been long suffering, and to be honest, a little boring in certain sections.
Alas, I did really enjoy Rapture. The novel was a perfect culmination of characters, revelations, and certain eventualities. I found myself turning the pages quite eagerly, desperate to know if good would triumph over evil, if deserted partnerships would rekindle, and if the forgotten would be remembered.
Rapture is the final tale in the Fallen Series, a condensed novel following what could be the last nine days of love and loss between Lucinda Price and the fallen angel, Daniel Grigori. We find ourselves locked in a treasure hunt for ancient relics, uncovering long lost prophecies, and understanding the true meaning of the 'Fall'.
Angels and outcasts band together to stop Lucifer yet again, but everyone has an agenda - one that shocked the hell out of me (pardon the pun). Lucinda is the center of it all, the reason for love, longing, and loss. She soon discovers that she could be the only person to stop history repeating itself and unlock the secrets of a past that could shape the fate of us all. There's also plenty of action to keep your heart pumping and enough smoldering looks and lip-locking to get the mushy teenager within to swoon.
However, despite moments of levity and tenderness, towards the end of this novel I started to feel particularly sad for Lucifer which took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting to sympathise with the devil, or even pray for him to have his own happy ending. I suspect that's what I liked about Lauren Kate's culmination to the series. Although all questions were answered, all loose ends neatly tied, I found myself wondering 'what if?', a sentiment I never expected after such a tidy end.
The writing as always is beautifully crafted - text lilted with much description and heavy subtext. The characters were honest and thorough in their delivery of action and speech. And, without creating a spoiler, I commend the author for making me well up at one point within the story. To be moved by words, is to be a truly gifted writer, it's just a shame that there was never quite a point of total immersion within the story for me, despite my desire to uncover the end.
I rate Rapture four out of five fangs.

The sky is dark with wings ... and time is running out for Luce and Daniel.
In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the fall began.
Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.
But as dark forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle ...
In the fight for Luce, and for love, who will win?