'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Harry Potter #88

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #57

It has been a LONG time since I took part in the Top Ten Tuesday meme. Things have been pretty hectic and will remain so into the New Year for me so please bear with me! Hopefully I can share a little more about this soon, but today we're all about our top ten winter reads.

Monday, 24 November 2014

REVIEW: Blue Lily, Lily Blue - Maggie Stiefvater

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)
Title: Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
Series: The Raven Cycle #3
Publisher: Scholastic
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: 21st October, 2014


The third installment in the mesmerizing series from the irrepressible, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.
There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

REVIEW: The Ghosts of Heaven - Marcus Sedgwick

The Ghosts of HeavenTitle: The Ghosts of Heaven
Author: Marcus Sedgwick
Series: None
Publisher: Indigo Books
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: 2nd October, 2014


The spiral has existed as long as time has existed.
It's there when a girl walks through the forest, the moist green air clinging to her skin. There centuries later in a pleasant greendale, hiding the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who they call a witch. There on the other side of the world as a mad poet watches the waves and knows the horrors the hide, and far into the future as Keir Bowman realises his destiny.
Each takes their next step in life. None will ever go back to the same place. And so, their journeys begin...

Friday, 21 November 2014

Harry Potter #87

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here.

REVIEW: The One - Kiera Cass

The One (The Selection, #3)
Title: The One
Author: Kiera Cass
Series: The Selection #3
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Bought
Publication Date: 5th June, 2014


The Selection changed America Singer's life in ways she never could have imagined. Since she entered the competition to become the next princess of IllĂ©a, America has struggled with her feelings for her first love, Aspen—and her growing attraction to Prince Maxon. Now she's made her choice . . and she's prepared to fight for the future she wants.

Find out who America will choose in The One, the enchanting, beautifully romantic third book in the Selection series!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY: The Walled City and its Characters

Today I have the lovely Ryan Graudin on the blog with a very special and unique guest post. Ryan has given us an inside into her three protagonists, Jin Ling, Dai and Mei Yee through quotes and why these quotes reflect their character.

I went through THE WALLED CITY and picked out quotes that help explain each of my three main characters! They’re all very different, but each has an integral role in the novel.

Jin Ling: “I can stab a man, but I can’t let one die. Not on my watch.”

Jin Ling, as you can tell from this quote, is a fighter. She has to be, to live on the streets of the Hak Nam Walled City, which one of my other character’s describes as “A recipe of humanity’s darkest ingredients—thieves, murderers, addicts—all mashed into six and a half acres of land.” Jin Ling disguises herself as a boy to survive and spends her days stealing food, earning money through drug runs, and searching the Walled City’s many brothels for her older sister, Mei Yee. Though she’s tough as nails, she also has a soft side, which only comes out around her sister and her cat, Chma. Though her mantra for survival in the Walled City is, “Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife,” she is very lonely, and starts, out of sheer necessity, to trust one of the most mysterious figures in the Walled City: a boy named Dai…