'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

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Most Anticipated Releases of 2015

I love this time of year. It's coming up to the time for a fresh new year, new start and most importantly, new books! I love browsing Goodreads and publishing companies websites for the upcoming releases and exploding with excitement over the beauties that are coming our way. I've put together a list of books that I cannot wait to get my hands on in the new year! 

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide #1: Books

Today I thought I'd do a quick post on bookish gift ideas for those that you love! Today's one is going to be a book-based guide, with something a little different tomorrow.

For the Fantasy Lover
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)Title: Throne of Glass
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #1
Buy from The Book Depository

Meet Celaena Sardothien.
Beautiful. Deadly.
Destined for greatness.
In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake: she got caught.
Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted?

Harry Potter #91

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.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

REVIEW: Captive - A. J. Grainger

CaptiveTitle: Captive
Author: A. J. Grainger
Series: None
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: 29th January, 2015

I open my eyes. The cell is flooded with sunlight; the window is a slice of pale blue. Dust particles dance in the sparkling light, pirouetting in a golden line from the window to the opposite wall of the cell, where they seem to converge into shapes. It is like looking into a kaleidoscope.

Dad isn't here. No one is, but me.
Robyn Knollys-Green is an A-list celebrity, famous for being the daughter of one of the world's most powerful men. But not even the paparazzi can find her now.
Robyn begins to realise that she is trapped in a complicated web of global corruption and deceit - and that the strange, melancholy boy who has been tasked with guarding her might not be an enemy after all . . .
A thrilling, well-crafted, ever-relevant story from a talented new voice in YA fiction.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Monday, 15 December 2014

REVIEW: I Was Here - Gayle Forman

I Was Here Title: I Was Here
Author: Gayle Forman
Series: None
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Review Copy
Publication Date: 29th January, 2015

From the bestselling author of If I Stay - this summer's YA blockbuster film.

This characteristically powerful novel follows eighteen-year-old Cody Reynolds in the months following her best friend's shocking suicide.
As Cody numbly searches for answers as to why Meg took her own life, she begins a journey of self-discovery which takes her to a terrifying precipice, and forces her to question not only her relationship with the Meg she thought she knew, but her own understanding of life, love, death and forgiveness.
A phenomenally moving story, I Was Here explores the sadly all-too-familar issue of suicide and self-harm, addressing it with it sensitivity, genuity and honesty.