'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

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

MAY CHALLENGE:Clean Sweep ARC Challenge

I've decided to take part in a May Challenge hosted over at the blogs, Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Kimberley @ The Windy Pages. The challenge begins on the 1st of May and ends on the 31st. The challenge is to read as many ARCs as we can during the month!

Rules
  • Must be read during May 1st and May 31st, 2013
  • Starts and ends at midnight in your local time zone
  • Physical and digital ARCs are eligible, in any length and genre!
  • Linky will close on May 15th so sign up before you miss out!
  • When you join, please add the challenge button to your blog. When you post your goals be sure add button and links back to hosts.
  • Challenges will be hosted each Saturday with a chance to win additional prize
  • Grand Prize- TWO winners will be chosen to pick a book of their choice from The Book Depository. (Up to $15 value per book)
  • Please post your recap by June 3rd. This is the day that the Rafflecopter will close. Recap post should include a link to the review or Goodreads review with date it will be posted on your blog. (This is for readers who may be reading books way ahead of schedule and don't want to post a review yet!)
  • Rafflecopter entries will be awarded for each book review linked, posting about challenge, recap post, participation in challenges, and following.
  • Challenge Schedule and Rafflecopter will post on April 30th at 4pm (EST) Rafflecopter will close on June 3 at 11:59 (EST)
My Books


NEW DESIGN SITE: Blog of Erised

BLOG of ERISED DESIGN
Recently my blog has undergone a makeover and it looks absolutely amazing! This is all thanks to the lovely Blog of Erised hostess, Ula. It's the best design I've had so far in my just under a year of blogging and I totally recommend her. She has just started up her own Blog Design site which I think you all should check out. Reasonable prices, beautiful designs and a brilliant lady to work with. What are you waiting for? Go check it out! :)

REVIEW: Angelfall - Susan Ee

Angelfall - Susan Ee
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Travelling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


*Book received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Hodder & Stoughton*

Top Ten Tuesday #14

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks is Top Ten Words/Topics That Instantly Make Me Buy/Pick Up A Book. I'm finding this one quite difficult! So, in no particular order:

Sunday, 28 April 2013

COVER REVEAL: Unhinged (Splintered #2) - A. G. Howard

Unhinged (Splintered #2) - A. G. Howard
Unhinged (Splintered, #2)

Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? Readers will swoon over the satisfying return to Howard’s bold, sensual reimagining of Carroll’s classic.

Showcase Sunday #33

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Saturday, 27 April 2013

A-Z of Harry Potter

Hey guys, I've just been thinking that I generally don't have a whole lot to post on a Saturday so decided that I'm going to do an A-Z of the world of Harry Potter for 26 Saturdays :). A way to explore the world once again and to fill in some information on bits. Granted the majority of us will already know these things so I'll try and get some obscure ones in here too :). Feel free to share yours in comments, posts and such as well - that's totally cool with me!

B is for Boggart



Boggart: a creature which manifests into the witch or wizard's worst nightmare, like above. Snape is Neville's biggest fear. They inhabit dark places e.g. wardrobes.We encounter Boggarts in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban for the first time, and I found them absolutely fascinating! The book and film provides some of funniest moments; from spiders wearing roller skates to Snape dressed up in Neville's grandmothers clothes. The reason for these hysterical transformations is that, in order to combat the Boggart, the witch/ wizard must imagine something which makes them laugh, casting Riddikulus in order to morph it into something less terrifying.

So the boggart sitting in the darkness within has not yet assumed a form. He does not yet know what will frighten the person on the other side of the door. Nobody knows what a boggart looks like when he is alone, but when I let him out, he will immediately become whatever each of us most fears.
- J. K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaban.

Harry is not instantly allowed his turn at combating a Boggart, with the then teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts, Professor Remus Lupin fearing that the form of Lord Voldemort would appear within the classroom. It was so interesting to see what a select few of the characters feared. Lupin feared the full moon (werewolf), Hermione feared failing, Ron feared spiders, Neville feared Snape and Harry, surprisingly, feared Dementors much more than Lord Voldemort. It is the introduction of this creature which leads Harry to his learning of Expecto Patronum.
For more information on Bogarts, click here.

BOOK TRAILER: The Ghosting of Gods

Check out this awesome trailer for the upcoming YA Supernatural Dystopian book:

The Ghosting of Gods - Cricket Baker
Jesse is an apprentice exorcist who defies his priests when he learns his sister is in danger even though she’s dead. When he’s exiled to a haunted world, Jesse must unravel the mystery of ghosts if he is to save her. He plunges into a deadly game of hide-and-seek. The players include denizens draped in monkish robes, ghosts with matted eyes, the dead who tunnel underground in terror, and...Elspeth.

A coven scientist, Elspeth is both respected and feared for her abnormal spiritual powers. Jesse needs--craves--the knowledge of ghosts which she possesses. But is Elspeth a spiritual prodigy, or dangerously insane? The coven scientist begs him to trust her. He doesn’t. But he wants to.

Caught in a world on the brink of spiritual evolution, Jesse struggles to understand Elspeth even as frightening contacts from his sister force him to face the secret, shattering meaning of a verse he knows well: Blessed are the poor in ghost.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

REVIEW & INT GIVEAWAY: Spirit of Lost Angels - Liza Perrat

Spirit of the Lost Angels - Liza Perrat
Spirit of Lost Angels
Her mother executed for witchcraft, her father dead at the hand of a noble, Victoire Charpentier vows to rise above her poor peasant roots.

Forced to leave her village of Lucie-sur-Vionne for domestic work in Paris, Victoire suffers gruesome abuse under the ancien régime. Can she muster the bravery and skill to join the revolutionary force gripping France, and overthrow the corrupt, diabolical aristocracy?

Spirit of Lost Angels traces the journey of a bone angel talisman passed down through generations. The women of L’Auberge des Anges face tragedy and betrayal in a world where their gift can be their curse. 

Amidst the tumult of revolutionary France, this is a story of courage, hope and love.

*Received from the author in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Liza Perrat*

Harry Potter MOTW #10

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 here. This weeks is:


Wednesday, 24 April 2013

BLOG TOUR: Interview with Christian Schoon (Zenn Scarlett)

I am excited to bring to you an interview with the author of the fantastic sci-fi novel, Zenn Scarlett. It's an action packed read, filled to the brim with original ideas and enticing characters. Here's a little about the novel:

Zenn Scarlett
When you're studying to be exoveterinarian specializing in exotic, alien life forms, school... is a different kind of animal.

Zenn Scarlett is a resourceful, determined 17-year-old girl working hard to make it through her novice year of exovet training. That means she's learning to care for alien creatures that are mostly large, generally dangerous and profoundly fascinating. Zenn’s all-important end-of-term tests at the Ciscan Cloister Exovet Clinic on Mars are coming up, and, she's feeling confident of acing the exams. But when a series of inexplicable animal escapes and other disturbing events hit the school, Zenn finds herself being blamed for the problems. As if this isn't enough to deal with, her absent father has abruptly stopped communicating with her; Liam Tucker, a local towner boy, is acting unusually, annoyingly friendly; and, strangest of all: Zenn is worried she's started sharing the thoughts of the creatures around her. Which is impossible, of course. Nonetheless, she can't deny what she's feeling.


Now, with the help of Liam and Hamish, an eight-foot sentient insectoid also training at the clinic, Zenn must learn what's happened to her father, solve the mystery of who, if anyone, is sabotaging the cloister, and determine if she's actually sensing the consciousness of her alien patients... or just losing her mind. All without failing her novice year....

COVER REVEAL: Playing Tyler - T. L. Costa

Playing Tyler - T. L. Costa

Keep telling yourself – it’s just a game... it’s just a game.

Tyler MacCandless can’t focus, even when he takes his medication. He can’t focus on much of anything except caring for his older brother, Brandon, who’s in rehab. Just when it seems like his future is on a collision course with a life sentence at McDonald’s, his mentor Rick asks him to test an incredible new video game. If his score’s high enough, it could earn him a place in flight school. But then Brandon goes MIA and Tyler discovers that the game is far more than it seems...

This is the cover of Strange Chemistry's upcoming book! It sounds and looks amazing! The colours on the cover are so dramatic. It's definitely a book I'd pick up. What do you guys think?

Waiting on Wednesday #23


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare!

So not only is today World Book Night, it is also William Shakespeare's birthday! 

“Petruchio: Come, come, you wasp; i' faith, you are too angry.
Katherine: If I be waspish, best beware my sting.
Petruchio: My remedy is then, to pluck it out.
Katherine: Ay, if the fool could find where it lies.
Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp does wear his sting? In his tail.
Katherine: In his tongue.
Petruchio: Whose tongue?
Katherine: Yours, if you talk of tails: and so farewell.
Petruchio: What, with my tongue in your tail? Nay, come again, Good Kate; I am a gentleman.” 
- William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare's Wikipedia page.
I love Shakespeare. I think his plays are absolutely wonderful. My favourite by far is Taming of the Shrew closely followed by Othello. What do you guys think of his works?

World Book Night

"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound or stab us. If the book we're reading doesn't wake us up with a blow to the head, what are we reading for? So that it will make us happy, as you write? Good Lord, we would be happy precisely if we had no books, and the kind of books that make us happy are the kind we could write ourselves if we had to. But we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief."
Franz Kafka

Today has been AMAZING celebrating World Book Night. I was so excited to have been accepted to give copies of Damage by Josaphine Hart to future readers. It was an amazing day and ALL books went! (Alongside copies of The Island by Victoria Hislop). Can't wait for next year to do it all over again. I hope you guys have celebrated World Book Night with your own lovely books! Or perhaps a new book? :)

 

Some amazing book quotes courtesy of The Guardian :).

Top Ten Tuesday #13


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is the Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like MORE/LESS Than I Did. In no particular order: 

Monday, 22 April 2013

GIVEAWAY: Icons - Margaret Stohl

I have recently finished reading this book and it was HOLY CRAP amazing, and the lovely people at Harper  Collins have been kind enough to offer you guys a chance to win a finished copy of Icons to celebrate it's upcoming release! How amazing is that?!

Oh yeah, happy dance time. Haha. Read my review of it here.

 Here are the rules of the giveaway:

  • Open to the UK only (sorry guys!)
  • Fill in the Rafflecopter form below.
  • I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who breaks the rules of this giveaway
  • Must respond within 48 hours or another winner will be picked
Here's a teaser trailer to wet your appetites:





a Rafflecopter giveaway

REVIEW: 'Icons' - Margaret Stohl

Icons - Margaret Stohl
Icons (Icons, #1)

Your heart beats only with their permission.

Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol's family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn't know it was fighting.

Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside -- safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can't avoid.

She's different. She survived. Why?

When Dol and her best friend, Ro, are captured and taken to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling metropolis once known as the City of Angels, they find only more questions. While Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage against their captors, Dol finds herself drawn to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son. But the four teens are more alike than they might think, and the timing of their meeting isn't a coincidence. It's a conspiracy.

Within the Icon's reach, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas discover that their uncontrollable emotions -- which they've always thought to be their greatest weaknesses -- may actually be their greatest strengths.

Bestselling author Margaret Stohl delivers the first book in a heart-pounding series set in a haunting new world where four teens must piece together the mysteries of their pasts -- in order to save the future.

(4.5*)
*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you to Net Galley & Harper Collins*

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Showcase Sunday #32

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A-Z of Harry Potter

Hey guys, I've just been thinking that I generally don't have a whole lot to post on a Saturday so decided that I'm going to do an A-Z of the world of Harry Potter for 26 Saturdays :). A way to explore the world once again and to fill in some information on bits. Granted the majority of us will already know these things so I'll try and get some obscure ones in here too :). Feel free to share yours in comments, posts and such as well - that's totally cool with me!

A is for Animagus

  

"Please, sir. An Animagus is a wizard who elects to turn into an animal. A werewolf has no choice in the matter."
- Hermione Granger

An animagus is a witch or wizard that can transform themselves into an animal. The animal reflects the witch/ wizards personality and traits, this most certainly explains wormtail. A massive signifier for us when reading! This is a taught spell and  a witch/ wizard must report that they are an animagus to the Ministry of Magic as part of the wizarding law. The spell is taught in the third year of study, we all remember the cup with a tail right? 

Animagus feature immediately within the world of Harry Potter. From the first chapter we are confronted with Professor McGonagall transfiguring from a cat into a woman. We learn in the later books that Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew taught themselves the spell in order to support Remus Lupin - they were able to help him through his transformations as a werewolf. Only the most powerful witches and wizards are able to successfully transfiger themselves into an animal - which often leaves me questioning Wormtail!


Some animagus in HP: Professor McGonagall, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew, James Potter, Rita Skeeter.

Read more about animagus here. 

Friday, 19 April 2013

Feature & Follow #24


So here's Fridays meme: Feature and Follow hosted over at Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. The aim of the blog is to gain new followers! :)

How to participate:
Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

What sets this Hop apart from others, is the Feature. Each week they will showcase a Featured Blogger, from all different genres and areas. Just remember it is required, if you participate, to follow the Features and you must follow the hosts (Parajunkee & Alison Can Read) as a courtesy.

Featured Blogs: Words Fueled by Love & Bookworms Avenue


Q: If you could hang out with any author (living) who would it be and what would you want to do?
This question does not need to be asked. Without a shadow of a doubt, J. K. Rowling. Having met her, I would love to spend time and chat with such a down to earth and incredible woman!


Thursday, 18 April 2013

REVIEW: Ink - Amanda Sun

Ink (Paper Gods #1) - Amanda Sun
Ink (Paper Gods, #1)
I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.
Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.
A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.
And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.

On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

Harry Potter MOTW #9


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 here.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #22

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine , which allows us to show off the books we cannot wait to get our hands on.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

COVER REVEAL: Any Other Name (The Split Worlds 2) - Emma Newman

Any Other Name (The Split Worlds #2) - Emma Newman

An absolutely beautiful cover and I cannot wait to read it :)

Any Other Name by Emma Newman, Artwork by Sarah J. Coleman

Author || Twitter 
Cat has been forced into an arranged marriage with William - a situation that comes with far more strings than even she could have anticipated, especially when she learns of his family's intentions for them both. 

Meanwhile, Max and the gargoyle investigate The Agency - a mysterious organisation that appears to play by its own rules - and none of them favourable to Society. 

Over in Mundanus, Sam has discovered something very peculiar about his wife's employer - something that could herald a change for everyone in both sides of the Split Worlds.

Top Ten Tuesday #12

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is a rewind so we can choose whichever of the previous themes hosted by Broke and Bookish! I chose Top Ten books that have been on my shelf for the longest but haven't read. In no particular order:

MINI REVIEW: Raven - Lauren Oliver

Raven (Delirium 2.5) - Lauren Oliver
Raven (Delirium, #2.5)


This captivating 50-page digital-original story set in the world of Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling Delirium series focuses on Raven, the fiery leader of a rebel group in the Wilds.

As a teenager, Raven made the split-second decision to flee across the border to the Wilds, compelled to save an abandoned newborn—a baby girl left for dead and already blue from the cold. When she and the baby are taken in by a band of rebels, Raven finds herself an outsider within a tight-knit group. The only other newcomer is an untrustworthy boy known as the Thief until he finally earns himself a new name: Tack.

Now she and Tack are inseparable, committed to each other, the fledgling rebellion, and a future together. But as they both take center stage in the fight, Raven must decide whether the dangers of the revolution are worth risking her dreams of a peaceful life with Tack.

As her story hurtles back and forth between past and present, Raven transforms from a scared girl newly arrived in the Wilds to the tough leader who helps Lena save former Deliria-Free poster boy Julian Fineman from a death sentence. Whatever the original mission may have been, Raven abides by a conviction that she believes to her core: You always return for the people you love.

By turns surprising, revelatory, and poignant, Raven’s story enriches the Delirium world and resonates with a voice that is as vulnerable as it is strong.

*May contain spoilers*

Monday, 15 April 2013

MINI REVIEW: Hana - Lauren Oliver

Hana (Delirium 1.5) - Lauren Oliver
Hana (Delirium, #1.5)

Lauren Oliver's riveting, original digital story set in the world of her New York Times bestseller Delirium.

The summer before they're supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss.

But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.

In this digital story that will appeal to fans of Delirium and welcome new admirers to its world, readers will come to understand scenes from Delirium through Hana's perspective. Hana is a touching and revealing look at a life-changing and tumultuous summer.


*May contain spoilers*

MINI REVIEW: Annabel - Lauren Oliver

Annabell (Delirium 0.5) - Lauren Oliver
Annabel (Delirium, #0.5)
Lena's mother, Annabel, has always been a mystery—a ghost in Lena's past. Until now.

Discover her secrets in Lauren Oliver's brilliant original digital story set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Delirium and Pandemonium.

Lena Halloway's mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That's the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love.

But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

*May contain spoilers*

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Harry Potter

Saw this on Pinterest and thought I'd share with you guys :D

Classics Retold Project

ClassicsRetold
So today kicks of this awesome challenge. I've decided to read Alice in Wonderland as well as reading various adaptations of the books. I'll be sneaking in the latest Alice in Wonderland film (the one with Johnny Depp) if I have time too. Here's a list of the books that I'm going to be reading this month:


Alice in Wonderland - Lee Carroll
Splintered - A. G. Howard
Alice in Zombieland - Gena Showalter
Automated Alice - Jeff Noon
Fifty Shades of Alice in Wonderland - Melinda DuChamp
Steaming into Wonderland - Douglas Cohen


REVIEW: Alex - Lauren Oliver

Alex (Delirium 3.5#) - Lauren Oliver
Alex (Delirium, #3.5)

[No blurb available]

*May contain spoilers*

Showcase Sunday #31

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicki over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Author of the Month

I've decided to start doing a monthly post to celebrate a different author each month. It's going to be based on the books I've read that month so be prepared for a load of gushing!

Aprils Author of the Month is:

Lauren Oliver
(c) Jonathan Alpeyrie, 2009

Goodreads || Amazon || Website
Twitter || Facebook
She's the best selling author of the Delirium trilogy and has completely captivated me with her world! I read the entirety of the trilogy (and that was with waiting for Requiem to come out) in just over a month and I am so sad that it's over. Thank god there are the short stories! Her work is written beautifully and it fully immerses you into the world. Not only is she a successful author, but she is also having Delirium made into a TV programme! Cannot wait for that one :).

My Reviews:

Her Works:
Delirium (Delirium #1)
Pandemonium (Delirium #2)
Requiem (Delirium 3#)
Before I Fall
Delirium Stories: Hana, Annabel, Raven, Alex
Liesl & Po
The Spindlers

Review: Requiem - Lauren Oliver

 Requiem - Lauren Oliver
Requiem (Delirium, #3)

Battling against a society in which love has been declared a disease, Lena now finds herself at the centre of a fierce revolution. But the Wilds are no longer the haven they once were as the government seeks to stamp out the rebels. And Lena's emotions are in turmoil following the dramatic return of someone she thought was lost forever...

Told from the alternating viewpoints of Lena and her best friend Hana,Requiem brings the Delirium trilogy to an exhilarating end and showcases Lauren Oliver at the height of her writing powers - emotionally powerful and utterly enthralling.

*May include spoilers*

Thursday, 11 April 2013

COVER REVEAL: J. R. Ward - Possession

I had absolutely no idea a cover had been revealed for this book! Gaaahd I'm behind on Ms. Ward which is totally unlike me. It's such an awesome cover and cannot wait for this book to come out. This is the cover for the 5th book in the Fallen Angels series:


Possession
Possession (Fallen Angels, #5)

#1 New York Times bestselling author J.R. Ward explores what really happens when good and evil toy with humanity in her new novel of the Fallen Angels, as the salvation of a doomed soul depends once again on a crossroads...


When Cait Douglass resolves to get over her broken heart, throw off her inhibitions, and start really living, she’s unprepared for the two sensual men who cross her path. Torn between them, she doesn’t know which to choose--or what kind of dire consequences could follow. 

Jim Heron, fallen angel and reluctant savior, is ahead in the war, but he puts everything at risk when he seeks to make a deal with the devil--literally. As yet another soul is unwittingly caught in the battle between him and the demon Devina, his fixation on an innocent trapped in Hell threatens to sidetrack him from his sacred duty...

Can good still prevail if true love makes a savior weak? And will a woman’s future be the key, or the curse, for all of humanity? Only time, and hearts, will tell.

Harry Potter #8


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 here.


This weeks topic is: Your favorite magical way to travel!

This one I found difficult to narrow down. I mean with so many choices, from broomsticks to the Knight Bus, floo powder to portkeys but I finally decided on apparition. How many times have we all been sat around and just wished we could have gotten to our destination just that little bit quicker. I remember a few summers ago on the train up to Yorkshire (6 and a half hours from Wales!) texting my boyfriend wishing I could apparate. Obviously, like everything in the magical world it has its downsides. With this one it's splinching. Yikes. People leaving body parts behind and the state of Ron after the big escape in the final book? Shudder.