Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year’s Bookish Resolutions 2015

I can’t believe that 2014 is almost over here in England (1 hour left!), the year feels like it has gone by so fast, and what a year it’s been! Blogging/reading wise, there have been so many changes, the biggest being I started this blog at the end of May which I’m thrilled to say is obviously still going! So many other things have led on from this including my first book convention in July which I otherwise wouldn’t have heard about.

Anyways, I’m hoping for a just as successful year in 2015 and so here are some of my resolutions/goals:

1) Read a total of 140 books. This year I read over 180 (goodreads reading goal), but looking at next year’s plans I don’t want to put too much extra stress on myself with such a high goal.

2) Complete the series I’ve already started. I’m so bad at that, because I’ll either binge read an entire series if I have them all already or read the first, love it, then wait to get the sequel by which point I’m in the middle of another!

3) Stop buying books every time I go past a bookshop or I see a new one on Amazon. The occasional treat is nice, or finishing a series like I already said, but after my huge Christmas haul I really don’t need any more books right now!

4) Read more books from the library (and return them on time).

5) Try to create a schedule for posts. This probably won’t happen, but I will try to post at least 3 times a week.

6) Comment more on other people’s blogs. I always try when I post something, but I miss people and that annoys me.

So those are my resolutions! Let me know in the comments some of yours, book related or not :)

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge - Wrap Up

When I started this blog at the end of May I decided to do the 2014 TBR Pile Challenge and while I read 18 out of the total 32 I set myself which is over half, it still means that I didn't complete the challenge.
You can see my original master post here 

The books I did read from the list are:

·         Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (review)
·         Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Ross (discussion post to come)
·         The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) by Julie Kagawa (review)
·         The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) by Julie Kagawa (review)
·         Branded (Fall of Angels #1) by Keary Taylor (review) 
·         Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi (review to come)
·         Requiem (Delirium #3) by Lauren Oliver (review to come) 
·         The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (review)
·         The Host (The Host #1) by Stephanie Meyer (review)
·         The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass (review)
·         The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass (review)
·         Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy #1) by Richelle Mead (review to come)
·         Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1) by Cassandra Clare (review & series review to come)
·         Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare (series review to come)
·         Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare (series review to come)
·         Matched (Matched #1) by Allie Condie (dnf review to come)
·         Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin (review to come)
·         Hex Hall (Hex Hall #1) by Rachel Hawkins (review)


I'm not that disappointed I didn't complete the challenge, because I read so many other amazing books not listed above (I'm not surprised either since I forgot about it for a couple months...) Either way though I won't be participating in another challenge like this one in 2015 apart from the goodreads target for overall number of books. Though I do need to reduce my TBR pile, so I'm looking into other ways.

Lucky No.14 Reading Challenge - Wrap Up


I decided to do the Lucky No. 14 Reading Challenge back at the end of May when I fist started my blog, and since then I've read loads of books HOWEVER that doesn't include all the books on this list... Which means I didn't complete the challenge. :( It's a shame, and if realised earlier I would have tried to catch up, but I simply forgot! I forgot I was participating in this challenge (and my other one) until it was too late. But oh well!
You can see my original master post here

And here's the categories (some I completed, others not):

1) Visit The Country: Read a book that has setting in a country that you really want to visit in real life. Make sure the setting has a big role in the book and it can make you know a little bit more about your dream destination.
City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments  #1) by Cassandra Clare I re-read this whole series after the release of the final book, and loved it! (review)

2) Cover Lust: Pick a book from your shelf that you bought because you fell in love with the cover. Is the content as good as the cover?
Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin Unfortunately the book did not live up to its cover, and I hated it! (review)

3) Blame it on Bloggers: Read a book because you’ve read the sparkling reviews from other bloggers. Don’t forget to mention the blogger’s names too!
Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu I heard amazing things about this book from just about everyone, but simply didn't get around to reading it... yet!

4) Bargain All The Way: Ever buying a book because it’s so cheap you don’t really care about the content? Now it’s time to open the book and find out whether it’s really worth your cents.
Branded (Fall of Angels #1) by Keary Taylor This was the cheapest you could get: free! And I ended up reading the whole series :) (review)

5) (Not So) Fresh From the Oven: Do you remember you bought/got a new released book last year but never had a chance to read it? Dig it from your pile and bring back the 2013.
Everbound (Everneath #2) by Brodi Ashton I can't even remember what happened in the first book, so I'll need to re-read before reading this one in 2015

6) First Letter’s Rule: Read a book which title begins with the same letter as your name (for me, Astrid means A, and I can read anything that started with the letter A). Remember: Articles like “a”, “an” or “the” doesn’t count :)
Amethyst (Guardians #1) by Heather Bowhay I couldn't even finish this book. Don't know if it counts...

7) Once Upon a Time: Choose a book that’s been published for the first time before you were born (not necessarily has to be a classic book, just something a little bit older than you is okay. You can read the most recent edition if you want to.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J. K. Rowling I really wish I had the chance to re-read this, but since I didn't, I hope to next year.


8) Chunky Brick: Take a deep breath, and read a book that has more than 500 pages. Yep, the one that you’ve always been afraid of!
The Return of the King (Lord of the Rings #3) by J. R. R. Tolkein Again, I wish I read this but I still found myself intimidated and it felt like too much of a chore when I was already in a reading slump.


9)  Favorite Author: You like their books, but there are too many titles. This is your chance, choose a book that’s been written by your fave author but you haven’t got time to read it before.
Inside Out (Insider #1) by Maria V. Snyder See this is where my progress with the challenge drops dramatically since I forgot about it! So I didn't read this.

10) It’s Been There Forever: Pick up a book that has been there on your shelf for more than a year, clean up the dust and start to read it now :)
The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials #2) by Philip Pullman I wanted to re-read the first one before this, but again it didn't happen.


11) Movies vs Books: You’ve seen the movie adaptation (or planned to see it soon) but never had time to read the book. It’s time to read it now, so you can compare the book vs the movie.
Beautiful Creatures (Beautiful Creatures #1) by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl Haven't seen the movie, haven't read the book.

12) Freebies Time: What’s the LAST free book you’ve got? Whether it’s from giveaway, a birthday gift or a surprise from someone special, don’t hold back any longer. Open the book and start reading it now :D
Soulmates by Holly Bourne With over 500 pages I'd be a fool not to be intimidated!  So naturally it's still sitting unread on my shelf.

13) Not My Cup of Tea: Reach out to a genre that you’ve never tried (or probably just disliked) before. Whether it’s a romance, horror or non fiction, maybe you will find a hidden gem!
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge I READ THIS BOOK! And loved it :) (review)

14) Walking Down The Memory Lane: Ever had a book that you loved so much as a kid? Or a book that you wish you could read when you were just a child? Grab it now and prepare for a wonderful journey to the past :) Comic books or graphic novels are allowed!
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1) by Rick Riordan I loved re-reading this book, and quickly followed to read the entire series before reading the spin off as well! That makes up for the other books right ;) (review)

In the end I'm not surprised I didn't complete the challenge, and I read so many other wonderful books that I don't mind. However apart from the goodreads target for overall number of books I won't be participating in another challenge like this one in 2015.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

The rules for this are pretty simple:
1) Thank the blogger that nominated you and link back to their site
2) Post the award's logo on your blog
3) Answer the 10 questions you've been asked
4) Nominate 10 bloggers
5) Set 10 new questions for your nominees

So I was nominated by several people including Olivia @ Olivia’s Catastrophe , Tia @ Read it Write Now , Cari & Hayley @ My Addiction: Books , Eclectic Introspections and Tanya @ A Book Paradise so thanks so much to all of you. But instead of answering everyone’s questions I’ll only answer Olivia’s since she was the first to nominate me. Again thanks so much!

Olivia’s questions:
1) What is one of your favourite authors?
Cassandra Clare is someone I immediately think of when I’m asked this question, and while there are so many others, I’d have to say her because I love every single one of her books (and she’s done a lot!)

2) Ebooks, Paperback or Hardcover?
Depends. If I hate the cover: ebook. If I want to treat myself: hardcover. But usually paperback. So all 3! Which doesn’t really answer the question… Oh well

3) What is your favourite genre and why?
Possibly YA Paranormal or Fantasy (sometimes they can be one and the same), because they can all be so original and they capture my attention like nothing else.

4) Why/when did you start your blog?
I started back at the end of May this year (2014) because when I found the YA genre and with it all the fandoms and blogging sites, it was immediately something I wanted to be a part of. People close to me know that I can be a very opinionated person and to find a whole community online dedicated to sharing these opinions on a subject that I love was amazing.

5) Why/when did you start to love reading?
I’ve always loved reading since I was young and the way it takes you away from reality for a while, but it didn’t become a full-fledged obsession (because I’ll be honest, it is for me) until I found the YA genre which happened at a time in my life when I most needed it.


6) If you could enter a fictional world for a day, which would it be?
Easy. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

7) Who would be your fictional boyfriend?
I’ve done a whole post on this (my top 5) because there were too many…!

8) What is your opinion about love triangles?
If done right they can add a lot of interest to the book, so long as they don’t take away from the plot etc and add to it instead. But if it’s only there for the hell of it, I’ll likely walk away.

9) If you could only read series or standalone books for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Definitely series, because you can see so much more of the characters and out of the few standalones I’ve read, some felt too rushed to include everything. Also many turn into a series anyway!

10) What is your favourite book blog to follow (Not your own, guys xD) and why?
I’d feel bad if I only said one, because I have a whole list of blogs I love and some are my friends as well, but there is a short list in the right sidebar. There are however so many more, and I discover new ones every day J

Here are my questions:
1) What/what inspired you to start blogging?
2) Are your family avid readers?
3) How many books do you on average read in a month?
4) Where do you read?
5) What do you do if you fall into a reading slump?
6) What genre do you want to read more from?
7) Do you review every book you read?
8) How do you rate books?
9) What is your favourite quote from a book?
10) What was the last book you gave 5 stars to?

I nominate:
The lovely ladies @ Fangirling Misses
Anne @ Anne Books

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas Book Haul

DISCLAIMER: I didn’t decide to write this post because I wanted to “show off” how many books I got (the thought didn’t even cross my mind since I’d planned a book haul long before I saw how many/what books I got!) also I understand how blessed I am to be surrounded by such generous people including my family and friends. In reality I simply wanted to share like I’ve seen other people do; books hauls can be some of my favourite posts to read so I wanted to do my own.

Now that’s out of the way, this Christmas in total I received an amazing 57 books! Most were gifts from friends and family, along with books I bought using vouchers both before and after Christmas. This haul has been in the works for at least 3 months…! It meant that if there was a special deal on when I went out shopping, the books I bought went straight under the Christmas tree (or in a cupboard before December 1st until the tree was actually up).

Since there are so many I knew it would take forever to link to every single goodreads page, so I simply didn’t. They are however in alphabetical order of author, which helped me when arranging them all on my bookshelves (check out my twitter and Instagram to see the pictures).

Before I put them all away, with help from my mother (my brothers were too busy playing their new games) I arranged them all together into a circle. At first it was going to be a tree, but we couldn’t make it hold up, then it was a circle, then it was a Christmas wreath, and then it was a mess because the dogs came back from their walk!



t  The Finisher by David Baldacci
t  Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake
t  The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting by Holly Bourne
t  The Mortal Instruments, City of Bones, Little Book of Quotes
t  The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare
t  Atlantia by Allie Condie
t  Resist by Sarah Crossan
t  The Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
t  Fearsome Dreamer by Laure Eve
t  Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
t  Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick
t  The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
t  To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
t  Looking for Alaska by John Green X2
t  The Iron Ttraitor by Julie Kagawa
t  Fallen by Lauren Kate
t  Torment by Lauren Kate
t  Insignia by S. J. Kincaid
t  Every Day by David Leviathon
t  Legend by Marie Lu
t  Prodigy by Marie Lu
t  Throne of Glass Series (#0.5 - #3) by Sarah J. Maas
t  Fury by Elizabeth Miles X2
t  Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
t  A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
t  Snow Like Ashes by Sarah Raasch
t  Defiance by C. J. Redwine
t  Across the Universe by Beth Revis
t  Divergent Collector’s Edition by Veronica Roth
t  Asylum by Madeleine Roux
t  The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
t  Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott
t  The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
t  Witch Alone by Ruth Warburton
t  Witch in Love by Ruth Warburton
t  The Numbers Series by Rachel Ward
t  The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
t  The Dustlands Trilogy by Moira Young


I hope you all had a great christmas holiday whether you celebrated or not J what did you get?

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

My Top 14 Books of 2014

2014 has been an amazing year reading wise, so it was pretty hard to pick my top 14 books (that's why I haven't included re-reads). Also rather than repeating myself for each one by saying that I loved it, I will leave the link to my review if I wrote/posted one, along with the goodreads link as always. (To be honest I also don't have time because I have christmas presents to wrap... for tomorrow... great forward planning I know... which reminds me, MERRY CHRISTMAS!) The list isn't in order, because come on, that’s downright impossible!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18335634-clockwork-princess1) Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3) by Cassandra Clare
(couldn't write a review without crying...)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23273163-reign

2) Reign (An Unfortunate Fairy Tale #4) by Chanda Hahn
(review to come)


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23490525-phantom-wolf

3) Phantom Wolf by Kia Carrington-Russel

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17399160-snow-like-ashes

4) Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sarah Raasch


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15723916-drop-dead-demons

5) Drop Dead Demons (Divinicus Nex Chronicles #2) by A&E Kirk


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12813630-the-coldest-girl-in-coldtown
6) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8755785-city-of-heavenly-fire7) City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare
(review to come)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20737633-thunderlight?from_search=true

8) Thunderlight (The Dragonian Series #2) by Adrienne Woods


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13145654-heart-shaped-bruise

9) Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11870085-the-fault-in-our-stars
10) The Fault in Our Stars by John Green



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17415470-the-5th-wave11) The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave #1) by Rick Yancey


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21569096-the-forever-song
12) The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1192363.poison_study13) Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder
(review to come)

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12578077-obsidian

14) Obsidian (Lux #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout




WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK OF 2014?





Monday, 22 December 2014

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1951265/IMDb Summary:
When Katniss destroys the games, she goes to District 13 after District 12 is destroyed. She meets President Coin who convinces her to be the symbol of rebellion, while trying to save Peeta from the Capitol.


Review:
I wanted to start off by saying that I didn’t like the book Mockingjay. Don’t get me wrong, this series is one of my all-time favourites, but the last book let it down and I’m not the only one to think that either. So with that out of the way onto the movie…

It was fantastic. It completely blew my mind and was above and beyond my expectations, even when I loved Catching Fire so much. That was another of my worries, that it wouldn’t live up to the previous movie in the franchise but it did!

There was so much more action, but more prominently there was a lot of raw emotion. This movie is dark. It’s portraying a war, where thousands die, and people go crazy. Oh my god, it was so well done that my heart broke time and time again.

As always the acting was on point, particularly Jennifer Lawrence, and I also noticed the transgression of how she was made to look younger throughout the movie, so it really hit hard that Katniss is still only 16 years old. I also have to mention her singing, because we were made to believe she couldn’t sing (especially since in one of her other movies “House at the End of the Street” she only lip sings and it’s not even her pre-recorded voice) but she can. I couldn’t get The Hanging Tree out of my head for days…

All the other characters were so great; I loved Effie’s humour and fashion advice on President Coin which actually made me crack up. I still left the theatre feeling god damn awful but that was the director’s intent and I couldn’t be happier about it (sounds weird I know).

Boggs and Finnick in my eyes should have had more screen time, because they played much bigger roles than let on. Especially Finnick’s heart-breaking story which could and should have been so powerful, but was slightly overlooked by the action scene taking place at the same time.

What really made me cry, and cry rivers, was Peeta. Even now, a month later, the thought of his deteriorated state makes me want to break down and rock in a corner. Every scene he was in had me holding my breath, and everyone in the theatre did the same. Josh Hutcherson did an amazing job at conveying the unimaginable pain and delivering it so beautifully.

A great film, which blew away my expectations and left me hanging.
Favourite Quote:
Katniss Everdeen: “Fire Is Catching… If we burn, you burn with us!”

President Snow: “Miss Everdeen, it is the things we love most that destroy us.”

Friday, 19 December 2014

Blog Tour: Thunderlight (The Dragonian Series #2) by Adrienne Woods - Review & Interview & Giveaway




Thunderlight (The Dragonian Series #2) by Adrienne Woods
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20737633-thunderlightGoodreads Synopsis:
Vibrant, scale swathed wings… Abilities that can be harnessed by a chosen few… Dragons… 

All this may seem like old news, but for seventeen year-old Elena Watkins the world of Paegeia is not finished revealing all its secrets. During a summer break intended for relaxation, she discovers that her harrowing adventure to retrieve the King of Lion sword wasn’t the destiny foretold by the cryptic Viden, a dragon with the ability to see a person’s true fate. The words inked onto the page of the mysterious Book of Shadows remains black and Elena must return to Dragonia Academy to discover their true meaning.

Upon her return to the magnificent castle she has to face a challenge of a different kind, keeping her boyfriend Lucian McKenzie, the Prince of Tith and love of her life, away from the dangerous new student, Paul Sutton. As a Wyvern, Paul has made it his mission to claim Elena as his rider but he is proving to be more perilous than at first glance. 

Everyone knew that Wyverns were bad news, and just as evil as the darkness that lurked inside Blake Leaf, the Rubicon forced to fight against his inner nature every day. But Elena can see a small light lurking in the darkness, a destiny still unfulfilled; to prove that Wyverns can be claimed. 

Will Lucian’s dark secret about Wyverns and Elena’s need to prove their true nature cause their love to be torn apart? And which of Elena’s friends will be sacrificed this time if she is wrong? 


Review:
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review***

This book brought me out of a killer reading slump just to dump me straight back in once I’d finished. If that doesn’t express the amazingness of this book, I don’t know what to say.

The twists and turns had my emotions going haywire. I found myself laughing, and screaming and crying within the space of pages. Reading before an exam wasn’t perhaps the best idea of mine because I legitimately cried after a brutal scene in the book. The teacher came to me asking if the stress was too much; the words on my paper were smudged! I was constantly on guard as I turned the page but it was so addicting I couldn’t stop even when I feared what was to come.

Characters were developed beautifully, particularly Elena who had and will continue to have such a hard time that my heart goes out to her. There were so many moments when I just wanted to bitch-slap everyone that hurt her, as well as her great friends. The romance in this book… I don’t know what to say. That seems to be the general theme of this review, because I can’t for the life of me put into words how much I loved this book.

Instead I’ll leave you with the demand request to read the first one so you can move onto Thunderlight and understand where I’m coming from. I’d give it more than 5 stars if I could.
Favourite Quotes:
“What a messed up year this is going to be.” Becky said after the laughter quieted down. “And it’s only just the beginning.”

“Evil isn’t capable of telling the truth.”

“Hope doesn’t exist.”
“It does. It comes to us in all sorts of forms. You just have to keep your eyes open to it.”


Author Interview:

1) Hi Adrienne, thanks so much for sparing some time for this interview, can you tell us a little about your first 2 books in The Dragonian Series?
No, I should thank you. Firebolt is the first in this series. It is written through 16 year old Elena Watkin's point of view. She is not your typical heroine as she never knew Dragons existed, up until her father changed in front of her to a dragon to save her life from other dragons. We then go with her to Paegeia, a realm hidden inside the Bermuda Triangle where Dragons, magic, and Riders life. Elena is part of the latter as she was born with the mark of the Riders, also known as Dragonians. They will gain an extra ability on their 17th birthday which will match one of the ten dragon breeds. It is action packed with enchanted swords that can slay evil, friendship that everyone should have and romance. Yes there is a bad boy too, which everyone just loves and wants to see more of. He is a dragon, one of a kind, and for some reason everybody wants Elena and him together, where she is with a real prince called Lucian. Elena isn't your typical heroine and I know sometimes she can be annoying to where you want to shake her and ask her what the hell are you doing, but she is growing through all these books and she will end up very strong, I promise.
Thunderlight is the second book. In the second year a Wyvern, which is a dragon breed too but extremely evil and bad in this series, joins the academy. This book is filled with action, characters are growing so much, new ones make their appearance and we get to learn more about the old ones from book one. Lot of fights, lots of death and a huge twist at the end that nobody foreseen. Frostbite will come out hopefully in March/April of 2015.

2) What was the inspiration for your books?
Dragons, always loved them, always admired them, and yes, I'll be one of those crazy ones that would probably try to tame them if they do become a reality. I mean who doesn't want a dragon?

3) Your books take place in a boarding school, how was this to write about?
I love Dragonia Academy. Never been in a boarding school myself but my mom has and she shared many stories of what they did and how much she enjoyed it. I made it my own, mixed with some of the things she told me and voila, the birth of Dragonia Academy. I enjoyed every minute of it.

4) Would you be a rider or a dragon, and what kind?
I would love to be a dragon, Swallow Annex for sure.

5) How much of your characters are based on your traits or someone you know personally?
Oh many of them. Becky and Sammy are all of my best friends combined. I know, I'm lucky to have them. Elena got many traits from me as I cry for everything. I'm a real cry baby, I am. I cry in stupid movies, I cry when I'm angry, frustrated, my tear ducks are connected to my emotions and it's so freaking annoying. Hahahaha. But I'm extremely happy at the moment so I don't cry a lot. The rest was from how I see people around me and what I like about them. I don't like strong characters, I like to make them as human as possible, and I know they are not easy to relate to as we are all so different in so many ways, but I like the growth of characters, what leads to making them strong. That is what I'm aiming for in this series.

6) Can you tell us which scenes were your favourite and least favourite to write?
I don't have that. I love all my scenes otherwise they wouldn't be in there. I can't say that everyone loved it as much as I do. There are two chapters in Thunderlight that was extremely emotional for me to write and those that read the book, I'm sure you know exactly which chapters I'm talking about. I literally cried like a baby. Hahahahahaha

7) How and when did you first realise you loved writing and wanted to be an author? What was the first thing you ever wrote?
The first thing I ever wrote was a novel called Morgan. It had so many names before I decided with this one. It isn't out there yet, but will be in 2016 hopefully. It's a paranormal series called the Aswang series and my very first time that made me become a writing junky. 

8) What can we expect from future instalments in the series?
Frostbite is coming out in March/April of 2015 and I'm trying my best to bring out Moon Breeze, the final book in this series in 2015 as well. Then there is three novels in this series as well. One is about a couple inside this novel that is really important, how they met etc. Think Mulan mixed with Cinderella type of story. The second is about Blake Leaf's life and the third is an alternative ending to the entire series. I love that one too, so I'm sure all of you are going to love it just as much as me.

9) Do you have any more projects in the works or can you share some ideas for future ones?
Hahahaha, don't I have. I've got so many novels it's pouring out of my ears. I write under different names for different genres. Isabella White is my women's contemporary/ erotica. Kristin Ping is my Paranormal novels and NEW ADULT and Judith Holstrom is my horror/thriller type of books. Once a year, I'm sure you can guess which mont, I bring out a Judith Holstrom novel. They are scaring the living day lights out of me, but I got to write them. And then Adrienne Woods is bringing out a new series called the Dream Caster Series next year.

Quick Questions
Fan fiction yay or nay? Yay
Ebook or paperback? Paperback
Tea or coffee? COFFFFFEEEEEE

Zombies or vampires? Vamps, I don't like the peeling face and making grunting sounds characters.


About the Author:
Adrienne Woods was born and raised in South Africa, where she still lives with her husband and two beautiful little girls. She always knew she was going to be a writer, but it only started to really happen about four years ago. In her free time―if she gets any because moms don’t really have free time―she loves to spend it with friends, whether it’s a girls night out, or just watching a movie. She’s a very chilled person. Her writing career started with Firebolt, book one in the Dragonian series. There will be four books in total, including a further two to three books, which will be stories that take place within the Dragonian series. Her other series, Dream Casters, will be released mid 2015. She also writes in different genres, and her woman’s fiction, The Pregnancy Diaries, will be published under a pseudonym. And then, she has a paranormal series by the name of the Aswang series, which will consist of about ten novels. And if that wasn’t enough, there is another series, Guardians of Monsters, which will be released in 2016.
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