Friday, 26 February 2016

Feature & Follow Friday (4): Why I love YA

Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The goal of this blog hop is to gain followers, discover new blogs, and make new friends!

This Week's Prompt: Ten Reasons Why You Read Your Favourite Genre

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Review & Giveaway: Eerie by C.M. McCoy

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27274308-eerie?ac=1&from_search=1&from_nav=true
Goodreads Synopsis:
Hailey’s dreams have always been, well...vivid. As in monsters from her nightmares follow her into her waking life vivid.

When her big sister goes missing, eighteen-year-old Hailey finds the only thing keeping her safe from a murderous 3,000-year-old beast is an equally terrifying creature who has fallen “madly” in love with her. Competing to win her affection, the Dream Creature, Asher, lures her to the one place that offers safety—a ParaScience university in Alaska he calls home. There, she studies the science of the supernatural and must learn to live with a roommate from Hell, survive her ParaScience classes, and hope the only creature who can save her from an evil immortal doesn’t decide to kill her himself.


Sunday, 21 February 2016

ARC Review: Paralyzed (The Vagabond Circus #2) by Sarah Noffke

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28536401-paralyzedGoodreads Synopsis:
When the worst case scenario befalls the Vagabond Circus, Zuma knows she must ensure it doesn’t fall to doom. Titus’s job is to guarantee the show goes on, while the acrobats seek to avenge and rescue. Jack has no idea that he’s about to levitate himself into a deadly situation, and only Zuma and Finley can save him from a threat unlike what most have ever encountered. In this second whimsical and dark installment of the Vagabond Circus tale, the reader learns just how the ringmaster, Dr. Dave Raydon, rescued everyone in his troupe and also brought love and treasures into their lives. The unveiling of this history only brings more mystery as the true enemy to Vagabond Circus is unveiled. Charles Knight isn’t an evil man with a deadly agenda. He’s the worst kind of human being and he won’t stop until he’s ruined everyone and everything that the ringmaster loves. Paralyzed is an episodic ride that unravels the pieces of this fantasy circus one act at a time.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Review: Curio (Curio #1) by Evangeline Denmark

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25309770-curioGoodreads Synopsis:
Grey Haward has always detested the Chemists, the magicians-come-scientists who rule her small western town. But she has always followed the rules, taking the potion the Chemists ration out that helps the town’s people survive. A potion that Grey suspects she—like her grandfather and father—may not actually need.

By working at her grandfather’s repair shop, sorting the small gears and dusting the curio cabinet inside, Grey has tried to stay unnoticed—or as unnoticed as a tall, strong girl can in a town of diminutive, underdeveloped citizens. Then her best friend, Whit, is caught by the Chemists’ enforcers after trying to protect Grey one night, and after seeing the extent of his punishment, suddenly taking risks seems the only decision she can make.

But with the risk comes the reality that the Chemists know her family’s secret, and the Chemists soon decide to use her for their own purposes. Panicked, Grey retreats to the only safe place she knows—her grandfather’s shop. There, however, a larger secret confronts her when her touch unlocks the old curio cabinet in the corner and reveals a world where porcelain and clockwork people are real. There, she could find the key that may save Whit’s life and also end the Chemists’ dark rule forever.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Character Tour: Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake - Arik

ThiefOfLies_CharacterTour Welcome to Brenda Drake’s THIEF OF LIES Character Tour! Each stop will feature a character profile from book one of the Library Jumpers Series! There is a tour wide giveaway so be sure to check out all the characters for chances to win. You can find a list of the tour dates here. Today, we’re getting to know Arik.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Series Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

First Book’s Synopsis:
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Top Ten Tuesday (5): OTPs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish with a new topic each week.

In honour of Valentine's day, I've decided to write about my Top Ten OTPs aka One True Pairings

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Review: Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer

13206900Goodreads Synopsis:
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

February 2016 Currently...

I haven't done this type of post before but lately I've loved reading them so here we are!

I'M CURRENTLY. . .

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25309770-curioReading: Curio by Evangeline Denmark (I just started today).
Watching: So many TV shows! I have about 8 on the go right now as I wait for episodes to air, including Supernatural, The 100 and Black Sails <3
Stalking: Jenna Moreci's Youtube channel. I only discovered it a couple weeks ago and have binge-watched many of her writing videos since because they're so great! Informative and funny is the perfect mix.
Planning: What on earth to do about my overflowing bookshelves. I have no more shelf space free or room to build new ones, hence the dilemma! So perhaps an unhaul is on the way.
Making: Bottle necklaces left right and center for my etsy shop Enchanted Bottle Craft. Turning ideas into actual items is so much fun! The latest being inspired by Valentine's Day (where you can get 10% off with coupon code 'VALENTINES10' before prices rise)