Monthly Archives: March 2012


Review: The Killables by Gemma Malley

Review: The Killables by Gemma Malley

Posted 26 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 0 Comments

Gemma Malley writes dystopia really well. Her previous series, The Declaration, was one of my favourite additions to the genre and I was extremely excited about reading her next series which opens with the Killables. While dystopian YA is somewhat monopolised by American authors, Malley’s dystopian has more of a British feel about it (The […]

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Review: Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers

Review: Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers

Posted 23 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 0 Comments

Dialogue is hard to write, and even harder to write with intense authenticity. Aidan Chambers manages to write a novel heavilly dependent on short scenes of dialogue and he does it well. Obviously this technique may not be for every reader, but I found it a highly effective and compelling introduction to Chambers’ writing. Karl […]

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Waiting On Wednesday No. 1

Waiting On Wednesday No. 1

Posted 21 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in wow / 6 Comments

Waiting On Wednesday is a blogger meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming books we just can’t wait for the release of! This week my WoW is: The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin     Goodreads summary: Everything is in ruins.  A devastating plague has decimated the population. And those who […]

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In My Mailbox # 8

In My Mailbox # 8

Posted 19 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in imm / 3 Comments

So here is my eighth In My Mailbox which was started at thestorysiren.com as a way to show the books we’ve received or bought this week and swoon over everyone’s books.  I did try and do a video, but it ended up 15 minutes long! Suffice to say, I’ve had an amazing week this week! […]

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Review: You Can Run by Norah McClintock

Review: You Can Run by Norah McClintock

Posted 18 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 0 Comments

You Can Run is the second YA mystery novel in Norah McClintock’s series following teenager Robyn Hunter. I must confess I haven’t read the first but I found that this book was still easy to read and understand despite this, and has definitely piqued my interested in the series. When Robyn’s classmate, Trisha, runs away […]

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Review: Starters by Lissa Price

Review: Starters by Lissa Price

Posted 17 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 0 Comments

There is a lot of hype surrounding Lissa Price’s debut novel, Starters, and when I start a book like this I always wonder if it is justified. I have to say on reading Starters that I can see why some of the hype has been generated. Starters is an engaging, sci-fi debut which I really […]

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Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Review: Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Posted 16 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 6 Comments

Pandemonium is the sequel to the hugely popular Delerium set in a dystopian world where love is a disease. I have to admit that when I read Delerium last year I wasn’t overstruck by it; I enjoyed reading it and definitely wanted to read the sequel after that ending, but as there were a few […]

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Review: The Look by Sophia Bennett

Review: The Look by Sophia Bennett

Posted 15 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in reviews / 0 Comments

The Look is one of those books that will either work well, or not work at all. Combining something many teenage girls dream about  like modelling with a nightmare of cancer is a risk. So full credit to Sophia Bennett for pulling it off. When Ted (Edwina) Trout is spotted by a modelling agency, she […]

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In My Mailbox # 7

In My Mailbox # 7

Posted 12 March, 2012 by chooseyabooks in imm / 3 Comments

So here is my fifth In My Mailbox which was started by the lovely Kristi at thestorysiren.com as a way to show the books we’ve received or bought this week. Bought:   Hunting Lila- Sarah Alderson Gifted: This Is Not Forgiveness-Celia Rees My dad bought this for me and I’m really excited about reading it […]

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