It’s no secret that I love this series. I genuinely feel that this a series that could have been mediocre but as Vincent constantly takes risks in her writing and surprises her reader is an outstanding read. After If I Die, the fifth book in the series, which blew me away and I thought was about a thousand shades of awesome, I wondered how on earth Vincent could top it. Be warned, there are spoilers for the previous five books in this review. You can’t really review this book without spoiling book five! Kaylee now has a new job as a former bean sidhe and now immortal being – her job is to hunt out and reclaim stolen souls. However she’s finding her new life hard; coming back from the dead naturally has led to her feeling out of sorts. […]
A few Saturdays ago, I was lucky enough to attend the RHCP Blogger’s Brunch in London. While it meant getting up before 8, on a Saturday too – the horror!, I was really excited about getting to meet the lovely people at Random House and seeing a lot of my blogger friends again, even meeting a few for the first time. So one early Saturday morning, I somehow got myself over to Pimlico tube station where I met up with Clover (Fluttering Butterflies), Carly (Writing from the Tub) two bloggers I’d chatted a lot to on twitter as well as Raimy (Readaraptor). I also got to meet and see even more of my blogging friends like Kirsty (Overflowing Library), Viv (Serendipity Reviews), Sarah (Feeling Fictional) and Sammee (I Want To Read That) and Jesse (Books 4 Teens). I also finally […]
First of all I need to start this review with an apology to the publisher: sorry it took me so long to review this, unfortunately I was a little behind with reviewing because of university work and my other work, but I’m catching up now. That aside, Struck is the exciting debut novel of Jennifer Bosworth. It’s been described as dystopian, but I felt that personally I would categorise this as pre-post apocalyptic (apocalyptic, perhaps? Or at least impending apocalypse) with a slightly supernatural twist. Mia Price is addicted to lightning. This is an awesome concept and I love how Bosworth wrote Mia’s need to be near the storm’s energy too. In the aftermath of a massive earthquake, there is a giant apocalyptic storm predicted in three days and LA is divided in the wreckage of the previous quake. The […]
What’s this? To celebrate me reading 100 books in less than six months I’m holding a giveaway with two prizes! Prize 1: Signed copy of Torn by Cat Clarke (UK only due to postage) Prize 2: Choice of one of the following six of my favourite YA books from The Book Depository, including one book I am eagerly awaiting (INT – for any country which they deliver for free to) The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky A Witch In Love by Ruth Warburton Preorder/Book 2 in series. 0.4 by Mike Lancaster What’s Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt The google doc form is here, I can’t use rafflecopter due to wordpress.com. If I receive evidence that anyone has attempted to ‘game’ the system and enter multiple […]
Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. This is just a brief update to let you know that I now have an option to follow my blog via feed burner. Some of you may already be following via RSS feed, however with Feedburner I can find out the more accurate numbers of people subscribing to chooseyabooks and feed users can then also enter my competitions as I’ll be able to know they subscribe through the feed. I do understand it might be awkward to change your feeds already, but if you would it would mean a lot to me and also enable you to enter my competitions rather than having to subscribe via email or wordpress too! The feed burner link is now just below the subscribe via email widget in the sidebar. Thank you for your continued support […]
Hi everyone, Firstly, thank you everyone for entering my very first giveaway! I was so scared nobody would! I am very happy to announce the winner of the signed copy of Someone Else’s Life is: Faye! I hope she enjoys the book which will be winging its way to her soon, well.. when I say winging, I mean trudging around the country via Royal Mail! I selected the winner through random.org and the google docs spreadsheet of entrants. Thank you to everyone who entered (if I was rich you would all have won books, lol) and I can’t wait for my next giveaway- which WILL be international for all my lovely followers who missed out.
Firstly, a belated happy new year to all of my lovely readers – all of your comments and support make it all worthwhile! It wouldn’t be Janary without making a few resolutions for the next twelve months, would it, so I thought I would share my blog/reading/a few general goals with all of you. This year I am taking part in the Goodreads Reading Challenge and plan to read 200 books. This may sound a lot but I’m going to allow for 75 of this to be for university/general rather than solely for the blog and they will be in a list in my goodreads account saying non-blog. I have already read 3 YA books towards this goal, two books I started in 2012 and one I completed from 2011 so think I should be on track to meet this […]
As this year draws to a close and I realise I’ve made it through 3 months of blogging now and am getting into the swing of this, I wanted to celebrate with my own Best Of awards for 2011’s YA books: Best Vampire YA The Radleys- Matt Haig. This book has been placed and sold in the adult and young adult sections of bookshops, which in my opinion is about as brilliant as it gets for YA- showing the literary quality and authenticity of the piece (it’s my dream if I ever get my own book published to do this too). The Radleys wins points for being a sort anti-Twilight and is simply brilliant. A suburban family hiding the fact they are vampires? Such a fun idea and it is really well written. Okay, so it was technically published at […]