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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Monthly Recap: July


Hello Everyone!
Well this month has gone quickly, hasn't it?? Tomorrow is my 4 month Blogiversary, which is awesomely cool! Here is what's gone on this month:



Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Beginnings In Books

Hello Everyone!

I decided that I would start participating in Top Ten Tuesday, a feature where each Tuesday, a Top Ten is posted!

 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and Bookish

1. "There is only one mirror in my house." - Divergent by Veronica Roth


2. "Mae Mobley was born on a early Sunday morning in August, 1960." - The Help by Kathryn Stockett

3. "The Healer's name was Ford Deep Waters." - The Host by Stephanie Meyer
 
















 
4. "Life is made of moments. and choices." - Golden by Jessi Kirby




















5. "Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Driver, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by 
J.K. Rowling
 

6. "The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and guts." - Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

7. "No one knew for certain when trouble started at Colgan School." - Heist Society by Ally Carter.
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)

8. "Christmas won't be Christmas without any presents." - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Little Women

9.  “They called the world beyond the walls of the Pod ‘The Death Shop’. A million ways to die out there. Aria never thought she’d get so close.” - Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)
10. “It has been sixty-four years since the president and the Consortium identified love as a disease, and forty-three since the scientists perfected a cure.” -  Delirium by Lauren Oliver
 

What do you think? Do you agree? Do you have a favourite beginning to a book?

Bye! xx
 


Saturday, 27 July 2013

The Liebster Award

Hello Everyone!

Today, I woke up to the awesome news that the amazing Amy (You should all know her by now..) nominated me for the Liebster Award which, from what I understand, is an award for new blogs. Now, I must do the following: (I f you want to find out who I nominated or some random facts about me, click Read More!)


 


What the Postman Brought (4)

Hello Again!

I'm currently in happy mode, because today I got more book mail!! This time it was from Hot Key Books so thank you to them for sending me this wonderful book:



This book seems very good, and I'm very excited to read it!! Also, it's my first uncorrected proof EVER which is just awesomely awesome! I can't wait to read this, and I will be one of my summer reads!

Bye! xx



Friday, 26 July 2013

What the Postman Brought (3)

Hello Everyone!

Today, much to my delight this arrived:


Before I go on, thanks to Harper Collins UK for sending this lovely book!

I planned to read Mila 2.0 the debut-a-thon, but I found other books to read instead. I am really looking forward to reading this book as it seems very good and I have heard good thing about it!

Bye! xx



P.S. Do you like my new blog design? xx




Thursday, 25 July 2013

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Hello Everyone!

After finding out that there was going to be a film of The Maze Runner and looking at stills of Dylan O'Brien I promptly decided that I was going to read this book, so I went out and bought it....though I shouldn't have since I have around 12 books to read at the moment...

Title: The Maze Runner
Author: James Dashner
Series: Maze Runner #1
Published: October 6th 2009
No. of Pages: 374

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls.

Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every thirty days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind. (-Goodreads)



 5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.


Tuesday, 23 July 2013

My Reading List (10)

Hello Everyone!

Yes, I did just do a bookhaul yesterday....and yes, I have just bought three more books...Still, I HAVE NO REGRETS.


Do you like the little art that I added to the picture? I really like the font, so I had to find some place to use it! 

 If I Stay: This was recommended to me on Goodreads, and I'd also heard about Gayle Forman before hand since there was a read-a-long not long ago. That's why I decided to read this as I thought it would be a good idea to try out her books!

Poison Study: I heard about this book on booktube, so I also thought it would be a good idea to try it. The plot interests me so I'm hoping it turns out to be good!

Through the Ever Night: Do you remember my review of Under the Never Sky? Maybe you do, but that is the reason that I saw this book, ran to it, and started stroking it. I loved the first book that much. It better be as good as the first one or I will be disappointed. No pressure.

Bye! xx
 


Monday, 22 July 2013

My Reading List (9)

Hello Everyone!

Finally, I get round to doing a book haul which I have been meaning to do for a while now! I bought these books a few days ago, so now I get to share my haul with you!

 Excuse the bookmark (I got it at Belsay Hall, do you like it?) but since I've already started reading The Maze Runner, I had to make the cover stay down for the photo, and the bookmark was the only way!

The Maze Runner: I'm currently reading this, and I'm really enjoying it! I really like Thomas, the main character and I'm very curious by the only girl character, Teresa.

Hush, Hush and Crescendo: I do hear a lot about this series, some good, and some bad. Still, I really like books about angels, demons or anything that relates to them. (TMI & TID anyone?) Basically, anything that doesn't have sparkly vampires and creatures that are wrongly described as werewolves when they are actually an animagus (Hmph... *cough* Edward *cough* Jacob). That's probably the reason I want to read these books!



Sunday, 21 July 2013

Weekly Recap: 15/07/13 - 21/07/13

Hello Again!

Before I start this recap, I just want to apologise for not being around the blogosphere a lot! I am back now, so don't worry (in case you were worried it the first place... :D)



The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Official Trailer

Hello Everyone!

Yesterday, I stayed up until 10:15 pm just so I could watch the Catching Fire trailer, and it was completely worth it. Beware that most of this post will be in Caps Lock because I AM SPEECHLESS AND I HAVE NO WORDS IT WAS JUST SO AMAZING. WATCH.

THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH EXPLANATION. Now, so you get the full idea of how I felt, here are the tweets from last night...


 And.....I think that's enough because I'll end up scaring people away.....

Bye! xx
 


Saturday, 20 July 2013

Interviews!

Hello Everyone!

Sorry that there haven't been any reviews lately, but I'm taking a break from the book I'm reading at the moment, and I'm going to start The Maze Runner by James Dashner! A book haul shall come soon! 

I have also had the pleasure of doing two interviews with Fionnuala from The Page Turner Blog, and an interview with Erika from The Red Bookmark!

 I hope you enjoy reading those as they were really fun to answer!

 Bye! xx


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Bookish Films I Can't Wait For

Hello!

I thought it would be nice to share with you the bookish films that I am very excited to see! By bookish films, I mean books being turned into movies, so why don't you see if you agree with my choices?

Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters:

You all probably think I'm crazy for wanting to see this, but despite the films being horrendous adaptations of the books, I do like them, so I want to see this on!

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: 

If you've been reading this blog, then you probably know that I LOVE The Mortal Instruments. They are some of my favourite books EVER! That's why I can't wait to watch the adaptation and I'm really hoping it will be good! I'm starting to get used to Jamie C Bower, so as long as he plays Jace really well, I'm happy with him being Jace.

Catching Fire:
 
 I may have possibly screamed the house down when I saw the teaser trailer, so I can't wait to see the proper trailer! Of course, the need to see the film is even greater because The Hunger Games are some of my favourite books of all time, and in my opinion the first film was great, so I can't wait to see the second film! I really hope it is as good as the first!

The Maze Runner:

I haven't actually read The Maze Runner books yet, but I can say that I really want to read them. I've seen mixed reviews about the book but I can say that the pictures of the film make it seem like it's going to be good! Therefore, I really want to read The Maze Runner!

Divergent:

Last, but not least, I'm SO excited for the Divergent film! I LOVE the books so I can't wait to see the films. They better be good though or I will be VERY disappointed!

What do you think of my choices? Do you agree? What do you think of The Maze Runner books? Please let me know!

Bye! xx



Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Belsay Hall

Hello Again!

This is going to be a non-bookish post, and instead it is going to be about a place that I went yesterday, called Belsay Hall. 

I went to Belsay Hall having no idea what it would be like since I had never been there, all I knew was that it was some gardens, a hall and a castle. Oh and that it involved writing, English and History so I had to go.





Monday, 15 July 2013

Tormenting Lila by Sarah Alderson

Hello Everyone!

You may have seen my Q&A with Sarah Alderson from a while back, so come July 4th I bought Tormenting Lila straight away (No, not because it was American Independence Day, but because July 4th is when Tormenting Lila came out in the UK)

Title: Tormenting Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Series: Lila #2.5
Published: July 4th 2013
No. of Pages: 36 *sobs*

 When Lila and Alex sneak off for a romantic weekend away, Lila’s hoping she’ll finally have a chance to work on Alex’s resolve.

But just as things start heating up news reaches them of a serial killer at loose on the island and it isn’t long before their intimate weekend away is interrupted.

A mind reader, a projector, a protective older brother and a serial killer. One of them is going to find Lila first. She's hoping it's the serial killer. (Goodreads)




 5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.



Saturday, 13 July 2013

Atom and Eve by Jeff Yager

Hello!

I got this book from Hannacroix Creek Books (Edelweiss) so thank you to them for letting me review this book. However, I ended up not liking it as much as I was hoping to...

Title: Atom and Eve
Author: Jeff Yager
Source: Edelweiss (Hannacroix Creek Books)
Published: July 1st 2013
No. of Pages: 255

Set several years in the future, sixteen-year-old Ricky Romanello, a college freshman, is playing basketball when he collapses and winds up in a coma surring from a powerful flut that hits the U.S. population cusing deaths and a dramatic slowdown in the economy. Research scientist Dr. Mandy Fox has been developing an anti-aging drug that she believes could eradicate the flu. Ricky becomes one of the test subjects. But Ricky and others soon discover that an unintended side effect of the new drug and vaccine has catastophic consequences for the entire population.



1 star: Page is very unhappy. This book failed to
make him tweet, sing or fly.



Thursday, 11 July 2013

Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

Hi Everyone!

This book was part of my Sweet Six for April, May and June. The reason it was on my TBR was because it is a well known book. It even has a TV show! Of course, I dived into the book expecting something amazing and I got...Well..you'll see..

 Title: Pretty Little Liars
Author: Sara Shepard
Series: Pretty Little Liars #1
Published: October 1st 2006
No. of Pages: 286

Three years ago, Alison disappeared after a slumber party, not to be seen since. Her friends at the elite Pennsylvania school mourned her, but they also breathed secret sighs of relief. Each of them guarded a secret that only Alison had known. Now they have other dirty little secrets, secrets that could sink them in their gossip-hungry world. When each of them begins receiving anonymous emails and text messages, panic sets in. Are they being betrayed by some one in their circle? Worse yet: Is Alison back? A strong launch for a suspenseful series.


 2 stars: Page shakes his head. He was unsatisfied
with this story.
 


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

What the Postman Brought! (2)

Hello Again!

Today became officially lovely when this arrived:


The lovely people at Curious Fox books sent me these so that I could review them and I can't wait to start reading them! (Which I will do once I finish reading all my review requests!) So thank you to Curious Fox books for sending me these books!

Secret and Spies:
 I LOVE spy books, and I love history..so these two genres together equals aboslute perfection for me! I am definitely excited to read this!

Soul Shadows:
I don't usually go for scary books but this one definitely looks interesting! I think I need to explore lots of genres so this can be the start!

The Soterion Mission:
I really like dystopian books so I HAD to choose to read this one. Lots of other bloggers who are part of Team Fox are also very excited for this book so I'll have to see who shares the same opinions!

What do you think of the books I got? Are there any that you would like to read??

Bye! xx
 


Monday, 8 July 2013

Weekly Recap: 1/07/13 - 7/07/13




Rainbow Spines Tag

Hello Everyone!

The Rainbow Spines tag has been going around the blogosphere for a while now, and I have recently been tagged by Zoe from Bookhi which means it is my turn to do the tag! Admittedly, Zoe's looks a lot more rainbow-ish than mine...but I had a shortage of orange books, and sometimes I had to resort to using my multi-coloured Jean Ure books...!


Red:
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Last Black Cat by Eugene Trivizas 
Orange:
 Manual do Professor Pardal (English Translation: Professor Pardal's Manual)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Yellow:
Passion Flower by Jean Ure
My Secret Diary by Jacqueline Wilson
Green:
 Icons by Margaret Stohl
Kidnap in the Caribbean by Lauren St John
Blue:
 Out of Sight, Out of Time by Ally Carter
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
Indigo:
 Is Anybody There? by Jean Ure
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Violet: 
Shrinking Violet by Jean Ure
Goddess by Josephine Angelini

  I feel like I should really point out that this tag is much harder than it looks. I had to go look for books that weren't even on my "official" shelf...

Still, I'm obliged to torture tag some people, so here they are:
I hope you liked this tag! It was a lot of fun to do!

Bye! xx



Saturday, 6 July 2013

The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Hello Everyone!

I'm not a big fan of horror books. Or films. (Well, apart from Jurassic Park, but watching Dinosaurs eat people isn't horror....) Still, I really enjoyed his book though it can be a bit disturbing (in a good way!) at times!

Title: The Madman's Daughter
Author: Megan Shepherd
Series: The Madman's Daughter #1
Published: January 29th 2013
No. of Pages: 420

In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.
(-Goodreads)


4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost
amazing.



Thursday, 4 July 2013

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Hi Everyone!

As you may know, I've been very busy with everything that's been going on as well as Amber's Debut-a-Thon. Anyway, I finished reading The 5th Wave last week but have only had time to review it now..Enjoy!

 Title: The 5th Wave
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The Fifth Wave #1
Published: May 7th 2013
No. of Pages: 457

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up. (-Goodreads)



5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.




Monday, 1 July 2013

Sweet Six: July, August and September


July, August and September

I have made the decision to change Sweet Six to six books I'll try and read for three months. So every three months the books will change. I have decide to do this otherwise I wouldn't be able to read any other books that month!

P.S. This post is just to inform you of my Sweet Six for this month. The Sweet Six page is here!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bargudo
You know, I blame all the other book bloggers for making me want to read this. Everyone says how good it is that I can't wait to be able to read this.

Halo by Alexandra Adornetto
This has been on my Goodreads TBR page for AGES. Since I love books with Angels and Demons in them, I am hoping that this book will be good.

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
 Again, I actually don't remember putting this book on my TBR, but it must be on there for a reason, because books don't get on there easily...!

Perception by Kim Harrington
You may remember me reading and reviewing Clarity a while back, but I haven't got round to reading the sequel yet so this lands in my Sweet Six at exactly the right time.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by
Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith
I remember trying to read Pride and Prejudice and only getting to 47% becuase it was so boring and I couldn't keep on reading. However, I do like Zombies for some reason (better than Vampires anyway) so I want to give this book a try!

 Angelfall by Susan Ee
I have heard so many things about this book, and I'm so excited to read it. Again, it fits with my love of Angel and Demon books. I'm also told that it has a love-hate relationship in it..which I LOVE!

What do you think?




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