August 2014Weaving Pages: August 2014

Monday, 18 August 2014

DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVE NOT READ TAKE BACK THE SKIES

Hello Everyone!!

Today's post is, unfortunately, only for those who have read Take Back the Skies, unless you don't mind getting majorly spoiled.YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. If you haven't read this book, then I strongly recommend you do and you should also read my review to help convince you. ;)  Anyway, for those who have read Take Back the Skies, hopefully this post will amuse you as well as make you start sobbing along with me. So no one can complain I didn't warn about spoilers:~

SPOILERS AHEAD!

SPOILERS AHEAD!

SPOILERS AHEAD!



Saturday, 16 August 2014

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Hello Everyone!

I got way more than I bargined for when I read this. Seriously: below is a review written by utterly-destroyed me, and you'll probably be slightly scared by the time you finish it. Anyway, thank you to the lovely publishers who allowed me to read this via Netgalley! As always, this doesn't affect my review. :) 
18594501Title: Take Back the Skies
Author: Lucy Saxon
Series: Take Back the Skies #1
Source: Publisher (via Netgalley) 
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Published: June 5th 2014
No. of Pages: 378


Catherine Hunter is the daughter of a senior government official on the island of Anglya. She’s one of the privileged – she has luxurious clothes, plenty to eat, and is protected from the Collections which have ravaged families throughout the land. But Catherine longs to escape the confines of her life, before her dad can marry her off to a government brat and trap her forever.
So Catherine becomes Cat, pretends to be a kid escaping the Collections, and stows away on the skyship Stormdancer. As they leave Anglya behind and brave the storms that fill the skies around the islands of Tellus, Cat’s world becomes more turbulent than she could ever have imagined, and dangerous secrets unravel her old life once and for all . . .
 -(Goodreads)
 5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.




Thursday, 14 August 2014

Letter From A Reader: The Witch of Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper

Hello Everyone!!

I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley,so thank you to them for letting me review this. I can reveal that I did not expect this to mess this much with my feels...



21422053Title: The Witch of Salt & Storm
Author: Kendall Kulper
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Published: September 4th 2014
No. of Pages: 384


Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the sea witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe and prosperous at sea. But before she could learn how to control her power, her mother - the first Roe woman in centuries to turn her back on magic - steals Avery away from her grandmother. Avery must escape before her grandmother dies, taking with her the secrets of the Roe's power. 

The one magical remnant left to Avery is the ability to read dreams, and one night she foresees her own murder. Time is running short, both for her and for the people of her island who need the witches' help to thrive.
Avery has never read a dream that hasn't come true, but a tattooed harpoon boy named Tane tells her he can help her change her fate. Becoming a witch may prevent her murder and save her island from ruin, but Avery discovers it will also require a sacrifice she never expected. And as she falls in love with Tane, she learns it is his life and hers that hang in the balance.-(Goodreads)
 5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.




Friday, 8 August 2014

Blue by Lisa Glass

Hello Everyone!

I got this book from the publisher via Netgalley so thank you to them for letting me review this! I have three words for you: HOT SURFER GUYS. 

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Title: Blue
Author: Lisa Glass
Series: Blue #1 
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)
Publisher: Quercus Books
Release Date: May 29th 2014
No. of Pages: 375

Surfing is sixteen-year-old Iris’s world, and when the ultra-talented Zeke walks into her life, it soon becomes her passion.

Over one amazing summer, as she is drawn into his sphere, she experiences love, new friendships, but also loss, with an intensity she never dreamed of.

But is Zeke all he seems? What hides beneath his glamorous and mysterious past? When Iris decides to try for her own surfing success, just as her ex-boyfriend comes back into her life, she will test her talent, and her feelings for Zeke, to the limit… (Goodreads.) 



4 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable
however, it was not catapulted into amazing.




Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Fearless by Emma Pass

Hello Everyone!

I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley, so thank you to them for allowing me to review it!

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Title: The Fearless
Author: Emma Pass
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher (Netgalley)
Publisher: Corgi Children's
Published: April 24th 2014
No. of Pages: 400
The Fearless. An army, powered by an incredible new serum that makes each soldier stronger, sharper, faster than their enemies. Intended as a force for good, the serum has a terrible side-effect - anyone who takes it is stripped of all humanity, empathy, love. And as the Fearless sweep through the country, forcing the serum on anyone in their path, society becomes a living nightmare.

Cass remembers the night they passed through her village. Her father was Altered. Her mother died soon after. All Cass has left is her little brother - and when Jori is snatched by the Fearless and taken to their hellish lair, Cass must risk everything to get him back. -(Goodreads)


3.5 stars: Page thinks this book was good, but didn't
make him fly.




Monday, 4 August 2014

The Reading Habits Tag


Hello Everyone!

Holly from A Daydreamer's Thoughts tagged me, so here we go! The people I tag are listed at the end. :)

1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?
I like reading in the living room or in my room. I'm more comfortable in my room because I have all my cuddly toys and my bed there, but then I also like be surrounded by my family so I also like reading in the living room where we're all together. 

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

Well... This changes from time to time. Somethings, if I can be bothered enough to find a bookmark or if I have one with me, I'll use one. However, whenever I've lost it or can't find one, I'll just use a random piece of paper, because ain't nobody got time for that. Oooh! I have a story for you: The other day I bought a second hand book and it had the stub of a plane ticket inside it.  And they all lived happily ever after. Bye.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?
I can just stop. Simples. Wow, this is a short answer. I feel like I should be offering some really philosophical explanation into why I can just stop, but nothing is coming to me. Maybe I'll list types of unicorns? Pink unicorn, rainbow unicorn, glitterly unicorn, blue unicorn, flying unicorn, green unicorn, DUCK.

4. Do you eat or drink when reading?
Occaisonally, yes, but usually, no. It's because I usually read at night when I'm in bed so unless I want to attempt to fall asleep on the bed-filled-with-crumbs-of-pain, I just read. I like sleeping in a comfy bed, thank you very much.

5. Do you watch TV or listen to music whilst reading?
If music is playing or the TV is on, then I can still read at the same time. Otherwise, I don't usually listen to music or have the TV on whilst I read. The only problem is that sometimes I end up getting distracted, but this problem is worse when it comes to music, because I start listening to the lyrics and BAM! that's my reading time gone. XD

6. One book at a time or several at once?
I only read one book at a time. If I start reading another alongside the one I'm already reading, I usually lose interest in one or the other, and it kind of spoils the whole reading experience for me. Plus, because of reviews, I find it easier to have my thoughts only on one book. 

7. Reading at home or everywhere?

EVERYWHERE. Books just have a knack for being with me most of the time, because you never know when you'll get time to read. Annoyingly, the days I actually get time to read are the occasions where I've forgotten a book.. Hmph. 

8. Reading out loud or silently in your head?
Silently. I only read out loud if I'm reading to someone. 

9. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I used to flick through a book to get glimpses of what would happen, but then I would spoil myself so I stopped. Right now, I do read ahead and skip pages, but only if I'm hating the book but I still want to review it (I don't do DNF reviews..) .

10. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I don't think I've broken the spine of a book before, apart from when completing my Wreck This Journal. My books to get lines on the spine, but that's almost impossible to avoid, so I don't mind. 

11. Do you write in your books?

I used to write my name in my books, alongside the date and where I got it, but last Christmas I got two stamps; one lets me stamp the date, and the other is personalised with my name, so I just stamp my books now. The only other time I have written in a book is in my copy of The Shadowhunter's Codex. The characters have 
written annotations in the margins, so I decided to add my own spoilery ones.

12. What are you currently reading?
(This is scheduled, by the way..) I'm reading The Fearless by Emma Pass

I hope you enjoyed that! I tag:

Zoe @ Bookhi
Georgia @ The Books Bandit

Bye! xx



Saturday, 2 August 2014

The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Hello Everyone!

I got this book from the publisher via Edelweiss, so thank you to them for allowing me to review it!


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Title: The Taking
Author: Kimberly Derting
Series: The Taking #1 
Source: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Published: April 29th 2014
No. of Pages: 357
A flash of white light . . . and then . . . nothing. 

When sixteen-year-old Kyra Agnew wakes up behind a Dumpster at the Gas ’n’ Sip, she has no memory of how she got there. With a terrible headache and a major case of déjà vu, she heads home only to discover that five years have passed . . . yet she hasn’t aged a day. 

Everything else about Kyra’s old life is different. Her parents are divorced, her boyfriend, Austin, is in college and dating her best friend, and her dad has changed from an uptight neat-freak to a drunken conspiracy theorist who blames her five-year disappearance on little green men. 

Confused and lost, Kyra isn’t sure how to move forward unless she uncovers the truth. With Austin gone, she turns to Tyler, Austin’s annoying kid brother, who is now seventeen and who she has a sudden undeniable attraction to. As Tyler and Kyra retrace her steps from the fateful night of her disappearance, they discover strange phenomena that no one can explain, and they begin to wonder if Kyra’s father is not as crazy as he seems. There are others like her who have been taken . . . and returned. Kyra races to find an explanation and reclaim the life she once had, but what if the life she wants back is not her own?
-(Goodreads.) 
4 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable
however, it was not catapulted into amazing.



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