Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!!!



The Splash into Summer Giveaway Hop!!!

I have one great giveaway today and there will be one winner.


Giveaway:



One copy of 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer, which includes new bonus chapter and Q and A with Stephenie Meyer.

Giveaway Details:

This giveaway is open on Wednesday 25Th May and closes Tuesday 31st May at midnight. The winner will be announced on Wednesday 1st June.

Fill out this form to enter:

Form Closed.


After you have entered my giveaway hop to another giveaway on the list:

Teaser Tuesday (#15)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'"Twenty minutes," the officer barked. He threw his burning cigaretteonto our clean living room floor and ground it into the wood with his boot.
We were about to become cigarettes.'

page 5 'Between Shades of Grey' by Ruta Sepetys.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman

Title: Boys Don't Cry
Author: Malorie Blackman
Published by: Doubleday Children's Books
Age Group: Young-adult
Hardcover: 302
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



Rating: 5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

Goodreads summary:

This is the explosively page-turning new novel for teenagers from the author of the award-winning "Noughts and Crosses" sequence. You're about to receive your A-level results and then a future of university and journalism awaits. But the day they're due to arrive your old girlfriend Melanie turns up unexpectedly ...with a baby ...You assume Melanie's helping a friend, until she nips out to buy some essentials, leaving you literally holding the baby ...

Review:

This book was amazing!

When I first started reading this book I thought that there was only going to be one main topic that this book revolved around, and that was the main character Dante learning how to raise a baby. But this book was SO much more than that.

The book revolved around many different issues such as single parenting, teen parenting, emotional health, family relationships, sexuality and much more. In my opinion all of these aspects made the book as amazing as it was. It makes you open your eyes to how easy most of us have it.

I loved how this book was in a single teen dad’s point of view; it was refreshing to read something new and not just have a teen mom story. It’s also opens people’s eyes to how single teen dads have it just as hard as single teen moms.

Malorie is such a talented writer and the plot was just fantastic, if you see this book in your local bookstore or on the internet check it out.

I will say it again… this book is amazing!

Plot 5/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Malorie Blackman's website

Sunday, 22 May 2011

In My Mailbox (#15)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren



Bought:

Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden

Saturday, 21 May 2011

On My Wishlist (#28)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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I can't wait to buy thing book it sounds awesome!!!



Delirium
Lauren Oliver
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the governments demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

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This sounds amazing!!!



Vanish
Sophie Jordan
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

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This looks so cool! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!



Steel
Carrie Vaughn
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Sixteen-year-old Jill has fought in dozens of fencing tournaments, but she has never held a sharpened blade. When she finds a corroded sword piece on a Caribbean beach, she is instantly intrigued and pockets it as her own personal treasure.

The broken tip holds secrets, though, and it transports Jill through time to the deck of a pirate ship. Stranded in the past and surrounded by strangers, she is forced to sign on as crew. But a pirate's life is bloody and brief, and as Jill learns about the dark magic that brought her there, she forms a desperate scheme to get home—one that risks everything in a duel to the death with a villainous pirate captain.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#17) & Follow Friday (#18)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

My answer:

I would have to say 'The Host' by Stephenie Meyer and in the caves... I don't really know why I would want to go there. But the novel is mostly set in the caves and once I got thinking it I thought it would be like labyrinth... it sounded cool to me and I think if you've read the book this will make more sence to you.

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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. It's circle time. Time for us to open up and share. Can you tell us FIVE quirky habits or things about you? We all have them...

My answer:

1) I eat my food layer by layer and I can't mix some foods together, if it happens I wouldn't eat it.

2) I always play with my hair when I wear it down, I've even got to the stage that I don't even realise that I'm doing it.

3) I have to have things like dvd's, CD's, books etc in a certian order in which I like (colour, cover, author, name etc)

4) I can't sleep without my ipod playing some sort of music in my ears :)

5) I love wear mens joggers becuase I find them more comfortable than womens.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#22)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Love Story
Jennifer Echolds
19th July 2011



Goodreads summary:

Erin Blackwell is headed to college in New York City to study creative writing and earn a living as a romance novelist. Her grandmother has other plans: she approves of the college, but she wants Erin to major in business and then come back home to Kentucky to run the family’s famous racehorse farm. There is no way Erin will agree. Studying in New York and writing her way into a career is her escape from the farm and the family tragedy that happened there. So Erin’s grandmother decides Erin really will live life as a starving artist. She takes Erin’s future job running the farm, her inheritance, even her college tuition, and gives them all to Hunter Allen.

Hunter has lived on the farm for years. He’s Erin’s age, he’s the stable boy, and he’s the romantic dream of every girl in her high school. But he was involved in the family tragedy. Erin has always given him a wide berth. And he’s a slick opportunist. She’s furious that he fooled her grandmother into giving him Erin’s birthright and sending him to Erin’s college.

At least she’s free of him in her creative writing class. So she pens a story that has haunted her lately, in which the horse farm heiress at the very first Kentucky Derby starts a forbidden affair with the lowly stable boy. Unfortunately for her, the day she’s sharing this story with her New York classmates, Hunter walks in. He’s switching to her class. And after reading about himself in Erin’s story, he writes his own sexy assignments that lure Erin into dangerous fantasies about what could have been between them, and what might be.

Sunday, 15 May 2011

In My Mailbox (#14)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren



Bought:

Forget You by Jennifer Echols
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The Craving (The Vampire Diaries: Stefan's Diaries #3) by L.J. Smith (Creator), Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec

Saturday, 14 May 2011

On My Wishlist (#27)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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I own the first book in the series and I can't wait to get my hands on this second!!



The Wood Queen (The Iron Witch #2)
Karen Mahoney
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Summary currently unavailable.

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This sounds so cool!!!



Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2)
Rebecca Maizel
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Lenah Beaudonte should be dead. But having sacrificed herself to save another, she finds herself awakening with strange powers that are neither vampire nor human - and a new enemy on her trail. In her vampire life, Lenah had thought that being human was all she ever wanted; but the human heart suffers pain, heartbreak and loss. With her new powers growing and the dark force of the Nex after her soul, Lenah faces a choice: between the mortal love of gorgeous Justin, whose passion fed her human soul, and taking a different path to become the mistress of her own destiny, wherever that may lead ...

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This sounds awesome and the cover is beautiful!!!



Beautiful Days (Bright Young Things #2)
Anna Godbersen
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Cordelia and Letty are small-town girls no longer. Letty is ready at last to chase her Broadway dreams. Cordelia thought she lost her true love, but a chance meeting will change her fortune—and her future. The unflappable flapper Astrid Donal has promised herself to Charlie Grey, Cordelia’s half-brother, but isn’t sure their love is true enough to survive. And a bitter rivalry will ensnare them all in a dangerous feud played out in the speakeasies of Manhattan and on the great lawns of Long Island. As these bright young things live out their beautiful days in the summer of 1929, they find romance and heartbreak, adventure and intrigue, new friends and unexpected rivals.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#16) & Follow Friday (#17)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I like it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: "Are you going to Book Expo America (BEA) and/or the Book Blogger Convention (BBC) this year?"

My answer:

No unfortunately I'm not. I wish I could but I live the UK, there's a sea between me and BEA :(

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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. The Blogger Apocalypse made me a little emotional. What is the most emotional scene in a book that you have read lately?

My answer:

I would have to say The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#21)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Paradise
Jill S. Alexander
5th July 2011

Goodreads summary:

Paisley Tillery is the drummer for a country rock band. If they can make it to the stage at the Texapalooza music fest, then Paisley will be closer to her dream of a career in music and a ticket out of her small Texas town.

Drumming and music are what Paisley has always wanted. Until the band gets a new lead singer, the boy from Paradise, Texas. With Paradise in her life, what Paisley wants, and what she needs, complicate her dreams coming true.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#14)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'"No, Zoey. The difference is that I actually need a scholarship, and you're a spoiled brat." He twisted his arm out of my hand and rubbed it like I'd hurt him, though I hardly touched him.'

page 47 'Forget You' by Jennifer Echols

Sunday, 8 May 2011

In My Mailbox (#13)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

I only got one book this week and that book was for review and it was sent to me by email from the author, so I thought that it was a little stupid doing a video post when I would just be showing you a picture on my laptop.



Review

Solid by Shelley Workinger (Thanks Shelley for asking me to review your book)

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Silence Cover Revealed!!!!!



I know this cover has been out for a couple of days now, my internet hasn't been working. But I still wanted to show the new cover to one of my FAVOURITE series on the blog!!!!!!

On My Wishlist (#26)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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I love love love this series!!!!! I can't wait for this book to come out!!!!!



Silence
Becca Fitzpatrick
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.

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This sounds so cool!!



The Magnolia League
Katie Crouch
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

After the death of her free-spirited mother, sixteen-year-old Alex Lee must leave her home in northern California to live with her wealthy grandmother in Savannah, Georgia. By birth, Alex is a rightful, if unwilling, member of the Magnolia League, Savannah's long-standing debutante society. She quickly discovers that the Magnolias have made a pact with a legendary hoodoo family, the Buzzards. The Magnolias enjoy youth, beauty and power. But at what price?

As in her popular adult novels, Crouch's poignant and humorous voice shines in this seductively atmospheric story about girls growing up in a magical Southern city.

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This one sounds like it would be such a fun summer read!!! :)



Invincible Summer
Hannah Moskowitz
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?

Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive....

Not your typical beach read.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#20)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

The Near Witch
Victoria Schwab
2nd August 2011



Goodreads summary:

The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children.

If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company.

And there are no strangers in the town of Near.


These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Part fairy tale, part love story, Victoria Schwab’s debut novel is entirely original yet achingly familiar: a song you heard long ago, a whisper carried by the wind, and a dream you won’t soon forget.

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#13)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'He pulled his arm back, leaving me grasping air. "What?" he asked amused. "Why be angry at me? It's not like I swiped it."
"No, of course not," I huffed, waiting.
"So...," he said.
"So... if it's ok with you, I'll just take my bag back," I said, reaching out and catching the straps in my hand this time. He didn't let go.'

page 25 'Die for Me' by Amy Plum.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

In My Mailbox (#12)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren



Bought:

Betwwen Shaes of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Die for Me by Amy Plum
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