Book Haul – May 2017

Helloooo dear reader!

I haven’t done a Book Haul post in ages, so I thought it was about time I got back into the swing of things this month. Plus it’s a great excuse to use my new laptop!

My previous one was so old they didn’t even make parts for it anymore, AND I dropped it so now it’s physically split open, AND my clumsy puppy stepped on it one of these days and half the keyboard stopped working (Do you guys know how hard it is to write a blog post when you have to “copy + paste” half of the letters you need from your Facebook page onto your blog post? Nightmare!) Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: This Savage Song

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

 

Genre: Young Adult / Fantasy

Page Count: 427 pages

Publication Date: June 2016

 

Goodreads Summary:

There’s no such thing as safe. This Savage Song

Kate Harker wants to be as ruthless as her father. After five years and six boarding schools, she’s finally going home to prove that she can be.

August Flynn wants to be human. But he isn’t. He’s a monster, one that can steal souls with a song. He’s one of the three most powerful monsters in a city overrun with them. His own father’s secret weapon.

Their city is divided.

Their city is crumbling.

Kate and August are the only two who see both sides, the only two who could do something.

But how do you decide to be a hero or a villain when it’s hard to tell which is which? Continue reading

Join me for a 24 hour Readathon! 

As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, I’m doing my very first 24 hour Readathon, and best of all YOU’RE INVITED!

The only “rule” I’m following here is that the challenge lasts for a period of 24 hours. That’s it.

Now, because I’m such a slow reader I probably won’t be able to finish more than 1 or 2 books. But who cares, right?

The important thing here is to read and have fun while doing it. So, I’ll try to pick short, fun books and get a pile of snacks ready to go.

The 24 hour Readathon will take place next Saturday (3rd June) at midnight (which is technically Sunday morning but whatever), and  will end on Sunday night at 11:59pm.

I’m not sure what I’ll be reading yet. Here’s a shot of my TBR shelf, what would you recommend? (I’m dying to read Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, but it might be a bit too long for a Readathon).


So, who’s with me?

Let me know in the comment section if you are thinking of joining me in my very first Readathon.

Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Genre: Fantasy

Page Count: 352 pages

Publication Date: June 2011

 

Goodreads summary:

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs.

A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. Continue reading

Book Review: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Genre: Contemporary / Young Adult

Page Count: 310 pages

Publication Date: September 2015

 

Goodreads Summary:

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Continue reading

Book Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Genre: Young adult / Fantasy

Page Count: 404 pages

Publication Date: August 2012

 

Goodreads summary:

In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught.

Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament—fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land.

Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin’s heart be melted? Continue reading