'Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.'- Angela Carter

Friday, 31 January 2014

REVIEW: Uninvited - Sophie Jordan

Uninvited - Sophie Jordan
Uninvited (Uninvited, #1)
The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper Teen*

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Harry Potter #50

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

REVIEW: Bird by Crystal Chan

Bird by Crystal Chan
Bird
Grandpa stopped speaking the day he killed my brother, John. His name was John until Grandpa said he looked more like a Bird with the way he kept jumping off things, and the name stuck. Bird's thick, black hair poked out in every direction, just like the head feathers of the blackbirds, Grandpa said, and he bet that one day Bird would fly like one too. Grandpa kept talking like that, and no one paid him much notice until Bird jumped off a cliff, the cliff at the edge of the tallgrass prairie, the cliff that dropped a good couple hundred feet to a dried-up riverbed below. From that day on, Grandpa never spoke another word. Not one. 
The day that Bird tried to fly, the grown-ups were out looking for him - all of them except Mom and Granny. That's because that very day, I was born.'

Twelve-year-old Jewel never knew her brother, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Then one night, on her birthday, she finds a mysterious boy sitting in her oak tree. His name is John. And he changes everything.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Random House*

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #43

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want to Live in

Monday, 27 January 2014

REVIEW: Vengeance - Megan Miranda

Vengeance - Megan Miranda 
Vengeance (Fracture, #2)
Falcon Lake wants vengeance. And so, it seems, does someone else... An intense, heart-rending psychological thriller to accompany the chilling and seductive Fracture

When Decker drags his best friend Delaney’s lifeless body out of the frozen lake, he makes a deal: Anyone but her. Everyone but her. The lake releases her. It takes another...

All their friends blame Delaney for Carson’s death. But Decker knows the truth: Delaney is drawn to those who are dying, and she would have tried to help Carson.

Or so Decker believes until a body lies in front of him in a pool of water on his kitchen floor. Until he sees in Delaney’s eyes that she knew this would happen too – and she said nothing. Until he realises it isn’t the lake that is looking for revenge – Delaney is part of someone else’s plan.

This powerful and emotionally charged psychological thriller follows Megan Miranda’s stunning debut Fracture.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Bloomsbury*

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Harry Potter #49

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

REVIEW: Fracture - Megan Miranda

 Fracture - Megan Miranda
Fracture (Fracture, #1)
When Decker found Delaney kissing his best friend Carson, he told himself that it meant nothing. But then Carson calls to Delaney from across the vast frozen lake. Jealous, Decker insists they walk over the fragile ice. Halfway, he leaves her there ...Ten minutes without air, Delaney will be dead. Decker pulls her out of the icy waters after eleven. Delaney is alive, but now she is drawn to those who are dying ...and to stranger, Troy - someone Decker should see as a threat.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Bloomsbury*

Monday, 20 January 2014

GUEST POST: Kasie West on Pivot Point

Today I'm so happy to hand the reigns over to none other than Kasie West, author of the brilliant Pivot Point. She is here on the blog to talk to us about the Abilities within the novel. Kasie shares with us her inspiration for the creation of these and how she came up with the different Abilities!

The Abilities of Pivot Point
Kasie West

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, #1)Each of the characters living in the paranormal compound of the Pivot Point world has an ability, a beyond-normal power if you will. This was one of the more challenging aspects of writing the book. The book was inspired by the movie Sliding Doors. While thinking about movies that needed to be made into teen books, I thought of Sliding Doors. I thought, what if instead of it being a contemporary-type plot showing alternate worlds, there was actually a girl who could see alternate futures. What if she lived with these alternate futures in her head and had to deal with that. Thus, the idea for the book was born.

So that was the easy part. But then I had to place her in a world where she was surrounded by lots of advanced minds. I didn’t want the characters to have super powers that seemed completely far-fetched, like flying or fire vision. I wanted powers that might occur if our minds had just a bit more advancement. As if the minds of this world were the next step in evolution. As if their brains were more efficient, more active. So I tried to think of abilities that might naturally result from minds advancing.

Memory Eraser. Laila, Addie’s best friend, is a memory eraser. When I think about memories and how they’re stored, I thought it would be cool if there was someone who could go in and wipe those clean, shut off paths in the brain that give us access to those memories. This ability was fun to work with because if you knew someone who could make you forget things, you would always wonder if she’d made you forget things. Also, it made me start to think about myself and if there were any memories I’d want to forget, any that I’d ask my best friend to Erase.

Telekinetic. This was an easy one to think up mostly because there are people who claim to have this now. So when thinking about advanced brains, it seemed logical that some people would be able to move things with their minds. And seeing how a backdrop of the novel is football, this power played in very nicely.

Lie Detector (Discerner). Addie’s father is a lie detector. I love this ability. This one came about because I thought to myself, when I was a teenager, what would be the absolute worst power that my parents could’ve had? Ha. I would’ve hated it if my father could’ve been able to tell every time I told a lie. Come to think of it, he probably could tell, he was just a really good dad and let me get away with it so that my guilt of lying to him ate at me. 
Split Second (Pivot Point, #2)
Mass Manipulator. Who doesn’t want to walk through walls and bend solid objects? Okay, so maybe it’s not something you’ve ever thought you wanted to do, but it was another ability I thought could possibly come with an advanced mind. This idea that matter could be altered and changed with our brains.

There are many other abilities in Pivot Point/Split Second, but I think I’ll stop there. You’ll have to discover the rest as you read. As for which ability I’d love to have when my mind advances…this answer changes on a day to day basis depending on my needs at the moment. Right now I’d love to slow down time a bit because things seem to be moving so fast.


Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

About the authorI love to write--too much. It's a sickness really. My debut novel, PIVOT POINT, is out now with HarperTeen. (And will be followed by its sequel, Split Second on February 11, 2014.)

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, my contemporary YA novel, will be published July 2, 2013 (HarperTeen).

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KasieWest
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Sunday, 19 January 2014

REVIEW: The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak
The Book Thief
This is the tale of the book thief, as narrated by death. And when death tells a story, you really have to listen.

It's just a small story really, about, among other things:

A girl
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An accordionist
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Some fanatical Germans
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A Jewish fist fighter
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And quite a lot of thievery.

Showcase Sunday #62

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Thursday, 16 January 2014

REVIEW: Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Leviathan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green & David Leviathan
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two strangers cross paths. Two teens with the same name, running in two very different circles, suddenly find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, culminating in heroic turns-of-heart and the most epic musical ever to grace the high-school stage.

Harry Potter #48

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here

REVIEW: Autumn Rose - Abigail Gibbs

Autumn Rose - Abigail Gibbs
Autumn Rose (The Dark Heroine, #2)

The highly anticipated sequel to Dinner with a Vampire

Autumn Rose has the chance to save the world she loves. But how much will she have to sacrifice to achieve it?

In Autumn Rose, book two of her breathtaking series, Abigail Gibbs draws us even further into the dangerous and romantic world of the Dark Heroines.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper Collins*

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Top Ten Tuesday #42

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the wonderful blog; Broke and Bookish. This weeks topic is:

Top Ten Six 2014 Debut's I'm Excited For :)

Monday, 13 January 2014

Will There Ever Be Another Book Love Like Your First?

As promised, I'm making a big effort this year to start up more discussion posts. The main reason I've been slacking is pure laziness. I want to get my blog up to the next level this coming year so this means settling down and getting some discussions down. I have plenty to moan, praise, discuss and ponder so there really is no excuse!

The past few weeks I've been loving most of the books that I've read, but there has always been one problem. They just don't get me as excited as the Harry Potter books did. This doesn't mean oh my god no other book is EVER going to be as good as them! I think it's more to do with growing up with the books and developing with Harry rather than anything else. I don't think that a series will ever suck me in quite as much as that and mainly for that reason. I can't imagine a world sucking me in as much as Rowling's and I really can't imagine a series (and now, franchise) having so much of a hold on me.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Showcase Sunday #61

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

2014 Bookish Resolutions

Happy New Year!

I'm a bit late with this post since we're almost two weeks into 2014 now, but I figure better late than never! It's been a busy few weeks. I've gotten myself a part time job in a library (such a relief), my partner's been sitting his Masters exams and I've been catching up on ARC's that are due out this month. This has meant lots of reading and not a lot of computer time! ANYWAY, onto the resolutions. I've loved reading everyone's resolutions for this, so here are mine:


  • Read 130 books this year. I managed to go over my goal of 100 books last year and read 124 so I'm hoping that I can reach 130 this year.
  • Read more Contemporary YA. I've been sticking to just the paranormal and dystopian novels so far, but I've read a handful of Contemporary YA's as well and really looking forward to reading more of them! Requests are totally welcome, bit out of my depth!
  • Cut back on NetGalley. Seriously, my pile is ridiculous. It needs to stop.
  • Complete all challenges! I managed GR and Dystopia but failed miserably at others.
  • Keep on top of ARC's. 
  • Read my own books. I sometimes go months without reading any book that I bought for myself. I really need to just read for myself sometimes rather than as feedback.
  • Make more discussion posts. The past few months I've fallen into the trap of reviews and meme's only. I need to get out of this slump and start bringing the blog alive again!

Well here are the ones I can think of for now. I've no doubt that more will be added to this as the year goes on :). Happy 2014 everyone!



Thursday, 9 January 2014

REVIEW: The Murder Complex - Lindsay Cummings

The Murder Complex - Lindsay Cummings
The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1)
An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper Teen*

Harry Potter #47

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

REVIEW: A Breath of Frost - Alyxandra Harvey

A Breath of Frost - Alyxandra Harvey
A Breath of Frost (The Lovegrove Legacy, #1)
Emma Day and her two cousins, Gretchen and Penelope, are uninterested in their debutante lives. All the boring balls, tiresome curtsying and polite conversation leave much to be desired. Then a girl is found dead, frost clinging to her lifeless body, and the murder is traced to Emma. As their world is turned upside down, Emma discovers more about herself and her cousins, from her connection to the murders to the secrets of her family legacy. Now the girls must embrace their true Lovegrove inheritance in order to stop the chaos, even if that means risking their lives. Dangerously handsome Cormac Fairfax wants to help Emma - but, with secrets of his own to hide, can she trust him?

The first book in a deliciously dark new trilogy. Perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare and Ruth Warburton.
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Bloomsbury*

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

REVIEW: Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas

Mother, Mother - Koren Zailckas
Mother, Mother
Meet the Hurst Family.

Meet Violet Hurst -16 years old, beautiful and brilliant. So why is she being accused of being a danger to herself and others?

Meet her brother Will Hurst – the smartest and sweetest twelve-year old boy around. But does he really need all that medication he is being told to take?

Meet oldest sister Rose – the one who got away. She disappeared one night in her final year of school, never to be heard from again.

And then meet their mother – Josephine. Perhaps it will then all start to make sense…
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Harper Collins*

Sunday, 5 January 2014

2014 Jane Austen Reading Challenge

I've been wanting to find time to pick up my Jane Austen books for quite awhile now, and I just stumbled across this challenge over at Reading is Fun Again! The aim is to read one Jane Austen book every two months. I'm going to try my best with this because I haven't read any Jane Austen since I was 17. 

Books to read:
Re-read Pride and Prejudice
Re-read Emma
Persuasion
Northanger Abbey
Sense and Sensibility 
Mansfield Park

Showcase Sunday #60

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Friday, 3 January 2014

REVIEW: Hostage Three - Nick Lake

Hostage Three - Nick Lake
Hostage Three
It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal after a turbulent time; the peaceful sea, the warm sun . . . But a nightmare is about to explode as a group of Somali pirates seizes the boat and its human cargo - and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage 1 is Dad - the most valuable. Amy is Hostage 3. As she builds a strange bond with one of her captors, it becomes brutally clear that the price of a life and its value are very different things . . .
*Received in exchange for an honest review*
*Thank you, Bloomsbury*

Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014

Last year I managed to get way over my challenge of a 100 books - something that I am soooo happy about. I'm hoping this year will allow me to read even more than 2013 because there are no more essays to write! So this year I've challenged myself to read 130 books :).

2014 Reading Challenge

The Books: 131/130

Abraham, Daniel - A Game of Thrones: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1
Adams, Douglas - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy  3.5/5*
Alcott, Louisa May - Little Women  4/5*
Andrews, Scott K. - Timebomb  3.5/5*
Armentrout, Jennifer L. - Half-Blood  4.5/5*
Armstrong, Kelley - Sea of Shadows  4/5*
Asher, Jay - Thirteen Reasons Why   5/5*
Bankes, Liz - Unstoppable  4.5/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - Little Knife  4/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - Seige and Storm  4.5/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - Shadow and Bone 4.5/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - The Tailor 5/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - The Too-Clever Fox 4/5*
Bardugo, Leigh - The Witch of Duva  5/5*
Black, Holly, Clare, Cassandra - The Iron Trial  4/5*
Blackman, Malorie - Boys Don't Cry  5/5*
Blake, Kendare - When Gods and Vampires Roamed Miami 4/5*
Brown, Jennifer - Perfect Escape  3/5*
Brown, Pierce - Red Rising  4.5/5*
Brusha, Joe - Grimm Fairy Tales: Oz  1/5*
Burton, Jessie - The Miniaturist  4.5/5*
Cass, Kiera - The Elite  4.5/5*
Cass, Kiera - The Guard  5/5*
Cass, Kiera - The One  5/5*
Cass, Kiera - The Prince  5/5*
Cass, Kiera - The Selection  5/5*
Chan, Crystal - Bird  4.5/5*
Chbosky, Stephen - The Perks of Being a Wallflower 3/5*
Cummings, Lindsay - The Murder Complex  5/5*
Curran, Kim - Delete  4.5/5*
Curran, Kim - Glaze   4.5/5*
Douglas, Helen - Chasing Stars  4.5/5*
Ewing, Amy - The Jewel  5/5*
Feasey, Steve - Mutant City  4/5*
Fitzgerald, Sarah Moore - The Apple Tart of Hope  5/5*
Forman, Gayle - I Was Here  4/5*
Foreman, Gayle - If I Stay  4/5*
Gaiman, Neil, Riddell, Chris - The Sleeper and the Spindle  5/5*
Gibbs, Abigail - Autumn Rose  4/5*
Grainger, A. J. - Captive  4/5*
Graudin, Ryan - The Walled City  5/5*
Green, John, Levithan, David - Will Grayson, Will Grayson  5/5*
Green, John, Johnson, Maureen, Myracle, Lauren - Let it Snow  4/5*
Griffin, Bethany - The Fall  3.5/5*
Han, Jenny - To All The Boys I've Loved Before  4/5*
Harvey, Alyxandra - A Breath of Frost  2.5/5*
Jensen, Danielle L. - Stolen Songbird  5/5*
Johansen, Erika - The Queen of the Tearling  4.5/5*
Jordan, Sophie - Unhinged  4/5*
Kelk, Lindsey - About a Girl  4.5/5*
Kelk, Lindsey - Jenny Lopez Savies Christmas   4/5*
Kelk, Lindsey - What A Girl Wants  4.5/5*
Kendal, Claire - The Book of You  5/5*
Kontis, Alethea - Enchanted  3/5*
Lake, Nick - Hostage Three  3.5/5*
Lake, Nick - There Will Be Lies  4/5*
Lam, Laura - The Card Sharp  5/5*
Lam, Laura - The Fisherman's Net  4/5*
Lam, Laura - The Snake Charm  4/5*
Lam, Laura - The Tarot Reader  5/5*
Lawless, Erin - The Best Thing I Never Had  5/5*
Levithan, David - Boy Meets Boy  4/5*
Levithan, David - Marly's Ghost  4/5*
Levithan, David - Two Boys Kissing  4.5/5*
Lockhart, E. - The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks  2.5/5*
Lockhart, E. - We Were Liars  5/5*
Lyons, Annie - Not Quite Perfect  3.5/5*
Maas, Sarah J. - Heir of Fire  5/5*
Maas, Sarah J. - The Assassin's Blade   5/5*
Malerman, Josh - Bird Box   3.5/5*
Martin, George R. R. - A Clash of Kings  5/5*
Martin, George R. R. - A Game of Thrones  5/5*
Martin, George R. R. - A Storm of Swords: Blood and Gold  5/5*
Martin, George R. R. - A Storm of Swords: Steel and Snow  5/5*
Martin, George R. R. - The Ice Dragon  5/5*
McLachlan, Jenny - Flirty Dancing  4/5*
McGovern, Cammie - Amy & Matthew   4.5/5*
Meehan, Gary - True Fire  3.5/5*
Meyer, Marissa - Cress  5/5*
Meyer, Marissa - Glitches  5/5*
Meyer, Marissa - The Little Android  5/5*
Meyer, Marissa - The Queen's Army  5/5*
Mills, Mark B. - Waiting for Doggo  5/5*
Miranda, Megan - Fracture  4/5*
Miranda, Megan - Vengeance 4/5*
O'Neill, Louise - Only Ever Yours  4/5*
O'Porter, Dawn - Goose  4.5*
O'Porter, Dawn - Paper Aeroplanes  4/5*
Patel, Carrie - The Buried Life  3/5*
Perkins, Stephanie - Anna and the French Kiss  4/5*
Perkins, Stephanie - My True Love Gave to Me  4/5*
Pinborough, Sarah - Beauty  4/5*
Pinborough, Sarah - Poison  4/5*
Powell, Laura - Goddess  3/5*
Quick, Matthew - Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock  3/5*
Raasch, Sara - Icicles Like Kindling  4/5*
Raasch, Sara - Snow Like Ashes  5/5*
Rayner, Sarah - Another Night, Another Day  5/5*
Reid, Louisa - Lies Like Love  4/5*
Rosenblum, Gregg - Revolution 19   4/5*
Rowell, Rainbow - Eleanor & Park  5/5*
Rowell, Rainbow - Fangirl  4.5/5*
Rowell, Rainbow - Landline  4/5*
Rowling, J. K. - Quidditch Through The Ages 5/5*
Rutkoski, Maria - The Winner's Curse  4/5*
Ryan, Carrie, Davis, John Parke - The Map to Everywhere  4/5*
Saxon, Lucy - Take Back the Skies  4.5/5*
Scott, Julianna - The Seers  3.5/5*
Sedgwick, Marcus - The Ghosts of Heaven  3.5/5*
Sharpe, Tess - Far From You   5/5*
Shepard, Sara - The Perfectionists  4/5*
Simukka, Salla - As Red As Blood  3/5*
Smith, Jennifer E. - The Geography of You and Me  4.5/5* 
Stevens, Robin - A Murder Most Unladylike  4/5*
Stiefvater, Maggie - Blue Lily, Lily Blue  4/5*
Taylor, Laini - Lips Touch  4/5*
Vaughan, Brian K., Staples, Fiona - Saga: Volume 1  5/5*
Vaughan, Brian K., Staples, Fiona - Saga: Volume 2  5/5*
Vaughan, Brian K., Staples, Fiona - Saga: Volume 3  5/5*
Vaughan, Brian K., Staples, Fiona - Saga: Volume 4  5/5*
Vizzini, Ned - It's Kind of a Funny Story  4.5/5*
Walton, Leslye - The Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender  4/5*
West, Kasie - The Distance Between Us  4.5/5*
Willingham, Bill, Jimenez, Phil - Fairest, Vol 1: Wide Awake  4/5*
Winters, Cat - The Cure for Dreaming  5/5*
Wolitzer, Meg - Belzhar  4/5*
Zailckas, Koren - Mother, Mother   5/5*
Zusak, Marcus - The Book Thief   3/5*
Zarr, Sarah, Altebrando, Tara - Roomies  4/5*

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Harry Potter #46

This is a meme hosted by me here at my blog :).The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/ films/ J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related! I will be picking a topic within HP for us to focus on each week and then if anyone wants to take part feel free! All I ask is to link back here, to my blog :). There is now a full list of the topics to come in the Harry Potter section of my blog here

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

REVIEW: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - J. K. Rowling

 Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them - J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Harry Potter Companion Books, #1)
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope most sincerely that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.

-Albus Dumbledore