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In a world where natural death has been eradicated and immortality is a standard expectation from life, Citra and Rowan are chosen as apprentice scythes – scythes being professional killers chosen to keep the population at bay. Thrown into a morbid world forever testing their morals, we learn about this new world order as we watch the two train for the hardest job of their lives.
Continue reading Scythe by Neal Shusterman | Utopia has its problems…
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A grief-stricken world void of colour and laughter. Stories that seem legendary, but were real eighteen years ago. A girl taking the chance she never realised she wanted. All of this – and more – you’ll find in State of Sorrow, and I guarantee you it’s worth the read.
Continue reading State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury | Fantasy, politics, and a whole lot of grief
I…don’t think this was the right time for me to read this book. I mean, I thought it was, because I wanted a light quick read and this seemed to be the one. But…maybe not.
Let’s dive right in!
Continue reading P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han | I was probably way too cynical for this level of cringe
All the way back in July, I was lucky enough to receive a stunning ARC of this book. But since it doesn’t come out until January, I restrained myself from reading it until December. I mean, I did want my review sat scheduled in my posts for 5 months now, did I?
And so at last, this book made it’s way onto my monthly TBR, and here we are today.
Let’s talk about Caraval!
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 416
To Be Released: 26th January 2017
Continue reading Revelling in the magical atmosphere of the twisted game in…Caraval by Stephanie Garber
I FINALLY READ THIS BOOK
LET’S SHOUT OUR THANKS TO THE HEAVENS AND SING HALLELUJAH!
Seriously though. I only needed to read this book to finish the Lunar Chronicles series. It took me months, but finally FINALLY I’M DONE.
Which is funny really, considering this was one of my top priorities/anticipates releases and yet when I got it…nope. But here we are today.
Since this is a novella bind-up, the review will be slightly different. I’ll give a rating for each individual novella with a couple of sentences, then at the end give an overall summary and rating.
Let’s talk about Stars Above!
(P.S. Sorry for the lousy photo. Darn you, artificial yellow lighting)
Title: Stars Above
Author: Marissa Meyer
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Series Status: A novella bind-up companion to The Lunar Chronicles, to be read after Winter
Genre: Young Adult, SciFi, Fairytale Retelling
Number of Pages: 369
Continue reading Finding more about the past and future of our beloved squad in…Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
I’m actually really glad this was a short read, because I had a mess up with my reviews. Last Friday I finished a book, in time for me to write and schedule it on Monday when I had time. Only to then realise it’s an ARC, and the review was planned to go up mid December. Meaning there was no book to review this week.
Then lo and behold, this book turned up on my doorstep, my weekend plans were unexpectedly cancelled, and the planets aligned to let me read this book over the weekend.
So let’s talk about Illusion!
Author: Nadette Rae Rodgers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Series Status: The 1st in the Illusion trilogy
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy/Supernatural
Number of Pages: 249
Continue reading Illusion by Nadette Rae Rodgers | Everyone wants their dreams to come true…but not nightmares
This book is one of those that has been sat on my bookshelves for many months now, and it was about time I finally read it.
Plus with it looking quite dark and creepy, I figured the lead up to Halloween was the perfect time for it.
So let’s talk about The Lie Tree!
Title: The Lie Tree
Author: Frances Hardinge
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery
Number of Pages: 410
Continue reading When lies get out of hand in the Victorian era all thanks to…The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Oh, how the premise of thing book intrigued me so. I mean, it’s described as a SciFi novel with a Gossip Girl feel to it – how could I not wonder about that?
I actually didn’t think I’d be able to get this book for a very long while, since I’m on a book buying ban basically until Christmas (pray for me), but then the lovely people at SocialBookCo contacted me through their review programme, asking if I would like to review this for them. So of course, I said yes!
This is the 2nd book I’ve reviewed for them, so you’d think I’d have come up with a better way of explaining the site by now – but basically This is a site that compares all the different prices of books from different retailers, showing you where you can buy each book for the cheapest price. And then there’s the reviewing side – If you join their programme, there are opportunities for you to be sent books for free in exchange for an honest review by a given date. So check it out if you’re interested!
But enough with the rambling…
Let’s talk about The Thousandth Floor!
Title: The Thousandth Floor
Author: Katharine McGee
Publisher: Harper Collins
Series Status: The 1st book in a series
Genre: Young Adult, SciFi,
Number of Pages: 437
Continue reading The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee | A futuristic story full of drama and money, distrust and crime
Alright you have no idea how much this header image is bothering me, with the title not fitting in the coloured stripe properly (it’s usually only one line rather than two but the title is way too long). But we’re just going to ignore that and get on with it, because that’s not what we’re here for.
I’d decided a while ago to reread this book. I’d finally gotten the last book in the trilogy a few months ago, but it had been that long since reading the first two I couldn’t actually remembered what happened. And with the movie of Miss Peregrine’s being released, it was about time for me to put those plans into action.
Let’s talk about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children!
Title: Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Quirk Books
Series Status: The 1st book in the Peculiar trilogy
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Number of Pages: 352
Continue reading Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs | A REREAD that I loved, though I’m revoking the “favourite” status
When planning my reading schedule for the next few weeks
(yes I had to actually plan my reading because I have about 2786874 books I need to read in the upcoming weeks), I gave myself an entire week to read this book. Then I realised it was literally just over 100 pages long. And it took me 2 hours at most.
So YAY for quick reads!
Let’s talk about Naming the Stars!
Title: Naming The Stars
Author: Susan Koefod
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Series Status: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Number of Pages: 144
Continue reading Naming The Stars by Susan Koefod | A really quick read about a girl who never existed…or did she?