Thursday, 1 December 2016

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016: Link to Your December Reviews

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016

Welcome to the Retellings Reading Challenge 2016 December link-up! How are you doing? I'm making some headway with As I Descended by Robin Talley, finally! So I should be able to share my review this month.

Link to your reviews below. But before you do...
  • You must sign up for the challenge before you post links to your reviews. Links from people who haven't signed up will be deleted. Sign up for the challenge here.
  • Make sure your links go directly to your reviews, not to your blog/Goodreads page/youtube channel. Those of the latter will be deleted.
  • To count, books must be read in December. Only books read at the very end of April will count for May if posted at the very beginning of the month. Otherwise they won't count.
  • When you link to your reviews, in the "Name" field, please include the title of the book, the author, and your blog name. For example: Wicked by Gregory Maguire @ Once Upon a Bookcase.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Thanksgiving Freebie - Ten Books I'm Thankful For

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is a Thanksgiving freebie, and I've decided to talk about the books I'm immensely thankful for. Some of these books mean something to me personally, and some I'm thankful for existing in general; for what they mean for YA, for what they mean for the world, and for the good they're doing. Here's my list.

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

My Review

I'm so thankful for Under Rose Tainted Skies. I read it after being diagnosed with anxiety, and it was such a huge help for me. It was hard to read at times, but it made me feel so understood. And Louise Gornall is such a huge support on Twitter to those with mental health problems. She is all about removing the stigma and is pretty open about her own mental illnesses, too. Gornall is completely wonderful, and she and her book have been such a help for me.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I've Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. I haven't taken part in quite a while, so I thought it was time I joined in again. This week’s topic is Ten Books I've Added To My To-Be-Read List Lately.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016: Link to Your November Reviews

Retellings Reading Challenge 2016

Welcome to the Retellings Reading Challenge 2016 November link-up! How are you lot doing? I didn't read any retellings in October; I started As I Descended by Robin Talley, a contemporary lesbian retelling of Macbeth, but I got ill and haven't been doing much reading for a while. Hopefully I'll read it this month!

Link to your reviews below. But before you do...
  • You must sign up for the challenge before you post links to your reviews. Links from people who haven't signed up will be deleted. Sign up for the challenge here.
  • Make sure your links go directly to your reviews, not to your blog/Goodreads page/youtube channel. Those of the latter will be deleted.
  • To count, books must be read in November. Only books read at the very end of April will count for May if posted at the very beginning of the month. Otherwise they won't count.
  • When you link to your reviews, in the "Name" field, please include the title of the book, the author, and your blog name. For example: Wicked by Gregory Maguire @ Once Upon a Bookcase.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Review: Bound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost

Bound by Flames by Jeaniene FrostBound by Flames by Jeaniene Frost (Bought) - WARNING! I cannot review this book without spoiling the others in the series. Read no further if you're planning on reading this series and don't want it spoilt for you.

Play with fire, pay the price.

Leila’s years on the carnie circuit were certainly an education. What she didn’t learn: how to be a vampire, or how to be married to the most famous vampire of them all. Adjusting to both has Leila teetering on a knife edge between passion and peril, and now the real danger is about to begin…

Vlad must battle with a centuries-old enemy whose reach stretches across continents and whose strength equals his own. It isn’t like Vlad to feel fear, but he does…for Leila, because his enemy knows she is Vlad’s greatest weakness. As friend and foe alike align against him—and his overprotectiveness drives Leila away—Vlad’s love for his new bride could be the very thing that dooms them both…
From Goodreads.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Review: The Gathering Dark / Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

The Gathering Dark / Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (ARC) - Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.

Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.

Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha . . . and the secrets of her heart.
From Goodreads.