Category: BOOKS

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure.   About the Book Title: Ready Player One Author: Ernest Cline Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Arrow Books Release date: April 2012 Genre: Sci-fi No.pages: 374     It’s the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We’re out of oil. We’ve wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread.  Like most of humanity, Wade Watts […]


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Posted 10th June 2018 in: Book Reviews. Tagged: , ,

Book Review: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

Book Review: Sever by Lauren DeStefano

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure.   About the Book Title: Sever (The Chemical Garden #3) Author: Lauren DeStefano Edition: UK paperback Publisher: HarperCollins Release date: February 2013 Genre: YA dystopian No.pages: 371   With the clock ticking until the virus takes its toll, Rhine is desperate for answers. After enduring Vaughn’s worst, Rhine finds an unlikely ally in his brother, an eccentric inventor named Reed. […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons I DNF (Did Not Finish)

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. This week’s prompt is “Books I Decided to DNF (did not finish) too Quickly”. I couldn’t really think of any books that fell into that category; I don’t think I’ve ever regretted choosing to stop reading a book halfway through. If I ‘break up’ with […]


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Posted 5th June 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Cover Reveal: Rival by Arwen Paris

Last year I read the YA science fiction novel Fate of the Stars by Arwen Paris (review here) and today I’m revealing the cover of the sequel, Rival, coming out in July 2018.   About the Book  It’s a role she didn’t want… One deadly week has passed since seventeen year old Allison Delaney realized she must save Earth from the parasitic race of Ma’tiok. But the task is even more complicated than Allison feared, and she’s being set up to fail. Blamed for a fatal blow to the Alliance fleet that killed dozens of soldiers, Allison must face judgment for […]


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Posted 1st June 2018 in: Cover Reveals. Tagged: , ,

Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

Book Review: Ink by Alice Broadway

  Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: Ink (Skin Books #1) Author: Alice Broadway Edition: UK paperback Publisher: Scholastic Release date: February 2017 Genre: YA dystopian No.pages: 366  Synopsis   Every action, every deed, every significant moment is tattooed on your skin for ever. When Leora’s father dies, she is determined to see her father remembered forever. She knows he deserves to have all his tattoos […]


Book Spotlight: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Book Spotlight: Once… by Ronel Janse van Vuuren

  Today I’m super excited to introduce you to a new short story collection called Once…Tales, Myths and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren, published on 23rd May 2018. I stumbled across Ronel’s blog during the A-Z challenge and I’m so glad I did. Ronel is an expert storyteller with a wealth of knowledge about myths, legends and folklore. I enjoyed her interesting posts about writing and she also left a ton of thoughtful and insightful comments on my posts. I feel like I have made a great new blogging buddy. I was excited to hear about Ronel’s new book, […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Character Names

It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday, a weekly meme originally created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there is a new topic or theme to base your top ten list on. I only take part every other week, alternating with Teaser Tuesday. You can find more details about it and see the list of topics here. Today’s theme is character names. I’ve always liked names that are slightly unusual or have interesting meanings. You’ll find quite a few Harry Potter characters on my list because J K Rowling tends to […]


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Posted 22nd May 2018 in: BOOKS, Memes & Tags. Tagged: ,

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Book Review: The INFJ Writer by Lauren Sapala

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links, which means I can earn a small commission if you click on them and then make a purchase. This goes towards blog hosting and other expenses. For more information, please read the full disclosure. Title: The INFJ Writer: Cracking the Creative Genius of the World’s Rarest Type  Author: Lauren Sapala Edition: Paperback Publisher: Self-published Release date: October 2016 Genre: Non-fiction No.pages: 216 Synopsis After years of coaching writers who struggled with procrastination issues, high sensitivity to criticism, and crippling self doubt, Lauren Sapala realized that almost every one of her clients was an […]