Category: BOOKS

Top Ten Red, White and Blue Book Covers

Top Ten Red, White and Blue Book Covers

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 with Red, White, & Blue Covers (In honour of the 4th of July in the USA.) I don’t recall reading many books with red, white and blue covers, so I’ve just been scouring Goodreads for covers that appeal to me. […]


My Top Five Beach Reads

My Top Five Beach Reads

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 to Read By the Pool/At the Beach”. I actually don’t tend to read much when I’m at the pool or the beach, because if I lie in the sun for more than ten minutes I become a flaky lobster and I’m […]


Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

Five Fantastic Fictional Father Figures

As it’s Fathers Day today, I’ve been thinking about how paternal figures are represented in fiction. I read a lot of YA fantasy and sci-fi novels and I’ve noticed that father figures are often completely absent, which is a shame. Perhaps they are better represented in other genres such as romance and contemporary? If you read those genres I’d be interested to know your thoughts. Anyway, I’m lucky to have grown up with not only a wonderful father whom I adore but also a stepdad and granddads that were great male role models for me. I’d really like to read about […]


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Posted 17th June 2018 in: BOOKS. Tagged:

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 […]


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 […]