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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Surprised Me

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.   Top Ten Books That Surprised Me Below is my list of books that surprised me either in a good or bad way. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers, but I have mentioned that some […]


Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Book Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Title: The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Release date: September 2012 Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy No.pages: 409 Synopsis Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them–until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her. His name is Gansey, a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble. But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He is on a quest that […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I Own the Most Books From

Today is Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  Every week they post a new top ten list and everyone can join in and share their own picks. If you’d like to take part, hop on over to the blog and sign up with the linky. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your answers in the comments. This week’s topic is: Authors I Own the Most Books From. I tend to read a lot more books than I own, as I borrow from friends or the library or sell what I […]


Book Blogger Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge 2: Book Valentines

Book Blogger Love-a-Thon Mini Challenge 2: Book Valentines

The second mini challenge for the 2014 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon is to write a love letter to your book boyfriend(s)/girlfriend(s). I’m late posting so am not eligible to enter the competition, but I’ve decided to join in with the mini challenges anyway. This was a very hard challenge for me as a) I am generally not a particularly soppy person, even towards my real-life boyfriend! and b) Romance is normally the last thing I look for in a book (I usually go for fantasy, sci-fi and dystopian novels with plenty of action). So it was hard for me to muster […]


My Top Author Girl Crushes: Maggie Stiefvater

My Top Author Girl Crushes: Maggie Stiefvater

During this week, I’m putting the spotlight on some of my favourite female authors. These are the ‘Renaissance Women’ that not only write amazing books, but who are also legendary in their own right: making statements, fighting for causes and dazzling us with their wide range of talents. Check out yesterday’s post on the talented Jessica Khoury. Today I’m gushing about Maggie Stiefvater. Maggie is the author of Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, The Raven Boys and the Books of Faerie. You can find out more about her books here. About Maggie: “After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding […]


W is for Werewolves #atozchallenge

W is for Werewolves #atozchallenge

[A Mexican grey wolf by HOTN Stock] Today I’m continuing with the Blogging from A-Z Challenge hosted by Arlee Bird and his team of awesome bloggers. My theme is: Elements and features of speculative fiction and entertainment. So throughout April I will be blogging about characters, objects and themes that appear in sci-fi, fantasy and dystopian series. Today’s post is all about Werewolves. Werewolves are legendary humans that are cursed to transform into wolf-like creatures, usually on the three nights of the full moon. Transformation A person becomes a werewolf when they are bitten by another werewolf, but only if they live to tell the tale. […]


Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors of 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: New to Me Authors of 2012

Today is Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!  Every week they post a new top ten list and everyone can join in and share their own picks. If you’d like to take part, hop on over to the blog and sign up with the linky. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your answers in the comments. This week’s topic is: New to Me Authors of 2012. Here are my top ten: 1) Suzanne Collins. Early this year I finally got around to reading The Hunger Games series, and fell in […]