Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Book Reveal - Just One Night by Fayle Forman

Oh my goodness. oh my goodness. ohdgsfegskgbndskjgbskgnskdgnskgndskgnkdsng.

All of you who have read Just one day and Just one year, yes you did not just read the title wrongly.

Firstly,  watch this video: Just One Afternoon (XTINEMAY) by polandbananasBOOKS

Have you watched it? Have you? I'm taking it that you have because only after you watch it should you be reading my comments!

Okay? Okay. I'm just going to assume that you have and now.



So anyway, exactly one month from now, on MAY 29TH 2014 we will finally be getting an ending for the series!!!!!

So mark your calenders and whatever else because may 29th yeah!

I cannot wait for May so badly! Like COHF and now this!!!! So so so so SO excited! <3

Also, I found the summary and other info on goodreads so here it is!.

Title: Just One Night
Author: Gayle Forman
Publication Date: 29th May 2014
Page Length: 40 pages (Ebook)
Publisher: Viking Children's Books

After spending one life-changing day in Paris with laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter, sheltered American good girl Allyson “Lulu” Healey discovered her new lover had disappeared without a trace. Just One Day followed Allyson’s quest to reunite with Willem; Just One Year chronicled the pair’s year apart from Willem’s perspective. Now, back together at last, this delectable e-novella reveals the couple’s final chapter.

Also, do go check out polandbananasBOOKS because CHRISTINE IS JUST SO FAB AND FUNNY as can be seen in the video!

Lasty, oh my gosh, Penguins office is so cool!!!! :D


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Book Review - City Of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

Title: City Of Lost Souls

Author: Cassandra Clare

Publication Date: 8th May 2012

Page Length: 554 Pages (Paperback with Bonus Story "A Dark Transformation")

Publisher: Walker Books

Source: Purchased

Buy It: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Audience/Genre: YA Fiction  

Rating: 5 ☆ Out of 5 ☆

Summary from Amazon:
The New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments continues—and so do the thrills and danger for Jace, Clary, and Simon.

What price is too high to pay, even for love? When Jace and Clary meet again, Clary is horrified to discover that the demon Lilith’s magic has bound her beloved Jace together with her evil brother Sebastian, and that Jace has become a servant of evil. The Clave is out to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. As Alec, Magnus, Simon, and Isabelle wheedle and bargain with Seelies, demons, and the merciless Iron Sisters to try to save Jace, Clary plays a dangerous game of her own. The price of losing is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she still trust him? Or is he truly lost?

Love. Blood. Betrayal. Revenge. Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series.


So I reread this book today in honor of City Of Heavenly Fire being released in exactly 1 month. And what else can I say?

I want to cry.
And sob.
And just sit in the corner until the next book comes out.

Why. Why. WHY did you do this Cassandra! Why did you take my heart out and trample on it. 
I swear Cassie is just getting better with each book.
The first book was like, it's not that bad. Still pretty readable. A bit cliché in certain parts. The whole love triangle thing. I know who she's gonna end with.

Then the second book was like, this one was a little boring to me. Because usually middle books are. But personally I found it of better quality than the first book.

And then the third book just suddenly went BAM and it got me addicted to the plot and the action and the romance and suddenly I was just Team TMI forever! And the TMI series became one of my all time favourite books.

In 2011, I found out that apparently COG wasn't the last book. Nope. Not even close. And then COFA came out, and I absolutely fell in love with it. It was then that I was like so in love I reread the books over and over again.

In 2012, COLS came out on May 8th. I was so excited I dumped everything regardless of the fact that I had ahemexamsthenextday and bought the book that very day and boy did it not fail to please me.

I was obviously a wreck after reading it.

Just like now. After I reread it again for the thousandth time.

There's so much that can be ranted for such a well written book but rI'm not going to spoil the fun for any of you who have not read it.

Basically just know that everyone inside the book/series is kickass and beautiful and Cassie Clare is a ridiculously talented storyteller who likes to break hearts and honestly evil characters are not supposed to be so sexy but they are here. I literally swear on this book that you will not regret reading this book although you may be rendered helpless with the emotional overload after reading this literary genius of a book.

Please go and read this book. But first go read City of Bones. You have too! The series is just extraordinary and it will give you all kinds of feels and sadly, it's ending in exactly one month. Afterwards, do come back and talk about it with me because I need to talk to someone about this book. I mean the amount of feels that are just going to be consumed throughout the book needs to be let out.

Also, please do go check out my crackpot theories for COHF. Which is basically just crazy theories I form and hope may happen in the last book! Heavy spoilers there!

Ri <3

Friday, 25 April 2014

Book Review - Keeping Her by Cora Carmack

Title: Keeping Her

Author: Cora Carmack

Series: Losing It #1.5

Publication Date: 15th August 2013

Publisher: Random House UK, Ebury Publishing

Source: ARC provided by Publisher
(Thank You!)

Buy It: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository

Audience/Genre: YA Fiction with some light erotic moments (For older readers)

Rating: 4 ☆ Out of 5

Summery from Goodreads:

What happens after the happy ending?

Garrick is over the moon that his girlfriend, Bliss, said yes. He's finally found the love of his life. That means his worries are over, right?

But when he invites her to visit London and meet his family, he is presented with a whole new set of problems. How will his privileged and wealthy family react to Bliss's unique brand of awkwardness?


Garrick! <3 Garrick! <3 Garrick! <3

I read Losing It a while ago and really loved the story and also ahemGarrick so when I saw this book on Netgalley I immediately requested for it. And boy was I not disappointed as you can tell from my 4 star rating :)

Even though it was a really short book in my opinion, I thoroughly enjoyed this! It's a really fun and light read about two lovers duh and basically the guy brings the girl to meet his parents and she's having nerves because apparently the mum isn't a fair person. And then when she goes there she starts getting worried about something else which I won't say here because you need to read it and love it and find out about it. Also, the boy is just hot and oh my gosh he's so beautiful and he's British. :)

ANYWAYS :), Cora Carmack's writing just keeps getting better. Compared to Losing It, which I felt was already a brilliantly written book, this book is so much better than that. The ecopy I read had approximately 78 pages, which I think is really short even for an ebook, as such I am just really impressed that Cora makes sure to include everything necessary in this book. From the plot, to the details and the moments which make up the book.

I really encourage you to read this book if want to read a fun light little novel :) However, you should be an older teen reader because there are some light erotic scenes. Nothing really big. 

So go snatch this up right now! The links to buy them online are above :) 

Finally, I would like to thank Random House UK, Ebury Publishing and Netgalley for the chance to read this egallay. Thank you :)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Book Review - The Fault In Our Stars

Title: The Fault In Our Stars

Author: John Green2014, john green,

Publication Date: January 10th 2012

Publisher: Dutton Books

Rating: 4 Stars Out of 5 Stars

Description: Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

This book broke my heart. 

The first time I read it.
And 10 minutes ago.

Do you understand just how much this book broke my heart? Each time?
This heart-wrenching, tear-stealing book?
It was like. Take knife. Stab into heart. Stab hard. Stab harder. Then pull it out and dump salt into wound. 

Yeah, that's how painful it is too read this book. In a good way. 
The first time I read this book I was actually quite reluctant (yes, yes) because I usually dislike overrated books. I find that the hype makes it more disappointing and thus I try to stay away from overrated books. However, after finding out that the movie was coming out this year and Ansel and Shailene were in it I gave it a try and I just...

I admit, this book isn't the BEST book in the world. Okay. There I said it. That's why I only gave it a 4 out of 5. However, that's just the writing style. But, if you are looking for a book for feels and sadness. Go read this book. Run to it.

If you have not read this book. 
1. You need to buy it.
2. You need to download it.

And don’t blame me for the feels that will come. Don’t blame me for how much you love Gus. Don’t blame me for how much you want to throw the book at someone. Blame John Green for writing such a beautiful book which just grabs at your heart and latches on until you're in tears. But let me just tell you, you will NOT regret it. 

Not now. Now ever. 

This book will be so impactful it will change your mindset about everything. So go read it and go love it. And then understand how much I want someone to love me like Augustus did Hazel. How much I want those infinities and those moments where I can feel I'm loved. How much I want someone to say okay to me. Because that’s how strong their love is. and that’s how strong I want someone to love me one day. 

I want to have a Gus to love me one day. And because of this book, I'm believing that maybe maybe I can.

Literally, I could go on forever about this book and how sweet Gus is. And how much he DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE because Hazel and him deserved a happy ending but I'm actually really happy that the book ended like this.

It was the saddest perfect ending ever.

Yup, that sentence pretty much sums up the entire book actually.

Here is one of my most favourite quotes from the book I found online. Please message me if you know who made this:)

And don't say I didn't warn you. Buy boxes of tissues before reading this book. Good Luck!

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Books To Buy #1 - 24th April 2014

Hey guys, this is the list of books that I hope to buy as of today, the 16th of April 2014.
  1. The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross
  2. The Girl in the Clockwork Collar by Kady Cross
  3. The Girl with the Iron Touch by Kady Cross
  4. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
  5. The distance between us by Kasie West
  6. Right of way by Lauren Barnholdt
  7. Deeper by Robin York
  8. The promise of amazing by Robin Constantine
  9. Vicious by Victoria Schwab
  10. Hourglass by Myra McEntire
  11. Starling by Fiona Paul
  12. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
  13. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
  14. Death Sworn by Leah Cypress
  15. Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore
  16. S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst
  17. The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  18. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
  19. Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins
  20. Half Bad by Sally Green
  21. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
  22. Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
  23. What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick
  24. The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith
  25. Meant to Be by Lauren MorrillThe Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkosk
  26. The Ring & THe Crown by Melissa De La Cruz
Yes, yes. I do indeed have 26 books on my current I-NEED-THOSE-BOOKS shelves :) Hopefully, I can order/buy them soon! <3

What are some books you wish to buy? Also, wait a while more! A book review will be up in the next few hours~~

Monday, 21 April 2014

Book Review - We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han

Title:  We'll Always Have Summer
Author:  Jenny Han 
Series: Summer #3 
Publication Date:   1st April 2011  
Publisher:  Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers  
Goodreads: Link   
Purchase the book at: Barnes & Nobles, Amazon

Rating:  5 Stars Out of 5 Stars

It's been two years since Conrad told Belly to go with Jeremiah. She and Jeremiah have been inseparable ever since, even attending the same college-- only, their relationship hasn't exactly been the happily ever after Belly had hoped it would be. And when Jeremiah makes the worst mistake a boy can make, Belly is forced to question what she thought was true love. Does she really have a future with Jeremiah? Has she ever gotten over Conrad? It's time for Belly to decide, once and for all, who has her heart forever.

So I just marathoned the Summer Trilogy. Sigh.

I loved it so much. Every step along the way I was just being dragged along by either one of the boys. Spoiler - It's a love triangle story. For the first time in my life, I was reduced to having to decide between two boys. I honestly could not decide until the last few chapters of the third book. I kept wanting to love both of them because both of them were so lovable. Jeremiah was so sweet and nice and sensitive and my type of guy but Conrad was a little sweetie under that dark bad boy thing and I love bad boys so much. Also, the fact that they both so much was just too much for me that I couldn't bring myself to just love one of them.

I swear this series will be one of the most beautiful you will ever read. I know it will be this case for me.

I literally loved every single book of this series. I really wanted to just stay in bed with my book hangover but I went on with all 3 books. After I read all 3 books I was just crying and smiling and everything was just crashing down on me. Like seriously, do you understand how much I want someone to love me like this someday. I just. I want this so badly.

At first I did find Belly (the main character, no her name isn't belly, it's actually Isabel) a bit too whiny. However, as the series went along, I got used to it and started liking her more. For a contemporary romance, the overall growth and plot was really really great.

This book was my favourite book among all 3. Every single one of them were wonderful but I felt that this book had the biggest impact on me because I was dragged along with Belly to choose one of the two beautiful sexy hot ass babies. This story puts you through a twist every time you think that

I think on the whole Jenny Han is a really effective writer. She brings along the right action at the right moment and the whole damn feels package with it. This series is just merely an example of her writing.

After reading this, I'm now definitely going to buy her other series. I cannot wait to read them.

If you guys enjoy contemporary romance, fluff and some hurt please do read this.

This is such a beautiful wonderful adorable series.

I'm gonna reread this very very soon because romance, y'all know.



Thursday, 17 April 2014

Book Review - Scare Crow by Julie Hockley

 Title: Scare Crow

Author: Julie Hockley

Series: Crow's Row #2

Publication Date:  10th April 2014

Publisher: IUniverse

Rating: 4.5 Stars Out of 5 Stars
I was part of the release blitz and cover reveal so here are the links to those posts!

Release Blitz:


Cover Reveal:

Nineteen-year-old Emily Sheppard is losing her sanity. 

Ever since her mob king boyfriend, Cameron Hillard, abandoned her for her own good, Emmy has been attempting to move on with her charmed college student life as if nothing happened. Now rejected from the underworld and left grieving over Cameron’s alleged death.

Emmy realizes she belongs nowhere. Worse yet, she is now keeping a dangerous secret.

After just a short time with Emily, Cameron has lost control over his world. As he miserably attempts to return to what is left of his life and unravel the mess he has made of the underworld, Emily’s hate turns to desperation. She needs to kill the kingpins responsible for Cameron’s death before they come looking for her. As Cameron secretly observes Emily, he has no idea of the danger he has placed her in—or that it may already be too late for him to save her.

Scare Crow is a tale of revenge, terror, and love as Emmy and Cameron embark on separate journeys to face enemies, correct past mistakes, and find their way to their destinies.

F*ck. This book. This book. All. The. Feels. I waited I don't know at least 2 years for the sequel to Crow's Row? And I kept imagining just oh my god what would happen to my sexy Cameron and sweet Emmy and BAM this book came out.

Do you understand how many things that I want to write down but I just can't describe in words. This book. This book from a list of AKHFKJFSKGKDFKDJKF to NO JUST NO is like so high up. I swear this is so fucking good that I can't even. I need a moment. Also, the third book, if there is going to be one. Yeah I need that too. Because CAMERON AND EMMY AND BILLY.

Oh yeah, there may be some little spoilers. Ahem Billy. But you won't fully understand them until you read the book which you should, you must and now you will!!!! It has been such a long time since I have read such a beautiful book okay! Like first it starts out depressing because ahem Crow's Row. Then journey, journey, journey, BAMZ. Hola. The plot is just so intense. And the characters are just so so so beautiful and wonderful. Oh and my dahling Griff. You poor thing. You suffered my dear. I love you still. Also, meatball you baby boy. You kept our sweetie Emmy alive <3

Have I mentioned how much I loved this book? Because it was beautiful! Really beautiful. It was a little fast paced at some parts. A little too fast for my taste but I think it was still really wonderful and great and just. 

Also, Cameron. JULIE! How could you make Cameron suffer so so so much :'( Oh poor baby. I just want to snatch him out from the book and stroke his head. It's going to be okay baby. It will be. (At the end of the book SO GO READ IT.)

I swear Crow's Row was great, fantastic, so addictive and then Scare Crow is like ∞ times better. Like yeah it DESERVES that ∞ sign.

Before I posted this and I was in my room I was literally just lying there. I did this for Crow's Row and now I'm doing it for Scare Crow. I mean did you ever have that book you just got so attached and mindblown to it that when it ended you just didn't know what to do? Yeah, this is the book. After posting this I'll be going back to my bed room and doing so again.

Like this.

 And yeah this.
 And obviously this.

I just really have to get it out first.

I really really really wanted to give it a 5 out of 5 stars but I felt the ending was a bit too fastpaced for my liking. As I mentioned sort of. However, it totally deserves a 4.5 because it's just so so so so so so
so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so so close to perfection and there's no 4.999999999999 anywhere. 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go read this book. You will not regret it!

If you really need some more incentives. Here are two of my most favourite quotes/moments :)

"Hey, Buddy,
Stay the fuck away from my sister.
Sincerely, B.
P.S. Thanks for watching over her. Thanks for everything. But seriously, don’t even think about it."

Love,” he corrected me. “Never loved, never supposedly. Love in the past, the present, and the always.

Oh look, I started crying again. Okay bye bye. Go read it. Here are the links to purchase them. 

Please go read them. I love them. I believe you will love them. I can't wait for the next book urg. 

Now excuse me while I be book hungover. <3


Currently Reading - 18th April 2014

So Currently, as of 18th April 2014, I have like a bazillion books I am in the middle of. Okay so not the bazillion but alot alot alot alot of books that I am currently reading.

This is the current list:

  • Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore: A Novel by Robin Sloan

  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

  • The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

  • Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare

  • Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

  • Asunder by Jodi Meadows

  • Days of Blood and and Starlight by Laini Taylor

  • Of Monsters and Madness by Jessica Verday

  • Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Mass
  • Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I am sure that I have more than this list. But I cannot remember them urg.

I will most likely do a book review on each of the books as soon as I can!
So of now this is the list! Do comment down below and tell me what are some of your currently reading!

Fandoms Unite

So I saw this today on Tumblr. I have no idea at all as to who is the original source because I saw it a few times on different tumblrs. As such, if you have any idea, please do let me know in the comments below!

Isn't it just beautiful and colourful and oh i love this so much!

The fandoms I am in in this poster is:
  1. The Hunger Games (duh)
  2. Divergent (DUH)
  3. The Mortal Instruments (Oh my gosh YES)
  4. Vampire Academy (:D)
  5. TFIOS (Sobs)
  6. Percy Jackson (My baby)
  7. Harry Potter (My Childhood)

Okay. So That wasn't as many fandoms as I expected out of the 20. I have heard of all of them. But I'm not in those fandoms. I believe I would like many of them but I have not had the time to go watch/read them :<

So I have some questions for you!

  1. Which are YOUR fandoms?
  2. What if you could choose which world to live in, which would you go to?
  3. Top 5 favourite characters out of all the characters in these fandoms?
  4. Other fandoms not included?

Blog Tour (Release Blitz) - Scare Crow by Julie Hockley (Hosted by Knock Your Books Off)


Nineteen-year-old Emily Sheppard is losing her sanity. 
Ever since her mob king boyfriend, Cameron Hillard, abandoned her for her own good, Emmy has been attempting to move on with her charmed college student life as if nothing happened. Now rejected from the underworld and left grieving over Cameron’s alleged death.

Emmy realizes she belongs nowhere. Worse yet, she is now keeping a dangerous secret.
After just a short time with Emily, Cameron has lost control over his world. As he miserably attempts to return to what is left of his life and unravel the mess he has made of the underworld, Emily’s hate turns to desperation. She needs to kill the kingpins responsible for Cameron’s death before they come looking for her. As Cameron secretly observes Emily, he has no idea of the danger he has placed her in—or that it may already be too late for him to save her.

Scare Crow is a tale of revenge, terror, and love as Emmy and Cameron embark on separate journeys to face enemies, correct past mistakes, and find their way to their destinies.


"I know you don't believe anything I say, so there's no point in me trying to defend myself to you anymore, even if it kills me to see you so disgusted with me. But there's one thing I do need you to know: I love you Emmy. I've loved you for a very long time." He turned his eyes to me for the briefest of moments, and I felt a crack in my newly erected armour. "To have you here with me ... I guess in some sick way, for a while, I thought that this could work. Hurting you was the last thing I wanted to do, but it looks like I managed to do that anyway." He took another breath. "This place is where I have to be, but it's not a place where you can or should be. There's nothing that I can do to change that. I won't force this life on you."


A former germaphobe and clean-freak turned mother of two, Julie collects enough tears and snot in a month to recreate Slimer Monster from Ghostbusters. Other than playing devoted wife and mama, Julie is the funniest person in the room (according to the 3 year-old and 2 year-old in said room) and can build the most awesome Lego rocket ship you’ve ever set your eyes on (according to her). Oh, and she has a full time career and has also written a bestselling novel. Superhero, or just downright insane?


(Click on image for link to trailer)

(Click on image for link to giveaway)

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Trailer Reveal - If I Stay by Gayle Forman

So two reveals in one day like holy shitz.

Both from MTV too :) My first reveal was the Cover Reveal of Talons by Julie Kagawa - Link.

Now, it's the reveal of the "If I stay" trailer.

Firstly, here's the link to the article and the video.

Now, go watch it. And THEN read on about my comments and you yourself can comment down below. I need to talk to somebody!



Okay, I tried, if you haven't watched it please do go watch it. Don't spoil it for youself!

Firstly, have I ever mentioned how much I adore this book? I adore this book. I love it. I love every single thing about it. If I am correct I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads, at the very least, 4 stars. It's the kind of novel which you read and then you never ever forget because it just implants itself in your heart. It makes you cry like shit, makes you think about what would happen if you were in the given scenario and oh my god the feels!

I really really loved the trailer. Honestly, I had my doubts on the actors playing the main characters because I haven't seen many of their films. However, I love it so much. Like I want to cry so badly! After reading the book, I kept imagining how would this scene have played out and so on and now I get to see it in film! So exciting! Please please please please go READ the book, WATCH the trailer and lastly WATCH the film when it comes out on AUGUST 22, 2014! Then comment below and we can chat :)

Cover Reveal - Talon by Julie Kagawa

So I just found out about this and I just screamed out loud because Julie Kagawa like oh my gosh.

I found this article on MTV with the title -
EXCLUSIVE: See The Cover Of 'Talon,' A Dragon Novel For The 21st Century A human/dragon love triangle? Yes, please.

Do you understand just how excited I was.  I loved love Julie's books so so so much! Like from faeries to vampires to dragons! <3

So anyway here is the full article. but please do check out the MTV website too.

If dragons roamed the earth today, do you really think they'd be holed up in caves, clicking their claws through their gold?

Best-selling young adult author Julie Kagawa certainly doesn't think so — the dragons in her upcoming series "Talon" are a bit more social than that.

MTV News has an exclusive sneak peek at the cover of Julie Kagawa's "Talon," the first book of a series, due to hit shelves November 2014. The film rights have also been acquired by Universal, which has brought on Chris Morgan ("The Fast & the Furious") to produce and Jay Basu to adapt the novel to the screen.

"The cover art for 'Talon' could not be more fitting — its elegance, mystery and understated sensuality are resonant of what the readers will experience when devouring Julie's words," Morgan told MTV News. "I am excited because this reveal means the world is one step closer to embarking on this epic story of dragon lore Julie has created."

"Talon" imagines a world in which dragons walk among us, according to Kagawa. "Dragons are my favorite mythological creature," she told MTV News. "All the books that I read as a kid, it was always medieval, they didn't really have any modern dragons. I really wanted to do something with modern dragons."

"So, I thought, if dragons existed today, what would they be doing?" she added. "They're smart, they love power and wealth — I don't think they'd be sitting in caves guarding treasure. They would evolve with the times and be CEOs of billion-dollar corporations."

In the world of "Talon," dragons have been hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a bunch of dangerous slayers. Still, a contingent of beasts has been training in secret, poised to take over the world — a contingent that includes teenage dragon Ember Hill.

Ember and her brother Dante infiltrate the human world — in human form, of course — where the teen dragon finds herself in the middle of a twisted love triangle. Will she choose a rogue dragon, like herself? Or a human boy — with a secret? Oh, and what will happen to the her and her dragon kin?

You'll have to wait until November to find out what happens. In the meantime, feast your eyes on this beauty of a cover.

And finally the reveal:

It's so beautiful right! Like oh my gosh. I love love love the red colour. I think it would look great in green too - I can totally imagine it. Or even royal blue but oh my gosh this is beautiful. And that title font! It's so pretty! And I just want it already! <3 It comes out in November 2014 and I really cannot wait to get my hands on it!

Poem - The Parts of Speech

The Parts of Speech

So I found this really cool poem:)

Every name is called a NOUN,
As field and fountain, street and town

In place of noun the PRONOUN stands
As he and she can clap their hands

The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,
As magic wand and bridal ring

The VERB means action, something done -
To read, to write, to jump, to run

How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
As quickly, slowly, badly, well

The PREPOSITION shows relation,
As in the street, or at the station

CONJUNCTIONS join, in many ways,
Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase

The INTERJECTION cries out, 'Hark!
I need an exclamation mark!'

Through Poetry, we learn how each
of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH .

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Book Review - Bang In the Middle by Robert Shore (ARC Copy)

Bang In the Middle
Robert Shore
Publication Date: 
10th April 2014
HarperCollins UK, HarperPress/4th Estate/The Friday Project

A book to put the Midlands back on the map. 

Everyone knows what they think of the North and South of England – the clichés abound. But what about that big, anonymous stretch of land in between: the Midlands? Despite being home to around a third of the English population, it’s a region that seems to have neither purpose nor identity. In this humorous exploration, the author – a Midlander exiled in London – sets off on a tour of the country’s belly in order to piece together his Midland heritage. What he discovers is nothing short of revelatory: quietly, without fanfare, the Midlands have powered most of English – and not just a little of world – history. 

The Industrial Revolution was forged there, as were the ideals of the Land of the Free and the theory of evolution. Shakespeare, world literature’s greatest genius, was born in the Midlands, as were Margaret Thatcher, Dr Johnson and Robbie Williams. It is the home of Robin Hood, Walker’s crisps, Marmite, Raleigh bikes and the balti. And that’s not all: music, fashion, sport – almost every domain of contemporary life has been reinvented and remoulded in the stoically self-effacing lands squeezed between the self-mythologising South and the narcissistic North. Why, we even have the Midlands to thank for the modern idea of sex. Join Robert Shore on a fascinating, and very funny, journey to the heart of our great nation.

3 Stars Out of 5 Stars

I got this as an ARC from Netgalley. So thank you to HarperCollins UK, HarperPress/4th Estate/The Friday Project, Robert Shore and Netgalley. 

Firstly, I love that the description of the book and cover are beautiful. Like whoa, “A book to put the Midlands back on the map.” 

Yup. That’s how you blurb a book :) However, I have to admit it wasn’t my style of a book. From the blurb, I understood that it was a book about travelling/journeys. What's more, it was under the travel section of Netgalley so I thought that it would be a travel guide. As such, I thought that there would be pictures, more colors, and maps. Either the ARC that I was given did not have such illustrations, etc or there just were never any illustrations. I feel that since this under the travel section of netgalley (And I believed based on the blurb that this was sort of a travel guide, sort of. Until I read the book, and then even though it wasn’t what I expected, I hoped to see some pictures at least. 

However, after getting over the above, I feel that the writer does have some pretty good points which I think are worth talking about. The fact that he writes in 1st POV lets us see through the lens of the writer and feel like we are going on this journey too. Also, the way he writes really gives us a big idea about what is/was happening and his various thoughts. As this book is not my cup of tea, but it was indeed a pretty interesting read and I did learn a lot along his journey, therefore, I choose to give it 3 stars.