Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #17 - 2016 Releases I Meant To Read But Didn't Get To (But Totally Want To)

Hosted by the lovely people over at the Broke and Bookish.
This weeks topic: 2016 releases I meant to read but didn't get to (but totally want to).

I am probably the absolute worst person in terms of keeping up to date with new releases. I mean you know it's bad when you start thinking of 2015 releases for this list and then realize they weren't released in 2016. Like did Winter by Marissa Meyer seriously come out in 2015?! I swear time has flown by so fast that I feel like 2015 and 2016 amalgamated into one year in my memories.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Review - Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

23395680Title: Illuminae
Series: The Illuminae Files #1
Author: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Genre: Young adult, sci-fi
Published: 20 October 2015
Format: Paperback, 599 pages
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers SA
Rating: 4/5 Stars

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.

The year is 2575, and two rival mega-corporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.

But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.

Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IM's, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.


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Friday, 18 November 2016

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Review - A Court of Mist and Fury (ACOTAR #2) by Sarah J. Maas

17927395Title: A Court of Mist and Fury 
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Genre: Fantasy
Published: 3 May 2016
Format: Paperback, 624 pages
Source: My own
Rating: 5/5 Stars



Feyre survived Amarantha's clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can't forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin's people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.

Thursday, 30 June 2016

New Adult Recommendations

Hi guys! Long time no see? I know I'm so sorry but I've just been so busy with school lately, I completed my first ever IGCSE exam and I'm doing some more at the end of this year. But along with being busy with school I have also been in a slump. Again. I know whats wrong with me? I wish I knew. -__-. Basically though whenever I'm in a slump I tend to not read many YA novels and I lean more towards the NA genre, probably because they're easier to read, a little bit shorter and less time consuming. But since I've been reading a lot of NA recently I thought I would do a recommendation post on new adult books.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Review - Rebel of the Sands (Rebel of the Sands #1) by Alwyn Hamilton

24934065Title: Rebel of the Sands
Author: Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Genre: Young adult, fantasy
Published: 4 February 2016, Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback, 358 pages
Source: My own
Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

"Tell me that and we'll go. Right now. Save ourselves and leave this place to burn. Tell me that's how you want your story to go and we'll write it straight across the sand."

Dustwalk is an unforgiving, dead-end town. It's not the place to be poor or orphaned or female. And yet Amani Al'Hiza must call it 'home'.

Amani wants to escape and see the world she's heard about in campfire stories.

Then a foreigner with no name turns up, and with him she has the chance to run.

But the desert plains are full of dangerous magic. The Sultan's army is on the rise and Amani is soon caught at the heart of a fearless rebellion...

An epic story of swirling desert sands, love, magic and revolution.



Monday, 11 April 2016

The Bookshelf Tag


I'm not sure who created this tag but I saw Cait from Paperfury do this a couple months back and I've been meaning to do it ever since.

I thought The Bookshelf tag was a great way of doing an almost bookshelf tour. I'm stupidly excited to do this for you as I've just finished putting up my new bookshelves with the help of my dad! My babies no longer have to sit on the floor! EEP, SO HAPPY. *flails*