Thursday, 28 May 2015

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


Vampire Academy is one of those novels that pulls you in and doesn't let you go. Starting from the off with Rose and Lissa being found after two years of running away from St. Vladimir's Academy - a school for Moroi vampires and their guardians - following an accident that sent Lissa on a downward spiral after losing both her parents and her brother. Now, Lissa feels the need to make up for lost time and represent the Dragomir name in a way that would make her family proud. Nothing is ever that simple, of course, and when Lissa starts spiralling once again, Rose must figure out a way to keep Lissa safe not only from outside threats, but also from herself.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Why I Don't Use Bloglovin'

Back in 2013, the entire blogosphere blew up with the demise of Google Reader, and people quickly began searching for an alternative method of following their favourite blogs. Thus, Bloglovin' quickly rose in popularity. By creating an account, you can follow essentially any blog that exists, regardless of the platform, and regardless of whether the owner of said blog has actually signed up. That's right, you don't have to have signed up for Bloglovin' in order for people to follow your blog. Strike one.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Ten Books On My Summer Wishlist


This week's topic is books we want to read this summer. Summer is the season for cute contemporary novels and since I haven't actually read a whole bunch, I decided to feature books that I want to read this summer, rather than focus on recommendations. I'm not particularly far into my contemporary challenge of the year so hopefully writing this list will inspire me to stock up on novels to enjoy in the sun.

Monday, 25 May 2015

If I Should Die by Amy Plum


There's a common theme in YA literature that I've chosen to ignore over the last couple of years, and that's the whole boy meets girl, they fall in love, they then break up for whatever reason, but eventually they overcome their problems and get their happily ever after. I've kind of gotten used to this being the rule rather than the exception, but sometimes it's nice to find a series that breaks the mold. The Revenants trilogy is one of those series'. Though the romance is the largest part of the book, and the couple did break up, there's so much more going on in the story, including an ancient war with the numa - evil revenants whose sole purpose in life is to take human lives. These books have been like a breath of fresh air to me and I'm definitely sad to say goodbye to this world.

Friday, 22 May 2015

The One With The A-Z Bookish Survey

I'm here today with a tag created by The Perpetual Page Turner. This tag is an A-Z survey of various bookish related subjects. This is going to be a long one, folks, so settle in and enjoy! Since there are 26 categories, I'm going to try and get through these as quickly as possible, so I probably won't give any major explanations for my choices. Sorry about that!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Until I Die by Amy Plum


Amy Plum exceeded all of my expectations when it came to the first novel in this trilogy, Die For Me, and I'm happy to report that this sequel was just as good. Focusing on the events after Kate and Vincent destroyed Lucien, the leader of the numa, as well as the search Vincent and the others are undertaking for a way to free him from his compulsion to die, Plum has woven together a tale of danger and romance and created something unique and beautifully written.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Reviewing Books You've Read Before

Re-reading novels is a fantastic way to rediscover old favourites, and really remind you of why you loved reading in the first place. A lot of bloggers feel as though they don't have the time to re-read novels just for fun, but what about re-reading novels so you can finally review them? I, personally, absolutely love reading books multiple times, and sometimes it means that I can finally write that elusive review that's been missing from my archive. As it stands, I'm currently working my way through all the novels I've read before (hence all the 4 and 5 star reviews on this blog), and while I'm enjoying every minute of it, writing reviews of these books is hard work.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Top Ten Favourite Debut Novels


This week's topic is a freebie, so I chose to showcase my favourite debut novels. The majority of this list will consist of authors that haven't actually written anything else, but they're all awesome just the same.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Die For Me by Amy Plum


Die For Me is a novel that I went into without knowing anything about it, other than what's written on the blurb. Having had no previous experience with revenants, I had no idea what to expect, but I'm happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised. Actually, that's a slight understatement... truth is, I absolutely loved this book from start to finish.

Friday, 15 May 2015

The One With The Reader Problems Tag

I'm here today with a tag created by Youtube user About To Read. This tag is all about reader problems, so it should be fun to see what comes up, and what I can relate to. Please note, I have removed some questions for time management purposes, so if you want to see the full set of questions, head on over to the creator's page.