Month: February 2014

Monthly Round-up! February 2014

Monthly Round-up! February 2014

          Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Yay! So I have now completed my first month of my blog (ok… three weeks, but there is no need to be picky…) and I think it has gone pretty well. I have nearly 100 followers (thank you guys!), and I am pretty impressed by that 🙂 Currently reading: Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Reviews:   Pastime Pleasures:   Challenges: I started a new challenge: Challenge: 100 Books Everyone Should Read.   Other Blog stuff: I started my weekly feature: It’s a Bookish Life I started my every two weeks feature: Pastime Pleasures I won two Librarything giveaways – As a Thief in the Night by Chuck Crabbe and Of Sea and Stone by Kate Avery Ellison. Reviews will appear as soon as I have received and reviewed the books.     Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 other subscribers Email Address

Review: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen

Posted February 26, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Girl Missing by Tess Gerritsen

Note: *Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered* Review: In the abridge the author explains that this is a transitional book from the romance genre to the criminal one. Published originally in 1994, Girl Missing has been updated for a modern audience. Having not read the original book I cannot comment on the effectiveness of the changes. While there are strong elements of romance in this novel, there is still plenty of mystery and suspense. While the mystery was simple (think Nancy Drew style), there were plenty of red herrings to keep you guessing. Like Kat the reader became unsure of who was responsible and who was untrustworthy. The one thing that really irritated me in this book is that Kat’s house get’s blown up and the reaction to this event is minimal.  Instead the story moves swiftly forward… This was the frist Gerritsen book I have read; and I am looking forward to reading more books by the author. Overall a good book but not one that means you have to stay up late to finish the story. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 […]

Review: Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Posted February 23, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

  Review: Set in a dystopia world we learn about the origin of the Alliance through history extracts at the beginning of certain chapters. These extracts add touching moments to the narrative and help to illustrate the themes of the book. The reader is launched straight into the conflict between the Alliance and the Insurgents. This makes you question why this conflict is occurring and who are the key players, so you become absorbed by the story as you try to fit the pieces together. This is what Noble Conflict is all about – putting the conflict frist. There may be a hint of a relationship, but it is a supplementary plot – friendship and doing the right thing are important here. Noble Conflict focuses on creating suspense and action, leaving little time for character development. Personally, Kasper did not seem a likeable character, he appeared to be naive and unwilling to take a step back; as well as never really learning from his mistakes – which as a guardian is a major flaw. Also insights into his relationships with the other characters – the other guardians, Mac and Rhea-  were limited. Moreover I could have felt more sympathy for Kasper in […]

Pastime Pleasures #1 – Sabriel

Pastime Pleasures #1 – Sabriel

  Welcome to my new feature, Pastime Pleasures, posted every other Friday. Here I will look at books that have given me great pleasure in the past. These are books I can read over and over again. The only rule is that the book must have been published five or more years ago. Sabriel is a fantasy book which reads like reality, it is a world that is not much different from our own. OK so there are some large difference… There is magic… The dead that refuse to stay dead… And a TALKING CAT!! (Wish my cats would talk). Yet when reading Sabriel the Old Kingdom feels familiar and is a comfortable place to be in. Like Sabriel the reader has to deal with good vs. evil; with coming of age; and with the difficulty of making hard decisions. This is a book you must read. And so to quote Garth Nix – “Does the walker choose the path, or the path the walker?” Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 784 other subscribers Email Address