Month: March 2014

Monthly Round-up! March 2014

Monthly Round-up! March 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. So I have made through the second month, with, what I believe regular posts. This is despite the fact that Uni work has increased – I have three more essays, three exams, and to actually listen to the majority of my lectures. Oops. Luckily I have this blog to keep me sane! Currently reading: Yes I know that I am still reading Princess Bride but it is such an easy book to pause, and because I know the story It doesn’t matter.   Reviews:   Pastime Pleasures:         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: The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck

Posted March 29, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck Series: Standalone Published by: Devon House Press on 24th January 2014 Genres: Fiction; Historical Fiction; Romance Pages: 332 Format:  E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating **** About: During the second half of the 16th century, a wealthy widow by the name of Doña Antonia Nissim is arrested and charged with being a secret Jew. The punishment? Death by burning. Enter Suleiman the Magnificent, an Ottoman “Schindler,” and the most celebrated sultan in all of Turkish history. With the help of the Sultan, the widow and her children manage their escape to Istanbul. Life is seemingly idyllic for the family in their new home, that is, until the Sultan’s son meets and falls in love with Tamar, Doña Antonia’s beautiful and free-spirited granddaughter. A quiet love affair ensues until one day, the girl vanishes. Over four centuries later, thirty-two year old Selim Osman, a playboy prince with a thriving real estate empire, is suddenly diagnosed with a life-theatening condition. Abandoning the mother of his unborn child, he vanishes from Istanbul without an explanation. In a Manhattan hospital, he meets […]

Review: Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

Posted March 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade Series: Book of Red Series Published by: Curiosity Quills Press on 2nd March 2014 Genres: Fiction; Fantasy; Young Adult Pages: 324 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating: ** About: After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols’ boy problems seem unimportant. She couldn’t be more wrong. The boy who saves her holds her heart. But Derick Crawford also holds secrets. Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail’s one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride. Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own. But has she put her trust in the wrong place? And will the world survive if she […]

Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Posted March 27, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Series: The Chronicles of Ixia Published by: MIRA Ink on 1st February 2013 Genres: Fiction; Fantasy; Young Adult Pages: 384 Format: E-book Source Own Copy Rating: **** About: Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison… About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison. As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear… Review: Yelena is an intriguing heroine, with both her past story (which is slowly revealed) and her novel occupation of food taster. The story is written from Yelena’s perspective and it is clear how resourceful Yelena is. She does not like to ask for help. She is not a whiny damsel in distress character. Instead she accepts the punishment […]