Month: March 2014

Monthly Round-up! March 2014

Posted March 31, 2014 by Charlotte in Monthly Round-up! / 0 Comments
Monthly Round-up! March 2014

Monthly Round-up, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. This Round-up March 2014. 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: So what do you think of my round-up March 2014? What have you read this month? Let me know in the comments below!     Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Join 910 other subscribers Email Address Subscribe

Review: The Debt of Tamar by Nicole Dweck

Posted March 29, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
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 Published by Thomas Dunne Books on September 8, 2015 Genres: Fiction, Historical, Romance Pages: 295 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Bestselling author Nicole Dweck brings to life one of history’s greatest yet overlooked stories of love and resilience.In 2002, thirty-two-year-old Selim Osman, the last descendant of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, flees Istanbul for New York. In a twist of fate he meets Hannah, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor and an artist striving to understand a father she barely knows. Unaware the connection they share goes back centuries, the two feel an immediate pull to one another. But as their story intertwines with that of their ancestors, the heroic but ultimately tragic decision that bound two families centuries ago ripples into the future, threatening to tear Hannah and Selim apart.From a 16th-century harem to a seaside village in the Holy Land, […]

Review: Shattered Secrets by Krystal Wade

Posted March 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
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 #1 Published by Curiosity Quills on March 3, 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 300 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads 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 […]

Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Posted March 27, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder Published by Harlequin Teen on September 27, 2009 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 409 Format: Paperback Source: Own Copy Buy on Amazon Goodreads Choose: A quick death or slow poison … On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incredible reprieve – on the condition that she becomes the food taster for the military leader of Ixia, Commander Ambrose. Avoiding poison is the least of her troubles, however … General Brazell, father of the man she killed, has vowed bloody revenge; she’s beginning to have feelings for her captor, Valek; and someone is plotting the downfall of the current regime. In a desperate race against time, Yelena must learn to control the growing magical talent withinn her and master the demons of her past. The Commander’s life, the future of Ixia and all those she loves depend on it … Yelena is an intriguing heroine, with both her past story (which is slowly revealed) and her novel occupation of food taster. Poison Study is written from Yelena’s perspective […]

Review: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

Posted March 22, 2014 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz Published by Grand Central Publishing on March 18, 2014 Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller Pages: 439 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Grace Reinhart Sachs is living the only life she ever wanted for herself, devoted to her husband, a pediatric oncologist at a major cancer hospital, their young son Henry, and the patients she sees in her therapy practice. Grace is also the author of You Should Have Known, a book in which she castigates women for not valuing their intuition and calls upon them to examine their first impressions of men for signs of serious trouble later on. But weeks before the book is published, a chasm opens in her own life: a violent death, a missing husband, and, in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disast and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create […]