Month: October 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! October 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! October 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. So I have been really busy with University work at the moment. Can’t believe how much I work I have to do! Luckily it is Reading Week next week, which while it would be nice to relax I will probably use to catch up on everything! Living at home is going much better than expected. Prehaps because I have now accepted that I am, in fact, going nowhere for the next year. At least. Acceptance has meant that all Uni stuff has been stored away, room tidied, I now have a desk I can work on, and I have pictures up. It feels quite satisfying to be honest. This month I also had to increase my Goodreads challenge to 100 books, and I am now ten away from completion. This is because the first two weeks of October I had off and so could read to my little heart’s content. It was brilliant! Happy Halloween ūüėČ Currently reading: Reviews on the Blog: Apple and Rain¬†by Sarah Crossan Half-Blood¬†by Jennifer L. Armentrout Roomies¬†by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando The Wrong Knickers ‚Äď […]

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #19 – The Ragwitch

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #19 – The Ragwitch

Welcome to my ¬†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.   Ok so I chose this one mainly because I thought it would fit in with¬†Halloween and all… This book creeped me out as a child and for a couple of weeks after reading I removed all my teddies and dolls from my room. Before I would have been really excited if they had come to life but after this book I was terrified of this fact. What if they were evil? And wanted to take over the world? Also I really didn’t want to be possessed by a demonic rag doll, like poor Julia. I was extremely sure at the time that I would not be as heroic as Julia or Paul. If they were out of me room at least someone else would be possessed and I could run. Yep my instinct is definitely set on flight mode rather than fight mode. Despite the good v evil […]

Review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

Posted October 30, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Some Fine Day by Kat Ross

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. Some Fine Day¬†by Kat Ross¬†Series:¬†Standalone¬†Published by:¬†Strange Chemistry¬†on 23rd¬†May 2014¬†Genres:¬†Dystopia;¬†Fantasy; Fiction; Romance; Science Fiction; Thriller; Young Adult¬†Pages:¬†256¬†Format:¬†E-arc¬†Source:¬†Netgalley¬†Rating: **** About:¬†Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist is on the verge of graduating from the black ops factory known as the Academy. She’s smart and deadly, and knows three things with absolute certainty: 1. When the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface. 2. The only species to thrive there are the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak. 3. There’s no place on Earth where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades. Jansin has been lied to. On all counts. Review:¬†At the moment I seem to be reading so many dystopia books that I am afraid that one day I’ll¬†read one and be put off the genre. Luckily this wasn’t the one. Some Fine Day¬† is set in the not-too-distant future where the affects of climate change has forced the human population to live underground. To live above ground means playing […]

Review: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted October 29, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I received this book for free from¬†the publisher¬†in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Cursed¬†by Jennifer L. Armentrout¬†Series:¬†Standalone¬†Published by:¬†Hodder & Stoughton¬†on 9th May¬†2013¬†Genres: Fantasy; ¬†Fiction; Romance; Young Adult¬†Pages:¬†288¬†Format:¬†Paperback¬†Source:¬†Publisher¬†Rating: *** About: ¬†Dying sucks …and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows. Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t? But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not have been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. […]

Review: Otherworld Nights An Anthology by Kelley Armstrong

Posted October 28, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: Otherworld Nights An Anthology by Kelley Armstrong

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. Otherworld Nights An Anthology¬†by Kelley Armstrong¬†Series:¬†Otherworld Stories #3¬†Published by:¬†Plume¬†on 28th October¬†2014¬†Genres:¬†Anthologies; Fantasy;¬†Fiction; Romance; Short Stories¬†Pages:¬†320¬†Format:¬†E-arc¬†Source:¬†Netgalley¬†Rating: ***** About:¬†This short story collection will include many brand-new tales and others only previously available on Kelley Armstrong’s website. Most of the stories will feature the werewolves of the Otherworld, Elena and Clay, Jeremy, Karl and other members of the American Pack. These are some of Kelley Armstrong’s best-loved and most enduring characters, from bestselling books such as Bitten, Stolen and Frostbitten. 1) Demonology – Adam’s mother discovers what he is 2) Stalked – Clay/Elena honeymoon story from “My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon” 3) Hidden – SubPress 2012 Elena/Clay novella 4) Twilight – a Cass story from “Many Bloody Returns” 5) Chivalrous – Reese’s backstory from SubPress’s long sold-out “Tales of Dark Fantasy 2” (the Dec’14 SubPress graphic novella picks up this storyline) 6) Lucifer’s Daughter – Hope/Karl story from “Blood Lite II: Overbite” 7) From Russia with Love – Elena bonus story included with hardcover of “Thirteen” 8) Vanishing Act – brand-new Savannah/Adam novella set […]