Month: June 2015

Introducing: Paperback Summer Challenge!

Posted June 20, 2015 by Charlotte in Challenges, Paperback Summer / 2 Comments
Introducing: Paperback Summer Challenge!

So I’m starting the Paperback Summer Challenge twenty days late, this is a challenge run by Sophie and Suze. Their challenge is for us to read as many paperbacks as we can in June, July and August. This is a brilliant challenge for those of us who may have until recently neglected their TBR pile… So having just counted the number of books that are dotted around my room I have come up with a vast number of 48. These are not even rereads! They are only the books that I have received from the publishers or won in a giveaway. I’ve split the books into three categories and my aim is to read a minimum of 30 books over the summer. The Recent Additions: These books are my priority as they have been sent to me over the last couple of months. I’ve been shamefully ignoring the book pile because of exams, but now exams are over, I’m going to have to dive straight in! I am really excited to read all the books in the picture below, my main issue […]

Review: The Storm by Virginia Bergin

Posted June 19, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Storm by Virginia Bergin

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 Storm by Virginia Bergin Series: The Rain #2 Published by Pan Macmillan on February 1, 2015 Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 371 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads “I’ll tell you a weird thing about apocalypses – a thing I didn’t even know until I was in one: they seem pretty bad, don’t they? Well, take it from me: they can always get worse.” Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realise her father might be dead . . . and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe – at a price. Being forced to live with Darius Spratt is bad enough, but if Ruby wants to stay she must keep her eyes – and her mouth – shut. It’s not going to happen. When she realizes what […]

Review: Letters to my Husband by Stephanie Butland

Posted June 15, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Letters to my Husband by Stephanie Butland

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.Letters To My Husband by Stephanie Butland Published by Black Swan on April 9, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Fiction Pages: 416 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Dear Mike, I can’t believe that it’s true. You wouldn’t do this to me. You promised. Elizabeth knows that her husband is kind and good and that he loves her unconditionally. She knows she hasn’t been herself lately but that, even so, they are happy. But Elizabeth’s world is turned upside down when Mike dies in a tragic drowning accident. Suddenly everything Elizabeth knows about her husband is thrown into doubt. Why would he sacrifice his own life, knowing he’d never see his wife again? And what exactly was he doing at the lake that night? Elizabeth knows that writing to Mike won’t bring him back, but she needs to talk to him now more than ever . . . How much can you […]

Review: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

Posted June 12, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris

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 Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris Series: Loki #1 Published by Gollancz on February 20, 2014 Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Mythology Pages: 302 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads The first adult epic fantasy novel from multi-million copy bestselling author of Chocolat, Joanne Harris. The novel is a brilliant first-person narrative of the rise and fall of the Norse gods – retold from the point of view of the world’s ultimate trickster, Loki. It tells the story of Loki’s recruitment from the underworld of Chaos, his many exploits on behalf of his one-eyed master, Odin, through to his eventual betrayal of the gods and the fall of Asgard itself. Using her life-long passion for the Norse myths, Joanne Harris has created a vibrant and powerful fantasy novel. Loki, that’s me. Loki, the Light-Bringer, the misunderstood, the elusive, the handsome and modest hero of this particular tissue of lies. Take […]

Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Posted June 10, 2015 by Charlotte in Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

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 Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen Series: The Queen of the Tearling #1 Published by Bantam Press on July 17, 2014 Genres: Dystopia, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult Pages: 434 Format: E-Arc Source: Netgalley Buy on Amazon Goodreads Her throne awaits . . . if she can live long enough to take it. It was on her nineteenth birthday that the soldiers came for Kelsea Glynn. They’d come to escort her back to the place of her birth – and to ensure she survives long enough to be able to take possession of what is rightfully hers. But like many nineteen-year-olds, Kelsea is unruly, has high principles and believes she knows better than her elders. Unlike many nineteen-year-olds, she is about to inherit a kingdom that is on its knees – corrupt, debauched and dangerous. Kelsea will either become the most fearsome ruler the kingdom has ever known . . . […]