Feature: Pastime Pleasures #4 – Graceling

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #4 – Graceling

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. This is a lovely fantasy where those with magical ability – a grace – are shunned or even feared by the rest of society. Their graces can vary from the useful to the obscene and it is their different coloured eyes that give them away. Katsa has the Graceling of killing and is exploited by her uncle to torture and control the people he rules. Yet Katsa rebels and refusing to change herself in order to conform to society and what is expected of her. She remains herself. This is a book that will leave you rooting for Katsa and Po’s relationship to flourish while you explore a semi-medieval world from the eyes of those with special abilities.  Can Katsa find the villain of the story? Can she accept Po’s love? And will she ever come to terms with her Graceling?  I think this quote from Graceling sums up […]

Review: The Fobidden Library by Django Wexler

Posted April 3, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 3 Comments
Review: The Fobidden Library by Django Wexler

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 Forbidden Library by Django Wexler Series: Standalone Published by: Doubleday Children’s on 3rd April 2014 Genres: Children’s; Fantasy; Fiction Pages: 336 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating:**** About: Do you remember the first time you climbed into the wardrobe with Lucy and emerged in Narnia? Flew on the back of Falkor the Luck Dragon with Bastian? Followed Alice down the rabbit hole? Welcome to your new favourite adventure. Late one night Alice Creighton hears her father having an argument with a fairy – a snarling, bald beast with warts and needle-like teeth. It is threatening her father, insisting he accept a mysterious offer, or else. When Alice’s father goes down in a shipwreck, she is sent away to live with distant relative Mr Geryon, owner of a huge, dark library that is off limits to Alice. After meeting a talking cat who is willing to sneak her in, Alice opens a book and suddenly finds herself inside it – and the only way out is by conquering the dangerous creatures within. Alice has stumbled into a world where all of magic is controlled by Readers through […]

Review: The Perfect Match by Katie Fforde

Posted April 2, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: The Perfect Match by Katie Fforde

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 Perfect Match by Katie Fforde Series: Standalone Published by: Century on 13th March 2014 Genres: Fiction; Chick-Lit Pages: 368 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating: **** About: Three years ago Bella Castle left her home town nursing a broken heart over Dominic Thane, the man she fell in love with but couldn’t have … Now she’s made a new life for herself in the country, working as an estate agent. Bella loves her job and she loves her boyfriend Nevil. But recently he’s been preoccupied, and she’s starting to question if his future hopes and dreams are a perfect match for hers. And when Dominic turns up unexpectedly in search of his dream house, she begins to wonder if home is really where the heart is. But she’s over him, isn’t she? Review: I loved the premise of Bella as an estate agent, as it allowed for amusing moments, especially when Bella had to contend with the fussy Mr & Mrs Agnew. Also cake-baking Jane Langley was beautifully portrayed, and someone who I would definitely go to for a bit of cake and a chat. The descriptions of the […]

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