Feature: Pastime Pleasures #6 – Stardust

Feature: Pastime Pleasures #6 – Stardust

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.   Similar to the wonderful Sabriel (but written nearly a decade later) the world in Stardust is split, between the magical and the ‘normal world’, by a wall. On one side  is a society based on Victorian sentiments. While on the other magic rules and the price of goods is not what you always suspect. Tristan decides to find a fallen star to prove his love for the local beauty but his quest is fraught with danger, and will he come back a changed man? Gaiman does a fantastic job of convincing the reader that the land of Fairie is a real place, after all it could be Scotland, couldn’t it? He also adds a bit of everything into the tale so that no one feels left out – including the pirates. Luckily for us we can sit back and watch the drama unfold on the page. After all […]

Feature: Monthly Round-up! April 2014

Feature: Monthly Round-up! April 2014

Monthly feature, linking everything that has happened in the last month, posted on the last day of said month. Will also contain a little background info of my month… So I have just over a month until I finish my degree! Not sure what I want to do next year, I really want to keep studying but maybe it’s better that I ‘get in the real world’… So I have to say I am quite busy at the moment, what with two essays in next Tuesday and exams only four weeks away. I’ve already woken up in cold sweats trying to desperately remember everything to do with criminal law, and maybe finally come to grips with trusts and quantification – although let’s be honest who am I kidding. Luckily for me in land law my lecturer said that you can see land law in Pride and Prejudice – so the fact I know the book really well with help me in my exam right? OK let’s be honest, can I just skip May and go straight into June? Preferable the 2nd June so I don’t have to do my criminal exam. Thanks 🙂 Currently reading: Yes I know that I am still reading Princess […]

Review: First Impression by Pauline Creeden

Posted April 30, 2014 by Charlotte in Escapades of a Bookworm, Reviews / 1 Comment
Review: First Impression by Pauline Creeden

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. First Impression by Pauline Creeden Series: A Shadow Maven Paranormal Series Published by: All Nights Reads on 24th March 2014 Genres: Fantasy; Fiction; Mystery; Young Adult Pages: 176 Format: E-arc Source: Netgallery Rating: *** About: Chira Kelly thought she didn’t need anyone…until she met Ben. Because of one ugly rumour, Chira lives as an outcast at her school. Which is fine with her, because she works better alone. Always has, always will. And at least she has her one and only true friend, Tasha. When Tasha insists that they join a group to visit a possibly haunted abandoned old schoolhouse, she’s wary, but joins her friend. Because of that decision, their lives are in jeopardy as a malevolent spirit targets the group. Tragedies and accidents pick them off one by one, and Chira finds herself drawn to the one person who can see the truth. But can he protect her? Review: So I’m not really sure what to make of this book, it’s not really a fantasy/paranormal – these elements are so minimal, in my opinion, that I was left wondering what was the point […]