Monday, 28 July 2014

What I am Reading...

Guess what?

Yip, you got it, I am still sitting with the exact same books on my night stand as I had 3 weeks ago. 

And yes, it is getting a little depressing so I am going to shake things up a wee bit and add some new things to the pile.

In my defence I am nearly done listening to The Woman in isn't really freaking me out like I was expecting it to though.

I am going to try sooooo hard to at least get Phoenix Rising finished. I swear this book is glaring at me. 

And as for Dragonfly in Amber...well, we'll see. 

And I am adding some Christie to the pile.

The Secret Adversary is a Tommy and Tuppence novel - they are 2 Christie detectives that I haven't read yet so this should be interesting. 

The Secret Adversary

Is it just me or is that cover a bit scary?

After WW1, childhood pals Tommy Beresford and "Tuppence" Prudence Cowley, lack money and prospects, become adventurers for the British Government. Rich American Julius P. Hersheimmer, powerful Mr Whittington, and an evil mastermind's conspiracy all seek Jane Finn, given papers vital to peace by an agent at the sinking of the Luisitania. Kidnaps, escapes.

Dun, dun, duuuuuuun.

Happy Reading!
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Sunday, 27 July 2014

What I Have Read...

Hi guys :)

I hope you all are having/have had a safe and good weekend.

So, I finished 2 books this week, neither of which were on the bedside table on Monday. But who cares, I was just thrilled to get out of the reading funk I had fallen into.

Agatha Christie saved the day!

The Labours of Hercule Poirot

The Labours of Hercules

The Mysterious Affair at Styles
Little bit of trivia for you, this was Agatha Christie's very first published book :)

The Mysterious Affair at Styles

These were both enjoyable reads and pretty quick to get through too.

Look out for the reviews coming soon.


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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Stacking the Shelves!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme that you can find over at Tynga's Reviews :)

It has been ages since I have made any new bookish purchases but when I saw this book on the shelf at ASDA I couldn't resist. 


Kelsea Glynn is the sole heir to the throne of Tearling but has been raised in secret by foster parents after her mother - Queen Elyssa, as vain as she was stupid - was murdered for ruining her kingdom. For 18 years, the Tearling has been ruled by Kelsea's uncle in the role of Regent however he is but the debauched puppet of the Red Queen, the sorceress-tyrant of neighbouring realm of Mortmesme. On Kelsea's 19th birthday, the tattered remnants of her mother's guard - each pledged to defend the queen to the death - arrive to bring this most un-regal young woman out of hiding...

And so begins her journey back to her kingdom's heart, to claim the throne, earn the loyalty of her people, overturn her mother's legacy and redeem the Tearling from the forces of corruption and dark magic that are threatening to destroy it. But Kelsea's story is not just about her learning the true nature of her inheritance - it's about a heroine who must learn to acknowledge and live with the realities of coming of age in all its insecurities and attractions, alongside the ethical dilemmas of ruling justly and fairly while simply trying to stay alive..

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Storybook of Legend (Ever After High Book #1) by Shannon Hale

The Storybook of Legends (Ever After High, #1)

At Ever After High, an enchanting boarding school, the children of fairytale legends prepare themselves to fulfill their destinies as the next generation of Snow Whites, Prince Charmings and Evil Queens...whether they want to or not. Each year on Legacy Day, students sign the Storybook of Legends to seal their scripted fates. For generations, the Village of Book End has whispered that refusing to sign means The End-both for a story and for a life.
As the daughter of the Evil Queen, Raven Queen's destiny is to follow in her mother's wicked footsteps, but evil is so not Raven's style. She's starting to wonder, what if she rewrote her own story? The royal Apple White, daughter of the Fairest of Them All, has a happy ever after planned for herself, but it depends upon Raven feeding her a poison apple in their future.What if Raven doesn't sign the Storybook of Legends? It could mean a happily never after for them both.

I love the Ever After High series on YouTube so when I saw this on the shelf in the shop I was like : "Oooooo there's books!" *grabby hands*

Thumbs Up!
I love Raven the daughter of the Evil Queen from Snow White and I really enjoyed getting to know a bit more about her home life and her home life. I was a bit confused about just how the reliving their parents stories actually works but maybe that'll be explained later on.
Maddie the daughter of the Mad Hatter was also a highlight of the book and her little discussions with the Narrator who she can hear where something to look forward to. She's great!
Basically Raven doesn't want to fill her mother's roll in the Snow White story and spends the whole of this book proving that she won't vanish/die if she doesn't vow to be the next Evil Queen. This made it a fun little mystery.

Thumbs Down!
I HATE Snow White's daughter, Apple White. I dislike her in the series and there was nothing in this book that made me change my mind, in fact I think it only cemented it more. As soon as she showed up I just wanted her to go away again.

All in All
Really interesting because of the background information.

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