Saturday, 25 October 2014

Book Haul #88 - Model of Restraint!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga's Reviews where we can share what new books we've picked up this past week be they bought, borrowed or downloaded. There are also lots of other 'book haul' memes out there for you to choose from!

So... I haven't done a book haul post for five weeks! I haven't been well, my attention is shot to pieces and I ended up in hospital again. The only good thing about feeling awful is that I've barely requested any review copies, not really bought a few books and requested three, yes that's three, titles from the library. This may all change today though as I'm at BristolCon with lots of amazing authors and great people. Providing I don't pass out or embarrass myself in any way there could well be pictures!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #95 - The Sin Eater's Daughter

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The Sin Eater's Daughter - Melinda Salisbury
ISBN - 9780545810623
Publisher - Scholastic
Expected release date - February 24 2015

A startling, seductive, deliciously dark debut that will shatter your definition of YA fantasy.

Sixteen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she's engaged to the prince, no one speaks to her. No one even looks at her. Because Twylla isn't a member of the court. She's the executioner.

As the goddess-embodied, Twylla kills with a single touch. So each week, she's taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love her. Who could care for a girl with murder in her veins? Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to her touch, avoids her.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose playful smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he's able to look past Twylla's executioner robes and see the girl, not the goddess. Yet a treasonous romance is the least of Twylla's problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies-a plan that requires an unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

How fabulous does that sound? Scholastic have published some amazing books recently and this one continues that trend. I cannot wait to get my grubby hands on a copy of The Sin Eater's Daughter!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Dewey Read-a-thon!

Hurrah! Dewey's Read-a-thon has just kicked off and I'm taking part again! I've lost track of how many I've done, I think this might be my fourth one? I'm hoping to stay awake longer during the night this time so at some point this afternoon I'll be sneaking off for a nap :)

Hour 0 - Kick Off!

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

  Gloomy Somerset in the UK

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

The one physical book I'm reading for the read-a-thon, Horrorstor!

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

It's Chinese night tonight so spring rolls! Oh, and some Maltesers that I accidentally bought earlier...

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

Ummm, I'm an insomniac and night owl - except when I try to deliberately stay up all night. I read a lot as I have nothing else to do with my sad life ;)

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I lost my internet connection for most of the last one so I didn't do any challenges or socialize either, this time hopefully I'll do both :)


Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #94 - Fairest

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

Fairest (Lunar Chronicles #3.5) - Marissa Meyer
ISBN - 9781250060556
Publisher - Feiwel & Friends
Expected release date - January 26 2015

In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

Marissa Meyer spins yet another unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes full-color art and an excerpt from Winter, the next book in the Lunar Chronicles series.

I cannot wait to get my hands on this!!! Having finally read Cinder, Scarlet & Cress this year and desperately waiting for Winter this will fill the gap nicely - especially as we now have to wait until the end of 2015 for Winter! It's published two days after my birthday so I think it will make a fabulous present to myself.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by I Am a Reader Not A Writer! The hop runs from now through to midnight on October 31 2013. The spooktacular prize up for grabs is a spooky, creepy book of your choice (either YA or Adult), up to the value of $15, from the Book Depository as long as they deliver to your country - find the list of countries here.

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There are well over 200 blogs taking part in this hop so check out the list below for lots more chances to win, thanks for entering and good luck!

October New Release Giveaway!

Welcome to the October New Release Giveaway Hop hosted by Book Nerd! The hop runs from today through to midnight on October 31st 2014. Up for grabs is any new release this month up to the value of $20 from the Book Depository as long as they deliver to your country - find the list of countries here.

All you have to do is choose any new release published in October and leave me a comment stating what book you would like (you can change your mind later!) and a way of getting in touch with you if you are the lucky winner (either an email address or Twitter) - following the blog via GFC, email, Linky or Bloglovin', Goodreads or Twitter is not compulsory, just nice!

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Check out the list below for all the other blogs taking part, thanks for entering and good luck!

Top Ten Tuesday #69 - Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fabulous gals cover at The Broke & The Bookish. This week's topic is -

Top Ten Places Books Have Made Me Want To Visit

I would love to visit the places I read about in books, be they real or imaginary. These are the top ten eleven places I would like to visit most, some for a day or two and others for extended holidays!

Prince Edward Island, Canada



Winterfell, King's Landing



Middle Earth

Alternate Swindon circa 1985 & the Book World

Finland, Sweden

Cornwall, Wales


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