Sunday, 26 May 2013

My Week in Books 20th-26th May (Attack of the Kindle Freebies)

Raksha by Frankie Rose

5/5 stars!
Review can be seen in previous post.

For You by Mimi Strong

3.5/5 stars.
An enjoyable read!

Patagonia: Light and Shadows (City of Ghost) by Rue Volley and Madison Daniel.

1/5 stars.
Got to around half way and gave up.
I could not get into this at all.
I found it very disjointed and it didn't read easily.
The protagonist also annoyed me.
I did like the premise though.

Kindle Freebies:

Beauty and the Beast by Unknown
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Emma by Jane Austen
The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Persuasion by Jane Austen
The Sleeping Beauty by C.S. Evans
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll
Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
Crossing the Line (a Pushing the Limits novella) by Katie McGarry

Off Limits (Off Series #2) by Sawyer Bennett


The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (Kindle copy, £0.38)

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (paperback)

Can't wait to read this!

Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen (paperback from a charity shop)

Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

Dreamless (Starcrossed #2) by Josephine Angelini (paperback)

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Harvey (Kindle copy, £0.77)

Off Sides (Off Series #1) by Sawyer Bennett (Kindle copy, £0.77)


Goddess (Starcrossed #3) by Josephine Angelini (paperback)

I bought the first book Starcrossed ages ago but haven't gotten around to reading it yet so seeing as I won the 3rd book I bought the 2nd one.

Currently Reading:

Translation of Love by Alice Montalvo-Tribue

All photos taken from Goodreads!

I was planning on doing lots of writing this week but unfortunately I only ended up writing a chapter and a half of Dark Longing. Stupid job hunting keeps getting in the way =p

Hope you all had a great week,
J x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Review - Raksha by Frankie Rose

Raksha by Frankie Rose.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

5/5 stars!

Where to start?
I LOVED this book.
The world that Frankie Rose has created is well detailed and fascinating. The pace was fast and the plot was deep with twists and turns.
Kit was a fantastic protagonist and I loved following her journey as she left behind the savagery of the Sanctuary to find herself in Freetown which was more dangerous than it seemed. I really enjoyed seeing how she coped with feeling emotions for the first time.
Ryka, well he kind of stole my heart. Witty, mysterious and protective he was probably my favourite character. I loved his relationship with Kit.
I would definitely recommend this book!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

My Week in Books (13th-19th May)

Flight by Lindsay Leggett

5/5 stars!
My review can be seen in the previous post but needless to say I LOVED this book! Possibly my all-time favourite :D

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

3/5 stars.
After hearing so many great things about this book I was slightly disappointed. Don't get me wrong I did like it just not as much as I thought I would. I will probably read the sequel.            


Raksha by Frankie Rose (Kindle copy from the author in exchange for an honest review)

I can't wait to start reading this!

Flight by Lindsay Leggett (signed paperback)

I sent Lindsay a Tweet  saying how much I loved her book and she very kindly sent me a signed copy! I still can't believe it!

I just adore this message!

Lindsay even sent me a signed bookmark!


Translation of Love (Of Love #1) by Alice Montalvo-Tribue (Kindle freebie)

 For You by Mimi Strong (Kindle copy, £0.73)
I really like the sound of this one :)
Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love #1) by Jessica Park (Kindle copy, £0.99)

Child of the Ghosts (The Ghosts #1) by Johnathan Moeller (Kindle freebie)
The Switch Sisters by Gwen Li (Kindle freebie)
The Descent Series, Books 1-3: Death's Hand, The Darkest Gate, and Dark Union (Kindle freebie)
Sapphire Universe (The Universe Series) by Devon Herrera (Kindle freebie)
Patagonia: Light and Shadows (City of Ghosts) (Patagonia #1) by Rue Volley and Madison Daniel (Kindle copy, £0.77)
Currently Reading:
Raksha by Frankie Rose
Really looking forward to reading this!

All photos taken from Goodreads (except the signed copy of Flight and the signed bookmark).
Hope you all had a great week.
I had my viva where I had to talk about my dissertation but now I'm free!
J x


Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Review - Flight by Lindsay Leggett

Flight by Lindsay Leggett.

5 fangirling, glitter covered stars!
What. A. Book!
My first harpy book and I loved it!
Definitely my favourite read of the year so far!
The setting, the characters and the plot were all amazing.
I love the post-war world that Leggett has created.
Piper was such a fantastic kick-ass protagonist! So strong and determined.
And Asher, well...

During the last ten per cent of the book I went from this...

To this...

I still feel as if my heart was ripped out and trampled over.
I'm seriously tempted to read it again right now.
I love it so much!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

My Week In Books 6th-12th May

Poison Heart by S.B. Hayes (paperback)

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger (paperback)

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) by Tahereh Mafi (paperback)

Love this cover!

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (paperback)

Been wanting to read this for ages!

Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole #1) by Jenn Cooksey (Kindle copy £0.77)

Heard good things about this one!

Everblue (Mer Tales #1) by Brenda Pandos (Kindle freebie)


Going Under by S. Walden

A quite intense read!
4/5 stars.

How to Fall by Jane Casey

3.5 stars.
An enjoyable read.
I didn't guess the killer!

Huntrix (a Flight prelude) by Lindsay Leggett

Case 501 (a Flight prelude) by Lindsay Leggett

These two books were short but give an insight into the world that the 'Flight' novel is set in.
3/5 stars. Good reads.

Currently Reading:

Flight by Lindsay Leggett

I'm half way through this and loving it!

All photos taken from Goodreads.

In other news I saw Star Trek Into Darkness and LOVED it!

Hope you all had a great week.
J x

Monday, 6 May 2013

My Week In Books 29th April-5th May

What I Didn't Say by Keary Taylor
4/5 stars.
This is such a sweet, emotional, thought and tear provoking book. A must read!
The Summoning (Darkest Powers Trilogy #1) by Kelley Armstrong (paperback)
Found this in a charity shop. Been wanting to read it for a while.
The Mist on Bronte Moor by Aviva Orr (Kindle freebie)
Huntrix (a Flight prelude) by Lindsay Leggett (free
Case501 (Flight prelude) by Lindsay Leggett (free PDF available on the author's website)

Flight by Lindsay Leggett (Kindle copy, £0.77)

 This sounds really good, mainly because there are harpies in it!

Currently Reading:
Going Under by S. Walden

All photos taken from Goodreads.

Finished my exams so I should have time to write now!

J x