The ABC book challenge.

Here we go again!

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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A review: Everless – Sara Holland

As I was scouring the shelves at my local library, I had a little peek at the ‘New Stock’ shelf and saw this beauty just perched there, waiting for me to snag it. And snag it I did, whilst doing a small jump for joy.
Granted, I had only heard bits and pieces about this book before stumbling across it, but it was more than enough to get me excited, and come on, look at that cover, it’s gorgeous, more than enough to entice me on vanity alone.

E-SHIn the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.

No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever.

But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the
power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

As ever, a spoiler-free review!

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The ABC book challenge.

And it’s been a week already! Time for the second post in The ABC book challenge. Only 24 more posts to go…

…slightly feels like I’m counting down until Christmas…

…I’m not actually going to finish this tag until Christmas. Deary me!

Carrying on.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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A review: Remix – Non Pratt

I hadn’t heard of this book until I stumbled upon across it by happy accident when perusing the shelves local library! It initially caught my eye as I am a sucker for any YA music related contemporary – regardless of quality.
Thankfully, I was pleasantly surprised by this one, I hadn’t read a Non Pratt book before this, but I’ll definitely be picking up more. I especially enjoyed its continuous theme of friendship that threaded through the story.
Also the location of a music festival definitely helped suck me right in.

R-NPFrom the author of Trouble comes a new novel about boys, bands and best mates.

Kaz is still reeling from being dumped by the love of her life… Ruby is bored of hearing about it. Time to change the record.

Three days. Two best mates. One music festival. Zero chance of everything working out.

 

 

 

As always, no spoilers!

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From Page to Screen: Ready Player One

Brought to the big screen by none other than Steven Spielberg himself, Ready Player One is adapted from the novel of the same name by author Ernest Cline.

As a film in its own right, Ready Player One is an enjoyable ride as any blockbuster on the market. Chock-full of Easter eggs and a pop culture reference for every generation. It has a little something that everyone will enjoy.

A quick synopsis of the book, for those who don’t know;

RPO-ECIn the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade’s going to survive, he’ll have to win—and confront the real world he’s always been so desperate to escape.

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The ABC book challenge.

My first comeback book tag, and boy have I picked a long one! The ABC book tag – one every week for each letter of the alphabet, so you’ll be seeing this every Saturday for the next 26 weeks.

I saw this post on Jacquie’s blog ‘Rattle The Stars‘ – she’s one of my fave bloggers so definitely go and check her blog out!

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A review: The Girls – Emma Cline

I first heard about The Girls back when I worked in a well-known bookstore. It was one of their ‘Picks of the Month’ and it definitely caught my eye. However, as is always the case – there were other books I wanted more so, as many a forgotten title have, this took a backseat.
Then I came across it in a used bookstore, and I didn’t hesitate, my initial intrigue and my personal goal of trying to expand my genres. I bought it and I’m happy to say, it did not disappoint.

TG-ECCalifornia. The summer of 1969. In the dying days of a floundering counter-culture a young girl is unwittingly caught up in unthinkable violence, and a decision made at this moment, on the cusp of adulthood, will shape her life….

Evie Boyd is desperate to be noticed. In the summer of 1969, empty days stretch out under the California sun. The smell of honeysuckle thickens the air and the sidewalks radiate heat.

Until she sees them. The snatch of cold laughter. Hair, long and uncombed. Dirty dresses skimming the tops of thighs. Cheap rings like a second set of knuckles. The girls.

And at the centre, Russell. Russell and the ranch, down a long dirt track and deep in the hills. Incense and clumsily strummed chords. Rumours of sex, frenzied gatherings, teen runaways.

Was there a warning, a sign of things to come? Or is Evie already too enthralled by the girls to see that her life is about to be changed forever

As always, this is spoiler-free!

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