Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. It’s all about spotlighting upcoming releases we’re eagerly anticipating. Share your books and remember to visit Breaking The Spine for more great books! This week I’m eagerly waiting on: Redemption by Veronique Launier Expected publication: September 8th 2012 Publisher: Flux From Goodreads: Guillaume: […]

ARC Book Review: Shift by Kim Curran

Publisher: Strange Chemistry Publishing Date: September 4 2012 Genre: YA, sci-fi Format: e-ARC Page count: 416 (paperback) My rating: Shift’s opening pages did not endear itself to me. I read the prologue, which was a huge hypothetical ‘have you ever wondered?’ and frankly said NO, I HAVE NOT. PISS OFF, BOOK. So I put it down for a few weeks. […]

Stacking The Shelves (1)

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books we’ve picked up for the week, whether they are bought, borrowed, gifted, galleys, physical or virtual. Share your shelves and remember to visit Tynga’s Reviews where it all started to find more great books! This week I picked […]

Book Review: There’s A Bear in There (And He Wants Swedish) by Merridy Eastman

Publisher: Allen & Unwin Publishing Date: 2002 Genre: Memoir Format: Paperback Page count: 332 My rating:   I’ll admit, I didn’t recognise Merridy Eastman’s face or name prior to the end of this book where she reveals she got a job on the one TV show mentioned that I actually watched (Always Greener). Her stint on Playschool was before my […]

Book Review: Outside In by Maria V Snyder

Publisher:  Harlequin Release Date: 3 January 2011 Genre:  YA, sci-fi, dystopian Format:  Paperback Page Count:  326 Source: Purchased Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads | Author website Rating: Outside In suffers from the same page-turning excitement The Hunger Games suffers from. I say ‘suffers’ because I suffered when I had to put it down to do normal things like eat […]

Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V Snyder

Publisher:  Harlequin Release Date: 1 April 2010 Genre:  YA, sci-fi, dystopian Format:  Paperback Page Count:  315 Source: Purchased Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads | Author website Rating:   Inside Out is, first and foremost, a dystopian. However, it is not like the standard YA dystopian, The Hunger Games, to which it is often compared. It is similar to in […]

Book Review: Ice by Sarah Beth Durst

Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books Release Date: 6 October 2009 Genre:  YA/New Adult, Paranormal Romance Format:  Paperback Page Count:  336 Source: Library Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads | Author website Rating: This novel is based on a lesser-known Norwegian fairy tale, and though I’d never heard of the tale before, this retelling was wonderfully imagined. I can’t say how […]

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Publisher:  Doubleday Release Date: 13 September 2011 Genre:  Fantasy, Magical Realism, Victorian Format:  Hardcover Page Count:  387 Source: Library Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads | Author website Rating: Gah! What a supremely boring book. The prose is near perfect, and the descriptions are the best I’ve ever read. But good writing and beautiful descriptions does not a good book […]

Book Review: Preloved by Shirley Marr

Publisher:  Black Dog Books/Walker Books Release Date: 1 April 2012 Genre:  YA, Paranormal Romance Format:  Paperback Page Count:  272 Source: Owned Links: Goodreads | Book Depository | Author website Rating: Preloved has one of the coolest concepts on the block (a ghost from the Eighties? It was only the so-daggy-it’s-cool era), and add to that major bonus points for a YA heroine who’s Chinese. […]