Project Everworld: Book #4 Realm of the Reaper

Book 4: Realm of the Reaper Publishing Date: November 1999 Narrator: Jalil My rating: This book picks up again where #3 left off, with the kids wandering the forest, lost and clueless and without a goal in mind. When they stumble upon a prison-city, they come face to face with Loki’s daughter Hel. Desperate to escape, they jump […]

New Release Review: Black Beast by Nenia Campbell

Title: Black Beast (Shadow Thane #1) Author: Nenia Campbell Publisher: Nenia Campbell Release Date:  2nd April 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Format: ebook Page Count: 284 (paperback) Source: Author (giveaway) Rating: Nenia is a friend of mine, but as you can see that hasn’t stopped me from being any less annoyingly opinionated on this […]

Project Everworld: Book #3 Enter the Enchanted

Book 2: Enter the Enchanted Publishing Date: September 1999 Narrator: April My rating: So if this book sucked as well, I was ready to give up on Project EverWorld. And yes, the writing was surprisingly bad and juvenile, which I can’t even comprehend, because this is K.A. fucking Applegate who wrote beautifully the first half […]

Book Review: Ember by Bettie Sharpe

Title: Ember Author: Bettie Sharpe Publisher: Bettie Sharpe Release Date:  1st November 2007 Genre: fairytale retelling Format: ebook Page Count: 94 (paperback) Source: Amazon Rating: EMBER is an adult retelling of Cinderella that turns the classic tropes on its head, adds saucy smut, deepens absolutely everything and is all-round fucking amazing. I absolutely loved loved loved […]

ARC Book Review: Grim edited by Christine Johnson

Title: Grim Author: Edited by Christine Johnson Publisher: HarlequinTeen Release Date:  25th February 2014 Genre: Young Adult, fairytale retelling Format: ebook Page Count: 480 (paperback) Source: Netgalley Rating: (actually 3.5 but am being generous) Grim is a collection of 17 short stories based off fairy tales collected by Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. Some of the tales are […]

Project Everworld: Book #2 Land of Loss

Book 2: Land of Loss Publishing Date: July 1999 Narrator: Christopher My rating: Just a note – I’m not sure if I’m going to continue on this Project EverWorld thing. For one thing, it’s completely different to Animorphs. Those books hold up. The characters are likeable. Stuff actually happens to move the plot forward. There’s resolution, […]

ARC Book Review: It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning

Title: It Felt Like a Kiss Author: Sarra Manning Publisher: Random House UK/ Transworld Publishers Release Date:  30th January 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit Format: ebook Page Count: 576 (paperback) Source: Netgalley Rating: This review contains marked spoilers. Highlight over the words to read the spoiler. Ellie Cohen is a straightest of the straight good British girl types you’ll find: her […]

2013 End of Year Book Survey

Jaime from The Perpetual Page Turner hosts an annual book survey and this year I’m taking part. ~ The Best Books of 2013 1. Best Book You Read In 2013? (If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2013 release vs. backlist) Contemporary YA – Confessions […]

Book Review: Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

Title: Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened Author: Allie Brosh Publisher: Touchstone Release Date:  29th October 2013 Genre: Humour Format: Paperback Page Count: 369 Source: Library Rating: Hyperbole and a Half is the popular humour cartoon blog written by Allie Brosh that went ballistic around 2010/2011 before Allie disappeared for eighteen months due […]

ARC Book Review: Banish by Nicola Marsh

Title: Banish Author: Nicola Marsh Publisher: HarlequinTeen Australia Release Date:  1st August 2013 Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Thriller Format: e-ARC Page Count: 272 (paperback) Source: Netgalley Rating: Alyssa Woods ran away from a small town, an alcoholic mother, and a town favourite ex-boyfriend who commit suicide because she dumped him. Joining her high priestess aunt in New York […]