Top 10 Tuesday (#16) – best books I read in 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.  This week’s topic is…top 10 books I read in 2013. This is a tough one, since I read a lot of great books, and this list will probably change right…

The Sunday Post (#29) and Showcase Sunday (#15)

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and…

My week in books (#13)

My week in books is a feature where I share things I’ve found interesting from the past week that concern books, literature and all things book blogging.Natalie over at Natflix&Books mentioned last week that she’d acquired the new Sarra Manning novel, Adorkable, which sent me on a spiral remembering how much I loved Manning’s Diary…

Book of the month – September 2013

A little late (again), but the best book I read in September was… I’m a huge fan of Maggie Stiefvater, and this standalone is definitely my favourite book of hers. What was your favourite book from your September reading?

Book review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

You know a novel is good when you read the last few sentences a handful of times, going over and over them again to make sure the sigh you’ve let out was indeed correct. The Scorpio Races was one of those books. The end was beautiful and magical, and just made me sigh – with…

Top Ten Tuesday (#13) – most memorable secondary characters

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish, where the writers, like me, are particularly fond of lists.This week’s topic is…top 10 most memorable secondary characters. For the purposes of this top 10, I’m going to take secondary to mean anyone who wasn’t the protagonist, regardless of how…

Book review: Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater

Ballad is the second of Maggie Stiefvater’s Books of Faerie.The book focuses on James, who we met briefly in the first book in the series, Lament, which focused on his best friend Dee. She is a cloverhand, someone who can see faeries, and fell in love with Luke, a kind-of faerie gone bad but not…

Book review: Lament by Maggie Stiefvater

Having previously read Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver trilogy, I was looking forward to Lament, the first in her Faerie books, and thought I knew what to expect. I was wrong. Where Shiver and its sequels Linger and Forever were slow builds with mysteries which unravelled piece by piece, Lament was a much faster-moving book, and there…

Reading challenge book 11: Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Book 11 in my challenge to read one book (I haven’t read before) a fortnight in 2012 is Forever by Maggie Stiefvater, the third book in a trilogy. I’m a fast reader, but it took me ages to get through Forever. I started it months ago, read a large chunk and then put it down…