31 July, 2012

Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

Genre: Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic
Format: E-book
Released: June 12, 2012 by Balzer + Bray
More about the author: Website // Twitter // Bio
Find the book: Goodreads // Amazon UK

It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology.

Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth--an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go.

But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret--one that could change their society . . . or bring it to its knees. And again, she's faced with a choice: cling to what she's been raised to believe, or cast her lot with the only boy she's ever loved, even if she's lost him forever.

Inspired by Jane Austen's "Persuasion", "For Darkness Shows the Stars" is a breathtaking romance about opening your mind to the future and your heart to the one person you know can break it. - Summary from Goodreads
With this book, for some reason, I had a preconceived idea of what this book was about. Upon hearing it was a Science Fiction/Post Apocalyptic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, I thought I was sure I knew what I was getting into. I was initially caught off guard by a mood and setting of the book I wasn't expecting to read. This at first had me reading this book much slower than it ought to have been read until I gave it a second chance. I'm glad I did! This book is a gorgeous Post Apocalyptic, yet refined retelling of a story you thought you knew.

I was initially not excited about the Austen-era propriety in the book, as I don't usually associate it with Science Fiction. By the midway point I decided that it fit tone of the story and provided a really great contrast between technology and the ways of the stingy Luddites who want nothing to do with the technology that previously destroyed the human population. The world itself was absolutely gorgeous. Diana Peterfreund just has a way of describing the setting and setting up the mood of a story!

The characters of this book were so deeply written and rather heart-wrenching at times. The relationship of Elliot and Kai was written really well. It wasn't too lovey-dovey, but rather thoughtful and powerful, crossing the boundaries of their society. The social boundaries in this book are much deeper than upper and lower class. The Reduction was an event in the book's past where humans experiments with genetic enhancement went horribly wrong and all who survived became 'Reduced' to the mental capacity of a young child. I loved this controversial subject and I think it's horrifyingly believable!

I would recommend this book to people who have a taste for unique worlds and love the artful language. It's definitely a unique but well-executed contribution to the post apocalyptic genre. I'm now intrigued and want to read more from this author who has published other YA books. After doing a bit of digging, I still haven't firmly established this but I believe For Darkness Shows the Stars is a stand alone book.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Like to (Not) Switch Places With for 24 Hours

Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You guessed it. This is where I post my Top Tens of the week's chosen subject, Top Ten Characters You'd Like to Switch Places With for 24 Hours. 

I feel like this is a hard one. With most protagonists or characters in general, I don't exactly envy their situations even if I enjoy reading them. I think maybe I'll cheat with this one and give you a list of my top ten characters I'd rather NOT switch with.

1. Katniss Everdeen (The Hunger Games)
Uh, yeah. Nearly starving and then having to fight to the death- I don't think so.
2. Bitterblue (Bitterblue)
Her dad was a serious psycho. I'd rather not have those memories.
3. Jonas (The Giver)
That is some serious weight to have put on the shoulders of a pre-teen. I don't want to be a vessel of memories and emotions!
4. Yelena (Poison Studies)
Yeah, she was imprisoned and tortured. No, thanks.
5. Frodo Baggins (Lord of the Rings)
Being charged with the desperate task of carrying a (seriously messed up) piece of jewellery across the known world... hmmm, no.
6. Zoe (Glitch)
I don't fancy having a computer system hooked up to my brain.
7. Day (Legend)
He's the number one most wanted criminal in the entire republic. I just wouldn't want to live up to that reputation!
8. Allie Sekemoto (The Immortal Rules)
She's a vampire surrounded by people who hate vampires! And she has to sleep in the dirt.
9. Ana (Incarnate)
Just about everyone in her city hates her or is scared of her. What kind of life is that?
10. Thomas (The Maze Runner)
Imagine being placed in a murderous maze with absolutely no recollection of your life before that. That's why I won't trade places with him!

All of that made me realize what a huge square I must be! I think I'm just meant to read about adventures, not be faced with the sort of adversaries book characters are faced with!

Who would you switch or not switch with?

30 July, 2012

Review: Passion by Lauren Kate

Series: Fallen #3
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Format: Audiobook
Released: June 23, 2011 by Listening Library
Find the author: Website // Twitter // Goodreads Page
Find the book: Goodreads // Amazon UK // Audible

Luce would die for Daniel.

And she has. Over and over again. Throughout time, Luce and Daniel have found each other, only to be painfully torn apart: Luce dead, Daniel left broken and alone. But perhaps it doesn't need to be that way....

Luce is certain that something - or someone - in a past life can help her in her present one. So she begins the most important journey of this lifetime...going back eternities to witness firsthand her romances with Daniel...and finally unlock the key to making their love last.

Cam and the legions of angels and Outcasts are desperate to catch Luce, but none are as frantic as Daniel. He chases Luce through their shared pasts, terrified of what might happen if she rewrites history. Because their romance for the ages could go up in flames...forever.

Sweeping across centuries, PASSION is the third novel in the unforgettably epic FALLEN series. - Summary from Goodreads
Passion is the story in the Fallen series that everyone wants to know about, but may not necessarily love reading. Luce is determined to visit her past lives and understand the curse of their love. Flinging herself into each life after another, Luce discovers that she and Daniel do indeed have a special love rather than a cursing forcing them and it took an entire excursion across time to see it.

Luce grew on me a bit in this installation of the series. She was much more proactive than usual and stubborn in an admirable way. Not very many new side-characters were introduced, as the previous ones show up in her past lives or chase after her into the past. So, nothing too interesting there. The interesting part was learning all of the different lives Luce has lived and died loving Daniel. While I was intrigued at first to learn of the incarnations of Luce, it became rather old (and predictable since she inevitably dies in each life) after awhile.

I feel that this book would have been better suited as a novella. We just have Luce and Daniel's 'epic' love thrown in our face a good dozen times to reiterate the power of their love. It was entertaining, I suppose. I liked it for learning about their past, but it was too long and repetitive. I maintain that it could have been a novella, but I do recommend reading it if you are invested in the Fallen series. The background information you've been craving doesn't disappoint. The ending of Passion promises a very gripping fourth book that I will probably read.

*Audio Review*- As usual, the narrator delivers. Justine Eyre is a consistently fabulous audiobook reader and enhances the experience of listening to the book.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

28 July, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (#13)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Every Saturday I post the books I've acquired throughout the previous week!

I went to the book shop today. Bad idea! (Or maybe a good idea?) I bought two books that have been on my wish-list for awhile.

by Kendare Blake

by Richelle Mead

Review: The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Series: The Iron Fey #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Published January 21, 2011 by Mira Books
Originally published February 1, 2010 by Harlequin Teen
More about the author: Website // Twitter // Blog
Find the book: Goodreads // Amazon UK

Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.

When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.

But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart. - from Goodreads
My Review

After reading Julie's Immortal Rules, I knew I had to try out her other books. I don't really care for faeries, so I hadn't really read a book about them before. I wasn't really surprised to have been converted by this author. Julie Kagawa's faery world is a lot more menacing and wondrous than I would have believed with faeries straight out of your nightmares and beautiful world-building harking back to Lewis Carroll with a dash of modernity like Cassandra Clare's urban fantasy. Yeah. Ponder that.

The characters in this book are a mixture of a recreated and original cast. Readers may recognize the names of Puck, Oberon, Titania, and Queen Mab but all have been remolded for this plot. The main character, Meg has a close relationship with her little brother and is forced to travel into Neverwhere to save him from faery kidnappers. I really enjoyed her little brother and the supporting characters Ash, Puck, and Grim. Meg just wasn't my favourite, though she did grow on me over time.

Julie Kagawa just has a way with words. Having read her published works out of order, I can tell that she has grown over the years. The Iron King wasn't as fabulous as The Immortal Rules, but I did enjoy it immensely. I'll be continuing the series and hopefully soon! I recommend this book to fantasy and urban fantasy lovers everywhere.

Rating: 4/5 Stars

27 July, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (#15)

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's set up so bloggers to discover new blogs and gain new followers. It's really cool! Every week two different blogs are featured. This week's featured blogs are Concise Book Reviews and Alisa from mzalisakay.blogspot.com. Here's this week's question:

Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

A: In eighth grade we read The Giver by Lois Lowry. I seriously think this book changed my life! Or, at least my reading preferences. Harry Potter had already won me my fantasy obsession by then, and The Giver introduced me to a lot of utopian, dystopian, and eventually science fiction books.

If you're a new follower, leave a comment so I can follow you back!

25 July, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Poison by Bridget Zinn

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. I can't wait to read what everyone else is waiting on. I know my book wish-list appreciates it! This week, I'm waiting on:

Poison by Bridget Zinn
To be published March 12, 2013 by Disney/Hyperion

Sixteen-year-old Kyra, a highly-skilled potions master, is the only one who knows her kingdom is on the verge of destruction—which means she’s the only one who can save it. Faced with no other choice, Kyra decides to do what she does best: poison the kingdom’s future ruler, who also happens to be her former best friend.

But, for the first time ever, her poisoned dart… misses.

Now a fugitive instead of a hero, Kyra is caught in a game of hide-and-seek with the king’s army and her potioner ex-boyfriend, Hal. At least she’s not alone. She’s armed with her vital potions, a too-cute pig, and Fred, the charming adventurer she can’t stop thinking about. Kyra is determined to get herself a second chance (at murder), but will she be able to find and defeat the princess before Hal and the army find her?

Kyra is not your typical murderer, and she’s certainly no damsel-in-distress—she’s the lovable and quick-witted hero of this romantic novel that has all the right ingredients to make teen girls swoon.
What caught my attention at first was the gorgeous cover and then the mention of an enchanted piglet! The pig sort of reminds me of Hen Wen from Chronicles of Prydain, but I can't wait to see what this book is about! It is also worth a mention that this book will sadly be published posthumously, as the author lost her battle to cancer last year.

21 July, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (#12)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Every Saturday I post the books I've acquired throughout the previous week! 

Hello, all. I've got nothing to show you guys this week! If you don't follow me too closely, you won't know that I've been on vacation visiting my family in California. I'll be back in England next week. I haven't done too much reading or reviewing, but thanks for sticking with me! You guys are great. It means so much to me that readers stick through my spastic blogging the last few weeks. I look forward to seeing what you've picked up this week, so link up your posts! :) 

(Here's a little pic of me and my little brothers at the beach. They're trying to look all manly and only succeeding in making me look really pale!)

20 July, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (#14)

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's set up so bloggers to discover new blogs and gain new followers. It's really cool! Every week two different blogs are featured. This week's featured blogs are A Glass of Wine and Booktastic Reviews. Here's this week's question: 

Q: Christmas in July! Someone gives you a gift card for two books (whatever that costs). What two books will you buy?

A: *goes to look at wishlist* I've really been meaning to pick up a copy of Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder. I haven't read this start to her newest series! Also, I'd probably buy Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini. The UK cover never appealed to me, but I've still been eyeing it a lot! 

If you are a new follower, leave me a comment so that I may follow you back!

19 July, 2012

Review: Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian
Format: E-galley provided via NetGalley by publisher for review
To be published August 7, 2012 by St. Martin's Press
Find the author: Website // Twitter
Find the book: Goodreads // Amazon UK
Rating: 3/5 stars

In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.
When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.
As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe to feelings that are entirely new. Together, this growing band of glitchers must find a way to free themselves from the controlling hands of the Community before they’re caught and deactivated, or worse.
In this action-packed debut, Glitch begins an exciting new young adult trilogy. - Summary from Goodreads
This science fiction and dystopian premise got my attention pretty quickly and I knew I had to read it, the pretty cover aside. The premise of people having software and programming to control them just seems perfectly creepy and intriguing. If some of the faults are overlooked, the world building is executed with some satisfaction and acceptable writing, but the characters seemed a tad hallow.

I wasn't disappointed with the world building per se, I just saw quite a few things that needed a firmer place. One of the interesting things that go along with glitchers (those who aren't controlled by the system) are there special powers. I wish this was explored more and that the protagonist knew what she was doing with them for most of the book, rather than coming on at the most convenient moment ever in the climax.

Zoe as a protagonist didn't work for me as the story moved on. I felt that she relied on the two main males in the story to progress the plot, as they always reported back to her the goings-on and she rarely took matters into her own hands. While not every story has to have a bad-ass heroine, I feel that protagonists should move the plot along rather than sit on the sidelines. That being said, I will note that there actually was quite a bit of action in the book, it just was brought to Zoe rather than her seeking it out. 

Protagonists aside, Glitch turned out to be an okay read, but I didn't get into it like I wanted to. I wish I had more to say about the writing, but it wasn't anything remarkably good or bad. I'd recommend it to readers who would like to dabble in Science Fiction, but perhaps not for dedicated readers of the genre who would drive themselves mad with some of the holes in the world. This book is meant to be the first in a trilogy and I'm undecided whether I'll continue the series.

18 July, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Starling by Lesley Livingston

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. I can't wait to read what everyone else is waiting on. I know my book wish-list appreciates it! This week, I'm waiting on: 

Starling by Lesley LivingstonSeries: Starling #1
To be released August 28, 2012 by HarperTeen 
Goodreads // Amazon UK

"Love is just the beginning... of the end."
Mason Starling is a champion fencer for Gosforth Academy, but she’s never had to fight for her life. Until now. When a ferocious storm rips through Manhattan and unleashes terrifying creatures onto Gosforth’s campus, Mason barely escapes alive. Without help from the mysterious stranger who appeared in the midst of the storm, she might not have made it at all. But now, in the aftermath, Mason’s life begins to spin dramatically, mystically out of control, and the only one who seems able to help her is the stranger who can remember nothing but his name: Fennrys Wolf.
As Mason and Fenn uncover more about Fenn’s past and the strange events that surround them, they realize that Mason’s family — and its dark allegiance to the ancient Norse gods — is at the center of everything. A predetermined fate seems to be closing in on Mason, but is it possible to change one’s destiny?
Readers who fell in love with Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange trilogy and those who love Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments series will be captivated by the sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action of Starling. - From Goodreads.com
The summary sounds very epic. Norse gods mixed in with some urban fantasy from the looks of it! It's got some rave reviews already and I can't wait to read it.

17 July, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books If You Like Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You guessed it. This is where I post my Top Tens of the week's chosen subject! This week's subject is Top Ten Books For People Who Like 'X' Book. I chose Across the Universe by Beth Revis. It's the first book in one of my favorite current series. It's so good!

I know this isn't the most original post for me, but I just love all of these books! I chose them to go with Across the Universe by Beth Revis because they have science fiction or dystopian elements about them. They just happen to be some of my top reads this year (except for Uglies which I read ages ago).

Top Ten Books if you like Across the Universe by Beth Revis

1. Starters by Lissa Price
2. Inside Out by Maria V Snyder
3. Legend by Marie Lu
4. Matched by Ally Condie
5. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
6. Uglies by Scott Westerfiled
7. Divergent by Veronica Roth
8. Partials by Dan Wells
9. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
10. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

14 July, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (#11)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Every Saturday I post the books I've acquired throughout the previous week! 

Since I'm visiting my family in California for a few weeks, I haven't bought many books. I've been very busy! Plus, who would want to pack a bunch of heavy books in their luggage? My mom bought me this hardcover copy of to match the other two hardcovers I have from this series sitting in my old bedroom at my parents'. I really wanted this pretty cover over the (blah) UK cover, so I'm determined to read it here and then leave it with its sisters on my old shelf!

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore

I don't anticipate having anything to show you next week, but let me know what books you've acquired!

13 July, 2012

Review: Hallowed by Cynthia Hand

Series: Unearthly Series, Book #2
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Format: Paperback
Published January 2, 2012 by Egmont Books
Find Cynthia Hand: Twitter // Website // Goodreads
Find the book: Goodreads // Amazon UK
For months Clara Gardner trained to face the fire from her visions, but she wasn't prepared for the choice she had to make that day. And in the aftermath, she discovered that nothing about being part angel is as straightforward as she thought.
Now, torn between her love for Tucker and her complicated feelings about the roles she and Christian seem destined to play in a world that is both dangerous and beautiful, Clara struggles with a shocking revelation: Someone she loves will die in a matter of months. With her future uncertain, the only thing Clara knows for sure is that the fire was just the beginning.
In this compelling sequel to "Unearthly," Cynthia Hand captures the joy of first love, the anguish of loss, and the confusion of becoming who you are.
Hallowed is a beautifully powerful sequel to Unearthly. Clara has troubled herself over the events of the last book concerning her angelic purpose. It didn't go to plan, but now there's an even more troubling vision clouding Clara's mind lately. A funeral, only months away, tells Clara that someone she loves dearly will leave this life forever. She will have to face some secrets about the angelic world she lives in and face emotional distress no one her age should have to face.

This book was a very emotional and revealing follow up to Unearthly and I enjoyed Clara immensely. While she's a worry-wart for pretty much the entire book, it's not without reason and I think it shows maturity, the thing Clara gains most of all in this book. The supporting characters become much more complicated and interesting than in the first book. I find myself intrigued by Jeffrey's angst and happy that Clara and Christian get to spend more time together (even if Clara doesn't want to). I couldn't get enough of the love triangle. It's so much more fabulous than the first book. Some more fabulous things include the addition of new mentor-type characters for Clara that come with some really interesting backgrounds. 

In addition to the characters, the plot was just fantastic. After mind-blowing revelations, romantic tension, and a prom scene that actually didn't make me want to throw up, I am seriously craving the third book! If you love love triangles, angel mythology, and serious secret reveals, then you will love this series. I hope to see more clashes between the good and bad angels in the third instalment! 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Feature and Follow Friday (#13)

Feature & Follow is a weekly blog hop hosted by Parajunkee and AlisonCanRead. It's set up so bloggers to discover new blogs and gain new followers. It's really cool! Every week two different blogs are featured. This week's featured blogs are A GREAT Read and Vivaciously, Vivian. Here's this week's question: 

Q: What drove you to start book blogging in the first place?
A: I've been blogging since March 2012, so it's a fairly new life addition for me! During that month and the February before it, I was in between jobs mainly because I had to get my visa sorted so I could continue to stay in the UK. I was extremely bored and wanted some sort of purpose for my day. I knew I enjoyed reading, so I thought it would be nice to have a place to post reviews. Not an original idea, but it was something. I had no idea there was an enormous community and the opportunity to connect with authors about their books and publishers for review copies. No idea! Every day I still discover something new, being a newbie to the blogosphere and I hope that never goes away.

Leave me a comment if you're a new follower! I'd love to follow you back!

11 July, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine in which bloggers post books they are eagerly anticipating to be released. I can't wait to read what everyone else is waiting on. I know my book wish-list appreciates it! This week, I'm waiting on: 

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
The Memory Chronicles #1
To be published January 15, 2013 by Simon & Schuster (US)
Goodreads // Amazon UK

Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow prisoners, Felicia passes the endless hours downloading memories and mourning what she’s lost—family, friends, and the boy she loved, Neil.
Then a girl in a neighboring chamber disappears, and nobody but Felicia seems to recall she existed in the first place. Something is obviously very wrong. When Julian—a dangerously charming guy Felicia knew in life—comes to offer Felicia a way out, she learns the truth: a rebellion is brewing to overthrow the Morati, the guardians of Level 2.
Felicia is reluctant to trust Julian, but then he promises what she wants the most—to be with Neil again—if only she’ll join the rebels. Suspended between Heaven and Earth, Felicia finds herself in the center of an age-old struggle between good and evil. As memories from her life come back to haunt her, and as the Morati hunt her down, Felicia will discover it’s not just her own redemption at stake… but the salvation of all mankind.
This book sounds like nothing I've ever read before. A place between our world and next, an afterlife that seems to have some strong thriller elements. I discovered this book as it's been talked about on the blogosphere quite a bit recently and I can't wait to read it! 

What are you waiting on?

10 July, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Facts About My Reading Life

Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You guessed it. This is where I post my Top Tens of the week's chosen subject! This week was a freebie. I chose to tell you a little bit more about myself. We probably have a lot in common! Here are the top ten facts about my reading habits or life. Who knows, maybe it's interesting?

1) I get most of my reading done on my lunch break, waiting for the bus, or to occupy myself while my man's at work.

2) The first chapter book I remember reading and obsessing over was The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.

3) I can't bend the spine. Ever. Just no. It's why I don't like people borrowing my copies. They always come back with that horrible line down it!

4) In elementary school I would purposely not turn in my homework (that I had actually completed) because I wanted to go to Recess Room. We went there to be 'punished' by being 'forced' to read or do homework instead of go play at recess. I read. They had some awesome books to read!

5) I can't read while in motion. I wish I could read in the car or on the bus, but it's impossible. Even the train is a bit iffy.

6) I hate movie covers or covers that mention the movie and I generally obsess over making sure a series I own all have the same cover design and are the same size. I hate putting those small and fat paperbacks with the tall hardbounds. My newest fear since moving to another country is mixing US covers with UK covers.

7) I probably read about 2 books a week and listen to one audiobook. I read pretty fast, but I don't want it to consume my whole life. The second I feel like I have to read, it becomes non-enjoyable. 

8) While I really like pretty book covers and snappy summaries, I usually read my books based on recommendation. I'm very seldom impulsive at the book store. Yet I'm still that one person who spends 2 hours in there and comes out with one book.

9) My favorite type of books are paperbacks. Especially ones that aren't glossy or slick and feel pretty sturdy. If they're printed in Garamond along with the aforementioned prerequisites I nearly faint with happiness. Is it normal to have a favorite font?

10) The majority of my books are in my old room at my parents' house in California. One day I really want to unite my two collections.

Do we have anything in common? Let me know!

07 July, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (#10)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Every Saturday I post the books I've acquired throughout the previous week! This week I purchased a few paperbacks before leaving them at home to visit my family in California. So I won't be able to read them for a few weeks, but I like to know they're there.


Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris

A Witch in Love by Ruth Warburton

The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore