Monday, 31 October 2011

Show gratitude for books and win!

Lovely Beth from Beth Revis.blogspot.com is hosting a totally awesome giveaway!

You make a post of one book you feel grateful for, link it up to the rafflecopter form and hey presto! You're in the running to win 19 (AHHHHHH) books!

YAY! So here's the button! (Follow the link next to it because I totally don't get HTML:S)



                                                                                                                                                                   
Okay, without further ado, here's my post!




Yes. I know. Loads of people are doing this book. But the boy who made my childhood was one who never had one. When I was younger, this book was a great bed time story that I looked forward to. Magic and Wizards and chocolate frog cards! But as I've grown older I've realised the under lying message: being different is not bad. There is always a world in which you belong. J.K. also shows the true meaning of friendship.

Rowling also uses foreshadowing in a way I've never seen. Her use of small details that are seemingly unimportant and bringing them back in books further ahead in huge plots.

Thank You so much Joanne Kathleen Rowling, for inspiring my childhood and teaching the lessons that no-one else could.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Review: Weaving Destiny by G.P. Ching.



Review: Weaving Destiny by G.P. Ching.

Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn't help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob's love.

When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers.



Synopsis from Goodreads.com






                                                                                                       


Hi!


I'm rating this 4.5 stars.


I won Weaving Destiny and The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching as ebooks.


This book has developed so well! In my review of the Soulkeepers I said that my least favourite character was Malini. This book has really turned my opinion of her around. Adding her point of view made you relate to her as a character and (SPOILER) by making her into a Healer and describing her experiences made me really relate to her. Ching has made me completely change my opinion of a character and that's not something I do lightly. I absolutely commend her for it.


The plot. Well, I must say it could have been longer. Bit more detail needed in places but that is the ONLY thing stopping this from being a 5 star review. I loved - as I've already mentioned - Malini's experiences of being a Healer, especially with Death. This was a character that I did not expect but I thoroughly liked. Ching captured his sadness beautifully.


I think adding Mara was a great twist in this plot because it weakens Jacob and Malini's relationship which is something that would happen in real life, they wouldn't just stay happy.


Not much more I can say except I highly recommend to fans of fantasy and YA lit. I eagerly await the third book.
























Friday, 28 October 2011

About Me

Hey!

I'm Molly. I'm 14 almost 15 years old. I love to read and write. I am writing a story on Fanfiction! Go here.
I specifically like to read YA lit and dystopians! I have 4 dogs. I live in England so the giveaways in the sidebar are international!

IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN A VERY POTTER MUSICAL YOU HAVE TO NOW. GO HERE FOR SOME TOTALLY AWESOME TIMES!

Any more questions? Just comment on a post! Or drop me an email!

To participate in my weekly meme which is Saturday Shows, all you have to do is link back to me :) Post your link in the comments and I'll check your post out!

Molly

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Be jealous!

Just bought a copy of Last Breath by Rachel Caine which has been released early in England! Whoop!
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Sunday, 23 October 2011

Review: The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching.

















Hi!

I'm rating this book a 3.5 stars.

I won a Ecopy of this book and the next from a fellow blogger and I read it on a borrowed Kindle.

It started off slowly, I must say. There were a few exciting moments but it didn't really get going until the middle to the end.

My favourite characters: Dr. Silva. Very intriguing character. A lot of mystery surrounds her and I found myself very interested in her background.

Jacob. I know it seems samey that I would like the protagonist but he is a great character. Not all good. He has evil qualities and I like that because nobody is perfect. Everyone has their sins and this is accentuated in him throughout the book.

My least favourite characters: Malini. She is the same old girl who gets rescued. The damsel in Distress. She winds me up because she's not a unique character but she could have been written and portrayed better.

The plot. The plot as I've mentioned was very slow to start. With a few angry bursts from Jacob adding interest. The real excitement starts when the Watchers arrive. They are VERY interesting characters and their dark universe is very clear in my mind. Ching really made the evil ooze out of the pages and I commend her for it.

I recommend for fantasy fans. Worth a read if you've got the time. 




Giveaway!

Here's a giveaway folks! International as always :-) http://literary-exploration.blogspot.com/2011/10/300-follower-giveaway.html

#WWreadathon Guess the title - picture puzzle



























Hey read-a-thoners! 


Ok, so how does this work? First you pick a book. Then you find pictures to represent the words in the book title. Then you put the pictures/clues together and try to guess what the book title is.  Get creative and make it as challenging as you want. Make a post with your Book picture puzzles and go around to different blogs and try to guess some of the puzzles.


Okay here's mine!


The






























































Quite easy but We'll see! Comment below! I'll promote the winners blog or twitter account!















In My Letterbox (1)

I've have decided to finally jump on the bandwagon. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren! It's a chance to show off what books you've received during the week or even the month if you want to!
  However, I have decided to call mine IML which stands for In My Letterbox because I am English (British) and we call it a letterbox not a mailbox.















In My Letterbox this week is:

Won:
Ecopy of The Soulkeepers by G.P. Ching.


















Ecopy of Weaving Destiny by G.P. Ching. Both Ebooks from Amy at Lady Reader's Bookstuff!  Thank-You very much!


















Paperback copy of Eyes Of Crow by Jeri Smith-Ready from Danielle at Alpha Reader! Thank-You!



















A signed ARC of Fateful by Claudia Gray! Thanks to Claire at Claire Legrand.com!
See my review here.


















The Ab-sol-ute-ly T-shirt in this pic and a load of bookmarks (not pictured). Thanks to Jennifer from Jennifer Laurens.com!















Bought:
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan from WH Smith.



















Palace of the Damned by Darren Shan from WH Smith.


















The Death Cure by James Dashner from The Book Depository.


















So that's what I've got! What have you got in your Letterbox recently?




Tuesday, 18 October 2011

CLOCKPPUNKK ROUND 4

Blah blah blah blah for actual details see first blogpost.

http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html

CLOCKPPUNKK

Molly.

Day three of Clockwork Prince Mania! Clockppunkk

Here's a giveaway of Clockwork Prince!

http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html?commentPage=2

You want more details? Go and see my first post on it!

Also if I have any new followers I am REALLY sorry for spamming you with this, it's just I want this book. BADLY

clockppunkk

Molly.

Teaser Tuesday.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Should Be Reading!

To participate all you have to do is:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
 Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Jason has a problem. He doesn’t remember anything before waking up on a school bus holding hands with a girl. Apparently he has a girlfriend named Piper. His best friend is a kid named Leo, and they’re all students in the Wilderness School, a boarding school for “bad kids”, as Leo puts it. What he did to end up here, Jason has no idea — except that everything seems very wrong.

Piper has a secret. Her father, a famous actor, has been missing for three days, and her vivid nightmares reveal that he’s in terrible danger. Now her boyfriend doesn’t recognize her, and when a freak storm and strange creatures attack during a school field trip, she, Jason, and Leo are whisked away to someplace called Camp Half-Blood. What is going on?

Leo has a way with tools. His new cabin at Camp Half-Blood is filled with them. Seriously, the place beats Wilderness School hands down, with its weapons training, monsters, and fine-looking girls. What’s troubling is the curse everyone keeps talking about, and that a camper’s gone missing. Weirdest of all, his bunkmates insist they are all—including Leo—related to a god.
 Synopsis from Goodreads.com 

Page 95, Chapter 8. Teaser one: "Or now," Jason said. "Sir, Mr Chiron, you told me the greatest threat was coming. The last chapter. You can't possibly mean something worse than an army of Titans, right?"
Teaser two: "Hera?" Annabeth's snarl was even fiercer than Seymour's. "She took you over? She did this to Piper?"

Thanks for reading!

Molly.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

CLOCKWORK PRINCE ARC Clockppunkk

Okay, so a couple weeks ago I got kinda miffed because goodreads is giving away 100 ARC's of Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - My official favourite book series EVER!


But. Just now. I found out. THAT THERE IS ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY OF AN ARC!

Here's the link! http://www.bibliopunkk.net/2011/10/clockppunkk-clockwork-prince-giveaway.html?showComment=1318776257131#c2931754102228450604

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Giveaway!

Look I know I should post more stuff but I just have to spread the word! It's the law! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dG8xOHdaWjRCazNmVUtDQll0QlVLdUE6MQ

A season of Eden book Trailer

I heard about this book when I won a T-shirt from the lovely Jennifer! It sounded really great and the book trailer is awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ8mu0Q1LrI&feature=player_embedded#!

please watch!

Molly

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Review: ARC of Fateful by Claudia Gray.

Review of Fateful by Claudia Gray. 



** spoiler alert ** Hi!

I'm rating this 4.5 star.

I won an ARC of this book from the lovely Claire Legrand and I was really excited because I love Claudia Gray's work.

And then it arrived and I loved it! Even more than I thought I would.

The protagonist (Tess Davies) is a really interesting character. I can feel her morals, and her point of view really makes you hate the Lisles. (Excepting Irene of course.) But it's not as if I yelled at the book when Layton took her money or anything!! *looks around furtively* Tess's feelings for Alec are really strong throughout the book and you can definitely understand and empathise with her. Gray really adds a strong aspect of feminism to this book, making Tess a very strong character and someone you can admire.

Though I really don't know much about the Titanic, I think Gray describes it beautifully through Tess's eyes. I particularly enjoy the description of third class and the people you find down there. (E.g. The Norwegian women.) I was particularly sad when they died. But I think Gray also describes the lavish beauty of the ship as well.

Now, one of my favourite characters in this book is Myriam. I love her sass and her attitude but also her kindness and friendship towards Tess. Her relationship with George was beautiful, sweet and easy. I felt refreshed imagining her happiness. When George died I could feel her pain as if she was right there in front of me. She is an incredible character and a spin off story about her would be greatly welcomed.

Mikhail. He was bad. In a good way I mean! He was an extraordinary character and Gray describes him so beautifully that it makes the reader actually hate him. He's evil right from his toes to the tip of his slick black hair. Him and Layton I particularly hate.

Lady Regina was a cruel character and Gray makes sure we feel this by her terrible mistreatment of a loved character - Irene. Her spite and meanness seep through the pages even with small things like making Irene wear wrong coloured clothes.

Which brings me to Irene. I love this character. I love her kindness and her love for Ned. I want to step into the stpry and give her a big hug. I especially like her when she finally stands up to Lady Regina because it's like a dove being set free. It's beautiful. Just imagining the smirk being wiped of Lady Regina's face makes me laugh out loud.

Alec is a beautiful character. I can feel his pain and guilt and love as if they were my own. There are no words for him.

"If this book has such a glowing review, why are you only giving a rating of 4.5?" I hear you cry.

Well basically, it's the Titanic, right? So you expect there to be a huge deal about the Titanic sinking. For me, I couldn't feel that panic. Gray is so focused on the werewolf side of things that she doesn't have enough drama for the unsinkable ship. I got the impression of 'oh hey the Titanic's sinking.' kinda thing.

However, I strongly recommend this book for fans of YA lit and fantasy fans, along with some romance in there *fans self*

~WR~


Tuesday, 4 October 2011