February Wrap Up

In February, I read six books (finished Winter by Marissa Meyer in early February but included it in my January Wrap Up) and started the seventh book which I’m currently reading! 

These were:

  • Relativity by Antonia Hayes
  • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
  • Sick Pleasure by Jessica Serra Huizenga
  • Stars Above by Marissa Meyer
  • Spider Island by Dan Slott

I really enjoyed reading Fairest and Stars Above by Marissa Meyer as I felt connected to their past lives and learnt how they became who they are in their present lives. It was very interesting and made me sympathise with some characters (Queen Levana), which I wouldn’t have done normally if I hadn’t known their backstory. 

Relativity was a book I received from Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review and I have to say that it’s one of the best stories I’ve come across that I’ve won from Goodreads so far, such an interesting novel by an incredibly written author. (You can find my Relativity book review here)

Sick Pleasure by Jessica Serra Huizenga was such a breath of fresh air, I love her writing so much and she has this incredible ability to draw the reader in. The Crazy, Beautiful series is definitely one of my favourite of all time series and if you haven’t picked one of her books yet, I recommend you to do it immediately! 

I’ve realised that I’m not the greatest lover of comic books. When I read Spider Island I found it quite confusing because there was a lot happening throughout the comic and I feel like I didn’t connect very well to it. However, I really enjoyed the illustrations – that’s got to count for something ..right? 

The book that I’m currently reading at the moment is a book I’ve received from Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review called Taken at Night by Christa A Ludlow. The blurb on the back of the book says:

 A historical mystery about medicine, photography and murder…

The year is 1900, and photographer Beatrix Spencer has just opened her studio in the bustling colonial metropolis of Sydney. But it is a turbulent time to start a new business, with a deadly outbreak of plague threatening the city, soldiers about to embark for the Boer War, and women struggling for rights and recognition.

When a doctor disappears from a quarantined ship, Beatrix is drawn into the police investigation led by Detective Fergus Blair, who has secrets of his own. Despite their very different backgrounds, together they discover that their city is more dangerous than either of them realized. And somewhere, another more sinister photographer is at work…’

I’m currently on page 44 so I’m just starting to get into the novel now, I look forward to unravelling the rest of the story ahead!

How many books did you read in February? Leave your comments below.

Speak soon,

Claire 🙂

Fairest by Marissa Meyer

I have given Fairest by Marissa Meyer five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: FairestImage result for fairest marissa meyer

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction (Dystopian)

Synopsis (Goodreads): In this stunning bridge book between Cress and Winter in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles, Queen Levana’s story is finally told.

Mirror, mirror on the wall,
Who is the fairest of them all?

Fans of the Lunar Chronicles know Queen Levana as a ruler who uses her “glamour” to gain power. But long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress, Levana lived a very different story – a story that has never been told . . . until now.

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Relativity by Antonia Hayes

I received this book through Goodreads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.

I have given Relativity by Antonia Hayes five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️Image result for relativity by antonia hayes⭐️⭐️

Title: Relativity

Author: Antonia Hayes

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ethan is an exceptionally gifted young boy, obsessed with physics and astronomy.

His single mother Claire is fiercely protective of her brilliant, vulnerable son. But she can’t shield him forever from learning the truth about what happened to him when he was a baby; why Mark had to leave them all those years ago.

Now age twelve, Ethan is increasingly curious about his past, especially his father’s absence in his life. When he intercepts a letter to Claire from Mark, he opens a lifetime of feelings that, like gravity, will pull the three together again.

Relativity is a tender and triumphant story about unbreakable bonds, irreversible acts, and testing the limits of love and forgiveness.

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Winter by Marissa Meyer Book Review

I have given Winter by Marissa Meyer five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: WinterImage result for winter marissa meyer

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopian), Adventure, Fantasy, YA

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won’t approve of her feelings for her childhood friend–the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn’t as weak as Levana believes her to be and she’s been undermining her stepmother’s wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that’s been raging for far too long.

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January Wrap Up

I’m really happy that I’ve managed to kick this year off with reading a couple of books in January. I didn’t think this month would be as hectic but January, you surprised me and ended up being rather busy!

This month I have read two books and started a third (which I finished yesterday, so close to keeping it within the month of January but not close enough!)

These were:

  • Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
  • Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Winter by Marissa Meyer (such a huuuuuuge book!)

As you can see I kept to the Lunar Chronicles series throughout January, so it was full of fantasy goodness! I loved this series so damn FRICKIN’ much! I really can’t fault Marissa Meyer at all, especially with Winter. That book was adventurous, thrilling and jam packed with lots of events! (I shall be doing a book review on Winter shortly).

I have already started my next book which I received through Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review, called Relativity by Antonia Hayes. I’ve read just under 100 pages so far today and WOW! Hayes’ writing is breathtakingly beautiful, I’m finding it quite difficult to put this book down unless I really have to.

Speak soon,

Claire

Cress by Marissa Meyer Book Review

My first book review of 2017! I am so sorry for the lack of posts on my blog. I really disappointed myself when I lost touch with writing book reviews and even finding the time to pick up a book. This year I’m going to do my absolute best to turn things around!

Enough of the sulking, time to get into the book review…

I have given Cress by Marissa Meyer five out of five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Title: CressImage result for cress by marissa meyer

Author: Marissa Meyer

Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopian), Adventure, Fantasy, YA

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In this third book in Marissa Meyer’s bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth.

Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who’s only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she’s being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she’s just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she’d ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

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Happy New Year!

Firstly, Happy New Year to all the lovely bloggers on here!

I can’t believe it’s been seven months since I last posted a book review or something book related on here.

Last year, was pretty busy and I was unable to juggle training for a half marathon, working five days a week and finding time to not only book review but to actually read a book. I only managed to read 28 books out of the goal of 100 I originally planned for myself to read. I thought it was going to be a lot easier to read 100 books, but I was definitely wrong! 

This year I have a Goodreads goal of 30 books, to make this year more realistic.

I’m going to do my absolute best to commit to this website, write book reviews and make this a big part of 2017 as I really enjoyed reviewing and writing about books. I feel like I lost a big part of myself last year due to not doing what I loved to do.

So, here’s to a new year of commitments and I hope you guys are doing well and I’ll talk to you guys very soon!