Friday, 22 June 2012

Feature & Follow (6) + TGIF (7)

Feature & Follow (6)

The blogs featured this week are Head Stuck In A Book and Books And Blossoms, you'd probably want to hop over to their blogs and check them out!

This weeks question: If I could "unread" a book, which one would it be? Is it because you want to start over and experience it again for the first time? Or because it was THAT bad?

I've got quite a few books which I'd love to read again just to experience the amazing-NESS of the book all over the again. 

Two books that I would "unread" because they left me emotionally distraught would have to be Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins and Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, they both have so many raw emotions and depth to them, I'd probably cry all over again in Mockingjay and become super depressed if I read Speak again.

If I had to choose a book to "unread" that would make me all giddy with happiness and have me smiling goofily ( which does happen!) would most definitely have to be some of Meg Cabot's books, more specifically Every Boy's Got One from The Boy series, it NEVER fails to amuse me, I want to be able to re read the book and die of laughter all over again!

I can't think of a REALLY bad book which I'd want to re read, the worst books normally end up on the DNF pile and I would have no interest in re-reading it.

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TGIF (7)

This Friday's Question:
Authors Are Our Celebrities: Have you ever contacted an author you admired? How did that experience go? If not, which author would you love to have a chat with?

Does a tweet count? Well I did get a reply once from Julie Kagawa! (I know it's not much)

Even though I've done a few author interviews I haven't really had the chance to have a proper chat with any of my favourite authors. One person that I would love to meet and have a chat with has to be Lauren Oliver, I seriously want to know where she gets all her amazing ideas from and what goes through her mind on a daily basis. I'd also love to speak to Suzanne Collins but seriously I have no idea what I would say because her books are too awesome!

I would love to read about all your experiences or who you would love to meet, leave your TGIF links below! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Review of Divergent by Veronica Roth

Book Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Page Count: 487


In Beatrice Prior’s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is, she can’t have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris, and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together, they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she’s chosen. But Tris also has a secret: one she’s kept hidden from everyone, because she’s been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might be what helps her save those she loves . . . or it might be what destroys her.


Favourite Quote

  “Somewhere inside me is a merciful, forgiving person. Somewhere there is a girl who tries to understand what people are going through, who accepts that people do evil things and that desperation leads them to darker places than they ever imagined. I swear she exists, and she hurts for the repentant boy I see in front of me. But if I saw her, I wouldn't recognize her.”

Words To Describe The Book


My Thoughts

DIVERGENT was a fast paced and thrilling read with a strong female lead, the book kept me on my feet throughout. Did I love it? Oh boy, yes I did!

What makes me immediately click well with a book is if the main character is someone I like and even someone you can relate to, in this case I was given a stubborn, strong headed and clearly kick ass lead character. Tris was an all round well developed character, she held firm beliefs and was relatable in the sense that she was facing issues where she never made stupid or unrealistic decisions. 

Roth definitely takes the reader on a journey and is able to highlight well the change in Tris and all her conflicting thoughts and emotions. Another reason why I think the book was well driven was because of the plot line. Recently I've come across a number of dystopian reads, I think this was original and really illustrates something which creates interest.

However there were points where I don't think the writing was able to hold my attention but that was cured easily by the action and adventure. To anyone wanting a new fictional boyfriend there is definitely someone who you'll like who is swoon worthy so hurry and pick up the book. I'm rather surprised it took me so long to pick up this book but I'm glad I did or I would have missed out BIG TIME! You don't want to miss out either so pick it up! 


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Monday, 18 June 2012

Review of The Journey of John and Julia in Chapter One Genesis by Aurelia

Book Title: The Journey of John and Julia in Chapter One Genesis
Author: Aurelia
Publisher: Gerber Rigler  
Publication Date: June 29, 2012


The Journeys of John and Julia begin. 
The Twenty-Two are watching. 
Reality is about to change.
It all starts when Julia’s parents totally mess with her summer. First Julia’s dad takes off to start a whole new family. Then Julia’s mom yanks Julia from cheerleader camp to spend the summer with her grandmother in the land of no signal, no mall, no best friend Kellie. Julia’s only hope for human contact is geeky John Freeman, who is six months younger than she and about a million years behind her idea of cool. If only Julia knew that her mom plans to dump her at Grandma’s not just for the summer, but for a whole year. If only Julia knew that a collective of wondrous beings called The Twenty- Two are watching over her and trying to make contact. If only Julia knew that they could tell Julia every thought she never knew she had and bend her reality in any way they choose. And that she’d be with John Freeman when it happened. He’d think that was way cool. And that is just the beginning. For this seemingly mismatched pair have cracked open the door to another reality. And their enemy-to-be, the beyond evil Niem Vidalgo Oten, is about to enter the picture.

Favourite Quote

“the meaning of life for me at this point is simply being on a journey to find all the reasons why it is worthwhile to bother and then do! Sort of finding my dream.

Word To Describe The Book


My Thoughts

THE JOURNEY OF JOHN AND JULIA IN CHAPTER ONE GENESIS was definitely an adventurous read and in many ways a magical experience with a meaningful message.

One thing that is clearly vivid while you read the book is that it has been beautifully written, it allows you to create a new world in your mind and gives you the opportunity to really get into the core and depth of the characters.

As I began reading I was actually suprised by the whole new concept the book brought forth, the idea of having omniscient-like characters who had a lot of power presented an immediate sense of mystery and interest, did I like it? Yes, but there were points it took me a while to adjust to the setting and get myself back on track with what they were doing or trying to achieve.
What I liked most by far was the character creation and development, the author brought to life characters with their distinguished personalities which really stuck through the book. As the book progresses you see a magical change in some characters specifically Julia's even though at the start I wasn't very favourable towards her character. There is constant POV changes which threw me off for a bit but then you start to realise you're able to receive a better insight into the characters emotions and feelings.

The book was extremely meaningful and really exemplified aspects behind life which is really highlighted towards the end and is an eye opener. I recommend you give the book a shot and I think any further books will also hold great adventures.


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