Sunday, 30 September 2012

Book Review: The Super Spud Trilogy

Title: The super spud trilogy
Author: Michael Diack
Rating: 4/5
Summary: Genetic engineering has accomplished many things, one of which has been to create the Super Spud! The humble potato elevated to new heights, creating the most flavoursome crisps ever known to humankind! But that's not all - A magical transformation occurs to all Super Spud crisps not eaten before their use-by date. They take on a life of their own. And so long as they remain undetected by humans, they enjoy life in their own Super Spud cities, take part in major Super Spud sporting events and even start the odd Super Spud war or two. Join Colin, Cougar, Hannibal Vector, Generals Rock, Jock and Strap and all the others in their rollicking adventures. You'll never look at a packet of crisps in the same way again! Fun, quirky and totally original.

Review: I really cannot remember the last time that I read a book that was so quirky and silly, there wasn't a point in this book where I wasn't smiling- even during the serious parts.

Even if you aren't looking for something that is silly and a tad bit childish, I can say that people of all ages will enjoy this book- whether you are 6-95.

One of the reasons for that is because the world that this story is set up in so well made and thought out, it's unbelievable! The writing is also spectacular, I found myself hanging onto every word...

The characters personalities were also very well built up, I loved some of the things that the characters would say and how perfectly it fit with their personalities!

The idea behind the book didn't fully grab me at first, and I have to admit that I probably wouldn't have picked up this book if it wasn't for getting an email from Stormi asking me to review it for the book tour, but I am so glad that I did read it! I think I'll keep going back to read it again and again.

All in all, I would definitely recommend reading this book as soon as you can! You won't regret it...

Friday, 7 September 2012

Absence Explained

Hello there!

So, just a quick explanation for my absence. As I mentioned before, I'm starting school. That was Wednesday that we started, so right now I'm currently getting used to my new schedule.. Leaving little time for this blog. But don't worry! I have new books ready to be read and reviewed. So stay tuned! Much love,

Amy xx

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Teaser Tuesday 28/08/12 (2)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current readOpen to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Title: Swoon
Author: Nina Malkin
Teaser Page: 190
"'How about a lap dance?'
Sin had to process that. Then he made a face that said: Come on. I gazed at him impassively. So he began to swivel his hips..."


Sunday, 26 August 2012

Book Review: Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Source: Personal Copy (Paperback)
Rating: Four Exciting Lipsticks



Romance was not part of Nora Grey's plan. She's never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora's not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can't decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen - and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life"
Just that one word has girls hearts skipping a beat. That's how well Becca developed his character. Enough to make every girl (Or guy) that reads this book fall in love with him the minute that he first opens his mouth.
That can be said for all the characters, really. They have certain quirks or chracteristics that makes them relatable to everyone, no matter what age, shape or size.
Although, occasionally you do find that there are things characters say that don't exactly line up with their personality or age. It's a common mistake that you find in many YA books, sometimes the authors forget that their writing about teenagers. Which can be annoying if you're a teenager reading it & also very easy to notice.
The Setting Was Very Realistic.
I loved how Nora lived in a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. I have a pet peeve when I read paranormal books. I hate in when they live in a crowded neighbourhood, but no one can hear them scream. Or hear some of the conversations that they have outside. It just irks me.
So I guess that's why I loved the setting of this book. Out where no one could hear some of the crazy stuff they talked about, or the yelling that was coming from inside.
It was very realistic.
Although, good things a side, I found it rushed.
I don't know if this is just me, but I like it when the story is developed a little bit before the major plot comes into action. And in this story it dove right into the drama and the love, right from the second page.
But, unlike other stories, it was well developed and well written. So I didn't throw the book aside like I would have, instead I stuck with it.
And I have to say, I'm glad that I did.
I loved this book, it had the right mixture of humour and drama. The writing was spectacular. I would've given it five stars if I hadn't had felt that it was rushed.
So go on and get the book!
Recomended For Those Who Like Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
But It On Amazon Here
But It On Barnes & Noble Here
Learn More About The Author Here

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Teaser Tuesday: 8/21/12 (1)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current readOpen to a random page
Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
 Title: Hush, Hush
Author: Becca Fitzpatrick
Teaser Page: 140
"She moaned and clutched my hand.
I lowered myself down on her, holding her tightly. Tears burned behind my eyes. "What happened? Was it the person who followed you? Did they do this to you? What did they do?"

I haven't started this book yet, but after reading that paragraph... Darn, I really want to! It took everything I had not to keep reading on.

Book Release: Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto

Title: Heaven
Author: Alexandra Adornetto

"Bethany, an angel sent to Earth, and her mortal boyfriend, Xavier, have been to Hell and back. But now their love will be put to its highest test yet, as they defy Heavenly law and marry. They don’t tell Beth’s archangel siblings, Gabriel and Ivy, but the angels know soon enough, and punishment comes in a terrifying form: the Sevens, who are rogue angels bent on keeping Beth and Xavier apart, destroying Gabriel and Ivy, and darkening angelic power in the heavens.

The only way Bethany and Xavier can elude the Sevens is to hide in the open, and blend in with other mortals their own age. Gabriel and Ivy set them up at college, where they can’t reveal their relationship, and where there is still danger around each corner. Will Bethany be called back to Heaven – forever – and face leaving the love of her life?"

      Ahhh! I've been waiting for this book to come out and now it's finally here! Yay! I'll have to snatch it up as soon as I can! What about you? What book release has got you jumping around in your seat?

Sunday, 19 August 2012

What To Expect- New Reviews, New Name, What Else!?

1.) What books will be reviewed this week?

~City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
~I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk
~Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

Yay! I'm super excited for these books! I found Hush, Hush today at the local superstore for only 4.99 & I Heart London was 15% off. So I couldn't resist getting them!

Have you guys ever read any of the three? What did you think?

2.) There's a new name!

Oh yeah... You noticed? Yes, there is a new name. We have gone from 'The Girl That Reads' to 'Amy's Book Blog'.

Some important details that come along with this name change:

The email, WILL stay the same. I figured that it still goes along with the theme of the blog, so why change it?

Well, apparently there was only one important detail... Never mind then, moving on!

3.) Will there be more memes?

Of course! I'm still getting into the whole routine of reading and posting reviews, but once I'm settled, there will for sure be more memes! (One or two at the max)

This is where you come in, what kind of memes would you like to see? Comment/tweet me/send me an email!

4.) School.

Ugh, school. On September 5th I'll be starting school again. So just when a bunch of posts come flowing in (Which they will!), they will probably slow down a little bit until I can balance both school and this blog(And all my other priorities)!

My priorities when school starts:

1. School
2. Babysitting
3. Writing
4. The Blog

Hope that gave you a quick look on what will be going on around here for the next month or so :) Thanks for stopping by,