July 2012

Eternal Rider: Lords of Deliverance series: book 1 by Larissa Ione‏

Summary

The prophecies were there but no one listened. Until now. They are the Lords of Deliverance and they have the power to usher in Doomsday . . . or prevent it.

His name is Ares, and the fate of mankind rests on his powerful shoulders. If he falls to the forces of evil, the world falls too. As one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, he is far stronger than any mortal, but even he cannot fight his destiny forever. Not when his own brother plots against him.

Yet there is one last hope. Gifted in a way other humans can’t – or won’t – understand, Cara Thornhart is the key to both this Horseman’s safety and his doom.

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Devilish by Maureen Johnson‏

Summary

Wickedly funny high school satire – what would you give to be popular? Ally and Jane may not be that popular but they’re good friends…that is until they each get allocated a freshman, a ‘little’ to show the ropes to at school. Cracks begin to show as Ally changes into a whole different person, literally overnight. She’s dressed better, making new friends, and ditching Jane more and more. But Ally’s transformation has its price. And it’s up to Jane to save her former BF from a ponytail-wearing, cupcake-nibbling devil in disguise!

Paperback, 288 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by HarperCollins Childrens books (first published September 7th 2006) 
My Review

Devilish is a book I picked up just to have a little flick through while deciding on what to read next, I read the first page sitting on my bedroom floor and half a book later I was still sitting in the same position on the floor, so it’s fair to say this book definitely hooked me from the first page.… Read more >>>
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Lazy Days of Summer - Giveaway Hop

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway Hop
July 27th to August 1st

Hosted by Colorimety & I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

The summer days are really flying in, not that there has been much of a summer so far here in rainy Northern Ireland! I hope everyone is having an amazing summer & I hope you are having plenty of lazy summer days especially to get stuck in to good book. 

There will be one winner, they can choose a paperback book from the four below. This giveaway is open internationally, as long as the Book Depository ships to you, click here to check.

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Penguin's Hidden Talent by Alex Latimer

My Review

Penguin’s Hidden Talent is a real charming little story that is warm, full of character and a whole lot of fun. The illustrations are bright, colourful, cute and attractive. We were glued to the pages from the off and my daughters attention was held throughout. This is a fab little book that is full of wit, definitely worth the read.

There is going to be a big annual talent show and Penguin would love more than anything to take part, but unfortunately he just can find a talent of his own. He tries everything he can think of, but it’s no use.… Read more >>>

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Waiting on Wednesday #23

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 
Leopard’s Prey (Leopard People)
Summary
 
From a tough stint in the armed forces to stalking the unknown as a bayou cop, leopard-shifter Remy Boudreux has been served well by his uncanny gifts. And right now, New Orleans could use a homicide detective like Remy. 

A serial killer is loose, snatching victims from the French Quarter with pitiless rage and unnatural efficiency. But something else is drawing Remy into the twilight – a beautiful jazz singer bathed night after night in a flood of blood-red neon.… Read more >>>
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The Fairytale Keeper - Avenging the Queen by Andrea Cefalo

Summary

Snow White was a pet name her mother had given her, but her mother’s dead now. Adelaide hates that name anyway. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without Last Rites and the dead are dumped in a large pit outside of the city walls. Adelaide’s father is determined to obtain a funeral for his wife, but that requires bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. When Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, he pushes Adelaide to her breaking point, but if she seeks justice against the cruel priest, she risks sacrificing everything: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life.Read more >>>

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Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James

Summary

When literature student Anastasia Steele interviews successful entrepreneur Christian Grey, she finds him very attractive and deeply intimidating. Convinced that their meeting went badly, she tries to put him out of her mind – until he turns up at the store where she works part-time, and invites her out.

Unworldly and innocent, Ana is shocked to find she wants this man. And, when he warns her to keep her distance, it only makes her want him more.

But Grey is tormented by inner demons, and consumed by the need to control. As they embark on a passionate love affair, Ana discovers more about her own desires, as well as the dark secrets Grey keeps hidden away from public view .… Read more >>>

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Showcase Sunday  #9

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Hello and welcome to my Showcase Sunday, which is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky of at Books, Biscuits and Tea. In my Showcase Sunday post I will ‘Showcase’ the books I received throughout the week(s). Feel free to leave me your links to your posts and I will try to check them out. *Links take you to Goodreads*


For Review

The Road Black by Liz Harris

Crusher by Niall Leonard

Gifted

I was gifted this from the lovely Donna from over at Book Passion For Life

 Won

by John Boyne
I won this signed copy on Twitter & it’s is illustrated by the wonderful Oliver Jeffers, who I adore.Read more >>>
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Time For Tea Polly Wally by Kali Stileman

My Review

A little while ago we got a book called Peely Wally out of the library, which we loved, so when we got the next book Polly Wally we were super excited to start it! We were not disappointed, the bright, bold, colourful and fun illustrations are a real treat. The simplistic storyline if perfect for little ones, there are parts of it that are repeated quite a few times throughout the book, which I think is brilliant for little ones who like to try and read the book back to parents from their memory (like my daughter). So the bits that are repetitive are so easy for her to remember.… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #20

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On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every(ish) Friday, Where I pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just plain beautiful. I think the cover of a book is very important, it’s the first thing a person sees, and some of the time it’s the reason why a person will pick a book up and read the back. I will just pick a book that catches my eye from throughout the week.
 So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.

My Pick This Week:
Dance of Shadows 
Curtains up on a deliciously dark new YA trilogy from the creators of Lauren Kate’s Fallen.Read more >>>
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