Friday, 26 February 2016

The Dreamcatcher by E. J. Mellow ~ Release Day Blitz

I am so incredibly excited...The Dreamcatcher by E. J. Mellow is finally here!

The Dreamcatcher is the highly anticipated companion novella to the Dreamland series. Author E. J. Mellow is here to dazzle us all again with her brilliant writing style, this time taking us on a journey through Dev's POV.

Keep reading for more info on this fantastic book!

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Pros & Cons Of Predictable Storylines ~ Guest Post by Library Luv

The best part about blogging is the blogger community. 

Running this blog has given me the chance to meet so many incredible people, including fellow bloggers. 

One of these bloggers is Library Luv.

Library Luv runs Beyond The Book Reviews and is a book blogger of mostly YA fiction. And can I just say that I'm so excited to have her back on my blog as a guest blogger! Working with her is lots of fun and her posts are always so imaginative and a joy to read.

I hope you all love her post - a piece on the pros and cons of predictable book storylines. And if you enjoy what you read here be sure and check out more of Library Luv's musings and reviews over on her blog, as well as her previous guest post on my blog!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Enchanting Editions ~ The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I'm so excited to welcome you back to the Enchanting Editions tag!

The Enchanting Editions tag covers some of the treasured and special books that have a home on my bookshelves - books which stand out, either due to their outsides or their insides.

I've really been having so much fun with this tag. It's gotten me to view my bookshelf in a whole new light, and I've stumbled across some treasures that have brought back so many great childhood memories...especially when it comes to today's pick!

Today's featured book is The Complete Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis (illustrated by Pauline Baynes)

This edition contains all seven Chronicles of Narnia books and is dressed in a gorgeous dust cover which features a stunning colour version of the Narnia map. And since I simply adore maps in books, finding one on a book officially made my day! LOOK AT THE DETAILS IT'S SO PRETTY THERE ARE TINY BOATS AND PEOPLE!!

This book is living the life, chilling in my childhood rocking chair...whilst I hunch over it trying to get a good picture. THE THINGS WE DO FOR BEAUTY!

The gold behind the title is all shimmery and pretty. Also, did I mention the VIVIDNESS of the map?! The colours are TO DIE FOR.

The front (see image above) is flawless. The title is understated, a nice choice as the cover image the map of my dreams! speaks for itself. The cover is so richly coloured and detailed that I can't help but feel like it should be accompanied by some dramatic background music!

Saturday, 20 February 2016

#CaptureTheFantasy Event ~ Fave Heroine Traits + YA Fantasy with Entangled TEEN

Like YA? Like fantasy? Then you'll love Entangled TEEN's #CaptureTheFantasy event!

Entangled TEEN has a number of thrilling YA fantasy titles releasing throughout the winter and into early spring/summer. To celebrate these, they're hosting #CaptureTheFantasy - an ongoing sales event that spotlights a new TEEN title every two weeks!

Titles include: 
Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Greta and the Lost Army by Chloe Jacobs
Love Me, Love Me Not by Alyxandra Harvey
Atlantis Quest by Gloria Craw
Amid Wind & Stone by Nicole Luiken
Conspiracy Boy by Cecily White
Trial By Fire by Chris Cannon
True Born by L.E. Sterling
Live and Let Psi by D.R. Rosensteel

There are also a number of wonderful events going on during this time, including AMAs (Ask Me Anything) with a bunch of YA fantasy authors on Reddit

Want to find out more about these great events? Be sure to join the Entangled TEEN Fans Facebook group for updates, prizes and more!

To celebrate the #CaptureTheFantasy event, I decided to talk to you guys today about what traits - to me - make for an amazing YA fantasy heroine. Is it courage? A selection of amazing weaponry? Badass wardrobe choices which must include leather? Read on to find out!

Everyone loves a good fantasy heroine.

A heroine that represents change - who embraces her weakest moments because that way she is able to appreciate her strongest ones. Who radiates a quiet kind of power that not only affects those around her but which wraps itself around the reader, drawing them deeper into the story.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Fangirling Feels ~ The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pre-Order Goodies

Welcome to Fangirling Feels - the blog tag where I basically fangirl like there's no tomorrow!

In other words, you will need large amounts of:

Today's book-related beauty that I am fangirling over is The Power by Jennifer L. Armentrout Pre-Order Site.

The Power is the second novel in the Titan series which is one part paranormal awesomeness to a million parts demigod hotness. It's TBR February 23rd...but to tide us fangirls over Jennifer L. Armentrout has a pre-order site filled to the brim with extras and goodies.

To reward fans for their support, Ms. Armentrout has released a bunch of sneak peeks from the upcoming book. And today I will be covering my favourites + my reactions to them.

Read on for lots of fangirling and lots of Seth ;)

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Into the Fire by Kelly Hashway ~ Review

Being given the chance to review Into The Fire was a dream come true.

As many of you will know, I am always on the lookout for YA books with unique concepts. There's nothing better than reading a book and seeing the way an author has twisted and shaped familiar elements into something new and improved. 

That type of author is the kind that can turn an ordinary plot into a tale whose every word keeps you on the edge of your seat.

So get ready for a smoking hot book yes this is start of my use of Into the Fire puns YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Enchanting Editions ~ Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia by Christopher Paolini

It's time for another Enchanting Editions post!

The Enchanting Editions tag covers some of the treasured and special books that have a home on my bookshelves - books which stand out, either due to their outsides or their insides.

Today's featured book is Eragon's Guide to Alagaesia by Christopher Paolini.

I remember the first time I ever laid eyes on this book and COMPLETELY FREAKED OUT BECAUSE WHO HASN'T DREAMED OF BEING A DRAGON RIDER?!  It was a truly a delight to own with its shiny gold lettering, breathtaking illustrations, and fun surprises.

The front (see image above) is a dream come true. I love tactile covers - especially ones that mimic dragon scales. Petting this cover is the closest I will probably ever get to being Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons. The fake gems on the front are cool to the touch and paired with the archaic gold borders make for a stunning cover. Not to mention the Inheritance series signature font has been used for the title *cue the fangirling*.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Earth's End (Air Awakens #3) by Elise Kova ~ Book Blitz

It's time to celebrate the release of Earth's End by Elise Kova!

Earth's End is the third book in the Air Awakens series.

Join us for a book blitz filled with Air Awakens series goodness - including an exclusive excerpt + giveaway.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Dreamcatcher (Dreamland #1.5) by E.J. Mellow ~ Sneak Peek

Dive into The Dreamcatcher with this exclusive sneak peek!

E. J. Mellow's The Dreamcatcher is to-be-released February 26th. But to help all you Dreamland series fans through the waiting period, I have a thrilling excerpt from The Dreamcatcher to share with you all (courtesy of the lovely E. J. Mellow).

Read on for the sneak peek...

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Consequence of Seduction (Consequence #3) by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Blog Tour + Review

Lights, camera...action!

Welcome aboard The Consequence of Seduction by Rachel Van Dyken Blog Tour! The Consequence of Seduction is the third book in the hilarious Consequence series.

Warning: it will make you laugh until tears run down you face.

Prepare yourselves! There will be laughter. There will be swoon-worthy scenes. There will be chaos! And when I say 'chaos' I mean 'moments where all hell has broken loose and even the characters have no idea what in the world is going on.'

Read on for my review!

Monday, 8 February 2016

The Prophecy of Shadows (Elementals #1) by Michelle Madow ~ Review

Mythology fans get ready for a new adventure.

I'd been seeing this book's gorgeous cover plastered all over my wonderful friend Library Luv's Twitter page for some time...when one day it popped up on Netgalley. Needless to say I knew I had to give it a read, pronto!

 In The Prophecy of Shadows Nicole Cassidy and a few of her friends (and not-so friends!) are gifted powers over the elements. Knowing that, I thought the book was going to go one of two ways: either this would be a Percy Jackson-esque squad or we'd be steering into X-Men territory both of which are awesome directions to go in btw

But Michelle Madow surprised me and created a magic system that had unique elements of its own...whilst being just as badass as the aforementioned franchises! Three cheers for girl power because Nicole kicked some serious bad-guy ass in this book, people.

So if you're ready for some magic, mystery, and a sprinkle of romance, read on for my thoughts on the book + a sneak peek...

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace & The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos ~ Reviews

There are authors and there are wordsmiths

Authors write. Wordsmiths use language to create. They piece together worlds, characters, and situations that practically leap off of the page.

Wordsmiths don't write down the first word or literary cliché that comes to mind.

They find unique ways of shaping their stories and piecing together words - in ways I wish I could emulate.

Today I have for you two 2016 releases that were most certainly written by wordsmiths: Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace & The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Dreamer by E. J. Mellow ~ Review

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely E. J. Mellow on my blog awhile back, where she discussed the intricate world of her Dreamland series and her inspiration for it. The interview can be read here.

After discussing the series and its intriguing concepts I just knew I had to get my hands on The Dreamer ASAP. Not only did the plot and characters sound incredible, but I have a weakness for pretty books and this book has a cover that belongs on a book fashion runway the title hinted at a world of possibilities that I couldn't wait to discover.

Today, ladies and gentlemen and dragons queens plus handsome men in top hats, I am finally going to review this masterpiece of a book! I'm excited to share with you my thoughts on it + which bits put a smile on my face (hint hint: all of them involve a HOT HOT HOT reasonably good-looking male by the name of Dev).

So let's...get...fangirling!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Beautiful Bloggers Tag ~ Day 13: Hazel

Welcome to the Beautiful Bloggers tag

This a blog tag dedicated to bloggers who have beautiful blogs and beautiful hearts. They're bloggers who are genuinely passionate about blogging and interact in a thoughtful manner with their followers and fellow bloggers. The tag is all about getting to know them and their blogs better.

Today's blogger is Hazel

Hazel is the blogger behind Stay Bookish, where she usually talks about her favourite YA books and swoons over fictional characters.

I got the chance to have a fun chat with Hazel and to learn more about her and her amazing blog. Check out the interview below!

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