BOOK REVIEW | ALL FALL DOWN, BY ALLY CARTER

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Title: All Fall Down

Author: Ally Carter

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: January 20, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Adventure

Where I received the book: I bought this book from Whitcoulls.

Star rating: ★★★★

A summary:

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her — so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door, who is keeping his eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace — no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do. Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

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BOOK REVIEW | THE 100 BY KASS MORGAN

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Title: The 100

Author: Kass Morgan

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance

Where I received the book: I bought this book from the Book Depository

Star rating: ★★☆☆☆

A summary:

Ever since a devastating nuclear war, humanity has lived on spaceships far above Earth’s radioactive surface. Now, one hundred juvenile delinquents — considered expendable by society — are being sent on a dangerous mission: to recolonize the planet. It could be their second chance at life…or it could be a suicide mission.

CLARKE was arrested for treason, though she’s haunted by the memory of what she really did. WELLS, the chancellor’s son, came to Earth for the girl he loves — but will she ever forgive him? Reckless BELLAMY fought his way onto the transport pod to protect his sister, the other half of the only pair of siblings in the universe. And GLASS managed to escape back onto the ship, only to find that life there is just as dangerous as she feared it would be on Earth.

Confronted with a savage land and haunted by secrets from their pasts, the hundred must fight to survive. They were never meant to be heroes, but they may be mankind’s last hope.

AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY

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BOOK HAUL | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

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This is my first ever book haul post! Personally, I love book hauls. I love seeing the sorts of books people have bought – maybe there are books I haven’t heard of before. New books or old books, I love hauls. Anyway, I haven’t been very active lately because at the start of August I went to Europe to travel, and only just got back. Over the course of these two months, I have collected many books (fourteen, so not that many) that I wish to share. Five of these books are second hand, that I got from Chapters in Dublin. I have absolutely nothing against second hand books, I don’t understand why more people don’t buy them! There’s nothing wrong with them, and they’re cheaper. Yes, new books are “more beautiful”, but older/used books look more loved.

Anyway, here’s what I bought:

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BOOK REVIEW | RED QUEEN

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Title: Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Series Number: 1

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia

Where I received the book: I was given this book from Teo.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary:

This is a world divided by blood – red or silver.

The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy the balance of power.17878931

Fearful of Mare’s potential, the Silvers hide her in plain view, declaring her a long-lost Silver princess, now engaged to a Silver prince. Despite knowing that one misstep would mean her death, Mare works silently to help the Red Guard, a militant resistance group, and bring down the Silver regime.

But this is a world of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance – Reds against Silvers, prince against prince, and Mare against her own heart…

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TV REVIEW | SLEEPY HOLLOW SEASON 1&2

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Title: Sleepy Hollow.

Creators: Phillip Iscove, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Len Wiseman.

Series Number: 1 & 2.

Release Date: 2013 –

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy.

Where I received the show: I watched this through Netflix.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary: Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

IMDB | AMAZON

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DISCUSSION | THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS

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Warning: This post contains spoilers from the Throne Of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas.

So, I’ve been doing a lot of posts to do with the Throne of Glass series. My only reason? It’s the last series I’ve read, and I can’t read another book because I’m too emotionally dead from it. I love these books so much. I don’t do book fandoms that much. I tend to avoid them for all the drama that comes with – ship wars, fan casting, etc. But I couldn’t stay away from this one.

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BOOK REVIEW | HEIR OF FIRE, SARAH J. MAAS

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Title: Heir Of Fire

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Series Number: 3

Publication Date: September 2, 2014.

Genres: Young Adult, High Fantasy

Where I received the book: I bought this book from the Book Depository.

Star rating: ★★★★★

A summary:

She was the heir of ash and fire, and she would bow to no one.

Celaena Sardothien has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak—but at an unspeakable cost. Now she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth…a truth about her heritage that could change her life—and her future—forever.

Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. To defeat them, Celaena must find the strength to not only fight her inner demons but to battle the evil that is about to be unleashed.

Amazon | Book Depository

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FICTITIOUS FRIDAY (3) | JULY 17, 2015

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In case you didn’t know, it’s Camp Nanowrimo this month. I would’ve done this on Friday, but I’ve been so busy writing that I forgot to update my blog! (And my co-worker is really sick so I had to cover his shifts for him)

This book meme is hosted by mortalmoments

 

Favourite Fictional Consecutive Series Covers | Friday, July 17, 2015

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