Sunday, 30 June 2013

My Week in Books 24th-30th June

Hell's Hollow by Summer Stone

3/5 stars

It took me a while to get into this but once I did I enjoyed it, although some scenes had me confused as they felt a bit rushed.
The premise was very interesting though and at one point I thought it wasn't going to be a happy ending but it was (which I am very grateful for).

Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas

5/5 stars!

Tate and Jared used to be best friends but after one summer Jared makes it his life's mission to ruin Tate's life.
Then Tate leaves for a year abroad and when she comes back she has changed and this time she's not going to back down.
I loved this book! I really enjoyed finding out about Tate and Jared's childhood friendship as well as the reasons behind Jared's actions.
Tate is an excellent protagonist and I loved that she had grown a backbone during her time away, but the best thing about Tate is that she can race cars!
Can't wait for the sequel!

Date by Mistake by Candace Havens, Gwen Hayes, Jill Monroe, Rosemary Clement-Moore and Shannon Leigh

3/5 stars

Enjoyable short stories.



Falling for a Bentley by Adriana Law (Kindle freebie)

Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder (Kindle copy, £0.73)

When I saw that this was on sale I just HAD to buy it - I've been wanting to read it for ages!


Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski (Kindle copy)

Currently Reading:

Fracture (Fracture #1) by Megan Miranda

All book covers taken from Goodreads!

I had a job interview this week which went okay I think :/
I managed to write a couple of chapters of Dark Longing.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!
J x

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Help Raise Money for Teens with Cancer

On the 3rd of July all profits made from sales of Girl Meets Underworld will go to Teenage Cancer Trust.
I am a big believer in charity work and have raised money for several charities on previous occasions.
It would be amazing if we could raise some money for sick teens who have only just begun to live their lives.
As someone with a family history of cancer and an increased likelihood of getting breast cancer when I'm older, I know just how devastating cancer can be.
Every day in the U.K. approximately 6 young people aged between 13 and 24 are diagnosed with cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the chances of survival and the quality of life of these young people.
Did you know that young people can get some of the most aggressive and rare forms of cancer?
Teenage Cancer Trust brings young people together so that they can be treated together.
Working with health professionals to develop their knowledge in order to improve the quality and speed of diagnosis, Teenage Cancer Trust also educates young people about cancer.
Teenage Cancer Trust funds research and works with both national and international organisations to improve survival rates.
Teenage Cancer Trust aims to provide teenagers and young adults with the following essential services:
  • Rapid access to cancer facilities
  • Clear and accurate information
  • Evidence based treatment with access to clinical trials
  • The best chance of survival with the least possible physical cost
  • High standard age specific facilities
  • Peer support
  • Social, educational and psychological support
  • The best treatment as close to home as possible
All information is taken from the Teenage Cancer Trust website where more information can be found:

Sunday, 23 June 2013

My Week in Books 17th-23rd June

Scars and Songs (Mad World #3) by Christine Zolendz
5/5 stars!
I just adore this series.
It was wonderful seeing books 1 and 2 through Shane's eyes with a little extra at the end which made me cry (tears of joy).
Inevitable (Harmony Series #1) by Angela Graham
3.5/5 stars.
I enjoyed this book.
It was quite sweet but the ending... whhaaaat?! How could it end there?! I need the sequel now!!
Kindle Freebies:
Threads of Chaos by D.L. Miles
Dead Girls Never Shut UP by Susan Stec
Bully (Fall Away #1) by Penelope Douglas
Returned (Pendle Hill #1) by Keeley Smith
Consequences (Consequences #1) by Aleatha Romig (Kindle copy, £0.73)
Blood Red Road (Dust Lands #1) by Moira Young (paperback)
Currently Reading:
Hell's Hollow by Summer Stone
All pics from Goodreads!
I've been busy job hunting this week and was ill for several days so I haven't done much writing :(
I saw Man of Steel yesterday and really enjoyed it.
Hope you guys had a great week! J x

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My Favourite Books That I've Read So Far This Year

My Favourite Books That I've Read So Far This Year.
So seeing as it's June and we're now half way through the year I thought I would write a blog post on my favourite books that I've read so far this year.
Drumroll please...
1. Flight by Lindsay Leggett.

5/5 stars
Words cannot describe how much I love this book.
The setting, plot and characters were all amazing.
It is one of my all time favourites.
The ending had me doing this...
Cannot wait for the sequel!
2. Mad World Series by Christine Zolendz.
Book 1 - Fall from Grace
4/5 stars
Book 2 - Saving Grace
5/5 stars
Book 3 - Scars and Songs
Currently reading and loving!
This is one of my favourite series ever!
Grace and Shane are perfect together and Zolendz's take on fallen angels is refreshing and captivating.
3. Raksha (Blood and Fire #1) by Frankie Rose.
5/5 stars.
This is a fantastic book.
The world that Frankie Rose has created is well detailed and intriguing. The plot was never dull and had several twists and turns.
Kit was a brilliant protagonist and Ryka was a dreamy love interest. As Sheldon would say, "he's zazzy"
Can't wait for the sequel!
4. Never Trust a Prince by Sonya Lano.
4.5/5 stars
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written, witty and I often found myself laughing out loud. The characters were awesome and the plot was never boring and kept surprising me.
5. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #1) by Jessica Sorenson.
4/5 stars
Such an emotional read!
It took me a while to get into this but then I really enjoyed it.
That ending though!
And Kayden's dad...
I need the sequel now!
I've read 40 books so far this year! My goal for the year was 60 so I'm ahead of schedule!
All book covers taken from Goodreads.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

My Week in Books (10th-16th June)

Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
4/5 stars.
Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino
2.5/5 stars.
The best thing about this story was Will the love interest. He was so patient with Mia the main character who annoyed the hell out of me.

Mia was childish and the only thing she seemed to care about bagging a man with money.
Most of the time she made me want to do this...

After hearing so many good things about this book I was kind of disappointed.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

3/5 stars.
This was a cute story that I enjoyed.


Take Care, Sara by Lindy Zart (Kindle copy)

Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher (paperback)

Can't wait to read this!

Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French (paperback)

Kindle Freebies:

Let It Go by Brooklyn James

The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood

This one sounds really good.

The Forgotten Ones(The Danaan Trilogy) by Laura Howard


There is No Light in Darkness (Darkness Series #1) by Claire Contreras (Kindle copy, £0.74)

Scars and Songs (Mad World #3) by Christine Zolendz (Kindle copy, £0.99)

Currently Reading:

Scars and Songs (Mad World #3) by Christine Zolendz

I am so excited to read this book! I LOVE this series so much and when it was released a few days early I was over the moon!

All book covers taken from Goodreads.

I haven't had much chance to write this week.
I got my uni results on Thursday and I passed the year so I've finished my degree now! Whoo!
Hope you all had a great week! J x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

My Week in Books (3rd-9th June)

Shift by Em Bailey

4/5 stars.
An enjoyable read.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

4/5 stars.
I wasn't really sure what to expect with this book but I enjoyed it.

Evanescent by Gabriella Lepore

4/5 stars.
I'm still reeling over the ending! Oh the feels!
I really enjoyed this book. It was sweet, funny and I adored Felix.
It wasn't what I was expecting at all.
A must read!


Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith


One Week Girlfriend (Drew+Fable, #1) by Monica Murphy (Kindle copy, £0.38)

Can't wait to read this one! It sounds really good.

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino (Kindle copy, £0.77)

I've heard lots of good things about this one!

Currently Reading:

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Half way through and loving it!

All pics from Goodreads.

So that was my week!
There's a distinct lack of bought books but that's probably a good thing given all the books I am yet to read.

Writing wise this week was quite productive-I wrote five chapters of Dark Longing which I am loving at the moment. I seem to be on a roll with it. I just wish that I could say the same about GMU2 :/

I just hope that the weather stays sunny so that I can sit out and read in my hammock :)

Hope you guys had a great week, J x.