Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's our Top Ten Books At The Top Of My Summer (Winter here) TBR List.
*In no particular order

1. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
2. Halo series by Alexandra Adornetto
3. Graveminder by Melissa Marr
4. Matched series Ally Condie
5. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
7. Switched by Amanda Hocking
8. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
9. The Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
10. Divergent & Insurgent by Veronica Roth (I know, don't judge me)

That's all for this week guys, I hope you've enjoyed my list! As always, please leave me links to your TTT lists so that I can check them out! See you next week! :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Review: Forgotten by Cat Patrick

Title: Forgotten
Author: Cat Patrick
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
Year of Release: 2011
ISBN: 9781921690624
Source: Purchased
Number of Pages: 280 (this edition)

I remember forwards. I remember forwards, and forget backwards. My memories, bad, boring,, or good, haven't happened yet. So I will remember standing in the fresh-cut grass with the black-clad figures surrounded by stone until I do it for real. I will remember the funeral until it happens - until someone dies. And after that, it will be forgotten.
Here's the thing about me: 
I can see my future, but my past is blank.
I can see the future in flashes, like memories. I remember what I'll wear tomorrow, and a car crash that won't happen till this afternoon. But yesterday has evaporated from my mind - just like the boy I love. I can't see him in my future. I can't remember him from my past. But today, I love him. And I never want to forget how much.

This is a short, fast-paced novel that is so easy to read, it's just the absolute perfect book to spend a lazy weekend with and get you back into the reading zone after you've been out of it for a while, which is exactly what I've done. This is the second time I've read this book, but I read it for the first time a few years ago, and I sort of just felt like reading it again. Here we go! 
I'm not exactly sure what made me want to read this book for the first time in the first place, it might have been the gorgeous cover or the interesting topic, but for some reason, I felt compelled to read it and I'm really glad I did. 
What I liked most about this book is the fun, light-hearted way it was written. Despite the intenseness of the topic, it's a great book to brighten your mood and it keeps you interested all the way through. It's original, fresh, smart and fast-paced which makes for the perfect book for a cold winter weekend or just to spend a few hours with. 
Luke is just the absolute perfect boyfriend, the first date he arranged for London was beautiful and so so cute that I wanted to be there myself! 
However, I kind of wished there was a little more attention to detail in the story and that the chapters were a little longer and more organised, because I found myself getting lost and confused a few times, but other than that, the book was great. 
Get your Imagine Dragons and Ed Sheeran music ready, they are the perfect artists to listen to and keep you in your little Forgotten- induced trance. 
Thanks for reading, guys! Hopefully I can get a few more good (and longer) reviews in for you in the weeks to come!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Beach Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's our Top Ten Beach Reads! The little side note on The Broke And The Bookish's blog was that we could choose however we defined a beach read, so this should be interesting! I imagine it would be something light, fun, enjoyable and happy. 
*In no particular order.
1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
This is a light, entertaining, fun read and it would definitely be a book I'd pack to take with me for a day at the beach!
2. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
How could you not want this classic with you at the beach?
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
This amazing book would be perfect for the beach.
4. Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James
Despite the intense topic, this is a short and light book, perfect for a day at the beach.
5. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Well, who wouldn't?
6. When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
I loved this book the first time I read it. Amusing, entertaining, emotional, intense but cheerful... great beach read.
7. Forgotten by Cat Patrick
This is a short book that tells the story of a girl whose memory resets every night, leaving her with no recollection of the previous day, but a clear vision of the future. This book also has a romantic twist and I think that it would be amazing to read while lying out in the sun. 
8. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Need I say more?
9. Looking For Alaska by John Green
Actually, pretty much anything by John Green would make the perfect book for the beach. I chose this one because it's light, funny, not as emotionally damaging as The Fault in Our Stars... you know what I mean. 
10. A biography of some sort
Though I don't have a specific book for number 1o here, I think any biography would be good to read at the beach. 

That's all for this week guys, I hope you've enjoyed my list. As always, please leave me comments to all of your TTT lists this week and I'll be sure to check them out as soon as I get the chance.
Thanks guys. :) 

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, we'll make a list of our top ten something* and this week, it's our Top Ten Books Featuring Travel In Some Way. 
*In no particular order
1. Saving June by Hannah Harrington
This book features a girl called June who road-trips to California with a boy and her best friend to scatter her deceased sister's ashes into the ocean.
2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
I think this one is pretty obvious. It's an amazing tale, I really recommend looking into it, if you haven't already.
3. Rapture by Lauren Kate
The last book in the Fallen series, this book is the race to stop Lucifer from erasing time. There is quite a lot of intense travelling in this one! 
4. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead
Though the main focus of this book is not travelling, it does feature a very cute aeroplane ride! 
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The ride to the Capitol guys! Very important moment in this series.
6. Hourglass by Claudia Gray
The third book in her Evernight series, this book describes more of the excitement of Bianca and Lucas experiences as they are on the run from their enemies.
7. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Do car rides count?
8. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Travelling through the wardrobe to and from Narnia.... duh!
9. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
I think this one's pretty obvious too...
10. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
How could I not include this book? When Hazel and Augustus travel to Amsterdam to meet their favourite author? One of the most beautiful book scenes in history.

That's all for this week guys, I hope you've enjoyed my list. Sorry I haven't been posting for a while, and I won't be for another few weeks, unfortunately. I am currently busy studying for my exams and will be undertaking those shortly, so please bear with me and I promise to have a shiny, new review up for you as soon as I can! I promise to keep posting my TTTs though!
As always, please leave me comments with links to your TTT posts and I will be sure to check them out when I get the chance. Thanks guys. :)