Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Sunday Post (65)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news, to recap the past week on my blog, showcase books and things we have received.

NEW ARRIVALS THIS WEEK

Friday, 27 May 2016

Book Review: You're It by Leigh Ann Kopans


Title: You're It
Author: Leigh Ann Kopans
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Purchased by myself
Publication Date: 11th March 2016
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
High school senior Julia Thomas should be obsessed with Prom, snagging a perfect boyfriend, and decorating her future college dorm room, like the rest of her friends. Her mom’s perennial alcoholic binges followed by stints at a rehab “spa” should make her scream with rage. Her dad’s near-total absence from her life should make her resentful.

Instead, the only thing Julia Thomas feels is detached. Numb.

She’s pretty sure spending some time away from the suffocating sinkhole that is Pittsburgh, PA is the only thing that would help, but Dad still thinks Julia is an irresponsible little kid and won’t foot the bill. Her last hope is to win Senior Tag, which basically means spending the final weeks of senior year running around town half-naked trying not to get squirted with a water gun. Julia has always thought the game was stupid, but it’s pay-to-play with a two thousand dollar payout for the winner. Underwear and ridiculousness aside, Julia needs the money.

There’s only one problem – a very cute classmate that Julia only noticed when he joined the game, too. Alex Winston is fast, handy enough to engineer his water gun into a far-reaching soaking machine, and bound and determined to win.

He’s also funny, sweet, the only guy who’s ever really listened to her, an amazing kisser...and the only thing standing between Julia and the cash she needs to get out of town for the summer.

Julia is in serious trouble.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Beyond the Books: Favourite Time of Day

Beyond the Books is a weekly meme where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other.
[Hosted by Karen of KissinBlueKaren]

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Book Review: Jesse's Girl [Hundred Oaks] by Miranda Kenneally


Title: Jesse's Girl
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Author Info: Website|Twitter
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Series: Hundred Oaks
Source: Purchased by myself
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: 7th July 2015
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott, Nashville’s teen idol.

But spending the day with Jesse is far from a dream come true. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?

Monday, 23 May 2016

Book Review: The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


Title: The Girl of Ink and Stars
Author: Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Chicken House Books
Publication Date: 5th May 2016
Rating: 3 stars

Tell Me About It
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella Riosse dreams of the faraway lands her father once mapped.

When her closest friend disappears into the island’s Forgotten Territories, she volunteers to guide the search. As a cartographer’s daughter, she’s equipped with elaborate ink maps and knowledge of the stars, and is eager to navigate the island’s forgotten heart.

But the world beyond the walls is a monster-filled wasteland – and beneath the dry rivers and smoking mountains, a legendary fire demon is stirring from its sleep. Soon, following her map, her heart and an ancient myth, Isabella discovers the true end of her journey: to save the island itself.
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