Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Waiting on Wednesday 16/04/2014

"Waiting On" Wednesday is an event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The purpose of this weekly event is to spotlight a soon-to-be-released book that you are very much anticipating. "Waiting On" Wednesday will also give bloggers an opportunity to share ideas for our TBR lists.

By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.
Common enemy, common cause.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters is released TOMORROW in the UK! 

Can I just say how tremendously excited I am to get this book? I CANNOT WAIT! I'm so frustrated that it's already released in the US, but I have to say that I like the UK version so much better that the US. The US covers are pretty, but aren't we tired of girls faces on YA covers? 

I have had my copy of this pre-ordered for ages so I'm hoping I'm one of the ones with the special edition drawings, if I'm not I'm going to probably throw a fit as I've had it pre-ordered for 4 months. I'm also hoping to meet Laini Taylor when she does her UK tour. 

I just can't wait to read the conclusion to this series! 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Slumping all over the place

Hey guys, today I wanted to talk about book slumps. Specifically, how I'm currently in the middle of one and it sucks! I was 8 books ahead of my Goodreads challenge at one point recently and now I'm only 'on track' which is really annoying me. On top of that I've not read a single book in the month of April yet.

I think I'm just feeling the pressure of everything and its making reading not so fun for me. Firstly, I'm in the final stretch of college which means literally everything is on full on panic mode and if I don't get my act together I'm not going to get a very good grade at all. STRESSSSS!

On top of that I've got ALL THESE REVIEW BOOKS to review, which is something that's unusual for me because I've never really been sent review copies of physical books from publishers until recently but now I've got so many and I'm feeling the pressure to read and review them on time, so naturally my stupid little brain is cracking under pressure and not wanting to read any of them at the moment!

I think part of the reason I haven't been reading as much is also because I've just been so busy with my birthday and everything, which was lovely and I wouldn't change it for the world but it meant I had no time to myself to do things like read.

I usually don't get into slumps this bad but I just can't seem to get out of this one. Does anyone have any tips to save me from myself?

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Just a Quick Update!

Hey everyone,

It's my birthday this week so I'm doing a lot of things in celebration over the next few days which means there probably wont be a post on this blog until sometime next week.

If anyone is visiting from my featured Books & Beverages post then thank you and I hope things will be back on track next week for you all, if you feel like following *nudge nudge wink wink*.

Thanks for hanging on in there.

Your friendly British bogger,
Iona :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

I was featured on Hot Key's Blog!

I made this video a couple of days ago pledging to read Paper over pixels in the month of April for a challenge Laure Eve and Hot Key Books have set people. I explain the whole thing in greater detail in the video so please watch that.

However what I wasn't expecting was for Hot Key to feature my video on their Blog, along with videos the amazing Cait who works at Hot Key and exceptional MarlinElina, who is a booktuber like myself. There were also loads of Twitter pledges so I think that April is going to be a pretty exciting month.

If you're interested in this idea you can still join in on the fun using Twitter and the hashtag #papervspixels. I'm look forward to getting more physical books read this month.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke | Review

 I have never before been so betrayed by a book I expected to love. This review may contain spoilers
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?
Title: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Series: Between
Publishers: Faber & Faber
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Gothic, Paranormal
Source: Recieved for review
Format: Ebook
Pages: 368

Friday, 28 March 2014

My Blog is a Year Old!

Wow, this blog turned one year old last week and I didn't even realise. This is massively anticlimactic. Damn, I wanted to have a really big celebration for it. Oh well, guess I'll have to celebrate some other milestone.

I'm only posting this to mark the passing of the milestone and to say that I look forward to my next year blogging.