Saturday, 27 September 2014

Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis

Written by Corinne Duyvis
Fantasy, Magic, Science Fiction
Published July 1st 2014
400 Pages
Thank you to Thames & Hudson Australia
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Amara is never alone. Not when she's protecting the cursed princess she unwillingly serves. Not when they're fleeing across dunes and islands and seas to stay alive. Not when she's punished, ordered around, or neglected.

She can't be alone, because a boy from another world experiences all that alongside her, looking through her eyes.

Nolan longs for a life uninterrupted. Every time he blinks, he's yanked from his Arizona town into Amara's mind, a world away, which makes even simple things like hobbies and homework impossible. He's spent years as a powerless observer of Amara's life. Amara has no idea... Until he learns to control her, and they communicate for the first time. Amara is terrified. Then, she's furious.

All Amara and Nolan want is to be free of each other. But Nolan's breakthrough has dangerous consequences. Now, they'll have to work together to survive, and discover the truth about their connection

Friday, 26 September 2014

Book Tag: The TBR Tag

I've been tagged by the lovely Ebony at Daring Damsels to complete the TBR Book Tag. It's basically a tag that has a closer look at your bookshelves and Goodreads lists. Who knows, it may give you the motivation to clear some of those titles you have no intention of reading or finally read those you've forgotten about.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead by Rebecca James

Cooper Bartholomew is Dead
Written by Rebecca James
Contemporary, Thriller, New Adult
Published September 24th 2014
336 Pages
Cooper Bartholomew's body is found at the foot of a cliff.

Suicide. That's the official finding, that's what everyone believes. Cooper's girlfriend, Libby, has her doubts. They'd been happy, in love. Why would he take his own life?

As Libby searches for answers, and probes more deeply into what really happened the day Cooper died, she and her friends unravel a web of deception and betrayal. Are those friends, and enemies, what they seem? 

Who is hiding a dangerous secret? And will the truth set them all free?

Book Tag: Get To Know Me

With thanks to the lovely Francoise at My Crazy Bookish World. I've been tagged to tell you twenty things about myself from the questions below. Now you'll all see how completely ordinary and boring I am.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

Review contains spoilers for book one in the series
Check out my original review for The 5th Wave
The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave: Book Two)
Written by Rick Yancey
Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
Published September 16th 2014
480 Pages
Thank you to Penguin Teen Australia 
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How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others' ultimate goal: The extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Book Tag: The Bookshelf Tag

With thanks to the brilliant Notebook Sisters and Genie in a Book, I've been tagged in The Bookshelf Tag. The rules are simple, answer the following questions about books on your blog and then tag five other bloggers. You can answer the questions any way you want, whether it's on your blog, in a video, or a combination of the two. Then remember to let whoever tagged you know when your post is up so they can read it.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

ARC Review: Talon by Julie Kagawa

Talon (Talon: Book One)
Written by Julie Kagawa
Fantasy, Dragons
Expected Publication October 28th 2014
400 Pages
Thank you to Harlequin Australia and Netgalley
Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: And nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all too human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: And what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.