Friday, 18 April 2014

Falling From the Sky by Nikki Godwin

April is LGBT Month at Laura Plus Books
Falling From the Sky 
Written by Nikki Godwin
Published February 21st 2014
217 Pages
Thank you to Nikki Godwin
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All stability in sixteen year old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who runs the carousel at the local mall and has a reputation for devouring straight boys’ heterosexuality for breakfast, alongside his chocolate chip pancakes.

Ridge needs a way to avoid the guys at camp, whose only quest for the summer is to drown in beer and hook up with girls. So when Micah offers to explain how the ten unique horses on the carousel are significant to his tribe, Ridge takes him up on it. Still, Ridge can't decide if this is a bad thing or not. All he knows is that he hasn’t felt this alive since his dad fell from the sky, and as the horse adventures come to an end, Ridge finds himself falling as well, for Mica.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

On My Soapbox: Booknerds Etiquette

I've only been blogging for around fifteen months, but you don't need to have an exorbitant membership count or audience to be entitled to an opinion. To say we're a proud and close knit community is an understatement, but as more and more readers are taking their reviews online to share their opinions, it seems we may be forgetting how to set an example of how we support one another. Over the past few weeks I've seen gripes, complaints and bloggers almost ready to walk away from a blog that they've poured their hearts into, all because as book bloggers, it seems some us are losing our way.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Fire and Flood by Victoria Scott

Fire and Flood (Fire and Flood: Book One)
Written by Victoria Scott
Published in Australia April 2014
366 Pages
Thank you to Scholastic Australia
Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying, and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Stacking The Shelves and Weekly Wrap #017

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online bookshops, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks. Hosted by Tyngas Reviews.


●  Vote for me in the Best Australian Blogs competition Here
●  I've decided to amuse myself by following obscure former celebrities on Twitter. Feel free to make a suggestion in the comments section below.
●  The Divergent movie was released in Australia this week and it looks incredible. For those of you are still undecided whether or not to catch it on the big screen...

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