Sunday, 16 October 2016

YA New Releases Calendar 2017 (#1)

Hi guys!!!So I decided to make calendars with all the new YA releases for each month. These are not professional-looking at all, they are just the way I keep track of the book releases each month ^o^. I add new releases as their covers are released, so for example, I am BEYOND excited for ACOTAR3, but I will add it when it gets it's (inevitably) beautiful cover.
Please feel free to download the calendar and add your own most anticipated releases - and please do share! Just add a link back to here please :-)
I'll keep adding as I make the calendars, and please do comment if I'm missing a book so that I can add it.
Here's the links:
January 2017
February 2017 
March 2017 
April 2017
I leave you with a gif of how I feel everytime the book release day comes :D
Megan x

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Review: Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Book Info:
18584855Long before she was the terror of Wonderland — the infamous Queen of Hearts — she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king's marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.

Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
Hardcover, 464 pages

Expected publication: November 8th 2016 by Feiwel and Friends
Source:  ARC from publisher
When I heard that Marissa Meyer was publishing a new book, another fairytale retelling, I was so happy! Unfortunately, living in the UK, I knew that I would likely never get my hands on an ARC, and that made me so sad. And when I found out I was going to ALAAC2016, I realised one I would not be there in time to pick up an ARC - I felt like crying. But fortunately, one of my lovely blogging friends, Amanda picked up a copy for me. Thank you Amanda! I adored The Lunar Chronicles, so I was a little nervous that this new book wouldn't live up to her previous novels, but it totally did!
Okay, so this book guys, THIS BOOK!!!!!!!! 
The characters:
  • Catherine - a fun, fiesty girl who sticks up for herself but I aslo loved that she was sensitive and had some faults (i.e. she could be very stroppy). She acted like a realisitic 17 year old, rushing into love and falling out with her parents and I loved that!
  • Jest - *swoons*

  •  I loved how kind and sweet Jest was, but with a little touch of rebelionI'm not keen on bad boys (apart from Noah Shaw and Carswell Thorne ;) ) so Jest is the perfect man for me.
  • Hatter - perfectly mad and I loved his back story! I loved hearing where he and Jest came from and their reasons for the way they were.
The plot:
  • The writing - as always, Marissa Meyer's writing was gorgeous, lyrical and descrpitive! I just love everything she wrties and I would read her grocery lists.
  • The story  - just as weird and exciting as I had hoped. I love the way that Meyer developed the original weirdness of Alice's story, and made it so charming
  • The baking - one of my fave things about this story. I adored the beautiful descriptions of lemon tarts and rose macerons and YUM YUM YUM ^-^
  • We all know how this story has to end, because it's a prequel and the foreshadowing KILLED me. I knew what was going to happen before it did but I was still screaming WHYYYYYY at 1am.  All the tears. 
Have you guys read this one! If not, you have to preorder so we can fangirl about it together! If so, please leave a comment so we can collectively fangirl ^-^

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Review: Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland

My first book review! Okay, let's get started:
Book Info: Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him - at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl; she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl.
 Hardcover, 256 pages
Expected publication: September 6th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers 
Source:  ARC from publisher
What I enjoyed:
  • The writing- everything flowed beautifully and Henry was the best kind of narrater - relatable, funny and quirky. It was a quick read and I sped through it in one sitting.
  • The characters - I loved the side characters in this novel! The cast of characters was lively and belieable, and I fell in love with them all (with one main exception) over the course of the novel.
  • The ending - believable and not as predictable as many novels in this genre. 
  • The cover *HEART EYES EMOJII*
What I wasn't so keen on:
  •  Grace - I found Grace to be manipulative at some points in the novel. I understand that she is a complicated character with some real difficulties, but she treated Henry poorly at some points, going hot and cold and confusing him greatly. This really annoyed me!
  • At some points, I felt a little like this book was imitating John Green's novels, with the normal boy chasing the messed up, complicated girl, who runs away and goes hot and cold frequently. As someone who is not a big John Green fan, this was not a good thing.

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Hi everyone! My name's Megan and I'm a Scottish bookworm. I'm excited to share my love of books with the internet. I was inspired to start my own blog after meeting some lovely bloggers at ALAAC2016 and I can't wait to get started.