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Book Review: The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

Title: The Gathering Dark  Author: Leigh Bardugo
Series: The Grisha Trilogy, #1
Pages:  442
Publisher: Indigo
Date of Publication: 7th June 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

My Thoughts:
This book was amazing. Seriously, I …

Book Review: Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Title: Struck Author: Jennifer Bosworth
Series: Struck, #1
Pages:  373
Publisher: Doubleday Children's
Date of Publication: 26th April 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Mia Price is a lightning addict. She's survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny. Two warring cults rise to power, and both see Mia as the key to their opposing doomsday prophecies. They believe she has a connection to the freak electrical storm that caused the quake, and to the far more devastatin…

Blog Tour: A Day in the Life of Claire Merle

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Glimpseby Claire Merle! Sorry it's a bit late but better late than never, right? Anyway, I have a guest post from Claire herself to share with you, I hope you enjoy it!

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A Day in the Life of an Author and Mum.

Hi! It’s great to be here at Cheezyfeet Books as part of my blog tour for The Glimpse. Thanks for having me, Bella. As an author and a mum my schedule varies greatly, but no matter what I’m doing or where I am, I like to find time to write every day, (and not just emails!) I thought I’d share a ‘typical’ day with you – or at least as typical as it gets. This is what my yesterday looked like (19th June) …

7:30 a.m. The kids wake me. I take them downstairs and sort out breakfast. It’s Wednesday and as we live in France, that means no school. (Yes, the whole of France has NO SCHOOL on Wednesdays.) While the boys eat breakfast I sit in the kitchen swigging back coffee and checking over the hundred words I took about three hours…

Blog Tour: The Glimpse by Claire Merle review

Title: The Glimpse  Author: Claire Merle
Series: N/A
Pages:  432
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Date of Publication: 7th June 2012
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell.

Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities grant Ana a tentative reprieve. If she is joined to Jasper before her 18th birthday, she may stay in the Community until her illness manifests. But if Jasper changes his mind, she will be cast out among the Crazies. As Ana’s joining ceremony and her birthday loom closer, she dares to hope she will be saved from the horror of the City and li…

Book Review: Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid

Title: Black Heart Blue Author: Louisa Reid
Series: Standalone
Pages:  266
Publisher: Puffin
Date of Publication: 10th May 2012
Source: Publisher Event*
Synopsis from Goodreads:Hephzibah: You've no idea what it's like having a freak for a sister.

Rebecca: Born first, prettier, Hephzi's always been the popular one.

The Father: When he was busy with his bottle we were usually safe. Usually.

The Mother: Her specialist subject was misery and lessons of painful silence ...

Hepzibah and Rebecca are twins. One beautiful, one disfigured. Trapped with their loveless parents, they dream of a normal life. But when one twin tragically dies, the other must find a way to escape. Because if she doesn't, she'll end up like her sister.

My Thoughts:
I never know what to expect from these kind of books. I've read similar books before and sometimes I think they're incredible, and other times I think they could have been incredible yet there was something missing - I didn't feel …

In My Mailbox #48

Hey! I haven't done an IMM for agesss but I've finally got time and can be bothered to type one up. So yay! Because it's been so long I have loads to show... Anyway, IMM is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

FOR REVIEW




We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (Puffin, 3rd May 2012) 
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (HarperCollins, 1st May 2012)
Shooting Stars by Allison Rushby (Walker Children's, released)
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles (Simon & Schuster Children's, 5th July 2012)
Deadly Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock (Simon Pulse, 5th July 2012)
Rapture by Lauren Kate (Manuscript, RHCB, 21st June 2012)
The Selection by Kiera Cass (HarperCollins, 7th June 2012)
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson (Simon & Schuster Children's, 7th June 2012)
The Spooks Blood by Joseph Delaney (RHCB, 7th June 2012)
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (Pufifn, 7th June 2012)
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samatha van Leer (Hodder & Stoughton, 5th July 2012) 

WON




Unwholly by Neil S…