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Book Review: Hidden by Marianne Curley

Title: Hidden Author: Marianne Curley
Series:  Avena, #1
Pages: 325
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Date of Publication: 14th March 2013
Source: Publisher*
Synopsis from Goodreads:For as long as Ebony can remember, she’s been sheltered. Confined to her home in a secluded valley, home-schooled by her protective parents, and limited to a small circle of close friends. It’s as if she’s being hidden.

But something is changing in Ebony. Something that can’t be concealed. She’s growing more beautiful by the day, she’s freakishly strong, and then there’s the fact that she’s glowing.

On one fateful night, Ebony meets Jordan and she’s intensely drawn to him. It’s as if something explodes inside of her—something that can be seen from the heavens. Ebony still doesn’t know that she’s a stolen angel, but now that the heavens have found her, they want her back.


My Thoughts:
I haven't read an angel book for a long time now, because after a while I felt like every single one I was reading foll…

Letterbox Love #4

Hey! Welcome to my Letterbox Love for this month, I think it is! Hosted by Lynsey at Narratively Speaking. I might just do these monthly, weekly just isn't working, is it...? Oops! Anyway, here's what I've received recently! Also sorry for the quality of these pictures, they're really not that great!


Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys I won this from Rhys at ThirstforFiction agesss ago and I finally got it this week! Can't wait to get started with it - only heard good things about it so far :D I also really like the new cover, which I'd never actually seen before! It's pretty, though lots of people at my youth group thought it was Fifty Shades at first... :S I assured them quickly that it wasn't! It also came with some bookmarks with the old cover, which are super cool. 
Zom-B City by Darren Shan Third in the Zom-B series. Super excited - the last one ended on a huge cliffhanger so looking forward to getting to this one! Thanks Simon & Schuster!
Th…

Marissa Meyer UK Signing!

Hey guys! I've just got a quick post here to say...


MARISSA MEYER is doing a UK signing next week!
Marissa Meyer is the author of Cinder and Scarlet, the first two books in The Lunar Chronicles, and they are super awesome! I  really want to go to this signing, and if I can make it I hope to see you guys there too! Details below :) Also, I'm hoping to have some kind of guest post from Marissa (hopefully a Q&A) so look out for that in the next couple of weeks. Lastly, definitely check out both Cinder and Scarlet if you've not read them yet, because they're fab, they really are! You can read my review of Scarlet here. 

Book Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Title: Requiem Author: Lauren Oliver
Series:  Delirium, #3
Pages:  391
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Date of Publication: 21st March 2013
Source: Publisher for review*
Synopsis from Goodreads: Battling against a society in which love has been declared a disease, Lena now finds herself at the centre of a fierce revolution. But the Wilds are no longer the haven they once were as the government seeks to stamp out the rebels. And Lena's emotions are in turmoil following the dramatic return of someone she thought was lost forever...

My Thoughts:
Hmm. Um. Ahh... I kind of don't know what to say about this one. I'm conflicted! I loved this series so much when I read the first two books - they were my favourites for quite a long while. And I really enjoyed this one too, but there were things wrong, and I hate to say it about this series because I have so much love for Lauren Oliver, but I'll be honest - it definitely wasn't my favourite of the series and I was kind of disap…

World Book Day YA App!

Hey, I know it was two days ago, but Happy World Book Day! I have a post today about the YA app that has been put together and is still available for free, that includes short stories from authors such as Sarah Alderson, Joesphine Angelini and Will Hill. Apologies for it being late!
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TEENS SORTED FOR APP-Y ENDINGS THIS WORLD BOOK DAY! · New app launched with free, exclusive new stories from nine top YA authors · App powered by Movellas.com for download to iOS and Android devices
An eclectic and exciting mix of exclusive new stories from some of the country’s hottest Young Adult (YA) writers has launched on a brand new app for World Book Day.

Available to download for FREE on iOS and Android devices in the UK and Ireland , the app has been developed in partnership with online teen reading and writing platform Movellas.com, with contributions from Sarah Alderson, Josephine Angelini, Dave Cousins, Will Hill, Sarah J. Maas, Patrick Ness, Dawn O’Porter, Chris Ryan

February 2013 Wrap Up

Hello and welcome to my wrap up for February! I've done really badly this month. I guess it's the shortest month of the year so that's my excuse. A crappy one, I know... Anyway. Here's what I read in February!


1. The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead 2. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer 3. The Hanged Man Rises by Sarah Naughton 4. The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (reread) (link to old review)
I really enjoyed The Indigo Spell and just like the previous book in the Bloodlines series, The Golden Lily, it ended on a huge cliffhanger that's left me needing book four now! Scarlet was really good, although not quite as good as Cinder I really enjoyed it. It took me two weeks though, not sure what happened there. The Hanged Man Rises was really good, and I have a guest post from the author here, as well as my review which is linked above. Lastly, I'm rereading The Name of the Star because I've forgotten everything that happens at the end and I'm going to read The Ma…