September 2013Weaving Pages: September 2013

Monday, 30 September 2013

Monthly Recap: September


Hello Everyone!

We are now drawing to a close of a great month....Again. Weaving Pages has made many changes such as getting a blog schedule, starting a new meme, and unfortunately, getting rid of Sweet Six because I just don't have the time to do that anymore... :( Here's a recap of September:

Reviews:
Awesome/Important Stuff:


Around the Blogosphere:
   
Lucy hosted a UKYA chat! Which was LOADS of fun! You can see what went on here.

I participated in The Bookish Games and....TEAM TRIBUTE WON! WOO HOO!

There were lots of crazy, joint posts written...

Oh! Me, Amber and Sophie are going to BEA and stay in the Library Hotel, in 10 years time.

Favourite Book:
Take Away the Books:

  • I am VERY busy at the moment! The holidays are over so it's all work, work, work.
  • I recently started taking Jazz classes and it's SO MUCH FUN! Honestly, I think I'm starting to love it more than ballet!
  •  Wolfblood has recently started. It's a show on CBBC, and home to one of my OTPs...Maddy and Rhydian....You have NO IDEA how many feels I have..
  • I've also started Watching Supernatural recently. Go watch it. IT'S AWESOME. I just love it! :D Although I require a cushion to watch it so I don't get too scared...
  • I won two competitions this month....HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? O_o I never win anything so I was SO happy!
I hope you all had a great month! I certainly did, and I hope that October is just as good!
Bye! xx
 



Sunday, 29 September 2013

What the Postman Brought (6)

Hello Everyone!

I haven't done a book haul in AGES and I have bought SO many books since then! I think it's time for me to share those with you:


The Sound: I bought both these books from Waterstones and I was so happy when they arrived! I am a huge fan of Sarah Alderson's books and I've actually already read the sound! It was really good and I can't wait for you to see the review.
United We Spy: Again, this is a book from one of my favourite authors and it's the last book in the Gallagher Girls series! I haven't read this yet but I'm so excited to!

Black Friday: I received this book from Hachette Children's Books for review (Thank You!). It's part of one of my favourite series and I can't to read it! I've heard that it's got some of the old characters in it, so YAY!
The Fault in Our Stars: After SO. MUCH. PESTERING. I have gone and bought this book because I want to read it, as well as the fact that I have an army of bloggers looming over me to see my reaction...Hmm... I'm so tempted to see how long I last without being bombarded with tweets if I post that I don't like it on twitter...
Angelfall: I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH THAT I HAVE NO WORDS. JUST WAIT FOR MY REVIEW.
World After: THE SEQUEL IS JUST AS AWESOME AND I HAVE NO WORDS AGAIN, SO WAIT FOR THE REVIEW. *Collapses from Fangirling*
Antigoddess: This book, I haven't read yet, but I actually won it in a twitter giveaway! I was so excited when I found out and I can't wait to start reading!
The Enemy: I went to an author event for the first time EVER, and I met Charlie Higson! This book is actually signed but I have yet to read it! I'm so excited though, because Charlie Higson was incredibly funny and nice! The story behind the book was so interesting to hear about and just makes me more excited!


 Speak: This is my first book swap ever! I did it with Zoe from Zoe's Book Blog and it was so much fun! I sent her a little note, and she sent one as well, and it's definitely something I want to do again! Thanks Zoe!

I also received this book for review from the author! It seems SO good and I can't wait to read it! Thank you Hafsah!

I hope you enjoyed this book haul!

Bye! xx



Amber by Julie Sykes

Hello Everyone!

I received this book from Curious Fox books, so thank you to them for sending it to me! As always, this is no way affects my review! 
 
Title: Amber
Author: Julie Sykes
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Curious Fox Books
Published: September 12th 2013
No. of Pages: N/A

How do you live by the rules if you don’t know what they are?

Amber’s lost her memory. She doesn’t even know her real name. The only clues to her identity are a beautiful amber necklace and a broken mobile phone. She’s determined to learn the truth about her past life, and the secrets she’s hiding, but how many rules will she break along the way?


4.5 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable
however, it was not catapulted into amazing.



Friday, 27 September 2013

Rendezvous in Russia by Lauren St John

Hello Everyone!

I received this book from Orion Children's books, so thank you very much to them for sending it to me! Of course, in no way does this affect my review! Anyway, this book belongs to a series I have been loving for ages, and this was no exception!

Title: Rendezvous in Russia
Author: Lauren St John
Series: Laura Marlin Mysteries #4
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
Published: August 1st 2013
No. of Pages: 192

From Cornwall to Russia. Laura, her faithful husky Skye and Tariq are whirled into a breathtaking mystery adventure when they join the film crew on the set of THE ARISTOCRATIC THIEF about an art heist that could never be pulled off in real life. Or could it? When a priceless Leonardo da Vinci painting is stolen in broad daylight Laura suspects the evil Straight A criminal masterminds are not far away. Adventure and drama just seem to find Laura even when she's not looking for it.

3.5 stars: Page thinks this book was good, but didn't
make him fly.


Monday, 23 September 2013

GIVEAWAY: United We Spy by Ally Carter

Hello Everyone!

I have some exciting news today, and that is a giveaway of the book United We Spy by Ally Carter!  It's the last book in one of my favourite series EVER and I shall be reading it very soon! Meanwhile, here's some information about the book:


Title: United We Spy
Author: Ally Carter
Series: Gallagher Girls #6
Published: September 5th 2013
Publisher: Orchard Books
 
 Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan that will change Cammie—and her country—forever.

   

You can read the first two chapters of the book here.
 Even better than that though....is the giveaway! Enter it using the widget below. Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the widget too.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck to everyone who enters! 

 


Sunday, 22 September 2013

Mechanical by Pauline C. Harris

Hello Everyone!

I received this book from the author for review, but in no way does it affect my review.

Title: Mechanical
Author: Pauline C. Harris
Series: N/A
Source: Author
Publisher: Fire and Ice Young Adult Books
Published: April 28th 2013
No. of Pages: N/A

Drew is an android. From the very beginning of her existence, she has been programmed by her creators to understand her superiority and overwhelming responsibilities. She was created for a mission, a mission more important than anything she could ever have imagined.

Drew is sent to a high school to observe the humans and report back to her creators. But when she begins to form friendships with these humans and starts feeling strange human emotions, she doubts the creators’ ways of dealing with her and wonders whether her mission is as wonderful as it once seemed.

As Drew falls deeper and deeper into the mystery surrounding her mission and her creation, she’s suddenly left with a choice. Does she follow through with what she’s known all her life or does she act on what she now knows is right?


2 stars: Page shakes his head. He was unsatisfied
with this story.



Saturday, 21 September 2013

Boy Bands VS Book Boyfriends: A Discussion by Rita and Amber

Hello! It’s Rita from Weaving Pages and Amber from The Mile Long Bookshelf, and today we are doing a joint post on Boy Bands VS Book Boyfriends. For this awesome post, Amber shall be writing in purple and I shall be in blue!
Jace [The Mortal Instruments] is mine. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE.HAHAHA! MINE.
Anyway…(I clearly won that) (EXCUSE ME?) (YOU HEARD ME) the idea for this post, all started with a tweet…

This was Amber’s amazing reaction to that tweet (I actually just found out that the tweet you reply to is called the Parent Tweet...O_O):

You are reading correctly. I stated the obvious and there we have it: Jace is SO MUCH BETTER THAN ONE DIRECTION. AND OTHER BOY BANDS IN GENERAL.
Who needs One Direction anyway?
EXACTLY. I COULD LIVE WITHOUT BOY BANDS BUT NOT WITHOUT JACE. OR PEETA. OR FOUR. OR WILL. OR BUTTERFLY. WE HAVE THE SAME MIND...this is scary... Oh and Park from Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell! *slowly backs away since I haven’t read this..* You need to. Also, don’t forget Draco! DRACO. DRACO! Please don’t tell me you Ship Dramione…. Duh, of course not. I ship Dramber. In that case, I won’t disown you….Yet… I SHIP REETA, AND WITA AND JITA (Peeta, Jace and Will) OH, AND ROUR...THAT’S A GREAT SHIP NAME. Well I ship Dramber. And Jamber? That’s Jace and Amber. And Bamberfly, that’s Butterfly and Amber. I SHIP EVERYTHING WITH MYSELF, EVEN COOKIES...and Pringles. Rita was my bridesmaid at my Pringle-y wedding. I ship Ritterfly...YES I WAS BRIDESMAID. HA. We’ve gone really off topic…hehehe..*tumbleweed* *eerie silence*
Since we’ve started going off on Ship rants...we’ll move on...The next phase of this Twitter conversation was me concluding that I would write a book boyfriend bible:

And:

I still ship Jace and Clary. Is that weird? TMI is the only series where you are allowed to go: I SHIP INCEST.. There were signs like that at the premiere….and yes...I SHIP CLACE.
Jace <3 Peeta <3 Butterfly <3 Draco <3 MINE. *cough* *glares at Rita*Let’s not start this again...So you’ve admitted defeat, YAY. NEVER. NOT HAPPENING. NOPE. NEVER. Shush, you know I won. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. MINE. OH REALLY?
Fictional boys are so much better than Harry Styles, just saying. xDI will disown anyone who prefers boy bands… I have also discovered that preferring book boyfriends means you get new followers… Mentioning ‘1D’ in your tweets gets you a lot more followers too...O_O


It actually got to the point where me and Amber were told that we won VIP One Direction Tickets..If I got them, I would sell them on eBay. :)


Now, if they were tickets to LIVE WITH JACE, I would be there like a shot. ME TOO! Err no, the invitations are only sent out to people called Amber, sorry. ;) Jace made an exception for me.. you know, since he’s my book boyfriend. No. YEP. Do you want me to get my Seraph blade or what?!
These “tickets” were actually Spam, so umm...don’t go around accepting One Direction tickets on Twitter, people…

I’ll warn you that it gets weirder and weirder…
This happened:

Since Amber is One Direction’s biggest fan, (NO I’M NOT. I AM FAR FROM IT.) I made sure to let them know:

Hatred. Hatred everywhere.
Also..I’ll just point out that me and Georgia didn’t plot to hire Celaena Sardothien (Who? xD) (An amazing kick-ass assassin from these books that you really have to read) so that she could cut Harry Styles’ hair off. Nope. We’re innocent. I bet you keep Harry’s hair. RARRY. I ship you and Harry now, k? YOU DID NOT JUST GO THERE (I did *finger snap*)...hmmm...I SHIP ZAMBER. Okay? You and Zayn. -_-
The weirdest thing that EVER happened was me and Amber being added to a list of One Direction Phone Numbers...Really!?

Media preview


So, the question stands: Which do you prefer - boy bands or book boyfriends?

Let us know in the comments!



Thursday, 19 September 2013

Living in the Dark by Rebekah Campbell

Hello Everyone!

I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair review. In no way does this affect my review! However, I'm not sure that is was the book for me..


 Title: Living in the Dark
Author: Rebekah Campbell
Series: Darkness Through the Light #1
Source: Author
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: November 9th 2012
No. of Pages: 184

Experiences can make us or break us and it's no different for sixteen-year-old, Emily.

Living under the roof of her abusive Uncle, Emily is brutally attacked by a gang and wakes up from a coma with no recollection of the accident.

As the amnesia starts to clear, Emily realises that her memory is not the only thing coming back to her from the accident. There's also a wild, angry power that she has to control before it destroys her and everyone else.

So the question remains: Will Experience make her or break her? (-Goodreads)


3 stars: Page tweets once, he didn't have strong

feelings for this book. It was just ok.



Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Top Ten Books On My Autumn 2013 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Books On My Autumn 2013 TBR List


1. United We Spy by Ally Carter
I'm a hard-core fan of this series, and I'm slowy coming to terms with the fact that after this book, I shall never read about Cammie, Bex, Liz or Macey again. Never. Again.*breaksdown and cries* Despite how much it pains me, I can't wait to read this book and as soon as I get home, I'm going to go buy it. In fact, since this is scheduled, I probably already have.. *crosses fingers*


2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
I've also come to realise that if I don't read this book soon, a whole host of bloggers will come upon me like a swarm of flies and....well...umm...I don't want that to happen... Also, my friend has read this, cried, and I'm sure she's going to force me to read it soon..It seems like a great book so I'm excited.


3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I love this series with an passion, and though I went on a rant about the title of the book, nothing is going to stop me from reading this book. As soon as it comes out. That's how I roll, and that's what is going to happen because I AM EXCITED. 


4. Resist by Sarah Crossan
The first book to this series, Breathe, was a book I just happened to pick up from the library. It was a good choice. I really enjoyed this book and I can't wait to read Resist! It's the last book in the series, so I really want to find out what happens!

5. Two Lies and a Spy by Kat Carlton
Sooo...I have a thing for Spying books and this book seems really good, which is why it's on my TBR list. It has NOTHING to do with the two guys on the cover who have made me anticipate book boyfriends... Nope. Not at all. Apart from those two, I really think this book sounds great, and I hope to read it soon!

6. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
This book has been sitting on my shelf for AGEEES...as well as the sequel. I really want to read it, but I have LOADS of books to read! Still, I'll try and read this book really soon because it seems good! I hope I like it!

7. Variant by Robinson Wells
I think I first heard about this book from Amber @ Books of Amber who, if I'm right, really loves this book! I looked it up on Goodreads and added it to my TBR list, but it's stayed at the back of my mind nagging me to read it! Therefore, I'm taking it as a sign that I should really read this soon!


8. Angelfall by Susan Ee
This book, is the sort that loiters around my conscience telling me to read it, but I have just not got round to it yet! Me having not read this book is such a problem that Octavia @ Read. Sleep. Repeat. Is threatening to disown me and my cow...or something like that....I think I'll read it soon..!



9. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bargudo
Hmmm....I'm suppose to be the book pusher here! However Shadow & Bone has been recommended to me many times by the blogging community, but the one fangirl that stands out is Judith @ Paper Riot. Guys, if you didn't already know, she LOVES this book...which means I better get reading it because I don't want to be disowned by someone else...


10. Fire by Heather James
You have all probably heard about my unrelenting deals with Amy.. (who has been mentioned so many times on this blog YOU SHOULD KNOW WHO SHE IS). If you haven't heard of these deals...Have you been living in a hole for the last 5 months? No? I shall have to start tweeting more then... Still, since Amy has read the first to HP and is going to read The Mortal Instruments, I now have to fufill my end of the bargain..which means I shall be reading this book soon!

I hope you enjoyed this Tope Ten Tuesday! There will be more the week after next!

Bye! xx
 



Sunday, 15 September 2013

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Hello Everyone!

This summer, I read the 2nd book of one of my favourite series! Like I expected, I loved it and has made me anticipate the third book even more!

 Title: Through the Ever Night
Author: Veronica Rossi
Series: Under the Never Sky #2
Source: Bought
Publisher: ATOM
Published: January 8th 2013
No. of Pages: 341

Aria has struggled to build a life for herself outside Reverie. It hasn't been easy adjusting to life in the wilderness but that struggle has been worth it with Perry by her side.

But Perry has other challenges. His people are looking to him for answers. Answers about what happened to his nephew and what's happening to their world. And they don't trust the priviledged Aria, one of the enemy, in their midst.

Soon he'll be forced to chose between the tribe that looks to him for leadership and the girl that looks to him for love.

5 stars: Page the bird salutes this book, and starts
 flying with joy.



Monday, 9 September 2013

Discussion with an Eight Year Old: Blogging

Discussion with an Eight Old is basically a discussion feature where I talk to my eight year old sister, Inês, about a certain topic. I hope you enjoy it!


Topic: Blogging

Rita: I have a blog(obviously). I absolutely love blogging and it's one of my favourite things to do and I've learnt so many things in these last few months. It's so much fun, and I love talking about books, reviewing them, and listening to all your opinions on them. Also, I get people who I can be crazy with on Twitter...!

Inês: I think it's very fun because you can make graphics. And you can talk about films and books.

Rita: *laughs*

Inês: Why are you laughing?!

Rita: Because what you said about the graphics was funny, especially since I blog about books! Anyway, what do you think about me blogging?

Inês: I think you go on Twitter too much...And you don't let me go on Minecraft because you're on the computer..

Rita: Haha! Yes, I guess.....Sorry! Back to the subject, I think blogging requires a lot of hardwork but it definitely pays off. Sure, there's a lot of stress over getting posts done, books read, and keeping to a schedule, but once you look back at the work it's something you can be proud of!

Inês: It's hard for my sister, but I'm very proud of her. (I DIDN'T PAY HER TO SAY THIS! HONEST! - Rita) ...And I'm only saying this because I'm her sister..

Rita: Thanks...

Inês: Blogging is good because you get to talk about different things and it seems fun.

Rita: Would you like to have a blog maybe? What would it be about?

Inês: I'd like to have a blog and it would be about films.

Rita: And what's your favourite film? And the one we've been to see twice already?

Inês: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Rita: I'm very proud of you.. *cries*

Inês: Thank you, Thank You..

Rita: I'm going to describe blogging one word. Hilarious. What's your word?

Inês: Awesome.

Rita: I hope you enjoyed this! It was lots of fun to do, and we shall be doing more of these, if Inês agrees...

Inês: Yes....but only if you pay me...

Rita: Not happening.

Inês: Okay...

Bye!xx



Sunday, 8 September 2013

At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie

Hello Everyone!

Today is the day where you finally get to witness my Agatha Christie obsession. Yep. It's a very important day.



Title: At Bertram's Hotel
Author: Agatha Christie
Series: Miss Marple #11
Source: Bought
Publisher: HarperCollins
No. of Pages: 223

An old-fashioned London Hotel is not quite as reputable as it makes out! When Miss Marple comes up from the country for a holiday in London, she finds what she's looking for at Bertram's Hotel: traditional decor, impeccable service and an unmistakable atmosphere of danger behind the highly polished veneer. Yet, not even Miss Marple can foresee the violent chain of events set in motion when an eccentric guest makes his way to the airport on the wrong day!


4 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable
however, it was not catapulted into amazing.


Friday, 6 September 2013

What the Postman Bought (5)

Hello Everyone!

As you may know, I recently got back from holiday and in doing so, got LOADS of Book Mail! I'm going to share that, and more, with you today!

 To start off, I got these two books for my birthday this year! The first one, The Hobbit, was given to my by my wonderful cousin (Ola Joao!! Obrigada por me teres oferecido este livro!) and it's the 75th Pocket Edition of The Hobbit!! I chose it since it is sooo pretty and I've actually never read The Hobbit...I know...
The next book, Wool, was given to me by my little sister, who you will meet soon....hehe! (Obrigada Ines por este presente lindo!) Knowing my love for books, she bought this for me!! Thank You!!

 These were the books waiting for me when I got home:

Amber: This book I got from Curious Fox books, and it seems very interesting! I know that some of my bloggy friends have read this and liked it so I think it should be good!

Monument 14: When I got back, there was a WHSmith at the train station where I was....and I couldn't resist...Therefore, this was one of the books I bought! This is part of my Sweet Six for these three months so it's about time I read it!! It seems good, so I'm looking forward to it!

Crown of Midnight: This was the 2nd book I bought because OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS SERIES. The first book was brilliant so I can't wait to start this book!!

Geek Girl: I got this book from Harper Collins, after seeing my bloggy friends (Yes, it's them again) fangirl. I then read the preview and decided it was a neccessary book to read because it is AWESOME.

Rendezvous in Russia: This book was sent to me by Orion Children's Books, because I'm a huge fan of the series! I really enjoy reading Lauren St. John's books so I'm looking forward to this book!

Resist: I was sent Resist by Bloomsbury, and I can't wait to read it! This only comes out in October, but after reading the 1st book, I'm very excited to learn the outcome!

All Our Yesterdays: I was also sent this by Bloomsbury. I'm VERY excited to read this since I've heard SO many goo things about it! Everyone on Twitter's fangirling about it! I shall read it soon and I can't wait!

Thank you to Curious Fox Books, Harper Collins, Orion Children's Books and Bloomsbury for sending me these lovely books!


A day ago, I got That Burning Summer from Hot Key Books. Thank you to them for sending it to me as it seems very good and I'm looking forward to reading it!


This just goes o show how awesome Twitter is. I won a competition on Twitter were I got these signed bookmarks from Author Megan Curd. One of them has a lovely message on and I loved getting them! I'll defintely be using them soon!

That's my Book Haul done! Hope you enjoyed it!

Bye! xx



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Hello Everyone!

This is a book I got when I really shouldn't have been buying books...Still, I had heard good things and it turned out to be quite an enjoyable read!


Title: Poison Study
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Series: Study #1
Source: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: January 27th 2014
No. of Pages: 304

Choose: A quick death…Or slow poison...

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly's Dust—and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can't control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren't so clear...


4 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable
however, it was not catapulted into amazing.


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