January 2014Weaving Pages: January 2014

Friday, 31 January 2014

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Hello Everyone!

I remember that I first heard about this series last year on World Book Day. I then proceeded to get the book from the library, and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. AND NOW THE FEELS ARE BACK. HELP. 
17670709Title: Crown of Midnight
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: Throne of Glass #2
Source: Bought
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's
Published: August 15th 2013
No. of Pages: 418


Eighteen-year-old Celaena Sardothien is bold, daring and beautiful – the perfect seductress and the greatest assassin her world has ever known. But though she won the King’s contest and became his champion, Celaena has been granted neither her liberty nor the freedom to follow her heart. The slavery of the suffocating salt mines of Endovier that scarred her past is nothing compared to a life bound to her darkest enemy, a king whose rule is so dark and evil it is near impossible to defy. Celaena faces a choice that is tearing her heart to pieces: kill in cold blood for a man she hates, or risk sentencing those she loves to death. Celaena must decide what she will fight for: survival, love or the future of a kingdom. Because an assassin cannot have it all . . . And trying to may just destroy her. -(Goodreads)
4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost
amazing.


Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Bring Out the Book Boyfriends: Will Herondale

Hello Everyone!

Cassandra Clare seems to have some of the most amazing book boyfriends in her books, which is why I couldn't resist to feature Will Herondale this week.

 Thanks to Zoe and Kyra for telling me what they love about Will!

Next week's book boyfriend is Chaol Westfall from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Why do you love him? Tell me in the comments!
 


Monday, 27 January 2014

The Book Blogger TMI Tag

Hello Everyone!

This tag was created by Amber @ The Mile Long Bookshelf and I was tagged by Zoe @ Bookhi. I tag Sandra @ Tea Between Books and The Girls @ Verbosity Book Reviews! Here Goes:

What book are you reading?
Uh well.. I'm in between books right now, so I'm giving A Tale of Two Cities another go, and reading The Woman in Black for school! :)
 
What are you wearing?
A awesome hoodie that says "Follow My Blog" on it. I don't wear hoodies that much, but IT'S SO COLD HERE.

OTP?
Raffe and Penryn. AND SO MANY MORE. WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME THIS.

Blogger or WordPress?
Blogger because I've never used Wordpress *gasp* and it's what I'm using at this very moment.

Going outside being active or staying in and reading a book?
I can't choose! Though I adore reading and staying inside in the warmth, I also love going outside and doing awesome things. Pleaseeeeee don't make me pick!

What is the last book you read?
Fire by Heather James. If you are prepared to ship two people badly, go read this. BRAE AND JAZZ ALL THE WAY.

What is the book you’re going to read next?
That I have not yet decided. I'm impulsive when it comes to books and I can never make my mind up.
 
eBooks – yes or no?
Yes, but a real book would so win in a fight.

Where do you prefer to read?
In bed, or on my bean bag- which everyone seems to be sitting in a the moment, so it's not exactly just mine...

Who is the last person you tweeted?
Hawwa. She's an awesome unicorn who's blog you should go and visit.

Who’s blog did you look at last?
Zoe's blog, of course, to get the questions from! ;)

Who is your favourite blogger?
THIS IS CRUEL. IT'S LIKE ASKING ME TO PICK MY FAVOURITE BOOK.

Who is your favourite booktuber?
Lucy and Amber do amazing videos, and Christine from PolandbananasBOOKs is also awesome.

What do you do when someone tells you reading is boring?

I tell them to read all sorts of things, and then annoy them constantly by quoting books and telling them all about how much I love books. If all else fails, I buy them a book for their birthday- but that only happens if they are worth it. If they aren't? Glaring it is.

 Who is the last author you spoke to?
Uh..... I think it was Cara Rosalie Olsen about me reviewing her book- which I'm so excited to read!

Who is the last person you texted?
My Mum, because she's an extremely awesome person!

Who is your all-time favourite book character?
This is another cruel question. I LOVE ALL OF THEM. However, some of my favourites have to be Hermione Granger, Isabelle Lightwood, Will Herondale, Rudy and Liesel from The Book Thief AND SO MANY MORE. This feels like I'm betraying someone.

UKYA or USYA?
It doesn't matter to me to be honest.. I'm the sort of person that fails to notice whether she's reading UKYA or USYA- all I want is an amazing book!

What is your preferred drink whilst reading?
I don't drink when I read, so I can't really say! Although, my favourite drink of all time is Lipton's Ice Tea. I could live off the stuff.

If you hated reading, what would you be doing instead?
I'm wondering if I should be honest or attempt to say something witty? I'll go with being honest: I'd still dance like I do now, but I'd spend more of my time on electronic stuff.

How many bookshelves/bookcases do you have?
Two, but the 2nd one is all books from when I was little.

If you had the choice to meet all of your favourite book bloggers or all of your favourite authors, which would you pick? You can only pick one.
It has to be all of my favourite book bloggers. Since they are awesome, and authors also tend to have blogs, so technically they are book bloggers too so YAY! LOOP-HOLE!

Insta-love- yes or no?
Nope. If I see insta-love it makes me want to hit something with a frying pan.

Favourite author?
Cruel question number 3. How can I not say J.K.Rowling though? I think that her books are one of the reasons I love reading so much!

What is the number-one book on your wishlist?
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, because I just want it soooo badly!!

Do you prefer books with female or male protagonists?
I have to say female. I think it's because I end up connecting with the protagonist more.

Which is your favourite book-to-film adaption?
Catching Fire, hands down. I don't know if anything apart from the Harry Potter books could beat it.

What is the last song you listened to?
*thinks* Hey Brother by Avicii.

Which do you enjoy reading more – negative reviews or positive reviews?
I don't really have a preference- it just depends on how much I enjoy reading the actual review!

Who are you going to tag?
The awesome people listed at the top! ;)

Bye! xx
 


Sunday, 26 January 2014

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

Hello Everyone!

I received and e-galley of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss, so thank you to them for letting me review it! Before we start the review, just LOOK at that gorgeous cover!

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Title: Cruel Beauty
Author: Rosamund Hodge
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher (Edelweiss)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: January 28th 2013
No. of Pages: 352


Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
-(Goodreads)


4 stars: Page decides that this book was very enjoyable

however, it was not catapulted into amazing.



Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Shadowhunter's Codex by Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

Hello Everyone!

Yet again, I got this book for Christmas from my awesome parents (THANK YOU!!) and I have spent the last 3 days reading it because it was so awesome!!

Title: The Shadowhunter's Codex
Author: Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis
Series: N/A
Source: Bought
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Published: October 29th 2013
No. of Pages: 274


The Clave is pleased to announce the newest edition of the Nephilim’s oldest and most famous training manual: the Shadowhunter’s Codex. Since the thirteenth century, the Codex has been the young Shadowhunter’s best friend. When you’re being swarmed by demons it can be easy to forget the finer points of obscure demon languages or the fastest way to stop an attack of Raum demons. With the Codex by your side, you never have to worry.

Now in its twenty-seventh edition, the Codex covers it all: the history and the laws of our world; how to identify, interact with, and if necessary, kill that world’s many colorful denizens; which end of the stele is the end you write with. No more will your attempt to fight off rogue vampires and warlocks be slowed by the need to answer endless questions from your new recruits: What is a Pyxis? Why don’t we use guns? If I can’t see a warlock’s mark, is there a polite way to ask him where it is? Where do we get all our holy water? Geography, History, Magic, and Zoology textbook all rolled into one, the Codex is here to help new Shadowhunters navigate the beautiful, often brutal world that we inhabit. 
(Not full description - Goodreads)
4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost
amazing.



Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Top Ten Things On My Reading Wishlist

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Five Things On My Reading Wishlist

1. A Portuguese Character in an English Book.
I'm sorry if I bore you with my patriotism, but I can't help it. I would love there to be a Portuguese character (I would love the author even more if it was a Main Character..!) in a YA, English language book. It is my dream to find this. Preferably, they'd be bad-ass and awesome, but you can't have everything!




2. A Character named Rita, who is awesome and not evil..
I do not know not know of a single character in a YA book called Rita. This should be on everyone's wishlists, because who doesn't want a character with the same name as them!? To me, it would be the most awesome thing in the world and I would probably get out the party poppers and cake.. but they would have to, yet again, be awesome. Yep, that might seem kind of shallow, but if we're being honest with ourselves, no one wants some evil character who betrays everyone with their name.. *cough* Rita Skeeter *cough*

3. A Book where my favourite characters DON'T die. -_-
This is pretty much self-explanatory.



4. A Book that allows me to magically transport into it and go on awesome adventures.
Yeah, so this one, like the next thing on my wishlist is kind of far fetched, but wouldn't this be amazing? You could actually meet the characters in your favourite book. Imagine being able to go to the New York institute, or ask Voldemort why he has no nose.. Actually, I wouldn't suggest doing the latter..

5. A Book that Never Ends. 
Yes, it would have to be the most amazing book in the world, but imagine if everyday, you could just read a page or so of your favourite book EVER, and it would never end or get boring..somehow.. I'm still working on this idea..

Sorry it was a short TTT, but I couldn't think of anything besides the strange ideas above. Make sure to leave a link to your TTT, so I can see your wishlist!

Bye! xx
 


Sunday, 19 January 2014

Weaving Words #1


Recently, I started keeping a notebook where I write down my favourite quotes from the book I'm reading, so I decided that I would share those with you. As I add more quotes, I'll do more of these posts, hopefully. Enjoy!



Friday, 17 January 2014

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Hello Everyone!

This is another book I got for Christmas, because I wanted to read for AGES, and now I finally have!
 
15790873Title: This is What Happy Looks Like
Author: Jennifer E. Smith
Series: N/A
Source: Bought
Publisher: Headline
Release Date: April 2nd 2013
No. of Pages: 416


If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O'Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie's Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media's spotlight at all costs?
-(Goodreads)



4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost
amazing.




Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Bring Out the Book Boyfriends: Jace Wayland

Hello Everyone!

It came to my attention that I have not yet featured any of my beloved TID or TMI boys in any of these posts... I have now fixed that!!



Next week's Book Boyfriend is Will Herondale.Why is he your book boyfriend? Tell me in the comments!

 


Monday, 13 January 2014

Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith

Hello Everyone!

I was sent this book by the lovely people over at Penguin Books, so thank you to them for sending it to me!
 
428862Title: Wreck This Journal
Author: Keri Smith
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: October 14th 2010
No. of Pages: 192


For anyone who's ever wished to, but had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book (and destroy them). Acclaimed illustrator Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in "destructive" acts-poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting with coffee, and more-in order to experience the true creative process. Readers discover a new way of art and journal making-and new ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.-(Goodreads)

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




Sunday, 12 January 2014

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Hello Everyone!

This is one of the books I got for Christmas, and I loved it! I think I'm correct when I say that the title of the books make up a sentence. This means that so far the sentence is: The Darkest Minds Never Fade… and now there is a huge amount of suspense over what the 3rd book will be called! I think that the idea of the titles making up a sentence is so cool!

Title: Never Fade
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Series: The Darkest Minds #2
Source: Bought
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Published: October 15th 2013
No. of Pages: 512

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children’s League call Ruby “Leader”, but she knows what she really is: a monster. 

When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children’s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America’s children—and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts—has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future—and who now wouldn’t recognize her. 

As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam—and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart—she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself? -(Goodreads)


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



Saturday, 11 January 2014

Discussion: Books and Hype.

Hello!!

So, how do you like my discussion graphic style? This was something I just though about the other day! Maybe hype and fandoms affect a book- sometimes for the best, and sometimes for the worst. I know for some people, hype makes them kind of scared to read a book, and for others they tend to try books that have lots of hype around them. For me, it doesn't make a difference, but I can't help think imagine if I had gotten an ARC of The Hunger Games, Harry Potter or City of Bones. Maybe I would still have given these books 5 stars, but would I just forget about them? Or would I fangirl and book push like I do now? Have you ever thought about that and what's your opinion? 

Bye! xx
 


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Letter From a Reader: The Book Thief

 Hello Everyone!

My dad brought me this book back from America, and now I have experienced my feelings being slayed at the hands of this book. I'm fine. Yep. *bursts into tears*

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Title: The Book Thief
Author: Marcus Zusak
Series: N/A
Source: Bought
Publisher: Black Swan
Published:  January 1st 2005
No. of Pages: 554


HERE IS A SMALL FACT - YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.

1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier.

Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall.

SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION - THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH.

It's a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW - DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.

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




Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Top Ten Resolutions For 2014

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and The Bookish

Top Ten Resolutions For 2014










 
What do you think of my resolutions? What are yours? 


Sunday, 5 January 2014

Bring Out the Book Boyfriends: Augustus Waters

Hello Everyone!!

Once more, I have brought you a book boyfriend to fall in love with (and fight over) because I'm feeling generous. No, it's just because you are all awesome to fangirl with.


Thank you to Charli and Stacey for sharing their love of Gus!!

Bye! xx


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Read-a-thon: Bout of Books 9.0

Bout of Books 
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Hello Everyone!

What on earth am I getting myself into? I have no idea, but I've decided to participate with Bout of Books 9.0. I'll probably end up not having much time to actually read, but I should get at least a few books read! 

Uh, I don't know what books I'll read yet, but it'll probably be a range of ARCs that have piled up on my kindle from Edelweiss, and other books- maybe even ones that I put down a while ago. (So maybe Hostage Three and Wool?) I haven't decided whether I will keep updating this page with how I'm doing, but what I will do is be on Twitter posting updates so if you want to know how I'm doing, make sure you follow me on Twitter: @WeavingPages

Wish me luck! xx
 


Friday, 3 January 2014

The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison: Review + Giveaway!

Hello Everyone!

I received this book for review from the publisher, so thank you to them for sending it to me! Also, watch out for the giveaway at the end of this review!! 

  
Title: The Taming of the Tights
Author: Louise Rennison
Series: The Misadventures of Tallulah Casey #3
Source: Publisher
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Release Date: January 2nd 2014 (Paperback)
No. of Pages: 395


Gadzooks! It’s another term at Dother Hall for Tallulah and her mates. But can they keep their minds on the arts with all those boys about…

After the thing-that-will-never-be-mentioned last term, Tallulah is keen to put all thoughts of Cain behind her. But that seems like that the last thing he wants.

Their performing arts college may have been saved by Honey’s mystery benefactor, but for how long is anyone’s guess. So will Tallulah finally get to wear those golden slippers of applause or will Dr Lightowler swoop down on her glory days?

And with Seth and Flossie forever snogging, Vaisey and Jack loved-up and Phil and Jo fondly biffing each other can Tallulah resist the call of her wild boy?

Don your craziest tights and Irish dance your way to some surprising and hilariously unexpected answers… -(Goodreads)
Amazon
4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost
amazing.



Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Monthly Recap: December


Hello Everyone!

It is 2014 now!! It feels kind of weird because for me, 2013 has gone so quickly. It's kind of scary and intimidating how quickly things go by..! Anyway, I hope you all have a great 2014 so on with the December recap!

Reviews:
Awesome/Important Stuff:
Around the Blogosphere:


  • Amy wrote a post about being a bad reviewer- which she isn't! We all adore you Amy, but it's a great post because it addresses things I'm sure we have a felt at some point whilst blogging!
  • Amber did an extremely sweet post wishing everyone Merry Christmas and talking about her blogging buddies.
  • Ruby did this amazing post advising people on what classic to read, but instead of just writing things out she used graphics!
Favourite Book:
Take Away the Books:


  • This month I had the pleasure of going to see Frozen at the cinema. IT. WAS. AMAZING. It's officially my favourite Disney film ever and I'm making you go see it. GO SEE IT.
  • It was Christmas!! I hope you all had a lovely day and also, I hope you had a great New Year's Eve! 
  • On that note, I would like to thank anyone who's reading this for doing just that. Reading this blog. I started it on April 1st 2013, so I'll be celebrating my 1 year blogoversary in four months time..! It's just gone so quickly, but along the way I've met so many other bloggers and learnt so many things and this is definitely one of the best things I've done. So Thank You. For reading this blog, for commenting, for joining me on Twitter and for everything. Blogging wouldn't be worthwhile if I didn't have people who supported me such as my family and you guys. *hugs*


Well.. I did a great job of getting all sentimental there..! Have a great 2014!

Bye! xx
 



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