Sunday, 30 June 2013

Book Review: James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra by Colm McElwain

So this is pretty much the first time an author has asked me to review a book for them! Kinda nervous but here goes! And I'm glad I loved this book, would have hated to give it a bad review. BUT THIS BOOK HAS BEEN CLAIMED AS MY NEW BABY OK.

Title: James Clyde and the Diamonds of Orchestra
Author: Colm McElwain
Genre: Fantasy (for younger readers)
Publication Date: 1 February 2012
Warnings: Nada. I guess a few people died, but it was really censored so itsok.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Book Review: Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale by Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brenan (Bane Chronicles #3)

Whoa so I completely forgot that this came out hahaha I just read it.

Title: Vampires, Scones and Edmund Herondale (Bane Chronicles #3)
Authors: Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brenan
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: June 18th 2013
Warnings: Um the last line is really sad. Beware of this if you don't want to be knocked over by emotions.

Book Review: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale (Princess Academy #2)

So I've totally been procrastinating on this one.

Title: Palace of Stone (Princes Academy #2)
Author: Shannon Hale
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance(ish)
Publication date: 21 August 2012
Warnings: None really. Unless you're prone to vivid mental images of meerkats. In that case beware.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Book Review: The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis (The Seven Wonders #1)

So hello I'm back from Australia! Luckily I missed the massive haze that hit Singapore. Seriously, it cleared the day before I left Oz so I guess the winds are in my favour. Speaking of wind, JOHN EGBERT IS BACK DID YOU HEAR? Sorry. Pardon my Homestuck fangirling. I haven't been back for a while.

Title: The Colossus Rises (The Seven Wonders #1)
Author: Peter Lerangis
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure
Publication Date: February 5th 2013
Warnings: None, unless you have a fear or hatred to being spoken to as if you're stupid.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Book Review: The Originals by Cat Patrick

So I literally read this entire book in the bookstore this afternoon. (take note that this was written on Tuesday night. I'm queuing this.)
Yes. I know. I also wrote the majority of this review while spazzing about the new Homestuck update. Unfortunately, I'll be in Australia when this is posted.

Title: The Originals
Author: Cat Patrick
Genre: Sci-fi (sorta), YA romance
Publication date: 7 May 2013
Warnings: Nil. Pffft.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #6

Hey! So I'm currently in Australia on holiday, so I'm queuing this post. So I don't know the featured blogger, but be assured that I'll add them when I get back. Which should be in a few days.

This weeks question:

Share your favorite literary quote!

...Okay I have no idea.

What I really love is the opening line of Pride and Prejudice, though.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Because, from my url you should be able to tell that I'm a huge fan of the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. I don't know what to make about the new series, Sanditon, so I'm not reviewing it. It's getting weird and confusing. But I loved LBD, and also Pride and Prejudice, which I was a fan of long before I knew about the Lizzie Bennet Diaries. Also a few months ago someone scrawled the quote on chalk by the stairs in school and I would flip out every time I saw it. Which was every day.

I love the irony in the quote as Jane Austen mocks the social standards of the time. She also pokes fun of the eagerness to marry off their daughters during that time, as Jane Austen herself remained single her whole life.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Movie Review: Great Expectations (2013)

So I'm a huge fan of the classics, and Charles Dickens stories are some of the best. This movie however. THIS. MOVIE.

Title: Great Expectations
Director: Mike Newell
Genre: Drama
Release Date: 7 January 2013
Warnings: Nothing really. Some fighting scenes and a lot of death and ew the burning up scene was gross and mildly horrifying.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Book Review: Ignite by Erica Crouch (Ignite #1)

Well so if you've been reading my tweets (which honestly I highly doubt) you'll know my feelings as I read this book. It was complicated. I actually won an advanced copy at a giveaway, but unfortunately, I was at camp at the time and couldn't read it. Sigh.

Title: Ignite (Ignite #1)
Author: Erica Crouch
Genre: Fantasy. Basically, angels. And demons.
Publication Date: 11th June 2013
Warnings: Nothing really sexual, I guess. There's some blood and gore, but...argh you'll see what I mean.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #5

Yay! So I got this done beforehand.

This week's featured blogger is

Q: Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.

So I wrote what is pretty much the shittiest haiku in the history of time and space. 

A little princess
Hidden confessions reached
A reckless Prodigy

(My panoramic photography is crap. And the poem makes no sense whatsoever. Yeah. I know.)

So yeah!

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Book Review: Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready (Shade #1)

I'm so happy! I finally figured out all that html stuff for my blog! Now the links in the sidebar work properly and all that! So I read this book during my week-long camp, if you remember my wifi-less disappearance. Fortunately, it was a writing camp, so my camp chums helped me through this book, because.... you'll see.

Title: Shade (Shade #1)
Author: Jeri Smith-Ready
Genre: Fantasy...Scifi? Sort of?
Publication date (yay new feature): May 4th 2010 (yeah it's old)
Warnings (also new): Some suggestive content (I guess, they almost had sex) but it's all pretty censored so it's fine. I'd say PG 13. To be safe.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha #1)

So I finished this book ages ago, so forgive me if I've missed anything important. This review is long overdue.

Title: Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1)
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Genre (this is new): Fantasy.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Announcement: New Twitter!

I don't usually do announcements, I guess, but I'm excited to have created a Twitter for my blog! I'll be tweeting about the books I'm reading or books I'm excited about, as well as book and movie news!

The name is @deservesbooks 
Sorry for the Homestuck mess all over the Twitter, I couldn't find anything more appropriate. But i will be looking :D


Yeah so that's it.


You can go now.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Feature and Follow Friday #4

IM BACK. YES I AM. I'm back from a 5-day long writing camp. Wifi at last. Unfortunately, I haven't been reading that much since my best friend from camp was constantly making me read Homestuck fanfics, but not to worry, I'm back on track. My next review will be up soon!

This week's feature is

Rainy Day Reads

This week's question:

Q: Have you broken up with a series? If so which one and why?

Indeed I have. Plenty. For example, the Vampire Diaries. I originally started the series, and thought it was okay, but the plot started taking some weird and repetitive elements, and eventually got a bit ridiculous (in my opinion that is) and thus marked the end of our romance. 

Let me think of a TV series. Torchwood. I mean, the first few seasons were completely brilliant, of course. And it just got awesomer and awesomer. But then season 4 happened, and they tried to incoporate Americans. Basically everyone was American except the original cast. Which was just plain weird. And so I just....dumped it. Yeah. Thus summarizes my tragic love life. Sigh.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Announcement: Going to Disappear

Hey, so I'm going for a 5-day writing seminar thing, so I probably won't have much time to read and review stuff. In the meantime, if you're looking for a book to read, go read The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew.

First book:

(click on the picture for a link)

The series rocks but the fandom is ridiculously tiny. (Do you want to know how tiny it is? Put it this way: I am the only person besides the author who actually posts on the tumblr tag. Yeah.)

So...yeah. I'm pretty sure Emily @Fluttereal Flight is still active.

Also has anyone read Homestuck? Because it breaks my heart. It does. So yeah. A day before I set off for camp, and I'm extremely freaked out.