Thursday, October 31, 2013

In My Mailbox October 2013

Here is a list of books I bought this month some are for the kindle and some are paperbacks.


  • Vortex - Julie Cross
  • Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian
  • Briar Rose - Jana Oliver


  • Tranquility - Anya Bast
  • Wings of Glass - Gina Holmes
  • Losing Control - Tracie Peterson
  • Soul Ties - Lisa Swallow
  • Forclosed - Traci Tyne Hilton
  • Somewhere to belong - Judith Miller
  • Broken Build - Rachelle Ayala
  • The Witch Hunter - Nicole R Taylor
  • Nashville Heat - Bethany Michaels
  • Cursed - Casey O'Dell
  • Legacy of The Witch - Maggie Shayne
  • Awakened - Brenda K Davies
  • The Vampire Warden  - S J Wright
  • Dark Wine  - M. D. Bownden
  • leashed - Zoe Dawson
  • Wonder Dust - Michelle Warren and Pam Berehulke
  • Forsaken Dreams - MaryLu Tyndall
  • In Spades - K. Pinson
  • First Kiss - Ann Marie Frohoff
  • The princess Problem - Diane Darcy
  • Severed - Dax Varley

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Someone posted this on Facebook and I liked it so I decided to share it on my blog

Cover Art - Unremembered and Unforgotten by Jessica Brody

Yesterday on Jessica Brody's blog she posted the UK cover art to Unremembered and Unforgotten. I have to say that the new covers look amazing and I think that the new Unremembered cover is a lot nicer than the original cover and I will probably end up buying another copy just so I have the new cover.

Here they are:
UnrememberedNECWIP Unforgotten cover

Monday, October 14, 2013

Children, Literacy and Literature Homework Results

So I have just got home from my Children, Literacy and Literature lecture and the lecturer gave us the results of the homework we handed in.

25/36 people did the homework and handed it in.
11/25 people picked this book as a book they read or they would give a child of 0-3 years old to read.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
This edition of Eric Carle's classic story begins one sunny Sunday, when the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry. Strikingly bold, colourful pictures and a simple text in large, clear type tell the story of a hungry little caterpillar's progress through an amazing variety and quantity of foods. Full at last, he made a cocoon around himself and went to sleep, to wake up a few weeks later wonderfully transformed into a butterfly!

It was good knowing I wasn't the only one who enjoyed this book as a child.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Review - Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter

Release Date: June 21st 2011
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, #2)
Katarina Bishop has worn a lot of labels in her short life. Friend. Niece. Daughter. Thief. But for the last two months she’s simply been known as the girl who ran the crew that robbed the greatest museum in the world. That’s why Kat isn’t surprised when she’s asked to steal the infamous Cleopatra Emerald so it can be returned to its rightful owners. 

There are only three problems. First, the gem hasn’t been seen in public in thirty years. Second, since the fall of the Egyptian empire and the suicide of Cleopatra, no one who holds the emerald keeps it for long, and in Kat’s world, history almost always repeats itself. But it’s the third problem that makes Kat’s crew the most nervous and that is simply… the emerald is cursed.

Kat might be in way over her head, but she’s not going down without a fight. After all she has her best friend—the gorgeous Hale—and the rest of her crew with her as they chase the Cleopatra around the globe, dodging curses, realizing that the same tricks and cons her family has used for centuries are useless this time.

Which means, this time, Katarina Bishop is making up her own rules.

Uncommon Criminals was just as good as Heist Society if not better. Just like Heist Society there are plenty of plot twists.

It starts off with Kat leaving the airport with Hale after Kat had completed a Heist when some old lady comes up to them asking her to steal the Cleopatra Emerald which of course is also cursed.

The old lady cons Kat and Hale into believing that the Cleopatra Emerald rightfully belongs to her because her parents discovered it in an archaeological find. The lady tells them that Visily Romani told her where the emerald would be and that Kat was the person she needed to retrieve it and give it back to its rightful owner.

Even though Kat's uncle tells Kat not to go after the Cleopatra Emerald, Kat and her crew do it anyway and later find out that the old lady was conning them just so she could have the emerald. She planned to take the emerald and pass it off as the emeralds twin the Anthony and have it auctioned off.

At first Kat doesnt believe in the curse of the emerald, but after Kat steals the Cleopatra she finds out that the old lady conned her and Gabrielle (who held the emerald) starts getting hurt and this is when she starts to believe that maybe there really is a curse after all .

If you loved Heist Society you are bound to love Uncommon Criminals (especially if like me your team Hale)

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday

Revealed (House of Night, #11)Revealed by P. C. Cast and Kristen Cast

The spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series

Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 150 weeks and counting. With more than 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirty–eight countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. Now, in the eleventh and penultimate installment of the series, the action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

The penultimate installment in the House of Night series is out in stores on October 15th

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Children Literacy & Literature Lecture

I started back at university yesterday for my second year, we got to pick what we wanted to study alongside the core modules so with me being a big book fan I decided to pick the Children Literacy & Literature Lecture. It turned out to be a fun lecture and the lecturer is going to try and invite the author Liz Kessler to comes and speak with are class probably in semester 2.

Anyway the reason I am posting this is because we had to do a piece of work just so the lecturer can see who are literary influences were or are so she can make the lectures more enjoyable.

This is what we had to do (I have added my answers in there also)

If you could recommend a publication for each of these age groups to read, what would you choose?
0-3 years: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
3-5 years: The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson (I had a hard time thinking for this age but I remembered what my siblings did in school at this age)
5-10 years: Charlotte's Web by E. B. White
10-15 years: My Life Undecided and 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody and Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw
Over 15 years: Die For Me by Amy Plum and Evermore by Alyson Noel
What are you reading now?: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter, Echo by Alyson Noel and The Lost Soul by Jessica Sorensen

If you were given this to do what would you put in each category?
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