Friday, 21 November 2014

BOOK TAG ||| The Chocolate Book Tag

So, if you've ever watched BookTube (YouTube for the bookz) then you'll know that there's a variety of book tags with a range of different questions. This particular tag has questions based around types of chocolate etc.

1. Dark Chocolate - a book that covers a dark topic

For this, I've chosen What If They Find Us? which is about two young Jewish girls hiding in a nunnery during the Holocaust and World War Two.

2. Milk Chocolate - a book that has a lot of hype that you’re dying to read

I'll Give You The Sun sounds like a really interesting book and I'd love to read it!


3. Chocolate With A Caramel Centre - a book that made you feel all gooey in the middle while you were reading it

It has to be Anna and the French Kiss! This is such a sweet, fluffy contemporary with lovely romance!

4. Wafer Free Kit Kat - a book that's surprised you lately

I'm going to say The Ocean at the End of the Lane because I expected high things from this book, but it didn't really meet my expectations and wasn't what I expected at all! (Lovely cover though)

5. Snickers - a book you're going nuts about

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordon! I love the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series and I'm so excited to read the Heroes of Olympus, especially now that all five are out! 

6. Hot Chocolate With Cream And Marshmallows - a book you'd turn to for comfort

The 13 Treasures has always been a favourite of mine. It's filled with faries and mildly scary spooks!

7. White Chocolate - favourite lighthearted read

Personally, I Blame My Fairy Godmother is such a hilarious and cheery read and I'm sure it would be the first book I'd turn to if I need a pick-me-up.

8. Box Of Chocolates - a series you feel has a wide variety and something for everyone

The Gone series has the perfect blend of paranormal, horror, comedy and romance to keep anyone happy! Like any six book series, the books become better as they continue and I was sobbing by the time I finished Light.

I hope you enjoyed the tag! The original creator is: A Daydreamer's Ramblings who you can find on YouTube!

Tally-ho!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

BOOK REVIEW ||| All The Truth That's In Me

From the 2014 Carnegie Award Shortlist

I would give this book a rating of 3.5 out of 5. The foreshadowing during the storyline was done well and kept you asking for more whilst the unlikeable characters kept the world realistic. I thought the format of the book allowed you to think more deeply over what you’d just read and made the flashbacks more impactful to read. However, one of the things I didn’t enjoy reading was the Bible quotes; they were dragging and dull to read, which put me off from reading. Characters throughout the book were reasonably well-developed, although I found Judith to be quite sappy at times, but the honesty in Lucas was endearing – somehow the romance between the two felt too cliché to be realistic, unrequited love would have been much more realistic. The ending was satisfactory but considering the story took a mysterious turn, I would have liked some of the questions to remain unanswered for a more dramatic ending and to show that in a harsh, judgemental society you’d never find out all the answers you’re looking for. Now that I’ve finished reading, the title becomes extremely clear and suitable to the plot of the book and the secrets that are uncovered; the cover also fits the theme of the book as one of the main settings is a forest.

Hey

So, it seems I have a blog. I should probably start by saying hello... Hello! and also by telling you what this blog will be about. To put it simply there will be book reviews, book tags and occasionally some cookie recipes that I like to bake and maybe some Taylor Swift related things.

I created this blog after my friend @mynattynatworld created her blog so I think you should have a look at that as well. If you want, of course.

If you like fandoms and are on Tumblr, then my tumblr is: @swiftbooks13 just in case you want to follow me on that. God, shamelessly promoting myself in my introduction. What a sight. Hopefully things will get better from here and I'll get some better blogging skills.

Tally-ho for now!
xxx