Hi Guys! Hope you’re having a great weekend. Here’s the low down on what happened at BCC this week…
- Young Adult fantasy author, Gillian Philip, stops by for an interview conducted by our lovely Gemma. We are also giving away a signed copy of Firebrand (ends 18/09/12).
- Our Debut Author Spotlight is on young adult author, Brigid Kemmerer. Her debut novel, Storm, was released in April this year. There’s also a change to win a copy too (ends 28/09/12).
- 4.5 Star Review – The Janus Affair by Pip Ballantine & Tee Morris
- 4.5 Star Review – Queen of the World by Ben Hennessy
- 4 Star Review – Soul Fire by Kate Harrison
- 4 Star Review – Tremble (Part 3) by Toshba Learner (Alternative Romance Review)
- 4 Star Review – 13 by Kelley Armstrong
- 3.5 Star Review – Dracula’s Secrets by Linda Mercury
- 3 Star Review – Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
- 2.5 Star Review – Embrace by Jessica Shirvington
- 2 Star Review – Dredd 3D (Friday Film Review)
- Thoughtful Ramblings: Book to Screen Adaptations: The Good, The Bad & The Downright Ugly by Gemma
- Cover Art: Edge of Oblivion by J. T. Geissinger
I have to admit I’m struggling with my book this week. I’m reading BLOOD THERAPY by Lynda Kilburn, it’s not that I’m not enjoying the book, I am. It’s just that I find it quite a hard one to read. Does that sound contradictory? I feel a little bit like I’m chugging through the story and never quite getting into it, but at the same time, I really want to find out what happens with the characters.
On the audiobook side, I’m nearing the end of TWENTIES GIRL by Sophie Kinsella, I may want to brain her ex-boyfriend, but the story still continues to be immensely funny. I’m not sure what I’m going to listen to next, it’s a toss up between ANGELS’ BLOOD by Nalini Singh and LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS by C.L. Wilson. I’m leaning towards the latter.
I’m finding being back at work, even only part time, after having a baby so incredibly busy so apologies to all that I have been as up to date with my commenting and stopping by other blogs. Hopefully I’ll get myself a bit more organised and get a bit more reading time in too soon!
This week I have been sorting out my costume for the All Hallows Eve fancy dress competition, after reading all the horrors and waking-up from dreaming of vampires I am now quite excited for the event.
I couldn’t wait any longer to read THE LOST PRINCE by Julie Kagawa especially after reading IRON’S PROPHECY last week and it didn’t disappoint, my full review will come soon. I have read a little more from A BOOK OF HORRORS by Stephen Jones and have read BROKEN by A.E. Rought, so not an overly productive week from me.
I have two new books this week courtesy of NetGallery, DEVIL’S BARGAIN by Rachel Caine and SPLINTERED by A. G. Howard. I have been tempted by quite a few books this week, especially QUEEN OF THE WORLD by Ben Hennessy after Rebecca’s review but so far I have resisted. I only succumbed to buying one book this week and that was a daily kindle bargain, THE DECLARATION by Gemma Malley.
Next week I will finish off A BOOK OF HORRORS and read the last of my All Hallows Eve Event books ONE BLOOD by Amaru Qwantu, so more sleepless nights for me.
Well I finally finished THE STRAIN this week. The length of time it took me to finish it is no reflection on how much I enjoyed it. The Strain was really good. No, it was more to do with the fact I was ill and at times I got more than a little creeped out by it. Think of the episode of Friends, where both Joey and Rachel put the books they are reading in the freezer! This hasn’t stopped me from buying the two sequels in the trilogy, THE FALL and THE NIGHT ETERNAL. I’m definetly going to read them.
So with finishing The Strain, I’ve gone on to start reading THE HEART SHAPED BOX by Joe Hill. I love all the LOCKE AND KEY comic series he has written, so have high hopes for this book.
As mentioned above, my book buying ban has hit a bit of a snag. I couldn’t resist buying The Fall and The Night Eternal. I’m glad I did, because I need to find out what happens next. I also bought BLACKWOOD by Gwenda Bond and ANGEL’S FURY by Bryony Pearce.
This week has been about starting but not finishing books, or that is what it felt like. When I went back and checked, I did in fact finish 2 books including the soon to be released EDGE OF OBLIVION by J.T Geissinger. This was the second in the Night Prowler series and I am going to be a complete tease by saying not one word about it, as my review will be posted towards the end of the month. I also finished X THE UNKNOWN by Shaun Hutson, which I will be reviewing for All Hallow’s Eve 2012.
I hate to admit I haven’t finish ROOK by Daniel O’Malley but really enjoying it so far. It is ‘lol’ funny, which can be quite embarrassing when on public transport. I just received HONOR of ASHES by Seanan McGuire so hopefully I will get that read this weekend so I have more to talk about next week. Until then, Happy Reading!
This week I finished HANDS OF THE RIPPER by Guy Adams and THE HAUNTED by Niki Valentine in preparation for All Hallows Eve, neither of which really impressed me, but I’m looking forward to sharing my opinion on them in my reviews!
I then moved on to HEARTLESS by Gail Carriger, Book 4 of the Parasol Protectorate series, and this book has to be my favourite of the series so far, it was really entertaining. I can’t wait for the 5th and final book, but will also be sorry to say goodbye to the feisty Alexia.
WISHFUL THINKING by Gabi Stevens was next on my reading list, the third and final book in the Time of the Transition series. I really feel that this series improved as it went on, as I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first in the series, and feel that Stevens really developed as a writer.
I’m now moving on to reading SILVER by Rhiannon Held, a new werewolf novel, and I can’t wait to get started!