Review: Hidden Figures

Welcome back to another review!

I’ve finally managed to finish Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly today and thought I might as well get my review up whilst the story is still fresh in my mind.

I have to say that although I really enjoyed the story and the background surrounding the actual events taking place, I did find that sometimes the style of writing was quite difficult to get through at points. Maybe because I’m more of a fiction-kind of reader? Also, there wasn’t a lot of dialogue in this book so if that’s something you find quite interesting then I’d suggest this book for you to read but if you struggle with that, maybe try and see if they do an audiobook of it? But I still thoroughly enjoyed it and learning about the women who were in the behind-the-scenes of NACA/NASA.

The transition between the different stories of some women were a little muddled at times but I took it at face-value and continued to read on. The book is so insightful and really makes you appreciate the efforts and the hardships that African-American’s went through during the years after the abolishment of slavery (and even before it!), even something as simple as going to the bathroom and eating lunch in a cafeteria is something that was not normal back then.

I feel like it is an amazing book which is definitely worth the hype it gets and I can’t wait to watch the film now after finishing the book. It’s something I would highly recommend to anyone who likes this sort of book or someone who would like to gain a bit more knowledge on the subject. It’s an insightful piece of literature and I’m glad I read it.

4/5 stars.

 

Happy reading!

~A.

Review: Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

Hello! Bonjour! Guten Tag!

Welcome back to another blog post and this one is going to be a review of the book I finished reading on Saturday night – ‘Dear Amy’ by Helen Callaghan. I’m sorry I didn’t post this on Monday like I stated before on the other blog post and if you’ve seen my Twitter, you’ll know I currently have a viral infection that has kept me pretty much bed-ridden for the last two days but it’s up now! And I hope you enjoy!

I bought this book a while back and then recently signed up for GoodReads to keep a list of all the books I’ve read and want to read. It’s handy in that sense so it helps with my goal of at least 30 books to read this year. So far, I’ve read two! But anyway, that’s beside the point, I read the reviews of the book and a lot of people were saying it was quite slow and dragged a bit. Even my colleague at work (because I take the books with me to read on my breaks) said she’d read it and that it was very good but it was slow to start with.

I went into reading it with an open-mind because I don’t tend to let people’s judgement’s cloud mine when reading. I like to form my own opinion. I didn’t really think it was that slow to begin with, I feel like all the plot lines were very relevant to the story (even more so towards the end) but the only thing I did notice was the narrative style. It switched quite a bit between different timelines which felt a bit jumpy and a bit disorganised, that being said, I did manage to keep up with the storyline. Another thing I noticed was the use of language, it felt quite repetitive and sort of listing-ish in that, she was just listing what was happening followed by a huge bout of description with long, hauty words. It’s not a simple read, mind you.

Overall though, I did really enjoy the storyline! And totally did not see that ending coming at all (I won’t give any spoilers in case anyone did want to read it!) but when you think back to all the points/little Easter eggs hidden in there, you can kind of see that it was leading to the point all along but you never even realised. Maybe that’s just me and other people could guess what was going to happen. But I just thought it was very well thought out and very mysterious/suspenseful. 

I thoroughly did enjoy this book and gave it a 4/5 stars on GoodReads and would definitely recommend it to someone who enjoys mystery/thrillers. It definitely kept me gripped that I didn’t realise I’ve read 4 or 5 chapters until I stopped.

Hope you enjoyed my review! Let me know what you think it the comments below if you’ve already read it! Or if it’s on your ‘To Read’ list!

Happy reading!

~A.

Book Review: Doctor Faustus

Hello all, today’s blog is going to be a little different as it’s going to be my very first book review!

So if you’ve read my’ University, Life, And A New Purchase’ blog post, you’ll know that for my first assignment I had to read Doctor Faustus: the A text as part of the discussion. And at first I did struggle immensely with trying to read through it by myself in my head just because of the differences in language used because this book was written sometime in the 1500s.

In the package for my University Course, luckily, I had an Audio CD given that had the whole play (2002 version with Jude Law and Toby Jones) so I could listen to it whilst reading through my copy of the play. This really helped me to understand where certain emphasis was placed on different words/phrases but what also helped was the version of the ‘Doctor Faustus’ play (pictured above). It was released in 2003 by Pearson Longman and it includes annotations/interpretations/language and something that was particularly useful was the definitions of words used back then that we probably wouldn’t use now and their meaning. 

Once I could understand certain words and listen to the audio cd whilst reading through it at the same time, I really enjoyed the story behind it. It’s a mix between a morality play and a tragedy and it was thoroughly entertaining. There were some serious issues that really made you feel for Faustus but then it was balanced with some comical scenes between other minor characters as well.

It really made me want to go and watch this on stage if they were to ever do it again in London any time soon. I might have to go research it now once I’ve finished this blog post.

But I think the thing that really made the play amazing was the language used that was very descriptive and visual. I haven’t read any of Christopher Marlowe’s works but I can see why people think he’s a brilliant writer, because he definitely has a way with words. And it was particularly interesting reading through this play after reading about his background in my textbook because you get more of a insight into why he may have written this at that particular point in his life.

Plus, it also appeals to some of our basic desires of maybe having everything we needed but still wanting more.

It’s just a fantastic play and I highly, highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t read a book/play in this format. It is wonderfully insightful and comical at times. Never before in my life would I think I would enjoy plays –  I mean, I’ve read Shakespeare before and enjoyed those but they were child-friendly ones and not the originals, which I may well have to read after this – but this is one book that I am very pleased that I purchased it and got to read and analyse it for my Uni course!

I hope you enjoyed my review of this fantastic play. If you are interested to read it, if you already have it, or even if you have read it and didn’t think it particularly interesting – leave me a comment and I’ll reply! We can have a discussion about it!

Happy reading!

~A.

Current Read!

Hello all!

This week is going to be a pretty busy week for this blog as I have numerous ideas that are going to coming out this week! And I’m super excited for it!

So, in today’s blog I thought I’d give a little insight as to what I am currently reading at the moment. And that is; The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

This book is actually part of a trilogy by Erika Johansen and is the second book in the trilogy. The first was The Queen of the Tearling which was released in 2014 by HarperCollins and I have to say it is a fantastic read! This particular trilogy is set in the 24th century about a young girl who is actually the Queen a country called the Tearling. It’s so fascinating that I managed to finish the first book in under a week and had to wait a whole year for this next book to be released!

As soon as it was though I grabbed it instantly and began to read it. And I’ll be honest, I’ve loved the direction the story went! It was totally unexpected and I found myself addicted to it but alas, sometimes real life gets in the way and I haven’t had chance to read the book for the last couple of months. But I’m slowly getting back into it given that I’ve got a challenge for the year to get through as well.

And usually I hate having to leave a book and come back to it a while later because I feel like I’ll forget the story but with this one, I remembered instantly everything that had happened so far and it felt as if I’d not put it down to begin with.

It’s such a great follow-on story and Erika’s writing style is so easy to read and it flows really well. It’s also incredible and non-confusing how she writes the time jumps between the two parallel stories in this second novel, which is something I know I struggle with when writing or other authors tend to have a hard time with. But it’s so effortless and it’s obvious the gap between the two stories that you never become confused.

I’m currently on page 319, which is Chapter 10, and this book has 15 chapters if you include the final epilogue and a total of 511 pages so I’m not too far off finishing (which I’m gutted about!).

So this is what the book looks like without the cover on it;

 

 

They are quite plain underneath in contrast with the front cover (title picture) but I love the font of the writing of the spine. There’s something so majestic yet simple about the choice of colour and the choice of font. The front cover’s of these books are amazingly creative and they were what drew me in to begin with. I don’t have my copy of The Queen of the Tearling on hand at the moment to insert a picture of that cover but I’m sure if you search it up you’ll see. They are amazing and whoever designed them is awesome!

So far I am really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves futuristic/young adult novels and I’m not going to post the summary/synopsis of the book because of spoilers just in case anyone does want to get stuck into this trilogy.

Just as a side note as well, which I’m super excited about, I was browsing through Amazon’s book section to try and find any up-and-coming books that I may like to purchase soon (and I did find some that I’ll have to buy soon!) when I saw the front cover for the third and final book, The Fate of the Tearling! Which I’ve been waiting for for 2 years and it’s finally here! So guess who’s pre-ordered it?!

If any of you are curious, it’s release date is 29th June 2017 for those of you who would like to buy all three books in bulk order! Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know in the comments if you are interested in buying it or whether you’ve already read the two books so we can fangirl/boy about it together.

Happy reading!

~A.

 

The images were taken from my own copy of The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen.

What I’m Excited to Read!

Hello and I’m back again with another blog post for you all!

This one is going to be about all the books I have recently/or not so recently bought and which ones I’m super excited to start reading in the future. If some of you have the books sitting at home or have already read them, please let me know if the comments what you thought or why you can’t wait to read them! I’d love to hear from you all! So without further ado, let’s get right into it!

 

1. Painting Mona Lisa by Jeanne Kalogridis

I’ll hold my hands up and say that I have already read this book a couple of years ago, maybe when I was in my second/third year of high school. I borrowed it from the local library on a whim because the cover looked quite interesting, plus it’s got Leonardo Di Vinci in it as well! Why wouldn’t I want to read it?!

Anyway, I completely forgot about this book until the plot randomly came to me one day and I was like ‘What is this book? What is it called? I need to find this book again and re-read it!’ and so I simply searched it up and, thankfully, found it quite easily and ordered it off of Amazon. I was so excited when it arrived, it was exactly how I remembered the cover to be. And I simply cannot wait to relive the journey again!]

2. Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

Okay, so, Stephen King is one of my all time FAVOURITE authors! Ever! His thrillers are just phenomenally written and so captivating that I honestly cannot put the books down. My favourite books definitely have to be Misery, Pet Cemetery, and Carrie. I’ve not yet managed to finish The Shining (but I promise I will do eventually!). So when I saw this book, I knew automatically I had to have it! It’s front cover is so brightly coloured as well and fantastically artistic also. 

The reason I was so excited to read this is because it’s not a full novel, it’s a collection of mini horror/thriller stories put together. It just makes me so excited that I practically get three of Stephen King’s stories in one book at the same time!

 

3. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

So I’ll be honest here and say that I picked this book up originally because it was on sale for £4 in the supermarket (and I love a good bargain, lol). But when I picked it up and turned it over to read the blurb, I noticed that it said that there were 3 different covers and you could choose which cover you wanted (based on the three different types of Queen’s in the story). And I immediately bought the one with the roses on the front… because I’m obviously attracted the colour red in books! But I thought that was a pretty cool idea to have 3 different covers so you could choose which Queen to support in the story (obviously the story doesn’t change depending which cover you choose). 

 

4. & 5. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children & Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

Okay, I swear I saw this book AGES ago in Waterstone’s and just never thought anything of it until the movie trailer came out for it and I was like ‘I’ve heard that title before? Where have I heard it?’ before possibly realising I may have been thinking about Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends because I was obsessed with that school when I was younger. But, again, obviously it wasn’t that. And so I researched it a bit more and was certain I had already read this but knew I needed to own a physical copy of the book myself as well. So I’m really looking forward to re-reading this again. Plus I don’t think I’ve read the second novel so I’m looking forward to that also.

 

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you have any of these books, I’d love to hear your thoughts of them in the comments!

Happy reading!

~A.

 

The image above is taken from my own copies of the books.

New Purchases!

Hello all!

I’m back again with another ‘New Purchases!’ blog post for you all to enjoy! I know I certainly enjoyed purchasing them, although I think my bank account will disagree.

So I’ve literally just got home from another lecture at University in a city about 40 minutes away from the little town I live in. It was definitely a trek and a half but I noticed a quaint little Waterstone’s near the building where my lecture was… and you can probably guess where this is going. So I lied on Twitter yesterday when I said I had purchased 3 new books, it’s now actually 5. And I think I have the problem of purchasing new books faster than I can read them and having a small bedroom probably doesn’t help either. I’ve had to resort to piling them size order on the floor in order to make room elsewhere (I already feel bad!).

Anyway, onto the actual purchases!

 

1. Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty

I picked this book up purely because two ladies I work with were talking about the TV show on the BBC. They said it was amazing and they were hooked from the very first episode and that I desperately needed to watch it! Then as I was browsing through my local bookstore, I spotted the book on the shelf and was pleasantly surprised that the show was actually originally based off of a book. Now I love books that turn into films/TV shows, plainly because I can see what other people have in mind for the appearance of specific characters. Plus I love to read the book first and then watch the film/tv show to compare it (the only ones I haven’t done that for are Game of Thrones, the Divergent Series, and The Girl on The Train). I know, slap me on the wrist! It definitely seems to be an interesting novel and I can’t wait to start reading it.

Summary:

“Yvonne Carmichael has a high-flying career, a beautiful home and a good marriage.

But when she meets a stranger she is drawn into a passionate affair.

Keeping the two halves of her life separate seems easy at first.

But she can’t control what happens next…”

Price: £7.99

 

2. Perfect Remains by Helen Fields

Books that are ‘detective’ style books or anything to do with mysteries that the police/FBI/CIA must solve are without a doubt one of my favourite type of books. I love the mystery of it. I love the way you are guessing throughout the whole novel of who you think it might be to find out actually, you were wrong! I love the way the novels are set out and the format of them, the descriptions especially considering I always tend to imagine the scenarios in my head like a little movie screen (please tell me I’m not the only one!). Plus the beginning page really makes you dive first into the action and the mind of the killer. It’s super addicting and seriously makes me want to know more!

Summary:

“The perfect death leaves perfect remains…

On a remote Highland mountain, a body burns. All that’s left behind are the victim’s teeth and a fragment of silk. Meanwhile, in the hidden room of a house in Edinburgh, a second woman screams into the darkness.

It’s D.I. Luc Callanach’s first day with Police Scotland, and he’s handed a homicide investigation. With everything to prove, he and his new colleague D.I. Ava Turner are up against a killer who meticulously covers his tracks.

When a third woman is taken, Callanach is desperate to prevent another innocent death – but the real fate of these women is more twisted than he could ever imagined…”

Price: £7.99

 

3. Corpus by Rory Clements

If I’m honest it was definitely the cover art of this hardback book that really drew me in. It must be the deep red/black contrast that seems to make me gravitate towards specific books. I bought this one in the local bookstore as well a day or two ago along with the other two above. But this book is set in 1936, in the midst of World War II (a definitive favourite subject during my History lessons at school) and much like Dan Brown’s novels surrounding Robert Langdon, the main protagonist is a Professor also. However, I suspect that will be the only similarity of the two books. I’m really looking forward to reading this novel especially because of the historic value and the mystery surrounding the plot. I hope it peaks your interest as well!

Summary:

“1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland; in Russia, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror; Spain has erupted in civil war.

In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead in her Cambridge bedroom, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers.

When a renowned member of the country set and his wife are found horribly murdered, a maverick history professor finds himself dragged into a world of espionage which, until now, he has only read about in books. But the deeper Thomas Wilde delves, the more he wonders whether the murders are linked to the death of the girl with the silver syringe – and, just as worryingly, to the scandal surrounding King Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson…

Professor Wilde’s specialist subject is the Elizabethan secret service. As the scope of the conspiracy is revealed, he must use all the skills he has learnt to save the woman he loves and prevent a massacre.”

Price: £12.99

 

4. The Many Selves of Katherine North by Emma Geen

This book was one that I bought today from Waterstones. It was on my original wishlist that I had saved a while ago on my laptop but I completely forgot about it until I saw the cover on the shelf. It was so lucky that they had it to be honest as it wasn’t exactly the biggest shop that I’d ever been to so I was so excited when I saw it and I knew I had to buy it then and there otherwise I’d probably not find it for a while. Or have to buy it on Amazon. And the reason I really wanted to buy this book was due to the summary/first page because I don’t think I’d ever read a book like this before. It’s like those stories that you sit back and think ‘How on Earth did the author think of this? It’s brilliant!’ and the cover is so creative yet simplistic at the same time. And judging from the reviews on the back of the hardback copy, it’s more intriguing than even the cover suggests. It’s just going to an absolute favourite of mine, I can already tell.

Summary:

“Since the age of twelve, Kit has been a phenomenaut, her consciousness projected into the bodies of lab-grown animals for the purpose of research.

Kit experiences a multitude of other lives – fighting and fleeing, predator and prey – always hoping, but never quite believing, that her work will help humans better understand the other species living alongside them.

But after a jump as an urban fox ends in disaster, Kit begins to suspect that those she has trusted for her entire working life may be out to cause her harm. And, as she delves deeper into the events of that night, her world begins to shift in ways she had never thought possible.”

Doesn’t that sound amazing?!

Price: £14.99

 

5. Treason by James Jackson

This definitely isn’t the first book that is based around the 5th of November/Guido (Guy) Fawkes and it certainly won’t be the last. But there’s something so interesting to me about historical fiction, along with thriller novels, historical novels come close second of my favourite types of books. It’s the knowledge of it being a genuinely true event that happened in history yet has an interesting spin on it that makes it believable. The 5th of November is quite a big holiday in the UK with fireworks and a huge bonfire, which has been widely celebrated since the Gunpowder Plot took place. It’s a very fascinating part of Britain’s history if anyone would like to have a look around or a search for it (only if you want to though!). This book, like The Many Selves of Katherine North, is a hardback copy and like I’ve said previously I don’t tend to buy the hardback copies if there are paperback copies available. They do look prettier I have to admit but the outer casing really does annoy the living heck out of me, especially when I’m reading the book. Usually I end up taking the cover off but then the cover gets damaged. It’s an endless cycle but I’m probably just being snobby. Anyway, I would highly recommend this for those of you who love historical novels.

Summary:

“Gunpowder. Treason. Plot…

On a cold November night in 1605, Guido Fawkes is discovered with thirty-six kegs of gunpowder beneath the Palace of Westminister.

His plan: to blow to pieces the Kind, royal family and the entire Protestant ruling class. But there is a wider plot, one that goes far beyond a simple explosion… one that calls for an uprising and the kidnap of a nine-year-old princess, with the aim of placing her on the throne.

In a desperate race against time, government spy Christian Hardy must uncover a web of deceit that runs from the cock-fighting pits of Shoe Lane, to the tunnels beneath a bear-baiting arena in Southwark, and from the badlands of Clerkenwell to a brutal reckoning in The Globe theatre.

But, amidst the chaos, one threat above all cannot be ignored: the renegade Spanish agent, codenamed Realm…”

Just as a sidenote, I actually was in York over the 5th of November which is actually where Guy Fawkes was born and where his body parts were eventually placed around certain parts of York as a reminder to the inhabitants of what would happen to them if they ever committed treason. If you live around the York area or are visiting there, I highly recommend doing either one of the ghost tours or the tours surrounding Guy Fawkes! Definitely worth the cold I got afterwards!

Price: £12.99

 

I really hope you enjoyed reading through my new purchases! And I want to know whether or not you’re interested in any of these books? Or whether you’ve already got them and read them? If you have, I’d love to you hear your thoughts on them! Let me know in the comments!

Happy reading!

~A. 

 

The image taken above is from my own copies of the aforementioned books. I do not own any of the summaries listed above, they are from my own copies of the books.

New Purchases!

Welcome back!

So today’s an exciting blog because I recently just purchased three new books (pictured above) and I’ll be going through my first impressions of each one. Hopefully inspire a few people to go out and purchase these to support the authors. I’ll also put the story synopsis in case you are interested in what these stories are about.

 

Dear Amy by Helen Callaghan

The first book I picked up was Dear Amy and I’ll have to be honest, the first thing that attracted me was the fact my name was in the title of the book but I wasn’t entirely sure about just buying it straight away so the next day I went back to have a proper look at it but unfortunately for me, they didn’t have any left on the shelf so I was quite frustrated. I left it for another two days and went back to the shop and luckily, they had just re-stocked it therefore I grabbed the last copy for a quick read.

The cover is definitely creative and interesting in itself as well, showcasing a gradient read effect along with the illusion that a note has been pinned on the front cover (which ties in with the context of the story). Both this one and another book I purchased were on ‘The Sunday Times Bestseller’ list which was mainly another reason I picked this up. Another reason that intrigued me was after I read the first page (which is something that I ALWAYS do) and it made me want to know more about the first girl that is introduced into the story. 

Synopsis:

“A local schoolgirl has been missing for weeks when Margot Lewis, agony aunt of the ‘Dear Amy’ advice column, receives a letter. 

‘Dear Amy, I’ve been kidnapped by a strange man. I don’t know where I am. Please help me. Bethan Avery.’

This must be a hoax. Because Bethan Avery is another young girl, who went missing twenty years ago. As more letters arrive, Margot becomes consumed by finding the sender and – unlike the police – convinced that the girls’ disappearances are connected.

Solving this puzzle could save someone’s life – but could it also cost Margot her own?”

I am really excited to read this book. Mysteries and thrillers are definitely books that I enjoy reading and can’t seem to put down!

Price: £7.99

 

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon

This was the other book on ‘The Sunday Times Bestseller’ list. But the main reason why I was fascinated with this book was definitely the weird and (for now) dissociated title to the context of the story. Along with the colour of the front cover, because as you probably all know, my favourite colour is blue and I tend to be more drawn to things that are blue. This is again another mystery that deeply intrigues me as it is set in Britain in the 1970s rather than a modern era or a fantasy era. The other thing that really persuaded me to purchase this book was the review on the back of the book from Paula Hawkins, who is the author of The Girl on the Train (fantastic book!).

“A quirky, moving and beautifully written tale of life in 1970s Britain… a delight from start to finish.”

My book preferences do tend to vary depending on my mood or whatever catches my eyes the most at the time but I definitely haven’t read any books that were both quirky and moving which is making me excited to get stuck into this one soon!

Synopsis:

“Summer, 1976

Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.

But as doors and mouths begin to open and the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find more than they could have imagined…”

The first page of the book is brilliant, you can instantly tell that it is the narrative of a ten-year-old girl which sometimes is quite hard to do without making the child seem too young at times. Plus it gives you a little map of the cul-de-sac along with which house belongs to who so that you picture it more in your head.

Price: £7.99

 

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

The last book I picked up was completely by chance because I was only planning on buying the two books mentioned above but as I was leaving, I saw this on one of the displays towards the side of the shop and immediately went over to have a look at it. The cover was the thing that definitely drew me in the most because of how fantasy-like and simplistic it was at the same time. Usually I’m a sucker for simplistic book covers because it makes me want to know more about the plot of the book. This is also the only one about the three that is hardback and usually I don’t tend to buy hardback copies of books because although they tend to last longer than paperback copies, the loose cover really does annoy me a little more. I don’t mind buying hardback copies if that’s the only copy they have but if they have both hardback and paperback, I lean more towards the paperback copies.

Reading any book’s synopsis is really important to me (as well as reading the first page) because I feel like it can really make or break my interest in wanting to purchase the book or really want to read it. But this synopsis didn’t disappoint because it immediately throws you into the action of two different worlds, both that have insurmountable animosity between the two for reasons you don’t know yet but are desperate to figure out. I just love it already and given how much I loved the ‘Divergent’ series, I really can’t wait to see whether Veronica Roth’s next unaffiliated book will meet my expectations!

Synopsis:

“In a galaxy powered by the current, everyone has a gift…

Cyra is the sister of the brutal tyrant who rules the Shotet people. Cyra’s currentgift gives her pain and power – something her brother exploits, using her to torture his enemies. But Cyra is much more than just a blade in her brother’s hand: she is resilient, quick on her feet and smarter than he knows.

Akos is the son of a farmer and an oracle from the frozen nation-planet of Thuvhe. Protected by his unusual currentgift, Akos is generous in spirit, and his loyalty to his family is limitless. Once Akos and his brother are captured by enemy Shotet soldiers, Akos is desperate to get his brother out alive – no matter what the cost.

Then Akos is thrust into Cyra’s world, and the enmity between their countries and families seems insurmountable.  Will they help each other to survive, or will they destroy one another?

Carve the Mark is Veronica Roth’s stunning portrayal of the power of friendship – and love – in a galaxy filled with unexpected gifts.

This book really is interesting. I can’t wait to see the relationship between Cyra and Akos, and how that’s going to play out, whether or not Akos’ loyalty to his brother is enough to match Cyra’s mistreatment by her brother. And how on Earth it’ll all play out!

Price: £14.99

 

I hope you enjoyed reading through my first ever blog about my new purchases! And I’m sure I’ll get some more books in the future, who am I kidding… I already have a list a mile long of all the next ones I want to buy! 

See you tomorrow for another exciting blog post I’ve been planning over the last two days!

 

Happy reading!

~A.

 

The image above was taken by me from my own copies of all three books. The extracts were taken from the back of my own copies of the books.