28 April 2015
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is the top ten books featuring characters who BLANK. It's been such a busy week that I haven't had time to think of a topic, so I'm just going to do one of the examples given. So here is my top ten book characters who have lost someone at the start of/before the book/series.
27 April 2015
24 April 2015
23 April 2015
"Another homicide has rocked the small town of Fallsburg, NY. In a cabin nestled deep in the woods two male victims are discovered, both gun shot victims. One is deceased, the other one is barely alive. But it is not the murder itself that has detectives Jean Whitley and her new partner Marty Keal frantic to find out the answers of what occurred in that cabin, but it is the identities of the two small children also found at the scene. One child is quickly identified but the other a young boy remains a mystery. The only one with possible answers lies with the man who lay critically wounded and unconscious in the hospital because the unidentified boy either can not or will not speak to tell the investigators who he is and what happened in that cabin that left one man dead and another barely hanging on..."
21 April 2015
20 April 2015
Girl of Nightmares (Anna #2), Kendare Blake
Okay so not totally red... but still absolutely stunning!
Julie and R, Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion
I could probably put hundreds of couples in this one, but since I haven't mentioned Warm Bodies on this post I thought I'd highlight them.
The Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling
However, in actual fact, all of my books. I learned my lesson from letting my mums friend borrow my copy of The Philosphers Stone, oh... about 10-11 years ago... The woman moved house and I never saw that copy again. To be fair, that copy wasn't actually mine. It was my brothers but he never read it hence I adopted it and I just had to rebuy it.
P.S. I Love You, Cecelia Ahern
I am never reading that book again on public transport. I will save it for the confines of my own home.
17 April 2015
16 April 2015
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
Source: Freebie from Amazon
"Thirty-year-old Elise Andrews couldn't bring herself to marry Griffin, her childhood friend turned sweetheart, so she let him walk away. Eight months after their breakup, she arrives in her hometown of Chicago on Christmas Eve and hears a voice from the past calling her name in the grocery store. It’s Griffin’s mother, Janice, who invites Elise over for a neighborhood gathering of eggnog and carols. Walking into Janice’s house sends Elise tumbling headlong into memories of her relationship with Griffin—and with Janice, who exudes the kind of warmth Elise ached for after her own mom passed away when she was six. But Griffin has moved on, and suddenly Elise doubts her decision to give him up and lose her chance at being folded into his wonderful family. Confused and reeling, she goes in search of an answer to a universal question: How do we say good-bye to people we've loved without losing everything they've meant to us? Heartwarming and witty, All Is Bright is a charming story about coming home for the holidays—and finding gifts in the most unexpected of places."
14 April 2015
13 April 2015
Series: The Tears of the Unicorns
Author: Stephanie Rose
Source: Review copy from author
"The angel Caylen is entrusted with guiding Eliya back on the path of light, but when his assignment is terminated she takes her life in despair. He cannot bear losing his charge, and desperately searches for a way to bring her back to life. That is when he stumbles upon the Holy Grail, which seems to show its amazing powers in combination with unicorn blood. Because of her gift for foreseeing the future, Miriel, the sister of Caylen, is sent to bring back the Grail which has been stolen by him. Sirion, a mage, is helping her with her task. An adventurous and dangerous journey begins, because there is much more at stake than at first seemed..."
10 April 2015
09 April 2015
Series: Darkness Falls
Author: Kira Adams
Source: Freebie via Amazon
"It was supposed to be a way to end the devastation in the Middle East, but instead a darkness has been unleashed unlike anything the world has ever seen. Ike Glass is well versed in chaos, but even he is unprepared for what the world will become after the outbreak. Ace Cullen has been loyal to his country ever since he was brought to the United States as a young boy,but it is difficult to stand by a country that can't even take responsibility for their own actions. Phoenix Blue just wants a night of mindless sex... is that too much to ask? Always a black sheep, she shocks everyone as she finds the strength inside herself to protect the ones she cares about and fight to see another day. They were strangers when the virus took over, but tragedy will bring them together in ways they never thought possible as they descend into the darkness."
07 April 2015
06 April 2015
Author: George Orwell
Published: 2000 (originally 1945), Penguin Classics
"'It is the history of a revolution that went wrong – and of the excellent excuses that were forthcoming at every step for the perversion of the original doctrine,' wrote Orwell for the first edition of Animal Farm in 1945. Orwell wrote the novel at the end of 1943, but it almost remained unpublished. Its savage attack on Stalin, at that time Britain's ally, led to the book being refused by publisher after publisher. Orwell's simple, tragic fable, telling what happens when the animals drive out Mr Jones and attempt to run the farm themselves, has since become a world famous classic."
03 April 2015
02 April 2015
Author: R.R. Sechi
Published: 2014, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Source: Goodreads First Reads
"Stacey Daley unexpectedly meets a handsome but mysterious stranger, who seems to possess an incredible psychic ability to predict the future. However, before she realises it, he has gone. Instinctively, she feels an urge to find him, so that she can discover more about his seemingly magical powers. Little does she know, but others are after him as well..."