25 Jun 2013

Hi guys, sorry I haven't been posting for a while: I was too busy reading the Carnegie Longlist. As many of you may have heard, Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner won the Carnegie this year, and I may do a book review on it soon. Also, just an update on my last post which was Waiting On Wednesday Meme #1, I recently found out that the cover has been released, so I shall edit the post to include it.

9 Jan 2013

Waiting On Wednesday Meme #1

Waiting On Wednesday is a blog meme hosted by Breaking The Spine. All you need to do is write a post containing a book that you can't wait to be published.

This weeks book is Once We Were by Kat Zhang. The expected publication is 29th August 2013. I really loved this book, and can't wait for the sequel to be released. I would show a plot summary of the second book, but that hasn't yet been released.

6 Jan 2013

My Top 10 Books From 2012

Here are my Top 10 Favorite Books that were published in 2012. Sorry for how late this post is.

Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Published 1st May 2012 by Harper Teen
This is the sequel to Divergent, set in a dystopian world, where people live in five different factions: Candor, the honest; Abnegation, the selfless; Dauntless, the brave; Amity, the peaceful; and Erudite, the clever. If you don't have a faction, then you becombe one of the Homeless.



Unravelling by Elizabeth Norris
Published 24th April by Balzer and Bray
Two days before the start of her junior year, Janelle Tenner is hit by a pickup truck and killed. However, the next thing she knows is that she is opening her eyes to find herself still at the scene of the accident and face to face with Ben Michaels. Despite it seeming impossible, it seems that Ben has healed her! Then, when looking through her FBI Dad's case files, she finds a clock that is counting down, but what to?

Published 3rd April 2012 by Electric Monkey
It has been a year since the FAYZ established itself. Despite Everything, the Kids of Perdido Beach are determined to survive. But then the dome goes black.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Published 3rd January 2012 by Feiwel and Friends
A deadly plague is zooming through the streets of New Beijing and a race of deadly lunar people wait, ready to make their move. Cinder is a cyborg mechanic, hated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepstisters illness. No one could imaging that the fate of the planet rests on her.

Hidden by PC and Kristen Cast
Published 1st October 2012 by ?
Book 10 in the House of Night Series, in which Humans and Vampires live together in something bordering harmony. Vampires pray to a Goddess called Nyx, night personified and live in a society where women are mainly in charge

Breathe by Sarah Crossan
Published 2nd October 2012 by Greenwind
In a world without trees, humanity survives in a dome. You have to pay for every breath you take. Premiums can afford it; Auxilaries can't.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
Published 26th April 2012 by Doubleday Childrens Books
Mia Price is a lightning addict. She craves it, like a drug. Los Angeles is one of the few places Mia can feel safe with her addiction because lightning rarely strikes there. But when an earthquake devastates the town, Mia is seen by two warring cults as the answer to their problems. One sees her as the saviour of the world, the other sees her as its destroyer.

Nevermore by James Patterson
Published 6th August 2012 by Little Brown and Company
This is the 8th book in the Maximum Ride Series, a series starring six genetically engineered mutants- 98% human, and 2% bird.

Whats Left Of Me by Kat Zhang
Published 27th september 2012 by HarperCollins Children's Books
Eva and Addie started off the same way-two souls woven into one body, taking turns at controlling it and learning to walk, sing, dance. But then the whispers started. Why weren't they settling like everyone else. Why hadn't one of thoes souls disappeared? Finally, it was declared that Addie was healthy and Eve was gone. Dead. Except she wasn't. She had hung inside their body, unnable to do anytrhing except whisper thoughts to Addie. It was their secret. No one knew the truth. Until now.

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan
Published 2nd February 2012 by Walker Books Ltd
When Daniel Lever is dragged away to Leisure World Holiday Complex with his depressed dad, his hopes are low. Daniel is overweight and hates sport. But then he meets Lexi. She is smart and intelligent. But why do her bruises seem to be getting worse? And is her watch ticking backwards?

Have a happy new year!

29 Dec 2012

Carnegie Longlist 2013

CKG_CMYK_portraitHey guys, a few days ago, the 2013 Carnegie and Greenway longlist was released. Wooo! I can't wait till 19th March when the Shortlist is released. To find out more about them, go to http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/ .

Soo... Here are the nominations for the Carnegie Award:

Goldilocks on CCTV by John Agard
The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond
Soldier Dog by Sam Angus
The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke
The Traitors by Tom Becker
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne 
Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari
Spy For The Queen of Scots by Theresa Breslin 
Naked by Kevin Brooks
Kill All Enemies by Melvin Burgess 
Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
VIII by H.M. Castor 
Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers 
The Broken Road by B.R. Collins
The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce 
15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Scramasax by Kevin Crossley-Holland 
Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell
A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle
Saving Daisy by Phil Earle
Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean
The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant
Trouble in Toadpool by Anne Fine
Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn
Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher
The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
After by Morris Gleitzman
To Be A Cat by Matt Haig
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Unrest by Michelle Harrison
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The Seeing by Diana Hendry
Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan
Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson
The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen
The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird
In Darkness by Nick Lake
The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan
Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy
Itch by Simon Mayo
At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
The Treasure House by Linda Newbery
All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls
This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel
Hitler's Angel by William Osborne
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Black Arts: The Books of Pandemonium by Andrew Prentice and Jonathan Weil
Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley
This is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees
Goblins by Philip Reeve
Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid
Pendragon Legacy: Sword of Light by Katherine Roberts
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton
The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon
The Flask by Nicky Singer
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
A Skull in Shadows Lane by Robert Swindells
A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

I have set myself a challenge to read all these books before the shortlist is released.
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