Category: Updates



Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman #bookbloggers #preorder

Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman #bookbloggers #preorder

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed. The sci-fi saga that began with the breakout bestseller Illuminae continues on board the Jump Station Heimdall, where two new characters will confront the next wave of the BeiTech assault. Hanna is the station captain’s […]


#HotAndSticky Writing Challenge Weekly Update: Wait, it’s Week 2 already??? #AmWriting #WIP

#HotAndSticky Writing Challenge Weekly Update: Wait, it’s Week 2 already??? #AmWriting #WIP

  Is it…do my eyes deceive me? Is it the end of week 2 ALREADY? Woah. I mean, where has the time gone? Hopefully well spent, right? RIGHT?  See for yourself. Unfortunately, I’ve been a bad bunny this week and though, yes, I have been writing, I have also forgotten to keep track. So… If you didn’t already see my last update (which was a video), see it here:      So last week, I made it, in total to 45,943.  I’d started at just over […]


Waiting On Wednesday: Paper and Fire

Waiting On Wednesday: Paper and Fire

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week I want to bring to your attention the second in a series: Paper and Fire (The Great Library #2) by Rachel Caine I literally just finished book 1, Ink and Bone, and I want to read the sequel like NOW! It comes out 21st July 2016. So not too long…but long enough.  If you haven’t seen my review for Ink and Bone, check […]


Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Review: 4 stars to Magnus Chase & The Sword Of Summer by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother’s mysterious death, he’s lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers. One day, he’s tracked down by an uncle he’s never met—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. His uncle tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse […]


Waiting On Wednesday: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Posted 1 June, 2016 by katheryn13 in Updates, Waiting On Wednesday, YA / 3 Comments
Waiting On Wednesday: Strange The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

  “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   Strange the Dreamer is the story of: the aftermath of a war between gods and men a mysterious city stripped of its name a mythic hero with blood on his hands a young librarian with a singular dream a girl every bit as perilous as she is imperiled alchemy and blood candy, nightmares and godspawn, moths and monsters, friendship and treachery, love and […]



Review: 4 stars to The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Posted 17 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Updates, YA / 2 Comments
Review: 4 stars to The Blood Of Olympus (Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan

Though the Greek and Roman crew members of the Argo II have made progress in their many quests, they still seem no closer to defeating the earth mother, Gaea. Her giants have risen—all of them—and they’re stronger than ever. They must be stopped before the Feast of Spes, when Gaea plans to have two demigods sacrificed in Athens. She needs their blood—the blood of Olympus—in order to wake. The demigods are having more frequent visions of a terrible battle at Camp Half-Blood. The Roman legion […]



Blog Talk: CURSE YOU, READING SLUMP!

Posted 14 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Updates / 5 Comments
Blog Talk: CURSE YOU, READING SLUMP!

  Yeah, guys. It’s that glorious time of year where, once again, I get a reading slump. I know, it’s terrible. Especially when I’ve just acquired a good number of new books. SIGH! I’ve been trying to reason with myself. That just because I’m not reading new books, I am at least getting other…more productive things done. Like my writing, or…yknow…videos recorded to upload. Something. ANYTHING! I wish I could say that, but I can’t. I mean, I’ve done a bit of writing, but that’s […]


Interview @ YallWest: Alexandra Bracken #YA #Authors

Interview @ YallWest: Alexandra Bracken #YA #Authors

Hey everyone! You guys know I went to YallWest, right? Well, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing the brilliant Alexandra Bracken, author of The Darkest Minds trilogy and the recent Passenger, the sequel to it being Wayfarer which is released January 2017. When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She […]


My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

Posted 6 May, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Fun, Updates, YA / 1 Comment
My Time at #Yallwest | 2016

  I’m home! So as you should know by now, I went to Yallwest 2016 in Santa Monica,  California. It’s basically a YA and MG book festival for anyone that… I guess loves those kinds of books. Which is to say… Me.  I love them.  And at this festival of the divinely talented, was quite frankly the BEST author line up I’ve ever witnessed.  Ever.  It was unreal and amazing how so much awesomesauce managed in the same vicinity let alone building. And, the authors […]


Deweys 24hr #Readathon | The Verdict

Posted 24 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Readathons, Updates / 2 Comments
Deweys 24hr #Readathon | The Verdict

Okay, guys. Okay. It happened! I did the 24hr readathon and…promptly got defeated. I fell asleep at 10.30pm. Yeah. I managed to read a total of..250 pages. It was a 500 page book, so…yeah. But I’d started at page 49, so that gave me a head start.  I honestly feel so ashamed. I can’t believe the people that have read five or six books in 24hrs, though. That’s insane! I wish I had that ability to speed read.  Anyway, I just thought I’d tell you […]


The Readers Confession Tag

Posted 22 April, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blogging Challenges, Fun, Updates, YA / 4 Comments
The Readers Confession Tag

Hey guys. So I was tagged by Alisha over at Reality’s A Bore to do this and I will give it my best shot. I can’t promise it’ll be as interesting as hers, but hey… 1. Have you ever damaged a book? Not intentionally, no. I like to treat my books with the care I don’t always treat myself. It’s like…no…I love my books. Maybe the odd one or two gets roughed up, but that’s probably from back before I gave a crap. Haha. 2. Have […]


I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

I’m doing the…Dewey’s 24hr Readathon April 2016

Are you? I’ve not done a readathon in ages (and I can’t exactly say the TBRtakedown was a success), but now, in the middle of all the writing I’m SUPPOSED to be doing before I go away, I’ve decided I’m going to take one day out to READ. Not that I haven’t been reading all this time, because I have been. Even if it’s just a couple hours here and there, I manage it. But I’ve been so disconnected with books lately, what with me […]