Category: Updates


Review: 3 stars to Paperweight by Meg Haston #BookBloggers #thegirlgang

Posted 2 July, 2016 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Mature, Reviews, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
Review: 3 stars to Paperweight by Meg Haston #BookBloggers #thegirlgang

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Struggling to deal with her brother’s death and a past she refuses to confront, Stevie knows she has problems. But she’s still furious about the fact that she’s been packed off to a health clinic, in the middle of nowhere, where mobile phones are banned and communication with the outside world is strictly by permission only. The regimented and obtrusive nature of the clinic and its staff is torture to the deeply private, obstinate Stevie – and don’t […]


#Review: 4 stars to The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski #BookBloggers #YA #Fantasy

Posted 24 June, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Updates, YA / 1 Comment
#Review: 4 stars to The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski #BookBloggers #YA #Fantasy

Winning what you want may cost you everything you love They were never meant to be together. As a general’s daughter, seventeen-year-old Kestrel enjoys an extravagant and privileged life. Arin has nothing but the clothes on his back. Then Kestrel makes an impulsive decision that binds Arin to her. Though they try to fight it, they can’t help but fall in love. In order to be together, they must betray their people . . . but to be loyal to their country, they must betray […]


#Review: 4 stars to In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken #BookBloggers #YA

#Review: 4 stars to In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken #BookBloggers #YA

Ruby can’t look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Only Ruby can keep their highly dangerous prisoner in check. But with Clancy Gray, there’s no guarantee you’re fully in control, and everything comes with a price. When the Children’s League disbands, Ruby rises up as a leader and forms an unlikely allegiance with Liam’s brother, Cole, who has a volatile secret of his own. There are still thousands of […]



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 […]