Category: YA


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

Top Ten Tuesday:  Ten Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads

    Good day, all. Here’s another TTT going and this one is about 10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads). This challenge is set by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish .  I’ll do this in order or how I read them. From most recent to […]


Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

Posted 25 March, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
Review: Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare (ft: Maureen Johnson, Sarah Rees Brennan and Robin Wasserman)

    So basically. I finished the Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy novellas. All 10 of them. PURE. BEAUTY! It had been ages since I’d been involved in the world of Shadowhunters (and I really don’t count the show..) and so reading about Simon and his friends and our friends and all the friends…I can’t help but fall in love with it all over again. So. Here’s a really long post on what I thought. Ready? Set? GO! P.S. There may be some spoilers. It’s […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by the delightful girls at The Broke and the Bookish. This weeks Top Ten is all about Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. Honestly, there are so many, but anyway. (P.S. This is my first time taking part in Top Ten Tuesday, so I’m rather excited.) First off, really, I’ll start with: Jem Carstairs from The Infernal Devices: I’m sorry, I really am, but I […]






4 stars to The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Posted 20 February, 2016 by katheryn13 in Fantasy, Reviews, Romance, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
4 stars to The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside. Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and […]



(Video) My January Wrap Up | 2016

I thought I’d try to share what I put on youtube these days on my blog and so here we are. I made a mild mistake on my video, where I didn’t explain what any of the books are about. (FAIL!) So at least now I know for next time. I’m still learning. I hate it. I also need to learn to do cover photos. It’s funny, I filmed a whole load, but then realised I couldn’t really spoil on a video compiled of a […]


#GIVEAWAY: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amy Kaufman (UK only)

Posted 30 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Giveaways, Sci-Fi, Updates, YA / 3 Comments
#GIVEAWAY: Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amy Kaufman (UK only)

HELLO THERE! So today on my blog I’m going to do something a little different and for no reason at all other than to make space for other lovely books, I’m giving away a copy of Illuminae that I got but haven’t read (loooong story but basically Book Depository messed up) and now I’m thinking maybe there’ll be someone else out there who’d love a copy (and who isn’t fussed that there’s no jacket to it). If that person is YOU, then all you gotta […]


#RYBSAT and A Winter’s Respite | Update

Hello, It’s me. Did you miss me? I’ve missed a few days, I know. That wasn’t planned, I promise. But honestly? I’ve been really stuck on my reading. It’s been scattered and full of uncertainties. I started a couple but couldn’t get into them. I read a hundred pages of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson but I just…couldn’t continue. Not that it’s bad, but it was feeling a bit…tedious. I wasn’t into it. And then I worried what else to read because I know part of […]


#RYBSAT and A Winter’s Respite | Day three… I think

Posted 21 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Fantasy, Reading Challenges, YA / 0 Comments

As you can tell from the title I have lost track of the days. I know it’s a Thursday but I just confused on what days each of the readathons started. Sigh. Righteo,  update time Well,  I finished See How They Run (Embassy Row #2) by Ally Carter. Loved it. What an ending, though. Blimey! Now, in RYBSAT fashion,  I am reading the next book on my tbr shelf which is: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. It’s first in a new-ish series called The Reckoners.  Though […]


#RYBSAT / Winter’s Respite challenge | Day Two

Hello again, So it’s kinda like.. What.. Day two slash three now?  To be honest I’ve lost track. I’m still all ughhhh from this cold but my spirit levels haven’t been totally destroyed. I’m determined not to let it beat me.  😕 So since these readathon challenges started,  I’ve read 200 pages of See How They Run by Ally Carter. Yes I am loving this. I should have it finished by tonight bc there’s only 130 pages left. I’ll keep you posted tomorrow on how […]


#24in48 Readathon

Posted 16 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Reading Challenges, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

Yes… It’s another challenge. Me like! So basically within the next 48 hours (16th-17th January) I read as much as I can. But because we need to sleep, the actual reading time will be around 24hrs. Confused yet? At time of posting I have already started my first book, though it’s hour 13. I had to finish my last book but that was only a couple chapters. What I’m reading: the sin eaters daughter by Melinda Salisbury I’m only on page 13. Haha. It’s not […]