Category: YA


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 […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 7

Posted 11 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Middle Grade, Reading Challenges, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
Bout of Books 15 | Day 7

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 6

Posted 10 January, 2016 by katheryn13 in Middle Grade, Reading Challenges, Updates, YA / 2 Comments
Bout of Books 15 | Day 6

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 5

Bout of Books 15 | Day 5

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


Bout of Books 15 | Day 4

Bout of Books 15 | Day 4

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 4th and runs through Sunday, January 10th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 15 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books […]


It’s Review Time! #YA

It’s Review Time! #YA

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a good Christmas and are ready for another cracking year. I hope 2016 lives up to its expectations. Okay folks, it has been far too long since I did a review. So instead I’m doing mini reviews to keep it short and sweet. I have 7 books to tell you about, and so I guess I better start!   Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff This book. What can I say that hasn’t already been said in […]


November Book Haul | Books, books, all the books.

November Book Haul | Books, books, all the books.

  Usually I’d do a video for this, but iMovie has been acting up and I don’t have the patience to keep trying. Sigh. So here we go, a list of the books I got throughout November.    13 DAYS OF MIDNIGHT by Leo Hunt I liked the look of this, mostly because, yes, it was in the buy one get one half price offer at Waterstones. I have tried it already, but it reads a bit…basic? I don’t know. That’s not always a bad […]


#Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Posted 19 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Reviews, Supernatural, Updates, YA / 0 Comments
#Review | Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of curious photographs. A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still […]