Category: Book Promo


FIVE BOOKS OF 2016 I’VE LOVED | #YAXmasTour

Posted 15 December, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blog Tours, Blogging Challenges, Fun, Updates, YA / 0 Comments

OKAY guys, I’ll admit. I forgot about this post. So it’s nearly 9PM and I’m winging it. THAT’S THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS, RIGHT? 
RIGHT.
So I thought, what kinda thing could I post that would be fun, interesting, and y’know…book related. Because that’s how I roll. I thought about what books I’ve loved over this past year (though the year technically isn’t over yet, so this is like…a rough version.)
I chose five, because dammit, it’s such a hard topic, I wanted to keep it as basic as possible. Lest my heart bleed, and all that. I don’t have favourites where my children are concerned. I mean books. BOOKS. 
So…here goes (in no particular order)
1: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — Yeah when I finally got around to reading this bad boy, I must say, I was NOT disappointed. I love the heist schemes, the characters – oh my Kaz! – and the writing is gorgeous to boot! Leigh is a fantastic writer and I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with. It’s a shame I couldn’t get through Crooked Kingdom as easily, but hey…these things happen.
2: Gemina (Illuminae Files 2) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman — This year was THE year for the greatest sequel ever to be around. Uh…that is, I was hella excited. I love spacey kind of sci-fi and I just love the format which this book is based around, so I wasn’t surprised when I loved this just as much as its predecessor. 
3: Made You Up by Francesca Zappia — Thanks to a good YouTuber named Emma, I was recommended this book. It’s heartfelt, funny, instructive in a way I never knew it could be, and despite its subject matter, it was probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. I nearly said ‘written’ then…haha.
4: This Raging Light by Estelle Laure — I was not expecting this book to be one of my five-star ratings, but it was. A contemporary but with a story that is so compelling, I was almost screaming for more when it ended. Like seriously, you can’t end a book like that!
5: Winter by Marissa Meyer — Winter is the final book in the Lunar Chronicles, and wow, was that series great! I never thought I’d get so sucked in to the craze, but I did. If you haven’t read the series yet, you really should. It’s overwhelming at first, but you’ll become attached to it, trust me. 

 

 

 

So there you have it. I hope these have peaked your interest. I highly recommend these. They’re just a shy few of what I loved about 2016. I have enjoyed so much beyond books, too, but a quick PSA: I wish people would stop shitting on 2016. I know bad things have happened, but try looking on the bright side for a change. 
-Kat
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‘WAITING ON’ WEDNESDAY: Take The Key And Lock Her Up by Ally Carter

Posted 30 November, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Book Promo, Fun, Reading Challenges, Updates, Waiting On Wednesday, YA / 0 Comments

New WoWWaiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking The Spines every Wednesday, showing off which book we’re most excited for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(click on picture to be taken to Amazon)

The third and final instalment in the thrilling Embassy Row series.
Grace has discovered that she’s the lost princess of Adria … but some people would prefer she stay lost. With her brother’s life hanging in the balance and secret assassins everywhere, life on Embassy Row has never been more dangerous.
Alright, that’s it. When I become Queen, I’m making it illegal to have longer than three months between books in a series! SERIOUSLY? How long has it even been since we had See How They Run? Book 2 feels like it came out many years ago. I need a new Ally Carter book PRONTO! I can’t wait for this. I became so attached to Grace and Alexei and Noah! 
This book releases in paperback on 26th January 2017. EEEEEP!
-Kat
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Everything I’m Thankful For | #TheThanksUGive

Posted 24 November, 2016 by katheryn13 in Blog Talks, Blog Tours, Blogging Challenges, Updates / 0 Comments

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I signed up to take part in The Thanks U Give blog hop, which is hosted by Hazel from Stay Bookish and Mishma from Chasing Faerytales
I’m in the United Kingdom, and over here…we don’t celebrate a thanksgiving day. I’ll not hide the fact that I find it cheesy, but I will admit that maybe we’re the idiots because we don’t have such a day. I don’t get gushy and say how thankful I am for things. I think a lot of Brits are like that. But that doesn’t mean I’m NOT thankful for everything. I was going to make this a video, and show you pictures, but that kinda sounded more like bragging rights than anything. 
So here’s a list of what I’m thankful for in my life, with names, because I feel like they deserve to know:
My friends, no matter how far away they are: Christy (for always being there!!), Karen, Vicky, Jen, Heather, and anyone else I talk to on twitter. 
My nieces, for making my weeks worth it, and being so adorable!
My mum, for basically…everything.
My favourite authors, for being there, for never giving up and in turn helping me keep up the dream:
Michelle Hodkin
Cassandra Clare
Rachel Caine
Morgan Matson
Laini Taylor
Marissa Meyer
Tahereh Mafi
…the list could go on!
The events I get to go to, where I get to meet my idols. I don’t think I’d be who I am without them. (cringe. so much cheese!)
Music.
My imagination. Because…duh!
My bookcases. I look at you every day and wonder WHY IS THERE SPACE AVAILABLE???? <_<
The Booktubers – Christine, Natasha, Kat, Jesse, SashaEmma, Kationa, Zoe, Tilly, and Kelly. (And I’m sure I’ve missed some) – They’ll never know it, but they’re the ones who encouraged me to make my channel and to learn to (sort of) like being on camera (though only when I’m in control), and to not be ashamed to make an idiot out of myself. 
And last, but not least, my blog. The fact  I still  have it after 4 years and that even when no one reads any of my posts (glares at you all. 😛 ) I still continue. I know that sounds weird, but I’m proud of my blog, and my youtube channel, and what I’ve created. 
So there  you have it. I hope I did it right. I’ve never done this before. I know so many people have hated 2016, and I hope for your sake that 2017 is better. You all deserve a pat on the back! 🙂
-Kat
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