Category: Fun



#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 […]


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 […]


#UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour: Karen McCombie #Interview #Spotlight @UKYAX @KarenMcCombie

Posted 15 October, 2015 by katheryn13 in Blog Tours, Book Promo, Fun, Middle Grade, Spotlight, YA / 0 Comments
#UKMG Extravaganza Blog Tour: Karen McCombie #Interview #Spotlight @UKYAX @KarenMcCombie

Hi guys and gals! I’m pleased to be taking part in the UKMG Extravaganza blog tour, as part of an event that is going to be in Nottingham Central Library on 17th October with 34 top MG (Middle Grade) authors. Sounds fun, eh? (sadly I won’t be able to go.) For my post, I partnered with the wonderful Karen McCombie, author of 80 published books – and her first historical novel Catching Falling Stars is out now!  Catching Falling Stars A Blitz tale full of charm […]


#Review & #Giveaway: It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt #ARC @yaboundtourspr @sjSchmitt

#Review & #Giveaway: It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt #ARC @yaboundtourspr @sjSchmitt

It’s a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt  Release Date: 10/2015 Sky Pony Press 320 pages Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain […]


#NewPost: Booktube #videos #bookbloggers #BookTube

Posted 23 September, 2015 by katheryn13 in Booktube, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA / 0 Comments

I don’t know if you know, but a few months ago I started a BookTube account (properly). I’ve got a few videos up now, mostly tags, and I thought that I’d embed them in a post so you can see, and also, so I can have something to post. Haha. The point of my booktube was so I could integrate it with this site, so why not. Okay, in no particular order:   BookTube Newbie Tag   Rip it or Ship it Tag   Book Courtship […]


#ReleaseDay Blitz & #Giveaway (US only): Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

#ReleaseDay Blitz & #Giveaway (US only): Walk On Earth A Stranger by Rae Carson

      Title: WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER Author: Rae Carson Pub. Date: September 22, 2015 Publisher: Greenwillow Books Pages: 448 Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads   The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America. Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles […]


The Bedtime Book Tag xD

Posted 4 September, 2015 by katheryn13 in Fun, Updates / 0 Comments
The Bedtime Book Tag xD

  Many others have done this, but none such as I! Okay, that’s a lie. I’m getting ahead of myself. So let’s begin, shall we?   I can’t really remember any book that has kept me up all night. I like my sleep. But I do remember one of the last Harry Potter books keeping me up until 3am or later. It was a long time ago…my memory hates me.      I don’t read many horror books, so I just had to pick one […]


#Giveaway: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (UK only) #YA #WIN

Posted 23 July, 2015 by katheryn13 in Book Promo, Fun, Giveaways, YA / 4 Comments
#Giveaway: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (UK only) #YA #WIN

It’s that time again where I give you stuff for free in exchange for your love. Uh. Wait. What? No!  *shakes head*  As a summer treat, and because I have WAY too many books from my trip abroad, I’m doing my shelves a favour and giving them to the world.  You want to know what the giveaway is, don’t you?   Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting […]


Book to Movie Adaptations by Madeline Dyer #GuestPost #Thoughts

Posted 21 July, 2015 by katheryn13 in Fun, Interviews, YA / 0 Comments
Book to Movie Adaptations by Madeline Dyer #GuestPost #Thoughts

[Very pleased to say that the lovely Madeline Dyer, author of The Untamed series, has volunteered to be our guest blogger. I asked her a tough question and she provided the answer. Enjoy! 🙂 ] ✄ ✄ ✄ ✄ ✄ Book to Movie Adaptations: When Reading is Such an Intimate, Personal Experience, Can We Ever Really Fall in Love With the Screen? Whenever I hear that a new YA novel is being developed into a movie, I get hugely excited. This is not only because […]


My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

My USA trip + San Diego Comic Con #BookHaul

  Welcome, welcome. So it’s been a few weeks. Can’t believe it’s gone so quickly. Bah! Feels like just last week I was posting about going away. Anyway, here I am. I have LOTS of new books I can’t wait to show you. For this, I decided to do a video as writing it all would kill my hands.  Enjoy 😀 p.s. Still getting the hang of editing so please excuse any hiccups along the way.      Funnily enough, as soon as I’d finished […]


#GuestPost: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #Spotlight

#GuestPost: The Boatman by Kat Hawthorne #Spotlight

Today I’m pleased to welcome a special post about Kat Hawthorne’s book The Boatman. Here she explains what it was like working with an illustrator when putting the story together. The Weirdness of Working With an Illustrator By: Kat Hawthorne As you may or may not know, my book, The Boatman, was illustrated by the wonderful and talented artist, Dora Mitchell (www.doramitchell.com). This was a first for me, working with an illustrator, so today I’d like to explore how weird it was for me, the […]


#BlogTour & #Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman @jodygehrman @entangledteen

#BlogTour & #Giveaway: The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman @jodygehrman @entangledteen

The Truth About Jack by Jody Gehrman Release Date: 04/14/15 Entangled Crush Summary from Goodreads: Dakota McCloud has just been accepted into a prestigious art school. Soon she’ll leave behind the artists’ colony where she grew up―hippie dad, tofu since birth, yurt―and join her boyfriend and best friend on the East Coast. It was the plan…until Dakota finds out her boyfriend and best friend hooked up behind her back. Hurt and viciously betrayed, Dakota pours out her heart on a piece of paper, places it in […]


#ReleaseDay Book Blitz & Giveaway: Awakening by Shannon Duffy #YA @shannonduffylit @entangledteen

#ReleaseDay Book Blitz & Giveaway: Awakening by Shannon Duffy #YA @shannonduffylit @entangledteen

Awakening by Shannon Duffy Release Date: 04/07/15 Entangled Teen Summary from Goodreads: A thrilling, futuristic sci-fi novel set in a unique and thought-provoking world, from author Shannon Duffy.

Desiree Six (because she was born on a Friday) believes in everything the Protectorate stands for. She likes the safety and security of having her entire life planned out—her career, her mate, even the date of her death. She doesn’t even think to question when Darien, her childhood friend and neighbor, is convicted of murdering his parents. They had […]


#Review: 4.5 stars to All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter #YA

Posted 4 February, 2015 by katheryn13 in Contemporary, Espionage, Fun, Funny, Mystery, Reviews, YA / 0 Comments
#Review: 4.5 stars to All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1) by Ally Carter #YA

Grace can best be described as a daredevil, an Army brat, and a rebel. She is also the only granddaughter of perhaps the most powerful ambassador in the world and Grace has spent every summer of her childhood running across the roofs of Embassy Row. Now, at age sixteen, she’s come back to stay – in order to solve the mystery of her mother’s death. In the process, she uncovers an international conspiracy of unsettling proportions, and must choose her friends and watch her foes […]