Tuesday, 31 March 2015

March Review

Another month has flown by. It has been a busy one for me workwise so I've not read as much as I normally would. I have managed to read a lot of awesome books though.

Books Read
Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne (4 stars)
Hook's Daughter by Heidi Schultz (4 stars)
Under my Skin by James Dawson (4 stars)
The Beloved by Alison Rattle (5 stars)
Monster by CJ Skuse (5 stars)
Remix by Non Pratt (5 stars)
Gypsy Girl by Kathryn James (3 stars)
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord (5 stars)
Geek Drama by Holly Smale (4 stars)
Pea's Book of Holidays by Susie Day (5 stars)
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally (3 stars)
Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nichols (3 stars)
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella (4 stars)

Book of the month

I literally cannot choose this month. Three of the books I read I adored for different reasons

Firstly I managed to get my hands on a very early copy of Monster by CJ Skuse and I loved it entirely. Really exciting teen thriller which I couldn't put down. My favourite CJ yet and I can't wait for more people to read it.


Next up is Remix by Non Pratt. I knew I was going to adore because it is Non's. I wasn't wrong. I read it in one greedy gulp and adored every page.


Finally I managed to get my hands on a copy of open road summer after hearing no end of wonderful things about it. It is perfect and I adored it.


Events attended.

I was lucky enough to go to the UKYA Blog awards. I nominated for four awards (and a fifth with Bookish Brits). I didn't win but had a brilliant evening regardless seeing all my lovely blogging friends and authors and publicists who attend. Quite honestly, while I would have loved to win, the fact that bloggers are being recognised in this way made me feel like it really didn't matter who won particularly and I was so pleased to see different bloggers whom I have become firm friends with over the last five years win because you could see how much it meant to them. I honestly hope it happens again next year because it has been one of my nicest nights out in a long while.

On the Blog


Reviews
Spotlight on Sunny by Keris Stainton
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
Love Bomb by Jenny McLachlan
The Beneath by SC Ransom
Violet and the Hidden Treasure
Under my skin by James Dawson
The Beloved by Alison Rattle
Hook's Daughter by Heidi Schulz

Blog Tours
Oska Pollock Playlist 
Jessica's Ghost Blog Tour
Crow Moon Blog Tour
Love Bomb Blog Tour

Other Stuff
Why we can't live without books World Book Day post
Can't wait to read

On April's TBR pile
I have a nice little pile of review books waiting for me to get stuck in
The game of Love and Death by Martha Brockleburgh
Liberty's Fire by Lydia Syson
Better Left Buried by Emma Haughton
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
Mindwalker by AJ Steiger
Minus me by Ingelin Rossland
Conversion by Katherine Howe
Phoenix Rising by Bryony Pearce
Crow Moon by Anna McKerrow


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