Saturday, 11 April 2015

#Review 28 - All the Bright Places

Title: All the Bright Places
Author: Jennifer Niven
Published: 2015
Publisher: Knopf


A brief synopsis; (Via Goodreads)
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him. Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death. When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Review #27 - I Hate Myselfie

Title: I Hate Myselfie: A Collection of Essays by Shane Dawson
Author: Shane Dawson
Published: March 2015
Publisher: Keywords Press


A brief synopsis; (Via Goodreads)
From his first vlog back in 2008 to his full-length film directorial début Not Cool, Shane Dawson has been an open book when it comes to documenting his life. But behind the music video spoofs, TMI love life details, and outrageous commentary on everything the celebrity and Internet world has the nerve to dish out is a guy who grew up in a financially challenged but loving home in Long Beach, California, and who suffered all the teasing and social limitations that arise when you’re a morbidly obese kid with a pretty face, your mom is your best friend, and you can't get a date to save your life. 
In I Hate Myselfie, Shane steps away from his larger-than-life Internet persona and takes us deep into the experiences of an eccentric and introverted kid, who by observing the strange world around him developed a talent that would inspire millions of fans. Intelligent, hilarious, heartbreaking, and raw, I Hate Myselfie is a collection of eighteen personal essays about how messy life can get when you’re growing up and how rewarding it can feel when the clean-up is (pretty much) done.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Author Q&A - Jane Yates

Happy Easter, guys! To celebrate such a warmly weekend, I've had a nice chat with the lovely Jane Yates, about her work and her life- so let's take a look at what she has to say, shall we?


Jane is not only a mother, dreamer, artist and storyteller, but dyslexic too, which only highlights her success even more. Jane refuses to allow the disorder to halt her dreams and continues to enjoy her favourite hobbies.

Jane is a lover of steampunk, adventure and children stories, which often play a huge role in her own books. She is the author of the Paradox Child Series, Garden and a number of other short stories.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Victim Souls - Excerpt ¦ TOUR STOP!

Title: Victim Souls
Author: Andrew Terech
Published: November 8th, 2014
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

A brief synopsis; (Via Goodreads)
Sometimes, only bad guys can beat the Devil… 
The plan is simple: get the money and deliver the car. What could possibly go wrong?
What can’t? 
Things start to go south when Sam Drake realizes that his brother Johnny is hiding something, a secret about Sam’s troubled childhood that goes beyond his most feverish nightmares… 
Then Johnny’s girlfriend, Ash, starts sending Sam the kind of mixed signals that can only lead to big trouble… 
As the trio of small time crooks falls deeper into an abyss of betrayal and violence, they will discover that the greatest danger they face is not of this world. 
With everything he believes about himself and the world around him shattered, Sam will become the unlikely champion in a battle with true evil, a fight to save a soul that has already been forfeited to darkness. 
His own.