Book Review: Altered Carbon by Takeshi Kovacs

40792913“Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really shouldn’t be surprised. Contracted by a billionaire to discover who murdered his last body, Kovacs is drawn into a terrifying conspiracy that stretches across known space and to the very top of society.”

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Book Review: A Court of Frost and Starlight

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“On the darkest night, the stars still shine 

Feyre’s first winter Solstice as High Lady is drawing near. With it will come a hard-earned rest from the work she, Rhyse and their friends have done to rebuild the Night Court and the vastly changed world beyond. Yet the festive atmosphere can’t keep shadows from looming. Even as her own heart heals, she finds that those dearest to her have wounds that go deeper than she knew.

And the scars of the past will tough her court in times to come”

 

 

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The Blogger Recognition Award

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Hello, again fellow Readers!

 

I was nominated by Aditi from ‘Dreamy Reads‘ for the Bloggers Recognition Award! Thank you very much for the nomination, it’s very appreciated! Please have a look around her blog, it’s lovely!

 

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Write a brief story about how your blog began
  • Provide two pieces of advice to newbie bloggers
  • Select 4 blogs to nominate
  • Comment on each nominees blog and provide a link to the post that you created about the award

 

How my Blog Began:

Going off my very first post on this blog I officially started in August of 2015. This whole blogging thing was something that I had been considering doing for a while as I was very into the whole idea of becoming a book blogger or YouTuber. I wanted to create something to express my love for reading and gain some friends from it and found that WordPress was a wonderful platform to do this on since I didn’t need to show my face like you would have to in YouTube videos. I started out this blog with a lot of nerves, and my first ever blog post did okay which gave me the confidence to keep going. When I first started I didn’t think that I would love this blog and blogging as much as I do, yes there are some things that need to be done and that I need to learn, but this process has been so fun and rewarding.

 

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Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down

35504431Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.

Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

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Book Review: Thicker Than Water by Brigid Kemmerer

23454468On his own.

Thomas Bellweather would never knowingly hurt someone he loved. But when his mother is murdered insider there locked house, he is the only suspect. Even his cop-stepdad can’t protect him in a new town where no one knows or trusts him.

The only person who believed him is Charlotte, sister to three protective cops and straight-up dangerous to Thomas. She knows there are pieces missing in the puzzle, and she’s determined to find them.

But finding things that are hidden could get them both killed.

 

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Books I just HAD to buy but are still sitting unread on my shelf

Okay, So from the heading of this post you should all have figured out what I’m going to be talking about today. This will probably apply to some of you readers out there! I have a bad habit of buying books that I just have to read and having them sit on my shelves for AGES.

I guess you could put this down to laziness, but let me tell you. I think it’s a little different! You know sometimes you just have this absolute need to read a book so you pick it up and just go with it and end up finishing it within a couple of hours or days. This usually occurs with me, and usually those books I have brought stay on my shelves because I fell like I’m not ready to read them yet. Hence why they are left unread. It’s funny though, seeing my parents question my whole process. They just don’t understand why I keep going out and buying more books to sit on my shelf. I guess anyone who doesn’t read wouldn’t understand. It doesn’t really matter how long they have been on my shelves, it could be months or days, I will end up reading them!

So without further analysis about this topic, I guess I should tell you guys all about these books that I have not read yet that are feeling lonely on my bookshelf.

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Book Review: This is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

24529123“10:00 a.m.
The principal of Opportunity, Alabama’s high school finishes her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 a.m.
The students get up to leave the auditorium for their next class.

10:03
The auditorium doors won’t open.

10:05
Someone starts shooting.

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival.”

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