Posts Tagged ‘Bookish Brits’

The Strange And Beautiful Sorrows Of Ava Lavender

Leslye Walton

ava lavenderFoolish love appears to be a Roux family birthright. And for Ava Lavender, a girl born with the wings of a bird, it is an ominous thing to inherit. In her quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to join her peers, sixteen-year-old Ava ventures into the wider world. But it is a dangerous world for a naive girl…

Click here to read Caitlyn’s fantastic review.

Posted by Caroline

Publisher: Walker
Publication Date: March 2014
Format: ARC
Pages: 301
Genre: Family saga, Magical realism
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: Debut book
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Bookish Brits Book Of Feels 2014: Vote for TFioS

As part of the Bookish Brits theme, April Showers: A Month Of Feels, each of the Bookish Brits is championing the book that they feel should be crowned the Bookish Brits Book Of Feels 2014. Over the course of April each member of the Bookish Brits team will create a three minute video to explain why their book of choice should have your support. We will then invite all of our readers, subscribers and followers to vote for the book that they feel is most deserving of the title.

Check out the Bookish Brits channel for all of the Book Of Feels nominations and our other April Showers, emotion inspired, posts(here).

I have chosen to champion The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.

TFioS penguinDespite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

You can vote for the book that you feel is most deserving of the title Bookish Brits Book Of Feels 2014 here

Posted by Caroline

Publisher: Penguin
Publication Date: January 2012
Format: Paperback
Pages: 316
Genre: Contemporary romance
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline
Source: Provided by publisher
Challenge: None
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April Showers: The Bookish Brits Book Of Feels 2014

Vote for the book you feel is most deserving of the title The Bookish Brits Book Of Feels 2014 (here).

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Bookish Brits Buddy Review: Fearsome Dreamer

Laure Eve

fearsome dreamerThere is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.
This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.
There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.
These people are dangerous.
And wanted. Desperately wanted.
Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.
But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive

Posted by Faye and Caroline

Publisher: Hot Key Books
Publication Date: October 2013
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
Genre: Dystopian, Speculative Fiction
Age: YA
Reviewer: Faye and Caroline
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: British book
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Bookish Brits: Chocolate Book Tag

Chocolate and books! Two of my favourite things combined in one video.

Massive thanks to Faye ( check out her book blog here) who created the tag and invited me to take part.

Posted by Caroline

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Bookish Brits: Drummer Girl Buddy Review

Bridget Tyler
16691515It was supposed to be the summer of her life. Instead, 17-year-old Lucy finds her best friend Harper shot dead in an LA swimming pool. How did it come to this? Lucy Gosling is the drummer in Crush, a rock band formed by five London schoolgirls that has just won the UK semi-final of an international talent contest. But when the band lands in Hollywood for the big final, things are not quite as they seem. The band’s lead singer, Harper, has just one thing on her mind – using sex, drugs and rock and roll, not to mention Crush itself, to win back her bad-news ex-boyfriend. Lucy must decide whether she’s playing to Harper’s tune, or setting the rhythm for the rest of the band

Posted by Faye and Caroline

Publisher: Templar
Publication Date: May 2013
Format: Paperback
Pages: 361
Genre: Contemporary fiction, friendship
Age: YA
Reviewer: Caroline and Faye
Source: Own Copy
Challenge: None
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Bookish Brits: #FinishItFeb Video Diary

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Personal Target: Finish/get up to date with four series

Total books read: 3

Series completed for challenge: 2

Currently reading: The Fall by Claire Merle (The Glimpse #2)

To learn more about Finish It Friday and to join in visit our link up post here. To follow the challenge on Twitter search for #Finishitfeb

Posted by Caroline

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Bookish Brits: The Great British Weather Book Tag

The Great British Weather Book Tag is an original book Tag created by the Bookish Brits team. It is inspired by the British obsession with the weather and our own obsession with books.

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Bookish Brits Book Club: Witch Finder

In January the Bookish Brits Selected Ruth Warburton‘s Witch Finder as their Book Club read.
witch finder coverLondon. 1880. In the slums of Spitalfields apprentice blacksmith Luke is facing initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum, the fearsome brotherhood dedicated to hunting and killing witches.
Luke’s final test is to pick a name at random from the Book of Witches, a name he must track down and kill within a month, or face death himself. Luke knows that tonight will change his life forever. But when he picks out sixteen-year-old Rosa Greenwood, Luke has no idea that his task will be harder than he could ever imagine.

Publisher: Hodder Children’s
Publication Date: January 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 374
Genre: Historical, Paranormal
Age: YA
Reviewer: Bookish Brits
Source: Via Netgalley
Challenge: British book
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Bookish Brits: TFiOS Trailer Reaction

Yesterday there was a great deal of soggy, tear stained, excitement in the blogosphere. It was all down to the release of the trailer for The Fault In Our Stars movie, based on the heartbreaking book by John Green.

Take a look at this beautiful trailer for yourself. Then if you want you can scroll down and watch my reaction to it!

Posted by Caroline

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