Monday, July 28, 2014

Let's Get Lost - Sarra Manning

“People don't want you to be yourself, they just want you to be the person that they've decided you should be.” 


Title: Let’s Get Lost
Author: Sarra Manning
Format: Paperback
Release Date:
Genre: YA, Romance, Contemporary, Chicklit, High school, Drama.
Stars out of ten: ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

The 'Queen Bee' at her school, Isabel likes to keep everyone very much at arm’s length. But when she meets the enigmatic Atticus Smith, she begins to question her very identity - maybe she wasn't born to be bad after all.

Isabel is her high school’s Queen, she’s worked her way to the top after two brutal years in middle school she had made a change and became a totally different person. Now the roles are flipped and she has all of the power that she could possibly have, returning to take her A levels at 16, Isabel boozes, flirts with guys and frequently fights with her father. Until Isabel meets Smith in an attic where Isabel is hoping to escape the mania of a college party, however Smith is so out of it that he thinks that Isabel is Chloe and kisses Isabel who willingly plays along with the act, until her friends find her and question her as to why she is kissing him and why he is calling her Chloe. This is not the first time that Isabel and Smith cross paths and throughout the book they cross paths more and more.
It all starts with the swapping of their ipods after having coffee with one another after the party, Smith takes a liking to Isabel and invites her to some parties. Smith is unaware that Isabel is in fact 16, she tells him that she is 18 and as you can imagine, later in the book Smith finds out… and it isn’t pretty. It is actually set up, by the people she used to believe as her friends later in the book named ‘the bitch squad’ from my point of view they were extremely hard and I wouldn’t have been friends with them afterwards, but she’s obviously more forgiving than I am.

I really liked this book and it was a very solid seven stars, because I didn’t like Smith and only started to realise that he did respect her, I didn’t get the whole love feeling radiating off of him in those Isabel and Smith moments and thought that he was going to leave her early on in the book. So I didn’t really like Smith. I thought Isabel was rather blunt and irrational at times and I cringed when she lied all the time, but she had something to be desired for. In some parts of the book she was so strong, that made me respect her more. Isabel’s father annoyed me so much. So I didn’t like Isabel’s dad. I hated Isabel’s friends, they were so aggravating and horrible towards Isabel, but she was the same towards them.
 So really the whole book was a vicious circle of characters for me. I felt that the plot got lost halfway through, and I usually really dig romance but I wasn’t a huge fan of this relationship. But the climax to the ending was amazing, she literally had her life pulled out from underneath her, and I think there was (as I said before) a lot to be desired for Isabel, she was very headstrong and didn’t give up. She had also lost a lot, and her mother’s death had had a great impact on her life, in which she didn’t want anybody to see. Isabel was a great character, but as I pointed out before she had many flaws.

Overall I enjoyed this book, however it was very different than I expected it to be and it had a lovely twist at the end. 

Thank you for reading this post, I will soon hopefully be doing a waterstones dash/book haul post because I am stoking up on books for my holiday, in less than a week **screams**. 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Summer I Turned Pretty - Jenny Han (#1 - Summer)

"Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?" 

Title: The Summer I Turned Pretty
Author: Jenny Han
Genres: Young adult, romance
Rate out of 5: ☆☆☆

Belly measures her life in summers. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August. Winters are simply a time to count the weeks until the next summer, a place away from the beach house, away from Susannah, and most importantly, away from Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer--they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer, one terrible and wonderful summer, the more everything changes, the more it all ends up just the way it should have been all along.

This is not a book that I would usually read but, as it is summer, I had no choice but to give it a go.

This book was pretty much what I had expected. Romantic and corny. Yup.

The book started off with flashbacks to previous summer years and the present summer. It usually had a link though, like if something was mentioned in the present summer that happened in a previous summer, a flashback would occur and elaborate.

What annoyed me most was Belly. Her name's actually Isabel, btw. She was this irritating, spoilt, self-centered little brat who always went crying off to her mother. She whines about being left out all the time and her brother Steven and the Fisher brothers treating her like a kid when she is the one that throws a tantrum and tells on them when she doesn't get her way. Then, she uses a guy for her entertainment and then yells at Conrad for using her, when he never even lay a hand on her. This guy, Cam, has been the sweetest to her and when he realises that she'll always have feelings for Conrad and not for him, he is the one to leave and then Belly doesn't even return his calls when all he wanted to do was see her before summer ended.

Jenny Han didn't spend a lot of time exploring her characters. Belly was just super irritating; Cam was... just Cam; her brother, Steven, was underdeveloped and I didn't really feel their brother-sister relationship; Jeremiah was the funny one and her best friend, but other than that, we didn't know a whole lot about him; and Conrad was the dark, brooding, reserved one who Belly spends so much of the book swooning over and so you would expect to learn more about him. No. He starts smoking and drinking and we don't even get a definite reason why.

On a good note, this book was kind of cute - in a cheesy way. Conrad was really protective over Belly, Jeremiah was her best friend and Belly and Cam had their 'aw' moments.

There isn't anything too complex about this book, it is a very easy read and definitely a good book for the summer. It makes you want to have the summers that she does - maybe not with her actions exactly, but the longing's there. Even though I mostly said negative things, this book was interesting enough to make me want to read it until the end and enough to make me want to read the next book so that's something. And, even though, I found the main character a pain in the ass, I found myself smiling several times.

(I might make a cast for this just for fun)

-C E L I N E

Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead (#1 - Vampire Academy)

"Lissa and I had been friends ever since kindergarten, when our teacher had paired us up together for writing lessons. Forcing five-year-olds to spell Vasilisa Dragomir and Rosemarie Hathaway was beyond cruel, and we’d—or rather, I’d—responded appropriately. I’d chucked my book at out teacher and called her a fascist bastard. I hadn’t known what those words meant, but I’d known how to hit a moving target.
Lissa and I had been inseparable ever since." 


Title: Vampire Academy
Author: Richelle Mead
Genres: Young adult, fantasy
St. Vladimir’s Academy isn’t just any boarding school—it’s a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They’ve been on the run, but now they’re being dragged back to St. Vladimir’s—the very place where they’re most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy’s ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world’s fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.

I have come across this book a thousand times before but I disregarded it straightaway. The reason? Well... I judged the book by its cover. Guilty. I know, but if a book doesn't look professional, then you're not going to waste £7/£8 on it.

It just looked like a Wattpad book, and Wattpad books don't have the greatest reputation when it comes to grammar and original plots.

Anyway, I came across the movie edition book cover, and I thought it was a whole lot better and decided to give it a go. See? Book covers are ultimately the first thing that draws people in.

At first, I was so confused. I didn't know what the hell a Moroi, a Damphir or a Strigoi was, and why Lissa and a hundred other families were royal, but later on, I got it. Rose (a Damphir) is the guardian of Lissa (a Moroi), and she has taken it upon herself to run away with Lissa because she no longer thinks it's safe at their school. They have one year of freedom before they get caught and hauled back to St. Vladimir.

Rose is fierce and strong, with a hot temper and a sarcastic outlook to pretty much everything. She will do ANYTHING to keep Lissa safe. Lissa is kind, magnetic, and reserved at first. They have a 'bond' which occurred shortly after Rose miraculously survived a car accident, the same not being able to be said for the rest of Lissa's family. Rose knows what Lissa is feeling and can even sometimes get into Lissa's mind and body. 

It starts with a fast exciting pace, then slowly becomes steady, and then picks up and wins the race with a Usain Bolt sprint. The first half of the book is mostly just routine and normal vampire/Dhampir days filled with fun, all the while Richelle has been dropping small hints for the big finish. Then, the second half takes a sharp and surprising turn where everything is shocking but then comes together in the end, and is packed with even more fun, excitement and anticipation. Along with action, humour and thrills, it also includes a little romance as most YA books do. However, it is not the sole purpose of the book.

Richelle Mead has written this flawlessly.

This book was awesome, and I am vastly excited to continue the series (thank God it's finished), though I'm a little annoyed at myself for not picking this book up earlier, so I am recommending this book to you ASAP. It's nothing like the typical vampire books at all. It is original and raw. I am now going to watch the movie. :)

Rate out of 5: ☆☆☆☆☆

-C E L I N E

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Coverflips is back. It's like this feature has disappeared off of the face of the earth, but I have found it. 

Lets crack on...


157894626304335Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end?

In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . .

There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes.

There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it.

In the end, there is a grave. 

Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.Ethan never even saw it coming.


 As you probably already know, I am not a huge fan of movie covers for books. If I do not agree with the casting of the characters and I see the cover before I have read it, it would alter my imagination of the characters and whilst I am reading the book I would keep referring to the pictures of the actors questioning why they do not look like the people I imagined. I like the cover on the right, it looks mysterious and dark. I would have to read this book to give a real review on whether the cover on the write is fitting for the storyline. 


1610112819172282After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker.

Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

 The covers are very alike and I think that both of them reflect the storyline in a very basic way, by only showing one person on the front. I think the cover on the right is slightly more futuristic as opposed to the cover on left, it reminds me of space... whereas the cover on the right there is slightly more recognition about the fact that it is indeed Earth. I like both covers. 

(A/N: Be prepared for a possible fifth wave news update!)


Killed in a hit-and-run accident, Liz's 'life' takes an unexpected turn. She knows that she will never marry, have children or maybe never even fall in love - but in the land called Elsewhere, things carry on pretty much as normal.

I have recently read this book, so be prepared for a possible review. Anyway like both covers, however the cover on the left looks slightly more dated compared to the cover on the right, but it also has more relevance to the story as the cover on the right. 

Katherine V thought boys were gross
Katherine X just wanted to be friends
Katherine XVIII dumped him in an e-mail
K-19 broke his heart 
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact.

On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun--but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.

 I love John Green's book covers and you will be pleased to hear that I am very pleased with both of these covers. The cover on the left is colourful, interesting and enticing. It also has full relevance to the story (thankfully). The cover on the right is modern, attractive and simplistic. If you have not read the book, you would be wondering how the two are alike or could connect to each other in anyway. Throughout the book Colin Singleton is searching for eureka moment (hence the light bulb), and half way through the book he does indeed have his eureka moment causing him to produce many maths equations.  

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks coverflips and I am hoping to make this a regular thing!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell

"Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something." 

Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genres: Young adult, romance, contemporary

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Eleanor and Park first meet on the school bus. Eleanor is a misfit. It is obvious to Park and everyone on the school bus straight away. Park offers her a seat next to him on Eleanor's first day of school rather rudely when she has nowhere else to sit. They don't talk, have barely exchanged ten words between each other after a week or so. But then gradually, they start talking, start reading comics together, start listening to music together and bond over those things until they have become good friends, and then more.

This book is well written, flowed really well and had a good, steady, strong pace. Along with its obvious romance factor, Eleanor & Park deals with family issues, bullying and money problems. It's probably the first book I have somewhat enjoyed from sort of the completely romance genre. I loved the story and plot but didn't enjoy it as I'm not into mushy-gushy romance.

Eleanor: She is described as being chubby, has dark eyes with wild, red, curly hair who wears the craziest things Not your typical novel character. She has four other younger siblings and currently lives with her (abusive) step dad. I think she's a lively character who isn't fooled easily. She knows what's what and doesn't need anybody telling her so.

Park: He is half-Korean and half-American. He is described to be quite small considering his Dad's immense height with green eyes. Oh and he knows karate and even kicks butt somewhere in the book. A shy, quiet but amiable character with a lot to offer. 

Despite what I said above about not enjoying it, I liked it and thought it was a very sweet love story. A few of my friends have been reluctant to read it as the characters' appearance aren't exactly what you'd be jealous of or swoon over straight away as most YA books have good-looking, attractive characters but once you're thirty/forty pages into the book, their looks won't even matter, I swear.

Rate out of 5:☆☆☆☆

-C E L I N E 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shadows (Lux Series #0.5) - Jennifer Armentrout.

“Finish that sentence and I will stab you in the eye with the Spork Bethany's about to pull out of her bag for her apple sauce. And she'd be very upset if I got her Spork all messed up. She's rather fond of the thing." - Dawson” 


Title: Shadows
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Format: ebook
Release Date: February 21st 2012
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Science Fiction.
Stars out of ten: ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆


The last thing Dawson Black expected was Bethany Williams. As a Luxen, an alien life form on Earth, human girls are…well, fun. But since the Luxen have to keep their true identities a secret, falling for one would be insane.

Dangerous. Tempting. Undeniable.

Bethany can’t deny the immediate connection between her and Dawson. And even though boys aren’t a complication she wants, she can’t stay away from him. Still, whenever they lock eyes, she’s drawn in.

Captivated. Lured. Loved.

Dawson is keeping a secret that will change her existence...and put her life in jeopardy. But even he can’t stop risking everything for one human girl. Or from a fate that is as unavoidable as love itself.


This is the prequel to The Lux Series, in which I greatly loved (I will do reviews for all of the books).I will give you a very brief introduction to the idea of the Lux series is. It is based on triplets, Dawson, Daemon and Dee who are aliens hidden in a mundane world, they go to school and everything they do is as ordinary and normal as it could possibly be for aliens. 
This book is based on what happened to Daemon’s brother Dawson, who is missing in the first book, Obsidian. 
Bethany, is the new girl in school. Dawson is instantly intrigued by her and starts speaking to her, only to later fall in love with her.
However there is a big secret looming overhead, and that secret hasn't yet been told to Bethany, at least it hadn't until they had a totally hot make out session where perhaps it got all too heated for Dawson. To cut a long story short, he lit up like a Christmas tree light, scaring Beth and forcing Dawson to tell her the truth. That he is an alien.
As you can probably imagine none of this would've happened if Dawson had followed the advice that Daemon gave Dawson and that was “Stay away from human girls, they only mean trouble”, however later Daemon is a complete hypocrite and doesn't take his own advice. Being with a Human girl means that there is a higher chancer to them being exposed and the DOD would end that relationship, by killing both of them (or that’s what they think).
And by the end of the book, Dawson and Bethany disappear and Dee and Daemon only can assume the worst. That they have been killed.


A Shadow glided over the frozen hills, moving too quick to likely be cast by something of this Earth. Being that it really wasn't attached to anything that was a sure sign of where it was and where it was heading.


“What?" he demanded. 
"Did you just...clean a dish?" Dee backed away slowly, blinking. She glanced at Daemon. "The world is going to end. And I'm still a vir—"

"No!" both the brothers yelled in unison.

Daemon looked like he was actually going to vomit. "Jesus, don’t ever finish that statement. Actually, don’t ever change that. Thank you." 

Her mouth dropped open. "You expect me to never have—"

"This isn’t a conversation I want to start my morning with." Dawson grabbed his book bag off the kitchen table. "I’m so leaving for school before this gets more detailed."

"And why aren’t you dressed yet?" Dee demanded, her full attention concentrated on Daemon. "You’re going to be late."
"I’m always late."
"Punctuality makes perfect.”


This book was wonderfully written, heart wrenching and witty. This book explained a lot about Daemon and why he acted towards Katy like he did in Obsidian (#1 The Lux Series) and it was really enjoyable to see what Daemon was like before Katy and what his relationship with Ash was like.
It was also very refreshing to see the book from Dawson’s point of view and it was enjoyable to read another book, with a different main love story and Daemon and Dee being the supporting characters.
I loved this story, as sad as it was and as funny as it was in some places, it was a wonderful  read.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Graceling - Kristin Cashore (#1 - Graceling Realm)

"I'm not going to wear a red dress," she said.
"It would look stunning, My Lady," she called.
She spoke to the bubbles gathered on the surface of the water. "If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face." 


Title: Graceling
Author: Kristin Cashore
Genres: Young adult, fantasy

In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are both feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.

Feared by the court and shunned by those her own age, the darkness of her Grace casts a heavy shadow over Katsa’s life. 

Yet she remains defiant: when the King of Lienid’s father is kidnapped she investigates, and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap the old man, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced man whose fighting abilities rivalled her own? 

The only thing Katsa is sure of is that she no longer wants to kill. The intrigue around this kidnapping offers her a way out – but little does she realise, when she takes it, that something insidious and dark lurks behind the mystery. Something spreading from the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king...

The Grace have different coloured eyes, like heterochromia. Katsa is feared as she killed one of her relatives in court when she was eight accidentally because he was being inappropriate and she felt threatened. Her uncle, the king of this kingdom uses her to scare or kill anyone who has crossed him, and she being the niece of the king, has to obey.

She’s the heroine. She's strong, admirable, feared, she doesn’t really have that many friends because of her Grace to kill but she does have a few, she's has a temper, she doesn’t want children, she refuses to marry, bladeedah.

So she's all like ‘I'm not going to ever marry, ugh’, but then (surprise, surprise) she falls in love and then she's all, ‘I love you but I don’t want to marry you because it’ll mean that I’ll be yours forever.’ Like, is she expecting herself to cheat on him with other guys? Guess what she does when she finally figures out that she's in love with Po? Cries. 

Then she gets really mad at her uncle, King Randa, for using her as savage when SHE HAS THE POWER TO KILL. She could've easily threatened to kill him if she hated torturing other people on her uncle's behalf so much.

I think the idea of the Graced was very original but I couldn’t help comparing the idea of the seven kingdoms to the Game of Thrones' seven kingdoms.

OVERALL, it was a clever, fun idea , interesting, smart and very descriptive sometimes even too descriptive, and not enough action. I wasn't too fond of Katsa, but I liked other characters like Po and Raffin

Rate out of 5☆ 

-C E L I N E

Monday, July 14, 2014

Waterstones Dash!

It is time for another Waterstones dash. I haven’t done this feature in a long time, due to the fact that whenever I go to Waterstones, I only buy one or two books and go back another time in the next week, but I am, doing one now and that’s what counts. 
(A/N: The larger editions are the copies I have) 




18720605More Four!
Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by ‘The Transfer’, the first of four new short stories told from Four’s perspective.

Each brief story explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown facets of his personality, backstory and relationships


I saw this in Waterstones, in the reduced section near all of the adult books and I honestly couldn’t see any reason why I wouldn’t buy it. I loved Veronica Roth’s writing and the storyline throughout the Divergent trilogy, also it is a hardback (you have no idea how much I love hardback books) and it had a big fat, wonderful sticker on it saying £2.00 off. I bought it. 


1762314316074492Elise is dead.
And someone must pay.

Anna, her boyfriend Tate, best friend Elise and a group of close friends set off on a debaucherous Spring Break trip to Aruba. But paradise soon turns into a living nightmare when Elise is brutally murdered.

Soon Anna finds herself trapped in a foreign country and fighting for her freedom. As she awaits the judge's decree, it becomes clear that everyone is questioning her innocence. To the rest of the world, Anna isn't just guilty, but dangerous. As the court case unfolds the truth is about to come out, and it's more shocking than you could ever imagine..


I’ve already read this book, I actually read it at soon as I bought it. It was amazing, may I add? I had looked at this book many times but never bought it and read it. But as soon as I read Celine’s review on this book, I knew I had to buy it. Trust me, it did not disappoint.


1741606599561Before. Miles "Pudge" Halter's whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the "Great Perhaps" (Fran├žois Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.



I haven’t yet read this book and I know, it’s a shocker. I bought this because I have been recently buying more and more John Green books in order to get a full collection. I also bought this because John Green is an awesome writer and it’s nice to buy a book you know will be good.

(slight theme: MALE BOOKS&NO ADULTS)

85403576605625THE ENEMY

They'll chase you. They'll rip you open. They'll feed on you...When the sickness came, every parent, policeman, politician - every adult - fell ill. The lucky ones died. The others are crazed, confused and hungry. Only children under fourteen remain, and they're fighting to survive. Now there are rumours of a safe place to hide. And so a gang of children begin their quest across London, where all through the city - down alleyways, in deserted houses, underground - the grown-ups lie in wait. But can they make it there - alive?

Teens battle diseased grown-ups in this post-apocalyptic thriller full of unexpected twists and quick-thinking heroes


I picked up the third book in this series and bought, obviously not looking at it properly because I was so engrossed in the writing, so I kind of had to buy this book but I am very excited to be reading it! I love the ideas of apocalypses, I would totally survive one and aim to be the last person on the Earth. I think it’s just the idea of how exhilarating it would be and zombies, oh my gosh you have no idea how excited and how kick ass I would be in an apocalypse. I also bought this because I really like boy books, so much action!


18483675'No one's coming for us.
Not our families, not the police.

No one.'

Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free . . . ?


I bought this book because like, The Enemy I was standing in Waterstones day dreaming about how cool this would be, to be in this book. It reminded me a lot like the Maze Runner and the Maze Runner was amazing, I love storylines like this.


8600In Eats, Shoots & Leaves, former editor Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This is a book for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. From the invention of the question mark in the time of Charlemagne to George Orwell shunning the semicolon, this lively history makes a powerful case for the preservation of a system of printing conventions that is much too subtle to be mucked about with.


I bought this for numerous reasons; curiosity, the number of people who bought this book and for the punctuation side of things. I am trying to broaden my horizons of books I read, and as it is only 200 pages long, I couldn’t argue against reading it. If I got really bored I could just grin and bear it until page 200, and I still would have taken something from it. Either way, I still win.

I hope you enjoyed this post,