Friday, 30 January 2015

Cover Reveal | Adamant by Emma L. Adams

Today is the cover reveal for Adamant (The Alliance series #1) by Emma L. Adams. This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

I just had to take part in this cover reveal because Emma is a friend of mine from university. I spent three years listening to how much she wanted to be a published author, so it's pretty great to see her beginning to publish her second series! Well done, Emma!

ADAMANT final front coverAdamant (The Alliance Series #1)

By Emma L. Adams

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

Age category: Adult

Release Date: 11 March 2015

On an alternative 21st-century Earth in which our world is one of many in the Multiverse, the Inter-World Alliance exists to keep the peace between the worlds, and keep the monsters out.

Ada Fletcher is twenty-one, keeps a collection of knives in her room, and is more interested in fighting than her day job as a cashier. She also risks her life on a daily basis, helping refugees from a devastating magical war on her homeworld hide on the low-magic Earth. But when she’s taken into custody by the Alliance, her unusual magic makes her a prime suspect for a supervisor’s suspicious death.

For Kay Walker, whose family founded the organization, there has never been any doubt that his future is with the Alliance – even if it means dealing with sarcastic centaurs and dangerous monsters in the dark Passages between worlds. But when his supervisor is murdered, Kay discovers that a research project might have been the reason, and faces the choice of whether to ignore his instincts or risk becoming the next target, not to mention digging into the Alliance’s history and memories he’d rather keep buried. And there’s something not quite right about the strange, fierce girl he arrested as a suspect.

The last thing Ada wants is to help the infuriating Alliance guard who arrested her, but it soon becomes clear that the Alliance knows too much about Ada’s offworld origins. More, in fact, than she knows herself. Now she has to choose between loyalty to her family, and helping the Alliance save the Earth – and the Multiverse – from a deadly enemy.

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Adamant Teaser

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Emma AdamsAbout the Author:

Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing speculative fiction. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also entertained her creative writing group and baffled her tutors by submitting strange fantasy tales featuring dragons and supernatural monsters to workshops. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).

Now a reluctant graduate, Emma refuses to settle down and be normal. When not embarking on wild excursions and writing fantasy novels, she edits and proofreads novels for various publishing houses and reads an improbable number of books. Emma is currently working on the Alliance series, a multiple-universe adult fantasy featuring magic, monsters, cool gadgets and sarcasm. Her upper-YA urban fantasy Darkworld series is published by Curiosity Quills Press.

You can find and contact Emma here:

- Website

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- Google+

- Goodreads

- Newsletter

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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

What's Up Wednesday! | 28/01/15

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk as a way for writers and readers to stay in touch!

What I'm Reading

Since last week I've read The Meat Tree by Gwyneth Lewis, which is probably the weirdest thing I've read so far this year, and The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau. The beginning of the novel is a little slow - which you wouldn't expect considering the majority of the beginning takes place in the Tower of London! - but with a little patience things soon livened up. If you're interested in reading some female-led historical crime then I recommend giving this book a try.

On Monday I finally picked up Half Bad by Sally Green which I'm reading alongside Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

What I'm Writing (+1 Writing Goal)

Right now I'm mainly working on short fiction. There are a few competitions and calls for submissions that are ending in a couple of weeks and I want to make sure I enter/submit as much as I can. A few of the competitions I'm aiming to enter are the Mslexia Short Story Competition, a competition for women writers, the BBC Opening Lines Competition, a chance to get your story read out on the radio, and The Winston Fletcher Fiction Prize, a competition for people who work in advertising, marketing and any related businesses.

Over the past few days I also had a little brainwave concerning a plot point in Bloodroot and Bracken that's been bothering me for a while, which is just what I need. I love it when solving a problem rekindles my passion for a project that's been around for a while. 

I haven't forgotten my latest character, Mab, either; I'm hoping to use some of the notes I have to write something for one of the competitions I'm entering.

Writing Goal: Redraft 'Dead Beautiful', finish 'Crying Wolf' and draft something from my Mab notes.

What Works For Me

Deadlines. I wish I was one of those people who did work gradually and got everything done and dusted before the deadline, and once in a blue moon it does happen, but for the most part I have the tendency to leave things to the last minute. Most of the time I don't even do it on purpose, I'll try getting something done but I can't seem to be able to get into the zone unless there's a deadline hanging over my head that's slowly but surely helping me to develop a stomach ulcer.

This proved especially true for me at the end of last week when I discovered that, if I wanted the chance to apply for funding, I needed to have sent off my PhD application no later than the 23rd. So on the 22nd and the 23rd I worked my arse off until it was done and dusted.

(In my defense a) I'd never worked on a PhD proposal before so I was a little lost, b) pretty much the entire week before I was away at a friend's and didn't have time or access to my laptop, and c) I thought I had until the end of January. It's still no excuse, but it makes me feel better.)

What Else Is New

It's been a strange sort of week. On Friday I sent off my first PhD application - eek! - then my parents and I ate Chinese food and I introduced them to The Book Thief; I haven't watched the film since it came out in the cinema so it was nice to see it again.

Then over the weekend both my best friend and my nana ended up in hospital. My best friend is now appendixless after hers had the nerve to burst, and my poor nana, who in my eyes is invincible, has been poorly for a little while. My uncle took her to hospital after her leg swelled up and it turns out she has septicemia. She was very poorly, but now she's wide awake and she's regaining some of the weight she's lost recently and keeping her food down, so fingers crossed she'll be back to her usual self very soon. 

I'm back at work this week after my week off, and you know you enjoy what you do when you're glad to get back. I'm very lucky to have a job that I enjoy. I've mentioned before that this year I'm working on the centenary of Alun Lewis, who was a Welsh English-language writer during WW2, and this week I got to proofread something very exciting: his unpublished novel. What could make that more exciting? Being able to read and hold the original manuscript. It's very cool.

So what's new with you?

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | Books I'd Read if I Had a Book Club

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is 'Ten Books I'd Love To Read With My Book Club/If I Had A Book Club'. Sadly, I don't have a book club; my local library has one that meets each month, but it's at 2:00 on a Wednesday and I work 9-5 Monday-Friday. Oh well!

I was thinking of theming this post, but instead I decided to go for the ten books I'd most love to talk about with other people. I've decided to split my list into books I'd love to reread, and books I haven't read yet. So, without further ado, here are my top ten!

Books I'd Reread

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman: One of my all time favourite books. There are so many things in this book to discuss, and I'd love to hear what other people had to say about it.

Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu: Again, this is another favourite and another book in which there's a lot to talk about. This classic is just fascinating.

Feed by Mira Grant: Haha, I think we should just assume that this book is going to pop up on the majority of my TTT posts from now on. Honestly the main reason I'd want to read this for a book club is to make even more people read it because it's amazing and I love it.

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins: Probably my favourite classic. There. I said it. Again, there's a lot to talk about in this novel. It's quite dense, yes, but if you stick with it it's so worth it.

American Gods by Neil Gaiman: I just think this book would be a lot of fun to read with other people, and, again, there's a lot to talk about here!

Books I'd Read for the First Time

Among Others by Jo Walton: I've heard a lot of wonderful things about this book, and something about it makes me think it'd be a great book club read.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood: I need to read this book (I promise I'll get to it this year, Mallory!) and I might read it sooner if I had to read it for a book club. Plus I think there'd be a lot to discuss.

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón: I think a book about books would be a great choice for a reading group, and I've heard brilliant things about this book! Plus I like book clubs that include books that were not originally written in English.

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: I feel like this is a classic I have to read before I die, but I'm not all that interested by it. The premise doesn't put me off (I know that probably sounds weird, but I'm more frightened by supernatural creatures than I am by creepy people) although I'm sure reading it would certainly make me uncomfortable, and I think it'd be a really interesting book to discuss with other people.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke: This book is such a beast. My copy's like a brick, I swear to God it should be one of the murder weapons in Cluedo. A book's size usually doesn't put me off, but this one is the exception. A book club might finally make me crack this baby open!

Which books made your list this week?

Monday, 26 January 2015

Stories & Songs #5

Today I'm here with another installment of Stories & Songs, and this one is made up entirely of classics and 21st century music!

by Margaret Mitchell

"Blank Space"
Taylor Swift

Nice to meet you
Where you been?
I could show you incredible things:
Magic, madness, heaven, sin
Saw you there and I thought 'oh my god
Look at that face, you look like my next mistake
Love's a game, wanna play?'
New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny rumours fly
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends
I'm dying to see how this one ends
Grab your passport and my hand
I can make the bad guys good for a weekend

So it's gonna be forever
Or it's gonna go down in flames
You can tell me when it's over
If the high was worth the pain
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
'Cause you know I love the players
And you love the game

'Cause we're young and we're reckless
We'll take this way too far
It'll leave you breathless
Or with a nasty scar
Got a long list of ex-lovers
They'll tell you I'm insane
But I got a blank space baby
And I'll write your name

by Louisa May Alcott

Natasha Bedingfield

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

by Jane Austen

"Just Give Me a Reason"
P!nk feat. Nate Ruess

I'm sorry I don't understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everything
And it's all in your mind
(Yeah, but this is happening)

You've been having real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken, just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You're still written in the scars on my heart
You're not broken, just bent
And we can learn to love again

by Anne Brontë

Katy Perry

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath
Scared to rock the boat and make a mess
So I sat quietly, agreed politely
I guess that I forgot I had a choice
I let you push me past the breaking point
I stood for nothing, so I fell for everything

You held me down, but I got up
Already brushing off the dust
You hear my voice, you hear that sound?
Like thunder gonna shake the ground
You held me down, but I got up
Get ready 'cause I've had enough
I see it all, I see it now

I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter
Dancing through the fire
'Cause I am a champion
And you're gonna hear me roar
Louder, louder than a lion
'Cause I am a champion
And you're gonna hear me roar

Friday, 23 January 2015

Review | Alice in Tumblr-Land by Tim Manley | 2015 Fairytale Challenge

by Tim Manley

My Rating: 

The Ugly Duckling still feels gross compared to everyone else, but now she’s got Instagram, and there’s this one filter that makes her look awesome. Cinderella swaps her glass slippers for Crocs. The Tortoise and the Hare Facebook stalk each other. Goldilocks goes gluten free. And Peter Pan finally has to grow up and get a job, or at least start paying rent.

Here are more than one hundred fairy tales, illustrated and re-imagined for today. Instead of fairy godmothers, there’s Siri. And rather than big bad wolves, there are creepy dudes on OkCupid. In our brave new world of social networking, YouTube, and texting, fairy tales can once again lead us to "happily ever after" — and have us laughing all the way.

I have to admit I thought Alice in Tumblr-Land was one of those books I'd never review because it didn't leave me with a lot of things I wanted to say, but as I'm taking part in the 2015 Fairytale Challenge it seemed a shame not to review it now!

This little book can be summed up in three words: just plain fun. If you're in the mood for some entirely modern fairy tales - the kind that aren't trying to be dark or 'edgy' - then this is the book for you! I read this in under an hour; it's the kind of book you can either speed through and enjoy like I did or, if you prefer, you can dip in and out of it and enjoy it at your own leisure.

Of course just because this book is a lot of fun it doesn't mean it doesn't have anything to say. Despite being short and funny, there's a lot in this book about growing up, identity and sexuality that I honestly wasn't expecting - in fact this is one of the most diverse collections of fairy tale retellings I've come across, and for that I appreciated and respected it a lot more than I initially thought I would!

So if you're looking for a collection of retellings that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you go 'aww' then this is the collection for you!

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

What's Up Wednesday! | 21/01/15

What's Up Wednesday is a weekly blog hop created by Jaime Morrow and Erin L. Funk as a way for writers and readers to stay in touch!

What I'm Reading

I haven't done any reading since last week, so I'm still in the middle of The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau and Valour's Choice by Tanya Huff!

What I'm Writing

I'm still working away on the story with no story; my protagonist's still very talkative, and if nothing else I might be able to turn what she's telling me into a short story!

I also really need to get my PhD application finished, because the deadline's Friday - eek!

What Works For Me

Always having a notebook with me! I never go anywhere without a notebook and a pen in my bag, and it's saved me from losing ideas many a time.

What Else Is New

On Saturday I travelled up to Doncaster to visit a friend of mine from uni, and I just got back today! I had a great few days there that included skittle cocktails, rocking out to a live band's cover of Livin' On A Prayer, walking around Clumber Park, shopping, going to see Into the Woods (great film!), having a look around Cusworth Hall (and their tearooms!) and, the main reason I went, going to see Matthew Bourne's ballet production of Edward Scissorhands.

It was stunning. Matthew Bourne is a British choreographer who's well known for his dark ballet productions; he's done a production of Sleeping Beauty that involved vampiric faeries! You wouldn't think Edward Scissorhands would be possible in ballet form, but it was absolutely gorgeous and we had amazing seats - we were only on the second row, and right at the end of the show we got snowed on when they released foam from the ceiling!

If any of you have the chance to go and see it, go and see it!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Top Ten Tuesday | Womance

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week's theme. You can find out everything you need to know about joining in here!

This week's theme is a freebie, so today I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite female friendships! If guys can have a bromance, girls can have a womance!

Katniss and Johanna from The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins: I know so many fans of The Hunger Games are huge supporters of Katniss and Peeta's relationship, but it's always been one of my least favourite aspects of the series for a bunch of reasons I won't bother getting into now. Personally one of my favourite relationships in the series, other than the ones between Katniss and Prim and Katniss and Rue, was the friendship between Katniss and Johanna. Everyone worships Katniss, and I think Johanna is one of the few people who keeps her grounded and makes her feel semi-normal. I love their dynamic, and I wanted more Johanna in Mockingjay.

Agnes and Rosalie from Agnes Grey by Anne Brontë: Whether the relationship between Agnes and Rosalie can be described as a friendship is debatable, but it's certainly interesting and was one of my favourite things about the novel; by exploring the relationship between a governess and her ward Brontë explored what is expected of women regardless of their station and class. This is a great classic, and one I highly recommend - Anne has been the forgotten Brontë for too long!

Cinder and Iko from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I want an Iko of my own. She's adorable, and I love that her and Cinder are such good buddies; Cinder goes through so much crap that she needs someone loyal like Iko on her side.

Ismae and Anne from Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers: The most obvious friendship in the His Fair Assassin trilogy is the one between Ismae, Sybella and Annith, and while I also love their relationship I really loved the friendship that blossomed between Ismae and Anne in Grave Mercy. Poor Anne is surrounded by enemies, and even though she has her brother Gavriel to watch her back, Ismae becomes the confidante that a young girl in her position needs. In return, Anne makes sure Ismae feels welcome in her court. Their relationship was one of my favourite elements of the book.

Beth and Jennifer from Attachments by Rainbow Rowell: I actually liked the relationship between Beth and Jennifer more than I liked the relationship between Beth and Lincoln - oops! These two are a lot of fun, and reading their messages to each other throughout Attachments reminded me of some of the conversations I've had with my own friends.

Tonks and Ginny from the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling: I almost put Hermione and Ginny here because I do love their friendship too, but I loved how Ginny saw Tonks as a sort of cool big sister. That and I've always had a soft spot for Tonks; she's always been one of my favourites, and as a teenager I'm fairly sure she was my style icon. Not that my school would have ever let me dye my hair bright pink.

Nancy and Minerva from Pirates! by Celia Rees: This is another book in which the relationship between the two female leads is more powerful than any of the romances. I loved Celia Rees's books when I was a teen and still hold them very dear to my heart now; I think it's this book that made me want to search out more fiction in which friendship, and not romance, was the main focus.

Valkyrie and Tanith from the Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy: Like Tonks and Ginny these two have a very surrogate sister feel to them. Tanith is one of my favourites anyway, but I loved the friendship she developed with Valkyrie and always love their scenes together whenever I read these books.

Lirael and The Disreputable Dog from The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix: One of the main reasons I love Garth Nix's writing so much is because in The Old Kingdom he created more than one female led fantasy story in which the main focus isn't romance. Sure Sabriel finds Touchstone, but that relationship is never the driving force behind the plot in Sabriel, and in Lirael Lirael's most important relationship is the one she develops with The Disreputable Dog who, despite being a dog, has always made me think of an eccentric, all-knowing auntie.

Ellie, Nadine and Magda from the Girls series by Jacqueline Wilson: As a child Jacqueline Wilson was one of my favourite authors; I read everything she wrote until the publication of Love Lessons which I didn't like at all. I don't like to say I grew out of her writing because I don't know if you can grow out of an author that you love, but as a teenager I didn't like her books directed at teenagers at all despite having loved all her children's books as a child. Having said that, the Girls books are definitely directed at a teenage audience and I loved them; Ellie is a fantastic heroine for Teen fiction, and I loved the emphasis this series has on friendship. And I don't think it hurt that I absolutely loved the CITV adaptation, either!

What did you talk about this week?

Monday, 19 January 2015

Classics & Contemporaries | Daphne du Maurier Edition

I didn't want to start my new blogging year without a new installment of Classics & Contemporaries, but recently I haven't been doing enough research to write another, more indepth post. So today, like the previous installment (found here!), I'm going to give you some quick recommendations for one of my new favourite authors whom I discovered at the end of 2014: Daphne du Maurier!

I highly recommend checking du Maurier out! She wrote everything from novels (in genres from historical fiction to post-apocalyptic) to non-fiction and short fiction - the woman was a writing machine!

If you like Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Read Rebecca

If you like A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

Read Mary Anne

If you like Vivian Versus the Apocalypse by Katie Coyle

If you like Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Sunday, 18 January 2015

TBR | Graphic Novels

I read two graphic novels last year - American Vampire, Vol. 1 and Marvel 1602 - and so far this year I've read all four volumes of Saga. It's made realise two things: 1) I like graphic novels, and 2) I want to read more of them.

Here are some of the graphic novels on my TBR!

by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

Who are the Rat Queens? 

A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. 

It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack! 

by Jamie Delano, Rick Veitch, John Ridgway, Alfredo Alcala and Tom Mandrake

The very first Hellblazer collection ORIGINAL SINS is available in a new edition that includes John Constantine’s appearances in SWAMP THING. This is the first of a series of new HELLBLAZER editions starring Vertigo’s longest running antihero, John Constantine, England’s chain-smoking, low-rent magus.This first collection is a loosely connected series of tales of John’s early years where Constantine was at his best and at his worst, all at the same time.

by Bill Willingham, Lan Medina, Steve Leialoha, Craig Hamilton and James Jean

When a savage creature known only as the Adversary conquered the fabled lands of legends and fairy tales, all of the infamous inhabitants of folklore were forced into exile. Disguised among the normal citizens of modern-day New York, these magical characters have created their own peaceful and secret society within an exclusive luxury apartment building called Fabletown. But when Snow White's party-girl sister, Rose Red, is apparently murdered, it is up to Fabletown's sheriff, a reformed and pardoned Big Bad Wolf (Bigby Wolf), to determine if the killer is Bluebeard, Rose's ex-lover and notorious wife killer, or Jack, her current live-in boyfriend and former beanstalk-climber.

by Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis and Brooke Allen

Friendship to the max! Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley are five best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they’re not gonna let any insane quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! 

by Scott Snyder and Jock

Across the globe, century after century, men and women were burned, drowned, hanged, tortured, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered for witchcraft. None of them were witches. They died protecting a terrible and hidden truth: witches, real witches, are out there. They are ancient, elusive, and deadly creatures that are rarely seen and even more rarely survived. 

Are you a fan of graphic novels? Are there any you'd recommend?

Friday, 16 January 2015

Taylor Swift Book Tag!

It's Taylor Gif'd. Hurr hurr hurr.

As a fan of Taylor Swift I just had to give this tag a go when I stumbled across it over at Books and Cleverness.


  1. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - A book/series you loved and now hate
  2. Red - A book with a red cover
  3. The Best Day - A book that makes you feel nostalgic
  4. Love Story - A book with forbidden love
  5. I Knew You Were Trouble - A book with a bad character you can't help but love
  6. Innocent - A book that someone ruined the ending to
  7. Everything Has Changed - A book with a character who goes through extensive character development
  8. You Belong With Me - A book you are anticipating most
  9. Forever and Always - Your book otp
  10. Come Back, Be Here - A book you'd least like to lend out (for fear of missing it too much)
  1. Teardrops On My Guitar - A book that made you cry a lot
  2. Shake It Off - A book you love so much, you just shake off the haters

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
{A book/series you loved and now hate}

Maximum Ride series 
by James Patterson

I really enjoyed the first four books in this series, especially back in my teens, and then from book five onwards it just got a bit... crap. I never even bothered finishing this series because I just stopped caring about what happened!

{A book with a red cover}

by Margaret Atwood

Okay so I know it's not entirely red, but I really love this cover!

The Best Day
{A book that makes you feel nostalgic}

by Roald Dahl

I used to get this book out of the library all the time when I was little, I loved it so much, but I didn't own my own copy until 2013! It's still one of my favourite children's books, and one of my favourite Dahl books alongside Fantastic Mr. Fox and The BFG.

Love Story
{A book with forbidden love}

by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples

This series is a very recent read for me, but it's quickly become one of my favourite new series! I ended up marathoning the first four volumes in the space of two days, and now I have to wait for Volume 5...

I Knew You Were Trouble
{A book with a bad character you couldn't help but love}

by Malorie Blackman

Oh Jude. You're such a bad person, and yet I can't help but find you fascinating and, at times, even empathise with you. This is such a great series and not enough people have read it.

{A book that someone ruined the ending to}

by Moira Young

That someone was me. I was skimming reviews of Rebel Heart after finishing Blood Red Road, which I loved, to see if the second book was just as good and ended up seeing something I wish I hadn't. That's the main reason why I still haven't read it!

Everything Has Changed
{A book with a character who goes through extensive character development}

Harry Potter series 
by J. K. Rowling

Neville Longbottom. I love how much his confidence improves over the course of the series. He's one of the best characters in the series.

You Belong With Me
{A book you are anticipating most}

by Marissa Meyer

Forever and Always
{Your book otp}

I love Cinder and Kai a lot, and if Winter doesn't give them a happy ending then I'm going to eat my body weight in Ben & Jerry's.

Come Back, Be Here
{A book you'd least like to lend out}

by J. K. Rowling

This is my favourite book in the series and I've owned my copy since its release. Along the way it's lost its dust jacket - something which continues to irk me - but it's my copy and I love it, and I want it to stay with me.


Teardrops On My Guitar
{A book that made you cry a lot}

by Mira Grant

My favourite book of 2014 and one of my favourite books of all time. This book broke me. I sobbed.

That was a lot of fun! If you want to do this tag then go ahead and do it, but I'm going to tag a few people: Mallory, Shannon, Allie, Jaime and Erin, consider yourselves tagged!