New-To-Me Authors I Read For The First Time In 2016.

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I thought I’d catch up on last week’s Top Ten Tuesday, even if I’m not calling it a Top Ten Tuesday. I’m going to be listing all the author’s I’ve read for the first time in 2016 with the book and my rating starting in January til now.

1. Brigid Kemmerer – Thicker Than Water – ★★★★/5

2. Sarah Crossan – One – ★★★★/5

3. Emma Shevah – Dara Palmer’s Major Drama – ★★★/5

4. Maria Dahvana Headley – Magonia – ★★★/5

5. Alex Marwood – The Darkest Secret – ★★★★/5

6. Katie Alender – Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall – ★★★/5

7. Aaron Hartzler – What We Saw – ★★★★★/5

8. Jennifer A. Nielsen – A Night Divided – ★★★★★/5

9. Maria Lewis – Who’s Afraid – ★★★★/5

10. Alison Goodman – Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club – ★★★★/5

11. Justine Larbalestier – My Sister Rosa – ★★★★★/5

12. Ryan Graudin  – Wolf by Wolf – ★★★★/5

13. Jill Mansel – You and Me, Always – ★★★★/5

14. Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton – Tiny Pretty Things – ★★★★/5

15. Veronica Bennett – 101 Pieces of Me – ★★★/5

16. Jennifer Donnelly – Deep Blue – ★★★★/5

17. Amy Laura Schlitz – The Hired Girl – ★★★/5

18. Anne Cassidy – Moth Girls – ★★★★/5

19. Helena Coggan – The Catalyst – ★★★★/5

20. Harriet Evans – The Butterfly Summer – ★★★/5

21. Eric Lindstrom – Not if I See You First – ★★★★/5

22. Alwyn Hamilton – Rebel of the Sands – ★★★★★/5

23. Erica James – Song of the Skylark – ★★★★/5

24. Lee Battersby – Magrit – ★★★/5

25. Janet Ellis – The Butcher’s Hook – ★★★/5

26. Alexandra Bracken – Passenger – ★★★/5

27. L.S. Hilton – Maestra – ★★★/5

28. Nicci Cloke – Follow Me Back – ★★★★/5

29. Hideo Yokoyama – Six Four – ★★★★/5

30. David Metzenthen – Dreaming the Enemy – ★★★/5

31. Mary Weber – Storm Siren – ★★★★★/5

32. E.S. Thomson – Beloved Poison – ★★★★/5

33. Blythe Woolston – MARTians – ★★/5

34. Lindsay Eager – Hour of the Bees – ★★★★/5

35. Sarah Ayoub – The Yearbook Committee – ★★★★/5

36. Martyn Bedford – Twenty Questions for Gloria – ★★★/5

37. Nicky Pellegrino – Under Italian Skies – ★★★/5

38. Amy Zhang – This is Where the World Ends – ★★★/5

39. Monica Wood – The One-in-a-Million Boy – ★★★★/5

40. Stella Gemmell – The City – ★★★★/5

41. Lisa Williamson – The Art of Being Normal – ★★★★★/5

42. Brian Selznick – The Marvels – ★★★★/5

43. Marie Rutkoski – The Winner’s Curse – ★★★★/5

44. Ally Carter – All Fall Down – ★★★★/5

45. Renee Ahdieh – The Wrath & the Dawn – ★★★★/5

46. Jennifer E. Smith – Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between – ★★★★/5

47. R.C. Lewis – Spinning Starlight – ★★★★/5

48. Leah Flemming – The Last Pearl – ★★★★/5

49. Mary E. Pearson – Kiss of Deception – ★★★★/5

50. M.R. Carey – Fellside – ★★★★/5

51. Timothee de Fombelle – The Book of Pearl – ★★★/5

52. Rick Yancey – The 5th Wave – ★★★★/5

53. Emery Lord – When We Collided – ★★★/5

54. Kara Storti – Tripping Back Blue – ★★★/5

55. Emma Cline – The Girls – ★★★/5

56. G.R. Thomas – Awaken – ★★★★/5

57. Eleanor Wasserberg – Foxlowe – ★★★/5

58. Claire North – The Sudden Appearance of Hope – ★★★/5

59. Amy Tintera – Ruined – ★★★★/5

60. Kate DiCamillo – Raymie Nightingale ★★★/5

61. Kiersten White – And I Darken – ★★★★/5

62. Carrie Hope Fletcher – On the Other Side – ★★★/5

63. Kimberly McCreight – The Outliers – ★★★★/5

64. Georgia Clark – The Regulars – ★★★/5

65. Lara Avery – The Memory Book – ★★★★/5

66. Melka Stansah – The Raven Trilogy: The First Journey – ★★★/5

67. Sophie Hardcastle – Breathing Under Water – ★★★★/5

68. Amy Schumer – The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo – ★★★★/5

69. Meg Medina – Burn Baby Burn – ★★★/5

70. Kody Keplinger – Run – ★★★/5

71. V.E. Schwab – This Savage Song – ★★★★/5

72. Matt Phelan – Snow White: A Graphic Novel – ★★★/5

73. Kathleen Glasgow – Girl in Pieces – ★★★★/5

74. Mike Hooper – Devolve; The Wolf – ★★★★/5

75. Suzanne Young – Hotel for the Lost – ★★★/5

So out of the 134 books I’ve read so far this year 75 were by authors I’d never read before. Which is pretty good I think.

How many new authors (to you) did you read in 2016?

– Aimee.

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The Aussie YA Blog Hop – [#LoveOzYA]

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I’m co-hosting a blog hop between the 8-14 August. It’s about celebrating Aussie and New Zealand YA books. I will admit that I haven’t read a lot of them but I have read a lot more in the last year.

At the end of the blog hop there will be a Twitter part under the #AusYABlogChat hashtag. Follow me (@Aimee_NZ) and the host of the party (@AusYABloggers)  on Twitter and join in the fun on join in on Sunday 14 August at 8pm NZ time. 

Blog Hop Details: 

  • The blog hop will be held during the week of 8-14 August 2016.
  • Simply post your answers to the questions below on any day during the week.
  • Feel free to use the graphic above, as long as you link back.
  • Add the linky to your blog hop
  • Discover new blogger friends by stopping by their posts & leaving a comment
  • Hashtag your post with #AusYABloggers and we’ll reshare

Questions:
1. What you love about Aussie YA.

I feel like Aussie YA authors are doing their own thing not following crowd writing another Hunger Games or Divergent series. Not that they were bad books (in my opinion, I loved them both) but Aussie YA and even NZ YA books, like Rachael Craw, have been a new experience for me as a reader. And Illuminae, which was an amazing book, got me into sci-fi books so that’s a plus.

2. Favourite Aussie YA authors.
Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff and Rachael Craw (although she’s technically a Kiwi).

3. The Aussie YA book you grew up with.
I grew up on Harry Potter but when I was in high school I discovered the Tomorrow When the War Began books by John Marsden. I think a friend told me about them and I was hooked. I can’t remember how many were out by the time I started reading them though.

4. Favourite Aussie book released in 2016.
So far I’d have to say Nevernight by Jay Kristoff it was amazing. But that may change when I read Gemina. And also Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner.

5. Aussie YA debut you’re looking forward to.
I’m looking forward to Waer by Meg Caddy and Yellow by Megan Jacobson.

6. Favourite Aussie YA series.
I’ve loved The Starbound trilogy by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner and I also love Spark and Stray by Rchael Craw and can’t wait to read Shield next month.

7. Unexpected Aussie YA surprise.
The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub was better than I thought it would be. I’d heard it was like The Breakfast Club, which I didn’t like, so I wasn’t expecting much from this book. But it was really good! I couldn’t put it down.

8. Aussie YA book you always recommend to others.
I always recommend Illuminae because it was such an amazing read and I have never read a book like that before. I can’t wait to read Gemina.

9. An Aussie YA read on your TBR.
I just mentioned both Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff and Shield by Rachael Craw. Those two Aussie/NZ YA at the top of my TBR (not that I have the books yet).

10. Recommend your favourite Aussie YA Bloggers.
Elle from Elle.Biblio, Kelly from Diva Booknerd, Sophie from Nana Wintour and Aetnee from Read at Midnight.

If you’re participating in the blog hop link your post in the comments and I will check out your answers. I’m always looking for more Oz YA recommendations.

– Aimee.

Top Ten Tuesday (July 19th): Ten Books Set Outside The US.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can check out the themes (if that’s what they’re called…) here. This week’s theme is books set outside the US. So I read a lot of fantasy but I’m assuming they don’t count. Now I actually have to think.

1. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. 
This is set in a small village in England but Will and Louisa do travel a bit to other places. It’s mostly set in England though. I think most people know what Me Before You is about now.

2. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling.
If you haven’t read this series yet it’s set in England too. Mostly at Hogwarts but still. I don’t think I have to say what this series is about. I can’t wait to read The Cursed Child!!!

3. The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare.
More books set in England. I think I see a theme… But this is set in the 1800’s I think. I can’t really remember what they’re about though.

4. Tomorrow When the War Began Series & The Ellie Chronicles by John Marsden.
This series is set in Australia and follows a few (six I think?) teenagers as their country has been invaded by an unknown country. It’s never mentioned who comes into Australia and starts taking over and killing people but these teens decide to fight back. I read this series a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
The Book Thief is set in Nazi Germany. I will admit that I saw the movie first, which I’ve only done a handful of times, but this book and the movie are amazing. I loved them both.

6. Slated Trilogy by Teri Terry. 
Another series set in England lol. The main character, Kyla, has had her memory and her personality wiped clean, she’s been Slated. Kyla was told she was a terrorist and the government is giving her this second chance, but only if she follows their rules. Things from her past are coming back to her and nothing is as it seems. I liked these books, they were really fast reads for me.

7. A Night Divided by Jennifer A Nielson.
This is set in East Berlin, Germany, after the Berlin Wall goes up and follows Gerta as she realises her family is now separated and what she’ll do to be free.

8. The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub. 
The Yearbook Committee is set in Sydney, Australia and follows six teens in their last year of high school. I wasn’t sure if I’d like this because I’d heard it was like The Breakfast Club, which I didn’t like, but I really enjoyed it. It was a bit cheesy in places but I still liked it.

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. 
I think this is mostly set in France. Although Anna does go home to America (I think) for a holiday.. It’s been so long since I read this. But Anna is in France most of the time so it still counts.

10. The Martian by Andy Weir. 
Okay so I’m cheating. Yes, NASA is in America and sometimes there’s a POV from someone at NASA but Mark is on Mars for most of this book and the majority of it is in his perspective so I think this counts as “outside the US.”

This was harder than I thought it would be. Especially as I tried not to have books set in the same country but apparently I read a lot of books set in England… I was born there so it makes sense.

What books have you read that aren’t set in the US?

– Aimee.

Top Ten Tuesday (July 5th):Top Ten Books I’ve Enjoyed That Have Under 2000 Ratings On Goodreads.

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. You can check out the weeks theme here. I didn’t even know you could check this on Goodreads and I’m looking forward to this one. I’ve decided to share them in the order they come up on my shelves. You can click the title of each book for links to Goodreads.

1. The Reaction by Helena Coggan. IMG_20160305_112032
This is the sequel to The Catalyst and both books are soooo good. I gave The Reaction five stars on Goodreads when I read it earlier this year.

I was surprised to see this book only had 25 ratings on Goodreads. Why aren’t people reading this?!?!?!

I can’t wait for the third book to come out next year. It did take me a while to get used to Helena’s writing style but once I did I was hooked on both books and couldn’t put them down. I think they both definitely need more recognition. IMG_20160402_142059

2. The Immortal Throne by Stella Gemmell. 
This is another sequel. I haven’t come across the first book yet (with this ratings thing on Goodreads).

Both The City and The Immortal Throne are big books but I think they’re worth giving a try. I’d never heard of either of them until Penguin Random House NZ sent me a copy of The Immortal Throne to review. The City to me a few days to get into but once I did I really enjoyed it and I loved this one because I kind of knew what to expect with the writing style.

I don’t know if they’ll be a third book in the series but there were a few stories left open at the end of this one so I’m hoping there’ll be a third one. IMG_20160406_104225

3. Beloved Poison by E.S. Thomson. 
I didn’t know if I’d like this when I received a copy of it to review earlier this year but the synopsis sounded really interesting and I wanted to give it a go.

Not only is the cover gorgeous but the book was really good too. I really enjoyed this. I’ve seen on Goodreads that there might be a sequel to this. It says that this is book one in the Jem Flockheart series but the ending was wrapped up for me and I don’t see the need for another book. I don’t know if I’ll read it if there is one, the synopsis would have to be really good and not just a repeat of this.

Anyway, this is like a historical fiction/mystery. It was interesting to read about how surgery was performed back then but kind of had me wondering how anyone lived through it. CZNHzZRWkAA3h5G

4. Who’s Afraid? by Maria Lewis. 
I think this was Maria’s debut novel but I can’t really remember. This is set in Scotland and (for a few chapters) New Zealand. I loved being able to actually picture the places Tommi went to in NZ because I’d been there myself. I don’t read a lot of books set in NZ or by NZ authors (I think Maria is Australian) so I was glad to find this.

There’s a sequel to Who’s Afraid coming out next year and I am looking forward to reading it. I can’t wait to see what’s next for Tommi and her friends. IMG_20160223_131236

5. Moth Girls by Anne Cassidy. 
I really enjoyed Moth Girls when I read it earlier this year. It’s told in past and present POV. I haven’t seen a lot of people reading this but I thought it was a great YA thriller type book. I think it’s a thriller… I could be wrong.

Anyway, it’s about two girls who go missing when they’re nine or ten? I can’t remember how old they were. One of their friends was left behind and has blamed herself ever since. It’s another anniversary of their disappearance and  about time someone found out what happened to them. CftqNsEUsAE5I9x

6. Book of Lies by Teri Terry. 
This is the fourth book by Teri that I’ve read. I have enjoyed all her books and am looking forward to her new trilogy!

Anyway, this one is about twins that were separated at birth and are witches. I think they’re witches… They have some kind of magic anyway. I did wish the ending was a little longer but I made up my own mind on what happened after the end of the book.

I enjoyed Book of Lies. There’s an “evil” twin in this book and I was sure I’d picked the twin that was evil within a few chapters.

7. The Father: Made in Sweden Part 1 by Anton Svensson.IMG_20150728_152723
I have to say the cover of this caught my attention first but the synopsis sounded just as good.

The Father is inspired by a the true story of a father/son bank robbing team in Sweden. I’d never heard of them before this book but if what they did was in this book they were pretty smart. Crazy, but smart. While I was reading it I’d forget that it was based on real events and then it’d hit me and I’d be like “really?!” I could see it being a movie, not actual events that happened.

I don’t know if there’s a Part 2 to this or not. I think the ending was pretty wrapped up but who knows. CgCZfjfVAAEQbcw

8. The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub.
The Yearbook Committee is set in Australia and (I think) by an Australian author.

I’d been told it was like The Breakfast Club which I didn’t like but I decided to give it a try anyway and am so glad that I did. I really enjoyed this.

It’s about six (again, I think) teens as they’re forced to work with each other on the yearbook committee. They’re all really different and from different ‘cliques’ but as they get to know each other they start to become friends. I think it was a bit cheesy in places and sometimes predictable but I didn’t see the ending coming. It was a good book. IMG_20150926_125625

9. Stray by Rachael Craw. 
I think both Spark and Stray are underrated which is why I have a photo of both of them. Spark is the first book in the trilogy. The last book, Shield, will be released later this year and I cannot wait to read it.

Rachael is a New Zealand author. I said earlier I don’t read many NZ authors but I am so glad I was able to review both these books for Walker Books Australia. I’d never heard of them until I was offered a copy of Spark but when I was reading it I was hooked. I don’t think I’ve read anything like this before. Please, find a copy of Spark if you haven’t read it and give it a go. CaAA696UUAAGHLE

10. My Sister Rosa by Justine Larbalestier. 
And lastly I’m going to share My Sister Rosa. I have seen mixed reviews of this but I loved it. It was scary how real this could actually be because there are people out in the world like Rosa.

I couldn’t put this down when I read it. I guess it was like watching a car crash, you don’t want to watch but you can’t look away. Rosa was so disturbing and scarily realistic but I just couldn’t put it down.

So there are ten books that don’t have a lot of reviews on Goodreads that I’ve either loved or really enjoyed. I think this was a great theme this week.

Have you read any of these?

– Aimee.

Review: The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub.

Title – The Yearbook Committee
Author – Sarah Ayoub
Publication Date – March 1st 2016 by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN – 9780732296858
My Rating – ★★★★/5

Five unlikely students are put on the yearbook committee against their will. Are they going to be able to put their differences aside or will they destroy the yearbook and their last year at high school?

Gillian’s dad is one of the most recognisable people in the state. She’s starting to learn that life in the spotlight comes with a price.

Tammi’s best friend is the popular girl and she’s cool by association. Tammi has always caved to peer pressure but when the expectations of those around her start to be too much, will she finally be able to stand up for herself?

At school, no one really notices Matty but at home he’s everything. he’s been holding things together by himself since his mother’s breakdown. He’s never felt more alone.

Charlie has just moved to Sydney and she’s determined not to make friends. She’s just waiting for Year 12 to be over so she can go back to her real life and friends.

Ryan used to have it all until an accident stole his dreams. Now he has to decide what to doCgCZfjfVAAEQbcw with his future.

I received a copy of The Yearbook Committee from HarperCollins to review. I’ve never read a book by Sarah Ayoub before but this made me want to find more of her books.

A friend of mine told me this was like The Breakfast Club which I watched for the first time last year and didn’t like. But The Yearbook Committee was so much better than I was expecting.

The Yearbook Committee follows the five teens as they start their final year in high school and all the drama and stress that comes with it. Two of the teens are in the “popular” crowd and the other three aren’t bothered with popularity. What starts as an awkward and mostly reluctant group become unlikely friends as they work on the yearbook.

Through the book each teen faces something that they didn’t expect and they grow and change with the experience and new friendships. It’s like they’ve found the people that bring out the best in them and make them realise they matter. I liked all of the main characters, they had their flaws but doesn’t everyone?

Some things that happened were pretty obvious from the start but the ending was a bit of a shock. I didn’t see that coming at all.

I really enjoyed The Yearbook Committee and it was a very fast read for me. I didn’t want to put it down.

*Thank you HarperCollins New Zealand for sending me a copy to review*

Have you read any books by Sarah Ayoub? What did you think of them?

– Aimee.

April Wrap Up & March TBR.

 

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I read 16 books in April. Although I only read the last 50 pages of Six Four so it doesn’t really count.

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Six Four by Hideo YokoYama – ★★★★
Dreaming the Enemy by David Metzenthen – ★★★
Storm Siren by Mary Weber – ★★★★★
Beloved Poison by E.S. Thomson – ★★★★
MARTians by Blythe Woolston – ★★
Book of Lies by Teri Terry – ★★★★
Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar – ★★★★
The Yearbook Committee by Sarah Ayoub – ★★★★
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin – ★★★★
Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford – ★★★
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling & Jim Kay – ★★★★★
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham – ★★★★
Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino – ★★★
This is Where the World Ends by Amy Zhang – ★★
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin – ★★★★
The One in a Million Boys by Monica Wood – ★★★★

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This month I’m taking part in the Neverland Book Bingo held by Nicole on her Instagram. If you’re interested I’ll link to her account here. You have until the 5th May to post your board on Instagram if you want to participate. There’s also a giveaway.

I have 25 books on my board. So far I have picked Cress by Marissa Meyer (a re-read) from my Superman/Supergirl mug. I’ll be starting that today.

I guess the other books I read will be a surprise for my wrap up at the end of this month.

What will you be reading in May?

Aimee.

WWW Wednesday [April 20th 2016] –

fontcandy-23This meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.

The questions are:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?

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I started reading Under Italian Skies this morning. I think I’ve read three chapters so far.

But I am liking it. It kind of reminds me of a movie I saw a few times but can’t remember the name of, it has Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet in it and they house swap. Anyway, Stella has just lost the job she had for 25 years and is now unsure what to do next. Her friend suggests she do a house swap and so she looks into it. Now, she’s about to swap houses with a man she’s never met. Stella will go to Italy and Leo will stay in her apartment in London.

That’s all I’ve read so far. I’m not sure what will happen but I’m looking forward to finding out. 710P11Qhs7L

I finished A Storm of Swords on the weekend and have now started A Feast for Crows for the Read Game of Thrones read a long. I’m not going to rush this one though. My plan is to read around 40 pages a day so it’ll last the next three weeks of the read a long. Or two and a half weeks now.

I’ve enjoyed re-reading these books. This is the second time I’ve read them. I did want to re-read them to refresh my memory before The Winds of Winter is released but I have officially given up on waiting. I was going to wait to watch this season of Game of Thrones until I’d read The Winds of Winter but as it’s not being published in the next year I’m going to just watch the show. I wish he’d hurry up and write the next book already. The wait between them is ridiculous. 51BnBUYXmBL._SX423_BO1,204,203,200_

This is another book I’m reading for a Goodreads group. I think this months theme was a book from your childhood. I thought it was a good opportunity to finally read this illustrated edition of The Philosopher’s Stone.

I haven’t read much but I love the illustrations. I’m thinking about doing a review on the book. Obviously not the story because I’m biased but my thoughts on reading an illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the illustrations. And maybe sharing some of my favourite ones.

Let me know if it would be something you’d be interested in reading. Or I might just do it anyway because I love Harry.

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I was sent a copy of Unbecoming to review from Scholastic New Zealand.

This is another book where a relative has dementia and is being looked after, very reluctantly, by family. Over the months Mary lives with her daughter and grandchildren things change in their lives.

I really liked Unbecoming, although the mother did do my head in most of the book. I think I was almost finished with the story by the time she’d opened her eyes and I was able to if not like her (it was too late for that) but understand her.

I’ll be doing a review on this soon so I’m not going to say more than this.

I received Twenty Questions for Gloria from Walker Books 513W8EmOSZL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Australia to review.

I thought this was going to be a good YA psychological thriller, like it said on the back, but it was just meh for me. When I think psychological thriller my thoughts go to books like Gone Girl that make you think and have all kinds of twists. But this didn’t do that for me. I mean it was interesting, confusing and I wanted to know what happened to Gloria but it wasn’t what I was expecting it to be.

I’ll go into it more in my review. It was a good story but Gloria annoyed me and the guy, Uman, was just too weird for me. I think I gave the book three stars on Goodreads.

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As I said before I read A Storm of Swords last week for the read a long. I was determined to read 100 pages a day so that I could catch up. I was meant to have finished this when we did it last year, or at the start of the year. I can’t remember. Anyway my A Storm of Swords is in two parts and when I finished the first part I just couldn’t be bothered with the second.

I’ve finally read it now. One of the best parts of re-reading the series is that it’s getting me excited for the show to come back. Not that I wasn’t before but I am even more now. And after the latest trailer! I won’t be reviewing these books. I wouldn’t even know where to start, they are just too big and full of drama, death and just too big.

I do love the Song of Ice and Fire series though. 26241526

I received a copy of The Yearbook Committee from HarperCollins New Zealand to review. I’d heard really good things about this but it was so much better than I was expecting. A friend of mine said it was like The Breakfast Club which I didn’t like.

I’m going to be doing a full review of this soon so I’m not going to give too much away. It is told in five different perspectives, I think, and follows the teens as they start the final year of high school and are forced (all but one) to join the yearbook committee.

Like I said, I really liked this. Some things that happened were really obvious but one thing I didn’t see coming. 9781406368154

I think I talked about this a bit in my last WWW Wednesday. This follows Carol as she and her family move to her grandfathers ranch for the summer as they prepare the house for sale and move her grandfather to a care home because of his dementia.

Carol didn’t want to go to the ranch, actually I don’t think any of them did. Except the baby because he didn’t know any different. But as Carol gets to know her grandfather for the first time things start to change for her. She feels connected to him and loves listening to his stories.

I really enjoyed Hour of the Bees. I’ll be posting my review soon.

Reading Next –
I’m not sure what I’ll be reading next so I don’t want to put something here in case I change my mind.

What have you been reading?

– Aimee.