Month: October 2015

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

Illuminae ~ My first ever book launch!

As I’m sure most of you know, Illuminae has finally been released out into the wild for all of us book nerds to gobble up and read.  Last Friday, I had the opportunity to go to the Melbourne book launch of Illuminae and it was fantastic! One of the perks of moving back to Melbourne was the ability to go to bookish events.  A lot of these events are held during the week, and it just wasn’t possible for me to attend while I lived in Bendigo.  This book launch is the perfect example of one such event, and I was so excited to be able to go. The event was held at my favourite book shop, Dymocks on Collins […]

Posted October 27, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Book News / 2 Comments

Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

Review: Night Owls by Jenn Bennett

What I Thought… Night Owls, also known as The Anatomical Shape of a Heart in the overseas market, was a genuinely enjoyable read.  This book had everything – teen delinquents, romance, family dramas of every possible kind, and even gory bits!  I read it last week and still haven’t been able to get it out of my head, in the best possible way.  Jenn Bennett’s debut YA novel is a must read for lovers of realistic contemporary YA fiction, where the romance is a feature without overpowering the entire story. Night Owls follows the life of Beatrix, better known as Bex if you know what’s good for you.  Out late one night in San Francisco without her mother’s permission, Bex […]

Posted October 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

Review: The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard #1) by Rick Riordan

What I Thought… Oh my God.  Or Gods, rather.  I don’t even know where to start with this review.  Have you ever enjoyed a book so much that you can’t possibly articulate into words just HOW much you loved it?  That’s how I feel right now, I just want to say “it’s bloody good, read it now!” and be done with it.  Alas, that would be a pretty crappy review, so I’m going to do my best to tell you just how much I love this book.  Here we go… I’d never read anything by Rick Riordan until now and boy did I pick a good time to start!  The Sword of Summer introduces us to Magnus, an orphan living […]

Posted October 19, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments