Waiting on Wednesday {2}: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday {2}: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, shining the spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting to be released 🙂 Today’s book I’ve chosen that I can’t wait to read is Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff! Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher/Year: Allen & Unwin, 1 November 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction Goodreads Synopsis This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad […]

Posted August 5, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 3 Comments

Chase the Brighter Days {1}: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Chase the Brighter Days {1}: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

Welcome to my new feature, Chase the Brighter Days!  The title comes from my favourite Taylor Henderson song, Brighter Days, which is all about chasing those brighter days in your life, and I equate that with travelling.  What I love about reading is the way it allows me to travel to many different towns, cities, countries and worlds, all from the comfort of my home.  I love to travel but I don’t get to do it as much as I’d like, and reading helps to fuel that. Reading also inspires me to want to travel to all the amazing places I’ve read about, fictional and otherwise, and that’s what this feature is about.  I’m going to share with you guys […]

Posted July 30, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday {1}: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Waiting on Wednesday {1}: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Waiting on Wednesday is a bookish meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, shining the spotlight on upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting to be released 🙂 Today’s book I’ve chosen that I can’t wait to read is When We Collide by Emery Lord! When We Collided by Emery Lord Publisher/Year: Bloomsbury, 5 April 2016 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Goodreads Synopsis Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them. Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of […]

Posted July 29, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 2 Comments

Review: The Potion Diaries (Potion #1) by Amy Alward

Review: The Potion Diaries (Potion #1) by Amy Alward

The Potion Diaries (Potion #1) by Amy Alward Publisher/Year: Simon & Schuster AU, 2 July 2015 Genre:  Young Adult, Fantasy Format: ARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 3.5 stars Other books from author: This is Amy Alward’s debut novel! Bookworld | Goodreads | Website | Twitter I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in love with her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world […]

Posted July 27, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Ponderings of a Bookworm {2}: The Joys of Finishing My Goodreads Reading Challenge!

Ponderings of a Bookworm {2}: The Joys of Finishing My Goodreads Reading Challenge!

Hi guys!  Welcome to my new feature, Ponderings of a Bookworm.  It’s where I talk about different topics, bookish and non-bookish, whatever’s on my mind really!  I wanted to have an outlet to channel my thoughts, and what better place than my blog 🙂 Today’s topic is The Joys of Finishing My Goodreads Reading Challenge! Now I’m sure you all know what the Goodreads Reading Challenge is, but for those who don’t allow me to explain… Goodreads has this nifty feature that allows you to set yourself a challenge of how many books you want to read in a year, tracking your progress as you read throughout the year.  It doesn’t count rereads, because Goodreads doesn’t record that, so it’ll […]

Posted July 26, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 2 Comments

Review: Hello, I Love You: A Novel by Katie M. Stout

Review: Hello, I Love You: A Novel by Katie M. Stout

Hello, I Love You: A Novel by Katie M. Stout Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Griffin, 9 June 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 2 stars Other books from author: This is her debut novel Booktopia | Book Depository | Goodreads | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis A teen escapes to a boarding school abroad and falls for a Korean pop star in this fun and fresh romantic novel in the vein of Anna and the French Kiss. Grace Wilde is running—from the multi-million dollar […]

Posted July 22, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 0 Comments

Review: One True Thing by Nicole Hayes

Review: One True Thing by Nicole Hayes

One True Thing by Nicole Hayes Publisher/Year: Random House Australia, 1 May 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 3 stars Other books from author: The Whole of my World Booktopia | Dymocks | Bookworld Goodreads | Twitter | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis When is a secret not a secret? When your whole life is public. Frankie is used to being a politician’s daughter, but it’s election time, so life’s crazier than usual. Add a best friend who’s being weirdly distant, a brother to […]

Posted July 20, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 0 Comments

Ponderings of a Bookworm {1}: What's With All The 5 Star Reviews?

Ponderings of a Bookworm {1}: What's With All The 5 Star Reviews?

Hi guys!  Welcome to my new feature, Ponderings of a Bookworm.  It’s where I talk about different topics, bookish and non-bookish, whatever’s on my mind really!  I wanted to have an outlet to channel my thoughts, and what better place than my blog 🙂 Today’s topic is What’s With All The 5 Star Reviews? I’ve been tidying up my blog lately, doing some overdue upkeep that I’ve put off and procrastinated on for almost a year.  Sadly, that’s nothing new for me!  One of the things I’ve been doing is updating my pages, particularly the Review pages where you can find all my reviews.  I archive my reviews on the blog three ways: by author, by title and by rating. […]

Posted July 12, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Memes / 4 Comments

Review: The Pause by John Larkin

Review: The Pause by John Larkin

The Pause by John Larkin Publisher/Year: Random House Australia, 1 April 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance Format: eARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 4 stars! Other books from author: The Shadow Girl and many more, find them here 🙂 Booktopia | Dymocks | Goodreads | Website I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis Declan seems to have it all: a family that loves him, friends he’s known for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there’s something in Declan’s past that just […]

Posted July 10, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in #LoveOzYA, Books / 2 Comments

Review: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

Review: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes

The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oakes Publisher/Year: HarperCollins Australia, 22 June 2015 Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller Format: Paperback, ARC Source: Courtesy of the Publisher Rating: 5 stars! Other books from author: This is her debut book, she’s also publishing The Arsonist which is expected in 2016. Dymocks | Booktopia | Bookworld | Book Depository Goodreads | Website | Twitter I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Goodreads Synopsis The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, and her ability to trust. And when Minnow […]

Posted July 9, 2015 by BumblingBookworm in Books / 4 Comments