Monthly Archives: October 2014

TBR Tag!

I was tagged by Julie over at Chapter Break to do the TBR Tag! I got unreasonably excited about this because it’s the first time I’ve been tagged in something because normally I just spontaneously do tags so yay!! I thought it fits in quite well considering Tuesdays TTT so here goes!

How do you keep track of your TBR pile?

Basically if I own it or a blogger/booktuber I love reviews it, the book is TBR so my shelves, and Youtube. often if I know I have a certain order i need to get things read in, I will physically pile the books up on my bedside table in order.

i need it

Is your TBR mostly print or ebook?

Mostly print as I own far more unread print books than eBooks

A Book That’s Been On Your TBR List The Longest

Erm, wow I dunno the one that I plan on reading soon which has been there the longest would be My Soul to Steal by Rachel Vincent.

My Soul to Steal (Soul Screamers, #4)

A Book You Recently Added To Your TBR

The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2)

I added The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey last week when I bought the book.

A Book In Your TBR Strictly Because Of Its Beautiful Cover

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. I just bought the beautiful Penguin watercolor copy and I feel bad I haven’t read it yet!

A Book On Your TBR That You Never Plan on Reading

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith.

My old English teacher wanted me to read it. She’s no longer my English teacher. I no longer feel obligated to read it.

An Unpublished Book On Your TBR That You’re Excited For

BLOOD OF OLYMPUS BITCHEZ!

fuck yea

A Book On Your TBR That Basically Everyone’s Read But You

Bridget Jones’ Diary by Helen Feilding.

bridget jones

I REALLY want to read this one soon!

A Book On Your TBR That Everyone Recommends To You

Will Grayson. Will Grayson by john Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

A Book On Your TBR That You’re Dying To Read

BLOOD OF OLYMPUS BITCHEZ!!!

fuck yea

or if I need a different answer then The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

How many books are on your Goodreads TBR shelf?

24 because I never use it

I tag:

YOU!

Yeah my one blog friend is the one who tagged me so…. I tag everyone!

Bound by Duty by Stormy Smith Review

Bound by Duty (Bound, #1)

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she’s an Elder but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she’s betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and she doesn’t even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky Southern girl and to fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is and not what she’ll be.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head or her heart win the battle?

4 reasons excited

1. Have you seen the gorgeous purple cover? Oh my gosh it needs to be framed AND Purple is my favourite colour so BONUS!

2. The idea of a heroine who doesn’t even know what her powers are, never mind how to use them, was one I really wanted to watch play out and it is A LOT of fun.

3. Amelia leaves her family and moves across the country, as a sixteen year old who had just moved away from her mum, dad and sister to the other side of the world, I can relate and I wanted to explore how it was dealt with in fiction.

4. The setting of college was one I wanted to see again seeing as must YA novels are set in high school, my only other experience of college in a novel was Fangirl which was really fun.

4 reasons you'll love

1. You will be immediately drawn into the intriguing prologue and fast paced narrative of the book.

2. Bethany, Amelia’s best friend, despite having no special powers is a total BAMF, exactly what all YA heroines need to back them up.

3. Amelia and Aiden have some hilarious banter together which is a great backdrop for Amelia’s internal struggle of choosing between love and duty.

4. The intense drama in Bound by Duty has so many twists in turns you will be glued to the pages, it’s FANTASTIC.

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WARNING! SPOILERS UP AHEAD! Read on to know my spoilery opinions!

 

spoilers

4 reasons excited book 2

1. I am really excited to explore AniMages further, after we knew what they were, I TOTALLY called the Aiden thing (although I was half convinced that he was the Prince for a wee while).

2. So Micah is the Prince? I want him and Bethany to work out so bad! But now the Queen wants him to marry Amelia and I need to know how this goes ASAP!

blowing holes in my ship

3. There NEEDS to be a big escape scene, like seriously needs to happen, Amelia can’t be stuck with the Queen and her entourage forever and Julia must

die

4. Really want to see Amelia come into her own and master her powers, she can do it and when she manages, Julia better hold onto her crown because that biatch is going DOWN!

letting it go