June 27, 2011

Covers with... a Splash of Red

Just for fun, I have decided to feature some covers that I like with a splash of red.

Even though I really like all of them, I do like these the best:
  1. Drink, Slay, Love.
  2. Angel Arias.
  3. The Lipstick laws.

June 26, 2011

New York Books Challenge

Hi all,

I have decided to enter Chicklish's New York Book Challenge!
The challenge entails that I read 6 books or more that are set in the Big Apple itself, NY, NY!

The challenge runs for 6 months, from June the 1st until December 31st. I am very excited and think you should do it too! (even if you don't have a blog, or tumblr or typepad etc.)

Part of entering is linking back to the source of this vunderbar challenge - so, without further ado, here it is!

And, now, for the most exciting part, the books I am going to (some I already have) read!...

Drumroll please...

1. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares
2. The Luxe Series by Anna Godbersen
3. Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
4. Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson
5. Jessie ♥ NYC
6. The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

Will fill you in on more details as the challenge progresses,


June 24, 2011

I'm looking forward to reading Jessie ♥ NYC & I love the Book Slooth

Yesterday, I received a copy of  Jessie ♥ NYC by Keris Stainton and I am really looking forward to reading it, look out for the review coming soon!

Jessie's just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.

New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend's girlfriend.

They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they ever find each other?

In the theme of love, grab a I ♥ The Book Slooth button for your blog!

June 17, 2011

REVIEW: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

When Clara Gardner was 14, she found out that she, her brother and her mother were all part angel, and that she has a purpose that she must fulfill...
Now, Clara is 16 and she is having visions of a strange boy trapped in the center of a bush fire's path. It's not long before Clara realises that this is her purpose and that she must find out who the boy is & where this is happening before it is too late and she is unable to fulfill her god-given purpose.

The sub-genre of angel novel may or may not put you off reading this book, but all I can say is, fan or no fan of paranormal, Unearthly is warm and soothing, the kind of book you read by the fire or in bed on a Sunday morning.

The whole book is enjoyable, it progresses at a natural pace; it doesn't have you in the character's mind for pages on end or have you flipping back and forward in the pages because it progresses too fast.

Hand has created characters that pull at your emotions, Hand makes you feel love, hate, anger, frustration or a range of other emotions towards the characters, their decisions and the situations presented in the novel.
Hand is a skilled writer and knows how to manipulate the plot of the novel making it a surprising ride that entices you to read more and more. The experience of looking forward to a part in a novel is not ruined by the moments in between, you find yourself just as happy to read those moments in between to get to the resolutions or final showdowns.

I recommend Unearthly for teenage girls aged 13-16, a bit of romance, comedy, drama all combined with the flair of Cynthia Hand's writing is sure to have you loving Unearthly.

June 15, 2011

Across the Universe Teaser

As I am currently reading the out of this world novel Across the Universe by Beth Revis, I thought I would tease you with a quote from the book. Look out for the Review coming in the not too distant future...

Daddy Called it the unholy alliance of business and government.

But all it really was, was America giving up. Bailing out in order to join the Financial Resouce Exchange. A multinational alliance focused on one thing: profit. Fund global medical care to monopolize vaccines. Back unified currency to collect planet-wide interest.
And provide the resources needed for a select group of scientists and military personnel to embark on the first trip across the universe in a quest to find more natural resources - more profit.

The answer to my parents' dreams.

And my worst nightmare."

June 13, 2011

Reccomendations? Requests?

To all the readers out there, I, Isme - The Book Slooth, would like to ask you:

Do  you have any Reccomendations or Requests for The Book Slooth??

If so, please fill out the form below...

June 12, 2011

The Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher Giveaway NOW CLOSED

Thank you and Good Luck to all those who entered, but this Giveaway is now closed.
The winner will be announced on THURSDAY the  16th of June, 2011.

Good Luck,

The Book Slooth

June 11, 2011

Author Body Snatch...

I know that it's a bit of a cliche, but in celebration of the current Life of a Teenage Body Snatcher  Giveaway, I would like to know, just for fun,:

Oscar Wilde
Diana Wynne Jones
Which author's body would you snatch for an evening with them (if they were to be resurrected)??

I'd Love to hear from you, contemplating mine, I shall announce it soon!

To have your say, you can COMMENT ON THIS POST!

J.D. Salinger

June 10, 2011

This Week, not much happened...

This week, I have been very slack with blogging and I am very sorry for that, but I have some end of the week news and updates for you!
The ridiculous mockery of a feature from The Wall Street Journal about 'The Darkness of Young Adult Fiction'. All I can say is; this is completley ridiculous... There has been uproar in the YA Fiction community about this silly article, just for fun, read the ridiculousness here.

The responses around the blogging and YA community about the Wall Street Journal are displayed here @ The Tales Compendium - Thanks Jess!

Make sure to check out Books to Pine For @ The Story Siren, I like the covers of all these books, can't wait  to find out what they will be like!

I am always fascinated by actors or singers and the like who go on to write biography's such as the terrible Miley Cyrus one (except for those who like Miley Cyrus, sorry!) to Hillary Duff's new book which seems to have good reviews and actually be a decent novel!
Have a look at the review from Chicklish here

Also, I have now crossed Paper Towns off my to-buy list (what a very very long list it is!) and am excited about reading it soon! Look for the review coming soon; and for those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, click here

All the best adventures in reading land,


The Book Slooth

June 09, 2011

Die for Me, Paris vs Hades

I am excited about the book Die for Me by Amy Plum and I have finally decided (after much mental ping-pong) that my favourite cover of all the covers that have ever been avaliable is the old US one.
I think that the whole River Styx theme suits it more than the scene of the main character looking over Paris. I also think that the dark colours add to the effect of the whole 'die for me' title. The blue dress and the red boat also makes the girl in the centre stand out. Anyway, that's just my opinion. What do you think??

The US now has a new cover, as seen below on the left, but I still preffer the old one... - Why did they ever get rid of it?? -

NEW US COVER                                                                             UK/AUS COVER

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