TAG| 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 3

Thanks again to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. This ones a day late but I thought I’d post it anyway.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.


ACOTAR quote

Tim Learn
Emily @ Emily Books


TAG: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 2

Thanks again to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. To read my quote for day 1 click here.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

The Quote

Helen Jones @ Journey to Ambeth
Klinta @ Book OwlyAman @ Confessions of a Readaholic

TAG: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge – DAY 1

Thanks to Carianne @ Carianne’s Cuppa ‘n Critiques for the nomination. I’m going to try to keep my quotes related to the YA books that I love.

The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days.
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.


lie tree quote
Ella @ Ella’s Book Blog
Heba @ Hebasbookblog
Will @ The Eye of Orion

REVIEW: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

city of bonesCity of Bones by Cassandra Clare
ISBN: 9781406307627
Published: 2nd July 2007
441 Pages, Paperback
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Rating: 9/10
Buy on Amazon

Oh…my…god. I enjoyed this way more than I thought I world. Some of my friends have been on at me about reading these for ages and now that I’ve finally got round to it I can see why.

On her 18th birthday, Clary Fray and her best friend Simon go to Pandemonium to celebrate however, Clary starts to see things. Like the best-looking guy in the nightclub stabbing another boy to death. Her mother has disappeared and a hideous monster is lurking in her apartemnt. Soon Clary realises that she has stumbled into an invisible war between ancient demonic forces and the secretive Shadowhunters – a war in which she has a fateful role to play…

I’ve already watched the film and have been watching the tv show (which I’m actually kinda falling in love with) so I knew most of the things that were going to happen but it was amazing! It was a bit slow starting and some of the chapters are huge but the story just flows and makes you rethink everything you think you know about the world.

“Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?’
Jace said, “Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself.”
“At least,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.”
“Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.”  

I loved Jace’s attitude and some of his comments were pretty funny. His character progresses really well through the book. I also liked the Lightwoods and the contrast between them with Isabelle being sharp but fun-loving and Alec being quite serious. I did like Clary however, she could be a little whiny about times about wanting to find her mother as if we didn’t get the point the first thousand times. Oh Simon, where to begin. He is just so adorable in a mundane way that makes you love him so much that just makes you want to say “It’s gonna be okay”.

The only real problem I found was that because I have already watched most of the book I was seeing the actors playing the parts and comparing the books to the film/tv series. Saying that, I can’t wait to get stuck into the next book!


March TBR

I’m putting three books on my to be read list this month. Hopefully I can stick to it this time round.

Chewy Noh and the Phantasm of Winter by Tim Learn
Chewy Noh 2(Currently at 30%) Chewy Noh has many problems. Besides his mom becoming a mu-dang—a Korean fortune-teller possessed by his dead grandmother who can read minds—the school bully, Kent, is still on the warpath to get Chewy kicked out of school. With his secret ability to win at everything, none of this bothers him until he starts disappearing for no reason while a mysterious force attacks his fellow students, and he must scramble to figure out what’s going on before he becomes its next and final victim.

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
a song for ella grey(Currently at 27%) Claire is Ella Grey’s best friend. She’s there when the whirlwind arrives on the scene: catapulted into a North East landscape of gutted shipyards; of high arched bridges and ancient collapsed mines. She witnesses a love so dramatic it is as if her best friend has been captured and taken from her. But the loss of her friend to the arms of Orpheus is nothing compared to the loss she feels when Ella is taken from the world. This is her story – as she bears witness to a love so complete; so sure, that not even death can prove final.

Everyone Dies at the End by Riley Westbrook
everyone dies at the endWho knew the zombie apocalypse would be caused by something we all know is deadly…but that is also all around us? Two stories intersect as the world delves into chaos – Earl, a drugged out heroin addict constantly in search of his next fix, and a family struggling with the dramas of everyday life, get no reprieve during this zombie outbreak. Can any of them survive the deadliest game of all – survival against undead, each other, and the world around them?

What’s on your to read list for this month?

BLOG TOUR: Counterfeit Conspiracies by Ritter Ames

counterfeitbannerAs part of the Counterfeit Conspiracies book tour I’ve has the opportunity to interview the USA Today Bestselling author Ritter Ames so here we go with the interview.

  1. So before we start, tell us a bit about yourself.

Honey Reading Counterfeit ConspiraciesI’m a full-time author of two mysteries series, the Bodies of Art Mysteries and the Organized Mysteries. I absolutely love to read all subjects and genres, though mysteries are my personal favorite. I also love gadgets and photography, and I put my marvelous white Labrashepherd in almost daily pictures—luckily, she’s a great sport about it all.

  1. What is the Counterfeit Conspiracies all about?

The Bodies of Art Series, which includes the book Counterfeit Conspiracies and Marked Masters, are about art recovery expert Laurel Beacham. This is a very fast paced mystery series set in Europe, with a lot of fun dialogue and fast action scenes and frequent plot twists. Laurel feels her premier mission is to make sure art stays public and stolen art is returned. Her ethics might be questioned by some, but what she does is always for the greater good.

  1. 3. Who are you’re favourite YA authors at the moment? Why?

Ally Carter. I loved her Heist Society series and the Gallagher Girls series.

  1. What are the main characters in the book like?

The characters in each of these YA series are a lot like my main character in Counterfeit Conspiracies. All are smart, intrepid, undaunted by challenges, and their friends are extremely important to them. And they aren’t afraid to strike out on their own when they’re told they should hang back in a situation.

  1. Why did you start writing?

About fifteen years ago as a full-time professional. But I’ve written steadily as long as I can remember and decided as a child I wanted to write for a career.

  1. Who inspires you, authors or otherwise?

I’m inspired by people who see obstacles as challenges instead of roadblocks, and people who think about society as a whole.

  1. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take one book with you, what would you take?

Fool on the Hill by Matt Ruff or Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I wanted to add my thanks for letting me stop by here today on the blog tour for Counterfeit Conspiracies. I appreciate the chance to talk with you and your readers.

About the Book

Counterfeit ConspiraciesTitle: Counterfeit Conspiracies
Author: Ritter Ames
Genre: Mystery / Suspense

Laurel Beacham may have been born with a silver spoon in her mouth, but she has long since lost it digging herself out of trouble. Her father gambled and womanized his way through the family fortune before skiing off an Alp, leaving her with more tarnish than trust fund. Quick wits and connections have gained her a reputation as one of the world’s premier art recovery experts. The police may catch the thief, but she reclaims the missing masterpieces.

The latest assignment, however, may be her undoing. Using every ounce of luck and larceny she possesses, Laurel must locate a priceless art icon and rescue a co-worker (and ex-lover) from a master criminal, all the while matching wits with a charming new nemesis. Unfortunately, he seems to know where the bodies are buried—and she prefers hers isn’t next.

About the Author

Ritter AmesRitter Ames is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Organized Mysteries series and the Bodies of Art Mysteries series. When she’s not writing or brainstorming new mysteries Ritter is usually trying to get her favorite yellow lab to stay out of the pond, or keep her grouchy black cat from trying to give the dog away on Freecycle. Ritter would love to live on a boat and write from far flung locations around the globe, but the dog would constantly have to be fished from the water, and her husband and cat would just complain endlessly about the dog’s smell, so staying on land seems to be the only good option to keep her sanity and not get sidetracked from writing.

You can purchase this book from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Apple Store

You can find out more about the author on: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon


February Wrap-Up

Out of three books I only read one. I’ve been in a proper reading slump this month so hopefully next month I can read some more. I haven’t wrote any reviews either but it will be coming in the next few weeks.

The Accident Season by Moïra Fowley-Doyle

The Accident Season


The Infinity Dreams Award

What exactly is the Infinity Dreams Award?

infinity dream award‘The Infinity Dreams Award symbolizes being that breath of life that catalyzes faith in reaching new heights.’


1. Thank and follow the blog that nominated you
2. Tell us 11 facts about yourself
3. Answer the questions that were set for you to answer
4.  Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them

Thanks to Heba at hebasbookblog for nominating me!


  1. I have super long ginger hair.
  2. I secretly love classical music.
  3. I tend to judge books by their cover.
  4. I’m in love with everything Disney.
  5. I can fangirl about almost anything.
  6. I am a member of The Senior Section.
  7. I also volunteer at Brownies.
  8. I have a great respect for authors who can kill of one of their main characters (except you G.R.R.M)
  9. I each way to much sugary foods, I should really start exercising.
  10. I still haven’t found my ROA dress(oh god…)
  11. I’m a master at procrastinating.


  1. If you could be anywhere in the world where would you be?
    The Biggest library in the world, where ever that is. I’m gonna have to look into it.
  2. What is your favorite fairy tale and why?
    This is so difficult honestly I love them all but if I had to choose Rapunzel because we both have incredibly long hair.
  3. What is your New Years resolution?
    To start thinking before I say things.
  4. Winter or summer?
  5. Blue or Pink?
    Blue. Pink is the worst colour in the world.
  6. Makeup or no makeup?
    No makeup, it’s so much effort to get up early in the morning and do it when I could just stay in bed and read a few more pages…
  7. If you could only buy 1 book in your life, what would it be?
    A Court of Mist and Fury(because I desperately need to find out what is going to happen), and then I would go to the library and borrow all the other books I wanted 😉
  8. Favorite tv show?
    At the moment I have fallen in love with Reign, but seriously, I have so many shows I watch (and fangirl over) so I can’t choose between them.
  9. Favorite movie?
    The whole of the MCU? Mirror Mirror? City of Bones? Beautiful Creatures? There’s just so many to choose from!
  10. Fictional character crush?
    Oh my god, Tamlin from A Court of Thorns and Roses, Chapter 27 just cemented my love 🙂
  11. If you could have any mythological creature as a pet, what would it be?
    A Peaguses, cause I could fly everywhere on it and it would love me and I would love it back.


My questions for you are
1. Tea or Coffee?
2. Favourite book and why?
3. High Fantasy books or realistic?
4. Favourite author and why?
5. If there was a zombie apocalypse and you could only save one animal, what would it be?
6. Favourite colour?
7. Unfinished series of books?
8. A Book that made you fangirl?
9. Favourite food?
10. What’s your favourite book so far this year?
11. Why did you start your blog?

And now for my nominations.
Ella @ Ella’s Book Blog
A Bookish Owl
Carrianne @ Carrianne’s Cuppa n’ Critique’s
Emily Rhodes @ EmilyBooks
Aman @ Confessions of a Readaholic

Helen Jones @ Journey to Ambeth
Emily @ Be Book Smart
Justine @ BO O K W OR M A N I A C
Klinta @ Bookowly
Kelsey & Alexa @ Verbosity
Druken Dragon Reviews

Long Time No See

I haven’t posted in so long due to the fact that it was the half-term holidays last week. It’s the last proper holiday I’m going to be getting till the summer, thanks to the about of work thats popped its head around the door and decided to say hello. Usually I use my holidays to read but this didn’t happen this time round, mainly because I slept for half of the holiday but also for some other things, like an unseemly amount of Netflix (which took up most of the other half).

I did do something productive though. I went to my first archery competition and won first place for my category (whoo!) I also started some revision 😦 but its all going to help me eventually so why not.

Unfortunately, with all this going on I didn’t really get a chance to read, I finished The Accident Season and started another but, hopefully now that I’m back in school mode I’ll be able to pick up and read some more.

So over the next few weeks I have a couple of pre-planned posts, A Infinity Dream Award to do, a 3 quotes tag, a review for The Accident Season and some others. I’ve missed this!

An Interview with Matt Weiss

A Day in the park The lovely Matt Weiss, author of A Day in the Park has kindly allowed me to interview him about his book. To find out more keep reading!


1.Tell us a bit about yourself!
Thanks for the opportunity to be on your blog. I live just west of Chicago and one of the things I love about this area is the expanse of land that’s been set aside for parks/nature preserves. I love going for walks in the park when the weather is warm enough. I’m fascinated by the natural world around me, which lead to me studying geology in college. That study allowed me to travel the U.S., see a lot of national parks, and a lot of off the beaten path kinds of places. I’ve continued on that path after college as an environmental geologist. I’m part of a company that investigates properties for environmental impact (think landfills, industrial facilities, etc.). The past couple of years I also teach an evening geology course. It’s been a great way to keep in touch with the fundamentals of the discipline and be able to share that excitement with students.

2. What is A Day in the Park all about?
A Day in the Park is about exploration and adventure in the context of the everyday life of 13 year olds. I’m hopeful this book will help develop that sense of wonder that all kids have and help them understand that that wonder is what drives science.

In the book, a group of middle school age boys take interest in a classroom science experiment. Their teacher tells them that they can expand on that interest if they go out into a preserve near the school and investigate on their own. When the boys do that, they discover something completely unexpected. I say unexpected because the main character, Ryan, literally trips over this thing and falls flat on his face in the process. Their adventure evolves into a research project driven by their own curiosity. It allows the boys to learn about their town going back to prehistoric times as the last ice age ended. They get to experience firsthand a full blown scientific investigation aided by a university professor who happens to be a friend of Ryan’s family.

3. Why did you decide to start writing?
Writing has always been something I’ve enjoyed. I write a lot of technical papers and reports for my full time work and I’ve been told that my writing is easy to read. The idea for this book was quite random. Out of the blue I decided to Google the geology of the town I live in, which gives you a clue about how hip/cool I am. I found this great research article published by the Illinois Geological Survey detailing how artifacts from the last ice age were being found around my area. I had this notion that the only people who find stuff like this were archeologists or paleontologists out in the middle of nowhere or in some ancient ruins or something. It turns out that’s just not the case. Anyone can make important discoveries, you just have to been in the right place at the right time. In the case of this article I thought, why not try to show people this is the case. So I started writing to try and tell a story that would, hopefully, inspire readers to get outside and explore.

4. What are your favourite YA/Middle Grade books at the moment?
I haven’t been keeping up as much as I should in the genre. I’m going to go back to a couple of my favorites. One is Hatchet by Gary Paulsen and the other is Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.

5. What writers inspire you?
That’s a great question. I normally read non-fiction business or science based books which I think of as more about the content than the author. I like a lot of different authors, but Mitch Albom and Doris Kearns Goodwin are two that come to mind. I think what both of them do really well is take their ideas and convey them so clearly I feel like I’m in the story with the characters or historical figures. It’s amazing how they do it. I’m hoping that I am able to develop into that kind of writer.

6. What is the main character in A Day in the Park like? What is unique about him?
The main character of the book is 13 year old Ryan Hutton. I think he’s a pretty ordinary kid, but what makes him special is his ability to relate to the world around him. In the book he’s able to dream about what the prehistoric world was like and then relate that to the town as it is now. This insight allows him to make connections that others might not be able to.

7. How can readers discover more about you and your work?
Matt weiss
The best way to learn more is to follow me on twitter @mattweissauthor . I’ve set up a Pinterest page for the book so readers can get a sense of the characters and setting. You can get a free sample of the book and sign up for email updates from me here: Email updates