Welcome to my blog. I am a teenage girl and I love to read. On this blog I will be sharing my favourite books and series and possibly some for younger and older age groups. Also, I will post my favourite quotes from some books I love. I hope you enjoy this blog and feel free to comment!

Monday, 8 October 2012

Quote of the Day

'“Why can't you place a blessing like that on us?" I asked.

"It only works on wild animals."

"So it would only affect Percy," Annabeth reasoned.


- Percy, Grover and Annabeth, Percy Jackson and the 

Lightning thief, Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

Monday, 1 October 2012

LA Candy Trilogy by Lauren Conrad

The front cover of the first book.
Jane and Scarlett are best friends moving to LA from Santa Barbra to live the dream. Scarlett will be attending UCLA while Jane has got a job at a top events organising firm. But when they get picked to be part of a new reality tv show, their lives change forever, and they discover the other side of stardom.

I enjoyed this trilogy as a easy read. Although it isn't challenging it has a good plot and is a very good summer book. It is a girly, non adventurous book, but nevertheless is engaging. I'm not sure if I would recommend this trilogy as a serious read, its enjoyable and has a good plot.

Recommended age: 13-15

Rating: 6/10

Here is the link to buy the first book on amazon:


Thursday, 20 September 2012

Quote of the Day

"Mentioning violence to Bruce was like mentioning 
chocolate to a six-year-old"

-Shadow Wave, CHERUB by Robert Muchamore 

Friday, 14 September 2012

Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari

The front cover
Mira is a twelve year old girl living in North London. She has a mad family, a best friend and her Grandmother. But Mira's Gran is going to die. When she asks Mira to help her paint her coffin, Mira agrees. Artichoke hearts tells Mira's story of starting a new school, life, love and loss. 

This book is one of the best I have read in a very long time. It is beautifully written and captures Mira's life incredibly well. I really loved this book, it made me cry and laugh. I really, really recommend Artichoke Hearts, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did

Recommended age:12-15

Rating: 10/10

Here is the link to buy this book on amazon: 


Friday, 7 September 2012

Quote of the Day

"Some people understand the value of an education"
Hale stretched and crossed his legs, "Thats sweet, Kat. Maybe later I'll buy you a university. And and ice cream"
"I'd settle for the ice cream"

-Kat and Hale, Heist Society by Ally Carter

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien

The front cover 
Gaia Stone is a 16 year old girl living in the poor town outside the wall of the privileged Enclave. The outside must deliver a quota of babies each month to the Enclave, who will be raised inside the wall in luxury. But when Gaia's parents are arrested for hiding a code about the babies let into the Enclave she realises the perfect society isn't as perfect as it appears. She must venture into the Enclave to find her parents, and must solve the mystery of the code, before it's too late.

I have been enjoying dystopian novels for a while, and since the enormously popular Hunger Games the genre has exploded with new stories. I really enjoyed this book, it was different to other dystopian novels, which I found quite refreshing. It was well written and enthralling, I barely could stop reading! I am looking forward to getting the next book in the series which I am hoping will be as good as the first.

Recommended Age: 12-16

Rating: 8/10

Here is the link to buy this book on amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Birthmarked-Caragh-M-OBrien/dp/0857071394/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346493810&sr=1-1

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Quote of the Day

“You are avake, yah?" said a voice in a horribly recognizable accent."Yah," I muttered, rubbing my head. "And you are still a jerk, yah?” 
-Maximum Ride, Saving the world and other extreme sports by James Patterson

Sunday, 8 July 2012

The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

The front cover of the first book
The Red Pyramid is set in the modern day world where the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses are all real. Sadie and Carter Kane are brother and sister. Their mother died when they were young and ever since then Carter has stayed with his dad, an archeologist while he travelled the world, and Sadie stayed with her grandparents in London. On a visit to London to see Sadie, their father takes them to the British Museum. There, he is trapped in a coffin and the Kane's discover a whole new world of magic. They set off on a quest to save their father, and the world...

This book is the first of a trilogy, and I have enjoyed all three. The books are told as if they are a transcript of an audio recording, which makes the book very unique in its style. They are all very funny and I also learnt a lot about Egyptian mythology. The books aren't very hard reads, and I really recommend the whole trilogy!

Recommended age: 10-14

Rating: 8/10

Here is the link to buy the first book on amazon:

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Ruby Red by Linzi Glass

The Front Cover
Ruby Red is a book set in 1970's Johannesburg (South Africa) where segregation is at a high level. Ruby is a rich white girl who goes to a private, English speaking school. However, her mother and father are members of the ANC (African National Congress) which supports rights for blacks. Ruby is never allowed friends home and is used to underground meetings taking place at her house. Ruby's mother runs a controversial art gallery which shows black artist's work. 
When Ruby meets her new mothers prodigy, Julian and an Afrikaans boy, Johann, her life changes forever.

I really enjoyed this book, it was well written and I didn't get bored. I also found the history in the book interesting and I think it was portrayed very well. I might have enjoyed this book more than others as I have strong ties to South Africa. But I still think this book is well worth reading!

Recommended Age: 12-15

Rating: 7/10

Here is the link to buy this book on amazon:

Quote of the day

'To the well organised mind death is but the next great adventure'
-Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by JK Rowling