Big Review Challenge

Thoughts on the Big Review Challenge

(Photo taken with instagram)
The photo above shows twenty-seven of the physical books I read - one was borrowed from my friend and three were read on my kindle. I read them, I reviewed them - not an enormous feat to be true, thousands of book bloggers do the same thing every day. The main difference here is that I read these thirty-one books ... in thirty-one days.
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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Thirty-One Review: Paper Aeroplanes

Paper Aeroplanes - Paper Aeroplanes
Title: Paper Aeroplanes Author: Dawn O'Porter Who's it for? Teens What's it about? It's 1994 in Guernsey. Flo is friends with the domineering, horrible Sally, whilst Renee tags along with Carly and Gem. They weren't really supposed to be friends but Renee and Flo are united by their unseen similarities and events beyond their control. It's the power of friendship at a time when anything can happen. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Thirty Review: Crewel

Crewel
Title: Crewel Author: Gennifer Albin Series: Crewel World Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Adelice's parents have dedicated their lives to teaching her how to fail the test, the test that will determine if she will be chosen as a spinster, one of a group of women who can weave the very fabric of reality. It's normally a sought after proposition, but Adelice's parents know differently. However, all their training fails when Adelice accidentally performs a skilled weave during her test ... on a loom that's not even switched on. Wrenched from her family and forced into life as a spinster Adelice rapidly realises that there is more going on than she could possibly imagine, and more danger than she ever knew. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Nine Review: The Thirteenth

The Thirteenth
Title: The Thirteenth Author: G. L. Twynham Series: The Thirteenth (Book One) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Imagine starting at the end and finishing back at the beginning. This is the story of a teenage girl called Valerie Saunders who is about to be thrown through time and space. Being bestowed with abilities beyond her wildest nightmares, she discovers that she not only has to deal with turning eighteen, her first job and an unwanted tattoo, but also magical powers and intense urges to fall in love. She envisaged she would spend her life blending into the scenery, not blowing it up! Val has a calling, but which side is dialling her number?
(Blurb taken exactly from the book)
 
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By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Eight Review: Seraphina

Seraphina
Title: Seraphina Author: Rachel Hartman Series: Seraphina (Book One) Who's it for? Teens :) What's it about? For decades an extremely fragile peace has existed between humans and dragons, but in the run up to the signing of a new treaty the Crown Prince is killed in circumstances that seem awfully like the dragons had a hand in it. In the midst of this is Seraphina, a gifted musician and the daughter of a dragon and a human. Forced to hide her true lineage she is nonetheless drawn into the investigation into the murder and along the way uncovers a much darker plot ... one that threatens everything. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Seven Review: Gone

Gone
Title: Gone Author: Michael Grant Series: Gone (Book One) Who's it for: Teens, older teens  - heed the cruelty and violence warning on the back! What's it about? On a seemingly ordinary day in Perdido Beach without warning all people aged 15 and over disappear. They disappear almost as if they never existed in the first place, leaving behind every child aged 14 and below. Thrown into a world of uncertainty factions begin to form and a dark, terrifying power begins to rise... (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Six Review: The Disappearances

The Disappearances
Title: The Disappearances Author: Gemma Malley Series: The Killables Trilogy (Book Two) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Picking up almost a year after The Killables left off, we find Lucas now running the City. But things haven't gone smoothly. The Brother is still spreading his poison, the people are mutinous - seeing the loss of the System as a bad thing, rather than good - and to top it all off teenagers are going missing. They disappear on their way to work, while hanging out with friends, while sleeping safe in their beds. Lucas is forced to leave, to find help, not knowing that the truth is worse than he could possibly have imagined... (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Five Review: Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass
Title: Throne of Glass Author: Sarah J. Maas Series: Throne of Glass (Book One) Who's it for? Teen What's it about? Celaena Sardothien is the greatest assassin in the land. But after being betrayed and captured she has spent the past year working in the salt mines of Endovier - a death camp. So when the charismatic Prince Dorian says he wants her to represent him in the contest to become the King's Champion she jumps at the chance. However, her opponents are thieves, thugs and assassins in their own right and a great evil stands in her way. (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Four Review: Sabriel

Sabriel
Title: Sabriel Author: Garth Nix Series: Old Kingdom (Book One) Who's it for? Teens What's it about? Sabriel has always lived far away from the Wall that separates them from the Old Kingdom - a wild and dangerous place where the Free Magic can be accessed by Charter Mages with greater ease. Her father is the Abhorsen, a powerful man capable of undoing the wrongs wrought by Necromancers, and sending the Dead back into death. He trains Sabriel in the ways of the Abhorsen, but she never truly felt like she would have to use that knowledge. Until her father goes missing. Leaving all safety behind Sabriel heads for the Old Kingdom to find him, little knowing what evil awaits her... (more…)

By InkyBumblebee, ago
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Day Twenty-Three Review: Colin Fischer

Colin Fischer
Title: Colin Fischer Author: Ashley Edward Miller & Zack Stentz Who's it for? Teen What's it about? Colin Fischer doesn't like to be touched. Or the colour blue. He avoids eye contact unless absolutely necessary. Sherlock Holmes has a place of honour on his wall. His room is a shrine to clear-headed logic. When a phone rings loudly in class, Colin can't cope. So he barks like a dog. But when a gun goes off in the school cafeteria he isn't scared. He's curious ... Colin Fischer is determined to discover who fired that gun. 
(Blurb taken from book)
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By InkyBumblebee, ago