Friday, 29 April 2016

Mystery Mission #2 Reveal // The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge

Hello again, friends! The time has come (once again) for me to reveal the latest Mystery Mission of the 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge. In case you missed the first reveal, you can see that one here.

So, you wanna see it?

Okay. Wait for it...

Wait for it...

Here it comes!!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Let's discuss: Do you listen to music while you read?

We daydreamers often find comfort in the loving embrace of both music and reading, but for as long as I can remember, there has been a debate over whether the two result in a delightful immersive experience, or create an absolute catastrophe.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Review: Alienated by Melissa Landers

Title: Alienated
Series: Alienated #1
Author: Melissa Landers
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Publication date: February 14th, 2014
Genres: Young adult, Contemporary, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.
I'm a conspiracy theory nut, so whenever I get the chance to explore books about Aliens (fiction or not) it's almost always a great time. Provided that there's a believable basis, and their interactions with humans come with realistic consequences. Otherwise, count me out. I believe it was last year, or maybe even the year before, where Alienated was receiving a HUGE amount of hype, particularly in the BookTube community. It definitely peaked my interest, and I've finally gotten around to picking it up!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Mystery Mission #1 Reveal // The 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge

2016’s Bookish Bingo Challenge comes with a little bit of a twist. This year five boxes on the bingo card are marked with a mysterious question mark. As a result of not knowing what lies beneath them, they prevent you from attaining your precious BINGOs. Every second month a new mystery mission will be unveiled here on the blog so you may work towards completing your card. These mystery missions aren’t in any way superior to the other tasks in the challenge.

This is the first of the five mystery missions to be unveiled! I’m excited for you all to see it, because it’s a little bit of an subjective one. Though I had originally intended to choose the missions myself, I decided that you guys should be able to leave suggestions, so these mystery missions have been created by the members of the 2016 Bookish Bingo Challenge group on GoodReads.