August 5, 2014

Top 5 Wednesday - Top Blue Covers (of books you own)

I'm so excited to be involved with the Top 5 Wednesday.  I've only recently discovered this - thanks once again to YouTube - and loved the idea so thought I'd give it a go.

This week we are counting down our Top 5 Blue Covers.  Now I have to tell you that this was really hard for me.  I didn't even get a third of the way through my bookshelves and had already pulled out over 20 books.  But after much hemming and hawing I had finally narrowed the covers down to my top 5.  

So starting at #5

Gods, mythology, romance.  What more could you ask for?
... and I love the Asian influence and the different textures on the cover.


Love this series!  Barrani, and Dragons, and Leontines - oh, my!


Great book, and I love the tracery of frost around the hand.


A great cover for Urban Fantasy, is it not?


This cover captures the essence of the book.  Mad, bad and wicked.
Plus blud bunnies rock! :-D

So, those are my all-time {for now} favourite blue covers.  I hope your found something new here that you might try, and if you want to know more about the Top 5 Wednesday group visit the Goodreads page {here} for more information.  

Oh, and please feel free to post a link to your own Top 5 list as I'd love to see what blue covers you love ;-D

Until next time,


Cast in Flames fabulous!

OMG!  I just finished reading Cast in Flames, the latest offering in the Chronciles of Elantra series by Michelle Sagara, and I just want more!  This is a fabulous book, fast paced and full of action, and as a fast reader I was sorry to come to the end of it about 4 hours later.

I'll post a review soon - once I've had time to re-read the book - but for now, I just want to find out what happens to Kaylin Neya next.  Why do books have to end right at the good bit?!  Unfortunately I now have to wait a whole year for the next installment.  Bummer.

In the meantime, I can not recommend this series highly enough.  If you love fantasy, dragons, magic and action, then pick up Cast in Shadow and find out how it all began.

August 3, 2014

July Book Order

Hi! It's been a few days since I've been online.  I've just been so busy lately spending money on books ;-D

In the last week I have spent more money than I should have - nothing new there - but most of my books were based on recommendations from YouTube reviews.  *Gasp!*  I know!  Odd, huh.  But every review I checked out (The Readables, gingerreadslainey, polandbananasBOOKS, Ariel Bisset, and abookutopia) made these books sound sooooo good that I just couldn't help myself from adding them to my shopping cart!

So what did I get?  Well thank you for asking.  I have 8 books winging their way to me from Book Depository (so much cheaper than buying in Australia!) 

  • Ghost Seer - Robin D. Owens
  • Throne of Glass - Sarah J. Maas
  • Cast in Flames - Michelle Sagara

  • The Line - J.D. Horn
  • Graceling - Kristin Cashore
  • The Masterful Mr. Montague - Stephanie Laurens {a guilty pleasure}
  • Concealed in Death - J.D. Robb
  • Going Once - Sharon Sala {for my mum's b'day}

and the last complete season of Doctor Who - again, way cheaper from the UK (included p&h) than in Australia! 

I can't wait for the postie to start knocking on my door when each new book arrives.  Sadly, I already have my eyes on about another 10 books as they are scheduled to be released in the next few weeks.  I'll need a bigger house soon...