Skip to main content

#SundayYAthon Wrap Up

A couple of months ago, I discovered that Rachel, @_babblebooks on twitter, was doing a readathon based on her twitter chat, SundayYA called the SundayYAthon. I have done readathons in the past so when I saw this was happening, I knew I had to join in. The readathon lasted from Thursday the 25th to Sunday the 28th, the aim being to read as much as possible. I had a lot of fun during the readathon because although normally readathons can be quite isolating but there was a DM group for everyone who was in the readathon and it was nice to see what everyone was doing and reading over the time period.
So what did I read? I managed to finish 3 books over 4 days and for someone who has just come out of a reading slump is pretty good. So the books I read were...

Book 1: Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield

Paper ButterfliesThis book was getting a lot of hype before it's release and now that it is out. Before the readathon, it was the #YATakeover where there was a book club for Paper Butterflies. It was here that this book sounded super interesting to me and I knew that I had to read it, flash forward to the readathon and I read it. Paper Butterflies was an intense read focusing on the subject of child abuse something that I have never seen in a book before. It was because of this you immediate feel connected to June and her character as she goes through pain, and as the reader I just wanted this to stop. The nature of the book meant that I just had to find out what happens next, finishing it the morning of Thursday. The book also had many twists and it a heartbreaking book but one that everyone should read. 

Book 2: The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers

The Return of the Young PrinceThis was my most disappointing read of the whole readathon. Having enjoyed The Little Prince earlier in the year, I was kind of excited to read this one but it was just not good... It felt like it was trying too hard to be what the previous book had been and lots of it felt like an advice book compared to a work of fiction. I have written a review of this book which will be out later this week...






Book 3: Disruption by Jessica Shrivington

Disruption (Disruption, #1)This was kind of a last-minute addition to the readathon TBR but it was good that I read this book because I really enjoyed it. Although I like the science fiction genre I don't tend to read much of it and this was therefore quite a different book for me. I really enjoyed the concept of the story however you could argue that it is mainly a dystopian rather than a sci-fi. I also enjoyed the relationships between the characters and I liked seeing how they evolved throughout the story. The hero, Maggie was also more of a vigilante which is something you don't often see with YA fiction. Due to this being a duology, I really want the last book. 

So those are the three books that I read. Have you taken part in a readathon before? Did you take part in the #SundayYAthon? If so, what did you read? Leave them in the comments below. 

See you soon, 

Amy

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Turning 21?

You see I have put this blog post for such a long time but tomorrow the inevitable will happen and I will turn 21. I don't know why I decided to add and to keep a question mark in the title because it's not like it is going to happen it will but maybe it's because I just don't feel like it. Queue all the age is nothing but a number talk but I  guess that this is not what this blog post is going to be about. 

Being 21 has always been the number that I have aspired to, the one that has been in the back of my mind for the longest time. When I was 18, I knew that at 21 I would be in my final year of university, which I am, and that I would graduate this year and on to the future. But am I right?

I feel like so much has changed it want this magic number must be, given the bears with keys in their hands as if a sign that this would be the time that we would get keys of our own and would gain so much independent. But this is it, it is just a dream. 

That's not going to happe…

Book Review: The Return of the Young Prince by A.G. Roemmers

* I have received this book for review from the publisher but this in no way affects my review *
Title: The Return of the Young Prince Author: A.G. Roemmers Source: From publisher Publisher: One World Publishing Rating: 2/5 stars






Summary of The Return of the Young Prince from Goodreads:
With specially commissioned illustrations by Pietari Posti and a foreword by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s nephew,THE RETURN OF THE YOUNG PRINCE will be cherished by children and adults alike across the globe. 
Even princes from faraway planets do not always remain small. Eventually they grow up and – no longer content with their tiny planet – set off once again to explore the universe anew. So the Little Prince, now a teenager, one day returns to Earth and finds himself on a lonely country road in the vast, desolate plains of Patagonia. There he meets the narrator of this novel, who rescues him and takes him on a journey. Slowly the Prince shares the stories of his adventures, and together they begin to explore …

Blog Tour: The Curse of Time by Marjorie Mallon Book Review

* I am reviewing this book for a blog tour but this in no way affects my review *



Title: The Curse of Time Authors: Majorie Mallon Source: Publisher Publisher: Kyrosmagica Publishing Rating: 4/5 stars

(Goodreads|Amazon)

Book Review Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Amelina Scott lives in Cambridge with her dysfunctional family, a mysterious black cat, and an unusual girl who's imprisoned within the mirrors located in her house. When an unexpected message arrives inviting her to visit the Crystal Cottage, she sets off on a forbidden pathway where she encounters Ryder, a charismatic, but perplexing stranger.

With the help of a magical paint set, and some crystal wizard stones she discovers the truth about a shocking curse that has destroyed her family's happiness.
Book Review:
I hadn't heard of the Curse of Time when I received an email to be part of the blog tour but being a person who loves to read YA fantasy I knew I had to give it a read. I really enjoyed The Curse of Time and it is a real…