Saturday, 28 November 2015

Stacking the Shelves (#3)




Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tyna's Reviews! It is a list of books that you have recieved over the course of the week, either for review, that you've bought, traded, borrowed, from the library etc.


Bought:
I was very good this week considering it was Black Friday and I only bought one book which I can't wait to take on holidays with me next week!

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

What did you get this week?

Monday, 8 June 2015

Help me start up the blog again!

I feel like I have written so many of these posts over the last year or so and every time I start and stop blogging again I become so disappointed in myself. I will be the fist to admit that I have been a terrible blogger but I do want to change that! 

I want your help my lovely readers (if I even have any left that is) I need a kick up the butt! Tell me what you would like to see from my blog (other than posts that's obvious), would you like more videos, more themed posts, even more social networking. Anything at all! Let me know and I will see what I can do! 

I want to start Book Geek Central up again and get it back into shape for good and I need you guys to help me do that! Please comment and let me know or even to just tell me you that you would like to see the blog up and running again. 

Thanks for reading my little post
April x

Sunday, 19 October 2014

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.

In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

May the odds be ever in your favour.

Title: The Hunger Games
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published by: Scholastic
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 454
Source: bought

Review:

4- Great!

I have had this book on my shelves for probably over a year and I haven't really thought about reading even after how many people said how good it as; it took me until I watched 'Catching Fire' in the cinema to actually pick it up. I really wish that I had took the time and picked this book up sooner. (I feel like I'm saying this a lot lately).

I really enjoyed the concept of the story and how unique it was to other dystopian books that I have read. I liked Katniss' character but it did take me a while to get used to her because how set in her ways she was but I did grow to like her and admire her as she grew into her character. All of the character were well rounded even the minor ones and it was great to learn about them all.

The plot was fast paced and never boring and it kept me guessing at times and with suspense keeping me glued to the page I finished it quite quickly. I found the the society and the games very interesting and I kept wanting to know more. 

I loved this book overall and I must say this is one of the best books I have read in a long time and I can't wait to read catching fire!

Plot 4/5
Character 4/5
Cover 4/5
Ending 4/5

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Rating System

Goodreads

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Cover Reveal: Feral by Holly Schindler

Here on Book Geek Central I have been given a great opportunity to present to you the cover of Holly Schindler third YA novel FERAL and I must say that this cover is gorgeous and I cant wait to get my hands on a copy to sink my teeth into! FERAL is going to be released with HaperCollins on the 26th August 2014!


To pre-order FERAL follow the link: http://www.amazon.com/Feral-Holly-Schindler/dp/0062220209/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1391182020&sr=1-1&keywords=Holly+Schindler+Feral

To add to your Goodreads shelves: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15782742-feral

Abd last but not least check out Holly's website: http://www.hollyschindler.com/

(Sorry I haven't got any direct click links I haven't been able to do them properly on my new computer.)

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

They say that the cure for love will make me happy and safe forever. And I've always believed them.
Until now.
Now everything has changed.
Now, I'd rather be infected with love for the tiniest silver of a second than life a hundred years suffocated by a lie.

There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it.

Then, at last, they found the cure.

Now, everything is different. Scientist are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Haloway has always looked forward to the day when she'll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But then, with only ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable...

Title: Delirium
Author: Lauren Oliver
Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 393
Source: bought

Review:

5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

I don't know why I put off reading this book for so long! It was amazing! I bought this book when it first came out and it has been sat on my shelf ever since, I really do wish that I had read it sooner. I loved the world that Lauren Oliver created (not that I want to live in it myself) I thought that it was a very interesting concept that love was an illness and how people could think that it was dangerous. Oliver's writing was just captivating and kept me glued to the page from start to finish.

I loved Lena I found her character so easy to conect to and her voice kept me glued to the page from start to finish. Her and Alex's love story made my heart swoom from the beginning and because of the concept of the story it made it seem even deeper. 

Throughout the plot I was kept guessing about what would happen next and it never disappointed! I laughed, I smiled and I cried; this book took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. Lauren Oliver captured first love and love itself perfectly. 

Plot 5/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Goodreads

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!!!


Happy new year everyone!!! 2014 is finally here and I can't wait to get this year started and get the blog back on track again! There are so many things I want to do this year on the blog and I can't wait to get started!

My blog resolutions:

1) Post more reviews on the blog (since I have so many to put up)

2) Make more blogger friends (I'm slightly a blogger loner at the moment and I would love to make some new friends!)

3) Make new memes

4) Try and have my blog template designed (as a treat to myself)

5) Make Book Geek Central a completely full running blog again!

6) Read as many amazing books as possible!

As well as this being a great new start for the blog it is also an important year for me since I am now in the last couple of months of my final year studying A levels which means I should be going of to university in September (well fingers crossed) to study Egyptology and Ancient History! It's so exciting!

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!!


 
Merry Christmas all I hope you have a lovely day and get lots of goodies and books!
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