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Author Of The Month

Saturday, 29 August 2015




Yes my dear friends. You heard right. This is actually happening ! I shall be choosing the author of the month ! To be precise the Author who deserves recognition in the month of August 2015 ! I've read four books in total this month which is crazy because of how many exams and assignments I've had to deal with this month. Out of the four brilliant books I've had to choose, wisely, an author who really brought something to the table. Let's call this table the "Table for Champions" because authors ARE CHAMPIONS. THEY'VE WRITTEN A BOOK. FOR OUR ENJOYMENT. THEY DESERVE RECOGNITION. PLUS A NEVER ENDING STASH OF TIMTAMS AND COFFEE OR TEA. 

Authors are amazing people. They are mostly all sleep deprived and basically have coffee in their DNA whilst they are writing a book. They put in a lot of hours guys. ALOT! I'm not talking 1 to 4 hours; I'm talking about 8 to infinity. They are masters at their work and we need to love them so they know we want another of their masterpieces.


So, I'd like to show you guys an author who deserves all the love. She's basically written a book that will forever stick with me. Her book needs to be introduced into the nation’s curriculum. Heck, I invite all countries to put this book into their schools as compulsory readings because it is so good and relates to our generation so much. It is a book written for the people of the present, who are experiencing the changes in technology and the internet. So cue the drumroll…



The Author of the Month is, the one and only, 


Fleur Ferris



First of all, CONGRATULATIONS ! Your book ‘Risk’ is beautifully written and just so relatable. The first page sucks you into the world of a teenage girl who I must confess seems legitimately real.

I’ll try to not give away spoilers, so I’ll have to carefully write this. ‘Risk’ deals with online predators, as most people would call them, but teenagers now days associate these predators with the slang word “Catfish”. ‘Risk’ is heartbreakingly and alarmingly amazing. The book hits you hard, because the events within the book could so occur in reality, which honestly scares me. The romance in the book is so cute and admirable, that it makes you feel giddy most of the time.  As this is not a review of the book, (which will come soon. I promise. You have my word) I won’t write too much.

I just really want to acknowledge Fleur, because she has written a book, (which I'm sure will become favourites to many people around the world) that has touched my heart and showed me the real terrifying dangers of the internet and the dangers of meeting people on it, SIMULTANEOUSLY ! Fleur, you are just amazing. I recommend that you all read her book ‘Risk’. Take the ‘Risk’ and read it. LOL. Yeah, Yeah, okay I’ll walk myself out.

But before I go here are Fleur's social media accounts so you can keep updated and talk about her inspiration for the book.

Twitter: @FleurFerris
Instagram: FleurFerris
Goodreads: Fleur Ferris

Bye for now.

Meleika

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Thursday, 27 August 2015


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The Rest Of Us Just Live Here

Monday, 17 August 2015
Loved this book so much I nearly Tabbed every page
Title: The Rest Of Us Just Live Here
Author: Patrick Ness
First Published: August 27th 2015 
Publisher:  Walker Books
Source: Review Copy from the lovely Walker Books Australia Team.

Preorder your copy here: TBD (free shipping worldwide)


Synopsis: (from Goodreads)


What if you aren’t the Chosen One?
The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?


What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.


Rating: 5/5 stars

Review:

Before I even begin reviewing this book I'd just like to say, how in the world have I not ever picked up a Patrick Ness book before ? This guy is a literature genius and clearly knows how to create characters that grow on you, because they feel so real, like they exist among the crowd of people in your high school. No clich├ęs within this book, just real emotions. I loved this book and Patrick Ness has officially become an author of automatic book purchases. His writing style is unique and just addictive. That's probably the reason I read "The Rest Of Us Just Live Here" in one sitting. 

"The Rest Of Us Just Live Here" was extraordinary, with it having two stories being told throughout the book. 

The main story is of a boy who (presumably) has OCD, with it getting severe as the town gets weird action happening and with his life becoming somewhat complicated. The second story is told in the chapter headings, which is genius. The chapter stories are explain the big story behind everything that is happening whilst the actual book tells the story of the people experiencing the effects from the main complications. 

This book was emotionally confronting at times and then it was hilarious and just witty. Mikey, the protagonist of this story, is just a teen among the mess of the supposed 'end of the world'. At first you think he is clueless about his actual surroundings of the supernatural and paranormal but then he tells you about his friend, Jared, who is the God of Cats. Like WHAT !?!?

It gets super weird the further you read, but that's the reason why you'll love it. Mikey's family situation is absolutely sad and amazing. His sister, Mel, is 'just like him' (having something 'wrong' with her) having a eating disorder with his little sister, Meredith, being the only 'sane' and healthy person. Their sibling bond is incredible. Basically all the characters in this book are pretty awesome. I could basically talk about them forever.

The author, Patrick Ness, had a power over you to finish this book (which I personally cannot figure out where it should be placed in the YA section.) It was sort of mash up between fantasy and contemporary. It’s a refreshing concept in both worlds and that’s probably why I didn’t have the strength within me to put the book down, because it was so good. At first I was like, “This is so weird” but the weirdness of the book was what held my attention, my thoughts and my drive to finish it, wondering where the book was going  and how it was going to end.


In the end I loved this book. Like I cannot actually tell you how much I love this book because of its quirkiness and the introduction of so many different concepts, scenes, actions, characters and so on and so on. Outstanding, quirky and just so damn original. 

A Court Of Thorns And Roses

Monday, 10 August 2015


Title: A Court Of Thorns And Roses
Author: Sarah J Maas
First Published: May 5th 2015 
Publisher:  Bloomsbury Children's

Bought this lovely from Kmart for $9
Get your copy here: TBD (free shipping worldwide)

Synopsis (from goodreads)

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

Rating: 5/5 stars

Review:

If you love fantasy and undeniable chemistry between two characters who at first can't have each other, this book is for you. 

"A Court Of Thorns & Roses" let my heart feel unrecognisable emotions which I can only associate with giddiness, joy and the obvious, love. The writing style was completely new to me, but I loved it, it was Young Adult merging into New Adult. I loved this book with a passion, you can even say that my passion is the same as the one conveyed within the book.

The plot was so refreshing, I've never read a book solely based on a world of faeries. The concepts and imagery was so beautiful, and sometimes I forget that the world that Mrs Maas has created is fictional. Pity.

The characters were extraordinary. I loved each and every one of them; Tamlin, a faerie of many secrets, Lucien, another who is nothing but loyal to his friends, Feyre, a somewhat strong female character who does anything for her beloved and Rhysand who is described as the most beautiful man in the world by Feyre. The chemistry within this book was unlimited and just raw. On another note, I think I'm the only one who just automatically fell inlove with Rhysand. I love his character. His dark features creating shadows of the unknown, cloaking and hiding something beautiful, something pure, something real. His actions were questionable, but after a while, everything linked together and you knew deep down, he was there for anyone. He secretly has a beautiful soul.

This book was beautiful. The writing was beautiful. The characters were beautiful. I need to read the sequel. Anyone keen on building me a time machine so I can fast forward into May 2016 ? Yes ? No ? Okay, I see how it is.

Bye for now xoxo,

Meleika

P.S. I've kept this review simple and sweet so I wouldn't give away spoilers.