Wednesday, 24 August 2016

BOOK REVIEW: FEAR UNIVERSITY BY MEG COLLET



Bestselling author Meg Collett retells the ancient Filipino legend of the aswang in this sexy, bone-chilling new series.

I’ve always known I was a monster, and I don’t mean some teenage vampire shit either.

My mother abandoned me when I was ten years old because I have a freakish mutant disease that makes me incapable of feeling pain. I bounced from one foster family to another because too many people like to test my medical condition in a game of “Try To Make Ollie Scream.” At sixteen, I killed a man for taking that game too far.


Two years later, I’m still on the run in Kodiak, Alaska. Here, I’m the most dangerous person around, until I come face to face with a creature that should only exist in folklore. The monster is an aswang, and I, with my medical anomaly, am uniquely qualified to hunt the beast that haunts the night. At least, that’s what the two scarred, mostly crazy ’swang hunters tell me when they kidnap me and take me to Fear University, a school where young students learn to hunt and kill aswangs.

I arrive at the university a prisoner, but I stay because I finally find my freedom.

For once in my life, I belong. I’m needed. I make a home for myself inside the university masquerading as an old Alaskan prison. Something close to happiness warms my icy heart when I’m with my scarred, still mostly crazy tutor, Luke Aultstriver. For a murdering runaway like me, Fear University is a haven where I can put my skills to good use hunting monsters in the night.

But when certain truths come to light and even more lies are exposed, I fear that I, Ollie Andrews, am the worst kind of monster of all. And, maybe, they should be hunting me.

Warning: This book is recommended for mature readers due to sexual content, violence, and language.
 




Tuesday, 16 August 2016

TOP 10 BOOKSTAGRAM PROS

book ● sta ● gram
/ˈbʊkstʊgram/
noun
a virtual dwelling of many an amateur photographer and professional bookish fanboy/girl

As both amateur photographers and professional bookish fangirls, the bookish section of Instagram is our home-away-from-home. Like most social media platforms these days, Instagram has spawned ridiculous communities and impromptu communities and glorious communities in turn.

The most glorious of the lot (in our not-at-all biased opinion) - bookstagram - is where a love of books meets a love of bizarre angles and a quest to overcome crappy lighting. We don't judge books by their cover at all - we just invest all our money into the prettiest ones, then spend hours on end composing them into perfect shots.

As for ourselves, we are quiet pumpkins on bookstagram - mostly because it's exhausting running a blog and all its social media platforms while juggling real life and Uni and jobs. There aren't enough hours in a day to interact with the lovely peoples in all the lovely places and let them know just how very much we appreciate them and look up to them and pray for a Freaky Friday moment with them for a little while. So this week, we are sharing our 10 favorite bookstagrammers - and reasons we stalk their profiles regularly.




Saturday, 13 August 2016

BOOK REVIEW: ON THE FENCE BY KASIE WEST



For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.