Welcome everyone :) Things may be a little slow at the moment as I am in my last few months of school so I am swamped with work and exams but if you had time to leave a comment it would make my day!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

In My Mailbox {33}

For Review:

Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
The Last Echo by Kimberly Derting
Fated by Alyson Noel
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

what did you get in your mailbox?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Help Needed

Hello Everyone :) Sorry I have been a little MIA lately but I'm hoping you'll forgive me and give me some advice.

I got an email from my sister's boyfriend's mother asking for some book advice. She sent me this:

Dear Alice

Hi, I got your email address from lauren so I could ask your advice.  Our son Tom's finacee is French and her mum is learning English (rather late in the day).  I am emaling her from time to time to help with this!

She has been reading some of the Alex Rider books which I think she enjoys.  She is coming here at Easter and I said i would find some other books for teenagers that she would like.  Can you recommend any that are a) quite easy to read and b) would appeal to a middle-aged woman!

i did think of Jacquleine Wilson, but thought they might be a bit too young - what do you think?

Thanks a lot!


I wondered if you guys had any suggestions. I would love to hear them. Thanks :)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Review: 172 Hours on the Moon

     172 Hours on the Moon

Title: 172 Hours on the Moon
Author: Johan Harstad
Series: None
Pages: 359
Publisher: ATOM
Release Date: April 5th 2012 (UK)
Source: For Review
Rating: 4 stars
100 Book challenge: #7

Three teenagers are going on the trip of a lifetime. Only one is coming back. It's been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and to grab some much-needed funding and attention, they decide to launch an historic international lottery in which three lucky teenagers can win a week-long trip to moon base DARLAH 2-a place that no one but top government officials even knew existed until now. The three winners, Antoine, Midori, and Mia, come from all over the world. But just before the scheduled launch, the teenagers each experience strange, inexplicable events. Little do they know that there was a reason NASA never sent anyone back there until now-a sinister reason. But the countdown has already begun. 

172 Hours on the Moon was a wonderfully written book, full of suspense, fascination and mystery. From the very beginning I was intrigued by the plot and the further I got through the novel, the more secrets there seemed to be. Anyone who loves mystery, space and a touch of fear factor will really love this one!

The plot was so fascinating. I love Space and the idea of teenagers venturing up to the moon really attracted me to this book. From the start there are hints that things aren't quite right with the intentions of the trip and there is a slow drip drip of information throughout the novel. However, it seems as though when one question is answered, two more are formed. I loved the suspense and mystery and this aspect held my attention whilst reading.

I liked all the main characters. Mia was probably my favourite, though. I felt attached to all of them, despite the 3rd person narration. The back stories of these characters really shaped them and allowed the reader to connect to them.

I knew the book looked a little sinister and the idea of things going wrong in Space is terrifying but I wasn’t expecting how eerie the book was. I definitely had trouble reading it at night before I went to bed.

Overall, I really really enjoyed 172 Hours on the Moon. I recommend it to those who are interested in Space and love a good mystery with a splash of scary thrown in!
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