REVIEW: The Elites by Natasha Ngan

31 July 2013

Series: Standalone. (do i hear a cry of joy? YES!)
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Published: September 5th 2013
Pages: 368
Book: For Review*
Format: ARC
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Fantasy, Science Fiction
Author's Website: http://natashangan.com/
'There is a rumour that the Elites don't bleed.'
Hundreds of years into the future, wars, riots, resource crises and rising sea-levels have destroyed the old civilizations. Only one city has survived: Neo-Babel, a city full of cultures - and racial tension. Fifteen-year-old Silver is an Elite, a citizen of Neo-Babel chosen to guard the city due to her superior DNA. She'd never dream of leaving - but then she fails to prevent the assassination of Neo Babel's president, setting off a chain of events more shocking and devastating than she could ever have imagined. Forced to flee the city with her best friend Butterfly (a boy with genetically-enhanced wings), Silver will have to fight to find her family, uncover the truth about Neo-Babel and come to terms with her complicated feelings for Butterfly. Packed full of adventure, romance, exoticism and the power of friendship, THE ELITES is a highly compelling and beautifully written novel from a supremely talented debut author.
The Elites was probably the book i have been most excited to read this summer. I was a little scared that after all my excitement, when i actually read the book it would be a flop but it didn't. Natasha Ngan seriously delivered and this is one book i will read and re-read, and never get tired of. The world building was perfect, the story-line unique AND THERE WAS CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT GUYS! What's not to love?! The Elites is definitely not a novel to be missed: Compelling yet subtle, the book does not scream 'LOVE ME' but draws you in with its descriptive writing and lovable characters. A promising debut from a simple fantastic new author (Natasha i know you're reading this..;)).
Watch out, there's a new writer in town.
Dear Silver,
Errmmm..I like your name, can I borrow it? No, no?...okay then...Well, you're an Elite, you're a Red, you're you. Please don't feel so insecure about your 'Red' status, who cares what other people think of you? I know for a fact that people love you and do not fricking care what you were born as. I know. See there's this guy, Butterfly...well..yeah. You know the story..
Don't beat yourself up about what happened That Day. No-ones perfect. And in the end, it was the right thing to do.
But Silver, listen to Butterfly. You may think he isn't doing the right thing not to vent his anger over it 'all' and making you stop, making you calm down. But in the end he is right - just focus in what you need to do and try to forget. I'm sorry about your parents, i'm sorry about Ember, i'm sorry about what you found out about you being an Elite. I'm sorry.
Dear Butterfly,
You have wings. Your name is Butterfly. I just...i can't. I wish i could ride up in the sky with you and look down on the world, it must be so cool....maybe in my dreams.
Look after Silver, and, Your mum; your sister. I nearly died when i heard about them. I just wanted to squeal and yell and do a happy dance. And then...YOUR MUM AND SISTER...*attacks you with a bear hug* i seriously could not speak. I had to just close my eyes for a minute and imagine how you would have felt. I HATE THEM. And I admire you for controlling yourself and not running into something that would have harmed you because you were blinded by rage.
Dear Cobe,
I forgive you.
Ember,
I hate you. How can you do what you do without even batting an eyelid, without feeling guilty, without feeling any remorse?
Well, I know. But i still can't and won't forgive you. I'm sorry for how you got to where you are but that doesn't mean i don't blame you.
Dear Natasha,
HOW CAN YOU BE SO EVIL. How could you do this to me. Butterfly and Silver and Butterfly and Cobe and THE FAMILY OF BUTTERFLY... There were too many plot twists for me to even..just..*flails* AND IT IS A STANDALONE *high fives* I think everyone breathed a sigh of relief and joy when they heard that - there's been too many series lately, and this book, this - it was just a breath of fresh air for me.
This was me when The Elites finally came in the post and landed in my porch..
I literally couldn't. But when i started reading. BAM. I whizzed through it at the speed of lightning and only stopped for breath when i had to.
Please keep writing. Please carry on being awesomely freaking evil. Because although i pretend like i don't like it, i really do...And if you produce another Butterfly? SOLD.
Thank you to Hot Key Books for sending me an ARC to review. Seriously, I LOVE YOU GUYS. This in no way affected my review.

Doorstep Delights #1

26 July 2013

So i've decided to create my own book haul meme. purely because then, if i miss weeks (which i will most definitely not do), i won't feel bad...i hope there isn't a meme with this name already..if there is please tell me so i can change the name?
Anyway. BOOKS. well. *cough*
*cough*imayhavebeenalittlelackingonbookhaulsrecently*cough* BUT. i'm here now! I decided against doing two posts (there is A LOT of books to talk about...(I am too lazy to link them all..*sigh*)) because i knew i would never get round to it and then i would have to do a 'third' post and so on....
I was planning on taking pictures of my books as some of them are hardback/ARCs but as that would mean taking out my entire COLOUR CODED book shelf - i'm not. Goodreads covers will have to do. ;P. But i will tell you what format it came in. ;) So..*drum roll* here goes...
For Review:
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. (Hardback, Finished Copy)
The Disgrace of Kitty Grey by Mary Hooper. (ARC)
The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. (Finished Copy)
Runners by Sharon Sant. (Finished Copy, SIGNED!)
Acid by Emma Pass. (Finished Copy)
Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon (ARC - but has the awesome cover! YAY!)
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. (Finished Copy)
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (ARC)
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey (Finished Copy)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas (ARC)
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield (ARC)
The Drowning by Rachel Ward (Finished Copy)
The Quietness by Alison Rattle (Finished Copy)
Siege by Sarah Mussi (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Smuggler's Kiss by Marie Louise Jensen (Finished Copy)
Finding Cherokee Brown (Finished Copy)
Flyaway by Lucy Christopher (Finished Copy)
Fractured by Teri Terry (Finished Copy)
Parallel by Lauren Miller (ARC)
Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (Hardback, Finished Copy, SIGNED!!)
Witchstruck by Victoria Lamb (Finished Copy)
Helga's Diary by Helga Weiss (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Nowhere by Jon Robinson (Finished Copy)
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (Finished Copy)
Winter Damage by Natasha Carhew (ARC)
The Weight of Souls by Bryony Pearce (Cover, ARC)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (Finished Copy)
The Pocket Scavenger by Keri Smith (Finished Copy)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Finished Copy)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Finished Copy)
Listening for Lucca by Suzanne LaFleur (Hardback, Finished Copy)
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond (Cover, ARC)
Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Finished Copy)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys (Finished Copy)
Across The Universe by Beth Revis (Finished Copy)
Breathe by Sarah Crossan (Finished Copy)
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Hardback, Finished Copy)
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (Cover, ARC)
Legend by Marie Lu (Finished Copy)
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*Thank you to Bloomsbury, Harper Collins, Sharon Sant, Random House, Strange Chemistry, Orion Books, Chicklish (Luisa Plaja), Hot Key Books, Chicken House Publishing, Marie Louise Jensen, Siobhan Curham, Hodder Children's Books, Orchard Books, Gena Showalter, Spinebreakers, Curios Fox, LoveReading, Holly Smale, Penguin, Puffin, (Razorbill), Egmont.

Swapped:
The Archived by Victoria Schwab (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Splintered by A.G Howard (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Origin by Jessica Khoury (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Finished Copy)
The Disappeared by C.J Harper (Finished Copy)
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Hardback, Finished Copy)
Room by Emma Donoghue (Finished Copy)
Geek Girl by Holly Smale (Finished Copy)
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (ARC)
The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson (Finished Copy)
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson (Finished Copy)
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*Thank you to Amber (Mile Long Bookshelf), Zoe (Bookhi), Rachel (Booktastic Reads), Rebekah (Reflections of a Bookworm), and Cat (Life Through a Cat's Eyes).
Borrowed:
Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare (COLLECTORS EDITION!)
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell (with the schmancy new cover art)
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*THANK YOU SO FREAKING MUCH ZOE FOR LENDING ME YOUR BABIES!
Bought:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Sigrun's Secret by Marie Louise Jensen
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*Thank you to me...and my local charity shop...;p
Gifted:
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield (SIGNED, AUSSIE EDITION)
All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield (Finished Copy, SIGNED!!)
Stung by Bethany Wiggins (Finished Copy(
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (Finished Copy)
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*Thank you to the lovely Vikki Wakefield AND ZOE YOU ARE AWESOMELY AWESOMELY AWESOME AND YOU KNOW IT....
Won:
Shipwrecked by Siobhan Curham (Signed, Finished Copy)
The Oathbreaker's Shadow by Amy McCulloch (Finished Copy)
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*Thank you to Amber, Siobhan Curham and Totally Random Books..:)

So that's it. I HAVE FINISHED! *happy dance. I think this took a total of around three-ish hours to do..o.O SEE RUBY AND ZOE AND RACHEL AND ALL YOU OTHER CULPRITS WHO KEPT GUILT TRIPPING ME TO DO THIS..that was a lot of books. I TOLD YOU. do you feel sorry for me now?! *makes resolution to never ever ever ever ever ever miss a book haul post again - otherwise this happens..* 
*knows she will probably forget*
anyway guys, i am officially shattered, time for a sleep. I hope you enjoy going through my extensive book collection - that ain't half of it! Oh and if you want to join in with my book haul meme and ditch all those other ones *wink wink* ...feel free to, just use this photo here!....

Guest Review by Bookhi: Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter

23 July 2013

Series: White Rabbit Chronicles #1 || Publisher: Harlequin Teen || Published: September 25th 2012 || Pages: 404 || Book: For Review* || Format: Hardback, Finished Copy || Genre: Horror, Zombies, Young Adult (YA), Romance, Fantasy, Re-tellings, Paranormal.
Blurb:
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.
Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.
Her father was right. The monsters are real….
To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland. But Cole has secrets of his own, and if Ali isn’t careful, those secrets might just prove to be more dangerous than the zombies….
I wish I could go back and do a thousand things differently.
I'd tell my sister no.
I'd never beg my mother to talk to my dad.
I'd zip my lips and swallow those hateful words.
Or, barring all of that, I'd hug my sister, my mom and my dad one last time.
I'd tell them I love them.
I wish... Yeah, I wish
First of all, I'd like to say thank you so much to Hawwa for sending me this for review! Not only did she send me a great book, she gave away a gorgeous signed hardback. She's crazy, but awesome ;)
I have only read one book about zombies and it was okay. Not the best, but I didn't feel that connected to the genre enough to read more books about them. However, Alice in Zombieland has been on my wishlist for a while and definitely lived up to my expectations. The characters, story line, romance and writing is sprinkled onto the page in such a beautiful way - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book.
One of the highlights of the book for me was the characters. Alice, the main character, is a brilliant protagonist. She grieves the acceptable amount for the story to be realistic (and relatable) but still pushes on with her life and doesn't whimper in the corner. Yes, guys, this is another awesome kick-butt heroine to add to your list! The only other fairytale re-telling I have read is Cinder - and I loved it. Alice in Zombieland would have been hard to compete with it and although it didn't beat Cinder, it is still amazing. I love seeing the little relations to Alice in Wonderland - the white rabbit cloud, for example
Despite adoring this story, I did find some parts very slow paced. It was starting to get a bit repetitive with the zombie outbreaks so I wasn't as addicted as I'd hoped to be. This only lasted during the middle of the book though, so the ending was just as powerful as the beginning.
In conclusion, I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves thrillers and romances. And if you love reading books about zombies - what are you waiting for?! Read it!
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Yay, Thank you Zoe! Awesome review, I'm glad you enjoyed it..and yes..i don't deny the fact that I am a *little* bit crazy....but it all worked out for you didn't it!...A SIGNED HARDBACK. *bangs head with encyclopedia*
*Thank you to Gena Showalter for sending me this to review, and thank you to Zoe for reviewing it for me!

REVIEW: Nowhere by Jon Robinson

09 July 2013

Series: Nowhere #1
Publishers: Puffin
Published: July 4th 2013
Pages: 259
Book: For Review*
Format: Finished Copy
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Thriller
Reviewed For: Spinebreakers
Blurb:
"No one's coming for us.
Not our families, not the police.
No one."
Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country. 
They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free?
Nowhere was a disappointing read for me. I thought it would be good, judging from the blurb (yep - never doing that again!).  It sounded tense and action packed and while it was - a bit. The lack of character development, made this book fall short of my expectations. Because there were so many POV's, and they kept switching, i felt i could never really connect with any of the characters and i hate that. I find that if i can't connect with the characters then i can't get into the book because  i can't fully experience what they are experiencing and i can't feel how they feel. All the characters seemed to blend into one and although i really did enjoy bits of the story, i really don't think i will remember them. Or the characters...I was grateful that the book was short. Because it was a quick read I was able to read it in one night and i think if it had been longer then my expectations would have fallen even lower.
Saying all this though. I think the book would be perfect for people who love very plot orientated books and aren't worried about a lot of character development ect. as i gave this book to my little brother who likes action and not much description and he loved it...
In conclusion Nowhere is not a book i plan on reading again any time soon. It had bland characters and not much description and everything happened too fast...BUT. I think the ideal age range for this book is not mine. So let's hope the people who the book is aimed at love it!
Quote Love:
"A brave man is just a fool who gets lucky"

The Word:
Why?
Nowhere had great potential. The blurb hints at great things but when you read it it feels a bit...flat. I've read so many amazing books in this genre and this one doesn't make the cut for me. It doesn't make you feel anything. It's a book you read. Then promptly forget.

{{BLAGH! I HATE WRITING NEGATIVE REVIEWS! O__________O}}
{do you guys think i was to harsh?....}
*thanks to Spinebreakers for providing me with a copy to review honestly

Interview with Sophie: a day dreamer's world

07 July 2013

Today I have the lovely Sophie from over at A Day Dreamers World answering questions (a lot of them - i kind of went overboard!) so without further ado, here they are! 
Hi Sophie! Would you like to introduce yourself and your awesome blog?
Hi! First up, thank you so much for interviewing me on your blog. I'm a 14 year-old booklover, and I also really enjoy writing. I love writing poetry and am always attempting to write a novel. I also really like listening to music, and am a huge fan of Imagine Dragons, watching Vlogs, baking cakes and drinking Hot Chocolate. My Blog is called A Day Dreamers World and is full of book reviews, interviews and other bookish ramblings.
How//Why did you start blogging?
I started blogging because I wanted somewhere to share my thoughts/opinions after a person in school mentioned she had Tumblr. I set up a Tumblr blog and a few days into it, I was scrolling through Twitter and I saw a link to a blog, but using the Blogger setup. I instantly wanted this more organised set up, and joined in! How it became a book blog I never know, but I've always loved books so that's probably why!
If you could have a fictional best friend, who would it be and why?
Katniss Everdeen! She was the first person who I thought of, and for the fact I loved how she fought for her mum and sister, and not for the way the Capitol wanted her to. Katniss would be able to teach me how to be an Archer, but would also be such a strong friend to have around.
If you were stranded on a desert island with only the basic food and water, but you were allowed to take 5 books, what would they be?
Geek Girl(Holly Smale), Beautiful Creatures(Kami Garcia and Margeret Stohl), Throne of Glass(Sarah. J Maas), The Selection(Kiera Cass)  and The Hunger Games(Suzanne Collins). I think I've got a good mix of feel-good books, to others I will never get bored of reading.
If you had the chance to be a fictional character for the day, who would it be and why?
Such a hard question! Lena Duchannes, I would love to be able to use her Caster Powers, control the weather, see Gatlin and walk hand-in-hand with Ethan Wate.
I think it’s a crime (haha), but have you ever seen the film before reading the book?
Looks like I'm going to get arrested!
I haven't read any of the Percy Jackson books but I saw the film a few weeks ago and loved it. The Chronicles of Narnia I also haven't read but the film is one of my favourites. I've heard that the Percy Jackson film isn't as good as the book, so I'm happy I saw the film and was able to enjoy it without the book.
You mentioned in one of your posts that you've received your first piece of American ''mail''. What was it and how did you 'come by it'?
You remembered? That is so nice of you, thank you! It was signed Sarah Crossan postcards from New Jersey. I saw a tweet about emailing for 'Book Swag' so that's what I did. I love Breathe, her novel, so if you haven't read it you should!
Love triangles...yes or no?
I'm leaning towards no, but at times I really love them. I'm a huge fan of many of them, but I like it when they're another plotline and the love-triangle isn't the only thing. I enjoyed Twilight, but as more and more of the books labelled 'the next Twilight' come out, I find love-triangles getting boring. But, as long as there is more to the book than this I'm normally OK. Other times I feel like crying at yet another one.
What would you say to someone who  told you they hated reading?
I would convince them to pick up one of my favourite books, and get them into reading! If they said no, I'd keep bugging them until they agreed.
Of all the books you’ve read, which setting has been your favourite?
Erilea in Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. It was so fully-realised, complicated but well-described and the settings were beautiful. I loved the book, but the world it was set in was incredible.
What is one of your pet peeves when it comes to books?
Difficult to say names! There have been many times where I have read a book, it's been released as a film, and I've had the shock and embarrassment of realising I've said it wrong.  
What one book would you recommend to someone who doesn’t read?
The Hunger Games! Love, love, loved it and it reflects our world. There's a kick-but heroine, an important storyline, it's action-packed and emotional.
Have you ever met any authors before?
Kate Maryon, Bryce Thomas and Catherine Fisher but I'm going to Hay tomorrow and am hoping to meet more of my favourites. Hopefully!
Share some of your favourite blogs with us?
Most stunning book cover you’ve ever seen?
The Selection Or Pretty Girl Thirteen's,(Liz Coley)  and Small Blue Thing's(S.C Ransom)
Quick Questions:
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Peeta or Gale? Too hard! But Peeta...
E-books or Physical copies? Physical Copies!
Inside or Outside? Inside(I'm a curled up with a hot chocolate type of person!)
Hogwarts or Narnia? Narnia
Delirium or Divergent? Divergent( I haven't read Delirium yet but really want to!)

Thank you so much Hawwa!
YOUR WELCOME!!!

REVIEW: flyaway by lucy christopher

04 July 2013

Publishers: Chicken House
Published: January 2010
Pages: 314
Book: For Review*
Format: Finished Copy
Genre: Young Adult (YA), Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction. Coming-of-Age
One cold winter morning, Dad gets sick – and goes into hospital. It’s there I meet Harry, with his scruffy hair and firefly eyes. From his window we watch a wild swan on the frozen lake outside. There’s something different about her, truly different. Almost magical. Perhaps, if we can help her, everything else will begin to make sense.  While visiting her father in hospital, Isla meets Harry, the first boy to understand her and her love of the outdoors. But Harry is ill, and as his health fails, Isla is determined to help him in the only way she knows how. Together they watch a lone swan struggling to fly on the lake outside Harry’s window. Isla believes that if she can help the damaged swan, somehow she can help Harry. And in doing so, she embarks upon a breathtakingly magical journey of her own.
Flyaway was my first book by Lucy Christopher; and having heard a lot about Stolen, when it was first published, i was really excited to read this. While not as intense and gritty as her first novel, flyaway was a sweet book that also - surprisingly - made me cry a little. (i'm a sentimental old biddy...)
Isla and her dad have a connection. Birds. Or Swans to be exact. Her and her dad wake early in the morning to watch the swans return to the nearby wetlands preserve, marking the start of winter. But this year is different. When Isla and her dad arrive they watch, helplessly, as the newly installed power lines - not marked well enough for the swans to see them -  injure the birds as the fly down to land. Some plummet to the ground at their feet, blood and feathers everywhere. Some are able to veer out of the way to safety. But one bird catches Isla's eye. She seems disorientated and lost, struggling to keep up with the rest of the group, and although Isla and her dad want to follow her and the other swans but she can't. She loses sight of them and there is nothing they can do.
The next weekend they go back out, in the cold and the wind, to try and track the path of the swans, but, while there; Isla's dad has a heart attack. Immediately, all thoughts of the swans are swept away from Isla's mind, and in place of them is the constant nagging worry that her dad won't make it, he'll never get better, what if he dies?
While at the hospital, Isla makes friends with a boy around her own age; Harry, who has Leukemia, and is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. As a result of Harry's friendship, she learns to hold on to hope, and love and not give up in times that are hard. And through the window of his room they see a lone female swan - who Isla thinks is the one she was attracted to that day at the wetlands preserve - struggling to lean how to fly on the lake below. So with the help of her grandfather, Isla constructs some swan wings that she can use to teach 'her' swan how to fly...
I loved Harry. He was so bright, and optimistic and inspirational. Literally. every time i read about him i would smile, he just had that effect on people, which was why Isla became such a different person as the book progressed, bolder, more determined, strong and hopeful..... CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! ;)
Isla was the perfect main character. She had her flaws, as does everyone, and that's what made the book so relatable and realistic; i was drawn into her life and experienced every wrong turn - and right one - as she did. I grew with her and by the end of it, i had to blink back tears (both happy and sad!) that were threatening to fall and the ending...it was sweet, and sanguine and....just perfect.
The Word:
Why:
It was so touching and uplifting, and as Ruby said in one of her reviews, it didn't scream "LOVE ME", but gradually pulled me in until i was hooked, and could not bear to put it down until the end.

p.s i would have done the whole 'quote love' bit but I LOST THE PAPER WITH ALL THE QUOTES ON! *cries*
*thank you to the lovely Nina at Chicken House for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review on my blog.

rainbow spines book TAG

01 July 2013

Seeing as Ruby has practically forced me to do this tag by mentioning me in hers. I GUESS I'M GONNA HAVE TO DO IT.. although admittedly it looks quite fun..Ruby got the idea from here and the aim of the tag is to choose books with covers//spines that are the same colours as a rainbow.
Here's my offering..(please forgive me for my lack of knowledge over the difference between indigo and violet..indigo is more blue-y dark purple right?!
RED: for this i chose Enna Burning by Shannon Hale. The second book to one of my favourite books ever: The Goose Girl. IF YOU HAVE NOT READ IT YOU HAVE TI READ IT! I have quite a few red spined books but this is probably by far my favourite.
Orange: I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith was my pick for this one, purely because it was very orange-y and a favourite of mine. It was a toss up between this and the second Hunger Games but this one - because it was different, the Hunger Games has been everywhere lately, this deserves some approval too!
Yellow: Flyway by Lucy Christopher  was my only yellow spined book aside from one other. I LOVED this book. My review is coming soon. And although it's not fully yellow, with bits of white peeping through, its the best i could do! I'd never read a book by Lucy Christopher before, but having heard all the hype around Stolen i decided to give it a go, and i definitely don't regret it!
Green: I had huge problems finding a green spined book. And i realized that i only had three..after much intense digging around. One was a blue-y green (To Kill A Mockingird) one had major amounts of black in it (Crewel) so i went for The Quietness by Alison Rattle. Admittedly, it's not exactly, fully green but i couldn't find anything else appropriate and it does have a good amount of green in it, although the black mostly dominates the spine. Review should come soon - depending on my review pile...
Blue: I was originally going to go for The Fault In Our Stars but it was a hardback, so i thought that might look odd in the picture (>.<) so i decided on Finding Cherokee Brown by Siobhan Curham. It is a very absolute shade of blue that is quite startling to look at in real life..but..finally! a spine with one solid colour! *high fives myself*
Indigo: Not knowing exactly what this colour looked like (oops) i picked what i thought was the right colour spine and ended up with The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I've actually not read it yet although it looks interesting - it will probably be featuring in my book haul post i am planning soon. yes. i know. I AM DOING A BOOK HAUL POST. shocking isn't it! I warn you though, it will be LONG...i think i haven't done one for like four months. O____O
Violet: And last but not least. Violet. I chose The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable...because. well..BECAUSE DON'T YOU LOVE THOSE PURPLE EDGED PAGES!..and because it is most definitely purple in every sense..*sighs* the book was lovely and dreamy and magical and you can read my review here. albeit a very terrible one...
......and that is it my lovelies. Have you done this tag? If so, link me up! What did you think of my choices?

-happy reading xo-