hiatus, blogversary and a little catch up...

24 January 2013


it's been ages!
sorry for the massively long hiatus i had; i got the infamous book blogging slump. ):
it wasn't even a general 'blogging' slump as i would happily work on my photography blog, (which is in the process of being made over.) it was just, whenever i thought about reviewing a book i'd always try to put it off. o.O
so i'm sorry to all the publishers//authors i received books from and haven't reviewed yet, i do intend to as soon as i can. (:
a post will be up soon about my blogging slump though as it wasn't a pleasant experience..i think it will be more of a discussion post..about book blogging pressures and the pro's and con's of book blogging.
what do you think?also...
*throws confetti*it's my blogversary in a month!
it will be a week long i hope and at the moment i'm searching out lovely goodies for you guys to win so make sure you come back to enter the giveaways!
i need a little favour off you guys though.
my the grand finale giveaway will (hopefully) be called 'Top Books Of 2012' or something along those lines so i want to know what books you read that you thought were amazing, and something to be recommended to others, you can reply in the comments or e-mail me here (ebonyblacklines@hotmail.co.uk)
my aim is to get as many of the books you recommend as possible to give away to you lovely readers. :)
books!i haven't done a Showcase Sunday in a while so here are some books i received in the post while i was on hiatus, some i bought, some i won, some i was given, and some i got from the library. :)

between shades of gray by ruta sepetys
pink, chameleon by fiona dunbar
the boy in the striped pyjamas by john boyne
how to save a life by sarah zarr
blind spot by laura ellen 

(hardback//signed..w/a message!)
prodigy by marie lu
(not received yet)
(signed) ally's world journal with bookmark by karen mccombie
received for review:
the decleration trilogy by gemma malley
close to famous by joan bauer
(a surprise in the post all the way from America!)
colin fischer by ashley edward miller & zack stentz
the fault in our stars by john green (!!!!!!!!!!!)
library:the iron daughter + the iron queen by julie kagawa
(for anyone who's read the iron knight, please tell me if meaghan and ash get back together in it otherwise i will die of suspense because i don't know when my library is getting it in!!!)someone else's life by katie dale
arabesque by colin mulhern
in darkness by nick lake
silenced by simon packham
and loads more i can't remember..:/


  1. Wow! You were busy! :)

    The Lost Prince is actually the start of a new spinoff series. After The Iron Queen, you still need to read The Iron Knight and that is where your question will be answered!

    If you still want an answer I can tell you too, just want to be sure before I answer something somewhat spoilery! ;)

  2. OMG YOU'RE BACK! :D *throws confetti, jumps around like a maniac* We've missed you! I'm sorry that you got caught up in the infamous blogging slump, they are horrible.
    AND YAAYYYY HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY IT ADVANCE! :D :D I love blogger birthdays!
    Between Shades of Grey is a beautiful book, I wish I had my own copy. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is amazing too, bu the ending is so sad :'( Congrats on the signed Blind Spot copy and all the books for review. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS IS THE MOST AMAZING BOOK EVER. But, I think you realised that after our gushing emails ;)
    Glad you're back and looking forward to your new posts :) xx

  3. I'm so happy that you are back! I've missed all of your posts, and I loved The Fault in Our Stars by John Green by the way. Books I loved in 2012: The Hunger Games trilogy and Beautiful Creatures!

  4. I'm so sorry you went through a book blogging slump - I hate them with a vengeance! On a happier note, I finally got The Fault in Our Stars too!!! I am super excited to start it! Between Shades of Gray looks amazing too! And I read a child book by John Boyne and loved it so I hope you enjoy this one of his too!

    And happy almost-your-blogoversary! xD

  5. So glad that you're back:)
    I haven't read it but so many people say that The Fault in our stars is amazing! Oh and Slated and The Look are incredible, too:) x

  6. Wow that's a lot of books!
    I really want to read how to save a life!

    I've been meaning to email you but I'll do it tomorrow, if I remember! So forgetful...
    AND YAY FOR BLOGOVERSARYS!!! THE FAULT IN OUR STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!! I'M URGING YOU!!!

  8. Yay, you're back! We missed you! I'm glad you've got Between Shades of Grey and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - they're both brilliant! As for Best Books of 2012, I did a whole post dedicated to that topic:
    :D :D
    Welcome back Jasmine!

  9. welcome back!
    can not wait for your blogoversary!
    some great books include:
    Slated Teri Terry
    The Sacrifice by charlie higson
    Insurgent by Veronica Roth
    Pandemonium Lauren Oliver


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