1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: March 2017

Friday, 31 March 2017

Review: Clutch by Lisa Becker


Clutch by Lisa Becker
Series: Standalone
Genre: Contemporary / Romance
Length: 140 pages
Published on 26th October 2015 by Author
Purchase: Amazon 
Lisa Becker: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Facebook
Received from author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: clutch: a novel is the laugh-out-loud, chick lit romance chronicling the dating misadventures of Caroline Johnson, a single purse designer who compares her unsuccessful romantic relationships to styles of handbags – the “Hobo” starving artist, the “Diaper Bag” single dad, the “Briefcase” intense businessman, etc. With her best friend, bar owner Mike by her side, the overly-accommodating Caroline drinks a lot of Chardonnay, puts her heart on the line, endures her share of unworthy suitors and finds the courage to discover the “Clutch” or someone she wants to hold onto.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Book Tour Review: Harper and the Night Forest by Cerrie Burnell


Harper and the Night Forest by Cerrie Burnell
illustrated by Laura Ellen Anderson

Series: Harper #3
Genre: Middle Grade | Adventure
Length: 240 pages
Published on 2nd March 2017 by Scholastic Children's Books
Purchase: Amazon | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Carrie Burnell: Twitter | Goodreads
Laura Ellen Anderson: Website | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads
A review copy received from Scholastic Children's Books via Faye Rogers

Synopsis:
Harper and her friends get to visit the mysterious Night Forest, and it is rumoured that a magical Ice Raven lives amongst the ebony trees. Will the children try to capture it? Or give it freedom?

Friday, 17 March 2017

Review: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa


The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya by Nagaru Tanigawa
Series: Haruhi Suzumiya #1
Genre: Light Novel | Fantasy
Length: 202 pages
Published on 1st April 2009 by Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Nagaru Tanigawa: Goodreads
Copy borrowed from Jenny during the Travelling Book Project I hosted.

Synopsis:
Haruhi holds the fate of the universe in her hands . . . lucky for you she doesn't know it!
Meet Haruhi - a cute, determined girl, starting high school in a city where nothing exciting happens and absolutely no one understands her.

Meet Kyon ­­- the sarcastic guy who sits behind Haruhi in homeroom and the only boy Haruhi has ever opened up to. His fate is now tied to hers.

Meet the S.O.S. Brigade - an after-school club organized by Haruhi with a mission to seek out the extraordinary. Oh, and their second mission? Keeping Haruhi happy . . . because even though she doesn't know it, Haruhi has the power to destroy the universe. Seriously.

The phenomenon that took Japan by storm - with more than 4.5 million copies sold - is now available in the first-ever English edition.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Video Game Review: Radiator 2

 
Radiator 2 by Robert Yang
Genre:
Simulation / Indie

Release Date:
16th June 2016

Free to play on Steam
Synopsis:
A free collection of three short experimental games (Hurt Me Plenty, Succulent, and Stick Shift) about male sexuality, punishing, eating, and driving.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Review: We Awaken by Calista Lynne


We Awaken by Calista Lynne
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult | Fantasy | LGBT
Length: 180 pages
Published on 14th July 2916 by Harmony Ink
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Calista Lynne: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Received from author in exchange for an honest review

Synopsis: Victoria Dinham doesn’t have much left to look forward to. Since her father died in a car accident, she lives only to fulfill her dream of being accepted into the Manhattan Dance Conservatory. But soon she finds another reason to look forward to dreams when she encounters an otherworldly girl named Ashlinn, who bears a message from Victoria’s comatose brother. Ashlinn is tasked with conjuring pleasant dreams for humans, and through the course of their nightly meetings in Victoria’s mind, the two become close. Ashlinn also helps Victoria understand asexuality and realize that she, too, is asexual.

But then Victoria needs Ashlinn’s aid outside the realm of dreams, and Ashlinn assumes human form to help Victoria make it to her dance audition. They take the opportunity to explore New York City, their feelings for each other, and the nature of their shared asexuality. But like any dream, it’s too good to last. Ashlinn must shrug off her human guise and resume her duties creating pleasant nighttime visions—or all of humanity will pay the price.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

January & February Wrap Up

I can't believe the first two months of this year have already passed.

Luckily though I am on track with blogging and my reading goal so its been a good start to the year even with all the shit that has been going on around the world.

Outside of the blog I've also celebrated my two year anniversary with my boyfriend, kept my book club organised, and started planning my trip to YALC (actually just before I finished this post I purchased my tickets and booked the hotel).