Monday, 15 June 2015

DAY 1: Rainbow Read-A-Thon | Charm and Strange By Stephanie Kuehn Book Review

YAY Day 1 for Rainbow Readathon down and I have completed my first book which was Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn. This book was for the color blue and boy it was a journey.

My Rainbow Read-a-thon progress;

Colors completed; Blue

Pages Read: 216

Number of Books Read: 1/6

Read on for the non spoiler review of Charm and Strange


Charm & StrangeCharm and Strange By Stephanie Kuehn
216 pages
St Martins Griffin 

When you’ve been kept caged in the dark, it’s impossible to see the forest for the trees. It’s impossible to see anything, really. Not without bars . . . 

Andrew Winston Winters is at war with himself.

He’s partWIN, the lonely teenager exiled to a remote Vermont boarding school in the wake of a family tragedy.The guy who shuts all his classmates out, no matter the cost. - Goodreads


My Goodreads rating: 4.5 Stars

This book is so tragic for only 216 pages. This book was written so beautifully and Stephanie made  me go into our mian characters head to understand how he thinks. This book has alot of trigger warnings for suicide, sexual abuse and metal abuse. This book truly opened my eyes up too this very sad subjects and I was impacted with every page. This had me turning the page for more and just wanting to understand what was happening because Stephaine gives you clues throughout the book for you to piece together and most of your insitincts that you wish aren't true, becomes true. 

Its dark, its sad and I think its worth a read. 

This is just my mini review of this book as I have some reading too do. lol. 

I am currently reading The Wrath of Dawn By Renee Ahdieh, so far so good. I plan on finishing it tonight. I will update this review more when I have complete the readaton. 

Happy Reading Everyone
Greg. x

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Rainbow Read-a-thon | !5th June - 21st June #readingforfun

Booktubers are just becoming so creative every single day and I am loving it.

Riley Marie and a few of her friends have created a readathon where you read books with the color of the rainbow on them.

FUN isn't it. :D full video here

I thought why not join in the rainbow book reading fun. :D

I read alot of ebooks, where this read-a-thon mostly goes by the spine of the books, However I am going by the covers.

So here are the books I wanna read for the Rainbow Read-a-thon

Red: The Wrath of Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Orange: To Kill A Mocking Bird By Harper Lee

Yellow: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan

Green: Isle and The Happily Ever After By Stephanie Perkins

Blue: Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

Purple: Incarnate By Jodi Meadows

Comment Below if you're taking part in this read-a-thon

Happy Reading everyone. x

Friday, 12 June 2015

Slated By Teri Terry Book Review

Slated (Slated, #1)
Slated by Teri Terry
448 pages
Orchard Boo

"Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.
She’s been Slated.
The government claims she was a terrorist and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as shePLAYS by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?" -Goodreads


I had such high hopes for this book but I'm sorry Teri this book didn't win with me. I only gave this book 3.5 stars which is now borderline 3 stars. I read this because of the cover was gorgeous and it was my book challenge of the month of June. I however am going to read the next two books in the series in hopes of redeeming itself. So far, not so. :/ 

Here is why It went wrong with me: 

Our main character Kayla was beyond annoying, and just a bland character. She seemed way to gullible and I wanted her to become this mega bad ass heroin, that I feel she can be, but didn't. She got herself into too many stupid predicaments and I just wanted her to be smart and on her wit about everything. Teri should of portrayed her the way she wanted too because felt like she had a restriction to Kayla. 

I did like Ben as a character and also her mum. The whole back story of her mum was more interesting than the actual story. I feel like this story should have been about her mum as a teenage rather than this boring bland Kayla girl. 

Teri had a good way of telling a story but the way she executed it didn't go to well. She had a lot of great ideas for the story and amazing imagination it was beyond me but it felt like she didn't know how to piece all together to flow into Kayla's story. 

I  am excited to see how this series does end and but I feel this book series is not worth the read or money. 

Now if Teri if you publish a book about Sandra now I would invest into that idea. (Meaning I will buy your  books again) 

Let me talk about the politics in this book.

It was amazing, it was interesting and that is the reason why I wanted to read this series. The fact that people who commit a crime are slated to prevent them from doing acts of violence was so different and unique. The fact it was set in the year 2049 was weird but so imaginative. I loved this world.

Spoliers are below this point so please dont read any further if you have not read this book. 

 The reason why I love Sandra's backstory so much is because of how her parents were on opposite sides but they yet they still stayed together and dided together at the end. That was amaizng. I would love to see Teri go into futher depth into this story. Also I am excited to see what had happened to Sandra's son too, the one who "died" in the bus that blew up. I reckon he was slated. I betcha. 

Thank you for reading this post.

If you have read please comment below and we can discuss it together. 

Saturday, 9 May 2015

My Sister Picked Me A Book To Read | Monthly TBR Challenge

So as I said in my previous blog post I was going to do any other challenge for this month as I missed out March and I already have completed this months book challenge of reading a LGBT Protagonist.

So you may already know my beautful little sister named Honey (pictured below with me)

 She has chosen a book that has been sitting on my shelf for the last four years. :O

So I am so glad she has chosen if for me cause it is about time I did read it.

So let me give you some clues, cause I like to get people guessing.

It's a YA, fansaty novel with dragons in it, even though the title of the book is misleading as it suggests it maybe about something else.

Have you guessed yet?


Angelfire By Courtney Allison Moulton

Angelfire (Angelfire, #1)

Thnks to Honey for choosing this book for me and I may actually make this a usual occurrences on this blog.

If you think that is a good idea please comment below. 

Happy Reading Everyone

Greg. x 

Gregs Monthly TBR Challenge

I dont think I have posted this challenge on my blog but at the beginning of this year I cleaned out my TBR jar and filled them with my own reading challenges.

This was created by Katytastic who does this ever month. Which is cool. 

So here are my book challenges for this year. 

(BTW the ones in italics are the one I have completed)

1: Read a book with a LGBT protagonist - More Than This By Patrick Ness (MAY)
2: Read a book off your shelf at random- The Curious Inicident of the Dog in the Nighttime By Mark Haddon (FEB)
3: Get your sister to pick a book for off goodreads
4: Read Number 69 on your goodreads to read list
5: Read a book that is a retelling - Cinder By Marissa Meyer (JAN)
6: Read from an author you have never heard of
8: Read a book about Fey
9: Read a book with sports in it Winger By Andrew Smith (APR)
10: Re Read Twilight
11: Read a book with no romance
12: Pick one author and try and complete all their published books in one month 

As you can see I did not complete the challenge for March as I did not pick me one for that month. (Due to school work overload) So I have picked another one for this month since I have already completed it.

I will be doing number 3: where I will get my sister to pick a book for me. This is going to be interesting. ahaha

Thanks for reading this post.

Happy Reading Everybody. :D

Monday, 4 May 2015

#AYEARATHON DAY 1 | Slow progress

Oh why oh why oh why?

This leigt is not a good start to this readathon.

I have only read two chapters of Throne of Glass today and I had the whole day to myself.


Tomorrow I plan on going to the library and I may change what I'm going to read because I feel like I'm just not in the mood at all to read Throne of Glass just yet.


So now I have stopped reading Throne of glass and now carrying on with another book which I have not read ever.

Woops. Btw that book is called Hold Me Closer Necomancer, loving it so far.

But yes not a great start to this one. :/

Happy Reading eveyone. :D

Friday, 1 May 2015

April Wrap Up | Graphic Novel Month

April Seemed like it was the month for graphic novels for me, which I am happy about because it helped me to get over my reading slump and get back into it.

I feel as though graphic novels filled the void that was missing in my reading career. 

Lets get down to the stats for this month.

Grapich Novels: 9
Novels: 1
Audibooks: 0

I'm glad that I have read one novel this month, so I don't sound as bad now doing my wrap. ahaha. While reading the graphic novels I said to myself, "Greg you will need to only read on novel this month, okay" 

The book/graphic novel of the month goes too. *drumroll*


I will be reviewing this book real soon and I will tell you about why it triumphant over every else I have read this month. (My heart is still broken.) 

These are the books I managed to complete in the month of April.

Winger (Winger, #1)

Graphic Novels

The Wicked + The Divine, Vol. 1: The Faust Act

Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice

Dead to the World (iZombie #1)

Thanks for Reading this post, comment what you have read in April? 
-Greg x

Sunday, 26 April 2015


Aww man, I missed some awesome months like fantasy month. 

I really wanted to try and catch up on the Throne of glass series but this month is Re-read month.

But wait, I did however read Throne of Glass before. 

Hahaha, Yes I did.

So this month I am going to cheat a bit. 

I'm gonna re read Throne of Glass but also try to catch up on the series too. 

I gotta do what I gotta do. 

I am so excited to be reading this series, as I loved the first book after reading it three years ago when it first came out, but I never continued on. 

As this is one of the series I plan on completing this year, I feel as though it will be a great time for me to read them. 

Btw I know I havn't read Crown of Midnight (Book 2), Heir of Fire (Book 3) and The Assassins Blade (Book 0.5) but I think my fellow #AYEARTHON buddies will be okay with that. 

For more info on #AYEARATHON click here

Comment below what books you plan on reading for #AYEARATHON 

Happy Reading
Greg. x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015


I am now done with my second year of college and now onto my work experience for the next nine months.

Nine months of working, which also means reading, which also mean updating my blog every week and POSSIBLY ORGANIZE MY BIG RETURN TOO BOOKTUBE!!!

Yes I am considering coming back to BT!!!

But this time I want to be ready, but I really want too plan out my return with trailing out new things and seeing what flows and what doesnt.

 But however I am not making a promise that I'll return this year as I wanted to be finished with college before coming back to BT!!!

But as for my blog and reading I am starting tomorrow.


I am so excited for it.

I will see you lovely people tomorrow for a TBR update and what I plan on reading this month of April.

Greg. xx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

greggliesreadsSLOW | DAY 1

I knew coming back to university my reading has decreased dramatically which is sad. :/ but however, all I need to do is just read two more book before the end of this month to be all update to date.

Which I feel I can do!

So this week, starting from tonight, because this is the only time I really get to read.

I want to try and finish half a book each night.

To motivate me, I will allow myself to treat myself if I compete this challenge for this week


If not, I will giveaway one of my favorite books on my shelf too one lucky person.

However I do not want to part with any of my great books.

I am determine to do this.

So here it goes.

I will be updating my progress throughout this challenge on my twitter, goodreads and this blog.

Good Luck to me.