In a time of hardship and heartbreak, sometimes, reality just isn’t enough. Slipping Reality is the story of fourteen-year-old Katelyn Emerson, who, when faced with the glaring reality of her brother’s illness, rebels against the truth by slipping away into the depths of her own imagination. There, she finds the kind of support and comfort she feels she deserves. There, she does not have to feel so alone. And yet, as Katelyn’s grasp on reality begins to unravel, so too does the story of a girl who grew up too fast and fell apart too soon. Emily Beaver’s debut novel is a coming of age story that deals with the trials of young grief, insight, and growth where it’s least expected.
“If you don’t face tomorrow, Katelyn, who will?”
“I don’t really believe there’s anything that hasn’t been said about the beauty of the ocean. But think how its benefit, how it guides us. We crash and burn, we pull in and out, and we are never fully aware of how powerful we truly are as a unit. The water knows no limits, because when you slice through it …” Tristan made a slash in the water with his free hand, “it just forms itself back together again.”
Invincible was totally unexpected! I want to thank Madeleine at Little Brown Books for sending me this one! This is the paperback copy, it has only been out in Hardback but as of March 12th, they’ll be released with this new and awesome cover too! I’ve not read this series before but after reading the synopsis, I realised that I really wanted to and am glad that it is in my library so I’ll be reading the first and then getting to this one! It shall be good! :D
if you believe it, it is so.”
Someone Else’s Life was recieved through Netgalley and after hearing some great things about this book as well, I also cannot wait to get stuck into this one! It just seems so brilliant!
*as chosen by this months blogger spotlight, Sarah
- The Haunting
- The Ring
- A Tale of Two Sisters
- I Saw the Devil
- Paranormal Activity
- The Grudge
- Let the Right One In
- When A Stranger Calls
- Hide and Seek
- Saw (all of them)
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
- Amytville Horror
- The Hills Have Eyes
- Drag Me to Hell
- The Others
- Jeepers Creepers
- The Haunting (Double list, what?)*
Horror films are a movie genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience’s most primal fears. They often feature scenes that startle the viewer through the means of macabre and the supernatural, thus they may overlap with the fantasy and supernatural genre. Horrors frequently overlap with the thriller genre.
I’m a bit late on this post last week due to the book-blogger love-a-thon but it’s better late then never, right? :D
It’s Friday! And that means Friday’s Film Favourite! For those who don’t know, this is where I list all of the films that have come out this week and let you all know which one I am most looking forward to viewing! Feel free to let me know what you’re looking forward to seeing this week! (even if it’s not out here in the UK!)
Brodie! I love you! I tell you this a lot of the time because, well, it’s true! I wouldn’t even have a blog if it wasn’t for you persuading me to get one and then your continued support throughout it all has just been… amazing! At every step I take, you’re there, cheering me on and it fills me with such pride. I am so glad that this blog and blogging in general has pulled us closer again and I love chatting with you over twitter and gushing over new books. At first it was you fully educating me on new books, but I think I’m showing you new books (and films) now as well and that really fills me with some sort of pride. Honestly girl, I would be nowhere without you, so THANK YOU <3
(my second lover is someone close to my heart too)
(but she’s a new addition to my heart, but none-the-less someone i’ve grown so fond of)
(in fact, her comments are some of the ones I love the most.)
SARAH over at Sazbah101! There is a reason you are my Blogger Spotlight this month!
Sarah! Saz! Nitwit! (:p)You are honestly an amazing person and I am so so so glad that you listened to Brodie and stumbled onto my blog. You have become an addition to my blog and comments that I would miss if you were to ever disappear. I love talking to you on twitter and reading your comments and I love your blog and reading your reviews! I just love you. Your enthusiasm for life is so amazing and you never fail to bring a huge smile to my face, even when I’m stressed to the max you somehow manage to just turn it all around and I could not be happier because of it! Honestly child, how do you do it? Haha. Anyway, yes, I just want to say THANK YOU for everything you’ve done for me in the past MONTH. <3
(third person is such a lovely girl)
(she is always answering my tweets and helping me when I need)
(her blog is wonderful but needs some love!)
So if you are looking for a new blogger to
stalk *cough* I mean follow, go check out lucy over at ChooseYA!
Lucy! Boy am I glad that you added me on Goodreads! You’ve become someone that I love talking to and reading your thoughts about books! I appreciate all of your thoughts and comments and just love you :D You always get some great books and give me insight on some really good ones to keep an eye out for and because we’re both from the UK, it’s nice that our timezones make it easier to stay in contact! I hope that you continue to stick around so that I can get to know you better! I want to say THANK YOU for being my friend and awesome and lovely fellow book-blogger! :D
(Onto the fourth shout-out! This one is someone I need to get to know better)
(I feel I should share the comment love)
(but i’m always so busy, here’s hoping this will change soon!)
I am talking about Theta over at Resolution Corner!
Theta! You’ve been a constant commenter on my blog for a while now and I just wanted to send you a “letter” to let you know how much I truly appreciate it! I don’t always have the time to reply or to comment on your blog but I do check it out and I love all that you post and I love when you comment on here. I will try and keep it going on yours but yes, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for being such a loyal and lovely follower! And if you ever want to chat and get to know me better, feel free to hook me up on twitter, facebook or via e-mail! I’d always be happy to hear from you! :)
(There’s just one more personal shout-out to go.)
(this one is a new love… or a growing love… or something like that)
(it has a lot to do with this event, or maybe I’m just in an awesome mood)
but finally, I’m writing a letter to Katelyn from Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands!
Kate! So, I have been getting your reviews to my inbox for a while now and I have to say that I always read your reviews but very rarely have the time to comment. (I also usually view on my ipod which is really difficult to reply on, anyway!) But, this is not what this letter is about! This letter is to say THANK YOU for hosting this event. It is possibly the most inspired event I’ve participated in and I loved seeing all the new blogs and getting and replying and giving comments all day and I know that this is completely down to you so yes, thank you! I will continue to stalk your blog after this, and maybe I’ll even find the time to comment some more! :D
(And this letter here is for everyone else! So all of you!)
(You are just as special to me as all of these guys *points above* I promise!)
(But I either haven’t met you properly yet or don’t know you well enough yet)
or I’m so tired, I simply missed you. But don’t despair, because this is for YOU my FOLLOWERS.
YOU! You have no idea just how grateful I am that you are here reading this. I want you to know right now that I love YOU. I love everything about you. I love that you’re taking the time to read this, even if you don’t comment! You make blogging worthwhile, you make it fun and interesting and you make me want to come back and do it again, day in, day out. It is because of you that I am sticking with this when normally I let projects like this fall to the wayside. If you knew me at all, you’d know that I have a slight case of ADD and sticking to one task or project for a long time is usually incredibly difficult for me (hence why I never want to work in an office!) so the fact that I’m still here and have plans to stay here is incredible and it is down to you! So, pat yourself on the back, smile, and please, say hello! Add me on twitter, facebook and talk to me! E-mail me! Anything! I want to hear from you, I want to get to know you better! :D
Lauren is visited in her dreams for years by a stranger claiming to be her destiny. Destiny becomes reality when paths cross during a failed robbery attempt. Lauren and the stranger experience chemistry like no other and now her doubt over her long time relationship with her high school sweetheart is not her only secret…someone else knows about her keen intuition and sixth sense. A mysterious clairvoyant seeks Lauren out and tells her not only of her life now but what the future may hold. Soon Lauren is in the middle of a murder investigation and a questionable friendship with the key suspect. Law enforcement, friends and family are concerned for Lauren but unfortunately they are unaware of the true danger…Sinister forces are at work and will stop at nothing to destroy Lauren’s abilities.
There’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…
Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—
The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.
And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.
Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.
Why?: Uuuuh… it sounds AWESOME. And I mean… come on… ZOMBIES! Hehe. I really do just think this sounds brilliant and one that I am looking forward to reading. And the cover is really pretty too, isn’t it? :D hehe.