Something little different on my blog today, I am taking part in the #readredrising event hosted by Hodderscape, with the release of Morning Star coming up they decided to host a readalong Of Red Rising then Golden Son before Morning Star comes out so everyone can be caught up on what is happening in this story!
For my blog post today I have a giveaway (down the bottom) and I will be describing the book with each letter from the title! If for some reason you haven't read this book, here is what it's about -
The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope.
Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all al lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people who look down on Darrow and his fellows as slave labour, to be exploited and worked to death without a second thought.
Until the day that Darrow, with the help of a mysterious group of rebels, disguises himself as a Gold and infiltrates their command school, intent on taking down his oppressors from the inside. But the command school is a battlefield - and Darrow isn't the only student with an agenda.
Break the chains. Live for more.
R - Riveting
E - Excellent
D - Dystopian
R - Really fantastic
I - Intense
S - Sensational
I - Interesting
N - Nerdy
G - Greatest book in the world ;)
Now for the giveaway! I have a PB copy of Red Rising to giveaway all you have to do is enter HERE!
Don't forget to join in the readalong and use the hashtag #ReadRedRising!
Christmas is almost upon us, so I thought I would do a blog post on what books you could get that special book lover in your life. Or for someone who doesn't read a lot! These books are perfect for everyone! - ALSO I have a Christmas giveaway going on HERE! You could win some books for yourself and your kids! - So scroll down and have a look at these wonderful books!
To start off, I have some Christmas books that are perfect for this time of year! These would be great for anyone who loves to read a good Christmassy book!
Make A Christmas Wish by Julia Williams
Every Time A Bell Rings by Carmel Harrington
The Heart Of Winter by Emma Hannigan
Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan
The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements
A Miracle At Macy's by Lynn Marie Hulsman
A Cottage In The Country by Linn B. Halton
How To Stuff Up Christmas by Rosie Blake
Next, I have some pretty fun books!
Know someone who is a big TWD/Zombie fan? Then gift them with The Walking Dead pop up book!
How about some colouring books? The Colour Me Mindful colouring books are perfect for anyone who loves to colour, they are full of beautiful pictures that you can spend hours colouring in!
Have someone who loves to deisgn and invent things? Then the Crazy Inventions Sketchbook would be perfect for them! It is full with loads of crazy ideas for you to draw up and invent your own!
How about some Sci-fi and Fantasy?
These are some of my favourites that I think everyone would love!
The Long Way To A Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
The wonderful series that is Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas! There is more books to come in this series but these would make a wonderful gift to someone you know that loves fantasy!
Some YA books that have important topics that I think everyone should read!
Unbecoming by Jenny Downham
Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
The Baby by Lisa Drakeford
All Of The Above by James Dawson
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill
The Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone illustrated edition is the perfect gift for all Harry Potter fans!
You can never have too many YA books!
The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
Monster by CJ. Skuse
Am I Normal Yet? By Holly Bourne (this is also an important topic book that everyone needs to read!)
The Secret Fire by C.J Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld
Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame
Lastly I have 2 things that I think every book lover should have in their life.
First is Lush products, mainly their bathbombs! Personally, I love running a bath, popping in a bathbomb and relaxing in the colourful water with a good book after a long day, I think they are just the perfect edition when reading. In the picture is one of their Christmas packages, Festive Friends!
Second is The Library Of Fragrance Paperback Cologne. It smells wonderful and I think every book lover needs it in their life as well!
I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what books you are gifting this year!
Don't forget to enter the competition as well!
Until next time,
Hi! I'm Beth, 25 and from the UK. I love, love, love reading. This is a blog to share my love of books and my thoughts on books etc!