The Devouring by Simon Holt


>>The Devouring Series<<

The Vours: Evil, demonic beings that inhabit human bodies on Sorry Night, the darkest hours of the winter solstice.

When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it’s clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman’s imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life.

To save the people she loves, Reggie must learn to survive in a world of nightmares. Can she devour her own fears before they devour her?

The Devouring is an engrossing tale of terror that will have you wondering: what if your worst fears became your living nightmare?



What reading/books do for me.

I think too much. I think all the time. I don’t ever stop thinking. I think before I go to sleep, I think as soon as I wake up, I just don’t. Stop. Thinking. It drives me crazy because I try to connect everything and everyone to some action or event or the other and my head just keeps going and going like the energizer bunny!

But it’s different when I read. I get so lost among the pages of a good book that it gives me a break from my mind. I focus on what’s happening in the book. I mean, it’s not perfect because I still stop every now and then to think about what I just read, but it’s not as intense and that’s good enough for me. And that’s what reading does for me. It takes me away from me, from the mess that is my mind, from the never ending thought trains rushing around in my head.

I use to self harm and I was suicidal… Reading was, and still is, my lifesaver when I feel I’m drowning in my depression or when I feel like crumpling to the ground; reading and books help me get up. It lets me know that I’m not alone with my thoughts, that I can swim above all the negativity in my head and take a breath. I’ve been on antidepressants and in therapy for two years but there’s nothing like curling up in a warm bed with a good book and just losing yourself in a healthy way.

I just wanted to get this out there. Again, I’ve been thinking a lot lately. A question came to mind; what is there to live for? Besides family, I told myself that I would live to read. To experience the natural high and good feel of finding a good book and getting lost in it. To listen to authors talk about their works. I know there is much more to live for, but reading is at the top of my list. I love it. And I hope to one day to pass this love of reading to my children. Or to even people who feel the way I do.

Reading gives hope. What does it do for you?

-Ellie Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

The Chemical Gardens by Lauren DeStefano



>> The Chemical Gardens by Lauren DeStefano<<

By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape–before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden’s servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Let’s talk about books!

Now, I know that I haven’t been posting much lately… Or at all…to be honest, I’ve been going through a lot lately。・゚゚・(>д<)・゚゚・ but this blog is something that I really would like to keep up with, it makes me happy to ramble about books or anything book related,and I could really use some happiness in my life. So, if this is something I really want to do, I should find the time to do it! I don’t exactly have the best track record of sticking to things that I start… But! All that is about to change! (hopefully. (─‿‿─))

“Let’s Talk About Books!” is a thing I’d like to start. It’s where I post up about books or series that I find underrated. I know it’s been done before, but there are still a large number of awesome books out there that readers don’t know exist! And I’d like very much to bring reader and underrated books together. (´ ▽`).。o♡ Spread the love for reading! (。’▽’。)♡

So, starting from today, ‘Let’s Talk About Books!’ will be a thing on this blog and I’d appreciated the support. If you know about a book or a series that you find underrated, feel free to link me to them! Let’s work together to highlight all the underrated books out there!

 (〜 ̄▽ ̄)〜 皿〜( ̄▽ ̄〜) (The thing in the middle is suppose to be a book, in case you didn’t know ( ̄ˇ ̄))

-Ellie Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ

This is so awesome!!

I read ‘The Selection’ by Kiera Cass and ‘Unraveling’ by Elizabeth Norris. Both were really good so I look forward to their second instalments.

‘Reboot’ by Amy Tintera looks like it’d be an interesting read. So does ‘Arclight’ by Josin L. McQuein.

Ugh! Why can’t books come out in Trinidad the same time they’re released in where ever else?! I want these books nooooowwww! T.T


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