Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Christmas! + Giveaway!

Merry Christmas! To celebrate Christmas on my book blog, Page-turner I'v decided to do a...... 60 second countdown giveaway! Here are the rules....

Merry Christmas! To celebrate Christmas day at Page-turner I have decided to do a,.... 60 second countdown!!  I am going to do a 60 second countdown for you to vote for your favourite book (out of the given options) You can only vote once  within the minute. The countdown opens at 6:00pm and ends (1 minute countdown) at 6:01. To vote e-mail me your answer at: within the minute (please include your name and age) The book options to vote for will appear on the sidebar today (Christmas day) but voting is only open on THE 28TH OF OCTOBER-6:00 - 6:01.


Whoever voted for the book that won, will be entered in a prize draw. And so the next day, I will pick randomly a winner out of the people in the prize draw and they will win the book that won the vote (of the 60 second countdown)

I am holding the challenge on the 27th of December because it is a few days after Christmas and I know around Christmas day and boxing day you all spend time with your families.

Happy new year!

Beth :


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Everblossom: A Short Story and Poem Anthology by Larissa Hinton

An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.

Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts. It changes.

From the author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, she now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to even romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed, you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.

I adored this anthology; it has everything I want in a story. Gripping storylines, memorable characters, convincing romance and beautiful writing. I didn't know this collection of poetry and stories would be so good - but I hope my review convinces you to read it so you don't hesitate like I did!

Every one of the stories had the potential to be turned into a proper book - every single one of them. When it finished, I wanted more! I was genuinely upset when the whole collection ended and the bar at the bottom of my kindle said 100%. The stories didn't feel uncompleted or anything, but they left on good cliffhangers that made me think "Is that the end? Nooooo!"

The poetry is beautiful. There is only about six poems, but they are all unique and nicely paced in their own way. There are also a few different versions of the same poem called 'Words Speak Volumes' and it is basically a random word on each line. Well, not totally random. I noticed that each word related to the one above it. It had me thinking and reading it for ages - the author is a genius!

It was a good, fast read. I read it in one sitting, hooked. After reading a big heavy read, it was nice to have a light collection of easy stories to read. I recommend this to all different kinds of people, as most of the stories are made up of different genres. There are some disturbing things that may upset others however - like a gruesome part about eating humans. Basically, somebody just pulled an arm out of there pocket and started nibbling it (I am not sure if this is a comedy or horror.... both I think....)! Don't expect too much of it, as it is only approximately 70-80 pages, but I really enjoyed it so I do think - if you have an ereader - you should read it. Dear Larissa Hinton, is there any chance for Everblossom 2?!

RATE: 5/5

Publisher: Self
Publication date: 12th August 2011
Pages: 80
Edition: E-Book
Source: For Review
To buy this book click HERE.