All posts tagged paperbacks

Books for Holiday

Published 06/11/2014 by leannecrabtree

So I think I’ll be taking 5 books away with me because although we might spend a good 8 hours walking around throughout the day, we also spend quite a few hours between trips out in the hotel room.

I’m hoping to finish off Rachel Caine’s Morganville series meaning Fall of Night and Daylighters (books 14 and 15). I’m also going to take book 3 in Julie Kagawa’s Blood of Eden series, The Forever Song. And then the last two will be Gena Showalter’s Alice in Zombieland and Alice through the Zombie Glass.

Hopefully I’ll get at least three and a half books read in the 6/7 days I’ll be abroad 😀

Book phases

Published 20/05/2014 by leannecrabtree

I seem to have gotten over my New Adult phase, though I must still have about 50 books to read on my Kindle in the genre, and gone back to my love of Young Adult–which I seem to favour in paperbacks for some reason.

I’m just starting Betrayals, book two in Lili St. Crow’s Strange Angels series. If I’m being honest I can’t really remember the first book that well, only that the main characters dad was turned into a zombie within the first 40/50 pages and her struggle to find out who did it. My review of the first book wasn’t very helpful either 🙂 We’ll see if I can remember.

I’ve just finished the second book in Rachel Hawkins’ Hex Hall series, Raising Demons/Demonglass, and really enjoyed it so I’ve just gone and bought the third and final book Spellbound so I can see how it all plays out. I’m hoping for happy endings all round.

I recently read Kresley Cole’s Poison Princess, too. When I bought it I had no idea what it was about, she’s just an author I like, and though it took me a while to get in to, once I did I thought it was pretty good and can’t wait to read the second book to see what happens between Jackson and Evie.

I also found myself purchasing paperback copies of Gena Showalter’s White Rabbit Chronicles from my beloved The Works shop. I seem to have a love of zombies books–so long as there is some romance in them, too, of course–and look forward to reading them as I’m a big fan of the author’s Lords of the Underworld series and hope her YA books will be just as good.

Have you recently read a good series that you would recommend? Or have/are you currently going through a phase of only really reading one genre of book and if so, what is it?

What to read next?

Published 11/04/2014 by leannecrabtree

So. I’m undecided on what paperback to read next, what with my ever growing list of paperbacks and there being several I want to read. So, I wondered if my readers and anyone else who visits my blog had certain favourites out of the books mentioned here. I know it’s an eclectic collection but I’m a romance reader so I read a bit of everything. I also have the Divergent Trilogy and Clockwork Angel.





Leave me a comment with your recommendation and we’ll see who get’s the most votes 😀


Published 15/01/2014 by leannecrabtree



I used to buy a lot of my paperback books from Amazon but after it scrapped it’s “Free Super-Saver Delivery” option, I decided to try elsewhere and eBay was my next choice and above are the books I’ve bought in the past two weeks that have all cost me under £4. Heist Society, Lothaire and Across the Universe are like new, while Matched, The Body Finder and Hex Hall have slight damage but I’m not fussed about that.

I’m trying to wean myself off my addiction to NA and after reading and loving Heist Society, I think it may just be working 😀

Couldn’t resist

Published 28/11/2013 by leannecrabtree

DSCN2887I saw that The Works had Abbi Glines’ paperbacks in online so I couldn’t resist buying these when I saw them in store.

I now have book 2 & 3 in her Too Far series though luckily I haven’t read book 3.  Just need book 1 now for that trilogy to be complete.

Twisted Perfection I have on my kindle to read and the 2nd and 3rd happen to be books 2 and 4 in her Sea Breeze series, so it didn’t quite go to plan. BUT they will make an awesome addition to my growing New Adult shelf on my bookcase, so I’m happy 😀

The Vampire of Highgate I’ve been checking out for weeks and since they’re 3 for £5 I needed to buy something else and that was the lucky book.

What books to take…?

Published 31/10/2013 by leannecrabtree

Is it strange that I’m already thinking of what books to take with me to San Francisco when I don’t go for another 11 days? I’m having a kindle vs paperback war, but considering I wont be taking my kindle charger with me, maybe it’s better to go for paperbacks. Plus, I have quite a selection to choose from. Now it’s just which ones to take…hmm?

Would you recommend any of the following?


Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy/Dystopia

Rising Darkness

The Maze Runner

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)

The Death Cure (Maze Runner, #3)

Confession (David de Morrissey, #3)

Eternity (David de Morrissey, #4)

The Secret Hour (Midnighters, #1)

Touching Darkness (Midnighters, #2)

Blue Noon (Midnighters, #3)

Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)

Shadowland (The Immortals, #3)

Dark Flame (The Immortals, #4)

Night Star (The Immortals, #5)

Everlasting (The Immortals, #6)

Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)

Ultraviolet (Ultraviolet, #1)

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires, #13)

Fall of Night (Morganville Vampires, #14)

Abandon (Abandon Trilogy, #1)

Adam (Nightwalkers, #6)

Before I Wake (Soul Screamers, #6)

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)

If I should Die (Revenants, #3)

Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2)

The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2)

The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, #3)

The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey, #4)



Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2)

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)

The Nearly Weds

Eversea (Eversea, #1)

(Un)like a Virgin

The Dark Side of Desire (Mills & Boon Modern)

Back in the Headlines (Mills & Boon Modern)

The Girl He’d Overlooked (Mills & Boon Modern)

One Perfect Summer (One Perfect #1)


Pictures of Lily

Crash Into You (Loving on the Edge, #1)

Melt Into You (Loving on the Edge, #2)

Love Potions

Going La La


Can’t Read

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2) — Don’t have book 1 yet

Kitty and the Silver Bullet (Kitty Norville, #4) — haven’t read book 3 yet

Kitty and the Dead Man’s Hand (Kitty Norville #5)

Kitty Goes to War (Kitty Norville, #8)

Nocturne — hasn’t arrived yet

Fallen In Love: New Tales From The Fallen World (Fallen, #3.5) — haven’t got 2 or 3

K.A. Tucker’s FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE Giveaway

Published 30/10/2013 by leannecrabtree


FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE by K.A. Tucker is right around the corner so we thought we should celebrate with a giveaway of some fantastic, mind-blowing prizes! We have the FIRST print of a FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE Dooodles by Christina (which won’t be available for purchase until late December), as well as signed copies of TEN TINY BREATHS and ONE TINY LIE, and swag bags filled with FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE posters and goodies from K.A. Tucker and Atria! There will be 5 winners of signed copies and swag bags, and one Grand Prize winner for the Dooodles by Christina, signed copies and a swag bag. You don’t want to miss this! So, go ahead… Enter to win! Help us celebrate Cain and Charlie’s release into the world! Entering will just take a matter of…Seconds!

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Post came!

Published 02/10/2013 by leannecrabtree


Two books, I’ve been dying to come for the past week have come! You already know I love Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series, so the fifth book from The Works for £1.99?!?! Hell yes!! I also recently read the first book in the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh and fell in love, also from The Works (that shop is a God send!) but unfortunately they didn’t have the second book in the store so ordered it offline and it came today. I am in book heaven at the minute. I just need to hurry up and finish If I Die by Rachel Vincent before I can devour these two books.

I’m still awaiting my own book, which I have ordered from CreateSpace. My indie author friend Natalie has received her so I’m eagerly awaiting mine now. I’m also still waiting on two paperbacks I’ve won: Nocturne and Eversea, both signed New Adult books. Fingers crossed they come soon, too 😀

A Poll

Published 23/08/2013 by leannecrabtree

I don’t know why I keep thinking on this, but I do.

My mum breaks the spine on books when she reads them while I always support it, so it doesn’t break. My bookshelf full of books looks almost like they’ve never been read, apart from the ones that were previously owned when I bought them.

So I just thought I’d ask this to see if I’m a little crazy for how I treat my books or whether I’m not alone.

P.S. And it turned out the book I had to read for today ended up as a DNF. It started off good but then I got a little bored and I was 34% in.

Demon Trappers Series

Published 19/08/2013 by leannecrabtree


Look what’s just arrived in the post. Ebay can be a Godsend sometimes when you want books. These were cheaper (they’re brand new) than on Amazon and they’re only £3.85 each on there.

I just need Foretold now, the final book in the quartet, and I’m sorted.


I so need to know what’s going to happen between Riley, Simon, Beck and Ori.

I’m routing for Beck though!!