REVIEW: ACID by Emma Pass

Author: Emma Pass Publisher: Random House Children’s Books Acquired: Bought Summary from Goodreads: 2113. In Jenna Strong’s world, ACID – the most brutal, controlling police force in history – rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed – or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember. The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead…

REVIEW: Heart-Shaped Bruise by Tanya Byrne

Author: Tanya Byrne Publisher: Headline Acquired: Borrowed from library Summary from Goodreads:  They say I’m evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who shake their heads on the six o’clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don’t know. You don’t know who I used to be. Who I could have been. Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. I haven’t read much crime/mystery novels before and so this…

REVIEW: After Eden by Helen Douglas

Author: Helen Douglas Publishing Company: Bloomsbury Childrens Books Acquired: Through publisher for review Release Date: July 4th 2013 Summary from Goodreads: Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she’s hooked. On the face of it, he’s a typical American teenager. So why doesn’t he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn’t heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he’s taking in her. As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across…

REVIEW: Changeling by Philippa Gregory

Summary from Goodreads: Italy, 1453. Seventeen-year-old Luca Vero is brilliant, gorgeous—and accused of heresy. Cast out of his religious order for using the new science to question old superstitious beliefs, Luca is recruited into a secret sect: The Order of the Dragon, commissioned by Pope Nicholas V to investigate evil and danger in its many forms, and strange occurrences across Europe, in this year—the end of days. Isolde is a seventeen-year-old girl shut up in a nunnery so she can’t inherit any of her father’s estate. As the nuns walk in their sleep and see strange visions, Isolde is accused of…

Featured on Friday (1)

Featured on Friday is a new feature to be introduced to Queen of Contemporary. Whether it be a review, interview or guest post, I’m going to feature something each week that I like, have been raving about or just want to share with you. Summary from Goodreads: Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant, or helped hatch a dragon. All Harry knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley. Harry’s room is a tiny closet at…

BLOG TOUR: Click to Subscribe by L.M Augustine- REVIEW + GIVEAWAY

I’ve been lucky enough to be able to host a stop on the Click to Subscribe blog tour today. I really loved the book and I’ll be sharing my review with you. Summary via Goodreads:  Page Count: 252 pages Published May 9th 2013. Author: L.M. Augustine Acquired: Through author for review Buy links: Amazon | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | B&N | Smashwords 1,135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them. As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school…

REVIEW: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Author: Rainbow Rowell Published By: Orion Acquired: Bought from Amazon to read Summary from Goodreads:  Set over the course of one school year in 1986, ELEANOR AND PARK is the story of two star-crossed misfits – smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. When Eleanor meets Park, you’ll remember your own first love – and just how hard it pulled you under. I read this book with Rebekah from Reflections of a Bookworm Eleanor & Park blew me away. Having wanted to read this since I saw John Green’s review a while back,…

REVIEW: Magus of Stonewylde by Kit Berry

Summary from Goodreads:  Sylvie is dying. A victim of crippling allergies, poisoned by the pollution and chemicals of modern life, Sylvie is trapped in a hospital bed while her mother and doctors watch her life slipping away. But one of them offers her a chance. There’s an alternative community – Stonewylde – hidden away behind high boundary walls in a corner of Dorset. If their leader, the charismatic Magus, would let Sylvie visit then perhaps the clean air and green lifestyle may restore her vitality. Or at least give her some measure of peace before she dies. It’s a chance, and…

Review- Tapas and Tears by Chris Higgins

I really enjoyed this book. I had started to read this a few months ago but, having a few books on the go at the same time, never really got past the first chapter. This time though, I was determined to finish it and went in with an open mind. Once you get in to it, you really start to enjoy it, as I found. I couldn’t put it down! The characters in it are well thought out, and the book is written in Jaime’s point of view. You see her go from, as her mother calls her, Wilma Worryguts, to…