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This is my blog about teenage books as well as some adult books that I love. I'll be reviewing books as well as talking about upcoming books and my favourite authors. I love all sorts of books and I'll try to read a wide range of genres to review. Thanks for visiting my blog and please follow and comment. If you have any questions or recommendations just e-mail me at bittersweetbookblog@gmail.com

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Quote of the Day

"Books inviting us to read,
On the book shelves stand,
Piers for bridges that will lead,
Into fairyland."

Fight Club

"It's only after we lose everything, That we are free to do anything."
                                                                                             -Fight Club

   Fight Club is a very original and thought provoking book written by Chuck Palahniuk. It follows the life of an unknown young man who as well as his friend Tyler discover the only way they can release their anger at the world is to beat the crap out of each other. This becomes the basis for Fight Club. Fight Club is a secret group of young men who all come together to fight and forget about all the problems they and the world have just for one night. Tyler begins to obsess over Fight Club as it grows bigger and bigger. He thinks it is the only release he and others like him can get from their otherwise confining lives. But in fight club their are only eight rule and apart from that their are no limits to what Tyler can and will do. Fight Club is about so much more than this however. It has much deeper meanings to it and there is so much more to the story.
    Fight Club begins at the end. From there the unknown young man tells his story of how he got to that end, from his reasons for his anger at the world, to his addiction to support groups, to the first time he met Tyler, to the beginning of Fight Club, to the introduction of Marlee, to the evolution of Fight Club to the realization of who is Tyler.
    This story is written in a very unique way. It jumps around a lot and their are lots of explanations and sometimes whole pages are devoted to these explanations and theories when they aren't even very relevent to the story. Although it can be hard to follow at times and I was confused for most of the first half of the book it is a very good book and the conclusion is mind blowing. It's very thought provoking and very unique and original. Although I did have to read it at least twice to fully comprehend the story. I'd definitely recommend it and I can't wait to try more books by Chuck Palahniuk.

I'd give it nine stars out of ten.


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Movies-City of Bones Preview

  One of my favourite books, City of Bones is now being made into a movie and I can't wait. Although I'm a bit worried as well because sometimes after I read a book I have a very clear view on how the plot should unravel and the characters should be portrayed and occasionally I am then disappointed with the film if it doesn't follow what I wanted it to be like. On the other hand sometimes a book can be ruined as well if I watch a film first and then read the book because then my imagination is fixated on the images from the film and I can't create my own. Hopefully this one will come out well though.
    I'm a bit unsure over some of the cast members also. I imagined Clary to have more vibrant red hair than Lily Collins who has been chosen as the part, who has brown hair with a tinge of red. I also was disappointed with the choice of Jamie Campbell Bower, apparently Alex Pettyfer was offered the role and he turned it down and I would have thought he would have been better for the role. I'm not sure either of Kevin Zegers who has been cast as Alec. Valentine and Isabelle are exactly how I imagined however. I'd say the rest of the cast will come together when I get more used to them while watching the film.
     Also I really hope it follows the story of the book and doesn't cut important or my favourite parts out. I think it'll definitely be worth a look. Check out the trailer below:

City of Bones

"Well, you can go ahead and hang your head out the car window if you feel like it. He laughed."I'm a werewolf not a golden retriever."
                                         -City of Bones

      I got City of Bones for my birthday and I'm so glad I did. It's now one of my favourite series (there's five book so far) and I just love it.
    City of Bones is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. When Clary Fray witnesses a murder in which no one else can see the victim her whole world is turned upside then. Suddenly the mysterious boy who Clary saw killing the victim starts appearing everywhere. Things get stranger yet when Clary’s mother disappears she is forced to seek help from Jace, the mystery boy who leads her into a secret world, a world who her mother used to be part of but never revealed to Clary.
   Jace is a Shadowhunter and he as well as his adapted family were created by the angel Raziel to fight demons. They introduce Clary to a world of vampires, werewolves, warlocks and other fantasy creatures known as downworlders. Clary discovers it was her destiny to help them as she too is a Shadowhunter but her identity was hidden from her by her mother until now. Clary must now help Jace and his family in their search for her mother and against Valentine, who is a rising enemy.
    I thought this story was compelling, exciting and fast paced. There was twists and turns all through the book, particularly at the end where the story takes an unexpected turn.
    I really enjoyed this book and although there are lots of books around now about vampires and werewolves and other fantasy creatures I thought this book was different and took a different approach and I loved this book.
    I'd give it eight stars out of ten.

Waiting on Wednesday

I just ordered these book on amazon and I can't wait to get them. I'm really looking forward to reading them and now since it's my Easter break I'll have plent of time.
They are:

Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare- I absolutely love this author. I love The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices series so much. Clockwork Princess is the final book in the Infernal Devices and it looks as though it is going to be an epic conclusion. I won't give much away though in case you haven't read the previous books but I promise to review them later.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher- This book looks as wacky as it sounds. I've read the authors previous book "My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece" which I adored and I hope this one is just as good.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green- I've never read any of John Greens other books but having heard so much good things about this one I decided to get it. I really hope it's as good as all the reviews make it out to be.

Can't wait till all these great books make it to my doorstep. :)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there."
                                                                                                          -The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Since this is going to be my first ever post about books I've decided to write about one of my all time favourite books which is "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky.

  The Perks of being a Wallflower is an inspirational, mind blowing and compelling story of one boy and what made him who he is today. The whole story is told through a teenage boy’s letters to a person who he trusts and feels he can offer him although is only ever addressed as “dear friend”. Each letter is unique and wacky, hilarious and devastating.
      Although we may not know who he is, his real name or any of his friend or families. We share in his world and see his journey of friendships and family, first dates and mixed tapes. We find out everything about him, his worries and his joys, his life as a teenager and how he deals with it. He shares every piece of his life through these letters.  Through him you find out that all you need is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite”. Charlie is a wallflower one of those people caught between living his life and running from it. He observes from the outsides though he always tries to participate.
     This story is deeply thought provoking and moving coming of age book as you experience a roller-coaster year in Charlie’s life.
     I loved this book because of it's uniqueness. It makes you feel sometimes like you are Charlie experiencing all these emotions. It also has some of my favourite quotes in it. I think you should definitely give this book a try even if it does sound unusual  because I promise it'll be worth it.  
    I'd give it ten stars out of ten.

My First Post

      My name is Caoimhe, I'm fourteen years old and I live in Dublin in Ireland. I love reading, writing, sports and music. I love reading and following other people's blogs so I set up this one to talk about my favourite books. I'm going to be reviewing books and sharing my opinion on them as well as writing about new books and authors etc.
I hope you like my blog.