Saturday, 21 February 2015

Elements of Power: The Covers




The complete set.

Here are the Elements of Power covers, all in a row. As much as I love the cover for Air, I think Water is still my favourite as I love the water burst in the middle. It was a lot more difficult to sort something out for Air, although I am really pleased with the final effect. 

Which cover is your favourite? Please let me know in the comments. 

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Air: Elements of Power III


Release date: Thursday 12th March 2015

Air.

I needed air.

I was gasping, but my lungs refused to take any in.

Jasmine's world is crumbling around her. Still reeling from the discovery of her parents' identities, she is forced to face the repercussions of her actions in the Helian Realm, while her beloved home is besieged by Helian attackers. And she still can't control her powers.

Roxy is confronted by the realisation that she has travelled across the Realms for a boy who thinks she betrayed him. A boy dating the girl who sold her out. And even while freezing in the Arcan Realm it seems she can't escape Cinaer's grasp.

Time is running out for the girls to save the world - and the boy - they love. But to have any chance of defeating Cinaer, they are going to have to work together. Cinaer is on a warpath and he's not giving up until he has secured the Helian throne - even if he has to reduce the Arcan Realm to dust in the process.

Air is the gripping final installment of the Elements of Power trilogy.


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It's nearly here! I would like to thank you all so very, very much for your patience. I had initially expected to release Air this time last year, but life interfered in the best possible way with the arrival of my adorable baby girl. When I had initially planned to edit Air, I was instead falling asleep on the sofa at 6pm, as pregnancy was making me exhausted and then when my little girl was born, I discovered that working while she napped wasn't as easy as it sounded, particularly as she refused to nap anywhere other than on me for the first few months! But we got there eventually and Air is finished and ready to hit (virtual) shelves in March. 

If you can't wait until then and have previously reviewed Fire and Water, please drop me an email to request an ARC. I'm going to try and email out to some bloggers today, but if you haven't heard from me and want one then please get in touch.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Popsugar Reading Challenge

As you'll know if you read the blog regularly, I am obsessed quite fond of Pinterest. A few days ago I stumbled across a pin of this excellent reading challenge created by Popsugar. The link has a lovely graphic for the challenge, but I'm retyping them all here so that I can cross them off throughout the year.

This year I will try to read:

A book with more than 500 pages {Casual Vacancy}
A classic romance {Mansfield Park}
A book that became a movie {Gone Girl}
A book published this year {The Red Queen}
A book with a number in the title
A book written by someone under 30
A book with nonhuman characters
A funny book
A book by a female author {Gone Girl}
A mystery or thriller
A book with a one-word title [Air would be good for this one!]
A book of short stories
A book set in a different country [I know Gone Girl would fit this, but I'm sure I can be more exotic than the US!]
A nonfiction book {Bringing Up Bebe}
A popular author's first book
A book from an author you love that you haven't read yet {Casual Vacancy}
A book a friend recommended {The Secret History or One Hundred Years of Solitude}
A Pulitzer Prize-winning book
A book based on a true story
A book at the bottom of your tbr list.
A book your mum loves
A book that scares you
A book more than 100 years old {Mansfield Park}
A book based entirely on its cover
A book you were supposed to read in school but didn't [given I always read what I was supposed to in school, I'm not sure what I'll do for this one]
A memoir {The Guantanamo Diary}
A book you can finish in a day
A book with antonyms in the title
A book set somewhere you've always wanted to visit
A book that came out the year you were born
A book with bad reviews
A trilogy
A book from your childhood
A book with a love triangle
A book set in the future
A book set in high school {To All the Boys I've Loved Before}
A book with a colour in the title {The Red Queen}
A book that made you cry {Tess of the D'Urbervilles
A book with magic {Half Bad}
A graphic novel
A book by an author you've never read before {The Winner's Curse}
A book you own but have never read
A book that takes place in your hometown
A book that was originally written in a different language
A book set during Christmas
A book written by an author with your initials
A play
A banned book
A book based on or turned into a TV show {The Originals}
A book you started but never finished {Casual Vacancy}



Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Bloglovin'

Not sure why I hadn't done this already, but I have just signed up to Bloglovin'. If you have an account, please follow the blog on there as an easy way to keep up-to-date with all my new posts and Air news.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Monthly Recap: January

Posting this a day late, which I am blaming on post-Superbowl tiredness (side note: Go Pats!) Here is the round up of everything I read in January. Which it turns out wasn't very much...


My first book of the year. I loved Gone Girl; it was amazing. There are so many jaw dropping moments and the characterisation is superb. I think the film comes onto Sky movies this week, so I'm looking forward to watching it soon.

Half Bad was on my list of series to start this year. It also has a male protagonist, so ticks two challenge boxes. I liked the take on magic that Half Bad had and am interested to see where the concept goes next in Half Wild. The class system was also really intriguing and reminded me a bit of Harry Potter, but that was the only similarity I spotted between the two - Half Bad is a unique idea.


The first of my classics ticked off and I can now say that I have read all of Jane Austen's novels! I liked Fanny a lot because she was shy and reserved, so reminded me more of myself than most Jane Austen heroines. As with most Austen novels though, I can't help but feel slightly unsatisfied with the romantic conclusions...

I'm including Tess on the list even though I'm only half way through, so it's actually crossing over into a February read. I'm enjoying it so far even though I'm pretty certain it's not going to have a happy ending.

Friday, 23 January 2015

YA Series I haven't started yet and really should

Five YA series I haven't started yet and would really like to at some point soon:

Newsoul by Jodi Meadows



Across the Universe by Beth Revis



Corpus by Jessica Khoury



The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen



Half Bad by Sally Green

                            



Thursday, 22 January 2015

Air Front Cover Sneak Peak

Last week I put together most of the front cover for Air. Currently, the only thing missing is the elemental power, which I'm still brainstorming some different ideas for. However, I thought I would share a quick look at what the bottom of the cover (which is finished) will look like, to give you a preview. Fire was red, Water was blue and Air is.... purple!


I'm hoping to post the finished cover (and a release date!) soon. In the meantime, let me know in the comments if you have any good suggestions for the elemental component of the cover.