Crusaders takes quite a crusade to read – perfect for long holidays in the north of England but don’t be fooled by its historical name, this novel is very relevant to its setting in the 1980s and today. It follows John Gore, a political vicar as he tries to set up a new church in an impoverished area. You empathise with his character throughout the whole book which highlights some of the characters without his ‘christian spirit’. This book was especially relevant as it discussed the closure of the mines and the political situation in the late 1900s – highlighted in the papers after Thatcher’s death although the book is written from a Labour perspective. Richard T Kelly did lots of research for this book and the appearance of Tony Blair is based on a real event.
The Book was value for money for the amount of quality writing you receive but could do with more of a happy ending.
To celebrate reaching 1600 Facebook likes we are having another photo competition!
Lots of you have been sending in photos of your parcels you receive from us which we love, especially the ones including pets , so we thought we would make this trend a bit more interesting…
There are many easy ways to enter, send a photo of your awesomebooks order (or someone elses) with any caption you like and for the most interesting we will give you 10 free used books! with prizes for runners up! We don’t mind what the picture is, as long is it includes a book, something about reading or an awesomebooks package and you can be as creative as you like.
Photos can be posted on here, on our facebook wall www.facebook.com/AwesomeBooks ,tweeted to us at @AwesomeBooksUK, or emailed to email@example.com. Its easier than filling in a form or answering questions and all you need is a digital, analog or phone camera (we may even allow drawings), and to be able to stop reading for a few seconds.
*No purchase necessary, entries close on the 31st June, if no photo can be considered the most interesting by the AwesomeBooks team a winner will be chosen at random, there will be no discrimination against books not bought from AwesomeBooks, more than one picture can be submitted, AwesomeBooks reserves the right to show off your photos.
By trajce kuzmanov, reviewed on 09/04/2013
I finished reading Shatter me
a week ago. And I still remember the good parts of it. That means I remember the whole book. Because It was full of great moments.
Juliette’s touch is lethal. Her touch does bad things. People die from her touch. That’s why she is locked up in a cell for a long time. So she doesn’t do bad things to people. No one can touch her. But… she founds out that Adam, the boy she falls in love with can actually touch her without a bad thing happening to him.
Shatter Me if one hell of a great book. I thought it would be all sci-fi, dystopian, action, but no. It was more a dystopian romance. Almost forbidden romance in a dystopian society.
I usually don’t like lovey dovey books, with a lot of romance in it, but Shatter Me is a great exception.
Why is that? Well first: I loved the writing style Tahereh Mafi uses (bravo for her). It’s so original and nothing like I’ve ever read before; then I loved the character development. The characters personalities grew more and more towards the end of the book. And third: I loved the whole ‘X Men factor’. How, let’s say ‘magic’ is used in a dystopian book. You’ll see what I’m talking when you get to the end of the book.
Over all, Shatter Me is a great read for everyone who likes dystopian books, with not too much action; and romance, a lot of it.
As seen on www.iloveteenbooks.blogspot.com
If you have been to the cinema this month,(Valentines date or escape?) you will have noticed the mass of trailers that seem vaguely familiar as a book lover..
Here is the low down on books you may have read or want to read once everyone is talking about the film:
The first book in the Caster Chronicles Series. This hit USA book is written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl and is a typical, boy meets magical girl teen novel.
Nicholas Sparks does romance, but this book has the twist of suspense instead of heartbreak as we find out the dark past of the main character.
The Great Gatsby
We love when classics are made into films and have been excited about this for months. The great Jay Gatsby holds extravagant parties, but who is he? and what tales can unfold of the ‘roaring 20s’.
- we have copies from £2.59!
Let us know if any of the films inspire you to read the book or books inspire you to watch the films.