Unwind Trilogy: Unsouled

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Kindle - amazon. Case - waterstones.

This is the last book is the Unwind trilogy. I started the trilogy last year and read the first two in a matter of days! They are the kind of book that you just can't put down. The final book came out this week and I ordered it straight onto my kindle and read it within 24 hours. I was not disappointed. All of these books fall into the young adult dystopian genre which seems to have taken off lately.
This book is set a few generations in the future where a new law has come to pass that, between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, parents can have their child "unwound," whereby all of the child's organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn't technically end. The first one follows 3 main characters and their journeys against unwinding. As the trilogy goes you meet a number of other characters, each with their own background story, that entwine with the main characters.

The first thing I love about the book are the characters. Each one felt relatable. Each was unique and had their good and bad qualities. Each had relationships with the other that made me really feel for them. 
A second thing about this trilogy is the pace of it. I get hooked so easily into a fast paced novel. It leaves you feeling a little breathless. This one does that but at the same time is constantly make you think. Always tugging on those heart strings.

The ethical questions raised throughout the book may sometimes seem a little unreal, but when you take a step back I don't think that they are that far fetched from some of the problems we face today and have faced in the past. This book definitely raised ideas that made me think twice.

So if you haven't started the series yet I recommend you do! You will not be disappointed. I even enjoyed the ending of this book which is something that doesn't normally happen at the end of a series!


My Life In Photos #4

Monday, 18 November 2013

This past month I have been madly busy with second year university work, training and playing a lot more cricket and social activities one after the other and it feels like I haven't had a moment to stop. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love it when I have things to do and I have really enjoyed playing lots of sport and going out with friends. But sometimes you can't beat a good night in with a film or a book.
I find that when everything gets so busy I start to distract myself and my concentration just slides, which only makes getting work done even harder! So this weekend I had a break and it was lovely. And now I am getting back to working super (is that an acceptable word to use?) hard.

I said back when i started blogging again that I knew I wouldn't be able to blog all the time and that has been true. But it's still frustrating when I have a list of blog posts I want to write and not enough hours in the day to write them. Hopefully I will find time soon to show you my new purchases and christmas wishlists. For now you can look at my 'what i've been up to' photos.

1. Night out with my housemate
2. Bonfire night!
3. My facepaint for halloween
4. Celebratory meal for Diwali
5. My new hat
6. Fancy dress for an Alice In Wonderland themed night out
7. Waiting for the train when visiting my grandad
8. Trains getting involved in movember!
9. Sneak peak at a future post #bloggerbookswap


What time is it Mr Wolf?

Sunday, 3 November 2013

If you've read my blog for a while you will know that since I got my watch about 3 years ago for christmas it has never been off my wrist! I used to always check the time on my phone but having a watch just makes it so much easier. Plus it makes for some great arm candy.
Loads of high street shops have started selling branded watches now but the prices can be really high. The best place I have found is The Watch Hut which has the biggest range of watches and all the popular brands! And the best thing is the prices are so much cheaper. I have picked out a few of my favourites.

The casio is the watch that I have, except I have picked it out in a different colour for this because it wouldn't be a wishlist if I wanted it in the same colour! I think the burgundy face gives it a unique twist.   Two very well known watches are the DW and the MK. Rose gold may have had its moment but I still love it and think it adds a softer tone to a winter outfit. At The Watch Hut this Michael Kors watch is 16% off! The final two are fairly similar and are in the style I am lusting over. I would really like a classic leather strap analogue watch to mix up with my digital casio. I really think they have a timeless (get it?!) look and could be worn in years to come.


* This is a sponsored post, but reflects my opinions completely.