1 Northern Plunder: I aim to misbehave.: February 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Series: Unwind Dystology #1
Genre: Young Adult | Science Fiction | Dystopia
Length: 384 pages
Published on 2nd June 2009 by Simon & Schuster
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WHSmith
Neal Shusterman: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Copy bought as part of a box set via Amazon

In America after the Second Civil War, the Pro-Choice and Pro-Life armies came to an agreement: The Bill of Life states that human life may not be touched from the moment of conception until a child reaches the age of thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, a parent may choose to retroactively get rid of a child through a process called "unwinding." Unwinding ensures that the child's life doesn’t “technically” end by transplanting all the organs in the child's body to various recipients. Now a common and accepted practice in society, troublesome or unwanted teens are able to easily be unwound.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Review: I.D. by Emma Ríos

I.D. by Emma
Series: Standalone
Genre: Graphic Novel | Science Fiction
Length: 80 pages
Published on 28th June 2016 by Image Comics
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Emma R: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog
Purchased myself a copy from Waterstones.

A dystopian tale that analyzes the conflict between perception and identity through the struggle of three people who consider a 'body transplant' as a solution to their lives.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Books and Tea Book Club

Hey book readers,
I’m just making this post to give a more informative run down on the events hosted on my Books and Tea Discord chat but before I get to that I’ll tell you about what the chat is. Anyone is welcome to join, just click here.

Discord is a 100% free communication platform that can be ran in browser, desktop app or mobile app. It allows you to set up multiple voice and text channels to allow for talking about specific things. For my book clubs perpose me mainly make use of the text chats to talk about bookish things.

At the moment we host a few different events. The main type of event we do areread-a-longs with a few read-a-thons. We currently have a travelling book project that is close to ending - once it does I'll organise a new one, and during December we do a Secret Santa Book Exchange.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Video Game Review: Girls Like Robots

Girls Like Robots by Popcannibal
Puzzle / Indie

Release Date:
14th February 2014

Copy bought for myself via Humble Flash Bundle: So Cute
Their faces are the playing pieces. The rules are their emotions!Ridiculously charming puzzles, wrapped around an epic tale of love and danger, topped off with an authentic old-time stringband soundtrack!The goal is to put every one next to their friends.But you can't please everybody all the time.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Review: The Mills & Boon Girl's Guide to: Happy Hour by Ada Adverse

Mills & Boon Mondern Girl's Guide to: Happy Hour by Ada Adverse
Series: Mills & Boon A-Zs #2
Genre: Humour
Length: 96 pages
Published on 3rd November 2016 by Mills & Boon
Purchase: Amazon | B&N | TBD | Waterstones | WhSmith
Ada Adverse: Twitter | Goodreads
Read a borrowed copy.


’Perfect for the gin drinker in your life.’The Sun
Have you ever…?
A) Wondered whether the cucumber in your artisan G&T counts towards your five a day?
B) Vowed to spend a wholesome night in, maybe juicing, but surrendered to the inevitable cycle of off-license wine and Facebook stalking almost immediately?
C) Binge-watched an entire box set without even a shred of FOMO?
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes!’, the Mills & Boon® Modern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour is for you: a guide to surviving a 21st century social life – with a feminist twist.
If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes!’, the Mills & Boon Modern Girl’s Guide to Happy Hour is for you: a guide to surviving the office – with a feminist twist.