Monday 31 October 2011

Best Of The Bunch- October 2011

Best Of The Bunch is a monthly award ceremony hosted at the end of the month by Lyrical over at Lyrical Reviews where we can look back over the books read the past month and award a Best Of The Bunch award to our favourite book of the month.
This month I have reviewed on the blog-
  • Exile by Rebecca Lim (3.5 of 5 stars)
  • Fins Are Forever by Tera Lynn Childs (4 of 5 stars)
  • The Promise by Apryl Baker (3.5 of 5 stars)
  • Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien (4 of 5 stars)
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (5 of 5 stars)
My Best of Bunch award is going to go to...


... no surprises here... Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor!

This book gets my vote because it was so beautifully written with such wonderful characters. It was so unique and just magical, vivid, funny, and tragically romantic. I loved how it very cleverly linked the events of the present to flashbacks of the past, and just generally made me go Wow!
Read my full review of this book here.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Featuring necklaces made of wishes; an underground shop dealing in teeth; magical tattoos; a wishbone on a cord, DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is a thrilling story about Karou and her secret life as an apprentice to a wishmonger. Karou manages to keep her two lives in balance. On the one hand, she is a seventeen-year-old art student in Prague; on the other, errand-girl to an inhuman creature who deals in wishes and is the closest thing she has to family. Her life is surrounded by mysteries she is desperate to unveil.

I did a pretty poor job of reviewing books this month, and I vow to do better in November, trying to post at least 2 book reviews a week. To read the full review of any of the other books mentioned above please check out the blog archive on the sidebar on the right of the screen.
I would love to see which book your award would go to, so check out Lyrical's blog to add your post to the list. Leave me a comment below as well.
Thanks for reading!


  1. I have seen this on SO MANY BLOGS and I have heard nothing but good things about it. I really want to read this one!

  2. yay! Love your choice. This was a great book. I'm currently reading another Laini book - Lips Touch ... three novella in one! =)

  3. I have been resisting padding out my wishlist with this one but no more!

  4. Great choice, I recently bought this book and I'm so excited to read it! I'll be sure to check out your review.
    New follower. =)

    -Shanon @ Escaping With Fiction

  5. I want to read this book SO bad! Great choice. I've heard nothing but amazing things about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, so my hopes are high that I'll like it.

    Here's my BOTB post:

  6. I have this on my shelf I really need to read it as I only hear insanely good things lol I love the cover - even more gorgeous in real life :)

    My Best of the Bunch this month

    Amy @ Turn the Page

  7. Gah! I really, really, REALLY want to read this book!


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