Monday, March 11, 2013

A Chat With Book Reviewer, Alice Priday

For those you who don't know Alice, she is wonderful. A fellow kiwi, an avid reader and such an amazing support to indie authors. She runs a blog called Best Books where she reviews books.

It's incredibly cool to have you join us today, Alice. Welcome to YAlicious.

When did you first discover your love for reading?
I’ve always loved to read, even as a young kid. At age five, I was always top of the class for my reading, and I loved the trips to the school library. As I got older I started to read my mum’s Mills and Boon books and they kept me going until I raided the town library or my high school library.

What is your favorite genre now and why do you like it?
My favorite has to be historical romance. I love the settings, and the way men used to be gentleman, not like they are now. The worlds that the historical romance authors create really draw me in, the clothes, I love it all, and I really think I was born in the wrong time frame lol.

What kinds of book covers draw you in?
I love bright covers with heaps of colour; also covers with hot men on them. Can’t go wrong with those.  If the cover is eye catching then I look at the blurb, if I like what I read there, then I buy it.

What's the most recent book you've read that you thought would make an awesome movie?
Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas, Shadow Falls Series by CC Hunter, Fallen Crest High by TiJan, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, anything by Abbi Glines, and I think Melissa Pearl’s Time Spirit Series would make an awesome movie.

Are you a fast or slow reader?
I’m a very fast reader. I've already read 85 books this year. I can easily read one or more books a day, depending on how busy I am with work, also helps that I'm an insomniac lol

A traditionally published author you love: Sherrilyn Kenyon is my absolute fave author, been reading her Dark Hunter world since I was 16. Also love Rachel Vincent, Cinda Williams Chima, and Kristin Cashore.

An indie author you love: this one is hard but I have picked my faves, Melissa Pearl of course, her work is amazing, especially Betwixt.  T. G. Ayer, love her Valkyrie series. Abbi Glines, love all of her books and TiJan. I read her books Broken and Screwed, and Fallen Crest High, both are really good books and I highly recommend them.

One of your favorite YA books: again I can’t pick one, The Elemental Series by Brigid Kemmerer, The Light Blade series by Kylie Griffin, Blood Storm and Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart, Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins, Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas. River of Time Series by Lisa Tawn Bergren.

One of your favorite Adult books: all the Dark Hunter, Were Hunter and Dream Hunter books from Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Shifters series by Rachel Vincent and Dream Man series by Kristen Ashley.

A book you've read more than once and the reason why: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire,  this book is just simply amazing, and every time I read it, it gets better and stays with me longer and longer, and its harder to move onto another book once I have read this one, anxiously awaiting Walking Disaster to be released.

It's so cool to see all your book recommendations. I definitely have som books to add to my TBR. Thanks!

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  1. Yay! Alice is the best!
    Thanks Mel, for featuring this amazing reviewer <3

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tee. Yes - Alice is the best!

  2. Awesome interview. Alice is amazing and one of the best people I know!! She is also one of the fastest readers I know, she zooms through books :)

    1. She is SO fast. I wish I could read with her speed :)