Saturday, 6 April 2013

On My Bookshelf (14)

My own personal version of IMM, the UK's Letterbox Love and I suppose Weekly Highlights.

Speaking of Weekly Highlights, I'm considering switching to that, make me feel like I'm actually part of the blogger community ;) Plus, hopefully after I finished my dissertation and my third year of university in May, I'll have more reviews and discussion posts. What you guys think?

Anyway, on to the books!

An Abundance of Katherine's by John Green
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight Judge Judy - loving best friend riding shotgun - but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in this ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself. 

An Easter present from my boyfriend - you may remember last year he bought me Looking for Alaska? We decided to keep that tradition going and I picked out this!

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost

Dating the Prince of Darkness has its challenges...
Leila's psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn't sure what the future holds. If that weren't enough, her lover, Vlad, has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she's also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever–especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won't admit that he loves her.

Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity...
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust– the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity.

Yay! Love Frost's books so much and the next book about Vlad and Leila just came out and it's actually kind of late because my local Waterstones didn't stock it and I had to order it but whatever! It's here! 

Ink by Amanda Sun
On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they'll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.

Ooh, does this look incredible or what? Thank you to MiraInk, I think this looks amazing - and Japan! Would love more multi-culture YA!

A Riveting Affair by Patricia Eimer, Candace Havens and Lily Lang
An anthology of Steampunk romances, with titles such as 'Beauty and the Clockwork Beast', 'Demon Express' and 'The Clockwork Bride'. Link to goodreads here


  1. You can't go wrong with more John Green books (well in my eyes you can't!) I also got Ink this week and I'm looking forward to starting it.

    I think Weekly Highlights is a great name, and looking forward to seeing more reviews and discussion posts from you! x

  2. An Abundance of Katherines is great and doesn't Ink look fantastic!

  3. Oh that's a great birthday present from your bf! I hope you love it!! Also, I'm curious about that steampunk anthology.