Sunday, 13 April 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'Mongoose' edition

Weekly Highlights is a feature borrowed from Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts, where I get to highlight my posts of the week, show you my new books and talk about bookish things!

One thing to report this week: I got some publishing work experience! I start on Wednesday at Mongoose Publishing and I am extremely excited. I went there last week to meet the head man and the art director, whom I'll working with. Not the side of publishing that I am used to but they design and make their own original publications and that will be so very interesting to learn about. Also got a couple of great books this week, with another hopefully on the way, that I am really looking forward to.

On The Blog
Review of Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (4.5 stars)
Review of Hacker by Malorie Blackman (3 stars)
Review of The Glass Bird Girl by Esme Kerr (3 stars)

Currently Reading
The Fearless by Emma Pass - about a third of the way through, I'm reading this with my heart in my throat! Scary but so damn good!

On My Bookshelf
The Ruby Airship by Sharon Gosling
In this sequel to The Diamond Thief, trapeze-artist Rémy has left the circus and her life as a thief, but she doubts that detective Thaddeus Rec will ever truly trust her. Feeling torn between her new life and her old, Rémy decides to return to France and her old circus with Yannick, an old friend who unexpectedly appears.

Meanwhile, Thaddeus is sure that Yannick is up to no good. He's determined to find them and win Rémy back, even if he must risk a journey by airship to do so.

The sequel to The Diamond Thief which I read last year. Already read this, a pretty good sequel to keep up with the potential of the storyline. Thank you Curious Fox!

Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson
In the village of Martindale, hundreds of miles north of the new English capital of Windsor, sixteen-year-old Silver Blackthorn takes the Reckoning. This coming-of-age test not only decides her place in society - Elite, Member, Inter or Trog - but also determines that Silver is to become an Offering for King Victor.

But these are uncertain times and no one really knows what happens to the teenagers who disappear into Windsor Castle. Is being an Offering the privilege everyone assumes it to be, or do the walls of the castle have something to hide?

Trapped in a maze of ancient corridors, Silver finds herself in a warped world of suspicion where it is difficult to know who to trust and who to fear. The one thing Silver does know is that she must find a way out . . .

My first book from Pan Macmillan! A bit more thrilling than my usual read but I couldn't resist the Windsor Castle meets The Hunger Games!


  1. Massive congrats on your work experience! Let me know how it goes!

  2. Woop woop! Well done on getting the work experience, hope you enjoy it! Also the Fearless sounds amazing, glad you are enjoying :-)

  3. Congratulations on your work experience! I hope you love it!

    At the mention of the 'Fearless', I got so excited! I finished 'Acid' recently, and can't wait to read another of Pass' novels!

    A Day Dreamer's World