Sunday, 5 October 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'October TBR' 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! 

Nothing to report. When you're reading this, I will be at work (again), and if you're reading it any time between 10 and 11, be pleased to know that I will be hoovering the shop floor.
On The Blog
Review of Anomaly by Krista McGee (3 stars)
Review of Under The Never Skies trilogy by Veronica Rossi (5 stars)

Currently Reading
Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - ah, I love this series so much, I just want to hug it! I'm about half way through, because geez this book is huge, and I am absolutely loving it.

On My Bookshelf
Half Bad by Sally Green
Wanted by no one.
Hunted by everyone.
Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world's most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan's only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it's too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Something of a surprise review book - I couldn't host a sample chapter of the sequel without reading the first so they gave me the first book! Thank you Penguin! I'm really looking forward to reading it at last.

The Perfectionists by Sara Sheppard
In Beacon Heights High, Nolan Hotchkiss is king. His charm, wealth and good looks are deceptively seductive, and many are the students whose lives and reputations have been ruined by it. All while Nolan continues to reign, unquestioned and undisrupted. Until now, that is.

Mackenzie, Ava, Julie, Caitlin and Parker seemingly don't have much in common. Each has their own friends, dramas and goals. But one thing they do share: they all have a deep hatred of Nolan Hotchkiss. And they all think it's about time he paid for what he's done. They come up with the perfect murder - a hypothetical murder, of course. It's all wishful thinking ... until they wake up one morning to find that their wish has come true. Nolan has been killed - in exactly the way they planned. The thing is, they didn't do it. So who did?

How amazing does this sound? A great mix of contemporary and murder mystery! Thank you Hot Key!

October TBR
First up I have the finale to the Infernal Devices trilogy. Then I have a couple of review books (see above), as well as The Maze Runner before I go see the movie. I'm not going to pick anything from the TBR jar this month because it's my birthday! So come the 16th, I am fully expecting at least a few books and a shopping trip so I can use my staff discount!

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