Sunday, 2 November 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'November 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! 

Not a lot to report this week, considering it was half term! I was in work for some of it, kept very busy in both stores. Been quite slow in my reading this week, not for any particular reason other than I had headaches - stupid unseasonable weather!

On The Blog
Review of The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson
Review of Dark of the Moon by Siobhan Curham

Currently Reading
Nearly finished Half bad by Sally Green - it's taken me a while to get into but I'm really liking the writing style and the characterisation.

On My Bookshelf
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E Lockhart
Fifteen-year-old Frankie Landau-Banks has grown up a lot over the summer. She's no longer daddy's little girl - and almost immediately after starting the new semester at her highly prestigious school, she bags goofy-but-gorgeous Matthew Livingston as her boyfriend. They get along great but then Frankie discovers that Matthew is a member of a boys-only secret society that specialise in 'hilarious' pranks. Which hardly seems fair... especially when Frankie knows she's smarter than any of its members. And to prove this, she's going to teach them a lesson.

Impersonating lead member Alpha by using a fake email account is surprisingly easy, and soon Frankie is setting the boys up with all sorts of ridiculous schemes and sending them on wild goose chase after wild goose chase. Alpha's not prepared to lose face and admit it's not him sending the emails - but the fun can't last forever, and soon Frankie will have to choose between what she think she wants, and the reputation she deserves.

My second E Lockhart novel, I'm really excited to see what else she can bring to the table! Thank you Hot Key!

November TBR
First up is The Disreputable History, as it's being released on the 6th. Then it's Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick before I go work her event on the 14th (Swindon Waterstones, if anyone's interested). And finally Captive by Aimee Carter is being published 1st December. I would also love to get through In The Age of Love and Chocolate and Beautiful Chaos.

1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read The Disreputable History - I've heard incredible things. Hope you enjoy the event! I imagine it'll be odd experiencing it from the other side!