Sunday, 1 March 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'March 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!

Is it really March already? I feel as though I've hardly been around online lately, which is probably true - the last few days and many days in the last couple weeks, I've been working full time so coming home at half 6 when all I want to do is collapse in bed. The plus side to this is of course come next pay day: book buying spree! 

On The Blog
Review of The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (5 stars)
Review of Bound By Flames by Jeaniene Frost (4 stars)
Mini reviews of The Dagger In The Desk and Marly's Ghost (3/4 stars)
Review of Twinmaker by Sean Williams (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Dodger by Terry Pratchett - been sat on my shelves for, I believe, three years but I've finally got round to it! I'm about a third of the way through, I always read Pratchett slowly, but am loving it so far.

On My Bookshelf
Picture Perfect by Holly Smale
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I’ll always be a geek.” It’s the hilarious third book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series!

Harriet Manners knows more facts than most. She knows that New York is the most populous city in the United States. She knows that its official motto is ‘Ever Upward’. She knows that one in thirty-eight people living in the US lives there.

But she knows nothing whatsoever about modelling in the Big Apple and how her family will cope with life stateside. Or ‘becoming a brand’ as the models in New York say. And even more importantly, what to do when the big romantic gestures coming your way aren’t from your boyfriend… Does geek girl go too far this time?

All That Glitters by Holly Smale
"My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek." The fourth book in the award-winning GEEK GIRL series. Harriet Manners has high hopes for the new school year: she's a Sixth Former now, and things are going to be different. But with Nat busy falling in love at college and Toby preoccupied with a Top Secret project, Harriet soon discovers that's not necessarily a good thing... 

I've been meaning to catch up with this series and with the fourth book out now, there's no time like the present! I bought the ebook of the third one and was accepted to review the fourth so thank you Netgalley and Harper Collins!

Salt and Stone by Victoria Scott
In FIRE & FLOOD, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and a terrifying march across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can’t stop – and in SALT & STONE, Tella will have to face the unseen dangers of the ocean, the breathless cold of a mountain, and twisted new rules in the race.

But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone’s keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you’d relied on most suddenly isn’t there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?

The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the beginning of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the fourth and final part of the race, just forty-one are left . . . and only one can win.

I am so damn excited about this! Being published over here early April, I'll be reading this asap - and I'll be part of the review-blog tour in April so look out for that! Thank you Chicken House!

March TBR
I've got just a few titles left in my TBR jar (yay!), next up is Trouble; I have Salt and Stone to read too, then I'll be switching to my Kindle and start making my way through that massive back load, starting with Geek Girl. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm behind with Geek Girl as well - need to catch up! And yay for Trouble! One of my favourites of last year.