Sunday 30 August 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'September 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!

I'm getting into the swing of balancing a new job and volunteering and everything! Even with only 10 hours a week, I'm really happy at my new job and am looking forward to new challenges and hopefully picking up some more hours. Alongside that, I've done my last shift for the SRC at my library with is kinda sad but I had loads of finishers which is great. 

On The Blog
Blog Tour: Here Be Dragons
Review of Trouble Is A Friend Of Mine by Stephanie Tromly (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Playlist for a Broken Heart - details below - is really easy to read and nice and simple, just what I need at the moment. I'm expecting to fly through it this weekend.

On My Bookshelf
This Is Not A Love Story by Keren David
Kitty dreams of a beautiful life, but that's impossible in suburban London where her family is haunted by her father's unexpected death. So when her mum suggests moving to Amsterdam to try a new life, Kitty doesn't take much persuading. Will this be her opportunity to make her life picture perfect? 

In Amsterdam she meets moody, unpredictable Ethan, and clever, troubled Theo. Two enigmatic boys, who each harbour their own secrets. In a beautiful city and far from home, Kitty finds herself falling in love for the first time. 

But will love be everything she expected? And will anyone's heart survive?

A request from the library, I read and finished it as soon as I got it on Monday. It was really good, I loved the setting in Amsterdam and the set up of before and after. Review will be up soon.

The Secret Fire by CJ Daugherty
French teen Sacha Winters can't die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.

Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.

There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart.

They have eight weeks to find each other.

Will they survive long enough to save the world?

I had actually forgotten I requested this but now I can finally read CJ Daugherty's new book! Thank you Netgalley!

The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski
As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. 

Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin. But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined. 

I've heard so many great things about this book and this series, so when I was browsing the library, I had to pick it up.

Playlist For A Broken Heart by Cathy Hopkins
When Paige finds an old mix CD in a local charity shop, she can't help but wonder about the boy who made it and the girl he was thinking of when he chose the songs. The tracks tell the story of a boy looking for his perfect girl, a girl to understand him, a story of being alone, being let down, misunderstood and not knowing where to turn. 
Following the clues of the music, Paige sets out to find the mysterious boy, going from gig to gig and band to band, hoping to track him down. But will who she finds at the end of the trail, be the boy she's imagined?

Another library pick, I wanted something light hearted and quick to read.

September TBR
Surprisingly I'm already caught up with all my September review books, so the only review book I need to read it Illuminae, due to be published early October. I have these few library books and of course the last few books on my TBR: Everything, Everything and Ink and Bone. I've also treated myself to 2 new releases that I couldn't wait for: Lair of Dreams and Queen of Shadows. I should be picking them up this next week and will almost certainly read them straight away!

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Queen of Shadows! I cannot wait to start it. Good luck :D I loved the Winner's Curse!

    Here's my Wrap-Up if you are interested!
    Rekha @ Million Book Mill