Sunday, 22 September 2013

Weekly Highlights: the average 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! 

Quite a normal, quiet week. I've been doing good on the reading front, bit crappy on the job-hunting front - seriously, I've been applying since May! Something's gotta give! Anyway, been a good book week, a couple of ebooks and a review book that I've been waiting a month for!

On My Blog
Review of Attachments by Rainbow Rowell (5 stars)
Review of Moon Dance by JR Rain (3.5 stars)

Currently Reading
Still making my way through Unnatural Creatures. Just finished Boy Meets Boy and went straight into Model Misfit which is just as amazing as Geek Girl!

On My Bookshelf
Geek Girl 2: Model Misfit by Holly Smale
“My name is Harriet Manners, and I am still a geek.”

Harriet knows that modelling won’t transform you. She knows that being as uniquely odd as a polar bear isn’t necessarily a bad thing (even in a rainforest). And that the average person eats a ton of food a year, though her pregnant stepmother is doing her best to beat this. 
What Harriet doesn’t know is where she’s going to fit in once the new baby arrives.

With summer plans ruined, modelling in Japan seems the perfect chance to get as far away from home as possible. But nothing can prepare Harriet for the craziness of Tokyo, her competitive model flatmates and her errant grandmother’s ‘chaperoning’. Or seeing gorgeous Nick everywhere she goes. 
Because, this time, Harriet knows what a broken heart feels like. Can geek girl find her place on the other side of the world or is Harriet lost for good?

Yay for netgalley! Reading it right now and almost finished already!

Once Bitten by Trina M Lee

Alexa O'Brien is a professional huntress and a werewolf with the ability to conduct and manipulate metaphysical energy. When she is inexplicably drawn to the enigmatic vampire Arys Knight, the dangerous power they create together becomes more than either of them anticipated. As a result of their actions Alexa risks the loss of more than her remaining humanity, she risks losing the very person who holds her heart, Shaz Richardson. 

When her former lover and Alpha pack member Raoul is framed for murder, he comes to her for help and Alexa is forced to face past emotions and betrayals that were never laid to rest. As the murders continue she is torn between past hurts and present loves. Amidst the rush of power and the struggle for control, Alexa must dig deep within herself to discover where her heart truly belongs. As secrets are revealed and lies exposed, she comes to discover that not everyone is who you think they are and the greatest loves are undying.

A recommendation from Sophie - probably browsing kindle store and she came across this and, knowing me so well, linked it to me! Thanks Sophie :)

AntiGoddess by Kendra Blake
He was Apollo, the sun, and he'd burn down anything that tried to hurt her... Cassandra and Aidan are just your average high-school couple. Or so Cassandra believes. Blissfully unaware that she was once a powerful prophetess, Cassandra doesn't even know thats god exist... Until now.

Because the gods are dying - and Cassandra could hold the answer to their survival. But Aidan has a secret of his own. He is really Apollo, god of the sun, and he will do anything to protect the girl he loves from the danger that's coming for her. Even if it means war against his immortal family...

Been looking forward to this for ages! Thanks Orchard!


  1. Yay Model Misfit! :D I really enjoyed it and glad you are too. Good luck with job hunting, keep plodding through the applications :-)

  2. Antigoddess sounds so good and I also have a copy to review. I can't wait to read it!
    I CANNOT WAIT to read Model Misfit but I'm trying to hang on a little longer until it's released.

    Happy reading, Anya!