Sunday 27 April 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'Space ship' 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! 

Another week, some more amazing books! Got a couple of really great-looking ones, one I started right away even though I was still reading Dreams of Gods and Monsters! As for the work front, that's going well too; I spent most of this week making deck plans for space ships, images for a new book. Fun and interesting, plus I'm getting a much better understanding of the program now, but God, it makes my eyes hurt after a while!

On The Blog
Review of Tease by Amanda Maciel (4 stars)
Discussion: Top Male Protagonists
Review of Riot by Sarah Mussi (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Raging Star by Moira Young - got it this week and dived right in!

On My Bookshelf
Briar Rose by Jana Oliver
For Briar Rose, life is anything but a fairy tale. She's stuck in a small town in deepest Georgia with parents who won't let her out of their sight, a bunch of small-minded, gossiping neighbours and an evil ex who's spreading nasty rumours about what she may or may not have done in the back of his car. She's tired of it all, so when, on her sixteenth birthday, her parents tell her that she is cursed and will go to sleep for a hundred years when the clock strikes midnight, she's actually kind of glad to leave it all behind. She says her goodbyes, lies down, and closes her eyes . . . And then she wakes up. Cold, alone and in the middle of the darkest, most twisted fairy tale she could ever have dreamed of. Now Briar must fight her way out of the story that has been created for her, but she can't do it alone. She never believed in handsome princes, but now she's met one her only chance is to put her life in his hands, or there will be no happy ever after and no waking up.

This has been on my wishlist since I finished the Demon Trappers series last year, and then I saw it's 98p in Kindle? Snapped right up!
Raging Star by Moira Young
When the star reader, Auriel Tai, challenged Saba to seize her destiny and defeat DeMalo and the Tonton, Saba was so confident in her purpose. Then she met DeMalo and he confounded all expectations with his seductive vision of a healed earth, a New Eden. DeMalo and Saba had an intense and passionate encounter - physical, emotional and psychic - that changed her life, and now he wants Saba to join him, in life and work, to create and build a healthy, stable, sustainable world…for the chosen few.

Jack’s choice is clear: to fight DeMalo and try to stop his dangerous New Eden project. Still uncertain, her connection with DeMalo a secret, Saba commits herself to the fight. Joined by her brother Lugh, anxious for the land in New Eden, Saba leads an inexperienced guerilla band against the powerfully charismatic DeMalo, in command of his settlers and the Tonton militia.

What chance do they have? Saba must act. And be willing to pay the price.

As I said, reading this right now, and only half way through but what an epic conclusion to a great trilogy this is shaping to be!
Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski
This is the story of how we became freaks. It's how a group of I's became a we.

When Class 10B got their flu shots, they expected some side effects. Maybe a sore arm. Maybe a headache. They definitely didn't expect to get telepathy. But suddenly they could hear what everyone was thinking. Their friends. Their teachers. Their parents. Now they all know that Tess has a crush on her best friend, Teddy. That Mackenzie cheated on Cooper. That Nurse Carmichael used to be a stripper. Some of them will thrive. Some of them will break. None of them will ever be the same.

Yay, yay, yay! Requested this one as soon as I could, I've wanted to read this since I heard about it back in Janurary! Thank you Hachette and Orchard!

1 comment:

  1. I'm DYING for Raging Star and I really do love he sound of Don't Even Think About It. Glad your work experience is going well!