Sunday 4 May 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'April 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! 

Been a slow and tiring week, especially on the reading and blogging front. Apologies for that, my reading has slowed down somewhat due to work but I'm getting back into the swing of it. Sort of. Anyway, in other news, work experience is going great; and I had an interview on Friday for a job in my local council but haven't heard back yet so fingers crossed!

On The Blog
Review of Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor (5 stars)
Review of Raging Star by Moira Young (4.5 stars)

Currently Reading
Midnight Crossroads (info below) - the newest book from Netgalley, and my first Charlaine Harris. Am enjoying it so far, but as only about 16% through, not much has happened yet!

On My Bookshelf
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris
Welcome to Midnight, Texas, a town with many boarded-up windows and few full-time inhabitants, located at the crossing of Witch Light Road and Davy Road. It’s a pretty standard dried-up western town.

There’s a pawnshop (someone lives in the basement and is seen only at night). There’s a diner (people who are just passing through tend not to linger). And there’s new resident Manfred Bernardo, who thinks he’s found the perfect place to work in private (and who has secrets of his own).

Stop at the one traffic light in town, and everything looks normal. Stay awhile, and learn the truth...

Requested from Netgalley after seeing Sophie's comments on it, as well as Carly's recommendation. Currently reading it, it's a bit of a slow start but getting interesting! So anyway, thank you Netgalley and Gollancz!

Red At Night by Katie McGarry
Stella and Jonah are total opposites. She's the girl with purple hair from the wrong part of town. He's a high school senior who hangs with the cool crowd. Until a car accident leaves him haunted by guilt, and Jonah starts spending time at Stella's favorite refuge…the local cemetery.
Stella knows she should keep her distance—after all, she spent her girlhood being bullied by Jonah's friends. Once he's sorted out his tangled emotions, Jonah won't have time for her anymore. Too bad she's already fallen for him….

I didn't even read what it was about, but any Katie McGarry book, especially one that is free, I am going to swipe up!

April TBR
I have two review books: Don't Even Think About It by Sarah Mlynowski, The Reckoning by Kerry Wilkinson; one old Netgalley book: White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L Armentrout; and a push up the TBR from my boyfriend: The Curious Incident by Mark Haddon. I have fewer review books this month, which is good, gives me a chance to make a dent on my back-log!


  1. So glad you are enjoying work experience! Fingers crossed for the job. Ive got Dont Even Think About It to read this month too, and Im v excited about it!

  2. A new, free Katie McGarry? *runs to Amazon*