Sunday 13 July 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'Comic-Con' 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! 

On The Blog
Review of Pretty Bad Things by CJ Skuse (4 stars)
Review of Unstoppable by Liz Bankes (4 stars)
Review of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Plan today is finish both Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid, and Landline by Rainbow Rowell - got less than a hundred pages on each, so an easy day after the drama of yesterday is just what I need!

On My Bookshelf
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz

Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.

At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called “the Blue.” They say it’s a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it’s a place where Nat won’t be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light.

But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson to take her there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all.

Picked this up on Netgalley, sounds very cool. Can't resist a good magic story and I haven't read enough of them recently, so thank you Netgalley and Hachette!

I also got a parcel from Amazon. Along with Attachments and Pretty Bad Things to be signed, I also got The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith and Landline by Rainbow Rowell. 

And then it was Comic Con. I knew I was going to buy a couple of books and I did! I got The Duff and Midsummer Nightmare by Kody Keplinger from the Books With Bite stand, along with an awesome tote bag and some little goodies. I also got The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne, which I got signed with Soulmates. I also met CJ Skuse again, which was awesome, and she signed my copy of Pretty Bad Things. I now have a full signed collection!

I got a couple of cool nerdy sci-fi things, including four awesome posters, two of which are The Boyfriend's, some film cells from Thor and Avengers Assemble, and a ring that has a quote from The Fault In Our Stars. Spent nearly all my money but so worth it! 

And the other exciting thing was that I met Rainbow Rowell! I was one of the last in the queue, she had been signing for nearly 2 hours or something by then, and she was still amazing! She signed my copies of Attachments and Fangirl.

Oh, I had an amazing day yesterday and I am gutted I couldn't make it today but I honestly don't know if I could manage it! My feet and my arms are killing me! Everyone going today, hope you have a great time and I'm really glad I got to meet several of you yesterday. Shout out to Sophie, Debbie and Lucy, and briefly Michelle, and new friend Bella! And of course, as Sophie put it, major boyfriend points to The Boyfriend who put up with my fangirling and book talk all day. Bring on next year!


  1. I love the Kody Keplinger books so much! I hope you love them :) It was way cooler and calmer today - such a shame you couldn't stay!

  2. So great to see you, Anya, especially at such an exciting event! Glad to see you had an amazing day! x