Sunday, 7 September 2014

Weekly Highlights: the 'so very tired' 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! 

So I've been at the new job for a week now and although I've only worked about 4 days, I am really tired! I love working there but it involves a lot of standing and walking around and my feet aren't used to it yet. In other news, I had an unsuccessful interview that has knocked me down a little but I'm trying to move on; I do have a great part time job and that's enough for the moment.

On The Blog
Review of The Duff by Kody Keplinger (5 stars)
Review of Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger (5 stars)
Review of The 100 Society by Carla Spradbery (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Vivian Versus America - ah, I am so excited to be reading the next book and discovering more despicable things that the Church of America has been up to! Details below.

On The Bookshelf
Vivian Versus America by Katie Coyle
Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple has just travelled across the country, fended off roving bands of indoctrinated teenagers, re-evaluated everything she ever thought was true, and uncovered the dark secrets about the recent so-called 'Rapture' and the Church of America. And now, she must rescue her maybe-boyfriend Peter from the Church before the world is (supposedly) due to end, which is in less than three months. It's been a busy apocalypse so far.

Stranded in a city on the verge of complete panic, and faced with a society in an ever-increasing state of breakdown, Vivian and her friend Harp don't even know where to begin looking for Pete. But then a tip leads them to Los Angeles, and the somewhat unlikely location of the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Vivian must save the day - or she'll lose everything worth living for a second time...

The Memory Keepers by Natasha Ngan
"No one can take your memories from you... can they?"

Seven is a thief with a difference - he steals downloadable memories from banks and memoriums to sell onto London's black market, trading secrets and hidden pasts for a chance at a future of his own. He makes sure he keeps some special stuff back to 'surf' himself though - it's the only real form of entertainment he can afford. But one night, as Seven is breaking into a private memorium in a wealthy part of London, he is caught in the act by one of its residents; Alba, the teenage daughter of London's most famous criminal prosecutor. Instead of giving him away, Alba promises to keep Seven's secret - as long as he allows her to go memory-surfing herself. In doing so, they discover a hidden memory about Seven's past, revealing a shocking secret about Seven's childhood, the government and a mysterious experiment known as The Memory Keepers...

Now Seven and Alba will have to race against time to unlock the maze of The Memory Keepers - but can they keep themselves out of harm's way before the London Guard - and Alba's father - catches up with them?

These two are late review copies from Hot Key - I am really excited to read them, especially to find out what happens next to Vivian! Thank you so much Hot Key, they are next on my TBR so reviews will follow soon! 

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he's not alone. He's surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade - a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they came to be there - or what's happened to the world outside.

Oh I do love being a bookseller! This came through yesterday as Children's Book of the Month and as everyone else had it already, it was mine! I wanted to read it before the movie anyway, so good timing all around.

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to seeing what you think of The Maze Runner - I read it years ago and don't really remember very much of it...