Sunday 25 January 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'I Think I Broke My Foot' 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!

It's been a while! I've been insanely good and haven't bought any new books until this week so I thought I would share them with you. In other news, work is going slowly; I'm down to one day a week so I'm trying to fill my time with productive things. And finally, I'm sure you want to know what the hell I did to my foot. Unfortunately nothing exciting, I just pulled a tendon under my ankle and it hurts to stretch or put weight on it. I'm braving work today so send me some mental hugs, they are always appreciated! 

On The Blog
Review of Talon by Julie Kagawa (5 stars)
Review of Mr Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan (4 stars)
Review of It's The End of the World As We Know It by Saci Lloyd (3 stars)
Review of The Night Circus by Erin Morganstern (5 stars)
Review of Ten Things We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Fracture by Megan Miranda - barely half way through but so far so good, very interesting and slightly creepy concept. 

On My Bookshelf
Crown Of Midnight and Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas 
I finally read Throne of Glass last week and it was completely amazing! So I treated myself to the next two books in the series. I won't put the synopsis' in case of spoilers but you all know this series so I will be getting to them soon.

The Rain by Virginia Bergin
It's in the rain...and just one drop will kill you.

They don't believe it at first. Crowded in Zach's kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach's parents' frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, "It's in the rain! It's fatal, it's contagious, and there's no cure."

Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who's been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby's only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.

I've seen this around making a bang in the book world but didn't find it on Netgalley until recently. Plus, Lucy has said that our hometown in mentioned and I am intrigued! Thank you Netgalley!

The Dagger in the Desk by Jonathan Stroud 
In London, a mysterious and potentially deadly ghost is stalking the halls of St Simeon’s Academy for Talented Youngsters. It lurks in the shadows, spreading fear and icy cold – and it carries a sharp and very solid dagger . . .

The headmaster wastes no time in enlisting the help of ghost-hunters Anthony Lockwood, Lucy Carlyle and George Cubbins.

Can Lockwood & Co. survive the night and save the day?

I requested this on Netgalley thinking it was the third but it's actually 1.5 in the Lockwood and Co series - I don't mind, I'll read anything with Anthony Lockwood in! Thank you Netgalley!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you loved Throne of Glass! Hope your foot gets better soon x