Sunday, 28 June 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'Mad Library' 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! 

To make up for the lack of new books last week, I might have gone slightly overboard this week! Not completely on purpose, but yeah, lots of books. So, real life continues to pretty much suck - I've had to sign on at the Job Centre again, which is exactly as depressing as I remember. I've also had a few more rejections, if I've heard anything back at all, so I've been escaping more into fiction. I've had a pretty good run in terms of books too, which is great. And, as I've said, I went a little crazy with new books so I'm all stocked up for summer!

On The Blog
Review of The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (5 stars)
Review of We Are All Made Of Molecules by Susin Nielsen (4 stars)
Blog tour: cover reveal of Inferno by Catherine Doyle
Review of Endgame by CJ Daugherty (4.5 stars)
Review of Lying Out Loud by Kody Keplinger (4 stars)
Review of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Finished My Secret Rockstar Boyfriend yesterday, which was amazing! Now it's a new book: Killer Game. Details below, but I am super pumped for this one!

On My Bookshelf
To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. One for every boy she's ever loved. When she writes, she can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control...

I've been eyeing this one up for ages, and finally gave in when I was ordering a father's day present and was £3 off free post and package. And as this was £3.85, I didn't take much convincing! Really looking forward to this, perfect summer reading.

Here Be Dragons by Sarah Mussi
Ellie Morgan wants a boy who’s all hers. Just for once, it would be nice to meet someone that Sheila the cow hadn't got her claws in to.

A remote farmhouse on Mount Snowdon is hardly the ideal setting for meeting anyone – unless, of course, you count her best friend George or creepy Darren (which Ellie doesn’t). But when a boy, glimpsed through the mist and snow, lures her up to the Devil's Bridge, Ellie realises the place she knows so well still has its secrets ...

The stronger her feelings for this strange boy become, the more she is in danger: a battle as old as Snowdon itself has been raging for centuries and now Ellie’s caught in the middle.

Something has left its lair. It’s out there stalking her. Who ever said true love was easy?

Another book I didn't need convincing to pick up. Being published early September, this is Mussi's new series and I am so excited for it! Welsh dragons - enough said! Thank you Vertebrate!

Killer Game by Kirsty McKay
At Cate’s isolated boarding school, Killer Game is a tradition. Only a select few are invited to play. They must avoid being ‘killed’ by a series of thrilling pranks, and identify the ‘murderer’. But this time, it’s different: the game stops feeling fake and starts getting dangerous – and Cate’s the next target. Can they find the culprit … before it’s too late?

Only heard about this the other day but I flew through McKay's first series so I have high hope for this one! Thank you Chicken House!

Hollow Pike by James Dawson
Something wicked this way comes...

She thought she’d be safe in the country, but you can’t escape your own nightmares, and Lis London dreams repeatedly that someone is trying to kill her. Lis thinks she’s being paranoid - after all who would want to murder her? She doesn’t believe in the local legends of witchcraft. She doesn’t believe that anything bad will really happen to her. You never do, do you? Not until you’re alone in the woods, after dark - and a twig snaps... Hollow Pike - where witchcraft never sleeps.

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
Young, beautiful and deadly. Trained as an assassin by the god of Death, Ismae is sent to the court of Brittany, where she finds herself under prepared - not only for the games of intrigue and treason, but for the impossible choices she must make. For how can she deliver Death’s vengeance upon a target who, against her will, has stolen her heart?

Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning
Bea thinks she's the most boring seventeen-year-old in the world. She's not pretty or popular or funny, unlike her mother who had Bea when she was 17. The only glamorous thing about Bea is the French father who left before she was born and lives in Paris. She yearns for la vie Parisienne every moment of her dull existence. 

So when Ruby Davies, the leader of her school's most elite clique picks Bea as her new best friend and asks her to go on holiday with them, she's wary but delighted. If nothing else it's two weeks away from her over-protective mother . But when the gang arrive in Spain, Bea is crushed to realise that Ruby and her posse have simply been using her. 

And all of these are from the library. I went in yesterday morning for Summer Reading Challenge training and couldn't resist a little perusal of the shelves. These are all going to count towards the Chapter 5 reading challenge, which I will talk about soon.

1 comment:

  1. Nobody's Girl is so good! I'm really looking forward to The Killer Game as I loved her first series.