Sunday 29 November 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'December 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!

So it's been a while, unintentionally! But guess what? It's getting colder, I've nearly finished shopping and I've seen the Coca Cola advert - that means it's Christmas!

On The Blog
Review of Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (5 stars)
Review of Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider (4 stars)
Review of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (4 stars)
Review of Winter by Marissa Meyer (5 stars)
Review of Othergirl by Nicole Burstein (3 stars)

Currently Reading
Splintered - a library book that I've been eyeing up for ages, because Alice in Wonderland! 

On My Bookshelf
Inferno by Catherine Doyle
Sophie's life has been turned upside-down, and she's determined to set things right. But Nic, the Falcone brother who represents everything she's trying to forget, won't give up on their love - and it's Luca's knife she clutches for comfort. Soon another mafia clan spoils the fragile peace - and with her heart drawn in one direction and her blood in another, Sophie's in deeper than ever.

Ah, I am so excited for this! I can't remember details of Vendetta but I know I loved it and can't wait to find out what happens next. Thank you Chicken House!

The Island by Olivia Levez
Frances is alone on a small island in the middle of the Indian Ocean. She has to find water and food. She has to survive. And when she is there she also thinks about the past. The things that she did before. The things that made her a monster. Nothing is easy. Survival is hard and so is being honest about the past. Frances is a survivor however, and with the help of the only other crash survivor, she sees that the future is worth fighting for.

The Island is a gripping and thoughtful story about a girl who didn’t ask to be the person she is but is also determined to make herself the person she wants to be.

I'm not sure what to make of this but am intrigued. Thank you Rock The Boat!

Unsticky by Sarra Manning
Money makes the world go round - that's what twenty-something Grace Reeves is learning. Stuck in a grind where everyone's ahead apart from her, she's partied out, disillusioned, and massively in debt. If she's dumped by another rock-band wannabe, squashed by anyone else at her cut-throat fashion job, or chased by any more bailiffs, Grace suspects she'll fall apart...

So when older, sexy and above all, wealthy art-dealer Vaughn appears, she's intrigued against her will. Could she handle being a sugar daddy's arm-candy?

Soon Grace is thrown into a world of money and privilege, at Vaughn's beck and call in return for thousands of pounds in luxurious gifts, priceless clothes - and cash. She's out of her depth. Where's the line between acting the trophy girlfriend, and selling yourself for money? And, more importantly, whatever happened to love?

The Girl In The Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen
Set in Georgian England, fifteen-year-old Sophia is trapped by the limitations of living in a man's world. Forced by her father to give up everything she loves, Sophia is ordered to make a new life in Bath. By day, she is trapped in the social whirl of balls and masquerades. By night, she secretly swaps her ball gowns for breeches, and turns to highway robbery to get her revenge ...When one man begins to take a keen interest in her, Sophia must keep her distance, or risk unmasking her secret life. 

Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
Meeting Jack on the Owl - San Francisco's night bus - turns Beatrix's world upside down. Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco's most notorious graffiti artists. 

On midnight rides and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who this enigmatic boy really is. But Jack is hiding much more - and can she uncover the truth that leaves him so wounded?

A unique and profoundly moving novel, Night Owls will linger in your memory long after the final page.

As for these three, they were all 99p on kindle and I couldn't resist!

December TBR
Apart from the above books, most of which I probably will read this month, I would love to completely finish my current physical-book TBR before Christmas - where, let's face it, even if I don't get books, I'm going to buy them!

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