Sunday 1 November 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'November 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!

Holy crap it's November! Christmas is nearly upon us! Well, maybe not quite but now it's acceptable to get excited about it! Anyway, life is a strange balance of a bit of work and a lot of lounging; I'm filling my week with reading, blogging and volunteering. Oh and before I forget: good luck to everyone starting NaNoWriMo today!

On The Blog
Review of The Winner's Curse and The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski (3/4 stars)
Review of Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles (4 stars)
Review of Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray (4.5 stars)
Review of The Assassin's Blade by Sarah J Maas (5 stars)

Currently Reading
Just finished DIMINY, which was pretty amazing. Next up is Severed Heads, Broken Hearts, which I am really looking forward to.

On My Bookshelf
Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame
It's been a year since eighteen-year-old Eden Munro last saw Tyler Bruce: her stepbrother… and her secret love. Although they called time on their forbidden relationship for the sake of their family, Eden can't help but feel excited when Tyler invites her to join him in New York City for the summer.

Anyway, Eden is happy with her boyfriend Dean, and surely Tyler has moved on too. But as they spend a long, hot summer in the excitement of the city that never sleeps, it soon becomes obvious that they aren't over each other. But can they resist temptation?

In Did I Mention I Need You?, the second volume of Estelle Maskame's phenomenal DIMILY trilogy, Tyler and Eden must face up to their feelings and decide what to do next. Is their love strong enough to face the challenges that lie ahead?

I read the first book and immediately bought book 2, it was that good!

The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud

Lockwood & Co. might be the smallest (some might say shambollic) Psychic Detection Agency in London. But its three agents - Lockwood, Lucy and George - are exceptional Talents. And they get results. When an outbreak of ghostly phenomena grows to terrifying levels in Chelsea, Scotland Yard is left baffled.

Even more baffling is that Lockwood & Co appear to have been excluded from the huge team of Agents investigating the Chelsea Outbreak. Surely this is the perfect chance for them to show once and for all that they're actually the best in town? Well, that's if they can put aside their personal differences for long enough to march into action with their rapiers, salt and iron . . .

Book 3 in Lockwood and Co series, I've already read this and it was amazing! I adore this world so much and am already looking forward to book 4!

Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
Amy Curry thinks her life sucks. Her mom decides to move from California to Connecticut to start anew--just in time for Amy's senior year. Her dad recently died in a car accident. So Amy embarks on a road trip to escape from it all, driving cross-country from the home she's always known toward her new life. Joining Amy on the road trip is Roger, the son of Amy's mother's old friend. Amy hasn't seen him in years, and she is less than thrilled to be driving across the country with a guy she barely knows. So she's surprised to find that she is developing a crush on him. At the same time, she's coming to terms with her father's death and how to put her own life back together after the accident. Told in traditional narrative as well as scraps from the road -- diner napkins, motel receipts, postcards--this is the story of one girl's journey to find herself. 

Just a little treat to myself, it was 99p on ebook, and I like Matson's writing.

November TBR
First up is Carry On, which I can't believe I haven't read yet but want to get to it asap! I've pre-ordered a copy of Winter which is due out on the 12th, and I also want All In, book 3 in The Naturals series, due out on the 3rd. 

1 comment:

  1. Carry On is SO GOOD! Prepare for shipping, charm and warm fuzzies.