Saturday, 22 November 2014

First Class Post (72) & Weekly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

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Here's what I received over the past three weeks.

For Review:

Vendetta by Catherine Doyle (ARC) - A 2015 debut YA novel inspired by Romeo and Juliet and the Mafia. Intrigued by this, but also a little weary. I'm hoping it's more romance-with-a-bad-boy based than graphic violent crime based. Will be saving this to read next year for the 2015 DAC challenge.

Reading Copies:

Reading copies are books I get from publishers via my job as a Children's Bookseller, to read and then write staff reviews for the shop. I also review them on my blog.

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander - I requested this book as a reading copy when I saw it in the shop. I'm so intrigued! It sounds so sweet and geeky, and I'm sure it's going to be heartbreaking! Really, really looking forward to reading it!

The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson (ARC) - This isn't one I was expecting; I think it was given to my Head of Department, and she's passed it on to me as I read a fair amount of LGBTQ YA. Really looking forward to reading this book about a transgender girl, I've seen a few people tweeting about it, so looking forward to giving it a go! This is also a 2015 YA debut, so will also be saving this for next year.

Bought:

Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout - SO excited to read this, th final book in the Lux series. Putting it off for a while though, as I don't want the series to end for me just yet. My review of the previous book is linked below.

City of Dragons by Robin Hobb - As soon as I finished the last book (review below), I immediately bought this one! I'm reading it at the moment, and I'm loving it! I'll finish it either tonight or tomorrow, so review soon. I am LOVING this series! And happy to be almost done (just one more book after this), so I can read Fool's Assassin, the first book in a brand new trilogy set in this world, once it's out in paperback! :D

 Thanks to Chicken House, DFB, and Entangled Teen for the review/reading copies.

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Inspired by Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts's Weekly Recap, here is a recap of my posts over the last week, and anything else I found interesting.

365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav

Just One Night by Gayle Forman Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb My 
True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell

I reviewed four books this past week. 365 Days of Wonder by R.J. Palacio is a sweet companion novel to Wonder full of brilliant precepts. Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout is the fourth book in the Lux series, and things get really serious in this book. SO good, really looking forward to the final book, Opposition. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav is a beautiful book of poetry that I absolutely adored. Poetry has never moved me so much.

Just One Night by Gayle Forman is an e-novella that finishes off the Just One Day series, and it's so, so sweet! I absolutely loved it! Dragon Haven by Robin Hobb is the second book in the Rain Wild Chronicles, and I loved this one better than the first! I love where this series is going, and I can't get enough of these characters! My True Love Gave to Me, edited by Stephanie Perkins is such a sweet Christmas YA anthology! I loved most of the stories in it's pages, and there are some new authors I've discovered that I'd like to try! The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains by Neil Gaiman and Eddie Campbell is a graphic novelette, and it was brilliant! So much more than I was expecting! Definitely need to read more by Gaiman!

16 comments:

  1. You got some great looking books this week. I hope you enjoy your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  2. Love and Other Unkown Variables and The Art of Being Normal are two books that are very high on my wishlist. Enjoy!

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    1. Cheers, Sophie! I'm really looking forward to reading them. They sound so good!

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  3. Great haul :)
    I've only read one JLA, and keep meaning to read more.
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

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    1. I've really enjoyed her Lux series! So I'm looking forward to reading the last one. I do have two of her other books waiting to be read too. I'm hoping I enjoy them just as much!

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  4. I like the cover of JUST ONE NIGHT. It's the kind that would get me to check out the book "Robin Hobb" I kept reading as "Robin Hood" though! My post is right here: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2014/11/sunday-post-11-22.html

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    1. It's sad, but the cover for Just One Night is the same cover used for Just One Year, with the title changed. I don't know why they didn't design a new cover :/
      I do that sometimes, too :)

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  5. Nice selection of reads this week. A little bit of everything and it's so fun to get a surprise book. You can find some wonderful new authors that way.
    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/23/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-86-and-the-sunday-post/

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    1. Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading them! :)

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  6. Pretty good haul! I can't wait to read the Lux series.
    Check out my Sunday Post

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    1. Oh my god, it's so good! I love it! :) Cheers!

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  7. Great haul! I'm really wanting to read JLA and of course I've heard nothing but raves for Gayle Forman. Have a great week and enjoy your new books!

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    1. Thank you! Oh, they're both so good! Very different though :) Thank you!

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