Sunday, 21 December 2014

First Class Post (74) & Weekly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

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Showcase Sunday on Books, Bisuits and Tea
The Sunday Post on Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

Review copies:

Marly's Ghost by David Levithan - I was really looking forward to this, but now I've read it, I'm afraid to say it wasn't my bad. Review below. Also came with some heart sweets - look at the cool packaging!

Marly's Ghost and sweets 1

Marly's Ghost and sweets 2

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley - I have heard such awesome things about this book, and I am so excited to read this! I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver - I haven't heard a huge amount about this book, but I am a HUGE fan of Oliver, so I'm looking forward to reading this! :)

Thank you to Electric Monkey, MiraINK and Hodder & Stoughton for the review 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.

Reviews:

Replica by Jack Heath Marly's Ghost by David Levithan Finding a Voice by Kim Hood

Three books read and reviewed this week. Replica by Jack Heath is a brilliant fast-paced and action-packed YA sci-fi thriller! It's so, so good! Marly's Ghost by David Levithan, a remix of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, sadly wasn't my cup of tea. Finding a Voice by Kim Hood  is an absolutely beautiful and moving story of friendship, involving disability and mental illness - one of the books shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2015.

12 comments:

  1. I'm intrigued by Marly's Ghost - Levithan's early stuff seems to be a bit hit and miss for me! I hope you love Lies We Tell Ourselves.

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    1. Yeah, this one didn't really work for me, sadly :( But still a huge fan of his! I'll keep reading his stuff :)

      So do I! I'm sure I will, though. Really looking forward to it!

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  2. Marly's Ghost looks good - I have only read a short story by David and need to read some more!
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    1. David Levithan's stuff is really good, generally. His newer books have had more of an impact on me, though. Hope you enjoy it if you read it! :)

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  3. I thought Lies We Tell Ourselves was really interesting. I'm looking forward to Lauren's new book. Sad you didnt like Levithan's though!

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    1. Really looking forward to Lies We Tell Ourselves, I've heard such great things about it!

      Yeah, felt a little disappointed that I didn't enjoy Levithan's. He's normally so awesome! But it's a different kind of book, and it just didn't work for me.

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  4. Awesome week you had! Marly's Ghost seems interesting! Check out my Sunday Post.

    http://rabbitearsbookblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-sunday-post-meme-11.html

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, it's a bit different. Not my cup of tea though, sadly!

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  5. I am curious about Lies We Tell Ourselves...enjoy your week!

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

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  6. Nice books! I hope you enjoy them :)
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas babe ♥

    WeeklyWrap@EverythingNyze

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    1. Thank you! :) Hope you had a Merry Christmas too!

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