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Conspiracy Girl by Sarah Alderson - I'm a big fan of Sarah Alderson, and this book sounds awesome, so I'm really looking forward to reading this!
All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nevin - I've already started reading this one, and it's SO GOOD! Isn't it such a cute cover? I love it! And the whole premise, considering it's based somewhat on the author's own experience... just really gets to me, in a good way. A YA 2015 debut about mental illness, so a diverse book.
Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (proof) - A 2015 LGBTQ YA debut! And it sounds so good! AND I got a personalised proof! Whoop! :D
The Last Leaves Falling by Sarah Benway - I heard such great things about this from Jim of YA Yeah Yeah, and it sounds really good! And a diverse story! Really looking forward to reading it! 2015 UKYA debut, too!
The Bell Between Worlds by Ian Johnstone - This was an unsolicited review copy, and I'm not too sure about it. It sounds like it could be good, but also like it will be something I have to be in the mood for. This also looks like it's a 2015 UKYA debut, as well.
Hunt by Rachel Vincent - As Rachel Vincent's first book in the Wildcats series - a companion series to the Shifters series - Lion's Share is being released this year, I thought I would catch up on this short story that leads into the series. I loved the Shifters series, so I'm really intrigued by this new series! It's more focussed on romance rather than action though, so I'm not sure whether I'll like it as much. We'll see, fingers crossed!
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson - I've already read this, and I loved it! So I've bought myself a hardback, as I had a proof! SUCH a good book! Check out my review of this brilliant 2015 UKYA LGBTQ debut! (Not pictured.)
Stardust by Neil Gaiman - As I bough Hunt, Amazon offered me a free eBook, and this was one among the six offered. I wasn't a huge fan of the movie, but I'm hoping I'll enjoy the book? I've liked the few books by Gaiman I've read so far, even though they're novellas. Fingers crossed! It was free anyway, so no big loss if not :) (Not pictured.)
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Children's Books, Penguin, Random House and Harper Collins for the review copies.
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.
I reviewed 2 books this week. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills was a really awesome story, at times difficult to read, but overall uplifting and hopeful. A wonderful LGBTQ YA novel. Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid is a really sweet story! A little nicey nicey, but really made me think!
This week's Top Ten Tuesdays was a freebie, so I looked over ten of my favourite posts from my A Novel Cover Up feature.
Speaking of, I also posted my first post for A Novel Cover Up in a long time. Cover Designer Emma Byrne at O'Brien Press discussed the process that brought us the cover for Finding a Voice by Kim Hood.
I posted a discussion about Why the UKYA Blogging Community is So Awesome.