Sunday, 25 January 2015

First Class Post (78) & Weekly Recap

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For Review:

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.

Bought:

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.)

Freebie:

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.

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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:

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

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!

Other posts:

Top Ten Tuesdays

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.

A Novel Cover Up

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.

4 comments:

  1. Stardust is one of my favourite Gaiman books, so that was definitely the best choice you could have made. I also made the same choice even though I'd already read the book because none of the others interest me and it's always good to have an ebook copy of one of your favourite books ever!

    YAY FOR THE PERSONALIED PROOF OF SIMON!! I'll be getting one as well! SO HAPPY AND EXCITED FOR IT.

    And oooh, I'm glad you're reading and liking All the Bright Places! And ahhh I want to read The Last Leaves Falling! IT SOUNDS SO HEARTBREAKING TOO.

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    1. Oh, that's good to hear! I do hope I enjoy Stardust. I thought the movie was a bit busy, really.

      OH MY GOD, YES! Yaaaay for a personalised Simon proof! How cool is that? I just love it! So excited to read it!

      All the Bright Places = AMAZING! HEARTBREAKING! INCREDIBLE!

      Currently reading The Last Leaves Falling, and I'm stuggling a bit. I'm persevering because I've heard it's so good, but I'm not enjoying the writing style much at the moment :/

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  2. Simon!! <333 *sigh* Can't wait to get my hands on a physical copy of it. CANTWAITTTT~

    And I really enjoyed Stardust so I think you made a good choice there (though I don't know what others were on offer...)

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    1. I knoooow! Simon is going to be so awesome! Soooo excited! :D

      Fingers crossed Stardust I enjoy Stardust, too! :)

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