Saturday, 31 March 2018

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March's First Class Post & Monthly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

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Gifts:


Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore (3rd October 2017)

Books Purchased:


Physical copies:

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Remi Eddo-Lodge (8th March 2018)
Under Rose Tainted Skies (7th July 2016)
Life Lessons From Remarkable Women by Stylist Magazine (1st March 2018)
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo (30th May 2017)
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena (27th February 2018 - 2018 YA debut)

The following books were bought to celebrate International Women's Day:
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf (5th March 2015)
Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly (9th February 2017)

The following books were all bought for Mental Illness in YA Month:
The Lost & Found by Katrina Leno (5th July 2016)
Pointe by Brandy Colbert (4th August 2015)
Vanished by E.E. Cooper (12th May 2015)
The Art of Starving by Sam J. Miller (11th July 2017)
When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez (10th February 2015)
Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (11th June 2013)
The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk (6th March 2018 - 2018 YA debut)

Books Received for Review:

Books with an * are reading copies I received as a book seller.

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Proofs:

Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Katherine Webber* (2nd August 2018)
In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais (5th June 2018)
I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman* (5th April 2018)
The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton* (6th September 2018)
Grace & Fury by Tracy Banghart* (26th July 2018)
Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla* (14th June 2018- UKYA)

Finished Copies:

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds (4th January 2018)
The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Salvita Kalhan (29th May 2018)
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman* (5th April 2018 - UKYA 2018 Debut)

eARCs:

Final Draft by Riley Redgate The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor Furyborn by Claire Legrand

Final Draft by Riley Redgate (12th June 2018)
The Electrical Venus by Julie Mayhew (18th April 2018)
All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor (31st May 2018)
Furyborn by Claire Legrand (22nd May 2018)

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian The City of Brass by S. A. Chakrabort I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter

Frat Girl by Kiley Roache (5th April 2018)
Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian (14th June 2018)
The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty (8th March 2018)
I Stop Somewhere by T. E. Carter (19th April 2018)

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan Skylarks by Karen Gregory Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan (26th July 2018 - UKYA)
Skylarks by Karen Gregory (3rd May 2018 - UKYA)
Bookshop Girl by Chloe Coles (14th June 2018 - 2018 UKYA Debut )
Hope is Our Only Wing by Rutendo Tavengerwei (3rd May 2018 - 2018 YA Debut)

Thank you to Walker Books, Faber & Faber, Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Hodder Children's Books, Troika Books, Ink Road, Hodder Children's Books, and Amulet Books, Hot Key Books, Bloomsbury Children's Books, Sourcebooks Fire, HQYA, HarperVoyager, Macmillan Children's Books, Simon & Schuster Children's Books via NetGalley for the review copies.

Check out mail memes: The Sunday Post on Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves on Tynga's Reviews.

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On the Blog:


Some Blog News:

There hasn't been much happening on the blog this month because my Grandma died on 15th March. I've found it difficult to read, and difficult to write.

Mental Illness in YA Month graphic

Consequently, I've had to postpone Mental Illness in YA Month. I've fallen behind on all the reading I need to do and the other things I have to sort out, and I'm still not yet quite back on track. It's still happening, but not in May any more, which I'm sad about, as I really wanted to coincide it with Mental Illness Awareness Week. I'm hoping to postpone the event until June, but it may be July. I'll just have to see how things go, and I'll keep you posted.

Also, I realised just the other day that my 9th bloggerversary passed without my noticing. But that's pretty awesome, nine years, eh? I'm really proud of this little blog, and thankful for all the joy it's brought me.

Reviews:

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
  • The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan - I was pretty disappointed with The Gracekeepers. The storytelling is beautiful and enchanting, but nothing happens! The story is so slow, and it's lot of the characters just waiting around for things to happen rather than making them happen themselves. Was really let down.
  • By a Charm and a Curse by Jaime Questell - I was disappointed with By a Charm and a Curse. I just felt it was really underdeveloped. It's a standalone when I think it should have been at least a duology. There were also elements that felt really easy and convenient. A let down, unfortunately.
  • The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw - A really atmospheric and engrossing read! I really enjoyed this, despite guessing the major twist, and not believing the romance. 
Other Posts:
  • London's Like A Woman Pop-Up Shop - To celebrate International Women's Day, Penguin Random House opened a pop-up shop where they were selling books by only female authors. I went and visited, and this is my write-up.
Coming Up on the Blog:

The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Salvita Kalhan Blog Tour Banner

On 30th April, I'll be kicking off the Blog Tour for The Girl in the Broken Mirror by Salvita Kalhan! I've got a great guest post from Salvita coming up that day, so do make sure you stop buy!

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2 comments:

  1. My condolences about your grandmother.

    I really like the books you've featured here - I've read Hidden Figures and seen the movie and it's fantastic.

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