Tuesday, 1 January 2019

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December's First Class Post & Monthly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

Won:


The Love & Lies of Rukhana Ali by Sabina Khan (my US edition - 29th January 2019, but UK edition published Feb 2019)

Books Received for Review:

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

Finished Copies:

Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard (3rd Jan 2019)
The Graces by Laure Eve (3rd Jan 2019)
The Curses by Laure Eve (3rd Jan 2019)
Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire by Akala* (17th May 2018)

eARCs:

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi The Binding by Bridget Collins

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (8th March 2018)
The Binding by Bridget Collins (16th April 2019)

Thank you to Sabina Khan, Scholastic, Faber Children's Books, Hodder & Stoughton, and Macmillan Children's Books, Borough Press 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:


Reviews:

Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri The Winnie-the-Pooh Now We Are Grown Up Range

The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig

  • Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri - Aaah, I absolutely loved this book! An incredible #OwnVoices high fantasy based on the Indian Mughal Empire and Hindu beliefs! Such fantastic characters and incredible world building! I just loved it! And written by a UK author of colour, too!
  • The Winnie-the-Pooh Now We Are Grown Up Range - Funny and adorable quote books from our friends at The One Hundred Acre Wood!
  • The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang - An undeniably incredible #OwnVoices high fantasy inspired by Chinese history, but I didn't enjoy reading it. Second half of the story focuses on the war, and events get more and more awful, and there's no let up. I ended up losing interest because nothing else happened. But it's a case of I was the wrong reader, rather than that the book is bad.
  • Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa - This was such an enjoyable Japanese inspired high fantasy! It's not as exciting as I thought it would be, but it was more character driven, and the characters were just awesome! I loved it!
  • Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig - This was just a complete delight! It's magical and charming, and I absolutely adored it! A wonderful conclusion to the Christmas trilogy! Looooved it!

Discussions:

The Pros & Cons of eReaders & eProofs (+ 2019 TBR Goals)

Interviews & Guest Posts:

Tasha Suri Laure Eve



Blog Tour:

PULPStories - Pulp by Robin Talley Blog Tour Banner

PULPStories Tour: Robin Talley's LGBTQ* YA Recomendations

Other Posts:

My Most Anticipated YA Retellings From Jan - June 2019

The Smashing & Dashing 2018 Character Awards Book Tag

Are You On Father Christmas' Naughty or Nice List?

Looking Back Over 2018, Looking Forward to 2019

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