Friday, 1 March 2019

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February's First Class Post & Monthly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

Books Purchased:


Physical Copies:

The Tudors by Jane Bingham (15th May 2018)
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (29th January 2019)
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust (31st December 2019)
The Burning by Laura Bates (21st Febraury 2019)
It's Not About the Burqa, ed by Mariam Khan (21st February 2019)

eBooks:

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

In the Vanishers’ Palace by Aliette de Bodard (16th October 2018)
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett (6th April 2017)

Gifted/Won:


Secret Santa Presents:

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn (2nd August 2018)
The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar (1st May 2018)
Scribble Yourself Feminist by Chidera Eggerue (6th September 2018)

Thank you to Joanne of In Case of Books.

Won:

We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia (26th February 2019)

Won in London Shah's February debuts Twitter giveaway. Thank you, London.

Books Received for Free from the Publishers in Exchange for an Honest Review:


Finished Copies:

Proud anthology, ed. by Juno Dawson (7th March 2019)
The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty (22nd January 2019 - unsolicited copy that arrived after being approved on NetGalley.)

eARCs:

All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty

All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins (7th March 2019)
Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman (4th April 2019)
The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty (22nd January 2019)


The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

The Cold is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale (7th March 2019)
The Boy Who Steals Houses by C. G. Drews (4th April 2019)
Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly (2nd May 2019)


The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter

The Truth About Keeping Secrets by Savannah Brown (7th March 2019)
Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (25th April 2019)
All We Could Have Been by T.E. Carter (2nd May 2019)

Thank you to Charlie/Stripes Books, and Bloomsbury YA, Ink Road Books, HarperVoyager, Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Orchard Books, Hot Key Books, Penguin via NetGalley for the review copies.

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On the blog:


Reviews:

Monsters by Sharon Dogar This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer The Burning by Laura Bates

  • Monsters by Sharon Dogar - An incredible retelling of Mary Shelley's life! A heartbreaking, but inspiring story.
  • This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher - Not for me, sadly. Far-fetched, unrealistic, melodramatic, and with plot holes.
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer - I absolutely loved this incredible high fantasy retelling of Beauty and the Beast! It brings so much more to the story, especially in the way of Rhen's Kingdom, and what his people are experiencing! I loved it!
  • The Burning by Laura Bates - As important and as impactful as I think this will be, I was a little disappointed. Not a huge amount happens once Anna's past catches up to her, and as fascinating as the historical witch trial was, that also fell flat for me in the end.

Once Upon a Retelling:

Once Upon a Retelling

Monsters by Sharon Dogar Sometimes We Tell the Truth by Kim Zarins Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury


Discussions:

But How Do We Keep Boys Reading?

Why We Need YA that Features Sexual Violence

Other Posts:

FF February Reading Challenge

My F/F February Reading Challenge TBR

#RDVWL - A Readers' Diverse Wish List Hashtag

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

My Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 TBR

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