Friday, 30 November 2018

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November'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:

Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (14th Feb 2014)
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (UKYA - 6th Nov 2018)
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (15th Nov 2018)
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (12th July 2018)
A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi (18th October 2018)

Books Received for Review:

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

Finished Copies:

Pulp by Robin Talley (15th Nov 2018)
All the Lonely People by David Owen (UKYA - 10th Jan 2019)
Empress of All Season by Emiko Jean (8th Nov 2018)
Winnie-the-Pooh: Doubt & Disquiet for Worriers by A. A. Milne & E. H. Shephard (1st Nov 2018)
Winnie-the-Pooh: Little Somethings & Smackerels for Food Lovers by A.A. Milne & Ernest H. Shepard (1st Nov 2018)
Winnie-the-Pooh: Deep Thoughts & Ponderings for the Wise by A. A. Milne & E.H. Shepard (1st Nov 2018)
Winnie-the-Pooh: Gloom & Doom for Pessimists by A. A. Milne & E. H. Shephard (1st Nov 2018)

eARCs:

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap

The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons (5th Feb 2019)
Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap (7th March 2019)

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri The Burning by Laura Bates

Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (4th April 2019)
Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri (15th Nov 2018)
The Burning by Laura Bates (21st Feb 2018)

Thank you to HQ Young Adult, Atom, Gollancz, Egmont, and Tor UK, Macmillan Children's Books, Orbit, and Simon & Schuster Children's Books 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:

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Broken Things by Lauren Oliver Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean

  • A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - A really intriguing plot, but incredibly slow paced, with nothing much happening a lot of the time. So much could have been cut! But at the same time, I've not been able to stop thinking about it, and as you can see, have bought the sequel, despite my misgivings.
  • Broken Things by Lauren Oliver - Intriguing as I was reading, but nothing much happens, with a underwhelming climax. Pretty forgetable, really.
  • Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan - Absolutely incredible. Terrifying and horrific, but wonderful world building, and a heroine who is just a normal girl who's been forced into a terrible situation, and decides to fight. Just amazing!
  • Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean - I had mixed feelings over this one, sadly. The premise was fantastic, and I loved the world building and the Japanese folklore it was based on. However, I feel it wasn't developed enough; everything happened too quickly. I feel it should have been a duology rather than a stand alone.

Once Upon a Retelling:

Once Upon a Retelling

Outrun the Wind by Elizabeth Tammi


Discussions:

On YA Books, the Teen Audience, and Reading YA as an Adult

Let's Talk Bookish Swag     How Blogging Has Changed My Reading

Why We Need to Support UKYA & MG Authors of Colour     How Do You Choose? Bought Books Vs Review Books    

Other Posts:

Four New-to-Me Blogs I Love



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What I've Been Reading Online:

Books:

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan:

I loved this book so much, I looked up everything about it I could!

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