Friday, 2 November 2018

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October'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:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (2nd October 2018)
Sadie by Courtney Summers (4th September 2018)
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (2nd October 2018)
The Deepest Roots by Miranda Asebedo (18th September 2018)
The Wood by Chelsea Bobulski (31st July 2018)
Beasts Made of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi (4th September 2018)
Blanca & Roja by Anna-Marie McLemore (9th October 2018)
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall (2nd October 2016)
This Is How It Always Is by Laure Frankle (23rd January 2018)

eBooks:

What They Don't Know by Nicole Maggi The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson

What They Don't Know by Nicole Maggi (2nd October 2018)
The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson (7th November 2017)

Books Received for Review:

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

Proofs:

Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History by Sam Maggs (2nd October 2018)
Monsters by Sharon Dogar (7th February 2019)
Fierce Fragile Hearts by Sara Barnard (7th February 2019)
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds (4th April 2019)
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus (10th January 2019)

Finished Copies:

Feminists Don't Wear Pink (And Other Lies): Amazing Women on What the F Word Means to Them, curated by Scarlett Curtis* (2nd October 2018)
What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women by Elizabeth Foley (6th September 2018)

eARCs:

Odd One Out by Nic Stone This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Odd One Out by Nic Stone (18th October 2018)
This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher (27th December 2018)
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu (10th January 2019)

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera The Familiars by Stacey Halls Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke

What If It's Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (18th October 2018)
The Familiars by Stacey Halls (7th February 2019)
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (1st November 2018)
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke (4th October 2018)


Thank you to Quirk Books, Penguin, Faber & Faber, Macmillan Children's Books, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster Children's Books, Hodder Children's Books, Bonnier Zaffre, and HQ Young Adult 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:

Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge

The Book of Blood & Shadow by Robin Wasserman Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton


  • Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor - Quite simply, perfection. Muse of Nightmares is just epic. It broke my heart, but it blew my mind, and I finished so full of joy and wonder. Laini Taylor is a genius.
  • A Room Away from the Wolves by Nova Ren Suma - I was completely confused by this book. There were hardly any answers, and I don't think I could even really tell you what actually happened. I don't know what happened, I don't know what was going on, I don't know what the point of this story was. I have never been more confused by a book in my life.
  • The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton - So very disappointing. No explanations, no atmosphere and no depth. Should have been quite a dark story considering what happens, but it just fell really flat for me.
  • The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge - A huge disappointment. Badly written, with underdeveloped world building, and possible ableism. Really didn't enjoy it.
  • The Book of Blood & Shadow by Robin Wasserman -Absolutely bloody brilliant! A thriller mystery in a similar vein as The Da Vinci Code. Not what I was expecting, but so complex and involved, and just incredible!
  • Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson - Not what I was expecting, and so a real disappointment. Not a paranormal mystery. None of the elements of a mystery, plus very little in the way of magic, and only the very surface stuff in regards to Wicca.
  • Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand - Terrying and gripping and simply epic! I absolutely love this book, and I want more!
  • Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton - This was pretty slow to start, and didn't feel as creepy as it should, but was still a very atmospheric and beautiful story, that was kind of epic! Plus polyamorous relationships!

Once Upon a Retelling:

Once Upon a Retelling

Damsel by Elana K. Arnold Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke


Discussions & Book Lists:

How Do You Keep Organised as a Book Blogger?

12 SFF Novels by Diverse Authors, Inspired by Non-Western Cultures

On Negative Reviews & Book Blogger Integrity

Top Ten Tuesday:

Top Ten Tuesday


Other Posts:

Bookish Halloween Gift Guide with Literary Book Gifts

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4 comments:

  1. Wow! You got a lot of new books. I am hoping to get my hands on the new McManus. I loved her debut!

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    1. Oh my god, I am so excited for Two Can Keep a Secret! I loved her debut, too, so I'm so terribly excited to have Two! I hope it's going to be just as brilliant!

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  2. Wow so many great books this month. Where to start xx

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    1. Right? I went a little bit mad with buying books last month! I'll probabaly read Shadow of the Fox first from this lot :)

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