Welcome to my new Wednesday post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I hope you guys had an excellent Easter, and got to enjoy some time off work. I ate too much, drank too much and generally just lazed around with friends…it was great!
Now: Blood Red, Snow White ~ Marcus Sedgwick.
I’m so glad I finally started this!
Then: Frostfire ~ Amanda Hocking
I enjoyed my first foray into the kingdom of Trylle but also had some issues with it. My review will be up soon.
I also finished Hold Me Closer by David Levithan which will be this week’s Lazy Saturday Review.
Heir of Fire if I’m in the mood, or Ice Kissed, the second book in the Kanin Chronicles which is an ARC for review.
New on the Wishlist
Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm
I added The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd to my wishlist this week, after the lovely Amanda gushed about the sequel in her Wednesday post last week.
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.
Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.
Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.
New on the Shelf
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews) and Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm.
Purchased: I didn’t buy any books this week – hurrah!!
Netgalley: This week I was approved for The Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lupton.
On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.
Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another 54 days.
They are looking for Ruby’s father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here ~ Patrick Ness
Ahhhh I got very excited about new Ness this week!! August is too far away!
What if you weren’t the Chosen One?
What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions… Expected publication: August 27th 2015 by Walker Books
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
If you still do a similar WWW post (or just want to join in, leave your link/answers in the comments, OR why not tweet using #ThisWeekInBooks, and I’ll come and visit!
21 thoughts on “This Week in Books 08.04.2015”
Yay! I love this post ❤ I am also highly anticipating the Ness. He is awesome. I'm joining in for the first time. I've missed my Wednesday post! https://chrissireads.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/this-week-in-books-1/
The Quality of Silence looks good! I’m joining in for the first time too – my post is http://www.booksplease.org/2015/04/08/this-week-in-books-8-april-2015/
Yay! Thanks for joining!
Well I definitely would love to read about Mikey! 🙂
My Waiting on Wednesday
Yay! I’m excited that you added The Madman’s Daughter to your wishlist!
I’m glad you enjoyed ‘Hold Me Closer,’ I know you were excited about it! Happy reading and thanks for linking up with WWW Wednesday!
My week in books
Such great books on this post! Especially excited for Ness’s book! Here’s my WWW.
New Patrick Ness! Sounds amazing. 🙂
I love the sound of The Madman’s Daughter and I already have my copy of The Quality of Silence – lovely selection all round. Here is my post https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/this-week-in-books-april-8/
Not sure the Patrick Ness book is for me, but I hope you enjoy it!
Check out my WoW!
I have Frostfire on my shelf but have yet to read it. I read and LOVED Amanda Hocking’s Trylle trilogy (Switched, Torn, Ascend) and so I’m really hoping to love these books too. They’re such fun books to read! 🙂
I’m sure you will! It was my first Hocking read, and deffo won’t be my last.
I’m wanting to read the Madman’s Daughter too!! Here’s my Friday Finds for the week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/04/friday-finds-78.html
I took “Frostfire” home from the library and then didn’t read it. Hope you have better luck with the series. Happy reading!
The Quality of Silence sounds really good so I’ll be looking forward to your review on it! I can’t wait for Patrick Ness’s new series either. Have a great week. 🙂
Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian
Thanks, you too!