Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
I’m enjoying The Girl with all the Gifts the most so far, but it’s still early days on Ice Kissed.
I’m so pleased that I loved Blood Red, Snow White after being disappointed by Sedgwick’s latest offering, The Ghosts of Heaven. Reading his whole back catalogue is a new mission of mine.
I also read a manga adaptation of Hamlet which I bought and got signed at YALC last summer. Loved it! Both reviews will be up in a week or so.
I know I keep saying it, but Heir of Fire….probably 😉
New on the Wishlist
Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm
The only one I made an official note of this week was Grasshopper Jungle, because I keep forgetting to buy or borrow a copy!
Sixteen-year-old Austin Szerba interweaves the story of his Polish legacy with the story of how he and his best friend , Robby, brought about the end of humanity and the rise of an army of unstoppable, six-foot tall praying mantises in small-town Iowa.
To make matters worse, Austin’s hormones are totally oblivious; they don’t care that the world is in utter chaos: Austin is in love with his girlfriend, Shann, but remains confused about his sexual orientation. He’s stewing in a self-professed constant state of maximum horniness, directed at both Robby and Shann. Ultimately, it’s up to Austin to save the world and propagate the species in this sci-fright journey of survival, sex, and the complex realities of the human condition.
New on the Shelf
Purchased: I didn’t buy any books this week – hurrah!!
Netgalley: This week I was approved for Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel.
In Paris, family and friends gather to mourn the tragic passing of Charlie Price—young, handsome, charming, a world-traveler—who is presumed dead after an explosion. Authorities find only a bloodied jacket, ID’d as Charlie’s. At the funeral, two teens who are perfect strangers, Lena Whitney and Aubrey Boroughs, make another shocking discovery: they have both been dating Charlie, both think Charlie loved them and them alone, and there is a lot they didn’t know about their boyfriend. Over the next week, a mind-bending trip unfolds: first in London—then in Mumbai, Kerala, and Bangkok, the girls go in search of Charlie. Is he still alive? What did their love for him even mean? The truth is out there, but soon it becomes clear that the girls are harboring secrets of their own.
No one knows whom to trust in this thrilling tale of suspense and deception.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
Alive ~ Chandler Baker
I came across this the other day – love the sound of it!
After years on the transplant waiting list, she’s running out of hope that she’ll ever see her eighteenth birthday. Then, miraculously, Stella receives the transplant she needs to survive.
Determined to embrace everything she came so close to losing, Stella throws herself into her new life. But her recovery is marred by strange side effects: Nightmares. Hallucinations. A recurring pain that flares every day at the exact same moment. Then Stella meets Levi Zin, the new boy on everyone’s radar at her Seattle prep school. Stella has never felt more drawn to anyone in her life, and soon she and Levi are inseparable.
Stella is convinced that Levi is her soul mate. Why else would she literally ache for him when they are apart?
After all, the heart never lies…does it?
Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by Disney-Hyperion
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
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