This Week in Books 24.06.15


Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.


Now: The Bones of You ~ Debbie Howells

I was hooked on this straight away! It’s out at the end of the month.

Then: The Testimony of a Hanged Man ~ Ann Granger // There is no Dog ~ Meg Rosoff

I finally finished The Testimony of the a Hanged Man, which I was reading at lunch times. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t massively exciting. I also finished There is no Dog, which I was a bit disappointed in.

Next: ???

I really don’t know this time actually. I have Horns by Joe Hill, Reckless by Devon Hartford, and whole load of reveiw requests at the top of my list!

New on the Shelf

(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews) and Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Purchased: The first thing I did when I got home from my holiday was to buy book 2 in the Samantha Smith series by Devon Hartford. The first one was totally addictive.

recklessNow that Samantha Smith has confronted the demons from her dark past in Fearless, she’s excited to jump into adulthood with newfound confidence and friends Romeo, Madison, and Kamiko.

Samantha passionately hopes that her dreams of becoming an artist are more than girlish fancy. All she has to do for them to come true is change her major from Accounting to Art, but she fears her parents will fly off the handle when she reveals her intentions.

Christos Manos, the ultimate bad-boy boyfriend, is committed to staying by Samantha’s side, nurturing her and helping her discover her potential, no matter what obstacles are thrown in her way.

When Samantha’s life starts to unravel, Christos is the only person she can turn to for the emergency support she needs. But Christos is fighting his own dark demons, tangled secrets he’s kept hidden from the beginning.

Samantha will be tested to the limits of her resilience, and must discover how truly Fearless she can be in the name of love.

Netgalley: I didn’t make any requests this week.

I’m Waiting on…

(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)

Sky Key ~ James Frey & Nils Johnson- Shelton

skykey Ahhhh I can’t wait for the second Endgame book!

Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys—and nine Players—remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win.

Queens, New York. Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. But before she can get home to regroup, she is approached by the CIA. They know about Endgame. And they have their own ideas about how it should be Played. Ideas that could change everything.

Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia. Hilal ibn Isa al-Salt narrowly survived an attack that leaves him horribly disfigured. He now knows something the other Players do not. But the Aksumites have a secret that is unique to their line. A secret that can help redeem humanity—and maybe even be used to help defeat the beings behind Endgame.

London, England. Sarah Alopay has found the first key. She is with Jago—and they are winning.But getting Earth Key has come at a great cost to Sarah. The only thing that keeps the demons at bay is Playing. Playing to win.

Sky Key—wherever it is, whatever it is—is next. And the nine remaining Players will stop at nothing to get it.

Expected publication: October 6th 2015 by HarperCollins

So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?

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Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

25 thoughts on “This Week in Books 24.06.15”

  1. I really love what you’ve done with this blog feature, Lipsyy. Great job 🙂
    Also, The Bones of You looks fascinating.

    I’m hesitant to read Horns, because I watched the movie on Netflix and was really disappointed. Usually the book is better, but depending on how close the film is to the book I might not like it. Although, it might be worth a try for me!

    Here’s what I’m reading this week-

    Happy reading!

    1. Thank you!!! I really liked the Horns movie, but I’ve heard the book is very different so I wanted to try it. I do hate seeing the movie before reading the book though, so I may well hate it!

  2. Enjoy your reads this week! I haven’t gotten to read as much as I like this week… 😦 But I’m reading a suspense that I am really enjoying!

  3. Congrats on finishing your lunch read! Are you going to start another one? I might pick up that idea at my new job so I don’t have to carry a book back and forth. Happy reading!

    1. Yeah, it was slowwwww going but it’s easier for me to pick one up in the library rather than bringing my own book in. This time I picked up Kiss Kiss, a selection of short stories by Roald Dahl. I’ve been meaning to read his adult fiction for years. Hopefully it’ll work better with reading only a few pages at a time too.

  4. I see you didn’t pick up any new review books from NetGalley this week. It’s *so* hard to resist some times!!

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