This Week in Books 22.07.15

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

I’m back to business as usual after a busy couple of weeks. But that’s not busy in the reading sense, unfortunately!

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Now: The Dark Heroine ~ Abigail Gibbs

There was a huge buzz – good and bad – surrounding this book when it first came out, and I was always intrigued by it. I picked a copy up from a charity shop a few weeks ago…can’t resist a vampire romance, obviously.

Then: Horns ~ Joe Hill

The last one I finished was Horns, which I really liked but it went on a bit. My review will be up next week sometime. I also finished Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl. I posted a mini review at the weekend.

Next: ???

I still need to sort out my outstanding review requests – I’ll be posting about them this week. I don’t know which is first on my hit list yet.

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 or make any requests this week!

Wishlist: I did add a couple of books to the wishlist though:

I saw Flunked on the great Pages Unbound and had to add it to my list!

flunkedFull of regret, Cinderella’s wicked stepmother, Flora, has founded the Fairy Tale Reform School with the mission of turning the wicked and criminally mischievous into upstanding members of Enchantasia.

Impish, sassy 12-year-old Gilly has a history of petty theft and she’s not too sorry about it. When she lifts a hair clip, she gets tossed in reform school-for at least three months. But when she meets fellow students Jax and Kayla, she learns there’s more to this school than its sweet mission. There’s a battle brewing and she starts to wonder: can a villain really change?

I first saw Guardian of the Dead over at Wingedcreature Reads and was stunned by the cover. It sounds great too!

guardiansSeventeen-year-old Ellie Spencer is just like any other teenager at her boarding school. She hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; she obsesses over Mark, a cute and mysterious bad boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline.

But then everything changes. The news headlines are all abuzz about a local string of killings that share the same morbid trademark: the victims were discovered with their eyes missing. Then a beautiful yet eerie woman enters Ellie’s circle of friends and develops an unhealthy fascination with Kevin, and a crazed old man grabs Ellie in a public square and shoves a tattered Bible into her hands, exclaiming, “You need it. It will save your soul.” Soon, Ellie finds herself plunged into a haunting world of vengeful fairies in an epic battle for immortality.

Debut author Karen Healey introduces a savvy and spirited heroine with a fresh, strong voice. Full of deliciously creepy details, this incredible adventure is a deftly crafted story of Māori mythology, romance, and betrayal.

I’m Waiting on…

(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)

The Dead House ~ Dawn Kurtagich

deadhouse This debut by Dawn Kurtagich sounds all kinds of good!

Over two decades have passed since the fire at Elmbridge High, an inferno that took the lives of three teenagers. Not much was known about the events leading up to the tragedy – only that one student, Carly Johnson, vanished without a trace…

…until a diary is found hidden in the ruins.

But the diary, badly scorched, does not belong to Carly Johnson. It belongs to Kaitlyn Johnson, a girl who shouldn’t exist Who was Kaitlyn? Why did she come out only at night? What is her connection to Carly?

The case has been reopened. Police records are being reexamined: psychiatric reports, video footage, text messages, e-mails. And the diary.

The diary that paints a much more sinister version of events than was ever made publicly known. Expected publication: September 15th 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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

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