Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.
Hi guys, I’m slowly clawing my way out of a reading slump so I’m afraid my answers aren’t much different to last week! I did manage to finish one little book though (I just didn’t bother to change the image – lazy). See below for more details.
The Amber Fury is going well now I’m back to reading a bit more. I started My Kind of Crazy but it didn’t grip me so I’ll stick to the first and then give this another go.
Then: Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen ~ Chris Riddell
Other than last week’s books all I managed to finish was this cute World Book Day book, which is in my New to the Shelves section below.
I think I need to tackle The Crow Girl which sounds amazing and dark but I’ve only just realised it’s over 700 pages long. Gah! It’s out early April.
New on the Shelves
(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves)
I didn’t request or buy and books this week. My friend Dora did buy me this though:
Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen
When Ada travels to the seaside resort of Brighton on holiday, she is very excited to meet leading followers of fashion Lady Vivienne Dashwood and her rival, the fashionable shepherd, Beau Peeps. They are there preparing for World Frock Night – a lavish ball where everyone dresses up in their finest costumes to compete for the grand prize.
Ada has been given money by her father to buy a spectacular outfit for the ball, and she’s excited to be in with a chance of winning the prize. But, as usual, nothing goes to plan, and becoming the belle of the ball will prove to be Ada’s biggest challenge yet . . .
Full of intricate black and white illustrations, Goth Girl and the Pirate Queen is a gorgeous World Book Day book from Chris Riddell, award-winning author of Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse.
I’m Waiting On…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
Of Fire & Stars
NEED! But it’s so far away!
Betrothed since childhood to the prince of Mynaria, Princess Dennaleia has always known what her future holds. Her marriage will seal the alliance between Mynaria and her homeland, protecting her people from other hostile lands. But Denna has a secret. She possesses an Affinity for fire—a dangerous gift for the future queen of a kingdom where magic is forbidden.
Now, Denna must learn the ways of her new home while trying to hide her growing magic. To make matters worse, she must learn to ride Mynaria’s formidable warhorses before her coronation—and her teacher is the person who intimidates her most, the prickly and unconventional Princess Amaranthine (called Mare), sister of her betrothed.
When a shocking assassination leaves the kingdom reeling, Mare and Denna reluctantly join forces to search for the culprit. As the two work together, each discovers there’s more to the other than she thought. Mare is surprised by Denna’s intelligence and bravery, while Denna is drawn to Mare’s independent streak. Soon their friendship is threatening to blossom into something more.
But with dangerous conflict brewing that makes the alliance more important than ever, acting on their feelings could be deadly. Forced to choose between their duty and their hearts, Mare and Denna must find a way to save their kingdoms—and each other.
Expected publication: November 22nd 2016 by Balzer + Bray
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours? If you’re joining in leave the link to your answers in the comments so everyone can take a look 🙂