I only realised last week that WWW Wednesdays is no more. Sad face.
I really like having a weekly reading round-up and Wednesday always worked for me as I used to get most of my reading done over the weekend. Things have changed a little now with different work patterns and such, but I think I’m going to stick to Wednesdays regardless.
This also means that I can tweak the format for my own. Mwahahahahaha…
So here’s what Wednesdays will look like on Lipsyy Lost & Found from now on (I’m basically cramming 3 memes into one because I don’t like doing too many!)
This Week in Books
OMG this has been such a pleasant surprise, if being totally creeped out can be pleasant (it can in my world). I’ll be finished with this today and I’m itching to review it already!
Loved!!! My rather rambling review went up yesterday.
On the ARC front, I need to start Red Queen, but I also got so many awesome books for Christmas & my Birthday (post coming soon!) that I can’t wait to start.
New on the Shelf
Titles Approved from Netgalley:
The Alex Crow ~ Andrew Smith
Once again blending multiple story strands that transcend time and place, Grasshopper Jungle author Andrew Smith tells the story of 15-year-old Ariel, a refugee from the Middle East who is the sole survivor of an attack on his small village. Now living with an adoptive family in Sunday, West Virginia, Ariel’s story of his summer at a boys’ camp for tech detox is juxtaposed against those of a schizophrenic bomber and the diaries of a failed arctic expedition from the late nineteenth century. Oh, and there’s also a depressed bionic reincarnated crow. Released March 5th 2015 by Electric Monkey
Me & Mr J ~ Rachel McIntyre
Fifteen-year-old Lara finds her soulmate. There’s just one problem – he’s her teacher.
Lara’s life is far from perfect, but being an upbeat kind of person she saves her venting for her diary. It’s the only place she can let out her true feelings about the family dramas and hideous bullying she has to face every day.
And then a shining light comes out of the darkness – the new young and MALE teacher, Mr Jagger. The one person who takes Lara seriously and notices her potential. The one person who is kind to her. The one person who she falls madly and hopelessly in love with. The one person who cannot love her back … can he? Released February 5th 2015 by Electric Monkey
New on the Wishlist
I saw this post on Flavorwire about books that will make you more interesting – not that I necessarily agree that reading certain books can make you more interesting – but I definitely wanted to add a few of them to my wishlist regardless.
The one that completely stood out though, was this:
White is for Witching – Helen Oyeyemi
As a child, Miranda Silver developed pica, a rare eating disorder that causes its victims to consume nonedible substances. The death of her mother when Miranda is sixteen exacerbates her condition; nothing, however, satisfies a strange hunger passed down through the women in her family. And then there’s the family house in Dover, England, converted to a bed-and-breakfast by Miranda’s father. Dover has long been known for its hostility toward outsiders. But the Silver House manifests a more conscious malice toward strangers, dispatching those visitors it despises. Enraged by the constant stream of foreign staff and guests, the house finally unleashes its most destructive power.
With distinct originality and grace, and an extraordinary gift for making the fantastic believable, Helen Oyeyemi spins the politics of family and nation into a riveting and unforgettable mystery.
I’m Waiting on…
(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)
Shadow Scale (Seraphina #2) – Rachel Hartman
I can’t wait to get my hands on this! I think I’ll have to reread Seraphina first though. (Oh what a chore, not!)
The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.
As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny? Released March 10th 2015 by Random House Children’s Books
So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?
If you still do a similar WWW post (solidarity!) or want to join in, leave your link/answers in the comments, OR why not tweet using #ThisWeekInBooks, and I’ll come and visit!