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Ah, I miss everyone. I know, I know. How can I miss you when I’ve actually been posting, commenting (a bit) and Twittering? But really, people, I haven’t talked to y’all in ages! How are you?? Is life treating you well?? What awesome books have you been reading?? TELL ME EVERYTHING.
And yes, I’ve been drowning in school. Mostly just school, and a bit of schoolwork. It’s so draining to just wake up at five thirty in the morning and using my brain all day. When I get home, I just plop on the bed and stay there
On the bright side, I got A LOT of books since my last bookhaul in August, so that’s exciting. Scroll down below to check them out!
I’ve been obsessively admiring people’s gorgeous Instagram feeds. I absolutely adore @xCrini’s and @abookishloveaffair’s bookish gorgeousness, as well as @michellephan’s lovely blue photos.
I’ve also returned to my habit of rereading bits of Kiss the Sky and Fuel the Fire by Krista and Becca Ritchie before going to bed. Occasionally, I add in a daydream about Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Weight of Feathers, a recent favorite!
this week’s stack of pretties (links lead to Goodreads)
LOOK AT ALL THESE BEAUTIES. I’m particularly interested in the high fantasies (Sword and Verse, Assassin’s Heart) because duh, y’all know high fantasy’s my forte. The Shadow Queen‘s also really up my alley since it’s a retelling (of Snow White).
Super sweet author Mackenzi Lee recommended The Mystery of Hollow Places to me, so I requested it! I’ve read two Sophie Jordan books and one Wendy Higgins book and sort of disliked them all. But I’m known for always giving second chances, so I requested Reign of Shadows and The Great Hunt! As for The Girl From Everywhere… If you haven’t heard of it yet, you might as well be living under a rock.
Burning Glass is another high fantasy–hurrah! Cam Girl will be my first Leah Raeder book, and I’m stoked to finally get a taste of her writing. And if I’m being honest, I pretty much picked up Lumière for the pretty cover. It does sound pretty intriguing, though.
Firsts sounds… *coughs* interesting. I already read The Weight of Feathers and it was BRILLIANT. Blog tour review, interview and giveaway will be up on the 17th, so stay tuned! I loved Sandy Hall’s A Little Something Different, so I went ahead and signed up for the blog tour for Signs Point to Yes! Blood and Salt looks SO kick-ass and romantic–miiiine.
I typically don’t accept many review requests, but An Infinite Number of Parallel Universes definitely caught my attention. And I totally love Jennifer Ellision, so when she offered up Riot of Storm and Smoke, I went ahead and took it! Never Never sounds creepy and mysterious… *cackles evilly*
Many hugs to HarperCollins for the Edelweiss approvals, and to St. Martin’s Press, Spencer Hill Press, Atria Books, MacMillan (Xpresso Book Tours), Penguin Teen and Skyscape for the NetGalley eARCs! And a bajillion thanks to Randy Ribay and Jennifer Ellision for offering up eARCs of their lovely-sounding books!
Just Finished: Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales (2 stars)
Objectively, this book had realistic characterization, but a not-extremely-realistic plot. Subjectively, I want to strangle every single character in here.
Currently Reading: Riot of Storm and Smoke by Jennifer Ellision
I’m really enjoying this one so far (around 25% in I think)! I’m having trouble remembering characters, but that’s because of my booknesia.
Up Next: The Suffering by Rin Chupeco
I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to read this next, but I adored The Girl From the Well, and Faye loved this one, so hell yeah I’m excited.
posts from us that you might have missed
- I shared my super secret villain identity, plus an ARC giveaway for The Rose Society!
- Sara absolutely adored Myabe In Another Life and gave it 5 stars!
- I conducted a racial diversity survey for my English essay.
- CJ thought The Heartbreakers was cheesy but enjoyed it anyway!
fabulous posts from the blogosphere that you must check out
- I shared some fabulous tips on posting on time!
- Faye shared her “fatty” story together with her review of Dumplin‘!
- Cait asks, Do you like unique formatting in posts?
- Nova wonders if character names matter.
- Shannon made some edits that I can’t unsee. But they’re hilarious!
How did your week go? Any new books added to your TBR piles?
Aimee loves being a little bookworm (okay–she doesn’t like being little). She also loves chocolates and sweets but is freaked out by the thought of possibly getting diabetes.