Genie's Weekly News (36)

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Hi everyone and welcome to my weekly blog feature to recap the week with bookish news and what to expect coming up! So without further ado...

*Missed me?*

Basically, with a heap of exams near the end of term I just couldn't blog/read as much as I normally do and had to prioritise. Though this year isn't the 'be all and end all', putting in the effort to get the results is still important to me so I had to do what I had to do and take a step back.

BUT. Exams (for now) are over! And the results I've been getting back so far have been worth it.

So now instead of going like this for studying:

It can now be because I've been up late reading. Much better.

*In The Bookish World*

Other Aussie YA bloggers will have found out about a blogger night happening at one of the major publishing houses...and there is much speculation as to who the big 'special guest' might be.

I have a few theories, but who knows??? Either way, I'm excited!

*From The Interwebs*

*Haul - Physical Books*

Thank you to HarperCollins, Walker Books, Simon and Schuster, Text Publishing and Five Mile Press for the review copies!

Ophelia by Jackie French - If there's one thing to know about me, it's that I love Jackie French's works. I really enjoyed 'I Am Juliet', so this one looking at a character from 'Hamlet' should be just as interesting.

Remix by Non Pratt - I haven't really read books set around music/music festivals, so this looks like a fun read.

Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider - I've been seeing some good things about this already, and the premise is a heart-wrenching contemporary with all the feels.

Afterlight by Rebecca Lim - Creepy and thrilling with a touch of the supernatural? I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes.

Burn by Paula Weston - With a very convincing quote from Melanie @ YA Midnight Reads, a very well respected fellow YA Aussie blogger - I just know I have to start this series ASAP! Plus, I haven't read a book about angels since...the Hush Hush series, so it's definitely time for something new.

How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski - A road trip, three teenage girls, secrets and drama - I love a good contemporary.

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers - This is a trade thanks to Jeann @ Happy Indulgence as part of #booksfortradeAU. Sometimes it's nice to switch up the contemporary and sci-fi with something creepy, so I hope to get to this one soon.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner - Another trade thanks to Jeann, and since I've had my eye on this for a while, I'm definitely excited to see how it fares.

Inside Game of Thrones Season 3 & 4 - I won this beauty from Hachette Australia! At least while recovering from the season finale, I can find comfort in looking back at the good old days when some characters were actually ALIVE.

*Haul - Ebooks* 

I've been very fortunate on Netgalley to get approved for those first three, and The Girl I Was Before is by Ginger Scott who I am a big fan of! Oh and I'm reading Risk by Fleur Ferris at the moment and really loving it - it's creepy, but addictive and you can see how it could be so real.

*What I've Been Watching*

After that SHOCKING!!!!!!! Game of Thrones season finale, I've been in a bit of a TV-series hangover.

I had...a lot of feelings after that episode. It was EPIC for sure, but STILL. People who have watched it will understand...

But I am on the lookout for historical drama again, so leave your recommendations in the comments below!

*Giveaway Reminder*

How has your week been? 


  1. Yay!! Congrats on finishing your exams for now. It's so hard to do school AND blogging. The balance is so difficult. Welcome back!! Ahhh I really want to watch Game of Thrones... Welcome back!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

    1. Thanks Rachel! It can be hard to find a balance for sure, so things do need to be sacrificed. Game of Thrones is amazing, I'd definitely recommend it. Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. YAY for no more exams!!!! Enjoy your book haul! :D


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