Genie's Weekly News (5)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

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...

*Reading Right Now*

Thanks to the BTCYA event, I bought these two pretties and couldn't wait to start them!

*Previous Posts*

*Recommendation of the Week*

That's five stars worth of amazingness right there.


So I went to BTCYA on Thursday and it was a brilliant book event! Amanda and Tim from the team were great presenters, and now I have so many more books to look forward to in the coming months. I also got to see some other bloggers from the Aussie YA blogging community which was fantastic, swapped some books and also bought a couple from the Dymocks stand they had. On top of that were the five amazing authors who were on the panel, including Jessica Shirvington, Tara Eglington, Sarah Ayoub, Frances Watts and Gabrielle Tozer who were all lovely and shared some great things about their books and writing in general. All in all, it was a great night filled with books, pizza and fangirling. 

*From The Interwebs*

*Book Haul*

  • Corruption by Jessica Shirvington - This was exclusively for early sale at BTCYA - and I can't wait to see what's in store for Maggie Stevens now!
  • Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub - I also got this from BTCYA and am loving the sound of the really interesting premise, plus I met Sarah and she's lovely. 

Book Swap thanks to Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson - I've been wanting to read this for ages, so now I'll finally get the chance!
  • All The Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry - This is another book that has been on my TBR for a long time, and it sounds like a fascinatingly mysterious story. 
  • Love Letters to the Dead  by Ava Delliara - This sounds like it has the potential to be an emotional and beautifully written contemporary read. 

  • Eren by Simon P. Clark - I won this thanks to Kara @ Diary of a Teen Writer and although it's middle grade, it still looks pretty creepy!

From the Library
  • Panic by Lauren Oliver - I really enjoyed her 'Delirium' series so I've got high expectations for this read. 
  • The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - I've read/studies some of Plath's poetry and there is so much power and emotion behind her words. I'm looking forward to reading this novel to see more from her and expand my reading horizons. 

 For Review

Thank you to Penguin Teen Australia!
  • Atlantia by Ally Condie  - I've read her 'Matched' series which I quite liked, and so I'm curious to see what this latest release of hers is all about.


  1. Lots of excellent books this week!!! I hope you like The Bell Jar - I really loved it. And Atlantia looks SO EXCITING. I also can't wait to start Corruption :D

  2. It was so nice to see you at BTCYA lovely, I'm glad you had a good time there. How nice was the office?! I hope you enjoy all the new books you received this week - I can't wait to read A Thousand Pieces of You, so glad you enjoyed it! Have a good weekend xx

  3. I hope you enjoy Atlantia! I'm super curious about that one. I've also had Panic for a while (and while I don't exactly enjoy Oliver, I always gravitate towards her), but haven't exactly picked it up. I'll be looking to see whether or not you enjoy that one! It was great to meet you x Have a great upcoming week and enjoy those books of yours! x

  4. Ooh, I hope Eren is good! I've got that on my need-to-read shelf too. x) I'm SO jealous of all you guys getting to go to the BTCYA event! I just live to far away. Wah. ONE DAY I WILL GET TO GO, THOUGH! I nearly got up to Brisbane to see Steph Bowe and Amie Kaufman...maybe next year. lol. :)


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