Genie's Weekly News (7)

Sunday, 2 November 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*


*Previous Posts*

*Recommendation of the Week*


The second and final book in the 'Disruption' duology, this book by Jessica Shirvington does not disappoint - review coming soon!

*From The Interwebs*

*Book Haul*


  • Waterfall by Lauren Kate - I haven't read the first book in the series yet, but I do have an ecopy of it so I'll be reading the two of them together. 
  • Laurinda by Alice Pung - I was lucky enough to win a copy of this from Goodreads and it sounds like an interesting insight into school life.
  • The Here and Now by Ann Brashares - I loved 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' series so I am hoping that this will be good, even though it is in a totally different genre.
  • The Body Electric by Beth Revis - I've heard some really good things about this one so I'm excited to give it a go!
*Movie Reactions*

I borrowed this from the library and it was a bit scratched so I missed some parts and will therefore definitely be buying a copy for myself. Nonetheless, it is a lovely adaptation of the novel, and I must say after watching 'Gone Girl' it was fascinating to see Rosamund Pike in such a different context! 

*Special Announcement*

I'm doing a new feature so that I can finally get to those books that I have but aren't for review, which seem to not get the attention they deserve! So every month I'm giving you guys the chance to vote for the book you want to see me feature. Voting is open now, just click the image above to be taken to the post. looking forward to seeing what you choose :)


  1. I'm intrigued to see the book that gets chosen for November (although you should totally read Every Breath ANYWAY). Corruption was so good, right?? I'm writing my review today and it will be extremely gushing :)

    1. I definitely will! And Corruption was AMAZING. It had a bittersweet ending, but definitely fit in with the scheme of things in the series.

  2. Oh my gosh, HOW GOOD WAS CORRUPTION!!!!
    I haven't read Teardrop, but I wasn't a fan of Fallen, and my mum wasn't a fan of Teardrop, so I'm giving it a miss. I'd still like to see what you think of it, though.
    And the only Pride and Prejudice I've seen was the BBC mini-series. I haven't read the book yet (shame on me) but I fully intend to.
    And OH MY GOSH ALL OUR YESTERDAYS IS AMAZING!! I read it last year, and I swear, it's, like, the best impulse buy I've ever made. *goes to vote*

    1. SO GOOD! I'm a bit wary of Teardrop too since I was a bit 50/50 with the Fallen series, but I'm still going in with an open mind. I loved the BBC mini-series - it's a great interpretation of the book since it covers it in more detail than one movie. Glad to hear that All Our Yesterdays is good, I'm looking forward to reading it soon either way :)

  3. I loved Laurinda, it is a really great book that looks into the dynamics of power in an exclusive girls school. The main character Lucy is witty and just awesome, its a great read.. I hope you like it!
    I'm looking forward to your review of Corruption, I have it in my TBR and can't wait to get around to it!

    1. I hadn't heard much about it before this, so I'm now really looking forward to reading it for myself - thanks for the heads-up :) I'd definitely recommend Corruption, it's just as good as Disruption!

  4. Ooh, I'm just about to start The Body Electric as well, after my current read. This calls for a Twitter book chat me thinks. HOORAY! Those are some hard selections to choose from up there, but voted for Every Breath. Just finished it and it was incredible! I think you'll enjoy that one a little more, but All Our Yesterdays is a very close second.

    Can't wait for your Corruption review. Wasn't it just AMAZING! I'm going to read the rest of her back catalogue while I wait to see what she's working on next.

    Have a fabulous week poppet and enjoy all your lovely new reads <3

    1. Sounds like a plan Kelly :) I've heard heaps of great things about Every Breath from around the Aussie blogging community so I have high expectations (which I'm sure will be met).

      I'm looking forward to reading more from Jessica Shirvington as well - especially Between the Lives.

  5. How awesome is the P&P movie? i adore it so much, it sucks that you missed a few bits because it was scratched <.< Ooh I am about to start Corruption, I've heard amazing things for it.

    Have a lovely week, girl! <33

    1. I'm definitely going to buy myself a copy so that I can watch the full thing whenever I want! The soundtrack was great, and the casting seemed pretty good too. Thanks for stopping by Mel :)


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