Genie's Weekly News (9)

Sunday, 16 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*


What a shocker!

*From The Interwebs*

*Book Haul*

Thanks to Five Mile Press for these review copies
  • Breakdown by Sarah Mussi - This sounds like a gritty dystopian, so I'm looking forward to it. 
  • Shiver the Whole Night Through by Darragh McManus - Creepy cover? Tick. Possible murder mystery? Tick. I'm intrigued.

This ARC thanks to Pan Macmillan Australia
  • Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven - I've read a few contemporary novels based on Romeo and Juliet, but this one looks like a fun read. 

  • The Protected by Claire Zorn - Cait from Notebook sisters especially recommended this, so I borrowed it from the library. 
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld - This has also been making waves in the Aussie blogging community, so I'm curious to see whether I'll love it. 
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey - This has been on my TBR for aaages so I finally borrowed it!

  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray - I read the ARC version of this but I had to have the finished one with that spectacular cover!

  • Shattered by Teri Terry - I read this when I borrowed it from the library, but I bought a copy at Kinokuniya's 20% of sale and so now I completed the set - YAY!

  • Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins - I also got this at Kinokuniya, and even though it is a different size to the other two, I'm glad I have the complete series now so I can read Lola and Isla straight after each other if I want to. 

*Other news*

I had my piano exam this week which was nerve-wracking BUT I'm glad that it's done now and I can explore some new pieces. Also - I'm starting some Christmas shopping and am looking for good YA  contemporary audio books. If you have any recommendations, let me know!


  1. WOW SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS. I totally told Cait to read The Protected. And it's amazing, by the way :D Oooh, These Broken Stars!! And your completed set of Anna, Lola and Isla is verrrry pretty :)

    1. I guess I have you to thank for that recommendation then - it's a great chain-reaction effect :)

  2. Great haul! My Isla is smaller than my Anna and Lola and it drives me a little crazy when I see them on the shelves... I'm a bit finnicky like that!

    1. It is going to be a bit annoying, just because it is nicer to have them all match completely, but I'm sure the words outside make up for it!

  3. Great collection! I finished ARC of Bad Romeo last week and it was amazing. Hope you will love it as much as I did when you get to reading it :)

    1. Thanks Lucia :) Glad to hear it's good - now I'm even more excited to read it!

  4. I hope you did well in your piano exam!! Sounds scary. :)

    Also, enjoy These Broken Stars--that book was SO GREAT. I usually find it pretty rare that I actually like YA sci fi, but I thought this one was FANTASTIC. I'm really looking forward to This Shattered World, too. From the reviews I've been reading of it, it's going to be just as good. :)

    1. Me too Kara, fingers crossed! I'm really enjoying it so far, and I'm really looking forward to This Shattered World as well :)

  5. AW CONGRATS ON YOUR PIANO EXAM! What grade are you now?

    I hope you enjoy These Broken Stars. It was a great read, and the cover is just stunning, right? I can't wait to pick up Dangerous Boys. I was meant to go straight into it following Dangerous Girls but so many other reads just got in the way!

    1. Thanks Jess - I'm up to four now. The cover is fabulous, I love the interstellar setting. Dangerous Boys is a fantastic thriller - hope you like it :)


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