Genie's Weekly News (37)

Sunday, 28 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...

*Currently Reading*

*In The Bookish World*

That's right - The #SparkArmy will be proud to reveal the long-awaited cover for Stray by Rachael Craw this week, and let me tell you - I love it already! 

Author Jessica Brooks has some fantastic US + International giveaways happening on her blog at the moment which are ending soon! Click the image to go to the page.

*Previous Posts*

*Recommendation of the Week*


Aussie YA at its best - poignant, edgy and memorable.

*From The Interwebs*

*Book Haul*

Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia and Penguin Teen Australia for the review copies!

  • An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - I got this in a trade with Chelsea @ Booknerdigans and am so excited to reading it since I've heard only good things!
  • Legend by Marie Lu - Another trade with Chelsea, and I've wanted to start this series for what feels like forever. Now I can!
  • Letters from Skye - My final trade with Chelsea, and I love the sound of this historical fiction novel told with letters. 
  • Because You'll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas - I've heard some mixed reviews for this one, but being allergic to electricity is definitely something interesting.
  • The Almost King by Lucy Saxon - It's been a while since I'v read Take Back the Skies, which was okay, but I'm hoping this one is better.
  • The Devil You Know by Trish Doller - So this is one of those books I've REALLY been looking forward to this year, and I can't wait to get to it ASAP.
  • Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - I now have an extra ARC of this since I got one from TeenCon, so I *may* be doing a giveaway for it at some point...stay tuned.
  • Pieces of Sky by Trinity Doyle - I won this from Tash @ Confessions From Romaholics and can't wait to read this Aussie YA contemporary.

*Giveaway Reminder*

My giveaway is ending very soon!

How has your week been? 


  1. I am SO excited for the Stray cover reveal!!
    I have my post up and ready to go :)
    And I loved An Ember in the Ashes and Legend!
    And I really enjoyed Because You'll Never Meet Me.

    1. Great to hear you loved some of the books I've got to read Cassie - hopefully I enjoy them too :)

  2. I read Because you'll never meet me and I loved it! Legend is an awesome series. An Ember in the Ashes is on my TBR.

    1. That's great Cynthia - I hope to get to An Ember in the Ashes soon.

  3. I'm very jealous of you having The Devil You Know, it's a book I'm hugely interested in, so there's that, and I haven't read Stray, but I know how much you love with Eugenia, so I can't wait to see it myself, might push me to try the series, right? Best of luck this week!<3

    1. Haha yes I do hope you get to read Spark one day - it's really worth it since it brings contemporary and sci-fi together in a really refreshing way IMO. Thanks for stopping by Amanda :)

  4. I have seen the Stray cover and I'm super excited to be part of the cover reveal and sharing! Looks like you made some pretty awesome trades, Ember is awesome, I hope you love it. I got a copy of Dumplin as well and I'm looking forward to reading it! Glad you enjoyed Risk, I haven't heard much about it.

    1. Yay! It does look FANTASTIC - and now the wait until September does seem to be getting shorter which is good :)

  5. STRAY COVER REVEAL EEEEK IT'S SO EXCITING :D Oooh I did request Dumplin', I hope it arrives soon!! And I'm reading Because You'll Never Meet Me right's very different, that's for sure :P

    1. Hopefully you get approved for Dumplin' Em - it looks really good! Hmmm different you say? I have heard some mixed reviews, and I you can count me intrigued :p

  6. Oooh, I can't wait to see what you'll think of Ember in the Ashes! This is one of those books that are more in the middleground - you either love it or you hate it, and I'm curious to know where you'll stand :D And Dumplin sounds like such an awesome, amazing book. I can't wait to read it myself!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Ooh that does make it all the more exciting to read Faye - I have seen some polarised opinions! Thanks for stopping by :)


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