Genie's Weekly News (49)

Sunday, 8 May 2016

It's been another busy couple of weeks, but I'm finally back and doing a recap! With lots of assignments to do and mid semester just passing by, it seems I'm actually reading more than usual #gofigure. Anyway, I'm glad to be here and sharing some little insights into what's going on.

*Reading Right Now*


Bloggers everywhere are already falling head over heels for this one - and I have to say. so far I am too!

*Recommendation of the Week*


This book actually blew me away  and totally surpassed my expectations! You can read my glowing review of it here.

Another noteworthy mention is Caroline Overington's fifth novel 'The One Who Got Away'. It's a salacious and compelling psychological thriller, with a vibe similar to 'Gone Girl' - but it stands in a league of its own. That twist at the end is one that apparently even the editors didn't see coming - (and neither did I!) As a sidenote, she's an Australian author based in Sydney, so it's great to support local talent.

*From The Interwebs*

Thanks to Allen and Unwin and Bloomsbury for these two surprise review copies!

I'm excited to read more YA fantasy, and Amy Tintera has impressed me with 'Reboot' and 'Rebel' (scifi/dystopians) already, so it'll be interesting to see how she writes in this genre. As for Brian Conaghan's novel, I'm definitely intrigued by it - it seems like a dystopian, but with a lot of themes which seem relevant in the context of today.

*#BooksfortradeAU Reminder*

I've posted about this on the Aussie YA Bloggers and Readers Group via Facebook and Goodreads, but in case you missed it - #booksfortradeAU is officially back on in 2016! Thanks to everyone who participated this year, it'll be great to see even more getting involved this time around :)

If you'll be participating, feel free to use this blog Button:

Basically, twitter will still be used, but we'll also be incorporating discussions on the goodreads group. Full information in my original post can be found here.

How has your week been?


  1. I'm reading ACOMAF as well and absolutely LOVING IT :D

  2. I'm only, like, 3 chapters into ACOMAF, but so far it looks promising :)

    1. That sounds good - I'm getting there as well and it's enjoyable to read.

  3. I'm glad to hear that you're enjoying ACOMAF, it definitely wasn't for me though unfortunately! I'm more excited about RPO because it was one of my favourite books EVER!

    1. Same here - Ready Player One really did blow me away, it was so different and engaging!


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