For ReviewThis week I got auto-approval from Harper on Edelweiss! I know, pretty much everyone has this, but as I held to my no-ARC policy for about three months, I hadn’t requested anything. Now I did, and yay, auto-approval! I may have gone a bit crazy and downloaded 11 books. But in my defense, they’re spread out between the end of December and May, so that’s plenty of time. And I am actually interested in all of them.
Avalon by Mindee Arnett (January 21st, 2014): The sci-fi lover in me squealed like heck for this one. Early reviews are pretty promising about it! But a space opera. I am all kinds of down for this.
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (January 28th, 2014): So this one is about a world where genetic tests can see if you are homicidal, and the main character is determined to be so. It sounds pretty darn interesting, but particularly Ashley’s review for this one put it on the map for me. Looking forward to it!
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge (January 28th, 2014): Beauty and the Beast retelling. I don’t need to know more than that – do you?
Death Sworn by Leah Cypess (March 4th, 2014): High fantasy! Magic! Assassins! I totally thought of The Burning Sky and Throne of Glass when I read the blurb, and even if it’s not as amazing as those two, I will probably thoroughly enjoy it. I’m just a glutton for fantasy.
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas (March 11th, 2014): Helloooo, parallel timelines! Even though this is more contemporary, about prom and everything, it still sounds like it’s going to be great great fun, and totally something I would enjoy when I need something light. I sure hope so anyway!
Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam (March 18th, 2014): I’ve been drooling over this since I first heard about it over a year ago. It’s just totally what I want to read. And the cover. *gushes* It will be hard for me to not read this immediately, but I’m going to try to stick a bit closer to release dates with these eARCs.
Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley (April 22nd, 2014): So this is about a girl whose mother blogged about her for her entire life. She finally grows up and decides to start blogging for herself, to sort of set the record straight. Um. I’m a blogger. I need to read this book. It sounds like a total Debby Book.
Exile by Kevin Emerson (April 29th, 2014): Ummm it’s about a girl who becomes a band manager and falls in love with the lead singer. Haha, I know it sounds wish fulfillment-esque, which I typically hate, but music, falling in love with musicians, that’s totally something for me.
Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike (April 29th, 2014): Fair enough, I have not heard good things about Aprilynne Pike’s writing. Quite the opposite, actually. But I still couldn’t resist this, based on the blurb alone. The MC sees visions of the future and decides to try to change things when she sees a vision of a classmate’s murder. But she’s not supposed to be able to interfere. SO. That’s timey-wimey goodness that I can’t resist.
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff (May 27th, 2014): Teens who fall in love through role-playing games. The inner geek in me is screaming. This sounds hilarious, relatable, and awesome.
GiftedThis past Monday we celebrated Sinterklaas with the department at work. It was pretty freaking hilarious, with almost 30 adults writing hilarious poems to each other and then guessing who had who – we have this odd Secret Santa-like tradition. The non-Dutch trying to sing Sinterklaas songs was another highlight. Hilarious.
Anyway, I got a Wreck This Journal! I’ve been curious about it for a while, and it seems fun! Maybe I can make a series of posts about it when I get started with it.