Saturday, 16 November 2013

The Weekly Book Round Up! 16th November

In the News
A large group of authors have got together to auction of exclusive prizes in order to raise funds for those in the Philippines. Check out the amazing opportunities and bid for your chance to win over on the Authors for Philippines website.

The premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took place in London this week. See the pictures and read more over on FangirlDaily.

It's been an exciting week for Divergent fans with both the reveal of a new poster and a brand new, action packed trailer! You can see the poster here on FangirlDaily and watch the trailer below.

And amongst this week's new releases is Champion by Marie Lu, the final book in the Legend trilogy! I can't wait to read it and will be as soon as it's available at the library. Check out the book on Goodreads at this link.

The cover for Cat Clarke's latest novel has been unveiled. See the cover for A Kiss in the Dark over on the Quercus Teen Facebook page.

And the cover for The Assassin's Blade, the collected Throne of Glass novellas, by Sarah J. Maas was revealed this week. Check out the cover reveal over on Sugarscape.

On the Blog

On Sunday my review of Allegiant went up on both my blog and Mr Ripley's Enchanted Books. To see my thoughts on the final book in the Divergent trilogy be sure to head over there and check the review out! I finally posted my review of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein. I adored it just as much as Code Name Verity! I also reviewed Tregarthur's Promise by Alex Mellanby which was a novel that didn't quite come together for me. On Wednesday I reviewed Soulmates by Holly Bourne which is one of my new favourite books. Go grab it now! I also posted a book playlist to accompany the review.

Friday saw my latest Sarah's Reading Habits post which focused on my excuses for buying books. We all have them! I'm having great fun writing these posts so I'm hoping to make it a more regular feature.

What I've Been Reading

I started the week by finishing Secret Lies by Amy Dunne. This was a title I received for review and I was super excited to read it because it's LBGQT and I am trying to hunt out more titles that feature same sex relationships. My review should be up in December so keep an eye out!

I finished Every Day by David Levithan which was SO GOOD. I'll try and have my review of that up asap because it blew me away.

I also finished One More Day which is an anthology of short stories I received for review. I don't read a lot of anthologies so it was a really refreshing read. It comes out in December so keep an eye out for my review.

I'm still reading Wither by Lauren DeStefano and really enjoying it.

In the real world

So I have a NaNoWriMo confession... I was really struggling so I decided to start a new novel. I'm kind of using the word counts to both (sssshh!) but I'm so behind now I probably won't catch up even with that. I've just had a busy time recently and I've had to put writing on the backburner. Hopefully I'll have a free day coming up where I can squeeze some words in.

In the post this week I received some awesome pin badges from Quercus as a thank you for my review of The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. How cool are they?! Thanks Quercus! Here's me wearing mine with pride.

What have you been reading this week? Any exciting news stories grab your eye? And what did you think of the Divergent trailer?! Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Yay for badges! So glad you liked Every Day. I can't wait for the companion book next year. I think the best news this week is Catching Fire being imminent and the Philippines auction :-)


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