Weekly Recap May 2017 #3

Weekly Recap May 2017 #3

I well and truly broke my slump this week, finishing NINE books! Notables included Good Night Stories for Rebel GirlsThe Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O and Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index. I also read and adored the newest volume of Giant Days, my favourite graphic novel series of all time. I was also incredibly impressed by Bren MacDibble’s middle-grade Australian dystopian – so cute!

Spellslinger – Sebastian de Castell (3 stars)

I was very pleasantly surprised by this book as I had only heard negative reviews. I really enjoyed the lighthearted, sarcastic tone of the book, as everything went to total shit. Kellen is moments away from facing the tests which will either make him a mage or an exile. But he has never had much magic and needs to use his wits. He was an idiot, but a loveable idiot. And then Ferius arrives, a magician of a different kind, a con artist. And she starts to teach Kellen her tricks. This results in much mayhem and hilarity, as they work together to uncover a plot which could kill them all.

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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (5 stars) Read more

Stacking the Shelves #59

Stacking the Shelves #59

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book enthusiasts can show off their newest additions to their collection!

FullSizeRenderSo many ARCs this week! But I spent no money on books! SUCCESS! Still struggling under the weight of my TBR and its expectations though…

ARCs:

  • Living on Hope Street – Demet Divaroren

This looks like some heart-wrenching Australian YA fiction. It’s nice and short so hopefully I can knock it over fairly soon!

  • Juniper Lemon’s Happiness Index – Julie Israel

I heard great things about this book from a friend – she just said it gave her so many happy emotions! I can’t wait to get stuck in – maybe this will be the book to draw me out of my slump?

  • All Our Wrong Todays – Elan Mastai

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