Weekly Recap July 2017 #3

Weekly Recap July 2017 #3

Seven books this week! Yay for being back to one per day! The overall favourite this week was City of Brass – it was incredible, with vivid world-building and amazing plot twists! No truly dreadful books this week – The Wrong Girl was a bit trashy, but we all need that sometimes!

All Our Wrong Todays – Elan Mastai (4 stars)

A time travel book! Tom Barren is from a present where humanity thrives in a technology utopia with flying cars, and instant food. Tom has never been able to find his place in this idealistic world, but then he accidentally changes the course of the future when he uses his genius father’s time machine. Suddenly, he is in our present, and his family believe he has had a nervous breakdown and hallucinated his ‘past’. But as his new life just gets better and better, he has a tough decision – does he fix the world for the rest of humanity, or keep it like this just for himself?

I loved the short chapters, especially that which has an entire page of ‘Fuck’, repeated over and over. It was a great time travel story, though the writing style was a bit incongruous – the themes were definitely adult, but the writing felt very immature for the content. I still loved it – it’s time travel; how could I not? The ending was a little strange… (Look away now if you don’t want to be spoiled a little bit!!!) A third present was introduced which was just a bit tooooooo weird for me. But overall, a fab book with fascinating characters and interesting twists and turns!

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Moonrise – Sarah Crossan (3 stars) Read more

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Stacking the Shelves #67

Stacking the Shelves #67

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

Annnnnnndddddd, I more than made up for the fact that I accumulated no new books last week. TEN new books. Four of them are borrowed, I suppose, but six really isn’t that much better than ten….

Work:

  • Moonrise – Sarah Crossan

I love Sarah Crossan’s work, and am really excited about this ARC of her new book! It’s a Bloomsbury title, and it looks really interesting – all about a character and his brother, who is on death row.

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  • The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Rome – Katrina Nannestad

I really loved Olive of Groves and Katrina Nannestad’s new series sounds even better! It’s about a little girl who is sent to live with an eccentric author when her mother falls ill.

  • The Seven – Peter Newman

I absolutely adored The Vagrant by Peter Newman, and The Malice (its sequel) was fantastic as well. I can’t wait to get stuck into the third book, though I will need to check some recaps – it’s been a while!

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Stacking the Shelves #61

Stacking the Shelves #61

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

I went a little bit crazy this week……… Only paid for one, but in total, I accumulated 16 new books! OOPS! I really need to read more – FullSizeRenderI am not getting through my TBR fast enough and if I move it won’t be able to come with me!

  • Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
  • Inkspell – Cornelia Funke
  • Inkdeath – Cornelia Funke

I absolutely adored these books as a child! I have wanted to buy them for ages, but detest the new covers. One of my marvellous friends had the original covers and gave them to me from her own shelves. *crying happy tears* They are so beautiful, and I think that this calls for a reread!

  • Genuine Fraud – E. Lockhart

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Stacking the Shelves #37

Stacking the Shelves #37

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

I have been very very good this week! Only one book purchased; the others are ARCs! Plus, I have done quite a big cull of books in preparation for putting them all on my new bookshelf – sadly, not everything fits… If you want any of these books for yourself, get them from Booktopia!

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Bought:

  • Arcanum Unbounded – Brandon Sanderson

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