Saturday, June 21, 2014

Me on This Week's Book Week (108)

This Week's Book Week is rather similar to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews only with far more rambling and a less witty title. ;)

It's been rainy and sunny, but no lawn-mowing. Really sunny last week means nothing's grown enough. Yes! *fist-pump*

It was a sad book news day yesterday when Angry Robot said it would be discontinuing their mystery imprint Exhibit A and their YA imprint Strange Chemistry immediately, saying it's been hard for them to carve out their own place in a saturated market. It's sad, yes, because there are a few Strange Chemistry books I've loved. Laura Lam's Micah Grey books, Danielle Jensen's Stolen Songbird, and Eliza Crewe's Meda in Cracked. Which is why I made an emergency trip to the bookstore yesterday, couldn't find them, wasn't in the mood to drive an hour in the opposite direction, and ordered some at an indie bookstore so I'll get them in a couple of weeks. (And I have to agree with some of the articles and blog posts I've read, Angry Robot has been rather professional about all of this. I imagine there is some anger on behalf of everyone involved, but no seething hatred. It seems like Angry Robot still cares, and that's a good sign.) (This also means that I won't be reviewing Crushed, Cracked's sequel, because it's not coming out anymore.)

Reviews for the coming week will feature Rain by Amanda Sun (Tuesday) and Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (Friday). :)
The Strange Maid by Tessa Gratton (bought)
Rain by Amanda Sun (bought)
The Heiresses by Sara Shepherd (e-book borrowed from library)
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (e-book borrowed from library)
Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg (from Raincoast Books)
The Falconer by Elizabeth May (finished copy from Raincoast Books)
The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (e-galley from Macmillan through Raincoast Books)


  1. Ohh, I am interested in how you enjoyed Rain. I thought Ink was just okay but others seemed to have loved it! I LOVED The Falconer and am excited to read The Kiss of Deception, I have only heard good things.

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  2. Nice haul this week. I was sad to find out about Angry Robit having to close it's imprints. You have gotten a lot of great books this week, I can't wait to read The Kiss of Deception as that one looks so good. I hope you enjoy all your reads this week :) Here's my STS.

  3. ooh Rain is out! I need to get myself a copy of that.