Saturday, August 25, 2012

Me on This Week's Book Week (17)

This Week's Book Week is like Staking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews but not as cleverly named. ;)

Exactly one week until New York. *BIG SPAZ FLAIL* Yeah, so, that's happening. I need to sit my mom down so we can plan out what we're doing each day, apart from US Open tennis Tuesday, taking it easy Wednesday and getting up at 4am to catch our flight home Saturday. I've been checking the weather forecast like a dork, for New York and for Denver because of our connection. But hey, I can say I've been to Colorado. :)

This also means that my last post before I go away will happen on Thursday. Then, because my review schedule is so full and I'm an idiot for requesting so many books on NetGalley with September/early October release dates, a review will go up the day before I get back. So, hopefully you'll keep an eye out on the 7th, if you're interested in Sarah Rees Brennan's Unspoken. :) It was my first Sarah book and I rather enjoyed it.

There's a book blogger coffee meet-up thing tomorrow. I'm borrowing some books from Caitlin, so I'll add those to the list below. I'm also giving Audrey her copy of Cinder that I picked up months and months ago. Finally. ;)

So, I read Adaptation by Malinda Lo this week and really enjoyed it. Malinda also wrote Ash, a book referred to as a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, and Huntress, the prequel that was published after. I knew going in that the main character was going to be in a love triangle with a guy and a girl, and I knew it was going to be sci-fi in a present day setting, but I'm curious what other people have heard. I don't remember if I knew what the sci-fi part was going in or if I just guessed right. If you've heard of the book, do you know what the sci-fi element is?
Received to review:
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (e-galley from Hachette Book Group Canada)
The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski (from Macmillan through NetGalley) (I'm a bit wary after someone I know who's read this said she had issues with the relationship, but we'll see how it goes.)
Borrowed:
The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress (from Caitlin)
Origin by Jessica Khoury (from Caitlin)
A Want So Wicked by Suzanna Young (from Caitlin, and she said I could keep it)

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I would be over hte moon to get Days of Blood and Starlight for review.
    Happy reading :-)
    Katja @ YA's the Word

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  2. Aaahh I'm so very jealous! I'm dying to read Days of Blood and Starlight! I hope you like it! :D

    This is what I got this week!

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  3. Ahhhh! Days of Blood and Starlight! I can't wait to see what you think of this one!

    Have a fun trip to New York. Hopefully you were able to find some book events to go to.

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  4. Oh wow. As much as I'd like to have an ARC of Days of Blood and Starlight, I know I won't be able to read it as soon as I like. Hope you enjoy it!

    - Chel
    The Procrastinator's Corner

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  5. Awesome books this week!! I got Days of Blood and Starlight too!!
    http://lovesbooksreviews.blogspot.com/2012/08/stacking-shelves-16-variety-edition.html

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  6. So jealous that you got that book. I so want to read this book. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  7. I hope you enjoy it! I can't wait to read it!

    Mary
    http://sweepingme.com/2012/08/stacking-the-shelves-5/

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  8. I just finished Origin and it was really good! Awesome haul!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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