*Thanks to Scholastic for sending me a review copy of A Sky Painted Gold*
I’d heard so many lovely things about this book. Constant good reviews and because of this, i wondered why there wasn’t a huge buzz around it like i expected. I was slightly hesitant to pick this up, as it doesn’t seem like something i would instantly love. I was definitely wrong and this deserves to be talked about so much more than it has been.
I was expecting some kind of book haul in February. It’s my birthday, which is a big mix of gifts, treats for myself (surely i’m not the only person who treats themselves on their birthday?) and holidays. I’m going to stop presuming they’ll be no more book hauls and just accept that i really like books. Here are the ones that i got in the month of February, it’s quite a substantial haul.
Title: If I Was Your Girl
Author: Meredith Russo
Genre: LGBTQ+, Contemporary, YA
Publication Date: May 3rd 2016
Publisher: Osborne Publishing
Summary: Amanda Hardy is the new girl at school. Like everyone, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is holding back. Even from Grant, the guy she’s falling in love with. Amanda has a secret. At her old school, she used to be called Andrew. And secrets always have a way of getting out.
Author: ND Gomes
Genre: Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, YA
Publication Date: November 16th 2017
Publisher: HQ Young Adult
Summary: It was New Years Eve the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before fourteen year old Alex McCarthy’s sister Olivia went missing from a party.
Committed to finding out what happened to her sister, within the previously safe walls of their subarctic Orkney village, Alex knows that dishevelled, sometimes intoxicated Detective Inspector Birkens is her best shot.
Yet as they uncover the secrets behind Olivia’s last night, Alex starts to find things she may be better off never knowing…
Title: I Have No Secrets
Author: Penny Joelson
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Family, Social Issues
Publication Date: May 4th 2017
Publisher: Electric Monkey
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Jemma has severe cerebral palsy. Unable to communicate or move, she relies on her family and carer for everything. She has a sharp brain and inquisitive nature, and knows all sorts of things about everyone. But when she is confronted with this terrible secret, she is utterly powerless to do anything. Though that might be about to change…
Every reader has a wish list. Most of us keep them stocked up on Book Outlet or Amazon, and i am no different. I have a lot of books on my wish list that are waiting for me to buy them. Recently i’ve started to only buy books that have been added to my wish list, in order to keep my TBR pile down (ha) and make sure i’m only buying the books that i really do intend on reading. Here’s a little look at my wish list currently!
The next few months seem to be very exciting for new and upcoming books. I never thought i’d have such a busy September, October and November with new releases, but everyone seems to be releasing books at the moment! There are some that i cannot wait to get my hands on. Nicola Yoon, Lauren Oliver and Ransom Riggs are all releasing titles before the year is up. Here is a little list of books that i’m excited about, and you should keep on your radar. Continue reading