Lately I’ve been MIA apart from posting book reviews. I apologize for that, but as it’s been stated in previous posts, graduate school is certainly taking over. The classes and the opportunities are loads of fun, and working in the publishing field is such a blessing. These final two weeks are going to hit me hard, so once all of that has been completed I will post more about the publishing industry throughout the holidays.
I purchased four other books for family for Christmas, obviously not pictured. These are the ones I’ve been anxiously waiting to buy!
Crossed — Ally Condie — “In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky — taken by the Society to his certain death — only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.”
Check out my reviews for Matched and Crossed! About to read Reached!
Reached — Ally Condie — “After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky have found what they were looking for, but at the cost of losing each other yet again: Cassia has been assigned to work for the Rising from within Society, while Ky has been stationed outside its borders. But nothing is as predicted, and all too soon the veil lifts and things shift once again.”
The Secret Keeper — Kate Morton — “1961 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, when she spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime. Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades. She decides to find out the truth about the events of that summer day and lay to rest her own feelings of guilt. One photograph, of her mother and a woman Laurel has never met, called Vivian, is her first clue.”
Because I want authors to receive their royalties, I purchased this book. I now own the ARC and the final edit! Check out my review.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore — Joe Bluhm, William Joyce — “Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day.”
If you’ve never had the chance to watch the Academy Award-winning short film, you should watch it now.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone— Laini Taylor — “Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky. In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grows dangerously low. And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.”
I blame prettybooks for my interest. Every time I’d see this crop up on her blog or tumblr I’d become more interested.
Days of Blood and Starlight — Laini Taylor — “Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war. This is not that world.”
Figured if I’m getting the first, might as well get the second!
Storm Front — Jim Butcher — “For his first case, Harry is called in to consult on a grisly double murder committed with the blackest of magic. At first, the less-than-solvent Harry’s eyes light up with dollar signs. But where there’s black magic, there’s a black mage. Now, that black mage knows Harry’s name. And things are about to get very…interesting.”
This was recommended to me by a fellow graduate student and new friend. She’s obsessed with Harry Dresden, wizard for hire.