What did we get up to in February?
Wow, where did February go?! I swear it passed with the blink of an eye and I can barely remember what I even did this month. It was definitely a slow reading month for me because I was stuck in a BOOK HANGOVER half the time due to an ARC of A Court of Thorns and Roses thanks to the wonderful team at Bloomsbury Australia. Seriously guys, I haven’t had a book hangover that badly for years.
Speaking of hangovers, our American friends from the Europe tour took a trip to Australia so we met up and took them out for a night of Aussie fun on Friday night! It was a blast but I paid for it yesterday. The upside is I spent the day just watching the first season of The 100. Don’t kill me but…I don’t understand the hype?
Happy autumn everyone! I’m glad summer is over because I’m a huge fan of autumn. I love when it’s not too hot and not too cold, and autumn fashion? It’s my favourite. 😀
Where did February go?! It’s gone SO quick! I celebrated my 21st birthday this month (woohoo! party!) and now I feel super old 😛 But I had an amazing time and was absolutely spoiled rotten so it’s been an AMAZING MONTH.
I was also super sick for two weeks which was not fun at all.. so if you’re wondering why I haven’t reviewed anything for awhile.. that’s been the reason. I haven’t been able to be well enough to concentrate on a book in weeks! I’m mostly better though (minus an evil cough I can’t get rid of) so expect a review from me sometime this week! (Or Joy will eat me)
I haven’t even watched any television. This is a huge travesty that I need to rectify immediately.
- New layout + 2.5 year blogoversary giveaway: So you may have noticed that we’ve changed layouts, yay! We’ve also hit 2.5 years of blogging time, and yes I’ve been blogging for longer than I thought. For a thorough explanation of this big booboo, check out the post and make sure you enter the giveaway for a book of your choice up to $15 (INT)!
- 5 copies of All Fall Down by Ally Carter: Ally Carter is back with a new series under her belt. With thank to the wonderful people over at Scholastic Australia, check out my review for the first book in her Embassy Row series and win 1 of 5 copies of the book (AUS Only)!
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – I read this recently, loved it and wanted a copy for my shelves!
Shiver Box Set by Maggie Stiefvater – This was $20 on Booktopia. $20!!
V Mars: Mr Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham – I won this off Allen & Unwin. Thank you so mucccch!
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
All Fall Down by Ally Carter
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
Scholastic Australia, you’ve been amazing to me this month! I now have so many Stiefvater books I don’t even know where to begin.
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver x2 – Thank you so much to Hachette for the ARC and finished copy! Watch out for a giveaway 🙂
Before the Fire by Sarah Butler
Fairest by Marissa Meyer
Thank you Pan Macmillan for these gorgeous books, I need to get started on the Cinder series already!
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkoski
OH BLOOMSBURY YOU ROCK!! ACOTAR was brilliant, and I’m so keen to dive into The Winner’s Crime to see what happens next.
The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett – Thank you to Hachette on netgalley for this eARC. I’ve been looking for more adult fiction to dive into this year and this book looks/sounds amazing! It’s got the whole ‘Sliding Doors’ vibe.
I didn’t get any newish books. But I did get an AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS edition of Pride and Prejudice from Joy and a few other uni friends. I’m in love and absolutely terrified to take it out of the plastic. Isn’t it pretty?!
- Don’t miss out on the March newsletter from the Aussie YA Bloggers & Readers group on Goodreads for a round up for bookish news, new releases, events and blogger spotlights. Make sure you subscribe to have it delivered straight to your inbox at the beginning of each month!
- John Green is getting a third book adapted into a movie. Looking for Alaska has been picked up to be turned into a movie with the writers from TFiOS returning to work on the script.
- The DUFF, based on the book by Kody Keplinger is out in Australia this month!
- Book World is running a competition to win a Gold Class pre-release screening of Insurgent! Follow the link to enter.
- Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers – ★ ★ ★ 1/2
- Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer – ★ ★ 1/2
- All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – ★ ★ ★ ★ 1/2
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard – ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon – ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
- Night Film by Marisha Pessl – ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
- Playing Dirty by Jennifer Echols – ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
- Avery by Charlotte McConaghy – ★ ★ 1/2
- All Fall Down by Ally Carter – ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
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