• The Three by Sarah Lotz • City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare (signed) •
• Dust Lands by Moira Young (signed) • Now & Forever by Susan Collasanti (signed) •
• Wonder by R.J. Palacio • The Mirk and Midnight Hour by Jane Nickerson •
•Letters to a Young Poet by Raine Rilke •
I skipped a Hoarders post when I was in NYC, but I’m back today! These are books that I purchased in New York, and books that I’ve gotten for review.
I picked up some signed books at Books of Wonder and some relatively cheap books at The Strands while I was there. Letters to a Young Poet is a highly recommended book by the kraft dinner ©. Whelp. If you’ve ever lost the inspiration to write, you need to fucking read that book. Seriously.
How freaking awesome is this? Remember when I cried over being declined to read Prototype on Edelweiss? Well, MD Waters took pity on this fool and put me out of my misery! I won a tote bag from her blog but because she’s a freaking goddess, and have heard of the sacrificial goat I offered upon her altar, she sent me an ARC and a freaking t-shirt! I love her. HARD.
Arrrggghhh! HAZE. I think I scared Sylvia over at Tundra Books when I replied to her email with some over-the-top enthusiasm for this book. You know I rarely do blog tours (I’m very selective), but I make exceptions for books that I really want to read. My stop is on September 19, but trust me when I say I’ll be reading this book as soon as next week!
I also got two books from Candlewick – which I’m pretty sure was sent to me by mistake. They’re duplicate copies, so I’ll probably put them up for giveaway. Provided Candlewick don’t want them back, that is. 🙂
So I’m not much a New Adult reader, so it wasn’t a surprise that I didn’t really enjoy this one. Nadia fell too fast for Ty, and I didn’t really see what made him that loveable. *shrugs* It was an okay read, I supposed.
I mean, was there every any doubt? You know how love triangles tend to annoy me to hell? Well, this one features one that was absolutely well done. I’m going to re-read this one so I can write a better review.
I think this book warrants a re-read. I have some misgivings about the characters, but maybe I was too quick to write them off. Despite my middle of the range rating, I was oddly engrossed with the story.
I am devastated. Completely devastated. I loved the first book, but sadly, this one was such a disappointment for me. I think I will re-read it again in the near future; give it another go. I owe it to Michael.
This was a featured audio book from Sync YA. I loved the story so much, I’m gonna have to find the next book. This was my first audio and first James Patterson book. So happy I enjoyed it.
On the blog front, well, nothing is happening. I’ve been lazzzzzzzzyyyy. I’ve fallen off the Bloglovin’ wagon – yet again. Le sigh. I think the last time I checked, I’m behind almost 1,200 posts (shoot me now). Anyway, I’m going to do something about that this weekend. If it takes me a whole week to catch up, then so be it. Thanks for your continued patronage. 🙂