Week In Review

January 22 – 28



Good morning! I’ve got a mug full of coffee and a stack of books, so life is pretty good right now. Also, the last two episodes of Supernatural were soooooooo good. I am loving this season! #WaywardSisters

New books:

A big thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for this ARC of American Panda by Gloria Chao! I have heard really good things about this book, and I’m very excited to read it!

I pre-ordered Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh, which came out this past week. That cover is awesome, and this book sounds soooo good. Check out the synopsis:

Odessa is one of Karthia’s master necromancers, catering to the kingdom’s ruling Dead. Whenever a noble dies, it’s Odessa’s job to raise them by retrieving their souls from a dreamy and dangerous shadow world called the Deadlands. But there is a cost to being raised–the Dead must remain shrouded, or risk transforming into zombie-like monsters known as Shades. If even a hint of flesh is exposed, the grotesque transformation will begin.

A dramatic uptick in Shade attacks raises suspicions and fears among Odessa’s necromancer community. Soon a crushing loss of one of their own reveals a disturbing conspiracy: someone is intentionally creating Shades by tearing shrouds from the Dead–and training them to attack. Odessa is faced with a terrifying question: What if her necromancer’s magic is the weapon that brings Karthia to its knees?

Necromancers! Monsters! That sounds like my kind of book!

I also received a few e-arcs from Edelweiss (thank you to the publishers!):

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman;

Contagion, Erin Bowman (sci fi + horror! I cannot wait to read this);

Hidden Pieces, Paula Stokes;

These Rebel Waves, Sarah Raasch; and

In Another Time, Caroline Leech (historical fiction! Scottish highlands! Lumberjacks and lumberjills!).

Books read:

I’ve read four books since my last Week in Review post:

The Forgotten Book, Mechthild Gläser;

Internet Famous, Danika Stone;

Bad Girls with Perfect Faces, Lynn Weingarten; and

Everything You Want Me to Be, Mindy Mejia.

Current reads:

I’m still reading The Wolves of Winter by Tyrell Johnston, but it hasn’t really grabbed me yet.

I am also reading an e-arc of Justina Ireland’s Dread Nation. I’m only about 12% in but it’s already so good!


I posted four reviews since my last Week in Review:

Truly Devious, Maureen Johnson;

The Woman in the Window, A.J. Finn;

The Forgotten Book, Mechthild Gläser; and

Internet Famous, Danika Stone.



Okay time to read some more and drink more coffee and maximize the rest of my weekend! Happy Sunday!

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