It was a complete and utter surprise to find that Mary Weber had sent me a hardcover of Siren’s Song all the way from America. I was so touched that Mary remembered me from the earl days of promoting Storm Siren and sent me not only a book but a beautiful hardcover edition that I burst into tears at the end of a long working week. What a lovely surprise!
In case you’ve been waiting for a personal update, my husband, who suffered from suicidal tendencies this time last year due to a screw up on his meds, is very nearly back to his old self. A few months ago the formula on his regular meds was changed, so after talking to the doctor and pharmacist we changed the dose, and he’s been so good on them ever since. It’s like he’s back to his old self. It’s really wonderful to have my husband back. He’s been quite unwell physically this year so far – suffering from migrains from summer storms, some food poisoning, and then developed a head cold that turned into a secondary throat infection – and then to top it all off he went and dislocated his weak ankle again. So any happy thoughts and positive vibes you could send our way will be much appreciated!
As for me, I’m just plodding along ding the same thing at work and building my Lego Popstar collection when I have the chance, and of course, reading. It’s wonderful to have Taneika as a co-blogger because not only do I think our writing complements one another, but she reminds me not to overdo it on the blog (which, let’s admit, I do tend to put a lot of effort into). This is our first full month working together and I think she’s wonderful. I’m very glad we made the change over to Young Adult at Heart together.
I got some really great books for review this month, I had a Book Outlet order I made in January finally delivered (it takes nearly a month to travel to Australia!) and I also scoured the bargain bin for some wicked-sounding books.
Siren’s Song (Storm Siren #3) by Mary Weber
Truthwitch (The Witchlands #1) by Susan Dennard
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh
Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard (reviewed here)
Tell the Wind and Fire by Sarah Rees Brennan
Thanks to Pan MacMillan Australia, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, HarperCollins and Mary Weber.
Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken
Night Study (Soulfinders #2) by Maria V. Snyder (read the ARC and reviewed here, needed a physical copy).
Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
Shards and Ashes (Otherworld Stories)by Melissa Marr
The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu
Immaculate by Katelyn Detweiler
Witchlanders by Lena Coakley
The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
The Vampire of Highgate (Highgate #1) by Asa Bailey
The Look by Sophia Bennett
Dark Heart Surrender (Dark Heart #3) by Lee Monroe
Saving Wishes (Wishes #1)by G.J. Walker-Smith (not pictured)
Monthly Wrap Up
- [8 Feb] Macbeth #killingit by Courtney Carbone, William Shakespeare ★★★★
- [8 Feb] A Midsummer Night #nofilter by Brett Wright, William Shakespeare ★★★
- [12 Feb] Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard ★★★★★
- [22 Feb] After the Woods by Kim Savage ★★★★
- [26 Feb] The Silver Brumby's Daughter by Elyne Mitchell ★★★★
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