It’s been a looooong time since I’ve done one of these, so thought I’d give an update on recent happenings.
May’s YA Chronicles box features The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, which I’ve been hearing A LOT about. Probably not one I would have chosen for myself, but I’m looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about. Also pictured is the cutest ice cream bookmark from The Woods Avenue and Nook & Burrow‘s Fairy Bread candle. Not pictured is a delicious jasmine bath bomb, as it has been passed on to a house that actually has a bath!
A couple of weeks ago I saw Tommy Wallach at Readings, and I would just like to say that he is a thoroughly delightful human being. I haven’t read Thanks for the Trouble yet, but you can read my review of We All Looked Up here.
And finally we have Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, courtesy of a competition by Hachette. I’m waiting for a suitably gloomy evening to get stuck into this one!
Quite a few new goodies over the past couple of weeks and I’m looking forward to reading them all over the coming months.
- The Muse by Jessie Burton – this looks like a charming and delightful book
- Black Jade by Kylie Chan – really looking forward to seeing how it all ends
- A Tail of Camelot by Julie Leung – Mousy King Arthur! Yes please!
- Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst – Beautiful cover + lesbian princesses = OKAY!
- Gamescape: Overworld by Emma Trevayne – virtual reality game takes over everything
- This Way to the End Times: Classic Tales of the Apocalypse – 21 apocalyptic stories by old and new faves
- Time Siege by Wes Chu – Time Salvager was one of my favourites last year and I’m really enjoying this one so far
- Vigil by Angela Slatter – fantasy set in Australia! Okay!
- An Accident of Stars by Foz Meadows – holes in reality! Neat!
Managed to sneak a few reviews in last month before Life came to steal me away.
- Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
- A World of Ash by Justin Woolley
- Blood of Innocents by Mitchell Hogan
Guest Posts and Book Tours
I’ve had a few people visit last month, and share all kinds of interesting bits and pieces.
- The Seven Wonders of Worldbuilding by Brooke Johnson
- Patreon vs Wattpad by Michael Grey
- The Origins of The Glass Singers by Lynette Hill
And in the tour space:
- Smoke and Mirrors by Jess Haines, a YA fantasy with an awesome tag line – “Because sometimes a girl needs a dragon, not a knight.”