This post is for the past week or so.
I have massive amounts of internal hype for this book. It sounds like it has so much potential to be *THAT* book. A strong girl, an orphan outcast protector, running from assassins, war! Dare I hope?
E-galley. Requested and received via Edelweiss (small and white, clean and bright...).
I wrote a cover review about this one where I confessed my nerdy secret wishes. I hope the book lives up to all of my cover impressions!
E-galley. Requested and received via Edelweiss (bless my homeland forever. GAH, I can't see the name of that site without Captain von Trapp singing in my head...).
This is a prequel to a MG adventure series that I haven't read yet, but have been meaning to for a while now. It's very popular among my library kids. This installment has a mystery and a genius orphan, sounds pretty good to me!
Hard copy. I have no idea why I got this book, but I'm happy!
From the Ever-Awesome Ruby!
I had this through NetGalley but I was dying for a print copy and so Ruby battled BEA-ers and snagged me this beautiful, beautiful book. I am l-o-v-i-n-g it!
I am so unbelievably in love with Brightly Woven (Special Shelf!) that I'm almost a little afraid to read this book on the chance that I might be disappointed. But Ruby assured me that it is worth all the mental hype I am creating (and even though I'm sure she's a little biased given the main character's name—RUBY, I'm pretty sure I can trust her on this).
It's a good thing Ruby and I worked on (but, hm, never finished...) a joint review of the first book Legend, so Ruby was already very well aware of my massive love for June and Day because I didn't even think to ask her to pick this book up for me. Bestest surprise ever!
From the Super Sweet Sierra!
After reading Sierra's blog for a while now, I've been totally convinced to read this series. She is IN LOVE with this series, and it sounds like I will be, too. So I was super excited when I opened the envelope she sent me and discovered the housewarming gift she sent was this book! (Housewarming gift! Sierra is the absolute sweetest).
My fiance seems to think I bought this book for him because he's a GIGANTIC Patrick O'Brian fan (ssshhh I bought it for me), but that's ok because he was super happy and kept thanking me. More importantly, it prevented him from saying anything about the OTHER books I ordered, which were all very clearly for me. Whew, got lucky there!
I'm not sure if I'd go so far as to call this a Special Shelf book, but it's darn close. It's not the best book in the world, but it has so many elements I love (like hate-turned-love) and it's fast and fun. Perfect comfort read and I finally have my own copy.
I've been meaning to read this series for....a very long time, but I just haven't gotten around to them yet. But, the stars finally aligned: I found a gift certificate I had forgotten I had, the third book was marked down to only $6.80 (for a hardcover!) and I sort of have a breather for review books this month.
But really, what REALLY set a fire under me and got me to buy this whole series before reading it (something I almost NEVER do) was when Melissa from One Librarian's Book Reviews asked me if I thought Sage reminded me of Gen (from The Queen's Thief series). First off, Melissa has fabulous taste in fantasy books and so if she says I should take note of a particular book, then I had better take note. But also, SAGE?! There is a character out there who sounds like my beloved Sage from The False Prince?? GIVE ME THAT BOOK!
What did you get this week? Are you interested in reading any of these books? What did you think of them if you've read them already?