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On the blog this week
- Review: Shadowplay by Laura Lam (4 stars)
- Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (3.5 stars)
- Discussion: Grandparents and Parents in YA
- Review: The Glass Republic by Tom Pollock (5 stars)
Elsewhere on the Internet
- Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts, who is co-hosting Mental Health Awareness Month in June with Ula @ Blog of Erised, has set up a Just Giving page to raise money for the mental health charity, Mind. Go and donate! (:
- Oh and you should all think about signing up for Mental Health Awareness Month! June is fast approaching now.
- Jen & April @ The Starry-Eyed Revue discussed their love/hate relationship with love triangles!
- Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm talked about blogger love! Go link up yourself and/or your favourite bloggers.
- Miranda @ Tempest Books discussed reasons why she might or might not want to follow your book blog.
- Cait & Mime @ Notebook Sisters are celebrating their 3-year blogoversary with a week-long Alice-in-Wonderland-themed party starting today! Frabjous day!
This week's book haul
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith: Thanks Headline and Bookbridgr! I was looking for a light and fun read, so I decided to request this. I'm halfway through at the moment. I was initially charmed but am now finding it a slightly frustrating read. Don't know what my final verdict will be yet; stay tuned for my review!
The Culling by Steven Dos Santos: Yay, the book I won in LGBT April is here! (Thanks Cayce and Laura!) I hope this is good. I've seen some reviews say it's a lot like The Hunger Games and some say it's nothing like The Hunger Games... Hmm.
Dr Bird's Advice for Sad Poets by Evan Roskos: Bought this for Mental Health Awareness Month! It's about a boy who suffers from depression and anxiety, and he really likes Walt Whitman. And he talks to an imaginary bird as his therapist. It sounds so interesting!
These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar: Also bought this for MHAM. This came out earlier this month! The MC suffers from PTSD. It's got really really glowing reviews so far so I'm really very excited! (If I like it I might give away a copy for MHAM, so you might wanna look out for that!)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman: Remember how World of Books sent me a proof copy of Tribute by Ellen Renner by accident? I sent them an e-mail and they said they'd send me another book for free, so I picked this. This sounds like a really amazing fantasy novel and a fresh take on dragons!
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Okay, I don't know when I'm ever actually gonna read this but it was free on iBooks so I got it. It just doesn't really sound like my type of book? But the next time I'm looking for something really cute and light I'll try this.
Half Bad by Sally Green: Kindle edition was only 79p so I couldn't resist. I would never have been interested in this book if not for the hype. Nothing about it stands out to me; I don't really like the cover, and the blurb is a bit meh. But oh, the hype! Please be good, book!
That's it from me this week! How has your week been? What books did you get this week?
Feel free to link me to your hauls and/or recaps!