Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Haul, or the One In Which I'm Very Eco-Friendly

No print books this week! All electronic, baby! I am singlehandedly saving world. Climate change will soon be a thing of the past, all thanks to me, obviously.

For review:

From Hought Mifflin Harcourt:


A Death-Struck Year by Makiia Lucier

I've already read this, and it's a pretty solid historical novel dealing with a subject matter I haven't seen much of in YA: the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918. Also, I keep mistyping that author's name as Makiia Lucifer, which is kind of a problem.

From Simon & Schuster:


Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither

YES. I love this cover and this concept so much that I actually clapped when I saw I got approved for this. Pleeeeease be good!

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith


Double yay! I really enjoyed Grasshopper Jungle, Smith's absolutely bananas and hideously green novel that just released from PenguinTeen. I hope I enjoy this one as well.Or that I at least have a smoother journey than that poor horse.

Servants of the Storm by Delilah S. Dawson


O_O Good God, that cover is creepy. Um... I requested this? Me, the marshmallow who categorically refuses to watch horror movies? I have no memory of this, but that sure was brave of me. Gulp.

In addition to listing the books I got this wekk, I'm also going to start doing a recap of my bloggy week (a weecap? weekap? weekcap?) on my haul posts. So, yeah. Here it is.


On Sunday, I posted a new 'Ship Shape installment discussing how painful it is to invest in a sinking ship.

On Monday, I reviewed Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg.

On Tuesday, I got in the Valentine's spirit and listed the books that make me swoon. I also made graphic thingies for the very first time.

On Wednesday, the blog tour for A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller stopped by the blog. I loved this book so much, and I'm so happy PenguinTeen asked me to be a part of the tour!

On Thursday I reviewed the weirdest book I've ever read, Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, and hopefully explained why weird was good!

And on Friday, I showed you guys both my geekiness and my drawing skillz with my YA Bookentines (there's a giveaway here, too)!

And now your weekly dose of Ginger:

 "HUMAN HUMAN noooo why are you reading instead of paying attention to meeeeeeeee human look at meeeeee"

(And yes, she really does sit that way.)


  1. I'm looking forward to reading A Death-Struck Year when it comes out. I love a good historical if it's not set in England during the Middle Ages. Oh, PLEASE start calling your recap bits weecaps. It would make my day.

    1. Then I shall call them that! I live to make your day, Amber :)

  2. Adorable dog. <33 I also got A Death-Struck Year and I'm excited to read it :) Glad you enjoyed! But.. you say: "subject matter I haven't seen much of in YA: the Spanish Influenza outbreak of 1918." have you not read In the Shadow of Blackbirds? One of the best books ever.

    1. No, I haven't read it yet! I own a copy, but I just haven't found time for it yet. I hear incredible things about it, though!

    2. I gotta jump in--I was thinking the same thing as Carina! You must, must read In the Shadow of Blackbirds. One of my favorites too.

  3. Servants of the Storm is one Id love to read. I haven't heard of Falls the Shadow before I'll have to look it up on Goodreads. Your dog is adorable btw :)

  4. The cover for Falls the Shadow is utterly fantastic. I WANT IT. I WANT IT BAD. (Hope you enjoy it!)

  5. So many brilliant books in your pile this week! That cover does look pretty creepy for you. Did I take over your body at one point and make you request it? That could be a possibility!
    My STS

  6. I love ALL your books! I have a request in for 100 Sideways Miles, I hope I get it! I'll admit I will be crushed if I don't. Awesome haul! And I love your Ginger, I have a Ginger too, but she is a mini dachshund:-)

  7. I can't decide if I want to read Fall in Shadow yet. Do you plan to read it soon? If so I might just wait to see what you think of it. I have a pretty tight schedule but I've been eyeing it. Just don't know. Great, great haul this week! Enjoy :-)

  8. I love the creepy cover from Servants of the storm! And I can't wait to read A death-struck year, I'm looking for more reading material on the Spanish flu. Happy reading :)!

  9. Ginger is fabulous!!! I love that dog... I need to start posting pics of my kitties each week. Good idea! I wish I could get more of my books as ebooks but my library just doesn't have very many available yet, they are mostly physical copies.



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