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A Week in Review 3/16/13

A Week in Review

This week it was back to classes (boo!), but I still managed to find plenty of time to read :D. I’ve also been good and spending more time connecting with all you awesome bloggers on Twitter, which is generally challenging for me. I’m a bit Twitter illiterate and intimidated to be honest ;-).

My Week

Above WorldI finished Above World this week! If you recall, I was super excited to read this one because I was craving mermaids and ocean-themes without the angst and drama that seems to be present in most of the YA mermaid books currently out. Above World was a pretty awesome mix of fantasy creatures with sci-fi reasoning behind them. I have to admit that I’m not sure what age group to classify this one as though, since there were some creepy scenes towards the end that might not be good for a younger audience to read. In any case, it’s perfect for adults who are craving juvenile fiction with an awesome premise!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Scarlet was next on my list, since I borrowed it from the library and so very much need to read it before the due date. I doubt I’ll be able to renew it since it should be a popular choice ;-). My review of Cinder is coming out on Monday, since I wanted to get my thoughts down on that before starting the sequel ;-). So far I’m wondering how the Red Riding Hood theme is going to tie in; I can’t decide whether I like Wolf or not! ;-)

The Elephant of Surprise

Finally, I’m reading The Elephant of Surprise for review. This is the fourth book in the Russel Middlebrook series (Geography Club is the first) and it is supposed to be a stand alone. I read Geography Club to get an intro to the characters and their lives, and have now skipped ahead to The Elephant of Surprise since it is coming out (haha) at the end of the month. So far I’ve been a little disoriented about what has happened in everyone’s lives, but there is enough explanation that I can catch up ;-).

And in case you missed it, these were my posts this week:

The Great Hunt Week 3 (Sunday)

Entangled Review 5 Stars (Monday)

Discussion: Do You Read Books Without Reviewing? (Tuesday)

Catching Fire Review 5 Stars (Thursday)

Geography Club Review 4 Stars (Friday)

Reviews Around the Community

Here are some awesome reviews you should check out :D


The Runaway King from Candace’s Book Blog (YA, 5 stars)

Poison from Bookshelvers Anonymous (YA)

Siege and Storm from Read Breath Relax (YA)

Paranormal Romance

The Nightmare Affair from Lunar Rainbows (YA, 4 stars)

The Sweetest Dark from Good Books and Good Wine (YA)

Happy Reading!

Anya from On Starships and Dragonwings – A

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  1. Wait, I’m confused: how did I miss seeing anything about Above World?! I can’t see me forgetting a Mermaid Book…weird o.O Anyways better late then never, I’ve added it to my Goodreads :D

    Can’t wait to read your thoughts on Cinder, since I *still* need to read it. I hope you’ll enjoy Scarlet!

    Looks like it was a great week! And thanks for the shout-out ♥

    • Don’t worry, I had the same exact feeling. I don’t actually remember how I found it, but I think it was while going through lists of mermaid books on Goodreads/LibraryThing. I have never seen it before, which is too bad. We should start a new trend :D

  2. Sreela Padmanabhan Nair says:

    Anya, would you like to take a look at my book, Our Still Demigods? It’s about life in the Third World country called India of which I don’t know how much you know. Honest comments of whatever nature are welcome and I would be flattered if it gets your personalized treatment in the first place. The choice is yours and I am supremely happy to just say Hello!

    • I’m sorry, at the moment I’m only taking review requests for fantasy books and it sounds like Our Still Demigods is more contemporary correct? If I have that right, then it’s not one of the genres I regularly review since I don’t read a lot of contemporary.

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