what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
I have been a lazy so-and-so this past week (I think the quarantine is starting to get to me). Still, at least I finally got to play the Final Fantasy 7 Remake (which I adored – just as good as the original game in a totally different way!) Honestly, my expectations for this game were sky-high but it managed to exceed almost every one of them (and even the ones it didn’t it came damn close!) I absolutely cannot wait for the next part. 😆
I have also been re-watching The Untamed (shocker, I know!) and replaying the Mass Effect trilogy. I took a break after playing the second game to play FF7 but now I’m back on Mass Effect 3. Replaying the first two games brought a lot of memories back but since I only really completed the third game once, it’s almost like a new game again. Huh.
Since it’s been a few weeks since I last did a STS post, I have accumulated quite a few merch items (although, even on a week-to-week basis it probably still is rather a lot!)
- Stephen King, Spooky Superheroes, and Throne of Glass book sleeves from Book Besties UK, Stalking Jack the Ripper book sleeve from Books Breathe Magic Shop, A Court of Thorns and Roses pins/badges from Love of Literature Co: I always love bookish and Untamed-themed merch so I may have gone a bit crazy here…
- Custom book sleeves from Book Besties UK, Untamed posters from eBay and Untamed postcards also from eBay: Yep, even more Untamed merch #sorrynotsorry!
- Postcards (mainly of The Untamed) from Redbubble, badges from Amazon marketplace: A little bit more merch for my favourite series (can you tell it’s my fave?) Seriously though, I just cannot get enough merch for this amazing series! 😉
- Acrylic MDZS stands from eBay, keychain from eBay, buttons (lots of buttons!) from Amazon marketplace: I promise this is the last of my Untamed merch (well, for this week anyways!)
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake Deluxe Edition purchased from GAME: I am so glad I was able to snag this – it was out of stock everywhere but GAME online must have got a couple of copies in and my other half happened across it and got it for me!
- Resident Evil 3 Remake also purchased from GAME: I can’t wait to play this but I’m being good and finishing my current game first. The OCD in me kinda wants to start from the beginning though…
On the blog:
The Crowlings by Louise Lawrence | The Game by Les Logan | The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney | In Spirit by Nick Turnbull
Wolf’s Curse by Kelley Armstrong | Atoning by Kelley Armstrong | Pop Star by Eden Finley | The Bones Beneath My Skin by T.J. Klune | The Impossible Boy by Anna Martin
Showmance by L.H. Cosway | Fauxmance by L.H. Cosway | Happy-Go-Lucky by L.H. Cosway | Before I Ever Met You by Karina Halle | Epic by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Who’s Afraid of Mr Wolfe? by Hazel Osmond | Bone China by Laura Purcell | The Last Romeo by Justin Myers | Fallen by
In To Her by J.A. Huss | Be The Girl by K.A. Tucker | The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks by Max Monroe | Son of a Preacher Man by Nichole Willowbrook | The Victory Garden by Rhys Bowen
Paper Fools by Staci Hart | Close to the Bone by Kendra Elliot | Mercury’s Orbit by Lia Black | The Strigoi Chronicles by Nya Rawlyns | The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
My Summer of Wes by Missy Welsh | Escaping in Oz by Aria Grace | Black Number Four by Kandi Steiner | Sporting Chance by Alexa Milne | Prisoner by Annika Martin and Skye Warren
Flawed Justice by Tibby Armstrong and Bianca Sommerland | Taken by Esme Devlin | Your Perfect Year by Charlotte Lucas | Killer Love by Ella Goode | Blame Atlas, Save atlas by Angelo Lytle
Cricket by Anna Martin | Wasted Words by Staci Hart | Love on Beach Avenue by Jennifer Probst | Jesse by J.A. Huss | Acting Out by Tibby Armstrong and Bianca Sommerland
That Feeling When by S.M. James | No Big Deal by S.M. James | To Be Honest by S.M. James | For the Win by S.M. James | In Real Life by S.M. James
In Case You Missed It by S.M. James | The Hairdresser’s Tale by Drew Thomas | The Baroness’s Tale by Drew Thomas | The Publican’s Tale by Drew Thomas | The Skipperess’s Tale by Drew Thomas
You’re Sure to Fall in Love by Bruce K. Beck | Love and the Epidemic by Bruce K. Beck | And Love Endures by Bruce K. Beck | Untamed Hearts by Melody Grace | Untouched by Melody Grace
Hide and Seek Her by Hayley Stumbo | Finders Keep Her by Hayley Stumbo | Losers Reap Her by Hayley Stumbo | Heartless by Suzana Thompson | Breathless by Suzana Thompson
Our Second Chance by Taylor Dawn | Left to Chance by Taylor Dawn | A Fighting Chance by Taylor Dawn | Howtown by Michael Nava | Rag and Bone by Michael Nava
Ryan’s Love by C.A. Harms | Jackson’s Destiny by C.A. Harms | Noah’s Journey by C.A. Harms | Olivia’s Ride by C.A. Harms | Open Hearts by Logan Meredith
G-Force by Karen Botha | Buckle Up by Karen Botha | Risk Assessment by Parker St. John | The Wall Between Hearts by L.A. Witt | James Dean Vintage by Jess Whitecroft
received for review
Third Eye by Rick R. Reed | Cygenic by Monique Poirier | Scarlet Gaze by Foster Bridget Cassidy | Deep Cut by C.R. Scott | Making Turquoise by Claire McFall
Are You In? by P. W. Steele | The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld | Alma Underwood is Not a Kleptomaniac by Lacey Dailey | The King’s 100 by Karin Biggs | Throwing Stones by Robin Reardon
Phew, this post took forever! I keep saying I’m not going to get so many books and then… Nevermind, time to put the kettle on methinks!