what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
No, I haven’t literally fallen off the face of the earth – I’ve just been obsessively playing Mass Effect: Legendary Edition every spare moment! You would think I hadn’t already played the games dozens of times before but I’ve still been thoroughly engrossed and neglected everything else (even reading!)
One thing it hasn’t stopped me from doing is buying books and related merch though! (Psst, I’ll let you in on a little secret: that will NEVER happen!!)
- Mass Effect: Legendary Edition from GameUK: I am so beyond happy to finally have this in my grubby paws! I love the ME series…
- Pre-order swag for Bone Crier’s Dawn: I am super-excited with the swag for this – I love bookmarks especially!
- Mass Effect, TGCF, and SVSSS pins from Sartizan: I was so happy to get these pins which I pre-ordered a while back – they are beyond awesome!
- Final Fantasy XV pins from Addignishop: I actually bought these with my Christmas money but due to COVID they were delayed until the mail opened up again. So worth the wait!!!
- Bookish pins from AlyesasWorld: I finally got the Addie forget-me-not pin! I was gutted when it sold out before…
- 2HA pin set from EpiphanyArtStudioUS: I pre-ordered these a few months ago and they finally arrived (and they are absolute perfection!)
- Mass Effect pins from Sartizan: I have the entire set now (just waiting on EDI which I ordered alongside a pre-order). I’m so happy to have them all.
- WangXian pin from AliExpress: I couldn’t resist this pin (though I admit, I was expecting a different colour background but the pin is cute either way so I’m happy).
On the Blog:
Illusionary by Zoraida Córdova | Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth MacNeal | In The Ravenous Dark by A.M. Strickland | Hunt the Fae by Natalia Jaster | Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater
The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley | The House of Always by Jenn Lyons | Threadneedle by Cari Thomas | Circus of Wonders by Elizabeth MacNeal | Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Science Project by Nicholas Pine | Dance of Death by Preston & Child | The Prom by Nicholas Pine | Lights Out by Nicholas Pine | Night School by Nicholas Pine
Fat: A Love Story by Barbara Wersba | Love is the Crooked Thing by Barbara Wersba | Beautiful Losers by Barbara Wersba | Several Kinds of Silence by Marilyn Singer | No More Saturday Nights by Norma Klein
Hillsden Riots by Rhodri Jones | My Brother Stealing Second by Jim Naughton | The Man in the Woods by Rosemary Wells | Tender Promises by Francine Pascal | The Hero by Patricia Windsor | I am Fifteen – and I Don’t Want to Die by Christine Arnothy
Hide and Seek by Jane McFann | Thirteen Again by by A. Finnis et al. | The Surfer by Linda Cargill | The Stalker by Carol Ellis | Murder on the Line by Francine Pascal | The Body by Carol Ellis | The Baby-Sitter by R.L. Stine | See You Later by Christopher Pike
Student Body by Nicholas Pine | A Little Love by Virginia Hamilton | Prom Date by Diane Hoh | Unforgettable by Caroline B. Cooney | Making Waves by Mary Hooper | Love Always, Blue by Mary Pope Osborne | The Pigman by Paul Zindel | Morgan Swift and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Martine Lesley | Find the Tektrons by George Erskine & Ian Cameron
Boy’s Wanted! by Sharon Dennis Wyeth | Wildlife by Todd Strasser | Her Whirlwind Romance by Pamela Pemberton | Caught Between the Two by Anita Ganeri | Hot Property! by John Harvey | Hard and Fast by Linda Newbery | It’s OK if You Don’t Love Me by Norma Klein
A Sudden Silence by Eve Bunting | A Formal Feeling by Zibby O’Neal | Double Crossing Duo by Terry Edge | Kumquat May, I’ll Always Love You by Cynthia D. Grant | Why Am I Too Young? by Alida E. Young | Monster in our Midst by Peggy Woodford | Sam the Sham by Sharon Dennis Wyeth
Callan’s Atlas by K. Webster | Leif’s Serenity by Misty Walker | Perfect on Paper by Sophie Gonzales | Infernal Sin by Ariana Nash | The Ghost of Ellwood by Jaclyn Osborn
Misdirection by Gregory Ashe | Cameron Wants to be a Hero by Anyta Sunday | Invisible Boys by Holden Sheppard | One True Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea | Undeniable Chemistry by M.J. O’Shea
Unconquerable Sun by Kate Elliott | Castle in the Air by Diana Wynne Jones | A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington | Tallowwood by N.R. Walker | Steadfast by Sarina Bowen
Ryder by Madison Stevens | Cage by Madison Stevens | Mason by Madison Stevens | Zane by Madison Stevens | Bryce by Madison Stevens
Full Shot by Madison Stevens | Riley by Madison Stevens | Braden by Madison Stevens | Davin by Madison Stevens | Shadow’s Embrace by Madison Stevens
Letting Go by Madison Stevens | Holding On by Madison Stevens | Standing By by Madison Stevens | Trent by Madison Stevens | Johnny by Madison Stevens
Privileged by Madison Stevens | Elite by Madison Stevens | Sol by Madison Stevens | Titus by Madison Stevens | Lucius by Madison Stevens
Marius by Madison Stevens | Apollo and Val by Madison Stevens | Apollo by Madison Stevens | Remus by Madison Stevens | Magnus by Madison Stevens
Nero by Madison Stevens | Lucas by Madison Stevens | Sergius by Madison Stevens | Marcus by Madison Stevens | Jace by Madison Stevens
Playing Heroes by M.M. Walker | A King to be Claimed by Brea Alepoú | Dead in the Water by Louis Saintsbury | Un/Common Ground by Arielle Pierce | Forget You, Ethan by Whitney G.
Let the Wrong Light In by Avon Gale | Powerplay by Avon Gale | Rough Edges by Cardeno C. | Vampires With Benefits by E.J. Russell | Model Citizen by Lissa Kasey
Thumbelalien by Jess Page | Heaven’s Fall by Ember Hollis | Lullaby by L.R. W. Lee | Hook: Dead to Rights by Melissa Snark | Hatemates by Mickey Miller
Watching Elijah Fall by Amy Spector | Lost Without You by M. O’Keefe | Seven Sins by Miguel Estrada | Cake by J. Bengtsson | Best Friend Zone by Van Cole
Fletcher by Victoria McFarlane | Elie’s Aura by Tristen Rowen | My Own Personal Rockstar by Kirsty McManus | Hell on Earth by Macy Blake | All Good Boys Go to Heaven and Hell by A.V. Zeppa
Falling by Wendy Smith | Why I Still Hate You by Monica Bolt | On the Enemy’s Side by Hamour Baika | One Small Thing by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea | Newton’s Law of Attraction by M.J. O’Shea
received for review
Seven Little Secrets by K.L. Gore | The Witness For the Dead by Katherine Addison | The Boy Who Lived in the Ceiling by Cara Thurlbourn | After You Died by Dea Poirier | A War of Swallowed Stars by Sangu Mandanna
The Dangerous Kingdom of Love by Neil Blackmore | Sage and King by Molly Ringle | A Young Man’s Fancy by M. Tasia et al. | The Lifesaver by C.N. Steinhour | Vow Unbroken by T.J. Deschamps