On My New Arrivals Shelf (88)

Due to actually being social yesterday and not getting this up early like usual, I’m posting late. Weeeeee!

Bloggers Mentioned:
Ellis (The Random Transliterator/Finding Bliss in Books)

For Review from Tor:
Reflected (Silver #3) – Rhiannon Held

For Review from Random House:
The Quick – Lauren Owen

For Review from Strange Chemistry:
The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare (Alex Wayfare #1) – M. G. Buehrlen

Looking for Alibrandi – Melina Marchetta
Lady Thief (Scarlet #2) – A.C. Gaughen

11 responses to “On My New Arrivals Shelf (88)”

  1. Ellis says:

    Hahahaha, “we made it through another Valentine’s Day.” WE HAVE DEFEATED THE DARK LORD OF COMMODIFIED LUV. I’m always so scared when I see I’m being mentioned, not because of you, but because of the stupid shit I might have said or done that would inspire a mention. So my heart was glad that it was because Looking for Alibrandi arrived.

    I quite like the cover. Okay, so the fish mouth is actually her yelling because it’s the Italian way of communication, at least in her familia. They fight a lot and it’s all dramatic and wonderful, but yeah, loads of fights. She’s holding jarred tomato sauce which is a pretty important scene because SPOILERS TRAGIC SPOILERS. It’s subtle, but still, one of the more crucial moments in Josie finding her identity in nineties Australia. Did you know that Looking for Alibrandi was published only a few months after I was born? We’re both products of the Year of the Monkey.

    WOOOT A MENTION. Funny thing, I didn’t know your name was pronounced “Frankeeh”. I thought it was with a schwa-sound, like the initial syllable of “about”, for instance. So the German way. But you have Englishified it. I like it. Also, congrats!

    So I’m off. To find some Sadie Hawkins forms. Possibly.

    (Also, I’m still trying to identify the books on your shelves, but it has become harder.)

    And BOO Amazon Prime stop ripping off your customers.
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  2. Nice haul. I know what you mean about getting books that you didn’t ask for. It’s like you have only so much time. The Quick is massive indeed. Perseus looks like he wanted some attention. 57 Lives has a nice cover.

    Books of Love
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  3. Gillian says:


    lawling at Ellis’ comment up about about defeating the dark lord of commodified lover. Lollerskates.


    “We found love in an unexpected quarter… we found love in an uneeeeexpecteddddd quarterrrrrr…”‘

    Oo. The Quick sounds COOL.

    You’re in the Acknowledgments. You’re famous.

    Oh, Lady Thief, thou art so beauteous.

    The Looking for Alibrandi cover is most random. Unless the book is secretly about a fish-faced jam maker. In which case, carry on.
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  4. Lili says:

    Another single’s awareness day down! wooo!

    I’m noticing that your review of POISON is going up on my birthday while I currently look at the sidebar and I am excited!

    I got LADY THIEF too!

    And omg, keep me updated about Alex Wayfare!

  5. Bekka says:

    I am soooo scared about reading Lady Thief because everyone is saying that it will actually kill me. I don’t want to have my heart broken but I want more Scar! It’s definitely going to be my next “free read” whenever I get a chance.

    I hate all the pressure that comes with getting series for review. I had an entire series sent to me (three books) and was so disappointed when I didn’t even like the first book. I always feel so guilty.

    Yay DDR! I spent wayyyy to many hours as a teenager playing that game. I still have my old mats hiding around here somewhere. Maybe I’ll take them out sometime soon!
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  6. Valentine’s Day is so depressing because I’m literally never going to have a legit Valentine until I’m probably thirty. But other than that, life’s going pretty well. I’ve even picked out the names of my ten thousand future cats and know exactly which charities I’m going to be donating my endless supply of knitted sweaters to (if we’re going to go ALL the way with this stereotypical single cranky lady thing)

    Omg The Quick is huge! It definitely didn’t look too big when you held it up in the camera but when you compared it to the other book I was like, “Holy crap that thing killed like ten trees!” Hopefully the reading experience will end up being enjoyable though, and the trees won’t have sacrificed themselves in vain.

    Happy reading, Christina! <33
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  7. I get that guilt to when I get like two books in an unsolicited series, it’s like, okay I guess I will give it a shot.

    The Quick looks kind of good, ha ha. I would read it. A poet and love and vanishing and CRUMBLING COUNTRY ESTATES um yes, bring it on.

    I really need to read Scarlet and Lady Thief, maybe next weekend?

    OMG LOOKING FOR ALIBRANDI! I love that book. It’s soooooooooooooooo good.
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  8. Haha, I like how you are (around 1:24) ‘where do I put this?’ I’m happy you survived Valentine’s day 😉

    Congrats on being named in the book 😀 I can’t wait for Lady Thief to arrive <3

    Happy reading!
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  9. The Quick sounds interesting and it might be for me but ugh, 500+ pages? No thanks. But Scarlet is about 500 pages and Cress is about 600. But those go by fast because they’re awesome.

    Also, I’ve totally been pronouncing your last name incorrectly. Did not know it was like “Frankie”. I guess I thought the “e” was silent? Oooops. But that’s so cool that you’ve been in the acknowledgments!
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  10. Bonnie says:

    Oooh you got your copy of The Quick already! Wow. It is massive. Hope it’s a worth the read.
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