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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (52)

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Saturday, April 20, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (52)

Bloggers Mentioned:
Steph of Cuddlebuggery
Kara of Great Imaginations

Audiobooks for Review:
The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1) - Peter Lerangis
The One and Only Ivan - Katherine Applegate

The Collector (Dante Walker #1) - Victoria Scott

All These Things I've Done (Birthright #1) - Gabrielle Zevin
French Lessons - Ellen Sussman
Summer and Bird - Katherine Catmull
Outpost (Razorland #2) - Ann Aguirre
The Shadow Society - Marie Rutkoski
The Disenchantments - Nina LaCour
Goodbye for Now - Laurie Frankel
Beautiful Ruins - Jess Walter

The Madonnas of Leningrad - Debra Dead
A Mango-Shaped Space - Wendy Maas
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
The Magnificent Ambersons (The Growth Trilogy #2) - Booth Tarkington
Liesl & Po - Lauren Oliver

*Thanks to Steph, Kara, and Harper Audio!*



Blogger Jaz said...

The Collector is WONDERFUL! I just finished it and I hope you enjoy it too. Dante Walker is so badass :D

I've read Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Zevin and I'm not sure if I want to read All These Things I've Done.

The Picture of Dorian Gray has amazing writing! Sadly I can never find the time to finish it lol.

Enjoy your books ;D

April 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Disenchantments! I've heard nothing but great reviews for that one - can't wait to hear your thoughts on it. :) I'm a huge Lauren Oliver fan, so I hope you enjoy Liesl & Po. I know many people enjoyed it more than her other MG book, The Spindlers. Ah, The Collector. Currently reading that right now and it's on the meh side for me. :/

Enjoy all your lovely new books, Christina! Looking forward to your reviews. :)

April 20, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Brandi Kosiner said...

Shadow Society sounds great, hope you enjoy.

April 20, 2013 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ohh I got The Shadow Society this week too!!! I have been wanting to read it. I also really want to read The Disenchantments. I loved The Collector. Dante is such an ass, but it was really fun, and I loved Charlie. Enjoy all of your books hon!!

April 20, 2013 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Dragana Mitrovic said...

I only read 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' by Oscar Wilde from your pile. It was interesting book if I remember correctly, since I read it 15 years ago. :)
I heard a lot of praise for 'The One and Only Ivan' but I am not sure if it is maybe too childish, I can't wait to hear what you think about it. And about 'The Collector' too, I'm still thinking if it's worth buying.

I hope you enjoy all your books! And I love Percy. He's so cute. :)

April 20, 2013 at 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I completely did not like The Shadow Society and I was surprised because I really like Rutkoski's first series, the MG high fantasy and I think the reason for that might have been that the book wasn't her idea but pitched to her (at her?) and she decided to give it a whirl. You'll find out what I mean when you read it but there's this sense of cobbling together a story rather than it organically occurring. Anyway, Percy's is so much fun to look at. Enjoy all the books!

April 20, 2013 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Maji Bookshelf said...

ooh awesome titles. I read The Shadow Society and it wasn't amazing, but it was enjoyable nonetheless. and you are right, that Delirium ARC cover is so different.. it reminds me of A Beautiful Dark.

hope you enjoy all your books!
- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

April 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow lots of books! I have The Collector as well and cannot wait to read it.

Little Book Star

April 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

OMFG Percy is such a comedian this week. I loved all his antics!

Yay, you got your books! I can't wait to see your reviews when you finally get to them!

I am LOLing over your hair issues. I hate when that happens too so I don't think you annoyed anyone. I love your vlogs regardless, so...

I hate everything too. :P

That is a really cute cover of Liesl & Po. I liked that book.

Go kill your hair! :D

April 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

I am really looking forward to your review of Gabrielle Zevin and The Collector, Christina. Both are on my wishlist and both I'm not sure about :) I know you'll definitely help me decide! Enjoy all your books, crazy girl! P.S. I think your hair is wonderful.

April 21, 2013 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Mel@Thedailyprophecy said...

I love the pretty pictures in Liesl & Po :)

Happy reading!

April 21, 2013 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Stephanie Sinclair said...

The Shadow Society is a love it or hate it kind of novel. I thought it was just okay, but I did enjoy Marie's writing style. I haven't read her MG high fantasy series, but I hear it's fantastic. But maybe that is where she shines because The Winner's Curse was AWESOME. :D

Liesl and Po is a really cute story. I think you will enjoy that one. And I am waiting with bated breath from your review of The Collector. Hahaha!

April 21, 2013 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

Tons of good ones this week! Beautiful Ruins has been on my TBR forever, I really need to make time for it, it sounds lovely. I also have a copy of Summer and Bird but haven't read it because I haven't heard super fabulous things about it... one of these days.
My Showcase Sunday!

April 21, 2013 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Angela @ Reading Angels said...

#1 I absolutely can not believe you are going to read The Collector.
#2 I really liked The Disenchantments.
#3 I've wanted to kill my hair ALL DAY.

April 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope I like it. I feel like I'm going to hate Dante, but maybe if I prepare myself...

Uh oh.

Ha, I bet it does. I've picked it up a couple of times, but I really hated the edition that I had, so hopefully this one will work better.

April 22, 2013 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I was disappointed with The Spindlers, but I think Liesl and Po will be better. My problem with TS was I was super grossed out by a character I was supposed to like!

April 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope I can enjoy it. I'm afraid I will want to punch Dante too much. *crosses fingers*

April 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm sure it is, because Oscar Wilde is awesome. Can't believe I haven't read it, something I blame entirely on the unfortunate formatting in the edition I had.

Not sure if the audio is ideal for The One and Only Ivan, but I guess I will find out.

I love Percy too. :)

April 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I have no idea about that, but I've heard similar things from other people, that that one didn't really fit with her awesomeness otherwise. Her next one's supposed to be AMAZING.

April 22, 2013 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

That's mostly what I've heard about TSS. Oh, it does look a bit like A Beautiful Dark. now I like it less.

April 22, 2013 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

It was a good week, thanks to Kara!

April 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Percy's always full of antics. You don't even know. That cat LOVES to play. He seriously would love for me to chase him around the house all day.

Haha, it will take forever, but you know this.

I love the cover on the paperback!

April 22, 2013 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, so I'm screening them for you? I hope I like them. All the books should be happy books!

April 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I love books with pictures!

April 22, 2013 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

If you were in the middle, doesn't that mean it's not love it or hate it? :-p Basically it sounds like all of her other stuff is off the hook.

I'm so afraid I will hate it. X_X

April 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Eek. Why is Summer and Bird so pretty if it's not good? I want the covers to match the books.

April 22, 2013 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

1. Me either. It's not exactly a me book.

2. Sweet.

3. Thankfully, every day is a new hair day.

April 22, 2013 at 12:02 PM  
Blogger Hyde Park Theatre said...

Summer and Bird is amazing and got starred reviews in KIRKUS and BOOKLIST. Read the first chapter and I think you'll be hooked. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/katherine-catmull/summer-bird/

April 26, 2013 at 6:42 PM  

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