Whilst I do still prefer paper books for many reasons I’ve come to the conclusion that ebooks are just so much more convient for reading on the bus. So there’s a fair few ebooks in this edition and I’m trying to use NetGalley a bit more. Although I’m going to have to start highlighting character and place names because they are so harder to find when you can’t flick through a book!

I also got a lovely special edition of The Shepherd’s Crown (sniff). It is literally sparkly. I haven’t read it yet as I’ve been suffering from the lurgy and didn’t want to sneeze all over its loveliness. I also pre-ordered a special edition of the new Patrick Ness, but as I opted to pick that one up in store, I haven’t had a chance to go see if it’s there yet. Has anyone else not been getting Waterstones dispatch emails?

For review:

Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho (Tor)
The Machinery by Gerrard Cowan (Harper Voyager)


The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong
Meatspace by Nikesh Shukla
Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins