April saw my second 5 star read of 2014 in the form of Auralee Wallace's debut Sidekick which I was lucky enough to receive a review copy of. Fun fact - both books I have given 5 stars to this year have authors with the surname Wallace. Maybe this is how I should choose my reads from now on?! Anyway, here's a very brief look at what else I've been reading & reviewing lately...
Life In Outer Space, Melissa Keil (2013)
Life In Outer Space tells the story of Australian teen and horror movie buff Sam who's life is turned upside down when new girl Camilla joins his school. At first it seems that she will fall in with the popular crowd who have been bullying Sam and his friends for years but he soon learns that she has a geeky side too.
The book is littered with 'geeky' pop culture references, from World of Warcraft to Sweeney Todd and a whole host of horror movies... Pride & Prejudice even gets a mention too! I picked this one up after it was recommended on both Goodreads & Amazon based on other books I enjoyed. At first I wasn't too sure but overall I did quite like it. ✯✯✯
This month I also read...
- An Abundance Of Katherines, John Green (2006) ✯✯
- Complicit*, Stephanie Kuehn (2014) ✯✯✯ - review to follow on Blogger's Bookshelf in June
- Sidekick*, Auralee Wallace (2014) ✯✯✯✯✯ - full review coming up on Blogger's Bookshelf next month
- Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt*, Kata Golda (2009) ✯✯ - mini review will be on Blogger's Bookshelf tomorrow!
Reviews posted this month...
Favourite read of the month: Definitely Sidekick!