What’s Up Buttercup • March Edition

What’s Up Buttercup is an overview of the past, present and future here on Words in a Teacup, posted around the middle of the month.

What's Been Going On:

  • We have a new banner and a matching button, courtesy of Isa! Sorry about any confusion that may have overtaken your senses, we didn’t really intend to change things around.
  • March’s Pick-For-Me went up! Each month we choose two books for the other one to read and review. Isa’s been terribly shallow this month and picked books with pretty covers, while Ren went for books with interesting summaries that she didn’t feel like reading herself.
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Ren listed some of her favourite magical/boarding school reads.
  • Thoughtful Thursday: Favourite Literary Tropes. Guess who lost an entire evening on tvtropes.

Recently Reviewed

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan India Black (Madam of Espionage #1) by Carol K. Carr Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer The Dark Lady (Sherlock, Lupin & Me #1) by Irene Adler Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë The Perfect Rake (The Merridew Sisters #1) by Anne Gracie Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant #1) by Derek Landy Shadow and Bone (The Grisha #1) by Leigh Bardugo Miss Fortune Cookie by Lauren Bjorkman The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo Boneshaker (The Clockwork Century #1) by Cherie Priest The Perfect Waltz (The Merridew Sisters #2) by Anne Gracie The Perfect Stranger (The Merridow Sisters #3) by Anne Gracie The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer The Worst Witch (The Worst Witch #1) by Jill Murphy The Worst Witch Strikes Again (The Worst Witch #2) by Jill Murphy A Natural History of Dragons (Memoirs by Lady Trent #1) by Marie Brennan Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards Six-Gun Snow White by Catherynne M. Valente A Bad Spell for The Worst Witch (The Worst Witch #3) by Jill Murphy The Worst Witch All At Sea (The Worst Witch #4) by Jill Murphy Pantomime (Pantomime #1) by Laura Lam Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal Glamour in Glass (Glamourist Histories #2)  by Mary Robinette Kowal Without a Summer (Glamourist Histories #3)  by Mary Robinette Kowal Down for the Count (Dare Me #1) by Christine Bell Down and Dirty (Dare Me #2) by Christine Bell The Archived (The Archived #1) by Victoria Schwab Why Kings Confess (Sebastian St. Cyr #9) by C.S. Harris Sabriel (Abhorsen #1) by Garth Nix The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1) by Michael Scott Silhouette of a Sparrow by Molly Beth Griffin The Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani

Recently Acquired:

Photo of three Lucy-Anne Holmes booksIsa: I recently picked up (but haven’t finished yet, shame on me) The (im)perfect Girlfriend (Sarah Sargeant #2) by Lucy-Anne Holmes, which was sitting in my shelf ever since a friend of mine left it up for adoption because she didn’t really like it. Turns out that I do like it, and during a bout of sickness and frustration towards the world I ended up getting my hands on all the paperbacks by Lucy-Anne Holmes. Now I can’t wait to read (Un)like a Virgin, 50 Ways To Find A Lover (Sarah Sargeant #1) and Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy (if you don’t understand what the title is referring to, I am side-eyeing you a little).

Goodreads Links:
(Un)like A Virgin50 Ways To Find A LoverJust A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy

Covers of books Ren is readingRen: Alas, I almost exclusively read ebooks so no fancy photo of the book haul from me. However I did get my hands (so to speak) on new books that I’m very excited about! First off there’s The Diviners by Libba Bray which I’ve had on my Kindle for months but only started a few days ago. So far it’s very intriguing and I like the atmosphere, but I just noticed it’s marked as the first book in a series and I really hope it’ll have a proper ending instead of a cliffhanger. I also picked up Alchemy and Meggy Swann because I loved Karen Cushman’s books as a kid, and I got the ARC of Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres from Netgalley because I was intrigued by the blend of genres.

Goodreads Links:
The Diviners • Alchemy and Meggy Swann • Peacemaker

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews

The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Down On Her Knees (Dare Me #3) by Christine Bell The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd

Looking Forward To

Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda The Ring and The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz The Will by Kristen Ashley

  • Spring is almost upon us and we’re happy to announce that Sequel Spring is coming to Words in a Teacup really soon! Time for some spring cleaning in our TBR stashes…

That’s it for this month, buttercups. What’s going on with you? Feel free to share in the comments, we’d love to hear from you!
Isa and Ren


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