What’s Up Buttercup • November Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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 MET ON NOVEMBER 1ST SO WE COULD GO AND SEE WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE IN HAMBURG AND IT WAS AMAZING (both the meeting and WTNV). We have photographic evidence too:

    There would’ve already been a post about it but some people on this blog are lazy butts.

  • Ren made a list of Top Ten new series she wants to start. We’ll see how that goes for her!
  • November’s Pick-For-Me is in full swing and while Isa’s not even midway through one of her picks, Ren has already finished one of hers! (Way to go, Ren, especially after you so steadfastly ignored the last couple of PFMs.)
  • Ren also made a list of her Top Ten books she wants to re-read. It goes without saying that Know Not Why (you should all read that, btw, it’s awfully cute and fluffy) and Harry Potter made the list. They’re both all-time favourites of ours.
  • The following week, we banded together and both contributed to the Top Ten Tuesday post! There are so many characters we wish would get their own books, it’s a miracle that we even like the books that they are only secondary characters in. Can you guess who wrote about which characters, though?
  • In blog-unrelated news, Isa is almost through her probation period (two more weeks!!! I can do this!!) of her apprenticeship. She’s also fallen into a pit of Fleetwood Mac and can’t get out. (You haven’t had a religious experience yet unless you’ve seen Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham be awfully cozy together post-breakup. And look at that cute dancing… I might be suffering from emotions due to this. Similarly, seeing them perform Rhiannon is like watching an exorcism and it’s amazing. 10/10 would recommend on-stage exorcisms if they include Stevie Nicks.)

 

Recently Reviewed

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry The Jade Temptress by Jeannie Lin Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley The Circus of the Damned by Cornelia Grey Bloodline by Jordan L. Hawk Black Dog by Cat Grant The Heiresses by Sara Shepard Also Known As by Robin Benway Precious Metals by L.A. Witt Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

 

 

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
I Shall Wear Midnight (Discworld #38) by Terry Pratchett Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger Moon Called (Mercy Thompson #1) by Patricia Briggs

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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What’s Up Buttercup • October Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

  • With the two of us working full time now, we still have to find a way to set aside time for reading and blogging! Some days we miss each other completely because Isa goes to bed before Ren gets home. :( However, we’re very excited about meeting up in a couple of weeks! We’re going to the Welcome To Night Vale live show… Expect a Random Ramble or two on the subject!
  • Ren made a list of Top Ten Books on her Fall 2014 TBR List. She was a bit of a failure because she didn’t read any of the books on her summer list, but this time she’s trying to do better and she’s already read a book and a half.
  • The PFM books for October were chosen, and Isa has already finished one of hers! Way to go! Sadly, Ren might DNF one of hers because of an annoying narrator.
  • Ren listed Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like Character Driven Novels
  • Tragedy struck when Isa’s Kindle broke for apparently no reason. To cope, she thought of several things you can do when your ereader breaks.

 

Recently Reviewed

The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom  by Christopher Healy Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch  Jewel of the Thames by Angela Misri The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

 

 

Recently Acquired:
stuff Isa recently gotIsa: No books this month (much like the previous months), but instead a new Kindle. Since, you know, my other one broke. Again. God. People should not give me technology. So far I am pretty happy with my new Kindle, which I’ve called Flora. It’s a bit different because I had a Kindle 4 before and now I have a Kindle 5, the main difference being touch! I still keep trying to move to the next page by pushing the buttons at the side, except that there are none. It takes a bit of getting used to but I really like it! It has some nice features too, like a vocabulary builder (oh my god I am in love right now) and Wikipedia integration and most importantly Goodreads integration, so despite the unexpected dent in my bank account, I am pretty happy with my new Kindle.

 

 

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place The Jade Temptress Black Dog The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

Looking Forward To
November 4: Mortal Heart November 4: Waistcoats & Weaponry

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

What’s Up Buttercup • September Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

  • The good news: Ren finally found a job! She starts on October 1st and is very excited about finally becoming an actual adult with an actual salary. The bad news is that, with both bloggers working full time, posts will remain scarce in the foreseeable future. We’ll try to make it up by writing extra-interesting posts!
  • Speaking of, Isa posted some of her thoughts about how she balances work & blogging.
  • We’ve picked our choices for September Pick-For-Me. Isa is reading Rivers of London, while Ren plans to start The Princess Curse as soon as she’s done with her pile of ARCs.
  • Ren listed ten books she wants to read but doesn’t own yet, either because the book isn’t out yet or because it’s old and hard to find.
  • For the back to school theme, here’s ten characters who would be sitting at Ren’s lunch table.
  • Usually when Ren finds a great new author she goes and reads all of their other books, but sometimes she can’t — or won’t. So here’s are ten authors Ren read only one book from but NEEDS to read more.
  • Isa finally finished re-reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and she posted her thoughts on the last few chapters… and socks. Because socks are important!

 

Recently Reviewed

All Four Stars by Tara Dairman Chalice by Robin McKinley A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett High-Heeled Wonder by Avery Flynn The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne Starglass by Phoebe North

 

 

Recently Acquired:
Covers of books Ren just gotRen: Usually when I get a review copy it’s an ebook, so I was pretty excited to get this one in the mail! It’s set in Oregon, and I’m already bummed because I just know it’ll make me want to go and take a walk along one of the suggested routes… which I can’t do because I’m, well, nowhere close to Oregon. But I hope the mystery will be fun! No other books for me this month, since I’m trying really hard to finish at least a few of the tons of books I have already.

Goodreads Links:
Scene of the Climb

 

 

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
Jewel of the Thames Rivers of London The Heiresses The Hero's Guide to Saving Your Kingdom

Looking Forward To
Sept 23: The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place Sept 23: Salt & Storm Sept 30: Winterspell Oct 7: Bloodline Oct 14: Clariel

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

What’s Up Buttercup • August Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

  • First, a quick housekeeping notice: our review policy has been updated with more details about what we will and what we won’t accept for review. We’re flattered by all the requests, but we can’t read everything and some requests are completely outside our interests. We apologize if you contacted us in the last couple of weeks and didn’t receive a reply, hopefully the new policy is much more clear and will save time for everyone.
  • You might have noticed that we are not doing Thoughtful Thursday any more — Isa found it difficult to write for it every week, and her apprenticeship has crazy long hours (well, not so much long as bloody early… she gets up at 2:50am) so she’d rather be asleep in her spare time than thoughtful! We’re both thinking about new features to break the monotony of reviews, but for the time being the blog will be a little sparse.
  • Isa started Harry Potter In A Teacup, a new feature in which she discusses her re-read of the Harry Potter series. So far she’s talked about being introduced to the series for the first time, about the way Hogwarts contacts students (which must be pretty confusing for Muggleborns!) and about her thoughts on the sorting process.
  • Isa and Ren chose the books for this month’s Pick-For-Me and started reading at once! Isa really liked The Little Lady Agency so Ren also read it, but she wasn’t quite so enthusiastic about it, so there’s going to be a joint review in the future with split opinions. Ren unfortunately DNF’d one of the books but she’s reading the second book now, as is Isa.
  • Ren posted about the authors she owns the most books from — she has a lot of books! But lest anyone think that she’s a serious bookworm, in the same post she also listed ten characters she’d bring with her on a deserted island, choosing purely based on the hotness factor.
  • Prompted by a family friend, Ren listed ten books she’d give to kids who don’t like to read.
  • Ren whined a lot about books she’s not sure she wants to read.

 

Recently Reviewed

The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett Graceling by Kristin Cashore Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin Panic by Lauren Oliver Since You’ve Been Gone by Anouska Knight
Allegiant by Veronica Roth Havemercy by Jaida Jones & Danielle Bennett The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin To Be or Not To Be by Ryan North

 

 

Recently Acquired:
Covers of books Ren just gotRen: I’ve got a bunch of review copies this month! Angela Misri asked us if we’d read her Sherlock Holmes-inspired books and of course I said yes — silhouette covers are my kryptonite. (Kidding. I liked the premise. But also I really liked the silhouette cover.) And I requested two books from NetGalley, because I thought one of the publishers would turn me down, but I got both books so the dilemma now is what do I start with??

Goodreads Links:
Jewel of the Thames • Circus of the Damned • Black Dog

Isa: I didn’t acquire anything lately aside from the constant feeling of zombieness due to my new job. The hours, you guys. I chose this but by god I’ve done four early shifts (which means I get up at 2:50am so I can be at work by 4:15) last week, four this week (tomorrow included) and then again on Monday. I just want to sleeeeeeeeeeeep forever. Thus the whole reading shindig is on ice for a bit. I barely get around to reading Harry Potter as it is, though I do wish I could read more. But by the time I get home I either have to go to bed after a late shift or really want to go to bed after my early shifts, but I can’t because naps are evil. (I love naps. If only they weren’t evil.)

 

 

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
The Dark Tide The Little Lady Agency High-heeled Wonder Grave Sight

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

What’s Up Buttercup • July Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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’ve been a bit afk lately due to real life obligations. On the upside: Isa finally signed an apprenticeship contract after four very long and unsuccessful years of searching and applying! Now she’s got a new car so she can get to work and plenty of nerves and jitters about her new career path. :D
  • Sequel Spring is over! If you’re tired of us talking about it all the time — well, it’s all done now. There was a last round-up and then a closing post where we tried to link to everyone’s awesome reviews… or at least those who managed to post their reviews on time, unlike Ren. We might have a Sequel Spring Sequel next year, who knows!
  • Our next big thing is going to be Harry Potter in a Teacup, in which Isa (and sometimes Ren) will re-(re-re-re-re-)read Harry Potter, share favourite passages from the book, and post discussions and opinions. Starting date? July 31st, of course!
  • Moving on from Spring to Summer, we posted the Top Ten Books on our Summer 2014 TBR List. Isa is already making good progress on The Nightmare Affair.
  • Isa talked about her crush on French lesbian inventors who own hat shops.
  • Ren went on a bit of a rant about book cover trends: typography and silhouettes are good, photos and lens flare are bad!
  • Isa doesn’t really have a book genre of choice.
  • June’s Pick-For-Me was a bit of a failure, but we’re giving it another go in July! Isa is baffled because her protagonist hates geeks, while Ren is wondering where dragons are in her book about mecha dragons.
  • Ren listed her Top Ten Favorite Classic Books By Women.
  • Isa hijacked Top Ten Tuesday to talk about her Favorite Movies or TV Shows.

 

Recently Reviewed

If It Drives by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt Insurgent by Veronica Roth Magic City by Paula Guran Venetia by Georgette Heyer
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk Noble Metals by L.A. Witt Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross


Recently Acquired:
covers of books Isa recently gotIsa: Oh dear. One of my besties was weeding out her bookshelves again and asked people if they wanted to take some of her hands. Evidently I couldn’t resist and got eight shiny books, among them a German edition of three Christmas stories by Charles Dickens, a book on how to not spend your senior year (not quite my age range, but hey I’m going back to school twice a week come the end of August) and most importantly lesbians (though I shan’t lie, I gave Annie on my Mind a try before, some years back, and I couldn’t get into it then). :D

Goodreads Links:
Peter PanThe Perks of Being a WallflowerDrei WeihnachtsgeschichtenHow Not to Spend Your Senior YearAnnie on My MindWhirligigHer Fearful SymmetryThe Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays


Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
Falling From The Sky The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett The Lotus Palace

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

What’s Up Buttercup • June Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

 

Recently Reviewed

Mind Games by Kiersten White A Duty To The Dead by Charles Todd The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison Valour and Vanity by Mary Robinette Kowal Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
Shadowplay by Laura Lam Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig Playing With Fire by Derek Landy A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee

 
 

Recently Acquired:
Covers of books Ren just gotRen: I got an ARC of the Magic City anthology because it has a Scott Lynch story, and I’m slowly making my way through it. Anthology stories are hit and miss, but there are a couple of good ones in there, and the Patricia Briggs story definitely made me want to check out her novels. I also finally started Siege and Storm, since the third book is coming out, but I’m growing very frustrated with Alina and Mal and I’m afraid I’ll end up agreeing with Isa’s less-than-glowing review.

Goodreads Links:
Magic City: Recent Spells • Siege and Storm

covers of books Isa recently gotIsa: I bought a German edition of The Weed That Strings The Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley the other day. It was among a heap of somewhat damaged books that were on sale and the cover just looked so cute! Flavia looks almost like Wednesday Addams on the German covers and I was intrigued by this kid detective, negl. I’ll have to buy the first book though because I dislike reading series out of order and this is the second in the series. ;)

Goodreads Links:
The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag

 
 

Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
If It Drives by Aleksandr Voinov & L.A. Witt Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

Looking Forward To
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
It’s a bit empty this time but there are just so many “old” books on our TBRs, we’re having a hard time focusing on new releases!

 
 

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

What’s Up Buttercup • May Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

Recently Reviewed

The Assassin’s Curse (Ananna Duology #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke Peacemaker (Peacemaker #1) by Marianne de Pierres The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner #1) by James Dashner United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) by Ally Carter Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter
Poison Study (Study #1) by Maria V. Snyder Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter Lirael (Abhorsen #2) by Garth Nix Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Winter Bride (Chance Sisters #2) by Anne Gracie


Recently Acquired:

Covers of books Ren just gotRen: Guess who finally bought some dead tree books for the first time in forever! I really wanted a coy of Wreck This Journal because it sounded like a good way to de-stress — for those who don’t know, it’s a journal that tells you to do whacky things like cutting through pages, cracking the spine, doodling on it with your left hand… So far I haven’t done much with it, but I’ve thrown it down four flights of stairs and it felt incredibly fun. I’ll probably make some posts about it, I’m not very artistic (if you google Wreck This Journal you’ll see people who have done amazingly artsy things with theirs) but I have a box of crayons and coloured pens and I’m determined to have lots of stupid fun with it! The other book is To Be Or Not To Be, the choose-your-own-adventure inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I was a huge CYOA fan, I used to borrow the Lone Wolf books from the library in middle grade, so I just had to read this. The photo doesn’t do the book justice, it’s HUGE and the illustrations inside are gorgeous. So far I’ve played a handful of different routes as the ghost of Hamlet’s father and it’s ridiculous and hilarious, I can’t wait to play as Ophelia!

Goodreads Links:
Wreck This Journal • To Be or Not To Be


Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews
The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig Mind Games by Kiersten White Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Looking Forward To
June 5: Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens June 6: The Savages by Matt Whyman June 10: Coin Heist by Elisa Ludwig



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

What’s Up Buttercup • April Edition

What's Up, Buttercup?
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:

Recently Reviewed

The House Girl by Tara Conklin The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling Down the Aisle (Dare Me #2.5) by Christine Bell Down on Her Knees (Dare Me #3) by Christine Bell The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1) by Megan Shepherd The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray The Perfect Kiss (The Merridew Sisters #4) by Anne Gracie Remnant by K.J. Charles & Jordan L. Hawk Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman The Tropic of Serpents (Memoirs by Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan The Wee Free Men (Discworld #30) by Terry Pratchett A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32) by Terry Pratchett Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth Newt's Emerald by Garth Nix The (Im)Perfect Girlfriend (Sarah Sargeant #2) by Lucy-Anne Holmes The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters #1) by Anne Gracie Kissing Sherlock Holmes by T.D. McKinney and Terry Wylis Just A Girl Standing In Front Of A Boy by Lucy-Anne Holmes Spring Awakening (Summerset Abbey #3) by T.J. Brown Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson



Recently Acquired:

covers of books Isa recently gotIsa: I actually have more than enough books on my TBR and in my shelves and on my kindle, but I just can’t stay away! A couple of years ago some dear friends online got me to watch The Room with them (a truly terrible film) and last year Greg Sestero, who plays Mark in the film, released The Disaster Artist, which chronicles the making of said film and the years he spent getting to know Tommy Wiseau. I actually got this book shortly after our last Buttercup post and I’ve been slowly getting through it ever since. Still not finished, I’m afraid. Tommy Wiseau’s kind of crazy is a tad overwhelming and I need to take breaks between reading or I’ll go mad. But it’s oh so entertaining! (And slightly terrifying. Just how did Greg Sestero actually survive being Tommy’s friend?!) Other than that, I also stumbled across Witch for Hire by N.E. Conneely. I don’t even remember how I found it, but the summary sounds very interesting!

Goodreads Links:
The Disaster ArtistWitch for Hire

Covers of books Ren just gotRen: Like Isa, I already have more than enough books on my TBR but when I see new titles I can’t resist. I completely missed this when listing April released in last month’s Buttercup post, but Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins came out last week. I liked Hawkins’ Hex Hall series and so I picked this up without even looking at the reviews. It’s a Paranormal YA so I’ll either love it or hate it… let’s hope it’s the former! I also got Promise of Blood by Brian McClellan because I needed a fix of epic fantasy and the idea of a fantasy set in the Industrial Era instead of the usual Middle Ages appealed to me. Now I just need to make time and read them…

Goodreads Links:
Rebel Belle • Promise of Blood



Coming Up Soon:

Upcoming Reviews

The Assassin's Curse (The Assassin's Curse #1) by Cassandra Rose Clarke Peacemaker by Marianne de Pierres Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Veronica Mars #1) by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham

Looking Forward To

April 22: Deception's Princess (Deception's Princess #1) by Esther M. Friesner April 29: Valour and Vanity (Glamourist Histories #4) by Mary Robinette Kowal May 6: After the End (After the End #1) by Amy Plum May 6: Sworn in Steel (Tales of the Kin #2) by Douglas Hulick May 8: Murder Most Unladylike (Wells and Wong #1) by Robin Stevens May 13: Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2) by Debra Driza
(Does anybody else think that the cover for Deception’s Princess looks like Merida?)



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

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