Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sunday Post 28th February 2016

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted at Caffeinated Book Reviewer, it's a chance to post a recap on the past week, show the books we have received and share what we plan for the coming week. Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and the aim is to show our newest books and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops or downloaded on to their e-reader. As always you can click on any of the pictures to be taken to the Goodreads page for that book if you're interested in finding out more about it.

So last week I went up to visit my brother at University again and had an amazing time. We saw Deadpool which we enjoyed. And I read absolutely nothing the entire time. Which is why I didn't really have a Sunday Post for last week so I've decided to make a fortnight's worth Post instead. 

Books We Got This Week:
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)All the RageTake The FallRebel Mechanics (Rebel Mechanics, #1)Starflight (Starflight, #1)
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: It's a retelling (kind of) and I love the idea of it so I really hope I enjoy this.
All the Rage by Courtney Summers: I've already read this and I thought it was amazing, you can see some of my thoughts below.
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth: I have actually already read this one as well (well done me!) and enjoyed it, I would love to read more by her.
Rebel Mechanics by Shanna Swendson: I have been meaning to read this one for so long and I am excited to finally have it.
Starflight by Melissa Landers: This sounds a bit like Cinder and a bit like These Broken Stars in style - both of which I love. Hoping to read this soon!

Reading Update:
The Art of Being NormalWe Are the AntsAll the RageTake The Fall
The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson: 4.5 stars, Firstly I love that this book even exists. As Philip Pullman says on the cover this is a "life-changing and life-saving book". I read this in one sitting which is something that hasn't happened in a while and I will definitely be recommending it to my family. 
We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson: 4.5 stars, Nothing like I expected but infinitely better. Loved the characters and the depth and complexity of the story. The depictions of depression rang true for me, it's rare that I find such a real representation of mental illness. Highly recommended.
All the Rage by Courtney Summers: 5 stars, This book emotionally drained me. It's a very sensitive subject and its not an easy book to read but it was accurate and honest and real and that's what makes it so heartbreaking. 
Take the Fall by Emily Hainsworth: 3.5 stars, I really liked the mystery element of this and the twisted friendship/scandal element was just what I wanted to read at this point. Didn't fully love the ending but I did love who the murderer turned out to be.
Burning MidnightWolf WinterBeatrice and Benedick
Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh: 3 stars, I am a bit torn about this. I liked the concept a lot and I would actually prefer this had been a series since I feel the relationships and the characters needed more development. I never got emotionally attached to any of the characters.
Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback: 4 stars, This was kind of an odd one for me in that it was absolutely nothing like I had expected. There were some magical elements in there I didn't see coming but they really worked. I thought the mystery element was a tiny bit easy but the atmosphere and the complexity of the characters definitely made up for it!
Beatrice and Benedick by Marina Fiorato: 4 stars, I always enjoy Marina Fiorato's books and this was no exception. I did enjoy Beatrice's sections more than Benedick's but overall I really loved the story. 

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6 comments:

Greg said...

I'm kind of looking forward to reading Starflight, I think it looks good.

The Book Disciple Blog said...

I'm curious to see what you think of Dorthy must die!! I have a copy of it from the publisher but I haven't read it!

Clare Stone said...

I think it will probably be quite a fun read. I haven't actually heard anything negative about it so far!

Clare Stone said...

I've heard such conflicting things about it so I've been putting it off for a while but now that I've bought it I am keen to go on and read it!

vvb32 reads said...

I'm looking forward to Starflight too. Enjoy your haul.

Clare Stone said...

It looks like it will be a good one! Thanks for visiting!

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