Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday Post 20th March 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 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.

Last Week on the Blog:


Books We Got This Week:

A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls
A Tyranny of Petticoats Edited by Jessica Spotswood: Not only does this contain stories by some of my favourite authors, it also has stories of "Belles, Bank Robbers and Other Badass Girls"! What's not to love?
The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2)The Mystery of the Blue Train (Hercule Poirot, #6)Death in the Clouds (Poirot)Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot, #21)Hickory Dickory Dock (Hercule Poirot, #30)The Clocks (Hercule Poirot, #34)
Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie: My parents got me a box set of Poirot mysteries for my birthday which includes books 2, 6, 12, 21, 30, 34 in the above order. I am very excited for these because I love the TV show.


Reading Update:

Ann:
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1)Meant to Be
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: 5 stars, OMG!!! I loved this book so much, I loved everything about it and it was amazing. Also I read it faster than you Clare! 
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: 3.5 stars, Good but not my kinda book and not that realistic. Also for someone who is intelligent the main character is oblivious to a lot of things.


Clare:
Starflight (Starflight, #1)The Girl from Everywhere (The Girl From Everywhere, #1)Passenger (Passenger, #1)
Starflight by Melissa Landers: 4 stars, For the first 50 pages or so of this I was not convinced but once the pace picked up I was all in. There is excitement and romance and fun and emotional bits. And its a series without a cliffhanger which makes me unbelievably happy. 
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig: 3.5 stars, I really enjoyed this but there is the dreaded love triangle and I wasn't entirely sure how the time travel worked. Nevertheless I really enjoyed her relationship with her father and I am intrigued to see what happens next!
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken: 4 stars, The time travel in this actually almost made sense to me which is basically a miracle! I loved the characters and the historical elements but I needed more threat from the villains - everything came at the end (and there was a hugely dramatic ending) but I wanted that tension all the way through and I just didn't feel it. Very excited for book 2!
A Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass GirlsThe Steep and Thorny WayDorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)
A Tyranny of Petticoats Edited by Jessica Spotswood: 4 stars, I really enjoyed the majority of the stories - particularly towards the end of the book. The stories are in chronological order with the first taking place in 1710 and the last in 1968. Some of the stories - the first few - had a magical element to them that I wasn't sure how I felt about - although I definitely enjoyed Andrea Cremer's story (who doesn't love some brutal revenge?). Overall I think I did enjoy the more realistic stories a bit more especially the ones based on true stories. 
The Steep & Thorny Way by Cat Winters: 5 stars, Each Cat Winters' book I reads seems to be even better than the last. I loved everything about this book. It hurt me but it left me with hope. And boy did it make me cry.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige: 3 stars, I'm not really sure about this one. I enjoyed parts of it but Amy annoyed me at times and I found myself wanting to skip pages occasionally. 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristic: Kissing
  • Top Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Never Talk About
  • Top 5 Books We Did Not Finish
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Friday Reads
  • Joint Review: Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading

10 comments:

Stacy Renee said...

Looks like you read a lot of great stuff this week! I'm really looking forward to reading a lot of those!
Stacy Renee @ LazyDayLit

vvb32 reads said...

Always in for a treat with Agatha Christie books.

Greg said...

I love those Christie covers. Especially Murder on the Links and the Blue Train. And a Tyranny of Petticoats- great title!

I also am really curious about Starflight as it looks good. I'm watching for reviews and if they are good I may get that one.

Grace Fonseca said...

I got a Tyranny of Petticoats today at a book signing Your books look amazing.

Grace @ Books of Love

Brittnee Bryan said...

I really want to read Starflight! Thanks for the tip that it's a bit slow to start. I have Passenger and started it, but set it down to read some other things.

Clare Stone said...

We both had a really good reading week this week! Thanks for visiting!

Clare Stone said...

I've seen every episode of Poirot but I've only read one of the books! And that definitely needs to change!

Clare Stone said...

I'm really glad they got me these covers! The Blue Train is probably my favourite.
I really liked Starflight, it was a lot of fun. Hope you enjoy it if you do read it!

Clare Stone said...

I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for visiting!

Clare Stone said...

Its definitely worth sticking with because once the pace picks up it's great! I enjoyed Passenger as well, hope you enjoy it when you get back to it!

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