Sunday, 6 March 2016

Sunday Post 6th 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.

Happy Mothers Day! Does anyone have anything planned? We're just having a film day with plenty of unhealthy food (and some presents for out Mum!!).

Last Week on the Blog:

Books I Got This Week:

Life StoriesThe Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, #1)Kindred Spirits
Life Stories by David Attenborough: I don't think I can properly convey how much I love this man! I basically watch every one of his programs and I am excited to read one of his books!
The Shadow Queen by C.J. Redwine: I have heard very, very mixed things about this one but I love retellings and revenge and this sounds like it could be my kind of thing!
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell: This was a short story which I think was released for World Book Day and I just had to snap it up. I love Rainbow Rowell's writing and this just appeals to me.
Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare: I got the new covers of these and I love them so much! Ann now has my old copies and we are thinking of doing a re-read together starting next month. Let us know if you'd be interested in joining in!

Reading Update:

I have had a couple of really slow months reading wise but I think this week I got back to normal and I flew through some books! I also enjoyed all of them which is exciting!
KitThe Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici FlorenceSong of the Sea Maid
Kit by Marina Fiorato: 4 stars, This was basically an Irish Mulan tale. Kit was such a great character and no matter what she was doing, or who she was being, I constantly rooted for her. 
The Red Lily Crown by Elizabeth Loupas: 4 stars, I really enjoyed this story, particularly as so much of it was rooted in fact. It's clear that the author did a lot of research to write this and it felt very real and compelling.
Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull: 3 stars, I understand why people like this so much but I never really got into it and I didn't feel any emotional connection to the characters. 
The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange SchoolThese Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks, #1)The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1)
The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman: 4 stars, Really enjoyed this. It's like Enid Blyton wrote the X-Men. It was really interesting and mysterious and kinda creepy.
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas: 5 stars, I genuinely started this intending to read one chapter before bed and ended up reading it all the way through. Very exciting and funny, yet ever so slightly tragic! I am desperate for the next book! 
The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman: 4.5 stars, I really enjoyed this and I am definitely very excited for the rest of the series. 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristics: Hands
  • Top Ten Characters I Love But Others Seem to Dislike!
  • Top 5 Books That Feature Time Travel
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Friday Reads

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


  1. Kit sounds like an awesome book! I'll have to check more into that! Awesome haul!

    1. I really liked it, all of her books are so good! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I've always enjoyed David Attenborough. And that Rainbow Rowell book looks fabulous... I love the premise. Looks fun!

    Looking forward to your time travel post!

    1. There's something really great about David Attenborough! I hadn't heard of the Rainbow Rowell but I saw it at the supermarket read the blurb and just had to have it! Thanks for visiting!

  3. Even here in the U.S. we get David Attenborough tv shows and my hubs and I have enjoyed watching some of his specials. Must've been a good book! Love the cover too.

    I've seen The Shadow Queen around and love that dark cover (you can tell I'm a cover fiend) and Kit grabbed my eye and maybe I can find it over here :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts-- new follower here, a friend of Greg's.

    1. Oh I'm so glad you get David Attenborough in the U.S. - Everyone should be able to watch him!
      Kit was a great book so I hope you can find a copy! I love the cover for Shadow Queen but I a kind of nervous about the actual book!
      Thanks for following!

  4. I didn't know Rainbow Rowell released a short story! Will definitely go check that out :)

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    Molly @ Molly's Book Nook

    1. I didn't know either until my sister pointed it out to me! I think I may have actually squealed!
      Thanks for visiting!

  5. I have heard some mixed things about The Shadow Queen so I am still hesitant to buy it but I really want I probably will anyway lol I bought The Dark Days Club a week ago and though I have yet to get to it, I am wicked excited as it looks great!

    My Weekly Review

    1. That was pretty much my thinking on The Shadow Queen as well! Heard mixed things but its so pretty and I want it - so I got it!
      I really enjoyed The Dark Days Club. The main character is great!

  6. I adore that new edition of the Mortal Instruments series! I hope you'll enjoy them.

    Here's my Stacking The Shelves @ Swissbookworm

    1. I've wanted them ever since they were released and they look amazing in real life as well! Now I just need the new Infernal Devices covers!

    2. Oh my :0 I haven't seen those yet! Going to check it out right this second

  7. I was wondering where it was Mother's Day - UK and US? I think it's May here in Australia...

    1. We're the UK, I'm not sure about the US, I think Father's Day is close to May here so I guess we couldn't have them too close together!