Sunday, 11 September 2016

Sunday Post 11th September 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:

Borrowed:
Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, #1)Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy, #2)Songs of Love and War (Deverill Chronicles #1)
Stolen Songbird/Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen: I got both of these from the library and I am definitely excited for them. I've heard good things. My local library doesn't have the third book yet so hoping the cliffhanger isn't too bad!
Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore: I was recommended this by a friend so I grabbed a copy whilst I was at the library and I look forward to reading it and discussing it with my friend.

Bought:
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)A Torch Against the Night (An Ember in the Ashes, #2)
Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas: YES! I have been waiting so long. Excited to read this as soon as I can.
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir: I liked but didn't love An Ember in the Ashes so I am curious to see how I like this one.

For Review:
The Smoke Hunter: A rip-roaring adventure thriller that will blow you awayThe SecretThe House on Sunset Lake
The Smoke Hunter by Jacquelyn Benson: I received an ARC from the publishers for review. This is possibly the review book I am most excited for - Lara Croft meets Indiana Jones! Yes please!
The Secret by Kathryn Hughes: I will be participating in a blog tour for this next week so I was lucky enough to receive a finished copy of the book for review as well, looking forward to reading this one a lot.
The House on Sunset Lake by Tasmina Perry: I received a finished copy for review from the publishers. I have never read any Tasmina Perry before but I have heard great things.

E-books for Review:
The Jock and the Fat ChickThis Above AllNaming the StarsDangerous Kisses (Guild of Hybrids, #1)
The Jock and the Fat Chick by Nicole Winters: The author contacted me to see if I would be interested in reviewing this and I definitely was! This book promises to flip tropes on their head and promote body acceptance - I am so in!
This Above All by Lindsey Roth Culli: This and the next book are both e-arcs from Curiosity Quills. I am intrigued by this one primarily because its an LGBT read - but the main character starts off anti-LGBT and then her perspective changes. Which worries me (I am worried I won't like the main character) but I am hoping that the character development is good.
Naming the Stars by Susan Koefod: This tells the story of a girl who wakes up one morning to find she has vanished from her previous life and there is only one person who can see her. 
Dangerous Kisses by Alice Lake: Received from Netgalley, this looks like it could be a really fun and exciting read and I actually really like this cover. 


Reading Update:

Ann:

Lord of the Flies
Lord Of The Flies by William Golding: 1 star, I had to read this book for my school homework and I really did not enjoy it. I enjoyed the island description but other than that I just didn't really like the story.

Clare:

Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, #3)The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, #4)A Scot in the Dark (Scandal & Scoundrel, #2)
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: 4 stars, I don't even know how to describe my thoughts on this series anymore. It's so different and wonderful and I'm not even sure why it's so different. I love these characters so so much.
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater: 4.5 stars, Such a great ending to the series - although by this point I just didn't want it to end. I definitely would love to see more of these characters.
A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean: 4 stars, Not my favourite of MacLean's novels but since the bar was set pretty high this means it was still a very good read. And after reading the afterword I find I like it even more as I think about the comparisons between the main character and modern day scandals. I am very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
The RumourYou And Me, Always
The Rumour by Elin Hilderbrand: 4.5 stars, A compulsively readable book that crept up on me. I read this in one sitting because I was so absorbed by these characters and their lives. 
You and Me, Always by Jill Mansell: 4.5 stars, Another great read - this was cute and fluffy but had a lot of emotional depth to it as well. Characters I loved and an ending that was basically perfect. 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Top Ten All Time Favourite Books of X Genre
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Clare Reviews: Eden Gardens by Louise Brown
  • Friday Reads
  • Blog Tour: The Secret by Kathryn Hughes

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

16 comments:

Deborah said...

Am keen to hear how you enjoy The Jock and the Fat Chick. It'd be nice to read something that didn't stick to the usual stereotypes!

Clare Stone said...

That's exactly why I am excited to read it! Hopefully it will be a great read!

Samantha Carpenter said...

I am starting the Smoke Hunter today! I was excited for the same reason-tomb raider meets Indiana jones in a book?! Yes please! Have a great week!

Grace Fonseca said...

You got some amazing books this week. I hope you love Empire of Storms.

Grace @ Books of Love

Greg said...

I am very keen on The Smoke Hunters and if reviews are positive I'll probably get that one. And Empire of Storms is out- I have a suspicion lots of people are reading that one this week. :)

Stolen Songbird has such a nice cover. Have a great week!

Clare Stone said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy it! It looks like such a great read!

Clare Stone said...

So do I! Although I am worried I've built it up in my mind!

Clare Stone said...

If I hadn't been sent the review copy I definitely would have bought it! It looks like it should be really good! I am terrified of spoilers for Empire of Storms! Will have to be careful with that one! Have a great week!

Latte Nights Reviews said...

I've heart Stolen Songbird is a great book! I'll have to check it out. I actually loved AEitA so I can't wait to read ATATN!
Genesis | Latte Nights Reviews

Alyssa Susanna said...

Ooo, A Torch Against the Night! I loved EMBER but sadly, did not like TORCH as much. I read Stolen Songbird and really liked it, but the last two books in the series (especially book three) were really, really bad and disappointing (for me though!). I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

Have a fabulous week. :)

Check out my STS post!

bibliojunkies said...

I just finished An Ember In Ashes and A Torch Against The Night this week. WOW! They were both so good!! Can't wait for more. I also need to get Empire of Storms but I haven't even read Queen of Shadows yet. I need to remedy that soon. Well, have fun with all your books. Here's ours: Bibliojunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

Clare Stone said...

I've heard some great things about Stolen Songbird too, hopefully I will enjoy it!

Clare Stone said...

That's a shame! Hopefully its still enjoyable even if slightly less than Ember! I hate it when series start strong and then get terrible - its always so disappointing!

Clare Stone said...

I really enjoyed Queen of Shadows and I am so excited for Empire of Storms (it'll suck if I get disappointed)!

Sugar and Snark said...

The Jensen books look great! You got so many great looking books this week!
Enjoy all your books :)
My Book Haul

Clare Stone said...

I know! Huge haul this week! I've heard mixed things about Jensen's books now but I am hopeful!

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