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 Reading Reality 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.
Books We Got This Week:
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo: Clare got this in her Fairy Loot box but already owned it so she gave me this copy and we are currently buddy reading it.
The Marked Girl by Lindsay Klingele: I wasn't sure what I was in the mood to read next and Clare picked this out as something she thought I would enjoy!
Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: Bought this as Clare has started reading it and wanted to buddy read this as well (very Leigh Bardugo themed reading at the moment).
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley: I am actually currently reading this! I picked it up because of the dedication to "brutal women" and then was pleasantly surprised to discover this is LGBT!! Really enjoying it so far.
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen: Really, really into Sci-Fi at the moment so this super appealed to me. Plus the cover is gorgeous!
Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller: I've been intrigued by this since we saw it at YALC but we didn't get an ARC! I love the finished copy and cant wait to read it!
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nichols: Suffragettes AND LGBT characters? I'm truly being spoiled here. Again, saw this at YALC but wasn't lucky enough to get a copy so I'm super excited to have it now!
The Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao: This was the Fairy Loot book for October and I cannot wait to read it! It sounds dark and intriguing and I believe it has morally grey main characters?
Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardous: A snow white retelling but where Snow White loves the Evil Queen as the only mother she has ever known and the Evil Queen may not be so evil? I am so on board for this!
Finding Magdalena by Shannon Condon: Many thanks to Austin Macauley publishers for sending a review copy of this. It sounds emotional and heartwrenching and I can't wait to read it!
The French Exchange Whale by Cal King: 4 stars, This was so cute and fun. What does it say about me that I would read almost all of these as actual books? If you're looking for something short - or a stocking filler since Christmas is coming up - then this is definitely for you!
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman: 5 stars, All the love for this book. It was probably my most anticipated of the year and I started it the second it arrived. It was a little slow getting started but I actually super appreciated that because it helped me ease my way back into the world. I cannot wait for the series to continue!
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray: 4.5 stars, Buddy read with Veronika @ Regal Critiques. I had read this last year and reviewed it I think. I love how goosebump scary these books are and how totally invested I am in the characters!
The Stars Are Legion by Kameron Hurley: 3.5 stars, This was such a unique read. It is a world (or universe) in which men don't exist and the world building around that was so interesting. All of the characters were very morally grey (or outright bad). This is not a book to read if you have a weak stomach because OMG THE ICK FACTOR. But I kinda really enjoyed it and definitely want to check out more by Hurley!