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.
Last Week on the Blog:
Books We Got This Week:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay: I LOVE my growing collection of these editions. They are so, so gorgeous and I am looking forward to the day when they are all released.
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: I really want to read this soon, I am planning to read The Dark Prophecy first though, they may be different series but all Riordan books tie together so I prefer to read them chronologically.
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray: I feel like I've been waiting forever for this! Will be buddy reading it this month with Vera @ Regal Critiques and we are both excited for it!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I've been wanting to read this since it was released but for some reason it was really hard to get in the UK. But this new edition just released and I found it and grabbed it up!
Dragon Age, Books 1-5: Fun fact - I am obsessed with Dragon Age. OBSESSED. So when I found out there were books set in the world WRITTEN by people who wrote the games I obviously had to get them. I will probably be reading these very soon!
Mass Effect, Books 1-4: Again, love the Mass Effect games. Not as much as I love Dragon Age but still excited about the world and excited to read more stories set there.
27 Hours by Tristina Wright: I've been waiting to read this all year. It is right near the top of my anticipated releases and I am definitely, definitely going to be reading it this month.
Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevigne: I love Cara as a model and as an actress so I am intrigued to see how I like her as an author as well. The plot sounds very interesting and I did read the first page on the way home from Tesco and enjoyed that.
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings: 5 stars, I wasn't planning on reading this book yet but after getting back from London and having it sat on my shelf waiting to be read I couldn't resist.
Hush Hush Series: 5 stars, this is a series that I have read several times before but I was in a reading slump again so I figured that rereading it would help get out of the reading slump and it did!
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: 4 stars, I loved the violence of this book and the twistedness of the murders but I did not however enjoy the romance as it distracted from the plot of the book.
The Treatment by C.L. Taylor: 4 stars, This was very tense and had some great characters. The action did lag at times but for the most part I really enjoyed this!
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: 3 stars, If this had more horror and waaay less romance I would have adored this. I did enjoy it but the overly sappy and honestly quite boring romance really detracted from my enjoyment of the book as a whole.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada: 3.5 stars, Loved the brutality of the dystopia - and its been a while since I've read a dystopia because I was getting bored of the genre, but this one was definitely original. I really liked the main character but again, could have done without the romance. (I love romance I do, but it has a time and a place and when it dominates a plot I get frustrated).
Next Week on the Blog:
- Monday Highlights #27
- How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (featuring our Brother)
- Clare Reviews: S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
- Would Our Favourite Characters Survive a Horror Movie?
- Werewolves vs Vampires: The Showdown
- Clare Reviews: Breaking by Danielle Rollins