Sunday 29 November 2015

Sunday Post 29th November

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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 Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea 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:
The Beekeeper's DaughterLast Voyage of the ValentinaSongs of Love and WarTrial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy, #1)
The Beekeeper's Daughter/Last Voyage of the Valentina/Songs of Love and War by Santa Montefiore: My friend recently read The Beekeeper's Daughter and loved it so I decided to get that and also Last Voyage of the Valentina which
 I've wanted for a while and her newest one Songs of Love and War.
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini: I've been drawn to this book for a while. I would have liked to get the really gorgeous cover but this one is quite nice and it was only a pound in a charity shop.
Christmas Ever AfterChristmas on Primrose HillChristmas in the SnowThe Parisian Christmas Bake Off

Christmas Ever After by Sarah Morgan: My Christmas spirit is coming out a lot now. This has crazy good ratings on Goodreads.
Christmas on Primrose Hill by Karen Swan: Karen Swan is probably one of my favourites for Christmas books.
Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan: And with these two I will have completed my Karen Swan set.
The Parisian Christmas Bake Off by Jenny Oliver: I haven't read anything by Jenny Oliver before but I have heard good things and this sounds cute.
Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)UprootedVengeance RoadNeed
Wait For You by J. Lynn: I have only read her Lux series and I have mixed feelings about New Adult in general but I've heard some good things about this so fingers crossed!
Uprooted by Naomi Novik: I have heard nothing but amazing things about this. I am so, so excited to read it soon.
Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman: Another one I have heard nothing but great things about. I am hoping to read this sooner rather than later since it sounds amazing.
Need by Joelle Charbonneau: This arrived sooner than I was expecting but I am very excited to read it and I think I will be reading it in the next week!
Hourglass (Hourglass, #1)Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)Infinityglass (Hourglass, #3)How We FallHow to Seduce a Scot (Broadswords and Ballrooms, #1)
Hourglass/Timepiece/Infinityglass by Myra McEntire: I have had my eye on these for a really long time but somehow never got them but I had some Cashback saved up so I traded it for an Amazon voucher and voila - new books!
How We Fall by Kate Brauning: This was a pre-order that I am excited for. 
How to Seduce a Scot by Christy English: I am looking for more romance authors to read at the moment since I've read everything by my favourites and now just have to wait for more from them so I thought I'd give this a go.

For Review:
I received quite a few books from Curiosity Quills this week for their December releases so I think I am going to put aside the first week of December to just read all of those and get the reviews written.
Catch Me When I Fall (Dreamcatcher #1)Find Me If You DareDon't Eat The Glowing Bananas
When Everything Feels Like the Movies: Received from Netgalley. This seems like a really interesting read. It's not released until February so I won't be reading it for a while.
Catch Me When I Fall/Find Me If You Dare by Vicki Leigh: Received from Curiosity Quills. Find Me If You Dare is released on 1st December.
Don't Eat the Glowing Bananas by David D. Hammons: Received from Curiosity Quills. How could I not want to read a book with a title like that? My review for this will be posted 7th December.
Broken Forest (Daath Chronicles, #1)Wicked Path (Daath Chronicles, #2)Deadly Dance: The Daath Chronicles 2.5Broken Dolls (Broken Dolls, #1)
Broken Forest/Wicked Path/Deadly Dance by Eliza Tilton: Received from Curiosity Quills. Deadly Dance is released on 10th December so thats when my review will be posted. I am very excited for these and I really love the covers.
Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty: Received from Curiosity Quills. Another great cover, and a creepy sounding story. This will be released 14th December.
Havelock by Jane D. Everly: Received from Curiosity Quills. Probably the review book I am most excited for out of these! This has already been released and I will be reading it very soon!

Reading Update:
I haven't read anything again this week although I am making progress with Illuminae.
Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)An Inheritance of AshesInk and Bone (The Great Library, #1)Soundless
Winter by Marissa Meyer: 4.5 stars. I loved this ending to the series. All the characters got endings I liked and the plot was great. I only wish there didn't have to be an end.
An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet: 3.5 stars, I really liked the characters and the relationships in this but I did have some problems with the world building and the plot was slow in places.
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine: 3.5 stars, The first half was very Hogwarts and then it descended into a sort of vaguely Hunger Games-y vibe. Way more tragic than I had perhaps expected but I am definitely excited to continue the series.
Soundless by Richelle Mead: 1.5 stars, oh boy was this disappointing. I have a review of this on my Goodreads but mostly I just didn't connect with any of the story and I struggled to get through it which is bad considering how very short the book is! 
UprootedThe Burning Sky (The Elemental Trilogy, #1)
Uprooted by Naomi Novik: 5 stars, Seriously spectacular. So, so good. If you like this I would also recommend Heart's Blood by Juliet Marillier.
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas: 4 stars, Uprooted pulled me out of whatever slump I was in and then this just made it even better. Such an addicting read, I flew through it.

Classics Update:
The Turn of the ScrewThe Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Ann: I've only got a few more pages left of The Turn of the Screw and I should be finishing it this coming week.
Clare: I am making terrible progress with The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, I put it down and haven't picked it back up again so I may have to extend this one into December.

Next Week on the Blog:
  • November Wrap Up and December TBR
  • Cover Characteristics: Beds
  • Top Ten 2016 Debut Novels We Are Looking Forward To
  • Wednesday Catch Up
  • Friday Reads
Upcoming Reviews:

  • Find Me if You Dare by Vicki Leigh

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


  1. All those books look so amazing!! I've read Need, and I really enjoyed it, it's a different kind of story that really resonated with me.
    I'm going to find both of you on Goodreads, I always enjoy adding more books to my shelves there, and it seems we have very similar tastes.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. I am really intrigued by it! I am hoping to read it this week! Look forward to seeing you on Goodreads then! Thanks for visiting

  2. The Santa Montefiore covers are nice, especially Valentina. And Don't Eat the Glowing Bananas looks very quirky, I'm curious about that one! And of course Need I need to get through this week... :)

    Hope you have a good weekend. Looking forward to Cover Characteristics this week... :)

    1. I really like the Santa Montefiore covers as well, particularly because they match and look good together. I am very interested to read Don't Eat the Glowing Bananas, I'm hoping it will be weird. I plan to read Need this week as well! Thanks for visiting

  3. I hope you love all your new books this week. They look really good. I have heard good things about Uprooted.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. I thought it was great, I definitely recommend it! Thanks for visiting

  4. Wow, you got tons of awesome new books this week! I'm interested in what you think of the Hourglass trilogy. I started reading Hourglass a few years ago, but had to return it to the library before I finished. I also am glad to see you loved Uprooted, Clare. That book looks really interesting. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by The Left-Handed Book Lover! :)

    1. I will probably try to do a review of the Hourglass trilogy. I usually don't like borrowing from the library for that very reason! Also because I love looking at my shelves! Thanks for visiting!

  5. Great haul! I loved Hourglass. I'm hoping to read NEED soon because it sounds really intense! I hope you enjoy all your new reads. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I am glad you loved Hourglass - I am looking forward to that one! And I love the sound of Need! I've been hearing good things about it! Thanks for visiting!

  6. I love seeing all of the Christmas books. I am trying to stay clear of reviews for Winter since I have only read the first two books, but am glad to see that you were happy with the ending, I have Uprooted on hold at the library and when I was getting close, I suspended the hold for a bit while I catch up on other reads. Maybe I will have to reconsider and read it sooner.

    1. I love Christmas, for me December is basically just Christmas so I am going to be reading a lot of Christmas books! I thought Winter was an excellent ending to a really good series! And I definitely recommend reading Uprooted! I already know I will be re-reading it at some point, it was just so well written. Thanks for visiting!

  7. So many new books for review - and lots of Christmas themed books there. You'll be very busy for the next month getting all of those read and reviewed!!!

    1. I've been terrible at getting books reviewed in November so I'm definitely glad to have such great books lined up for December! Thanks for visiting!