Sunday 14 February 2016

Sunday Post 14th February 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 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.

Books We Got This Week:

Grace & Style: The Art of Pretending You Have ItAssassin's Heart (Assassin's Heart, #1)Revenge and the WildSalt to the Sea
Grace & Style The Art of Pretending You Have It by Grace Helbig: I really enjoyed her first book and all her videos, I've already had a quick flick through this and thought it was very funny!
Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers: I love assassins, but please, please be more vengeance and less romance.
Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto: The last two (and my first two) westerns were incredible so I have high hopes for this.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: I haven't read any Ruta Sepetys and I've always meant to, the synopsis of this intrigued me so I am excited to get reading.
Traveler (Seeker, #2)Stars AboveAlive (The Generations Trilogy, #1)Wolf Winter
Traveler by Arwen Elys Dayton: I actually haven't read the first book yet but I've heard there was a cliff-hanger of sorts so I kind of wanted to wait for this first!
Stars Above by Marissa Meyer: I was in love with the Lunar Chronicles and it had such a bittersweet ending in Winter so I can't wait to return to that world.
Alive by Scott Sigler: It's been a while since I read a great dystopian and I am hoping this could be it?

Wolf Winter by Cecilia Ekback: This sounds very interesting. The cover intrigues me and the plot sounds very compelling. I hope to read this soon.
KitSong of the Sea MaidThe Secrets of Drearcliff Grange SchoolThese Vicious Masks (These Vicious Masks, #1)
Kit by Marina Fiorato: I love Marina Fiorato's books, she is an auto-buy author for me and I am very excited for her new book.
Song of the Sea Maid by Rebecca Mascull: I had heard some good things about this and the idea of a female scientist in this time period does intrigue me.
The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School by Kim Newman: I had only read half the blurb by the time I had put this in my basket at the supermarket. I got to the bit that said it was about a school for the children of master criminals. I need know no more.
These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker: Jane Austen meets X-Men??! Yes! I am beyond excited for this.
Front Lines (Soldier Girl, #1)Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)Curio (Curio #1)Princess of Thorns
Front Lines by Michael Grant: I have heard some great things about this. I got this along with The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School as they were on offer and I am hoping to enjoy this.
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: Another one where I haven't read the first book (because of a rumoured cliff-hanger) but I am keen to get into this series.
Curio by Evangeline Denmark: I have heard mixed things about Curio but a steampunk western intrigues me so I definitely want to try it.
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay: Stacey Jay has written some great retellings and I have been meaning to read this one for a while.

Reading Update:

Salt to the SeaThe Lady's Command (The Adventurers Quartet, #1)In a Dark, Dark WoodHow Not To Disappear
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys: 4.5 stars, I actually have a review up for this here (my first review in a while). I really enjoyed this. I loved the characters and how complex and three dimensional they felt and I really loved the unique plot. This isn't something I think I've really seen in other books set during this period.
The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens: 2.5 stars, I have a review coming for this next week. I didn't enjoy this as much as I had hoped to but I will still be reading the sequel.
In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware: 3 stars, This was kind of a failed experiment. The book itself was fine, although not particularly compelling and the characters were less than sympathetic but I just couldn't cope with the anxiety of reading a thriller.
How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss: 4 stars, Very compelling. The subject matter was difficult but well dealt with and I found it interesting to read. The characters were very strong, especially the two main characters and I really felt like I was drawn into the world. 

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  1. Some of those books have such nice covers. Assassins Heart sounds good, I agree with "more vengeance and less romance". LOL. I've seen that one around- it looks good.

    Hope you guys have a great week.

    1. I will be so disappointed if it's another one of those books that promises me revenge and then fails to deliver it! But I have heard good things so fingers crossed! I hope you have a great week too!

  2. Ooh, you got so many wonderful books this week! I think the cover for Curio is so pretty. I really want to read Salt To The Sea, as well. Have a great week of reading!

    1. I have heard mixed things about Curio but the cover and the blurb intrigue me.

  3. I haven't read The Red Queen yet either! Yet now I have both books waiting for me on my kindle. I will wait to see if the Glass Sword is a cliffhanger!

    1. I really hope it isn't! I hate cliff-hangers, the anxiety is way too much!

  4. wow you got many wonderful books here! Stars Above, Glass Sword I'm reading but I should check out others in your list that look good too. Like Vicious! anything remotely like X-men I have to read LOL enjoy your books

    1. I am so excited for These Vicious Masks, a melding of Austen and X-Men sounds very odd but wonderful!

  5. What a great haul. I really want to read The Secrets of Dearcliff Grange School. I have Curio but haven't gotten to it yet. I always enjoy reading your posts although I always seem to add something to my TBR!

    1. I have the same problem! Since I started blogging my TBR has grown so, so much! I am excited for both of those and hope to read them soon!