Sunday 12 June 2016

Sunday Post 12th June 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:
Gone (Gone, #1)Ringmaster (Darcie Lock, #1)Empty Quarter (Darcie Lock, #2)
Gone by Michael Grant: I have heard my friends talking about this book a few times and so am very excited to read it myself.
Ringmaster/Empty Quarter by Julia Golding: I am intrigued by these two books and also I love the covers and shall be reading them soon hopefully.

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)The Masked City (The Invisible Library, #2)Ruined (Ruined, #1)
The Invisible Library/The Masked City by Genevieve Cogman: I have been wanting to read this series for a long time! The covers, the titles everything just appeals to me!
Ruined by Amy Tintera: I peeked at the first chapter and it made me excited for the rest of the book! It sounds like it could be quite a brutal read at times.
The Way to Game the Walk of ShameLord Dashwood Missed Out (Spindle Cove, #4.5)What the Duke Desires  (The Duke's Men, #1)
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen: I have been eyeing this book for a while and I am excited to read it soon!
Lord Dashwood Missed Out by Tessa Dare: I bought this without realising it was a novella (silly of me) so now I have to wait for the rest of the series to arrive.
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries: As with Lisa Kleypas I am trying to collect her books!
Potent Pleasures (Pleasures Trilogy)Midnight Pleasures (Pleasures Trilogy)Enchanting Pleasures (Pleasures #3)
Potent Pleasures/Midnight Pleasures/Enchanting Pleasures by Eloisa James: I think this is the last few books by Eloisa James that I don't own.
A Wallflower Christmas (Wallflowers, #5)Stranger in My ArmsWhere Dreams Begin
Suddenly YouSomewhere I'll Find You (Capital Theatre, #1)Because You're Mine (Capital Theatre, #2)
A Wallflower Christmas/Stranger in my Arms/Where Dreams Begin/Suddenly You/Somewhere I'll Find You/Because You're Mine by Lisa Kleypas: I am building my Kleypas collection! 
Wickham HallOne Hot Summer: A sparky, sexy summer readSleepless In Manhattan
Wickham Hall by Cathy Bramley/One Hot Summer by Kat French/Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan: I am really getting into the contemporary mood of Summer so I picked these up whilst I was out shopping.

For Review:
Remnants (Remnants Trilogy #1)When Everything Feels Like the MoviesImprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2)
Remnants by John Hennessy: Received via Netgalley - this sounds like an interesting read and the cover drew me in.
When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid: Received via Netgalley - Summer is the time for contemporaries although this doesn't sound like a typical light hearted contemporary I am intrigued.
Imprudence by Gail Carriger: Received from the publisher. I think this is the most excited I have ever been about a review book! I love Gail Carriger's writing and I really enjoyed the first book in the series. 
Undercover Empath: Kindred DemonDeath of an AssassinThe Rumour
Undercover Empath Kindred Demon by Rashelle Workman: Received from Curiosity Quills, I am very intrigued by this book. 
Death of an Assassin by Ian Hiatt: Received from Curiosity Quills, I am very interested in books about Assassins so this obviously appealed to me. 
The Rumour by Elin Hildebrand: Received a copy from the publisher Hodder. I am very intrigued by the blurb of this one and the cover definitely makes me think of Summer.
Darkness by Karen Robards: Received a copy from Hodder & Stoughton. Just YES! This sounds like such a great, exciting read and I am definitely looking forward to it!

Reading Update:
The Unexpected Everything
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson: 5 stars, although this book took me a while to finish I really enjoyed it and also I love that there is a pug on the front as anyone who know me will know that I love pugs.

Marrying Winterborne (The Ravenels, #2)The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1)Omens (The Cainsville Trilogy)
Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas: 5 stars, Boy did I love this book! It kills me that I have to wait so long for the next book - I already know I will be re-reading this multiple times.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman: 3 stars, I found the world building a tiny bit confusing but I liked the characters and I definitely want to continue the series.
Omens by Kelley Armstrong: 3.5 stars, I was a little underwhelmed but I did enjoy this overall and I loved the main two characters. 
At First SightThe Fixer (The Fixer, #1)The Conspiracy of Us (The Conspiracy of Us, #1)
At First Sight by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: 3 stars, Not as good as I wanted it to be. There was some definite insta-love and it wasn't good enough to be believable. Not sure about the plot either. 
The Fixer by Jennifer Lynn Barnes: 4 stars, Very exciting read with great characters but I saw a couple of the twists coming. Interested to see what the second book is like. 
The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall: 3.5 stars, Not that into the romance and the other elements definitely stretch belief but it was a fun read and I flew through it.
Struck (Struck, #1)Shaken (Struck, #3)Imprudence (The Custard Protocol, #2)
Struck by Joss Stirling: 3.5 stars, This isn't my favourite Joss Stirling book but it was very fun and exciting. 
Shaken by Joss Stirling: 4 stars, A quick and fun read. I am looking forward to this series continuing.
Imprudence by Gail Carriger: 4.5 stars, Full review coming next week but I loved this book!
A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House, #1)Potent Pleasures (Pleasures Trilogy)Midnight Pleasures (Pleasures Trilogy)
A School for Unusual Girls by Kathleen Baldwin: 4 stars, This was such a fun and exciting read. I enjoyed the plot and the romance and liked the characters. Definitely want to read the second book.
Potent Pleasures by Eloisa James: 3 stars, This wasn't my favourite purely because of the way the hero behaved, but it was still a fun read.
Midnight Pleasures by Eloisa James: 4 stars, I read this so fast, definitely a one sitting book. 

Next Week on the Blog:
  • Cover Characteristic: Arrows
  • Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases for the Second Half of the Year
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Clare Reviews: Imprudence by Gail Carriger
  • Friday Reads

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


  1. I am pretty excited to read The Invisible Library! I've been waiting for it to come out. :) And I love the covers too they're done so well. I hope that series is good. And death of an Assassin sounds great!

    If you liked School for Unusual Girls I think you'll like the sequel. I haven't finished it yet but it's very much in the same vein.

    1. The covers look so great, the story is good although there is a bit too much exposition in the first book! Death of an Assassin is one I am excited for and I am definitely going to check out the sequel to School for Unusual Girls.

  2. WOW lots of romances this week for you guys. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Ann hates romance and I love it so our new books aren't so great for her this week!

  3. Great bunch of books this week. I read and reviewed "The Invisible Library" last week and loved it. I can't wait to continue on with the series. I really need to read some Gail Carriger someday as I hear lots of people raving about her books.

    1. I am glad you enjoyed The Invisible Library, I am looking forward to continuing the series as well.
      Gail Carriger writes such fun books, you should definitely check them out!

  4. I hear such good stuff about Gone!
    Enjoy your books :)

    Sugar & Snark - Latest haul

  5. Soooooo many books! Great haul! The rumour looks really good! I hope you enjoy all of the books you got this week :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

    1. So many books I am excited for! The Rumour does sound really good! Thanks for visiting :)

  6. Wow, that's a lot of books. I hadn't heard of Julia Golding, I will check her out.

    My Sunday Summary

    1. She also writes as Joss Stirling and Eve Edwards - and I enjoy all of her pen names' books!

  7. Wonderful haul! Gone, Remnants and a few others are on my to-read lists or shelves. Looks like a glorious summer of books await you! Enjoy and happy reading!