Sunday 14 August 2016

Sunday Post 14th August 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:
Extracted (The Lost Imperials Series Book 1)The Delphi Effect (The Delphi Trilogy Book 1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)
Extracted by Sherry D. Ficklin: Received via Netgalley, This looks steampunky and fun. Definitely want to read it soon.
The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker: Received via Netgalley, this sounds like such a great read. I've never read anything else by Rysa Walker but this seems like a book I will really enjoy. 
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff: Someone described the school in this as reminiscent of Hogwarts - but for assassins. I am trying to keep my hopes down so I don't get disappointed - but it's hard. Plus the cover is so very gorgeous and detailed.

Reading Update
The Star-Touched Queen (The Star-Touched Queen, #1)
The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi: 3.5 stars, It took me most of the week to finish the first chapter and then only a few hours to read the rest of the book. The writing is beautiful and fairy-tale-esque but it did mean that  I wasn't immediately dragged into the story. I really enjoyed this story and look forward to more from Roshani Chokshi but I didn't love it as much as some people seem to have done.

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Cover Characteristic: Mountains
  • Top Ten Books Set in London
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Top 5 Favourite First Sentences
  • Favourite Under-Rated Books
  • Friday Reads
  • Netflix and Books Tag

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


  1. I got Extracted as well this week. Never Knight looks really good. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. That's a new cover for Nevernight! Hope you enjoy it! Hope you will have a great week! Here's my Sunday Post:

    1. I think there might be different covers for US and UK. This is the UK one and I love it!

  3. The Delphi Effect looks interesting, and I like the steampunkiness of that first one too. I'll have to look closer at both of those. Looking forward to your TTT too- love books set in London!

    Have a super week!

    1. Its been awhile since I read steampunk so I am excited for that one and I have heard mixed things about Rysa Walker, her time travel books don't appeal to me but this one sounds intriguing!

  4. Eeeep! I loved The Star-Touched Queen, and Nevernight. That cover of Nevernight is amazing. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Glad to hear you loved Nevernight! I will be reading it very soon and I am excited!

  5. I have heard so much about Nevernight. But, most of what I have heard has been more of the "I'm not sure I'm going to like this" variety! I'm curious to see what you think!

    1. The concept sounds intriguing to me but - like you - I have heard some not so positive things!