Sunday, 25 June 2017

Sunday Post 25th June 2017

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. 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 or click the title to go to the review.

Last Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #11
  • Top Ten Series I've Been Meaning to Start
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Clare Reviews: Broken Branches by M. Jonathan Lee
  • Friday Reads: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  • July Releases

Books We Got This Week:

The First Days  (As the World Dies, #1)Fighting to Survive (As The World Dies, #2)Siege (As The World Dies, #3)Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy, #1)
The First Days/Fighting to Survive/Siege by Rhiannon Frater: ZOMBIES! Because apparently I'm super into zombies (literally two months ago I said I hated anything with zombies and now look at me - so fickle!) plus I adore these covers.
Feed by Mira Grant: See. More. Zombies. It's a problem. This actually has quite mixed reviews but it's so hard to find YA zombie books (you THINK they're more common than they are) and so I thought I'd take a chance.
A Drop of NightRoar (Stormheart, #1)Going BovineAn Act of Silence
A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann: Already super engrossed by this one. Whenever a new book arrives I read the first sentence as soon as I open the package and I did that here but couldn't stop reading so I'm three chapters in now. 
Roar by Cora Carmack: I've been really excited about this one because I love the colours on the cover and I'm really intrigued by elemental magic so this just looks great. 
Going Bovine by Libba Bray: This is somehow the last of Libba Bray's published books that I haven't read and I obviously NEED to read it. 
An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth: Received for review from the publisher. This sounds intense and intriguing and I am very excited for it. 

Reading Update:

Shadow Run (Kaitan Chronicles, #1)Liberty: The Spy Who (Kind of) Liked MeEliza and Her MonstersFalse Hearts
Shadow Run by Adrianne Strickland & Michael Miller: 4 stars, So, so badass. The characters were deep and interesting and the plot was so compelling and then towards the end it was proper heart pounding action - it felt very Star Wars dramatic which I loved and I can't wait for book 2!
Liberty by Andrea Portes: 2 stars, I'm a fan of sarcasm. I'm at least 50% sarcasm. But god, Paige/Liberty was 100% sarcasm. Not even remotely kidding she was never ever serious and it drove me up the wall. I get defense mechanisms but it was so hard to connect with her character when she didn't seem to care about anything? Plus she just came across as super immature which didn't exactly seem realistic for the whole covert op thing she had going on.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: 4.5 stars, Very accurate mental health rep and some very compelling characters. I loved the drawings as well, they added a lot of detail to the story.
False Hearts by Laura Lam: 3 stars, This was very entertaining and I thought it was very good, however I always struggle a little with Sci-Fi (unless its space pirates. I love space pirates). 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #12
  • Top Ten Books of 2017 (So Far)
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Blog Tour: Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson
  • Friday Reads
  • Clare's June Wrap Up & July TBR

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


  1. I really liked Going Bovine. I actually think it's the only Bray book I read. However I own several more. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the zombie books.

  2. I'm curious about Roar too! And Shadow Run might be one I'd like, I've been reading more space opera lately and liking it...

  3. Shadowrun and Eliza and Her Monsters look so good!

  4. Great haul! I like the look of An Act of Silence. Enjoy!


  5. Love your haul. Your haul is amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  6. I've read Rhiannon's zombie stories and really enjoyed them. Hope you do too. Some covers you shared here are intriguing. I confess, I'll buy a book because of its cover. LOL

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  7. Eeeek, Liberty sounds like too much. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy it. O_O But I'm sure you'll like Roar - I thought it was great. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Clare. =)

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