Sunday 4 June 2017

Sunday Post 4th 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 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:

Books We Got This Week:

Dreamfall (Dreamfall #1)The Distance Between UsThe Fill-In BoyfriendBy Your SideNo Love Allowed (Dodge Cove, #1)
Dreamfall by Amy Plum: I've been wanting to read this story ever since I first heard about it so I am glad to finally have a copy! It's such an intriguing concept. I have a lot of sleep problems such as insomnia and lucid nightmares which are the actual worst so this just sounds super interesting to me!
The Distance Between Us/The Fill-In Boyfriend/By Your Side by Kasie West: I've already read these (actually read all three the day they arrived) and they were super cute! 
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista: I've already read this and really enjoyed it! It was a good rich boy gets girl to pretend to be his girlfriend on the condition she doesn't fall in love with him - only maybe he falls for her instead story. Which is apparently something I enjoy. 
This is Not a Test (This is Not a Test #1)Things I Should Have KnownThe Other F-WordUnhookedOne Of Us Is Lying
This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers: Zombies. Zombies and Courtney Summers. Not sure what else I would ever need to convince me to buy a book?
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik: I've already read this as well and absolutely adored it! So, so, so good. 
The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend: I've read this and loved it more than I expected to! Really, really good family dynamics!
Unhooked by Lisa Maxwell: I'm super excited for Maxwell's The Last Magician (which I believe is released in July) so to tide me over until that I picked this up! It's also a Peter Pan retelling I believe? And I love retellings so thats a win!
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus: I've already read this and my thoughts are below (full review coming soon).
When Dimple Met RishiThe Girl From Summer HillThe Ultimatum (The Guardian, #1)The Waking LandBreaking
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon: I've heard so many awesome things about this - I'm excited for a diverse cute romance.
The Girl From Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux: Sent to me for review from Headline, this looks adorable and it's (I believe) a Pride and Prejudice retelling which is always something I love.
The Ultimatum by Karen Robards: A con artist/thief. That was all of the blurb I needed to read to get excited for this. I received a finished copy for review from Hodder & Stoughton.
The Waking Land by Callie Bates: Sent to me for review from Hodder & Stoughton. Firstly I adore this cover. Like can't stop staring at it. And secondly - faeries?? Yes please.
Breaking by Danielle Rollins: Received via Netgalley. This sounds super intriguing. I'm hoping mental health it handled well in this.
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy (Dukovskaya #1)Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper (Dukovskaya #2)Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn (Dukovskaya #3)Prisoner of Ice and SnowSpellbook of the Lost and Found
Dancer, Daughter, Traitor, Spy/Hider, Seeker, Secret Keeper/Orphan, Agent, Prima, Pawn by Elizabeth Kiem: I got an e-arc of the third book via Netgalley and was intrigued enough to order copies of the first two as well. Although I think each book follows a different character?
Prisoner of Ice and Snow by Ruth Lauren: Received via Netgalley. I mostly want to read this because it sounds like it has some awesome sister dynamics which I am always a fan of!
Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moira Fowley-Doyle: I have been desperate for this ever since finishing The Accident Season last year and I am excited to start this soon!
The Little Theatre by the SeaThe HoneymoonEliza and Her MonstersWhy I Loathe Sterling LaneCircling the Sun
The Little Theatre by the Sea by Rosanna Ley: Set in Italy I believe so I was always going to want to read it. Plus this looks perfect for Summer right?
The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis: A slightly different kind of summer read but I'm still up for it. This is about a woman whose husband goes missing on their honeymoon? It sounds very tense.
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia: I loved Made You Up and this sounds even better, plus it has actual drawings in it and I'm a sucker for that.
Why I Loathe Sterling Lane by Ingrid Paulson: I already have an e-arc of this from Netgalley but I decided to grab a finished copy as well, I will be taking part in the blog tour for this so my review will be up on the 29th!
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain: THANK YOU to Vera @ Regal Critiques so sent me this! It looks amazing and I can't wait to read it!!

Reading Update:

The Way to Game the Walk of ShameThe Distance Between UsThe Fill-In Boyfriend
The Way to Game The Walk Of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen: 4 stars, Clare recommended that I read this book and I really enjoyed it, it was a really fun story although I did find it confusing in some places. Overall a great book!
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: 4 stars, this was another book that Clare recommended that I read and again I loved it. The characters were amazing although the ending seemed to quickly resolved.
The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West: 4 stars, once again this was a book that Clare recommended that I read and I really liked it. Not only were the characters really good but also the ending was a lot more realistic.

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, #2)Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths, #3)Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4)
Ten Tiny Breaths Series by K.A. Tucker: I only gave books 1, 2 and 4 two or three stars each but the third book (Four Seconds to Lose) was really good. Tucker has a very addictive writing style which is why I kept reading the series despite some disappointment. The third book is definitely worth a read and can be read as a standalone though.
The Way to Game the Walk of ShameNo Love Allowed (Dodge Cove, #1)The Distance Between UsThe Fill-In Boyfriend
The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen: 4.5, So. Cute. I loved the characters, adored the romance and wanted more as soon as I finished the book. Definitely can't wait to see what Nguyen writes next!
No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista: 4.5 stars, Stellar mental health rep (which I didn't expect) and a cute romance. Again, I need more from Evangelista now!
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West: 3.5 stars, Adorable and I did like the family and friend bits as well as the romance. However I felt like there was too slow a build and then everything was resolved super quickly.
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West: 4.5 stars, Loved all the characters in this one and was totally engaged the whole way through. My favourite Kasie West book so far!
By Your SideThings I Should Have KnownThe Other F-WordOne Of Us Is Lying
By Your Side by Kasie West: 4 stars, Really good anxiety rep (actually thinking of doing a post on mental health rep in books soon). The romance was cute but I didn't feel as much of an attachment to the love interest as I wanted to. 
Things I Should Have Known by Claire LaZebnik: 5 stars, OH MY GOD I LOVE THIS BOOK! As a carer for my younger brother this rang so true to me and just gave me so many emotions. Loved it. 
The Other F-Word by Natasha Friend: 4.5 stars, So much better than I actually expected it to be. I was intrigued by the concept but ended up being thoroughly enchanted by the characters and the relationship dynamics. Really, really recommend.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus: 3.5 stars, The mystery wasn't as suspenseful as I might have wished. But overall I really enjoyed this and will have a proper review up next week!

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #9
  • Top Ten Historical Fiction Books I've Added to My TBR Recently
  • Wednesday Catch-Up
  • Clare Reviews: One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
  • Friday Reads
  • Recent Reads With Great Mental Health Representation!

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


  1. I can't wait to hear what you think of Fowley-Doyle's new book!

  2. I liked One Of Us Is Lying and can't wait to see your review. I'll have to check out This Is Not A Test and Dreamfall looks good too.

    1. This Is Not a Test intrigues me because it sounds so different from the author's other books! And Dreamfall just sounds super!

  3. Oh wow. Look at all of those wonderful books. I spy several I'll be checking out. Enjoy!

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  4. All the Kasie West and KA Tucker books. Enjoy!

    1. I think Kasie West may be a new favourite and I really loved Four Seconds to Lose by KA Tucker so will definitely have to check out some more of her books!

  5. All those lovely covers! Oh, that reminds me, I must buy One of Us is Lying!


  6. Great haul! I want The Honeymoon, and because I enjoy Paula McLain's books, Circling the Sun is calling to me. Jude Deveraux is an author I haven't read in a I am now tempted.

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. The Honeymoon was a bit of an impulse buy because its been calling to me from the shelves whenever I go shopping! And I've never read anything by Paula McLain before but Circling the Sun looks great!!

  7. Wow! That's a lot of good reads you got there! I hope you enjoy them all!

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    1. Yeah I got way more than I expected this week! But they all look so amazing how could I not?

  8. The Girl from Summer Hill is a P and P retelling of sorts. its cute! I read it when it was first released!
    Looks like you both got some great new books!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I'm really looking forward to starting it!