Saturday, 23 September 2017

Sunday Post 24th September 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.

We're BACK! We vanished for a couple of weeks because we were both starting new jobs and a new year of college/university so we've been insanely busy! But I am so glad to be back blogging and reading (not a lot of reading done in the past few weeks). 

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week:

Chasing Christmas Eve (Heartbreaker Bay, #4)Firefly (Redemption, #2)The French Exchange Whale and Other Rejected Book IdeasHow to Hang a Witch (How to Hang a Witch, #1)
Chasing Christmas Eve by Jill Shalvis: I'm already amassing Christmas books? This was sent to me for review which I am delighted about because I adore Jill Shalvis's writing!
Firefly by Molly McAdams: Another review book and one I am very excited for because I've heard some amazing things about this series!
The French Exchange Whale by Cal King: I requested this because it looked funny and cute and (I am currently reading it) it is definitely both! I've laughed out loud a few times and I could easily flick through this book very quickly but I'm trying to slow myself down a bit!
How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather: I've seen a lot of hype for the second book in this series - plus it looks like a very Halloween appropriate book! 
Even the Darkest Stars (Even the Darkest Stars #1)Speak Easy, Speak LoveWarcross (Warcross, #1)One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns, #2)
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett: Mountaineering and sisters - this sounds so fascinating and unique. The book itself is so beautiful as well!
Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George: A SHAKESPEARE retelling set in the TWENTIES!? Yes. All the yes! 
Warcross by Marie Lu: I loved Legend so I've been super intrigued by this one. Plus I love anything to do with gaming!
One Dark Throne by Kendare Blake: Because after the ending of the first book how could I not grab this the second it arrived??

Reading Update:

DevotedThe Diviners (The Diviners, #1)House of Ash
Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu: 5 stars, I read this as part of an upcoming collaboration with Vera @ Regal Critiques and I loved this book! It surprised me in so many little ways and I was so glued to the page the whole way through! Review coming soon(ish)!
The Diviners by Libba Bray: 5 stars, This was a re-read to refresh my memory before the third book comes out in October and I loved it even more than I did the first time I read it! Libba Bray's writing is excellent and the world is so creepy!
House of Ash by Hope Cook: 1.5 stars, Super disappointed with this one. It looked and sounded creepy and exciting. Although the concept itself was great I found the actual execution to be very flat and din't care about any of the characters. 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #25
  • Top Ten Books Featuring Bisexual Characters
  • Top 5 Books I've Read Because of Blogging
  • October Releases I'm Dying For
  • Friday Reads
  • Clare's September Wrap Up & October TBR

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


  1. I thought Warcross was quite good, and One Dark Throne too. Even the Darkest Stars is one I think I want to get, that blurb sounds so good.

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed Warcross and One Dark Throne! I'm very excited for both of those! And I agree - Even the Darkest Stars sounds so interesting!

  2. I hope your new jobs are going well and good luck with the new school year!

    I love Jill Shalvis's books. Chasing Christmas Eve looks like a good one. How to Hang a Witch sounds good as well. I will have to check out that series. I have the audio version of Warcross and am looking forward to listening to it. I still haven't read The Diviners. I really need to do that. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books.

    1. They are so far thank you! I would think the audiobook of Warcross would be good and I look forward to your thoughts on it!
      And you DEFINITELY should read The Diviners! I love that series - Libba Bray is all around brilliant!

  3. I am such a Shalvis fan! Read Chasing Christmas Eve the other day, and it's Shalvis doing Shalvis, which is a great thing. I love the Cow Hollow folks and can't wait for more of their stories. I am a fan of How to Hang a Witch and am actually starting the second book today. Yeah! Speak Easy was fabulous. I loved it to pieces, especially Beatrice. One Dark Throne was a fantastic second book. This story is moving in the direction of awesome, and I cannot wait for the next book. Seriously, Mathieu is so fabulous! Glad you liked Devoted so much.

    1. Ah that sounds great!! I cant wait to read Chasing Christmas Eve!!
      Glad to hear you enjoyed How to Hang a Witch and hope the second one is as good for you!
      Beatrice was one of my favourite Shakespeare characters already and I can only imagine putting her in the 20s would work fabulously well!!

  4. Weeks like that sometimes happen :) but oh well, at least you got Warcross! *jealous* haha :D
    Have a great week!

    1. I always feel guilty when I have weeks like this but you're so right, sometimes the just happen!
      Hope you get to read Warcross very soon!! :)

  5. Firefly sounds tempting. Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing.


  6. Hi, welcome back. I hope you enjoy Chasing Christmas Eve. I'm planning on reading it. Have a wonderful week. :)

    1. Thanks! I missed blogging! Hope you enjoy Chasing Christmas Eve as well! :)

  7. I can't believe I haven't even started The Diviners, WHILE YOU'VE ALREADY FINISHED IT. *hides* I'm sorry, I'll get my shit together and start it asap. It is just so big, I don't want to carry it haha. The fact that you didn't tell me you FINISHED Devoted is just... smh. ALSO, I just got Warcross and Speak Easy, Speak Love, and also I have Even the Darkest Stars, so let me know if you want to buddy read any of them! Also, also, tell me how was Chasing Christmas Eve when you read it, because I'm always looking for feel-good books for Christmas. :D

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques