Sunday, 8 October 2017

Sunday Post 8th October 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.

Last Week on the Blog:

Books We Got This Week:

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3)Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead (Book 3)Before the Devil Breaks You (The Diviners, #3)The Bear and the Nightingale
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay: I LOVE my growing collection of these editions. They are so, so gorgeous and I am looking forward to the day when they are all released.
Magnus Chase and the Ship of the Dead by Rick Riordan: I really want to read this soon, I am planning to read The Dark Prophecy first though, they may be different series but all Riordan books tie together so I prefer to read them chronologically.
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray: I feel like I've been waiting forever for this! Will be buddy reading it this month with Vera @ Regal Critiques and we are both excited for it!
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden: I've been wanting to read this since it was released but for some reason it was really hard to get in the UK. But this new edition just released and I found it and grabbed it up!
The Stolen Throne (Dragon Age, #1)Mass Effect: Revelation (Mass Effect, #1)27 Hours (The Nightside Saga, #1)Mirror Mirror
Dragon Age, Books 1-5: Fun fact - I am obsessed with Dragon Age. OBSESSED. So when I found out there were books set in the world WRITTEN by people who wrote the games I obviously had to get them. I will probably be reading these very soon!
Mass Effect, Books 1-4: Again, love the Mass Effect games. Not as much as I love Dragon Age but still excited about the world and excited to read more stories set there.
27 Hours by Tristina Wright: I've been waiting to read this all year. It is right near the top of my anticipated releases and I am definitely, definitely going to be reading it this month.
Mirror Mirror by Cara Delevigne: I love Cara as a model and as an actress so I am intrigued to see how I like her as an author as well. The plot sounds very interesting and I did read the first page on the way home from Tesco and enjoyed that.

Reading Update:

Zenith (The Androma Saga, #1)Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)There's Someone Inside Your House
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings: 5 stars, I wasn't planning on reading this book yet but after getting back from London and having it sat on my shelf waiting to be read I couldn't resist.
Hush Hush Series: 5 stars, this is a series that I have read several times before but I was in a reading slump again so I figured that rereading it would help get out of the reading slump and it did!
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: 4 stars, I loved the violence of this book and the twistedness of the murders but I did not however enjoy the romance as it distracted from the plot of the book.

The TreatmentThere's Someone Inside Your HouseThis Mortal Coil
The Treatment by C.L. Taylor: 4 stars, This was very tense and had some great characters. The action did lag at times but for the most part I really enjoyed this!
There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins: 3 stars, If this had more horror and waaay less romance I would have adored this. I did enjoy it but the overly sappy and honestly quite boring romance really detracted from my enjoyment of the book as a whole.
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada: 3.5 stars, Loved the brutality of the dystopia - and its been a while since I've read a dystopia because I was getting bored of the genre, but this one was definitely original. I really liked the main character but again, could have done without the romance. (I love romance I do, but it has a time and a place and when it dominates a plot I get frustrated).

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #27
  • How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (featuring our Brother)
  • Clare Reviews: S.T.A.G.S by M.A. Bennett
  • Would Our Favourite Characters Survive a Horror Movie?
  • Werewolves vs Vampires: The Showdown
  • Clare Reviews: Breaking by Danielle Rollins

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


  1. I love the Dragon Age games too!!! One of my favorite game series!! 27 Hours looks interesting. I might have to add that to my TBR. Enjoy all your books!!

    My StS
    Brittani @ Hope, Faith & Books

  2. I have high hopes for Mirror, Mirror as well. And I felt the same way about Someone Inside Your House- way too much romance (using that term loosely, ha ha) and not enough mayhem. I didn't hate it but it was just okay.

    Werewolves vs vampires that sounds fun...

  3. I love your new blog look!

    I am curious about There's Someone Inside Your House.

    Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. Everyone seems to be grabbing the new illustrated HP :) enjoy! Those are so beautiful, one of my friends happens to own the first two books, so I've seen them.
    Enjoy The Bear and the Nightingale! I've got the ARC of the sequel, can't wait to read it.
    Have a great week!

  5. Hi Ann & Clare!

    You've read some great books over the week. So many lovely covers, too!

    Happy reading, girls!

    Luv Sass

  6. God, I so freaking wish Perkins had toned down the romance in There's Someone Inside Your House, because the plot itself could have been exciting. AND THE ROMANCE WASN'T EVEN GOOD.

    I really-really hope you'll love The Bear and the Nightingale, Clare!

  7. Clare, you got so many wonderful books this week. I want them all! That new edition of "The Bear and the Nightingale" is gorgeous. I've been thinking about getting it although I already own the book.

    Ann, I'm really intrigue with "27 Hours". Can't wait to know what you though about it.

    Happy readings!
    Tânia @MyLovelySecret

  8. I've got There's Someone in Your House on my TBR list - I really feel like it would be a great read for this month! It looks like you have lots of great reading ahead of you. Enjoy!

  9. Those are some amazing books. I am curious about Before the Devil Break You, I'm off to check it out. :) Happy reading.

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Sunday Post

  10. Wow! Lots of great books this week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  11. I love the covers of Before the Devil Breaks You and 27 Hours! I've heard so-so things about 27 Hours from trusted bloggers so I've not checked it out. Still, it sounds good. I hope you both enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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  12. I love the new cover for The Bear and the Nightingale. I've heard wonderful things about The Treatment as well.