Sunday, 19 November 2017

Sunday Post 19th November 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:

  • Monday Highlights #32
  • Vera Made Me Read It: Devoted by Jennifer Mathieu

Books We Got This Week:

Renegades (Renegades, #1)Retribution Rails (Vengeance Road, #2)The Nowhere GirlsTimekeeper
Renegades by Marissa Meyer: I've been excited for this for so so long! I love Meyer's writing and superhero/villain stories are always something I'm interested in!
Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman: I loved Vengeance Road. This is a companion novel following different characters and sounds just as good as the first book!
The Nowhere Girls by Amy Reed: This is a sensitive topic for me but I've been wanting to read it anyway so finally caved and ordered it! This looks like it will be a very powerful read.
Timekeeper by Tara Sim: I've had my eye on this since it was released. The paperback was released last month so I decided to get it (Black Friday sale). 
No Good DeedNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan CrowTell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel
No Good Deed by Kara Connolly: I first heard about this at the beginning of the year and pre-ordered it immediately because female Robin Hood!! 
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend: I don't often read Middle Grade but the hype for this has been intense. Plus it's so beautiful under the cover. So beautiful.
Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan: This was on my list as a release I was excited for and I somehow forgot to pre-order it? Thankfully Black Friday struck again and I bought it!

Reading Update:

Annie on My MindThe Seafarer's KissAs I DescendedOur Own Private Universe
Annie On My Mind by Nancy Garden: 4.5 stars, There are some books I just cant rationally comment on and this is one of them. I loved Liza and Annie and there were parts of the book that broke my heart but the ending put it back together mostly. It also made me hugely grateful for my family. 
The Seafarer's Kiss by Julia Ember: 3 stars, There were a lot of things I loved about this book, the concept, Loki themselves. The romance fell a little short for me if only because we don't really get to know Ragna. But I loved the mother-daughter relationship of the book and I loved that Erie always did things for the right reasons. 
As I Descended by Robin Talley: 4 stars, This was so creepy and intense and I kinda loved it. It had flaws but they weren't enough to take me out of the story and I was gripped from first to last page.
Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley: 3 stars, This definitely felt weaker than As I Descended. I wasn't as attached to the characters and the plot didn't grab me as much. I definitely want to read more from Robin Talley in the future though!
The MountainBlackhearts (Blackhearts, #1)Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)Windwitch (The Witchlands, #2)
The Mountain by Luca D'Andrea: 5 stars, Will have a full review up for this on the release date (30th) but in short I loved it. It was super creepy and atmospheric and I genuinely felt like I was inside the main characters head.
Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman: 3 stars, This was interesting but perhaps not for me? I've passed it on to Ann because she was excited for it and hopefully she will love it. It had elements I really liked but then I just didn't really feel the setting as much as I wanted to.
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard: 4 stars, Not the best world building but a very fun story. I loved Safi and Iseult. Not so much Merik who mostly just got on my nerves.
Windwitch by Susan Dennard: 2 stars, I just want Iseult/Aeduan scenes forever. I will definitely continue the series but this was a much weaker book than the first. 
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire (Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, #1)The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, #1)
Bright Smoke, Cold Fire by Rosamund Hodge: 2.5 stars, I don't know. I loved Cruel Beauty and Crimson Bound but the world building in this just didn't work for me and I never grew to like any of the characters. I rarely like Romeo and I think I disliked this Romeo even more than the original. And Juliet was so over-dramatic all the time. Whilst Paris and Ranaj were just straight up boring. 
The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead: 3.5 stars, I see absolutely no reason why this needed to be fantasy. It was basically upper-class English girl heads to America for a new life and ends up as a pioneer. There were very few differences with real history aside from place name changes. I did enjoy the characters and the romance but I don't think I'll continue the series. I'm not as interested in the other characters and this had a complete ending.


  1. No Good Deed looks great, and I still want to read the Dennard books. I'm so behind *sigh*

    The Mountain looks very intriguing too...

  2. Wow! Lots of new books. I hope they are all winners. I only read Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, which I overall really liked. There is part of the plot that felt unnecessary, because it distracted from the great stuff, but I liked it in general. Windwitch was not as great as Truthwitch for me either. I loved Iseult and Aeduan growing closer, but the thing that made me love Truthwitch was Safi and Iseult's friendship. I missed them being together in the second book.

  3. Great books! No Good Deed looks like a great, fantasy book! Hope it is.
    Enjoy the books you got.

  4. Nevermoor looks like a good read. I have a middle grade reader at home, so I really want to check this one out.

    Have a great week!

  5. I am curious about The Nowhere Girls. Enjoy your books and your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  6. That is one great group of books! Some are new to me too. I hope that have a good time reading them. Enjoy your week ahead. :)

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  7. YOU READ SO MUCH THIS WEEK OMFG. I still need to get The Renegades, so if you get to it, let me know how it was! I saw kind of mixed reviews, but I WANT TO LIKE IT SO BADLY, I'll literally force myself to lol. Ooh, I also got Nowhere Girls & loved Clean by the author, so tell me if you want to buddy-read it. I added As I Descended to my to-read list very recently, so I'm really glad to see that you enjoyed it. I'm sorry Windwitch disappointed you, and oh, it's a pity about Bright Smoke, Cold Fire, too. :| Great post!

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

  8. Wow! That's a lot of books! I got a hardcover of Renegades this week and OMG the book is so big. I have been hesitant to read it solely for that reason. I've heard book things about it though. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. =)

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  9. That's a bunch of great looking books! And a lot of these are new authors to me. Happy reading and have a great week.

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  10. Wow, you got lots of books, and you read so much! I hope you have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  11. Lots of great books you got this week! I hope you enjoy Renegades!

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