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.
Books We Got This Week:
The Empress by S.J. Kincaid: I've been waiting oh so impatiently for this since reading and loving The Diabolic! I am so looking forward to diving in!
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano: Cover buy if I'm honest. The plot sounds good and I've heard some really positive things but I just couldn't let this cover go and that's what finally convinced me to pre-order!
The Tiger's Daughter by K. Arsenault Rivera: One of those books I feel like I've been waiting for all my life. This is LGBT high fantasy with a gorgeous cover and an amazing sounding mythology! Definitely reading this soon!
Wonder Woman Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo: 3 stars, This was let down purely because my hopes were SO sky high. Which is my own fault! I wasn't as connected to the characters or the setup as I wanted to be (although I obviously loved Diana). The ending wasn't hugely satisfying.
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart: 4 stars, I've seen some mixed reviews of this - the negative ones usually from people who loved We Were Liars. Which I have somehow never read (and haven't had spoiled for me, its a miracle). All I know is that I greatly enjoyed this. The story works backward from the present which threw me at first but I soon loved. The main character was compelling and strangely likable and the plot was so engaging!
Before the Devil Breaks You by Libba Bray: 4 stars, Another one with mixed reviews. And I get it. Kind of. It isn't my favourite of the series but The Diviners will always be a high bar to beat. I genuinely loved the way the love triangle went (although there was a bit towards the middle I did not like). I need more of these characters and it kills me to know how long I will have to wait for it!!
Nemesis by Anna Banks: This was one of the first Fairy Loot box books I got and I still hadn't read it. So decided to pick it up and found it... disappointing. The slave-romance angle will always and forever be something that loses me. Yes she was super outspoken anyway but he continually thought of her as a gift (she was "gifted" to him) and the whole thing left me feeling off. Other than that I found the plot to be pretty generic and the characters were... nice? But not overly interesting.