Sunday 4 February 2018

Sunday Post 4th February 2018

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 #40
  • Clare Reviews: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Books We Got This Week:

The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air, #1)Reign of the Fallen (Reign of the Fallen, #1)The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)Reign the Earth (The Elementae, #1)Blood and Sand
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black: I am so, so excited for this. I really enjoy how dark Holly Black makes her characters and fey are always fun!
Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh: LGBT necromancer fantasy? It's like all my favourite things in one so my hopes are sky high!
The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare: I adore Dare's romances so I am very much looking forward to this when I am in a light, romancey mood.
Reign the Earth by A.C. Gaughen: I know very little about this, but the cover is gorgeous and all the reviews I've read praise how feminist it is which is exciting!
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk: Again, I don't know a lot about this but the premise "female Spartacus" immediately grabbed my attention!

Reading Update:

Alive (The Generations Trilogy, #1)Watch the Lady
Alive by Scott Sigler: 3.5 stars, Sigler did a really really good job of keeping the mental age of the characters 12 (so often 12 year olds who wake up in adult bodies suddenly become more mature by magic). It was also pretty brutal. I don't know if I'll continue the series but I'm definitely intrigued.
Watch the Lady by Elizabeth Fremantle: 4 stars, This is my favourite period of history and it was so exciting to read about someone I knew nothing about before. I know a fair amount about the Earl of Essex drama but never really studied his sister and it looks like she really deserves more. This was a very dramatic and fast paced read and seemed historically accurate to the best of my knowledge! 

Next Week on the Blog:

  • Monday Highlights #41
  • Top Ten Oldest Books on My TBR
  • Clare Reviews: Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin
  • Clare Reviews: Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  • Clare Reviews: Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cumming


  1. I hope you enjoy your new books! I think everybody got Cruel Prince this week. I’ve been seeing it everywhere.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. The Cruel Prince I'll probably read at some point, I want to try Holly Black. Plus fae. And Reign the Earth looks amazing just from the cover!

  3. Great haul! Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. They are all new to me. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  4. I read and really enjoyed Blood and Sand. I really want to read Cruel Prince and Reign the Earth. Hope you enjoy all the books.

  5. Seems like you're on a real fantasy roll. Hope you love these!

  6. I can't wait to see what you think of The Cruel Prince, Clare! :)