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:
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli: One of my absolute most anticipated for the year and I am really, really hoping it's amazing (also that they make a movie of it as they did with Simon please and thank you).
Suitors and Sabotage by Cindy Anstey: I have adored Anstey's books in the past and this one has the most gorgeous cover yet which hopefully means the story is similarly wonderful. (Yes I know that's not how stories work I just need to excuse my cover lust).
People Like Us by Dana Mele: Someone described this to me as Gay Mean Girls and I clicked buy so fast.
The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the best burger in Los Angeles) by Amy Spalding: This looks delightful and summery and I need it in my life.
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis: Firstly I adore this cover. Secondly, I've heard amazing things and I'm a real sucker for finding a new family stories - especially when they get complicated!
Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman: It's Amie Kaufman. Enough said. I'm really getting back into Middle Grade lately and I'm so glad I can do that with one of my favourite authors.
I Was Born For This by Alice Oseman: I've been a fan of Alice Oseman for so so long. I remember reading Solitaire when it was first released and freaking out over how incredibly wonderful it was. Radio Silence was somehow even better so I am beyond excited for this.
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake: This was the Fairy Loot book for April and, if I'm honest, I know very little about it. I know it features mythology and history which are two of my favourite things so I'm hopeful!
A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas: Maas is my problematic fave so I needed this. Even if it is getting some very bad reviews at the moment. Fingers crossed I enjoy it anyway?
Your Turn to Die by Sue Wallman: Ann picked this one up and we had to get it for the title alone because that is so horror movie.
The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens: I used to be addicted to Laurens' books (I own every single book in the Cynster series and spin-offs. It's a lot.) But it's been a while since I've read any of her books so I'm really looking forward to this.
The House on Half Moon Street by Alex Reeve: Because LGBT Historical Fiction is insanely hard to find (seriously recommendations please?).
Sammy Rambles and The Floating Circus/Land of the Pharoahs/Angel of 'El Horidore/Fires of Karmidor/Knights of the Stone Cross by J.T. Scott: A local author we met this week who was absolutely lovely. I immediately bought the whole series because magical school and dragons. You all know how much I desperately search for good dragon books right? And this just sounds amazing.
Release by Patrick Ness: 5 stars, Just incredible. I mean, I expect nothing less from Ness at this point. But this truly was a favourite for me. I don't even know how to put it into words but everything about this was wonderful. It reminded me a little of The Rest of Us Just Live Here in that there is this big dramatic potentially world ending thing happening but it's a subplot to the everyday life and problems of the Main Character. Both were compelling but it was Adam's story I truly adored.
Next Week on the Blog:
- Clare Reviews: Elemental Claim by Miranda Grant