This Week In Books #34

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

The Unexpected Everything When I Was Invisible Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

NOWThe Unexpected EverythingMorgan Matson– I started this cute contemporary last night. I think it’s going to be exactly what I need during a very busy week.

THENWhen I Was InvisibleDorothy Koomson– I finished Dorothy Koomson’s latest book. I thought it was an intriguing read but not her best. My review will hopefully be out within the next week or so.

NEXTTruthwitchSusan Dennard– I was supposed to start this book last week, but I wasn’t feeling in the mood for it. I’m very much letting my mood dictate my reading at the moment. Hopefully I’ll read this soon!

What does your reading look like this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by later today!

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This Week In Books #33

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2) Pretty Is Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

NOWWalk The EdgeKatie McGarry– I’m about a quarter of the way through this book by Katie McGarry. It’s so easy to read. It’s just what I need right now as I’m so busy!

THENPretty IsMaggie Mitchell– I recently finished this thriller which was a debut novel. I enjoyed it, but I felt like there were many unanswered questions.

NEXTTruthwitchSusan Dennard- I am reading this book for my ‘Comparing’ feature with Luna from Luna’s Little Library. Our review will be up later this month.

What are you reading this week? Feel free to leave a link to a similar post that you do! Happy Reading! 😀

Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are ten books on our Spring TBR. I’ve decided for this Spring, I’m going to try and get to new releases that I haven’t yet read. I’m trying to keep on top of new releases, but as most bookworms know…it’s somewhat impossible.

The Year We Fell Apart- Emily Martin

The Year We Fell Apart

I have read that this book is incredibly sad, but well written. I can’t wait to sink into it!

Underwater- Marisa Reichardt

Underwater

I have heard such good things about this book. It’s definitely on my radar to read ASAP!

The Love That Split The World- Emily Henry

The Love That Split the World

I am so intrigued by this book. I can’t wait to see what it’s like!

Symptoms Of Being Human- Jeff Garvin

Symptoms of Being Human

I have heard amazing things about this book by bloggers with similar interest to me.

Walk The Edge- Katie McGarry

Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2)

I do love a bit of Katie McGarry’s writing. I’m excited to see where this series goes.

Into The Dim- Janet B.Taylor

Into the Dim

Time travel seems to be quite popular this year. I’m intrigued to see where this book goes! 🙂

Flawed- Cecelia Ahern

Flawed

I am excited to read Cecelia Ahern’s YA debut. I know I will get around to this book this month as I have an ARC and I’ve become ever so organised with my ARCS these days! 😉

Truthwitch- Susan Dennard

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

I preordered this book, but still haven’t read it. I need to change that. I’ve heard mixed things about this book, so I’m excited to form my own opinion!

Passenger- Alexandra Bracken

Passenger (Passenger, #1)

I have seen this book around everywhere! I can’t wait to read it and see what all of the fuss is about.

When We Collided- Emery Lord

When We Collided

Emery Lord is one of my auto buy authors. I can’t wait to read her latest book. I expect big things!

What’s on your Spring TBR? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly #3)

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:
Something Strange And Deadly
A Darkness Strange And Lovely

Synopsis:

With supernatural forces, epic romance, and a mysterious Egyptian city, Eleanor and her team are set for an adventure they will never forget.

It has been a tumultuous time for Eleanor Fitt since life as she knew it in Philadelphia came abruptly to an end. Although the Spirit-Hunters Joseph, Jie, and Daniel have helped her survive, Eleanor has lost just about everything.

And now, Jie is missing taken by the evil necromancer Marcus. Eleanor is determined not only to get her back but to finally end this nightmare. To do so, she must navigate the hot desert streets of nineteenth-century Egypt amid the rising Dead, her unresolved feelings for Daniel, and her volatile relationships with Joseph and Oliver, her demon. And it won’t be easy. Because Allison, her friend from Philadelphia, has tagged along, becoming strangely entangled in Eleanor’s mission.

It will take all of Eleanor’s powers of black magic, and all of Daniel’s and Joseph’s trust, to succeed. But there will be a price.

Thoughts:

I have finally completed the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy. Now I’m not saying it’s been a hard slog to finish it. I’ve found it enjoyable, but you know what it’s like being a bookworm. Too many books, too little time. I’m thrilled I managed to finish another series, especially one that is written as well as Susan Dennard’s! As always, it’s hard to review a final book in the series, so I shall try not to give too much away.

I have loved this trilogy from the beginning. It surprised me, as it’s not a genre that I often read. It’s a mix of science fiction, steam punk, YA and a bit of paranormal alongside it. The concluding book in the series is absolutely action packed. It kept me turning the pages. I definitely think that the ending of the trilogy will divide its readers.

Strange and Ever After begins in Paris and finally ends up in Egypt. Eleanor finds out some bad news about her mother. Eleanor starts to push everyone close to her away. However, she can’t focus on her emotions for too long as Marcus is becoming even more powerful. She has to work out how to stop him before he gets to her.

As I mentioned, I believe that the ending will divide its readers. All I can really say about that without spoiling it for too many is that there is a death that shocks. I personally thought it worked. It tied up the trilogy and ensured that there were no unanswered questions. However, I can totally see how it will irk many readers!

Would I recommend it?:
Yes!

This trilogy has an ending which’ll divide readers, but I found it to be a highly enjoyable series!

Stacking The Shelves #134

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

Received from Stripes Publishing

The Haunting

I can’t wait to read The Haunting by Alex Bell. Massive thanks to Stripes Publishing for sending me Alex’s second Red Eye book! This book will be devoured ASAP with a review up on my blog in February.

Bought:

Truthwitch (The Witchlands, #1)

I love Susan Dennard’s writing. I’m currently finishing the final book in her first series. I’m looking forward to starting her new series, which I have read amazing things about!

Underwater

Underwater is a debut novel this year. The synopsis immediately grabbed my attention. I’ve heard great things about it, so I can’t wait to get stuck into it!

What have you added to your shelves this week? Feel free to leave a link to your hauls and I’ll stop by!

This Week In Books #22

I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next! I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

As ever, click on the book image to get to Goodreads!

Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3) Six of Crows (Six of Crows, #1) For Holly

NOW- Strange and Ever AfterSusan Dennard– I have literally just started the last book in the Something Strange and Deadly trilogy. I’ll be sad to see this one finish! I just hope it lives up to the rest of the series!

THEN- Six of CrowsLeigh Bardugo– I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it took me a week to read due to how busy I was. I adore Leigh Bardugo’s writing!

NEXT- For HollyTanya Byrne– I have been meaning to read this book for such a long time. I’ve decided it needs to be my next book!

What have you been reading recently? Feel free to leave a link to any similar posts that you may do! Happy Reading! 🙂

15 for 2015: How did I do?

In 2015, I highlighted 15 series that were on my radar- either to finish or to start! Here is how I did with this challenge…

Series I finished…

-Splintered-

Splintered (Splintered, #1)Unhinged (Splintered, #2)Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

I read Unhinged and Ensnared.

-Legend-

Legend (Legend, #1)Prodigy (Legend, #2)Champion (Legend, #3)

I read Champion.

-Burn For Burn-

Burn for Burn (Burn for Burn, #1)Fire with Fire (Burn for Burn, #2)Ashes to Ashes (Burn for Burn, #3)

I read Ashes to Ashes!

-The Summer I Turned Pretty-

The Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)It's Not Summer Without You (Summer, #2)We'll Always Have Summer (Summer, #3)

I read We’ll Always Have Summer (review to follow).

Series I’m nearly finished

-Something Strange and Deadly-

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, #1)A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly, #2)Strange and Ever After (Something Strange and Deadly, #3)

I read A Darkness Strange and Lovely. Strange and Ever After is coming soon.

Series I didn’t finish and have no intentions of finishing…

-Birthmarked-

Birthmarked (Birthmarked #1)Prized (Birthmarked, #2)Promised

I didn’t enjoy Prized, so didn’t and won’t continue the series…

 -Unwind Dystology-

Unwind (Unwind, #1)Unwholly (Unwind, #2)UnSouled (Unwind, #3)

This one surprised me. I didn’t really enjoy Unwholly, so don’t want to read the rest. A shame!

-The Darkest Minds-

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

I didn’t enjoy this book, so won’t be continuing!

-Across The Universe-

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

Unfortunately I didn’t connect with this book!

 Series I started-

Unspoken (The Lynburn Legacy, #1)Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #1)The Giver (The Giver, #1)Awaken (Awaken, #1)Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1)

Unspoken– I’m almost finished this trilogy! (Unspoken, Untold)

Shiver– I started this trilogy, not my favourite trilogy, but decent enough! (Shiver)

The Giver– I’m almost finished this quartet. One book to go! (The Giver, Gathering Blue, The Messenger (review to follow))

Awaken– I started this series, I remember enjoying it at the time, but it’s story isn’t sticking with me. (Awaken)

Ten Tiny Breaths– The ending really annoyed me, but I’m intrigued enough to continue! (Ten Tiny Breaths)

Anna Dressed In Blood– I enjoyed the first book! (Anna Dressed In Blood)

In 2016, I shall continue to conquer my series. Look at the page HERE for series I am aiming to finish!