Sunday, 23 October 2016

Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves #43

Weekly Wrap Up...

I have once again managed my two book week. It's been two really good ones too. The first book I have finished is Ruin and Rising. I have been almost binge reading this one. Preparing myself for the Worlds Collide event in manchester next week. Which I am suuuuuper excited about. I am not reading Six of Crows and am hoping to get to the Crooked Kingdom before the event too. Yesterday I have finished A Head Full Of Ghosts. Now that's been a very surprising and exciting book. Loved it. 

 

The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.


 

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents' despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie's descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts' plight. With John, Marjorie's father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie's younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface--and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.


Stacking the Shelves...

This week I've had quite a few new books. I've won Caraval in a competition on Twitter! Eeeek. Thank you so much Kavita. 

I have had a cheeky little Amazon delivery. 3 new books including All the Bright Places, Holding Up the Universe and Three Dark Crowns. 

Also got two lovely books delivered by publishers. The first one was another surprise book by twenty7 and Cut To The Bone sounds very intriguing. Thank you so much.
The second one was from Cara at the new and exciting HQYoungAdult, thank you so much for my copy of The Watcher. How pretty is the cover tho guys? 

Last but not least thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for Ever The Hunted. Been eyeing this one for some time :) 

 


 



 


 


 


 

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