Sunday, 25 September 2016

Weekly Wrap Up and Stacking the Shelves #39

Weekly Wrap Up...

I have managed two books this week, just. And even that's been tough. I feel like I am so busy lately I have no time for myself. I am tired all the time but can't sleep at night, no idea what's going on. But I worked hard to finish two books and the first one was Only Daughter by Anna Snoekstra and the second one was Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo, which was certainly a little more up my street then the first one. I am trying to get through all her books before the amazing book event next month at which Leigh will be too. 

In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman's dark past becomes another's deadly future 

In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.  

She'd been enjoying her teenage summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—blood in the bed, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come.
Eleven years later she is replaced. 

A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec.

Soon the imposter is living Bec's life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends' names. Playing with her twin brothers.

But Bec's welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the imposter dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her--or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

Stacking the Shelves... 

It's been a really good week when it comes to adding to my shelf. From surprise book post to Fairy Loot box, a winner from maximumpop and even an amazing approval on netgalley. 

First of all thank you to Maximumpop for another amazing giveaway. I've been wanting to add Broken Skies to my collection for some time now so I was very pleased to win this one.

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for approving my request for Silver Star by Michael Grant. I enjoyed the first book in this series very much and have been waiting for this one in anticipation. 

My very first Fairy Loot box arrived and let me tell you it is aaaaaamazing!! It included and amazing book but I don't want to give that away just yet, instead I will make a post about my unboxing. 

Yesterday I've come home to two surprise books in my letter box. Let me just remind you how much I love surprises! Very very much! The first one is There May Be A Castle by Piers Torday, and OMG how cute is the ARC of that??? Thank you Lauren at Hachette Children, you're a star. 
And the second one is All Of Us And Everything by Bridget Asher, it promises humour and I really fancy some of that. So thank you Alison at Corvus for my copy. 

What a fantastic week its been for my Shelves! But I really do need to speed up my reading ;) 

1 comment:

  1. Only daughter looks really good to me. Looks like some great books for your reading list and I hope you enjoy them all.
    sherry @ fundinmental My Sunday Memes