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Sunday Post #23

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!

This week I didn’t really get much on the book haul front, but I did get one from Netgalley and a couple eBooks!

Book Haul

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Via Netgalley) I Hunt Killers

He Needs Discipline by Dominic Rod

My Sister and the Priest by Rosalyn Coleman

In Decline (stories) by Michael Crane

The Unexpected Gift (The Hunted) by Amanda Shofner

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Last Week on the Blog

Monday – Mini Review Monday: The Cutting Room Floor by Dawn Klehr

Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I’d Give To Readers Who Have Never Read Horror

Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: Sacrifice by Brigid Kemmerer

Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Elusive Memories by Amanda Shofner

Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Daybreak by Leigh Wilder

Saturday – Book of the Week: Rogue by Gina Damico

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This was another fun blogging week, but a bit of an up and down reading one. I loved Rogue and Daybreak, and I Hunt Killers was thrilling in its own way, but there were a few books I had been looking forward to that either I didn’t enjoy or were just alright. Still, I have plenty of books that I am excited to get to, so hopefully this next week will be a bit better!

Getting back to consistent posts has been a lot of fun for me, and it has kept me distracted from real life which has been a pain as of late. I’ve been working since May on jumping through all the hoops, but this week I found out I won’t be on campus for at least the first semester back at the University of Minnesota, and I might not be at all depending on a financial aid appeal. If that falls through things get ugly very quickly, but I’ll deal with that if/when it happens.

I don’t have set posts yet for this week, but hopefully I’ll be able to continue this run of daily (or nearly daily anyway) posts! I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you had a great bookish week, and thanks for reading. Enjoy your Sunday!


Book of the Week: Rogue

BookOfTheWeek

Every Saturday I will talk about my favorite book that I read during the week, whether it be a review or a spotlight, or maybe having the author over to talk about it. Who doesn’t want more happy bookish goodness? ^.^

This week I’m gushing about: Rogue by Gina Damico

Summary from GoodreadsRogue

Lex is a teenage Grim Reaper with the power to Damn souls, and it’s getting out of control. She’s a fugitive, on the run from the maniacal new mayor of Croak and the townspeople who want to see her pay the price for her misdeeds. Uncle Mort rounds up the Junior Grims to flee Croak once again, but this time they’re joined by Grotton, the most powerful Grim of all time. Their new mission is clear: Fix his mistakes, or the Afterlife will cease to exist, along with all the souls in it.

The gang heads for Necropolis, the labyrinth-like capital city of the Grimsphere. There, they discover that the Grimsphere needs a reboot. To do that, the portals to the Afterlife must be destroyed…but even that may not be enough to fix the damage. Things go from bad to worse, and when at last the fate of the Afterlife and all the souls of the Damned hang in the balance, it falls to Lex and her friends to make one final, impossible choice.

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It’s time for another edition of Frodo’s Hobbit Sized Reviews! Short and sweet just like 2nd breakfast!

Normally for a Book of the Week choice I would avoid doing a mini review because I want to give it as much praise as I possibly can and explain why I love the book so much. The problem with Rogue in this case is twofold; I had so many emotions after I finished the book that I was (and still am) a bit in shell shock, and it’s the third book in a series and I don’t want to spoil too much for any readers that haven’t started it yet. So that’s why I’ll be brief, keeping it short and sweet and to the point.

Rogue was one of the best endings to a series that I have ever come across. The ending was absolutely perfect in every way, something I had been worried about, and what had kept me from reading this book for so long despite how much I enjoyed the first two. The writing in this series, and in Rogue in particular, is bar none, just flat out some of the best I’ve ever read. Rogue is equally devastating and heartrending as it is hilarious and sweet. It is filled with equal parts of love and despair.

Every single character in the Croak series is amazing, and in Rogue they are so fully developed and I was so emotionally invested in every one that their experiences really felt like my own. At minimum I felt like I was right alongside them, and that is so incredibly rare to feel for me while reading. Uncle Mort is so much more than he appears, Lex becomes everything I could have ever hoped for and more, and her friends do some amazing things, but Damico makes those acts feel so believable and right that I never questioned them.

The banter and wit displayed in the series is the best I’ve ever seen, and I can’t praise Damico enough for that. She made me near tears on one page and busting out laughing the next. The story was perfectly paced, gripping, and desperate, but wonderfully so. If I had infinite sums of money (which I sadly don’t) this would be one of the first sets of books I’d give to teen readers, especially those that aren’t that into reading, because I swear it could change that in an instant. I can’t recommend them enough, just read it if you haven’t already. Thanks as always for reading.

Five Smiling Frodos w Background


Sunday Post #9

Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

If you saw my Sunday Post a couple weeks ago you would know that I had planned for it to be a monthly feature. This would allow me to have plenty of books to share as well as news and a good overall recap. Well I’ve accrued 15 books in the last two weeks and if I don’t post this now I’m a bit scared of the number I’d be trying to share by the end of the month. So here we go.

Ze Book Haul

New Releases

Antigoddess by Kendare Blake

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

Rogue by Gina Damico

Main Haul/Sequel Mania

A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Phoenix by Elizabeth Richards

Everbound by Brodi Ashton

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Deception by C. J. Redwine

Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver

Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley

Fire With Fire by Jenny Han

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Needed It In Print

Attic Clowns by Jeremy C. Shipp

Book Haul Talk

If you read my last Sunday Post two weeks ago you may be wondering why I’m doing another one so soon. The answer is quite simple, I already had built up such a large amount of books that had I waited until the end of the month to do a book haul it would have been a mile long. This haul has new releases (Antigoddess!), ones I’ve read before but wanted a print copy of (Attic Clowns), and a ton of books that I’m really looking forward to. The top section of the stack of books is made up of sequels and while I am looking forward to all of them I haven’t even read book one of any of those series. XD I just couldn’t help myself! Also, at the bottom of the stack are two MG books, Doll Bones and Liesl & Po which I got purely because Kat @ Katytastic really enjoyed them. ^.^

The Last Two Weeks

I am hosting a giveaway (still open!) as part of the Off to Oz Giveaway Hop and am giving away 3 Amazon Gift Cards!

I wrote about the Top Ten books that I wish were taught in schools

Read and reviewed Croak by Gina Damico (which I loved)

Gushed over my pretty new pictures for my weekly features created by the amazing Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal!

Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to stop by! Enjoy your Sunday and I’ll see you in a couple weeks for another Sunday Post! ^.^