Sunday Sum-Up


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer that I am linking my Sunday Sum-Ups with. Stop by and say hello!

I had quite a few posts go up this week and managed to keep up for the first half, and then I somehow took a nose dive. I am suffering bouts of exhaustion lately and that limited screen time I mentioned is a necessity. I had my visit with the surgeon on Friday. I won’t call it a wash, but feel like we have come full circle. I am just tired of appointments and specialists to be honest and hope to avoid any appointments for the next two months. Sometimes we just have to allow a little time for acceptance and to recharge.

I am excited to have my first Book Outlet order arriving. Although it has already been delayed multiple times. I am also considering sharing my experience with a gifted sub to Hunt A Killer. Any interest there? Any fans of crime that might be curious? No mini review once again. I simply did not read any short stories. I have been caught-up in current reads and some manga at the moment. So this week it is just a quick recap of previous posts and reviews.


18691098Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape

32446959Wendy Darling Volume 3: Shadow

514l6UnF-kLThe Princess and the Goblin


Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

By Sarah J Maas
*This is a buddy read with Kim at Traveling, Gladly Beyond.


“A line that should never be crossed is about to be breached.

It puts this entire castle in jeopardy—and the life of your friend.”

From the throne of glass rules a king with a fist of iron and a soul as black as pitch. Assassin Celaena Sardothien won a brutal contest to become his Champion. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown. She hides her secret vigilantly; she knows that the man she serves is bent on evil.

Keeping up the deadly charade becomes increasingly difficult when Celaena realizes she is not the only one seeking justice. As she tries to untangle the mysteries buried deep within the glass castle, her closest relationships suffer. It seems no one is above questioning her allegiances—not the Crown Prince Dorian; not Chaol, the Captain of the Guard; not even her best friend, Nehemia, a foreign princess with a rebel heart.

Then one terrible night, the secrets they have all been keeping lead to an unspeakable tragedy. As Celaena’s world shatters, she will be forced to give up the very thing most precious to her and decide once and for all where her true loyalties lie… and whom she is ultimately willing to fight for.

Spindle Fire 
By Lexa Hillyer


A kingdom burns. A princess sleeps. This is no fairy tale.

It all started with the burning of the spindles.


It all started with a curse…

Half sisters Isabelle and Aurora are polar opposites: Isabelle is the king’s headstrong illegitimate daughter, whose sight was tithed by faeries; Aurora, beautiful and sheltered, was tithed her sense of touch and her voice on the same day. Despite their differences, the sisters have always been extremely close.

And then everything changes, with a single drop of Aurora’s blood—and a sleep so deep it cannot be broken.

As the faerie queen and her army of Vultures prepare to march, Isabelle must race to find a prince who can awaken her sister with the kiss of true love and seal their two kingdoms in an alliance against the queen.

Isabelle crosses land and sea; unearthly, thorny vines rise up the palace walls; and whispers of revolt travel in the ashes on the wind. The kingdom falls to ruin under layers of snow. Meanwhile, Aurora wakes up in a strange and enchanted world, where a mysterious hunter may be the secret to her escape…or the reason for her to stay.

Current Audio

By M.R. Carey


Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.

It’s a place where even the walls whisper.

And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.

Will she listen?


That is it for this past week. I will attempt to catch up and make some rounds in between resting. I would love to hear about your current or recent reads! Have you read any of mine?

“The love of books is a love which requires neither justification, apology, nor defense.”
-J.A. Langford

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Danielle ❤

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38 thoughts on “Sunday Sum-Up

  1. Sorry to hear about your Book Outlet order delaying! I really hope it gets to you this time around. I am curious to know your current thoughts on Crown of Midnight, I’ve read pretty much all the books in the series and I just need to know lol. I would also love to know your thoughts on Spindle Fire. Fellside sounds like a mysterious creepy book, does the audio gives those vibes out? lol. Happy reading and I am sending you all my love! xoxo


    1. Ahaha fail! I am only over a month late commenting back 😉 I enjoyed CoM.. still debating whether I liked it more than ToG. Spindle Fire was a huge win for me. Loved it so much. Not so much with Fellside, I am afraid. Not bad, but not overly impressive. I am hoping to get reviews up soon – xoxo

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  2. I understand dealing with chronic illness or pain. It sucks the big one, I hope that your books will help you through and as always, we are here to help you through:) Good luck with it all, and don’t push yourself too hard:)


  3. Tell me more about your Book Outlet order! Also I Hunt A Killer? If I were a dog or an elf you could have seen my ears pricking up just now ;-). Fellside sounds like it’s major creepy.. whispering walls?! Have a good week lovely and take enough rest! xxx


    1. Book Outlet is now my favorite go to! They take a bit longer to reach me for some reason, but I think they ship from the east coast (which is about as far from me as you can get haha). They have amazing prices and I get the covers I expect which is huge. The books are overstocked, so most are marked on the page, but so worth it. Hunt A Killer is a fun sub based box I keep meaning to feature. I have fallen behind on them. You have to do a lot of research. It is an on going mystery. I haven’t had the time or mental capacity for them so I need to put it on hold 😛

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      1. I’ve bookmarked BookOutlet but I don’t know yet if it’s worth trying out… you always have to load everything first into your shopping cart and THEN you see shipping costs. I’ve checked that subscription box and it looks soooo cool! The shipping to Belgium is about the same amount than the box itself though so 😦 and if you could just have one box I might be tempted but it looks like you need a few boxes to really get the full story.

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        1. Book Outlet now offers free shipping for orders over 35 US dollars or a standard fee of 5 dollars. But I honestly have no idea about international shipping 😦 Yeah, the sub box HaK probably would not be worth it in your case. It is a continuing mystery, so I imagine it would cost a fortune!

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  4. I get fed up with my regular health checks never mind if I have to go to extra ones so you have my sympathy there. It does wear you down a lot. Hopefully you can find some answers for yourself instead of more doctors. I wish you good luck and hopefully better health!


  5. I’m so sorry to hear things didn’t go quite as you were hoping they would at your appointment. Sending you lots of love and virtual hugs ❤
    I read 'Crown of Midnight' a couple of years ago. I read the first three books in the Throne of Glass trilogy and really, really enjoyed them. I must get back into them! I'm interested to hear your thoughts 😀


    1. I read a lot more than I expected, but was not able to write any reviews haha. I did enjoy CoM. I will try to share some thoughts soon. I am hoping I can still put together a good review after so much time. I usually like to review shortly after completion but wasn’t possible this month.

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  6. I can’t wait for a review on Spindle Fire! Sounds really interesting.

    I’m a massive true crime buff, I actually have a very candid podcast with a couple of friends called Just Another Murder Podcast (iTunes, SoundCloud and on various podcasting apps!). I’ve been curious about Hunt a Killer for so long haha I just can’t convince myself to give it a shot since I’m saving for a house.


  7. I’m feeling quite out of the loop Danielle lol, had no idea you were reading the Throne of Glass series or Spindle! but then again, we are both experiencing some health issues keeping us away from the screen *bummed* I hope you are able to recharge & that things turn out for the better. I def will be texting you tomorrow (tonight is Gretchens 1st book reading at bookshop) to catch up, XoXo! 😉

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    1. Haha, we certainly have had our hurdles this past year haven’t we? I loved Spindle!! ❤ I am working on ToG but it is slow going. I am torn on when I will try to squeeze the next book in. I watched the vid of Gretchen's reading ❤ ❤ ❤


  8. Fellside! Hope you’re enjoying it. If I’m not mistaken, that’s your first experience with the author, right? That should be interesting. I do hope you take all the time you need to recharge. Appointments alone are probably some of the most exhausting things out there. Stay healthy, Danielle!

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    1. The appointments are certainly one of the more exhausting aspects of chronic illness 😉 I get stubborn at times and refuse to schedule follow ups for a while haha. This was my first encounter with the author. I have a feeling this was not the ideal starting point or a fair intro. It was not terrible, but didn’t exactly resonate with me. I will try to review it soon. I have a copy of the Girl With all of the Gifts to check out. I have a feeling I will like it more 😉

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