Sunday Sum-Up

SundaySum-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.


new-recent-reviews

18691098Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape

32446959Wendy Darling Volume 3: Shadow

514l6UnF-kLThe Princess and the Goblin


new-current-reads

17167166
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2)

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

Synopsis:

“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.

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Spindle Fire 
By Lexa Hillyer

Synopsis:

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

It all started with the burning of the spindles.

No.

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

26030697
Fellside 
By M.R. Carey

Synopsis:

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?


new-other-happenings

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

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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Sunday Sum-Up

SundaySum-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!

Sunday is upon us once again. What a week it has been! I have nothing to contribute aside from the fact that I have been incredibly busy was juggling the normal hurdles. I did manage a few posts though and score some great books. Maybe a book haul later this month? Maybe not? I am terrible with posting them, but am aiming to try to post more on Instagram so we will see. FYI – you can follow my poor little account here. <– Shameless self promotion never hurts. I am all about it this week 😉 Let’s get crackin’!


new-recent-reviews

68783Girl, Interrupted

18584855Heartless
5869434
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

While I enjoyed all three books, the winner of the week is definitely Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. This is a true must read!


new-current-reads

32508637
See What I Have Done
By Sarah Schmidt

Synopsis:

In this riveting debut novel, See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt recasts one of the most fascinating murder cases of all time into an intimate story of a volatile household and a family devoid of love.

On the morning of August 4, 1892, Lizzie Borden calls out to her maid: Someone’s killed Father. The brutal ax-murder of Andrew and Abby Borden in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, leaves little evidence and many unanswered questions. While neighbors struggle to understand why anyone would want to harm the respected Bordens, those close to the family have a different tale to tell—of a father with an explosive temper; a spiteful stepmother; and two spinster sisters, with a bond even stronger than blood, desperate for their independence.

As the police search for clues, Emma comforts an increasingly distraught Lizzie whose memories of that morning flash in scattered fragments. Had she been in the barn or the pear arbor to escape the stifling heat of the house? When did she last speak to her stepmother? Were they really gone and would everything be better now? Shifting among the perspectives of the unreliable Lizzie, her older sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, and the enigmatic stranger Benjamin, the events of that fateful day are slowly revealed through a high-wire feat of storytelling.

*I am struggling with this egalley. The concept is fascinating but the formatting and dialog are a tad messy. Time will tell!

10862575Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, Vol. 1
By by Naoko Takeuchi,
William Flanagan (Translator)

Synopsis:

Usagi Tsukino is a normal girl until she meets up with Luna, a talking cat, who tells her that she is Sailor Moon. As Sailor Moon, Usagi must fight evils and enforce justice, in the name of the Moon and the mysterious Moon Princess. She meets other girls destined to be Sailor Senshi (Sailor Scouts), and together, they fight the forces of evil!

This new edition of Sailor Moon will feature:
-An entirely new, incredibly accurate translation!
-Japanese-style, right-to-left reading!
-New cover art never before seen in the U.S.!
-The original Japanese character names!
-Detailed translation notes!

This version of Sailor Moon will be completely true to original. Join us as Sailor Moon returns to the U.S. for the first time in years!

*Ok so my secret is out: I AM A HUGE SAILOR MOON FAN. I have been waiting to own this box set for several years and finally have my own. 


new-other-happenings

I have a few spotlights lined up and a new You Choose, You Read in the works, but it has been pretty quite on the blogging front for myself. I hope you have enjoyed the week. Remember to savor the moment and enjoy a good book or..

“In the name of the moon, I will Punish you!”
― Naoko Takeuchi, Sailor Moon

Happy Reading!

Danielle ❤

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Sunday Sum-Up

SundaySum-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!

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone has enjoyed the weekend and found time to relax and read. I am skipping the Mini Review again this week as I am just not in a short story mood at the moment and buried in requests. I hope to bring the section back to the posts next week or soon.

As mentioned, my breaks continue to happen (unexpectedly) as I manage symptoms. The game plan for now is to simply blog and hop as I am able. Seems the natural course I know. But having a few features and commitments, it can be hard to deviate from the schedule (even when I take the extra step to convey no promised time frames). If I am honest, the worst part is not being as active on your posts and blogs. But I have hit a wall and it is time to exchange the stubborn for some needed self care.

Just a simple recap this Sunday and maybe a review later if I am able.


new-recent-reviews

3700085Marcelo in the Real World

32600602 (1)The Reluctant Queen


new-current-reads

29102896
Bad Romance
By Heather Demetrios
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN13: 9781627797726
Pages: 368
Genre: YA Contemporary

Synopsis:

Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.

Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it’s too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she’s unable to escape.

Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.


new-other-happenings

This week will I will try to post a few reviews. I still have about 6 waiting to be written. I have a possible spotlight soon that I am excited about also. Otherwise, I will be keeping it light. Wishing you each a week of peace and much reading.

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
-Frederick Douglass

Cheers,

Danielle ❤

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