The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.
What happened this week?
This week we had some warm weather here in the Netherlands, it really felt like summer. Although we also had some rain and storm as well.
My boyfriend and I watched the rest of the Star Wars movies. And I really enjoyed all of them, although I thought the first three movies (the prequel trilogy) where better then the later three. There was more story and political stuff going on in the first three, while the later three seemed to focus a bit more on the battle. The graphics of the first three films where also better, turns out those where made later so it makes sense that the graphics are a lot better there. Yoda moved so awkward in the old movies. I managed to predicts some plot points, which was fun and my boyfriend was doing his best not to spoil me. I am a bit sad we’ve watched all the movies now. I also liked how it made me think about what really is good and evil. My boyfriend and I had some great talks about some things that happened in the movie or how some things could be done better etc. I want to read the books inspired by the movies now, to see if those are as good as the movies (and because I want more star wars). I think I have a bit of a movie hangover now, I just keep thinking about Star Wars.
I also got some reading done this week and am organizing two new book blitzes over at Lola’s Blog Tours. I didn’t do a lot of job searching this week and am planning to focus on Lola’s Blog Tours for a few weeks. And next week is BEA Armchair! I’ve got all my posts scheduled and decided not to post on theusday as the topics didn’t appeal to me that much and I already had two other posts on the blog that day. And I got a lot of books this week, I received 3 books for a tour in June and an Arc and one of my pre-orders arrived and I won an e-copy of a book in a giveaway.
This week I posted about:
– Review: All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack
– About Me: Chocolate tag
– Book Blitz: Not Quite Death
– Review: Stars in her Eyes (Sparkstone Saga #1) by Clare Marshall
– Cover Reveal: Mind Static by Jen Naumann
What to expect next week on the blog:
– Armchair BEA 2014: Introduction
– Release day: Brush Strokes by Janelle Stalder
– Blog Tour: Dreams in Her Head (Sparkstone #2) by Claire Marshall
– Armchair BEA 2014: Expanding Bloggin Horizons
– Release Day: Tur and Elsker by ST Bende
– Armchair BEA 2014: Beyond the Borders
– Armchair BEA 2014: Middle Grade/Young Adult
Current Giveaways (can also be found in my sidebar):
– Tour wide giveaway Exodus 2022
– Tour wide giveaway Synchrony
– Tour wide giveaway Elected
– Tour wide giveaway One Lucky Night
– Cover Reveal wide giveaway Her Secret Inheritance
– E-copy giveaway Not Quite Dead
– Cover reveal wide giveaway Mind Static
Tours open for sign-up on Lola’s Blog Tours:
– Review Opportunity: Chills: a short story collection by Sahar Sabati – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Flawless by Jennifer McGill – sign-ups open till further notice
– Review Opportunity: Paranormal Keepers by Jen Naumann – sign-ups open till further notice
– Cover Reveal: Nogiku series by SJ Pajonas – sign-ups open till June 2
– Book Blitz: Slip by David Estes – sign-ups open till 15 June
– Book Blitz: Our Kind of Love by Shane Morgan – sign-ups open till 15 June
Cynthia has always hidden from her father’s hexes behind her older sister. When her family gains independence unheard of for women, she’s relieved that her days of harsh punishments are over. But as her seventeenth birthday approaches—the typical age to be sold to a new master—death threats endanger her sisters. She now faces two options: run or meet society’s expectations.
For once, Cynthia isn’t going to let her older sister shield her from the problem. She’s going to prove to herself, her sisters, and society that her family isn’t a threat to their traditions. She willingly chooses to be purchased by a new master. A bold step that takes her somewhere she never thought she would go and to a man she might possibly fall in love with. With his help, she may just find a way to save her sisters while discovering how to stand up for herself. If she lives long enough.
Centaur Legacy (Touched #2)
by Nancy Straight
Source: for review
You can find Centaur Legacy on Goodreads
Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.
Camille and Drake don’t know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?
A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be.
Centaur Rivalry (Touched #3)
by Nancy Straight
Source: for review
You can find on Goodreads
The Centaur world is rocked as news spreads of the Lost Herd, Camille’s existence, and her Centaur protector. A death order against Camille’s father and family sends all into hiding.
Camille and Drake leave the country pursued by the Lost Herd as well as by Centaur Council enforcers. Camille’s twin brother Cameron is manipulated by the Council Head and is quickly becoming her newest enemy.
Amid unexpected new protectors, enemies, and romances, Camille and Drake make their plans to travel to Africa to confront the Centaur Council. They hope acceptance of Camille as Chiron’s heir, yet knowing that her link to the Lost Herd could require them to kill or to be killed.
Centaur Redemption (Touched #4)
by Nancy Straight
Source: for review
You can find Centaur Redemption on Goodreads
Cami and Drake’s honeymoon is cut short as they escape attacks by the Council Enforcers and head to South Africa for the meeting of the Centaur Council, which has ordered a death sentence on Cami and all members of the Lost Herd. The Council Chairman is her grandmother, her most dangerous foe. Surrounded by family and friends, Drake and Cami face the Council, Cami’s power-hungry uncles, an ambitious twin, taking the battle all the way to Zeus to attempt to win the freedom of the Tak herd.
Odin’s Raven’s (Blackwell Pages #2)
by KL Armstrong and MA Marr
Source: bought it myself
You can find Odin’s Ravens on Goodreads
Seven kids, Thor’s hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.
When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to prevent the apocalypse he thought he knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for gods like Loki and Odin, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?
But the descendants’ journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. But that’s only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor’s hammer, and stop the apocalypse–a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and larger-than-life monsters to make Matt a legend in his own right.
Authors K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr return to Blackwell in the epic sequel to Loki’s Wolves with more explosive action, adventure and larger-than-life Norse legends.
Slip (Slip #1)
by David Estes
Format: e-copy ARC
Source: for review
You can find Slip on Goodreads
Someone must die before another can be born…
As sea levels rise and livable landmasses shrink, the Reorganized United States of America has instituted population control measures to ensure there are sufficient resources and food to sustain the growing population. Birth authorization must be paid for and obtained prior to having a child. Someone must die before another can be born, keeping the country in a population neutral position at what experts consider to be the optimal population. The new laws are enforced by a ruthless government organization known as Pop Con, responsible for terminating any children resulting from unauthorized births, and any illegals who manage to survive past their second birthday, at which point they are designated a national security threat and given the name Slip.
But what if one child slipped through the cracks? What if someone knew all the loopholes and how to exploit them? Would it change anything? Would the delicate resource balance be thrown into a tailspin, threatening the lives of everyone?
And how far would the government go to find and terminate the Slip?
In a gripping story of a family torn apart by a single choice, Slip is a reminder of the sanctity of a single life and the value of the lives we so often take for granted.