The Sunday Post ~ 3/22/15

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @

Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~

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.

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Stacking the Shelves #19

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

So, here’s the books I picked up this week:

Audio Book

bane

I have wanted to read this ever since I finished The Mortal Instruments. I love this Shadowhunter world Cassandra has built!

Soft Cover

Cinder

Yes! I am FINALLY going to start The Lunar Chronicles! I will no longer be the only book blogger on the planet not to have read this series.

You can also see some of the freebies I picked up HERE, HERE & HERE.

That’s it for me this week. What did you pick up?

Happy Reading,

Alison

Review ~ Cinder by Jessica Sorensen

Cinder

Title: Cinder

Series: Death Collectors #2

Author: Jessica Sorensen

Release Date: Nov. 18, 2013

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Until Asher Morgan came along, nineteen-year old Ember’s life had always been about death. Being around Asher, though, and being able to be near him and touch him, changed her and made her feel alive for the very first time. But now he’s gone and she’s left dealing with her seclusion again, the emptiness of not being able to be touched, and the curse of the Grim Angel.

As a battle breaks out between Angels and Reapers, she desperately searches for answers about who she is, where she came from, and what she needs to stop the battle. But things get complicated when Cameron returns to her life and begins messing with her thoughts and emotions.

Ember tries to hold onto her sanity while the line between life and death begins to blur. Lives are threatened and taken. Murder is everywhere. She needs to figure out what’s real, what’s an illusion, and who she really has feelings for before it’s too late.

My ****4 Star**** Review

I have to say that I’m not wholly in love with this series. I personally prefer her Fallen Star series. However, I still want to keep reading and get all the answers. I can’t even figure out who I want Ember to be with now. In the first book I was all about Asher, but now I don’t know. It’s sort of driving me crazy! If you’re into love triangles, then this might be the series for you! Then again, if you haven’t read the first book, then you probably need to stop here and go do that before reading this review. 🙂

I have to confess that some parts of the story came across as a little weird for me and some parts were confusing. I was able to get the overall idea, but sometimes the details were so great, and yet so new with it being a whole world building thing, that I couldn’t keep up.

I think the worst thing for me, though, is not connecting with the characters emotionally like I do in most of Jessica’s other books. So Asher is gone at the end of the first book, and let me just say that that makes the beginning of this book drag. I was at 51 % before I really got into the book. Because of that, I wavered between 3.5 and 4 stars for this book. The beginning half I would have been closer to 3 stars, but then I started getting really interested in where it was going. So, the second half of the book is redeeming. It does end on a cliffie, though, and with a major love triangle going on. I almost think I’m leaning towards the dark side now…Nonetheless, I want to know how it all ends! Spark, the next book, is set to be released on Mar. 31st.

About the Author ~ Jessica Sorensen

jessicasorensen

Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

Happy Reading,

Alison

Stacking The Shelves #14

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

Again this week I have just been focusing on finishing up series I’ve started. Here’s the books I picked up on kindle:

deacon Cinder

My review for Deacon will be posted Jan. 26th. My review for Cinder will be up on Jan. 28th. I am now caught up on both of these series! Yea!!!!

probability

destiny

My reviews for these will go up Jan. 21st & Jan. 23rd. I have 3 more books in The Coincidence series. Also, a heads up for anyone reading this series, or those of you that might, you can pick up The Probability of Violet & Luke right now free HERE!

So, I’m pleased that I’ve been sticking to my goal of finishing series and only purchasing books that I’m reading. Stop by my Sunday Post tomorrow to see exactly how well I’m doing!

Be sure to let me know what you picked up this week!!

Happy Reading,

Alison