Stacking the Shelves [21] & The Sunday Post [18]

stacking the shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

As usual, I’m going to start off with the books that I received this week 😛 All links go to Goodreads unless otherwise stated!

From Library:

dusk Dusk by Eve Edwards

A love worth fighting for.

When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn’t expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even the bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other.

But Helen is concealing a secret and when a terrible crime is committed there are devastating consequences for them both.

When lives are being lost, can true love survive?

***

I LOVED this book! I’ve already written a review for it, but not sure when it’ll be up yet! Probably next week!

rules of summerRules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it’s as if she’s entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She’s signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules — a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she’s warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.

Stifled by her friends and her family’s country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It’s the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory’s own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules’ picture-perfect world ever be the same?

***

It looked like a great summer read to I just grabbed it off the shelf!

delirium Delirium by Dee Shulman

Two worlds. Two millennia. One love . . .

A fearless Roman gladiator.

A reckless twenty-first-century girl.

A mysterious virus unites them . . .

Seth and Eva have survived the virus that brought them together, but when Eva’s health deteriorates,they must find the source before it’s too late. As more and more people succumb to the lethal fever, Seth must begin the perilous journey across time to try and stop its spread. But even he can’t predict the devastating chain of events the virus has unleashed.

A raging fever. A consuming passion. A love worth dying for.

***

Just realised that this is the second in a series. GAH! SO ANNOYING! I’ll just have to reserve the first book.

the white queen]The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day.

***

I really want to see the BBC series, but thought that I’d best read the book first! I’m really looking forward to reading this, looks like my kinda book!

noble The Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians – an elite peacekeeping force – to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.

When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel – a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories – memories that could only belong to Rhea – he realises he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for.

***

I loved the Noughts and Crosses series, but not really sure on this one. I’m not dying to read it, put it like that.

From NetGalley:

defiantDefiant in the Viking’s Bed by Joanna Fulford

Consumed by revenge—and desire! Captured by his enemy and chained like a dog, Leif Egilsson has one thought in his mind: revenge. He’ll no longer be beguiled by the treacherous beauty of Lady Astrid, and her innocence, which he so craved, will finally be his.

On his escape, this fierce, proud Viking is bent on making her pay the price of her betrayal—in his bed! Only, Astrid has the heart of a warrior, and she will not be tamed as easily as he believes….

Victorious Vikings

No man could defeat them. Three women would defy them!

***

When I first saw this cover I thought it was two women! But NO! That right there is a dude. A hot one. **DROOLS* The books was good, too. I thought about posting the review next week, but it doesn’t come out until September, so it’ll just have to wait it’s turn!

Books Read:

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

 Dusk by Eve Edwards

 

 Anomaly by Krista McGee

 

Defiant in The Vikings Bed by Joanna Fulford

Office Toy by Cleo Peitsche

Books Reviewed:

Thundering Luv by L.M Preston

Banished From Grace by Aria Williams

Freshman Forty by Christine Duval

All’s Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley Kendall

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

Other Posts:

Summer Lovin’ Readathon – Goals and Updates #1

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Update #2

Upcoming Reviews:

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Review [TOMORROW!]

Anomaly by Krista McGee -Review

Addicted to You -Promo

Dusk by Eve Edwards – Review

Life Updates:

  • Someone lent me a copy of Bastille, so I’ve been listening to that while I write my reviews!
  • After I finish this I’ll probably go and watch Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist. I’d heard it was rubbish…but I need to see for myself! I just love kat Demmings! She DOES NOT look right in a school uniform though. I think of her in the yellow and red outfit for 2 Broke Girls.
  • The Summer Lovin’ ReadAThon is going well! Kinda. Maybe. Update later tonight if you’re interested! lol

 

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your links below!

Charlie xx

 

 

 

 

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