Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Sunday Post [2]

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

- Got a job as a Data Analyst: experience and money (yay!) but less time for reading (nay!)
- I started reading 'Shadow and Bone' this week and I will post my first review as soon as I finish reading the book.

Book Haul
This week I got 3 books in mailbox, some book swag and some e-books as well. I will feature all of them below!

Shadow and Bone 

Author: Leigh Bardugo 
Goodreads summary:

Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, the one thing she could rely on was her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’re sent on a dangerous mission into the Fold, a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh.

When their convoy is attacked, all seems lost until Alina reveals a dormant power that not even she knew existed. Ripped from everything she knows, she is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. He believes she is the answer the people have been waiting for: the one person with the power to destroy the Fold.

Swept up in a world of luxury and illusion, envied as the Darkling’s favorite, Alina struggles to fit into her new life without Mal by her side. But as the threat to the kingdom mounts, Alina uncovers a secret that sets her on a collision course with the most powerful forces in the kingdom. Now only her past can save her . . . and only she can save the future.

 You can buy the book here: Shadow and Bone
Author's website: Leigh Bardugo
Won this book on Celise's blog: Incandescent Enchantments

My beginning

Author: Melissa Kline

"Kline has woven a rich tapestry of romance, science fiction, and adventure. Ivory's journey through an Orwellian post-apocalypse grabs hold of you and never lets go." -Terry Matalas, television writer -- FOX's "TERRA NOVA" 
"My Beginning" is told through the eyes of Ivory, a 16-year-old girl who has lived her entire life within the walls of an institution. The institution is one of many supposedly set up to protect those within from a worldwide plague. She and all of the other surviving children live a strict, mundane life full of tasks and responsibilities--forbidden to go outside, congregate or even look at the opposite sex. Despite the uncompromising atmosphere, Ivory manages to pique the interest of the only boy who did not grow up in the institution, creating a love affair neither of them expected. Multiple secret meetings take a turn for the worse when they are caught and severely punished, but through unexpected circumstances they find themselves on the outside. There is a lot more to the world than they could have ever imagined when they learn of a war and lifelike machines that threaten humankind. Ivory faces many unexpected challenges, and, ultimately, it is up to her to save Aidan and the world she has grown to love. (YA Fiction: science fiction, for ages 15 and up) 
""My Beginning" offers up familiar subject matter yet refreshingly showcases it from a seldom seen perspective. By setting the angst and torture of a teenage coming of age story against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic plague-ravaged society the reader gets to experience a world they've become accustomed to through the astonished eyes of Ivory, the story's protagonist. When you take Ivory's strong yet vulnerable character, throw in a shadowy corporatist boogey-man and his army of 'the machines' you end up with Cinderella meets Blade Runner. Kline's descriptive and lush writing style, reminiscent of Richard Matheson and early Stephen King paints a visually rich world with vibrant characters that keeps you turning pages till there's no more left to turn." - Sean Bishop, Dreamworks feature Animation

You can buy the book here: My beginning
Author's website: Melissa Kline
I love the cover of this book and the author signed it for me!
Won this book on Darlene's blog: Darlene's Book Nook
Darlene's Book Nook

The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images, and Stories from Top Authors and Artists

Ann Vandermeer (Editor), Jeff Vandermeer (Editor)
A spectacular illustrated steampunk anthology with works from some of the most renowned and bestselling writers and artists in speculative and graphic fiction, including Mike Mignola, Alan Moore, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Cherie Priest, Lev Grossman, and China Miville

You can buy the book here: Amazon
Won this book here: Paranormal Haven

Ebook Haul

 Book swag

Special thanks to Fayth Devlin and Paranormal Haven blog for the wonderful book swag I received this week!

Have a great week!


  1. Welcome to the blogging and I look forward to your first post. I am following you now and thank you for choosing The Sunday Post as your news letter and book haul. We have a great bunch of bloggers and you will find some awesome books! You won a lot of goodies this week and love your signed copy of My Beginning.

    1. Hi! Thank you very much for the visit and for following my blog! Indeed this week was very lucky and I am happy that I added so many goodies to my library. I love 'My Beginning' as well and it's special because it's the first ever signed by the author book I received!

  2. WOW!!! You had a fun week full of goodies! I hope you enjoy all your goodies.

    1. Hi! Yes last week was very nice, thank you very much!

  3. Awesome haul! I'm hoping to read Shadow and Bone this month. I've heard so many great things about it. :) Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Krystianna! Yes, so far I'm enjoying Shadow and Bone very much. Your blog is nice, I am going to become a follower!

  4. So many cool book marks! I never used them before now I cant live without them. I practically beg for them..lolz..As soon as I get a book I slip one in the cover for future use.
    I love the colors and the header for your blog. Very pretty.
    Enjoy your books and have a nice week :)
    New follower..
    The Week in Bookish News

    1. I love the bookmarks I received! Never had bookmarks but now that I do and they're so pretty I think I am going to be addicted to them hehe. I am glad you like the design of my blog, it's still under construction. I am planning to create more graphics for it in Photoshop once I have some free time.
      Thank you for becoming a follower, I followed your blog back!


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