Sunday 15 November 2015

Weekly Highlights: the 'Winter Is Coming' edition

Weekly Highlights is a feature borrowed from Faye of A Daydreamer's Thoughts, where I get to highlight my posts of the week, show you my new books and talk about bookish things!

It's been quite a slow week for me. I've had the days to myself while the fiancĂ©e was at work and the parents away so I've been reading and watching too much TV and I've even started Christmas shopping! By the way, I kind of hate myself for that reference in the title. 

On The Blog
Review of The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud (5 stars)
Review of Did I Mention I Need You? by Estelle Maskame (4 stars)
Review of Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider (4 stars)

Currently Reading
Winter! It's ridiculously huge, just over 800 pages, and I'm loving it. It's taking me ages to read it though, and I don't want it to end but I really want to know what happens!

On My Bookshelf
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana.

Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters?

After The last Dance by Sarra Manning
Two women. Two love affairs. One unforgettable story.

Kings Cross station, 1943. Rose arrives in London hoping to swap the drudgery of wartime for romance, glamour and jiving with GIs at Rainbow Corner, the famous dance hall in Piccadilly Circus. As the bombs fall, Rose loses her heart to a pilot but will lose so much more before the war has done its worst.

Las Vegas, present day. A beautiful woman in a wedding dress walks into a seedy bar and asks the first man she sees to marry her. When Leo slips the ring onto Jane's finger, he has no idea that his new wife will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

So when Jane meets Rose, now a formidable older lady, there's no love lost between them. But with time running out, can Rose and Jane come together to make peace with the tragic secrets that have always haunted their lives?

After the Last Dance is an extraordinary story of two women, separated by time but connected by fate, that will make you believe in the redemptive power of unexpected love.

I have loved everything from Sarra Manning and this romantic historical fiction doesn't sound like it will break that tradition. Thank you Netgalley!

1 comment:

  1. I am so intimidated by the size of Winter that I don't know when I'll get to it!