The Postman Knock #26
It was a good and a bad week, peeps.
I've received a few lovely gifts from my friends and I felt really loved.
At the same time, hubby's birthday was a sad one again. Some of you might remember that last year he lost his brother the day before his birthday. So this year it would have been a somber day anyway, but we also received a call that his oldest friend suddenly passed away on the same day this year, so it was a pretty horrid birthday for us both...
The important thing to know - we are always here for each other.
*hugs to you all as well*
In other news, my decision to post every other day instead of every day took so much stress off me I didn't even know I had...I am amazed. Essentially I sacrificed 2 days, Tuesday and Thursday reviews, as from now on I'll be doing 3 reviews per week instead of 5, a guest/feature post on Saturday and a mail post on Sunday.
So what have I READ?
FADE TO BLACK was disappointing, and I admit i skimmed through most of it. Great ideas, but I just could not feel for the characters. I don't know where the connection broke, but it did. PENELOPE which i reviewed on Monday on the other hand was gorgeous. Such a brilliant read! Go read my review here. SEVEN KINDS OF HELL was another no-go for me. Some great moments, some fab ideas, but in my mind it felt messy and disjointed. Review here. FAIR GAME (OMG, Blodeuedd, you were absolutely right!) kicked some ass. That was Pat Briggs at her best. An excellent urban fantasy! TO THE PRINCESS BOUND was another marvelous surprise. Again I was reading my second book by Sara King and found myself completely engrossed and unable to stop. She is a fantastic, highly understated author, and I wish more of my fellow bloggers tried reading her books. REVELATION was a DNF unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, the premise and the world-building rocked, but the main characters had so much exaggerated angst I got tired of eye rolling pretty fast :D I really can't deal with too much drama these days... BLADE SONG, it was an awesome fast-paced read, and I just couldn't ask for more! At last, HEART OF IRON was super scrumptious, just like the first book. Honestly, peeps, don't miss out on Bec McMaster, especially if you are a fan of Kristen Callihan. She is so very good!
I've heard great praise to this book from Book Chick City gals, and it's currently only a £1 on kindle UK!
Another book reviewed by both my blogger pals, Blodeuedd and Kimba, which I had to get! They are giving this author a lot of praise ;)
Between Dreams and Reality gifted this book to me. I've heard a lot of great things about Amanda Bonilla, and had this book on my wishlist for absolute ages! Thank you, sweetheart!
Elizabeth Hunter, whom I absolutely adore sent me her latest pretty with my blurb on the back and a wonderful message which totally made my day. I think it's for the moments like this we all blog...
Hugs to all!