This Week in Books 06.05.2015


Welcome to my weekly post, where I sum-up what I’ve been up to in bookland the past week.


Now: Heir of Fire ~ Sarah J. Maas // The Testimony of a Hanged Man ~ Ann Granger

I’m still reading both of these. I’m almost done with Heir of Fire which I struggled to get into, but am now loving. And The Testimony of a Hanged Man will probably be up here for a while as I’m only managing to read a couple of pages at a time on my almost non-existent lunch breaks.

Then: The Silvered Heart ~ Katherine Clements

I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel about infamous Highway-woman Kate Ferrars. My review is scheduled for later today.

Next: ???

Same as last week: I think it will be Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin, The Foreshadowing by Marcus Sedgwick or Horns by Joe Hill. I’ll see what I feel like!

New on the Wishlist

Linking up with Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm

I added The Ice Twins by S.K Tremayne to my wishlist after seeing it on Nordie’s blog, Writing About Books. Love the sound of this mainly because of the location, and the cover!


A year after one of their identical twin daughters, Lydia, dies in an accident, Angus and Sarah Moorcraft move to the tiny Scottish island Angus inherited from his grandmother, hoping to put together the pieces of their shattered lives.

But when their surviving daughter, Kirstie, claims they have mistaken her identity—that she, in fact, is Lydia—their world comes crashing down once again.

As winter encroaches, Angus is forced to travel away from the island for work, Sarah is feeling isolated, and Kirstie (or is it Lydia?) is growing more disturbed. When a violent storm leaves Sarah and her daughter stranded, Sarah finds herself tortured by the past—what really happened on that fateful day one of her daughters died?

New on the Shelf

(Linking up with Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews) and Friday Finds hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Purchased: I didn’t buy any books this week.

Netgalley: I only requested and was approved for one book this week: The Reckoning Stones by Laura DiSilverio


After accusing the pastor of her close-knit religious community of molesting her, fourteen-year-old Mercy Asher is branded a liar and publicly humiliated. She runs away on the night someone beats the pastor into a coma and kills his wife.

Two decades later, Mercy has become Iris Dashwood, an emotionally troubled but brilliant jeweler. She thinks she’s in control of her life until news of Pastor Matt’s miraculous awakening broadsides her and leaves her unable to design. Iris returns to Lone Pine, Colorado, determined to confront her past to restore her creativity.

Iris reconnects with her mother, best friend, and boyfriend who harbor secrets she must unearth to find a killer. In the final reckoning, the truth may cost more than she anticipates. Will it bring redemption…or devastation?

Borrowed: I borrowed Horns by Joe Hill after I saw a friend rate it on Goodreads. I already saw the film, but would like to see how the book compares.

Ignatius Perrish spent the night drunk and doing terrible things. He woke up the next morning with one hell of a hangover, a raging headache . . . and a pair of horns growing from his temples.

Once, Ig lived the life of the blessed: born into privilege, the second son of a renowned American musician, and the younger brother of a rising late-night TV star, Ig had security and wealth and a place in his community. Ig had it all, and more – he had the love of Merrin Williams, a love founded on shared daydreams, mutual daring, and unlikely midsummer magic.

Then beautiful, vivacious Merrin was gone – raped and murdered, under inexplicable circumstances – with Ig the only suspect. He was never tried for the crime, but in the court of public opinion, Ig was and always would be guilty.

Now Ig is possessed with a terrible new power – with just a touch he can see peoples’ darkest desires – to go with his terrible new look, and he means to use it to find the man who killed Merrin and destroyed his life. Being good and praying for the best got him nowhere. It’s time for a little revenge; it’s time the devil had his due.

I’m Waiting on…

(Linking up with Breaking the Spine)

The Anatomical Shape of a Heart ~ Jenn Bennett

A mysterious graffiti artist, an anatomy-obsessed artist, and a night bus that will bring the two together.

Artist Beatrix Adams knows exactly how she’s spending the summer before her senior year. Determined to follow in Da Vinci’s footsteps, she’s ready to tackle the one thing that will give her an advantage in a museum-sponsored scholarship contest: drawing actual cadavers. But when she tries to sneak her way into the hospital’s Willed Body program and misses the last metro train home, she meets a boy who turns her summer plans upside down.

Jack is charming, wildly attractive . . . and possibly one of San Francisco’s most notorious graffiti artists. On midnight buses and city rooftops, Beatrix begins to see who Jack really is—and tries to uncover what he’s hiding that leaves him so wounded. But will these secrets come back to haunt him? Or will the skeletons in Beatrix’s own family’s closet tear them apart? Expected publication: November 3rd 2015 by Feiwel & Friends

So, that’s my week in books, now how about yours?

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Author: lipsyy

Creative Writing graduate. A Northerner in London. I probably love books a bit too much. Also enjoy vampires, unicorns, man love, tennis & can't get enough of trashy teen novels. I find myself thinking 'What Would Buffy Do?' way too frequently. HIYA!

21 thoughts on “This Week in Books 06.05.2015”

  1. I’m reading my first Maas book right now and enjoying it. Why don’t I have more time to read?! I feel like it’s taking me forever to finish, and not because the book is bad, it’s really good!

    I hope you’re enjoying your reads and having a good week!

    1. Yeah I’m intrigued about her new one. I really like the Throne of Glass books but I do find it hard to get into them

  2. Some really great books on here! The Reckoning Stones and The Anatomical Shape of A Heart look really interesting! I have to check those out. Here’s my WoW.

  3. I’m really wanting to read Maas’s series. Hopefully soon. I added The Anatomical Shape of a Heart to my TBR. I hadn’t seen it before & it does look pretty good! Thanks for dropping by my WOW! 🙂

    1. Yeah, I haven’t seen much about that period of history before either. That’s what drew me to it, that and the great cover.

  4. Nice haul! I agree that Heir of Fire was hard to get into. I didn’t care for the creepy witch-like character with the creepy creatures. They turned me off big time. Still, I love the series and I hope the next book is better. Here’s ours: BiblioJunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

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