The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

Posted on 03/29/2015 in Sunday Post / 12 Comments

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly wrap-up post hosted by Kimba at  This is the post where we discuss books we’ve acquired throughout the week, news, and interesting links to other blogs.

April is almost here!  Next Saturday, a couple friends and I are going down to the Tidal Basin to take pictures of the cherry blossoms in bloom (hopefully they will be, but peak bloom is now 4/11).  Cherry blossoms are serious business around here and people come from all over the world to experience them, and DC does a 2-3 week festival in celebration.  It’s kind of magical!



Last Week…

Coming Up…

  • Review: 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
  • ARC Review:  The Pretty App by Katie Sise
  • Indie Author Excerpts




Tweet of the Week

#VeryRealisticYA trended on Twitter last night.  This particular tweet made me LOL pretty hard.


In Our Mailbox This Week

For Review

*Thank you to Balzer & Bray for my review copy*

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke


The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel Cohen, is a reporter in town. For the first time in her life, Gretchen is content. But then, Daniel gets a telegram that sends him back to Germany, and Gretchen’s world turns upside-down. And when she receives word that Daniel is wanted for murder, she has to face the danger she thought she’d escaped-and return to her homeland. Gretchen must do everything she can to avoid capture and recognition, even though saving Daniel will mean consorting with her former friends, the Nazi elite. And as they work to clear Daniel’s name, Gretchen and Daniel discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and get out in time-or will Hitler discover them first?


The lovely Reanna at Phantasmic Reads gifted me a $10 Amazon giftcard!  So I purchased the book at the top of my wishlist, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!  I’m so excited to read this because I’ve heard such great things.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change. Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control. But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?


Have a great week!

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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12 responses to “The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

  1. That sounds magical with all those cherry blossoms in bloom. We have a few cherry blossom trees her, but as many as ther probably, I hope you can take some nice pictures. Thanks for linking to my post! I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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  2. I have just barely begun reading The Unraveling of Mercy Louis but I will be looking forward to your thoughts on it. And The Girl on the Train just came in for me at the library. I am super excited to read it yet….I guess I’m just worried that the hype will be too much and I won’t enjoy because of it. So I might send it back and wait till later. I haven’t decided quite yet. Have a great week!!
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  3. Aw…I knew it wouldn’t go to waste 🙂 I’m glad you got something you really wanted, and I hope you enjoy it! And have fun with the cherry blossoms. We had one cherry tree in the backyard of the house I grew up in, and it was always so pretty in the spring! Have a great week!
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  4. Both your new books are very high up on my most-coveted list 🙂 Can’t wait to hear what you think about Red Queen, people have seemed rather divided on it… Have a great week!
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