Sunday, 22 January 2017


First Class Post (91) & Weekly Recap

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First Class Post - because this post is first class!

First Class Post

Books Received for Review:


The Fallen Children by David Owen (4th May 2017, UKYA)
The Huntress: Sea by Sarah Driver (6th April 2017, 2017 UK MG debut)

Finished Copies:

The Burning World by Isaac Marion (7th Feb 2017)


Dreadnought by April Daniels Wishbones by Virgina Macgregor

Dreadnought by April Daniels (24th Jan 2017)
Wishbones by Virginia Macgregor (9th March 2017, 2017 UKYA Debut)

Thank you to Atom, Egmont, Vintage and, and Diversion Publishing and YAHQ via NetGalley for the review copies.

Check out mail memes: The Sunday Post on Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves on Tynga's Reviews.


On the Blog


A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

  • Oh my god, I absolutely adored A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard! The romance was beautiful, and as someone who suffers with anxiety, I can say the representation of anxiety was just brilliant! I loved learning more about selective mutism, and what it can be like to be a deaf person in a hearing world. So much diversity in this book, too! Just wonderful!
  • Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom is absolutely incredible! I learnt so much, but more than that, this is just such an awesome story. Parker is such a sparky character, and she won't take any crap from people treating her differently because she's blind. She's dealing with a lot, with the death of her father, her aunt and her family moving in, but even so, this isn't as heavy as you'd think it is. Such a wonderful story!


When It Comes to Diverse Books, Who Makes Them Diverse?



The lovely Cait of Paper Fury invited me to take part in a collaborative post with several bloggers to guess trends in YA in 2017. Do go check out her post, 2017 Young Adult Genre and Topic Predictions (Which Can't Possibly Go Wrong), and see what we all think will be popular this year!

Reading Next

A Tragic Kind of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom

So how has your week been? What did you receive this week? And what are you reading next? Link me up to your Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves posts!


  1. The Huntress sounds good! I hope you enjoy your reads. You can find my post for StS here if you'd like to stop by! I'm a new email follower.

    1. Thank you! And thank you for following! :) The Huntress does sound interesting! I'm really hoping it's going to be awesome!

  2. Awesome haul of books this week. I hope you love all of your new reads.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Thank you! :) And thanks for stopping by!

  3. I like the look of Wishbones. And I'll have to go look at your co- post, that looks fun. :)

    1. It does look interesting, doesn't it? Oooh, awesome, hope you enjoy it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Wow! You sure read a lot of great books this week! Happy reading!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

    1. Just two, but they were awesome! Thanks :)

      Thank you for stopping by!

  5. I'm interested in A Quiet Kind of Thunder as I loved Sara Barnard's last book! I must try to find it!

    1. Oh, do! It was brilliant, I really loved it! Hope you enjoy it when you read it! :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I had an unusually good week. I finished A Quiet Sound of Thunder and Life in a Fishbowl and got partway through an older one called Boy 23! There may have been tears during the last few parts of Life, which was awkward as I was in work at the time...

    1. Life in a Fishbowl! I thought it was MG, which isn't really my bag for the most part, but I've just seen it's YA! I'm going to have to look into getting a copy. It sounds really stressful, though. But I do love a book that will make me cry. Aah, I've cried over a book at work, myself, so you're not alone!

      Did you enjoy A Quiet Kind of Thunder? Boy 23, is that the one by Matthew Quick? I think I enjoyed it, but not as much as I enjoyed Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. Eeep, I'm so glad you joined in my feature. <3 And oooh, I just got approved for Dreadnought on netgalley! SO EXCITED TO READ IT. It sounds like it'll put epic twists on the same-old-same-old superhero story. ;) And I'm looking up The Huntress right now because how Haven't I heard of that one before!! Happy reading, Jo!!

    1. SO AM I! Dreadnouth sounds really interesting and original! I'm really looking forward to it!

      The Huntress does look really awesome, doesn't it? I'm not generally fan of MG, but it sounds so good! :)