Sunday Post: 1st May 2016

Hello lovelies, how’s your week been? I’ve binge watched a lot of TV haha, so I guess I’ve not been the most productive. Oh well…

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme created and hosted by Kimberly, over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Go check out her blog and spread the bookish love!

Personal Update…

I’ve not got much to report this week. I had another French lesson on Friday and, I wouldn’t say I’m enjoying it, but it is quite interesting. I just have so much to learn! I’m also on season five of Sons of Anarchy already which is majorly embarrassing since I only started watching it last week lol. Oh, and I bought tickets to go see Pierce the Veil in November which I’m ecstatic about because I haven’t seen them live in years! 🙂

Currently Reading…

Passenger (Passenger #1) by Alexandra Bracken

I think everyone has heard of this book by now, and if you haven’t, then you must be new to our lovely little book community. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this book and am excited to be starting it now. I actually received this book through NetGalley which I’m thrilled about because this is the first time I’ve requested a book on there 🙂

Synopsis from Goodreads:

2016-01-21-1453387933-9318712-819udJxxCmLPassage, n.
i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.
ii. A journey by water; a voyage.
iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.

Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.

Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveler who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

Books I Didn’t Finish…

The Mine (Northwest Passage #1) by John A. Heldt

As you probably already know, I’ve been reading this book for a good old while now and am still only on 27%. In all honesty, this book just isn’t for me. I’ve tried to pick it up multiple times and every time I do I just can’t force myself to read much. I have a few issues with this book, including; predictable plot lines, the main character being too ‘perfect’, some historical inaccuracies and the story just not feeling like the time period it’s set in. So, unfortunately, I won’t be continuing on with this book and I’m not sure I ever will. The premise of this book is strong though, so if it sounds like something you might enjoy then definitely give it a go.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

19353394In May 2000, Joel Smith is a cocky, adventurous young man who sees the world as his playground. But when the college senior, days from graduation, enters an abandoned Montana mine, he discovers the price of reckless curiosity. He emerges in May 1941 with a cell phone he can’t use, money he can’t spend, and little but his wits to guide his way. Stuck in the age of swing dancing and a peacetime draft, Joel begins a new life as the nation drifts toward war. With the help of his 21-year-old trailblazing grandmother and her friends, he finds his place in a world he knew only from movies and books. But when an opportunity comes to return to the present, Joel must decide whether to leave his new love in the past or choose a course that will alter their lives forever. THE MINE follows a humbled man through a critical time in history as he adjusts to new surroundings and wrestles with the knowledge of things to come.

Favourite Songs This Week…

I love finding new music and scrolling through Spotify’s discovery playlist (even though the songs on there can be shockingly bad lmfao). So these are the songs I’ve been addicted to this week and I totally suggest if you’re looking for something new to listen to 🙂

Anyway, thank you for reading my quick weekly wrap up post and have a happy May!

S xo

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