Sunday, June 9, 2013

Sunday Post - 48 & Stacking the Shelves - 21

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

So this is like the only weekend in June that I didn't have plans. I spent it scanning old pictures for my mom. Wow did everyone look different back then. Skinnier for one. And it's amazing how much I can see different relatives in their younger faces. Anywho...also got some cleaning done since I won't have much time for that over the next couple of weekends.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of True by Erin McCarthy (4 Stars)

Tuesday: Top Ten Books Featuring Travel

Wednesday: Waiting on Angel of Mercy

Thursday: Review of Gameboard of the Gods (Age of X, # 1) by Richelle Mead (3 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, # 1) by Rick Yancey

Tuesday: Top 10 Beach Reads

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, # 1)

By: Leigh Bardugo

Published: June 5th 2012 by Henry Holt and Co

356 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Source: Borrowed from my SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka.

Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free?

The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him.

But what of Mal, Alina’s childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can’t she ever quite forget him?

Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.

Falling for Hadie (With Me, # 2)

By: Komal Kant

Published: March 2013 by Komal Kant

350 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Provided in participation of a blog tour

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Goodreads description--“Sometimes there is a single moment that changes your life forever.”

Hadie Swinton is giving up on boys.

After a disastrous relationship, she is convinced that all males are the same—arrogant, self-assured, and complete jerks.

Lincoln Bracks is giving up on his old life.

After moving to a new town to escape the problems plaguing him, he is set against ever getting close to anyone again.

When Hadie and Lincoln’s worlds collide, their intrigue for one another leads them to open up to each other against their better judgment. Despite the attraction that is pulling them together, insecurities, secrets, and shattered hopes stand in the way of them ever being together.

At a time when darkness consumes their lives, Hadie and Lincoln learn that hope and love can still be found in the most unlikely place.

*Recommended for mature readers aged 17+ due to language and sexual content

**This is the second book in the With Me series but can be read as a stand-alone.

Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm, # 1)

By: KC Blake

Genre: YA, Paranormal

Source: Author as part of an upcoming blog tour

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Goodreads description--At sixteen Bay-Lee is not your typical girl. She doesn't even try to fit in at school. What's the point when she'll be moving to a new place within a few months? She's lived her whole life on the run, hiding from monsters.

Then a reaper uses her closet to cross over from the Spirit Realm. It has a message for her. Just when she's about to join her father at his school for hunters she finds out they are dying on their birthdays. Something is killing them, slipping past locked doors, never leaving a trace of evidence, and her birthday is only two months away.

Becoming a hunter isn't exactly her dream come true. She's doing it for her mother, for revenge, for justice. Nothing is going to get in her way, least of all love. Then she looks up into a pair of jungle green eyes and everything changes.

Delirium (Delirium, # 1)

By: Lauren Oliver

Published: August 2nd 2011 by HarperTeen (first published February 1st 2011)

441 pages

Genre: YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopian

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Ninety-five days, and then I’ll be safe.

I wonder whether the procedure will hurt.

I want to get it over with.

It’s hard to be patient.

It’s hard not to be afraid while I’m still uncured, though so far the deliria hasn’t touched me yet.

Still, I worry.

They say that in the old days, love drove people to madness.

The deadliest of all deadly things: It kills you both when you have it and when you don’t.

The Mysterious Howling (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place, # 1)

By: Maryrose Wood

Published: March 1st 2010 by HarperCollins

267 pages

Genre: Childrens/Middle Grade, Mystery, Fantasy

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--Found running wild in the forest of Ashton Place, the Incorrigibles are no ordinary children: Alexander, age ten or thereabouts, keeps his siblings in line with gentle nips; Cassiopeia, perhaps four or five, has a bark that is (usually) worse than her bite; and Beowulf, age somewhere-in-the-middle, is alarmingly adept at chasing squirrels.

Luckily, Miss Penelope Lumley is no ordinary governess. Only fifteen years old and a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, Penelope embraces the challenge of her new position. Though she is eager to instruct the children in Latin verbs and the proper use of globes, first she must help them overcome their canine tendencies.

But mysteries abound at Ashton Place: Who are these three wild creatures, and how did they come to live in the vast forests of the estate? Why does Old Timothy, the coachman, lurk around every corner? Will Penelope be able to teach the Incorrigibles table manners and socially useful phrases in time for Lady Constance's holiday ball? And what on earth is a schottische?

Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Bronte

Published: first published October 16th 1847

493 pages

Genre: Classics, Historical Fiction, Gothic, Romance

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel describes the passionate love between the courageous orphan Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester.

The loneliness and cruelty of Jane’s childhood strengthens her natural independence and spirit, which prove invaluable when she takes a position as a governess at Thornfield Hall. But after she falls in love with her sardonic employer, her discovery of his terrible secret forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice. Ever since its publication in 1847, Jane Eyre has enthralled every kind of reader, from the most critical and cultivated to the youngest and most unabashedly romantic. It lives as one of the great triumphs of storytelling and as a moving and unforgettable portrayal of a woman's quest for self-respect.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

63 comments:

  1. I just love Jane Eyre, best book I ever read. Falling for Hadie looks great.
    Happy reading!

    So Bookalicious

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  2. Jane Eyre is amazing! I'm currently reading Shadow and Bone and it's really good:)

    My StS:
    http://evelinesbooks.blogspot.nl/2013/06/stacking-shelves-3-netgalley-book-haul.html

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  3. Nice haul and lovely book covers...enjoy! Here's my Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/06/sundays-weekly-book-recap-21-bea-2013.html

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  4. Yes, I really enjoyed Jane Eyre--read it earlier this year. So I couldn't pass up the opportunity for a free audio version of it! I finished Falling for Hadie yesterday morning and it was pretty good too! Will be posting my review of that soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Yes, I loved Jane Eyre as well. Couldn't pass up the chance to get it on audio for free! Can't wait to dive into Shadow and Bone, but I've got a couple of review books I need to focus on first! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJune 9, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    Big lot of books this week! So glad to see you added on the Bait tour!! Yay!

    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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  7. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJune 9, 2013 at 8:53 AM

    Side bar but related...K.C. said that Order of the Spirit Realm #2: Hunter is hopefully coming out near Halloween. Not too long of a wait to see what happens next.

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  8. Yes I was glad she added me since you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for the recommendation.

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  9. Goodie! I love it when I don't have to wait too long! Unlike some authors *cuts eyes at Cassandra Clare*

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  10. Jenea WhittingtonJune 9, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    Nice haul... I hope you enjoy them all. Shadow and Bone and Delirium are really good. :) Thanks for stopping by.

    4300 pleasantdale rd Atlanta, GA

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  11. Looking forward to starting them both! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Great haul, Falling For Hadie sounds interesting I will have to check this one out. Thanks for stopping by my haul.

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  13. Yay!! Shadow and Bone is absoultely amazing and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did =D I also really like Delirium!

    Funny story I actually represented Alex from Delirium last you in the YA Crush Tourney and I'm representing The Darkling from Shadow and Bone in this year's Crush Tourney! You have some swooning ahead of you =P

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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  14. Awesome Haul! I'm going to have to pick up Shadow and Bone, I've heard nothing but great things about it :D

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Jan@Notes from a ReaderholicJune 9, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunday Post! You have some great looking books this week. I'm interested in Gameboard of the Gods so I'll check out your review.

    I forgot to add the audiobooks to my stash list for this week. I love that Sync is offering these free listens this summer. Have a great week.

    Sunday Post

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  16. You had an awesome haul! I desperately need to read Jane Eyre :) Happy Sunday!

    -Scott Reads It!

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  17. I enjoyed both Shadow and Bone and Delirium and hope you do too. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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  18. I really liked Delirium! Great haul!

    Check out my STS

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  19. Oh those classics! I still haven't read Jane Eyre. You are inspiring me to pick it up now. Happy Reading!

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  20. Falling for Hadie looks good and you can never go wrong with Jane Eyre. Sounds like you had a good week reminiscing. Enjoy your haul Sandy! The Sunday Post

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  21. I'm downloading the SYNC books too -- it's a great opportunity to try some new and classic audiobooks. Looking over old photos can be fun, too, but so frustrating when you know it's a family member but there's no indication of whom. It's good to get them scanned; I've done that with some of ours, too.



    Enjoy your books, have a great week, and thanks for stopping by earlier!

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  22. I have heard great things about Shadow and Bone, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet! Enjoy your books :)

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  23. Melissa @ Harley Bear Book BlgJune 9, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Shadow and Bone and Delirium are really good. Hope you enjoy them! I haven't heard of these other ones, but they look interesting. Especially the Falling For Hadie.

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  24. Nice haul this week! I'm curious to see what you think of The Forever of Ella and Micha. :) I'll be checking back :) Have a good week!

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  25. Jennifer MesserschmidtJune 9, 2013 at 9:39 PM

    Just read Shadow and Bone and it was so good! Mal was so sweet and The Darkling was so intriguing. LOVED Delirium! Balled my eyes out. Great series. Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

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  26. I want to read Shadow and Bone so badly...I still need to read Delirium as well. I only grabbed one of the Sync books this week since I've already read Jane Eyre (and loved it). I hope you enjoy your week!

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  27. I love delirium sooo much! I really hope you like it! :)

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  28. I didn't love delirium as much as everyone else did, though I recently bought Pandemonium, trusting everyone's opinions. Shadow and Bone is in my mental TBR pile, hope to read it soon:) Enjoy!!

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  29. Love looking at old pictures! I bet that was fascinating. :-) Some nice new books too, hope you enjoy them, and have a lovely week!

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  30. I really enjoyed Falling for Hadie! Better than I expected. Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. I've heard great things about both books!


    That is funny! Definitely looking forward to swooning in the near future! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Me too. Here's to hoping they're all true! :) Thanks for commenting!

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  33. Oh yes, who can pass up free audiobooks? I like how they're doing the pairing! Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Gameboard of the Gods review!

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  34. Oh yes, I really enjoyed Jane Eyre when I read it earlier this year. That's a must read! Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Thanks Kathy! I'm definitely looking forward to getting into both of them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  36. Thanks Lisa! I'm looking forward to reading it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. Oh yes Jane Eyre is a must read. I read it earlier this year so I couldn't pass up a chance to get the audiobook for free! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  38. I really enjoyed Falling for Hadie, and yep Jane Eyre is classic--couldn't pass that up! Thanks for stopping by!

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  39. Definitely my thoughts exactly. The audiobooks are a great way for me to multitask and get around to some classics that might take me so much longer normally.


    Haha...yep. There are some people I have no idea who they are. Hopefully mom will know. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  40. I've heard great things too! Hopefully you'll make it around to it eventually! Thanks for stopping by!

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  41. Thanks Melissa! I'm looking forward to getting into both of them. I've already finished Falling for Hadie and I enjoyed that more than I expected to! Thanks for stopping by!

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  42. Oh yes, really enjoyed The Forever of Ella and Micha. Big Jessica Sorensen fan over here! Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. Oh excellent! I'm glad to hear it! I'm looking forward to getting into both Shadow and Bone and Delirium. Thanks for stopping by!

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  44. Maybe you'll get around to Shadow and Bone soon. I loved Jane Eyre and have already read it too, but I couldn't pass up the chance to have it on audiobook so I can listen to it whenever! Thanks for stopping by!

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  45. Oh excellent! Glad to hear it! Thanks for commenting Danielle!

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  46. That happens sometimes. It's always a bummer when it does though. Maybe you'll get to Shadow and Bone soon though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  47. It was definitely interesting. So many changes in family members. It's crazy. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  48. You just reminded me that I have scan a whole bunch of old pics into the computer for my hubs... ugh. At least with your mom you had a bit of fun!


    I'm jealous, too, b/c you got Sync to work! I tried the website but I couldn't find the link to the site where you downloaded the files. I was probably too late :( Oh well....


    Great haul! And I'm going to check out your review of True... I've been wondering about that book :)

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  49. Awesome haul! I love Delirium, it was such a great book. :) I've also heard some great things about Shadow And Bone, but have yet to decide if I want to pick it up yet. ^.^ Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my STS post. :3
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  50. Scanning pictures isn't always fun, but I'll definitely be thankful to have these pictures saved on my computer. Huh...I wonder why you were having problems with Sync? Do you have the OverDrive software installed? I'm not sure. You've missed out on the past week's books for sure, but they're doing new books every week for the whole summer pretty much! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

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  51. I'm about 150 pages into it, and I'm really enjoying it so far (Delirium). Different concept! Thanks for stopping by!

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  52. Great book haul, Sandy! I've been hearing a lot about Delirium and Shadow and Bone...hope you enjoy them and all your other new books!

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  53. Great haul Sandy! I can't wait for your review of Shadow and Bone, since I'm not sure if I should pick it up.

    Happy Reading!

    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/06/new-to-shelves-25-hot-summer-reads.html

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  54. Michelle SantiagoJune 16, 2013 at 12:46 PM

    i really liked shadow and bone and i hope you'll like it too. fantastic haul this week--very eclectic <3 <3

    hope you can stop by my sts

    -michelle

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  55. Falling for Hadie looks good and I so need to read Shadow and Bone. LOL we all looked skinnier back then! Have a nice week! The Sunday Post

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  56. Totally linked last week's post...ugh! But thanks for commenting again!

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  57. I totally linked last week's post. I finished Shadow and Bone last night. Really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by!

    This week's post.

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  58. Thanks for stopping by Patrick! I can't believe it, but I linked last week's post instead of this week's. Such a klutz! Thanks for stopping by!

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  59. I finished Delirium and Shadow and Bone both yesterday! Really enjoyed them both! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I can't believe I linked last week's post. This week's post.

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  60. libby @ Libby's Fun BooksJune 16, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    I hope you had some time to relax too!!!! Scanning pics is always fun!!!

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  61. well thankfully I said something new..hahaha!

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