Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday Post - 51 & Stacking the Shelves - 24

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.

This was a good week. I took Friday off from work to clean house and ended up reading from like 7 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Then totally busted my rear end to get the house clean after that. OOPS! Saturday the family came over to celebrate my birthday, my brother's birthday, and Father's day with my dad (yeah, we're a little late on that one). It was a really great weekend. And I'm looking forward to the upcoming short work week and LONG weekend. Early Happy 4th of July to my American peeps!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, # 2) by Veronica Rossi (4 Stars)

Tuesday: Top Ten(ish) Books I've Read in 2013 So Far

Wednesday: Waiting on Allegiant

Thursday: Review of Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend (Confessions, # 2) by Louise Rozett (3 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, # 1) by James Dashner

Tuesday: Top Ten Fictional Crushes (I think I've done this one before...but I'm always adding new crushes to the list...so...yeah...it can't hurt to do it again, right?)

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, # 1) by JL Bryan

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

ALREADY FINISHED AND LOVED....

Losing Hope (Hopeless, # 2)

By: Colleen Hoover

Expected Publication: July 8th 2013 by Atria Books

256 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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Goodreads description--In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.

And still need to read...

The Truth About Letting Go

By: Leigh Talbert Moore

Published: February 2013

276 pages

Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She's always done the right thing and played it safe until her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.

Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. Then she meets Jordan. He has big dreams, he's had a crush on Ashley for years, and he's a great kisser. But he's also safe.

Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he's more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.

Rotters

By: Daniel Kraus

Published: April 5th 2011 by Delacorte Press

448 pages

Genre: YA, Horror

Source: Free Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.

Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.

Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

Frankenstein

By: Mary Shelley

Published: first published 1817

Genre: Classics, Horror, Science Fiction

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Goodreads description--"I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion." A summer evening's ghost stories, lonely insomnia in a moonlit Alpine room, and a runaway imagination - fired by philosophical discussion with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley about science, galvanism, and the origins of life - conspired to produce for Mary Shelley this haunting night specter. By morning it had become the germ of her Romantic masterpiece, Frankenstein.

Written in 1816, when she was only nineteen. Mary Shelley's novel of "The Modern Prometheus" chillingly dramatized the dangerous potential of life begotten upon a laboratory table. A frightening creation myth for our own time, Frankenstein remains one of the greatest horror stories ever written and is an undisputed classic of its kind.

314

By: AR Wise

Published: December 24th 2012

250 pages

Genre: Horror

Source: Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads description--Alma Harper has been trying to forget what happened in Widowsfield 16 years ago. She has a good life as a music teacher now, and might rekindle her relationship with her one true love. However, the number 314 haunts her, and threatens to bring her back to the day that her brother disappeared. When a reporter shows up, just days before March 14th, Alma realizes that her past is coming back to haunt her. What happened on March 14th, at 3:14, 16 years ago? No one but The Skeleton Man can remember.

Saving Wishes (The Wishes Series, # 1)

By: GJ Walker-Smith

Published: February 2013

368 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.

She's been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she's stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.

Thankfully, it's temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.

When Adam D├ęcarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.

Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn't quite fit the life she's living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

I think that's all. But birthday celebration has come to a close--that means...birthday money spending is about to begin. Hip Hip HOORAY!

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!

44 comments:

  1. I hope you had a good Saturday celebrating! Sounds like you had a good week on the blog, and it looks like you've got a great one planned next week. Awesome book haul! All six books sound interesting so I hope you enjoy them!!

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  2. libby @ Libby's Fun BooksJune 30, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    I almost requested Losing Hope but I was nervous about it. I was not sure if I would like it. Did you enjoy it?


    Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  3. Jenea WhittingtonJune 30, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    Great haul. I can't wait to read Losing Hope. Happy reading.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  4. Belated happy birthday. Have fun spending those gift cards!

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my STS! I got Losing Hope too and can't wait to read it. I've been reading a lot of mixed things about Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend. I liked the first one so I'm curious about it.

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  6. Oh yes, we had a blast. We did get rained out of the pool at one point, but it was late in the afternoon so we still had a good time. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Thanks! Um yes. Loved it! Maybe even better than Hopeless.

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  8. I liked Confessions of an Angry Girl too. There were both things I really liked about Confessions of an Almost Girlfriend and things that I really disliked about it too. So...yeah...I'll probably read book 3 when it comes out if that helps you decide.

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  9. Great haul! I got the Truth About Letting Go this week also :)

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

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  10. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJune 30, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Ooh, an A.R. Wise freebie?! Gotta get that one.

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  11. Wow, great looking new titles! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

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  12. Nice haul. Happy reading :)

    follower

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/06/stacking-shelves-45.html

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  13. Michelle SantiagoJune 30, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    good to know that the colleen hoover novel is a good read. i've been wanting to check her out. fantastic books this week--happy reading!

    My book haul post. I hope you can stop by.

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  14. Ooh! It looks like you got some great books this week! I've never heard of them, but I'll definitely be checking them out! Happy reading!

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  15. I of course preordered Hopeless and then they make it a read now ..oh well. I have so planned to clean and then got caught up in a book..LOL Have a great week! The Sunday Post

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  16. Saving Wishes looks cute. I dropped everything to read Losing Hope and it was so worth it! Lovely haul, enjoy :-)

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  17. Great group of books. Here is my Stacking the Shelves

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  18. That's what I forgot to put on my post this week! Rotters! I'm glad you had a good weekend! And happy belated birthday!

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  19. You've got some awesome books up there, like Losing Hope. I've still got to read Hopeless. Really nice haul and happy reading.

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  20. I'm super excited for Losing Hope. Great haul this week.

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  21. Reading is always takes priority over cleaning. :) Great haul. And happy belated birthday!

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  22. Nice haul! And you had a good week. Isn't it fun to indulge in half-a-day of solid reading! I should do it more often. (If I had the time!)

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  23. Sweet! Yeah, I'm excited about reading that one but have a couple others I want to read first. Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Oh yeah! Love anything Colleen Hoover has written. She's on my auto list. Anything she writes will be snatched up immediately! I highly recommend all of her work. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Thanks for stopping by Roxy! Have a great week!

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  26. Oh no! That's the pits. Maybe you can do a giveaway with your preorder or something. Haha...yeah...sometimes reading just takes over no matter what my plan is. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Haha...girl I did too! As soon as I saw it was available I ran to NetGalley and started reading it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  28. Don't you hate forgetting to add one on your post? Thanks for the birthday wish!

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  29. Oh drop everything and read Hopeless and Losing Hope immediately after. :) Okay maybe I'm exaggerating...but seriously, these need to go to the top of your TBR list! IMO! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. It was really good. Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Haha...yeah, that it does. It's definitely more pleasant than cleaning! And thanks for the birthday wish!

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  32. I definitely did have a good week. Wish I could have reading days more often, but *sigh* alas...I have to work sometime! :)

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  33. I am off to request Losing Hope right now....... Ok done! I can't believe I nearly missed it!! Great haul! have an awesome week!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  34. I'm probably the only one who is staying AWAY from Losing Hope HAHA enjoy your books! :D

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  35. Rotters looks interesting. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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  36. Hehe...I hope you love it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  37. Aw...why are you steering clear of it? I'm just curious.

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