Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Post - 52 & Stacking the Shelves - 25

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 week has been so nice. Three day work week--who can complain about that? Of course it rained here on the 4th, but that's okay. It was still time off work. And rainy days = reading days.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, # 1) by James Dashner (4 Stars)

Tuesday: Top Ten Fictional Crushes

Wednesday: Waiting on Left Drowning

Thursday: Review of Jenny Pox (The Paranormals, # 1) by JL Bryan (2 Stars) & 4th of July Giveaway - Runs until July 12th.

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Losing Hope (Hopeless, # 2) by Colleen Hoover

Tuesday: Top Ten Best/Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptations

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Succubus Blues (Georgina Kincaid, # 1) by Richelle Mead

Friday: Blog Tour Stop: of Bait (Order of the Spirit Realm, # 1) by KC Blake

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Consume (The Clann, # 3)

By: Melissa Darnell

Expected Publication: August 27th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

384 pages

Genre: YA, Paranormal

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,

Which, as they kiss, consume.

—William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy—and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape.

As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat—a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives. Soon they will learn that some bonds are stronger than love—and some battles cannot be won without sacrifice.

Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, # 1)

By: Brent Crawford

Published: April 2009 by Disney-Hyperion

300 pages

Genre: YA, Realistic Fiction

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync Audiobooks

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Goodreads description--Meet Will Carter, but feel free to call him Carter. (Yes, he knows it's a lazy nickname, but he didn't have much say in the matter.)

Here are five things you should know about him:

1. He has a stuttering problem, particularly around boobs and belly buttons.

2. He battles Attention Deficit Disorder every minute of every day unless he gets distracted.

3. He's a virgin, mostly because he's no good at talking to girls (see number 1).

4. He's about to start high school.

5. He's totally not ready.

Join Carter for his freshman year, where he'll search for sex, love, and acceptance anywhere he can find it. In the process, he'll almost kill a trombone player, face off with his greatest nemesis, suffer a lot of blood loss, narrowly escape death, run from the cops (not once, but twice), get caught up in a messy love triangle, meet his match in the form of a curvy drill teamer, and surprise the hell out of everyone, including himself.

She Stoops to Conquer

By: Oliver Goldsmith

Published: first published 1773

84 pages

Genre: Classic

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Goodreads description--MISS HARDCASTLE. (Alone). Lud, this news of papa's puts me all in a flutter. Young, handsome: these he put last; but I put them foremost. Sensible, good-natured; I like all that. But then reserved and sheepish; that's much against him. Yet can't he be cured of his timidity, by being taught to be proud of his wife? Yes, and can't I--But I vow I'm disposing of the husband before I have secured the lover.

Angel of Mercy (Cambion, # 3)

By: Shannon Dermott

Published: July 3rd 2013 by Wicked Truth

Genre: YA, Paranormal

Source: Author in exchange for honest review

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Goodreads description--Mercy wants to put the broken pieces of her life back together. She’s on a mission to make right all the things that have gone wrong. Most of all, she’s wants her relationship to work but someone is hell bent on not letting that happen. Will bringing her enemies close backfire?

Fragments (Partials, # 2)

By: Dan Wells

Published: February 26th 2013 by Balzer + Bray

564 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads descritpion--Kira Walker has found the cure for RM, but the battle for the survival of humans and Partials is just beginning. Kira has left East Meadow in a desperate search for clues to who she is. That the Partials themselves hold the cure for RM in their blood cannot be a coincidence—it must be part of a larger plan, a plan that involves Kira, a plan that could save both races. Her companions are Afa Demoux, an unhinged drifter and former employee of ParaGen, and Samm and Heron, the Partials who betrayed her and saved her life, the only ones who know her secret. But can she trust them?

Meanwhile, back on Long Island, what's left of humanity is gearing up for war with the Partials, and Marcus knows his only hope is to delay them until Kira returns. But Kira's journey will take her deep into the overgrown wasteland of postapocalyptic America, and Kira and Marcus both will discover that their greatest enemy may be one they didn't even know existed.

The second installment in the pulse-pounding Partials saga is the story of the eleventh hour of humanity's time on Earth, a journey deep into places unknown to discover the means—and even more important, a reason—for our survival.

Jet (Marked Men, # 2)

By: Jay Crownover

Published: May 28th 2013 by William Morrow

400 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--With his tight leather pants and a sharp edge that makes him dangerous, Jet Keller is every girl’s rock and roll fantasy. But Ayden Cross is done walking on the wild side with bad boys. She doesn’t want to give in to the heat she sees in Jet’s dark, haunted eyes. She’s afraid of getting burned from the sparks of their spontaneous combustion, even as his touch sets her on fire.

Jet can’t resist the Southern Belle with mile-long legs in cowboy boots who defies his every expectation. Yet the closer he feels to Ayden, the less he seems to know her. While he’s tempted to get under her skin and undo her in every way, he knows firsthand what happens to two people with very different ideas about relationships.

Will the blaze burn into an enduring love. . . or will it consume their dreams and turn them to ashes?

Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, # 1.5)

By: Katie McGarry

Published: April 1st 2013 by Harlequin TEEN

67 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…

Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

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!

13 comments:

  1. Jenea WhittingtonJuly 7, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    It rained out our 4th too. No fireworks. :( You got some really good books though. Enjoy them.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  2. I enjoyed Jenny Pox and the Maze Runner! They were book very interesting reads. And it looks like you have some great new books to read! Have fun!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves

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  3. I buy a lot of the Dover books. They are awesome little portable classics and they are usually a good deal.

    - Belle
    My Weekend Update...

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  4. So glad you loved The Maze Runner! That's one of my favorite series :). Happy reading week!

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  5. Can't wait to see your Tuesday post about good/bad book-to-movie adaptions! Love hearing peoples thoughts on those haha. Great haul, looks like you got some really cute books. Happy readings!

    Here's my Sunday Post at Bookmunchies (:

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  6. Quinn's Book NookJuly 7, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I've read Crossing the Line. I love, love, love Katie McGarry. Crossing the Line isn't my favorite, but it's good.


    Also, everytime I stop by your blog I get the Keane song stuck in my head :) I like it. It's a favorite song of mine.


    Anyway, enjoy your goodies and happy reading :)

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  7. Gah I so have to get Fragments, too, soon! I loved the first book and for some reason never got around to reading this sequel! Awesome haul, Sandy!!

    Giselle @ Xpresso Reads

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  8. I'm glad you liked them both. Jenny Pox just didn't do it for me. But thanks for stopping by!

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  9. I'm trying to read a few classics every year. Definitely love when I can get them for a good deal. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Yes, I'm looking forward to the movie coming out as well. Need to get my hands on book 2 soon.

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  11. I'm getting ready to format that post now. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I enjoyed Crossing the Line...I just wanted more. I wish she had done it as an entire book. Definitely love Katie McGarry.


    Haha...that's exactly where I got the name from. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I know, right? I'd been meaning to buy it ever since it released. Once I got some gift cards for my birthday I didn't have an excuse not to pick it up anymore. I'm really looking forward to starting it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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