Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunday Post - 54 & Stacking the Shelves - 27

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 was busy, busy. My sister and I hosted a bridal shower for our friend, Jennifer yesterday. I also re-watched The Hunger Games while I was scanning more pictures for my mom. Then Husband and I went out to eat for dinner. It's been a good week, and a good weekend.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of This Girl (Slammed, # 3) by Colleen Hoover &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 8

Tuesday: Top Ten Authors Who Deserves More Recognition &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 9

Wednesday: Waiting on Crash Into You &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 10

Thursday: Review of Angel of Mercy (Cambion, # 3) by Shannon Dermott &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 11

Friday: From the Ashes: Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 12

Saturday: 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 13

Sunday (today): 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 14

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Truth of Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore &
15 Day Book Blogger Challenge - Day 15

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Words That Make Me Put Down a Book

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Never Too Far (Too Far, # 2) by Abbi Glines

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Paranormalcy (Paranormalcy, # 1)

By: Kiersten White

Published: August 31st 2010 by HarperTeen

335 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Evie’s always thought of herself as a normal teenager, even though she works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours.

But Evie’s about to realize that she may very well be at the center of a dark faerie prophecy promising destruction to all paranormal creatures.

So much for normal.

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, # 1)

By: Jennifer Estep

Published: August 1st 2011 by K-Teen

350 pages

Genre: YA, Fanstasy, Mythology, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died...

Pivot Point (Pivot Point, # 1)

By: Kasie West

Published: February 12th 2013 by HarperTeen

343 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie loves her life just as it is, so her answer should be easy. One Search six weeks into the future proves it’s not.

In one potential future, Addie is adjusting to life outside the Compound as the new girl in a Norm high school where she meets Trevor, a cute, sensitive artist who understands her. In the other path, Addie is being pursued by the hottest guy in school—but she never wanted to be a quarterback’s girlfriend. When Addie’s father is asked to consult on a murder in the Compound, she’s unwittingly drawn into a dangerous game that threatens everything she holds dear. With love and loss in both lives, it all comes down to which reality she’s willing to live through . . . and who she can’t live without.

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, # 1)

By: Susan Dennard

Published: July 24th 2012 by HarperTeen

388 pages

Genre: YA, Horror, Zombies, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--The year is 1876, and there’s something strange and deadly loose in Philadelphia…

Eleanor Fitt has a lot to worry about. Her brother has gone missing, her family has fallen on hard times, and her mother is determined to marry her off to any rich young man who walks by. But this is nothing compared to what she’s just read in the newspaper—

The Dead are rising in Philadelphia.

And then, in a frightening attack, a zombie delivers a letter to Eleanor…from her brother.

Whoever is controlling the Dead army has taken her brother as well. If Eleanor is going to find him, she’ll have to venture into the lab of the notorious Spirit-Hunters, who protect the city from supernatural forces. But as Eleanor spends more time with the Spirit-Hunters, including their maddeningly stubborn yet handsome inventor, Daniel, the situation becomes dire. And now, not only is her reputation on the line, but her very life may hang in the balance.

Defiance (Defiance, # 1)

By: CJ Redwine

Published: August 28th 2012 by Balzer + Bray

403 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Article 5 (Article 5, # 1)

By: Kristen Simmons

Published: January 31st 2012 by Tor Teen

362 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Frigid (Frigid, # 1)

By: J Lynn

Published: July 15th 2013 by Spencer Hill Contemporary

240 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn't anything new. They'd been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the 'man' in man-whore. He's never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn't want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she's perfect and she's everything. But the feelings he has for her, he's always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they're stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor'easter, there's nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.

Pandemonium (Delirium, # 2)

By: Lauren Oliver

Published: February 28th 2012 by HarperTeen

375 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--I’m pushing aside
the memory of my nightmare,
pushing aside thoughts of Alex,
pushing aside thoughts of Hana
and my old school,
push,
push,
push,
like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead.
But the old Lena is dead too.
I buried her.
I left her beyond a fence,
behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.

The Truth About You and Me

By: Amanda Grace

Expected Publication: September 8th 2013 by Flux

264 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--Smart girls aren't supposed to do stupid things.

Madelyn Hawkins is super smart. At sixteen, she's so gifted that she can attend college through a special program at her high school. On her first day, she meets Bennet. He's cute, funny, and kind. He understands Madelyn and what she's endured - and missed out on - in order to excel academically and please her parents. Now, for the first time in her life, she's falling in love.

There's only one problem. Bennet is Madelyn's college professor, and he thinks she's eighteen - because she hasn't told him the truth.

The story of their forbidden romance is told in letters that Madelyn writes to Bennet - both a heart-searing ode to their ill-fated love and an apology.

Wake

By: Abria Mattina

Published: September 22nd 2011 by Primrose Publications

727 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Author in exchange for honest review (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--Eighteen isn’t too young to run your life into the ground, but it’s not too old to fix it, either. The desire for change drives Willa Kirk from St. John’s, Newfoundland back to hometown of Smiths Falls, Ontario, away from her mistakes and the place where her sister died. She’s looking for a place to settle and rebuild, but Jem Harper just wants to get out of town, back to the life he knew before cancer. By letting the tragedies in their lives define them, they are both dying a little more every day. Welcome to the wake.

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Love Among Pigeons

By: Abria Mattina

Expected Publication: August 23rd 2013

147 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Author in exchange for an honest review (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--In this companion novella to Wake, Frank invites the Kirk family home to Smiths Falls for Thanksgiving weekend. Holidays are always a trial for the family that lost their daughter and sister, but Frank is hopeful that this Thanksgiving will be the exception. He has some happy news to share. If only he wasn't so reluctant to talk about it.

This Song Will Save Your Life

By: Leila Sales

Expected Publication: September 17th 2013 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

288 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Won in an Armchair BEA Giveaway

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Goodreads description--Making friends has never been Elise Dembowski’s strong suit. All throughout her life, she’s been the butt of every joke and the outsider in every conversation. When a final attempt at popularity fails, Elise nearly gives up. Then she stumbles upon a warehouse party where she meets Vicky, a girl in a band who accepts her; Char, a cute, yet mysterious disc jockey; Pippa, a carefree spirit from England; and most importantly, a love for DJing.

Told in a refreshingly genuine and laugh-out-loud funny voice, THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE is an exuberant novel about identity, friendship, and the power of music to bring people together.

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. What fabulous new books! I have a copy of Pivot Point from BEA that I hope to read soon. I also want to read Article 5. Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  2. Oh maan! These are some sweet books. I hope you enjoy them, I have a lot of them on my wishlist.

    TY for stopping by NP

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  3. Laurel-Rain SnowJuly 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Wow, you have some intriguing titles...and I especially love the ones with cold images, like Frigid and Touch of Frost...it's hot here! lol

    Your blog header even makes me feel cooler...thanks!

    Here's

    MY SUNDAY UPDATES/MAILBOX MONDAY POST

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  4. Nice haul of books. Lots of awesome authors. Jennifer L. Armentrout is amazing. Jennifer Estep writes some of my favorite books. Come visit me as well.


    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  5. Now following the blog via bloglovin.

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  6. WoW! Great haul this week! :D Glad you had an awesome week

    Weekly Wrap Up + STS

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  7. Danielle @ Book WhoreJuly 21, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    Great haul! Also I really need to play catch up on the slammed series, my friend swears by those books she loves them. Hope you have a great reading week!

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  8. Most of them were $1.99 on Kindle when I got them, so now might be the time to snag them up if you're interested! Thanks so much for stopping by and for following!

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  9. Thanks! I racked up this week! But I really need to put a ban on my incoming books until I can get some more read. Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Amazing haul! Most of them are standing on my TBR :) Happy reading!

    So Bookalicious

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  11. Jenea WhittingtonJuly 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

    Great haul!I really liked Paranormalcy, and Article 5. Happy reading. Thanks for stopping by.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  12. Impressive haul! You certainly had a busy week of blogging. I also loved reading through your Book Blogger Challenge posts and agreed with everything you said on "day 8"

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  13. Sounds like a lovely week! :-) And great books too. I really enjoyed Paranormalcy, hope you like it too. And I really need to read Lauren Oliver sometime, people seem to love her books so much. Have a lovely week, and enjoy all your reads! :-)

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  14. Whoa, so many great books! You'll LOVE This Song Will Save Your Life, it is so good! :D<3
    I also enjoyed Defiance and Pivot Point.
    Enjoy all your lovely books! (:

    My STS

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  15. Wow great books you've gotten there!!! I want to read all of them!! Following you now via bloglovin and google +
    Irene @ Ice Queen's Bookshelf

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  16. Loved Pivot Point and Frigid and hope you do too.

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  17. My gosh, I'm so jealous of ALL of these books! I've been debating about picking up Paranormalcy, but I've been on the fence about it. You'll have to let us know what you think of it! The ones I want to get my hands on most though are; Pivot Point, Article 5, Defiance and Touch of Frost - they all look incredible! Awesome haul, thanks for sharing and for stopping by my STS post. :)
    Happy Reading! :D

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    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

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  18. Oh wooziers..awesome haul Sandy. I have read most, and need Pivot Point, and book two of Something Strange and Deadly. Enjoy them all! The Sunday Post

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  19. Wow, quite a haul! Pivot Point looks good and I was eyeing Article 5 at the bookstore... look forward to seeing your reviews. Have a great week.

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  20. Thanks so much for stopping by! Maybe it will cool off soon!

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  21. Thanks for stopping by Grace! And thanks for the follow!

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  22. Oh yes. Slammed was GREAT! Anything Colleen Hoover has written has been really good, but the Slammed series is my favorite of what she's published. Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. Most of these I got for $1.99 this week. Might be the perfect time to pick them up if you're interested! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Thanks so much Whitney! It's definitely been a busy week! I've enjoyed the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge, but I'm looking forward to things slowing down again once it's over! Poor husband is starting to feel neglected I think. :(

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  25. Oh yes, I've only read Delirium by Lauren Oliver so far, but I loved her writing style. Can't wait to post my review of Delirium, but it's not scheduled to post for a while due to some review books and other ones needing to post first. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Thanks! I've definitely heard good things about This Song Will Save Your Life. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Great haul! Article 5 and Paranormalcy look pretty interesting.

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  28. Most of them were $1.99 on Amazon this week. Might be a great time to pick them up if you're interested. Great prices. Thanks so much for stopping by and following!

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  29. Thanks, I'm looking forward to picking them both up!

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  30. Most of these were only $1.99 this week on Amazon. Can't beat that price. I'll definitely do reviews of them all once I get them read. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  31. Hehe...thanks. Amazon was having a sale this week! I've GOT to put a ban on myself though. I'm getting overwhelmed. There were just so many that I've been wanting to get my hands on, so I umped on them! thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Thanks so much! I'll definitely get reviews of them all as soon as I can. Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. I adore the cover for This Song Will Save Your Life. That's a great collection of books you got this week. I really enjoyed Touch of Frost (I'm a bit of a Mythos Academy fan). Hope you have a great week!

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  34. Cool, and you're welcome!

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  35. Whats up with YA paranormals and girls in dark ball gowns? *Looks at her own blog header. Oh yeah, never mind.

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  36. I'm finally trying to catch up after a weekend away... You got some great books this week! Not that I've read any of them, but they look wonderful, and several are on my TBR list. Now I'm off to check out all your Book Blogger Challenge posts I missed.

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  37. Haha...that's definitely a trend! I usually like those covers. Cheesy maybe, but I'm a sucker.

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  38. Oh I bet. The weekend is usually when I get caught up on blog stuff, so I bet you're behind. You've blown me away with how much you've commented today. Thanks a million!

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  39. They are pretty. There is no doubt about that. It catches the eyes.

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