Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Post - 55 & Stacking the Shelves - 28

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 super long week for me work wise. Slow.... The weekend finally rolled around, and Husband and I watched Beautfiul Creatures between Friday night and Saturday morning. I fell asleep about halfway through like I'm known to do, and Husband dutifully stopped the movie so we could pick it back up where I fell asleep. Such a sweetie. As far as the movie goes, I didn't love it. I thought overall it was a bit rushed and I HATED the faked Southern accents. Granted we Southern folk probably sound worse to non-Southern folk than we sound to ourselves, but sheesh those accents were bad. All I all, I just think Beautiful Creatures would have made a better TV show than movie. But I'm glad I finally got to see it.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Truth About Letting Go by Leigh Talbert Moore (3 Stars) & Summer of Love Giveaway Hop (Ends at midnight)
Tuesday: Top Ten Words That Make Me Put Down a Book
Wednesday: Waiting of Sweet (True, # 2) by Erin McCarthy
Thursday: Review of Never Too Far (Too Far, # 2) by Abbi Glines (3.5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen
Tuesday: Top Ten Beginnings/Endings
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Saving Wishes (The Wishes Series, # 1) by GJ Walker-Smith

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle, # 2)

By: Maggie Stiefvater

Expected Publication: September 17th 2013 by Scholastic Press

448 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!)

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Goodreads description--The second installment in the all-new series from the masterful, #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater!

Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...

The False Prince (The Ascendance Trilogy, # 1)

By: Jennifer A Nielsen

Published: April 1st 2012 by Scholastic

342 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Source: Borrowed from my local library, and then free audio download from Auidobook Sync

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Goodreads description--THE FALSE PRINCE is the thrilling first book in a brand-new trilogy filled with danger and deceit and hidden identities that will have readers rushing breathlessly to the end.

In a discontent kingdom, civil war is brewing. To unify the divided people, Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long-lost son and install him as a puppet prince. Four orphans are recruited to compete for the role, including a defiant boy named Sage. Sage knows that Conner's motives are more than questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point -- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed. But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well.

As Sage moves from a rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold, until finally, a truth is revealed that, in the end, may very well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together.

An extraordinary adventure filled with danger and action, lies and deadly truths that will have readers clinging to the edge of their seats.

The Prince and the Pauper

By: Mark Twain

Published: first published 1881

Genre: Classic

Source: Free audio download from Audiobook Sync

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Goodreads description--Two boys: the same age, almost the same face. The one difference: Tom Canty is a child of the London slums; Edward Tudor is heir to the throne. How insubstantial this difference is becomes clear when a chance encounter leads to an exchange of clothing and of roles...

The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, # 2)

By: Jessica Sorense

Expected Publication: July 30th 2013 by Sphere

320 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!)

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Goodreads description--The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.

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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!

39 comments:

  1. I got The False Prince and The Prince and the Pauper too. I still haven't read Raven Boys but it is on my TBR stack. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

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  2. I still haven't watch Beautiful Creatures. Everyone says it was just OK. :/ The Raven Boys was pretty good :)

    Have a good week! Weekly Wrap Up + STS

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  3. Laurel-Rain SnowJuly 28, 2013 at 9:33 AM

    I can't believe I've never read The Prince and the Pauper...I have enjoyed the Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn books.


    I'm going to check out your Summer of Love giveaway.


    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  4. I've heard very mixed opinions on The Raven Cycle series, so I've been really hesitant to read them. Enjoy all your new pretties!

    ♥ Christina @ The Book Hookup

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  5. I'm planning on reading the first book in The Raven Cycle series and The Coincidence series. The False Prince looks good. Enjoy your books!

    El @ So Bookalicious

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  6. Jenea WhittingtonJuly 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM

    Ha, I'm glad to know that I wasn't alone about the accents. I don't I sounds like that, but maybe I do. lol enjoy the new books. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  7. I reaaaallly need to read The Raven Boys! Have heard a lot of good things. I snagged The False Prince too, I've been meaning to start that series too haha! Great haul, happy readings!
    Here's my Sunday Post & STS at Bookmunchies (:

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  8. Oh, enjoy The False Prince! I really loved it. I read it last year, and downloaded the audiobook this week along with The Prince and the Pauper, which I've never actually read. Have a great week, and happy reading!

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  9. Maija @Bookish RandomnessJuly 28, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    I haven`t read much of paranormal books the past year so I can`t say much about those titles, but I`ve been very intrigued about Jessica Sorensen. I saw a lot of positive reviews of her first book :)

    My Stacking the Shelves post @ Bookish Randomness

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  10. Sorry to hear you were disappointed by the Beautiful Creatures film.
    Looks like you've got some great books this week. I'm super jealous that you get to read The Dream Thieves early, and I think The Redemption of Callie and Kayden sounds intersting. I hope you enjoy all your books and have a good week.

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  11. Jade InkScratchersJuly 28, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    I still need to read The Raven Boys, it sounds amazing but I haven't been sure whether it's my thing or not.

    I agree about the beautiful Creatures movie, I went with my Mom to the cinema and we both thought it was pretty mediocre.

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  12. Cool haul. Happy reading :)

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  13. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJuly 28, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    I loved The Raven Boys, I didn't get The Dream Thieves, so jealous! Enjoy :)

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  14. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterJuly 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Ooh, The Dream Thieves looks great! I love Stiefvater.

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  15. The cover of The Redemption of Callie & Kayden is gorgeous! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book.
    Enjoy all your lovely books! (:

    My STS

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  16. 'The Dream Thieves' looks good. I need to look up book 1 for that series.

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  17. It's a shame that you didn't enjoy BC as a movie. Enjoy your new books!!

    Thanx for visiting my StS and Sunday Post!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal
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  18. Hooray for the False Prince! I really enjoyed it so I hope you have fun with it as well, Sandy.

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  19. the autumn reviewJuly 29, 2013 at 8:27 AM

    Enjoy! I still need to read Raven Boys!

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  20. I totally agree with you about the Beautiful Creatures movie. It was subpar at best. I've really got to get to that Raven Boys series and I still have to read book 2 and 3 of the SHIVER series! Can you say "behind schedule"?!

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  21. Yeah, just okay is about all I can give it. Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I'm trying to read more of the classics, and the sync audiobook downloads are totally helping out with that! Thanks for stopping by!

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  23. I didn't love The Raven Boys, but I've loved all of Maggie Stiefvater's other work. One of them has to be my least favorite, right? Well I've heard that everything that was missing from The Raven Boys is back in The Dream Thieves, so I'm actually excited to start it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. I've really enjoyed The Coincidence series. The False Prince is good so far--I'm listening to it on audio. And while I didn't love The Raven Boys, I've heard excellent things about book 2. Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. Yes, I'm really enjoying it. I'm on part 6 out of 7 right now. :)

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  26. Oh yes, I recommend Jessica Sorensen's work. I've read 4 by her now and enjoyed each one of them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm actually surprised they approved me for The Dream Thieves, but I'm definitely not complaining! Thanks again!

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  28. I have to be honest and say I didn't love book 1. But I've loved all of Maggie Stiefvater's other work, and I've heard that everything that was missing from book 1 is made up for in book 2, so I'm excited to start it.


    Yeah mediocre is as good as I can give Beautiful Creatures--then again, I didn't love those books anyway.

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  29. Aw...sorry. Maybe you'll be able to snag a copy of it as it releases though! I was actually surprised I got approved for it! Happy reading!

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  30. Yes, I'm a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan too. I didn't love book 1, but I've heard she makes up for it in book 2.

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  31. I've said this a dozen times in reply to comments from today's posts. I didn't love book 1, but I've heard book 2, The Dream Thieves, makes up for it. I've loved all of Maggie Stiefvater's other work though.

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  32. Yeah, they can't all be winners. Honestly I didn't love Beautiful Creatures as a book either. Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. Oh yes, I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm almost finished!

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  34. I didn't love The Raven Boys, but I've heard The Dream Thieves makes up for it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Oh boy! I really loved the Shiver series so you definitely need to bump those to the top of your list. I didn't love The Raven Boys but as I've enjoyed all of Maggie Stiefvater's other work and I've heard good things about The Dream Thieves, I'm still looking forward to reading it. Definitely subpar on Beautiful Creatures as a movie, but I can't say I'm truly surprised. Here's to hoping City of Bones and Catching Fire make me forget I wasted time watching it. :)

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  36. I'm so jealous! I want to read The Redemption of Callie and Kayden so so so so bad!
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  37. Maybe you'll be able to get your hands on it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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