Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday Post - 65 & Stacking the Shelves - 38

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.

Guys this was a much better week than last week--emotionally anyway. Let's see...September ended, and October began. October is probably one of my favorite months. I just love this time of the year. Thursday was my dad's birthday. He turned 60. We haven't been able to do the family birthday celebration for him yet because he and my mom have left to go on vacation to Virginia. Fraterfest started Thursday also! While I really enjoyed this challenge last year, I think I've messed myself up a little this year. See what had happened was...I was reading the first book in a series before Fraterfest began. I didn't finish that book until Thursday (after Fraterfest technically began). And it was just so good that I immediately had to start finish the sequel also. But neither one of these books are paranormal or Halloweeny so...yeah...they don't really count toward the read-a-thon. Whoops! And I'm still in the mood to read more of the same. But as I type this (Saturday morning), I'm going to try to focus on my Fraterfest reading goals for the rest of the read-a-thon (which ends on the 8th). I think that's all...for now.

Oh and this week I met my Goodreads yearly goal of 104 books. I just love achieving goals and marking things off my lists.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, # 1.5) by Katie McGarry (4 Stars)
Tuesday: September EOM Wrap Up & Top Ten Book Turn-Offs
Wednesday: Waiting on Rome (Marked Men, # 3) by Jay Crownover
Thursday: My first "All Things Halloween" review of the month: Review of Consume (The Clann, # 3) by Melissa Darnell (3 Stars) and My Fraterfest Goals.

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Spellbinding by Maya Gold
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Disappointing Series Enders & Fraterfest Wrap Up Post (this one might ended up getting posted on Wednesday, we'll see)
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Witchstruck (The Tudor Witch Trilogy, # 1) by Victoria Lamb
Friday: Guest Review of Contamination (Prequel) by TW Piperbrook

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Already Finished

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 1)

By: KA Tucker

Published: December 11th 2012 by Papoti Books

262 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 2)

By: KA Tucker

Published: June 11th 2013 by Atria Books

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant [jerk] who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

Not Read Yet

The Edge of Always (The Edge of Never, # 2)

By: JA Redmerski

Expected Publication: November 5th 2013 by Forever Romance

464 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--He was taking the long road. She was taking the road to nowhere. It just so happened that they led to the same place…

When everything falls apart, love remains . . .

THE EDGE OF ALWAYS

Camryn Bennett has never been happier. Five months after meeting on a Greyhound bus, she and her soul mate Andrew Parrish are engaged—and a wedding isn’t the only special event in their future. Nervous but excited, Camryn can’t wait to begin the rest of her life with Andrew – a man she knows in her heart will love her always. They have so much to look forward to—until tragedy blindsides them.

Andrew doesn’t understand how this could happen to them. He’s trying to move on, and thought Camryn was doing the same. But when Andrew discovers Camryn is secretly harboring a mountain of pain and attempting to numb it in damaging ways, there is nothing he won’t do to bring her back to life. Determined to prove that their love can survive anything, Andrew decides to take Camryn on a new journey filled with hope and passion. If only he can convince her to come along for the ride…

Crash Into You (Pushing the Limits, # 3)

By: Katie McGarry

Expected Publication: November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

474 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that's who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers...and she's just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can't get him out of her mind.

Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.

But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they'll go to save each other.

Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, # 1)

By: Aimee Carter

Expected Publication: November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

304 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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

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Goodreads description--YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.

For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.

If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.

There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.

Previously titled Masked

Inhuman (Fetch, # 1)

By: Kat Falls

Published: September 24th 2013 by Scholastic

384 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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

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Goodreads description--In a world ravaged by mutation, a teenage girl must travel into the forbidden Savage Zone to recover lost artifacts or her father’s life is forfeit.

America has been ravaged by a war that has left the eastern half of the country riddled with mutation. Many of the people there exhibit varying degrees of animal traits. Even the plantlife has gone feral.

Crossing from west to east is supposed to be forbidden, but sometimes it’s necessary. Some enter the Savage Zone to provide humanitarian relief. Sixteen-year-old Lane’s father goes there to retrieve lost artifacts—he is a Fetch. It’s a dangerous life, but rewarding—until he’s caught.

Desperate to save her father, Lane agrees to complete his latest job. That means leaving behind her life of comfort and risking life and limb—and her very DNA—in the Savage Zone. But she’s not alone. In order to complete her objective, Lane strikes a deal with handsome, roguish Rafe. In exchange for his help as a guide, Lane is supposed to sneak him back west. But though Rafe doesn’t exhibit any signs of “manimal” mutation, he’s hardly civilized . . . and he may not be trustworthy.

Origin (Lux, # 4)

By: Jennifer L Armentrout

Published: August 27th 2013 by Entangled Publishing

366 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction

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

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Goodreads description--Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.

After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.

All Katy can do is survive.

Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?

Together, they can face anything.

But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?

And will they even be together?

Fraterfest Update

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I figured I'd give an update on my Fraterfest progress. I started re-reading Blood Promise (Vampire Academy, # 4) by Richelle Mead which wasn't part of my goals, but sometimes you just have to roll with it. And I've also started Origin (Lux, # 4) by Jennifer L Armentrout. No books completed yet, but I'll get there.

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!

41 comments:

  1. Ah I have Crash Into You and Pawn too :-D


    Inhuman sounds really good, I've been stalking that one for a while already.


    Enjoy all your books!

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  2. I got Pawn as well this week. I see that Crash Into You is definitely very popular this week. Come check out my haul as well.

    Grace
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  3. Glad to hear that you had a good week :)


    It looks like you've got seven brilliant books this week, I hope you enjoy them. And Good Luck with Fraterfest! I hope you have fun and manage to complete your goals.

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  4. Nice haul, Sandy! I love the cover art for Pawn. The two K.A. Tucker books are in one of my TBR piles...hoping to get to them soon! Happy reading and thanks for visiting my blog.

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  5. I can't wait to start reading Crash Into You but unfortunately got declined for Pawn because of a mix up. I'm still deciding whether to get Ten Tiny Breaths or not. Let me know what you think of it!

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  6. Your new books look tempting....enjoy! I love October, too, and hope to savor the moments.

    Here's

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  7. Awesome books for you this week! Some big titles up there! I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Brittany

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  8. Reviews from a BookwormOctober 6, 2013 at 11:26 AM

    Have almost finished Pawn and so far I am really enjoying it, but can already tell it's going to leave me wanting the sequel really, really badly! Really like the look of Inhuman! Enjoy!

    My STS

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  9. Sometimes we just need to go with the books that are working for us, I am so glad this week was better for you. You have plenty of time to finish a book before the end of fraterfest, enjoy yourself.

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  10. Bea @ Bea's Book NookOctober 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    I'm seeing PAWN all over the place, it's apparently quite popular.



    Congrats on making your goodreads reading challenge! I'm behind in mine but I've read a lot anyway. Good luck with FraterFest!

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  11. Aw...I hate mix ups like that. I think that happened to me with Jessica Sorensen's last book that was on NetGalley. Oh well...what can you do? I highly recommend Ten Tiny Breaths. I enjoyed it so much and the sequel too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  12. Yes, savor the moments! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Yes, I'm excited about every single one that I got this week! Thanks for commenting!

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  14. Oh so glad to hear good things about Pawn! It looked good, but sometimes you just can't tell. It does say it's the first in a series so hopefully you'll get that sequel eventually! Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Thanks Kimba! Sometimes I put too much pressure on myself. Husband even said I was stressing him out today so I'm trying to take it easy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Oh yes, it looks really good IMO, and Reviews from a Bookworm commented below saying she's almost finished with it and really enjoying it so far.


    Thanks so much Bea! I love accomplishing goals, and I think I'll let myself relax more now that I've hit my # goal for the year. Thanks for stopping by!

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  17. Apparently I'm from the US according to Harlequin UK... Oh well I have no problem buying it when it comes out :) I'm definitely going to have to go buy Ten Tiny Breaths now, I can't wait to read it :)

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  18. I've read Origin and I can't wait for the next book. I'm looking forward to read The Edge of Always! Nice haul :)

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  19. Oh, I got Pawn, Crash Into You, and Inhuman as well. I hope they're as good as they sound. Happy reading!

    My STS

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  20. The Edge of Always and Pawn are two I'm eyeing. :)

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  21. Congrats! Isn't hitting your reading goal, especially so early, the absolute best? I got mine a week or two ago and was dancing around. :)


    I haven't read the Ten Tiny Breaths books, though I hear a lot about them! And I'd seen the cover for Inhuman, but I'd never read the synopsis. It sounds good!


    Happy reading! :)

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  22. Congrats on reaching your goal already! Now you add more to your list ;) I love October too, for the colours and desserts haha. I still need to read Pushing the Liimits. Great haul this week, happy readings!

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  23. Pawn looks really interesting I put in a request for it. The cover is attractive.


    Ashley

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  24. Oh nice! Well I hate that happened! Definitely check out Ten Tiny Breaths. :)

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  25. Glad to hear it ended up being good. It's had kind of a slow start for me. Definitely excited about digging into The Edge of Always! Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Oh excellent! Sounds like we have similar tastes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. I'm excited about them both! Thanks for commenting!

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  28. Oh yes! I love achieving my goals...especially ahead of schedule. Congrats on meeting yours too!


    I really enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths. And One Tiny Lie. Both were really good. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  29. It was a slow start for me, too, but it will pick up soon!

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  30. Nice haul this week. I can't wait to read The Edge of Always as I loved the first book in that series. Will be interested to hear your thoughts.


    Have a good week!

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  31. Oh yes, I can't wait to dig into both of those. My SNL read Inhuman first and gave it 5 Stars, so I'm looking forward to seeing what she thought was so great about it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. Oh yes. I haven't "met" anyone who doesn't love the Pushing the Limits series, and so I can't wait to start Crash Into You. Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. Thanks Becki! I've definitely got some good ones this week that I'm excited about! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  34. Thanks Catherine! I REALLY REALLY enjoyed both KA Tucker books and would highly recommend them! And I'm excited about Pawn too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  35. Great haul. I haven't started any of the series but really want to soon, especially the Lux series.

    Happy reading :)

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  36. That's a great haul. I loved Ten tiny Breaths.Happy Birthday to your Dad. :) Enjoy your new books.


    Thanks for stopping by,

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  37. I loved Ten Tiny Breaths and One Tiny Lie!!! So good!!! And Pawn looks amazing too! Enjoy your new reads!

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  38. Oh yes I devoured both of them! :) Can't wait to review them! Thanks for stopping by!

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  39. Thanks Jenea! I loved it too! And thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Oh yes, the Lux series will hook you. And you'll probably want to have all of them ready to go so you can move from one to the next immediately. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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