Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday Post - 68 & Stacking the Shelves - 41

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 past work week was pretty slow. But it was a good week. Nothing to complain about. Helped host (though I didn't do that much work) a Fall/Halloween event Friday night that was a lot of fun! And then Saturday was all about rest and relaxation. Finished Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, # 3) by Veronica Rossi...so know what that means? Allegiant (Divergent, # 3) by Veronica Roth! YAY!!!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, # 1) by Rachel Caine
Tuesday: Top Ten Character Names
Wednesday: Waiting on Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 3) by KA Tucker & Cover Reveal of Entrusted by Connie Ann Michael
Thursday: Review of This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (4.5 Stars)
Friday: DNF Review: Wilde's Army (Darkness Falls, # 2) by Krystal Wade

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Deadlocked 3 by AR Wise
Tuesday: Top Ten Scariest Looking Book Covers
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Parasite (Parasitology, # 1) by Mira Grant
Friday: Review of Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, # 2.5) by Colleen Hoover & October EOM Wrap Up

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Allegiant (Divergent, # 3)

By: Veronica Roth

Published: October 22nd 2013 by HarperCollins Children's Books

526 pages

Genre: YA, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--One choice will define you.

What if your whole world was a lie?
What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything?
What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected?

The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories.

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love.

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, # 3)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: October 22nd 2013 by Forever

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ella and Micha series comes a gripping story of passion, pain, and the courage to love . . .

THE TEMPTATION OF LILA AND ETHAN

On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect façade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.

Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.

When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?

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. Ah, you have Allegiant as well! :( I am still waiting for my copy to arrive. It's like I'm from Narnia. :X
    Happy reading!

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  2. I look forward to your Top Ten Scariest book covers. :)

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  3. Allegiant is showing up all over this week. I got it too. Come and see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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  4. Glad to hear you've had a good week.
    It looks like you've got two brilliant books. I really want to read both, so I hope you enjoy them and I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them.

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  5. Allegiant is everywhere this week! I really need to start that series! Have a great week!

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  6. Divergent is still in one of my piles patiently waiting to be read...glad you're enjoying the series! Here's my Sunday post:

    http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/10/sundays-weekly-book-recap-41.html

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  7. Great haul. Happy reading :)

    My StS

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  8. I'm so excited to read Allegiant, still need to read Insurgent thoug. Happy reading!

    My Showcase Sunday @ So Bookalicious

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  9. I'm curious about The Temptation of Lila and Ethan....enjoy your books!

    Here's

    MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

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  10. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterOctober 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    I really do need to read Veronica Roth's books. I feel like I say that all the time!


    Have a good week!

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  11. The Tempatation of Lila and Ethan has a nice cover. I still have to read Insurgent before I can get to Allegiant.

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  12. Allegiant was in my book haul this week too!

    Check out my STS

    And while you're at my blog, be sure to enter my Fierce Reads Giveaway

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  13. Paulina Jiménez GoncenOctober 27, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    I think everyone got Allegiant this week, sadly I didn't enjoy it. Thanks for checking out my StS.

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  14. Hope you enjoy your new books. I am really excited for Allegiant!

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  15. Ooo I need to pick up The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, # 3) and it sounds like you had a wonderful week, I hope this week is awesome :)

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  16. I hope you enjoy Allegiant. I pre-ordered it, but it always takes TBD some time to ship to my country. I have been hearing some people where unsastisfied with the ending, but I am trying to avoid reading any spoilers. I own Under The Never Sky, but still haven't gotten around to reading it, I have heard great things about it.

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  17. I was curious about Parasite, will be curious to see your thoughts on that. Have a good rest of the weekend.

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  18. I've seen a bit of Allegiant as I've cruised around. I hope it is everything you want and more.

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  19. I want to get Allegiant soon, because I hear the ending is shocking. I'm really curious to see what's that all about :) thanks for stopping by my blog, enjoy your new books!

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  20. I want Allegiant so badly, and seeing it on everyone's blogs is just making it worse. I still need to read Parasite sometime soon. I keep getting backed up on review books because of that pesky thing called life, lol.

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  21. Waiting on a book you're excited about is the worst--especially when it seems like everyone else has a copy of it. If it makes you feel any better Allegiant is really stressing me out--that probably doesn't make you feel any better does it?

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  22. Thanks! I don't read too many scary books and the ones I have don't necessarily have scary covers, so this one was both difficult and fun.

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  23. Yeah it is. It's really stressing me out too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Thanks Becki! I'll definitely do reviews of both ASAP! Thanks for stopping by!

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  25. I LOVED Divergent. Insurgent was a typical book 2 in a series for me. And so far Allegiant has been stressing me out more than I've been enjoying it. I highly recommend reading Divergent to at least experience that. I feel very similar about this series as I did to The Hunger Games series. But that's all I'll say for now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  26. Insurgent wasn't my favorite. And so far Allegiant is stressing me out. But I hope it ends better than I'm seeing some people comment about. :( Thanks for stopping by!

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  27. Hahahah! Not really, no, but I saw a lot of people being shaken over it or pissed about the book, so I am bracing myself :D

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  28. I loved Divergent. I'd definitely recommend checking it out. Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

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  29. Gotcha. I'm sure you'll get to it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. I have to say...I'm not loving it. I'm ALMOST 50% through. It's stressing me out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Yes I've been seeing that too. I'm about 50% through and so far I'm just stressed out. :( Thanks for stopping by!

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  32. I have to say that I'm not loving it so far. I'm about 50%. It's stressing me out more than anything else. I haven't read any spoilers either, but the comments I'm seeing from others aren't that great. :( I definitely LOVED Under the Never Sky. Highly recommend it!

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  33. Thanks Greg! I hope you come back Thursday to check out my review! Thanks for stopping by!

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  34. So far it's just been stressing me out. :( But thanks Vilia!

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  35. I haven't heard "shocking" but I've heard most people aren't satisfied with it. I'm about 50% through and I haven't been loving it. :( Thanks for stopping by though!

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  36. Oh yes...when you're excited about a book that everyone else seems to have their hands on...that's the worst. Hopefully you'll get a copy soon. If it makes you feel any better, I'm not really loving it. :( Hope you get around to Parasite soon too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  37. I'm not typically one to get worked up about whether a book will end the way I want it to or not. I usually just roll with it. What happens happens and how I feel about it is fine. We'll see how I feel at the end. But I'm trying to brace myself too.

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