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 good week. Not much to report. Went to see Vampire Academy with Husband, my friend Paula, and my SNL, Holly, Friday night. Saturday we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday. Quick week and quick weekend.
Monday: Review of Alienated (Alienated, # 1) by Melissa Landers (2.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry
Thursday: Review of Song of the Fireflies by JA Redmerksi (2 Stars)
Friday: Review of Sweet (True Believers, # 2) by Erin McCarthy (4 Stars)
Saturday: Vampire Academy - Movie Review (3 Stars)
Monday: Review of Panic by Lauren Oliver
Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Believe (True Believers, # 3) by Erin McCarthy
Friday: Review of Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, # 1) by Brent Crawford
Cress (Lunar Chronicles, # 3)
By: Marissa Meyer
Published: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel and Friends
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Source: Personal Library
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Goodreads description--Rapunzel's tower is a satellite. She can't let down her hair - or her guard.
In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.
Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.
When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.
On the Fence
By: Kasie West
Expected Publication: July 1st 2014 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)
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Goodreads description--She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…
Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.
By: Isla Morley
Expected Publication: March 4th 2014 by Gallery Books
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)
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Goodreads description--I am a secret no one is able to tell.
Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an abandoned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Determined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give meaning to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promising and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.
Above is a riveting tale of resilience in which "stunning" (Daily Beast) new literary voice Isla Morley compels us to imagine what we would do if everything we had ever known was taken away. Like the bestselling authors of Room and The Lovely Bones before her, Morley explores the unthinkable with haunting detail and tenderly depicts our boundless capacity for hope.
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!