Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sunday Post - 85 & Stacking the Shelves - 55

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 has been a bit of a hectic week work wise. Yet good overall. Truly not much to add to that.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Sempre (Forever, # 1) by JM Darhower (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Reasons I Love Being a Reader/Blogger
Wednesday: Waiting on Ruin & Rising (The Grisha, # 3) by Leigh Bardugo
Thursday: Review of Cress (Lunar Chronicles, # 3) by Mariss Meyer (4.5 Stars)
Friday: Review of The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, # 3) by Jessica Sorensen (4.5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Ever After of Ella & Micha (The Secret, # 4) by Jessica Sorensen
Tuesday: Top Ten Rewind (not sure what topic I'll pick yet) & February 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge Wrap Up (and winner picked for January)
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Saving Quinton (Nova, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen
Friday: Upon Further Review: Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, # 6) by Richelle Mead
Saturday: February 2014 EOM Wrap Up

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Blindness

By: Ginger Scott

Expected Publication: February 25th 2014 by Ginger Scott

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--It takes a while to know who you really are. And when you lose your way, sometimes it’s hard to find it again.

Charlie Hudson was on the verge of figuring that out when her dad—the only parent and friend she ever had—died suddenly. She was barely 18, and she was alone. So she went for easy—playing life safe, running away from a home that harbored nothing but bad memories and challenges and loving a man who would take her away from it all forever.

It’s funny how chance takes over when you need it most. And that’s exactly what brought Cody Carmichael into her life. A former motocross super star, Cody was now happy to be living the blue collar life, spending his days finishing up school and his nights under the hood of some classic car, just trying to keep everything his father taught him alive. Cody and Charlie were living parallel lives, until they finally collided. And the moment he smiled at her, Charlie knew he was the one who would change everything. But was she willing to take the risk?

Cody saw through it all. He saw her—all of her. But would letting him in be too much to take? And if Charlie let herself love him—really love him—could he love her back?

Undeclared (Woodland, # 1)

By: Jen Frederick

Published: April 28th 2013 by Jen Frederic

260 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher/Author (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--For four years, Grace Sullivan wrote to a Marine she never met, and fell in love. But when his deployment ended, so did the letters. Ever since that day, Grace has been coasting, academically and emotionally. The one thing she’s decided? No way is Noah Jackson — or any man — ever going to break her heart again.

Noah has always known exactly what he wants out of life. Success. Stability. Control. That’s why he joined the Marines and that’s why he’s fighting his way — literally — through college. Now that he’s got the rest of his life on track, he has one last conquest: Grace Sullivan. But since he was the one who stopped writing, he knows that winning her back will be his biggest battle yet.

Unspoken (Woodland, # 2)

By: Jen Frederick

Published: September 13th 2013 by Pear Tree LLC

278 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Author/Publisher (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary.

I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me?

He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting with a quick trigger temper and an easy smile for all the women. His fists aren't the danger to me, though, it's his charm. He's sliding his way into my heart and I'm afraid that he's going to be the one to break me.

Impulsive. Unthinking. Hot tempered.

I allow instinct to rule my behavior. If it feels good, do it, has been my motto because if I spend too much time thinking, I'll begin to remember exactly where I came from. At Central College, I've got fighting and I've got women and I thought I was satisfied until I met her.

She's everything I didn't realize I wanted and the more time I spend with her, the more I want her. But she's been hurt too much in the past and I don't want to be the one to break her. I know I should walk away, but I just can't.

Unraveled (Woodland, # 3)

By: Jen Frederick

Published: January 18th 2014 by Pear Tree LLC

280 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Author/Publisher (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Twenty-five-year-old Sgt. Gray Phillips is at a crossroads in his life: stay in the Marine Corps or get out and learn to be a civilian? He’s got forty-five days of leave to make up his mind but the people in his life aren’t making the decision any easier. His dad wants him to get out; his grandfather wants him to stay in. And his growing feelings for Sam Anderson are wreaking havoc with his heart…and his mind. He believes relationships get ruined when a Marine goes on deployment. So now he’s got an even harder decision to make: take a chance on Sam or leave love behind and give his all to the Marines.

Twenty-two year old Samantha Anderson lost her husband to an IED in Afghanistan just two months after their vows. Two years later, Sam is full of regrets—that she didn’t move with her husband to Alaska; that she allowed her friends to drift away; that she hasn’t taken many chances in life. Now, she’s met Gray and taking a risk on this Marine could be her one opportunity to feel alive and in love again. But how can she risk her heart on another military man who could share the same tragic fate as her husband?

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!

16 comments:

  1. Looks like you got a few good ones this week!
    Check out my STS.

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  2. You have some tempting books...I'm now curious about The Woodland Series, and how great that you have them all! Enjoy!

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  3. blindness looks like an interesting read. thanks for stopping by my StS :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  4. Oh I love Jen Frederick!!! Her books get better and better!!! Unspoken is my favorite because I am in love with Bo! LOL. I hope you enjoy them Sandy!

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  5. Unspoken sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing your week, Happy Reading.

    My Sunday post is here

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  6. Haven't heard of these books. Enjoy them! My STS: http://www.thecovercontessa.com/2014/02/staking-shelves-8.html

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  7. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveFebruary 26, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    Um - YES to all of these covers!!! And how did you get the whole Woodland series?! Those will be must borrows! ;)

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  8. I like new adult contemporary because they tend to hook me and I can read them quickly, but they can also be repetitive sometimes. :( Thanks for stopping by and YAY for no snow!

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  9. I've finished all three of the Woodland series now. And I can say I enjoyed the first, Undeclared, the best! Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. I'll be posting my review of Blindness this week (Thursday I think), but I have to say I was a little disappointed! Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  11. I've finished all three now. I have to say that I'll always and forever be a Noah fan. Bo was good but Noah was better for me. Thanks for stopping by Jessica!

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  12. Thanks Peggy. I enjoyed it! And thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I enjoyed the Woodland series. I'd recommend these. Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I received a request to participate in the blog tour for book 3, and since I haven't read the first two, I requested those for review as well. I wasn't really expecting them to approve that and send them to me, but they did. Just say the word when you're ready.

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  15. I really need to start reading more NA/Contemporary. Those covers are fantastic :)
    I had a rather quiet week and nothing major to report. Just happy no snow at the moment :)

    Hope you have a great week!!


    Michelle

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