Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Post - 105 & Stacking the Shelves - 71

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 week marked my 4th 4-day work week in a row. Next week is going to be really hard to have a full week. I took off work on Friday to have the girls over to the house for a swim day. It was some much needed, and much enjoyed, girl time. Saturday I was super lazy, which is way over due. I feel like I've been on the go for weeks now. But I'm not complaining. (Also, this week must have been the week for all things "shatter" related.)

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Blogging Confessions
Wednesday: Waiting on This Shattered World (Starbound, # 2) by Aime Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Thursday: Review of Shatter Me (Shatter Me, # 1) by Tahereh Mafi (4.5 Stars)
Friday: Review of Crossed (Matched, # 2) by Ally Condie (3.5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite TV Shows
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Nash (Marked Men, # 4) by Jay Crownover
Friday: Review of The Power of a Praying Husband by Stormie Omartian

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.

Shatter (True Believers, # 4)

By: Erin McCarthy

Expected Publication: September 2nd 2014 by InterMix; September 2nd 2014 by Berkley Trade

304 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--From the USA Today bestselling author of True, Sweet, and Believe comes a tantalizing New Adult novel about finding love in the most unexpected ways…

Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…

While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.

With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole….

Lailah (The Styclar Saga, # 1)

By: Nikki Kelly

Expected Publication: October 7th 2014 by Feiwel and Friends

352 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The girl knows she’s different. She doesn’t age. She has no family. She has visions of a past life, but no clear clues as to what she is, or where she comes from. But there is a face in her dreams – a light that breaks through the darkness. She knows his name is Gabriel.

On her way home from work, the girl encounters an injured stranger whose name is Jonah. Soon, she will understand that Jonah belongs to a generation of Vampires that serve even darker forces. Jonah and the few like him, are fighting with help from an unlikely ally – a rogue Angel, named Gabriel.

In the crossfire between good and evil, love and hate, and life and death, the girl learns her name: Lailah. But when the lines between black and white begin to blur, where in the spectrum will she find her place? And with whom?

Gabriel and Jonah both want to protect her. But Lailah will have to fight her own battle to find out who she truly is.

V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin, # 1)

By: Kelly Oram

Published: December 11th 2012 by Bluefields (first published December 5th 2012)

360 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--When Val Jensen gets dumped for her decision to stay a virgin until marriage, the nasty breakup goes viral on YouTube, making her the latest internet sensation.

After days of ridicule from her peers, Val starts a school-wide campaign to rally support for her cause. She meant to make a statement, but she never dreamed the entire nation would get caught up in the controversy.

As if becoming nationally recognized as “Virgin Val” isn’t enough, Val’s already hectic life starts to spin wildly out of control when bad boy Kyle Hamilton, lead singer for the hit rock band Tralse, decides to take her abstinence as a personal challenge.

How can a girl stay true to herself when this year’s Sexiest Man Alive is doing everything in his power to win her over?

A is for Abstinence (V is for Virgin, # 2)

By: Kelly Oram

Published: May 12th 2014 by Bluefields

204 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--Six-time Grammy Award-winning musician Kyle Hamilton has it all—money, fame, talent, good looks, and a job he loves. His only regret in life: walking away from a certain notorious virgin because he was too prideful, stubborn, and even afraid to give her the only thing she asked of him—his abstinence.

Four years and a broken heart later, Kyle realizes that sex isn’t everything, and he suddenly can’t stop thinking about the girl that got away. Virgin Val Jensen got under his skin like no one else ever has. He wasn’t ready for her then, but things are different now. He’s grown up, he’s learned a few things, and he’s finally figured out exactly what he wants, or, rather, who he wants.

Kyle Hamilton wants a do-over, and this time he’s willing to do—or not do—whatever it takes.

The Probability of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, # 4)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: May 15, 2014

200 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library ($1.99)

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Goodreads description--Luke Price and Violet Hayes haven’t seen each other in a couple of months, not since they discovered Luke’s mother’s connection to Violet’s parent’s murders. But when Luke gets into some gambling trouble with the wrong people, destiny decides to throw the two of them together and they head out to Vegas to try and settle Luke’s debt.

As Violet spends time with Luke, she becomes torn on whether she should be with him. She definitely can’t deny that her life is better when she’s with Luke and she starts to wonder if going back to Preston was a mistake.

Things seem to be going well as Violet opens up more to Luke, but then she gets a call from the detective, not only to give an update on Mira Price and the case, but to give information about some threatening texts she’s been getting. The information is not only shocking, but makes Violet question what kind of people her parents really where and whether she’ll be able to trust anyone ever again.

Very Wicked Things (Briarcrest Academy, # 2)

By: Isla Madden-Mills

Published: May 11th 2014 by Little Dove Publishing

289 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library ($0.99)

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Goodreads description--Born on the poor side of town...

Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body…but never her heart.

Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Born into wealth and privilege...

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted... love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy. When trust crumbles and doubts creep in, both will have to decide to either love or let go... forever.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.

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!

27 comments:

  1. Such great books and I can't wait to read next week's reviews! Especially One Plus One, I would love to read that book!

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  2. Sharrice HewlettJuly 13, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Holy smokes you got some amazing books this week. I am so jealous of your copy of Shatter, I so need that book like a drug. All of your books look fantastic can't wait to see your reviews!

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  3. Great books! I'm interested in Very Wicked Things. Next week's going to be rough with a full work week! It's always hard to get back to schedule. A lazy swim day sounds great!

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  4. Great haul this week, I hope you will like your new books.

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  5. Nice haul, Sandy! The Kelly Oram books look good -- and refreshing. Good luck with work next week! I'm going to have to buckle down to work, too. I'm behind on a project, and I'll need to catch up.

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  6. Good haul. I read V is for Virgin last year and I really enjoyed. The second is on my TBR but not in my kindle (sadly).. Enjoy your books. I'm reading about the challenge maybe I sign up,
    Thanks for stopping by today for my post.

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  7. You got some awesome looking books, Lailah sounds good. Hope this week isn't too crazy and downtime is always a good thing. Sometimes we need to recharge :)

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  8. Great haul this week! I love the cover of Lailah. And I've heard a lot of awesome things about Kelly Oram's book! Hope you have an awesome week (:

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  9. Very nice haul this week. The Probability of Violet and Luke sounds great I will have to check that one out.
    Have a great week, happy reading.

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  10. I hope you like Very Wicked Things... I like that series! And you have Shattered... so jealous!! I need to read Violet and Luke's last book... sigh!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  11. Yay for relaxing! I feel like that is what summer is all about, but it makes it ten times harder to ever want to go back to college and be super busy and stressed once again. Summer is getting busy I have a paper to write in the next two weeks before we leave for vacation.

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  12. Thanks girl! I really enjoyed One Plus One, so I hope you're able to check that one out! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thanks! I was pretty excited about the ones I got this week too! :) I read Shatter pretty much immediately. :) I enjoyed it, but it wasn't my favorite in the series. Thanks for stopping by Sharrice!

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  14. Oh yes the lazy swim day was pretty awesome. And I hope you're able to check out my Top Ten TV Shows of all time post tomorrow. :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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  15. I enjoyed Very Bad Things so I'm excited to check out book 2. It was definitely hard to go back to work today. And shoot, it's only Monday. Thanks for stopping by Katherine!

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  16. I JUST finished V is for Virgin....it was very refreshing. That's the best word for it. I can't wait to write my review for it. Work...meh....I wasn't feeling it today. And today is only Monday! Bleh! Hope your project goes well. And thanks for stopping by Lark!

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  17. I finished V is for Virgin today and I really enjoyed it too. I wanted to start A is for Abstinence immediately. Thanks so much for stopping by and for signing up for the challenge! It's very low pressure. Thanks for commenting Savannah!

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  18. I read Shatter almost immediately. I really enjoyed it--even though it wasn't my favorite in the series. Thanks for stopping by Brandileigh!

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  19. Thanks Kimba! I'm excited to start Lailah! I definitely needed the downtime. Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. Yeah, I'm really excited about Lailah. And I really enjoyed V is for Virgin. I just finished it earlier tonight. I can't wait to write my review for it. Thanks for stopping by Cyn!

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  21. Thanks Kristin! I was really excited about my books this week too. And actually I've already read 3 of the books I featured in this post. :) I just finished V is for Virgin today and can't wait to write my review for it. Shatter was good too.


    BAHAHAHA!!!! Thanks for the soundtrack to my 5 day work week. Today wasn't the best work day and obviously it is only Monday. Perhaps the rest of the week will be better, but I would definitely rather be soaking up the sun.

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  22. It wasn't planned. It just happened that way, but I thought it was kind of funny. I'm excited about Lailah too, and the author seems to be pretty accessible too--which I love. Oh yes, going from 2 days a week back to 5 must be torture. I'm hoping today was no indication of how the rest of the week will go, but I won't complain. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rachel!

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  23. I already finished The Probability of Violet and Luke and really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sharon!

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  24. I enjoyed Very Bad Things so I've got fingers crossed for Very Bad Things. And yes, I was so excited about Shatter. It was a good read too, but not my favorite of the series. Violet and Luke was another good book--a quick read--and I can't wait for the next release in the series. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Naomi!

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  25. Oh yes, summer always has me craving to be outside. Just have to soak up as much sun, summer, and downtime as we can while it lasts. :) Good luck on your paper and have fun on vacation! Thanks for stopping by Rachael!

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