Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Post - 108 & Stacking the Shelves - 74

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.

Oh my goodness guys! I couldn't stop getting books this week. They just kept coming and coming. (Not that I'm complaining.) I took off work again on Friday. You guys know how I love my 4-day work weeks--especially this summer. I think this is the cleanest my house has consistently been since like...ever. Saturday we had the family over to our house to swim and play volleyball. It was loads of fun. I just love volleyball in the summer.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Own the Most
Wednesday: Waiting on Blue Lily, Lily Blue (The Raven Cycle, # 3) by Maggie Stiefvater
Thursday: Review of Mind Games (Mindjack Origins, # 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn (3.5 Stars) & July 2014 EOM Wrap Up
Friday: Review of Of Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, # 1) by Anna Banks

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Delilah: The Making of Red (Nova, # 2.5) by Jessica Sorensen
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, # 5) by Richelle Mead
Friday: From the Ashes: City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, # 2) by Cassandra Clare

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.

Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, # 5)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: July 29th 2014 by Razorbill

416 pages

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. They protect vampire secrets—and human lives.

In The Fiery Heart, Sydney risked everything to follow her gut, walking a dangerous line to keep her feelings hidden from the Alchemists.

Now in the aftermath of an event that ripped their world apart, Sydney and Adrian struggle to pick up the pieces and find their way back to each other. But first, they have to survive.

For Sydney, trapped and surrounded by adversaries, life becomes a daily struggle to hold on to her identity and the memories of those she loves. Meanwhile, Adrian clings to hope in the face of those who tell him Sydney is a lost cause, but the battle proves daunting as old demons and new temptations begin to seize hold of him. . . .

Their worst fears now a chilling reality, Sydney and Adrian face their darkest hour in this heart-pounding fifth installment in the New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series, where all bets are off.

Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, # 2)

By: Anna Banks

Published: May 28th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends

246 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mermaids

Source: Borrowed from my local library

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Goodreads description--Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half-Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?

Once again, Anna Banks infuses Emma and Galen's points of view with humor, intrigue, and waves of romance.

Take Me On (Pushing the Limits, # 4)

By: Katie McGarry

Published: May 20th 2014 by Harlequin TEEN

304 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.

West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.

Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.

Game (Jasper Dent, # 2)

By: Barry Lyga

Published: April 16th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

520 pages

Genre: YA, Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Crime

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Billy grinned. “Oh, New York,” he whispered. “We’re gonna have so much fun.”

I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.

In an effort to prove murder didn’t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo’s Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help, he can’t say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple–and its police force–running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer’s murderous game.

Blood of My Blood (Jasper Dent, # 3)

By: Barry Lyga

Expected Publication: September 9th 2014 by Little, Brown

464 pages

Genre: YA, Mystery, Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Crime

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Jazz Dent has been shot and left to die in New York City. His girlfriend Connie is in the clutches of Jazz's serial killer father, Billy. And his best friend Howie is bleeding to death on the floor of Jazz's own home in tiny Lobo's Nod. Somehow, these three must rise above the horrors their lives have become and find a way to come together in pursuit of Billy. But then Jazz crosses a line he's never crossed before, and soon the entire country is wondering: "Like father, like son?" Who is the true monster?

The chase is on, and beyond Billy there lurks something much, much worse. Prepare to meet...the Crow King.

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

By: Stephanie McAfee

Published: February 7th 2012 by NAL Trade (first published December 24th 2010)

368 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Humor

Source: Borrowed from my sister

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Goodreads description--Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;" at her friend Chloe's abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal one year too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo.

Ace's anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe's philandering husband-and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.

With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.

Burying Water

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: October 7th 2014 by Atria

368 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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!

20 comments:

  1. Ooh, Burying Water sounds so good to me. The Barry Lyga books look intense, if they're not too violent or if that is just the cover. Have a great week, and enjoy your reading.

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  2. I am curious about Burying Water...enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Here's

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  3. I got Burying Water too! I was so happy because I never get approved for Atria's novels. And I love K.A. Tucker, so I can't wait to dive into the story! I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)

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  4. 4 day work weeks are awesome! Glad you are getting to relax and enjoy the summer. I still need/want to read the Bloodlines series. So many books...so little time...sigh. :) I hope you have an amazing week and get to enjoy more of those 4 day work weeks.

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  5. I've heard Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is hilarious, and I love Katie McGarry's books. Enjoy them! My STS.

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  6. Wow great books this week! I'm jealous of your clean house! Mine has gotten a bit of control but school is starting soon so I'm waiting until the kids go back to get to cleaning. Have a fantastic week and enjoy your 4 day work week!

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  7. I really enjoyed Crash Into You--better than Dare You To. I just finished Take Me On today and I enjoyed it too, but it won't be a 5-Star one for me. Thanks for stopping by Alisa!

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  8. I love KA Tucker so I'm looking forward to digging into Burying Water. And I've already read I Hunt Killers which is the first in the Jasper Dent series by Barry Lyga. It was really good. Had a very Dexter vibe to it, but on a much less intense scale considering it's a YA series. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  9. I'm hoping it'll turn out as good as the other books I've read by KA Tucker. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  10. Oh yay! I know that feeling. I still get denied on the regular from a few publishers and I'm like "dude...what's your deal?" I'm so glad you got accepted. I loved KA Tucker's Ten Tiny Breaths series so I'm excited to see her branch out into something else. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Holly!

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  11. Oh yes. I think I've had more 4 day work weeks than regular work weeks this summer. I'm not complaining AT ALL! I definitely recommend the Bloodlines series. It's not quite VA level to me, but I've really enjoyed the series so far. I can't wait to see how it ends with the last boook. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Ginny!

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  12. I've laughed a couple of times listening to it so far. I think I'm probably about 70% finished with it already (Diary of a Mad Fat Girl). And I too love Katie McGarry! Thanks for stopping by Jillyn!

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  13. Haha...yep. Clean house feels good. But you have everyone over and the house is a wreck again after. Haha! It's all good. Totally worth spending the quality time with everyone. Hope you're able to tackle everything once the kids go back to school! Thanks for stopping by Katherine!

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  14. Lol, you can never have too many books I guess ;)

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  15. Those 4 day work weeks sound nice indeed! And I am sure you have more time for other things now in the weekend.
    You got some nice looking books this week! I am awaiting the arrival of my paperback copy of Silver Shadows, I hope it arrives soon!

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  16. So true! So true! Thanks for stopping by Fiza!

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  17. Exactly. Getting the house cleaned on Friday frees me up to do whatever I want on Saturday. :) Thanks for stopping by Lola! Hope you get your copy of Silver Shadows soon!

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  18. That sometimes happens, huh? They seem to come all at once, and then you have weeks with just one book. :) I didn't realize the third Jasper Dent book was out so soon until I got a Netgalley email about it! I have yet to read Game, though I loved I Hunt Killers. :) I hope you love them all!!

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  19. Haha...yep. It's random. I just started reading Game and I'm enjoying it so far. It's over 500 pages though so I'm not moving as quickly as I'd like. I've heard Game has a huge cliffhanger too. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  20. I really want to read Take Me On..because I love the first two..I have yet to read Crash Into Me!

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