Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Post - 110 & Stacking the Shelves - 76

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.

The past week was long, but good. It wasn't too eventful. I didn't read as much as I normally do, but sometimes you have to slow down, and after the month I had in July, I'm pretty sure August isn't going to come close to matching. My sister-in-law and her family are here this weekend for us to celebrate my niece's 14th birthday. They live in Georgia, and I really wish we were able to see them more.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read or Not To Read
Wednesday: Waiting on What If by Rebecca Donovan
Thursday: Review of Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, # 1) by Susan Dennard (3.5 Stars)
Friday: DNF Review of The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, # 2) by James Dashner

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Lick (Stage Dive, # 1) by Kylie Scott
Tuesday: Top Ten Books Recommended to Me as Must Reads
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Taking Control (Kerr Chronicles, # 2) by Jen Frederick
Friday: Series DNF # 2

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.

In Her Wake (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 0.5)

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: September 1st 2014 by Atria Books

256 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.

When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.

Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.

And there’s only one person who can give that to him…

Whisper

By: Heather Hildenbrand

Published: August 13th 2014 (first published April 17th 2012)

284 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mythological

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description--The Cherokee believe when a person dies, their soul is reborn. Life is repeated. An endless cycle of lessons to be learned, love to be found, destiny to be fulfilled. For the past six months, in every flower, every bird, I’ve imagined my parents, relieved of their human forms.

Now, after five months at the Skye View Wellness Center, it was summer. A time for parties and friends, but that’s the last thing I want to do. So when my best friend Erin convinces me to attend a bonfire at Eagle Point, I can’t handle the crowd full of sympathetic stares or drunken class clowns who would use my tragedy as a way into my heart – or my pants. The solitude of the woods offers an escape, until I stumble upon a boy, unconscious and bleeding, his pockets stuffed not with identification but with poetry illustrating the beauty of dying. I’ve seen enough death. I will not leave this boy’s side.

Even after he wakes, when the only thing he can remember are visions of events that haven’t happened yet…

Chameleon (Supernaturals, # 1)

By: Kelly Oram

Published: June 25th 2013 by Bluefields (first published June 20th 2013)

356 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Amazon Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads description--For small-town rebel Dani Webber magic and monsters are no more real than the Easter Bunny… until the day she accidentally stops time. Dani quickly discovers that not only do supernaturals exist, but she herself is one of them. This is great news for her life-long best friend Russ, who can finally come clean about his own supernatural status and his undying love for her. Before the two can start to enjoy the long overdue relationship, Dani is taken by a powerful council of supernaturals who believe she is the Chosen One destined to save them from extinction.

As if being kidnapped and expected to save the world isn’t bad enough, an ancient prophecy warns of the Chosen One’s dark nature: “Only the truest love will keep her an agent for good.” The council believes they know who this “true love” is and, unfortunately, that person isn’t Russ. The mysterious, powerful and devastatingly handsome Seer is the last person Dani wants in her life, but when she starts having visions of a horrific future, she has no one else to turn to for help.

Soon Dani finds herself torn between two very different boys with two very different opinions of whom she can trust. With the visions getting worse and time running out, Dani is forced to put aside her feelings and work with both the Seer and Russ before an ancient evil is unleashed upon the earth.

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!

18 comments:

  1. I am excited for In her Wake as well, hope you love it.

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  2. Whisper sounds great, I hope you enjoy it :) My STS.

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  3. Great looking books!

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  4. Ooh, I seriously love that cover for In Her Wake! I haven't heard of Whisper, but it sounds really interesting! I will definitely have to check out your review for that. :) I hope you have a wonderful week Sandy!! :D

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  5. Nice haul this week. I loved Lick by Kylie Scott and I will be interested to hear your thoughts.

    Sharon @ Sharon's Book Nook!

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  6. I hope you loved Lick, I feel in love with this series ! Enjoy your reads and have a great week ;)

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  7. I've had a slow month for reading as well, I didn't really feel like reading and spend a lot of time watching Star Trek Voyager with my boyfriend instead. Although now I have to hurry to read some books for deadlines.
    I requested Whisper from netgalley a few days ago, it sounds good. I hope I'll get approved!

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  8. Some interesting books. I haven't heard of them, but now am intrigued. Thanks for visiting my post earlier!

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  9. I'm starting that one in just a few minutes. Thanks for stopping by Brandileigh!

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  10. Thanks Jillyn, I'm excited to see how it turns out.

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  11. I'm starting In Her Wake today. :) Whisper was new to me too, but the description and cover hooked me. I really need to check myself though. Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

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  12. Thanks Sharon! I'm excited to start the second book in the Stage Dive series, but I need to read a few review books first! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I did really enjoy Lick! I'm excited to read book 2 in the series, but I have to read a few review books first. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  14. Husband and I watched the newest Star Trek movie not too long ago on Netflix. Hope you're enjoying your TV time with the BF. And I hope you get approved for Whisper! Thanks for stopping by Lola!

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  15. Thanks Lisa. I always like being exposed to new books. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  16. I just got an e-mail yesterday that I got approved for Whisper :). I am looking forward to reading it!

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