Sunday, November 2, 2014

Sunday Post - 121 & Stacking the Shelves - 84

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.

Man you guys, I barely even remember this week. I've been doing pretty good getting up in the mornings to do my workouts. Thursday I got up and did a quick HIIT (high intensity interval training), Thursday afternoon I did a strength training workout, and then Thursday night Husband and I rode bikes. Thursday was super productive, and I was really proud of myself for doing so much that day. Friday was fun because we were allowed to wear jeans to work or dress up in Halloween costumes. We had some fun costumes. The best one I saw was Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games. Friday night two of my nephews and a niece came to our house to trick-or-treat in our neighborhood. My sister-in-law came with them. We had a good time, but a couple of houses that usually decorate every year didn't this year for some reason. Also, I can't believe it's already November!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: All Things Halloween Review of Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, # 1) by Jennifer Estep (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Movies to Spark the Halloween Spirit
Wednesday: Waiting on Please Remain Calm (This is Not a Test, # 2) by Courtney Summers
Thursday: All Things Halloween Review of Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, # 3) by Laini Taylor (4 Stars)
Friday: All Things Halloween Review of The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, # 2) by Rick Yancey (4 Stars)
Saturday: October EOM Wrap Up & Review of Jane's Harmony (Jane's Melody, # 2) by Ryan Winfield (2 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Pull (Push, # 2) by Claire Wallis
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want to Re-Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: 10 Reasons Why I DNF'd Lailah (The Styclar Saga, # 1) by Nikki Kelly
Friday: Review of Of Triton (The Syrena Legacy, # 2) by Anna Banks

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2014 to sign up. 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.

This Shattered World (Starbound, # 2)

By: Aime Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

Expected Publication: December 23rd 2014 by Disney-Hyperion

400 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The second installment in our epic Starbound trilogy introduces a new pair of star-crossed lovers on two sides of a bloody war.

Jubilee Chase and Flynn Cormac should never have met.

Lee is captain of the forces sent to Avon to crush the terraformed planet's rebellious colonists, but she has her own reasons for hating the insurgents.

Rebellion is in Flynn's blood. Terraforming corporations make their fortune by recruiting colonists to make the inhospitable planets livable, with the promise of a better life for their children. But they never fulfilled their promise on Avon, and decades later, Flynn is leading the rebellion.

Desperate for any advantage in a bloody and unrelentingly war, Flynn does the only thing that makes sense when he and Lee cross paths: he returns to base with her as prisoner. But as his fellow rebels prepare to execute this tough-talking girl with nerves of steel, Flynn makes another choice that will change him forever. He and Lee escape the rebel base together, caught between two sides of a senseless war.

The stunning second novel in the Starbound trilogy is an unforgettable story of love and forgiveness in a world torn apart by war.

Invincible

By: Amy Reed

Expected Publication: April 28th 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

336 pages

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Evie is living on borrowed time. She was diagnosed with terminal cancer several months ago and told that by now she’d be dead. Evie is grateful for every extra day she gets, but she knows that soon this disease will kill her. Until, miraculously, she may have a second chance to live.

All Evie had wanted was her life back, but now that she has it, she feels like there’s no place for her in it—at least, not for the girl she is now. Her friends and her parents still see her as Cancer Girl, and her boyfriend’s constant, doting attention is suddenly nothing short of suffocating.

Then Evie meets Marcus. She knows that he’s trouble, but she can’t help falling for him. Being near him makes her feel truly, fully alive. It’s better than a drug. His kiss makes her feel invincible—but she may be at the beginning of the biggest free fall of her life.

99 Days

By: Katie Cotugno

Expected Publication: April 21st 2015 by Balzer + Bray

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything—how I destroyed my relationship with Patrick the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. How I wrecked their whole family. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college, and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe got me to come to this party, and I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

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!

24 comments:

  1. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveNovember 2, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Hope those ARC's turn out to be good!! I like the cover of 99 Days. Also - your Lailah DNF title sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing your reasons - even though it's one of those books we disagree on. ;)

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  2. Oooo, 99 Days sounds really good! Hope you'll like it :)

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  3. Busy week for you. Don't you love it when those endorphins getting pumpin!
    I'm curious about why you DNF Lailah. I started it but had to set it aside to do some reviews and just can't seem to pick it up again. That happens sometimes. I'll get back to it though.
    Here's my Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/11/02/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-85-and-the-sunday-post/

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  4. It does sound like you had a really busy week. I managed to get only 6 trick-or-treaters this year and am looking at masses of leftover candy. I got This Shattered World a while ago and am looking forward to reading it. Happy reading!

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  5. YAY for This Shattered World, Sandy. I hope we'll both enjoy it - it's one of my most anticipated reads for 2014.
    You have definitely had a busy week. And congrats for getting all your workouts in - both HIIT and strength workouts are awesome to stay in good shape.
    I hope you'll be having a great and slightly less busy week ahead.

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  6. Time is flying Sandy. I am not ready for the holiday season..but it is upon us. We had some cute trick-or-treaters, a little girl was a cat lady with curlers in her hair and little cats pinned to her robe and slippers ..it was just too cute.

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  7. Your workouts make me tired just reading it! I need to get back in an exercise routine but it's so hard once you've gotten out of the habit. Love the Effie costume idea! I bet that was fun to see. Have a great week!

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  8. I know! I hate when the weeks go by so fast it seems like a blur. Time needs to slow down already! :) Oh, I hope This Shattered World is good.

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  9. Those are some beautiful books... I remember reading A Touch of Frost... it's been so long, though. <3

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  10. A pretty busy week you have :) Hope this week will be nothing but amazing for you!

    Here's mine:
    NYZE@everythingnyze

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  11. I really need to get back into fitness workouts. I am currently dieting, but need to get active too. Enjoy your new reads!

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

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  12. Thanks! I'm hoping so too! Definitely be sure to check out my Lailah review. :)

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  13. It was a good week! I definitely appreciate the days when work allows us to dress down. I'm thankful they're pretty relaxed when it comes to Halloween costumes and such. I definitely enjoyed These Broken Stars so I hope you enjoy it too! Thanks for stopping by Lola!

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  14. Yes, I definitely love getting the endorphins flowing as well as the serotonin. I totally know exactly what you mean about putting Lailah down and not being excited to pick it back up. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

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  15. Oh no! I hate having tons of candy left over. I hand it out by the fistful to get rid of it. Thanks for stopping by Kathy! I hope we both enjoy This Shattered World!

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  16. I hope we do too Lexxie! I've definitely been looking forward to getting my hands on it for quite some time! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  17. It really is! I bet it has for you because you've been so busy for the last several months. Aw...the little cat lady sounds so cute! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kimba!

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  18. Haha! The funny thing is...the workouts actually give me energy while making me tired at the same time! It's definitely hard to get started again when you've not been doing it fr a while. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Katherine!

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  19. I have a feeling that the rest of this year is going to go by just as fast! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Christy! I'm definitely looking forward to starting This Shattered World!

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  20. Yes, I'm pretty good about doing one or the other, but I don't always eat right and exercise at the same time. :( Imagine that! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Naomi!

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  21. Sounds like you had a busy and productive week. And how fun you can come in costume to your work! Halloween isn't as big here yet, although there are some halloween parties.
    I ordered the first book in the Starbound series, I didn't realize the second one is almost released already! Enjoy your new books :)

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