Sunday, January 25, 2015

Sunday Post - 133 & Stacking the Shelves - 94

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 was both a fast and a slow week. Mostly I can't tell you guys how much I was looking forward to a down weekend with zero plans after the hectic, busy weekend we had last week. And this weekend hit the mark. I basically read ALL day yesterday which was so nice.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Never Never (Never Never, # 1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I've Had the Longest & Have Never Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Riot (Mayhem, # 2) by Jamie Shaw
Thursday: Review of Out of Breath (Breathing, # 3) by Rebecca Donovan (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman (3 Stars)
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Scheduling Posts

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, # 1) by Pierce Brown
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of An Endless Summer (Summer, # 2) by CJ Duggan
Friday: Review of Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, # 21) by Janet Evanovich
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Family Friendly

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2015 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

All the Rage

By: Courtney Summers

Expected Publication: April 14th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In her hardcover debut, from the author of Cracked Up To Be and This is Not a Test, comes a powerful new young adult novel. 

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous.But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now—but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. 

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

Kate & Alf

By: Carrie Stone

Expected Publication: February 5th 2015 by HarperImpulse

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Kate loves Alf. And Alf loves Kate… Doesn’t he?

Kate can’t wait for her long-term boyfriend Alf to propose. So he might be a bit of a control freak who’s obsessed with his career … and he also seems to have conveniently forgotten their two-year plan to get married, buy a bigger house and have children. But Kate’s sure that ring will be on her finger soon.

When her thirty-second birthday ends in humiliating, proposal-less disaster, even Kate is left wondering if Alf really is The One. Then Alf’s friend, Marcus, needs a place to stay. With his dark eyes, easygoing manner and kind concern for Kate, Marcus is everything Alf is not - and it's not long before Kate begins to wonder if there’s more to life than diamonds.

Becoming Rain (Burying Water, # 2)

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: March 3rd 2015 by Atria Books

320 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set-one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.

Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game-at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps.

As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.

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. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJanuary 25, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    I just looked at Netgalley yesterday for any interesting (familiar author) books coming out. And I requested 2. Becoming Rain was one of them. Haven't heard yet though. I didn't see All the Rage but it sounds good.

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  2. I couldn't remember if you'd read Burying Water or not so I didn't email you when I saw Becoming Rain. (I finished it yesterday by the way! :) ) Also, I loved This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers (a zombie book), so I knew I wanted to read more by her and All the Rage sounded good so I guess we'll see.

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  3. Wow. I don't read mysteries or thrillers very often, but the synopsis for All The Rage stole my breath. Hope you enjoy all three books!

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  4. Becoming Rain sounds intense, as does All the Rage. And three cheers for a day dedicated to reading - heavenly!

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  5. All the Rage sounds like a great read. Hope you enjoy and have a great upcoming week.

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  6. Love when I get those days to do nothing but read. I'm really looking forward to All the Rage.

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  7. Glad you got to have such a relaxing weekend!! Ohh I really want to get my hands on that new K.A. Tucker series it sounds really good! And I'm looking forward to your review of Red Rising tomorrow! That one has been sitting on my shelf for a few months now and I really want to get to it. Thanks for stopping by my post earlier :)

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  8. I don't read mystery/thrillers very often either, but here lately I've ended up with several in my possession. I loved This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers so I've been so excited to read something else by her! Thanks for stopping by Sara!

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  9. I finished Becoming Rain Saturday. I enjoyed it, but I had a couple of issues with it too! And yes! I definitely needed that day of just reading! Thanks for stopping by Lark!

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  10. I'm so looking forward to it. I really loved This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers. Thanks for stopping by Brandi!

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  11. Yes, and they happen so rarely! I hope we both enjoy All the Rage. I'm so looking forward to picking it up! Thanks for commenting!

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  12. Thanks Sheri! It was much needed. I really enjoyed KA Tucker's writing, but I had a couple of issues with both Burying Water and Becoming Rain. Definitely hope you come back to check out my review of Red Rising. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Sheri!

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  13. I really do like the sound of Becoming Rain. and You know what, a day entirely spend reading is just the best day ever!
    The Pegster Reads

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  14. It really is, Peggy. You're so right! I wish I was able to do that more often. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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