Sunday, February 15, 2015

Sunday Post - 136 & Stacking the Shelves - 97

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.

It has been a good week, but boy am I tired. Friday we got to dress down for work. That was nice. Friday night the Hubs and I went out to eat to celebrate Valentine's Day early. We're not usually a flowers and chocolate kind of couple. We're more of a brand new 3DS for him and new purse, Amazon gift card (for books), and something-else-that-still-hasn't-arrived-and-hubby-won't-tell-me for me kind of couple. HA! Saturday we really just relaxed. Next weekend is my friend Amanda's wedding and since I'm a bridesmaid it's going to be a busy weekend. I cannot wait to see her through her happy day!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Just One Day (Just One Day, # 1) by Gayle Forman (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Dislikes About Fictional Romance
Wednesday: Waiting on Sweet (Contours of the Heart, # 3) by Tammara Webber
Thursday: Review of Maybe Not (Maybe, # 1.5) by Colleen Hoover (4 Stars)
Friday: Upon Further Review: Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, # 1) by Brent Crawford (4.5 Stars)
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Repetitive Themes

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Riot (Mayhem, # 2) by Jamie Shaw
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Related Problems
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Friday: No blog posting due to wedding events
Saturday: No blog posting due to wedding events

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.

Breathe Annie Breathe (Hundred Oaks, # 5)

By: Miranda Kenneally

Published: July 15th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fir

306 pages

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Annie hates running. No matter how far she jogs, she can’t escape the guilt that if she hadn’t broken up with Kyle, he might still be alive. So to honor his memory, she starts preparing for the marathon he intended to race.

But the training is even more grueling than Annie could have imagined. Despite her coaching, she’s at war with her body, her mind—and her heart. With every mile that athletic Jeremiah cheers her on, she grows more conflicted. She wants to run into his arms…and sprint in the opposite direction. For Annie, opening up to love again may be even more of a challenge than crossing the finish line.

"Breathe, Annie, Breathe is an emotional, heartfelt, and beautiful story about finding yourself after loss and learning to love. It gave me so many feels. Her best book yet." — Jennifer Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You

The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, # 6)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: February 10th 2015 by Razorbill

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult (YA), Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy

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Goodreads description--The epic conclusion to Richelle Mead's New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series is finally here...

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.

After their secret romance is exposed, Sydney and Adrian find themselves facing the wrath of both the Alchemists and the Moroi in this electrifying conclusion to Richelle Mead’s New York Times bestselling Bloodlines series. When the life of someone they both love is put on the line, Sydney risks everything to hunt down a deadly former nemesis. Meanwhile, Adrian becomes enmeshed in a puzzle that could hold the key to a shocking secret about spirit magic, a secret that could shake the entire Moroi world.

Fate (Fate, # 1)

By: Elizabeth Reyes

Published: December 12th 2013

324 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Kindle Freebie Deal

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Goodreads description--When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn’t just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her.

Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince’s best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin’s baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas.

What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different people turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince’s troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can’t seem to even breathe without now—Rose.

Mature YA - New Adult. Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series. All books in the series are stand alone and can be read separately without the need to read the others in the series.

Wreck Me (Nova, # 4)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Publication: October 22nd 2014

350 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Once upon a time there was a girl named Avery Hensley who thought she’d found the guy—the one that she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. They got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.

Life seemed perfect.

But not everything is what it seems.

Turned out the guy had another side to him, one Avery didn’t see coming. He wrecked her and broke her into a thousand pieces that she had to put back together again. She swore off guys from then on, vowing never to let anyone hurt her or her son again. She built a wall around herself and planned on never letting anyone through it again.

But then she meets Tristan Morganson. He wrecks Avery in a different way, the kind of way that makes her feel free again, the kind of way that makes her think not all guys are bad. But can Avery trust him enough to let her wall come crumbling down?

Ruin Me (Nova, # 5)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: January 19th 2015

253 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--A part time student, CNA, and caretaker for her slightly deranged mother, Clara McKiney doesn’t have time for a relationship. That’s why her friends with benefits arrangement with sexy and ridiculously charming Jax Hensley works perfectly.

But Jax has other ideas.

The moment Jax met Clara he was instantly drawn to her wittiness, confidence, and gorgeous smile. Even though he agreed to the friends with benefits arrangement, he secretly hopes for more than their weekend hook ups.

When Jax's estranged mother mysteriously disappears, he sees an opportunity to spend more time with Clara. After convincing her to return home with him, a new agreement is made. One road trip and week together to find out why his mom vanished into thin air.

Things are about to get complicated.

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!

22 comments:

  1. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveFebruary 15, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Hmm....several I'm interested in borrowing - eventually. ;-)

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  2. Sounds like a fun way to celebrate valentine's day! My boyfriend actually surprised me with a rose and chocolates this week.

    I am so excited for The Ruby Circle, I got an e-mail this week that my copy has been shipped, so I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival.

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  3. Great new books! I got The Ruby Circle too and am determined to read it as soon as i finish my March review books. Happy reading!

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  4. It looks like you had a fun weekend :) And you got a lot of great books this week. I can't wait to get my copy of The Ruby Circle. Fate sounded so good to me that I had to have it myself.
    Thanks for stopping by my post!


    El @ So Bookalicious

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  5. We're not big Valentine's Day celebrators either but I didn't realize I could use this holiday for Amazon gift cards! That's brilliant! I'll have to have a new strategy next year :) Enjoy your new reads and have a great week! And have a good time at the wedding next weekend!

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  6. Oooh! I like the way you do V-Day gifts! That sounds like a good plan to me! I hope you get some good books with your gift card! ;)

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

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  7. An Amazon giftcard sounds like the perfect present to me :)
    Looks like you've got some great new books. The Ruby Circle is one for my TBR pile!


    Have a great week!

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  8. I've heard some great things about Breathe, Annie, Breathe. I need to try that one soon!
    Check out my STS

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  9. Don't get me wrong, I love roses and chocolate, but we don't do that every year! :)

    I hope you get your copy of The Ruby Circle! I'll probably wait until March for Kimba's Take Control of Your TBR Challenge to read mine!

    Thanks for stopping by as always Lola!

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  10. I'll probably wait until March to read The Ruby Circle. I don't want the series to be over, and I'll probably wait until the March Take Control of Your TBR Challenge. Thanks for stopping by Kathy!

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  11. It was a pretty good weekend. I hope you get The Ruby Circle soon. I'll probably wait until March to read it. I'm glad that you were able to get Fate. I love a good freebie! Thanks for stopping by El!

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  12. Breathe Annie Breathe was better than I expected it to be! Thanks Rachael! She's one of the sweetest people I've ever met, so she definitely deserves it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  13. HAHA! Katherine! You can use ANY holiday as an excuse to get Amazon gift cards! :) Good luck next year! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  14. HAHA! Thanks Tracy! I'm fond of it too! We're big gift givers so any excuse to give each other a gift we will! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  15. I know, right? :) I hope to read The Ruby Circle next month. I want to wait until Kimba's March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. I really enjoyed it. It was better than I was expecting! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lisa!

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  17. I'm looking forward to your review of The Body Electric. I need to read that one as well. Enjoy all your books and thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Aw, i like your Valentine's Day! OOH, I wonder what your mystery present is! You should definitely share once you know! :D


    I really want to try Miranda Kenneally's books! I've heard good things about them. I hope you'll like all of your new books, and have a great week--especially at the wedding!

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  19. My review of The Body Electric is up. (Here it is if you're interested.) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Tressa!

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  20. Haha! I actually ended up getting two purses and some "3-minutes eggs" for yoga. :)

    I really enjoyed Breathe Annie Breathe! I've added the rest of the Hundred Oaks series to my TBR list based off that book if that helps! :)

    The wedding was wonderful! The bride was beautiful and radiant, and I've had a couple of days to recover since!

    Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

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  21. Fate and Breathe Annie Breathe interest me. Congrats to your friend Amanda on her marriage! Have a Great Week!

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