Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Post - 145 & Stacking the Shelves - 103

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 week was a little bit of a roller coaster. The hormones are kicking up. You guys, I've cried three times this week! And I'm not a cryer! Two of these were from frustration over a training class I'm in. (We're learning C#.) And another one was over a span of two One Tree Hill episodes that were just really sad. Reading wise, I finished two books this week which is my goal for the year (2 books per week), but I'm still not where I should be. I'm not going to be too hard on myself though because I'm making progress in the right direction. Overall, I'm feeling pretty good about this past week. And look at all the beauties I received this week!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: DNF Review of Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Tuesday: Discussions Only We Know: Announcement
Wednesday: Waiting on Six of Crows (The Dregs, # 1) by Leigh Bardugo
Thursday: Review of Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (4 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of 99 Days by Katie Cotugno
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine
Friday: Review of Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, # 1) by Susan Ee
Saturday: 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge - April Wrap Up

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.

Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, # 1)

By: Rae Carson

Expected Publication: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow Books

432 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The first book in a new trilogy from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Rae Carson. A young woman with the magical ability to sense the presence of gold must flee her home, taking her on a sweeping and dangerous journey across Gold Rush–era America.

Lee Westfall has a secret. She can sense the presence of gold in the world around her. Veins deep beneath the earth, pebbles in the river, nuggets dug up from the forest floor. The buzz of gold means warmth and life and home—until everything is ripped away by a man who wants to control her. Left with nothing, Lee disguises herself as a boy and takes to the trail across the country. Gold was discovered in California, and where else could such a magical girl find herself, find safety? Rae Carson, author of the acclaimed Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy, dazzles with this new fantasy that subverts both our own history and familiar fantasy tropes.

Walk on Earth a Stranger, the first book in this new trilogy, introduces—as only Rae Carson can—a strong heroine, a perilous road, a fantastical twist, and a slow-burning romance. Includes a map and author’s note on historical research.

Unraveling You (Unraveling You, # 1)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: November 25th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

252 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library (currently free on Amazon)

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Goodreads description--Lyric Scott has always had a good life. Outgoing, spunky, and musically talented, she’s constantly surrounded by family and friends, yet she still feels there’s something missing.

Then she meets her new next-door neighbor Ayden Gregory. Mysterious, sweet, and sad, Ayden is the exact opposite of Lyric and exactly what she needs to fill the void in her life.

Ayden has been through more than most people and believes his life is always going to be rocky, so when he’s suddenly adopted by the Gregorys, he’s thrown for a turn. But even with a new, loving family, he still finds himself haunted by the memories of his old life. The only true breath of fresh air is when he’s with his best friend, Lyric Scott.

As Lyric and Ayden grow closer, the lines of their friendship start to blur. But when Ayden's past unexpectedly pushes its way into his new life, their friendship and newfound attraction will be tested.

**A novel about Ella and Micha's daughter and Lila and Ethan's son from The Secret Series. However, this series can be read on its own.**

Raveling You (Unraveling You, # 2)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: January 13th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing

256 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library ($0.99 @ Amazon)

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Goodreads description--Ayden Gregory may want to keep running from his nightmares, but he no longer has a choice. His past is catching up with him. And fast. He relies on one person to keep him from crumbling. His best friend Lyric Scott.

Lyric feels helpless watching her best friend’s world turn upside down. But she does her best to remain positive and upbeat. She gets their band their first gig and even with everything going on, her relationship with Ayden starts to heat up.

But when danger enters Ayden’s life again, even Lyric might not be able to help him.

Awakening You (Unraveling You, # 3)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: March 27th 2015 by Smashwords Edition

264 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library ($0.99 @ Amazon)

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Goodreads description--Lately, life has been going well for Ayden. His relationship with Lyric is starting to heat up and his career in music is taking off. But the disappearance of his sister still weighs heavily on his mind.

Desperate to find out where his sister is, Ayden decides to take drastic measures. But his dangerous risk leads to the unraveling of secrets, and he’s left facing a darker past then he ever could have imagined.

Truest

By: Jackie Lea Sommers

Expected Publication: September 1st 2015 by Katherine Tegen Books

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Silas Hart has seriously shaken up Westlin Beck's small-town life. Brand new to town, Silas is different than the guys in Green Lake. He's curious, poetic, philosophical, maddening-- and really, really cute. But Silas has a sister-- and she has a secret. And West has a boyfriend. And life in Green Lake is about to change forever.

Truest is a stunning, addictive debut. Romantic, fun, tender, and satisfying, it asks as many questions as it answers.

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!

10 comments:

  1. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlogApril 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    I have Unraveling You sitting on my kindle I need to get to it. I went through a little Jessica Sorenson fatigue - I head read so many of her books in such a small time. Truest looks good - Looks like a great week i book haul!

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  2. At, Walk on Earth A Stranger! I am so looking forward to that! :)

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  3. Wow...all of your new books look great! Especially the Carson! Enjoy!

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  4. That's good to hear you read two books a week, that's usually my goal as well, although some weeks I manage to read only one. I read a few books were people got very emotional during pregnancy, but never knew much that was true, so I guess that really is based on reality. Nice haul you got this week! Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

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  5. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveApril 19, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Ooh - yay on the Rae Carson book! I've had my eye on this one for awhile! I saw the Sorensen books this weekend too but decided against them since I basically abandoned some of her other series. Curious to see what you think of them.

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  6. I also got that Rae Carson book a week ago! Can't wait for it! So glad I wasn't the only one who DNFed Vanishiing Girls.
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  7. I'm looking forward to reading what you thought of Walk on Earth a Stranger. I'm really looking forward to that one :) Hope you'll have a great week ahead, Sandy!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  8. Yay Walk on Earth a Stranger!! I'm hoping it's as wonderful as Rae's first series! I love the style of those Jessica Sorensen covers and I'm definitely going to grab the first one. They sound good! :D


    I'm glad the past week was pretty good for you, though I hope this week is better! :D

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  9. Sorry I am a little late with this, but great haul this week. The Unraveling you series looks awesome!

    I hope you enjoy :) Happy Reading!

    Here's my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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