Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunday Post - 153 & Stacking the Shelves - 110

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Seems like I've been on a roller coaster lately. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with hormones. Thursday as I was working from home I witnessed something horrible. We had a bird nest on our patio, and the little babies hatched earlier in the week. They were merely days old. I had the blinds open on the patio doors and saw the mom and dad freaking out outside. So I go to the window and what do I see? A rat snake eating my baby birds! I freaked out. I wasn't sure it was a rat snake at first. It has very similar coloring and markings as a rattlesnake. Rattlesnakes were very common where I grew up so that was my first thought. I would have gone out to help the babies, but I was afraid of what getting bit by a poisonous snake would do to my own little one. But I cried...boy did I cry. I couldn't get my husband on the phone and scared the pants off of one of my friends when I called her in hysterics. I realize that this is all just part of the circle of life. Snakes have to eat too. But that was a traumatic experience for me. I'm sensitive to babies of all kinds right now. And I don't know how much emotion the mom and dad bird feel but they were doing their best (along with about 15 of their friends) to scare that snake away from their babies and after he left they would both fly to the nest to check things out. So I know they know their babies are gone. It broke my heart.

On a happier note, Friday at work they served us Nancy's Italian Ice as a treat. I got watermelon and it was delicious. Oh and my birthday is a week from today. So that's exciting.


Monday: Review of Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks, # 1) by Miranda Kenneally (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Anticipated Remaining Releases of 2015
Wednesday: Waiting on Scorched (Frigid, # 2) by Jennifer L Armentrout
Thursday: Review of Paper Towns by John Green (3.5-4 Stars)
Saturday:Discussions Only We Know: Taking Notes


Monday: Review of The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi
Tuesday: Top Ten Summer 2015 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Stealing Parker (Hundred Oaks, # 2) by Miranda Kenneally

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Champion (Legend, # 3)

By: Marie Lu

Published: November 5th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile (first published January 1st 2013)

369 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Borrowed from library

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Goodreads description--He is a Legend.

She is a Prodigy.

Who will be Champion?

June and Day have sacrificed so much for the people of the Republic—and each other—and now their country is on the brink of a new existence. June is back in the good graces of the Republic, working within the government’s elite circles as Princeps-Elect, while Day has been assigned a high-level military position.

But neither could have predicted the circumstances that will reunite them: just when a peace treaty is imminent, a plague outbreak causes panic in the Colonies, and war threatens the Republic’s border cities. This new strain of plague is deadlier than ever, and June is the only one who knows the key to her country’s defense. But saving the lives of thousands will mean asking the one she loves to give up everything.

With heart-pounding action and suspense, Marie Lu’s bestselling trilogy draws to a stunning conclusion.

Velvet Undercover

By: Teri Brown

Expected Publication: October 20th 2015 by Balzer + Bray

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Spy, Thriller, Mystery

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Samantha Donaldson’s family has always done its duty for the British Crown. In the midst of World War I, seventeen-year-old Sam follows in their footsteps, serving her country from the homefront as a Girl Guide and messenger for the intelligence organization MI5. After her father disappears on a diplomatic mission, she continues their studies of languages, high-level mathematics, and complex puzzles and codes, hoping to make him proud.

When Sam is asked to join the famed women’s spy group La Dame Blanche she’s torn—this could be the adventure she’s dreamed of, but how can she abandon her mother, who has already lost a husband to the war? But when her handlers reveal shocking news, Sam realizes there’s no way she can refuse the exciting and dangerous opportunity.

Her acceptance leads her straight into the heart of enemy territory on a mission to extract the most valuable British spy embedded in Germany, known to the members of LDB only as Velvet. Deep undercover within the court of Kaiser Wilhelm II, Samantha must navigate the labyrinthine palace and its many glamorous—and secretive—residents to complete her assignment. To make matters worse she finds herself forming a forbidden attraction to the enemy-a dangerously handsome German guard. In a place where personal politics are treacherously entangled in wartime policy, can Samantha discover the truth and find Velvet before it’s too late…for them both?

From author Teri Brown comes the thrilling story of one girl’s journey into a deadly world of spycraft and betrayal—with unforgettable consequences.

The Lies About Truth

By: Courtney C Stevens

Expected Publication: November 3rd 2015 by HarperTeen

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she's unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she'll always be trapped in the past.

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!

1 comment:

  1. That must have been so traumatic seeing those bird get eaten, it freaked me out just reading about it. I know it's the natural circle of life, but it's so sad when animals die. And these were babies and then seeing those parents go and check on them, that would've broken my heart. I can't stomach things like that.

    That watermelon ice sounds yummy though! I don't think I have ever heard fo that flavour before. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books! I heard good things about the Legend series, but haven't heard fo the other two books before.