Sunday, April 3, 2016

Sunday Post - 190 & Stacking the Shelves - 137

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.

Last Sunday was Easter. I totally spaced about that when prepping my post last week. Baby Girl was so cute in her Easter dress. Of course, that's not the important part of Easter. Husband and I had eye doctor appointments on Wednesday. Friday night we celebrated my nephew's 14th birthday. I cannot believe he's that old. Saturday we went to see Allegiant. I won't be doing a movie review because it's just been too long since I've read the book, but I can say that the movie was entirely different. That might be a good thing for a lot of readers since Allegiant didn't get the best book ratings.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, # 2) by Katie McGarry (4 Stars)
Tuesday: My Ten Most Recent 5 Star Ratings
Wednesday: Waiting on The Scourge by Jennifer A Nielsen
Friday: March 2016 EOM Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of The Natural History of Us (The Fine Art of Pretending, # 2) by Rachel Harris
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2016 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!

Take Control of Your TBR Pile

I participated in Kimba's March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. I finished two off my goal list:

  1. Banished (Forbidden, # 2) by Kimberly Griffiths Little
  2. Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy, # 3) by Pierce Brown
  3. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, # 1) by Danielle L Jensen
  4. The Certainty of Violet and Luke (The Coincidence, # 5) by Jessica Sorensen
  5. Their Fractured Light (Starbound, # 3) by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
  6. Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1) by Rebecca Ethington
  7. Winter (Lunar Chronicles, # 4) by Marissa Meyer
  8. Ruin & Rising (The Grisha, # 3) by Leigh Bardugo
  9. Ruins (Partials, # 3) by Dan Wells
  10. The Bourne Ascendancy (Jason Bourne, # 12) by Eric Van Lustbader

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Winner's Curse (The Winner's Curse, # 1)

By: Marie Rutkoski

Published: March 4th 2014 by Farrar Straus Giroux

355 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Historical Fiction

Source: Personal Kindle Library (On sale for $2.99)

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Goodreads description--Winning what you want may cost you everything you love...

As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions.

One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, Kestrel buys him—with unexpected consequences. It’s not long before she has to hide her growing love for Arin.

But he, too, has a secret, and Kestrel quickly learns that the price she paid for a fellow human is much higher than she ever could have imagined.

Set in a richly imagined new world, The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski is a story of deadly games where everything is at stake, and the gamble is whether you will keep your head or lose your heart.

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!

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