Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday Post - 215 & Stacking the Shelves - 153

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.

Oh my goodness you guys! It's finally October, which means All Things Halloween is back here at Somewhere Only We Know. I only have one review per week scheduled like I've been doing this entire year, but they are all within genres appropriate for Halloween. October also means a busy busy month for us. My dad's birthday is tomorrow. My husband's birthday the 10th. Baby Girl's birthday party will be on the 15th. Then her actual birthday on the 20th. My nephew's birthday on the 22nd. And then of course, Halloween. My head is spinning already. Tuesday we had someone come give us an estimate on remodeling our bathrooms. We're normally DIYers, but we know that what would take us 6 months could take a professional about a week to complete. Plus with Baby Girl having a construction zone for 6 months isn't a good idea. That being said OH MY WORD bathrooms are expensive! We're still planning to get a couple more estimates before we make any decisions. Wednesday and Friday I was able to swing by my sister's to visit with her and my niece. I love that we live close enough to be able to do so. And finally we got some cooler temps this week which was glorious.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Sunday: 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge - September Wrap Up
Monday: Review of The Captive Heart by Michelle Griep (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Fall 2016 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, # 3) by Jenny Han
Saturday: September EOM Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: All Things Halloween Review of Split Second (Pivot Point, # 2) by Kasie West
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!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, # 1)

By: Sarah J Maas

Published: August 7th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Children's

404 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Magic

Source: Borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for four years and then be granted her freedom. Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her ... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead ... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined.

By Your Side

By: Kasie West

Expected Publication: January 31st 2017 by HarperTeen

352 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In this irresistible story, Kasie West explores the timeless question of what to do when you fall for the person you least expect. Witty and romantic, this paperback original from a fan favorite is perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson.

When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her. Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.

Only he doesn’t come. No one does.

Instead it becomes clear that Autumn is going to have to spend the next couple of days living off vending-machine food and making conversation with a boy who clearly wants nothing to do with her. Except there is more to Dax than meets the eye. As he and Autumn first grudgingly, and then not so grudgingly, open up to each other, Autumn is struck by their surprising connection. But can their feelings for each other survive once the weekend is over and Autumn’s old life, and old love interest, threaten to pull her from Dax’s side?

Shadowcaster (Shattered Realms, # 2)

By: Cinda Chima Williams

Expected Publication: April 4th 2017 by HarperTeen

560 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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Goodreads description--Alyssa ana'Raisa is the reluctant princess heir to the Gray Wolf throne of Fells, a queendom embroiled in a seemingly endless war. Hardened by too many losses, Lyss is more comfortable striking with a sword than maneuvering at court. After a brush with death, she goes on the offensive, meaning to end the war that has raged her whole life. If her gamble doesn't pay off, she could lose her queendom before she even ascends to the throne.

Across enemy lines in Arden, young rising star Captain Halston Matelon has been fighting for his king since he was a lýtling. Lately, though, he finds himself sent on ever more dangerous assignments. Between the terrifying rumors of witches and wolfish warriors to the north and his cruel king at home, Hal is caught in an impossible game of life and death.

Set in the world of the acclaimed Seven Realms series, this is a thrilling story of the unfathomable costs of war, the allure of dark magic, and two principled and conflicted characters, drawn together despite everything they stand to lose.

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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