Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday Post - 228 & Stacking the Shelves - 163

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.

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful 2016, and I'm wishing each of you all the good things for 2017 also. Can you believe I only received one book for Christmas? Granted, I didn't ask for many, but I guess my family has decided they're a bit tired of giving me books for a little while. Monday we spent the day with Husband's family. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday flew by. I got some housecleaning done. Usually this week of the year I'm all about relaxing and doing nothing but reading, but we've been so busy up until now that I haven't had time to clean like normal. So I felt like I couldn't relax until I got some cleaning done. Friday we went to my parents' house. My nephew puts on a Christmas light show every year and this was the only chance we had to do it. Little Girl absolutely loved it. She was dancing around to the music. It was adorable. She also spent the night with my parents Friday night (her first night away from home), and Husband I went to see Rogue One. We both really enjoyed it. Saturday, I was able to sleep past 7 am for the first time since she was born. And then I basically read until time to go pick up Little Girl.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Wednesday: Waiting on Havoc (Mayhem, # 4) by Jamie Shaw
Thursday: Review of An Uncommon Courtship (Hawthorne House, # 3) by Kristi Ann Hunter (4 Stars)
Friday: 2016 EOY Book Survey
Saturday: December 2016 EOM Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: 2016 EOY Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday (maybe)
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Friday: Problems Only We Know: Deal Bundles

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 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.

Coming Up for Air (Hundred Oaks, # 8)

By: Miranda Kenneally

Expected Publication: July 1st 2017 by Sourcebooks Fire

320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Sports

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Swim. Eat. Shower. School. Snack. Swim. Swim. Swim. Dinner. Homework. Bed. Repeat.

All of Maggie’s focus and free time is spent swimming. She’s not only striving to earn scholarships—she’s training to qualify for the Olympics. It helps that her best friend, Levi, is also on the team and cheers her on. But Levi’s already earned an Olympic try out, so she feels even more pressure to succeed. And it’s not until Maggie’s away on a college visit that she realizes how much of the “typical” high school experience she’s missed by being in the pool.

Not one to shy away from a challenge, Maggie decides to squeeze the most out of her senior year. First up? Making out with a guy. And Levi could be the perfect candidate. After all, they already spend a lot of time together. But as Maggie slowly starts to uncover new feelings for Levi, how much is she willing to lose to win?

The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, # 3)

By: Mary E Pearson

Published: August 2nd 2016 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

688 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Own (Chritmas present from my mother-in-law)

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Goodreads description--Lia and Rafe have escaped Venda and the path before them is winding and dangerous - what will happen now? This third and final book in The Remnant Chronicles is not to be missed.

Bestselling author Mary E. Pearson's combination of intrigue, suspense, romance and action make this a riveting page turner for teens.

Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, # 2)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: 2009 by Bantam

480 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library (series bundle deal)

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Goodreads description--Eugenie Markham is a shaman for hire. She's paid to bind and banish creatures from the
Otherworld.

But something happened after her last battle. She became queen of the Thorn Land. With her kingdom in tatters, her love life in chaos, and eager to avoid the prophecy about her firstborn destroying mankind, the job's really not all it's cracked up to be.

Now young girls are disappearing from the Otherworld, and no one seems willing to find out why. Or to put an end to it. Not that Eugenie's fazed by spilling fey blood, but this enemy is shrewd, subtle, and dangerous -- and nursing a very personal grudge.

Eugenie must venture deep into the Otherworld and trust in a power she can barely control. She may be a reluctant queen, but she's vowed to do her duty, even if it means facing the darkest and deadliest side of her nature.

Iron Crowned (Dark Swan, # 3)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: March 1st 2011 by Zebra

378 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library (series bundle deal)

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Goodreads description--An embattled mystically entwined with our own, the Otherworld is at the mercy of one woman...

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham is the best at banishing entities trespassing in the mortal realm. But as the Thorn Land’s queen, she’s fast running out of ways to end the brutal war devastating her kingdom. Her only hope: the Iron Crown, a legendary object even the most powerful gentry fear…

Who Eugenie can trust is the hardest part. Fairy king Dorian has his own agenda for aiding her search. And Kiyo, her shape-shifter ex-boyfriend, has every reason to betray her along the way. To control the Crown’s ever-consuming powers, Eugenie will have to confront an unimaginable temptation--one that will put her soul and the fate of two worlds in mortal peril…

Shadow Heir (Dark Swan, # 4)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: February 2nd 2012 by Bantam Books

400 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library (series bundle deal)

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Goodreads description--#1 New York Times bestselling author Richelle Mead returns to the Otherworld, a mystic land inextricably linked to our own--and balanced precariously on one woman's desperate courage...

Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld...

The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice...

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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