Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sunday Post - 233 & Stacking the Shelves - 167

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 started out with me feeling a bit sick with sinus issues. But my sickness quickly got put on the backburner when Little Girl seemed to catch my cold. She had a virus last week and now a cold. Ugh! Means we didn't get much sleep at my house over this past week. Friday night we celebrated my mom's birthday with the family. I made lasagna for the first time (well for the first time homemade and not the frozen kind). Here's to hoping we get a well household soon. Saturday we spent the day with Husband's family as his sister and our nephew were visiting from Georgia. Also, check out those books I got this week. I've already read three of them, but the rest I wish I could read immediately.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of By Your Side by Kasie West (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Ten Books I Almost Want to Read Based Off Their Covers
Wednesday: Waiting on These Things I've Done by Rebecca Phillips
Thursday: January 2017 EOM Wrap Up
Friday: Problems Only We Know # 2: No More ARCs

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass, # 3) by Sarah J Maas
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

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.

The Law of Moses (The Law of Moses, # 1)

By: Amy Harmon

Published: November 27th 2014 by Amy Harmon

333 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery

Source: Borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know it’s coming, and it will hurt. But you’ll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all...a love story.

Long Way Home (Thunder Road, # 3)

By: Katie McGarry

Published: January 31st 2017 by Harlequin Teen

448 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Seventeen-year-old Violet has always been expected to sit back and let the boys do all the saving.

It’s the code her father, a member of the Reign of Terror motorcycle club, raised her to live by. Yet when her dad is killed carrying out Terror business, Violet knows it’s up to her to do the saving. To protect herself, and her vulnerable younger brother, she needs to cut all ties with the club—including Chevy, the boy she’s known and loved her whole life.

But when a rival club comes after Violet, exposing old secrets and making new threats, she’s forced to question what she thought she knew about her father, the Reign of Terror, and what she thinks she wants. Which means re-evaluating everything: love, family, friends . . . and forgiveness.

Caught in the crosshairs between loyalty and freedom, Violet must decide whether old friends can be trusted—and if she’s strong enough to be the one person to save them all.

These Things I've Done

By: Rebecca Phillips

Expected Publication: August 1st 2017 by HarperTeen

272 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--A contemporary YA perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby, THESE THINGS I’VE DONE is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who accidentally caused her best friend’s death and, a year later, is still grappling with the consequences.

Before:
Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable.

After:
It's been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn't racked with guilt over her role in her best friend's death. Dara thought nothing could be worse than confronting the memories of Aubrey that relentlessly haunt her, but she soon realizes it isn't half as difficult as seeing Ethan, Aubrey's brother, every day. Not just because he's a walking reminder of what she did, but because the more her feelings for him change, the more she knows she's betraying her best friend one final time.

Until It Fades

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017 by Atria Books

320 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description-- Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

Havoc (Mayhem, # 4)

By: Jamie Shaw

Expected Publication: February 21st 2017 by Avon Impulse

384 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly… don’t upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don’t piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she’s a nightmare to live with.

Falling in love with her cousin’s rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He’s sweet, funny, romantic, talented—and the only guy that’s ever made Hailey’s heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she’ll fight dirty to win.

Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica’s threats and his rock star life—music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans—could tear them apart before they’ve even begun. Hailey isn’t sure she’s the one for him, but Mike’s waited years for a girl like her… and he’ll do anything to prove it.

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!

19 comments:

  1. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveFebruary 5, 2017 at 7:35 AM

    You definitely hit the jackpot with books this week! AND I can't wait to read your Thunder Road #3! Squeeeee!!!

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  2. My kids and I were all sick in January. Glad that's over with. You got some great books this week. Several of them caught my eye, especially These Things I've Done.

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  3. I see that we have two books in common this way. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  4. Your books all look very tempting! Sorry you and Baby Girl have been sick, but I hope the books make you feel better (once you get some sleep).

    I am curious about The Law of Moses...and Until It Fades.

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  5. Sorry to hear you and the little one have been sick. I hope you both feel better soon! At least you have some good books to read. :-)

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  6. The lasagne sounds great - well done! But sorry to hear you and your daughter have been sick. I hope you're feeling better now!

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  7. Sorry to hear about you and your family getting sick. I hope you all get well soon!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!


    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

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  8. Sinus issues seem to be running rampant.

    sherry @ fundinmental
    Sunday Memes

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  9. Sinuses are annoying, I hope you're feeling better! Have a great week and happy reading!

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  10. These Things I've Done has such a mesmerizing cover! Enjoy all your books :)
    My Book Haul

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  11. I know, right? That was a great week's worth of books. And what I love most was that I'd already read most of them before Sunday. HAHA! Well Long Way Home is there for you whenever you're ready for it!

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  12. Oh well I'm glad to hear that you're all feeling better. I've actually already read all of these, and they were all very good. I hope you get a chance to read a few of them. Thanks for stopping by Laura!

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  13. They were all really good. I hope you enjoy the ones that we have in common. Thanks for stopping by Grace.

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  14. Ugh yes...the sleep is so important. We're both doing some better, but last night she had another bad night. It didn't seem like it was the cold keeping her up, but every 3ish hours she was waking up. I loved The Law of Moses, and Until it Fades was really good too. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  15. Thanks Lark! The really good books did help me feel better. But at the same time, they kind of made things worse because I should have been sleeping, but I couldn't put them down! :) HAHA! A good problem to have! Thanks for stopping by!

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  16. Thank you! I was proud of my lasagna. We are both feeling better, but it seems the Hubs might be sick now. :( Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

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  17. Ugh yes! I hope you're able to avoid it all! Thanks for stopping by Sherry!

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  18. Yes they are! And issues with them always seem to linger so long. Thanks for stopping by Olivia!

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  19. They all turned out to be really enjoyable reads! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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