Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday Post - 249 & Stacking the Shelves - 187

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.

Well Husband was back at work this week. We missed having him home during the day. Especially on Tuesday because we had bad weather that kept us inside and missed our walk. It did clear up Tuesday afternoon enough for us to run to the grocery store. While I was looking at the zucchini, Little Girl decided that it sounded like a great idea to stick her finger through the plastic and pull out some ground beef. Needless to say, I was NOT happy about that. Taking her with me to the grocery store is becoming increasingly frustrating. She's constantly reaching into the buggy or the shelves to grab things. Correcting her behavior in public isn't exactly fun. Yet it must be done. My free time this week has been spent cleaning house. Saturday my family had our annual fishing trip at the lake. We never catch anything, but we always enjoy our time together outside. I may or may not participate in Armchair Book Expo this week. I haven't decided yet. Happy Memorial Day tomorrow to all of my US friends.


Monday: Review of Mr. President (Mr. President, # 1) by Katy Evans (1 Star)
Tuesday: Top Ten Summer TBR List 2017
Wednesday: Can't Wait for All the Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Thursday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - May Wrap Up


Monday: Review of The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: May 2017 EOM Wrap Up

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.

Nyxia (The Nyxia Triad, # 1)

By: Scott Reintgen

Expected Publication: September 12th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers

384 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Emmett Atwater agrees to leave Earth behind when Babel Communications offers him a fortune. The catch? He has to launch into deep space to get it. One of ten selected recruits, Emmett boards the company's spaceship and sets course for a planet that Babel has kept hidden from the rest of the world.

Before long, Emmett discovers that all of Babel's recruits have at least one thing in common: they're broken. Broken enough that Babel can remold them however it pleases.

Every training session is a ruthless competition where friendships are tested and enemies are made. Each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden-- where they will mine nyxia, substance that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.

But Babel's ship is full of secrets. Secrets about the volatile substance they're hoping to mine, about the reclusive humanoids already living on Eden, and about the true intentions for the recruits.

Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won't forever compromise what it means to be human.


"Brilliant concept meets stellar execution in this fast-paced deep space adventure. I was hooked from page one."
~Victoria Schwab, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“A high-octane thriller . . . Nyxia grabs you from the first line and never lets go.”
—Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Young Elites series

"Impossible to forget. Impossible to put down. This wonderfully diverse epic is an utterly thrilling binge-worthy treat." —Jay Coles, author of Tyler Johnson Was Here

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. This book sounds really good. I hope you enjoy it.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. I really don't care for sci-fi but this book sounds very interesting. Grocery shopping will get easier once your little one gets older, at least it did for me. Enjoy the crazy little moments because they grow up so fast. Have a wonderful week and enjoy your read.

  3. Your little one sounds mischievous! My mother had no problem disciplining any of us in public. Luckily, as the youngest, I learned from observation. ;)

    I've seen Nyxia around, based on the cover, but I've not taken a decent look at it. I hope you enjoy it!

    Have a fabulous week, Sandy. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  4. Nyxia sounds really interesting, I like the idea of Babel and the whole set up. I might add that one...

  5. That cover for Nyxia is stunning. Hope you enjoy it. Too bad they can't child proof stores shelves:)
    Have a lovely holiday weekend:)

    My Sunday Post

  6. Interesting cover. Baby girl is just exploring. LOL

    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  7. Oh yes...time is flying already. Thanks for stopping by Jovita!

  8. Oh she is! She'll give you this sneaky side-eye too! It's hilarious. And I think times are a bit different on disciplining in public than they used to be. My mom and dad had no problems doing it either. :) Thanks for stopping by Alyssa! (Sorry I'm behind on comments!)

  9. I've read like 2 pages of it...haha! I'm not much in a fantasy/sci-fi mood right now though. I hope I don't put it off too much longer though. Thanks for stopping by Greg!

  10. HAHA! Or the grocery cart! :) Thanks for commenting Laura!

  11. Oh yes! She's learning and taking it all in. I just have learned to be more proactive in giving her things to play with while we're in the store that I'm okay with her playing with. Unlike my ground beef! Thanks for commenting Sherry!