Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday Post - 33 & Stacking the Shelves - 6

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 past week my husband and I celebrated Valentine's Day (early) by going out to dinner, going to see Les Mis, and dropping by the books store so I could pick up The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead on it's release day. When we get home he surprises me by telling me that he's bought me a dishwasher for Valentine's Day and our anniversary. We ran our first load of dishes last night, and I cannot tell you how excited I am about this dishwasher! Best husband ever! Last night we also celebrated my father-in-law and sister-in-law's birthdays. Blog wise, I broke 500 GFC follows and 300 Facebook Likes! Thank you guys so much for that! So as you can tell, it's been a good week all around!


Monday: Review of Love and Other Perishable Items by Laura Buzo (3.5 Stars)

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Romances in Books

Wednesday: Waiting on Recalled

Thursday: Review of Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor (4 Stars). Also, the Romance is in the Air Giveaway Hop ended.

Friday: Destiny Cover Reveal Giveaway


Monday: Review of Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite Characters in X Genre

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines, # 3)

By: Richelle Mead

Published: February 12th 2013 by Razorbill

401 pages

Source: Personal Library

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she finds herself struggling to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do. Then she meets alluring, rebellious Marcus Finch--a former Alchemist who escaped against all odds, and is now on the run. Marcus wants to teach Sydney the secrets he claims the Alchemists are hiding from her. But as he pushes her to rebel against the people who raised her, Sydney finds that breaking free is harder than she thought. There is an old and mysterious magic rooted deeply within her. And as she searches for an evil magic user targeting powerful young witches, she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her magical blood--or else she might be next.

Populated with new faces as well as familiar ones, the Bloodlines series explores all the friendship, romance, battles, and betrayals that made the #1 New York Times bestselling Vampire Academy series so addictive—this time in a part-vampire, part-human setting where the stakes are even higher and everyone’s out for blood.

Already finished it and spoiler alert, it was SO GOOD!

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, # 2)

By: Marissa Meyer

Published: February 5th 2013 by Feiwel and Friends

452 pages

Source: Personal Library

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.

As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

Safe Haven

By: Nicholas Sparks

Published: September 14th 2010 by Grand Central Publishing (first published 2010)

340 pages

Source: Borrowed from my sister

( Goodreads | Amazon )

Goodreads description--Love hurts. There is nothing as painful as heartbreak. But in order to learn to love again, you must learn to trust again.

When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family.

But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo’s empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.

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. Oooh Scarlet. I'm reading it now and LOVING it so far! Hope you love all of these! Happy reading :)

  2. Woo for Scarlet! Lots of people asking for The Indigo Spell at the bookshop this week!

    Hope you love your new reads

  3. Cool haul. Happy reading! Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. I have to say that I am a little jealous of the dishwasher. I don't have one in our house, the first time not having one either. :( Enjoy it. Nice haul too. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  5. New follower here... Your husband is a prince! (Is his name Charming, by any chance?) Congratulations on your new dishwasher, and even more so on your blog mileposts. 500 followers = fantastic!

    I'm looking forward to your review of Cinder, especially since I just reviewed it too. And I can't wait to read Scarlet -- actually, I have to, as I'm on the waiting list at the library. Sigh.

    Thank you for stopping by my Sunday Post today!

  6. Ooh awesome book haul! :D I really want to read Cinder and start The Vampire Academy series. ^.^ Thanks for sharing, also, thanks for stopping by my STS post. :3
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  7. I really want to read and See Safe Haven!!!! Idk why I like Nicholas Sparks stuff so much. Also, glad to hear you loved Scarlet. Def gonna have to read that one. And I gotta start the Bloodlines books asap. Loved VA series. My Stacking The Shelves post

  8. Scarlet is so good I hope you love it! I've been meaning to get on this Bloodlines wagon for so long >.< Awesome haul, Sandy!

  9. Great haul even though I have a dishwasher and never use it. I loved Scarlet. I got The Indigo Spell too but have just read a couple of pages. I have some review books I need to read first. Come see what I got at Inside of a Dog and Ms. Martin Teaches Media. Happy reading!

  10. Ooh very jealous you got Scarlet. I'm still waiting for my library to get a copy of it. Hope you enjoy it!

  11. Scarlet *bounces* You had a great week, and I am looking forward to your thoughts on Cinder :) The Sunday Post

  12. I keep meaning to read Days of Blood & Starlight. I'm 30% of the way through, but I'm not getting into it.

  13. Scarlet!! I need to get my hands on a copy. I hope the local bookstore stocks copies as as possible. Hope you enjoy that one. You're in for a treat. :D Thank you for dropping by our blog!

  14. I am really curious about Safe Haven. The movie looks pretty good. Enjoy! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  15. I've had Bloodines and Vampire Academy series on my TBR list for forever!! I must get to them!!

    I have Scarlet as well but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    Hope you enjoy your goodies, and thanks for stopping by!