Sunday, June 16, 2013

Sunday Post - 49 & Stacking the Shelves - 22

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.

I can't believe the weekend is pretty much over already. We traveled to Mobile in south Alabama yesterday to celebrate Father's Day with my Papa. Then today we're going to Husband's parents for lunch. Busy busy busy!


Monday: Review of The 5th Wave (The Fifth Wave, # 1) by Rick Yancey (5 Stars)

Tuesday: Top Ten Beach Reads

Wednesday: Waiting on The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen

Thursday: Review of The Forever of Ella and Micha (The Secret, # 2) by Jessica Sorensen (4 Stars)

Friday: From the Ashes - New Moon (Twilight, # 2) by Stephenie Meyer (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of A Shade of Vampire (A Shade of Vampire, # 1) by Bella Forrest

Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Summer 2013 TBR List

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, # 1) by Veronica Rossi

Friday: No post, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!

Saturday: Blog Tour Review: Falling for Hadie (With Me, # 2) by Komal Kant

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Siege and Storm (The Grisha, # 2)

By: Leigh Bardugo

Published: June 4th 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.

435 pages

Genre: YA, Fanstasy

Source: Borrowed from my SNL, Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

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Goodreads description--Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.

This is Not a Test

By: Courtney Summers

Published: June 19th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin

323 pages

Genre: YA, Post-Apocalyptic

Source: Won in an Armchair BEA giveaway from Andi's ABCs

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Goodreads description--It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?


By: Cat Patrick

Published: May 2012 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

352 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction

Source: Won in an Armchair BEA giveaway hosted by Andi's ABCs

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Goodreads description--It started with a bus crash.

Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.

Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change.

Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined.

From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick's Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

Stitch (Stitch Trilogy, # 1)

By: Samantha Durante

Published: August 1st 2012 by Samantha Durante (first published July 30th 2012)

314 pages

Genre: YA, Dystopian

Source: Kindle freebie of the day

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Goodreads description--Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa's body screams at her to run... but yet she's powerless to move.

Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees - and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell - Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.

Because what Alessa hasn't figured out yet is that she's not really a student, the object of her obsession is no ghost, and her sneaking suspicions that something sinister is lurking behind the walls of her university's idyllic campus are only just scratching the surface...

The opening installment in a twist-laden trilogy, Stitch spans the genres of paranormal romance and dystopian sci-fi to explore the challenges of a society in transition, where morality, vision, and pragmatism collide leaving the average citizen to suffer the results.

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. Thanks for picking up on my correct link! Apparently I linked the wrong post. Ugh! Silly me! But yeah, I'm excited to get around to This is Not a Test. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I hope you had a good time in Mobile! You got some great looking books this week too, I'm curious to see what you think of This is Not A Test and Stitch. Also Happy Early Birthday!

  3. I loved This Is Not A Test and Stitch. Yes, you loved 5th Wave too! Have a lovely week, sounds like you need a little down time after all that traveling and outings. The Sunday Post

  4. Thanks Michelle! It was good to see my grandparents. And thanks for the birthday wish! I'll definitely be posting reviews of This is Not a Test and Stitch when I can get around to reading them! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I did. Loved it so much I'm getting my own copy! Thanks for stopping by the right post! :) SMH!

  6. Oooh, nice books this week. I have been trying to get This is Not a Test for forever from my library. Enjoy them.

    Thanks for stopping by. :0