Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Post - 59 & Stacking the Shelves - 32

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 was a quick week. Finally got the fridge fixed from last week, so we're back up and running. A small group of us went to see City of Bones Friday night. Short version is I really enjoyed it, and Jamie Campbell Bower did a much better job as Jace than I was expecting. Full movie review coming Monday. Also Saturday, the family came over for a swim day to celebrate my sister's birthday! So it's been a good weekend too.


Monday: Review of Delirium (Delirium, # 1) by Lauren Oliver (4.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Things that Make My Reading/Blogging Life Easier
Wednesday: Waiting on Forever (Temptation, # 3) by Karen Ann Hopkins
Thursday: Review of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (5 Stars)
Friday: Series DNFs # 1


Monday: Review of Shadow and Bone (The Grisha, # 1) by Leigh Bardugo & Review of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones movie
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Memorable Secondary Characters
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle
Saturday: August EOM Wrap Up

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Inhale, Exhale

By: Sarah M Ross

Published: May 6th 2013 by Createspace

241 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain.

Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true.

But things never go according to plan.

When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight for each other.


By: Josh Grayson

Expected Publication: November 20th 2013

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher/Author via NetGalley (Thank you!)

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Goodreads description--When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1)

By: Rebecca Effington

Published: October 30th 2012 by Imdalind Press

352 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads description--Joclyn Despain has been marred by a brand on her skin. She doesn't know why the mark appeared on her neck, but she doesn't want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won't let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to. The scar is the reason she is being hunted.

If only she knew that she was.

If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16th birthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing her high school bully ten feet in the air.

Joclyn attempts to find some answers and the courage to follow her heart. When Ryland finds her scar; only he knows what it means, and who will kill her because of 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!

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  1. Enjoy your new books, Sandy! Have a great week and thanks for visiting my blog.

  2. Happy reading Sandy! :)
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  3. I saw Sia on Netgalley but haven't requested it. Hope you enjoy it!

  4. Cool haul. Happy reading :)


  5. Curious to see your City of Bones review. I've heard both good and bad
    things, so looking forward to seeing what other bloggers think. :) Have a good

  6. Ooh, your new books look so tempting! Sia doesn't look like my usual read, but something about it draws me in. Thanks for sharing...and here's


  7. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterAugust 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    I like the sound of Sia, I look forward to seeing what you think.

  8. Jan@Notes from a ReaderholicAugust 25, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I will look forward to your movie review of City of Bones. You got some good looking books. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a good week.

  9. Nice haul. I can't wait to see TMI. :)

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  10. I've been curious about Kiss of Fire. Looks great! Hope you have a great week!

  11. NG has just disapproved my request for SIA. Please read it for the both of us. :D

    Happy reading!

    and Pens Stacking the Shelves

  12. Doesn't Sia look amazing?! I have to read it soon as well. I'm glad you enjoyed the CoB movie, I'll probably wait until it comes out on DVD first. I hope you have a good week!

  13. I just picked up Shadow and Bone from the library finally. I feel like I am so behind on that series, like it is one everyone talks about.
    I can't WAIT to see CoB but will have to wait for it to come out on DVD :(( Glad you liked it!

  14. Sia looks very interesting and it's been a recurring book in the lists that I've visited. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your pick. Happy reading! x

    Tara @ The Crazy Bookworm

  15. I received an ARC of Sia and am really looking forward to reading that one this week. Inhale, Exhale also looks really good!

  16. City of Bones movie review is up. I actually really enjoyed the movie. There's one part that I can see everyone getting their panties in a bunch about--I wasn't happy about it either. But as an overall book to movie adaptation goes...really good. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Thanks! I'm hoping I'll enjoy it. The description sounded okay, but the cover is just gorgeous and that was the tipping point for me requesting it! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. City of Bones movie review is up! I hope you check it out! Thanks for stopping by Jan!

  19. I've heard it has a slow start, but I have a friend who has been raving about it for a while now and when Amazon offered it for free, I had to jump on it. Thanks for stopping by Melissa!

  20. Yes, I'm excited about reading it soon. I totally understand waiting--sometimes I do that because movies are expensive. But I really enjoyed it. I'll probably try to see it in the theaters again to support it. It was that good. And I don't think it's getting the recognition it deserves. Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Oh sweet! I think you'll enjoy it. There are other series that I feel that way about too. The Shatter Me series. Yep I'm major behind in that one. Like 3 1/2 books or something. I hope you do get the opportunity to see City of Bones. I really enjoyed it. I hope to see it in the theater again to support it. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Thanks so much for stopping by Tara. I'm looking forward to reading Sia and finding out if it's as good as it looks.

  23. Yes I'm excited about starting it soon too! Thanks for stopping by!