Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Post - 62 & Stacking the Shelves - 35

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.

It's been a good week. Except for the fact that I've had a killer headache since like this past Tuesday. It's usually gone when I wake up in the mornings, but has been resurfacing every day between 9 and 11 am. UGH! In better news, went to see The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones again yesterday. Yep, it's still as good as the first time I saw it. Oh and my sister got engaged this past week.


Monday: Review of Hidden (Firelight, # 3) by Sophie Jordan (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Turned into a Move/TV Show
Wednesday: Waiting on Wrong Side of Town (With Me, # 3) by Komal Kant
Thursday: Review of Wild Cards (Wild Cards, # 1) by Simone Elkeles (4 Stars)
Friday:From the Ashes: Frostbite (Vampire Academy, # 2) by Richelle Mead (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle, # 2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Tuesday: Top Ten Books on my Fall 2013 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Power of a Praying Kid by Stormie Omartian

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

This is How I Find Her

By: Sara Polsky

Published: September 1, 2013 by Albert Whitman & Company

260 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

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

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Goodreads description--Sophie has always lived her life in the shadow of her mother's bipolar disorder: monitoring medication, making sure the rent is paid, rushing home after school instead of spending time with friends, and keeping secrets from everyone.

But when a suicide attempt lands Sophie's mother in the hospital, Sophie no longer has to watch over her. She moves in with her aunt, uncle, and cousin--a family she's been estranged from for the past five years. Rolling her suitcase across town to her family's house is easy. What's harder is figuring out how to rebuild her life.

And as her mother's release approaches and the old obligations loom, Sophie finds herself torn between her responsibilities toward her mother and her desire to live her own life, Sophie must decide what to do next.

Witchstruck (The Tudor Witch Trilogy, # 1)

By: Victoria Lamb

Expected Publication: September 24th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

320 pages

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Historical Fiction

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Goodreads description--If she sink, she be no witch and shall be drowned. If she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.

Meg Lytton has always known she is different;that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practice witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of Elizabeth, rightful heir to the English throne. With witchfinder Marcus Dent determined to have Meg's hand in marriage, and Meg's own family conspiring against the English queen, there isn't a single person Meg can trust. Certainly not the enigmatic young Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, despite her undeniable feelings. But when all the world turns against her, Meg must open her heart to a dangerous choice. The Secret Circle meets The Other Boleyn Girl in Witchstruck ,the first book of the magical Tudor Witch trilogy.


By: Michelle Rowen

Expected Publication: October 1st 2013 by Harlequin Teen

336 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian

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Goodreads description--3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped.

2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game.

Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis.

1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it.

Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove evermore deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape.


Alienated (Alienated, # 1)

By: Melissa Landers

Expected Publication: February 4th 2014 by Disney Hyperion

352 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction

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Goodreads description--Interplanetary relations have never been more exciting! The first in a funny, romantic YA sci-fi series.

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.

Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.

Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.

But when Cara's classmates get swept up by anti-L'eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn't safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara's locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.

Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she's fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

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. Sarah @ Girl!ReporterSeptember 15, 2013 at 8:30 AM

    Aliented looks good. I've never read anything about aliens, so this intrigues me.

    Here's my round-up of the week.

  2. I was a bit worried about the Mortal Instruments movie as book adaptations can sometimes be a bit dodgy. Glad it was good enough to see twice. Thanks for checking out my Sunday Post

    Vilia @ Backchatting Books

  3. I'm drawn to This Is How I Find Her....books that feature some form of mental illness always intrigue me. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  4. Yay! I have Witchstruck and Countdown too! And I just got Alienated and I am so incredibly excited for that one! These are awesome Sandy! Happy reading!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  5. I don't read many alien books. Maybe only 3 series that I can think of...or 4. But I've enjoyed the ones I have read even though I wasn't sure that I would. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Yeah, I enjoyed it. It had some small cheesiness going on--nothing on the scale of Twilight cheesiness. And there was one line I wish they'd left out. BUT overall, a very good book to movie adaptation IMO. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Yes, I wasn't 100% sure I wanted to request it, but I scrolled through some ratings on Goodreads and I think the lowest rating I saw was 3 Stars so I wanted to give it a go since people seemed to enjoy it so much. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Thanks Jessica! I'm actually really excited about all of these this week too! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveSeptember 15, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    You did hit the jackpot this week on Netgalley! Looking forward to hearing about the 2 I didn't request (Witchstruck and This is How I Find Her).

  10. Great haul! I like the look of Witchstruck, and am adding that one to my reading list.

    Here's my Sunday post:

  11. These all sound good. I think I'll see if Disney will let me read Alienated. Come see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  12. Nice haul! I can'wait to start Alienated. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  13. Alienated looks so good! And it's Disney right? Can't wait to hear what you think of it.

  14. Witchstruck and Alternate look so good! Is the headache allergies? I have been suffering from them and they are the worst in the mornings. Hope this week is better for you :)

  15. I have Witchstruck too! I have such high hopes for it; let's hope we both enjoy it! (:

  16. Congrats to your sister!

    I've seen Alienated around the blogs today and I want to read Count Down. Enjoy!

  17. Ooo, some brand new books to me here that you got. :) And looks like you had a great week last week and some great things on the horizon for us. :) have a great week and thank you for visiting. :)

  18. Oh I hope I get accepted for Witchstruck, it sounds like a great book! I've been waiting for a week now. Alienated looks good! Enjoy your new books.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

  19. Aww, I hope you feel better! And congrats to your sister! :)

    You got some awesome books this week! I am so excited to read Alienated. Have a good week! :)

    Weekly Wrap Up + STS

  20. Feel better.

    Alienated reminds me of the Diskworld movie. They are on opposites sides but firgure out to get to eachothers areas. Super dangerous and illegal. At least the cover reminds me of that.

    Cant wait to read your review on it.

    Books Buying Beauty

  21. I hope your headache is gone! I get them quite frequently myself. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone thinks of Alienated. I have Countdown ready to go in the next few weeks as well.

  22. I haven't heard of Diskworld. But since Alienated doesn't release until February of next year, it'll be a while before I do my review of it. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  23. Finally the headache is gone! Thanks Michelle! It'll be a while before I get around to Alienated, but I think Countdown will be one of my next couple of reads. Thanks for stopping by!

  24. Haha...yeah, I got sucked in! Will definitely let you know how I like the other two.

  25. Yep, it's Disney! I think it's on NetGalley if you're interested still! Thanks for stopping by!

  26. I do too! I haven't been reading many witch books over the last couple of years, so maybe this will be the series I need to re-spark that interest! Thanks for stopping by!

  27. Thanks. She's super excited. And thanks for stopping by!

  28. Maybe you will! It definitely looks good to me too! Thanks for stopping by!