Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sunday Post - 63 & Stacking the Shelves - 36

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 the headaches left! HOORAY! And then a sinus infection set in. :( Bummer. However, I feel mostly back to normal now. Saturday was a rainy day here. So that means lazy, reading day! YAY! Oh and fall is officially here! Fall is one of my favorite times of the year--although come to think of it, I really like them all for different reasons.


Monday: Review of The Dream Thieves (Raven Cycle, # 2) by Maggie Stiefvater (3.5-3.8 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Fall 2013 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on The Temptation of Lila and Ethan (The Secret, # 3) by Jessica Sorensen
Thursday: Review of The Power of a Praying Kid by Stormie Omartian (4.5 Stars)


Monday: Review of Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M Ross
Tuesday: Top Ten Best Sequels
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Valkyrie Rising (Valkyrie Rising, # 1)

By: Ingrid Paulson

Published: October 9th 2012 by HarperTeen

352 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Mythology, Paranormal

Source: Kindle Freebie

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Goodreads description--Nothing ever happens in Norway. But at least Ellie knows what to expect when she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and long, slow summer days. And maybe she’ll finally get out from under the shadow of her way-too-perfect big brother, Graham, while she’s there.

What Ellie doesn’t anticipate is Graham’s infuriating best friend, Tuck, tagging along for the trip. Nor did she imagine boys going missing amid rumors of impossible kidnappings. Least of all does she expect something powerful and ancient to awaken in her and that strange whispers would urge Ellie to claim her place among mythological warriors. Instead of peace and quiet, there’s suddenly a lot for a girl from L.A. to handle on a summer sojourn in Norway! And when Graham vanishes, it’s up to Ellie—and the ever-sarcastic, if undeniably alluring Tuck—to uncover the truth about all the disappearances and thwart the nefarious plan behind them.

Deadly legends, hidden identities, and tentative romance swirl together in one girl’s unexpectedly-epic coming of age.

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. Ugh sinuses! The bane of my life! Glad you're feeling a bit better! Have a good week!

  2. Heather @ BookStacksOnDeckSeptember 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Haven't heard of Valkyrie Rising rising yet. Cool that it takes place in Norway! Hope you enjoy your new reads! <3

  3. Maria @ Reading the AlphabetSeptember 22, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    I got Valkyrie Rising last week. Haven't started in on it yet. Thanks for stopping by my STS! -Maria

  4. Kristin@Blood, Sweat and BooksSeptember 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I picked up Valkyrie Rising last week. Haven't started it yet though. Thanks for stopping by my Weekly Wrap Up earlier and sharing yours!

  5. I didn't know we were Dream Thieves review twins on Monday. Going to check out your review...

  6. I read Valkyrie Rising last year when it was offered for free for a bit. It was a good story. I liked the idea of the Norwegian trip in it.

    Sorry to hear about headaches/sinuses. Maybe your headaches were caused by the beginning of the sinus infection? Just wondering because I live with sinus problems and it's horrible. Feel better.

  7. These are all new books to me, but I'm eager to explore them. Enjoy!



  8. The Power of a Praying Kid sounds nice, thanks for the review of that. I may look into that for my kids.

  9. I love fall too! My favorite season for sure! And yay! I got Valkyrie Rising too as a freebie last week- I'm really looking forward to it!

  10. Haha...yep. They're the pits. But I'm definitely feeling better! Hope you have a great week too! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. Yeah I'm looking forward to starting it--just really have no idea when because several others must come first. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. I'm not sure when I'll start it either. Other have to come first! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. I have no idea when I'll start it either. But thanks for stopping by!

  14. Haha...I guess that makes sense with the release on Tuesday and all. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Glad to hear good things about it.

    Hmm...that's possible. I hadn't thought about that. I usually get hit with the sinus problems every fall so it really was about time! Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Sweet! Love those freebies from Amazon! Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  17. Oh yes, I highly recommend it! You'll have to let me know if you get it and how your kids like it! Thanks for stopping by!

  18. It's just such a great time of year. And gotta love Amazon's freebie deals! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Ugh, I hope you feel better soon! :)

    Valkyris Rising looks really good ! I hope you enjoy it!

  20. sarabara081 @ Forever 17 BooksSeptember 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    I've heard good things about Valkyrie Rising! I hope you enjoy it!

  21. I got a free download of Valkyrie Rising last week. It's in my ereader's virtual pile. Hope to get to it soon. Here's my Sunday post:

  22. I got Valkyrie Rising as well! I'm happy that it was free on Amazon. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy it!