Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sunday Post - 67 & Stacking the Shelves - 40

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 has been a crazy week. Tuesday included a trip to Mobile for the funeral of my SNL's grandfather. We were able to stop by my grandparents' house to visit for a bit while we were there. Friday we celebrated my husband and father's birthdays with my family. And then Saturday night I went out to eat with some friends from high school for our ten year reunion. Busy week, but the good kind.


Monday: Review of Existence (Existence Trilogy, # 1) by Abbi Glines
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Was Forced to Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Minders
Thursday: Review of Hex Hall (Hex Hall, # 1) by Rachel Hawkins (3 Stars)
Friday: From the Ashes: Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy, # 3) by Richelle Mead (5 Stars)


Monday: Review of Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, # 1) by Rachel Caine
Tuesday: Top Ten Character Names
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers
Friday: DNF Review of Wilde's Army (Darkness Falls, # 2) by Krystal Wade

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, # 2.5)

By: Colleen Hoover

Published: October 14th 2013 by Atria Books

105 pages

Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it

Significance (Significance, # 1)

By: Shelly Crane

Published: June 12th 2011 (first published June 1st 2011)

330 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Maggie is a seventeen year old girl who's had a bad year. She was smart and on track, but then her mom left, her dad is depressed, she's graduating - barely - and her boyfriend of almost three years dumped her for a college football scholarship. Lately she thinks life is all about hanging on by a thread and is gripping tight with everything she has.

Then she saves the life of Caleb and instantly knows there's something about him that's intriguing. But things change when they touch, sparks ignite. Literally.

They imprint with each other and she sees their future life together flash before her eyes. She learns that not only is she his soul mate, and can feel his heartbeat in her chest, but there is a whole other world of people with gifts and abilities that she never knew existed. She herself is experiencing supernatural changes unlike anything she's ever felt before and she needs the touch of his skin to survive.

Now, not only has her dad come out of his depression to be a father again, and a pain as well, but Caleb's enemies know he's imprinted and are after Maggie to stop them both from gaining their abilities and take her from him.

Can Caleb save her or will they be forced to live without each other after just finding one another?

Brightest Kind of Darkness (Brightest Kind of Darkness, # 1)

By: PT Michelle

Published: June 27th 2011 by Patrice Michelle

357 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

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. I'd love to read what you thought about Significance once you read it, I bought it off amazon a while ago and haven't gotten into it

    @ Sincerely, Steph

  2. Lovely books this week! And some great upcoming reads. Thanks for sharing...and here's


  3. I downloaded Significance just need to make time to read it now. Hope you have a great week. :)

  4. Nice haul. I'm off to pick up Finding Cinderella now, sounds really good. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  5. I'll definitely do a review on it whenever I read it. Can't promise you when that might be though. :) The TBR list is crazy long! So are you saying you haven't picked it up yet or you started it but it's been pretty boring?

  6. Tell me about it. I have no idea when I'll get around to it. Eventually? :) Thanks for stopping by!