Sunday, February 9, 2014

Sunday Post - 83 & Stacking the Shelves - 53

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 good week. Not much to report. Went to see Vampire Academy with Husband, my friend Paula, and my SNL, Holly, Friday night. Saturday we celebrated my father-in-law's birthday. Quick week and quick weekend.


Monday: Review of Alienated (Alienated, # 1) by Melissa Landers (2.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Cry
Thursday: Review of Song of the Fireflies by JA Redmerksi (2 Stars)
Friday: Review of Sweet (True Believers, # 2) by Erin McCarthy (4 Stars)
Saturday: Vampire Academy - Movie Review (3 Stars)


Monday: Review of Panic by Lauren Oliver
Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Believe (True Believers, # 3) by Erin McCarthy
Friday: Review of Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, # 1) by Brent Crawford

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Cress (Lunar Chronicles, # 3)

By: Marissa Meyer

Published: February 4th 2014 by Feiwel and Friends

560 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--Rapunzel's tower is a satellite. She can't let down her hair - or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.

On the Fence

By: Kasie West

Expected Publication: July 1st 2014 by HarperTeen

320 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.


By: Isla Morley

Expected Publication: March 4th 2014 by Gallery Books

384 pages

Genre: YA, Dystopian

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--I am a secret no one is able to tell.

Blythe Hallowell is sixteen when she is abducted by a survivalist and locked away in an aban­doned missile silo in Eudora, Kansas. At first, she focuses frantically on finding a way out, until the harrowing truth of her new existence settles in—the crushing loneliness, the terrifying madness of a captor who believes he is saving her from the end of the world, and the persistent temptation to give up. But nothing prepares Blythe for the burden of raising a child in confinement. Deter­mined to give the boy everything she has lost, she pushes aside the truth about a world he may never see for a myth that just might give mean­ing to their lives below ground. Years later, their lives are ambushed by an event at once promis­ing and devastating. As Blythe’s dream of going home hangs in the balance, she faces the ultimate choice—between survival and freedom.

Above is a riveting tale of resilience in which "stunning" (Daily Beast) new literary voice Isla Morley compels us to imagine what we would do if everything we had ever known was taken away. Like the bestselling authors of Room and The Lovely Bones before her, Morley explores the unthinkable with haunting detail and tenderly depicts our boundless capacity for hope.

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. Above sounds tempting...and it has a really surreal cover. And I just realized that Isla Morley is an author I have read and on the list this one goes! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  2. It seems like everybody got Cress this week. I haven't started the series yet, but I'll get around to it one day. I'm going to be reviewing Carter Finally Gets It soon, too. I'm listening to the audiobook and loving it. It's so funny!

  3. On the Fence sounds cute! I didn't really like Pivot Point (everyone else I know enjoyed it!) but I might check out this one. I'm off to check out your reviews of Alienated and the VA movie! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

  4. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveFebruary 9, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Good thing to know I can borrow books 2 and 3 of the Lunar Chronicles once I finally read book one I got for Christmas. ;) The other 2 sound interesting. Curious to see what you think of them.

  5. Michelle Albanese ParsonsFebruary 9, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    I loved the first two books but why I haven't gotten Cress as soon as it came out? I have no idea. I think I already planned my month of reads and forgot to add it in. Hoping to read it sooner rather than later. Loving the over of Above and the synopsis sounds fantastic. Trying to avoid netgalley but I might have to stop by today :)

    Have a great week!

    Because reading is better than real life

  6. I've got an ARC of Above sitting patiently in one of my TBR piles. Enjoy!

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  7. On The Fence has been on my TBR pile for a while. Lucky you to get an Arc copy :)

    Thanks for stopping by at my Sunday Post

  8. Nice haul this week. Above sounds like an eerily amazing story.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  9. Nice haul! I like the cover for Cress

  10. Reviews from a BookwormFebruary 9, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Great haul! I really need to hurry up and start the Lunar Chronicles series, I've heard nothing but amazing things. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

  11. Cress is amazing. I love that series so much and I'm going to be sad when it ends! Great books. I have On The Fence, but I'm not sure if I'll get to it. I didn't read The Distance Between Us, but I know you don't have to. My STS:

  12. Yes the cover is really graphic for Above. I've never read Isla Morley before so it's nice to know that you've enjoyed her work before. Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Yes, Cress released this past week and there didn't seem to be too many people who had access to copies ahead of time so most everyone picked it up this past week I would suspect. I really love this series. It's such a unique concept and Marissa Meyer works the fairytales in so wonderfully. Oh and Carter Finally Gets It....HILARIOUS!!!!!! The audiobook is the best! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Oh no, I hate to hear you didn't like Pivot Point. I haven't read it yet. I own it...I just haven't gotten around to it. But I really enjoyed The Distance Between Us. Thanks for stopping by and for checking out my other reviews!

  15. Of course you can! They're really good books! You wouldn't think Cinderella as a cyborg would work, but it just does. I hope you can start that one soon.

  16. I'm not sure why you didn't get Cress when it first came out. Luckily it's only been out a week--just in time for the price to drop a little maybe??? I already finished it and really enjoyed it. So I hope you get to pick it up soon! Yes the cover of Above is very graphic. I definitely understand avoiding NetGalley. Sometimes it is something that must be done. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Yep...not sure when I'll get to it. But someday soon maybe! Thanks for commenting!

  18. Oh yes, I was really excited about getting my hands on it since I enjoyed The Distance Between Us so much! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Thanks for stopping by Kristin! I definitely look forward to finding out!

  20. Me too! Plus it was a really good read! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  21. Oh yes, you definitely need to star the Lunar Chronicles soon. I've really enjoyed all three books so far, and can't wait to see how it ends. Thanks for stopping by!

  22. Oh yes, I finished it on Sunday. Really enjoyed it! I'll be with you on that. I don't want the series to end. I can't wait to see what Marissa Meyer will do next. I really enjoyed The Distance Between Us so I'm hoping On the Fence lives up to that. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  23. Oh Scarlet was even better than Cinder. And I think Cress was even better than Scarlet! I'm definitely excited about starting On the Fence since I really enjoyed The Distance Between Us! And thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  24. On the Fence was a really quick and cute read. I think you'll enjoy it. As for the Lunar Chronicles you definitely need to get caught up. Those books only get better with each one. Sorry I'm so late responding. Thanks for stopping by!

  25. I still need to read the second book in the Lunar Chronicles but this one sounds great. And I love the sound of On the Fence. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by earlier!

  26. YAY! I'm so excited to start On the Fence! I've only read Cinder, so I need to get caught up on those books! Happy reading!