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. Saturday, we went to Mobile (Alabama) for a family reunion. It was my paternal grandmother's side of the family. She was one of 13 siblings and apparently 50 years ago was the last time all 13 siblings were alive and together. Only 5 of the siblings remain, but their children, grandchildren, etc made the trip. It was probably the best family reunion I've ever been to. Also, tomorrow is Memorial Day for the US. I'm stoked to have an extra day off work. Oh and Armchair BEA 2014 starts tomorrow.
Monday: Review of The Perfect Game (The Perfect Game, # 1) by J Sterling (3 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Books About Friendship
Wednesday: Waiting on Wreck Me (Nova, # 4) by Jessica Sorensen
Thursday: Review of Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova, # 3) by Jessica Sorensen
Friday: Review of Matched (Matched, # 1) by Ally Condie (4 Stars)
Today: May 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge Wrap Up
Monday: Armchair BEA Day 1: Introductions & Literature
Tuesday: Armchair BEA Day 2: Author Interactions & More Than Just Words
Wednesday: Armchair BEA Day 3: Expanding Blogging Horizons & Novellas/Short Stories
Thursday: Armchair BEA Day 4: Giveaway & Beyond Borders
Friday: Armchair BEA Day 5: Topic of Choice & MG/YA
Saturday: May 2014 EOM Wrap Up
Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!
Lick (Stage Dive, # 1)
By: Kylie Scott
Published: October 11th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published July 1st 2013)
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Source: Borrowed from my Holly @ Words Fueled by Love
Goodreads description--Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.
Evelyn Thomas's plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.
By: Rosamund Hodge
Published: January 28th 2014 by Balzer + Bray
Genre: YA, Fantasy, Retellings, Mythology, Fairy Tales
Source: Free Audiobook Sync Download
Goodreads description--Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl's journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.
Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.
Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.
With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she's ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.
But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.
As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex's secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.
One Plus One
By: Jojo Moyes
Expected Publication: July 1st 2014 by Pamela Dorman Books
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Chick Lit, Realistic Fiction
Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)
Goodreads description--One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You
American audiences have fallen in love with Jojo Moyes. Ever since she debuted stateside, she has captivated readers and reviewers alike, and hit the New York Times bestseller list with the word-of-mouth sensation, Me Before You. Now, with One Plus One, she’s written another contemporary opposites-attract love story that reads like a modern-day Two for the Road.
Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages . . . maybe ever.
One Plus One is Jojo Moyes at her astounding best. You’ll laugh, you’ll weep, and when you flip the last page, you’ll want to start all over again.
Losing Control (Kerr Chronicles, # 1)
By: Jen Frederick
Expected Publication: June 16th 2014 by Pear Tree LLC
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
Source: Author via Publicist (Thank you, Morgan!!)
( Goodreads )
Goodreads description--I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.
Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.
Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.
This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian's whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that's okay.
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!