Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Post - 102 & Stacking the Shelves - 68

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.

Oh my goodness you guys! Husband and I took off work on Friday to clean house and get things ready for birthday celebrations. It was a good thing we did. I got up around 7:00 am. We really got working around 11:00 am and didn't sit down again until about 10:30 pm. There was much that needed to be done. Saturday, my family came over to celebrate Father's Day (from last week), my brother's birthday (which was Thursday) and then my birthday (which was Saturday). It was a great day. We had pizza and cake and ice cream cake. We swam until around almost 6:00 pm. And the rain held off until right as we were getting out anyway. It was a really good day, and a really good week.


Monday: Review of Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, # 1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Summer 2014 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Rowdy (Marked Men, # 5) by Jay Crownover & 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge June Wrap Up
Thursday: Review of Pivot Point (Pivot Point, # 1) by Kasie West (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of The Immortal Crown (Age of X, # 2) by Richelle Mead
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of On the Fence by Kasie West
Friday: Review of Revived by Cat Patrick

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!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Scorch Trials (The Maze Runner, # 2)

By: James Dashner

Published: October 12th 2010 by Delacorte Press

360 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic

Source: Borrowed from the library

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Goodreads description--Solving the Maze was supposed to be the end.

Thomas was sure that escape from the Maze would mean freedom for him and the Gladers. But WICKED isn’t done yet. Phase Two has just begun. The Scorch.

There are no rules. There is no help. You either make it or you die.

The Gladers have two weeks to cross through the Scorch—the most burned-out section of the world. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them.

Friendships will be tested. Loyalties will be broken. All bets are off.

There are others now. Their survival depends on the Gladers’ destruction—and they’re determined to survive.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, # 3)

By: Laini Taylor

Published: April 8, 2014 by Hodder & Stoughton

613 pages

Genre: YA, Fantasy, Paranormal

Sourece: Birthday Present

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Goodreads description--By way of a staggering deception, Karou has taken control of the chimaera rebellion and is intent on steering its course away from dead-end vengeance. The future rests on her, if there can even be a future for the chimaera in war-ravaged Eretz.

Common enemy, common cause.

When Jael's brutal seraph army trespasses into the human world, the unthinkable becomes essential, and Karou and Akiva must ally their enemy armies against the threat. It is a twisted version of their long-ago dream, and they begin to hope that it might forge a way forward for their people.

And, perhaps, for themselves. Toward a new way of living, and maybe even love.

But there are bigger threats than Jael in the offing. A vicious queen is hunting Akiva, and, in the skies of Eretz ... something is happening. Massive stains are spreading like bruises from horizon to horizon; the great winged stormhunters are gathering as if summoned, ceaselessly circling, and a deep sense of wrong pervades the world.

What power can bruise the sky?

From the streets of Rome to the caves of the Kirin and beyond, humans, chimaera and seraphim will fight, strive, love, and die in an epic theater that transcends good and evil, right and wrong, friend and enemy.

At the very barriers of space and time, what do gods and monsters dream of? And does anything else matter?

Breakable (Contours of the Heart, # 2)

By: Tammara Webber

Published: May 6th 2014 by Penguin Berkley

368 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Birthday Present

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Goodreads description--He was lost and alone. Then he found her.
And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.

All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

Torn Away

By: Jennifer Brown

Published: May 6th 2014 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

288 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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Goodreads description--Born and raised in the Midwest, Jersey Cameron knows all about tornadoes. Or so she thinks. When her town is devastated by a twister, Jersey survives -- but loses her mother, her young sister, and her home. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with her only surviving relatives: first her biological father, then her estranged grandparents.

In an unfamiliar place, Jersey faces a reality she's never considered before -- one in which her mother wasn't perfect, and neither were her grandparents, but they all loved her just the same. Together, they create a new definition of family. And that's something no tornado can touch.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You (Gallagher Girls, # 1)

By: Ally Carter

Published: May 1st 2006 by Disney-Hyperion (first published April 1st 2006)

284 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Mystery

Source: Audiobook Sync Free Download

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Goodreads description--Cammie Morgan is a student at the Gallagher Academy for Exceptional Young Women, a fairly typical all-girls school-that is, if every school taught advanced martial arts in PE and the latest in chemical warfare in science, and students received extra credit for breaking CIA codes in computer class. The Gallagher Academy might claim to be a school for geniuses but it's really a school for spies. Even though Cammie is fluent in fourteen languages and capable of killing a man in seven different ways, she has no idea what to do when she meets an ordinary boy who thinks she's an ordinary girl. Sure, she can tap his phone, hack into his computer, or track him through town with the skill of a real "pavement artist"-but can she maneuver a relationship with someone who can never know the truth about her?

Cammie Morgan may be an elite spy-in-training, but in her sophomore year, she's on her most dangerous mission-falling in love.

Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, # 1)

By: LM Montgomery

Published: first published 1908

320 pages

Genre: Classics, YA, Historical Fiction,

Source: Audiobook Sync Free Download

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Goodreads description--Everyone's favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.

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. Hope you like Dreams of Gods and Monsters! It's a massive but a good way to end the series.

  2. Great week of new books and celebrations!

    My Sunday/Monday post:

  3. Ahhh Dreams of Gods and Monsters! I have yet to read it! But I've heard so many good things about it so it shouldn't disappoint! :D

  4. You sound like you had an awesome weekend. I finished City of Heavenly Fire yesterday so I have at least one series ender for the month. I'm hoping to have read two by the end of the month. I have a busy week this week. I start my new job Monday, my sister gets her wisdom teeth out Monday, and I'm visiting my friend this weekend so I don't plan to get much reading done although I will get an audiobook done in the car thanks to her living so far away.

  5. Happy birthday! Again! :) I'm glad you had such a great week! Lots of work leading up, but it's always worth it when everything is such fun. :)

    Ooh, did you like The Maze Runner? I haven't read it, but think I want to before the movie. :) Have a great week Sandy!

  6. I'm actually looking forward to Anne of Green Gables more than I'd Tell You I Love You surprisingly. I watched the movie so many times as a kid, but I never read the book. Thanks for the birthday wishes. And thanks for stopping by Kathy!

  7. Oh good. I'm glad to hear it. I need another good series ender. However, since it's so massive I might not get around to it for a while. :( Thanks for stopping by Alison!

  8. I'm hoping it's as good as the other two books have been. Thanks for stopping by Valerie!

  9. It was a good weekend! Thanks Rachael! I'm so glad that you finished City of Heavenly Fire. It'll be interesting to see how many reviews for it get linked up to the June Wrap Up. :) Congrats on your new job! Definitely sounds like you'll have a busy week ahead. Hope it's a good one! And thanks for stopping by!

  10. Haha...thanks! It really was a good weekend. The Maze Runner....yeah it was good. But I have to say I was a little disappointed with it. It was a slowish book for me, and I've honestly debated on not finishing the series. We'll see how book 2 goes before I decided for sure. I'm glad that I read it, but it's not one I see myself ever raving about either. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great week too!

  11. Great book haul this week. I hope you enjoy them all :)

  12. A late happy birthday Sandy! Sounds like you had a lovely week :D
    You also got some amazing books this week, I hope you enjoy them all! :D
    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    El @ So Bookalicious

  13. EEEEEEEEEKKKKK - I love ALL the books you received!!!!! First, great nabs on SYNC! If I figured out when I could listen, I would fully take advantage of that freebie!! I always promote it at work, though!

    I own the first two Daughter of Smoke and Bone books already but of course, haven't read them yet :( I want to read Dashner as part of my branching out into books that boys would like.

    You know what I thought about Breakable when I first saw it? That guy has better hair than I do!!!!! tee, hee....

    Have a great week!!!!!

  14. OH! And I'm reviewing On the Fence on Friday! Loved that book :) Can't wait to see what you thought!!!

  15. Lol sounds hectic but fun. Happy belated birthday!
    Hope you'll get to relax a bit this week and enjoy your new additions ;)

    My Sunday ;)

  16. Happy birthday again ;) Glad you had such a great week and hope the next will be as good - but with all those books you received, you're going to enjoy yourself !

  17. Thanks El! It was a great birthday and has been a really good week too! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  18. Thanks Kristin! I'm excited about the books I got this week too! :) I definitely enjoy audiobooks, but I agree that you have to have the right conditions to be able to listen to them. At least you're able to promote the Sync audiobooks to others. :) I highly recommend the Daughter of Smoke and Bone series if you get around to it. I haven't started book 3 yet, but hopefully soon.

    As for the Dashner series, I can see if being a series that boys would enjoy more than girls. I liked The Maze Runner well enough, but I've actually ended up DNFing The Scorch Trials and removed the rest of the series from my TBR list. :( I have a DNF review scheduled for next month I think.

    Haha...yes! The guy on the cover has awesome hair! :) Too funny! And yes, I really enjoyed On the Fence. Looking back on it, I think it might have even been better than my review of it says. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and for such thoughtful comments!

  19. Thanks so much Fiza! It was a great birthday and has been a really good week as well!

  20. Thanks so much! It's been a great couple of weeks and a really great birthday! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  21. Cleaning? Bleh! Luckily you had a huge party to help you recover :)

  22. Haha...I don't really ENJOY cleaning, but I love how my house feels after I get done cleaning. :) Thanks for stopping by Vilia!