Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday Post - 103 & Stacking the Shelves - 69

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.

Let's see...what happened this week? Tuesday we went to a wedding for my step-nephew (who's only a year younger than me). It was a beautiful day and I believe everything went smoothly. Friday night, Husband and I decided to go for our walk (we don't go daily, but pretty frequently). Well Husband said "I don't know. It looks like it's going to storm." And I said "Nah. It's just heat lightning." And then when we were literally at the halfway point (as far away from our house as our route takes us) it started sprinkling and was POURING by the time we got home. We got SOAKED. Saturday I spent some time cleaning the pool and testing out my new Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof Cover. It works--well I didn't dunk it under the water or anything, but it did get wet! Oh and Happy 4th of July later on this week to my US peeps.


Monday:Review of The Immortal Crown (Age of X, # 2) by Richelle Mead (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Review of the Delirium Pilot
Wednesday: Waiting on Opposition (Lux, # 5) by Jennifer L Armentrout & 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - June Wrap Up
Thursday: Review of On the Fence by Kasie West (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Revived by Cat Patrick (2.5 Stars)


Monday: June 2014 EOM Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Classics
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, # 1) by Mary E Pearson
Friday: Happy 4th of July - (I won't be posting the rest of this week.)

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.

Left Drowning

By: Jessica Park

Published: July 16th 2013 by Skyscape


Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my sister

( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository )

*Note: The above links to Amazon and Book Depository are affiliate links. Affiliate links support giveaways for Somewhere Only We Know readers.

Goodreads description--What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

*This book is intended for mature audiences due to strong language and sexual content.

Note: due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

By: Matthew Quick

Published: August 13th 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

273 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Free Audio Download from Sync

( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository )

*Note: The above links to Amazon and Book Depository are affiliate links. Affiliate links support giveaways for Somewhere Only We Know readers.

Goodreads description--How would you spend your birthday if you knew it would be your last?

Eighteen-year-old Leonard Peacock knows exactly what he'll do. He'll say goodbye.

Not to his mum - who he calls Linda because it annoys her - who's moved out and left him to fend for himself. Nor to his former best friend, whose torments have driven him to consider committing the unthinkable. But to his four friends: a Humphrey-Bogart-obsessed neighbour, a teenage violin virtuoso, a pastor's daughter and a teacher.

Most of the time, Leonard believes he's weird and sad but these friends have made him think that maybe he's not. He wants to thank them, and say goodbye.

The Fall

By: Bethany Griffin

Expected Publication: October 7th 2014 by Greenwillow Books

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Horror

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!!)

( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository )

*Note: The above links to Amazon and Book Depository are affiliate links. Affiliate links support giveaways for Somewhere Only We Know readers.

Goodreads description--Madeline Usher is doomed.

She has spent her life fighting fate, and she thought she was succeeding. Until she woke up in a coffin.

Ushers die young. Ushers are cursed. Ushers can never leave their house, a house that haunts and is haunted, a house that almost seems to have a mind of its own. Madeline’s life—revealed through short bursts of memory—has hinged around her desperate plan to escape, to save herself and her brother. Her only chance lies in destroying the house.

In the end, can Madeline keep her own sanity and bring the house down? The Fall is a literary psychological thriller, reimagining Edgar Allan Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

Illusions of Fate

By: Kiersten White

Expected Publication: September 9th 2014 by HarperTeen

288 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository )

*Note: The above links to Amazon and Book Depository are affiliate links. Affiliate links support giveaways for Somewhere Only We Know readers.

Goodreads description--Downton Abbey meets Cassandra Clare in this lush, romantic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White.

“I did my best to keep you from crossing paths with this world. And I shall do my best to protect you now that you have.”

Jessamin has been an outcast since she moved from her island home of Melei to the dreary country of Albion. Everything changes when she meets Finn, a gorgeous, enigmatic young lord who introduces her to the secret world of Albion’s nobility, a world that has everything Jessamin doesn’t—power, money, status…and magic. But Finn has secrets of his own, dangerous secrets that the vicious Lord Downpike will do anything to possess. Unless Jessamin, armed only with her wits and her determination, can stop him.

Kiersten White captured readers’ hearts with her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy and its effortless mix of magic and real-world teenage humor. She returns to that winning combination of wit, charm, and enchantment in Illusions of Fate, a sparkling and romantic new novel perfect for fans of Cassandra Clare, The Madman’s Daughter, and Libba Bray.

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. Illyusions of Fate has a gorgeous cover. Makes me want to read the book!

  2. What a coincidence it started to rain around the halfway point! I hope you still had a good walk even though you got soaked. My boyfriend and I go out to frisbee sometimes and we try to predict beforehand if it's going to rain or whether the wind is too strong. A few times we went out to frisbee and it turned out the wind was too strong to frisbee, while from our house it looked okay. The weather can be difficult to predict.
    Congrats with your new kindle and I hope you enjoy your new books. The cover of Illusions of Fate is really pretty!

  3. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveJune 29, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    The Fall has a seriously creepy vibe to the cover. Interested to see how you like it.

  4. I totally agree. I'm not the best at predicting the weather--obviously. I think we did have a good walk too. We threw in a few streets of running too. And even ran in the rain some--though the water was getting in my eyes too much and I couldn't see so we had to slow back down to a walk. Husband had a hat on so he was spared a bit. Thanks for stopping by Lola!

  5. That's one of the reasons why I requested it. The perfect October read it looks like. :)

  6. Love the cover of Left Drowning! I really need to read more New Adult books. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock seems to be around blogosphere this week. I heard that the story is depressing, but hopefully you're going to love it, Sandy! :) Bethany Griffin and Kiersten White are both amazing authors. I can't wait to read Illusions of Fate. :)

    Happy reading! :)

  7. Nice looking assortment of new books. I thought Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock was really thought provoking. I enjoyed it. Come see what I got this week at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  8. Illusions of Fate looks quite intriguing to me! I love all the covers on your haul this week.

    I am impressed by your kindle cover, I also read on a paperwhite and love it! I have had 4 different e-readers (previous ones passed on to family members and one died) because I am in search of the perfect reading experience. I told hubby about the cover and he said maybe in the future we should get it, but not at this moment :) Oh well..enjoy your week!

  9. I love the covers of The Fall and Illusions of Fate. I'm curious to read your reviews, great books!

  10. I have gotten caught out in the rain with the dogs a few times, and it wasn't pleasant! Poor Poppy hates getting wet, so she didn't enjoy her walkies on those days. lol

    Enjoy your new books!

  11. I love the cover of Left Drowning! I really need to look that up from Goodreads :)
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog earlier :)

  12. Yeah Forgive Me Leonard Peacock was a free audio download this week so I know a lot of people snagged it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Hilda!

  13. I love a book that makes me think! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Kathy!

  14. Thanks so much! Husband got my the waterproof cover as a birthday present. He knew I could use it to read in the pool. I too have had many ereads. My paperwhite is my 3rd Kindle. I've loved each one for different reasons, but the paperwhite seems to be the best of all worlds for me. It is a little bit of an expensive cover, but when compared to having to buy a new device because I dropped it into the pool or got it wet then I think it's worth it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. Thanks so much! I can't wait to review them. Although with their publication dates it will probably be a couple of months before the reviews posts though. Thanks for stopping by!

  16. Oh no! Poor Poppy! I don't MIND getting caught in the rain. I mean I don't seek out to get caught in the rain, but it's not like it ruined my night or anything. :) Thanks for stopping by Julie!

  17. I was drawn in by the cover too! Thanks for commenting Milka!

  18. I really want to read Left Drowning and The Fall! Great books, enjoy :)

  19. The Fall may be the creepiest cover I've seen yet! I keep thinking about getting waterproof cover for my Kindle but I haven't yet . Great to know it works. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  20. I hope you get to read them both eventually! Thanks for stopping by Keeley!

  21. I agree. The Fall definitely has a creepy cover. That's one of the reasons I picked it! :) Thanks for stopping by Katherine!

  22. left Drowning looks good, hope that you enjoy! Have a great week.

  23. I downloaded the Matthew Quick book also. Sounds like a good week and a fun walk. Happy Fourth of July to you also.

  24. Oh summer storms, huh? I swear, every day when I drive to school, I leave my apartment and it's sunny, and by the time I get to campus (less than a mile away, I might add) I'm under scary storm clouds. It's the weirdest weather!

    I got Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock too and am excited! I've been dying to read it, because I love the sound of it, though I'm sure it'll make me cry. :) And yay for The Fall and Illusions of Fate! I absolutely cannot wait to read them! HarperCollins knows how to make me squeal when I log onto Edelweiss. :) Have a great week Sandy!!

  25. Oh I do love summer storms, but only when I'm indoors! I would have been scared with lightening going on as well. Enjoy your books.

    Peggy @ The Pegster Reads

  26. It was sneaky rain...though Husband would have said it was obvious since he called it. But hey...we can't all be right all the time. :) I definitely understand waiting for some reviews first sometimes. I hope you come back to see my review of The Kiss of Deception, but I'll give you a sneak peek--I LOVED it! Thanks for stopping by Cyn!

  27. I hope it's good. Not sure when I'll get around to listening to it. Eventually I suppose. :) Thanks for commenting Rachael!

  28. Haha...yes. It was a mess! I was soaked! I almost included a picture in my post but decided against it. :) Alabama weather, right?

    HarperCollins has definitely been my favorite thing about Edelweiss! :) I hope you enjoy Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock when you get around to it! And thanks for stopping by as always!

  29. Yeah those two have been a hit this week. Can't wait to get started on them both! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  30. Haha...yes...the lightning was a bit scary once it actually started raining. It seemed further off when we first set out, but once we were soaking wet it was a bit scary. Thanks for stopping by Peggy!

  31. I'm going to start The Kiss of Deception soon, so I can't wait to see your review. And oh my word. The cover for The Fall is super cuh-reep-ay!

    Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages

  32. Oh yay! I hope you love it (if you haven't read it already). Sorry I'm so late in responding. But yeah, The Fall looks like the perfect October read! Thanks for stopping by Kristen!

  33. Yay for waterproof covers! Sometimes rain is so sneaky! Awesome haul this week! I've been thinking of picking up The Fall and The Illusion of Fate, but I might wait for some reviews first. I've been wanting to read Forget Me, Leonard Peacock, too! Also, can't wait to see your thoughts on The Kiss of Deception, I'm just about to start that! Hope you have an awesome week!

  34. I got the Fall and Illusions of Fate too, I'm excited for them. Enjoy your books!