Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Post - 115 & Stacking the Shelves - 78

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 long week. Husband and I have gone biking a few times this week. Nothing too special. Just around the neighborhood. We're trying to be more active. Thursday my new team at work went out for a birthday celebration. And then Friday the whole IT department was let off early to go bowling. It was a surprisingly good time. Saturday, I spent most of the day cleaning house. It was getting into bad shape because we were out of town last weekend. Reading wise, I've been pulled away by books that I don't have to review for publishers lately. I can't help it. So many good ones released. I also received my blu-ray copy of The Fault in Our Stars. Husband and I watched it Thursday night, and I think I cried more this time than the first time. Also, the no-book-haul streak has come to an end.


Monday: Review of Tristan: Finding Hope (Nova, # 3.5) by Jessica Sorensen (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Authors I Need to Read More
Wednesday: Waiting on The Young Elite (The Young Elite, # 1) by Marie Lu
Thursday: Review of Breakable (Contours of the Heart, # 2) by Tammara Webber (4 Stars)
Friday: Cover Doubles - # 1


Monday: Review of The Probability of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, # 4) by Jessica Sorensen
Tuesday: Top Ten Fall 2014 TBR List
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of V is for Virgin (V is for Virgin, # 1) by Kelly Oram
Friday: Review of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee

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.

Destory Me (Shatter Me, # 1.5)

By: Tahereh Mafi

Published: October 2nd 2012 by Harper (first published January 1st 2010)

109 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Borrowed from e-Library

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Goodreads description--Perfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . .

Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of Adam and Kenji, the two traitors who helped her escape. But when Warner’s father, The Supreme Commander of The Reestablishment, arrives to correct his son’s mistakes, it’s clear that he has much different plans for Juliette. Plans Warner simply cannot allow.

Set after Shatter Me and before its forthcoming sequel, Unravel Me, Destroy Me is a novella told from the perspective of Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45.

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, # 2)

By: Tahereh Mafi

Published: February 5th 2013 by HarperCollins

461 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Post-Apocalyptic, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--tick
it's almost
time for war.

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She's finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam's life.

What If

By: Rebecca Donovan

Published: September 16th 2014 by Forever

352 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . .

What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago.

Except this girl isn't Nicole.

She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know.

When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems.

The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave, # 2)

By: Rick Yancey

Published: September 16th 2014 by Putnam Juvenile

480 pages

Genre: YA, Science Fiction

Source: Personal Library

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Goodreads description--The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.”

How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.

The Fine Art of Pretending (The Fine Art of Pretending, # 1)

By: Rachel Harris

Expected Publication: September 30th 2014 by Spencer Hill Contemporary

256 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

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 had sort of a long boring week also and ended up having work on Saturday which totally ruined any plans I had for the weekend. :( I hope you enjoy your new books!


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  2. Sounds like you a had a busy, but fun week! I hope you enjoy The Fine Art of Pretending. I've read some of Rachel Harris her books and so far I enjoyed them! And now I am considering going over to netgalley to request this one, although I already have so many other review books to read.

  3. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveSeptember 21, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    The real question is - did R cry?!?! Man, you sure did break the no book dry spell! I hope you enjoy them all! Interested to hear what you think of What If. I STILL need to finish the other series by her. Sigh...

  4. I love all the covers of the books you got this They also sound good. I hope you have a great week!

  5. Enjoy your books! I love the look of What If.

    And your biking reminded me that I once loved doing that...especially as the weather cools down. Have a great week...and here's


  6. I watched TFiOS for the first time a couple days ago and yeah, I sobbed. Even though I tried not to. Nice haul! I'm going try a read The Infinite Sea this week.

  7. It was inevitable that you'd get some books eventually! The streak was still quite impressive. :) Ooh, Destroy Me and Unravel Me! I loove that series. Ah, and i need to pick up a copy of The Infinite Sea! I'm so excited to read it! :)

    I hope you have a great week Sandy!! :D

  8. I love Mafi and hope you enjoy it. Have a great week!

  9. The Fine Art of Pretending sounds really good. Enjoy it! My STS.

  10. I think after all those weeks of no books you deserve a few! Looks like you got some interesting one. Hope you have a great week!

  11. I read a bunch of books and got several reviews ready. I also fell off the wagon and binged on some new ones. So don't feel too bad. LOL
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  12. Haha...I know, right? There are just too many good books out there. Thanks for stopping by Cora!

  13. It was busy and fun, yes. I finished The Fine Art of Pretending yesterday. Hoped to write my review of it today, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. I'll probably try to post the review on Saturday though since the release date is coming up soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lola!

  14. He did. He's a big softie! :) Haha...yeah, this past Tuesday was a huge release day for books on my wish list. I actually still need to read Out of Breath too. *Sigh* Eventually I'll get around to them all.

  15. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jan! Hope you have a great week!

  16. Thanks girl! I hope it'll be good. I've really enjoyed Rebecca Donovan's breathing series so far. And Husband and I really have enjoyed biking. It's still been a bit warm here, but that's okay. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  17. My husband and I try to walk at least 5 days a week. Sometimes we don't do it that frequently, but we've enjoyed working in some biking as well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jane!

  18. Oh yeah, my husband and I both cried. It's such a great movie though. I started The Infinite Sea this morning. I haven't made much progress, but so far so good. Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for stopping by and commenting Christy!

  19. Oh yes. Definitely inevitable. And I'm about to go snag a freebie so I know I'll have at least one new book this week too. :) I've definitely been enjoying the Shatter Me series. Love Tahereh Mafi's writing style. Also, I started The Infinite Sea this morning and so far so good. Definitely has the same things going for it that The 5th Wave had so far. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rachel! Hope you have a great week too!

  20. I've already finished both of those and I have really enjoyed them. I love her writing style too. Thanks for stopping by Brandileigh. Hope you have a great week too!

  21. I finished it yesterday and plan to squeeze my review in on this Saturday. It was pretty much exactly what you would expect it to be. Thanks for stopping by Jillyn!

  22. Haha...thanks Katherine! I think so too. I'm actually going to snag a freebie after I finish replying to comments too! So next week I'll have at least one to feature. Thanks for stopping by and commenting and I hope you have a great week too!

  23. Glad you got some books read and reviews ready too. That's always great. I love to feel productive like that. It's like Rachel said earlier (in the comments), it was inevitable to break to streak eventually. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

  24. Oh no! I hate you ended up having to work on Saturday! But hopefully you'll get to have this Saturday off! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Stormie!

  25. You had a busy week! I like a walk but haven't got back on my bike for years. Nice that you had some social celebrations too. :)