Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sunday Post - 135 & Stacking the Shelves - 96

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.

I had another good week. Things were fast and mostly busy. My father-in-law's birthday was Friday. So my sister-in-law and her family came to town for us to celebrate. Her birthday is next week so we went ahead and celebrated it at the same time. I've had a slow start to the month reading wise. I hope this isn't a sign of a reading slump. I think it's too early to tell, but I've got fingers crossed that I'm just being paranoid.


Monday: Review of Rowdy (Marked Men, # 5) by Jay Crownover (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Fantasy Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, # 1) by Katie McGarry
Thursday: Review of Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, # 1) by Jamie McGuire (4 Stars)
Friday: Upon Further Review: Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, # 1) by Robin LaFevers (4.5 Stars)
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Moral Standards


Monday: Review of Just One Day (Just One Day, # 1) by Gayle Forman
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Maybe Not (Maybe, # 1) by Colleen Hoover
Friday: Upon Further Review: Carter Finally Gets It (Carter Finally Gets It, # 1) by Brent Crawford
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Repetitive Themes

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Legend (Legend, # 1)

By: Marie Lu

Published: November 29th 2011 by Putnam Juvenile

305 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Borrowed from the elibrary

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Goodreads description--What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Riot (Mayhem, # 2)

By: Jamie Shaw

Expected Publication: February 10th 2015 by Avon Impulse

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won’t be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her… but Dee’s met her match in a player like Joel.

Dee’s not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain “love” has caused her friends and family—yet she’s desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and when a reckless attempt to make him jealous ends in disaster, Dee turns into the damsel in distress she never wanted to be. With her carefree world crashing down around her, the last thing she needs is Joel’s pity.

But Joel is suddenly determined to prove he cares, and no matter how hard Dee tries to push him away, he refuses to let her shut him out. Now the girl who swore she’d never say those three little words must choose between guarding her heart and losing Joel forever… or falling head-over-heels for the tattooed rock star of her dreams.

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. Sounds like you had a good week. I hope you get back into reading soon, reading slumps are the worst. I also had a slow start with reading this month and DNF'd one book already.
    Your new books both look good. I have Legend on my to-read list as wel. I hope you have a great week and enjoy your new books!

  2. Riot looks good and my fingers are crossed that it is life and not a reading slump.

  3. I've been wanting to read Legend forever and just haven't gotten around to it! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  4. I bet it's life, after all, it's winter, most people I know are ready to hibernate, including me ! Riot looks good, I'm in the mood for rock star romances these days. Have a great week !

  5. I hope you love Legend! I've had it on my must read list for so long, I can't believe I haven't read it yet. Riot looks really good! I have such a weakness for NA rockstar books :D Must keep an eye on it! Enjoy your new reads, and have a great week!

  6. Well I finished Riot in a day so that helps me think it wasn't really a slump. I have a few books that I need to read out of obligation. Sometimes that gets me in a funk. But kudos to you for DNFing one that you weren't into. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lola!

  7. I think it has been life. I've got some books to read out of obligation. Sometimes that makes me irritable. I'm rebellious by nature sometimes. Thanks for stopping by Kimba!

  8. That's one of the reasons why I got it on audiobook. Legend's been on my TBR list for forever. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Tracy!

  9. I think you're right! I finished Riot today. That was pretty much what I expected it to be. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  10. Legend was pretty good. I look forward to book 2. I've had a weakness for NA rockstars lately too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Alma!

  11. I got Legend - never got to it though. My post is here:

  12. I loved Legend, but I need to read on and finish that series.
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  13. Legend is the start of one emotional and amazingly done series! The last book kinda blew my mind:P I hope you enjoy that one!
    And Riot sounds so good! I'm already swooning over Joel and hoping that they both help eachother become who they want to be:)
    Also 'Somewhere Only We Know' is a gorgeous song!

  14. Oh, I've always wanted to try Marie Lu's work, but I haven't yet! I've heard great things about this series!

  15. I hope you're able to read it eventually. Thanks for stopping by Steph!

  16. I hope that the library has audio versions of the other two books. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lisa!

  17. Oh I love to hear that good things are to come for the series.

    Haha...Joel was fairly easy to swoon over. :)

    Oh I know! I love that song--obviously, right?

    Thanks for stopping by Maya!

  18. This was my first Marie Lu book too! I hope you're able to read something by her soon! Thanks for stopping by Becky!

  19. I need to get to Legend already everyone has read it but me and it has been on my shelf for forever haha! Check out my week if you'd like!

  20. That's why I got it from it on audiobook from the library! I hope you're able to read it soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Zizzy!