Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Post - 138 & Stacking the Shelves - 99

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 has been a really good week. Not too much to report at this point though. I did finished A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, # 5) by George R R Martin FINALLY! That was a huge accomplishment. I feel so relieved to have that book marked "read." But I also just want to know what's going to happen next. AH!


Monday: Review of Becoming Rain (Burying Water, # 2) by KA Tucker (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Heroes
Wednesday: Waiting on Asa (Marked Men, # 6) by Jay Crownover & 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge - February Wrap Up
Thursday: Review of Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits, # 1.5) by Katie McGarry (4 Stars)
Friday: From the Ashes: City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, # 3) by Cassandra Clare (4.5 Stars)


Monday: Review of That One Summer (Summer, # 3) by CJ Duggan
Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Books I Read in the Past 3 Years
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, # 2) by Jamie McGuire
Friday: Review of Legend (Legend, # 1) by Marie Lu
Saturday: Happy 4th Blogoversary to Somewhere Only We Know! (there MIGHT will be a giveaway!)

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2015 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

March 2015 Take Control of Your TBR Pile

I am also participating in Kimba's March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. Here are my goals for the month:

  1. Open Minds (Mindjack Trilogy, # 1) by Susan Kaye Quinn
  2. Just Enough Light for the Step I'm On by Stormie Omartian
  3. Ruins (Partial Sequence, # 3) by Dan Wells
  4. Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1) by Rebecca Ethington
  5. Inhuman (Fetch, # 1) by Kat Fells
  6. Wreck Me (Nova, # 4) by Jessica Sorensen
  7. The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, # 3) by Michelle Hodkin
  8. Ignite Me (Shatter Me, # 3) by Tahereh Mafi
  9. Stolen Songbird (The Malediction Trilogy, # 1) by Danielle L Jensen
  10. What If by Rebecca Donovan
  11. The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
  12. All Lined Up (Rusk University, # 1) by Cora Carmack
  13. The Ruby Circle (Bloodlines, # 6) by Richelle Mead
  14. The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey, # 3) by Julie Kagawa

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Sin Eater's Daughter (The Sin Eater's Daughter, # 1)

By: Melinda Salisbury

Published: February 24th 2015 by Scholastic Press

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Seventeen-year-old Twylla lives in the castle. But although she’s engaged to the prince, Twylla isn’t exactly a member of the court.

She’s the executioner.

As the Goddess embodied, Twylla instantly kills anyone she touches. Each month she’s taken to the prison and forced to lay her hands on those accused of treason. No one will ever love a girl with murder in her veins. Even the prince, whose royal blood supposedly makes him immune to Twylla’s fatal touch, avoids her company.

But then a new guard arrives, a boy whose easy smile belies his deadly swordsmanship. And unlike the others, he’s able to look past Twylla’s executioner robes and see the girl, not the Goddess. Yet Twylla’s been promised to the prince, and knows what happens to people who cross the queen.

However, a treasonous secret is the least of Twylla’s problems. The queen has a plan to destroy her enemies, a plan that requires a stomach-churning, unthinkable sacrifice. Will Twylla do what it takes to protect her kingdom? Or will she abandon her duty in favor of a doomed love?

Deep (Stage Dive, # 4)

By: Kylie Scott

Expected Published: March 31st 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

288 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Don't miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in the USA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott.

Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, cherished, and out of control with desire at the same time? Lizzy knows the gorgeous rock star isn't looking for anything more permanent than a good time, no matter how much she wishes differently.

Ben knows Lizzy is off limits. Completely and utterly. She's his best friend's little sister now, and no matter how hot the chemistry is between them, no matter how sweet and sexy she is, he's not going to go there. But when Ben is forced to keep the one girl he's always had a weakness for out of trouble in Sin City, he quickly learns that what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there. Now he and Lizzie are connected in the deepest way possible...but will it lead to a connection of the heart?

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 don't think I'll ever going to read A Song of Ice and Fire series as those books are so thick and it doesn't really sound like my kind of series. My sister has read all 5 books and enjoyed them. Reading one of those books certainly is an accomplishment.
    And yay for Open Minds being on your goal list for the Take Control of your TBR Pile Challenge. I just finished The Legacy Human by Susan, which releases tomorrow and it's so good!
    I hope you have a great week!

  2. I can't wait to start The Sin Eater's Daughter. Everyone seems to love it! I'm trying not to add a lot of new books as I'm working on my wish lists and TBR. I don't know why I worry about them so much. It's not like I'll ever be able to read every book I have on there. LOL
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  3. I've got my fingers crossed for you and The Sin Eater's Daughter!

    I WISH I had the dedication to read all the Song of Ice and Fire books! I was going to read them, which is why I didn't start watching Game of Thrones till after the first couple of seasons had aired, but I gave up. I like watching the show and not knowing what's going to happen, though.

    And happy upcoming blogoversary! 4 years is crazy! That's where I'll be in May! It feels like forever--but like no time at the same time. :D

  4. The Sin Eater's Daughter is one I'm very excited to get ahold of soon! Like others have said, I'll never read the Song of Ice and Fire books either. Just don't have the time.
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  5. Yes...A Song of Ice and Fire is a real commitment. It's been a great series, but man is it exhausting. You could always check out the audiobooks. I listened to the last book on audio for the majority of the book, and it really helped me get through it quicker. Thanks for stopping by and commenting as always Lola! Sorry I'm so far behind responding to comments.

  6. I've seen mixed reviews on The Sin Eater's Daughter and that's a bit disheartening for me since the cover is so beautiful and the description sounds so good too. I need to try to cut back on receiving books too until I knock out some off my list. I'm with you, I get totally overwhelmed when I have too many on my plate, but you're so right...I'll probably never get to them all! Thanks for commenting Laura! Sorry I'm just now responding!

  7. Thanks! I hope I enjoy it but after your rating I'm not sure I have high expectations.

    I started watching the show before I even knew it was based off a book series. I've really enjoyed the series, and I think it's really helped me enjoy the TV series as much as I have. But you're right, they really do require a big commitment. Thankfully I was able to listen to the audiobook for the majority of A Dance with Dragons and that really helped me get through the book quicker than normal. Maybe you could check the audiobooks out.

    Thanks so much! I can't believe it's been 4 years. You're so right. It feels like forever and just yesterday all at the same time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sorry for the delay responding!

  8. I hope that we both enjoy it. I've seen mixed reviews on it which is a shame since it's got such a beautiful cover. I definitely understand passing on A Song of Ice and Fire. They are a huge undertaking even though I've really enjoyed them! Thanks for commenting Lisa! Sorry I'm so behind on comments!