Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sunday Post - 231 & Stacking the Shelves - 166

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. For the most part this week has been relatively low key. A same old same old kind of week. Friday night we went to dinner to celebrate my brother-in-law's birthday. I read one book earlier this week that was a real disappointment, but it really helped me think about what I'm looking for in the books that I seek out to read. It just so happened that the next book I picked up (actually the only book I received this week, shown below) completely blew me away. Making Faces by Amy Harmon turned out to be everything that Mr. President by Katy Evans was missing.


Monday: Review of The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt (3.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Ten Underrated Books
Wednesday: Waiting on The Valiant by Lesley Livingston


Monday: Review of Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, # 2) by Sarah J Maas
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday & 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - January Wrap Up

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 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!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Making Faces

By: Amy Harmon

Published: February 21, 2017 by Spencer Hill Press (re-release)

405 pages

Genre: Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Ambrose Young was beautiful. The kind of beautiful that graced the covers of romance novels, and Fern Taylor would know. She'd been reading them since she was thirteen. But maybe because he was so beautiful he was never someone Fern thought she could have . . . until he wasn't beautiful anymore.

Making Faces is the story of a small town where five young men go off to war, and only one comes back. It is the story of loss. Collective loss, individual loss, loss of beauty, loss of life, loss of identity. It is the tale of one girl's love for a broken boy, and a wounded warrior's love for an unremarkable girl.

This is a story of friendship that overcomes heartache, heroism that defies the common definitions, and a modern tale of Beauty and the Beast, where we discover that there is a little beauty and a little beast in all of us.

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. As long as you know how to choose your books you know? It might be like choosing your friends, at least that is how I see it. Maybe that's why I don't have any friends because I don't like them lol I heard about the Radius of Us from Polandbananas Your review was very interesting. Enjoy reading the Throne of Glass series! I kind of devoured them like my food :p too quickly.

  2. I haven't seen this one on Netgalley but it looks really good! I hope you enjoy it when you read it :)
    Have a good week!

  3. I LOVED Making Faces!!! I read it when it was an Indie book and it was fantastic, didn't even know it was being re-released. I've only read one other Amy Harmon, A Different Blue, but thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

  4. Yay! I hope you had a fun and wonderful dinner!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  5. It's always nice to come across a great read after being let down by another. I also had a normal week. Nothing really good or bad happened.

    My Sunday Post

  6. I think you're right. Everyone looks for different things in their books (and friends). Yeah, I've gone through periods of my life when most people seemed to just get on my nerves. HAHA! But that's not usually the problem for me with books. Thanks. I'm actually caught up on the Throne of Glass series but I haven't posted my reviews yet because I'm scheduled ahead. Review books keep pushing my reviews of the series back. I definitely read the series quickly. Thanks so much for joining the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Good luck!

  7. Oh it was SO SO GOOD! I highly recommend it! Thanks for stopping by Aneta!

  8. Yes, I've added almost all of her books to my TBR list after finishing this one. I was really impressed! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lenore!

  9. Ugh! Tell me about it! Otherwise I would have been walking around ill because the one before was so crappy. :) HAHA! Glad you had a good, normal week too! Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  10. Oh it's disappointing when you don't enjoy a book or have a DNF! I'm less tolerant than I used to be, though recently have put aside a couple of books because I could tell it was more my mood than the book that was the problem!

  11. Funnily enough, it didn't even occur to me to DNF that one. I'm not sure why. I've gotten much less tolerant as well. I think I wanted to keep reading so that I could write a full review on it. :) But I totally know what you mean about mood affecting how much you're enjoying a book or not. This one definitely the book and not my mood, but it caused me to think a good bit. And ultimately, I think that's a good thing. Thanks for stopping by Deborah!

  12. We can't fall in love with every book we read, but there is always the next one to look forward to. Happy reading.

    sherry @ fundinmental
    Sunday Memes

  13. So happy to see you rave about Making Faces! I've had it sitting on my shelf for probably 3 years and have yet to read it. I do this all the time. I have a book that I just know I'm going to love... and then I don't read it. I put it off and put it off. THe reason? I enjoy the anticipation so much. Like, so much that I don't read the book. It's ridiculous! LOL But I joined a readining challenge this year and I had to pick 12 books that I commit to reading this year - and Making Faces was one of them. So it *will* happen! :)


  14. I do that too. I HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend Making Faces. I hope you get around to it soon (if you haven't already)! Good luck with your challenge! Thanks for stopping by Tanya!