Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Post - 236 & Stacking the Shelves - 169

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.

Monday Husband was home from work sick. AND he passed it BACK to me. Boo!!! But thankfully this isn't the worst cold I've ever had. Just a stuffy nose, runny at times, and a small cough. Thankfully Little Girl seems to have avoided getting it again. I pray that we're able to keep it from her. I'm so ready to be over all of this sickness. I had a hair appointment on Thursday. Just a trim, but it feels good. Friday we ran to the grocery store. I know that's not really anything special, but it's nice to get out of the house. Little Girl also spent the night with my parents Friday night. Husband and I took it easy. It's always hard to decide what you're going to do with very limited child-free time.


Monday: Review of Chaos (Mayhem, # 3) by Jamie Shaw (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Ten Books I Loved More than I Expected
Wednesday: Waiting on Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart
Saturday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - February Wrap Up


Monday: Review of Havoc (Mayhem, # 4) by Jamie Shaw
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday is on a hiatus...I haven't decided if I'll do a freebie topic (I have a few ideas for topics) or if I'll try something different for a change. Thoughts?
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: February 2017 EOM 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!

I'm also participating in Kimba's March Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge. I know I won't get to all of these, but I like having as many options as possible. Here's my list:

  1. Significance (Significance, # 1) by Shelly Crane
  2. Thorn Queen (Dark Swan, # 2) by Richelle Mead
  3. The Last Star (The 5th Wave, # 3) by Rick Yancey
  4. Ruins (Partials, # 3) by Dan Wells
  5. Ruin & Rising (The Grisha, # 3) by Leigh Bardugo
  6. Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1) by Rebecca Ethington
  7. Sempre: Redemption (Sempre, # 2) by JM Darhower
  8. End of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, # 3) by Susan Ee
  9. The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles, # 3) by Mary E Pearson
  10. The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology, # 2) by Wendy Higgins
  11. The Glittering Court (The Glittering Court, # 1) by Richelle Mead
  12. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices, # 1) by Cassandra Clare
  13. Three Dark Crowns (Three Dark Crowns, # 1) by Kendare Blake

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

The Bird and the Sword

By: Amy Harmon

Published: May 11th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

352 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: borrowed from Holly

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Goodreads description--Swallow, Daughter, pull them in, those words that sit upon your lips. Lock them deep inside your soul, hide them ‘til they’ve time to grow. Close your mouth upon the power, curse not, cure not, ‘til the hour. You won’t speak and you won’t tell, you won’t call on heav’n or hell. You will learn and you will thrive. Silence, Daughter. Stay alive.

The day my mother was killed, she told my father I wouldn’t speak again, and she told him if I died, he would die too. Then she predicted the king would trade his soul and lose his son to the sky.

My father has a claim to the throne, and he is waiting in the shadows for all of my mother’s words to come to pass. He wants desperately to be king, and I just want to be free.

But freedom will require escape, and I’m a prisoner of my mother’s curse and my father’s greed. I can’t speak or make a sound, and I can’t wield a sword or beguile a king. In a land purged of enchantment, love might be the only magic left, and who could ever love . . . a bird?


By: Jennifer E Smith

Expected Publication: May 2nd 2017 by Delacorte Press

432 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.

At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.

As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined . . . and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.

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. Awesome haul of books. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. WINDFALL!!! I read that two weeks ago and I LOVED IT SO MUCH. Definitely a new favourite!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

  3. Awww...sorry you got a cold again, but at least Little Girl didn't get it this time!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  4. I'm very excited for Jennifer Smith's new one---her love stories are always so sweet. The Bird and the Sword looks really interesting, too! I love that kind of fairy tale fantasy! Have a great week!

  5. My review of Windfall goes up Thursday. It was probably my favorite of the Jennifer E Smith books that I've read. Thanks for stopping by Kyra! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments!

  6. Windfall was probably my favorite of Jennifer E Smith's books that I've read. And while I did enjoy The Bird and the Sword it was probably my least favorite of Amy Harmon's books that I've read. :) HAHA! Thanks for stopping by Becky! I'm sorry I'm so far behind on responding to comments!