This past week on my blog, I reviewed one audiobook and two ARCs. I delved into the world of vicious vampires with an ARC of Andrew Fukuda’s sophomore novel, The Hunt, which hit stores Tuesday! I loved the premise but was left wanting more world building! But I am still excited for the sequel. I also found a cute literature-centered coming of age story in The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls ARC by Julie Schumacher. It was a quick and likeable read! I finally posted my review for the audio of Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. Oh my goodness, I loved the characters in this story!
I also shared my favorite book quotes with you during this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, which was by far my most favorite and the post that has gotten the most hits! So thanks, viewers! And I talked about two great Mother-Daughter relationship books for this week’s Follow Friday!
During this past week, I finished 2 books—Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher, Die For Me by Amy Plum–and I will be finishing Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare before the night is over. It was a slow reading week for me, but hopefully this week will be better!
Up on the blog for next week is first and foremost the Bout of Books Readathon! My Goals, as well as the details of this readathon, are posted here! And it’s not too late to sign up (just click the link above)! So join us, make some goals, and read your little hearts out this week! You can also be looking forward some interesting reviews on The Walking Dead Book Two, Amy Plum’s Die for Me, and an ARC review of Dead Time by Amy Cassidy!
In the world of Bookish News, City of Lost Souls was released this week too! After reading the first four in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series last month, I must admit I am super pumped to get this from the library and start reading it immediately! Also, the cover/title for the sequel to Jodi Meadows’ Incarnate was revealed this week! I have heard both fangirl squeals and unconvinced murmurs about it (I personally love the color scheme and butterfly mask but I’m not such a fan of the pursed lips). Also, The 2012 YALLFest author line-up was announced this week, and HOLY CRAP! It is freakin’ AMAZING!!! I have made a reading list which you can get to by clicking here or checking out the YALLFest Tab at the top of the page! Woah!!!! I am so excited!!
Before I get to my book haul for the week, I also wanted to have a section of my Sunday Post dedicated to the books that caught my eye this week and added to my TBR pile. So, here is what I stumbled upon this week:
|Eve & Adam
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Book Jacket Blurb: “Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.
While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything… until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.”
What a great book premise, and I absolutely LOVE the cover!
Release Date: October 16th, 2012
Book Jacket Blurb: “Incapable. Awkward. Artless.
That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Sounds really sci-fi-ily interesting. (and yes, I know I just made up that word. Whoops).
Release Date: May 15th, 2012
Book Jacket Blurb: “For four long months, ten-year-old Cass has been dreaming of the day her mom, Toodi, will come home. But when Toodi’s welcome back party takes a turn for the disastrous, Cass finds herself stuck alone with her dull-as-dirt dad, who insists that they set off for the summer on a mysterious adventure–just the two of them.
It turns out Cass’s dad has some big-time surprises up his sleeve. Once they hit the road in an old RV named The Roast, he introduces her to the amazing power of “Sway,” a seemingly magical force that can bring inspiration and joy to people in major need of help.
Cass can think of one particular person who could really use some Sway. If only she could track down Toodi, Cass knows she could convince her mom to come home. But with the help of a little home-spun magic, Cass realizes that the things she needs most have always been within her reach.”
I don’t really know why I am drawn to covers with pretty trees, but I am. =) And this sounds like a precious MG novel.
|The Encyclopedia of Me
Release Date: September 1st, 2012
Book Jacket Blurb: A is for “Tink Aaron-Martin,” “Aardvark,” and “Amazing” in this wonderful alphabetical novel!
Tink Aaron-Martin has been grounded AGAIN after an adventure with her best friend Freddie Blue Anderson. To make the time pass, she decides to write an encyclopedia of her life from “Aa” (a kind of lava–okay, she cribbed that from the real encyclopedia) to “Zoo” (she’s never been to one, but her brothers belong there).
As the alphabet unfolds, so does the story of Tink’s summer: more adventures with Freddie Blue (and more experiences in being grounded); how her family was featured in a magazine about “Living with Autism,” thanks to her older brother Seb–and what happened after Seb fell apart; her growing friendship, and maybe more, with Kai, a skateboarder who made her swoon (sort of). And her own sense that maybe she belongs not under “H” for “Hideous,” or “I” for “Invisible,” but “O” for “Okay.”
Oh my Goodness how CUTE does that sound! I SO want to read this!
And now, for this week’s Book Haul!
Hello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. Hosted by Books, Biscuits, and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week.
|The Unquiet by Jeannine Garsee|
Graceling by Kristin Cashore ($3.99 new as an overstock item at my used book store)
I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells ($5.00 gently used/like new)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis ($3.99 new as an overstock item at my used book store)
So thrilled about my purchase deals this week! =)