24.12.17

Stacking the Shelves/Sunday Post (25)






Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and focuses on new books that were received/bought/borrowed this week while the Sunday Post is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and focuses on recapping your week. 


New Books this Week: 



For Review: 

Cake at Midnight by Jessie L. Star 
Lie With Me by Sabrina Durrant 
Dreams of Falling by Karen White 
Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted 
Thief of Lies (Library Jumpers, #1) by Brenda Drake
Assian of Truths (Library Jumpers, #3) by Brenda Drake
Wicked Charm by Amber Hart 
 The Vanishing Spark of Dusk by Sara Baysinger
Love Between Enemies by Molly E. Lee
Lions and Tigers and Boys by Tawny Stokes
Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake 
The Temptation of Adam by Dave Connis 
Everless by Sara Holland 
The Beauty that Remains by Ashley Woodfolk 
Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson 
Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn 
Lost Love (Cowboys and Angels, #1) by Kelly Elliot 
Love Profound (Cowboys and Angels, #2) by Kelly Elliot 
Queen of Hearts by Kimmery Martin 

 Much thanks goes to Berkley, Entangled Teen, Sky Pony Press, HarperTeen, InkSlinger PR, First to Read/Penguin, Simon and Schuster! 


Won: 

The Winter Wedding Plan by Olivia Miles 
Sugarplum Way by Debbie Mason 
Maybe This Christmas by Jennifer Snow 
Back Home at Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy 
Long, Tall Cowboy Christmas by Carolyn Brown 

Thanks That Artsy Reading Girl and ForeverRomance!  



Bought: 

An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne 



From Library

*I'll add links later if I have the time!!* 



Books Read this Week: 


Busted by Gina Ciocca: I had such high hopes for this one (especially given the Veronica Mars comparison) but it didn't really live up to them :( I found the pacing to be off and the writing slightly choppy. I also wished there had been more investigations. Look out for my review next week! 

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada: This book has SO MUCH HYPE, and luckily, it lived up to it and then some! Honestly the best way to describe it is The Hunger Games with one mad scientist and lots of DNA/virus related drama. But I needed the sequel like yesterday! 

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson: This book shook me to my core. Such a fascinating, eye-opening read, and I especially loved the twists and turns. Tiffany definitely knows to write an unputdownable book!  

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills: Everyone (seriously EVERYONE!) seems to love this one. I thought it was pretty great - the main character was charming, quirky, and relatable. The romance was sweet and well developed. And I loved the focus on friendship, especially becoming friends with people who are out of your friend group.

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New in my Reading/Blogging/Personal Life: 

First up, I'm sorry I didn't post much this week :( I was planning to have posts up on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, but holiday preparations/family time took over!  

I finished up finals/school on Monday (what a relief that was!) and then I spent Tuesday through Thursday at my dad's house. It was nice to visit with everyone. I even got to have dinner with some of my friends from undergrad who still live in the area. I also got my hair and nails done, which was super relaxing and nice. I actually haven't had my hair cut since May, and let me tell you - you could definitely tell! On Thursday, I packed up my car and headed to my mom's house, which is where I'll be spending the rest of the holidays. I've started cookie preparations (I'm the cookie master in the family!), and I have the chocolate chips already done. Just need to make the Italian wedding cake cookies and sugar cookies today. On Christmas Day we're heading to my great aunt's house for her annual Christmas breakfast. I volunteered to make an egg casserole this year so *fingers crossed* it turns out well! 

Other than that, I got some wonderful reads in! As you can tell by my library haul, I got a little out of control, but I wanted to try to read some more 2017 debuts/releases by the end of the year. As I write this, I'm in the middle of Everything All At Once, and it's so good! I can already tell I'm going to LOVE IT! 

Also, I can't believe the amount of books I got this week. I put some Netgalley requests in over the last few weeks, and never thought much of it until the approvals started rolling in on Monday/Tuesday. It was like an early Christmas treat! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas if you celebrate. If not, I hope you're having a fantastic weekend! Tune in tomorrow for the start of my Top of 2017 posts! 

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20 comments:

  1. Ooh, many books and they look all very good. Love your library haul! Looking forward hearing your thoughts about Renegade. Cookiemaster? How cool! I do need some great cookie recipes! :) Merry Christmas!

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    1. I'm looking forward to starting Renegade! Everyone seems so split on it, which makes me sad since I love Marissa's books. Yes, cookies are pretty much the only thing I can cook well lol I honestly just use the standard recopies but I do everything from scratch - that's my big secret. Merry Christmas!

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  2. Merry Christmas, Lauren! Your library haul looks great, some books there I want to read - Foolish Hearts and Renegades! Enjoy the holiday!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Angela! Foolish Hearts was great. After seeing everyone's glowing reviews for it I bumped it to the top of my TBR. It contains those type of main characters that you just want to be friends with, which is always a plus in my book.

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  3. Wow girl, that is one amazing group of books! Your holiday sounds like it will a good one. Enjoy your time with your family.

    Merry Christmas πŸŽ„{Hugs}πŸŽ„

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    1. Thanks, Jenea! It was a low-key holiday but still wonderful to spend time with my fam :)

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  4. I can't wait to get Karen White's Dreams of Falling.

    Great haul! I love having my nails and hair done. Enjoy your holidays! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

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    1. Doesn't it look great?! I actually haven't read anything by Karen before, but after getting the Netgalley promo email I just HAD to have it! Happy holidays!

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  5. Holy book haul batman!! That is so many pretties!!! Enjoy the time off school and with your family and friends!

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    1. I know...I seriously don't know how it happened. Everything just rolled in at once! Hoping to through most of them this week/next. :)

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  6. Merry Christmas! Glad you had a good week with family. And yay for Christmas cookies- those are the best! Hope you have a wonderful holiday!!!

    Assassin of Truths and Thief of Lies look good, as does Zombie Alley.

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    1. Thanks, Greg! I hope you had a a great holiday too! :) I'm excited to try Brenda Drake's series. She's one of those authors that everyone seems to talk about/love. I'm excited for Zombie Abey as well, but I'm also a teensy bit weary since Lauren's books are usual hit/miss for me.

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  7. Wow! That's sure a lot of books you got here! Glad you had a nice week and I hope you enjoy the holidays!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

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    1. Thanks, Ronyell! Hope you had a fantastic holiday as well.

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  8. You got so many books! I hope you have a great Christmas!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks, AJ! It was a quiet Christmas, but a good one overall! I don't think I can look at another dessert though after that lol

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  9. Such an amazing book haul! I'm dying to read Everless. I can't believe the wait is almost over - just one more week.

    Merry Christmas cookie master. ;)
    TΓ’nia @MyLovelySecret

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    1. I know! Part of me was shocked to receive it because it does come out so soon :) Can't wait to get to it this week!

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  10. Now this is an impressive book haul! I am impressed. It sounds like you have been really busy with your Christmas celebrations. I hope you have had a very merry Christmas.

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    1. Like I said before, I still don't know how it happened...well the library I can because I have no control ever lol I hope you had a great christmas as well! Mine was low key but good :)

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