Saturday, May 2, 2015

The Weekend Update - 5.2.15

Saturday, May 2, 2015 with 7 comments
So, since my end-of-the-week post isn't just about what I got in my mailbox or on my Kindle each week -- though that is a big part of it, I won't lie -- I decided to change up the title and intro a bit.  I might tweak the format a bit over the next few weeks, but for the most part, it'll contain the same stuff: stuff I got, stuff I did, and stuff that's coming up on the blog.  Plus, I get to use the awesome GIF you see here and blow kisses to all the people who sent me lovely books and bookish things.  Oh, and I've started linking up to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga's Reviews since I'm not using a specific meme title anymore.  April's also doing her own Stacking the Shelves posts on Sundays.  Stop by and say hi!  =)
Yesterday was my birthday, and I must admit, it was pretty awesome. My two favorite people in the world bought me a hammock, and I spent the whole day in it, reading and drinking wine and napping. A glorious day, indeed. :D

But after all the rain we've gotten in the last few weeks, this weekend is due to be absolutely gorgeous, so we'll be outside doing some gardening, maybe playing some corn hole, and whatever other activities we can get into that require we be outdoors. But I will find a way to get back into that hammock, whatever else happens. ;0)

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

UprootedA Madness So DiscreetFuture Perfect Blood Passage (Dark Caravan Cycle, #2)
Ice Like Fire (Snow Like Ashes, #2)The White Rose (The Lone City, #2)The Immortal Heights (The Elemental Trilogy, #3)

Uprooted by Naomi Novik - I only just discovered this on Goodreads but it sounded fantastic, so I immediately requested a copy. I've already started it, and I am in love. Just my kind of read. =)

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis - Aaaaahhhh! I just know this is going to be great.

Future Perfect by Jen Larsen - I hesitated to DL this because I'd already grabbed too many, but it's a topic that NEEDS to be discussed.

Blood Passage by Heather Demetrios - Loved the first book -- and everything else this author writes.

Ice Like Fire by Sarah Raasch - Was super impressed with the previous book…needed the sequel stat.

The White Rose by Amy Ewing - The last 50 pages of The Jewel ensured that I'd have to pick this one up.

The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas - This series just gets better with each book.

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman - I love the backstory on this one!

Seriously Wicked by Tina Connolly - Witchy books are always fun!

End of Days by Susan Ee - I can't believe it's over. But I'm so grateful to the publisher for sending me a finished copy for my collection! That eases my pain a bit, lol.


Nothing this week. :)


An Ember in the AshesThe Girl at Midnight (The Girl at Midnight, #1)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir - I totally just read and reviewed this, but when I heard that Fiona Hardingham and Steve West were narrating, I had to listen for myself. I thought I might flash back to The Scorpio Races feels, but it hasn't been a problem yet. :)

The Girl at Midnight - I tried to read my review copy of this, but I couldn't get into it, so I thought I'd try the audiobook version. Must be a lot of requests for it because my library bought more copies of it and my hold came through much faster than I expected. ;)


I may have pre-ordered a few things, but I'm going to say that technically, I haven't bought anything this week. This includes the massive Book Outlet order that's on its way to me right now, lol.

So, that's my haul. :) How about you? What did you get this week?

The Week in Review:


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaThe Game of Love and Death
Current Giveaways:

4th Blogoversary Giveaway

Rook Blog Tour

An Ember in the Ashes Release Day Blitz

The Game of Love and Death Blog Tour

Crimson Bound Blog Tour

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

An Ember in the AshesUprootedOMG, I feel like I'm reading my favorite childhood fairy tales all over again…this book is so familiar and warm and welcoming and everything I never knew I needed. Okay, that's a lie. I totally knew I needed this book in my life. And it is amazing! :D

Having recently read this story, I'm not having trouble keeping track of it, but it is a little humiliating to know that I was saying names incorrectly in my head the whole time now that I'm listening, lol. Fiona and Steve are on point! But it still makes me want to re-listen to The Scorpio Races for the elventy-billionth time.

Upcoming Reviews:

Things We Know by HeartThe Fill-In BoyfriendEnd of Days (Penryn and the End of Days, #3)Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy, #1)

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  1. Awesome stack of books. I really am happy that Ice Like Fire was at EW. It sounds like a wonderful book. You got a great selection. End of Days looks like it's going to be amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. How is Uprooted!? I'm mildly obsessed with it myself and need to hear your thoughts!

  3. I'm liking A Madness So Discreet based on cover alone ;-)

  4. Great stack. I really want to read The Girl at Midnight and Seriously Wicked. Hope you enjoy all your books.

  5. Wow, awesome haul this week! Looks like we got some of the same books as well.
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