Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Weekend Update - 5.31.14

Saturday, May 31, 2014 with 11 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!  =)

Short weeks always feel the longest, don't they? I was looking at the calendar to find the next holiday I get off from work, and it's a whole month away! Waaaah. I think it's time for a vacation. Or a stay-cation. Whatever. Just time to relax and read and avoid other people. But not you guys, of course! :D

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)The Perilous Sea (The Elemental Trilogy, #2)Anatomy of a MisfitFalling into PlaceThe Jewel

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas - via Netgalley
The Perilous Sea by Sherry Thomas - via Edelweiss
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes - via Edelweiss
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang - via Edelweiss
The Jewel by Amy Ewing - via Edelweiss

Trial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy, #1)Empire of Shadows (Bhinian Empire, #2)Top Ten Clues You're CluelessNo Place to FallA Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)

Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini - ARC
Empire of Shadows by Miriam Forster - via Edelweiss
Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas - via Edelweiss
No Place to Fall by Jaye Robin Brown - via Edelweiss
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray - via Edelweiss

Your Perfect Life

Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke - unsolicited ARC

Yep, auto-approval will be the death of me, lol. Lots of awesome new reads this week, courtesy of Bloomsbury, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, and Macmillan! Thanks, pubs!


Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine from the author - I read and reviewed this in a GIFfy a couple of months ago, but I helped the author with the announcement of the sequel, and she was gracious enough to gift me with a signed ARC, bookmarks, and a spider necklace (that'll make more sense once you read the book :D). So gorgeous!


Splat the Cat: The Name of the Game

Got this one free for Katie in celebration of I Can Read! Month. :D I think that's good through today, so go grab your kiddo a copy!

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

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways:

3rd Blogoversary Week of Giveaways
Day 1 - Prize Pack #1
Day 2 - Prize Pack #2
Day 3 - International
Day 4 - Prize Pack #3
Day 5 - Grand Prize

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  Recommended Reads, SYNC 2014 - Week 3 Books Up for Grabs

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

AttachmentsBetween the Spark and the Burn (Between, #2)I've been able to resist this sequel until now, but I can't hold out any longer. I need to know what's become of River and what's up with this supposed love triangle I've heard about. =) Also, I've been reading quite a bit of light and fluffy so I needed something darker. I think this will suffice, don't you? ;0)

Got this on audio cheap a couple of weeks ago, but I keep seeing great reviews for it popping up on Goodreads, so I thought I'd go ahead and give it a chance, especially since I was having a hard time deciding on my next listen. I finished this yesterday and haven't decided on my next listen yet, lol. But I liked it. Not my favorite RR book, but I'd rec it to fans of Flat-Out Love.

Upcoming Reviews:

Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1)Since You've Been GoneWhat I Thought Was True

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  1. I am really excited for The Jewel! I absolutely loved The Selection and I heard that The Jewel is perfect for those fans. A Thousand Pieces of You also sounds amazing and I love the cover. (: I hope you enjoy your books!

  2. There's only three books in your haul and your update that I'm not really excited to read (I haven't heard of them), so it's a pretty awesome haul. I hope you enjoy all your new books! I'm looking forward to those upcoming reviews. :)

  3. YAY for Heir of Fire! And I also got those Harper books, including The Jewel, Falling Into Place, Deliverance. I got The Perilous Sea as an ARC a few months ago, as well as Between the Spark and Burn. I got Of Metal and Wishes a few months ago, but I have not read it yet! My Midnight Thief review will be posted soon as well - on Monday! :D

    Have a fabulous weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  4. I have heard great things about Falling Into Place. Enjoy!

  5. OMG OMG OMG Of Metal and Wishes!!!! I CANNOT WAIT! And The Perilous Sea!! Thank goodness I picked up Heir of Fire at BEA or I might be too jealous of this haul haha. Enjoy all of your books!

    Happy Reading!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  6. I passed on Heir of Fire. It was hard, but I never even got around to reading the second book yet. For shame!! So I'll just wait till it comes out I suppose.

    And I am so looking forward to reading The Jewel with you! :)

  7. Great books! I got Heir of Fire, The Perilous Sea, The Jewel and a couple others from your list! I can't wait to read them! I hope you enjoy them all as I will! :)

    Here's my STS:

  8. Ohhh, I love your great book hauls!!! I've got Top Ten CLues you're Clueless, but I haven't read it too.. Enjoy your books :)

    Here's my STS

  9. I'm still waiting to be approved for Heir of fire *fingers crossed* You have some awesome looking covers in your haul. I love the one from A thousand pieces of you. Happy reading :)


  10. Eeek I'm so excited that you got approved for Heir Of Fire! Also, I love the cover for the book! :) I really want to read The Perilous sea too! Great update!

    Katrina @ Chased By My Imagination

  11. I love the HarperTeen mass upload. It makes me happy. :) Enjoy!

    Haven't seen you around much - you must be very busy!! I'm in dire need of a vacation myself! Sometimes life is just WAY too hectic!


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