Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Weekend Update - 8.2.14

Saturday, August 2, 2014 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!  =)
It's been a busy week in these parts, with me returning to work from vacation and my sister leaving for her vacation -- and leaving me all of her responsibilities at the office, too. *sigh* But I made it to Saturday and I've got a ton of great books to show for all my hard work. Not that the two are related, but it feels like a reward of sorts. =)

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

HUGE thanks to Disney-Hyperion, St. Martin's Press & author Ashley Elston for these ARCs!

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Sway by Kat Spears
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Everything That Makes YouA Wicked ThingRed QueenThe Last Time We Say GoodbyeLiars, Inc.My Heart and Other Black HolesSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBitter Greens
Yes, I went crazy on Edelweiss again. :P Thank you, HarperCollins! Also, thanks to St. Martin's Press because I've been DYING to read Bitter Greens since I first heard of it a few months ago.

Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard -- my WoW pick a few weeks ago!!!
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth


From the wonderful people at Macmillan for participating in the Fierce Reads Street Team: The Winner's Curse Challenge, I received SIGNED copies of the following books:

Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo (review)
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski (review)
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn (review)
Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Monument 14: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne
Sekret by Lindsay Smith
The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
Of Neptune by Anna Banks


Silver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)Where Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place, #2)

Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead - listened, loved it, review soon =D
Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton


Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout - I know, but I only just read my first JLA book this year, so cut me some slack. =)

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

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways: 

Look for new giveaways in the coming weeks, including our first ever Twitter-only contest and a giveaway of the complete Maze Runner series in anticipation of the new film!

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Where Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place, #2)MagnoliaI kept hearing awesome rumblings about this one, but as a Romeo and Juliet retelling IN REVERSE, I was pretty sold on the idea. =)

I loved the first book, and I got this one for review, but I just couldn't fit it into the schedule. Plus, I'd seen someone who loved the first book say that this one was kind of painful to get through, so I thought the audio might help in that respect.

Upcoming Reviews:

MagnoliaSix Months LaterSilver Shadows (Bloodlines, #5)A Midsummer's Nightmare

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  1. I'm reading Bitter Greens right now. I'm about 70% into it and I think it's very intriguing.

  2. Eeep! SO much awesome here! I have told myself to stay faaaar away from Edelweiss/Netgalley until I've actually read some more of series that I've been meaning to read forever., Gallagher Girls and Harry Potter. :| I'm ashamedly behind!! But those covers are all really beautiful and tempting. ;) SO SO awesome you've got so many signed too! And This Shattered World...*swoons*

  3. Red Queen looks so so good! I love the cover!

  4. You can't resist books on Edelweiss, you just can't! Red Queen and A wicked thing were two of the books I snatched away as well. Everything that makes you look good too, but I didn't want to go too crazy :p What a pretty stack of books from MacMillan and signed too, that's the best!

    Happy reading :D

  5. Oh my gosh, what a great set of books and they're signed. Jackpot ;)

    My new pretties :)

  6. I'm reading These Broken Stars at the moment, Jen! I'm seriously loving the dynamic between Tarver and Lilac! <3 It excites me that you have This Shattered World in your possession! I can't wait to see how you like it. I have no idea what Sway is about, but I ADORE the cover, so naturally, I'm intrigued! Red Queen and The Last Time We Say Goodbye are two titles I'll be requesting. I hope I get approved! *crosses fingers* OH SNAP! Your gifts from MacMillan!!! *high five for those* Amazing haul, Jen! Enjoy all the books!

    Marlene @ The Flyleaf Review

  7. This Shatter World!! It's sooooo good! I loved it so much. Very different from the first book, but I love how things are starting to come together for this world, too. Can't wait to see what you think! I loved Silver Shadows, too! That ending (!!!!). Sydrian = best ship ever. :D I'm reading The Winner's Curse right now, and am really looking forward to buying Magnolia next week. :)


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