Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Weekend Update - 9.6.14

Saturday, September 6, 2014 with 12 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!  =)
I miss the freedom of summer but I sooo welcome the cooler temperatures of autumn. Not that we've had any of that in these parts, but I'd still welcome any sign of fall with open arms. :) You know, besides school starting and Katie's soccer season starting. :P

Anyway, here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1)WildlifeChaos (Guards of the Shadowlands, #3)CreedSuspicion

The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows - April told me this was up on EW after my Weekend Update had already posted last week, but I snatched it up as soon as she alerted me. :) And then the lovely Nereyda let everyone know that this was only a preview, not the full galley. Boo!
Wildlife by Fiona Wood - Via Netgalley. Haven't read the first book, but I think this is one of those contemporary series where that's not necessary...hope so, anyway.
Chaos by Sarah Fine - Via Netgalley invite. Omigodomigodomigod! I have this and I'm scared to start it after what Sarah did to me in Fractured, but I want to read it noooooowwwww.
Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie - Via Netgalley. Um, this'll probably go on my spooky reads list for October because it sounds creeeeepy. :)
Suspicion by Alexandra Monir - Via Netgalley. This was my WoW pick recently! Yay! So excited to read this, even though I have no experience with the source material. Another great pick for my spooky reads list, though!


Unteachable by Leah Raeder - Audiobook from Simon & Schuster. Despite the ick factor of a student/teacher relationship, friends across the board have been lauding this one as a superb new adult title, so I gave it a chance...and I effing loved it. Review soon.


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Ask Me by Kimberly Pauley


My #HPBhaul

So, this looks bad, I know, but Half Price Books had a 20% off everything sale over Labor Day Weekend and I could not be stopped. And neither could my kiddo! She actually ended up with far more than I did, including the other ten books in the Lemony Snicket series, which she can't even read on her own yet. Oh, well. We're stocked up, anyway. =)

These are the titles I actually picked up for myself (pictured on the right):

Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater - UK edition, already have US version but this was too pretty to pass up
Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick - UK edition, samesies
The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima - been promising myself I'd start this series soon
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling - oddly enough, I didn't have a copy of this for my collection
The Diviners by Libba Bray - UK edition, have US ARC copy but couldn't help myself
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor - UK edition, have US version but you can never own enough Laini Taylor books, amiright?
Harry Potter Poster Collection: The Definitive Movie Posters - featuring 40 removable posters but I dare say I shall never be so bold as to remove them

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

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways: 

September ARC Giveaway

September ARC Giveaway!!!

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  

Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Ask MeSnow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)I'll be reading this one while I try to get through the rest of my September TBR, so it'll be slow-going, but after seeing all of the buzz for it, I just can't put it off any longer. And I'm sure once I do get a good start on it, I'll end up foregoing the rest of what I'd planned to read. :)

Don't know much about this one, but I remember adding it to my TBR based on someone's WoW post. Going the audio route for it since I'd never get the chance to read it, otherwise. So far, it's quite intriguing.

Upcoming Reviews:

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  1. I can't wait to here what you think of Suspicion, Jen. I have high hopes for that one.

    I've been haphazardly reading Snow Like Ashes, as well but now that I've made a substantial amount of process, I just want to gobble the entire thing up. I hope you enjoy it too!

  2. I don't even know where to start with all that awesomeness, Jen. I too, have been hearing some great things about Unteachable, and the applause just keeps getting louder and louder. I think I'll give it a try too.

    Have a great week!

  3. Nice haul. I didn't request The Orphan Queen because it wasn't a full galley. It does sound good. Have a great weekend.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. YAY SOCCER! My favorite sport ;) I also have the sampler of The Orphan Queen! I'm not big on samplers but suddenly, in two weeks, I find myself with two (the other is of The Mime Order). I also got Chaos and Suspicion! And I'm reading Snow Like Ashes soon. This week I think :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous weekend :)

    Check out my STS post!

  5. I got Suspicion as well. You have a lot of great books here, I'm interested in seeing what you think of them.

    Erin @ The Book Nut

  6. I'm really excited for Zac and Mia now! I've heard it's good! I only read half of Wildlife. It wasn't an intentional DNF and I fully intend to finish just had to go back to the library and then I went away and liiiiife got away on me. It was good what I read! I REALLY loved the first book, Six Impossible Things, though, and totally recommend that. ;)
    My Stacking the Shelves!

  7. I was just writing a review that mentioned you (for Winterkill, which is going up on Wed.) and I realized that it was a while since I'd said hello... Hello!!

    I'm starting Wildlife soon -- very excited!! Hope you are doing well :)

    Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. I had a love hate relationship with Unteachable. Soccer! My daughter started last week and had a double header this weekend. I'm so proud of how good she's gotten. Enjoy your books!

  9. Great haul! I'm waiting for cooler temps too. It looks like my area of Texas (hopefully yours too) will get a cool front at the end of the week. Yay to temps in the 80's!! How is Katie liking soccer?

  10. I'm excited to start Snow Like Ashes soon as well!

    And I would NEVER remove the HP posters either. lol

  11. I can't wait to see what you think of Chaos - I haven't read book 2 yet, but plan to do a binge read of the whole series at some point this year.
    Happy reading, Jen!

  12. The Orphan Queen looks SO GOOD! <3


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