Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Weekend Update - 1.31.15

Saturday, January 31, 2015 with 15 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 going to be a cold, rainy weekend here...good thing I have plenty of reading material and tea to keep me occupied while stuck inside! :) I'm still kind of jealous of everyone's snow pictures, but at the same time, I love that I've been able to walk with Katie to the park almost every day without us freezing our patooties off. ;0)

Anyway, I had another great week as far as book-acquiring goes. Here's what I scored this week:

For Review:

The Heart of Betrayal by Marie Rutkoski - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!!!!!!!! It's so PRETTEH!!!

Revenge, Ice Cream and Other Things Best Served Cold by Katie Finn (aka Morgan Matson) - thanks to Macmillan for the ARC!!!!

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Little Peach by Peggy Kern
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby - thanks to HarperCollins for the ARCs!!!

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan - thanks to Bloomsbury for the ARC!!

Wild Feelings by David Milgrim
Good Night, Firefly by Gabriel Alborozo
Little Bird's Bad Word by Jacob Grant - thanks to Macmillan Kids for these ARCs! Katie's sooo excited!


Fairest by Marissa Meyer - finished copy plus swag as thank you for participating in the blog's gorgeous & I can't wait to read about crazy ole Lavana!


The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon - audiobook...So. So. Good. Review soon.

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

The Week in Review:

Current Giveaways:

 What's Your Winner's Curse?

Promotional/Discussion Posts:  
  • The #TopTen books we'd want to read with our book club...if we had one
  • #WoW - This week, we're waiting on Saint Anything & Lying Out Loud
  • Reading at the Kids' Table - Spring 2015 titles from Macmillan
Jen's Currently Reading/Listening To:

Lady Thief (Scarlet, #2)The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2)I should've read this one the moment I had it in my hands -- especially now that I have even more coveted ARCs in my hands and I want to read them ALL -- but I knew I'd want to talk about it immediately, so I held off. Luckily, no one's spoiled it for me yet. I recently re-listened to The Winner's Curse, so I am as prepared and ready for this sequel as I possibly could be. But it's probably still not enough. :P

Re-listening to this so I can get to Lion Heart soon. But my feels are killing me. I think it's even harder the second time because I know how bad it's going to get. o_O

Upcoming Reviews:

A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1)Crimson Bound

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  1. WOW! Seriously awesome haul! I'm jealous of a few of them. REALLY jealous. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

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  2. Eeee I cannot wait to read The Heart of Betrayal. I got my copy this week as well and I'm so excited to dive right back into that world. I think I'm going to reread TKoD first though, so I can experience as much of it as possible.

    I also got Fairest after the blog tour and I'm about halfway through right now and let me say, it's SO wildly different than what I was expecting. Levana is so different but at the same time, she still twisted and crazy. It's awesome, and I'm just so, so excited there's even a book about her because she's my favorite character from the series.

    That's an epic package from HarperTeen! I can't wait for Vanishing Girls!!

    I hope you enjoy all your new reads this week :)

    Great Imaginations

  3. So jealous for the second book in the Remnant series!! *-*
    Also Liars, Inc!

    Ps. I have a blog as well, if you want to stop by I'd appreciate it so much! It's both in Italian and in English :3 ->

  4. I'm so curious about how you felt about Sin Eater's. What a lovely haul. So happy you loved TMO and I need to check out the audio after what you told me. I started HoB because I have zero self control.

  5. I am so curious how you tons of paperback books for reviews because it is amazing.

    bibliophilic madness waiting on wednesday

  6. You got some great books. Heart of Betrayal. I so want that book, lucky you. I hope you enjoy all your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. What an awesome haul! I'm pretty excited for the Heart of Betrayal - anxious to find out what happens next! The Mime Order is also high up on my TBR pile. I got an ARC of Crimson Bound and adored it- will be interested to see what you think!

  8. Revenge and Ice Cream looks so good, I'm jealous! I need to start getting arcs, they're always so exciting. And I better check out that Into the Woods review, because my friends are evenly split into liking and disliking it. I like the meme at the top, that's very cool :)

  9. Heart of Betrayal is the sequel to Kiss of Deception, right? By Mary Pearson? Not something new by Marie Rutkoski? Just checking because I currently adore both authors.

  10. Awesome haul! I got Fairest and I cannot wait to read it. So pretty. And that stack from HC is AWESOME! Enjoy. My STS

  11. The Heart of Betrayal does have a beautiful cover. I'm so jealous of your Cemetery Boys! Great haul this week!
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  12. Awesome books you have here! :) And some of them I added on my tbr too. Happy reading and hope you'll enjoy them all.

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  13. Ooh so many ARCs! I also got the arcs from HarperTeen :-) Happy reading! I think I should read Crimson Bound soon since I loved Cruel Beauty so much!

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