My June To Read Pile

It is June! So many incredible books are releasing this summer. I am really excited about the stack of books I have this month. I really do think creating this post keeps me on track with my reading and reviewing.

Here’s my pile:


I’m also going to be on the blog tour for Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen next month so I’ll be reading the e-arc this month as well.

Alias Hook

My break over BEA really got me on track with the amount of reviews I’ve got written and ready to go. I hope I can keep up being ahead of the game because it really makes for a less stressful blogging experience (I say this after a week maybe of experience).

This month look for reviews of Say What You Will, The Murder Complex, The Winner’s Curse (finally!!), The Immortal Crown and more. I promise the Lego cover of The Kiss of Deception will go live as well (maybe this weekend) and I have a couple discussion posts I’m hoping to do as well.

What books are you planning to read this month?

Stacking the Shelves

May is already wrapping up, how did that happen? Not a whole lot happened this week and I’ve decided to take next week off from the blog so don’t expect any new posts except for a Stacking the Shelves (if I get any books) next weekend. Since a lot of you will be attending BEA I thought it would be a great time to try to get ahead on writing reviews and focus on some other things (perhaps that towering stack of books?)

Now for the new additions from this last week. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review- Thank you HarperTeen for the beautiful finished copies!


Meridian by Josin L. McQuein and The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

For Review (via Edelweiss):


Jackaby by William Ritter

I actually got approved last week but somehow forgot it on last week’s StS! I can’t believe it since I’ve been obsessing about this book since I heard about it. Sounds absolutely amazing. I’ll be reading it in a couple of weeks.

Won- Thank you The Reading Nook Reviews for the wonderful giveaway!


Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

I love this and His Dark Assassin so much. I originally had them only on E-book so I’m having to collect the hardcovers because I must have them for my collection. They are so beautiful. I can’t wait to have all three on my shelves.

Posts from last week:

  • Review of She Is Not Invisible    star
  • Discussion– I admitted to being obsessed with UPS My Choice
  • Discussion– If I were going to BEA which books I’d have to get

I plan on doing a good amount of reading this next week–I am almost done with Midnight Thief and will start The Murder Complex. I hope to succeed in reading more from my pile and also figuring out my priority reads for June. Since I won’t be posting actively next week I hope to get a good amount of reviews written and prepped to go. I tend to never have posts done in advance but I’d like to change that. Also, the Lego art is still in works. I have gotten a great start on The Kiss of Deception and plan to work on it and Heir of Fire. Why does there never seem to be enough hours in a day?

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review. So excited about this book haul:

Won (thank you Josin McQuein for the giveaway!):


ARC of Meridian, Arclight and Premeditated all signed by Josin

I have read Arclight (my review) and loved it–I found McQuein to be so creative and loved the world she created. You can see more details in my interview with her. I am so excited to have a physical arc of Meridian to read and add to my collection. Premeditated isn’t my typical genre but I’ve read really positive reviews and it’s written by Josin so that’s a winner. So excited about all of these!

For Review (sent from the publisher):

Haze (The Rephaim, #2)
Haze (Rephain #2) by Paula Weston

Last year I was on the blog tour for the first book in this series, Shadows (interview with Paula Weston). I loved it and have been crazy eager to be able to read the second book. I am so thrilled I was able to get an arc. Thank you!

For Review (via Netgalley):

 Plus OneHungryWhere Silence Gathers (Some Quiet Place, #2)

Plus One by Elizabeth Fama, Hungry by H.A. Swain and Where Silence Gathers by Kelsey Sutton

I have heard amazing things about Plus One and had a very good friend (looking at you Jen) tell me she thought I’d enjoy it. I had to request it right away and have already started reading (about 15% in) Loving it so far. Hungry sounds….sort of silly to be honest. But for some reason I felt the need to read it anyway. I loved Some Quiet Place, I felt Sutton wrote so beautifully and I love her personified emotions. You can read my interview with her here.



Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi, Scarlet and Cress by Marissa Meyer and Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

This week was stellar in new releases. I had to run out and purchase (and read) Ignite Me immediately. I have read it already and liked it though I had a couple things I would have enjoyed more of. I don’t actually know if I’ll review this one on here or not. I had to buy the paperback of Scarlet because my blog is mentioned! So exciting. I’ve heard great things about Landry Park so had to get that one as well. Trust me, I could have purchased a lot more books but tried to limit myself.

I can’t believe we are a week into February already. I’ve already strayed from my reading schedule for this month but I hope to be able to read all the books I hoped as well as the ones I’ve slipped in (Ignite Me and Plus One). This week I was able to finish Vicious by Victoria Schwab (amazing as expected) as well as Death Sworn by Leah Cypess.

Posts from the week:

  • Interview with Michael O-the artist behind the Lunar Chronicles books. Be sure to enter to win one of the 3 books (winner chooses, INT). You can enter here.
  • Review of Archetype by M.D. Waters
  • Release Day Launch of Alienated + Nook Simple touch giveaway
  • Review of Death Sworn by Leah Cypess

Next week I am thrilled to be on The Winner’s Curse Blog Tour (tour schedule). My blog will kick the tour off this Sunday (tomorrow) with some really beautiful insights from Marie Rutkoski as well as a giveaway. Be sure to stop back by!

How was your week?

Stacking the Shelves

Another week behind us…January is proving to be passing by fast for me. I can’t seem to get my head wrapped around the fact that it’s 2014 and close to midmonth. My son starts soccer soon and is celebrating a birthday…when did he get this old? I’ve been working very hard to get ahead of schedule with my posts. Wish me luck in keeping up the momentum.

Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review. So excited about this book haul!

For Review (via Edelweiss):

 Rebel (Reboot, #2)Meridian (Arclight, #2)The Falconer (The Falconer, #1)

Rebel (Reboot #2) by Amy Tintera, Meridian (Arclight #2) by Josin McQuien and The Falconer by Elizabeth May
Rebel and Meridian are both sequels–check out my review for Reboot and Arclight

This week’s posts:

  • Review of Cress by Marissa Meyer
  • Interview with  Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner- authors of These Broken Stars + Giveaway (INT)
  • Review of  Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Today is the last day to enter to win a copy of World After by Susan Ee (INT) Click here to enter.

I finished Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott (review will be up soon) and have started Dangerous by Shannon Hale–so far it’s interesting.

What did you get this week?

Waiting on Wednesday #24

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: Meridian by Josin L. McQuein

MERIDIAN by Josin L. McQueinSummary:
Marina thought that she had solved all of the Arclight’s mysteries. She had found her own history—that she was one of the Fade, that she never should have been human. She knows that the Fade who surround the Arclight don’t want to be the humans’ enemies at all. She knows that the leader of those inside the Arc, Honoria Whit, never told the whole truth. But there is so much more that Marina is just discovering. There are more survivors out there. Only Marina—and her friends, all of whom have connections to the Fade they’d never known about—can lead her people to them. But there are also darker dangers, things that even the Fade fear. And Marina slowly realizes she may never have been “cured,” after all. The sequel to Arclight, Meridian is an intense, action-packed page-turner about the lines we draw between right and wrong, light and dark . . . and the way nothing is ever that black and white

Why Am I Eagerly Waiting on Meridian?
I loved Arclight, it was one of my very favorites this year. I can’t wait to see where McQuein takes the story next.

Look for Meridian April 22nd 2014 by Greenwillow Books

Read my interview with Josin
Read my review of Arclight
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