June 2017 Books Bought

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always try to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I am trying to get better with my book buying and trying to stick to sales, bargain books or reward plum bonus point events. As a book lover its hard not to buy books.

As you can see this month is a little calmer and thats a good thing. Here is what I bought this month:

  1. Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger
  2. Love Lies beneath by Ellen Hopkins
  3. A Travel Guide Novel Destinations by Shannon McKenna Schmidt & Joni Rendon
  4. Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica
  5. Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
  6. By Her Touch by Adriana Anders

Total books bought this month: 6
Total books bought this month (Michael): 0

Total books read from this months haul: 3

Total books bought in 2017: 67

Total books read in 2017: 23

The Mailbox Post for the week of June 12th to 17th

Since starting my blog back in August of 2008 I always try to share what books I get with you so that you can see what I will be reading and I am always looking for a place to link them so that others can see them so from now on I will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

It feels like its been forever and a day since I had a weekly mailbox post. Thanks to Simon & Schuster UK for sending this book to me:

May 2017 Books Bought

I am back and will be sharing my links on Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality. As Marlene has offered to co-host Stacking The Shelves with Tynga’s Reviews. Marlene is a new to be blogger and I look forward to checking out her blog.

As you can see I switched this up and will be posting monthly because  I have to say since doing this instead of posting the books in my weekly haul I am much more aware of the books that I am buying. This year I am making it my top priority to read the ones I am buying before buying new ones. I know its easier said then done but that is my goal.

I will try to update this post throughout the month with links of the books I have read and reviewed.

I am trying to get better with my book buying and trying to stick to sales, bargain books or reward plum bonus point events. As a book buyer its hard not to buy books but its harder not to buy them.

  1. Killing Kate by Alex Lake
  2. The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
  3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  4. Detective Cross by James Patterson
  5. Private Gold by James Patterson
  6. Charm (Fairy Tales 2) by Sarah Pinborough
  7. Beauty Tales from the Kingdom Book 3 by Sarah Pinborough
  8. The Third Wife by Lisa Jewel
  9. York by Laura Ruby (book 1 of The Shadow Cipher)
  10. Owl Diaries Baxter is Missing by Rebecca Elliott
  11. New York Actually by Sarah Morgan
  12. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

 

Total books bought this month: 12
Total books bought this month (Michael): 0

Total books read from this months haul: 5

Total books bought in 2017: 61

Total books read in 2017: 20

The Mailbox Post February 6th to 11th

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Good morning everyone. I hope you are all having a good week. I just quickly wanted to share a book I got in the mail from Quirk books this past week:

Book Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston

Its Geekerella: A Fangirl Fairy Tale by Ashley Poston. Its schedule to be released April 4th 2017.

Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.
 
Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father. So when she sees a cosplay contest for a new Starfield movie, she has to enter. The prize? An invitation to the ExcelsiCon Cosplay Ball, and a meet-and-greet with the actor slated to play Federation Prince Carmindor in the reboot. With savings from her gig at the Magic Pumpkin food truck (and her dad’s old costume), Elle’s determined to win…unless her stepsisters get there first.

Teen actor Darien Freeman used to live for cons—before he was famous. Now they’re nothing but autographs and awkward meet-and-greets. Playing Carmindor is all he’s ever wanted, but the Starfield fandom has written him off as just another dumb heartthrob. As ExcelsiCon draws near, Darien feels more and more like a fake—until he meets a girl who shows him otherwise.

This sounds like it will be a really good read. Thanks once again Quirk for sending me this to review.

The Mailbox Post January 30th to February 4th

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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

 

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It feels like its been a little while since I have done a weekly mailbox post and gotten books in the mail. So I was happy when the mail lady rang the bell this week to hand me two packages. Inside the packages were these two books:

Book Sisters Of Blood And Spirit by Kady Cross

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross. This is the first book in the series.

Book Captive by Aimée Carter

Captive by Aimee Carter. This is the second book in the Blackcoat Rebellion series.

Both of these books were a freebie that I picked up with my Harlequin Reward My Rewards Program.

If you are new to the Harlequin My Rewards Program its a fun, FREE program that rewards you for all the Harlequin books you buy in stores, online and at Harlequin.com.

There are four easy ways to get My Reward points:

  1. Purchase Harlequin books at any store, including Harlequin.com. You’ll earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. To get the points for books purchased in store all you need to do is email them a copy of your receipt.Earn 100 points for each $1 of the book cover price. Cover prices can be checked online or on the back of each book.
  2. Complete your Romance Reader Profile and earn 2000 points just for telling us what you love to read.
  3. Take our weekly Book Challenges and earn bonus points by tweeting about a book, sharing book ideas, completing surveys and more. Check in every week to see the latest challenge. There is usually new stuff every Monday and Thursday.
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To use my referral link to sign up all you need to do is CLICK ON THIS and it will take you directly there and I would greatly appreciate because all referral links will be credited towards a free book.

To redeem for a free book valued at $8.99 or less you need 5000 My Rewards points. You can redeem for a free physical book or an ebook and shipping is completely free. There is so much you can do on the Harlequin My Rewards site that you should go and check it out.

The Mailbox Post

Its hard to believe its that time of the week for another mailbox post.
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Its hard to believe I have another Stacking the Shelves meme this week but I do and I just want to send out a huge thank you to Hachette Book Group here in Canada for sending me these awesome books to read and review over the next two-three months. I am so excited that I can’t wait to dig into them.

Humans, Bow Down by [Patterson, James, Raymond, Emily]

This is scheduled to be released February 20th, 2017 in hardcover.

In a world run by machines, humans are an endangered species.
The Great War is over. The Robots have won. The humans who survived have two choices–they can submit and serve the vicious rulers they created or be banished to the Reserve, a desolate, unforgiving landscape where it’s a crime to be human. And the robots aren’t content–following the orders of their soulless leader, they’re planning to conquer humanity’s last refuge. With nothing left to lose, Six, a feisty, determined young woman whose family was killed with the first shots of the war, is a rebel with a cause. On the run for her life after an attempted massacre, Six is determined to save humanity before the robots finish what the Great War started and wipe humans off the face of the earth, once and for all.

Seven Days of You by [Vinesse, Cecilia]

This is scheduled to be released March 7th, 2017 in hardcover.

Anna and the French Kiss meets Before Sunrise in this smart and swoony debut.
Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven Days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days….Until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.
Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?
This is scheduled to be released March 28th, 2017 in hardcover.
A new epic fantasy by National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author Laini Taylor of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy.
 
The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way aroundand Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.
What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? What exactly did the Godslayer slay that went by the name of god? And what is the mysterious problem he now seeks help in solving?
The answers await in Weep, but so do more mysteries–including the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo’s dreams. How did he dream her before he knew she existed? and if all the gods are dead, why does she seem so real?
In this sweeping and breathtaking new novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.
Welcome to Weep.
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This is scheduled to be released April 4th, 2017 in hardcover.

She’s a soldier.

Noemi Vidal is seventeen years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She’s willing to risk anything–including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she’s a rebel.

He’s a machine.

Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that’s begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator, and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he’s an abomination.

Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars. Their efforts would end the fighting for good, but they’re not without sacrifice. The stakes are even higher than either of them first realized, and the more time they spend together, the more they’re forced to question everything they’d been taught was true.

The Mailbox Post January 9th to 15th

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As I am in the process of cleaning up my desk/bookcases and organizing it all I discovered I got a book in the mail a little while ago and never shared it. I think it was sitting on the desk waiting to be documented and with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season I never got to it so I will share it now.

Its The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda. Its scheduled to release April 2017.

In the masterful follow-up to the runaway hit All the Missing Girls—a “fiendishly plotted thriller” (Publishers Weekly)—a journalist sets out to find a missing friend, a friend who may never have existed at all.

Confronted by a restraining order and the threat of a lawsuit, failed journalist Leah Stevens needs to get out of Boston when she runs into an old friend, Emmy Grey, who has just left a troubled relationship. Emmy proposes they move to rural Pennsylvania, where Leah can get a teaching position and both women can start again. But their new start is threatened when a woman with an eerie resemblance to Leah is assaulted by the lake, and Emmy disappears days later.

Determined to find Emmy, Leah cooperates with Kyle Donovan, a handsome young police officer on the case. As they investigate her friend’s life for clues, Leah begins to wonder: did she ever really know Emmy at all? With no friends, family, or a digital footprint, the police begin to suspect that there is no Emmy Grey. Soon Leah’s credibility is at stake, and she is forced to revisit her past: the article that ruined her career. To save herself, Leah must uncover the truth about Emmy Grey—and along the way, confront her old demons, find out who she can really trust, and clear her own name.

Everyone in this rural Pennsylvanian town has something to hide—including Leah herself. How do you uncover the truth when you are busy hiding your own?

I am super excited to dig into this book asap because I read All The Missing Girls and really enjoyed it.