Saturday, April 28, 2012

This Week's Books

I found this new awesome thing called Stacking the Shelves, which is hosted by Tynga's Reviews! So I'm going to give it a try! 

I'm also taking part in:
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by
  ~ Inspired by the meme In My Mailbox.~
 It's a chance to share News.
A post to recap the past week,
showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

E-Galleys for review:

Unbreak My Heart
By: Melissa Walker
Release Date: 05/22/12
A big thanks to Bloomsbury!
Synopsis from
Sophomore year broke Clementine Williams’ heart. She fell for her best friend’s boyfriend and long story short: he’s excused, but Clem is vilified and she heads into summer with zero social life. Enter her parents’ plan to spend the summer on their sailboat. Normally the idea of being stuck on a tiny boat with her parents and little sister would make Clem break out in hives, but floating away sounds pretty good right now. Then she meets James at one of their first stops along the river. He and his dad are sailing for the summer and he’s just the distraction Clem needs. Can he break down Clem’s walls and heal her broken heart? Told in alternating chapters that chronicle the year that broke Clem’s heart and the summer that healed it, Unbreak My Heart is a wonderful dual love story that fans of Sarah Dessen, Deb Caletti, and Susane Colasanti will flock to.

By: Myra McEntire
Release Date: 06/12/12
A big thanks to EgmontUSA!
Synopsis from
A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking...

Kaleb Ballard's relentless flirting is interrupted when Jack Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, timeslips in and attacks before disappearing just as quickly. But Kaleb has never before been able to see time travelers, unlike many of his friends associated with the mysterious Hourglass organization. Are Kaleb's powers expanding, or is something very wrong?

Then the Hourglass is issued an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he's stolen on the time gene, or time will be altered with devastating results.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Jack. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough...

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

One Moment
By: Kristina McBride
Release Date: 06/26/12
A big thanks to EgmontUSA!
Synopsis from
This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of OppositesOne Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.


Van Alen Legacy
By: Melissa De La Cruz
Side note: I have this entire series on my Kindle, but I'm adding the physical books to my collection as I run across them in used bookstores because the covers are so pretty!
Synopsis from
With the stunning revelation surrounding Bliss's true identity comes the growing threat of the sinister Silver Bloods. Once left to live the glamorous life in New York City, the Blue Bloods now find themselves in an epic battle for survival. Not to worry, love is still in the air for the young vampires of the Upper East Side. Or is it? Jack and Schuyler are over. Oliver's brokenhearted. And only the cunning Mimi seems to be happily engaged.

Young, fanged, and fabulous, Melissa de la Cruz's vampires unite in this highly anticipated fourth installment of the Blue Bloods series.

This Side of the Grave
By: Jeaniene Frost
Side note: This is another one that I have on my Kindle, but I want for my collection. I have the first four in print, and the last two on my Kindle. I need these in print as well. I'm happy that I found this at the used book store!
Synopsis from
Danger waits on both sides of the grave.
Half-vampire Cat Crawfield and her vampire husband Bones have fought for their lives, as well as for their relationship. But just when they've triumphed over the latest battle, Cat's new and unexpected abilities threaten to upset a long-standing balance . . .
With the mysterious disappearance of vampires, rumors abound that a species war is brewing. A zealot is inciting tensions between the vampires and ghouls, and if these two powerful groups clash, innocent mortals could become collateral damage. Now Cat and Bones are forced to seek help from a dangerous "ally"—the ghoul queen of New Orleans herself. But the price of her assistance may prove more treacherous than even the threat of a supernatural war . . . to say nothing of the repercussions Cat never imagined.

The Hunger Games
By: Suzanne Collins
Side note: Yes I have been living under a rock, and I do realize that I am the last person in the world to consider reading this book. I found it at the used book store today and had to get it. I hope it's as amazing as everyone says it is! 
Synopsis from
Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don't live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I absolutely loved Unbreak My Heart, it's a perfect story for summer reading! Hope you enjoy it as well as all of the other awesome books you got this week. :)

    Here's what I got this week!

  2. Wow -- you did really we11! I forgot I was just approved on Unbreak My Heart -- it looks wonderful!

  3. Eeeeppp!!! Unbreak My Heart! Awesome haul! :D

    Drop by my mailbox?

  4. Ooh Timepiece! I think I'll wait till that one hits the shelves...Ohh my, I'm so behind in the Night Huntress series, I don't even know where I left off, lol :( Well, you certainly stacked the shelves this week!

    Here's my Stacking the Shelves post!

  5. Timepiece seems to be the popular one this week, I haven't read the first book yet, it's on my Nook, I don't know what I've been waiting for, lol!
    The Hunger Games! I thought that I was the last person to have read it, lol, jk! I only read the first book, I should read the rest of the trilogy - I hope you enjoy it!
    Happy reading :)

    Here's mine:

  6. i love the cover of Timepiece and I am getting ready to read book three of Frost's series of Cats and Bone. Enjoy your new books! You can see my news on The Sunday Post

  7. I have the Blue Bloods series on my Wishlist. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Here's the link to my STS:

  8. Everytime I see the cover of Unbreak My Heart (or just read the title) I start singing. It's hilarious as my mother just put it (She's watching the news as I am writing this). God, this will haunt me forever!! XD

    Patricia // My Week in Review

  9. Unbreak My Heart and One Moment sounds fab! And TIMEPIECE xD And omg, have fun with The Hunger Games!!! Hope you like it as much as everyone else. And me xD

    My Sunday Post

  10. I can't decide if I like Timepieces cover or not. It catches my eye but I'm not in love with it. Good haul of books! Some of these I really need to read.

  11. Looks like you had a yummy week!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Great week! I love the Night Huntress Series, and only own the shorts on Kindle. I, too had to have a copy of ALL the books! Can't wait for Vlad's book in June -Once Burned!

    My Stacking The Shelves Post:

  13. Hooray Hunger Games! One Moment sounds like it could be really interesting too. Hope you enjoy all your books!
    My Sunday Post


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