Stacking The Shelves [#68]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

Bought For Kindle:
Weekly Recap:

Cover Reveals: 

E-Book Deals

So as I was on Amazon I saw a bunch of books that are marked down currently. Thought I would share what I've found on sale so others can get them while their on sale as well! Some are Amazon only deals and some are also on sale from Barnes & Noble and other places as well (though I'm only going to link to Amazon and Barnes & Noble). (Prices are for US)

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds #1) by Alexandra Bracken

The Warrior Heir (The Heir Chronicles #1) by Cinda Williams Chima

Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza

Reboot (Reboot #1) by Amy Tintera

The Girl of Fire and Thorns (Fire and Thorns #1) by Rae Carson

Darkness Before Dawn (Darkness Before Dawn #1) by J.A. London

Leviathan (Leviathan #1) by Scott Westerfeld

House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple

Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey

Crossed (Matched #2) by Ally Condie

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass

Anna Dressed In Blood (Anna #1) by Kendare Blake

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare

Stacking The Shelves [#67]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!


Bought For Kindle:

Weekly Recap:

*I didnt get a chance to finish any books this week again thanks to school. We're starting term papers and research papers so we've got a lot we have to work on. 

Waiting On Wednesday [#106]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

All Fall Down (Embassy Row #1)
Author: Ally Carter
Expected Publication: January 27, 2015

Grace Blakely is absolutely certain of three things:

1. She is not crazy.
2. Her mother was murdered.
3. Someday she is going to find the killer and make him pay.

As certain as Grace is about these facts, nobody else believes her–so there’s no one she can completely trust. Not her grandfather, a powerful ambassador. Not her new friends, who all live on Embassy Row. Not Alexei, the Russian boy next door who is keeping an eye on Grace for reasons she neither likes nor understands.

Everybody wants Grace to put on a pretty dress and a pretty smile, blocking out all her unpretty thoughts. But they can’t control Grace–no more than Grace can control what she knows or what she needs to do.

Her past has come back to hunt her . . . and if she doesn’t stop it, Grace isn’t the only one who will get hurt. Because on Embassy Row, the countries of the world all stand like dominoes, and one wrong move can make them all fall down.

Big fan of ally Carter! Definitely looking forward to a new book from her!!! :)

What are you waiting on this week?

New Releases November 4 - November 10

The Retribution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer #3)
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.
Retribution has arrived.

Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3)
Author: Robin LaFevers
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own.

She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind doesn't mean she has...

A Thousand Pieces Of You (Firebird #1)
Author: Claudia Gray
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: November 4, 2014

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Other New Releases This Week:
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School #3) by Gail Carriger (11/4/14) [Little, Brown]
Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (11/4/14) [Disney-Hyperion]
Crashland (Twinmaker #2) by Sean Williams (11/4/14) [Balzer + Bray]
Empire of Shadows (Bhinian Empire #2) by Miriam Forster (11/4/14) [Harper Teen]

Stacking The Shelves [#66]

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews as a way to share all the books we got during the week!

For Kindle:
  • Two of Us (The Lonely Hearts Club #1.2) by Elizabeth Eulberg (Goodreads/Amazon)

Weekly Recap:

Memes & Other Posts:

*I had really hoped to finish another book this week besides Savage Drift but I'm just swamped with paper writing for 3 different classes this week. College can be a bit of a pain sometimes! Lol!

Feature & Follow Friday [#52]

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Its a way to get out there and meet new bloggers and discover new blogs. :)

Q. What books would you give to newbies in your favorite genre?

My favorite genre happens to be dystopian, so if I were to choose some dystopian books for newbies I would choose:
I have all my follow options easy to find along the right side of my blog. There's GFC (preferred), Google +, Email and Bloglovin' along with Twitter and Facebook as well! Many options! :)

Review: Savage Drift by Emmy Laybourne

Savage Drift (Monument 14, #3)
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Pages: 320
Source: Hardcover/Library

It's over.

Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!

Or is it?

For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O’s and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid—along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake—joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?

Review: Overall, I felt like Savage Drift was a satisfying end to the series! I enjoyed it more overall than the second book. I feel like for the most part it wrapped up the story nicely, though I do have a few small complaints.

I really enjoyed the dual POV’s again (it works well in this series), but this time from Dean and Josie’s POV’s. We got to see what was happening to Josie in the infected O’s internment camp and we got to see what was happening with Dean and others from the group who got rescued and taken to a refugee camp in Canada. It was interesting to see the differences with how people were treated between the two camps. Josie and the other type O’s in the internment camp were literally treated like animals just because of their blood type. Whereas up in Canada Dean and everyone else were treated like actual human beings no matter what blood type they had, even if they were O’s. I was also pretty excited that we got to see more of Mario in this book since he stayed with Josie in the camp even though he didn't have to. It was nice seeing him trying to help people and protect them while he still could. He was such a nice guy!

I was very curious as to why the government wanted to do so much testing on exposed O’s and especially pregnant type O’s. Especially to the point where they were actually drugging some people to take them and do tests on them. I mean I kind of get why they would want to test pregnant O’s, so that way they could see the effects of the blood and compounds on the baby, but what did they want to find out in the other O’s?

Many things happened in this book that I didn't see coming. Finding a random toddler to have to look out for, Jake just up and leaving, Astrid having the baby really early, etc. I didn't see these things happening like they did so it definitely made for an interesting story. Overall, I definitely felt like the group finally learned to be less trusting of just everyone they came across and to actually evaluate them as a threat first of all. Definitely an improvement over the second book. I was also happy overall with the endings for most characters. Josie and Niko finally got to be back together, many people were reunited with family and Astrid and Dean became parents to a little boy that just seemed to make them over the moon happy.

My only complaint with this book is that some of the endings seemed unrealistic. Like Sahalia’s dad being at the farm when Dean, Astrid, Josie and Niko showed up. I’m just not sure that would be realistic for him to just be there waiting after everything. I also didn't think Dean and Alex finding their parents and having them show up literally out of the blue as well was realistic. It’s like these things were kind of thrown in there, however unrealistic it was, just to try and end the book on a good note. Other than that, I don’t really have any complaints.

4 Stars!

Waiting On Wednesday [#105]

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1)
Author: Jodi Meadows
Expected Publication: March 10, 2015

Wilhelmina has a hundred identities.

She is a princess. When the Indigo Kingdom conquered her homeland, Wilhelmina and other orphaned children of nobility were taken to Skyvale, the Indigo Kingdom’s capital. Ten years later, they are the Ospreys, experts at stealth and theft. With them, Wilhelmina means to take back her throne.

She is a spy. Wil and her best friend, Melanie, infiltrate Skyvale Palace to study their foes. They assume the identities of nobles from a wraith-fallen kingdom, but enemies fill the palace, and Melanie’s behavior grows suspicious. With Osprey missions becoming increasingly dangerous and their leader more unstable, Wil can’t trust anyone.

She is a threat. Wraith is the toxic by-product of magic, and for a century using magic has been forbidden. Still the wraith pours across the continent, reshaping the land and animals into fresh horrors. Soon it will reach the Indigo Kingdom. Wilhelmina’s magic might be the key to stopping the wraith, but if the vigilante Black Knife discovers Wil’s magic, she will vanish like all the others

Jodi Meadows introduces a vivid new fantasy full of intrigue, romance, dangerous magic, and one girl’s battle to reclaim her place in the world.

Very excited for this book! I loved Jodi's Newsoul series (Incarnate, Asunder & Infinite) so I'm hoping that I'll enjoy this new series as well since I quite enjoy her writing! :)

What are you waiting on this week?

New Releases October 28 - November 3

Author: Ally Condie
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Can you hear Atlantia breathing?

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, stranding Rio Below. Alone, ripped away from the last person who knew Rio’s true self—and the powerful siren voice she has long hidden—she has nothing left to lose.

Guided by a dangerous and unlikely mentor, Rio formulates a plan that leads to increasingly treacherous questions about her mother’s death, her own destiny, and the complex system constructed to govern the divide between land and sea. Her life and her city depend on Rio to listen to the voices of the past and to speak long-hidden truths.

Talon (Talon #1)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Waterfall (Teardrop #2)
Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Delacorte
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Eureka’s tears have flooded the earth, and now Atlantis is rising, bringing with it its evil king, Atlas. Eureka is the only one who can stop him, but first she must learn how to fight. She travels across the ocean with Cat, her family, and Ander, the gorgeous and mysterious Seedbearer who promises to help her find Solon, an enigmatic lost Seedbearer who knows how to defeat Atlas.

Once on land, Eureka is taunted by gossipwitches, a group of displaced Atlantean sorceresses, and ambushed by locals struggling to survive amid the destruction her tears have wrought. And she feels no closer to facing Atlas or saving the world when Solon lets slip that love is Ander’s weakness, and that any affection he feels toward her makes him age faster.

Trying to make sense of the dark world her sorrow has created, Eureka receives startling insight from an enchanted pond. Her bewildering reflection reveals a soul-crushing secret: if she’s strong enough, Eureka can draw on this knowledge to defeat Atlas—unless her broken heart is just what he needs to fuel his rising kingdom...

In Waterfall, Eureka has the chance to save the world. But she’ll have to give up everything—even love.

In The Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3)
Author: Alexandra Bracken
Publisher: Disney - Hyperion
Publication Date: October 28, 2014

Ruby can't look back. Fractured by an unbearable loss, she and the kids who survived the government's attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. With them is a prisoner: Clancy Gray, son of the president, and one of the few people Ruby has encountered with abilities like hers. Only Ruby has any power over him, and just one slip could lead to Clancy wreaking havoc on their minds. 

They are armed only with a volatile secret: proof of a government conspiracy to cover up the real cause of IAAN, the disease that has killed most of America's children and left Ruby and others like her with powers the government will kill to keep contained. But internal strife may destroy their only chance to free the "rehabilitation camps" housing thousands of other Psi kids.

Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, the boy she would-and did-sacrifice everything for to keep alive, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her. She turns to Cole, his older brother, to provide the intense training she knows she will need to take down Gray and the government. But Cole has demons of his own, and one fatal mistake may be the spark that sets the world on fire.

Other New Releases This Week:
Earth & Sky (Earth & Sky #1) by Megan Crewe (10/28/14) [Skyscape]
Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone (10/28/14) [Simon Pulse]
Catalyst (Insignia #3) by S.J. Kincaid (10/28/14) [Katherine Tegen]
Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2) by C.C. Hunter (10/28/14) [St. Martin's Griffin]
Diamonds In The Rough (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow (10/28/14) [Harlequin Teen]