Sunday, March 24, 2013

TBR List Revamped #1

So you read the title of this post correct, I am revamping my To Be Read List posts.  I've been thinking of this for a long time and I really want to combine some of my favorite posts and make them mine.  So what I want to do is combine my weekly updates, my weekly reading posts, and Showcase Sunday posts all together.  So this is what I have come up with.  My To Be Read Lists will be a weekly post with all these combined.  This post is my first week of doing this.  I got some of this idea by checking out several of my favorite blogs, I have combined their ideas into one and now this is my To Be Read List Weekly Posts. 
(Blog Credits: Fiktshun,and Books Biscuits and Tea,)

This week I got a lot of books thanks to Scholastic Press, going to a book signing and a book/author fair, and another PR agent as well.  So I have plenty to share with all of you.  Sit back and I hope you enjoy all these books.  

(These all came from Scholastic, thanks so much for these!)

I can't wait to read A Corner of White, its a book that I'm dying to read and The Last Academy sounds amazing and right up my alley to read.  I have already started The Look and I can't wait to share my thoughts on this book with all of you.  Gorgeous, is another book that caught my attention just by the cover and its even more beautiful in person.  All of these are books that I can't wait to read and share my thoughts about.  A huge thanks goes out to the great people at Scholastic that sent me each and every book they have sent me to read/review.

Only two of these are really review books, I just wanted to share Breaking Point with you all.  I got to get it signed by the incredible author, Kristen Simmons a week or so back and it's on my TBR list coming soon.  The other two were sent to me by the publisher and a PR agent.  River of no Return is by Bee Ridgway and I can't wait to read it.  It sounds like a fabulous book.  River of Stars, is a huge book but it sounds and looks amazing. These books have all been added to my shelf of to reads.

(Most of these I got either from the author fair, I bought, Seventh Star Press and one I got from a publicist.)

I bought both Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa and Strange Angels to add to my book collections. Then, I got Foreseen, The Other Side of Yesterday, and The Fire King all at the book fair I went too in Indiana last weekend.  It was a blast getting to see so many of my favorite authors from Seventh Star Press, which is where two of these great books Vampires Don't Sparkle and Between Dark and Light came from.  Lastly I got Market Street by Anita Hughes from her publicist and I am so excited to read this book.  I love the cover and its even more pretty in person than it was in the images I saw.  So this is all I got this past week.

Like I said, I got a lot of books this past week and I'm very excited about each and everyone of them.  I also got a few mini me corner books to share with you, but we are going to do those separate when we review the next book.   So now let's talk about what I plan on reading this next week.  

Books I Plan to Read
(March 25th - March 31st)

So this book, like I said above, I got it from the author/book fair I went too.  The author's book that I wanted to read, which is the first book in this series about these characters, isn't released yet.  So I got this novella to tide me over.  I am going to use it to start off a new feature called Short Story Saturday, it was started by 365 Days of Reading and I want to start reading more Short Stories or Novellas so I thought this would be a great way to do this.  I wont be posting these every Saturday, but I will be posting these sometimes.  

INTRODUCING The first in the Alterra Histories series of NOVELLAS. From the creator of the beloved ELFHUNTER Series comes a tale of fate and faith, of the perils of pride, and of the power of love itself — as a King is forced to confront that which he has long denied–that which is in us all. The Shadow has come to Alterra: a force of such power and terror that none may stand against it. It has but one purpose: to lure Aincor to his doom.

I love the look and sound of this book.  I love this kind of book and its being released in April so get ready for a review.  Hopefully I can have it read and reviewed before April 1st which is my plan.  Keep your fingers crossed that I can do it.  Plus, I've been looking for something different from what I've been reading and I'm hoping this is it!

The first in a rousing, funny, genre-busting trilogy from bestseller Jaclyn Moriarty! This is a tale of missing persons. Madeleine and her mother have run away from their former life, under mysterious circumstances, and settled in a rainy corner of Cambridge (in our world). Elliot, on the other hand, is in search of his father, who disappeared on the night his uncle was found dead. The talk in the town of Bonfire (in the Kingdom of Cello) is that Elliot's dad may have killed his brother and run away with the Physics teacher. But Elliot refuses to believe it. And he is determined to find both his dad and the truth. As Madeleine and Elliot move closer to unraveling their mysteries, they begin to exchange messages across worlds -- through an accidental gap that hasn't appeared in centuries. But even greater mysteries are unfolding on both sides of the gap: dangerous weather phenomena called "color storms;" a strange fascination with Isaac Newton; the myth of the "Butterfly Child," whose appearance could end the droughts of Cello; and some unexpected kisses...

If you all have read my blog before you know why I'm reading this book.  The first book in this series Incarnate was one of my picks for best books of 2012.  I got my copy of Asunder last week and have been dying to read it.  So I'm going to this week.  

DARKSOULS Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place. SHADOWS Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves. LOVE Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection. In this second book in the Newsoul trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

This past week, I started reading The Host by Stephanie Meyer again, just so I can be up to speed when I see the movie the night it comes out.  I love The Host and even though I've read it tons of times, I can't believe how good it is.  I can't wait to see the movie.  If you haven't checked out the movie trailer yet, check it out below.  I hope they can pull off this movie! I will be reviewing the movie and book again when I see it.  

Also, I've been reading Beautiful Creatures this month for my book club and I have to say I love it! I am almost finished with it and we will be discussing it very soon.  (Announcement on when to come) 

Reviews to Be Posted This Week:

Defriended by Ruth Baron
Freaks by Kieran Larwood
Level 2 by Lenore Apppelhans
Untimed by Andy Gavin
Dark Halo by Christopher Kokoski
The Dark Heroine Dinner with a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs 
Ten Girls to Watch by Charity Shumway

Its a long list of reviews I know, but these are books I've read and have put off the reviews, not sure why as most of them are amazing books.  I just haven't felt the fun of book reviewing in awhile.  Now its time to change that.  I'm hoping to have these all posted this week, if not next week.    I also have an audiobook review to post as well this week.  Should be a great week for Reviews!!!

So this past weeks been nuts and I haven't gotten much reading done, due to my little one having surgery and me cleaning up my house, not to mention my PR business taking off.  So I'm hoping this week I can fit in the reading that I want to.  I hope you all have a great upcoming week and as always...

Happy Reading!!! 

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