Waiting on Wednesday #15

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My Pick
Synopsis from Goodreads
Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art, and her best friend and soulmate, Ellis Carraway. Elle and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to tell where one girl ends and the other begins. It’s intense. It’s a little codependent. And nothing can tear them apart.

Until an accident on an icy winter road changes everything.

Vada is left deeply scarred, both emotionally and physically. Her once-promising art career is cut short. And Ellis pulls away, unwilling to talk about that night. Everything Vada loved is gone.

She’s got nothing left to lose.

So when she meets a smooth-talking lothario who offers to set her up as a cam girl, she can’t say no. All Vada has to do is spend a couple hours each night taking off her clothes on webcam, and the “tips” come pouring in.

It’s all just kinky fun till a client gets serious. “Blue” is mysterious, alluring, and more interested in Vada’s life than her body. Online, they open up to each other intimately. Blue helps her heal. And he pays well, but he wants her all to himself. No more cam shows. She agrees, because she’s starting to fall for him. And when he asks to meet, she says yes. Because she’s dying to know the real man behind the keyboard.

Even if one of his conditions is to bring Ellis. The girl who wants nothing to do with her anymore.

Now Vada must confront the past she’s been running from. A past full of devastating secrets—those of others, and those she’s been keeping from herself…

My Thoughts
Oh my goodness, this book just screams “ME!” I am so excited about this book. It looks exactly like something I will absolutely love. Is it November yet? Plus, look at that stunning cover! You all know I’m a sucker for gorgeous covers.

So what books are you most excited for?

Stacking the Shelves #72

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Hi guys!
This week, I added several books to my shelves & to my Kindle. I had loaned an ARC to a fellow blogger and she generously sent me a gift card as a thank you. Of course I spent it on books!

My pre-order of a highly anticipated book also arrived, so YAY.

I went to Costco this week and picked up one book.

I added one review book to my pile. I requested this book months ago, and this week I got the email that my request was accepted.

Bought
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn #1) by Renee Ahdieh
Unteachable by Leah Raeder
Infinite Repeat (The Art of Lainey Novella) by Paula Stokes
The Blue Haired Boy (Faking Normal #0.5) by Courtney C. Stevens
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Received for Review
-Edelweiss-

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young

Hope you all have an awesome week!

Stacking the Shelves #60

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Hi everyone, I am so sorry for the lack of posts lately. I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump. I’ve also read a few books that don’t come out until 2015, so those reviews are scheduled, but of course won’t be posted for awhile.
Let’s see what arrived in my mailbox & Kindle this week.
Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
  
Anastasia and Her Sisters by Carolyn Meyer
99 Days by Katie Cotugno

 

Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook

Invincible by Amy Reed

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog #2) by Anne Blankman

-NetGalley-
When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich

Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards

-ARC Tour-
Famous in Love (Famous in Love #1) by Rebecca Serle
Library
Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer
I’m really excited about these books and I hope I enjoy all of them. Be sure to leave me the links to your posts and vlogs showing your book hauls for the week. Have a great week everyone!

Review: Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Book Title: Dangerous Boys
Author: Abigail Haas
Publish Date: August 14th, 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Genre: YA Thriller
Standalone
Book Link: Goodreads
Pre-Order Link: The Book Depository 
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Three teens venture into the abandoned Monroe estate one night; hours later, only two emerge from the burning wreckage. Chloe drags one Reznick brother to safety, unconscious and bleeding; the other is left to burn, dead in the fire. But which brother survives? And is his death a tragic accident? Desperate self-defense? Or murder?

Chloe is the only one with the answers. As the fire rages, and police and parents demand the truth, she struggles to piece together the story of how they got there-a story of jealousy, twisted passion, and the darkness that lurks behind even the most beautiful of faces…

Disclaimer: I received this e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review:
Abigail Haas is a diabolical GENIUS. It’s no secret that I loved her previous book, Dangerous Girls. I honestly didn’t know what to expect with this book, but I hoped that it could measure up to Dangerous Girls.

And it did just that. Actually I think I enjoyed it more than Dangerous Girls, but I’m not exactly sure why that is. Two completely different ways of telling a story, but they both had the suspense, the mystery and the intrigue. I really loved how the story was told with two separate timelines. One was present day and one was everything leading up to that day. That way seems to be a new way of telling stories and I’m digging it big time. One of my other favorite books of 2014, Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang, also told the story in the same way.

In Dangerous Boys, we meet a girl by the name of Chloe who is living in her own personal hell. She’s taking care of her mom who had fallen into a deep depression after her husband left her for his pregnant mistress. I had complicated feelings about this scenario. On one hand, I was frustrated that Chloe didn’t go away to college like she planned because she felt like her mom needed her. It was not Chloe’s responsibility to take care of her mother. Her mom was an adult for goodness sakes. Yet, I am extremely close to my mom and she went through her own bout of depression 4 years ago and I could never have left her to fend for her own. I would never have forgiven myself for leaving her.

See, what did I tell you. Complicated.

Chloe meets Ethan and his older brother Oliver. Ethan makes her feel safe, protected and adored. Whereas Oliver challenges her, and awakens a part of her that she didn’t even know existed. Chloe remains torn on these boys even as her relationship with the younger Reznick brother, grows. She cannot shake the feelings she is having for Oliver.

When something happens to Chloe, she calls Oliver and I think it’s because two of them would have handled the incident the same way. If Ethan had been made aware of what had happened, things would have been handled much differently and both Oliver and Chloe realize that.

The ending was amazing, and full of suspense as we, the reader is finally given the full picture of what happened on that night. Which boy survived? Which boy did Chloe leave to die in the burning inferno.Was it murder or self defense or a terrible accident. I can say that I absolutely didn’t see so much of this coming. Abigail Haas has definitely earned herself a spot on my auto-buy list. 5 stars for this book full of mind fuckery.

Stacking the Shelves #48

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Let’s keep this short and sweet. Thank you HarperTeen for uploading new books onto Edelweiss. I’m so excited about the ones I picked up. Last week I totally forgot to include my e-ARC of Dangerous Boys so I made sure I included it in this one. I also picked up a couple library books this week.

Here’s the book haul!

Bought
Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
Everything That Makes You by Moira McStay
Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Little Peach by Peggy Kern

-From the Author-
Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

Won
Gifted
Library Books
Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen
If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Let know if you are excited for any of these and if you have read any of my library books. Also leave the links to your posts & vlogs so I can stop by and check out what you got this week.

Stacking the Shelves #43

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Hi guys! I took last week off because I had only gotten one book and that was a finished copy of a book I absolutely adored. But this week I got a huge box of books in the mail. All of them were purchases I made on Book Outlet’s online store. And I think I’m in love with this store. I was able to get 13 books for under a $100. That is not possible on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. So YIPEEEEE!

So my book purchases are the only new things I added to my shelf this week. Go check out what purchases I made.

Bought
The Treatment (The Program #2) by Suzanne Young
Find Me (Find Me #1) by Romily Bernard
Under The Never Sky (Under The Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly #1) by Susan Dennard
Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) by Susan Dennard

 

Parallel by Lauren Miller
3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Defiance (Courier’s Daughter #1) by C.J. Redwine

 

Deception (Courier’s Daughter #2) by C.J. Redwine
How To Love by Katie Cotugno
Golden by Jessi Kirby

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick & Suzanne Young
Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Received for Review


Gifted

Won


So let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you are planning to. Leave me the links to your Stacking the Shelves posts & vlogs.

Stacking the Shelves #41

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This was the week of pre-orders!!!! I got 2 books in the mail that I had pre-ordered in March. So excited they came the day after they officially came out. I’m not usually that lucky. I picked up one Edelweiss book and one Netgalley book. Also, I was incredibly surprised to receive a package from St. Martin’s Press. I didn’t request anything, but they must have me on an author specific list or something as I got an Adult Thriller book from an author I love. 

Let’s check out the books.

Bought
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
-Netgalley-
Now I See You: A Memoir by Nicole C. Kear
-From St. Martin’s Press-
That Night by Chevy Stevens
Gifted
Won


Be sure to let me know if you’ve read any of these or if you are planning on it. Also leave links to your Stacking the Shelves posts so I can stop by.

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up
Monday- Review of Pointe by Brandy Colbert
Tuesday- Review of Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau
Wednesday- No Post
Thursday- No Post
Friday- Guest Post from YA author Corey Ann Haydu about her writing process
Saturday- Review of Red At Night (an e-novella) by Katie McGarry

Stacking the Shelves #35

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I’m back, everyone! You may have noticed that there was no Stacking the Shelves last Sunday. That was due to only having one book and I really didn’t think it was necessary to have a post for only one book.
Thankfully, this week brought more books. I got a freebie off of Amazon (I probably should not have bought another book but oh well) A blogger friend by the name of Andi sent me two books. Thank you Andi. I also “won” a book from ARCycling, but it’s not really winning in the typical sense, either way, I got it. Funny thing was, it was donated by my friend Stormy. I got a book from Edelweiss as well. Excited about this one, hoping it’s as good as the cover makes it look. I also got a book from NetGalley this week.


Bought

Counting to D by Kate Scott


Received for Review

-Edelweiss-
Sublime by Christina Lauren

-NetGalley-

The Kiss of Deception (The Remmant Chronicles #1) by Mary E. Pearson


Gifted

Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey
Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey


Won

Independent Study (The Testing #2) by Joelle Charbonneau

As always, leave me links to your Stacking the Shelves posts and vlogs.

Weekly Blog Wrap-Up
Monday- Book Blitz for The Right Moves (The Game #4) by Emma Hart
Wednesday- Review of Prisoner of Night and Fog (Prisoner of Night and Fog #1) by Anne Blankman
Thursday- Review of She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
Friday- Did Not Finish (DNF)
Saturday- No Post
Bloggers Mentioned
Stormy of Book.Blog.Bake
The ladies of ARCycling

Stacking the Shelves #32

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It was a very slow week on the blog this week as I spent a lot of time playing with my new kitten Latte. So I didn’t get a whole lot of reading done unfortunately. Hoping that the reading slump will end soon. Maybe this week’s large stack of books will help with that. We can only hope. I am definitely behind schedule which really upsets me as it is not in my Type A personality to be behind on anything.
So I decided to do something new this week. I filmed my first vlog in which I talked about all the books that I bought myself this week. It was part of my February book buy. So this video talks about 8 of the books that I bought this week. A couple of hours after I filmed this, the last two books arrived in my mailbox. I really didn’t feel like re-filming the video so the books that aren’t in the video will have a pic of the cover next to it. 
The Impossible Knife Of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson
Split Second (Pivot Point #2) by Kasie West
A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
In The After (In The After #1) by Demitria Lunetta
The Selection ( The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass
Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
-Books not in the video-
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

-Received for Review-
-NetGalley-

Jex Malone by C.L. Gaber & V.C. Stanley
Silver by Chris Wooding

-Edelweiss-

The Summer Of Letting Go by Gae Polisner
Dissonance (Dissonance #1) by Erica O’Rourke

-Received for ARC Tour from Lit Lushes

The Break-Up Artist by Philip Siegel

Gifted

Won

As always, let me know if you are excited about any of these or have actually read them. Link me to your Stacking the Shelves posts/vlogs

Blog Wrap-Up
Monday- Review of Unhinged (Splintered #2) by A.G.Howard
Tuesday- No Post
Wednesday- No Post
Thursday- No Post
Friday- Discussion Post about YA Books Made Into Movies
Saturday- Review of Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi