Saturday, April 21, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #190

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

My one book purchase when I went to the Book Outlet retail store: Sword and Verse! It's an older book but I recall my friend Alyssa from The Eater of Books! loving it. It was a pleasant surprise to open this copy up and see it was signed! I knew then I had to get it ;) I believe there's a sequel coming later this year too. Perfect timing~

Ripple with Sword and Verse.
I got some lovely surprises from PRHCanada and Thomas Allen & Son, thank you so much! I've already devoured Royals and it was so much fun~
Pickles with PRHCanada and Thomas Allen&Son books.
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, April 20, 2018

Review: Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Alex, Approximately
by Jenn Bennett
April 4, 2017
391 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
The one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

Classic movie fan Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online as Alex. Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new archnemesis. But life is a whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever it is she’s starting to feel for Porter.
And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WoW #197: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

The Cheerleaders by Kara ThomasThe Cheerleaders
by Kara Thomas
July 31, 2018
384 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

I'm hesitant when it comes to mystery/thriller reads but Kara's last book, Little Monsters, really impressed me (with all the chills) so I'm looking forward to seeing what she gives us next!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungSky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young
April 24, 2018
352 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she's been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.

A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stacking the Shelves #189

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

Some recent bookmail I received from PRHCanada and HBGCanada. Thank you so much!! When I opened up The Price Guide to the Occult I noticed the book was bound backwards and upside down. Pretty sure that's not intentional but still kind of cool! I loved The Tethered Mage so I'm so excited for The Defiant Heir~~~

Pickles with The Price Guide to the Occult and The Defiant Heir.
I actually went on vacation for a week recently but I didn't mention it on the blog since I had posts scheduled. I got to meet some blogger friends and it was the best!! I was pretty awkward and shy but they were the nicest~ So thankful I know these amazing people!! <3 I also showed a lot of restraint book shopping since I only bought one book and it was at a steal! I'll share it next week :)
What did you add to your shelves this week?
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