In My Mailbox & Letterbox Love
IMM is something that was started on TheStorySiren so click on the link and check out her blog if you want to find out more about it and how to participate. Letterbox Love was started over at NarrativelySpeaking and is a more UK based version of IMM. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week.ShouldBeReading and Stacking the Shelves over at TyngaReviews, I am in love with all of these as I love finding other blogs to follow and books to read through these! So check them all out and see what you find, Stacking the Shelves has a lot of participants as well which is great.
Emily's dad is accused of killing a teenage girl in the woods. Emily is sure he's innocent, but struggles to work out what actually happened that night. That is, until she crosses paths with Damon, the boyfriend of the dead girl. Maybe they could help each other? But Damon has his own secrets about the dangerous games that are being played in the dark.
I bought this as I had seen it on quite a few people's lists last week. A lot of them praised her other books, neither of which I have read. I did borrow Stolen from my library a long time ago, but struggled to get in to it and returned it. If anyone has read it I'd love to hear what you thought and if it's worth trying again.
This is the story of what happens when 14 kids are trapped inside a superstore in the town of Monument. Inside they have everything they could ever need, and with no adult supervision they can do whatever they want.
Sounds like fun?
Until they find out that the world outside is being destroyed...
I picked this up with The Killing Woods and Hidden as they were on a buy two get one free deal. Sounds interesting and hope to read this one soon.
When he took Ebony away from me, I knew I would spend my life searching for her. Now I have found her, her will do everything in his power to keep us apart.
Ebony has led a very sheltered life. She isn't ready for the disturbing things which start happening to her. But these events are just part of a discovery that will rock her whole world.
Ebony's life wasn't 'sheltered' - she was hidden away. Now her location is secret, but who will find her first.
I'm not too sold on this one at this point. But I am kind of a sucker for vague blurbs for some unknown reason. Let's hope it's good.
This week I borrowed:
Cinder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.
Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.
I picked this up because I have been seeing it's sequel on so many of people's book hauls, and the third in the series seems to be one many people are eagerly anticipating. So I thought I would give it a try, I saw it when it first came in to my work but I wasn't too sure about it. Have read some really great reviews though. Will track down the second in the series before I start, just in case I end up loving this and want to read it straight away!
Soulmates do exist. But not as you think.
Every so often two people are born who are the perfect match for one another. Soulmates.
But what if meeting your soul mate is earth-shattering - literally?
The back cover of this book gives nothing away, it has the most vague of blurbs! May have to check up a some reviews before I start this one, if I ever do. Interest peaked.
L. J. Adlington
No such thing as witches...
Not here in Rodina, where being superstitious is punishable by death.. Me, I was doing OK, keeping my head down, fitting in with everyone else at school. Then came the faith-crazy Crux, invading our nation. Now I'm up in the skies as a bomber pilot.
Fighting to survive the war.
Fighting this urge to fall madly in love.
Fighting to hide a growing sense that I'm different - darker - dangerous.
Who can I tell? Who can I trust?
And what will happen if I defy all laws and logic to break free and be me?
I picked this up because it sounded quite unusual. If anyone has read it I would love to know whether you enjoyed it or not. Trying to cut down how many books I add to my endless to be read pile!
Do you possess a winning combination of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and raw intelligence?
Do you have what it takes to lead others?
Are you willing to crush those who stand in your way?
Every year, the United Commonwealth invites top graduates from each colony to participate in The Testing. Successful candidates will go on to the university and help the government rebuild our war-stricken world.
This process is not optional.
Disclaimer: The United Commonwealth is not responsible for candiates' psychological or physical health during The Testing.
This one caught my eye because of the cover. I looked at it and knew immediately that it would be a book in the same vein as The Hunger Games, Legend, Divergent and so on and so forth. I have loved them all and am always looking for similar books that are just as amazing. We shall see if this is any good.
This week I received for review:
All they have in common is that they're less than perfect. And all they're looking for is the perfect distraction.
Kate's dream boyfriend has just broken up with her and she's still reeling from her diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Aidan planned on being a lifer in the army and went to Afghanistan straight out of high school. Now he's a disabled young veteran struggling to embrace his new life. When Kate and Aidan find each other neither one wants to get attached. But could they be right for each other after all?
This one I found on Netgalley and it was one you don't need to request. I looked it up on Goodreads but at that point it had 0 reviews. But I decided to take a chance, I loved the cover and I think it could be a nice, quick read.
Didn't go too crazy this week. As always, leave a link to your own book haul as I love checking them all out!
Since my last haul I have managed to read and review:
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Pawn by Aimee Carter
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Kind of freaked out when Meagan Spooner sent me a tweet about my review!