Friday, 6 December 2013

My Book Haul & Sunday Post: 6/12/13

Sunday Post
The Sunday Post

This is hosted over at Caffeinated Book Reviewer and is a weekly meme where you can share any news, recap what happened on the blog in the week, showcase all the books you've gotten and share what you have coming up the following week. 


This has been a good week for me blogging wise as I feel like I've got a lot done. I'm struggling to find a balance though, as I only found the time this week because I had a week off! I am not sure how to keep up with work, blogging and reading. Hopefully I will find a balance soon.
I attended my grandad's funeral, and it was actually really nice as far as funerals go - he was ninety-two and it was a great celebration of his life. I also got to see loads of my family that live far away and I don't get to see very often; which was really, really lovely.

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Friday Finds is something that was started over on 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. This is basically a way for me to show what books I have received, borrowed or bought each week. All book covers and their summary come from back of book or Goodreads.
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This Week I Was Bought:

My wonderful boyfriend ordered me these beauties from Book Depository as a little gift for our 7 year anniversary. They all arrived this week and I got super excited for all of them - don't tell him, but I was more excited for the books than the fancy dinner! 


Enclave & Outpost by Ann Aguirre

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.


The Program by Suzanne Young

In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.
The Program (The Program, #1)Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.
Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

My Life Next Door (My Life Next Door, #1)"One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."
The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, messy, affectionate. And every day from her rooftop perch, Samantha Reed wishes she was one of them . . . until one summer evening, Jase Garrett climbs up next to her and changes everything.
As the two fall fiercely for each other, stumbling through the awkwardness and awesomeness of first love, Jase's family embraces Samantha - even as she keeps him a secret from her own. Then something unthinkable happens, and the bottom drops out of Samantha's world. She's suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saved herself?
A transporting debut about family, friendship, first romance, and how to be true to one person you love without betraying another



This Week I Received For Review:



The Treatment (The Program, #2)The Treatment by Suzanne Young (The Program #2)

Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.”
How do you stop an epidemic?
Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and James have found their way back to each other, The Program isn’t ready to let them go.
Escaping with a group of troubled rebels, Sloane and James will have to figure out who they can trust, and how to take down The Program. But for as far as they’ve come, there’s still a lot Sloane and James can’t remember. The key to unlocking their past lies with the Treatment—a pill that can bring back forgotten memories, but at a high cost. And there’s only one dose.
Ultimately when the stakes are at their highest, can Sloane and James survive the many lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end
Released 29th April 2014

I have to say that I am really excited that I will get to read The Program and The Treatment back to back, without having to wait! These look sooo good. 

After The End by Amy Plum

After the End (After the End, #1)
She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there.
At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact. Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she's trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
Released 6th May 2014

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex, #1)The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.
Released 10th June 2014


Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Sleep No More
Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy meets the blockbuster Inception in this dark page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.
Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn't tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate's murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.
Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…
Aprilynne Pike's bestselling Wings series was called "remarkable" by Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight Saga. And her most recent novel, Life After Theft, was cheered as a "whirlwind adventure" by School Library Journal. Now Aprilynne returns with this exhilarating departure from her previous novels. Sleep No More is a psychological thrill ride that is sure to keep readers' hearts racing until the very end.
Released 29th April 2014


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70 comments:

  1. Awesome pile of books!! I've read The Program, it was really good, so I'm naturally jealous that you have The Treatment! :-)

    S.Huston @ Head In The Clouds
    http://readbookswilltravel.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm really excited to start that one, it sounds like a great, unique read! Glad I keep hearing good things! :) Thanks for checking out my haul =D

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  2. What a sweet anniversary gift! I actually have all four of those books, even though I've only read The Program. I'm looking forward to reading the other three. I'm also excited to read all four of those EW ARC's! I don't know which to pick to read first!

    Enjoy! And Happy Anniversary. :)

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. I know, I am terrible at deciding where to start as well :) I am always excited when I receive books, he doesn't get it at all but at least I am easy to buy for at Christmas ;) Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Awesome week. I see that a lot of the Harper Teen books are going around this week. Come check out my stack as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. I know, they are up for download which makes it so much harder to refrain! I can't stop myself :) Will definitely check out your post, thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I love receiving books for anniversaries, holidays, any day! I collected the same number of Harper books this week. Trying to restrain myself! Happy reading!

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    1. I know, me too but I find it so hard! I love getting books too, he doesn't get it but it does make me an easy person to buy for! :)

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  5. I loved The Program! I also want to read My Life Next door! I hope you enjoy your books :-)

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    1. Thanks, me too! I am so excited for The Program.

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  6. I really want to read After the End and My Life Next Door!

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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  7. I haven't heard of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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  8. Loved Enclave and Outpost (and Horde). Also loved My Life Next Door, such a great read! And I enjoyed The Treatment, so great you got approved for the sequel! And I really want to read After the End, it sounds so good. Great haul and have fun reading! ~Pam

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    1. Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoyed so many of these, can't wait to read them myself. Need to get my hands on Horde but need a matching paperback :) Thanks for checking my haul out.

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  9. I really want to read The Program. After The End and The Murder Complex are two 2014 releases that I am really looking forward to.

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    1. The Program looks so good, I am especially excited for that one :)

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  10. Enclave is fantastic. I remember getting creeped out by that book. I have the next book on my TBR, but I still have to get Horde. Ooh The Treatment is out, I didn't know!
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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves: Book Nerd Mail #55

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    1. The Treatment is out in April, but the ARC is available to request. I am very excited for Enclave, keep hearing good things :)

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  11. Ann Aguirre is AMAZING. I hope you love them as much as I did!

    - Deb @ Deb's Crazy Obsession
    My StS

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    1. I am so excited for them, have heard so many great things :)

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  12. What an awesome (and appropriate) anniversary gift! XD Hope you enjoy all of your purchased + review books!! :)

    -Jess

    My StS

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    1. I am so easy to buy for! :) Thank you and thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Great haul- and happy anniversary! Ann Aguirre's books and The Program are on my TBR list. Enjoy them :) My STS

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for checking out my haul :)

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  14. That was a very nice anniversary gift. Happy Reading!

    My STS

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  15. Awesome haul! I bought The Program awhile ago but haven't read it yet :) happy reading!!

    -Dee @ Dee's Reads - my STS

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  16. You have a seriously awesome boyfriend, then! (Books over dinner any day for me. ;) Great looking stack! I want to read The Program! I've heard mixed things about it...so pretty keen to find out!
    My StS!

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    1. I know, I am so easy to buy for =D I have heard really great things about The Program, so I am hoping I really love it... we shall see :)

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  17. Awesome haul! I actually have all the books you bought on my TBR list haha, and actually I just got the last book in the Razorland series. I'm so excited for the Program, I'm hoping to sneak it in over the winter break! Hope you enjoy all your new books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS (:

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    1. Thanks, me too! I am especially excited for The Program; it looks so good! :)

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  18. I keep hearing good things about the Aguirre series. I am going to have to try it. Great haul!

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    1. Thanks, I hear great things too and am really excited to get to them :)

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  19. Great update and what a sweet haul! Happy Reading! The Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers And be sure to check out Fill Your Stockings With Books Giveaways this week!!

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  20. Ooooh! Nice pressies! I need to check those out and The Program, too!

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  21. Oh I loved Enclave and I had Outpost yesterday, can't wait to read it. Happy reading!

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  22. Several of those look good, although I'm really looking forward to After the End. Really curious about that one.

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  23. I loved My Life Next Door! And Enclave! I decided against downloading Sleep No More - at least, for now. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  24. Oh man, I need to get my hands on The Murder Complex and Sleep No More. I hope you like them!

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  25. Wow, you got a lot of great books! I hope you enjoy them all, and that you don't have a problem choosing which one to read first...lol! Thanks for stopping by my STS @ Addicted Readers!:)

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  26. My Life Next Door is a really good book! I really want to read the ones that you got for review also!
    Thanks for stopping by my StS.
    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

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  27. Wow, I think that I need to get After the End ASAP!!!!!

    ~Remy @ Books In Her Head

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  28. I'm excited for a new series from Amy Plum! I've also always wanted to read My Life Next door---looks so sweet! Enjoy!

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  29. Awesome Haul! I really enjoyed Enclave and Outpost!!! Ann Aguirre is an awesome writer! I've been wanting to read The Program, and The Treatment, because I love Dystopians! After the End looks really good too! Thanks for stopping by my book haul!

    Happy Reading!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  30. Awesome haul! I've heard such great things about the Razorland series. Two of my cousins really enjoyed Enclave; I need to give it a read myself one of these days. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Yay for those Edelweiss titles! So excited to read them. And I need to read The Program, I've heard so much about it. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  32. All of these are books I haven't read yet, and I am so very jealous of all your review books. Especially After the End and The Murder Complex. I hope you enjoy them!

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  33. My Life Next Door is amazing! I've also heard great things about The Program. I hope you enjoy all your books :)

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  34. That is so awesome, I wish my boyfriend bought me books for our anniversary! Haha.
    I absolutely loved Enclave and Outpost, I hope you enjoy them as well (:
    And I cannot wait to read The Program and After the End! The both look so interesting and the cover for After the End? Eep! Amazing!
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :D

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  35. Your boyfriend has awesome taste in books (or he just knows what you like, or at least what I like ;)! ) I hope you enjoy everything you got! And awesome meme, I think I shall be joining up shortly!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my StS!

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  36. Super jealous that you were accepted for The treatment I'm still pending... Thanks for stopping by my STS. Happy Reading!

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  37. woohoo for Murder Complex. I still need to read The Program.

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  38. I have been meaning to read 'My Life Next Door' and 'The Program' for so long. They both sound good and interesting !! And how awesome is that, that your boyfriend gifted u with books ! Hope u enjoy reading all these lovely books !!

    - Gayatri @ Notorious Writer

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  39. The Program is one I've wanted to read for so long. I hope you enjoy all your books and Thanks for stopping by My Weekly Wrap Up yesterday and sharing yours!

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  40. All these books are pretty new to me. I may have seen some of them weeks and weeks ago but I vaguely remember if they're the exact books.

    Have fun reading all your beauties. And have a great week ahead.

    Thanks for stopping by Thoughts and Pens.

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  41. Lots of good ones! Thanks for visiting Annette's Book Spot. Enjoy!

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  42. The Program and My Life Next Door, oh I have been looking forward to reading those, I've heard such great things. :) Hope you enjoy everything!

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  43. After the End sounds really cool. I decided I'd gone overboard and didn't pick that one up so I'll be curious to see what you think! I have The Program and STILL haven't read it - I'm terrible I know. But purchased books always end up coming second fiddle.

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  44. Oh, wow! Those all seem like really great books. I hope you like My Life Next Door. It is one of my favorite contemporaries. I am really looking forward to The Murder Complex and After the End. I hope you enjoy!

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  45. I seriously can't wait to read After The End & The Murder Complex. You'll love Enclave, so good. Haven't read Outpost yet though. Congrats on 7 years! Thanks for stopping by mine. :)

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  46. Awesome haul! I really want to read The Program and My Life Next Door. The premise of The Program is so interesting, and I feel like if the author did it well I'll love it. And as for making a balance between blogging, real-life, and reading? Just make time for them. Tell yourself you'll spend only one hour surfing the web, doing blog-related things. Or two, depends. It's how I manage to balance the three! Good luck. :)

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  47. I think you've been the only one I've seen with The Treatment this week, soooooooooooooooo jealous! I really enjoyed The Program, can't wait to see what you think of it. Awesome haul and happy reading!

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  48. What a great week you had! I don't think any one of us would ever blame you for being more excited about your books than fancy food. Seriously, if I am reading, give me whatever sludge is around and I'll be happy, so long as my stomach isn't growling! Ooh, for Enclave and Outpost especially! I read Enclave ages ago and really liked it, but never got around to reading Outpost. I actually just got it from the library recently to read it, though. They're dark, but really good. :)

    Happy reading!
    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

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  49. Hope you enjoy your new books and happy reading!
    Thanks for stopping by my STS :)

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  50. Recently also got The Program and Enclave, super excited to soon! And My Life Next Door looks so good too!
    Thanks for visiting my StS!

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