Stacking the Shelves [23] & The Sunday Post [20]

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s reviews.

 

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Wow! A Sunday Post actually on a SUNDAY? Unbelieveable! I have royally sucked this week, oops! But it’s been sooo sunny! I love it! All links go to Goodreads 🙂

Books Purchased by Me:

(I got all three of these books from a bootfair! I haven’t read any Jill Mansell books before, and I LOVE DOCTOR WHO!! Personally, I think Rose and Ten were the best. But then…Donna. I loved Donna so much 😦 )

 

walk in the park A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

It’s been a while, but Lara Carson’s back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara’s back and able to share her happiness. Evie’s about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks… Then there’s Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how’s Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she’s been keeping from him? Oh yes, there’s a lot of catching up to be done…

 

 

 

rose stoneThe Rose Stone by Jacqueline Rayner

Mickey is startled to find a statue of Rose in a museum – a statue that is 2,000 years old. The Doctor realizes that this means the TARDIS will shortly take them to Ancient Rome, but when it does, he and Rose soon have more on their minds than sculpture. While the Doctor searches for a missing boy, Rose befriends a girl who claims to know the future. But then the Doctor stumbles on the hideous truth behind the statue of Rose – and Rose herself learns that you have to be very careful what you wish for…

 

 

art of

The Art of Destruction by Stephen Cole

The TARDIS lands in 22nd century Africa in the shadow of a dormant volcano. Agri-teams are growing new foodstuffs in the baking soil to help feed the world’s starving millions, but the Doctor and Rose have detected an alien signal somewhere close by. When a nightmare force starts surging along the dark volcanic tunnels, the Doctor realises an ancient trap has been sprung. But who was it meant for? And what is the secret of the eerie statues that stand at the heart of the volcano? Dragged into a centuries-old conflict, Rose and the Doctor are soon elevating survival to an art form as ancient, alien hands practice arts of destruction all around them.

 

 

 

 

From NetGalley:

to seduceTo Seduce a Scoundrel by Darcy Burke

A lady on the brink of disaster
Lady Philippa Latham is determined to avoid scandal at all costs. When her mother’s outrageous behavior threatens their entire family’s reputation, Philippa attempts to curtail her activities. Unwittingly, she follows her to a party no unmarried Society girl would risk attending. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Philippa is “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, which sets them both on a path to public and personal ruin…

A scoundrel in need of seduction
Lord Ambrose Sevrin is famous for having ruined his brother’s fiancé and refusing to marry her. Dangerously attractive, he is an intriguing enigma to London’s elite. Only, Philippa thinks she’s met the true Ambrose — a gentleman who would fight to defend her and help her secure a husband before it’s too late. But he can’t fall victim to Philippa’s charms. He won’t tolerate redemption — or love — for his crimes are far worse than anyone can imagine.

spirit keeper The Spirit Keeper by K. B. Laugheed

A fiery frontier woman falls deeply in love with her Native American captor on an epic journey

The thirteenth child conceived of miserable Irish exiles, Katie O’Toole dreams of a different life. Little does she know that someone far away is dreaming of her.

In 1747, savages raid her family home, and seventeen-year-old Katie is taken captive. Syawa and Hector have been searching for her, guided by Syawa’s dreams. A young Holyman, Syawa believes Katie is the subject of his Vision: the Creature of Fire and Ice, destined to bring a great gift to his people. Despite her flaming hair and ice-blue eyes, Katie is certain he is mistaken, but faced with returning to her family, she agrees to join them. She soon discovers that in order to fulfill Syawa’s Vision, she must first become his Spirit Keeper, embarking on an epic journey that will change her life—and heart—forever.

 

Borrowed from Library:

easyEasy by Tammara Webber

Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

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I’ve read SO MANY mixed reviews on this one! I’ve wanted to read this for ages, and I think it’s been reserved since March! oops!

 

Review Copies for Upcoming Tours:

no reverse No Reverse by Marion Croslydon

  A girl who needs to undo the past.
A boy who wants to forget it.
In love, there’s no way back.

At high school in Steep Hill, Kansas, Cassie O’Malley and Josh MacBride were the poster couple for quarterback/cheerleader romance until they starred in their own tale of teen pregnancy. No need to say: their shotgun wedding was low-key. But when there was no baby anymore, they went their separate ways.

Five years later, Josh has breezed through Georgetown and is about to finish his post-grad degree at Oxford University. He is set to join a lobbying group on Capitol Hill, owned by his new fiancée’s father. For Josh, the sky is now the limit… only he must first take care of a tiny legal matter: technically, he’s still married to the girl who broke his heart.

Meanwhile, Cassie has been waiting tables in Steep Hill to pay for her sick grandmother’s care. On the day of the old lady’s funeral, Cassie is served with two sets of papers. Josh is asking for a divorce. Her heart squeezes, but, well, he moved on a long time ago. But the second envelope shakes Cassie to the core. So, for the first time, she leaves Kansas and heads to good ol’ England.

There, Cassie finds that Josh has not just “moved on,” he’s freakin’ engaged to some blue-blooded heiress. The feelings Cassie had buried deep rush back to her. But no matter if he keeps thrusting the divorce papers under her nose, she needs him to save the only person she loves more than Josh, more than life itself…

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 I’ve got this horrible feeling that I’m not going to enjoy this one…the premise sounds good though 🙂

immortalsImmortals by Ednah Walters

Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…
Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

So Raine comes up with a plan…
She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again.
But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

breathe me  Breathe Me by Alexia Purdy

Sometimes the one who broke your heart is the one who needs saving the most.

Piper Sandervale never thought she’d ever see Sasha Koval again, not since he’d taken her heart, ripped it out and obliterated it. Now six years have passed, and she has run into him once more at the local fairgrounds in Las Vegas. He desperately wants another chance, and he’s willing to do anything to get her back. She’s not willing to give him anything but a taste of his own medicine, and this may be her chance for payback. But is she only getting in way over her head?

Even as she plots her revenge, Piper discovers that something has changed with Sasha, and she finds herself struggling to justify holding on to past hurts as he continues his quest for atonement.

Who needs saving now?

DisassembleCoverDisassemble by Imran Siddiq

Connections will be torn.
Zachary is a scavenger, and he’ll do anything to survive. With Rosa by his side, nothing will break him.

After the Galilei Research Base is plunged into darkness, an unexpected threat emerges. Where Zachary was the hero before, he will become the enemy. It’s not just about surviving anymore. It’s about saving everyone before they destroy one another, especially Rosa.

DisruptCover Disrupt by Imran Siddiq

Divisions must be shattered.

Everything that Zachary lived for has changed. There are no rewards to come from scavenging. Just memories. But even they are not enough to remove thoughts of a worthless life. In the midst of death, a purpose to live appears. It wills Zachary to break the divide that has destroyed many. This fight will be on his terms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Books Read: 

Love Unbroken Victoria Bright

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Paradox by Robyn M. Pierce

Books Reviewed: 

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

When the Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Other Posts:

Indentified: The Maya Price Story – Excerpt + Giveaway

Catching Liam by Sophia Blue – Excerpt + Giveaway

Behind Closed Doors by Ashelyn Drake – Cover Reveal

Upcoming Reviews:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – for real this time 🙂

Touching Melody

Faking It by Cora Carmack …?

Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Life Updates:

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves [23] & The Sunday Post [20]

  1. I’m curious to see your thoughts on The 5th Wave. Doctor Who books!!! I especially like the sound of The Art of Destruction’s synopsis. I agree, I think Rose and Ten were the best too, I adored them together, but Donna was also fantastic. 🙂 Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  2. I’ll stop back by to see what you think of Easy! I haven’t personally read it, but you’re spot on when you say the buzz out there is mixed. I still haven’t decided if it’s worth a read :). Happy reading week!

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