Stacking the Shelves {26]

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Welcome to my Stacking the Shelves! Hosted by Tyngas from Tynga’s Reviews.

Well, it’s been about two or three weeks, huh? I haven’t really got that many books to show off, but let;s get this show on the road!

Purchased by Me!

1. Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell

rumour Would you be tempted?

Newly single, Tilly Cole impulsively accepts a job offer in a small town as a “Girl Friday.” Fun job, country house, fresh start, why not? But soon she finds herself in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue, and rampant rivalry for the town’s most desirable bachelor-Jack Lucas.

Rumors of Jack’s “love ’em and leave ’em” escapes abound, and Tilly decides to do the mature, sensible thing… avoid Jack at all cost. But the more time Tilly spends with Jack, the more the rumors just don’t make sense. Tilly doesn’t know what to believe… and Jack’s not telling.

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Just finished this one and the review will be up soon!

2. Colour Blind by Catherine Cookson

colourEven in the worst days of the recession, the McQueen family remain upbeat. They watch as their neighbours depart for the workhouse, their last pieces of furniture carted off by the bailiffs. But even though there might not be much on the table, the McQueen house constantly echoes with laughter. This is what keeps them strong – when all else fails, you can always laugh.


Like many of the residents of the Fifteen Streets, the McQueens are as blunt as they are big-hearted. They are opinionated, and speak with no holds barred if anyone dare go against social convention. So imagine their shock when Bridget McQueen brings home her African husband..

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My cousin spotted this for me 🙂

3. Two Penny Rainbows by Anna Jacobs

twopenny] In 1863, Irish orphans Ismay and Mara are sent to Australia against their will by the authorities. Even worse, they’re separated on arrival. While Ismay is forced to take a job as a maid in the country, Mara must stay in the care of the Catholic mission.

Desperate to be reunited with her sister, Ismay flees. But there is danger in the bush – and when she finds a saviour, he brings with him new problems.

Mara too has run away – and though she finds shelter, it is in a place with its own perils.

Meanwhile their elder sister Keara is looking for them. But the trail is growing cold. Will they find each other again or will their old enemies triumph?

4. Ridge Hill by Anna Jacobs

ridgePreparations are under way for Annie Gibson’s wedding to the wealthy Frederick Hallam, but not everyone is pleased about it. Then the real troubles begin to pile up. Annie’s son is devastated to find out who his real father is, and someone has uncovered the secret Annie fought hard to keep hidden.

For Review:

6. Forvever Innocent by Deanna Roy

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????“Our baby died on prom night, and nothing was ever the same again.”

Corabelle doesn’t feel like any of the other college girls. On what should have been one of the happiest nights of her life, she and her boyfriend Gavin watched a nurse disconnect the ventilator from their seven-day-old baby. During the funeral two days later, Gavin walked out and never returned.

Since then, her life has been a spiral of disasters. The only thing that has helped is her ability to black out whenever the pain gets too hard to bear, a habit that has become an addiction.

When Gavin shows up in her astronomy class four years later, he is hell-bent on getting her back, insisting she forgive him. Corabelle knows she can’t resist the touch that fills the empty ache that has haunted her since he left. But if he learns what she has done, if he follows the trail back through her past, her secrets will destroy their love completely. And once again, she’ll lose the only person who always believed she was innocent.

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Story-line sounds great, but isn’t that the same cover as ‘Say When‘?

say when

Thats all for this week! Hope everyone enjoys their books!

Charlie xx

 

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Stacking the Shelves [25]

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews!

The Sunday Post will be tomorrow instead of combining them together 🙂

This weeks StS is more like two weeks worth of books because I didn’t post anything last weekend. Oops! Again. I get so distracted by IRL. I might actually be getting a social life. How exciting!

Borrowed from Library:

about a girl About a Girl by Lindsey Kelk

I’d lost my job. I’d lost the love of my life. My mum wasn’t talking to me. My best friend was epically pissed off. And my flatmate probably had a hit out on me by now. I never meant for things to get so out of hand…

Tess Brookes has always been a Girl with a Plan. But when her carefully constructed Plan goes belly up, she’s forced to reconsider.

After accidently answering her flatmate Vanessa’s phone, she decides that since being Tess isn’t going so well, why shouldn’t she try out being Vanessa? With nothing left to lose, she accepts Vanessa’s photography assignment to Hawaii – she used to be an amateur snapper, how hard can it be? Right?

But Tess is soon in big trouble – she isn’t a photographer, she isn’t Vanessa, and the gorgeous journalist on the shoot with her, who is making it very clear he’d like to get into her pants, is an egotistical monster.

Far from home and in someone else’s shoes, Tess must decide whether to fight on through, or ‘fess up and run…

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Looks…okay. I don’t think I’d buy it.

someone elses lifeSomeone Else’s Life by Katie Dale

When seventeen-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty-per-cent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when she tells her mum’s best friend, ‘Aunt Sarah’ that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie was not her biological mother after all…

Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, hitching along on her ex-boyfriend’s GAP year to follow her to Los Angeles. But all does not go to plan, and as Rosie discovers yet more of her family’s deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonising decision of her own – one which will be the most heart-breaking and far-reaching of all…

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This looks sad. There WILL be tears!

 

calling me home Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

89-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favour to ask her hairdresser Dorrie Curtis and it’s a big one. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mother in her thirties, to drop everything to drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Ohio.

As they drive, Isabelle starts to tell her story: as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, the black son of her family’s housekeeper-in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear that Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance, and that the history of Isabelle’s first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way.

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Okay, so. I was on the train…going somewhere. And I saw this advertised on a board thingy and I thought…that looks AWESOME. So I pulled out my phone and reserved it from my local library. Technology is FANTASTIC.

Swapped/Bought:

looking forLooking for Alaska by John Green

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (François Rabelais, poet) even more. Then he heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same.

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I swapped Will Greyson, Will Greyson for this! Yay!

super sweet My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Racehl Harris

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore. Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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The second book is out! And I haven’t read this one yet 😦 but what a bargain!  Less than £2.50 on Amazon 😛 Yeah, I got it on Kindle 😛

all ourAll Our Yesterdays Cristin Terril

Em is locked in a bare, cold cell with no comforts. Finn is in the cell next door. The Doctor is keeping them there until they tell him what he wants to know. Trouble is, what he wants to know hasn’t happened yet.

Em and Finn have a shared past, but no future unless they can find a way out. The present is torture – being kept apart, overhearing each other’s anguish as the Doctor relentlessly seeks answers. There’s no way back from here, to what they used to be, the world they used to know. Then Em finds a note in her cell which changes everything. It’s from her future self and contains some simple but very clear instructions. Em must travel back in time to avert a tragedy that’s about to unfold. Worse, she has to pursue and kill the boy she loves to change the future.

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Did anyone else read the synopsis and think THE DOCTOR WOULD NEVER DO THAT! Actually, Amber’s review made me get it! Also, the girl makes me think of Katniss.

 

For Review:

love, life Love, Life and Lemons by Magan Vernon

When life hands you lemons, sometimes you have to say screw the lemons and bail.

Seventeen-year-old Bentley Evans had it all. Then her Dad got laid off.

Now she has to move across town to a small apartment and leave her life of luxury for public school and a job at the local burger place. Just when her world seems like it’s crumbling she finds solace in the unlikely punk boy next door, Kai Stone. But as their relationship blossoms, a jealous ex-girlfriend and a secret to tell that threatens to bring disaster back into Bentley’s life.

ratgirlRatgirl: Song of the Viper by Gayle C. Krause

Sixteen-year-old streetwise orphan, Jax Stone is an expert at surviving in a dangerous city, where rats rival the homeless for food and shelter, but she’s an amateur at fighting the immoral mayor when he kidnaps her little brother. Desperation demands she quickly master the role of courageous opponent. She uses her hypnotic singing voice to lead rats to their death, and all the children to safety, in a dying city cursed by the deadly sun.

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I have no idea. But looking forward to reading it…..maybe??

say when Say When by Tara West

He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancée. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.

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WHEN! hahah I’m so funny ROFL. Not. The cover says it all really, doesn’t it?

From NetGalley:

louder than loveLouder Than Love by Jessica Topper

It’s been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth…the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian “Digger” Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids’ TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it’s unclear whose past looms larger: the widow’s or the rocker’s. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart?

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I saw the word library and thought, ‘Mehhhh,’ **click**

these broken These Broken Stars Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help.

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other’s arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder—would they be better off staying here forever?

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won’t be the same people who landed on it.

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I saw the red hair. And the word ‘star’….and I was sold.

That’s all of my books from the past two weeks! It’s not super loads but it’s enough to make my TBR cry. I’ll be posting my Sunday Post/ Weekly Wrap up tomorrow 🙂

Right now, I’m off to the beach! Hope that everyone has had a great week and will have ANOTHER great week 😛 If you comment on my StS…THANKS! I might not get around to replying but it means a lot when you comment 🙂

Charlie xx

Stacking the Shelves [24] & The Sunday Post [21]

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga Reviews!

Hey there! This StS counts as two weeks worth of books because it was sunny last Saturday and basically, I couldn’t be bothered to list all of my books. So…i’ve got to do it this week instead. Blahhhh! I love it really! All links go to GR unless stated. Leave me links to your posts!

Borrowed from Library:

red queen The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

Through collaboration with the dowager Queen Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret agrees a betrothal between Henry and Elizabeth’s daughter, thereby uniting the families and resolving the Cousins War once and for all by founding of the Tudor dynasty.

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Has anyone been watching the BBC series of The White Queen? It’s so awesome! I’ve already read The White Queen and so I know what happens to the king :(( **spoliers** haha!

unearthlyUnearthly by Cynthia Hand

In the beginning, there’s a boy standing in the trees . . . .
Clara Gardner has recently learned that she’s part angel. Having angel blood run through her veins not only makes her smarter, stronger, and faster than humans (a word, she realizes, that no longer applies to her), but it means she has a purpose, something she was put on this earth to do. Figuring out what that is, though, isn’t easy.

Her visions of a raging forest fire and an alluring stranger lead her to a new school in a new town. When she meets Christian, who turns out to be the boy of her dreams (literally), everything seems to fall into place and out of place at the same time. Because there’s another guy, Tucker, who appeals to Clara’s less angelic side.

As Clara tries to find her way in a world she no longer understands, she encounters unseen dangers and choices she never thought she’d have to make between honesty and deceit, love and duty, good and evil. When the fire from her vision finally ignites, will Clara be ready to face her destiny?

**

I saw this reccomended on GR so I thought, why not? Plus, the third book has come out? Yeah, I start the series just as it finishes…clever Charlie! Looks great though!

don't want to Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

Dexter Yates loves his fun, care-free London life; he has money, looks and girlfriends galore. But everything changes overnight when his sister dies, leaving him in charge of her eight-month-old daughter Delphi. How is he ever going to cope?

Comic-strip artist Molly Hayes lives in the beautiful Cotswold village of Briarwood. When it comes to relationships, she has a history of choosing all the wrong men. Leaving the city behind, Dex moves to Briarwood – a much better place to work on his parenting skills – and he and Molly become neighbours. There’s an undeniable connection between them. But if Dexter’s going to adapt, he first has a lot to learn about Molly, about other people’s secrets…and about himself.

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Umm….hello? The guy is called Dexter! SOLD. I just finished this one and it was BRILL. Cooking up a review as we speak 🙂

jenny QJenny Q: Unravelled by Pauline McLynn

I’m Jenny Q. How do you do? I am officially a middle child since the baby bro arrived. But it’s OK because he is the best little bundle ever. Even my big brother’s group Ten Guitars are well into the lil dude. That includes the gorgeous Stevie Lee Bolton with his looks that just mesmerise me! And now my bro’s asked me to handle their fan mail – I’ll be secretary to the hottest boyband in Dublin! Will Stevie Lee finally notice me? But in between babies, boys and crazy band fans, will I have enough time to help Dad or look after exhausted Mum before everything becomes unravelled!

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Just finished this one too! So funny! Wasn’t going to write a review but ended up doing so anyway 🙂 or a MINI review seeing as it’s quite short 🙂

For Review/ Upcoming Tours:

not pretty enough Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

“New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Lloyd Layton will know I exist. He once said three whole words to me, so this is obviously progress. If I don’t get a proper conversation out of him soon, then I’ll take my top off and streak through the cafeteria, because nobody could fail to notice these boobs.
2. I will not get expelled for streaking through the cafeteria.”

Those are the words that begin her mission.
Chessie is fourteen, not pretty enough, and very much in love. Lloyd Layton is hot, popular, and unaware of Chessie’s existence.
Her goal is clear: to get Lloyd to love her as much as she loves him, and she has exactly one year to do it.
As Chessie’s obsession with Lloyd reaches boiling point and she starts to spin a web of lies that spiral out of control, Lloyd turns out to be not quite the prince she thought he was. Can Chessie avoid the gathering storm before things go too far?

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Read this one and thought it was really funny! Review in September…which isn’t that far away now! HELP!

moon childMoon Child by Tracy E. Banghart

Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.

Then Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt. And not going to school.

Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?

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I haven’t read the first book yet…and now i have this one….eeeek!

edures What Endures by Katie Lee

Jason Kincaid is young, hot and successful.

An All-Star outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, he finally had everything he ever wanted, including a second chance with his high school sweetheart, Megan Williams.

But their hopes for a ‘happily-ever-after’ are dashed by tragedy.

A horrific car accident wipes out most of Jason’s memories. Unable to recall anything from the last fifteen years of his life, Jason is suddenly adrift, his once charmed life now in ruins.

Megan finds herself in the untenable position of having to deal with the fact that the man she’s helping to rebuild his life may look, and even act, like her beloved fiancé, but in reality, isn’t any longer.

Trying to protect herself, as well as Jason, Megan fights the attraction between them. . .to no avail. As their potent connection inevitably draws them closer, Megan wonders,

With the memories of their relationship gone, can love endure?

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To be honest, I’ve read so many BAD NA contemporary romances, I don’t really have high hopes for this one. If it’s good I’ll be suprised, and VERY happy 🙂

naturalNatural Selection by Elizabeth Sharp

What do you do when you find out your family isn’t your family, death is knocking at your door, and that guy you can’t stop thinking about knows more about who you are than you do? Amelia Hoffman was just a normal 15 year old until she found out the truth. Now ancient myths, supernatural beings, and murder have changed everything. Tests and school dances are no longer the biggest worry in her life– she has to figure out how to save everyone she loves and accept the future in front of her before its too late.

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I LOVE the authors name. ELIZABETH. SHARP. I could say it ALL DAY! But i won’t. Because that would be weird. Sharp. Elizabeth Sharp. Awesome name!

second nature Second Nature by ELIZABETH SHARP AGAIN!

Amelia Hoffman always knew she would be with Nathaniel Peplow forever, but after they bonded everything started to go wrong. Nate treats her like the enemy, her siblings are in danger, and an old threat grows closer. As Nate pulls away and Amelia’s burgeoning friendship with a handsome stranger blossoms, she worries she made the biggest mistake of her life. If sorting out her love life wasn’t enough, a new drug emerges that not only threatens the ones she loves, but seems to be part of something larger than she could ever imagine. Amelia’s new and old friends must work together to not only save themselves, but the whole world.

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When I signed up for the tour, these covers where WAAAAy better than this! Like, with real people and RED hair, I have a thing for red hair. But not cartoony. Disapointed 😦

lovingLoving Your Lies by Piper Shelly

Julian is drop-dead gorgeous, annoyingly provocative, and he’s fast becoming her best friend. But he also has a secret that makes the little hairs on her arms stand on end…

My name is Jona Montiniere, and that’s pretty much the only good thing to say about me.

I’m seventeen, I’m snarky, and I’m a crap-load of trouble. Or so they say. But what did they expect from me really, when they dumped me in an orphanage at age five? That I’d grow up to become the new first lady? Nah, I think it’s much more fun to raid Camden Market in London with my friend, Debby. She’s cool. She lives on the street. I learned so much from her.

The only thing she missed to teach me was how to tend to a vineyard. And yeah, that’s what I’m going to do for the next 6 weeks, courtesy to this darn judge, who sent me off to France after I was caught stealing again. Fair enough, the vineyards are okay, and so are my aunt and uncle, who I haven’t met up ‘til now. What isn’t okay, and I mean it, is that I have to live in the same house with my mother, that god-awful dragon, who spurned when I was only a child. And now she wants me back? Demands my forgiveness? Why, because she’s about to die of cancer? Uh-uh. Sorry, but that’s not gonna happen. I want no contact with that woman, thanks.

But what’s Julian got to do with all of this? About my age, he’s too young to be my mother’s lover. So why doesn’t he leave her side? Ever. He’s different, as in the paranormal kind of different, but he’s sa-woon-worthy gorgeous. He obviously has secrets, but he’s also get-under-my-skin charming. In short, he’s a riddle to me. But he likes me, and that’s scaring the shit out of me. I sure won’t let anyone come too close.

So now I’m wondering only two things: How did he manage to hold me in his arms after only three days? And how the hell do you keep an angel earth bound?

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Could the synopsis be any LONGER? Sheesh. GET TO THE POINT!

Requested from NetGalley:

highlander Highlander Betrayed by Laurin Wittig

Rowan MacGregor, orphaned niece to the chief of the MacAlpins and the rock her family depends upon, is worried. With the dwindling health of her aunt, the Guardian of the Targe, the protections that have kept the clan safe and prosperous are fading, and the new Guardian, one of her cousins, has yet to be chosen. Rowan wants nothing more than to see the clan protected again, but when it seems that will never happen, she despairs—even when a handsome and charming stranger comes to her aid.

Nicholas fitz Hugh is not what he seems. Half-English, half-Scottish, he turned his back on his Scottish heritage early in his life, giving his loyalty to England instead. Now he is a talented and cunning spy charged with finding and stealing the Highland Targe for his king.

But when Nicholas finds himself falling for the bonny Rowan and wanting to protect the family she holds so dear, he is forced to choose between his king’s will and his own: Will he betray his king and his mission? Or will he turn his back on the woman he has come to love?

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I WANT her hair!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme! I TOLD you I had a thing for redheads!

sometimesSometimes a Rogue by MAry Jo Putney

Sometimes…

Even the most proper young lady yearns for adventure. But when the very well bred Miss Sarah Clarke-Townsend impulsively takes the place of her pregnant twin, it puts her own life at risk. If the kidnappers after her sister discover they’ve abducted Sarah instead, she will surely pay with her life…

A Rogue…

Rob Carmichael survived his disastrous family by turning his back on his heritage and becoming a formidable Bow Street Runner with a talent for rescuing damsels in distress. But Sarah is one damsel who is equal to whatever comes. Whether racing across Ireland with her roguish rescuer or throwing herself into his arms, she challenges Rob at every turn.

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**Singing along to Material Girl…** Imma historical gal, I am I’m a historical GIRL! Yeah…I know your all singing a bit of Madonna!

secret weapon A Lady’s Secret Weapon by Tracey Devlyn

Boudoir spy Ethan deBeau, Lord Danforth, has charmed his way into the beds of wives and mistresses of powerful men across England and Europe. Because of his rogue attempt to save a loved one, he is sent to London to locate a missing child, an assignment any junior intelligence officer could accomplish. Who knew a proprietress, with a penchant for fixing things, would swoop in to complicate his mission? He soon learns she harbors more secrets than the Foreign Office and sets about uncovering each one, kiss by kiss.

For years, Sydney Hunt, proprietress of the Hunt Agency, has worked to improve the lives of those in service by negotiating better employment terms for them and ensuring they are not sent to abusive households. When word reaches her of strange activities occurring at a local home for orphans, she begins to investigate, using her extensive system of spies. Little did she realize that she would soon join forces with a notorious rake, who represents everything she despises in a man.

The closer they come to locating the missing child, the more they realize they have stumbled into the middle of a dangerous and intricate web, pitting one powerful country against another. Entrenched in London’s underworld, with his beautiful proprietress, Ethan soon realizes everything he ever wanted was trembling with honor and righteous anger at his side. Does his realization come to late? Will his enemy make him choose between his beloved country and his newfound love?

4 to 164 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan

Fifteen-year-old Jane Shilling’s best friends don’t know her real name. In fact, they don’t know anything about her at all. Jane’s life has collapsed in the last few years; following the death of her mother, her father turned to drinking, and Jane is reeling from the double blow. To escape, Jane devises a number of online personas, each with a distinct personality, life history, and set of friends. But things become trickier when she finds herself drawing close to some of her online friends, and winds up struggling with the question of how to maintain a real friendship while masquerading as a fake person. With the help of Gary, a socially awkward classmate and competitive Skeeball player who is Jane’s only offline friend, and Nora, her therapist, Jane begins to sift through her issues. The only catch is that that involves taking a long, hard look at what her life’s like when the computer is shut off, and that’s a reality she’s been fighting for years.

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Just got accepted for this! Looks GOOOOOD!

AND THATS ALL THE BOOKS I GOT! IN TRUTH, I WAS EXPECTING MORE, BUT NEVER MIND! KEEP SCOLLING DOWN FOR MY SUNDAY POST 🙂

the sunday postThe Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Books Read:

 Manic by JA. Huss

 

You Against Me by Jenny Downham

 

 Not Pretty Enough by Jaimie Admans

 

Don’t Want To Miss A Thing by Jill Mansell

 Jenny Q: Unravelled by Pauline Mc Lynn

Book of the Week:

don't want to

Loved it and will be purchasing for my physical shelf!

Books Reviewed:

Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Faking It by Cora Carmack

Manic by J. A. Huss

Other Posts:

Cover Reveal: Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers

Excerpt & Giveaway: You Are Mine by Janeal Falor

Upcoming on the Blog:

Sunday I’ll be posting my monthly wrap-up post for July 🙂

Possibly a cover Reveal on Monday

Review of You Against Me by Jenny Downham

Mini- Review of Jenny Q: Unravelled

Any other days I’ll just have to wing it!

Life Updates:

  • I went to a beach! WOOO! I went with my Mum and Brothers and we where there for 8 and half HOURS! I got slightly burnt across my shoulders, even though I loaded myself up on cream 🙂
  • I’ve been listening to Burn by Ellie Goulding for the last few days and think it’s a great song.
  • My knitting is going really well! I done a tea pot cosy for my Mum, I just need to add a few details, today I done a small heart…aww!
  • Hope everyone has been enjoying the summer while it lasts!

 

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to leave your StS links down below so I can be nosy and see what you got!

Charlie xx

 

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.

***

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…

***

 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:

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves [22] & The Sunday Post [19]

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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

Another week? Wow! It’s just flown past! Most of the books in this haul I got yesterday! And I know that I have a book waiting for me at the library, (I’ve been waiting months and MONTHS for it!) but seeing as I don’t have in my hands, I can’t add it 😦

Links go to Goodreads unless stated!

Borrowed from Library:

city of masks City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Lucien is seriously ill but his life is transformed when an old Italian notebook gives him the power to become a stravagante, a time traveller with access to 16th century Italy. He wakes up in Bellezza (Venice) during carnival time and meets Arianna, a girl his own age who is disguised as a boy in the hope of being selected as one of the Duchessa’s mandoliers. Arianna gives Lucien her boy’s clothing and he is selected as a mandolier himself, becoming a friend of fellow-stravagante Rodolfo, the Duchessa’s lover, and saving the Duchessa’s life when she is threatened by an assassin hired by the powerful di Chimici family. For state occasions the Duchessa uses her maid Giuliana as a body-double but Guiliana commits the fatal mistake of revealing the secret to her fiance Enrico and a sequence of devastating consequences unravels. Meanwhile Lucien has met the original stravagante, the Elizabethan alchemist William Dethridge, and he begins to understand that he may be called to follow in his footsteps.

***

I’ve heard a lot about this series, and I’m pretty sure that I’ve read books by Hoffman before. Plus this series sounds AWESOME! Not sure about the creept covers though 😦

 

when the duke found loveWhen The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

The youngest of the Wylder girls–and the last left unwed–Lady Diana is also the most willful, a trait that’s leading her ever closer to dishonorable disaster. While her family’s solution is a fast and excruciatingly respectable marriage, Diana can’t imagine being wed to the very staid and dull Lord Crump. But while wedding plans are being made, a chance meeting at a gala turns Diana’s world upside down.
A kiss from a dazzling stranger gives Diana a most intimate introduction to one of the “ton”‘s most resolute and scandalous bachelors, the Duke of Sheffield. Torn between family duty and her heart’s desire, Diana recklessly surrenders to the headiest of passions, recognizing that she has found a kindred soul in the handsome young duke. Soon it’s clear that seduction is no longer the game: Something deep and lasting has come to bind their hearts, and the stakes are nothing less than true love.

***

Historical!!! Love that dress! But her hands look very CGI’d on the print copy. I’ve already read this and LOVED it. It’s not Lisa Kleypas, but it’s very good! Can’t wait to read the first books in the series!

Purchased by ME!

you against me You Against Me by Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right?

If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you?

When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart.

When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel.

When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide.

***

This was super cheap at a charity shop so I grabbed it! No creased spine either! Seriosuly, it looks brand new 🙂

revenge wearsRevenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Revenge Wears Prada picks up eight years after Andy parted ways with Miranda on bad terms. Andy is now editing The Plunge, the hottest bridal magazine around, alongside Emily, her one-time Runway nemesis turned current BFF. While Andy is planning her own wedding to Max, a handsome media scion, she remains haunted by her impeccably heeled former boss — and the magazine world being as small as it is, it’s only a matter of time before she hears the dreaded syllables “Ahn-dre-ah!” again.

***

I bought this more for my Mum than for me…but I will read it! I’ve seen the film, Devil Wears Prada, and own the book, but haven’t read it yet. I want to read THAT before THIS. Another bargain…less than £3 at Tescos!

 

For Review:

athena The Athena Effect by Derrolyn Anderson

Country girl Cali has been kept a secret her entire life, raised in isolation by two very troubled people. Despite her parent’s disturbing fits, Cal is perfectly content to live as one with the nature that surrounds her, finding adventure inside the pages of her beloved books. When an awful tragedy tears her away from her remote cabin in the woods, nothing she’s ever read has prepared her for a world that she knows very little about.

Girls and motorcycles are what bad-boy Cal’s life is all about. Brought up in a raucous party house by his biker brother, he’s free to do as he pleases, going through the motions on his final days of high school. Aimless, Cal stopped thinking about his future a long time ago.

Attacked by a gang of thugs while running an errand for his brother, Cal is in serious trouble until a fierce girl appears out of nowhere to intervene. She chases off three grown men, sparing Cal a brutal beating before disappearing into the night like a spirit. He can’t stop thinking about his mysterious rescuer, and when she turns out to be the weird new girl at school who goes out of her way to avoid him, he can’t contain his curiosity.

He’s never met anyone like her before, and the more he learns about the unusual girl who shares his nickname, the more he wants to know. Cal can’t help falling for Cal, but can he keep her from falling victim to a dangerous enemy from her parent’s tragic past?

***

Derrolyn contacted me and asked if I would review The Athena Effect and I gladly said yes! It looks awesome!

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000446_00073]By Blood by Tracy E. Banghart

For 17-year-old Emma Wong, spending a summer in England should be a dream come true. Gorgeous scenery? Check. Lots of hot guys with accents? Yes, please.

Throw in an estranged mom, annoying new stepdad, and drooling baby half-brother, and it’s a disaster even her favorite cherry red leather jacket can’t fix. Even worse, there’s (hot) live-in research assistant Josh to contend with. The only thing more embarrassing than drunk-kissing him hours after they meet? Knowing he’ll be witness to her family’s dysfunction all. summer. long.

But when Emma meets a mysterious girl who happens to be a Druid, her vacation suddenly promises to be far more intriguing than she anticipated. Powerful rituals, new friends, an intoxicating sense of freedom…and Simon, the sexy foreign stranger she was hoping for. It’s all a perfect distraction from dirty diapers and awkward family dinners.

Trouble is, intriguing doesn’t often mean simple. And Emma is about to discover just how not simple her life really is.

love unbroken Love Unbroken by Victoria Bright

Love…it can be a beautiful dream or a disastrous nightmare. What happens to a love bond that is constantly strained by lies, betrayal, cheating, and pain? Will it eventually corrode, or will love and trust keep it together?

Camille Anderson, a beautiful, sassy, curly-haired college student only has eyes for one man, Ahmad. She sees herself with no one else…that is until she meets Keith, her new study partner. Will she be able to fight temptation or will one small mistake cause her to lose Ahmad’s trust and their relationships?

Ahmad Dawson, a sizzling hot, athletic personal trainer is obsessed with his girlfriend Camille. Not really the marriage type of guy, he is considering changing that mentality for her. Things were going smooth until Kelly, one of his clients, began to intrude on his relationship as well as his career. Will the desire of promotion lead him to do things that he shouldn’t? Or will he stay true to his woman and his values?

The new people in Ahmad and Camille’s lives are starting to create chaos and are slowly tearing them apart. After a deceptive plan is put into action, everything is turned upside down. Will this bring Ahmad and Camille closer together? Or has enough damage been broken to break their bond?

manicManic by JA Huss

TRAGIC is over and Rook is ready for the future—Spencer Shrike and the STURGIS contract!

It’s three months of body art modeling! That means three months of Spencer Shrike’s paintbrush all over her body, three months in front of Antoine’s camera, and three months of twenty-four hour filming for Spencer’s Biker Channel reality show.

Wait a minute…what reality show? Maybe she should’ve read that STURGIS contract a little closer? 😉

Sure, Rook’s bank account is almost overflowing, but Ronin is angry, Clare is trying to escape rehab, Antoine is a worried mess, and Elise is just trying to hold everyone together. Her new family is about to fall apart before she even gets the chance to enjoy them.

Add in a mysterious man from her past, a road trip to the famous Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and a final show in front of the entire world where all her good are on display, and you’ve got Manic—a new adult contemporary romance that will definitely make your summer sizzle!

***

Really excited for this one! I read Tragic and LOVED it! And THIS cover is more fitting for a NA novel 🙂

 

steel liy Steel Lily by Megan Curd

AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs.

She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life.

Or so she thinks.

That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. While the offer seems too good to be true, Avery is intrigued.

But when she arrives to her new home, she realizes the grass isn’t any less dead on this side of the fence. Instead, the lies are just hidden better.

…Which means digging deeper.

When Avery enlists the help of her friends to uncover the truth, it may make her wonder if she was better off being a government tool than searching for freedom.

Some secrets are better left concealed, but humankind was never meant to live in a cage. And when you can control the most sought after resource, you can learn to control anything…including the fate of your world.

***

This landed in my kindle this morning! This just looks so good I get excited everytime I read the synopsis!

And they are the books that I got this week! Feel free to leave your links below!

Books Read:

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

5/5

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

4/5

 

 The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

5/5

 

Catching Liam by Sophia Bleu

1/5

 

Plastic Hearts by Lisa De Jong

1/5

When The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

5/5

Books Reviewed: 

Opal (Lux, #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Dusk by Eve Edwards

Anomaly by Krista McGee

Other Posts:

Blog Tour + GIVEAWAY: Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Cover Reveal: No One’s Angel by Kelly Walker

Upcoming:

The White Queen by Philippa Gregory [Review tomorrow!]

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Indelible by Bethany Lopez

Identified by Faith by A. Rice-Mills

Cathcing Liam by Sophia Bleu [Promo Post]

When The Duke Found Love by Isabella Bradford

Life Updates:

  • Going to a BBQ tonight!
  • I got a new phone cover!
  • I bought a Sudoku puzzle book in town yesterday. Because I like SUDOKU! But can’t say it without thinking of Count Dooku from Star Wars! Ha!
  • I’m going to watch the second episode of The White Queen today. I saw the first a few days ago but didn’t get round to watching the second. On that not I’ll leave you with a pic of Max Irons. WHY THE HELL NOT??

max

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves [21] & The Sunday Post [18]

stacking the shelves

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

As usual, I’m going to start off with the books that I received this week 😛 All links go to Goodreads unless otherwise stated!

From Library:

dusk Dusk by Eve Edwards

A love worth fighting for.

When Helen, a young hard-working nurse, meets aristocratic artist Sebastian, she doesn’t expect to even like him, let alone fall in love. But against the troubled backdrop of wartime London, an unlikely but intense romance blossoms. And even the bloody trenches of the Somme, where they are both posted, cannot diminish their feelings for each other.

But Helen is concealing a secret and when a terrible crime is committed there are devastating consequences for them both.

When lives are being lost, can true love survive?

***

I LOVED this book! I’ve already written a review for it, but not sure when it’ll be up yet! Probably next week!

rules of summerRules of Summer by Joanna Philbin

There are two sides to every summer.

When seventeen-year-old Rory McShane steps off the bus in East Hampton, it’s as if she’s entered another universe, one populated by impossibly beautiful people wearing pressed khakis and driving expensive cars. She’s signed on to be a summer errand girl for the Rules — a wealthy family with an enormous beachfront mansion. Upon arrival, she’s warned by other staff members to avoid socializing with the family, but Rory soon learns that may be easier said than done.

Stifled by her friends and her family’s country club scene, seventeen-year-old Isabel Rule, the youngest of the family, embarks on a breathless romance with a guy whom her parents would never approve of. It’s the summer for taking chances, and Isabel is bringing Rory along for the ride. But will Rory’s own summer romance jeopardize her friendship with Isabel? And, after long-hidden family secrets surface, will the Rules’ picture-perfect world ever be the same?

***

It looked like a great summer read to I just grabbed it off the shelf!

delirium Delirium by Dee Shulman

Two worlds. Two millennia. One love . . .

A fearless Roman gladiator.

A reckless twenty-first-century girl.

A mysterious virus unites them . . .

Seth and Eva have survived the virus that brought them together, but when Eva’s health deteriorates,they must find the source before it’s too late. As more and more people succumb to the lethal fever, Seth must begin the perilous journey across time to try and stop its spread. But even he can’t predict the devastating chain of events the virus has unleashed.

A raging fever. A consuming passion. A love worth dying for.

***

Just realised that this is the second in a series. GAH! SO ANNOYING! I’ll just have to reserve the first book.

the white queen]The White Queen by Philippa Gregory

The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day.

***

I really want to see the BBC series, but thought that I’d best read the book first! I’m really looking forward to reading this, looks like my kinda book!

noble The Noble Conflict by Malorie Blackman

Years after a violent war destroyed much of the world, Kaspar has grown up in a society based on peace and harmony. But beyond the city walls, a vicious band of rebels are plotting to tear this peace apart. It is up to the Guardians – an elite peacekeeping force – to protect the city, without ever resorting to the brutal methods of their enemy.

When Kaspar joins the Guardians, he has a chance encounter with a rebel – a beautiful girl named Rhea. Haunted from that moment on by strange visions and memories – memories that could only belong to Rhea – he realises he hasn’t been told the truth about what the rebels really want, and what he’s really fighting for.

***

I loved the Noughts and Crosses series, but not really sure on this one. I’m not dying to read it, put it like that.

From NetGalley:

defiantDefiant in the Viking’s Bed by Joanna Fulford

Consumed by revenge—and desire! Captured by his enemy and chained like a dog, Leif Egilsson has one thought in his mind: revenge. He’ll no longer be beguiled by the treacherous beauty of Lady Astrid, and her innocence, which he so craved, will finally be his.

On his escape, this fierce, proud Viking is bent on making her pay the price of her betrayal—in his bed! Only, Astrid has the heart of a warrior, and she will not be tamed as easily as he believes….

Victorious Vikings

No man could defeat them. Three women would defy them!

***

When I first saw this cover I thought it was two women! But NO! That right there is a dude. A hot one. **DROOLS* The books was good, too. I thought about posting the review next week, but it doesn’t come out until September, so it’ll just have to wait it’s turn!

Books Read:

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

 Dusk by Eve Edwards

 

 Anomaly by Krista McGee

 

Defiant in The Vikings Bed by Joanna Fulford

Office Toy by Cleo Peitsche

Books Reviewed:

Thundering Luv by L.M Preston

Banished From Grace by Aria Williams

Freshman Forty by Christine Duval

All’s Fair in Love and Seduction by Beverley Kendall

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning

Other Posts:

Summer Lovin’ Readathon – Goals and Updates #1

Summer Lovin’ Read-A-Thon: Update #2

Upcoming Reviews:

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout – Review [TOMORROW!]

Anomaly by Krista McGee -Review

Addicted to You -Promo

Dusk by Eve Edwards – Review

Life Updates:

  • Someone lent me a copy of Bastille, so I’ve been listening to that while I write my reviews!
  • After I finish this I’ll probably go and watch Nick and Norahs Infinite Playlist. I’d heard it was rubbish…but I need to see for myself! I just love kat Demmings! She DOES NOT look right in a school uniform though. I think of her in the yellow and red outfit for 2 Broke Girls.
  • The Summer Lovin’ ReadAThon is going well! Kinda. Maybe. Update later tonight if you’re interested! lol

 

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave your links below!

Charlie xx

 

 

 

 

Stacking the Shelves [20] & The Sunday Post [17]

the sunday post

The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffinated Book Reviewer

stacking the shelvesStacking the Shelves is hosted by Tyngas Reviews

Helloooooo! Let’s start off with the books that I got this week! As always, links go to Goodreads 🙂

Bought:

the 5th wave The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie’s only hope for rescuing her brother—or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.

***

Finally! I got it! And I’m soooo glad I wait because…drum roll please…I got this for for £2 cheaper on Amazon than it originally was. Yes, yes, yes!!! Can’t wait to read it!

From NetGalley:

white trashWhite Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

Cass Daniels isn’t waiting for her knight in shining armor. She knows that girls like her don’t get a happily ever after. Not if you live in a trailer with your mom, work at a greasy spoon diner, and get leered at by old men. Maybe that’s why she puts up with Jackson—her poor excuse for a boyfriend, who treats her like dirt. Cass has learned to accept her lot in life. That is, until he walks into her diner. . . .

His name is Tucker White, and he’s different from any man Cass has ever known. Tall, tattooed, and bad-ass gorgeous, he’s the lead singer of the rock band Damaged. From the moment they meet, Tucker sees something in Cass he just can’t shake. Something beautiful. Something haunted. Something special. And he’s determined to find out what it is—if only he can get her to open up and let him in. . . .

***

I actually reviewed this one yesterday, you can read my thoughts HERE!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00007] Saving Wishes by G.J. Walker-Smith

For Charli Blake, being seventeen is a tough gig.

She’s been branded a troublemaker, her reputation is in tatters and she’s stuck in Pipers Cove, a speck of a town on the coast of Tasmania.

Thankfully, it’s temporary. Her lifelong dream of travelling the world is just months away from becoming reality. All she has to do is ride out the last few months of high school, which is easier said than done thanks to a trio of mean girls known as The Beautifuls.

When Adam Décarie arrives in town, all the way from New York, life takes an unexpected turn. His arrival sets off a chain of events that alters her life forever, convincing her of one thing. Fate brought him to her.

Saving Wishes is the story of a girl who doesn’t quite fit the life she’s living, and the boy who helps her realise why.

all's fairAll’s Fair in Love & Seducton (The Elusive Lords, Book 2.5) by Beverly Kendall

She hopes to gain his affections

For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true…that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort…

He is determined to ruin her

Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing…

But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.

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It’s an historical! Gimme gimme!

silence of the wolvesSilence of the Wolves by Hannah Pole

Fate is calling…
After a strange encounter in a dark alley, journalist Tamriel’s life is turned upside down. She’s missing days, developing odd new abilities, and being followed by mysterious Leyth.
Dark, dangerous – and too gorgeous for his own good –Leyth’s determined to teach Tamriel about her new life – as a werewolf! And just as intent on keeping their relationship strictly business.
But as their simmering bond grows, Tamriel and Leyth face a bigger challenge; Tam may be their kind’s strongest weapon against the Circle, a deadly group of paranormal creatures gone rogue. That is, if she’s ready to give into her destiny and put up the fight of her life…

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Really looking forward to reading this one! The author gifted me a copy via NetGalley and it sounds awesome!

Weekly Recap Time!

Books Read:

The Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T Michelle

 Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher

White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Murmmert

Books Reviewed:

Fall From Love by Heather London

Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Billy & Me by Giovanna Fletcher

White Trash Beautiful by Teresa Mummert

Other Posts:

Spotlight: Bitter Farewell (Brothers of Rock #3) by Karolyn James

Upcoming:

Tomorrow I’m going to recap JUNE!

Thunderin’ Luv review

Banished From Grace review

Freshman Forty Review

Life Updates:

  • I’ve been so rubbish on the blog lately! Sorry! I haven’t read as many books as I wanted to this month but I’m not too upset.
  • I’ve read over 100 books this year! I just found out yesterday and was so excited!
  • I’ve been accepted into a college! Thats college in England, like highscool, NOT University! Very excited!!! I have my timetable and everything, and hopefully I’ll be getting some folders and stuff today!
  • Stationary is AWESOME!
  • Watched Liar, Liar a few days ago for the first time. Couldn’t stop laughing!
  • I have a really strange urge to listen to Elvis.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to leave links below!

Charlie xx