Weekly wrap-up: December 1-7

Christmas came early with some updated catalogs on Edelweiss and Netgalley! How was your week? Did you pick up any great new books? Did you read anything spectacular? Let me know!

"Brooke" (Under the Never Sky #2.5) - Veronica Rossi: 4 stars. Interesting novella. I'm still not a Brooke fan, but I do understand her a bit more. I loved seeing more of the Six!
The Promise of Amazing - Robin Constantine: 4 stars. Very sweet book, but a lot darker than I expected. That's a good thing, though, because that darkness helps it stand out from the ya contemporary pack. Full review here.
Roomies - Sara Zarr & Tara Altebrando: 3.5 stars.Very fun read. Full review coming soon!

Currently Reading:
Cinder audiobook - Marissa Meyer. I'm about 40% done. My listening time was cut when this storm hit Dallas, and I didn't go anywhere for a couple days (I only listen in the car), otherwise I would have finished by now.
In the Age of Love and Chocolate - Gabrielle Zevin. JUST started. I love this series so I'm excited to read the finale, but I'm pretty sad about it too. Please ignore the chocolate pun (or don't), but this is a bittersweet read.

New to my bookshelf this week:
This Side of Jealousy (Innocents #2) - Lili Peloquin
Just One Day audiobook - Gayle Forman

Dark Swan bundle: Storm Born, Thorn Queen, Iron Crowned & Shadow Heir - Richelle Mead. Um, all four Eugenie books for $13 on Amazon? Yes, please! I've missed Eugenie and Dorian!
"Annie & Fia" (Mind Games #1.5) - Kiersten White (this is actually FREEEEEEE for download)

My thanks to Harlequin Teen for these lovelies:
Another Little Piece of My Heart - Tracey Martin
Forever - Karen Ann Hopkins
Waterfell - Amalie Howard
Anything to Have You - Paige Harbison

And thanks to Harper Collins for all these wonderful new reads:
Saving Lucas Biggs - Marisa de les Santos & David T
Wicked Games - Sean Olin
Fan Art - Sarah Tregay
After the End - Amy Plum. !!!!!!!!!
Don't Call Me Baby - Gwendolyn Heasley
The Murder Complex - Lindsay Cummings. DFW local author, ftw!
The Last Best Kiss - Claire LaZebnik
Sleep No More - Aprilynne Pike
Don't You Forget About Me - Kate Karyus Quinn
Guy in Real Life - Steve Brezenoff. SUPER excited about this one!
The Eighth Day - Dianne K. Salerni
Vivian Divine is Dead - Lauren Sabel
Maybe One Day - Melissa Kantor
The Castle Behind Thorns - Merrie Haskell

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for these two awesome reads
#scandal - Sarah Ockler. *hugs computer*
Nerd Camp 2.0 - Elissa Brent Weissman

Thanks to Sourcebooks Jabberwocky for this adorable read
Real Mermaids Don't Sell Sea Shells - Helene Boudreau

Thanks to all these publishers for these swoony reads!
 Text Me: 8 Novels of First Love
The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant - Joanna Weibe (BenBella Books)
The She Code - Chris Marie Green (TKA Distribution)
Hollywood Hit - Maggie Marr
Deeper We Fall - Chelsea M. Cameron (All Night Reads)


  1. You seem to be excited for After the End too, huh? It's one of the top 2014 releases I'm looking forward to reading!

    I just finished The Promise of Amazing. I agree, it was a pretty sweet book. I wasn't a big fan of it, but I still liked it. I do prefer reading darker YA to lighter, though.

    1. I adore Amy Plum, and I can't wait to have more of her books in the world! I'm so sad that Promise of Amazing is getting such middling reviews. I really did enjoy it!

  2. Oh I imagine Cinder would be an excellent audiobook. I should listen to it! Would probably kill time even though it would be a re-read.

    1. Oh, it's wonderful! The narrator has an amazing voice! She has a great robotic voice for all the androids, and each characters has a very distinct sound.

  3. We totally need to read After the End together! (: I am still so excited for auto approval from Harper!!

    1. I'm game! Let's pick a time, and we'll do it!

  4. I can't wait to find out what you think about all of the Harper titles! So many great ones!
    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

    1. Harper has some amazing titles this season. I'm really looking forward to them!