Weekly wrap-up: December 15-21

My best friend from home was visiting this past week and my work hours just increased significantly so not a lot of reading got done, but it's been a good week nonetheless! Mostly because of this

I call this a very merry Harper Collins-mas!
2 down, 2 to go! <3

So, yeah, I'm pretty excited about this. My roommate even said I should have left them up, but I told her I'm too busy reading them! Besides, I could go ahead and do the full-on book tree at this point! I am slowly burying my room in books and loving every second. How was your week? Any great reads I should know about? Tell me about them!
Being Sloane Jacobs - Lauren Morrill: 5 stars! I enjoyed Meant to Be, but I felt like it was missing something. Sloane Jacobs found it! This book is a cute Parent Trap-esque shenanigan, and I loved every page! Full review coming soon.
"Fracture Me" (Shatter Me #2.5) - Tahereh Mafi: 3 stars. I was pretty disappointed in this novella. I just wasn't impressed with the plot or really the lack thereof. I'm still Team Adam (we will prevail, you delusional darling Team Warner-ers), but I didn't feel like his voice matched with the character I've come to know and love from the previous installments. Just not a hit for me.
"Camp Christmas" (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) - J.K. Rock: stars. I had to ask Joanne & Karen if it was considered cheating on Matt (from CB) if I thought Julian was hot. They assured me they wouldn't tell him. LOVE this novella! With every installment of this darling series, I fall more in love with Joanne, Karen, and their awesome characters.

Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) audiobook - Marissa Meyer & Rebecca Soler: 5 stars. Rebecca is a great narrator. I wasn't wild about her accent for Scarlet because she fell out of it randomly, but her performance is really strong besides that one quirk. Somehow I fell even more in love with Thorne AND Wolf when they were narrated by a woman. Which is crazy weird, but whatever. Don't judge me. Anyway, I really hope she reads for the Cress audio!

Currently Reading:
Infinite - Jodi Meadows. *does a happy dance* #handconvo That is all.
Three - Kristen Simmons. Mmmm, Chase Jennings! It's been too long!
Misbehaving - Abbi Glines. Not the worst ever, currently. Krit is a surprising delight.
Reading Magic - Mem Fox. I normally don't do nonfiction, especially any that are self-help or advice-ish, but this book is awesome.

New to my bookshelf this week:
Unbreak My Heart - Melissa Walker
Curtsies & Conspiracies - Gail Carriger
Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever - Mem Fox
A Darkness Strange and Lovely - Susan Dennard. So many people have been talking about this series lately. I thought I should see what it's all about! Except I accidentally grabbed this one instead of the first! *facepalm* Ooops!

"Camp Christmas" (Camp Boyfriend #1.5) - J.K. Rock. This novella is free via Spencer Hill's website, but I wanted a nicely formatted copy for my Kindle app. It's only $.99 on Amazon!
"Fracture Me" (Shatter Me #2.5) - Tahereh Mafi. No explanation required. REASONS.
Rule (Marked Men #1) - Jay Crownover. I bought this because it was on sale and I had just seen it featured on some fellow review blogs. After flipping through it, I kind of regret this impulse buy. It just wasn't as entertaining as I had hoped. I think I'll pass on the rest of this clichéd new adult companion series.
Fierce Reads Anthology Volume 1 & 2 - Macmillan. Technically free on Amazon. I just wanted all these lovely novellas!
The Girl of Fire & Thorns - Rae Carson
Misbehaving (Sea Breeze #25747 #6) - Abbi Glines. Don't judge me or hold me accountable for previous statements. I said I was done with Abbi, but I couldn't help myself. Based on a preliminary flip through, it seems to be typical Abbi: star-crossed romance, sexy times, someone messes up, someone leaves, blah blah blah, but SHOCKER this time it's bad girl good boy. Also, it isn't horrible so for now I do not regret grabbing it.
Through the Ever Night (UTNS #2) - Veronica Rossi. Kindle Daily Deal. 'Nuff said.
Burning - Elana K. Arnold. This is one of my favorite books from 2013, and I grabbed a copy from HPB for my local blogger/author/librarian Christmas book swap.

We Were Liars - E. Lockhart. Thanks to Random House/Delacorte!
And We Stay - Jenny Hubbard. Also thanks to RH/Delacorte!
Pretenders - Lisi Harrison. Thank you to Little, Brown BFYR!
Plus One - Elizabeth Fama. Thank you, Macmillan CPG!
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend - Katie Finn. Also thanks to Macmillan CPG!
The Principles of Love - Emily Franklin. Thank you, Open Road!
White Hot Kiss - Jennifer L. Armentrout. !!!!! Thank you, Harlequin Teen!! 
Captivate - Vanessa Garden. Big thank you to Harlequin Teen Australia!
Salt - Danielle Ellison. Thank you, Entangled Teen!
Where You'll Find Me - Erin Fletcher. Also thank you, Entangled Teen!
Big Fat Disaster - Beth Fehlbaum. Thank you, Adams Media!


Infinite (Newsoul #3) - Jodi Meadows. I had a rough day at work last Saturday. I came home to find a package in the mail from my dear friend Maura. It had Infinite and some letters from Maura and her precious kiddos. I started crying and couldn't stop because I really needed a pick-me-up just then. Big thank you to Jodi for gifting the ARC to her three crazy fangirls and to Maura for sending right when I needed it most!
Side Effects May Vary - Julie Murphy. Huge thanks to Julie and everyone at Harper/Balzer+Bray for sending me this ARC. I've wanted this since the day I met Julie at TLA (which was in April)! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so jealous that you get to read Three!! GAH!!! (I say gah a lot here....) But seriously. I NEED THREE!!! omg. The wait has been forever!