The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

Posted on 29 March, 2015 by Jennifer @ BookShelfery in Meme / 5 Comments

The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post is a weekly wrap-up post hosted by Kimba at CaffeinatedBookReviewer.com.  This is the post where we discuss books we’ve acquired throughout the week, news, and interesting links to other blogs.

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April is almost here!  Next Saturday, a couple friends and I are going down to the Tidal Basin to take pictures of the cherry blossoms in bloom (hopefully they will be, but peak bloom is now 4/11).  Cherry blossoms are serious business around here and people come from all over the world to experience them, and DC does a 2-3 week festival in celebration.  It’s kind of magical!

 

Reviews

Last Week…

Coming Up…

  • Review: 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
  • ARC Review:  The Pretty App by Katie Sise
  • Indie Author Excerpts

 

ICYMI

 

Tweet of the Week

#VeryRealisticYA trended on Twitter last night.  This particular tweet made me LOL pretty hard.


 

In Our Mailbox This Week

For Review

*Thank you to Balzer & Bray for my review copy*

Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke

 

The girl known as Gretchen Whitestone has a secret: She used to be part of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle. More than a year after she made an enemy of her old family friend and fled Munich, she lives with a kindly English family, posing as an ordinary German immigrant, and is preparing to graduate from high school. Her love, Daniel Cohen, is a reporter in town. For the first time in her life, Gretchen is content.

But then, Daniel gets a telegram that sends him back to Germany, and Gretchen’s world turns upside-down. And when she receives word that Daniel is wanted for murder, she has to face the danger she thought she’d escaped-and return to her homeland.

Gretchen must do everything she can to avoid capture and recognition, even though saving Daniel will mean consorting with her former friends, the Nazi elite. And as they work to clear Daniel’s name, Gretchen and Daniel discover a deadly conspiracy stretching from the slums of Berlin to the Reichstag itself. Can they dig up the explosive truth and get out in time-or will Hitler discover them first?

Purchased

The lovely Reanna at Phantasmic Reads gifted me a $10 Amazon giftcard!  So I purchased the book at the top of my wishlist, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!  I’m so excited to read this because I’ve heard such great things.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

 

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

 

Have a great week!

Amazon Is Going To Start Charging You for Storage (Amazon Cloud Storage)

Posted 27 March, 2015 by Jennifer @ BookShelfery in Discussion / 9 Comments
Amazon Is Going To Start Charging You for Storage (Amazon Cloud Storage)

Amidst the wails of hardcore bibliophiles everywhere, Amazon announced they are changing up storage options.  This does not affect Kindle books you have purchased from Amazon, but it may affect books you send to your Kindle via Netgalley, Edelweiss and good, old-fashioned email.  Please welcome Amazon Cloud Storage. Free storage is GONE, unless you are a Prime member Prime now costs $99/year.  That’s only $8.25/month. […]

Audiobook Review and Giveaway: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Posted 25 March, 2015 by Jessica @ Bookshelfery in Book Review, Giveaway / 7 Comments
Audiobook Review and Giveaway: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

This book was infuriating. Maddening. It was driving me crazy to know the truth, and I was often exasperated at the decisions the characters made. And yet, it was completely addicting. I went in cautiously, as I’d heard comparisons to Gone Girl – a book that made me want to throw my e-reader across the room when I finished it. Not this time! I couldn’t […]

ARC Review: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

Posted 23 March, 2015 by Jessica @ Bookshelfery in Book Review / 1 Comment
ARC Review: The Unraveling of Mercy Louis by Keija Parssinen

This book made me uncomfortable. It made me sad and angry and hopeful all at the same time. I couldn’t put it down!  Mercy made me feel so much – the pain and loneliness from her mother walking away, her longing for some affection from her grandmother, the giddiness of first love, the agony of defeat from losing the championship game, and the euphoria of […]

The Orphan Queen Blog Tour & Giveaway: Q&A with Jodi Meadows

The Orphan Queen Blog Tour & Giveaway: Q&A with Jodi Meadows

Welcome to my stop on THE ORPHAN QUEEN Blog Tour!  Today, I’m featuring a Q&A with author Jodi Meadows and a giveaway!  Make sure you stop by all the other blogs on this tour, the links are below. If you could be one of your characters from any of your books for a day, who would you be and why?  What would you do all […]

Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Posted 17 March, 2015 by Jessica @ Bookshelfery in Book Review / 2 Comments
Book Review: The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead

Well, here it is…the final (for now) installment of the Bloodlines series. And to really go out with a bang, we get some crossover action with some familiar faces from Vampire Academy! I have enjoyed the Bloodlines series as a whole, and thought this was a fitting conclusion for the story. It wasn’t the ending I expected, but I did start to see it coming […]

ARC Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Posted 16 March, 2015 by Jennifer @ BookShelfery in Book Review / 10 Comments
ARC Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Beauty & the Beast is perhaps my favorite Disney movie, because it taught me that appearances and legends are sometimes deceiving, and to look beyond the cover. A Court of Thorns and Roses is my book Beauty & the Beast. Being pitched as similar to the movie, with lots and lots of fantasy twists, faeries and magic, it is EPIC. Truly, Maas has surpassed herself, […]

The Sunday Post: Books, Links and News

Posted 15 March, 2015 by Jennifer @ BookShelfery in Meme / 1 Comment
The Sunday Post:  Books, Links and News

The Sunday Post is a weekly wrap-up post hosted by Kimba at CaffeinatedBookReviewer.com.  This is the post where we discuss books we’ve acquired throughout the week, news, and interesting links to other blogs. Super quicky TSP, because I’ve been so busy today! Reviews Last Week… Coming Up… Review:  A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (I just can’t hold it in anymore!) […]