As I’m creating this post super early due to the fact that when this posts I will (hopefully) be moored outside Two Harbors in Catalina, fast asleep in the cockpit of a 41 ft Hunter in a toasty warm sleeping bag, I don’t know if I got any books in the mail this week.
Though I did get the most amazing bookish package thanks to Henry Holt & Co. (Macmillan) and Leigh Bardugo.
[Credit for mailbox sharing goes to The Story Siren]
And as it is so early and it’s such a crazy week for me, I didn’t really spend any time perusing the available books on NetGalley or Edelweiss. But I did get approved for one book for an upcoming tour. And it is…
Courtesy of Random House Childrens…
THE LOVELY AND THE LOST (The Dispossessed #2) by Page Morgan (via NetGalley)
While I have a print copy of THE LOVELY AND THE LOST thanks to Jaime of Two Chicks on Books, I am stoked to have the eARC so that I can read it while on my sailing adventure. Carrying books and book lights is not something I can do, given our limited space. So having this on the Kindle means that I can take it with me.
I love this series and all of its amazing characters and with the way things ended… oh my gosh… I am totally thrilled to find out where this story is headed. Though if the ending is just as torturous as the last, waiting for book three is going to be killer.
But I can wait no longer to dive in. And so…
THE LOVELY AND THE LOST by Page Morgan is the only book I’m adding to the pile this week. While it’s likely I’ll have time to add a second book to the pile, when I return from my sail class I have to study for the exam, so I probably will be reading that book instead of a novel.
But I’m totally stoked that I’ll be able to read this second book in the Dispossessed series thanks to the publisher, Delacorte Press. While I have a printed ARC, which I’ll read if I don’t finish this on my trip, I can’t take it with me, so I’m over the moon happy that I have the eARC.
I can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen with Grayson. I can’t wait to see if anything changes with Ingrid now that… okay, no, I won’t discuss that. It is kind of spoiler-y. But I also can’t wait to read more about Luc and Nolan.
The description is all sorts of vague, revealing next to nothing, which makes me all the more curious about what this danger is and why the Dispossessed might not be able to save the humans.
And I hope to find answers when I dive in this weekend, reading under the stars on a very lovely boat.
Ingrid and Gabby survived the Underneath. They saved their brother, Grayson, from a future of dark servitude and exposed a plot to undermine the Alliance. But danger still lurks in the streets of Paris, and the Dispossessed, perched on the city’s bridges and rooftops, might not be able to save their human wards this time.
My wishful thinking read this week is DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige. It released this past week and I’ve been told it’s amazing and it sounds amazing and like so much wicked fun. But if I don’t get any time to read this weekend and I have to play catch up next week (and study), devouring this book will only be a wish of mine and not a reality.
I’m not sure if I left anything behind this week. As I am creating this post super early there is still time to read DON’T LOOK BACK and catch up on DON’T CALL ME BABY. I am mostly finished with PLUS ONE, so there’s that. And I did end up finishing THE RING AND THE CROWN as expected.
But I’ll be able to give you a more accurate update in next week’s MRP post. And hopefully I’ll be on track… at least with my reads.
As of Monday I haven’t quite finished my review for FORETOLD. It seems trying to write 19 posts and prepping for a trip has me distracted. Plus I’ve been super busy with work stuffs.
So I’m hoping that my review for FORETOLD will be one of those posts completed and scheduled before I left for my trip. But at this very moment it is still in progress. As is my review of THE FOREVER SONG which I will be finishing and posting on Tuesday the 8th, for the tour.
When I first wrote and scheduled this post there was only one new book on NetGalley, so I quickly checked again and updated the finds so that this section didn’t look quite as outdated and lame. But I didn’t spend any real time looking around NetGalley this week other than to create this post. And so…
Here are this week’s finds…
THE IMMORTAL CROWN (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead (Penguin Books Australia, May 28 2014) **Australian reviewers preferred**
MY BEST FRIEND, MAYBE by Caela Carter (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, Jun 3 2014)
DON’T LOOK BACK by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Hodder & Stoughton, Apr 10 2014) **UK and Australian reviewers preferred**
CURSES AND SMOKE (A Novel of Pompeii) by Vicky Alvear Shecter (Scholastic, May 27 2014)
SURROUNDED BY SHARKS by Michael Northrop (Scholastic, May 27 2014)
MY NOT SO SUPER SWEET LIFE (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3) by Rachel Harris (Entangled Publishing LLC, Apr 21 2014)
FRAGILE LINE by Brooklyn Skye (Entangled Publishing LLC, Apr 21 2014)
STORM (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer (Constable & Robinson, Apr 17 2014) **UK reviewers preferred**
My stress turned into a bit of a cold – yes I get stress-induced colds – which I hope will be gone by the time I head out for Catalina. Keeping my fingers crossed. As of now I haven’t quite finished those 19 planned posts, but I’m fairly close. Well I am now, since I opted to push a couple of them to next week.
I hope I allowed myself some time to study this week. But knowing me, I left it for the very last minute. I just hope I didn’t end up staying up all night the night before I had to leave. Because that so wouldn’t be any good.
As I don’t know whether I’ll have cell service, and I never keep my phone in my pocket when I’m on the boat, I’ll probably be a bit MIA this weekend. But I’ll definitely check in on Monday if anyone wants to let me know what bookish goodies they received this week and what books they plan on reading.
I hope you have an amazing reading week ahead and that you received some awesome books this past week. Happy reading!
Do you create a reading pile?
If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?