My Reading Pile #169


It was a fantastic week at the mailbox this week. I received a few books that I am very excited about reading. And while two of the books will have to be passed along, I can’t wait to read them early.


[Credit for mailbox sharing goes to The Story Siren]

I received an ARC of THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O’Brien thanks to the awesome folks at Roaring Brook Press. I’d seen this in the catalog and added this to my list of books I’d love to read early as it sounded so amazing. In fact, it sounded so amazing that I ended up grabbing the eARC earlier this week as I wasn’t sure if the print edition would be arriving soon.

I also received an ARC of THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS by Gena Showalter on loan from Jaime of Two Chicks on Books. She knew how much of a fan I was of this series, and even though it is a series-ending book, I swore to read it. And I did! Just finished it last night. And ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh.

I also received an ARC of MORTAL HEART by Robin LaFevers thanks to both Jaime and Mindy. I love this series and cannot wait to read this third book. Although I am a bit worried that it might be the last book in the series. But as I refuse to read the description, I don’t know.

Courtesy of Bloomsbury USA Childrens via NetGalley

HEIR OF FIRE (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

I was so excited when I saw the approval email in my inbox this week. I was so sure I wouldn’t be approved. I love, love, love this series and I’ve been in such a mood for high fantasy, and this story fits my reading mood perfectly. I may have to sneak it onto the pile this week.

Courtesy of Roaring Brook Press via NetGalley

As mentioned above, I grabbed an eARC of THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O’Brien

And while I just received the printed ARC, which I plan on reading versus the eARC, I may have already started reading the eARC. Because I just couldn’t resist taking a peek when it downloaded.

And this is another book I might not be able to resist sneaking onto the pile this week. Which is part of the reason why I’m only adding just the one.

Here are the books I have in my reading pile this week.

{June 8, 2014 – June 14, 2014}

A Thousand Pieces of You

The only book I’m officially adding to the pile this week is A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU (Firebird #1) by Claudia Gray. I received an eARC last week, courtesy of HarperTeen and Edelweiss, and I’ve heard this book is seriously, seriously, amazing. So of course I had to add it to the pile super early.

I love Claudia Gray’s writing, and the description sounds fascinating – parallel universes, murder, and infinite possibilities. I’m so excited to dive into this story, but at the same time terrified that the rumors are true and that there will be tears.

As I’m currently finishing up on a couple of reads, I hope to get this on the pile mid-week. But I am so curious about this book which seems to be based on an idea that will totally blow my mind. So I definitely won’t be leaving it behind for next week.

The Description…

Every Day meets Cloud Atlas in this heart-racing, space- and time-bending, epic new trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray.

Marguerite Caine’s physicist parents are known for their radical scientific achievements. Their most astonishing invention: the Firebird, which allows users to jump into parallel universes, some vastly altered from our own. But when Marguerite’s father is murdered, the killer—her parent’s handsome and enigmatic assistant Paul—escapes into another dimension before the law can touch him.

Marguerite can’t let the man who destroyed her family go free, and she races after Paul through different universes, where their lives entangle in increasingly familiar ways. With each encounter she begins to question Paul’s guilt—and her own heart. Soon she discovers the truth behind her father’s death is more sinister than she ever could have imagined.

A Thousand Pieces of You explores a reality where we witness the countless other lives we might lead in an amazingly intricate multiverse, and ask whether, amid infinite possibilities, one love can endure.

Wishful Thinking Reads

I would love to be able to add HEIR OF FIRE by Sarah J. Maas to the pile this week. So I’m choosing it as my wishful thinking read. But as I have a couple of books I need to finish, and a few reviews I need to write, I really don’t think I will get the chance to read it this week. But I really, really wish I could.

Those Left Behind

I’d planned on reading THE PERILOUS SEA by Sherry Thomas last week. But as I received THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS which I have to send back to Jaime, I opted to read that first. But I’m hoping I’ll be able to start and finish THE PERILOUS SEA this weekend. Even if it means having to wait forever for the next installment in the series.

I am also still reading CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE and TRIAL BY FIRE, which I also hope to finish this weekend, or early next week. But as the former is a book I am terrified about how it will end, I’ve been setting it aside in favor of a few other reads, and only reading a chapter at a time. The latter is a book I very much want to read, but as I want to review it I wanted to finish all my other reads before getting too caught up.

And I may have gone off-pile to read LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR which I ended up reading entirely on my cell phone. Yeah, it was just that captivating. And after having finished reading ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS I couldn’t wait very long to dive into this next book in the series.

Aside from a very quick “review” for the sneak peek of ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER, I did not end up writing any reviews this week. But I’m hoping to post my review of TAKE ME ON this Sunday afternoon, if I don’t end up having to work.

So we shall see….

NetGalley Pile Adds & Finds

I keep stalking NetGalley in the hopes of finding that book I mentioned last week. But while I didn’t discover it on there… yet… I did end up requesting the two finds from Scholastic I saw – Maggie Stiefvater’s SINNER and Lisa Schroeder’s THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU. And I also requested Ryan Graudin’s THE WALLED CITY.

So this week I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

But those aren’t the only awesome books on NetGalley this week. As mentioned, I did grab THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O’Brien. And there are a few other titles that I’d love to request, but I can only take so much risk of rejection at one time. Anyway…

Here are this week’s finds…

THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O’Brien (Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sep 16 2014)

ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER Sneak Peek by Stephanie Perkins (Penguin Young Readers Group, Aug 14 2014)

SINNER by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic, Jul 1 2014)

THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU by Lisa Schroeder (Scholastic, Jul 29 2014)

THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Nov 4 2014)

SALT & STORM by Kendall Kulper (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Sep 23 2014)

yolo by Lauren Myracle (Abrams, Aug 26 2014)

PINK & GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK (Pink & Green #3) by Lisa Greenwald (Abrams, Oct 7 2014)

OH YEAH, AUDREY! by Tucker Shaw (Abrams, Oct 14 2014)

THE LAST CHANGELING by Chelsea Pitcher (Flux, Nov 8 2014)

THE SHADOW’S CURSE by Amy McCulloch (Random House Children’s Publishers UK, Jul 3 2014) **UK reviewers preferred**

ARE YOU THERE, GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET by Judy Blume (Pan Macmillan, Aug 20 2010) **UK reviewers preferred**

YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES 1: DEATH CLOUD by Andrew Lane (Pan Macmillan, June 19 2014) **UK reviewers preferred**

CREED by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie (Flux, Nov 8 2014)

MIRROR X by Karri Thompson (Entangled Publishing, LLC, Jun 30 2014)

GOING DOWN IN FLAMES by Chris Cannon (Entangled Publishing, LLC, Jun 30 2014)

It’s been a super busy week this week, so I’m kind of surprised I got any books read. But if I’m not mistaken I read three books – ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR and THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS. Plus I read a bunch of chapters from a few others.

As I expect that this week’s going to be just as busy, if not busier, I only wanted to commit to reading one book. Though I hope to catch up on my current reads and possibly sneak a book or two onto the pile. But I’ll have to wait and see what the week holds.

And whether my mood will swing. Because it’s been all over the map lately and I might just be craving a PNR or UF or that NA book I’ve been talking about. Who knows? Not me… yet.


I really hope your reading week was as exciting as mine was – I miss you Ali Bell and Cole Holland! – and I hope the week ahead promises to be equally as good. And if you’d like to share what you’ve read last week, received and are planning on reading this week, I’d love to know!

Happy reading!


Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?

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