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My Reading Pile #181

MyReadingPileIt was a quiet week at the mailbox last week… and has been quiet so far this week. I received no physical books in the mail, but I did receive – and grab – a few amazing eARCs.

This post is super late – and I thought of skipping it this week – but just in case I get all grabby hands on Edelweiss this week I didn’t want to look too greedy, and so I’m posting this mid-week version of My Reading Pile.

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I didn’t receive any physical books in the mail, but I found a ton of titles – of which I may have grabbed four – on Edelweiss and I received two eARCs for review for two book tours I’ll be on for Kismet Book Touring.

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Harlequin Teen via NetGalley

INVISIBLE (The Twixt #2) by Dawn Metcalf

I received an eARC for the book tour I’ll be on this month, though I would have downloaded it from NetGalley anyway, because I loved the first book in this series and have been anxiously awaiting the sequel. I’m so curious what’s been happening with Joy and Ink and all the rest of the fascinating characters from the Twixt. I can’t wait to dive into this in the next week or two.

HarperCollins via Edelweiss

THE CEMETERY BOYS by Heather Brewer

It’s been ages since I’ve gotten the chance to read a book by Heather Brewer and I can’t wait to read this new book. The setting sounds absolutely amazing and creepy and awesome and I can’t wait to meet Stephen and visit Spencer, Michigan. It doesn’t release until March 2015 but I just know I won’t be able to wait and am hopeful of adding this to the pile this October.

The author via Kismet Book Touring

THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black

I am a huge fan of author Jenna Black and I am just dying – no pun intended – to read THE GIFTED DEAD. I technically received it this week so it should be in this coming Saturday’s MRP post, but as I’m posting late I just had to share the fact that I received it now. The very first line of the description talking about politics and magic totally grabs. Even if I hadn’t read the rest of the description I’d have been intrigued. I want to learn more about the Gifted and the Order. I want to escape into this dark world. And hopefully I’ll be able to do so next weekend.

Balzer + Bray via Edelweiss

POLARIS (Avalon #2) by Mindee Arnett

I have been anxiously awaiting the chance to read AVALON by Mindee Arnett. I own the first book and it released during a time when I swore to myself that I would hold off on reading new first books in a series until I at least had their sequels in hand. Now that I do, I cannot wait to read both books. And I do not plan on waiting until closer to POLARIS’ release date before I dive in. It’s definitely time for me to meet Jeth.

HarperTeen via Edelweiss

BETTER THAN PERFECT by Melissa Kantor

I couldn’t resist grabbing this upcoming release by Melissa Kantor. It feels like a totally relatable book and I can’t wait to meet Juliet Newman. The fact that the description calls it “surprising, humorous, heartbreaking, and romantic” and “[p]owerful and honest” totally put this one on the must read pile for me. As I still find myself in a contemporary reads kind of mood, I have a feeling I’ll be sneaking this one onto the pile this month, even though it doesn’t release until mid-February.

LOVE AND OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass

I have been eagerly awaiting this book’s availability for review. Ever since I learned about it during the cover reveal I participated in, I’ve wanted to meet Nathan and Aubrey. The description promises “bite” and “romance” and I cannot wait to grin, laugh and maybe even swoon a little. And as I have already been waiting ages for the chance to read it, I will definitely be reading it later this month. Though I wish I could add it to the pile this week.

As I have a super crazy week at work ahead, and I just know I’m going to barely have time to finish my current read, I’m only adding one book to the pile this week. And so…

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

{August 31, 2014 – September 6, 2014}


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The only book I’m adding to the pile this week is FALLING INTO PLACE by Amy Zhang. I received an ARC for review courtesy of Balzer + Bray for the tour I’ll be on next week with Me, My Shelf and I Book Tours and I’m so excited to finally get the chance to read it.

It sounds like a thought-provoking and heartbreaking novel. I’m totally intrigued by the statement in the description which mentions it’s a nonlinear story. I’m also curious about who the narrator is.

I don’t want to peek until I actually get the time to sit down and read it and I hope to be able to do so on Friday.

The Description…

On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl.

Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect? Amy Zhang’s haunting and universal story will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver, Gayle Forman, and Jay Asher.


Wishful Thinking Reads

I do not have time for a wishful thinking read this week. But if I did, it would have to be THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black. When it landed on my Kindle I may have started reading the first lines aloud to The Dude and I found that I didn’t want to stop reading. But as I have no time for silly things like wishes, I couldn’t possibly even wish to read it this week. Though I really, really, want to have time for wishes… and reading.


Those Left Behind

I didn’t leave any books behind last week. I devoured THE STARS NEVER RISE – oh my gosh it’s even more amazing than the version I read in 2012. And I read FEUDS, though I didn’t end up posting the review for the tour, but posted it yesterday. So while it was technically left behind, it was on purpose.

I also started reading the book I was planning on adding to the pile this week – GET EVEN by Gretchen McNeil – but as I’m more than half way through and will hopefully be finished by the time this post goes live, I didn’t officially add it to the pile and opted to move up next week’s read instead.

Last week was crazy at work, so I’m not sure when I found the time to read. I worked a couple of all-nighters last weekend, which is why I didn’t get the chance to post this on time. And I’m going to be working a few of them this week.

But I hope to have this week’s read done by Sunday, as planned. But we shall see. Though I have to have it done – and reviewed – in time for my stop on Tuesday.

I also have to write a short review to add to my guest post stop for the GET EVEN Blog Tour on Friday. I am totally loving it, so I don’t think I’ll be at a loss for words.

And I don’t think I’ll be leaving anything behind for next weekend’s post. Fingers crossed.


NetGalley Pile Adds & Finds

I did not request any review books from NetGalley this past week. And I only had time to do the quickest of checks because I’m trying to get everything done before ramping up for this crazy insane week at work. But I did find a few, including the book I received for the tour, and so…

Here are this week’s finds…

INVISIBLE (The Twixt #2) by Dawn Metcalf (Harlequin Teen, Sep 30 2014)

BROKEN (Avena #2) by Marianne Curley (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, Nov 4 2014)

THIS IS YOUR AFTERLIFE by Vanessa Barneveld (Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, Oct 21 2014)

A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT by Sandy Hall (Pan Macmillan, Aug 28 2014) **UK Reviewers Preferred**

MY TRUE LOVE GAVE TO ME (Sneak Peek) by Stephanie Perkins (Pan Macmillan, Oct 9 2014) **UK Reviewers Preferred**

BLACK ICE by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster Australia, Oct 7 2014) **Australian Reviewers Preferred**

SILVERN (The Gilded Series #2) by Christina Farley (Amazon Children’s Publishing, Sep 23 2014)

THE OATHBREAKER’S SHADOW by Amy McCulloch (Flux, Feb 8 2015)

BLUES FOR ZOEY by Robert Paul Weston (Flux, Feb 8 2015)


Things were super quiet on the blog last week due to work taking over my days and nights. And while there will be a few days here and there when things will be quiet on the blog, they shouldn’t be nearly as quiet until I wind things down mid- to late-October.

I did end up getting caught up on Teen Wolf, except for this weekend’s episode. So I shouldn’t be distracted by any more TV until the fall lineup starts up later this month/next month.

Anyway… I really need to get some sleep so that I can be fully functional for this week’s insanely long hours. I probably should have waited to post this on Saturday, but I just couldn’t resist.

I hope you had an awesome bookish haul this past week, I hope you’re already reading the books you planned on reading this week. And if you’d like to share what you’ve received and are reading right now, I’d love to know.

Happy reading!

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