The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by the amazing Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It is a chance to share news, recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.
I love participating in Sunday Post because I can provide a recap of books I read, talk about what is coming up next week, and discuss any books I received in the past week!
This was a fun week as I received books from all sorts of sources: a book I won, one via ARCycling, a few random orders, and pre-orders!
Book I Won
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – Thanks Ann Aguirre!
Book From ARCycling
Split Second by Kasie West
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
Last Week On the Blog
Monday – Cover Reveal: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil
Tuesday – Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Three by Kristen Simmons
Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday: The Invisible by Amelia Kahaney
Thursday – Killing My Kindle: Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan
Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday: Taken By the Fairies by Celestia Dew
Saturday – Book of the Week: This Star Won’t Go Out by Esther Grace Earl
Books Read Last Week
Three by Kristen Simmons – 5/5 (Review Above)
Lady Thief by A.C. Gaughen – 5/5 (Review To Come)
Split Second by Kasie West – 5/5 (NEED BOOK 3!)
Tommy Nightmare by J.L. Bryan – 2/5 (Review Above)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch – 5/5 (ALL THE FEELS!)
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson – 4/5 (Very Powerful)
The Future of Us by Jay Asher – 4/5 (Love Jay Asher!)
This Week On the Blog
Monday – Wicked Valentine’s Readathon Results
Tuesday – Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday – Waiting on Wednesday #20
Thursday – Killing My Kindle
Friday – Frodo’s Frisky Friday
Saturday – Book of the Week
Sunday – Sunday Post #19
Despite the fact that I managed to read a book a day this week (even though I got more sick) I’m not thrilled with my reading progress. This was the main part of the Wicked Valentine’s Readathon and I wanted to get at least 10 books in during that portion, so while 7 is alright, for a readathon it isn’t stepping up my usual levels at all. However, I didn’t read any novellas this week, everything was full length novels (some of which were even 350-400 or so), so that’s good.
Even though the quantity wasn’t there this week the quality sure was! Lady Thief and Split Second, my two pre-orders for this week, both lived up to every possible expectation I could have had for them and I’m already pining for the next in each series! Three was just as excellent and a wonderful way to end the trilogy, and If You Find Me gave me ALL THE FEELS. So ya, good stuff.
I’ve already read almost half the books I received this week, and will likely pick up another soon because they just look so pretty! I don’t know when I’ll get around to reading The Name of the Wind though, the book is massive. o_o I hope you enjoyed the variety this week with a cover reveal AND a blog tour review, it was a ton of fun to participate in both! Thanks for stopping by, feel free to leave a link to your Sunday Post or whatever other bookish meme you partake in over the weekend and I will be sure to check it out! Enjoy your Sunday! ^.^
Get Even Cover Reveal!
I’m so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for Gretchen McNeil’s newest masterpiece, Get Even, which is set to release on September 16th of this year! Plus it is her BIRTHDAY!!! *streamers, balloons, and confetti fall from the sky* So let’s get right to the awesomeness! ^.^
Follows the secretive exploits of four high school juniors – Kitty, Olivia, Margot and Bree – at an exclusive Catholic prep school.
To all outward appearances, the girls barely know each other. At best, they don’t move in the same social circles; at worst, they’re overtly hostile.
Margot Mejia – academically ranked number two in her class, Margot is a focused overachiever bound for the Ivy League.
Kitty Li – captain of the California state and national champion varsity girls’ volleyball team, she’s been recruited by a dozen colleges and has dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal.
Olivia Hayes – popular star of the drama program, she’s been voted “most eligible bachelorette” two years running in the high school yearbook and has an almost lethal combination of beauty and charm.
Bree Deringer – outcast, misfit and the kind of girl you don’t want to meet in a dark alley, the stop sign red-haired punk is a constant thorn in the side of teachers and school administrators alike.
Different goals, different friends, different lives, but the girls share a secret no one would ever guess. They are members of Don’t Get Mad, a society specializing in seeking revenge for fellow students who have been silently victimized by their peers. Each girl has her own reason for joining the group, her own set of demons to assuage by evening the score for someone else. And though school administration is desperate to find out who is behind the DGM “events”, the girls have managed to keep their secret well hidden.
That is until one of their targets – a douchebag senior who took advantage of a drunk underclassman during a house party, videotaped it on his phone, and posted it on YouTube – turns up dead, and DGM is implicated in the murder.
Now the girls don’t know who to trust, and as their tenuous alliance begins to crumble, the secrets they’ve hidden for so long might be their ultimate undoing.
Pre-Order Links Will be available in the coming months, keep an eye on your favorite retailer for more information!
Gretchen is a former coloratura soprano, the voice of Mary on G4’s Code Monkeys and she currently sings with the LA-based circus troupe Cirque Berzerk. She is a founding member of vlog group the YARebels where she can be seen as “Monday,” and she is an active member of both The Enchanted Inkpot, a group blog of YA and middle grade fantasy writers, and The Apocalypsies, a group blog of 2012 children’s debut authors.