Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wrap-Up and Week to Come (31MAR13)

Happy Easter-Christ is risen-glory Hallelujah!


I am pleased to say that my eyes feel much better. Although I felt pretty normal almost immediately after the surgery, it was still hard for me to read much and I didn't have the focus to spend time on the computer. Happily I am almost caught up on commenting and plan to finish that up today. As I mentioned last week, I am committed to using Feedly for now although I set up Bloglovin' and my feeds were finally imported to The Old Reader so I will also be exploring them.

Books Received:
(from Amazon Vine)
His Majesty's Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal-the third book in the series
Taken by Erin Bowman-I love the cover for this and I have so many questions I need answered.
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella-looking forward to sharing this with my sister who is also a Kinsella fan
Frogged by Vivian Vande Velde-a beloved author, a fun MG, fairy tales-all is good :)

(Unsolicited from Penguin)
Proxy by Alex London-sounds like a really cool action story
The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman-I loved The Grimm Legacy and unsuccessfully requested an e-ARC of this so I'm glad i received a hard copy

(Invited via Netgalley)
Dare You To by Katie McGarry-I loved the snippet of this from the end of Pushing the Limits-Ryan sounds right up my alley!

Week to Come: Kind of a weird week; we're starting with some 2013 YA releases and then shifting to adult reads

Later today will be my wrap-up for War and Peace, Volume I, Part Three just as soon as I finish writing it!
Everbound by Brodi Ashton-did this sequel live up to the enchanting Everneath for me?
Absent by Katie Williams-a ghost mystery in a high school setting
Dark Triumph by Robin LaFeves-another sequel that has a tough bar to top in Grave Mercy
Sinners and the Sea by Rebecca Kanner-a retelling of Noah's ark from the perspective of his wife
The Ashford Affair by Lauren Willig-the author of the Pink Carnation series tackles a new historical period
A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde-a release from an author I have long known of but have never tried


  1. Love the cover for Taken, but after reading some not so positive review I've decided it's not for me. Curious to see what you make of it, though!

    Love the premise for Proxy, sounds awesome! Looking forward to your review. :)

    1. I've seen some negative reviews for Taken too but I really want to check it out for myself since I was able to get an early copy-I'm so curious about it!

  2. I have seen mixed reviews on Taken but, I can't wait to hear what you think!

    Kristin @ Young Adult Book Haven

    1. I've seen the mixed reviews too but fingers crossed mine will end up being positive!

  3. I am glad your eyes are doing better and that you are catching up!

    You have some great books coming up. I was excited to get approved for His Majesty's Hope and Dare You To and I am looking forward to reading them. I got the new Sophie Kinsella from Amazon Vine too. My sister and I are both fans of Sophie Kinsella. I love her Shopaholic books especially.

    I look forward to your thoughts on The Ashford Affair and Dark Triumph.

    Happy Easter!

    1. Yay-you got His Majesty's Hope too! I know we've both been enjoying this series and I hope we both love the third book. After the closing events of book two, I have so many questions!

  4. I'm getting a copy of Taken in the mail too that I won from Alluring Reads. I'm a little scared though. Everyone I know except one person has been hating it. I hope that I'm not one of them.

    Enjoy your books!

    1. Katie's Book Blog just posted a positive review of this-hopefully you and I will agree with her!

  5. Glad you're eyes are better and you're getting caught up. I've seen Taken on quite a few blogs, I'm a fan of dystopian so hope it's a good one. I also picked up Dare You Too on NetGalley, looking forward to it. Enjoy your reads :)

    1. Dare You To is one of my most-wanted so I'm very pleased to have gotten an early copy. Cannot wait to dive in!


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