April 27, 2014

Rewind & Review #13

Usually, I do a weekly Rewind & Review but I decided to do a monthly one this time around.  April has been quieter than I expected.  Lots of great books, though, and lots of posts.  I sent my first requests to publishers for ARCs (instead of just depending on the bookstore, NetGalley, and Edelweiss).  I've been put on the request list for several books (yay!), and I already received one of the ARCs (see below).  I was surprised at how few books I actually bought this month, though, because I've sometimes had weeks in the past where I've bought more.  I went to a great author event just this past Thursday and met Erica O'Rourke and Mindee Arnett and got to see Stacey Kade again.  I got books signed, Kate got books signed, and we got tons of swag.  And in other news, it looks like I'm going to Asbury University this fall. :)  Overall, I'm very much looking forward to May.

Books and Swag I Received
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Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor (Thanks to NetGalley and Bloomsbury!)
Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau (Thank you to HMH Books for Young Readers! So excited to read and review this one; I'll have reviewed the whole trilogy in just a month or two.)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Thank you to Edelweiss and Harlequin Teen!)

(A big thank you to Emery Lord for this awesome Open Road Summer swag!  It's some of the best I've received - temporary tattoos, stickers, and a button.)

Thank you to Read Between the Lynes for all the amazing ARCs! (Books pictured are: Vivian Divine Is Dead, Dark Metropolis, The Vanishing Season, The Things You Kiss Goodbye, V Is for Villain, The Castle Behind Thorns, The Ring and the Crown, Life by Committee, Nantucket Red, Say What You Will, and The Hunt.)

Books I Bought
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The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik (e-book)
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

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Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han (Can I just say that I love how the title looks like it was written in permanent marker?)

The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

Books I Won
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The Rules by Stacey Kade (Thanks to Goodreads and Disney-Hyperion!)
Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone (It's signed!  Thanks to Goodreads and Tamara!)

Perry's Recommendations
Perry joined me in my reread of Dorothy Must Die, a book that neither of us can recommend enough.

Perry and I enjoyed Open Road Summer; the protagonist's BFF reminds me of Taylor Swift a lot.

Books I Read
Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub
The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LaZebnik
Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam
Top 8 by Katie Finn
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige (reread)
Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick (DNF)
Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols (DNF)
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan (reread)
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (reread)
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn (reread)
The Ring and the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord
Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Pivot Point by Kasie West (reread)
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell
Split Second by Kasie West (reread)
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith (reread)
Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu

Blog Posts You Might've Missed
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Upcoming Blog Posts in the Next Few Weeks (subject to change)
  • So You Like... #2
  • Top Ten Tuesday: Books You'll Enjoy If You Like...
  • Review: Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Random Friday: Childhood Memories
  • And the week of May 4-10, I'm terming "The Week of Reviews." I'll be posting every day and all but 2 posts will be reviews.

1 comment:

  1. OH MY GOSH, EMMA. First, this haul is amazing. Lies We Tell Ourselves looks really good, I hope you enjoy! AND ALL THOSE ARCS. Happy reading, I know you will ;)


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