Weekly Update #78


Welcome to my Weekly Update where I post my blog's schedule for the week. I'm linking up to The Sunday Post, hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

This upcoming week ends August and begins September, which means the September is for Sequels challenge begins and in one week the Tackle Your TBR Read-a-thon. I'm looking forward to them both! Here's what to expect this week:
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Stacking the Shelves #54


Here's my Stacking The Shelves for this week, hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

I was doing okay with ARC requests this week and not loading up my Kindle too much until HarperTeen loaded a bunch of books on Edelweiss that about doubled what I had. :) Just a note that Dangerous Destiny, the prequel for A Night Sky, is still FREE. Here's what I got (from NetGalley, Edelweiss, and tour hosts):
Broken Forest (Daath Chronicles, #1) Wildlife Dangerous Destiny (Night Sky 0.5)
Thirty-Two Going on Spinster Love and Other Unknown Variables The Wishing Season (Chapel Spring #3)
Althea & Oliver Love Without End The Rogue Knight (Five Kingdoms, #2) Hidden
The Bracelet The Memory Key Better Than Perfect Love and Other Theories
Polaris (Avalon, #2) The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen, #1) Sherlock Holmes in a Study in Scarlet Lies I Told

Did you get anything this week?


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Cover Reveal: The Artisans by Julie Reece

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Welcome to the Cover Reveal for
The Artisans
by Julie Reece
May 2015 by Month9Books, LLC
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Friday Favorites: Book Covers for June and July


Friday Favorites is a weekly meme hosted here, that spotlights a favorite author, book, series, publisher, cover, blog, etc. Basically whatever bookish thing that you love, recommend, and want to tell others about. Just pick one and link up to my post each Friday to share. You can use the graphic I used above, the other one here, or your own.

I normally spotlight the book covers I love once a quarter, but I decided I may be doing it more often. Today are the covers that stood out to me that I've seen for books published in June and July. Here they are:
A Little Something Different Sisters' Fate (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, #3) Fiendish
A Little Something Different: I love just how adorably cute this looks. I also like that it's not a cover that looks like any other cover I've seen. I also love the bench and tree, which seems to relate to the story.
Sisters' Fate: I have liked all of the covers in this series. I love this one for the colors in the background, but mostly for the three sisters and how only the one is turned.
Fiendish: This cover is just amazingly creepy! I love how it looks and portrays the story. It's not one I'll be reading, but still it's a great cover.
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Review: City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments, #6)City of Heavenly Fire
(The Mortal Instruments #6)
by Cassandra Clare
YA Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Hardcover725 Pages
May 27th 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry

Summary

In this dazzling and long-awaited conclusion to the acclaimed Mortal Instruments series, Clary and her friends fight the greatest evil they have ever faced: Clary's own brother.

Sebastian Morgenstern is on the move, systematically turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter. Bearing the Infernal Cup, he transforms Shadowhunters into creatures out of nightmare, tearing apart families and lovers as the ranks of his Endarkened army swell.

The embattled Shadowhunters withdraw to Idris - but not even the famed demon towers of Alicante can keep Sebastian at bay. And with the Nephilim trapped in Idris, who will guard the world against demons?

When one of the greatest betrayals the Nephilim have ever known is revealed, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Simon, and Alec must flee - even if their journey takes them deep into the demon realms, where no Shadowhunter has set foot before, and from which no human being has ever returned...

Love will be sacrificed and lives lost in the terrible battle for the fate of the word in the thrilling final installment of the classic urban fantasy series The Mortal Instruments!
   
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Review: Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)Dark Triumph
(His Fair Assassin #2)
by Robin LaFevers
YA Historical Urban Fantasy
Hardcover385 Pages
April 2nd 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

Summary

When Sybella arrived at the doorstep of St Mortain half mad with grief and despair the convent were only too happy to offer her refuge - but at a price. The sisters of this convent serve Death, and with Sybella naturally skilled in both the arts of death and seduction, she could become one of their most dangerous weapons.

But her assassin's skills are little comfort when the convent returns her to the life that nearly drove her mad. Her father's rage and brutality are terrifying, and her brother's love is equally monstrous. But when Sybella discovers an unexpected ally she discovers that a daughter of Death may find something other than vengeance to live for...
   
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Review Briefs: Darkness Within and Magic Within by Sara Fitzgerald

Darkness WithinDarkness Within
by Sara Fitzgerald
YA Paranormal
September 5th 2011

Summary

Once Samantha learns her family secret, her life is in terrible danger—and her unlife may just be beginning.
 
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Review: Sunkissed by Carys Jones

Sunkissed
by Carys Jones
Adult Paranormal Romance
Kindle Edition, 276 Pages
August 25th 2013 by Kellan Publishing                  

Summary

Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.

Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.
 

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I read Sunkissed back in July. I needed to sit on it for a while before I felt I could write a good review. I was expecting a cleaner read and there were some scenes that kind of seared my brain. They weren't long enough to really be able to see them coming and then skim. They were just there. For those that enjoy adult paranormal romance on a regular basis I would say that this was all really well done. For me, it was just too much. Thus, the waiting until I could think and let things settle. Here's my review...
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Book Blast: Thirty-Two Going on Spinster by Becky Monson

Thirty-Two Going on SpinsterThirty-Two Going On Spinster
(Spinter Series #1)
by Becky Monson
Adult Contemporary Romance
Ebook348 Pages
December 12th 2012 by Exclusive Publishing

Summary

Julia Dorning is a spinster, or at least on the road to becoming one. She has no social life, hates her job, and lives in her parent’s basement with her cat, Charlie.

With the arrival of Jared Moody, the new hire at work, Julia’s mundane life is suddenly turned upside down. Her instant (and totally ridiculous) crush on the new guy causes Julia to finally make some long-overdue changes, in hopes to find a life that includes more than baking and hanging out with Charlie.

But when the biggest and most unexpected change comes, will the new and improved Julia be able to overcome it? Or will she go back to her spinster ways?

Grab your copy for only $2.99!!!
     
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