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Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano

goneExpected Publication: March 25, 2014

Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books

Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Bones meets Fringe in a big, dark, scary, brilliantly-plotted urban thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. 

Nearly Boswell knows how to keep secrets. Living in a DC trailer park, she knows better than to share anything that would make her a target with her classmates. Like her mother’s job as an exotic dancer, her obsession with the personal ads, and especially the emotions she can taste when she brushes against someone’s skin. But when a serial killer goes on a killing spree and starts attacking students, leaving cryptic ads in the newspaper that only Nearly can decipher, she confides in the one person she shouldn’t trust: the new guy at school—a reformed bad boy working undercover for the police, doing surveillance. . . on her. 

Nearly might be the one person who can put all the clues together, and if she doesn’t figure it all out soon—she’ll be next.

I have seen this cover floating around, but today was the first day that I really paid attention to the synopsis. It sounds like just the right amount of thrill and creep, so it practically has my name written all over it. 

What books are you guys looking to add to your shelves?



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 The Wicked We Have Done by Sarah Harian

wickedExpected Publication: March 18, 2014

Publisher: Penguin/InterMix Books

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Evalyn Ibarra never expected to be an accused killer and experimental prison test subject. A year ago, she was a normal college student. Now she’s been sentenced to a month in the compass room—an advanced prison obstacle course designed by the government to execute justice. 

If she survives, the world will know she’s innocent. 

Locked up with nine notorious and potentially psychotic criminals, Evalyn must fight the prison and dismantle her past to stay alive. But the system prized for accuracy appears to be killing at random.

She doesn’t plan on making friends. 

She doesn’t plan on falling in love, either.

Despite the fact that this does seem to be a little reminiscent of a Hunger Games style plot, I think I could really enjoy the darkness of this story line. I am intrigued to see how exactly this system doles out justice, so come March 18 I will definitely be on the look out for this book.

Does this sound like a book you can’t wait to read? What other books have been on your radar?




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Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King



Expected Publication: October 14, 2014

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads: 


Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what’s next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way…until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying. 

A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass. 

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

A.S. King’s books can be a hit-or-miss for me, but History of the Future sounds like such a me book. First off, that title sounds incredibly promising. Add in the fact that this book has themes of feminism and I am sold. 

StSBannerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

I just have one book to share this week, but it definitely had a lot of hype around its release. 

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer I couldn’t wait to read Cress as soon as I got it. I enjoyed reading it, but I don’t feel the same love for the series that I know some other bloggers do.

What books did you guys get this week? Let me know!



Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

It has been a crazy week! I haven’t been posting or commenting as much because I have signed on to help costume my school’s musical, and it takes up about all of my free time. I still found time to go to the library, get books in the mail, and go to my library’s used book sale.

The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle


Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Desert Tales by Melissa Marr

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta (I have been on a Melina Marchetta kick lately. If you ahven’t read any of her books before: Do it!)


Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Crash by Lisa McMann

The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson(FINALLY!)


Airhead by Meg Cabot 

Sirenzand Sirenz Back in Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman (I won these in a giveaway from Em at The Book Butterfly. Thanks, Em! And thanks, Charlotte, for the lovely note.)

Grandmaster by David Klass (Thanks, Fierce Reads!) 

How has your week been? I can’t promise to respond right away, but leave me something to read!



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The Unbound by Victoria Schwab

theunbound Expected Publication: January 28, 2014

 Publisher: Hyperion

 Synopsis from Goodreads: 

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. 

Last summer, Mackenzie Bishop, a Keeper tasked with stopping violent Histories from escaping the Archive, almost lost her life to one. Now, as she starts her junior year at Hyde School, she’s struggling to get her life back. But moving on isn’t easy — not when her dreams are haunted by what happened. She knows the past is past, knows it cannot hurt her, but it feels so real, and when her nightmares begin to creep into her waking hours, she starts to wonder if she’s really safe. 

Meanwhile, people are vanishing without a trace, and the only thing they seem to have in common is Mackenzie. She’s sure the Archive knows more than they are letting on, but before she can prove it, she becomes the prime suspect. And unless Mac can track down the real culprit, she’ll lose everything, not only her role as Keeper, but her memories, and even her life. Can Mackenzie untangle the mystery before she herself unravels? 

With stunning prose and a captivating mixture of action, romance, and horror, The Unbound delves into a richly imagined world where no choice is easy and love and loss feel like two sides of the same coin.

— I read and loved The Archived, the first novel in this series, and it was really well written and told a very interesting story. I read a sample of this book and haven’t gotten it out of my head since. 

What books are you waiting for? Have you read The Archived?

StSBannerStacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

After the massive book haul from last week, I really shouldn’t be adding any more books to my shelves. Also, it’s finals week, so the blog may only be updated infrequently for a while. Buying new books will be my reward for finishing this semester.

But, I still managed to get a few books this week.

 bittersweet embersThank you to Holly at Novel Bliss! I won her giveaway for her blogoversary and received a copy of BittersweetFrom the library, I had to get The Crown of EmbersNow, I am eager to get my hands on the third book. 

That’s it for me this week. What did you guys get this week?


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly bookhaul.  

right  openly straightSpecial thanks to Willa from Lit Up Review for giving me her ARC of Right of Way and the wonderful team at Scholastic for the copy of Openly Straight.

I went to the library this week and only checked out ten books! 

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike 

The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer

Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Mister Death’s Blue-Eyed Girls by Mary Downing Hahn

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson 

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally 

Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally 

And then I bought myself a few books too because I figured I didn’t have enough to read. 

Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally 

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally 

What lovely books did you get this week? Let me know!


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.

Yesterdays  Eleanor  dark  whitespace

 All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill/Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell/Into the Dark by Bree Despain/White Space by Ilsa J. Bick   

I want to say thank you to Octavia over at Read. Sleep. Repeat. for being my Bookish Christmas partner. She gifted me a copy of Eleanor & Park and is so super sweet. 

What books did you get this week? Let me know!

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where book bloggers share their weekly book haul.
 steelheartI keep seeing Steelheart everywhere, and it is coming pretty highly recommended by some fellow blogging friends. I have some high hopes and it seems like it will be a pretty action-packed fun book to read over the break.
What books did you add to your shelves this week? Have you read Steelheart? Let me know!

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