February 2015 Wrap-up!

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The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the categories below.

Sigh. This was my first month back at school and it has been HECTIC. It’s definitely, definitely a step up from last year. I do homework from 4-10pm everyday (without actually having proper study time) and if my eyes aren’t too try and tired by 10pm then I read for a bit. Ok, I’m done complaining.

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Bought:

…Nothing. But I’ve got something ready to buy…

Gifted:

Nada.

Won:

Zilch.

Library:

  • The Duff by Kody KeplingerThe DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
  • Frostfire by Amanda HockingFrostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)

For review:

I was so excited when they came. Thank you so much Allen & Unwin!!

  • A Small Madness by Dianne TouchellA Small Madness
  • Soulprint by Megan MirandaSoulprint

Read: 

  • Starlet’s Web by Carla J. HannaStarlet's Web (The Starlet, #1)
  • A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia GrayA Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1)
  • Quintspinner by Dianne GreenlayQuintspinner (Quintspinner series)
  • The ‘Naturals by Robin ParrishThe 'Naturals: Awakening [Episodes 1-4 -- Season 1] (Young Adult Serial)
  • Heartbeat by Elizabeth ScottHeartbeat
  • Heist Society by Ally Carter (reread)Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
  • The Duff by Kody KeplingerThe DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
  • A Small Madness by Dianne TouchellA Small Madness

TBR:

  • Switched by Amanda Hocking (reread)Switched (Trylle Trilogy, #1)
  • Torn by Amanda Hocking (reread)Torn (Trylle, #2)
  • Ascend by Amanda Hocking (reread)Ascend (Trylle Trilogy, #3)
  • Frostfire by Amanda HockingFrostfire (Kanin Chronicles, #1)
  • Soulprint by Megan MirandaSoulprint

Currently reading:

  • Fangirl by Rainbow RowellFangirl

Counting the Stars 69&70#

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Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Another bind-up I’m afraid. I had no time to post this last week but I didn’t really read/gain much so it doesn’t really matter. But here’s my last two reading weeks:

Bought:

Two out of three books I bought came this week! Yay!!!!

  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta SepetysBetween Shades of Gray
  • Picture Perfect by Holly SmalePicture Perfect (Geek Girl, #3)

I am ridiculously excited for both of those – even if it did nearly kill me to spell grey with an ‘a’. I have heard AMAZING things about Between Shades of Gray (grrrr) and the author’s talk on YouTube is really interesting, and in some ways, shocking. Here’s a link. And as for Picture Perfect, the Geek Girl series is one of my favourite series’ ever and I will talk your ear off if I get going on how much I love it.

Won:

Gifted:

  • Four: A Divergent Collection by Veronica RothFour: A Divergent Story Collection (Divergent, #0.1 - 0.4)

Thanks Mum if you’re reading this! Much love ❤

For review:

I was totally shocked when a finished copy of Messenger of Fear came in my letterbox. I absolutely LOVED it and absoluely FREAKED when I got a finished copy. Thanks so much to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia!

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And an ecopy:

  • Sacrifice byBrigid KemmererSacrifice (Elemental, #5)

Read:

  • Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn AndersonTiger Lily
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasDangerous Girls
  • The Brown House by Christy SloatThe Brown House (The Visitor's Series #1)
  • Get Happy by Mary AmatoGet Happy

To be read:

  • Dangerous Boys by Abigail HaasDangerous Boys
  • Unfound by Christy SloatUnfound (The Visitor's Series #2.5)
  • Dead Beautiful by Yvonne WoonDead Beautiful (Dead Beautiful, #1)

Currently reading:

  • The Crimson Key by Christy SloatThe Crimson Key (The Visitor's Series #2)

 

Counting the Stars 62#

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Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

I actually have books under each catergory this week!

Bought:

I bought some of my first physical books in a while which will hopefully come this week, and I also bought a book which I have been wanting for a while that is fairly cheap on my Kindle.

  • The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady CrossThe Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)

Won:

I won a really pretty copy of this book from Joy at Thoughts by J (check her out HERE)

  • Looking for Alibrandi by Melina MarchettaLooking for Alibrandi

Gifted:

  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart (cries wih joy)We Were Liars

For review:

  • Sneak Peek: Atlantia by Ally CondieSNEAK PEEK: Atlantia

Library:

  • The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer KloesterThe Cinderella Moment
  • Something Real by Heather DemetriosSomething Real
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by Maya Van WagenenPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek

Read:

I’m really happy with how much I read this week!

  • Prodigy by Marie LuProdigy (Legend, #2)
  • Champion by Marie LuChampion (Legend, #3)
  • Life Before Legend by Marie LuLife Before Legend (Legend, #0.5)
  • The Iron Bells by Jeanette BatistaThe Iron Bells (The Demon's Gate, #1)
  • Thousand Words by Jennifer BrownThousand Words
  • Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek by Maya Van WagenenPopular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek
  • Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwenyth HeasleyDon't Call Me Baby
  • Sneak Peek: Atlantia by Ally CondieSNEAK PEEK: Atlantia

DNF:

  • Lives of Magic by Lucy LeidermannLives of Magic

To be read:

  • Arclight by Josin L. McQueinArclight (Arclight, #1)
  • Something Real by Heather DemetriosSomething Real
  • The Brown House by Christy SloatThe Brown House (The Visitor's Series #1)
  • Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie AlenderMarie Antoinette, Serial Killer
  • The Crimson Key by Christy SloatThe Crimson Key (The Visitor's Series #2)
  • Unfound by Christy SloatUnfound (The Visitor's Series #2.5)

Currently reading:

  • Panic by Lauren Oliver (pg 130)Panic
  • True by Erin McCarthy (30%)True (True Believers, #1)

Counting the Stars 59#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Bought:

Won:

I’m still waiting for something I won to arrive and I’m SOOOOO excited for it!

Gifted:

For review:

  • Mirror X by Karri ThompsonMirror X (The Van Winkle Project, #1)

Library:

  • Fire and Flood by Victoria ScottFire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)
  • Of Mice and Men by John SteinbeckOf Mice and Men

Read:

  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E. PearsonThe Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)
  • Mirror X by Kari ThompsonMirror X (The Van Winkle Project, #1)
  • Fire and Flood by Victoria ScottFire & Flood (Fire & Flood, #1)

To be read:

  • The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony BetauskiThe Annihilation of Foreverland (Foreverland, #1)
  • Inhuman by Kat FallsInhuman (Fetch, #1)
  • The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse AndersonThe Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Starlet’s Web by Carla J. HannaStarlet's Web (The Starlet, #1)

Currently reading:

  • Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki (2%)Branded (Sinners, #1)

Counting the Stars 58#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

I kind of haven’t posted for a week…*bows head in shame* I’ve been sick but I’m all better now! MY KINDLE CAME THIS WEEK! Yay!!!!!

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Books I bought:

  • Of Poseidon by Anna BanksOf Poseidon (The Syrena Legacy, #1)
  • The Winner’s Curse by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy, #1)
  • These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerThese Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

Won:

Oh my goodness I won a book this week that I am FREAKING out about! Hopefully I can feature it next week.

Gifted:

For review:

I kind of downloaded a few off Edelweiss that looked cool:

  • Get Happy by Mary AmatoGet Happy
  • Amity by Micol OstowAmity
  • Mercy Mode by Em Garner (no cover yet)
  • Pack of Dorks by Beth VrabelPack of Dorks

Library:

Read:

Well, my Kindle came this week, unexpectedly, meaning that I could finally attack my TBR again. Not that I read that much. But I finally got to finish a book I was literally half way through when my old Kindle died.

  • After Eden by Helen DouglasAfter Eden (After Eden, #1)
  • 4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan4 to 16 Characters

To be read:

  • Allegiant by Veronica RothAllegiant (Divergent, #3)
  • The Annihilation of Foreverland by Tony BertauskiThe Annihilation of Foreverland (Foreverland, #1)
  • Branded by Abi Ketner and Missy KalicickiBranded (Sinners, #1)

Currently reading;

  • Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson (80%)The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

Counting the Stars 55#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a weekly meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Books I bought:

These finally came this week! I am SO excited for them! The first is one of my most anticipated books of this year and the second is a conclusion to one of my favourite trilogies.

  • The Break-Up Artist by Philip SiegelThe Break-Up Artist
  • The Forever Song by Julie KagawaThe Forever Song (Blood of Eden, #3)

Won:

Gifted:

For review:

Library:

I requested quite a few this week – on top of my other requests. I have a feeling they will all be available for pick-up at once. But I downloaded an eBook from my library’s eBook selection this morning.

  • The Promise of Amazing by Robin ConstantineThe Promise of Amazing

Read:

My Kindle is playing up – so I haven’t been able to read any ARCs! Meaning I’m still literally half way through what I was reading. But while I am praying for my Kindle’s survival, I have taken the liberty of finishing off a trilogy I have been waiting a long time to read:

  • Wither by Lauren DeStefanoWither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
  • Fever by Lauren DeStefanoFever (The Chemical Garden, #2)
  • Sever by Lauren DeStefanoSever (The Chemical Garden, #3)

To be read:

When my Kindle goes back to normal, this list might change to comprise of the BZRK trilogy by Michael Grant. But for now…

  • Tempest by Julie CrossTempest (Tempest, #1)
  • Touch of Frost by Jennifer EstepTouch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)

Currently reading:

  • The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine (20%)The Promise of Amazing

 

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Apparently that is my final TBR because there’s nothing that can be done. RIP. But I am going to get a new Kindle 🙂

Counting the Stars 54#

counting the stars

Counting the Stars is a meme hosted here at Bookcomet! This meme allows you to display what books you have gained in the last week! Feel free to join.

The rules:

•Post a sticker – whether it be mine or your own (provided it has Counting the Stars on it).
•Either a) leave a link to your post in the comments below or b) tell me your answers in the comments – either is fine!
•Try to post titles under at least a few of the catergories below.

Books I bought:

I bought two new last week but they still haven’t arrived. Sad face.

Won:

Gifted:

For review:

I received my first ever physical review copy thanks to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia. I was beyond excited for it and read it in a day!

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  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

Library:

Read:

I am actually really proud of how much I read – considering I finished all three since Friday!

  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFeversGrave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer MathieuThe Truth About Alice
  • Avoiding Alpha by Aileen ErinAvoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl #2)

To be read:

  • BZRK by Michael GrantBZRK (BZRK, #1)
  • BZRK: Reloaded by Michael GrantBzrk: Reloaded
  • BZRK: Apocalypse by Micahel GrantBZRK: Apocalypse (BZRK, #3)

Currently reading:

  • After Eden by Helen DouglasAfter Eden (After Eden, #1)