My Reading Pile {2}

MRP_Descrip_2It was an amazing week at the mailbox and in the email box this week. I received two printed ARCs that I’m super excited to read, grabbed one eARC I’ve been staring at for awhile, and was approved for an eARC for a possible spot on a tour. I also have two very awesome books on the pile that I can’t wait to tackle this week.

My wishful thinking read is one I know I won’t be able to resist. I was crazy in love with the first book and have been dying to continue on with the series. So, even though I am quite behind on my reads and have a ton of both YA and non-YA reads on the pile that I must read, there are just some books that you can’t say no to.





And I also received this awesome tote and bookmarks for being one of the participants in THE PERFECTIONISTS Read-Along courtesy of HarperTeen.


WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: October 12th – October 18th, 2014


Loop CoverLOOP (Loop #1) by Karen Akins

Release date: October 21, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

Aside from the fact that I am so excited to read this book, I’ll be on the book’s tour on the 22nd with a review stop. But I really want to read this now because I seriously love stories involving time travel. And the description makes this sound all sorts of awesome.


At a school where Quantum Paradox 101 is a required course and history field trips are literal, sixteen year-old time traveler Bree Bennis excels…at screwing up.

After Bree botches a solo midterm to the 21st century by accidentally taking a boy hostage (a teensy snafu), she stands to lose her scholarship. But when Bree sneaks back to talk the kid into keeping his yap shut, she doesn’t go back far enough. The boy, Finn, now three years older and hot as a solar flare, is convinced he’s in love with Bree, or rather, a future version of her that doesn’t think he’s a complete pain in the arse. To make matters worse, she inadvertently transports him back to the 23rd century with her.

Once home, Bree discovers that a recent rash of accidents at her school are anything but accidental. Someone is attacking time travelers. As Bree and her temporal tagalong uncover seemingly unconnected clues—a broken bracelet, a missing data file, the art heist of the millennium—that lead to the person responsible, she alone has the knowledge to piece the puzzle together. Knowledge only one other person has. Her future self.

But when those closest to her become the next victims, Bree realizes the attacker is willing to do anything to stop her. In the past, present, or future.

Add to TBR

The Walled CityTHE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin

Release date: November 4, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

I have been desperate to get this on the pile for ages. I even tried to sneak it onto the pile awhile back. But I have not been successful. Until now. As its release date is just a few weeks away, I don’t have to feel guilty for wanting to meet Dai, Jin and Mei Yee and see what life is like in the Walled City.


730. That’s how many days I’ve been trapped.
18. That’s how many days I have left to find a way out.

DAI, trying to escape a haunting past, traffics drugs for the most ruthless kingpin in the Walled City. But in order to find the key to his freedom, he needs help from someone with the power to be invisible….

JIN hides under the radar, afraid the wild street gangs will discover her biggest secret: Jin passes as a boy to stay safe. Still, every chance she gets, she searches for her lost sister….

MEI YEE has been trapped in a brothel for the past two years, dreaming of getting out while watching the girls who try fail one by one. She’s about to give up, when one day she sees an unexpected face at her window…..

In this innovative and adrenaline-fueled novel, they all come together in a desperate attempt to escape a lawless labyrinth before the clock runs out.

Add to TBR


The Winner's CrimeTHE WINNER’S CRIME (The Winner’s Trilogy #2) by Marie Rutkoski
Release date: March 3, 2015

Why it’s only a wish:

The first book in this series was totally epic. And with the way things ended how could I not want to read THE WINNER’S CRIME and see what is going to happen next for Kestrel? But, like last week’s wishful thinking read, it doesn’t release for months and months, and I have so many other amazing books I need to read. So I really must should must keep this a wish.


Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love.

The engagement of Lady Kestrel to Valoria’s crown prince means one celebration after another. But to Kestrel it means living in a cage of her own making. As the wedding approaches, she aches to tell Arin the truth about her engagement…if she could only trust him. Yet can she even trust herself? For—unknown to Arin—Kestrel is becoming a skilled practitioner of deceit: an anonymous spy passing information to Herran, and close to uncovering a shocking secret.

As Arin enlists dangerous allies in the struggle to keep his country’s freedom, he can’t fight the suspicion that Kestrel knows more than she shows. In the end, it might not be a dagger in the dark that cuts him open, but the truth. And when that happens, Kestrel and Arin learn just how much their crimes will cost them.


It wasn’t quite as productive a week as last week on the blogs, though I did manage to format and schedule a number of tour posts. Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Started Reading: THE PERFECTIONISTS by Sara Shepard (an ongoing read-along read)
  • Reviewed: LAILAH by Nikki Kelly
  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: THE FALL by Bethany Griffin
  • Currently Reading: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch – read months ago and love, love, loved it
  • TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini – read it ages ago and am still in love with it

What Was Left Behind

  • Not yet read: CHASING POWER by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Still not yet read: TALON by Julie Kagawa
  • Still not yet reviewed: LOVE ME TO DEATH by Marissa Clarke (a non-YA title)
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black (a non-YA title)

I found myself very distracted with blog posts this past week. It seems I’d scheduled myself on a number of tours which I needed to prep posts for. Plus with season premieres on TV I found myself not getting very much reading or reviewing done.

But I plan on reading CHASING POWER this weekend and I’ve already scheduled all of my tour posts for this coming week, so I will hopefully be a bit more caught up next weekend. Though I’d love to take some time to write a few reviews.


There are some awesome finds on NetGalley this week, a couple I’m trying very hard to resist adding to the TBR, and one I couldn’t resist. Are there any that tempt you?

So how was your reading and reviewing week? Did you get to all your planned reads and reviews?

And did you get any new and exciting books in the mail, via email or from the bookstore or library?

Leave a comment or a link, I’d love to know.

Happy reading!

Do you create a reading pile?

If so, what’s in your reading pile this week?



Rachel (a.k.a. Fiktshun) has been blogging about (mostly YA) books since 2010. She always has and always will believe that reading YA rocks and thinks she's found the perfect place to ramble here at RYAR.