My Reading Pile {5}

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I probably received a few anticipated books this week, but as I’ve had to create this post early it has been a bit quiet in the mailbox, though not the email box. I received four awesome eGalleys in addition to that printed ARC that I am dying to read, so maybe it wasn’t that quiet a week.

My wishful thinking read is one of those new adult titles I grabbed, and if I have any time at all to sneak it onto the pile I will. But as I will be super busy this week, I’m not sure that’s going to happen.

And as I won’t be around to prep the next haul post, I will either post it late or hold it until the 15th. I suppose it depends on how many books end up in my mailbox and how many books I plan on reading.





WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: November 2nd – November 8th, 2014


Now That You're Here CoverNOW THAT YOU’RE HERE (Duplexity #1) by Amy K. Nichols

Release date: December 9, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

I have been dying to read this book ever since I took part in its cover reveal months and months ago. I love stories about parallel universes and I am so excited about this author’s version – and it’s sequel. I can’t wait to meet the Danny and Eevee in both books.


In a parallel universe, the classic bad boy falls for the class science geek.

One minute Danny was running from the cops, and the next, he jolted awake in an unfamiliar body–his own, but different. Somehow, he’s crossed into a parallel universe. Now his friends are his enemies, his parents are long dead, and studious Eevee is not the mysterious femme fatale he once kissed back home. Then again, this Eevee–a girl who’d rather land an internship at NASA than a date to the prom–may be his only hope of getting home.

Eevee tells herself she’s only helping him in the name of quantum physics, but there’s something undeniably fascinating about this boy from another dimension . . . a boy who makes her question who she is, and who she might be in another place and time.

And, coming soon, Duplexity, Part II: While You Were Gone flips this story on its head and tells the tale of the alternate Danny and the alternate Eevee, living in Danny’s parallel world.

Add to TBR

Compulsion_with_tagCOMPULSION (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone

Release date: October 28, 2014
Source: Purchased

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

As you might have known, given the amount of promotion I’ve done for this book, I’ve been dying to read it. It sounds absolutely amazing. It released on Tuesday and I’ve been wishing I could have already read it and met Barrie and Eight. But I am remedying that situation this week.


Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lives with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead–a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

Add to TBR


Fall with Me CoverFALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn
Release date: March 31, 2015

Why it’s only a wish:

I am a J. Lynn New Adult addict and I could not believe it when I saw FALL WITH ME on Edelweiss. Of course I had to grab it, but as it doesn’t release until next March and apparently reading it so early usually means not reviewing it, I have to make myself wait. I wish I didn’t have to, though.


Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.


It was a very productive reading and reviewing week this past week. I even managed to write and format a few other posts to be scheduled for when I’m gone. I hope it makes up for the fact that from November 1st through the 11th I won’t have written any blog posts and possibly not read any books – ack! I hope I’ll have been able to read at least one. Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: BEAUTIFUL GIRL by Lida James
  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: REBORN by C.C. Hunter
  • Finished Reading: THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
  • Read & Reviewed: UNBREAKABLE by C.C. Hunter
  • Read & Reviewed: ETERNAL by C.C. Hunter
  • Read & Reviewed: LETTING GO by Molly McAdams (review to post 11/4)
  • Reviewed: A THOUSAND PIECES OF YOU by Claudia Gray (review to post 11/4)
  • Reviewed: AFTERPARTY by Ann Redisch Stampler (review to post 11/5)
  • Reviewed: TRIAL BY FIRE by Josephine Angelini (review to post 11/6)
  • Reviewed: SNOW LIKE ASHES by Sara Raasch (review to post 11/7)
  • Currently Reading: SAFER OFFSHORE by Ed Mapes

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin – read and love, love, loved it

What Was Left Behind

  • Still reading: SAFER OFFSHORE by Ed Mapes (a non-fiction title for class)
  • Still not yet read: THE WINNER’S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski
  • Still reading: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black (a non-YA title)

I ended up with a last minute add to the pile this past week which meant I didn’t get to finish one of the two reads on the pile. But I am reading that now and hope to have it finished before class starts. Eep!

I did manage to get a few of those long overdue reviews written – finally. And hopefully if I’ve scheduled them properly they’ll actually post while I’m away. I think I just have two past due reviews to write and post here and a couple new adult reviews to post on the other blog.

I’m not sure whether I’ll get the two books on the pile read this week, or if I’ll have time to write a review on my phone’s notepad. But I’m going to try. If I don’t get either accomplished then I’ll likely not bother posting next week’s post late and just wait to share my haul and reads the following week.


There are quite a few of interest finds on NetGalley this week, and one read now title 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.