My Reading Pile {7}

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I received a few amazing books in my mail and email boxes this week. One eARC was totally unexpected but is a book I can’t wait to read, so it’s going to the top of the pile. A couple are books for review that I knew were headed my way and I can’t wait to dive into. Two other eARCs I couldn’t resist grabbing from series that I love. One eARC I didn’t think I’d be approved for but am so glad I was. And I received a “top secret” eARC of a book that sounds awesome that I can’t talk about until after I’ve read and reviewed it.

Yet again my wishful thinking read is a book I received this week. But since I have much catching up to do from the past couple of weeks, I can’t add it to the pile just yet.




  • VANISHING GIRLS by Lauren Oliver – courtesy of Goldberg McDuffie and HarperCollins
  • THE DARKEST TOUCH by Gena Showalter – courtesy of Rockstar PR and Harlequin


  • CAPTIVE by Aimee Carter – via NetGalley courtesy of Harlequin Teen
  • FORESWORN by Rinda Elliott – courtesy of the author
  • OUT OF CONTROL by Sarah Alderson – via Edelweiss courtesy of Simon Pulse
  • REBOUND by Noelle August – via Edelweiss courtesy of William Morrow Paperbacks
  • SEKRIT BOOK – a sweeping epic fantasy novel

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: November 16th – November 22nd, 2014


Foresworn CoverFORESWORN (Sisters of Fate #3) by Rinda Elliott

Release date: December 2, 2014
Source: Author

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

As you may have guessed (see sidebar), I’m a huge fan of this series and of the author. And as sad as I am that this series is only a trilogy, I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen with Kat and Arun. While I have a couple of books I must read this week, I can’t resist diving into this book, that I know is going to be epic, right away.


It is written that three Sisters of Fate have the power to change the world’s destiny.

But only if they survive…

Kat Lockwood grew up listening to her unhinged mother’s stories about the Norse goddess souls she and her triplet sisters carry, about fiery deaths and a prophecy foretelling the world’s end. Now, to save that world, Kat must find a guy who hosts the soul of a Norse god–a warrior with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.

But at a truck stop on her road trip, Kat freezes time while she writes out a cryptic message in runes. The only other person able to see this happen? A gorgeous guy with the lightest blond hair and the darkest brown eyes.

Kat’s not convinced peaceful Arun is the future warrior who will turn the tide in the final battle. Yet, Arun turns out to be a lot tougher than he seems. As soul-carrying teens and underworld creatures gather over the world’s deadliest volcano, Kat finds that no one, including her sisters and mother, is exactly who she thought they were….

Sisters of Fate

The prophecy doesn’t lie: one is doomed to die.

Add to TBR

The Darkest Touch CoverTHE DARKEST TOUCH (Lords of the Underworld #11) by Gena Showalter

Release date: November 25, 2014
Source: Publisher

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

Aside from the fact that I’ll be reviewing it for the book’s tour on the 26th, I can’t wait to read all about this yummy warrior. It’s been a long time since I’ve read one of Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld books but I can’t wait to dive back into this series that I’ve missed.


From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter comes the long-awaited story of Torin, the most dangerous Lord of the Underworld yet…

Fierce immortal warrior. Host to the demon of Disease. Torin’s every touch causes sickness and death—and a worldwide plague. Carnal pleasure is utterly forbidden, and though he has always overcome temptation with an iron will, his control is about to shatter.

She is Keeley Cael. The Red Queen. When the powerful beauty with shocking vulnerabilities escapes from a centuries-long imprisonment, the desire that simmers between her and Torin is scorching. His touch could mean the end for her, but resisting her is the hardest battle he’s ever fought—and the only battle he fears he can’t win.

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.

Add to TBR


Rebound No CoverREBOUND (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August
Release date: February 10, 2015

Why it’s only a wish:

I loved the first book in this series – one of my favorite New Adult reads – and I was so excited that the next book would be about Adam Blackwood who I kinda sorta fell in love with in book one. So I was totally stoked to see that REBOUND was on Edelweiss and of course I just had to grab it. And while I would love to read it this week, I have a ton of reads to catch up on, so for now it’s stuck in that sad category called “wishful thinking reads.”


Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos.

Three years ago, Adam married his high school love–and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life.

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon–and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan–has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down.

But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.


I’d hoped that I’d be able to read while I was away for that week-and-a-half, but that did not happen. Even more, I’ve been so completely wiped out that I’ve barely been able to read since I got back. So I’m very, very behind on reads and reviews and did not get the chance to do much blogging either.

A couple of my scheduled reviews did not post, so I’ll be posting them later this week when I have a chance to look them over and have a free day on the blog. But I’m hopeful of writing new reviews for my current reads this week, so it’s just a matter of finding time in my schedule to post everything. Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Re-Read: THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Currently Re-reading: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Up Next: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater – re-read and loved it even more the second time around
  • THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater – currently re-reading and loving it more for reading it back-to-back with book one
  • BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater – can’t wait to find out what happens next

What Was Left Behind

  • Still reading: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
  • Still reading: NOW THAT YOU’RE HERE by Amy K. Nichols
  • Not yet read: COMPULSION by Martina Boone
  • Not yet read: SUSPICION by Alexandra Monir
  • Not yet read: FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
  • 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 hope to review all three of the Raven Cycle books this week. I’m on the tour for BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE and have an interesting post planned for that book, but I’d love to be able to actually review the two previous books I’m re-reading.

And I hope to finish reading the books I’ve not yet read or finished by next week, though I’ll be devouring the books on this week’s pile first. If all goes well, I’ll also try and write a few reviews.


There are quite a few interesting books on NetGalley this week. Especially since it’s been awhile since I last checked. As much as I’d have loved to go crazy and request a bunch of books, I managed only to grab just the one and request just two. Are there any that tempt you?

  • CAPTIVE by Aimee Carter – Harlequin Teen | Nov 25 2014
  • INHERIT MIDNIGHT by Kate Kae Myers – Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books | Feb 10 2015
  • SOULPRINT by Megan Miranda – Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books | Feb 3 2015
  • WHEN REASON BREAKS by Cindy L. Rodriguez – Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books | Feb 10 2015
  • UNDER A PAINTED SKY by Stacey Lee – Penguin Young Readers Group | Mar 17 2015 **Not yet available to request**
  • A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC (Preview Excerpt) by V.E. Schwab – Macmillan-Tor/Forge | Feb 24 2015
  • STRANGER by Sherwood Smith and Rachel Manija Brown – Penguin Young Readers Group | Nov 13 2014
  • PLEASE EXCUSE THIS POEM by Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick – Penguin Young Readers Group | Mar 10 2015
  • I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman – Simon & Schuster (Australia) | Feb 1 2015 **Australia Reviewers Preferred**
  • CONSPIRACY GIRL by Sarah Alderson – Simon and Schuster UK Children’s | Feb 12 2015 **UK Reviewers Preferred**
  • K-9 (Knightley & Son) by Rohan Gavin – Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books | Feb 17 2015
  • WE SHOULD HANG OUT SOMETIME by Josh Sundquist – Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | Dec 23 2014
  • STELLA by Helen Eve – Pan Macmillan | Jan 2 2014 **EU/UK Reviewers Preferred**
  • DATING DOWN by Stefanie Lyons – Flux | Apr 8 2015
  • AFTER US by Amber Hart – Kensington Books | Dec 30 2014
  • THE FORGETTING by Nicole Maggi – Sourcebooks Fire | Feb 3 2015
  • THE LEFT BEHINDS AND THE IPHONE THAT SAVED GEORGE WASHINGTON by David Potter – Random House Children’s | Jan 6 2015
  • INFANDOUS by Elana K. Arnold – Lerner Publishing Group | Mar 1 2015
  • SOME FINE DAY by Kat Ross – Amazon Children’s Publishing | Nov 11 2014
  • ZERO BOXER by Fonda Lee – Flux | Apr 8 2015
  • WHEN YOU LEAVE by Monica Ropal – Perseus Books Group, Running Press | Apr 7 2015
  • I WISH by Elizabeth Langston – Spencer Hill Press | Nov 18 2014

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.