My Reading Pile {14}

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It was a quiet-ish week at the mail and eMail boxes this week. It was a holiday week so I wasn’t expecting anything and was surprised to have received a print copy of a book I’ll be on the tour for as well as two NetGalley widgets for two eARCs I will be reviewing for tours.

I did not read the book I set out to read, though I got caught up on a couple I should have read earlier, and read one I had to (and really wanted to) read for a tour this week. And I chose this week’s wishful thinking read because it is exactly the type of book I’m in the mood to read right now.





  • TUNNEL VISION by Susan Adrian – via NetGalley courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin
  • REBELLION by Stephanie Diaz – via NetGalley courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: January 4th – January 10th, 2015


Make It LastMAKE IT LAST (Bowler University #3) by Megan Erickson

Release date: January 6, 2015
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Why it’s on this week’s pile:

I have wanted to dive into this series for quite some time now. I especially wanted to meet Cam Ruiz. I signed up for the tour for this New Adult novel to give me the perfect excuse to read it and I can’t wait. And I’ve only added the one book to the pile just in case I couldn’t resist reading the first two books in this series, too.


After graduating from Bowler University, the last place Cam Ruiz ever expected to find himself is his hometown. A bad job as a bouncer and worry over his mom’s health make living in Paradise anything but. There’s only one thing that can make his return any harder—running into the only girl he’s ever loved.

Tate Ellison made a mistake when she was eighteen, one that cost her the best thing she’s ever had. She’s always hoped the regret of losing Cam would fade over time. Too bad it’s only grown. She took comfort in the fact she’d never have to face him again, so his presence in Paradise throws her for a loop.

The pull between them is instant and when the truth of what happened years ago tumbles out, they share a mind-blowing kiss…which leads to more. But the past has a way of repeating itself. When all the cards are on the table, Cam and Tate must decide what they are willing to do to make it last.

Add to TBR


A Wicked Thing CoverA WICKED THING by Rhiannon Thomas
Release date: February 24, 2015

Why it’s only a wish:

I have desperately wanted to read A WICKED THING since the moment I downloaded it a second time. I am so curious about this author’s reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty story and I really want to know what she thinks happened after. But I have a number of books I must read for review this month and cannot sneak another one onto the pile. Though I really, really want to.


Rhiannon Thomas’s dazzling debut novel is a spellbinding reimagining of Sleeping Beauty and what happens after happily ever after.

One hundred years after falling asleep, Princess Aurora wakes up to the kiss of a handsome prince and a broken kingdom that has been dreaming of her return. All the books say that she should be living happily ever after. But as Aurora understands all too well, the truth is nothing like the fairy tale.

Her family is long dead. Her “true love” is a kind stranger. And her whole life has been planned out by political foes while she slept.

As Aurora struggles to make sense of her new world, she begins to fear that the curse has left its mark on her, a fiery and dangerous thing that might be as wicked as the witch who once ensnared her. With her wedding day drawing near, Aurora must make the ultimate decision on how to save her kingdom: marry the prince or run.

Rhiannon Thomas weaves together vivid scenes of action, romance, and gorgeous gowns to reveal a richly imagined world … and Sleeping Beauty as she’s never been seen before.


I didn’t have as much time to read and review as I’d hoped I would. Having visitors in town completely took up all my time and wore me out. But I did manage to read a couple of books, start reading a couple, and write a couple of reviews – though I’d wanted to write a few more of those than I did. But I hope to be able to get at least a little caught up on those this weekend and during the early part of next week.

I plan on finishing both “currently reading” books by Sunday, when I plan on starting this week’s read. And hopefully I’ll be able to write a review a day for each of the days this week.

Here’s the rundown:

What I Read & Reviewed

  • Reviewed: COMPULSION by Martina Boone
  • Finished Reading & Reviewed: THE DARKEST PART OF THE FOREST by Holly Black
  • Read: THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury
  • Currently Reading: THE WINNER’S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski
  • Currently Reading: SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER by Melinda Salisbury
  • MAKE IT LAST by Megan Erickson
  • SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott
  • THE WINNER’S CRIME by Marie Rutkoski

What Was Left Behind

  • Not yet read: LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner
  • Still Reading: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
  • Still Reading: SEEKER by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • Not yet read: THE WICKED AWAKENING OF ANNE MERCHANT by Joanna Wiebe
  • Not yet read: DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kerstin Gier
  • Still not yet reviewed: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
  • Still not yet reviewed: UNHINGED by A.G. Howard
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE DREAM THIEVES by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Still not yet reviewed: BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE WALLED CITY by Ryan Graudin
  • Still not yet reviewed: THE GIFTED DEAD by Jenna Black (a non-YA title)
  • Still not yet read: LOVE & OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass
  • Still not yet read: FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Still reading: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)

I really wanted to write my review for THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER before I wrote this post, but the day escaped me. I’m just hoping to be able to do so before I finish my next read so that I won’t start to get too many stories all jumbled up in my head.

In a way I’m glad the holidays are over, though I have a ton of stuff to do at work this month, and also have a couple of tours I need to put together. So that quiet moment I’ve been hoping for isn’t going to happen anytime soon.


There are a few of interest books on NetGalley this week and I somehow managed not to give in to temptation to a one. 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.