My Reading Pile {18}

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It was another amazing week at the mail and email boxes this week. I received four awesome books and ARCs in the mail, all of which I can’t wait to read and review, and six eARCs that I can’t wait to check out or have been dying to read or am super curious about.

Things are going to be even more crazy for the entire month of February, especially as I have a ton of review books I must read and review. But I really want to catch up on the two books I’m currently reading, so I’m only going to add one book to my reading pile. And because I never got the chance to finish a book I must read for review, it will be this week’s only read.

I was not at all productive in reading and blogging this week because my job took over my life. But I hope to find more of a balance between work-life this week.

I really can’t afford a wishful thinking read this week, but I’m going to choose one anyway, because I’m crazy like that. But unless miracles do come true, I won’t be able to get it on the pile in the next few weeks. No matter how badly I want to read it.


WHAT I RECEIVED THIS WEEK


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eBook

  • GET DIRTY by Gretchen McNeil – via Edelweiss courtesy of Balzer + Bray
  • CRASH by Eve Silver – via Edelweiss courtesy of Katherine Tegen Books
  • GAME PLAY by Lynda Aicher – via NetGalley courtesy of Carina Press
  • UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT by Angie Stanton – via Edelweiss courtesy of HarperTeen
  • BLACK DOVE, WHITE RAVEN by Elizabeth Wein – via Edelweiss courtesy of Disney-Hyperion
  • DUST TO DUST by Melissa C. Walker – via Edelweiss courtesy of Katherine Tegen Books

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: February 2nd – February 8th, 2015


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Red Queen CoverRED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard

Release date: February 10, 2015
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss

Description:

The poverty stricken Reds are commoners, living under the rule of the Silvers, elite warriors with god-like powers.

To Mare Barrow, a 17-year-old Red girl from The Stilts, it looks like nothing will ever change.

Mare finds herself working in the Silver Palace, at the centre of
those she hates the most. She quickly discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to destroy Silver control.

But power is a dangerous game. And in this world divided by blood, who will win?

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MY WISHFUL THINKING READ


All the RageALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
Release date: April 14, 2015

Description:

The sheriff’s son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy’s only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn’t speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won’t now — but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear.

With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women after an act of sexual violence, forcing us to ask ourselves: In a culture that refuses to protect its young girls, how can they survive?

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WHAT I READ & REVIEWED AND WHAT WAS LEFT BEHIND


What I Read & Reviewed

  • Read: THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
  • Read & Reviewed: PLAYLIST FOR THE DEAD by Michelle Falkoff
  • Still Currently Reading: RIOT by Jamie Shaw
  • Currently Reading: REBOUND by Noelle August

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • RIOT by Jamie Shaw
  • REBOUND by Noelle August
  • THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe

What Was Left Behind

  • Not yet read: FROSTFIRE by Amanda Hocking
  • Still reading: SEEKER by Arwen Elys Dayton
  • Still not yet read: LOVE, LUCY by April Lindner
  • Still not yet read: DREAM A LITTLE DREAM by Kerstin Gier
  • Still not yet reviewed: SUBLIME by Christina Lauren
  • Still not yet read: LOVE & OTHER THEORIES by Alexis Bass
  • Still not yet read: FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • Still not yet finished: THE FIGURES OF BEAUTY by David MacFarlane (a non-YA title)
  • 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)

I got a bit sidetracked from my review pile reads doing a beta read this week during those few hours I wasn’t working. So I didn’t get much else done this week. But I am hopeful that I’ll have more time next week to get back into the groove and on track with those review books before I get completely overwhelmed next month.


NETGALLEY FINDS


There are just a few books on NetGalley this week, though I did end up requesting one that doesn’t seem to be available anymore. Are there any that tempt you?

  • THE NATURALS by Aaron Patterson et al – All Night Reads | Oct 24 2012
  • THE CATALYST by Helena Coggan – Hachette Australia | Apr 14 2015 **Australian Reviewers Preferred**
  • BLACK DOVE, WHITE RAVEN by Elizabeth Wein – Egmont Publishing | Mar 5 2015 **EU/UK Reviewers Preferred**
  • DENTON’S LITTLE DEATHDATE by Lance Rubin – Simon and Schuster UK Children’s | Mar 26 2015 **UK Reviewers Preferred**

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?

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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.
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