My Reading Pile {19}


It was an awesome week at the mailbox this week, though a quiet one at the eMailbox. I received a couple of surprise ARCs and a couple I was expecting and one eARC that I know will rock. All are books I can’t wait to read, one of which I’m very intrigued by and one that is completely new to me that sounds so interesting.

I had a terrible week this past week in terms of reading – I did not get caught up or get ahead as I’d hoped. I managed to read the book I planned on reading and wrote the review, but did very little else.

I wish I had time for a wishful thinking read, but I really, really don’t. So this week’s wishful thinking read is more fantasy than reality.





  • VENDETTA by Catherine Doyle – courtesy of Chicken House via NetGalley

WHAT I’M READING THIS WEEK: February 9th – February 15th, 2015


Fates CoverFATES (Fates#1) by Lanie Bross

Release date: February 11, 2014
Source: Purchased


One moment. One foolish desire. One mistake. And Corinthe lost everything.

She fell from her tranquil life in Pyralis Terra and found herself exiled to the human world. Her punishment? To make sure people’s fates unfold according to plan. Now, years later, Corinthe has one last assignment: kill Lucas Kaller. His death will be her ticket home.

But for the first time, Corinthe feels a tingle of doubt. It begins as a lump in her throat, then grows toward her heart, and suddenly she feels like she is falling all over again–this time for a boy she knows she can never have. Because it is written: one of them must live, and one of them must die. In a universe where every moment, every second, every fate has already been decided, where does love fit in?

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Chaos coverCHAOS (Fates #2) by Lanie Bross

Release date: January 27, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley


Can they change their destiny?

They kissed only once—and it was electric, like the air before a storm. But Corinthe and Luc broke the rules of the universe, and learned too late that their love would have consequences. In the dizzying aftermath, Luc refuses to accept his destiny—not if it means a life without Corinthe. As a fire rages through the Crossroads that connect worlds, Luc must find a way to turn back time and save Corinthe once and for all.

Meanwhile, Luc’s 15-year-old sister Jasmine starts to realize things are not as they seem when time begins stuttering, sending her everyday life in San Francisco spinning into chaos. She’s thrown into the path of Ford, a troubled soul with a secret past, who helps her unravel the mysterious threads that connect them all.

Two breathtaking romances interweave across time in this story of what lies on the other side of Fate, as both Jas and Luc discover the incredible lengths they will go for love.

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Rebel Mechanics coverALL THE RAGE by Courtney Summers
Release date: April 14, 2015


A sixteen-year-old governess becomes a spy in this alternative U.S. history where the British control with magic and the colonists rebel by inventing.

It’s 1888, and sixteen-year-old Verity Newton lands a job in New York as a governess to a wealthy leading family—but she quickly learns that the family has big secrets. Magisters have always ruled the colonies, but now an underground society of mechanics and engineers are developing non-magical sources of power via steam engines that they hope will help them gain freedom from British rule. The family Verity works for is magister—but it seems like the children’s young guardian uncle is sympathetic to the rebel cause. As Verity falls for a charming rebel inventor and agrees to become a spy, she also becomes more and more enmeshed in the magister family’s life. She soon realizes she’s uniquely positioned to advance the cause—but to do so, she’ll have to reveal her own dangerous secret.

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What I Read & Reviewed

  • Read & Reviewed: RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
  • Read: RIOT by Jamie Shaw
  • Still Currently Reading: REBOUND by Noelle August

What I Hope to Review This Week

  • FATES by Lanie Bross
  • CHAOS by Lanie Bross

What Was Left Behind

  • Not yet reviewed: RIOT by Jamie Shaw
  • Not yet reviewed: REBOUND by Noelle August
  • Not yet reviewed: THE TRAGIC AGE by Stephen Metcalfe
  • 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 completely shut down this week and barely managed to read a thing. I was so wiped after long, long days at work that I ended up binge watching Friday Night Lights. Thankfully I’m on the final season so I will hopefully get back on track this week. But as my move dates gets closer and closer and more boxes pile up in my living room, I’m not sure I’ll get back on track until after I move next month.


There are a few awesome books on NetGalley this week, though I did manage to resist temptation. 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.