Sunday Wrap-Up #12

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged , Stacking the Shelves and IMM. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog…
Barbie Girl by Heidi Acosta (Review & Giveaway)
It Stings So Sweet by Stephanie Draven (Review & Excerpt)
Pieces by Michelle Davidson Argyle (Review)
Crazy Stupid Love! New Adult Giveaway Hop (Giveaway)
Shield of Fire by Boone Brux (Review)
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan (Review)

This week on the blog…
Kiss of the Betrayer by Boone Brux (Review & Giveaway)
Winterblaze by Kristen Callihan (Review)
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (Review)
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (Review)
The Charmed Fates by Christine Wenrick (Review)
Naked & All In by Raine Miller (Review)

 

Echo
By: Alicia Wright Brewster
Genre: YA

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The countdown clock reads ten days until the end of the world. The citizens are organized. Everyone’s been notified and assigned a duty. The problem is . . . no one knows for sure how it will end.

Energy-hungry Mages are the most likely culprit. They travel toward a single location from every corner of the continent. Fueled by the two suns, each Mage holds the power of an element: air, earth, fire, metal, water, or ether. They harness their powers to draw energy from the most readily available resource: humans.

Ashara has been assigned to the Ethereal task force, made up of human ether manipulators and directed by Loken, a young man with whom she has a complicated past. Loken and Ashara bond over a common goal: to stop the Mages from occupying their home and gaining more energy than they can contain. But soon, they begin to suspect that the future of the world may depend on Ashara’s death.

 Exposure
By: Therese Fowler
Genre: YA
Amelia Wilkes’s strict father does not allow her to date, but that doesn’t stop the talented, winsome high school senior from carrying on a secret romance with her classmate Anthony Winter. Desperately in love, the two envision a life together and plan to tell Amelia’s parents only after she turns eighteen and is legally an adult. Anthony’s mother, Kim, who teaches at their school, knows—and keeps—their secret. But the couple’s passion is exposed sooner than planned: Amelia’s father, Harlan, is shocked and infuriated to find naked pictures of Anthony on his daughter’s computer. Just hours later, Anthony is arrested.

Despite Amelia’s frantic protests, Harlan uses his wealth and influence with local law enforcement and the media to label Anthony a deviant who preyed on his innocent daughter. Spearheaded by a zealous prosecutor anxious to turn the case into a public crusade against “sexting,” the investigation soon takes an even more disturbing and destructive turn.

As events spiral wildly out of control and the scandalous story makes national news, Amelia and Anthony risk everything in a bold and dangerous attempt to clear their names and end the madness once and for all.

Nevermore
By: Kelly Creagh
Genre: YA
Cheerleader Isobel Lanley is horrified when she is paired with Varen Nethers for an English project, which is due—so unfair—on the day of the rival game. Cold and aloof, sardonic and sharp-tongued, Varen makes it clear he’d rather not have anything to do with her either. But when Isobel discovers strange writing in his journal, she can’t help but give this enigmatic boy with the piercing eyes another look.

Soon, Isobel finds herself making excuses to be with Varen. Steadily pulled away from her friends and her possessive boyfriend, Isobel ventures deeper and deeper into the dream world Varen has created through the pages of his notebook, a realm where the terrifying stories of Edgar Allan Poe come to life.

As her world begins to unravel around her, Isobel discovers that dreams, like words, hold more power than she ever imagined, and that the most frightening realities are those of the mind. Now she must find a way to reach Varen before he is consumed by the shadows of his own nightmares.

 High School Debut
Vol 1-8
By:  Kazune Kawahara
Genre: Manga
When Haruna Nagashima was in junior high her life consisted of playing softball and reading comics. But now that she’s going to high school, Haruna decides to put all of her energy towards getting a boyfriend and having the high school romance of a lifetime. To help in her quest, she enlists cute upperclassman Yoh Komiyama to coach her as she eschews her jock tendencies and turns herself into the kind of girl who can catch a guy. Yoh agrees, with one catch: Haruna had better not fall for him!
Cinder
By: Marissa Meyer
Genre: YA
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

 Club Shadowlands
By: Cherise Sinclair
Genre: Erotica
Her car disabled during a tropical storm, Jessica Randall discovers the isolated house where she’s sheltering is a private bondage club. At first shocked, she soon becomes aroused watching the interactions between the Doms and their subs. But she’s a professional woman–an accountant–and surely isn’t a submissive…is she?

Master Z hasn’t been so attracted to a woman in years. But the little sub who has wandered into his club intrigues him. She’s intelligent. Reserved. Conservative. After he discovers her interest in BDSM, he can’t resist tying her up and unleashing the passion she hides within.

Thanks YA Highway!

Nobody But Us
By: Kristin Halbrook
Genre: New Adult
Will
Maybe I’m too late. Maybe Zoe’s dad stole all her fifteen years and taught her to be scared. I’ll undo it. Help her learn to be strong again, and brave. Not that I’m any kind of example, but we can learn together.
When the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough.
Zoe
Maybe it’ll take Will years to come to terms with being abandoned. Maybe it’ll take forever. I’ll stay with him no matter how long it takes to prove that people don’t always leave, don’t always give up on you.
 Thanks Inara Scot!
 The Boss’s Fake Fiancee
By: Inara Scott
Genre: Romance
Is she his worst nightmare…

No relationships, that’s billionaire Garth Solen’s rule—especially not with a woman like his new employee Melissa Bencher, who thinks with her heart and not her head. But all bets are off when Melissa tries to make her jerk ex-boyfriend jealous by suggesting that she’s dating her gorgeous boss. How could she have imagined all the trouble one impulsive act could cause?

…or a dream come true?

To protect his ailing grandmother, Garth is forced to play the part of Melissa’s adoring fiancé. Now they’re trying on rings and posing for the paparazzi. The game is clear: for one month, they play the part of an engaged couple, and then they part ways. No emotions. No entanglements. But when it comes to matters of the heart, Melissa’s never been good at following the rules…

9 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #12

  1. Nice haul. Congrats on the win too. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday Post

  2. Ooh! Cinder! I have it but I should really pick it up!

    Happy Reading! 🙂

    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/02/new-to-shelves-17-one-with-indigo-spell.html

  3. The only one out of all of these I’ve read is Cinder lol. You got a lot of books though. Which one will you read first? My Stacking The Shelves post

  4. I really enjoyed Nevermore, hope you do too.

  5. Cinder was amazing. You will really like that one. Congrats on winning some. I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time book blog
    My IMM: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/in-my-mailbox-17.html

  6. Yay for Cinder! It’s so amazing, as is its sequel Scarlet. I hope you enjoy it and all your other goodies. Happy reading 🙂

  7. Squee, nice haul and I loved Cinder and am curious about Nevermore! Have a great week cupcake! The Sunday Post

  8. Great haul! Love Club Shadowlands!

    Happy Reading
    My Book Haul

  9. Nevermore and Nobody But Us look really good. I need to check both of those books out. Happy reading!
    Old follower 🙂

    Halee @ Confessions of a Book Addict

    My IMM

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