Sunday Wrap-Up #38

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, Showcase Sunday, and Stacking the Shelves.

There hasn’t been too much going on here. I’ve been laying low and catching up on reading both for review and books from my personal TBR list. I’m hoping to go shopping this weekend for the components for my Halloween costume. I thought I could get away with the Halloween store version of what I wanted to be… but spandex dresses aren’t my thing. No big though. I think making your own costume is so much cooler anyways.



Last week on BSA:
At Grave’s End by Jeaniene Frost (Review)
Graceling by Kristin Cashore (Review)
Down London Road by Samantha Young (Review)
C791 by Eve Langlais (Review)

This week on BSA:
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder (Review)
Zoe and the Demon Slayer by Neel Kay (Excerpt & Giveaway)
Read Pink Event (Spotlight for Breast Cancer Awareness)
Into Darkness by JT Geissinger (Review)




green dreams

Black Moon Draw
By: Lizzy Ford
Release Date: Nov. 9 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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A reader gets sucked into the book she’s reading and is trapped, unless she convinces the hero of the story to send her home. Just her luck – the book is unfinished, and its sexy hero is far more alpha male than she’s prepared to handle.

What Naia doesn’t know: the story – and its hero – have been expecting her for quite some time, even though she has no idea what she’s doing there.

Naia must learn quickly how to navigate the dangerous, magical world of Black Moon Draw and find a way to woo the unlikely, uncooperative hero of the story, who holds the key to returning her home.





By: Aileen Erin
Release Date: Oct. 14, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy
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In the not-too-distant future, the color of your helix tattoo shows exactly how your DNA was modified—green for super-smart scientists, black for pumped-up warriors, white for the immortal Seligo—but Cipher’s red helix is a death sentence. It’s a sign of unstable DNA, which is probably the reason she can manipulate electricity.

When she was eight years old, Cipher made the mistake of showing her uncle the tattoo. In return, he killed her parents and tried to kidnap her.

She’s been on the run ever since, and twelve long years later, Cipher is tired of hiding. Survival isn’t enough anymore. She wants her life back.

Hacking into the Citadel mainframe is a huge risk, but it pays off when she finds a database on red helixes. Before she can copy it, she loses control of her power, charring her last processor, and the only person in the Arizona Voids that can get her back online is her oldest friend, Knightly. She hasn’t seen him in person since she started running, and Knight 2.0 is fully upgraded with a six-pack and knee-melting smile.

For a girl like Cipher, trust doesn’t come easily, but Knight makes her yearn for a life she knows she can’t have, especially when every secret she reveals endangers them both.






By: Amanda Sun
Published: June 25, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
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On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to do is move halfway across the world. Stuck with her aunt in Shizuoka, Japan, Katie feels lost. Alone. She doesn’t know the language, she can barely hold a pair of chopsticks, and she can’t seem to get the hang of taking her shoes off whenever she enters a building.

Then there’s gorgeous but aloof Tomohiro, star of the school’s kendo team. How did he really get the scar on his arm? Katie isn’t prepared for the answer. But when she sees the things he draws start moving, there’s no denying the truth: Tomo has a connection to the ancient gods of Japan, and being near Katie is causing his abilities to spiral out of control. If the wrong people notice, they’ll both be targets.

Katie never wanted to move to Japan—now she may not make it out of the country alive.





By: Karen Kincy
Published: July 8, 2010
Genre: YA Fantasy
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Seventeen-year-old Gwen hides a dangerous secret: she’s Other. Half-pooka, to be exact, thanks to the father she never met. Most Americans don’t exactly roll out the welcome mat for Others, especially not the small-town folks of Klikamuks, Washington. As if this isn’t bad enough, Gwen’s on the brink of revealing her true identity to her long-time boyfriend, Zack, but she’s scared he’ll lump her with the likes of bloodthirsty vampires and feral werewolves.

When a pack of werewolves chooses the national forest behind Gwen’s home as their new territory, the tensions in Klikamuks escalate–into murder. It soon becomes clear a serial killer is methodically slaying Others. The police turn a blind eye, leaving Gwen to find the killer before the killer finds her. As she hunts for clues, she uncovers more Others living nearby than she ever expected. Like Tavian, a sexy Japanese fox-spirit who rivals Zack and challenges her to embrace her Otherness. Gwen must struggle with her own conflicted identity, learn who she can trust, and–most importantly–stay alive.


7 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #38

  1. Others looks good. Homemade Halloween Costumes are beyond cool Kristin. We want pics! Enjoy reading and relaxing!

  2. Ok I want to know what a Half-pooka is

  3. What’s a half-pooka. Sounds like a dance or maybe a dog. LOL
    I’m going to check out Others. Sounds interesting. And there’s a few others that caught my eye.
    Here is my Sunday post –

  4. Home made Halloween costumes always turned out cooler that those at shops 🙂 Nice books you got there BTW 🙂

    Here’s mine:
    My Week in a Wrapped #3

  5. Homemade Halloween costumes are definitely the way to go. It’s hard to find any costume for someone over the age of 5 that they haven’t turned into the sexy version for starters. Looks like you got some great books. Have a fantastic week!

  6. Great haul this week. I love the look of Cipher, I have seen some amazing reviews for that book and have been considering it for a while now. I hope you enjoy all of your reads this week 🙂 Here’s my STS.

  7. Same here! I pretty much spent my Saturday and Sunday morning in bed with a book. No regrets, though!

    I’ve heard great things about Ink – hope you enjoy it! 🙂

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