Sunday Wrap-Up #41

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.

This week was my Mr. and my 10 year anniversary. We didn’t do anything lavish but we did go out to eat at a local bar. I know that sounds strange but they had really interesting sounding food. For instance, the Mr. got smoked ghouda mac n cheese with roasted cauliflower and jalapenos, and I got a quinoa burger with onion marmalade and blue cheese. However, that wasn’t what drew me to the place. It was the salted caramel gelato Smores sundae that we shared. I had seen pictures of it on Yelp and knew right then and there that was our place. You see, it all goes back to our first Valentine’s day together. The Mr and I spent our night roasting Smores in the broiler (our hometown is an area that gets 4ft of snow every winter) and Smores has just been our thing since. I will say this though, it definitely hasn’t felt like I’ve been married 10 years. Then again, time flies when you are happy, and how could I not be happy with a husband who on our special day just wants to go home, cuddle up on the couch, and watch Harry Potter. ♥

Last week on BSA:
Avenger’s Heat by Katie Reus (Review)
Remember When by T. Torrest (Review)
Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead (Review)
Devoured by Emily Snow (Review)

This week on BSA:
Hellhole by Gina Damico (Interview)
Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon (Review)
Starblind by DT Dyllin (Review)
Unicorn Keep by Angelia Almos (review)


By: DT Dyllin
Release Date: Jan. 26, 2015
Genre: Fantasy Romance
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Owner of the Chimay grade starship dubbed The Pittsburgh; Captain Jane Sevis is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. Except for the occasional problematic hunt, her life is pretty uncomplicated. When a particularly slippery target reveals the real reason for being in her database, her world is turned upside down in more ways than one. Will she follow her gut and look the other way for the man she may be falling for? Or will their love fall prey to her mercenary heart before it gets a real chance to ignite?




Some Boys
By: Patty Blount
Published: Aug. 5, 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole.

When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own.

But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love?



The Selection
By: Kiera Cass
Published: April 24, 2012
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
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For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself–and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.




I have been reading all the awesome reviews about this book and have been wanting to read it. So I was really happy when I won a copy over at Brittney’s Book Nook. Thanks, Brittany!


The Book of Ivy
By: Amy Engel
Published: Nov. 11, 2014
Genre: Dystopian Young Adult
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After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of the winning group in a yearly ritual.

This year, it is my turn.

My name is Ivy Westfall, and my mission is simple: to kill the president’s son—my soon-to-be husband—and restore the Westfall family to power.

But Bishop Lattimer is either a very skilled actor or he’s not the cruel, heartless boy my family warned me to expect. He might even be the one person in this world who truly understands me. But there is no escape from my fate. I am the only one who can restore the Westfall legacy.

Because Bishop must die. And I must be the one to kill him…


44 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #41

  1. What a nice assortment of books! I keep meaning to read The Selection but keep getting sidetracked by other books on my TBR mountain. I hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!

  2. Thanks for sharing you anniversary moment. Sounds wonderful and seems like you two are soul mates:) Here’s to many more!

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  3. Oh, happy anniversary! That pub sounds like it has amazing food.

    Enjoy your win and happy reading. 🙂

    • It definitely did have some interesting things on the menu which is why I chose it. Whenever I go out, I always want something that I can’t or won’t want to make at home.

  4. Happy anniversary !! Looks like it was a nice, quiet and delicious way to celebrate it 😉 Have a great week and enjoy your books !

  5. salted caramel gelato Smores sundae..omg. Happy Anniversary. It sounds wonderful!

  6. Forget the great books, I want what you guys ate! Happy anniversary, I wish you 10 million million years more of bliss!

  7. Congrats on your ten year anniversary! That found sounds interesting indeed and that Sunday sounds yummy! I hope you’ll enjoy your new books!

  8. I heard great things about the Selection and The Book of Ivy so I hope you’ll enjoy them! I didn’t know about the others. Happy reading!

    • I heard a lot of good things about them too. I just finished Some Boys and it was interesting. Starblind was pretty awesome, that is, if you’re into sci-fi type books.

  9. I loved The Book of Ivy! Can’t wait for sequel. Happy reading:)

  10. Some Boys sounds intersting! Hope you will enjoy your books 🙂

    • I actually just finished Some Boys and it was an interesting read. I wasn’t a fan of the characters but it brought out some mixed emotions in me, which is what I think the author was going for. So all around a good read.

  11. Happy Anniversary ! 10 years of marriage is such a great goal ! ^^

    Some Boys sounds really interesting, I guess I will have to add it to my to-read pile. The Book of Ivy looks gorgeous, I really need to put my hands on it !

    Thanks for stopping by
    Sara@Sara In Bookland

    • Thanks, Sara. I thought 10 years was good too. LoL Especially given our lifestyle in the military. It tends to be a bit rough and difficult for marriages.

      I just finished Some Boys and it was good book. I was conflicted and disgusted throughout it… but I think that’s what the author was going for.

  12. I am dying to read The Book of Ivy. I’ve been debating on The Selection. Not really sure yet.

    • Lekeisha, I was the same way with The Selection but you can’t beat free at the library. Another blogger compared it to the Bachelor, only for a younger crowd, and with a dystopian twist. Which is where she sold me on it. I’m hoping to start reading it sometime this week.

  13. Nice set of new books! I really enjoyed The Selection series, it’s one of those books that I felt like I shouldn’t enjoyed so much but did anyway lol. It was such an addictive series, hopefully you love it too! 🙂

  14. I’ve heard such great things about The Selection and The Book of Ivy! Hope you enjoy them all!

  15. The Book of Ivy was soooooo good. You will love it!

    • Yesss! I’ve heard a lot of awesome things about it. I’m excited to give it a try. Which is funny since I passed up on the blog tour for it when it first came out. Then I saw all the raving reviews… LoL

  16. Congrats on the 10 year anniversary, that is such a wonderful thing to celebrate! Congrats on winning The Book of Ivy as well, and I hope you enjoy your books this week.

  17. Aw happy anniversary. That sounds like a pretty great night 😀

  18. The Book of Ivy sounds awesome! Definitely going to have to add it to my TBR list. Hope you enjoy it!

  19. Sounds like a lovely anniversary! Both entrees sound delicious but that sundae sounds amazing! The Selection is on my TBR and I’m hoping to get to it soon. Have a great week1

  20. Happy anniversary!!

    Nice collection of books! I read the Selection a few months back. It was pretty good. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    • Thanks. I’m currently reading The Selection and it’s a good read. I need to see if my library has the sequel in so I can continue the story when I finish it.

  21. I’ve been really needing to read the Succubus series by Richelle Mead, I have them all on my Kindle I just haven’t gotten the chance to do it. I really enjoy her writing, I just have the last book in her Vampire Academy series to finish up and then I can start Bloodlines, the spin-off. 🙂

    Just hopping through from Parajunkee’s View and stopping in to let you know that I’m a new follower and from what I’ve seen on your blog, I’m really going to enjoy visiting. 🙂

    • Suz, I love the VA series. I must have read them about 7 times each by now. I’m still working on the Bloodlines series though. I have only read the first 3. I’ve fallen behind on my personal reads with having the blog. I really need to order the others and sit down and read them. I don’t know if you know this but Richelle goes to the local university in her area and signs all of her books before they are shipped out to the buyer. 😉
      Here’s the link:

  22. Happy 10 year anniversary. Love it we are the same way. Do not need fancy restaurants and expensive gifts. It is the little things in life that mean so much to us.

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