Sunday Wrap-Up #43

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, and Stacking the Shelves.



It has been a while since I’ve done one of these. Mainly because I’ve been slowing way down on review books and focusing more on my books. However, it was my birthday this week and I did receive some awesome bookish things. So, there’s at least something I have to share with you guys. 😉


Last week on BSA:
Superstition by Lucy Fenton (Excerpt)


Next week on BSA:
Midnight Hunter by Kait Ballenger (Review)
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Review)
My process of writing reviews (Ramblings of a book sniffer)


Surviving Ice
By: KA Tucker
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult

Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all that changes when she witnesses a terrible crime. She’s ready to pack up her things yet again, when a random encounter with a stranger keeps her in the city, giving her reason to stay after all.

That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter wasn’t random. Not at all…




By: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Release Date: Jan. 5, 2016
Genre: YA

Seventeen-year-old Mercedes Ayres has an open-door policy when it comes to her bedroom, but only if the guy fulfills a specific criteria: he has to be a virgin. Mercedes lets the boys get their awkward, fumbling first times over with, and all she asks in return is that they give their girlfriends the perfect first time- the kind Mercedes never had herself.

Keeping what goes on in her bedroom a secret has been easy- so far. Her absentee mother isn’t home nearly enough to know about Mercedes’ extracurricular activities, and her uber-religious best friend, Angela, won’t even say the word “sex” until she gets married. But Mercedes doesn’t bank on Angela’s boyfriend finding out about her services and wanting a turn- or on Zach, who likes her for who she is instead of what she can do in bed.

When Mercedes’ perfect system falls apart, she has to find a way to salvage her reputation and figure out where her heart really belongs in the process. Funny, smart, and true-to-life, FIRSTS is a one-of-a-kind young adult novel about growing up.




The Scent of Secrets
By: Jane Thynne
Release Date: Sept. 15, 2015
Genre: Historical Fiction

Clara Vine, a half-Jewish Anglo-German, uses her unique access to the upper echelons of pre-war Nazi society to spy for her native Britain. The novel richly fuses fact and fiction with a cast of real Nazis and their British admirers, such as the Mitford sisters and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. Clara Vine, through her friendship with Eva Braun, finds herself enmeshed in a plot to assassinate Hitler. The setting of pre-war Germany is a treasure trove, and the irresistibly fresh perspective of Nazi wives puts a new spin on an ever-fascinating era, fraught with glamor, political tension, tragedy, and romance.


twilight-forever-complete-box-set-666I will admit that the Twilight Saga is what got me back into reading. I think before that the only books I’d read were ones that were forced upon me during high school. So the Twilight books will always hold a special place in my heart. With that being said, I can’t stand the movies. I find them really uncomfortable to watch. So, I’m sure you’re wondering why I bought the movies. I honestly don’t know. I just had a hankering to watch them and didn’t have the patience to wait for Netflix to send out one dvd at a time. I will say this though, the documentaries for each movie are AWESOME! It gave me a whole new respect for the movies. Like the fact that Taylor (Jacob) did all of his stunts. I also learned that the high school scenes are made up via green screen. The parking lot exists but the school itself doesn’t. They put up green screen walls that the students walked through. That just blew my mind. So, with watching the documentaries before each movie really helped me enjoy the movies themselves a little bit more.




P1040696This week was my birthday and my family sent me a lot of awesome bookish things.
I got the first two books in the Ten Tiny Breaths series by KA Tucker.
I also got Catching Fire which I’ve been wanting for quite some time now but just haven’t bought.
My niece also sent me an awesome 3D cat bookmark and magnet.

Have you read any of these books? Are there any books that you’ve recently acquired that you’re excited to read?


10 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #43

  1. Firsts sounds intriguing. Hope that you enjoy and have a nice weekend.

  2. Surviving Ice is amazing so far! I hope you enjoy it as well. And yay for presents!!
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  3. The Scent of Secrets looks pretty good! I may have to add that one to my TBR pile. Have an awesome week! 🙂
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. You got some great books! Happy belated B-day! 🙂

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  5. You sure did get some new lovelies this week. Have a wonderful holiday and late Happy Birthday!

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  6. Happy Birthday (belated)!!!

    Looks like we all got Tucker 🙂

  7. Happy birthday and hope you enjoy those gifts!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  8. Awesome goodies in your mailbox. Been meaning to try K.A. Tucker books. Happy belated birthday!

  9. Yay for the bookish goodies. Happy little late birthday 🙂 Hope you had a fabulous one 😀

  10. I just got Surviving Ice. So excited!

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