Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Post #78

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Click on the book cover to be taken to its Goodreads page. The Buy Link, if available, is below each cover.

~FOR REVIEW~
Of Scars and Stardust by Andrea Hannah
After her little sister mysteriously vanishes, seventeen-year-old Claire Graham has a choice to make: stay snug in her little corner of Manhattan with her dropout boyfriend, or go back to Ohio to face the hometown tragedy she's been dying to leave behind. 

But the memories of that night still haunt her in the city, and as hard as she tries to forget what her psychiatrist calls her "delusions," Claire can't seem to escape the wolf's eyes or the blood-speckled snow. Delusion or reality, Claire knows she has to hold true to the most important promise she's ever made: to keep Ella safe. She must return to her sleepy hometown in order to find Ella and keep her hallucinations at bay before they strike again. But time is quickly running out, and as Ella's trail grows fainter, the wolves are becoming startlingly real.

Now Claire must deal with her attraction to Grant, the soft-spoken boy from her past that may hold the secret to solving her sister's disappearance, while following the clues that Ella left for only her to find. Through a series of cryptic diary entries, Claire must unlock the keys to Ella's past—and her own—in order to stop another tragedy in the making, while realizing that not all things that are lost are meant to be found.
BUY LINK: Amazon

Paradigm by Ceri A. Lowe
What if the end of the world was just the beginning?

Alice Davenport awakens from a fever to find her mother gone and the city she lives in ravaged by storms – with few survivors.

When Alice is finally rescued, she is taken to a huge underground bunker owned by the mysterious Paradigm Industries. As the storms worsen, the hatches close.

87 years later, amidst the ruins of London, the survivors of the Storms have reinvented society. The Model maintains a perfect balance – with inhabitants routinely frozen until they are needed by the Industry.

Fifteen-year-old Carter Warren knows his time has come. Awoken from the catacombs as a contender for the role of Controller General, it is his destiny to succeed – where his parents failed.

But Carter soon discovers that the world has changed, in ways that make him begin to question everything that he believes in. As Carter is forced to fight for those he loves and even for his life, it seems that the key to the future lies in the secrets of the past...
BUY LINK: Amazon


RECAP OF WEEK:
SUNDAY:

MONDAY:
Review - Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher

TUESDAY:
Teaser Tuesday #57 featuring teasers from Nova and Quinton: No Regrets.

WEDNESDAY:
Waiting on Wednesday featuring Waiting on Without Mercy.

WHAT'S AHEAD:
Tentative Posts:
Teaser Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
Feature & Follow
Planned Posts:
Review - Reason to Breathe by Rebecca Donovan
ARC Thursday Review - Nova and Quinton: No Regrets by Jessica Sorensen

This weekend was a whirlwind visit 4 hours away to see my husband's cousin (who also happens to be one of my very closest friends) and her husband. She is fighting stage 4 breast cancer which has spread to her bones. It was the first time I've seen her in over a year due to timing and her sickness. Even though we were only together for 1 night and 1 day it was a great visit. Lots of laughing, lots of smiles, a few tears and some great spiritual discussion. She said to us, "I didn't realize how much I've missed you guys". Living 4 hours away from someone you value deeply as a friend is not easy and though it seems like not very far - that four hour trip can easily become six depending on when you travel through Atlanta so the sad truth is that we only see each other once or twice a year. I'm thankful for friendships that can pick up where they leave off even when time goes by and distance separates you. 

In other news, my kids are counting down the days to the end of school. My sixth grader has 8 days of school left and my fourth grader has 14 days of school left. The summer really can't get here soon enough!

Enjoy your week friends! 

2 comments:

  1. I've not heard of either of these books. Can't wait to see what you think of them. I'm glad you guys had a good trip. Looking forward to hearing more about it later on today.

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  2. steph fangswandsandfairydustMay 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    That sounds like a movie with Amanda Seyfried that came out last year. Probably not the same though - I don't think any wolves were involved.

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