Just One More–Err Wait A a Minute

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My Just One More has always been about the books I add to my TBR on Goodreads, not my actual physical TBR (which is still probably around 75 books).  In recent weeks I’ve tried to curb what I add, and I have been doing better! There were some weeks where I added 20 books, and I’m happy to say that this week, I only added 4, all of which are actually on my “Maybe” shelf.

 

I’m going to added a goal to my 2016 resolutions.  Put together, my  “To Read” and “Maybe” shelf  have around 888 books.  In 2016, I don’t want that number to get over 900 (I’d say 890 and just stop it right here, but that’s SUPER stressful!)  No body needs a list of 900 books taunting them, reminding them that there will probably never been enough time in the world to get through them.

What about you guys?  Have any resolutions to cut down on the number of books you add, even to your virtual TBR?

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Another week where I didn’t add that many books to my virtual TBR list! Go ME!

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Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it’s Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn’t be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn’t mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn’t. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that’s what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

 

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As the daughter of an expert astrologer, Wilamena Carlisle knows that the truth lies within the stars. So when she discovers a rare planetary alignment, she is forced to tackle her worst astrological fear – The Fifth House of Relationships and Love. But Wil must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her mother’s legacy, when she falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the chart.

Debut author Darcy Woods explores love in all its complexities and how to best honor the loved ones who have passed before us, in a novel packed with both humor and heart.

 

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Among the most powerful of the Order is Sorcha, now thrust into partnership with the novice Deacon, Merrick Chambers. They have been dispatched to the isolated village of Ulrich to aide the Priory with a surge of violent geist activity. With them is Raed Rossin, Pretender to the throne that Sorcha is sworn to protect, and bearer of a terrible curse.

But what greets them in the strange settlement is something far more predatory and more horrifying than any mere haunting. And as she uncovers a tradition of twisted rituals passed down through the dark reaches of history, Sorcha will be forced to reconsider everything she thinks she knows.

And if she makes it out of Ulrich alive, what in Hell is she returning to?

 

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Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.

Perfect for fans of E. Lockhart and Jandy Nelson, When We Collided is a powerful story of two teens whose love is put to the test by forces beyond their control.

The Ever Growing TBR

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Last week I decided that I should probably try to slow down on how many books I add to my TBR list on Goodreads and I’m happy to say I succeeded!  Kind of.  I still added some books of course, but not nearly as many as in past weeks.

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I actually put this on my “Maybe” shelf, which means it’s not technically on my TBR.  Every few months I go through my “Maybe” shelf and either add it to my TBR or remove it from my shelves entirely.  The reason I’m not sure about this is because I get really angry when people are treated badly for something that THEY themselves didn’t do.  So I just don’t know if I want to be angry throughout reading this.

 

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Another “Maybe”.  I’m slowly making my way through listening to Alice in Wonderland.  I have tried to read this book more times than I can count and I always get to the same part and stop reading.  Ususally around the time with the Duchess (?) and the pig.  So I’ve been listening to it (let me tell you, listening to it while you’re falling asleep will lead to some trippy dreams).  So I might read this after I finally finish.  I haven’t heard the best things about it, but I do like the cover.

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I’ve been seeing this book EVERYWHERE lately.  It’s not very high on my list of anticipated 2016 releases, but it sounds like it has the potential to be a really good book.  Plus the cover makes me hungry.

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There’s just something about New Orleans that just draws me in.  And ghosts stories.  I recently read a YA ghost story that ACTUALLY scared me, so I’ve been on the hunt for more.

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You had me at “fans of Sarah Dessen”.  Plus The City is always a wonderful setting for a novel.

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I’m always on the lookout for good NA.  At 26 I feel as if I should have more in common with these characters than in standard YA, but the quality is usually not as good.  I’ve read good things about Caged in Winter so I’m excited to give it a shot.

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I recently became obsessed with Chicago Fire so when I saw this, I added it right away.  I’ve had some good luck with Adult Romances in the past few weeks, so I’m willing to keep reading them.  And that cover alone is reason enough.

 

What did you guys add to your TBR lists?

 

 

You Know What Friday Means

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2016 Releases

I am SO excited for The Storyteller, the 3rd book in the Riverman Trilogy.  Technically I think it’s middle grade, but these have been some of my favorite books I have read in a long time.

2017 Releases:

There are no covers for these yet, but I still added them!

2015 and Before Releases:

Christmas Time Reads

 

I never win anything so I was so happy to see that I had actually won a giveaway hosted by Eva @ All Books Considered!  I got 3 Kindle books and I am SOOOO excited.

I think I’ll start with Steering the Stars because that cover is beautiful!

 

What did everyone else add to their TBR list this week?

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I hope everyone who celebrates had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m at home (I don’t think I’ll ever stop calling it home) in New York right now.  Just because it was a holiday week doesn’t mean I didn’t add more books to my TBR.  So it’s time for:

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Young Adult

I can’t believe I’ve added another book by LJ Smith since I am currently suffering through the 10 books of the Vampire Diaries series I already own on my kindle.  SOMEBODY STOP ME.

Adult

I’m hoping since I loved Sarah Morgan’s Sleigh Bells in the Snow I’ll also like her other Christmasy stories!

That’s all for now because I rarely make the 4 hour trip home, so I need to go spend time with my family and friends!

Have a wonderful weekend and HAPPY READING!

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Just One More is a weekly feature where I gather together all the titles I have added to my TBR list.

Clicking on the book cover will take you to the Goodreads description

Young Adult

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New Adult

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Adult

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And the I went on a Christmas romance adding spree because why the hell not?

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some of these Christmas books have the CUTEST covers!

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Just One More is a weekly feature where I gather the books I have added to my TBR in the past week.

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by Janet B Taylor

When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.

Time travel. I’m in.
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Beyond the Red

by Ava Jae

Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.

Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.

When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.

I might take this one off eventually, but for now it sounds interesting.  I mean, I’m sure there will be, but I’m still hoping for no romance between Kora and Eros…I’m not a huge fan of slave/master love stories.

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by Samantha Mabry

Everyone knows the legends about the cursed girl–Isabel, the one the senoras whisper about. They say she has green skin and grass for hair, and she feeds on the poisonous plants that fill her family’s Caribbean island garden. Some say she can grant wishes; some say her touch can kill.

Seventeen-year-old Lucas lives on the mainland most of the year but spends summers with his hotel-developer father in Puerto Rico. He’s grown up hearing stories about the cursed girl, and he wants to believe in Isabel and her magic. When letters from Isabel begin mysteriously appearing in his room the same day his new girlfriend disappears, Lucas turns to Isabel for answers–and finds himself lured into her strange and enchanted world. But time is running out for the girl filled with poison, and the more entangled Lucas becomes with Isabel, the less certain he is of escaping with his own life.

I have this ARC. It sounds pretty interesting and I like that it takes place in Puerto Rico.

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Bleeding Earth

by Kaitlin Ward

Lea was in a cemetery when the earth started bleeding. Within twenty-four hours, the blood made international news. All over the world, blood appeared out of the ground, even through concrete, even in water. Then the earth started growing hair and bones.

Lea wants to ignore the blood. She wants to spend time with her new girlfriend, Aracely, in public, if only Aracely wasn’t so afraid of her father. Lea wants to be a regular teen again, but the blood has made her a prisoner in her own home. Fear for her social life turns into fear for her sanity, and Lea must save herself and Aracely whatever way she can.

1. F/F relationship 2. the earth is bleeding?? What is this? Sign me up.
 

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by Kate Elliott

An exiled captain returns to help the son of the king who died under his protection in this rich and multi-layered first book in an action-packed new series.

Twenty two years have passed since Kellas, once Captain of the legendary Black Wolves, lost his King and with him his honor. With the King murdered and the Black Wolves disbanded, Kellas lives as an exile far from the palace he once guarded with his life.

Until Marshal Dannarah, sister to the dead King, comes to him with a plea-rejoin the palace guard and save her nephew, King Jehosh, before he meets his father’s fate.

I found this through twitter and apparently women play a pretty big role so I am totally into this. Plus I already have another of Kate Elliot’s books on my TBR so I might as well add some more! 

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by Suri Rosen

When 16-year-old Raina Resnick is expelled from her Manhattan private school, she’s sent to live with her strict aunt-but Raina feels like she’s persona non grata no matter where she goes. Her sister, Leah, blames her for her broken engagement, and she’s a social pariah at her new school. In the tight-knit Jewish community, Raina finds she is good at one thing: matchmaking! As the anonymous “MatchMaven,” Raina sets up hopeless singles desperate to find the One.

Can she find the perfect match for her sister and get back on her good side, or will her secret life catch up with her?

It’s really depressing how many books have Jewish characters especially ones that aren’t about the Holocaust. This is one I really want to see more of in YA. It might not be as important as POC, disabilities or the LGBTQ communities, but the best part is that characters can be all of those things and JEWISH as well:).

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by Richelle Mead

Big and sweeping, spanning the refined palaces of Osfrid to the gold dust and untamed forests of Adoria, The Glittering Court tells the story of Adelaide, an Osfridian countess who poses as her servant to escape an arranged marriage and start a new life in Adoria, the New World. But to do that, she must join the Glittering Court.

Both a school and a business venture, the Glittering Court is designed to transform impoverished girls into upper-class ladies capable of arranging powerful and wealthy marriages in the New World. Adelaide naturally excels in her training and even makes a few friends: the fiery former laundress Tamsin and the beautiful Sirminican refugee Mira. She manages to keep her true identity hidden from all but one: the intriguing Cedric Thorn, son of the wealthy proprietor of the Glittering Court.

When Adelaide discovers that Cedric is hiding a dangerous secret of his own, together, they hatch a scheme to make the best of Adelaide’s deception. Complications soon arise—first, as they cross the treacherous seas from Osfrid to Adoria, and later, when Adelaide catches the attention of a powerful governor.

But no complication will prove quite as daunting as the potent attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. An attraction that, if acted on, would scandalize the Glittering Court and make them both outcasts in wild, vastly uncharted lands.

I’ll probably wait for the reviews on this one as I haven’t read a Richelle Mead book yet.

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By Navessa Allen

My life was good. I had a loving family, a thousand acres to roam, and plenty of deer to hunt. What more could a werewolf ask for?

Then my younger brother and twenty three other members of our pack were struck ill by a mysterious wasting sickness. My best friend Casey and I were sent on a recon mission to find out what the local clan of Celts knew about it. Turned out, they knew a hell of a lot more than we bargained for.

Now we’re stuck in the seventeenth century Scottish Highlands, struggling to find some way home. Oh yeah, and there’s a war going on. Everyone’s trying to kill each other. And us.

The good: men in kilts.

The bad: no bazooka to use against the men in kilts.

I guess claws will have to do.

This is a Work in Progress and the first 6 chapters are currently available to read on Navessa Allen’s blog…for FREE.  GO READ IT!!!

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by William Ritter

In 1892, New Fiddleham, New England, things are never quite what they seem, especially when Abigail Rook and her eccentric employer R. F. Jackaby are called upon to investigate the supernatural.

First, a vicious species of shape-shifters disguise themselves as a litter of kittens, and a day later, their owner is found murdered with a single mysterious puncture wound. Then in nearby Gad’s Valley, now home to the exiled New Fiddleham police detective Charlie Cane, dinosaur bones from a recent dig mysteriously go missing, and an unidentifiable beast starts attacking animals and people, leaving their mangled bodies behind. Charlie calls on Abigail for help, and soon Abigail and Jackaby are on the hunt for a thief, a monster, and a murderer.

This sequel to Jackaby. It’s on order at my library and I can’t wait to check it out.

I also added 2 historical romances because I am trying to broaden the types of genres I read.

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 Because it takes place in the Hudson Valley region of New York where I am from.