Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Sunday Post- 2nd Edition

The Sunday Post -2nd Edition

The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by  Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and talk about what is coming up for the week on our blog. Link up each week. My post goes live every Sunday at 12:00am (CST) and the link will remain open all week, so you can post your edition of the Sunday Post any day you like. 

Good Morning. The Coffee is fresh so grab a cup!

I cannot believe it is May already and soon the kids will be out of school. A lot of my fellow bloggers are finishing up their college exams and have the whole summer full of books and jobs ahead of them.
This past week has been busy on the blog. I posted reviews of; The  Eyes of Justice, an exciting crime thriller. The Life in the Land of Is, a touching memoir that is sure to change you. A creepy suspense called The Vanishing Game and a paranormal romance called Of Poseidon.  I brought you a fantastic cover reveal of The First Days by Rhiannon Frater and an excerpt of  literary horror, Murtuk the Holy. On Thursday I interviewed Lada Ray author of Gold Train. She is giving away a signed copy and an eBook, so be sure and enter. I also shared my Waiting on Wednesday post with you. 
The week ahead looks exciting. I have some early reviews of; Big Country Sky a brand new contemporary romance series with swoon worthy cowboys. A review of paranormal romance Dark Kiss and a review of steampunk novel The Girl with the Clockwork Collar. In addition I will have a review of the highly anticipated novel Insurgent. I am also participating in the Sound of Heart Blog Tour and will feature a review and fabulous giveaway.
If you remember last week I was excited about the release of Insurgent, Sweet Evil and The Last Boyfriend. I felt like a seven year old anticipating Christmas morning and enjoyed  devouring Insurgent. I will be sharing a review on each of them sometime during the month of May. I want to thank all of you who linked up for our first Sunday Post and I'm excited by all the positive response we received. I am hoping we all get to discover wonderful new books and exciting new blogs.
So what's going on in your world? Be sure and leave me a link so I can check out your edition of the Sunday Post. I hope you all have a wonderful week and read a little everyday!  ~Kimba

So here are the wonderful things I received this week:

For Review:

by Annie Miles (Author), John Byrne, Isabel Eckersley, Sorrel Provola, Twist Literary (Editor) courtesy of  Alex@ Twist Literary 

Velveteen by Daniel Marks
courtesy of Random House Books 

Dark Companion by Marta Acosta
courtesy of Tor/Forge

Etiquette for an Apocalypse by Anne Mendel
courtesy of author and Brackets Press

My pre-orders arrived:
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At May 6, 2012 at 12:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've seen Velveteen around but I can't decide if I want to read it or not. Same with Dark Compassion.
I really need to read the Lux series, it seems like everyone loves them and I feel so out of the loop.
Great haul this week.

At May 6, 2012 at 12:22 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

You got your Shadows hardcopy? I didn't know it was already out. I just checked Book Depository.

I'm currently reading Sweet Evil, and I am loving it! Hope you enjoy it too.

At May 6, 2012 at 1:28 AM , Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Oh, that's a wonderful haul! :) Etiquette for an Apocalypse sounds like a fun read! ;) I'm looking forward to your review, Kimba! Enjoy all your reads!

At May 6, 2012 at 2:10 AM , Blogger Monaliz said...

I'm so envy for your copy of Velveteen! Hopefully you'll love it :)
Thanks for sharing!

Monaliz @ Mind Reading?

At May 6, 2012 at 7:06 AM , Blogger J.R. (Romancing The Book & Bookish After Dark) said...

I got Insurgent this week too! I want to read ALL of your pre-orders and Velveteen looks really good too. I'm a new email follower. I hope you'll drop by and check out what else I got this week :)

At May 6, 2012 at 7:13 AM , Blogger Michelle Chew said...

Velveteen! <3 And lots of great preorder releases! Lovely haul.

Enjoy all your reads!


At May 6, 2012 at 7:48 AM , Blogger Patricia said...

Thank you for hosting this great meme! :) I hope you'll enjoy all of your books!

Patricia // My Week

At May 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM , Blogger Lauren @ Northern Plunder said...

Such pretty covers *o* I want them all

Lauren @ Northern Plunder

At May 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM , Blogger Marla said...

We have 3 books in common this week: Insurgent, Sweet Evil, and Velveteen! I need to check out the others you have there.

Marla @ Starting the Next Chapter
Owl Tell You All About It & New to the Nest

At May 6, 2012 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Adriana C said...

Great books! I can´t wait to read Insurgent, my copy hasn´t arrived yet. I also want to read Velveteen and Sweet Evil.
Happy reading.

At May 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Faye (Daydreaming_Star) said...

Dark Compassion, Insurgent and Sweet Evil! Ahhh, good looking books you got there! All three are ones I'm looking forward to reading but I only own one of them! (Insurgent, hehe). I sooo need to read it! Haha.

You had a good haul week by the looks of it Kimba!
Hope you enjoy all of your new reads!

Here's my Letterbox Love this week!

Faye :)

At May 6, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Kristan said...

Thanks for mentioning your Sunday Post. I'm adding my link now! I'm loving Insurgent so far and Sweet Evil is also really good! I hope you enjoy all of your books this week!

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves: STS

At May 6, 2012 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Krista said...

Yay for Sweet Evil! I just started it and already love it! Velveteen also looks really good. Great Haul this week!

At May 6, 2012 at 11:23 AM , Blogger Christina said...

I've never heard of Alibi.

Curious to see what you think of Dark Companion, since I didn't get that one on NetGalley. Oh well! Not like I don't have plenty to read. *eyes tbr pile*

Enjoy your reads!

At May 6, 2012 at 11:39 AM , Blogger Christi said...

Great stuff this week! I'm anxiously awaiting Insurgent, hope you love it!

At May 6, 2012 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Book Savvy Babe said...

I'm reading Big Sky Country soon too! Cowboys are really fun reads every once in awhile, I'm looking forward to that one :) Looks like you got some great books this week, happy reading! Book Savvy Babe

At May 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM , Blogger Theta Sigma said...

Nice haul there.

I haven't even decided what my next read is going to be yet.

Decisions decisions. :)

At May 6, 2012 at 12:11 PM , Blogger Doodle said...

I'm anxiously awaiting Dark Compainon. Can't wait to see what you have to say about it!

At May 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Jim said...

Great stuff! I really enjoyed Alibi, I think Twist Literary's 'serial novella' idea is excellent and was impressed by how consistently the characters were portrayed over the course of the four parts.

Hope you like it!

At May 6, 2012 at 12:42 PM , Blogger WTF Are You Reading said...

I would like to thank you for taking the time to come and see all the treasures that I hoarded this week.
You got some sweet reads yourself.
WTF Are You Readng?

At May 6, 2012 at 12:52 PM , Blogger Pooja. S said...

The Alibi series looks amazing and Velveteen looks fabulous too!!

Great haul, Kimba :)

At May 6, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Kat ~ Forever Book Lover ♥ said...

I have alot of catchup to do with reviews, I have another six to write so I have slowed down on my reading. I am about to start an The Lady is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands. The blurb was good. Great meme kimba!! KatI have alot of catchup to do with reviews, I have another six to write so I have slowed down on my reading. I am about to start an The Lady is a Vamp by Lynsay Sands. The blurb was good. Great meme kimba!

At May 6, 2012 at 1:09 PM , Blogger manda-rae said...

So many beautiful covers. That's my favorite thing about seeing what everyone got throughout the week. I can't say I've read any of these books, but I'll be keeping my eyes open for reviews on them. Happy reading!

Thanks for visiting my haul.

At May 6, 2012 at 1:11 PM , Blogger Stacey Brucale said...

Velveteen looks amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

At May 6, 2012 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Bea said...

Do you and the kids have summer plans?

I'm curious to see what you think of Big Sky Country; I haven't enjoyed her books very much but so many people do.

At May 6, 2012 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Velveteen and Sweet Evil look so good. I look forward to reading your thoughts. Happy Reading.

At May 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM , Blogger Sabrina said...

Have fun reading "Velveteen", the book is on my wish list and I hope that it will be awesome.

At May 6, 2012 at 2:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear a lot about the Lux series. I really need to pick up the first book already! Great haul...thanks for stopping by my blog. =)

At May 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM , Blogger Blodeuedd said...

Ohhh Acosta! And Velveteen looks good too

At May 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM , Anonymous Marlene @ Reading Reality said...

Kimba, thanks for stopping by Reading Reality! So glad you liked the combined link. I followed you through Networked Blogs, too.
We'll find out how many I get to this week. It's always a question...
I'll be very interested to see your review of Etiquette for the Apocalypse. That one looks very interesting.

At May 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Sarah@Catching Books said...

Dark Companion sounds awesome!! I can't wait for your review!!

Happy reading and thanks for stopping by :D

At May 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Oooh, I'm jealous that you got Sweet Evil! I can't wait to read your review. It's high on my list but I restrained myself from buying it until I have an idea of when I could actually read it. So many books too little time! I got Dark Companion too, it sounds good!
~ Jen @ A Book and a Latte - The Sunday Post: Book Haul & Blog News

At May 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM , Blogger Cayce said...

I sooo want to read Velveteen! *a little jealous now* :)
And the Alibi looks interesting,too.
Happy Reading!

At May 6, 2012 at 6:26 PM , Blogger Lisa said...

Need to get Dark Companion one day! I only just realised which book it was haha. I enjoyed Sweet Evil and can't wait to get my Insurgent hardcover today :D Will have to read Shadows when I can also! <3 Great haul this week - enjoy!

At May 6, 2012 at 7:03 PM , Blogger Sonnie said...

Wow! You have been busy! This is my first Sunday post and I'm a new follower to your blog! Can't wait to see what you all have in store!

At May 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Bellas Shelf said...

Thank you for the link up! I was having a hard time tracking everyone down. I think I will combine my Sharing the {Book} Lov3 & your Sunday Post next Sunday :)
You got quite a few awesum reads this week!
I got the Nora Roberts one too!
I am curious about the etiquette in the apocalypse book too.
Thank you for stopping by and saying hi :)

At May 6, 2012 at 8:06 PM , Anonymous Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews said...

I love the cover of Etiquette for an Apocalypse - enjoy!

At May 6, 2012 at 8:24 PM , Blogger Debbie said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm really looking forward to continuing to participate in The Sunday Post! The Nora Roberts book looks good and who could pass up Insurgent? Enjoy your reading!New follower!

My Sunday Post

At May 6, 2012 at 9:24 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Is so great that you like Nora Roberts books. She's great and I still need to read this series, but I love her work.

At May 6, 2012 at 10:40 PM , Blogger Jennifer @ A Librarians Library said...

Thanks for your Sunday Post! What a great meme to summarize your week! =)

And I can't wait to read your review on Insurgent!

At May 7, 2012 at 2:04 AM , Blogger Obsession with Books said...

Hi Kimba :) Thank-you for your Sunday Post! it's a wonderful new meme.

I am really excited for Dark Companion, I hope you enjoy it.

I unfortunately couldn't get into Velveteen, but I may pick it up again one of these days though.

A great haul! I'm excited for your reviews.

At May 7, 2012 at 5:53 AM , Blogger Gimme The Scoop said...

I need to look up a few of these especially that first one! Looks like you got lots of good ones! Thank you for hosting this meme! I basically just started my own little post and just post the links to any I participate in. I hope that is okay?

At May 7, 2012 at 6:40 AM , Blogger Kristin @ Addicted to HEA said...

What a great week you've got coming up!! Awesome linky-loo, too!! Beautiful!!! And I really can't wait to hear what you think about Sweet Evil. I'm seeing mixed reviews so I'm still up in the air about it :)

I haven't seen Dark Companion around yet but I'm almost always happy with whatever Tor puts out - looks great!
-Kristin @myparahangover

At May 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM , Blogger Jen said...

I really want to read Velveteen. That's another one of those books I feel like I keep saying that and I saw it on net galley but my tbr is too big. Thanks for stopping by I'm excited to have a nook friend!

At May 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM , Blogger Sally@Always Lost in Stories said...

Oh wow- you've had a great week. I really wanted to read Dark Companion, I'll look out for your review.
Happy reading!

At May 7, 2012 at 12:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really good books this week! I can't wait to start Velveteen!

At May 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

Hi Kimba thanks for stopping by and commenting on My Showcase Sunday post

I'm still waiting for my copy of Insurgent to come, I must admit I still have Divergent to read. I've heard such good things about the books, so I must get cracking and get them read.

Great book haul this week!


At May 7, 2012 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Pabkins said...

haha nice haul! I love the way that title "Etiquette" sounds!

At May 8, 2012 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Christy @ TheReaderBee said...

Great books! I can't wait to read Velveteen! Enjoy!

At May 8, 2012 at 4:11 PM , Blogger Sierra said...

Ohohoh, I'm dying for Velveteen! Hope you enjoy it! :D

At May 8, 2012 at 7:08 PM , Blogger I Heart YA Books said...

Kim, I'm reading Dark Companion and I love it so far! I also have Velveteen and Insurgent can't wait to read them, but it won't be anytime soon :( I do want to get Sweet Evil, really love the cover! You have alot of great book! :)

At May 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM , Blogger Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures said...

Yayayaya Insurgent! I'm reading Divergent this week and loving it :)

At May 10, 2012 at 7:41 PM , Blogger Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh wow! That was a great week last week and you are going to have an amazing one this week too. :) Hope you enjoy all your reads. :)

At May 11, 2012 at 4:55 PM , Blogger Louisa @ Words I Write Crazy said...

Oh, those are some really great books! I really want to read Insurgent and Sweet Evil, but I'm OCD about my book formats :( And Of Poseidon, Velveteen, and The Girl in the Clockwork Collar? Weren't the best? Loved them! Great books :) thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

At May 12, 2012 at 3:15 PM , Blogger Darlene said...

Love the cover of Velveteen! Hope you enjoy all your lovely books!

Thanks for stopping by my STS:


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