Monday, July 9, 2012

Unraveling the Week: 7/9-7/15

Welcome to Unraveling the Week, a new weekly post that I plan on doing every Monday. This is a post created by me that's meant to give an overview of the many events coming up in the blogging world that I participate in, also including new book releases, cool giveaways, and upcoming book reviews that are in the near future. Since this is my second week doing this, there may be a few flaws that I'll fix up as the weeks progress. This week's post is an overview of things going on between today (July 9th) and Sunday (July 15th). Also, beginning next week, if you would like something that your hold on your blog added to this post so it can be broadcasted, then just contact me via e-mail and I'll be more than happy to add it on here.

New Releases:
So Close to You by Rachel Carter
Release date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: HarperTeen
Amazon | Goodreads
Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather.
When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.
Alongside a darkly mysterious boy she is wary to trust, Lydia begins to unravel the secrets surrounding the Project. But the truths behind these secrets force her to question all her choices--and if Lydia chooses wrong, she might not save her family but destroy them . . . and herself.
 The Thing About the Truth by Lauren Barnholdt
Release date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Simon Pulse
In this humorous love story from the author of Two-Way Street, an unlikely romance is the best sort of surprise—but the wrong secret can ruin everything. Kelsey’s not going to let one mistake ruin her life. Sure, she got kicked out of prep school and all her old friends are shutting her out. But Kelsey’s focused on her future, and she’s determined to get back on track at Concordia High. Isaac’s been kicked out of more schools than he can count. Since his father’s a state senator, Isaac’s life is under constant scrutiny—but Concordia High’s his last stop before boarding school, so Isaac’s hoping to fly under the radar and try to stay put for a change. When Kelsey and Isaac meet, it’s anything but love at first sight. She thinks he’s an entitled brat, and he thinks she’s a stuck-up snob. So it surprises them both when they start to fall for each other. Kelsey’s happy for the first time in months, and Isaac’s never felt this way about anyone before...But nothing’s ever completely perfect. Everyone has secrets, and Isaac and Kelsey are no exceptions. These two may have fallen hard, but there’s one thing that can ruin it all: the truth.
The Foresaken by Lisa M. Stasse
Release date: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Amazon | Goodreads
As an obedient orphan of the U.N.A. (the super-country that was once Mexico, the U.S., and Canada), Alenna learned at an early age to blend in and be quiet—having your parents taken by the police will do that to a girl. But Alenna can’t help but stand out when she fails a test that all sixteen-year-olds have to take: The test says she has a high capacity for brutal violence, and so she is sent to The Wheel, an island where all would-be criminals end up.
The life expectancy of prisoners on The Wheel is just two years, but with dirty, violent, and chaotic conditions, the time seems a lot longer as Alenna is forced to deal with civil wars for land ownership and machines that snatch kids out of their makeshift homes. Desperate, she and the other prisoners concoct a potentially fatal plan to flee the island. Survival may seem impossible, but Alenna is determined to achieve it anyway.

Weekly Meme/Posts
Monday: Unraveling the Week by Backwood Reviews
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesdays by The Broke and the Bookish (Topic: Freebie/Ten Books I Bought Because of the Cover/Title)
Wednesday: "Waiting on" Wednesday #5 by Breaking the Spine
Thursday: What's Next? #2 by IceyBooks (subject to change)
Friday: TGIF #1 by GReads (Topic: Comfort Reads)
Saturday: off day
Sunday: In My Mailbox #4 by The Story Siren

Book Updates and Reviews
Currently, I'm in the middle of reading Starters by Lissa Price. It's a really interesting book so far, definitely a little on the creepy side. If you guys have any comments on this book, leave me one and let me know what you think of it. When I get back from my family visit, I'm going to (hopefully) get my review posted by then. Next on my TBR: Eve by Anna Carey. It looks like a great book. Since the sequel is out, I need to get to reading it. 

There are a few giveaways going on, and mostly everyone knows about I Am A Reader, Not A Writer's giveaway hops. Currently, Kathy, along with Rex Robot Reviews, are hosting the Summer Reads Giveaway hop, lasting from the 6th until the 11th. Click on the picture to see all of the great blogs participating in this hop.

Also this week, another hop is starting, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Tifferz Book Review. I'll be participating in this hop, so keep an eye out for my giveaway post(: This hop starts on July 11th and ends on the 17th. Click on the picture for more details.

Other than that, there isn't too much else going on this week. Like I said in one of my previous posts, I'll be out until Thursday or Friday, but all my posts are scheduled and I can't wait to get back. If you want to leave a comment on this post, please do. Have any suggestions to make this post better or want me to broadcast something of yours? Just let me know(: 

Have a great week, you guys, and happy reading(:


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