Saturday, June 20, 2015

New to the TBR Pile (30)

Bought from
Every Ugly Word
by Aimee L. Salter

When seventeen-year-old Ashley Watson walks through the halls of her high school bullies taunt and shove her. She can’t go a day without fighting with her mother. And no matter how hard she tries, she can’t make her best friend, Matt, fall in love with her. But Ashley also has something no one else does: a literal glimpse into the future. When Ashley looks into the mirror, she can see her twenty-three-year-old self.

Her older self has been through it all already—she endured the bullying, survived the heartbreak, and heard every ugly word her classmates threw at her. But her older self is also keeping a dark secret: Something terrible is about to happen to Ashley. Something that will change her life forever. Something even her older self is powerless to stop.

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)
by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Freebie from
The Girl In Between (The Girl in Between series #1)
by Laekan Zea Kemp

Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.

But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.

Freebie from SYNC AudioFile:
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2)
by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women's concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous and celebrated French detective novelist whose Jewish husband and three young sons have been killed; a resilient young girl who was a human guinea pig for Nazi doctors trying to learn how to treat German war wounds; and a Nachthexen, or Night Witch, a female fighter pilot and military ace for the Soviet air force.

These damaged women must bond together to help each other survive. In this companion volume to the critically acclaimed novel Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein continues to explore themes of friendship and loyalty, right and wrong, and unwavering bravery in the face of indescribable evil.

What's new to your TBR pile this week?  Let me know in the comments!


  1. OH THAT ROSE UNDER FIRE AUDIO. *flails for nearly two thousand years* I love it so much. I mean, Elizabeth Wein is insanely talented, but I found reading her books a bit hard. I don't know why??? But the audios are PERFECTION and the accents are wonderful. I don't know if they're accurate or not, but she totally does American, British, Scottish, Polish and German. <3 It is amazing. I do so love it.

    1. I picked up Code Name Verity on audiobook last year (also free), but I haven't gotten around to listening to either of them yet. I have a hard time with audiobooks; I tend to zone out and think about other things, and when I come back into my body from wherever I've been, I'm lost! One of these days I'll brave these audiobooks, though. It's just... 10 and 11 hours each! Yikes.

  2. AGH you bought Every Last Word?!! I had that book and I meant to review it, but never got around to it. I need to check in for your review asap :)

    Also, THE LIGHTNING THEIF. I need some motivation to pick this series up! It's so hard starting new series that are huge.. considering the spin off hahaha

    happy reading!♥

    - Jumana @ Books by Jay

    1. I read a short story about Percy Jackson last year, and it was pretty amusing, so when I saw The Lightning Thief for a really good price, I decided to pick it up. I want to see what all the fuss is about!

  3. I picked up Lightning Thief a few years back for the kiddo. I always wanted to get to the series myself. Hmm. I'll have to see if kiddo put it on my shelf. :) Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

    1. Thanks! I'm kind of looking forward to reading that one. It's got a pretty good reputation for being entertaining!