Google+ YA Romantics: Extra! Extra! New Books and my Ruin and Rising playlist

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Extra! Extra! New Books and my Ruin and Rising playlist

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Extra! Extra! is my weekend post featuring brand new additions to my TBR pile as well as a summary of what's new on the blog.

This weekend I'm linking to Stacking the Shelves @ Tynga's Reviews or to Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. 

NEW BOOKS :) :)

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I got these three from Netgalley. You can click on the covers to get to that book's Goodreads page.

Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis -- after the fabulousness that is the Lunar Chronicles, I'm up for more fairy tale-themed stories.

Being Audrey Hepburn by Mitchell Kriegman -- I took a  bit of a flyer on this one. I'm obsessed with Breakfast at Tiffany -- both the book and the movie, so I'm excited to try this.

Killer Instinct (Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes -- I really enjoyed the Naturals, so I can't wait to see what happens next. Love triangle be damned, I'm going back in...

In my mailbox was this unexpected surprise:


yolo by Lauren Myracle

I'm a little too old to have read the whole ttyl series and ... srsly? ALL these books written in texts and emojis?  


One of my teen readers said she read and enjoyed Eleven, Twelve and Thirteen when she was younger, so I'm going to see if she's interested in checking this one out....

Huge thanks to Amulet, Disney, and St. Martin's for my new books!

MY RUIN AND RISING PLAYLIST

Earlier this week, my blogger friend Patrick from the Bookshelves emailed to ask if I'd create a playlist for my current read for his feature Booking Through Music.  I said sure. Then I realized I was reading Ruin and Rising and felt at a bit of a loss.  I mean, this is the kind of book that needs a composer to write its soundtrack.

So ... since there's no such thing as Ravkan music -- though for all I know, Leigh Bardugo wrote some! -- I decided to do research on Russian music --  choral music, classical music, pop, alternative music, rap -- and came up with this out-of-the-box playlist.  Here's the playlist, and in his post, Patrick includes my rationale for choosing each song...
Happy weekend! I'm almost caught up on returning comments, so feel free to leave one and I WILL visit you back :)

36 comments:

  1. What an interesting challenge to come up with music for Ruin and Rising! I love that Firebird is on there; though I've only read the first two books, it seems appropriate to me. Also very interested in the Audrey Hepburn book as my friend has a long-time obsession with her and though BaT is not a fave, I do admire her myself.

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    1. I requested two Audrey-themed books -- very excited about those. Still waiting to hear on the other one....

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  2. I got the three Netgalley books as well. I'm still a little hesitant about Stitching Snow. I really want to love it, but I've heard a bit of chatter about it not being too great, so I'm going to hold off a bit and wait for a few reviews first. The cover is just so gorgeous!! :) I hope you enjoy all of your new goodies!!

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  3. Great haul Jen! So happy I got you to be featured on my blog's meme! Hope you enjoy all the books and thanks!

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

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  4. I'm very eager to read Stitching Snow and Killer Instinct! great haul :-) A whole book written in emoticons? I've not heard of that one before. Enjoy and I can't wait to hear what you think of the NetGalley books.

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    1. Yeah, emoticons and text-speak. I might be too old for that :)

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  5. SO EXCITED FOR STITCHING SNOW! I love the cover and the concept. Being Audrey Hepburn looks cute! Happy reading, Jen! :)

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  6. I'm hoping that Stitching Snow is good. Stitching Snow I got at BEA. I hope you enjoy all your new books.

    Grace

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  7. I'm really intrigued by Stitching Snow, plus that cover is beautiful! I have The Naturals sitting on my bookshelf just waiting to be read. I didn't know there was a sequel coming out, so I think I'm going to have to read it sooner now! I'm definitely going to have to check out the Ruin and Rising playlist, plus that's a really cool idea!
    Here's my STS if you want to check it out :)

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    1. I really enjoyed the Naturals -- hope you like it too!

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  8. Oh, I loved the ttyl series. I read the trilogy (when it was one) within a period of four days. I quite enamored with the story. I really want to read Being Audrey Hepburn. It sounds excellent. Hope you enjoy your books!

    MY STS: http://vampireandotherparanormalthingsqueen.blogspot.com/2014/06/stacking-shelves-kindle-edition.html

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    1. I requested ttyl at the library and I'm going to give it a try. Stay tuned :)

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  9. Ahh i hope your enjoy Stitching Snow! i'm super excited about it and so far have heard nothing but good things and eeeeep you got Killer Instinct! *stares*
    Plus i love the ruin and rising playlist since it totally fits the atmosphere of the book.

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  10. The TTYL series took my surprise when I read them a few years ago. It is actually pretty fantastic and edgy and real and I LOVED it. You should give it a try. I can send you my copy of any of them. :)

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    1. Okay, okay. I promise I will try the first book. It's important to keep an open mind :)

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  11. Oh Stitching Snow has such a pretty cover!! I have never heard of TTYL series so yeah I don't think it's for me. yolo looks interesting but once again not for me. I like your playlist though. I might borrow it once I start that series. Great post, Jen :)

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  12. I am so tempted to request Stitching Snow. It sounds so good and something I'd absolutely adore .-. One of these days I am probably going to give in .-.
    I am definitely curious about The Naturals series since I did enjoy Every Other Day by the author.. but that love triangle is putting me off. :D

    TTYL is definitely not something for me. I actually came across the series a while ago and I had a good laugh because of how much it was NOT for me. I cannot stand text talk for the most part and a whole book written in text talk would probably give me nightmares :P :P

    HAPPY READING, Jen! :)

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. I am very apprehensive - I don't mind texts inserted into a story, but not sure I can handle this. We will see....

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  13. Love the playlist, Jen! Stitching Snow was a bit rate copy cat of Lunar Chronicles. It wasn't all bad, but it wasn't all that great either.

    Have a great week!

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  14. I cannot wait to hear what you think of Stitching Snow cause it wounds super intriguing!
    Happy reading!

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  15. stitching snow!! a sci-fi fairy tale retelling?? i really want to read it. i'm looking forward to reading your thoughts about it. awesome haul this week! :)

    -michelle @ Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks

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  16. Hahaha the use of the emoji in this post was great xD I don't read the ttyl series for the same reason, so I get you! My lack of interest in YOLO is for the same reasons.

    However, like you, I AM SUPER EXCITED FOR STITCHING SNOW! It is deserving of the caps because, yes, I am that excited! Not only am I getting a lunar chronicles vibe, but I'm getting a really unique vibe. I have yet to find a snow white retelling that I LOVE yet so I think STITCHING SNOW and well...WINTER may be the two that do it for me.

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  17. Stitching Snow sounds good, hope that you enjoy!

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  18. I read the Internet Girls series in middle school, so I checked out YOLO when I first heard about. I can't imagine what I was thinking back then...

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  19. Wow, Yolo sounds really interesting! I've been hearing wonderful things about Stitching Snow, though, so I cannot wait to see what you think of them :) wonderful playlist, Jen! I can't wait to start on the Grisha Triology!

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  20. Happy reading. I need to buy Shadow and Bone soon.

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  21. That is so hilarious, I can't believe there's a book called yolo! I hate that saying lol. It reminds me of yoyo :P Anyway, Stitching Snow reminds me of Cinder so much, I hope it's good and not just a rip off. Have a lovely week!

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  22. I can't wait to read Stitching Snow and Killer Instinct. And I can't imagine reading YOLO. I'm too old for that, too...I already have to look up a lot of abbreviations. :P

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  23. Very cool playlist! I love that you tried to capture the feel of Ravka. Can't wait to hear what you think of Stitching Snow, I'm curious about that one. Hope you enjoy your new reads!

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  24. Fun playlist! I'm looking forward to reading Stitching Snow and Killer Instinct too. :)

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