Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Weekly Update #4

**Note: in case anyone was wondering, in any of my posts, if you click the image of the book, it'll lead you to the book's goodreads page. 

New Books: 
Last minute this book became $1.99 at Barnes and Noble, so I ended up with one new book! The rest of the week I hadn't had much time to look for good deals, and I didn't have the money to get anything with anyway. 
The Program (The Program #1) by Suzanne Young
Summary: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program.

Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her alive. She also knows that everyone who’s been through The Program returns as a blank slate. Because their depression is gone—but so are their memories.

Under constant surveillance at home and at school, Sloane puts on a brave face and keeps her feelings buried as deep as she can. The only person Sloane can be herself with is James. He’s promised to keep them both safe and out of treatment, and Sloane knows their love is strong enough to withstand anything. But despite the promises they made to each other, it’s getting harder to hide the truth. They are both growing weaker. Depression is setting in. And The Program is coming for them. 

The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
Summary: Now that the ley lines around Cabeswater have been woken, nothing for Ronan, Gansey, Blue, and Adam will be the same. 

Ronan, for one, is falling more and more deeply into his dreams, and his dreams are intruding more and more into waking life. 

Meanwhile, some very sinister people are looking for some of the same pieces of the Cabeswater puzzle that Gansey is after...
Review to come tomorrow, Monday March 31!

Currently Reading:
Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
Summary: In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.

During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, Tris also learns that her secret might help her save the ones she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
This book is a reread.

Most Likely to Read Next:
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) by Laini Taylor
Summary: Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war.

This is not that world.

Art student and monster's apprentice Karou finally has the answers she has always sought. She knows who she is—and what she is. But with this knowledge comes another truth she would give anything to undo: She loved the enemy and he betrayed her, and a world suffered for it.

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Karou must decide how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, secrets and impossible choices, Days of Blood & Starlight finds Karou and Akiva on opposing sides as an age-old war stirs back to life.

While Karou and her allies build a monstrous army in a land of dust and starlight, Akiva wages a different sort of battle: a battle for redemption. For hope.

But can any hope be salvaged from the ashes of their broken dream?
This is the same book I had last week, because I really am looking forward to reading it. With the movie coming out though and me seeing it recently, I had to reread Divergent first. 


  1. The Program was interesting, I am excited to see you what think of it!
    Days of Blood and Starlight is SO good!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    1. I'm glad you liked The Program! I don't know when I'll get to it, but I couldn't pass it up since it was a daily find and it was on my TBR list anyway.
      I'm glad Days of Blood and Starlight is good too!! I adored the first book, but I kept putting DoBaS off because I couldn't remember much of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but I recently read a synopsis type thing on it to refresh my mind on a few things, and I honestly can't wait to get back into the story. I've had the book pretty much since it came out!! Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. I loved The Program! I'm glad you grabbed it on sale! I still need to read Days of Blood and Starlight! I'm so behind on series...

  3. I really enjoyed the Program and can't wait to read the follow up