ARC August 2015

It’s that time again! Time to start planning my SHRA (should have read already) list for Read.Sleep.Repeat’s ARC August!


To keep it short and simple, I’m going to choose 7 of my ARC’s to read (all e-arcs, because I get through them slower than physical books, for some reason, and therefore have more.)

I’m not choosing 7 because it’s a lucky number, although I guess I’d need a little luck for this challenge, but because I want to keep it within reason and… the 7th of August is my birthday!! (ahem… HERE’s my amazon birthday wishlist… I mean… what?)

The List

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige Mckenzie

A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell

The Bargaining by Carly Anne West

The Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Shadow of Doubt by Nancy Cole Silverman

Undertow by Michael Buckley

I’ll add on to the list if by some miraculous binge-reading surge, I finish all of these, because I really do have so many more ARCs to get through. I swear getting ARCs is like amazon one-clicking, or eating skittles… you can’t just have one, and it’s out of control, but you loooooove it! :D

Random Updates

I’ve taken a little hiatus from doing reviews, BUT I’ll get back to them SOON! :)
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An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

by Sabaa Tahir
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(3.5 stars)

Format: Kindle/ ARC

Published: April 28th 2015 by Penguin Teen

Genre: YA lit, Fantasy

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“Set in a terrifyingly brutal Rome-like world, An Ember in the Ashes is an epic fantasy debut about an orphan fighting for her family and a soldier fighting for his freedom. It’s a story that’s literally burning to be told.

LAIA is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire’s greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution.

ELIAS is the academy’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias is considering deserting the military, but before he can, he’s ordered to participate in a ruthless contest to choose the next Martial emperor.

When Laia and Elias’s paths cross at the academy, they find that their destinies are more intertwined than either could have imagined and that their choices will change the future of the empire itself.” –goodreads

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A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems by H. P. Hill

A Gift From GOD A Compilation Of Inspirational Poems
by H. P. Hill

“This book is filled with inspirational poetry. These poems are inspired by God’s words spoken to me to share with the world. life’s ups and downs, as well as life’s joys and heartaches. I Pray the poetry in my book will move you, inspire you and comfort you.”



Published: January 18th, 2015

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Dying for the Past (Gumshoe Ghost Mystery #2) by T.J. O’Connor

Dying for the Past (Gumshoe Ghost Mystery #2)

by T.J. O’Connor
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Format: Kindle/ ARC

Published: Jan. 1st 2015 by Midnight Ink

Genre: Mystery, Crime/Paranormal/Thriller

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“Dying is not for the faint of heart . . . . . . Neither is the murder of a mysterious philanthropist with ties to the Russian mob and 1939 gangsters.

At an A-list charity ball organized by his wife, Angela, former detective Oliver “Tuck” Tucker is doing his best to prove that ghosts know how to have a good time–until a man is murdered in cold blood on the dance floor.

Never one to let a mystery go unsolved, Tuck is on the case with help from Angela and his former police-detective partners. Together, they must be the first to read “the book”–deceased gangster Vincent Calabrese’s journal that names names and reveals the dirty secrets of several modern-day spies.

As Tuck learns the book’s secrets, he begins to unravel his own family’s wayward past, leading to the question–is being a ghost hereditary? Even while chasing a killer, the biggest challenge Tuck must conquer is how to be back amongst the living . . . but not one of them.” –Goodreads

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Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1) by Sara Raasch

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes #1)

by Sara Raasch
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Format: Hardback

Published:Oct. 14th 2014 by Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)

Genre: YA, High Fantasy

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“A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.” –Goodreads



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