March 22, 2015

The Sunday Mix (4)

Two weeks have come and gone, and so, it's time for another round of links + sharing my book acquisitions over the past two weeks with all of you. I've been pondering how I format these posts lately (though I'm happy with it for the most part), so you might start seeing some new things if I feel like changing it up. But for now, check out all I've got to share below:



from publishers + authors (Thanks Penguin, Miranda + Leila!)
Lady of the Eternal City by Kate Quinn / Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally / Everybody Knows Your Name by Andrea Seigel & Brent Bradshaw

from the library
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry / The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima

from friends (Thanks Hannah, Leah & Racquel!)
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier / The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston / Written in Red by Anne Bishop / Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay / The Winter King by C.L. Wilson

physical: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand / The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows / Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte / The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes / The Wrong Side of Right by Jenn Marie Thorne / Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu
Kindle: The Secret by Julie Garwood / Ransom by Julie Garwood / Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

bloggers/authors mentioned
Hannah of So Obsessed With
Racquel of The Book Barbies
Rachel of Hello Chelly


  1. Woah Alexa your book hauls are ALWAYS so epic. I'm so jealous that you got to go to that book launch with so many amazing authors, Joy AND Cynthia AND Jodi AND Brodi? WOAHHHH.
    I've got a copy of The Orphan Queen coming in the mail because of your recommendation :)
    I've tried reading The Demon King for I got up to chapter 4 and the writing just wasn't cutting it for me, will try again later!

    1. I actually just had the same experience with The Demon King! It just wasn't working for me at the moment, so I ended up setting it aside for now. And I hope that you enjoy The Orphan Queen!

  2. I hope you are going to love Jesse's girl! Princess of thorns was pretty good. Not the best fairytale retelling I've ever read, but the MC is strong and I loved the unique twists. I must get started in The demon king this year and I'm currently reading The orphan queen, thanks to you, and I'm LOVING it.

    Happy reading :D

    1. I'm SO happy to hear that you're loving The Orphan Queen, Mel! And I'm hoping I love Jesse's Girl too, though I'm fairly confident I will based on my experience with Miranda's other novels :)

  3. Alexa, I am so flattered that you mentioned my post! THANK YOU! Now I shall read the other posts you've mentioned :)

  4. Alexa, thanks so much for sharing my blog post from filmsandreveries! I'm so so happy that you got Jesse's Girl- I'm over the moon excited about that one since I adore the Hundred Oaks series too and am super excited for the music aspect in this particular one! Everybody Knows Your Name has been on my radar for awhile and I'm so interested in finding out how you'll like it! Hope you enjoy both books! :D

    1. I'm really excited about Everybody Knows Your Name! Leila talked it up a bit when we were at the launch party, and it just sounds like something I'd find entertaining. Also, yes, I'm super excited about Jesse's Girl! I love Miranda and her novels, and I'm super excited to be able to read this one early :)


    um. um. You've never read Number the Stars?! Drop everything and start reading. Seriously.

    I'm really curious about Rebecca as well! Somehow I made it out of high school/college without having to read it and now I'm wondering what I've missed - especially since I've been hearing fantastic things for years.

    JOJOOOOO ♥! Penguin sent me a copy of this one that I still need to get to - I'm all about buddy reads if you're interested! (basically I need someone to get my butt in gear when it comes to older titles)

    1. I read Number the Stars the other night and I LOVED IT. It was beautifully written, and so incredibly moving, and I found myself utterly amazed.

      And yes, let's figure out buddy reads for Jojo and for Rebecca, maybe? It could be fun!


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