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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. 

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Giveaways You Can Enter!

Today is the LAST DAY to enter the Last Hurrah Giveaway -- win a box of either fall Middle Grade ARCs or fall and summer YA ARCs.

I'm giving away Deception for Freebie Friday -- open internationally! Enter until Sunday at midnight!

What I'm reading: 

I'm reading The Scarlet Pimpernel with my blogger friend Bookworm 1858, in preparation for the publication of a retelling -- Across a Starswept Sea by Diana Peterfreund.  I have to say, I'm enjoying the book and my email conversations with Stephanie. For a classic, The Scarlet Pimpernel isn't that literary  -- it's a little cheesy and melodramatic at times and very readable. If you want to join us, the e-book is a free download at Project Gutenberg and it's a fast, fun read.

New Books!

Super excited about both of these:

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil -- yes, it's another parallel universe book, but I'm excited. And is that cover amazing?

Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein -- THANK YOU Delacorte for sending me this!!! I have been waiting to read it since I heard about it last year.

What's new with you? Tell me in comments and leave me a link so I can visit you back!


  1. OMG 3:59 and Premeditated are both books that I am super excited for!!! I hope you love them!!

  2. Totally excited about both 3:59 and Premeditated as well-hope you have good things to say about them!

    I did finish Pimpernel but haven't had a chance to write up my thoughts-it was a fun read although objectively I have some concerns about its quality (also chapter 26? what? that's what it's called?) Definitely not a stuffy difficult classic though!

  3. So want to read 3:59 - enjoy!

  4. I'm so excited for 3:59! I can't wait to get a copy! :)

    Enjoy both your books!

  5. I have a lot of issues with parallel universe books. For some reason, they don't appeal to me. I hope you enjoy 3:59 though.
    Happy reading! :)

    Nick - My Haul

  6. I was dying to read 3:59 until I realized it was a parallel universe story lol But I'm going to give it a try anyway!

    I've heard really great things about Across the Star Swept Sea.

    1. I didn't realize it until I read the blurb.

  7. 3:59!I haven't read any of McNeil's books, but 3:59 sounds cool. And thank you for the Deception giveaway! I can't wait for that book! :D

    Have an amazing weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  8. I'm waiting to see what you think about 3:59 before I decide if I want to read it. :)

  9. You got some interesting books this week. 3:59 has had a lot of good reviews for it. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  10. 3:59 sounds so good! Have fun reading! ~Pam

  11. O.O SO JEALOUS of 3:59 Hope you enjoy all you books :3
    Happy reading

    ps. don't forget to stop by nobentspines.blogspot.com tomorrow for m STS

  12. 3:59!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to read that book. It sounds so amazing.

  13. Premeditated looks really good! I'm looking forward to seeing what you think. The Scarlet Pimpernel is really easy reading. I think some people automatically think when it's a classic that it's going to be Dickens or Austen, but this one isn't as literary and descriptive (as you noted). I think it's a really fun story! I hope you end up really liking it!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

  14. I am so excited for both of those. I hope you love them!
    Natflix&Books' StS

  15. Great snags this week. I hope you like them!

    My STS.

  16. I can't wait to read 3:59! I hope you enjoy your new books :)

    Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction

  17. I have 3:59 as well and can't wait to read it. Hope that you enjoy

  18. I can't wait to read Premeditated! It sounds so amazing and creepy and ahhh just amazing. 3:59 is an amazing read. I read an ARC earlier this month and I loved it. I'm also a huge parallel universe fan. They're just so great! I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  19. I am soooo excited for 3:59, it sounds amazing, Premeditated looks great!

    Enjoy your new books :-)

    Sharon - Obsession with Books

  20. Oooohhhhh dying for both 3:59 and Premeditated!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

  21. I am looking forward to 3:59! It's such an interesting premise to a parallel universe.

  22. Cool haul :)
    The Scarlet Pimpernel is on my TBR too I was considering reading it for the dust off your classics challenge..my copy's cover has a picture from the movie they did..with dr. Quinn, I mean...lol as the baroness. Makes it are to consider it a serious classic. ;)
    Dee @ Dee's Reads: My STS

  23. I haven't read too many parallel universe books, but I will check out the one you've got because I want to read more of those books.

    Happy reading.


  24. Oh I never realised that 3:59 was a parallel universe book, I'll have to have a close eye on that then.

    Happy readin, Jen! <33

  25. I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous, I'm not jealous.. /chanting

    I have to bookmark Premeditated on Goodreads, though. Don't want to miss the reviews. It's one of those titles where I'm not sure if it'll be for me, but I'm pretty sure that if it IS good, it might actually blow me away. (Is there a word for books like that? I don't mean hit or miss, just.. hmm.)

    Happy Reading!

  26. Cool haul. Happy reading :)



  27. 3:59 and Premeditated both look awesome!! I'm eager to see what you think of them. Enjoy your new goodies!! :)

  28. Great haul Jen, 3:59 looks so good and Premeditated looks killer!

    Happy Reading
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-to-shelves-32-back-to-summer.html

  29. I haven't heard about any of these books. But I hope you get to enjoy them.

    Have a fab Monday!

    Thoughts and Pens Stacking the Shelves

  30. Those are new to me but I hope you enjoy them! Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

  31. So unbelievably jealous of Premeditated! I loved Arclight, and I just know that is an author to watch right there. :) Hope you enjoy it!


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