The Week's Entrée #15

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to another edition of The Week's Entrée where we (the chef & I) talk about all things happening on the blog (mostly bookshelf additions).

Important news...


You can now read the long awaited first 2 chapters of Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins over at MTV News. The book is finally coming out on August 14th this year. The wait has been so long, since Lola and the Boy Next Door came out like 2 years ago.
Anyway, these 2 chapters are so perfect, so great, so short. I need more. I need this book NOW. I <3 Josh already.

In other  news...

For Essence's blog tour (stopping by the 21st) the author, Lisa Anne O'Kane has written an incredible guest post that has me very excited. I can't wait to share it with you! I really hope you like it. I expect to post the review of this book later on this week.

Books I Bought, Won or Received:


The Selection by Kiera Cass and The Liberator by Victoria Scott. 

I'm thrilled that I finally bought The Selection (kindle copy) because everyone seems to love this series. The cover is completely gorgeous, and so are the rest of the books. I can't wait to finally meet Prince Maxon and America and see how the competition plays out between her and the rest of the girls vying for the Prince's heart (and crown).

The Liberator is the second book in the Dante Walker series by Victoria Scott. I have yet to meet the sexy Dante Walker but I know that day might be any day now. I'm ready to feel all the swoons for this bad boy.

{For Review}

Marionette by T.B. Markinson
Published: November 7th, 2013
Genre: YA Contemporary/LGBT

Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn't insane, but she acts like she is. Why? 

After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn't believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn't want to find herself and she doesn't want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn't had since her birth. 

During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn't come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family. 

To add to Paige’s woes, while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn't out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex?

Thanks to the author for providing me Marionette for review! There are so many great reviews for this book so I'm definitely eager to read it soon. Hope I love it just like they do.


Almost Night by Emily White
Published: May 5th, 2014
Genre: YA Fantasy/Paranormal

Fourteen-year-old Lilly Grey exists in two worlds at the same time. She just doesn't know it.

As the only albino in a million mile radius, Lilly is used to being different. Pink eyes and white hair aren't exactly the best camouflage in the harrowing jungles formally known as high school. And yeah, she's used to being an outcast and seeing the world in a slightly different way, but she never guessed how literally "different" applied to her.

Not until a clan of shape-shifting dragons tell her she's not just albino. She's a unicorn and the only mortal alive who can live on both Earth and its antithesis, Morcah. Now all those times she thought she saw a floating brown blotch in the sky or eyes peering out at her from the bark of trees make sense. She's been seeing Morcah, a land that exists in the exact same spot as Earth, just in a different phase.

But it's not all sunshine and rainbows for this unicorn. As the only one who can live in both phases, she's also the only one who can bring Morcah--and all its inhabitants--to Earth. And creatures who've been trapped on Earth since the Dark Ages are willing to do worse things than kill to make that happen.


I received a copy of this book for the blog tour hosted by Lady Reader's Bookstuff. Although I don't necessarily need to post a review for the tour, I really want to read it before it stops on my blog the 26th.  It sounds so cool!

To Read This Week:

I'm finally almost done reading the whole Blood Stone series by S.E. Campbell, and although at first we didn't hit it off that well, I'm thankfully more invested in the story. The sequel is so much better than the first and this one (third and final book) is turning out to be a good solid read. Yay!

I'm not sure which book I'm going to read after I finish Where All Souls Meet, but I'm thinking that maybe I'll treat myself with Cristiane Serruya's final book of her Trust Trilogy, Pandora's Box. Or I may start with Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover.


And that's it for this edition of The Week's Entrée. What book(s) are you planning to read this week? :)


  1. What a list! :) I didn't know about Isla and the Happily Ever After, but your enthusiasm makes me think about something pretty special for sure!
    It sounds like you're going to be busy reading and, since I heard lots of different opinions on The Selection by Kiera Cass, I'll be particularly curious to read your thoughts about it!

    1. I hope I like it, but I'm afraid that I might get dissapointed by it for having high hopes. We'll see soon. :)

  2. Melissa, gimme a high five *raises hand up*

    Becaaaaussee.....I STILL HAVEN'T READ THE SELECTION SERIES EITHER!! WHOO! Isn't that crazy? Everyone's talking about The One and I don't even have a single clue on who the heck Maxon is.

    I've been meaning to read it for a REALLY long time but the review pile got too big :(

    I'm going to buy it soon. :D

    1. *Rocks high five!* Yay, we should read it at the same time to fangirl or throw rocks at them. :D