Recently on Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf
- E-Book Hoarding (6/27/15) – Freebies and Under $2.99 Steals and Deals #KindleDeals #KindleFreebies
- Book Review: Secrets by Freya North
- Cover Reveal: Cam Girl by Leah Raeder
- Sunday Post 6/21/15 – Happy Summer Solstice!
- Cat Thursday – Hanging Out in The Man Cave
- Cover Reveal, Excerpt and #Giveaway: Heart-Shaped Hack by Tracey Garvis Graves
- Mini AudioBook Reviews: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld, City of Savages by Lee Kelly, Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
- Discussion: Over 40 and Too Old to Enjoy Reading?
What I Read The Last 2 Weeks
Hit (Hit #1) – Delilah S. Dawson (Audiobook)
Secrets – Freya North
What I Am Reading Today
Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll (Audiobook)
Another Day (Every Day #2) – David Levithan
Added to the Bookshelf This Week
The Secret Sister (Fairham Island #1)
by Brenda Novak
Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why?
After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the North Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal—and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who’s asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago.
Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she’d prefer to avoid—Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He’s back on the island, and to her surprise, he’s raising a young daughter alone. Maisey’s still attracted to him, but her heart’s too broken to risk…
Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant memories of a little girl, a child Keith remembers, too. Maisey believes the girl must’ve been their sister, but their mother claims there was no sister.
Maisey’s convinced that child existed. So where is she now?
by Sarah Bannan
When 15-year-old Carolyn moves from New Jersey to Alabama with her mother, she rattles the status quo of the junior class at Adams High School. A good student and natural athlete, she’s immediately welcomed by the school’s cliques. She’s even nominated to the homecoming court and begins dating a senior, Shane, whose on again/off again girlfriend Brooke becomes Carolyn’s bitter romantic rival. When a video of Carolyn and Shane making out is sent to everyone, Carolyn goes from golden girl to slut, as Brooke and her best friend Gemma try to restore their popularity. Gossip and bullying hound Carolyn, who becomes increasingly private and isolated. When Shane and Brooke—now back together—confront Carolyn in the student parking lot, injuring her, it’s the last attack she can take.
Sarah Bannan’s deft use of the first person plural gives Weightless an emotional intensity and remarkable power that will send you flying through the pages and leave you reeling.
Crenshaw – Katherine Applegate
Tonight the Streets Are Ours – Leila Sales
Young Widows Club – Alexandra Coutts
Firewalker (Worldwalkwe #2) – Josephine Angelini
Signs Point to Yes – Sandy Hall
The Detour – S.A. Bodeen
And this month’s Fandom of the Month Package was Once Upon a Time!! Check out all the lovely fairy-tale themed jewelry in that came in the lovely bag: A horse and carriage ring, a charm bracelet, and a story book necklace!
That’s all for me this week! What new goodies have arrived on your doorstep? Leave me a link in the comments and I’ll come check out your post!