Waiting on Wednesday (109)

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Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I love paranormal creatures--especially vampires and werewolves--but I haven't read much about the typically infamous witches. But the following book sounds like it could be a wicked one, especially with witch hunting, wizards, and pirates. Double, double, toil and trouble!
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Top Ten Tuesday (109)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books on 
My Winter TBR Pile
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Blog Tour: I Wish by Elizabeth Langston

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Hello, magical beings! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Elizabeth Langston's genie-filled I Wish! I've got a super fun guest post for you, plus all the info on the book and author. And a giveaway! Now, let me just wiggle my nose and we'll get started...
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Review: Hugs and Misses + Stars and Swipes by Wilhelm Staehle

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Quirk Books | 30 Pages | December 3, 2014

Wilhelm Staehle’s Silhouette Masterpiece Theater is the rare Web comic that deserves to be printed. Each panel in the popular weekly strip features a painstakingly detailed etching carved from a beautiful painting; the results are gorgeous and very funny. 
These two postcard books feature some of Staehle’s finest work. Hugs and Misses: 30 Postcards of Awkward Romance is a terrific Valentine’s Day gift, full of lovelorn ladies, roguish gentlemen, renegade Cupids, and indecent proposals. Stars and Swipes: 30 Postcards of Awkward Americana offers a hilarious vision of classic Americana, with farcical frontiersmen, prattling presidents, and other all-American oddities.

Books in One Word: Entertaining!
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Mara's Retribution: Discussing The Retribution

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For the past twoish months (holy crap!), there's been a readalong of the ENTIRE Mara Dyer trilogy going on. It's called #MarasRetribution and is hosted by Stacee from Adventures of a Book Junkie, Danielle from Love at First Page, Katie from Polished Page-Turners, and myself! And now it is time to discuss the one and only finale, the reason for this readalong, and the book we've all been waiting for: The Retribution of Mara Dyer.

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Review: The Retribution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

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Title: The Retribution of Mara Dyer
Author: Michelle Hodkin
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: November 4, 2014
Pages/Format: 470, Hardcover
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Mara Dyer wants to believe there's more to the lies she’s been told.
There is.

She doesn’t stop to think about where her quest for the truth might lead.
She should.

She never had to imagine how far she would go for vengeance.
She will now.

Loyalties are betrayed, guilt and innocence tangle, and fate and chance collide in this shocking conclusion to Mara Dyer’s story.

Retribution has arrived.

Book in One Word: EXPLETIVES.
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Waiting on Wednesday (108)

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12:00 AM
Waiting on Wednesday
is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
 that showcases upcoming releases 
that people are very much anticipating.

I'm a big, big fan of this author. I have read almost all of her YA book and just love them. Her latest novel seems totally different from everything else she's written, and I'm excited!
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Top Ten Tuesday (108)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Sequels I 
Can't Wait to Get
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Review: The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

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Title: The Infinite Sea
Author: Rick Yancey
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Publishing Date: September 16, 2014
Pages/Format: 300, Hardcover
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How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity.

Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race.

Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate.


Book in One Word: WHAT.
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Review: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman

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Title: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: William Morrow Books
Publishing Date: June 18, 2013
Pages/Format: 181, Hardcover
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Sussex, England. A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. Although the house he lived in is long gone, he is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock, and her mother and grandmother. He hasn't thought of Lettie in decades, and yet as he sits by the pond (a pond that she'd claimed was an ocean) behind the ramshackle old farmhouse, the unremembered past comes flooding back. And it is a past too strange, too frightening, too dangerous to have happened to anyone, let alone a small boy.

Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper and resonated in unimaginable ways. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie—magical, comforting, wise beyond her years—promised to protect him, no matter what.

A groundbreaking work from a master, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is told with a rare understanding of all that makes us human, and shows the power of stories to reveal and shelter us from the darkness inside and out. It is a stirring, terrifying, and elegiac fable as delicate as a butterfly's wing and as menacing as a knife in the dark.


Book in One Word: MAGICAL.
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