Waiting on Wednesday (35)

May 29, 2013

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

This week's pick just sounds stunning. Based on the title and cover alone (and even after reading the synopsis), this book sounds eerie and creepy and dark, but in a good, beautiful way. I'm hearing some great things about it, and I look forward to reading it myself. Watch where you're standing when you see that I'm waiting on...

Top Ten Tuesday (35)

May 28, 2013

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Tuesday Freebie: 
Top Ten Allies I'd Want 
In The Reader Games

Review: Of Triton by Anna Banks

Title: Of Triton
Author: Anna Banks
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publishing Date: May 28, 2013
Pages/Format: 256, ARC

In this sequel to Of Poseidon, Emma has just learned that her mother is a long-lost Poseidon princess, and now struggles with an identity crisis: As a Half-Breed, she’s a freak in the human world and an abomination in the Syrena realm below. Syrena law states that all Half- Breeds should be put to death.

As if that’s not bad enough, her mother’s reappearance among the Syrena turns the two kingdoms—Poseidon and Triton—against one another. Which leaves Emma with a decision to make: Should she comply with Galen’s request to keep herself safe and just hope for the best? Or should she risk it all and reveal herself—and her Gift—to save a people she’s never known?


Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: Hmmm

Blog Tour: The Trickster's Totem by H.B. Bolton

May 24, 2013

Hello, and welcome to my stop on the blog tour The Trickster's Totem by H.B. Bolton, hosted by CBB Book Promotions! I had the honor of hosting Bolton on her tour for the first book in her Relics of Mysticus series, The Serpent's Ring, and I'm ecstatic to have her again. This time around I've got all the info on both books and the author, plus a giveaway and fun post with Bolton. Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

Blog Tour: Praefatio by Georgia McBride

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Georgia McBride's Praefatio, a new YA novel featuring a rock star and angels! Said NYT bestselling author Jonathan Maberry: "With Praefatio, Georgia McBride proves that you can take any genre to a higher level. This is teen fantasy at its most entertaining, most heartbreaking, most compelling. Highly recommended." So stick around--I've got everything you need to know about Georgia and her book, plus a guest post and giveaway!

Waiting on Wednesday (34)

May 22, 2013


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

This week I'm waiting on a new book from one of my favorite authors! Her books are great contemporaries. And they feature some very swoon-worthy boys and steamy romance. If you haven't read her books, be sure to get on it--they're amazing! Although you may have to play the wild card for her latest book...

Tudor Tuesday

May 21, 2013

Hello, bookish lovelies and people of the universe! I get the honor of being a part of Tudor Tuesdays, a blog tour of sorts hosted by A Glass of Wine for Katherine Longshore's Tarnish. With the tour (dates posted below this paragraph), six influences and six teasers will be shared by Katherine about Tarnish, the second novel in her Royal Circle series, over the course of six weeks--hence the name, Tudor Tuesdays. So a quick recap: I'll have a teaser from Tarnish, plus one of Katherine's inspirations while writing the book. Oh, and I've got all the info on Katherine and The Royal Circle series, AND a giveaway! It's going to be tudor-rific!


Top Ten Tuesday (34)

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite Covers of Books I've Read

Interview: Bailey J. Thompson

May 19, 2013

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Yellow Socks and Blood Spots by Bailey J. Thompson! I've got everything you need to know about the author and book, plus an interview! Enjoy, and don't forget to check out the book!

Review: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

May 18, 2013

Title: Siege and Storm
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Publishing Date: June 4, 2013
Pages/Format: 448, ARC

Darkness never dies.

Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.

The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.


Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: Huh.

Review: The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

May 16, 2013

Hello, people of the internet! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Ashley Elston's debut The Rules for Disappearing, a novel about a girl in the Witness Protection Program, hosted by Itching for Books! I'll be sharing my review (hint: I really liked it!), as well as all the info on the book and author, plus a giveaway (which you should really enter)! I hope you've got your hair dye and new name ready--in The Rules for Disappearing, you never know when you'll have to move...


Title: The Rules for Disappearing
Author: Ashley Elston
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publishing Date: May 14, 2013
Pages/Format: 320, ARC
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She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.


Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: EEP!

Blog Tour: Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland

Hello, bookish people! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Leila Howland's Nantucket Blue, hosted by Itching for Books! I've got everything you need to know about the book and author, plus a blurb and giveaway! Be sure to check it out!

Waiting on Wednesday (33)

May 15, 2013


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

The following is a book that I want to read but don't want to read. It happens to be the fifteenth and final book in one of my absolute favorite series, and I just can't stand to see it end. However, after everything that's happened thus far in this series, I imagine that everything will come to light in...

Top Ten Tuesday (33)

May 14, 2013


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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books Dealing With Tough Subjects

Review: Fall of Night by Rachel Caine

May 13, 2013


Title: Fall of Night
Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: New American Library
Publishing Date: May 7, 2013
Pages/Format: 352, Hardcover

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...

Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. 

Her new life at MIT is scary and exciting, but Morganville is never really far from Claire’s mind. Enrolled in a special advanced study program with Professor Irene Anderson, a former Morganville native, Claire is able to work on her machine, which is designed to cancel the mental abilities of vampires. 

But when she begins testing her machine on live subjects, things quickly spiral out of control, and Claire starts to wonder whether leaving Morganville was the last mistake she’ll ever make...


Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: WhaaatTF

Book Blitz: Shucked by Megg Jensen

May 12, 2013

Hello, bookish fiends! Today I'm blitzing out an awesome-sounding book for you, courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours. I'll have everything you need to know about the book and author, as well as a giveaway and excerpt. So get ready to get Shucked by Megg Jensen!

Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

May 11, 2013


Title: What Happened to Goodbye
Author: Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Publishing Date: May 10, 2011
Pages/Format: 402, Hardcover

Who is the real McLean? 

Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the guy next door, can help her find out. 

Combining Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.


Initial Reaction of Book in One Word: Good.*

Waiting on Wednesday (32)

May 8, 2013


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 sucker for super cute romances and contemporaries, and this book sounds like it's just that. Plus the concept--art coming to life--just sounds awesome. I'm eager to get my hands on this novel that might make me starry-eyed!

Top Ten Tuesday (32)

May 7, 2013

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light and Fun

Waiting on Wednesday (31)

May 1, 2013


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

I have yet to read any of this author's books, but I've heard they're really good. Her latest seems kind of spooky, which is great; for some reason, I'm seeking books that might scare me. As if that wasn't enough, something was posted on Tumblr (see after book info) that made me want to read this book even more. Get your coats and gloves ready; this week I'm waiting on...
 
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