ReReadathon + Shelf Sweeper: That's All, Folks

Jul 31, 2014


It's the end of July, and that unfortunately means it's the end of ReReadathon and Shelf Sweeper, cohosted by Shae Has Left the Room and myself! (See my week one post here.) Now, let's wrap it up!

Waiting on Wednesday (93)

Jul 30, 2014

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

I just snagged this off Edelweiss the other day, but I'm still waiting on it because I want YOU to know about it. I mean, look at the cover! And the synopsis! I just want it! (And I'm totally finding a way to put this up earlier on my TBR.)

Top Ten Tuesday (93)

Jul 29, 2014

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Authors I 
Own The Most Books From

ARC August: The Reading List

Jul 27, 2014

I'm sure we all know by now that I am horrible at readathons. I try to bite off way more than I can possibly chew (or read) and end up getting not a whole lot chewed (or read) (see also: Why does my desire to read seem to decline when it's summer?!). Yet here I am, signing up for another readathon. But hey, practice makes perfect, and I need to tell and teach myself that yes, Rachel, you CAN read x amount of books in a month and be successful at a readathon. And also, I have many ARCS that need to be read.

Review: Prey by Stephen Cole

Jul 26, 2014

Title: Prey
Author: Stephen Cole
Publisher: Razorbill
Publishing Date: March 17, 2005
Pages/Format: 272, Paperback
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Tom wants nothing more than to be a normal person again. He and Kate have escaped Kate's werewolf mother--for now. They've come all the way to New York, searching for the man they hope can cure Tom.

But the city is no safe haven. Something is stalking the streets, preying on the vulnerable, the street kids--kids like Tom and Kate...

Book in One Word: Good!

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Jody Casella + A Footprint

Jul 25, 2014


Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

Today's tattooed guest doesn't just have a bookish tattoo--she writes books! Maybe you've heard of her? Or read Thin Space?

Turning Pages and Standing Up with Books For A Cause

Jul 24, 2014

Here's the quickest post intro I've ever done (because one isn't really needed): Please welcome Heather from Turning Pages as she talks about "a project from [her] heart!"

Summer Author Blitz: Kim O'Brien

Jul 23, 2014

Welcome to my stop on the Summer Author Promo Blitz tour! Today I'm hosting Kim O'Brien, whose new YA novel Bone Deep releases with Spencer Hill Press in March 2015! And to tell you all about the book, there's a great interview that you won't want to miss!

Waiting on Wednesday (92)

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

So yeah, I'll have an interview with this author on the blog in September, but that's not why I'm waiting on this book. First off, COOL COVER. And secondly, this sounds similar to The Village and it may be kind of cultish and it's set in the past and I like a creepy-sounding story, so I'm in!

Top Ten Tuesday (92)

Jul 22, 2014

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Characters I Would Want With Me On A Deserted Island

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Amir + Turning the Pages

Jul 18, 2014


Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

Today's guest has a tattoo that reminds us to just keep reading...

Waiting on Wednesday (91)

Jul 16, 2014

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

This book has a cool setting, ZOOLOGY, and a freaking SILVER LION. (Also, I was a fan of this author's debut novel. So I'm excited!)

Top Ten Tuesday (91)

Jul 15, 2014

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite 
Underrated Animated Movies

Review: Wounded by Stephen Cole

Jul 14, 2014

Title: Wounded
Author: Stephen Cole
Publisher: Razorbill
Publishing Date: January 27, 2005
Pages/Format: 272, Paperback
Add on Goodreads!

Sixteen-year-old Tom Anderson's vacation turns into a nightmare when he is "rescued" from a hiking accident by the Folan family. Why do they keep his door locked? And why won't they let him contact his parents?

At first he thinks Kate Folan is the one he should be afraid of, with her black candles and books on dark magic. But soon he discovers that she is, in fact, his only hope for survival. Together, the teenagers flee the Folans and their evil, seeking freedom and a way to cope with the love that's growing between them--a love that could spell ruin for them both.

Book in One Word: LOVE!

Cover Reveal: The Night Songs Collection by Kristen Strassel

Jul 12, 2014

Hello, creatures of the night! Today I've got some cool covers to share with you, courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours--Kristen Strassel's The Night Songs Collection! Now, I haven't read these New Adult books yet, but I really want to because they combine two things: rock 'n' roll and vampires. I have the cover of the newest book We Own the Night, plus the redesigned covers of Because the Night and Night Moves. Enjoy, and rock on!

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Alyssa + Falling Into Books

Jul 11, 2014


Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

We have two tattoos today, and they're totally bookish!

Review: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Jul 10, 2014

Title: Daughter of Smoke and Bone
Author: Laini Taylor
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publishing Date: September 27, 2011
Pages/Format: 418, Hardcover
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Around the world, black handprints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil’s supply of human teeth grown dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real, she’s prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands", she speaks many languages - not all of them human - and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she’s about to find out.

When beautiful, haunted Akiva fixes fiery eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?


Book in One Word: IMAGINATIVE.

Waiting on Wednesday (90)

Jul 9, 2014

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

I do not care that this cover isn't final. I saw this book on Natflix & Books's Waiting on Wednesday post last week and was filled with need for this book. Cover? Good. Title? Good. Synopsis? Good, The fact that I don't have this in my hands? NOT GOOD. (Kudos if you get my little Friends reference in there.)

The Far, Far Away TBR + Giveaway

Jul 8, 2014

If you're like me, you've got a TBR pile that can wrap around the solar system about five million times. Today, I'm going to make that TBR wrap around just one more time (for now). I've been hearing about a lot of awesome sounding books lately, and of course they're not publishing until far, far away in 2015...or 2016! And I know word-of-mouth (or text-of-blog) is a big way to learn about books and spread the word, so this is me doing that. And to make this even sweeter...there's a giveaway! I hope you learn about some great books that you just cannot wait for and that your TBR explodes!

Review: In the Woods by Tana French

Jul 7, 2014

Title: In the Woods
Author: Tana French
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publishing Date: May 17, 2007
Pages/Format: 429, Paperback
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As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers, and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a twelve-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox—his partner and closest friend—find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

Richly atmospheric, stunning in its complexity, and utterly convincing and surprising to the end, In the Woods is sure to enthrall fans of Mystic River and The Lovely Bones.


Book in One Word: FANTASTIC.

Be Our Tattooed Guest: Traci + Infinity

Jul 4, 2014


Welcome to Be Our Tattooed Guest, an original feature here on Beauty and the Bookshelf! This feature is all about tattoos of the literary, poetic, and bookish variety, and people showing them off! To learn more about Be Our Tattooed Guest, please go here.

Today's guest has a tattoo that's a symbol--figuratively and literally.

Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

Jul 3, 2014

Title: On the Fence
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publishing Date: July 1, 2014
Pages/Format: 320, eARC
Add on Goodreads!

She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.


Book in One Word: Fencey!*

Waiting on Wednesday (89)

Jul 2, 2014

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

These people have FEATHERS for HAIR. I am SOLD. (And can I have that hair?)

Go On June, Bring July Forth

Jul 1, 2014


Whoa whoa whoa--how is the year already HALFWAY OVER? Oh well, now I can get a sunburn just by stepping outside. But before that happens, let me tell you about June then give you a preview of July. *wink*

Top Ten Tuesday (90)

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

This Tuesday's theme is...

Top Ten Favorite Classic Novels
 
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