Month: August 2012

Review: In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Posted August 31, 2012 by Christy / 1 Comment

Format: Hardcover Pages: 235 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Buy This Book: Amazon   From Goodreads: A devastating loss leads to an unexpected road trip in this novel from the author of Moonglass, whose voice Sarah Dessen says “is fresh and wise, all at once.” Hours after her brother’s military funeral, Honor opens the last letter Finn ever sent. In her grief, she interprets his note as a final request and spontaneously decides to go to California to fulfill it. Honor gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen Rusty in ages, but it’s obvious he is as arrogant and stubborn as ever—not to mention drop-dead […]

keep calm & read on

Review: Biting Cold by Chloe Neill

Posted August 30, 2012 by Christy / 3 Comments

Biting Cold by Chloe Neill Format: Paperback Pages: 337 Publisher: New American Library Series: Chicagoland Vampires # 6 Buy This Book: Amazon From Goodreads: Turned into a vampire against her will, twenty-eight-year-old Merit found her way into the dark circle of Chicago’s vampire underground, where she learned there was more to supernaturals than met the eye—and more supernaturals than the public ever imagined.  And not all the secrets she learned were for sharing—among humans or inhumans. Now Merit is on the hunt, charging across the stark American Midwest, tailing a rogue supernatural intent on stealing an ancient artifact that could unleash catastrophic evil on the world. But Merit is also the prey. An enemy of Chicagoland is hunting her, and […]

keep calm & read on

Waiting on Wednesday (8)

Posted August 29, 2012 by Christy / 7 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticpating. My WoW pick this week is:   Iced by Karen Marie Moning Expected Publication: October 30, 2012       From Goodreads:   From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Marie Moning comes the first book in her hotly anticipated new urban paranormal trilogy, set in the world of her blockbuster Fever series. The year is 1 AWC—After the Wall Crash. The Fae are free and hunting us. It’s a war zone out there, and no two days are alike. I’m Dani O’Malley, the chaos-filled streets of Dublin are my home, and there’s no place I’d rather be. […]

keep calm & read on

Teaser Tuesday (4)

Posted August 28, 2012 by Christy / 3 Comments

  Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read   • Open to a random page   • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page   • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)   • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! I’m currently reading In Honor by Jessi Kirby   Summary From Goodreads:   A devastating loss leads to an […]

keep calm & read on

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Posted August 27, 2012 by Christy / 1 Comment

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey in which we plan our reading week! Here is what I’ve read the past week:   Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick Word and Breath by Susannah Noel Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones *Review coming soon!     Here is what I plan on reading this week:   Biting Cold by Chloe Neill Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski     What book are you reading this week?   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~      

keep calm & read on

Review: Word and Breath by Susannah Noel

Posted August 26, 2012 by Christy / 1 Comment

Word and Breath by Susannah Noel Format: Electronic Review Copy Series: Wordless Chronicles #1 Buy this Book: Amazon   From Goodreads: Riana has learned how to stay out of trouble. She spends her days studying written texts in the government’s Office of Readers, and she spends her nights taking care of her sick sister. She always—always—follows the rules. Despite her low profile, she has mysteriously become a target. Someone has kidnapped her sister. Someone else is trying to kill her. And someone has sent a Soul-Breather to beguile her out of her secrets. Her help comes from the mythic leader of an underground rebel movement. A man who used to be her friend. A man who has silently loved her […]

keep calm & read on

Stacking the Shelves (7)

Posted August 25, 2012 by Christy / 2 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that showcases what books we have got the past week. Here’s what I got this week:   From Netgalley     Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate Tab Bennett & The Inbetween by Jes Young   Gifted/Won   Half Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Thanks to Andrea @ The Busy Bibliophile)  Lost Girls by Ann Kelley (Thanks to Reading Teen) Bought:       Biting Cold by Chloe Neill The Demon Trapper’s Daughter by Jana Oliver In Honor by Jessi Kirby Everneath by Brodi Ashton         What did you get […]

keep calm & read on

Early Review: Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick

Posted August 25, 2012 by Christy / 0 Comments

Format: E-ARC from Netgalley Pages:528 Publisher: Egmont USA Series: Ashes Trilogy # 2 Publication Date: September 25, 2012 Pre-Order this Book: Amazon   From Goodreads: The Apocalypse does not end. The Changed will grow in numbers. The Spared may not survive. Even before the EMPs brought down the world, Alex was on the run from the demons of her past and the monster living in her head. After the world was gone, she believed Rule could be a sanctuary for her and those she’d come to love. But she was wrong. Now Alex is in the fight of her life against the adults, who would use her, the survivors, who don’t trust her, and the Changed, who would eat her […]

keep calm & read on

Review: Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

Posted August 23, 2012 by Christy / 0 Comments

Format: Kindle Publisher: Egmont USA Pages: 480 Series: Ashes Trilogy Buy this Book: Amazon From Goodreads: It could happen tomorrow . . . An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human. Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts […]

keep calm & read on

Waiting on Wednesday (7)

Posted August 22, 2012 by Christy / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticpating. My WoW pick this week is: Death and the Girl Next Door by Darynda Jones Expected Publication: October 2nd, 2012 From Goodreads: Darynda Jones, author of The New York Times bestselling series that began with First Grave on the Right, brings us Death and the Girl Next Door, a thrilling Young Adult novel garnering high praise and early buzz from major authors Ten years ago, Lorelei’s parents disappeared without a trace. Raised by her grandparents and leaning on the support of her best friends, Lorelei is finally beginning to accept the fact that her parents are never coming home. For […]

keep calm & read on