Month: July 2013

Review: Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Posted July 31, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: Delirium #3 Format: ARC Source: Traded Publisher: HarperCollins Children’s Books Publication Date: March 5, 2013 Pages: 391  Goodreads | Amazon They have tried to squeeze us out, to stamp us into the past. But we are still here. And there are more of us every day. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has been transformed. The nascent rebellion that was under way in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. After rescuing Julian from a death sentence, Lena and her friends fled to the Wilds. But the Wilds are no longer a safe haven—pockets of rebellion have opened throughout the country, and the government cannot deny […]

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Top Ten Tuesday (11) Best Beginnings/Endings

Posted July 30, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.   This weeks topic is: Favorite beginnings/endings in books.   Since I don’t want to give away anything I’m just going to post the covers of my favorite endings and  post the first lines from my favorite beginnings.    Favorite Beginnings:         The Garretts were forbidden from the start.                                        I’d been having the same dream for a month – the one where a dark stranger materialized out of the smoke and shadows to play doctor with me.                   This is the […]

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Beat the Heat Readathon | Updates

Posted July 29, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

I had so much fun participating in the Once Upon A Read-A-Thon that I thought I would sign up for another one. This Readathon is hosted by Auntie Spinelli Reads & Phantasmic Reads.  If you would like to join you can find all of the info HERE. My goal is to finish Prodigy by Marie Lu and read at least 7 more books within the next two weeks.  Below is a list of books that I plan to read, but the list may change depending on any new books I get in the next two weeks.   *The Readathon was extended until August 18th, so I’m going to try to read a total of 10 books instead of 7 The Books:  Prodigy […]

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Book Review | The Rules For Disappearing by Ashley Elston

Posted July 29, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: The Rules For Disappearing #1 Format: ARC Source: Traded Publisher: Disney Hyperion Publication Date: May 14, 2013 Pages: 314 Goodreads | Amazon    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? […]

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Early Book Review | Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Posted July 28, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: Throne of Glass #2 Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Pages: 432 (Goodreads / Amazon) An assassin’s loyalties are always in doubt. But her heart never wavers. After a year of hard labor in the Salt Mines of Endovier, eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien has won the king’s contest to become the new royal assassin. Yet Celaena is far from loyal to the crown – a secret she hides from even her most intimate confidantes. Keeping up the deadly charade—while pretending to do the king’s bidding—will test her in frightening new ways, especially when she’s given a task that could jeopardize everything she’s come to care for. And there are far […]

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Stacking the Shelves (19)

Posted July 27, 2013 by Christy / 13 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme that is hosted by Tygna’s Reviews that showcases what books we got during the past week.   Here’s what I got:   Left Drowning by Jessica Park   Prodigy by Marie Lu   Icons by Margaret Stohl   Sweet Peril by Wendy Higgins   The Distance Between Us by Kasie West   I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga   What books did you get this week?    

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Judging A Book By It’s Cover: A Kid’s Perspective on Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted July 26, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

I saw this feature over at Forever 17 Books and I loved the idea, so I asked Sara if I could get my 6 year old son in on the fun since he thinks it will make him famous.     “I think it’s about Knights and Princesses, because only Knights and Princesses have castles.  Maybe Dragons and Zombies too”                                                                  Cover Art       This is such a fun feature.  I loved hearing what Landon thought about this book and he loved drawing the cover. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next time.      

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Book Review | The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade

Posted July 25, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

  Series: The Ghost and The Goth #1 Format: Hardcover Source: Library Publisher: Disney Hyperion Publication Date: Pages: 281 Goodreads | Amazon  Alona Dare–Senior in high school, co-captain of the cheerleading squad, Homecoming Queen three years in a row, voted most likely to marry a movie star… and newly dead. I’m the girl you hated in high school. Is it my fault I was born with it all-good looks, silky blond hair, a hot bod, and a keen sense of what everyone else should not be wearing? But my life isn’t perfect, especially since I died. Run over by a bus of band geeks—is there anything more humiliating? As it turns out, yes—watching your boyfriend and friends move on with […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (21)

Posted July 24, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are impatiently waiting on. My WoW pick this week is: Split Second by Kasie West Expected Publication Date: February 11, 2014 Life can change in a split second. Addie hardly recognizes her life since her parents divorced. Her boyfriend used her. Her best friend betrayed her. She can’t believe this is the future she chose. On top of that, her ability is acting up. She’s always been able to Search the future when presented with a choice. Now she can manipulate and slow down time, too . . . but not without a price. When Addie’s dad invites her to spend her […]

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Book Review | The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan

Posted July 23, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: The Dispossed #1 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Publication Date: May 14, 2013 Pages: 352 Goodreads | Amazon   After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris. In Paris there are no grand balls or glittering parties, and, disturbing, the house Ingrid’s twin brother, Grayson, found for them isn’t a house at all.  It’s an abandoned abbey, its roof lined with stone gargoyles that could almost be mistaken for living, breathing creatures.  And Grayson has gone missing. No one seems to know of his whereabouts but Luc, a devastatingly […]

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