Month: August 2013

Stacking the Shelves (24)

Posted August 31, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that showcases books that we have got in the past week.   Here’s what I got:     Waiting To Catch Fire   The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman   Contaminated by Em Garner   What did you get this week?    

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CBA Discussions | Things I Suck At

Posted August 30, 2013 by Christy / 8 Comments

  Today I want to talk about things I suck at.      1.     Book Buying Ban – I am horrible about sticking to a book buying ban, but it’s really not my fault.  I have ‘supposedly’ been on a ban since my daughter was born in April formula is expensive.  And I have really tried my best not to buy any books.  But Amazon has to go and discount books that I really want to read or the next book in a series comes out and I HAVE to get it, or a debut that I’m really looking forward to comes out.  See, not my fault 😉      2.       Scheduling Posts – I write most of my reviews/posts while I’m […]

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Book Review | The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Posted August 29, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: Paperback Source: Purchased Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: July 2, 2013 Pages: 312 Goodreads | Amazon   Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop. So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (22)

Posted August 28, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows us to showcases what upcoming releases we are anticipating   My Pick is:   Crash Into You by Katie McGarry   Expected Publication: November 26, 2013     From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down […]

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Top Ten Tuesday (15) Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Posted August 27, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

  Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish   I can think of a bunch of secondary characters that I fell in love with! I will try to keep my list at ten though 🙂   Nix  – The Immortals After Dark Series by Kresley Cole   Cookie – The Charley Davidison Series by Darynda Jones   Adrian – Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead   Howie – I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga   Laila – Pivot Point by Kasie West   Della – Shadow Falls Series by C. C. Hunter   Conner – Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie   Sabine – Soul Screamer Series by Rachel Vincent   […]

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Book Review | The Infinite Moment of Us by Lauren Myracle

Posted August 26, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: August 27, 2013 Pages: 336 Goodreads | Amazon   For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray’s goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now… not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn’t even know what they are? Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart’s desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like […]

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Early Book Review | Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Posted August 25, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments
Early Book Review | Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

  Where the Stars Still Shine was one of my most anticipated reads of 2013 and I’m happy to report that it was even better than I was expecting.  Trish Doller’s writing is absolutely amazing and I can honestly say that I will read anything and everything she ever writes. Seventeen year old Callie doesn’t know what it’s like to stay in one place for long.  Callie’s mom, Veronica, kidnapped her when she was younger so they have spent most of Callie’s life on the run.  When Callie and her mom get pulled over while on their way to yet another town, the police arrest Veronica and send Callie back to the dad that she doesn’t remember. Callie doesn’t immediately settle […]

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Name It! (2) Most Anticipated Not Yet Released Books

Posted August 25, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

This weeks topic is Most Anticipated Not Yet Released Books.    If you would like to participate link back to me in your post and leave your link in the comments so I can check it out!     C hampion by Marie Lu H orde by Ann Aguirre R eborn by C.C. Hunter I sla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins S plit Second by Kasie West T o All Of The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han The Y oung Elites by Marie Lu     What are your most anticipated not yet released books?   

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Early Book Review | Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

Posted August 24, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments
Early Book Review | Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles

I absolutely loved Simone’s Perfect Chemistry trilogy but I wasn’t too crazy about her Leaving Paradise series so I was a little nervous about whether or not I would like the first book in her new Wild Cards series.  After finishing this book, I’m delighted to say that Wild Cards is one of my favorites so far this year and is now my favorite book by Simone Elkeles.   Derek’s dad is in the Navy, so when Derek gets expelled from Regents Preparatory Academy in California he is forced to Chicago to live with his stepmom, Brandi and her estranged family that she hasn’t seen in seven years.    Ashtyn is used to being the tough girl that can hang […]

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Stacking the Shelves (23)

Posted August 24, 2013 by Christy / 13 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we received the previous week   I got quite a bit this week because I ordered some as a birthday present for myself and they came this week 🙂   Bought/Traded/Gifted     Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke (Bought)   The Program by Suzanne Young (Bought) Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally (Traded, Thanks Brandi!)   In the After by Demitria Lunetta (Bought)   If I Should Die by Amy Plum (Traded, Thanks Becca!)   Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn (Birthday gift from the hubs)   The Murmurings by Carly Anne West […]

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