Month: October 2013

Happy Halloween & A Series Spotlight

Posted October 31, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

      Some of my favorite things about October is being able to go to a bunch of haunted houses (Fallsburg Haunted House was AMAZING!), watch a ton of scary movies on TV and take my kids trick or treating. And since I love Halloween so much I thought I would do something Halloweeny for the blog. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something to do and I finally decided that I would spotlight my FAVORITE SERIES EVER since it involves vampires, ghouls and one book even has a few zombies. The series that I’m talking about is the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost! I fell in love with this series years ago […]

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Book Review | Contaminated by Em Garner

Posted October 28, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Egmont USA Publication Date: July 23, 2013   Pages: 336   Goodreads | Amazon After the Contamination—an epidemic caused by the super-trendy diet drink ThinPro that turned ordinary citizens into violent, uncontrollable creatures—the government rounded up the “Connies” to protect the remaining population. Now, two years later, the rehabilitated are being allowed home, complete with shock collars that will either control, or kill, them.Velvet Ellis has struggled to care for her ten-year-old sister since her parents were taken in the round up. When she finds her mother in one of the “Kennels,” Velvet resolves to do whatever it takes to put her family back together. But the danger isn’t over. It’s beginning all over again… […]

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Book Review | Crash Into You by Katie McGarry

Posted October 24, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: Pushing the Limits # 3   Format: e-ARC   Source: Netgalley   Publisher: Harlequin Teen Publication Date: November 26, 2013 Pages: 474 Goodreads | Amazon 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 dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (28)

Posted October 23, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows us to showcase what books we are eagerly anticipating.   My pick this week is:   The Treatment by Suzanne Young   Expected Publication Date: April 29, 2014     Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and suspenseful.” How do you stop an epidemic? Sloane and James are on the run after barely surviving the suicide epidemic and The Program. But they’re not out of danger. Huge pieces of their memories are still missing, and although Sloane and […]

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Sunday Funday | Cast A Harry Potter Spell

Posted October 20, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

    I saw this survey over at Flip That Page and it looked like so much fun that I thought I would give it a try. Be sure to check out Jasmine’s page for all the details if you would like to participate.     Cast A Spell   Reparo A book that needs some serious fixing. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. When I first saw the cover and read the synopsis for this book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it so I pre-ordered it from Amazon and waiting anxiously for it to arrive. Then I read it and I was so disappointed. This is one of the worst cases of insta-love that […]

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Stacking the Shelves (31)

Posted October 19, 2013 by Christy / 15 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tygna’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we got the previous week.   Here’s my haul     Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green (Traded)     The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Kindle for .99)   What did you get?    

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CBA Discussion | Bookstore, Please!

Posted October 18, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

In the last few months it was announced that my little town was getting its very own mall!       Last week a few of the stores that were going in the mall were announced and I was so disappointed that a Barnes & Noble or Books – A – Million wasn’t on the list.       So, I thought I would create a list of why my little town in Eastern Kentucky needs a B&N or BAM. Yes, I know it’s HIGHLY UNLIKEY that anyone who has a say in what stores go in the mall will ever read this, but a girl can hope, right?   The List:   Every book blogger DESERVES to have a bookstore […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (27)

Posted October 16, 2013 by Christy / 10 Comments

    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows us to showcase upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.   My Pick:   To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han   Expected Publication Date: April 22, 2014     To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: […]

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I’ve Forced People To Read

Posted October 15, 2013 by Christy / 10 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topics is: Books I have been forced to read I haven’t had a lot of recommendations coming at me, mostly because I don’t know many people IRL that read as much as I do, so I’m usually the one giving recommendations. So, for today’s list, I thought that I would switch it up and list the top ten books that I have forced people to read or plan to force them to read *muhahaha*       The Hunger Games – I recommended this trilogy to my mom and a friend. My mom loved them and she flew through the books but my friend […]

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