Month: February 2014

ARC Book Review | Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas

Posted February 28, 2014 by Christy / 4 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: March 11, 2014 Goodreads  Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin. Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be? Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings? Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the […]

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Booking Into Spring Giveaway Hop | Sign Ups OPEN!

Posted February 27, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

 This is the first giveaway hop that I’ve ever been a part of hosting and I’m so super excited to be co-hosting with the wonderful Tonyalee from Lilybloombooks I’m extremely sick of all the snow and cold weather so I can’t wait for Spring to get here, so this Spring giveaway hop is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of Spring.  Since this is a Spring hop, the plan is to giveaway Spring releases but you are welcome to giveaway gift cards or other bookish things. Details/Rules:  Sign ups start today, February 27th and run through March 17th, 2014 When signing up– Please leave your shipping method after your name be it US or INT  { i.e: Lilybloombooks (INT)} […]

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Four Pics, One Series | NEW FEATURE!!

Posted February 26, 2014 by Christy / 7 Comments

  I’m sure everyone has seen those popular 4 pics, 1 blah blah blah games.  Out of all of the ones I’ve seen, I haven’t seen one for books so I thought it would be fun to do it as a feature here on the blog.  Each week I will post 4 pictures of a book or series and everyone can leave their guesses in the comments and the next week I will announce what the books were.   I’d also love to hear your thoughts on this new feature!  Part 1   Part 2     What do you think of this new feature?  Should I open it up to other bloggers?  Let me know your thoughts in the comments […]

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Book Review | Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted February 24, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: Shatter Me # 3 Format: Hardback Source: Purchased Publisher:HarperCollins Publication Date: February 4, 2014 Goodreads The heart-stopping conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series, which Ransom Riggs, bestselling author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, called “a thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love” Juliette now knows she may be the only one who can stop the Reestablishment. But to take them down, she’ll need the help of the one person she never thought she could trust: Warner. And as they work together, Juliette will discover that everything she thought she knew-about Warner, her abilities, and even Adam-was wrong. In Shatter Me, Tahereh Mafi created a captivating and original story that combined the best […]

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Cover Adoration | Before & After Edition

Posted February 23, 2014 by Christy / 5 Comments

   Today I thought I would share some covers that have changed and give my opinions on whether or not that was a good thing.  I would love to hear your opinions on the changes as well so be sure to leave them in the comments! Gated by Amy Christine Parker  My Pick: I read this book last year and loved it but I wasn’t sold on the cover (left).  I just saw the other day that it was getting redesigned and I have to say that I like the new cover (right) so much better.  Nightshade by Andrea Cremer My Pick: I actually like the original cover (left) better, I really like the whole shimmery look to it.  The […]

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Stacking the Shelves

Posted February 22, 2014 by Christy / 16 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that allows us to showcase what books we got the previous week. Here’s my haul:  Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs Split Second by Kasie West For Review:  Fire & Flood‘ by Victoria Scott What did you get?  

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Book Review | Up from the Grave by Jeaniene Frost

Posted February 21, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: Night Huntress, # 7 Format: Paperback Source: Purchased Publisher: Avon Books Publication Date: January 28, 2014 Goodreads There’s always one more grave to dig.Lately, life has been unnaturally calm for vampires Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones. They should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war… A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights. Now Cat and Bones are in a race against time to save their friends from a fate worse than death…because the more secrets they unravel, the deadlier the consequences. And if they fail, their lives—and […]

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CBA Discussion | Quote Journals

Posted February 20, 2014 by Christy / 1 Comment

  So, a couple of weeks ago my 7 year old son, Landon, asked me for a journal with a lock and a key so that he could write down whatever he wanted and no one else would be able to read it (I may have kept the extra key, shhh). Anyway, when he asked for this I got to thinking that I wanted to start some sort of journal so that when I die (Yes, I have morbid thoughts) my kids can flip through the pages anytime they wanted to remember me. But I knew that I didn’t want to start writing my thoughts and feelings down because I’m sure no one would want to read constant bitching about […]

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What to Read: When You Want A Good Mystery

Posted February 19, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

I love recommending books to people so I decided to start a feature here on the blog that allows me to do that.  Today I want to recommend some of my favorite mysteries!   Paradise quickly gets gruesome in this thrilling page-turner with a plot that’s ripped from the headlines and a twist that defies the imagination. It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets […]

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ARC Book Review | Insanity by Susan Vaught

Posted February 17, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Publication Date: February 18, 2014 Goodreads  Never, Kentucky is not your average scenic small town. It is a crossways, a place where the dead and the living can find no peace. Not that Forest, an 18-year-old foster kid who works the graveyard shift at Lincoln Hospital, knew this when she applied for the job. Lincoln is a huge state mental institution, a good place for Forest to make some money to pay for college. But along with hundreds of very unstable patients, it also has underground tunnels, bell towers that ring unexpectedly, and a closet that holds more than just donated clothing….When the dead husband of one of Forest’s patients makes an […]

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