Month: July 2014

ARC Book Review | One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington

Posted July 31, 2014 by Christy / 4 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Publication Date: July 22, 2014 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Name of overseas edition of Between The Lives. Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole. Until now, that is… For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life – a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | Astray by Amy Christine Parker

Posted July 30, 2014 by Christy / 6 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine   My Pick   Astray by Amy Christine Parker   Expected Publication Date: August 26, 2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers                 Lyla is caught between two worlds. The isolated Community that she grew up in and the outside world that she’s navigating for the very first time. The outsiders call the Community a cult, but Pioneer miraculously survived a shooting that should have killed him. Are the faithful members right to stay true to his message? Is this just a test of faith? One thing is for sure: the Community will do anything to bring Lyla back […]

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ARC Book Review | Some Boys by Patty Blount

Posted July 28, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: August 5, 2014 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Some boys go too far. Some boys will break your heart. But one boy can make you whole. When Grace meets Ian she’s afraid. Afraid he’ll reject her like the rest of the school, like her own family. After she accuses the town golden boy of rape, everyone turns against Grace. They call her a slut and a liar. But…Ian doesn’t. He’s funny and kind with secrets of his own. But how do you trust the best friend of the boy who raped you? How do you believe in love? A gut-wrenching, powerful love story told from alternating points of […]

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Sunday Showdown (16) August Covers

Posted July 27, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

It’s almost August!!! That means it’s almost my birthday, *raises glass* here’s to wishing for lots of bookish presents 🙂  Here’s a few of my favorite August covers: Which is your favorite?   which cover is your favorite? Mortal Danger The Beautiful Ashes The Girl from the Well Between the Spark and Burn Gates of Thread and Stone    pollcode.com free polls 

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Stacking the Shelves (52)

Posted July 26, 2014 by Christy / 13 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Review My Haul: Say Her Name by James Dawson – Purchased Unbreakable by Kami Garcia – Purchased Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry – Traded (I love this series but I only owned 1 book in the series so I’m on a mission to get them all 🙂 ) What did you get?

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ARC August Sign Up Post

Posted July 25, 2014 by Christy / 5 Comments

Due to the fact that I feel like I’m drowning in review books, I’ve decided to sign up for Read. Sleep. Repeat’s ARC August! As of right now I have 24 ARCs/e-ARCs that I need to review. I’m currently reading 2 of those so I think at the beginning of August I will have 22. Well, I’ll have 22 as long as I stick with my ARC requesting ban, which I plan to do. My goal – While I would love to knock out half of my 22 by the end of August, I just don’t know if that’s practical with school, work and kids. So, I’m going to set my goal of AT LEAST 5 books being knocked off […]

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Book Review | Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Posted July 24, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Format: Paperback Source: Purchased Publisher: Atria Books Publication Date: July 1, 2014 My rating: 5 of 5 stars The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series. Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year. Trenton Maddox was the king of […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian

Posted July 23, 2014 by Christy / 13 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine   My Pick   A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian   Expected Publication Date: September 16, 2014 by Penguin           In her stunning New Adult debut, The Wicked We Have Done, Sarah Harian introduced readers to the Compass Room: a twisted experimental jail where the guilty and the innocent suffer alike. But breaking out was only the beginning… Even though she’s escaped, twenty-two-year-old Evalyn Ibarra is anything but free. She’s desperate to return to a life that no longer exists, but prying reporters continually draw her back into nightmarish memories, using the tabloids to vilify her. Bad press is the last thing she […]

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Covers That Should Be Redesigned

Posted July 22, 2014 by Christy / 12 Comments

Can We Get a Cover Change?       I know that there are covers that we all LOVE, hell, I even have a Cover Love shelf on Goodreads.  But I got to thinking about those books that we come across with those covers that are freaking ugly  not very eye catching.  I know that I should judge a book based on what the outside looks like, but I CAN’T HELP IT.  If a book is hideous on the outside, it’s highly likely that it will never grace the shelves of my collection.  I hate to admit that I’m a cover whore and very shallow when it comes to what’s on the outside, but there you have it.      Here’s […]

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DNF Review | The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Posted July 21, 2014 by Christy / 4 Comments

 Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: July 1, 2014 My rating: 1 of 5 stars Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter’s come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I’ve watched the danger swell. The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I’m the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I’m tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town. I’m tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don’t know why. I think it’s because death is […]

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