Month: July 2014

Friday Focus | Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

Posted July 11, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Welcome to today’ Friday Focus!  Today I’m spotlighting Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire with a cover war and a few quotes! At the time that I’m writing this post, I’m about halfway through this book and while I didn’t think I could love another Maddox brother as much as Travis, Trenton is right up there and who knows how I will feel after I finish 😉 Which cover do you like best?   Notable Quotes: “Anything to do with the Maddoxes is never boring.” ******** “I’ll help you get lost any time, Sunshine. The only deal is you have to promise to come back. I never want to lose you again.” ******** “I was in trouble. Big, disastrous, Maddox trouble.” ******** […]

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Review | Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

Posted July 10, 2014 by Christy / 1 Comment

Format: ARC Source: Won Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication Date: October 1, 2013 My rating: 5 of 5 stars When the world ends, can love survive? For Scarlet, raising her two daughters alone makes fighting for tomorrow an everyday battle. Nathan has a wife, but can’t remember what it’s like to be in love; only his young daughter Zoe makes coming home worthwhile. Miranda’s biggest concern is whether her new VW Bug is big enough to carry her sister and their boyfriends on a weekend escape from college finals. When reports of a widespread, deadly “outbreak” begin to surface, these ordinary people face extraordinary circumstances and suddenly their fates are intertwined. Recognizing they can’t outrun the danger, Scarlet, Nathan, and […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie

Posted July 9, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.   My Pick   Creed by Trisha Leaver & Lindsay Currie   Expected Publication Date: November 8, 2014 by Flux         Three went in. Three came out. None even a shadow of who they once were. When their car breaks down, Dee, her boyfriend Luke, and his brother Mike walk through a winter storm to take refuge in a nearby town called Purity Springs. When they arrive, the emergency sirens are blaring and the small farming town seems abandoned. With no other shelter, they spend the night in an empty house. But they soon discover that not everything in Purity Springs is as […]

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Books Everyone Loves….Except Me

Posted July 8, 2014 by Christy / 8 Comments

Books It Seems that Everyone Loves….Except Me     I know that we all have those books that we just don’t like and that’s ok, but for me, it seems like the ones that I’m just not into to, everyone else LOVES THEM.    Need examples?  Here you go:       See, there’s not just one or two, there’s a ton.  I could’ve added more but I figured would try to keep some of my dignity.    And if you’re wondering what the point of this post is, I’m just hoping to find someone who didn’t really care for these books either just to make myself feel better.  I was supposed to be studying for finals but I was […]

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Book Review | Far From You by Tess Sharpe

Posted July 7, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Publisher: Disney Hyperion Publication Date: April 8, 2014 My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sophie Winters nearly died. Twice. The first time, she’s fourteen, and escapes a near-fatal car accident with scars, a bum leg, and an addiction to Oxy that’ll take years to kick. The second time, she’s seventeen, and it’s no accident. Sophie and her best friend Mina are confronted by a masked man in the woods. Sophie survives, but Mina is not so lucky. When the cops deem Mina’s murder a drug deal gone wrong, casting partial blame on Sophie, no one will believe the truth: Sophie has been clean for months, and it was Mina who led her into the woods that […]

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Sunday Showdown (13) Mary Lindsey

Posted July 6, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

  For today’s Showdown I’m putting Mary Lindsey’s covers against one another to see which one comes out on top!         Let the Showdown begin!! Which cover is your favorite? Shattered Souls Ashes on the Waves Fragile Spirits free polls 

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Friday Focus | NEW FEATURE!

Posted July 4, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Hello my dear readers and welcome to my first Friday Focus! I’ve been wanting to have a feature here on the blog where I can showcase a book that I’ve read, want to read or am currently reading but I didn’t want to just have the cover and the summary. I wanted to come up with something that would make my readers that maybe haven’t heard of that certain book before think…”hmmm, I might check that out.” So, I came up with Friday Focus. Like I said above I will pick one book to ‘focus’ on whether it be quotes from the book, pictures of the gorgeous cover, excerpts or whatever else I can think of. Like with any new […]

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ARC Book Review | The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Posted July 3, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Netgalley Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Publication Date: August 5, 2014 My rating: 4 of 5 stars A dead girl walks the streets. She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago. And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan. Because the boy has a terrifying secret – one that would just kill to get out. The Girl from the Well is A […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Posted July 2, 2014 by Christy / 10 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.   My Pick   Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Faria Stolarz   Expected Publication Date: July 22, 2014 by Disney-Hyperion       What’s your worst nightmare? For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams. And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for […]

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