Month: September 2014

ARC Book Review: A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian

Posted September 26, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

A Vault of Sins by Sarah Harian My rating: 4 of 5 stars 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 needs during the trial of the year: the case that she and her fellow survivors staked against the Compass Room engineers. A case that […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

Posted September 24, 2014 by Christy / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My Pick The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver Expected publication: April 28th 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux Seventeen-year-old Ella Lawton spent her entire life living in the shadows of her identical twin sister’s popularity, but she never dreamed of having Maddy’s life; never wanted it. In fact, she’s spent the last three years trying to separate herself from the group at school Maddy has chosen, preferring the quiet, safe confines of her sketchbook and the company of her best friend, Josh, to the constant battle for attention and popularity that has defined her sister’s life. When a heated argument and a tragic accident leaves her sister […]

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ARC Book Review | Beware the Wild by Natalie C. Parker

Posted September 22, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: October 21, 2014 My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s something about the swamp in Sticks, Louisiana. Something different, something haunting . . . something alive. Everyone knows this, and everyone avoids going near it. And even the Mardi Gras–bead-decorated fence that surrounds it keeps people away. Until one morning when Sterling Saucier’s older brother Phineas runs into the swamp . . . And doesn’t return. Instead, a girl named Lenora May climbs out in his place, and all of a sudden, no one in Sticks remembers Phin at all. They treat Lenora May as if she’s been Sterling’s sister forever. Sterling needs to figure out what the swamp’s done […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | Suspicion

Posted September 17, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My Pick Suspicion by Alexandra Monir Expected Publication Date: December 9, 2014 by Delacorte Press Mysterious. Magnificent. Creepy. Welcome to Rockford Manor. “There’s something hidden in the Maze.” Seventeen-year-old Imogen has never forgotten the last words her father said to her seven years ago, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor. Haunted by her parents’ deaths, Imogen moves to New York City with her new guardians. But when a letter arrives with the news of her cousin’s untimely death, revealing that Imogen is now the only heir left to run the estate, she returns to England and […]

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Review and Giveaway| The Girl from the Well by Rin Chupeco

Posted September 17, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Welcome to my stop for The Girl From the Well by Rin Chupeco Blog Tour hosted by Sourcebooks Fire! Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post!  You can win a print copy of The Girl from the Well (US and Canada only) You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 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 […]

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Waiting on Wednesday | Aponlonia

Posted September 10, 2014 by Christy / 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. My Pick Apolonia by Jamie McGuire Expected Publication Date: October 1, 2014 by Simon & Schuster “They killed me, but I survived.” Three years after Rory Riordan foiled her own murder, she still trusts no one. Not Dr. Z, the eccentric college professor who has taken her under his wing, not Benji, the endearing, attractive classmate who insists on following her around, and certainly not Cy, the beautifully dark and mysterious boy who sits on the first row in Dr. Z’s Astrobiology class and asks far too many questions. When Rory witnesses Cy being abducted by soldiers in the middle of the night, she finds herself submersed in […]

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Sunday Showdown (22) | Best Book Boyfriend

Posted September 7, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

I’ve decided to switch things up on my Showdowns and include more than just covers.  I’m going to start throwing characters world’s, etc up against each other too just to see who comes out on top!  For today, I’m putting the infamous Daemon Black up against Aiden St. Delphi…unfair, I know 😉  Let the Showdown begin! “I swore to you that I wouldn’t let that happen, and I know I’ve failed you, but I’m not going to just give up, Alex. I’ll never give up on you.” – Aiden VS. “Did you think you could stop me? I’ll burn the world down to save her.”  – Daemon Best Book Boyfriend Daemon Black Aiden St. Delphi    pollcode.com free polls 

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Blog Tour: Astray by Amy Christine Parker

Posted September 3, 2014 by Christy / 2 Comments

Welcome to my stop on the Astray Blog Tour!! 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 to the fold. Trapped in a spider’s web of deception, will Lyla detect the sticky threads tightening around her before it’s too late? She’ll have to unravel the mystery of what Pioneer and the Community […]

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Book Review | In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

Posted September 1, 2014 by Christy / 4 Comments

Format: Hardback Source: Purchased Publisher: Amulet Books Publication Date: April 2, 2013 My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars In 1918, the world seems on the verge of apocalypse. Americans roam the streets in gauze masks to ward off the deadly Spanish influenza, and the government ships young men to the front lines of a brutal war, creating an atmosphere of fear and confusion. Sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches as desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort, but she herself has never believed in ghosts. During her bleakest moment, however, she’s forced to rethink her entire way of looking at life and death, for her first love—a boy who died in battle—returns in spirit form. But what does […]

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