Month: December 2014

Countdown Survey – Happy New Year’s Eve!

Posted December 31, 2014 by Christy / 0 Comments

In honor of New Year’s Eve, Erica and I thought that we would create a new Countdown Survey!  This one will have different questions from the previous one back in July, so even if you done that one, you can still complete this one as well! The Countdown Survey was inspired by all the surveys and tags out there, such as The End of The Year survey by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner, and The Seven Deadly Sins Tag by BookiskMalayza just to name a few. Like before, we are going to have a link up at the bottom of this post so be sure to share your link so that we can check out your answers!  You’re welcome to […]

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Trivia Tuesday (5)

Posted December 30, 2014 by Christy / 11 Comments

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Welcome to another Trivia Tuesday! Here are the answers to last week’s post. Question 1: (First Lines) “He stopped trying to bring her back. She only came back when she felt like it, in dreams and lies and broken-down deja vu.” [YA, Contemporary] Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell Question 2: (Character Personality) This character isn’t from this world, they are loyal and caring but this is hidden underneath a cocky, sarcastic attitude. [YA, Paranormal] Daemon Black, Lux Series by Jennifer L Armentrout Question 3: (Where Am I) Dawn is approaching and I’m standing in a cage, suspended four or five stories high. From this view I can see several buildings, smoke rising and multicolored lights […]

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Book Review | The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Posted December 29, 2014 by Christy / 11 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Publisher: HarperTeen Publication Date: September 2, 2014 My Rating: 3 of 5 stars The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring. Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have […]

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Sunday Silliness (1) To Which Book Do I Belong?

Posted December 28, 2014 by Christy / 1 Comment

Erica and I have had so much fun over the last week coming up with fun games for you all to play, so we thought we would get rid of Sunday Showdown and make it Sunday Silliness instead.  This will give us the opportunity to broaden the posts that we do from just Showdowns, although we may throw a few of those in too. You can probably expect to see more Bookish Scramble, Find My Home,  4 Pics, 1 Series, and anything else we can think of. For our first post, we want to do something called To Which Book Do I Belong  We are going to post pictures of the first page of a book and you have to tell us which book it […]

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Stacking the Shelves (60)

Posted December 27, 2014 by Christy / 50 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Christy’s Haul Gifted: THANKS, ERICA!! Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins Bought: Black Widow by Jennifer Estep The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel – Already read and LOVED! My review will be up 1/12/15 Trust Me, I’m Lying by Mary Elizabeth Summer Free Kindle Book Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin For Review:  Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton- Thanks, Penguin Random House! None of the Above by I. W. Gregorio – Thanks, Balzer & Bray! Vanished by E.E. Cooper – Thanks, Katherine Tegen Books! The Cage by Megan Shepherd -Thanks, Balzer& Bray! Erica’s Haul Gifted:  Looking for Alaska by John Green […]

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ARC Book Review | Last Stop Klindenspiel

Posted December 26, 2014 by Erica / 0 Comments

Format: e-ARC Source: Author via Goodreads Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform  Publication Date: November 25, 2014 My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Combining the survival instincts made famous in The Hunger Games with the intensity of The Book Thief, Last Stop Klindenspiel is a tightrope of horrors that will make anyone think twice about running away to join the circus… It’s been eight years since the Second World War has ended – long enough for people to forgive and forget – but feelings of hate run deep in Norway against people like fifteen-year-old Katya Holberg and her family. Separated from her father when the Allies liberated Poland, Katya and the rest of her family are sent to an internment […]

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Posted December 25, 2014 by Christy / 9 Comments

Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate from Christy and I. We wanted to veer away from books just so we could do a lovely Christmas post. We wanted to showcase some of the gifts that we got today (although we won’t have them all). You know how I said we wanted to veer away from books? Yeah, well most of our gifts are books so that was kind of hard to do. Here they are: Erica’s GiftsEveryone, I hope that you all are having a very Merry Christmas and are spending a wonderful time with your loved ones. My morning has been spectacular. I picked out one of my presents, but my mother surprised me with the other’s […]

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Posted December 25, 2014 by Christy / 6 Comments

Are you an author or blogger with a tattoo?  Then we would love to feature you here on the blog!  A new feature is coming to Novel Ink in 2015 called INKED.  Since we changed our blog name from Christy’s Book Addiction to Novel Ink, we wanted a feature that would reflect the theme of our new name, thus INKED was born. This feature is based around the idea of ink and we will have interview questions about your tattoos, along with pictures and section featuring your books or blog. So if you’re an author or blogger with a tattoo (it doesn’t have to be book related, and it doesn’t matter how big or small it is or how many […]

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10 Books We Recommend the Most

Posted December 24, 2014 by Christy / 6 Comments

As readers I’m sure that we all have those certain books that we push on others constantly recommend to other readers.  Today, Erica and I are going to push a bunch of amazing books on you show you the books that we recommend the most 😉  Books Christy Recommends the Most: Dangerous Girls and Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas are books that I constantly find myself recommending to people.  They are absolutely amazing and mind blowing!  So, if you haven’t read them yet, you should…soon 🙂 Me Since You by Laura Wiess – This is one of those books that I feel hasn’t gotten the attention that it deserves.  It’s gut wrenching, and heartbreaking.  There were so many times that I had to […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (51)

Posted December 24, 2014 by Christy / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Our Pick Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein Expected publication: April 21st 2015 by Feiwel & Friends       Forget everything you thought you knew about genies! Azra has just turned sixteen, and overnight her body lengthens, her olive skin deepens, and her eyes glisten gold thanks to the brand-new silver bangle that locks around her wrist. As she always knew it would, her Jinn ancestry brings not just magical powers but the reality of a life of servitude, as her wish granting is controlled by a remote ruling class of Jinn known as the Afrit. To the humans she lives among, she’s just the girl working at […]

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