Stacking the Shelves (22)

Posted August 17, 2013 by Christy / 12 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 what I got:         Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Prodigy by Marie Lu (Gifted – Thanks Mom!)   Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Traded)   Sylo by D.J. MacHale (Traded)       What books did you get this week?  

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Book Review | Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted August 16, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: The Grisha #1 Format: Hardcover Source: Purchased Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Pages: 356 Goodreads | Amazon The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom’s magical elite—the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfill her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to […]

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Book Review | Pivot Point by Kasie West

Posted August 14, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

Series: Pivot Point #1 Format: ARC Source: Traded Publisher: Harper Teen Publication Date: February 12, 2013 Pages: 352 Goodreads | Amazon   Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . . Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known. Addie […]

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Witchling Blog Tour | Excerpt & Giveaway

Posted August 12, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Nera is a normal teenage girl living in Ireland, or so she thought until she discovers the family secret.. now her world is forever changed. Descended from a long line of witches, she discovers she is the one who has to stop the curse that has taken the life of every girl before her. And if that isn’t enough, she must learn to use magic from the man called Bones. He is the son of Mari, Queen of the Witches…and a god. It is Bones who has been entrusted to teach her the skills she needs to stay alive, which wouldn’t be so bad if he didn’t have an uncanny knack for pushing her buttons. Can Nera succeed and resist […]

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A-Z Survey

Posted August 11, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

I saw this challenge over at Perpetual Page Turner and it looked like so much fun that I thought I would give it a try.   A uthor you’ve read the most books from: I’ve read the most books by Richelle Mead. Rachel Vincent and Kresley Cole came in 2nd and 3rd place.   B est Sequel Ever: Prodigy by Marie Lu   C urrently Reading: Reboot by Amy Tintera   D rink of Choice While Reading: Water or Diet Dr. Pepper   E Reader or Physical Book: Although, I love using my Kindle for review books and cheap Kindle books, I prefer physical books.   F ictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:  Probably Alex from Perfect Chemistry.  I have always […]

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Stacking the Shelves (21)

Posted August 10, 2013 by Christy / 8 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tygna’s Reviews that lets us showcase what books we got in the past week.   I didn’t get any physical copies this week, but I got approved for a few from Netgalley that I’m really excited to read.       What did you get this week?  

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CBA Disucssions | Changes in Reading Habits

Posted August 9, 2013 by Christy / 2 Comments

  If you’ve read my About Me page then you know that Twilight was the series that got me started reading.  After I finished that series and after re-reading it a few times, I went crazy reading every vampire book that I could get my hands on.  I mean, I went through Vampire Academy, House of Night, Morganville Vampires, Vampire Kisses, Vampire Diaries, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Night Huntress, Chicagoland Vampires, Sookie Stackhouse, and I’m sure there are a few more that I’m forgetting.  I was completely obsessed with vampires.         Looking back, I really don’t know why I didn’t try other paranormal books that first year after I started reading. Maybe it was because I had just started […]

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Early Book Review | Gold by Talia Vance

Posted August 8, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Series: Bandia # 2 Format: e-ARC Source: Netgalley Publisher: Flux Publication Date: September 8, 2013 Pages: 408 Goodreads | Amazon  Descended from an Irish demigod, Brianna has fled to Ireland to escape destruction at the hands of her sworn enemies, the Sons of Killian. Taking refuge at the estate of her former nemesis, Austin Montgomery, Brianna discovers a rift in time that opens to an era before the feud began. Wrestling with her newfound feelings for the more innocent Austin, Brianna begins to wonder if she can alter the past. But when Brianna and Austin learn that the Sons are raising an army of mythical beasts, the pair will need to use their magical strength in the present to avoid […]

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Book Review | Frigid by J. Lynn

Posted August 7, 2013 by Christy / 3 Comments

Series: Frigid #1 Format: Kindle Edition Source:Purchased Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary Publication Date: July 15, 2013 Pages: 240 Goodreads | Amazon For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love. Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him […]

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