Monthly Archives:: September 2012

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (23)

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Xpresso Weekly is my edition of Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books I got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week.
This week at Xpresso Reads

I am definitely feeling the fall weather here! It has been very blah, over having my computer crash on me and losing everything (yeah, why no backup? million dollar question!), it has been a very long week. So what’s up blog-wise? Well I had two blog tours stop by and they both have giveaways! You can win a copy of Alice in Zombieland and Stealing Parker. I also posted a few cover reveals on Facebook here.

Reviews on the blog this week:

New by Xpresso Design:

Stacking the Shelves

I received for review (Click on cover/title links for Goodreads):

*Thanks so much to Hachette Book Goup Canada, Tor Teen, Entangled Publishing, Disney-Hyperion, Raincoast Books, Kensington Teen, Month9Books, and St Martin’s Press for these pretty pretties!*

I bought:

It’s about time I continue this series! I found this for 5.99$. Although I kind of want to listen to the audio since Jesse was all sorts of amazing at narrating White Cat!
Have a fabulous Sunday!
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Review: Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass

Review: Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz & Ron Bass

Posted by on 09/29/2012 • 29 Comments

Ok ok.. I think I loved it. But I’m not sure. This was just very …. You know the movie Inception? Yeah, kinda like that. I’m so lost, yet I love it… I think.

For one thing, Lucid is a book that makes you think. You have to piece every single moment together to begin to understand what just happened. And this is what you will see yourself doing after you turn the last page. Then you will want to immediately read it again in a new light, so you can grasp the puzzling nature of the plot.

I’m not sure how many of you watched Momento!? But that movie, you’re watching it with no idea what the frick is going on. You end it with no better idea of…

Fresh Batch (September 30th – October 6th)

Posted by on 09/29/2012 • 16 Comments

Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week. Flavor of the week:

Stealing ParkerMiranda KenneallyPublication date: October 1st 2012by Sourcebooks Fire

 

Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High.

After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won’t turn out like her mother: a lesbian. The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys–a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far…especially when he starts flirting back.

Read an excerpt here!

You can win your very own copy and read my review here!

Review: The Suburban Strange

Posted by on 09/28/2012 • 28 Comments

The Suburban StrangeNathan Kotecki Publication date: October 2nd 2012by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

 

Shy Celia Balaustine is new to Suburban High, but a mysterious group of sophomores called the Rosary has befriended her. Friends aside, Celia soon discovers something is not quite right at Suburban. Girls at the school begin having near-fatal accidents on the eve of their sixteenth birthdays. Who is causing the accidents, and why? As Celia’s own birthday approaches, she is inexorably drawn into an underground conflict between good and evil—the Kind and the Unkind—that bubbles beneath Suburban High.

*A copy was provided by Thomas Allen & Son for review purposes*

Mysterious accidents the day before girls turn 16, a peculiar group of socialites, a unique paranormal aspect – The Suburban Strange was very promising. It started…

Stealing Parker Tour Stop: Review & Giveaway

Posted by on 09/27/2012 • 29 Comments

Stealing ParkerMiranda KenneallyPublication date: October 1st 2012by Sourcebooks Fire

 

Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan’s Hundred Oaks High.

After a scandal rocks their conservative small town, 17-year-old Parker Shelton goes overboard trying to prove that she won’t turn out like her mother: a lesbian. The all-star third-baseman quits the softball team, drops 20 pounds and starts making out with guys–a lot. But hitting on the hot new assistant baseball coach might be taking it a step too far…especially when he starts flirting back.

*A copy was provided by Miranda Kenneally for review purposes*

Catching Jordan was one of my favourite books of last year, so when I heard of another novel by Miranda I had really high hopes…

Waiting on Wednesday (54)

Posted by on 09/26/2012 • 45 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.  My pick this week:

Truth or Dare Jacqueline Green Release date: May 2013by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers  

Some say the seaside town of Echo Bay is cursed.

They may be right.

When a game of truth or dare spins out of control, three beautiful teen girls start receiving mysterious dares containing hints to dark secrets long buried. For artsy outcast Sydney Morgan; perfect, popular Caitlin “Angel” Thomas; and queen bee Tenley Reed, the truth is not an option. This is no party game—it’s do or die. And it’s their turn to play.

This sounds a bit like Nerve which I actually just read…

Alice in Zombieland Tour Stop

Posted by on 09/25/2012 • 122 Comments

 Xpresso Reads à la zombie today! YEAH!! I’m stoked to have Gena over for the Alice in Zombieland tour. She gives us tips on how to survive the zombocalypse, and you can win your very own copy of this pretty! First, let’s have a look at my review!

Alice in ZombielandGena ShowalterPublication date: September 25th 2012by Harlequin Teen

 

She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was…

Review: Confessions of a Murder Suspect

Posted by on 09/24/2012 • 27 Comments

Confessions of a Murder SuspectJames PattersonSeries: Teen Detective Series, #1 Publication date: September 24th 2012by Little, Brown and Company

 

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can’t trust anyone–maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud’s intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents’ affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

*A copy was provided by Hachette Book Group Canada for review purposes*

As an avid reader…