Monthly Archives:: October 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (57)

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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:

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

April Genevieve Tucholke
Release date: August 2013
by Dial/Penguin

Violet’s grandmother had warned her about the Devil, had talked about him often, as though he were a best friend, or an old lover. But she never told Violet that the Devil could be real. She never told Violet that the Devil could be a dark-haired boy in vintage clothes who takes naps in the sun and likes old movies and vigilante justice.

River West is the seventeen-year old stranger renting the guesthouse behind the rotting mansion on the sea, where Violet lives. And as eerie things start happening in Violet’s town, she begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling, coffee-loving liar with rascally eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something else? Something…evil?

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love she can’t see straight.

And that’s just how River likes it

So angel books are rarely my cup of tea, but devils… now that’s more like it! What does that say about me? I’m not sure I want to know O.O Plus, this cover, well at first I didn’t “really” love it, but then I stared at it… and now I love it! 😀

And who cares? She lives in a rotting mansion on the sea, dude! YEAH!!

What did you pick this week?
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Violet Midnight Release Day Blitz

Posted by on 10/16/2012 • 13 Comments

Violet MidnightLynn RushSeries: Violet Midnight Trilogy, #1Publication date:  October 2012by Crescent Moon Press


Let the Hunt begin…

Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance.

Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma, a violet-eyed beauty, using unimaginable powers to fight off a fanged creature. Finally, after two years of searching, he may have found out what he’s become—a Hunter, like Emma.

Thankful for an ally in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake’s arms. As she learns more about her new love’s family and its dark heritage, she may be forced not only to hunt…

Review: The Evolution of Mara Dyer

Posted by on 10/15/2012 • 37 Comments

The Evolution of Mara DyerMichelle HodkinSeries: Mara Dyer, #2Publication date: October 23rd 2012by Simon & Schuster BfYR


Mara Dyer once believed she could run from her past.

She can’t.

She used to think her problems were all in her head.

They aren’t.

She couldn’t imagine that after everything she’s been through, the boy she loves would still be keeping secrets.

She’s wrong.

In this gripping sequel to The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, the truth evolves and choices prove deadly. What will become of Mara Dyer next?

*A copy was provided by Simon & Schuster for review purposes*

Well wasn’t this a pleasant surprise! After being hugely disappointed with the way the first book turned from fabulously creepy to annoyingly romancy, I did not hold very high hopes for…

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (25)

Posted by on 10/14/2012 • 70 Comments

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

Hi y’all! It is so cold!! I don’t know how I will survive winter. Ok so, this week I had the blog tour for Ashen Winter drop by – one of my favorite series ever! I also posted a giveaway for my fellow Canadian lovelies for a copy of Rebel Heart! And that is pretty much all the highlights of the week. I have been too busy to post any extras, though there are a couple of cover reveals on my Facebook page!

Xpresso Design has a new home! You can check out my portfolio,…

Fresh Batch (October 14th – 20th)

Posted by on 10/13/2012 • 16 Comments

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

Ashen WinterMike MullinSeries: Ashfall, #2Publication date: October 16th 2012by Tanglewood Press


It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this series. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before,…

Review: Break My Heart 1,000 Times

Posted by on 10/12/2012 • 24 Comments

Break My Heart 1,000 TimesDaniel WatersPublication date: October 16th 2012by Hyperion Book CH


Living in the aftermath of the Event means that seeing the dead is now a part of life, but Veronica wishes that the ghosts would just move on. Instead, the ghosts aren’t disappearing–they’re gaining power. When Veronica and her friend, Kirk, decide to investigate why, they stumble upon a more sinister plot than they ever could have imagined. One of Veronica’s high school teachers is crippled by the fact that his dead daughter has never returned as a ghost, and he’s haunted by the possibility that she’s waiting to reappear within a fresh body. Veronica seems like the perfect host. And even if he’s wrong, what’s the harm in creating one more ghost?


Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Review: Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Posted by on 10/11/2012 • 43 Comments

Initial reaction: Holy mother of giraffe balls!!!

Official review:

What. Did. I. Just. Read?


Ok, wow. Creative does not even begin to describe this formidable world that Gennifer Albin has built. Bringing in some sci-fi elements into it, the explanations of the weaving and how the whole process works simply blew me away. When it starts off it garners a lot of questions and wonderment, but as the world building progresses, we’re brought into an extremely complex, incredibly well described futuristic world where everything and everyone can be manipulated by the touch of a Spinster. It can be hard to grasp, especially if you don’t pay attention – this is the kind of book you have to really be alert for – and it pays off. Furthermore, Gennifer’s world…

Giveaway: Rebel Heart (Can)

Posted by on 10/10/2012 • 15 Comments

Rebel HeartMoira YoungSeries: Dust Lands, #2Publication date: October 30th 2012by Margaret K. McElderry


It seemed so simple: Defeat the Tonton, rescue her kidnapped brother, Lugh, and then order would be restored to Saba’s world. Simplicity, however, has proved to be elusive. Now, Saba and her family travel west, headed for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But the fight for Lugh’s freedom has unleashed a new power in the dust lands, and a formidable new enemy is on the rise.

What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants? In this much-anticipated follow-up to the riveting Blood Red Road, a fierce heroine finds herself at the crossroads of danger and destiny, betrayal and passion.

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