Monthly Archives:: March 2013

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Xpresso Weekly: Stacking the Shelves (49)

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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

HAPPY EASTER! Yay! I’m so excited to be doing an egg hunt with my kid this year for the first time–even though he has bronchitis, but he’s a trouper. So this week I had the If You Find Me blog tour drop by which is a book I loved, and you can enter to win a copy of your own, here! I also went over two of my favorite Google Reader alternatives on this week’s Book Girls Don’t Cry post!

Reviews on the blog this week:

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Stacking the Shelves

 (Click on covers or title links for Goodreads)
I received for review:

That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard (the pic is only the jacket bc I was reading it >.<)
*A big thanks to Scholastic Canada, St. Martin’s Press, and Random House Canada for these pretties!*

I got this gifted from the the lovely Amylicious from Book Loving Mom. Thanks so much, dollface! I can’t wait to read it it’s so pretteh!! Look: 

That’s all for me, lovelies!
Link me to your book haul in the comments! 🙂

Vengeance Bound Tour Stop: Guest Post + Giveaway

Posted by on 03/30/2013 • 12 Comments

Today I’ve got the Vengeance Bound blog tour dropping by Xpresso Reads! I’ve got a guest post by Justina, as well as a fab giveaway! Thanks to AToMR Tours for having me on this tour!

Vengeance Bound Justina Ireland Publication date: April 2nd 2013by Simon & Schuster BFYR

The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge… no matter how far it takes her.

Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By…

Fresh Batch (March 31st – April 6th)

Posted by on 03/30/2013 • 13 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

In the Shadow of Blackbirds Cat Winters  Publication date: April 2nd 2013by Amulet Books

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…

Review: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Posted by on 03/29/2013 • 30 Comments

This Is What Happy Looks LikeJennifer E. Smith Genre: YA Contemporary Publication date: April 2nd 2013by Poppy

If fate sent you an email, would you answer?

When teenage movie star Graham Larkin accidentally sends small town girl Ellie O’Neill an email about his pet pig, the two seventeen-year-olds strike up a witty and unforgettable correspondence, discussing everything under the sun, except for their names or backgrounds.

Then Graham finds out that Ellie’s Maine hometown is the perfect location for his latest film, and he decides to take their relationship from online to in-person. But can a star as famous as Graham really start a relationship with an ordinary girl like Ellie? And why does Ellie want to avoid the media’s spotlight at all costs?

–A copy…

Book Girls Don’t Cry, They RSS!

Posted by on 03/28/2013 • 37 Comments

Inspired by Book Buzzers, Book Girls Don’t Cry is a weekly feature where we each discuss/vent/advise on the chosen weekly bookish topic. Don’t miss Jenni on Mondays, and Amy on Saturdays:  

Goodbye Google Reader, Hello Something Better!

You heard me! Google Reader leaving is not exactly the end of the world, nor is it even bad at all. There are tons of other readers out there, some free, others that require a fee but give out a little something extra for it.Today I will feature two of my favorite alternatives which also seems to be the ones most liked by the majority so you might learn some tips and tricks if you’re new to these, or it may help you choose!

BLOGLOVIN Bloglovin’ is close to being the same…

Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Posted by on 03/27/2013 • 45 Comments

The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green Genre: YA Contemporary Publication date: January 10th 2012by Dutton Books

Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault.

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to…

If You Find Me Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway

Posted by on 03/26/2013 • 19 Comments

Today I’m excited to have the If You Find Me blog tour drop by–a book I absolutely loved! (find my review here). I have Emily here today with a great guest post and you can enter to win this fantastic pretty! Thanks to Wendy at The Midnight Garden for having me on this tour!

If You Find MeEmily Murdoch Publication date: March 26th 2013by St. Martin’s Griffin

There are some things you can’t leave behind…

A broken-down camper hidden deep in a national forest is the only home fifteen year-old Carey can remember. The trees keep guard over her threadbare existence, with the one bright spot being Carey’s younger sister, Jenessa, who depends on Carey for her very survival. All they have is each other,…

Review: The Collector by Victoria Scott

Posted by on 03/25/2013 • 31 Comments

The CollectorVictoria Scott Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Publication date: April 2nd 2013by Entangled Teen

He makes good girls…bad.

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple: weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.

Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal-opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:

Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within ten days.

Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care….