Monthly Archives:: June 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop!

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While this is the 4th Cover Madness giveaway, this is the first time that it’s in the form of a hop. Me and my co-host J-Dog Jenni of Alluring Reads are very excited about the number of participants and we think this will rock pretty hard! What is a Cover Madness? It’s a giveaway where we feature some newly released book covers, and well you win one of them! 😉 Read on for extreme madness!

Stacking the Shelves (61)

Stacking the Shelves (61)

Posted by on 06/30/2013 • 26 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring the books we got this week, and I also mention blog news/happenings of the past week. 

Happy Canada Day weekend to my fellow Canadians! 🙂 We’re ready for a mud bog tomorrow and then some fireworks on Monday. Did you see the glimpse in My Reading Life this week? I had a blast doing that post! >.< There’s also the Cover Madness giveaway hop starting tonight so make sure to drop by later for a ton of great giveaways from over 60 blogs! Now for my book haul – it’s another pretty short one this week but it’s definitely sweet! Also, sorry for being a bad commenter this week I was uber busy – but next week is looking…

Review + Giveaway: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

Review + Giveaway: Confessions of an Almost-Girlfriend by Louise Rozett

Posted by on 06/29/2013 • 13 Comments

*Spoiler free for the series*

After enjoying Confessions of an Angry Girl more than I expected to, I’m happy to report that this is a strong sequel with impressive character growth. I may even have enjoyed it more than the first.

What surprised me in the first book was the amount of depth there was to the story. You think it will be this whiny drama-filled book, but while there is definite drama, everything feels so realistic and raw. The protagonist, Rose, does come off as someone very confused at first, especially in the first book. She’s mean to herself and lacks self confidence, in this sequel, however, her character comes out of her shell and she finds where she truly belongs; where she wants to belong. I loved this…

Fresh Batch (New Releases June 30th – July 6th)

Fresh Batch (New Releases June 30th – July 6th)

Posted by on 06/28/2013 • 15 Comments

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

The Distance Between Us Kasie West Publication date: July 2nd, 2013 by Harper Teen

Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop.

So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one…

Review: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Review: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne

Posted by on 06/27/2013 • 34 Comments

A fun and creepy thriller, Truly, Madly, Deadly is a perfectly entertaining read. It does take some suspension of disbelief in certain aspects of the story, but I can see it being a hit by fans of the genre nonetheless.

Sawyer’s boyfriend’s death was only the beginning, it seems. Since the accident, Sawyer seems to have taken on a stalker who’s set on framing her for all the accidents-ruled-murders that have been happening in her town. Aside from the aforementioned, we also have the topics of bullying and abusive relationship that Sawyer has to learn to fight through. What I liked the most about Sawyer’s character was her voice; how she dealt with what was happening felt very real and emotionally gripping. The flashbacks to her past had my heart…

Book Girls Don’t Cry: My Reading Life

Book Girls Don’t Cry: My Reading Life

Posted by on 06/26/2013 • 42 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:  

This week’s topic was suggested by from Siiri of Little Pieces of Imagination

The Life of a Book Addict

This week we’ll be showing you our reading habits – as you can guess (if you know me at all) mine will include a lot of food and coffee… and well yeah who needs anything else? >.< Also, it will be brought to you mostly via pictures – brace yourselves! 😉

I do the most of my reading in the morning right after I ship the lil one to daycare and before the rest of the world is…

Review: SYLO by D.J. MacHale

Posted by on 06/25/2013 • 22 Comments

 SYLO D.J. MacHale Series: SYLO #1Genre: YA Sci-Fi Publication date: July 2nd 2013by Razorbill

Does Tucker Pierce have what it takes to be a hero when the U.S. military quarantines his island?

Fourteen-year-old Tucker Pierce prefers to fly under the radar. He’s used to navigating around summer tourists in his hometown on idyllic Pemberwick Island, Maine. He’s content to sit on the sidelines as a backup player on the high school football team. And though his best friend Quinn tells him to “go for it,” he’s too chicken to ask Tori Sleeper on a date. There’s always tomorrow, he figures. Then Pemberwick Island is invaded by a mysterious branch of the U.S. military called SYLO. And sitting on the sidelines is no longer an option for Tucker, because tomorrow…

Review: This is W.A.R. by Lisa Roecker

Posted by on 06/24/2013 • 33 Comments

This is W.A.R.Lisa Roecker Genre: YA Mystery Publication date: July 2nd 2013by Soho Teen

This is W.A.R. begins with a victim who can no longer speak for herself, and whose murder blossoms into a call-to-arms. Enter four very different girls, four very different motives to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan, and only one rule to start: Destroy James Gregory and his family at any cost. Willa’s initials spell the secret rallying cry that spurs the foursome to pool their considerable resources and deliver their particular brand of vigilante justice. Innocence is lost, battles are won—and the pursuit of the truth ultimately threatens to destroy them all.

-A copy was provided by Soho Press for review-

There are so many things I disliked about this book that I decided to review…