Monthly Archives:: July 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (88)

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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:

Waiting on Wednesday (88)

The Girl With All The Gifts
M.J. Carey
Genre: Fantasy
Publication date: March 27th 2014
by Orbit

Goodreads
Melanie is a very special girl. Dr Caldwell calls her 'our little genius'. Every morning, Melanie waits in her cell to be collected for class. When they come for her, Sergeant keeps his gun pointing at her while two of his people strap her into the wheelchair. She thinks they don't like her. She jokes that she won't bite, but they don't laugh. Melanie loves school. She loves learning about spelling and sums and the world outside the classroom and the children's cells. She tells her favourite teacher all the things she'll do when she grows up. Melanie doesn't know why this makes Miss Justineau look sad.

Did you read that blurb? There’s just something about it that calls to me. It’s so vague, yet so intriguing! I also hear this author is pretty great though I haven’t read any of his other work.


What are you waiting on?


Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Review: If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Posted by on 07/30/2013 • 26 Comments

This was very different from anything I’ve read before. A very short book at only a little over 200 pages, If You Could Be Mine examines not only life in Iran, but life in Iran for a young girl in love with her best friend, Nasrin.

From a very young age, Sahar knew she wanted to many Nasrin and spend her whole life with her, they’ve been in a secret relationship for years now, and being found out could mean imprisonment – at the very least – for these two. This was my first book set in Iran and I found the culture and laws quite intimidating. Even though I’m not blind to what life is like in that country, especially for women, it was still shocking to find…

Review: False Sight by Dan Krokos

Review: False Sight by Dan Krokos

Posted by on 07/29/2013 • 16 Comments

*Spoiler free for the series*

I’m feeling torn on this one. On one hand it was a highly entertaining read, very unique (as expected), and I definitely want to know what happens next, but it was such a different book from the first and I’m not sure how I feel about the direction it went in. Being different is not a bad thing – who wants a repeat of it predecessor? – but I feel like the increased sci-fi-esque of this whole plot became a little… too much for me, maybe?

I was a big fan of False Memory when I read it last year. I remember loving all the excitement and the unknowns – it has an awesome unreliable narrator -, as well as the great overall group…

Stacking the Shelves (65)

Stacking the Shelves (65)

Posted by on 07/28/2013 • 50 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. Hey psst – you know who has a birthday this weekend? My gal Kara from Great Imaginations! You should all give her a bday shout-out! 😉 Also it’s less than a month to go until I’m off to Boston for my anniversary and to meet a few bloggers (my soulmate Amy for one) while I’m there at a book blogger meetup! If you’re from the area you should totes come! It’s on August 17th, and you can join our Facebook group here!

THIS WEEK’S BOOK HAUL: (Click on cover or title link for Goodreads)

I received for review:

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Fresh Batch (New Releases July 28th – August 3rd)

Fresh Batch (New Releases July 28th – August 3rd)

Posted by on 07/27/2013 • 12 Comments

Fresh Batch, posted weekly, keeps you up to date on the hottest releases of the upcoming week.

Flavor of the week:

Indelible Dawn Metcalf Series: The Twixt #1 Publication date: July 30th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

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Some things are permanent.

Indelible.

And they cannot be changed back.

Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.

Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen…

Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Review: Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick

Posted by on 07/26/2013 • 26 Comments

Wow what a sad story this was! Told in the voice of a morose, yet incredibly intelligent teenage boy, we’re given a raw look into the road to suicide, and how depression affects your thoughts.

What I noticed immediately was the writing style which stood out to me as something very… honest. Not only is it told in first person – which I consider a requirement for a story such as this – but we get a format that emphasizes his unhealthy state of mind even more so. This includes foot notes on his interpretations of certain situations and people; pages that only include 1 single word for a whole sentence; “Letters from the future” which had me baffled at first but ended up leaving me teary eyed. Knowing…

Book Girls Don’t Cry: My Randomness

Book Girls Don’t Cry: My Randomness

Posted by on 07/25/2013 • 67 Comments

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:

 

All About Yours Truly!

After seeing a guest post by an author listing random/fun facts about their books, we thought it would be fun to implement it as a topic where we list fun facts about ourselves… except we’ve deduced we’re pretty boring so far, so this may not have been a good idea after all >.<

When I stumbled upon Facebook for the first time it was when I found it open on my husband’s computer (though we weren’t married yet). I got mad at him for making an account on a dating site and made him delete…

Waiting on Wednesday (87)

Waiting on Wednesday (87)

Posted by on 07/24/2013 • 41 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:

I know, I know, it’s a dystopian, but it’s so hard to break the habit and it sounds so good! >.<

What are you waiting on?