Monthly Archives:: November 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Fresh Batch (New Releases December 1st – 7th)

Posted by 15 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Racing Savannah
Miranda Kenneally
Series: Hundred Oaks #4
Publication date: December 3rd 2013
by Sourcebooks Fire

Goodreads Purchase

They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…

Miranda Kenneally ‘s Website / Facebook / Twitter

Growing up in Tennessee, Miranda Kenneally dreamed of becoming an Atlanta Brave, a country singer (cliché!), or a UN interpreter. Instead she writes, and works for the State Department in Washington, D.C., where George W. Bush once used her shoulder as an armrest. Miranda loves Twitter, Star Trek and her husband.

Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Switched by Cassie Mae [Purchase]
Deadly (Pretty Little Liars #14) by Sara Shepard [Purchase]
The Ever After of Ella and Micha (The Secret #4) by Jessica Sorensen [Purchase]
Before We Fall (Beautifully Broken #3) by Courtney Cole [Purchase]

Rebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms #2) by Morgan Rhodes and Michelle Rowen [Purchase]
Take Me: Stark Trilogy Novella (Stark Trilogy #3.5) by J. Kenner [Purchase]
Ink is Thicker Than Water by Amy Spalding [Purchase]
Out of Time (Out Of Line #2) by Jen McLaughlin and Diane Alberts [Purchase]

Dangerous Women anthology [Purchase]
Kicking It (Alex Craft #4.5) Anthology[Purchase]
Forged (Altered 0.5) by Jennifer Rush [Purchase]
Full Throttle (Fast Track #7) by Erin McCarthy [Purchase]

Rain of the Ghosts (Rain Cacique #1) by Greg Weisman [Purchase]
The Geek’s Guide to Dating by Eric Smith [Purchase]
Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag (Assassin’s Creed #6) by Oliver Bowden [Purchase]
Lost Covenant (Widdershins Adventures #3) by Ari Marmell [Purchase]

Darklove (Dark Ink Chronicles #5) by Elle Jasper [Purchase]
Spellbound by Sylvia Day [Purchase]
Flamebound (Lone Star Witch #2) by Tessa Adams [Purchase]
Third Lie’s the Charm (The Liar Society #3) by Lisa Roecker and Laura Roecker [Purchase]

The Accidental Werewolf 2 : Something About Harry (Accidentally Friends #8) by Dakota Cassidy [Purchase]
Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno #3) by Sylvain Reynard [Purchase]
Options by Abbi Glines
Holy Frigging Matrimony – A Tangled Series Short Story (Tangled #1.5) by Emma Chase

The Spook’s Revenge (The Last Apprentice / Wardstone Chronicles #13) by Joseph Delaney [Purchase]
Savage (Wolf Springs Chronicles #3) by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié [Purchase]
Bitter Sweet Love (The Dark Elements 0.5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Purchase]
Castle Hill: A Joss and Braden Novella (On Dublin Street #2.5) by Samantha Young [Purchase]

Simple Perfection (Perfection #2) by Abbi Glines [Purchase]

Is anything catching your eye this week?


You can support my blog by using this link (also found on sidebar) to shop at TBD

Find previous Fresh Batch posts here!

Review: Roomies by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr

Review: Roomies by Tara Altebrando and Sara Zarr

Posted by on 11/29/2013 • 17 Comments

An effortless, light read about college, friendship, family, and romance, Roomies is your everyday chick-lit that offers a few hours of entertainment.

I’ve always enjoyed stories that take place during the summer right before college. A time where you’re still young and mostly clueless, but starting to get out of your shell. That was Roomies’ main charm for me. We get two parallel stories with two separate girls who are leaving behind two completely different teenage lives. With that said, it’s a bit unfortunate how similar the character voices are. Still, both girls are easy to fall in-tune with, having that easy-going narration that makes it a breezy read. We’ve got Elizabeth – EB – who’s leaving a strained relationship with her mother who dates married men. Whereas Lauren is…

Book Girls Don’t Cry: Are We Guinea Pigs?

Book Girls Don’t Cry: Are We Guinea Pigs?

Posted by on 11/28/2013 • 49 Comments

Book Girls Don’t Cry is a feature where we will discuss/vent/advise on a bookish topic. This feature is hosted by myself along with these pretty ladies:


What does the guinea pig say?

As a blogger, we’re the ones who often get first look at books. We read and read and say yay or nay so that future readers can make pretty good guesses on which book will be worth their time and hard earn pennies. But… is it becoming rarer to say yay? Are we guinea pigs?

I won’t lie and say ARCs are not fun to have. It’s definitely a pretty cool privilege of being a book blogger, especially when an ARC is one you have been pining for and are pretty sure it will rock your socks…

Waiting on Wednesday (101)

Waiting on Wednesday (101)

Posted by on 11/27/2013 • 20 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:

Ok so maybe she brought her Sookie series a few books too far but they are so much fun and especially readable. I just really like her writing style and characters. Plus this blurb is giving me goosebumps so that’s a win so far!

What are you waiting on, this week?


Review: The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

Review: The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher

Posted by on 11/26/2013 • 14 Comments

After having had numerous recommendations for her other novel, Stolen, my first thought upon receiving this novel – in a genre that is incredibly up my alley – was that it was going to rock my socks off. And although my feet are still warm and snugly, I had a great time reading this novel that holds an awesome setting with a creeptastic premise.

The first thing I immediately noticed upon reading this book was how it was very much a show rather than tell type of writing – which I happen to prefer in mysteries. I love being left to my own devices in finding out exactly what came about; thinking up theories, seeing clues, and unraveling the mysteries. I feel like I’m a part of a story…

Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Review: The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

Posted by on 11/25/2013 • 36 Comments

Is insta-love ever a good idea? One where with only a handful of pages two people have already felt that they are experiencing the beginning of something “real”? Something that would change their lives? Pffft! Well ok even if this stuff can – or so I’m told – happen in real life, I need a lot more substance to convince me in fiction. I have very rarely seen cases of insta-love – or instant somethings – where I could actually feel a genuine connection forming between two characters, The Promise of Amazing was not one of them. This insta-love was in its purest eyeroll-inducing form. This was the first sign that I should have listened to.

I’m sure my dislike for Grayson played into my complete disinterest in the…

Stacking the Shelves (77)

Stacking the Shelves (77)

Posted by on 11/24/2013 • 24 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. Hello lovely people of books! Have you all been to see Catching Fire yet? Thoughts? I really liked it and can’t wait for the 3rd! Also – did you see the Vampire Academy trailer too? Was that a joke? Is it meant to be a parody? PLEASE TELL ME THAT WAS NOT REAL!! *clears throat* Ok so yeah. I know we’ve been a bit scarce on our posting of our BGDC feature we all got kind of busy, but we’re getting in that groove again. This week I posted about book sizes! Also I have a few giveaways happening at the moment –…

Fresh Batch (New Releases November 24th – 30th)

Fresh Batch (New Releases November 24th – 30th)

Posted by on 11/23/2013 • 8 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

Crash into You Katie McGarry Series: Pushing the Limits #3 Publication date: November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Purchase

The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get…