Monthly Archives:: June 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cover Madness Giveaway Hop!

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Our second Cover Madness giveaway hop is finally here! We’re so happy with how many people have joined in, and there are a lot of pretty covers to make your way onto your bookshelves this month! For those who are new to our Cover Madness giveaways, it’s a giveaway where we show off the new covers we like, and then you can enter to win a pre-order of one of them! Let’s see what new pretties we found!

Up for grabs

One winner will be winning one of these beauties!

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17235448 17234658 16182308 15711420

You can pick a pre-order for any of these, OR, you can choose the 1st book in the series if the cover shown is a sequel.*If the title chosen happens to become unavailable at The Book Depository, the winner will have to choose another*

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Giveaway details

Giveaway is for one choice of book from the list above (or another in the series).
    • Open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you
    • Giveaway ends July 14th, 2014
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Jenni’s Stacking the Shelves [June 29]

Jenni’s Stacking the Shelves [June 29]

Posted by on 06/29/2014 • 23 Comments

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews featuring new additions to our bookshelves.

It’s definitely been a very short, yet very sweet week for me when it comes to bookish mail.  I did find out earlier in the week that I won a Kindle Paperwhite from Pop! Goes the Reader‘s one year blogoversary giveaway so I am pretty excited and anxiously awaiting it’s arrival!

A giant thank you to Raincoast Books and Penguin Canada for these goodies.  Landline and I’ll Give You The Sun are two of the reads I was most looking forward to this year so I really can’t wait to hunker down and give them a read.  I just started Some Boys yesterday and I am really enjoying…

Fresh Batch (New Releases June 29th – July 5th)

Fresh Batch (New Releases June 29th – July 5th)

Posted by on 06/28/2014 • 10 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

On the Fence Kasie West Publication date: July 1st 2014by HarperTeen

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She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their…

Cover Reveal, Interview & Giveaway: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Cover Reveal, Interview & Giveaway: I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Posted by on 06/27/2014 • 53 Comments

I hope everyone is as excited as I am about a new release by Heather Demetrios! Today we’ve got the brand new cover to show off to you guys, and a Q&A with Heather as well as a giveaway! So let’s see the new pretty!!

Q&A with Heather Demetrios Describe I’ll Meet You There in a Tweet (140 characters)!

Every single word of I’ll Meet You There gutted me. Here is my heart, in paper and ink. I’ve never loved a book so much. 

What was your initial reaction to the cover design? What do you like best about it?

I was thrilled…and relieved! My editor was on the phone with me when she sent the cover comp over. She knew how important the cover of this particular…

Review: On The Fence by Kasie West

Review: On The Fence by Kasie West

Posted by on 06/26/2014 • 15 Comments

For readers looking for the perfect summer read, look no further than On The Fence by Kasie West. This was a sweet, fun read and although I didn’t really swoon as I was hoping to I did get lost in the lives we meet and I was fully engrossed in the story.

Charlie lost her mother when she was very young, in lieu of memories she has a box of pictures that she goes through from time to time to keep her mom’s memory fresh in her mind. Her mother’s passing left her growing up in a household of 3 brothers (which is basically 4 because of the neighbour boy, Braden, who has become a part of the family over the years.) She’s athletic and has a great sense…

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Review: Complicit by Stephanie Kuehn

Posted by on 06/25/2014 • 23 Comments


Holy mother of god this book is some kind of messed up! Like, whoa! But it’s the kind of disturbing that is really wonderfully brilliant when you turn the last page, sit back and really think about it. It’s a story that will make your skin crawl, an ending that made me want to pee myself, and a memorable quality that makes it all unforgettable.

Jamie comes off as someone who is mentally unstable from the very start. Understandably so after learning the tragedy that is his childhood. And like many unsettling narrators, he immediately had me under his spell. I quickly became fascinated by his life, his thoughts, his mysterious condition where his hands go numb anytime he gets too stressed or panicked. I wanted to know…

Review: The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor

Review: The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor

Posted by on 06/24/2014 • 24 Comments

In a sea of YA that is constantly flooded with absent parents it’s nice to find a novel that is the complete antithesis of this. The Things You Kiss Goodbye has an interesting family dynamic for this genre in that the parents are very present and we see the repercussions a life of strict rules can have on a teenager. It also is much more than just being about a family, it has romance, unhealthy relationships and even forbidden ones. Though I didn’t fall head over heels for this one as I had hoped I would, there was so much that I enjoyed about it and that will have me thinking about this story for a long time to come.

Bettina Vasilis has grown up under strict rules from…

Will from Dream Boy’s Top Ten T-shirts + Giveaway!

Will from Dream Boy’s Top Ten T-shirts + Giveaway!

Posted by on 06/23/2014 • 16 Comments

I’m excited to have the Dream Boy blog tour drop by the blog today. This book sounds like a lot of fun, and after reading this post you’ll know that Will has a great sense of humor, too 😉

Guest Post

Will from Dream Boy’s Top Ten T-shirts by Mary Crockett

In Dream Boy, Annabelle’s best friend Will has a collection of wise-crack T-shirts. Here are some that appear in the book (and a few that could have).


And one that may only make sense to those…