Monthly Archives:: October 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fresh Batch (November 1st – 7th)

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

Flavor of the week:

The Lies About Truth
Courtney C. Stevens
Publication date: November 3rd 2015
by HarperTeen

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Sadie Kingston, is a girl living in the aftermath. A year after surviving a car accident that killed her friend Trent and left her body and face scarred, she can’t move forward. The only person who seems to understand her is Trent’s brother, Max.

As Sadie begins to fall for Max, she’s unsure if she is truly healed enough to be with him — even if Max is able to look at her scars and not shy away. But when the truth about the accident and subsequent events comes to light, Sadie has to decide if she can embrace the future or if she’ll always be trapped in the past.


Other releases this week:
* In no particular order *

Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy #1) by S. Harrison[Purchase]
The Game Plan (Game On #3) by Kristen Callihan[Purchase]
An Italian Adventure by Gaia B. Amman[Purchase]
Dead Ringers by Christopher Golden[Purchase]

Ten Thousand Skies Above You (Firebird #2) by Claudia Gray[Purchase]
The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett [Purchase]
Reap the Wind (Cassandra Palmer #7) by Karen Chance [Purchase]
Hard Beat (Driven #7) by K. Bromberg [Purchase]

Cam Girl by Leah Raeder [Purchase]
Tough Enough (Tall, Dark, and Dangerous #2) by M. Leighton [Purchase]
The Conjurer’s Riddle (The Inventor’s Secret #2) by Andrea Cremer [Purchase]
One King’s Way (On Dublin Street #6.5) by Samantha Young [Purchase]

The Revolution of Ivy (The Book of Ivy #2) by Amy Engel[Purchase]
The Girl with the Wrong Name by Barnabas Miller [Purchase]
AIDEEN (Slater Brothers #3.5) by L.A. Casey [Purchase]
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King [Purchase]

The Play by Karina Halle [Purchase]
Jeweled Fire (Elemental Blessings #3) by Sharon Shinn [Purchase]
Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins [Purchase]
Stars of Fortune (The Guardians Trilogy #1) by Nora Roberts [Purchase]

Need by Joelle Charbonneau [Purchase]
The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst [Purchase]
My Diary from the Edge of the World by Jodi Lynn Anderson [Purchase]
The Grownup by Gillian Flynn [Purchase]

The Sister Pact by Stacie Ramey [Purchase]
Traffick (Tricks #2) by Ellen Hopkins [Purchase]
Once Kissed (O’Brien Family #1) by Cecy Robson [Purchase]
Forget Tomorrow (Forget Tomorrow Series #1) by Pintip Dunn [Purchase]

How to Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras [Purchase]
All In (The Naturals #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes [Purchase]
The Pause by John Larkin [Purchase]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney [Purchase]

Neverseen (Keeper of the Lost Cities #4) by Shannon Messenger [Purchase]
Untamed (Thoughtless #4) by S.C. Stephens [Purchase]
The Light That Gets Lost by Natasha Carthew [Purchase]
Manners & Mutiny (Finishing School #4) by Gail Carriger [Purchase]

Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young [Purchase]
Captive by A.J. Grainger [Purchase]
Fearless (Avena #3) by Marianne Curley [Purchase]
Hollowgirl (Twinmaker #3) by Sean Williams [Purchase]

One of Us by Jeannie Waudby [Purchase]
The Flame in the Maze (The Door in the Mountain #2) by Caitlin Sweet [Purchase]

What are you the most excited for this week?


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Review: The Dead House by Dawn

Review: The Dead House by Dawn

Posted by on 10/30/2015 • 7 Comments

Disclaimer: this wasn’t a scary book. When we say ‘scary’, that’s something I would give to the likes of Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics and Girl from the Well + The Suffering by Rin Chupeco. This wasn’t even a mind-fuck of a book a la Dangerous Girls

However, that doesn’t mean my mind didn’t reel from it. Even though this didn’t have the quiet or the jumpy horror I am well fond of, how this book delivered a kickass psychological paranormal thriller made me shiver in my boots.

1. Unreliable narrator? Check. 2. A book majorly in a dairy format, showing us the thought processes of our heroine, therefore giving us an intense sneak peek of the insanity of the situation? Check. 3. Notes, transcription of videos, medical reports, letting us also see…

Review: The House by Christina Lauren

Review: The House by Christina Lauren

Posted by on 10/29/2015 • 5 Comments

I do love a good creepy book so of course I wanted to read this. Right in time for Halloween, it was a spooky read. The characters were great and the story was really cool. Most importantly, House actually kind of scared me. The writing was fantastic at bringing you right into things. I was able to clearly imagine House and Table and other things moving about. It felt very magical at first, but then becomes scary and very unsettling.

Gavin is a boy who there are many rumors about. He lives in the “haunted house”, he doesn’t have parents, he’s weird, all sorts of stuff. He doesn’t have any friends, but it’s because he in fact does live alone. Well, not really alone, but he doesn’t have parents….

Blog Tour: Review – We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Blog Tour: Review – We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen

Posted by on 10/28/2015 • 4 Comments

When I received the email for the blog tour for this book, upon reading about the book was very excited to read it. Of course I had to be part of this blog tour! The book was really great and I am so happy that I said yes to this. It was a quick read with a lot of important topics. It is told from both Stewart and Ashley’s POV’s. Stewart is a really smart kid. Or as he likes to say, gifted. He felt that his life was pretty great with his just him, his mom, and his dad. Then, his mom dies and things get tough. They learn to cope though and eventually start to move forward. Especially his dad who is dating someone and they are moving…

Fresh Batch (October 25th – 31st)

Fresh Batch (October 25th – 31st)

Posted by on 10/24/2015 • 3 Comments

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

Flavor of the week:

These Shallow Graves Jennifer Donnelly Publication date: October 27th 2015by Random House Delacorte

Goodreads Purchase

Set in gilded age New York, These Shallow Graves follows the story of Josephine Montfort, an American aristocrat. Jo lives a life of old-money ease. Not much is expected of her other than to look good and marry well. But when her father dies due to an accidental gunshot, the gilding on Jo’s world starts to tarnish. With the help of a handsome and brash reporter, and a young medical student who moonlights in the city morgue, Jo uncovers the truth behind her father’s death and learns…

Review: NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: NEED by Joelle Charbonneau

Posted by on 10/23/2015 • 8 Comments

At first glance, NEED by Joelle Charbonneau sounds like the fricking bomb. Its premise speaks of the following:

A small town full of selfish high schoolers; A social media tool that promises to fulfill your every need if you do certain conditions; A heroine who has a brother who desperately needs a kidney transplant.

This was basically me:

But unfortunately, while I do agree that this was a fast-paced novel, it wasn’t something that left a huge impact in me.

Let’s talk about multiple, emotionless, deadpan-like POVs.

For a premise like this, I do understand the need of having multiple POVs, especially since you have a tempting social media tool that promises to fulfill even your most extravagant wishes for a price. It’s something that affects the people on a…

A Letter to Kady (Illuminae) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A Letter to Kady (Illuminae) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Posted by on 10/21/2015 • 11 Comments

I’m excited to have the Illuminae tour stop by the blog today with a fun guest post! I’ve got both Amie and Jay here today with a letter to their main character, Kady! Also don’t forget to enter to win before you go! Before we get to that, let’s see what this book is all about:

Guest post by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

A Letter to Kady

Dear Kady,

Okay, first up, we’re sorry. WE’RE SORRY. Please don’t delete our back-up files, remotely active our car alarms or plaster our embarrassing baby photos all over the internet. We know you know how. And okay, maybe you’d be justified. We put you through some stuff in Illuminae. We can acknowledge that.

We’re particularly sorry about…

Review: The Detour by S.A Bodeen

Review: The Detour by S.A Bodeen

Posted by on 10/20/2015 • 6 Comments

I don’t even know where to start with this one. I find that if I don’t like a book, I always have more to say about it. This is one of those. It was super predictable for one. For two, the main character is awful and I was actually hoping that bad things would happen to her. (That is so awful, I know. But I know it’s not real and I would never wish harm on anyone in real life.) And third, I couldn’t help but keep thinking of Misery by Stephen King and how this was a total failed attempt at trying to make a variation of that type of story. That sounds harsh, but this book drove me crazy. Some might enjoy it, but it didn’t have many…