Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WoW (5)

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Waiting on Wednesday
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. 
With October upon us, my WoWs this month will feature books that would be perfect for a Halloween read.

My pick this week:

                                    The Vanishing Game

                                    Kate Kay Myers

                                    Release date: February 14th, 2012

Jocelyn’s twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he’s dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from “Jason December”-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn’s childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.

But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house’s powers weren’t just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.

This would be so, so perfect for Halloween, right? It sounds incredibly creepy, even the cover. Definitely my kind of read! The “shocking twist” really intrigues me. I’ve seen a lot of movies and read a lot of books, it’s hard to surprise me anymore. Looking forward to finding out if this one delivers. 

What did you pick this week?

Dusty Reads (3)

Posted by on 10/11/2011 • 17 Comments

Dusty Reads is a weekly post, hosted here by Giselle, featuring a book that has been sitting unread on my home shelf for some time. To participate, add your link at the bottom. If you wish you can grab the button and find more information here.

My pick this week: Inside Out Maria V. Snyder

Keep Your Head Down.Don’t Get Noticed.Or Else.

I’m Trella. I’m a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I’ve got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to…

Review: Ashfall by Mike Mullin

Posted by on 10/10/2011 • 17 Comments

Ashfall Mike Mullin Published September 27th, 2011 by Tanglewood Press Format: Ebook

Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don’t know it’s there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.

Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new…

In My Mailbox (4)

Posted by on 10/09/2011 • 129 Comments

“In My Mailbox” is a meme, created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! We’re having our turkey dinner tomorrow and I can’t wait to eat some stuffing. It’s one of my favorite foods ever and I only get to eat it a couple times a year. Anyways, enough of my dull eating habits, here’s my mailbox. I have received for review (click for Goodreads synopsis):

                      I have bought: 1- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 2- The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson 3. The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan I want to thank P.T Michelle, Marta Acosta, Amy Lunderman, St.Martin’s…

Review: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Posted by on 10/08/2011 • 25 Comments

The Unbecoming of Mara DyerMichelle HodkinPublished September 27thby Simon & Schuster

Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

I think this was probably my most anticipated book in the past months, and I also think that was it’s downfall. You really look forward to a book. Everyone is saying how incredibly awesome it is. Nothing could ever be as good as this book – except maybe Daughter of Smoke and Bone – so…

Fresh Batch (Oct 9th-15th)

Posted by on 10/08/2011 • 4 Comments

This week’s hot releases

Fresh Batch features some of the hottest releases this upcoming week. These are exclusively chosen by Giselle.

Flavour of the week:               

           

 Deadly Cool                             

           Gemma Halliday

First I find out that my boyfriend is cheating on me. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And now he’s depending on me to clear his name. Seriously?

As much as I wouldn’t mind watching him squirm, I know that he’s innocent. So I’m brushing off my previously untapped detective skills and getting down to business. But I keep tripping over dead bodies and I’m still no closer to figuring out who did it. And…

Review: Held by Edeet Ravel

Posted by on 10/07/2011 • 9 Comments

HeldEdeet RavelReleased January 25th, 2011by Annick Press, Limited

What happens when the source of your worst fears becomes the object of your affection?

Seventeen-year-old Chloe’s summer vacation in Greece comes to an abrupt end when she is suddenly bound, gagged and whisked away to an unidentified location. Waking up from a drug-induced sleep, she finds herself in a squalid warehouse. Chloe can only imagine the worst.

After several days of total isolation and utter despair, Chloe faces a new threat when her kidnapper appears, but she also feels a sense of relief. His revelation that she is being held as ransom for a prisoner exchange, however, does little to allay her fears.

The weeks pass and, haunted by terrifying dreams and with only her thoughts to keep…

Review: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Posted by on 10/06/2011 • 15 Comments

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)Cassandra ClareReleased March 27th, 2007by Margaret K. McElderry Books

When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder – much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing – not even a smear of blood – to show that a boy has died. Or was he a boy?

This is Clary’s first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. It’s also her first encounter with Jace, a Shadowhunter who looks a little like…