Sunday, November 20, 2011

In My Mailbox (10)

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“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. 

How are my lovelies this week? We’re starting to see Christmas lights going up and it’s getting me in the holiday mood! I Love Christmas it’s my favorite holiday because I get to see a lot of family that I don’t see the rest of the year. Plus my little one is 18 months old so it’s the first Christmas where he’s old enough to really enjoy it. Everything is so much more exciting when you go through it with your kid! It’s all so magical to them. I Love it!

Enough with the rambling, let’s see what books I got =)

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I got for review:

A big thank you to Cambria Hebert, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Kira Saito, Julia Templeton, Robin Waldrop, Sourcebooks, Coral Russell and Spencer Hill Press for the review copies! You’re all awesome and I can’t WAIT to read these! 

Your turn! Have you gotten anything good?
Leave me a link so I can go take a look!

Fresh Batch (Nov 20th-Nov 26th)

Posted by on 11/19/2011 • 19 Comments

Exclusively titled for Xpresso Reads, Fresh Batch features the hottest releases of this upcoming week. Flavour of the week:


Nancy Holder & Debbie Vigué Goodreads / Purchase 

When Katelyn starts at her new school the only person she knows is the handsome and intriguing Trick Sokolov, an acquaintance of her grandfather. She’s surprised when the popular Cordelia Fenner invites her home and when she meets Cordelia’s hot brother, she begins to think her new life might be ok after all. But as she spends time with the family, she realises that the Fenners are harbouring a deep dark secret. Every bone in Katelyn’s body tells her that the Fenners are mad, bad and dangerous to know – but how can she give up her only friend, and…

Review: Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm

Posted by on 11/18/2011 • 17 Comments

Titan MagicJodi LammReleased September 30th, 2011

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Mute, heartless, and tormented by auditory hallucinations, Madeleine Lavoie never questions why her family has hidden her from the world. But the night her brother casts her out, she learns the mysterious voice she thought existed only in her mind is no delusion, and no matter how hard she tries, she can never disobey it.

Now Madeleine must find her own voice in a cacophony of powerful tyrants, monsters, and gods. If she fails, she will forfeit her life and the lives of everyone who loves her. But if she succeeds, she may finally gain the ability to love someone in return.

*A copy was provided by Jodi Lamm for review purposes*

Titans, monsters and gods aren’t part of…

Review: Brightest Kind of Darkness by PT Michelle

Posted by on 11/17/2011 • 44 Comments

Brightest Kind of DarknessP.T. MichelleReleased June 27th, 2011

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Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate- until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about…

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

Posted by on 11/17/2011 • 385 Comments

Xpresso Reads is happy to be a part of the Gratitude Giveaway hop. The hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All Consuming Books and with over 300 participants, there are a lot of goodies to be won! To thank you all for being so wonderful, a winner will get to pick one of these great November releases.


Giveaway details:Open Internationally (as long as The Book Depository ships to you)All you have to do is be a GFC followerLeave a comment with your GFC follower name and email address to enter.  Giveaway ends November 27th, 2011 at 11:59pm AST.

Winner will be picked by random number generator.Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new…

Waiting on Wednesday (10)

Posted by on 11/16/2011 • 99 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:

                                    Masquerade (Heven & Hell, #1)                                     Cambria Hebert

                                    Release date: December 16th, 2011

Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching.

Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes…

Review: Destined by Jessie Harrell

Posted by on 11/15/2011 • 31 Comments

DestinedJessie HarrellRelease date: November 17th, 2011by Mae Day Publishing

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When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she’s come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 

Destined is a fresh and heartachingly romantic retelling of the Cupid & Psyche myth from debut novelist, Jessie Harrell.

 *A copy was provided by Jessie Harrell for review purposes*

Since I read Percy Jackson earlier this year, I’ve…

Dusty Reads (8)

Posted by on 11/15/2011 • 25 Comments

Dusty Reads is a weekly meme, hosted here, 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: Paranormalcy Kiersten White Released August 31st, 2010 by HarperTeen Goodreads / Purchase

Weird as it is working for the International Paranormal Containment Agency, Evie’s always thought of herself as normal. Sure, her best friend is a mermaid, her ex-boyfriend is a faerie, she’s falling for a shape-shifter, and she’s the only person who can see through paranormals’ glamours, but still. Normal.

Only now paranormals are dying, and Evie’s dreams are filled with haunting voices and mysterious prophecies. She soon realizes…