Stacking The Shelves (4)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers the chance to show their readers books they’ve bought, borrowed or received during the week.

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LIBRARY

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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AUTHOR

Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne – I was graciously asked by the author to review this novella.

What book(s) have you picked up this week?

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Waiting on Wednesday (4)

backwardsBACKWARDS by Todd Mitchell

Release Date: October 8, 2013
(Goodreads) (Amazon)

At the moment Dan’s life ends, the Rider’s begins. Unwillingly tied to Dan, who seems to be shuffling through life, the Rider finds himself moving backwards in time, each day revealing more of the series of events that led to Dan’s suicide. As the Rider struggles to figure out what he’s meant to do, he revels in the life Dan ignores. Beyond the simple pleasures of a hot shower and the sun on his face, the Rider also notices the people around Dan: his little sister, always disappointed by her big brother’s rejection, and his overwhelmed mom, who can never rely on Dan for help. Most of all, the Rider notices Cat with her purple hair, artistic talent, and misfit beauty. But Cat doesn’t want anything to do with Dan, paying attention instead to popular football player Finn. As the days move in reverse and Halloween looms, Cat becomes the center of the Rider’s world — until the Rider finds out the shocking reason why Cat is so angry with Dan. Can the Rider make things right before it’s too late?

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Teaser Tuesday (6)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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I skip my morning routine and head downstairs because what does a cat care about fresh breath? He sure doesn’t have it.”

Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

It’s hard to be careful with an ice pick.”

Contaminated by Em Garner

If you take part in TT, feel free to share your thoughts as well as links in the comments below!

Cover vs Cover (#1)

They say to never judge a book by its cover. But I say, why not? To start things off, I’m going to look at Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke & Bone.

US COVER

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This was the cover I was first introduced to. Personally, I think it makes it look like a lot of other (mediocre) YA novels and sadly it’s what put me off from reading this for so long. To me, the font looks like someone made a graphic in Photoshop and used a font you’d find for free on a website. I do like the burst of color surrounded by all the black and white — which also makes me think of Karou’s hair.

UK COVER

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And then….I saw this one. I absolutely fell in love with this cover. I also think it fits the book better because if I remember correctly, there was a passage in the book about wings/feathers like this. The font on this one fits perfectly with the feathers. It still has a bit of the cursive writing like the US cover, but it’s more elegant. The color of the feathers makes it look like raven feathers, the way they change color under a light.

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Is there a book you’d like me to compare covers with? Let me know in the comments!

From Books to Movies (1)

In case you’ve missed the excitement going around, this week the Book Thief released an official trailer while Divergent released a teaser trailer. Watch the trailers below:


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Also, this Sunday the MTV VMAs will be showing an exclusive peek of Divergent before the movie’s world premiere.

What are your thoughts?

Is there a movie based on a novel that you’re looking forward to?

Teaser Tuesday (5)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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“Ha. Ha. Hahahahahaha.”

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

The dead are all around us, Freddie used to say. So don’t you go being afraid of the dead, Violet. And if you aren’t afraid of the dead, then you aren’t afraid of dying. And if you aren’t afraid of dying, then the only damn thing you have to be afraid of is the Devil. And that’s the way it should be.

– Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

If you take part in TT, feel free to share your thoughts as well as links in the comments below!

Stacking The Shelves (3)

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers the chance to show their readers books they’ve bought, borrowed or received during the week.

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LIBRARY

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea  by April Genevieve Tucholke – I put this book on hold a couple of days before it came out and it arrived a lot sooner than I excepted! Still, I’m excited to dig into this.

AUTHOR

The Robinsons’ Dark Matter by Michael Raymond – I was graciously asked by the author to review this novel.

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NETGALLEY / EDELWEISS

4 to 16 Characters by Kelly Hourihan
Forbidden: Discover the Legend  by Tina Smith
Pretty Dark Nothing by Heather L. Reid
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick

What book(s) have you picked up this week?

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

twdTHE WAKING DARK by Robin Wasserman

Release Date: September 10, 2013
(Goodreads) (Amazon)

They called it the killing day. Twelve people dead, all in the space of a few hours. Five murderers: neighbors, relatives, friends. All of them so normal. All of them seemingly harmless. All of them now dead by their own hand . . . except one. And that one has no answers to offer the shattered town. She doesn’t even know why she killed—or whether she’ll do it again.

Something is waking in the sleepy town of Oleander’s, Kansas—something dark and hungry that lives in the flat earth and the open sky, in the vengeful hearts of upstanding citizens. As the town begins its descent into blood and madness, five survivors of the killing day are the only ones who can stop Oleander from destroying itself. Jule, the outsider at war with the world; West, the golden boy at war with himself; Daniel, desperate for a different life; Cass, who’s not sure she deserves a life at all; and Ellie, who believes in sacrifice, fate, and in evil. Ellie, who always goes too far. They have nothing in common. They have nothing left to lose. And they have no way out. Which means they have no choice but to stand and fight, to face the darkness in their town—and in themselves.

Red rose growing through soil against spooky treeALMOST DEAD by Rebecca A. Rogers

Release Date: September 15, 2013
(Goodreads)

Seventeen-year-old Flora Mackey is not exactly thrilled to wake up from a car accident and find out she’s a ghost. Making this lifelike hell even worse is being trapped with her arch enemy and collision partner, Laney Tipps. The two normally couldn’t get along if their lives depended on it, but now they have no choice.

After recovering from the initial shock of seeing their lifeless bodies—and that they can’t escape each other—Flora and Laney have to find a way out of the twisted, gray realm. But they quickly learn that the farther they stray from their motionless corpses, the weaker they become. Luckily Sara, a spirit guide, shows up to help. Sara informs them they’ll have to wait for someone in their city to die so they can take their place in the land of the living. 

What’s scarier than waiting in purgatory? Time. If Flora and Laney don’t return to the physical world and leave clues for their families that they’re still alive, they’ll never be found. Which sucks, because once their bodies give out, their souls will be permanently stuck in the afterlife.

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Teaser Tuesday (4)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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When he worked nights, the way he usually did, the world was dark and quiet and calm outside and it made him feel dark and quiet and calm inside. When he worked days, all he felt was trapped.

– Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

There was a dreamy quality to being out this late, starting out when everything else was shut down: like time had stopped and the rules no longer applied.

– Save Yourself by Kelly Braffet

If you take part in TT, feel free to share your thoughts as well as links in the comments below!

Teaser Tuesday (3)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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I once read that you get déjà vu when the two halves of your brain process things at different speeds: the right half a few seconds before the left, or vice versa. Science is probably my worst subject, so I didn’t understand the whole article, but that would explain the weird double feeling that it leaves you with, like the world is splitting in half — or you are.

– Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I suppose that’s the secret, if you’re ever wishing for things to go back to the way they were. You just have to look up.

– Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Have you read Before I Fall? If so, what were your thoughts?

If you take part in TT, feel free to share your link in the comments below!