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!

Review: The Robinsons’ Dark Matter (The Robinsons, #1) by Michael Raymond

trdmTitle: The Robinsons’ Dark Matter
Series: The Robinsons, #1
Author: Michael Raymond
Publisher: Createspace
Page Count: 382
Format: Paperback
Release Date: July 26, 2013
Source: Author
Rating: 3.5-stars

Book Summary: Victoria Robinson was alone. She had no friends, her brother Nate thought she was a conspiracy nut, and their parents were never home. Then she stumbled across a cache of alien technology in their basement, her brother went hand-to-hand with a zombie, and their parents were kidnapped with a ballistic teleporter. Things got a little crazy after that.

The teens soon find themselves facing a mysterious enemy and forging a tenuous alliance with a top-secret government agency in a race to rescue their parents…and save the planet. Along the way they uncover pieces of their parents’ past and become unwitting pawns in a dangerous and elaborate game.

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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:


Find out more: [ Official Site ] [ Twitter ]


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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?

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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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?

Stacking The Shelves (2)

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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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BOUGHT

Divergent (Divergent, #1) – I’ve meant to read this book for a while now and finally bought it. I’m excited to jump into this series.

WON

Black Chalk – I have to admit I originally checked out this book because it was based in Oxfordshire. I’m happy to have won and can’t wait to read it.

Save Yourself – Another novel being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl.

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

Waiting on Wednesday (2)

btdatdbsBETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke

Release Date: August 15, 2013
(Goodreads) (Amazon)

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

This has Gothic romance written all over it. I know the release date is coming up fast (yay!), but I couldn’t help but add this one to my list.

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Release Date: September 10, 2013

(Goodreads) (Amazon)

If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can’t come true; some things just can’t be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.

Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?

Who wouldn’t want a ‘perfect life’? If you could jump into a different reality where everything was as you had always hoped and dreamed, would you do it?

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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.

Review: John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong

jdateTitle: John Dies at the End
Series: John Dies at the End, #1
Author: David Wong
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Page Count: 496
Format: Paperback
Release Date: December 24, 2012
Source: Bought
Rating: Four-stars

Book Summary: STOP.

You should not have touched this book with your bare hands.

NO, don’t put it down. It’s too late.

They’re watching you.

My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours.

You may not want to know about the things you’ll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it’s too late. You touched the book. You’re in the game. You’re under the eye.

The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me.

The important thing is this:

The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. 

John and I never had the chance to say no. 

You still do.

Unfortunately for us, if you make the right choice, we’ll have a much harder time explaining how to fight off the otherworldly invasion currently threatening to enslave humanity.

I’m sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind:

None of this is was my fault.

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