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  • 2012 / 06 / 30

    Something Like Normal

    Author: Trish Doller Published: June 19th 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: After much deliberation, I settled with three stars. I mean, the book was good, no doubt about it. I can even understand why people gave it stellar ratings/reviews. I just don’t have the same response, we just don’t click. But I do get Travis. I even liked his story. The whole bad boy, fragile, broken and on its way to healing. I loved those—

  • 2012 / 06 / 28

    Before I Wake

    Author: Rachel Vincent Series: (Soul Screamers #6) Published: June 26th 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Categories: Paranormal, Fantasy Rating: I’ve been staring at the screen for ample amount of time and I still don’t know how to start this post. I even thought that I’ll sum it up by saying something like this: “Y’all should read this book (this series) because it’s awesome!” Because it’s true. It was awesome. But I don’t think the word ‘awesome’ covers the greatness that is BEFORE—

  • 2012 / 06 / 27

    Week 26. Waiting on Wednesday

    It’s Wednesday again. What books are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. Touched (Sense Thieves #1) by Corrine Jackson Expected publication: November 27th 2012 (first published October 29th 2012) Publisher: Kensington Teen Format/Pages: Paperback, 304 pages Remy O’Malley heals people with touch—but every injury she cures becomes her own. Living in a household with an abusive stepfather, she has healed untold numbers of—

  • 2012 / 06 / 26

    Week 26. Teaser Tuesdays

    How about some non-spoilery sneak peek? 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—

  • 2012 / 06 / 24

    Something Strange and Deadly

    Author: Susan Dennard Series: (Something Strange and Deadly #1) Expected publication: July 24th 2012 Publisher: Harper Teen Categories: Historical Fiction, Paranormal Rating: I received an eARC from Harper Teen via Edelweiss. Thank you. What did I expect from Something Strange and Deadly? Maybe some gowns. And corsets. Maybe a conversation over a cup of tea. Or those deadly parasols (same league as Ms. Tarabotti?). And yes, the influx of zombies. Oh boy did I get those from this novel. And—

  • 2012 / 06 / 21

    My Life Next Door

    Author: Huntley Fitzpatrick Published: June 14th 2012 Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: Samantha’s life is dull compared to her loud and chaotic neighbor—the Garrett. Her mom is hell-bent on cleanliness and organization. She’s also a politician and reputation matters to her. Her mom won’t allow her to be friend the family next door. So Sam only admires the family from a distance. But Jase became her friend and eventually her boyfriend. The Garrett was—

  • 2012 / 06 / 20

    Week 25. Waiting on Wednesday

    It’s Wednesday again. What books are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd Expected publication: January 2013 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Format/Pages: Hardcover, 323 pages London, 1894. Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one—

  • 2012 / 06 / 20

    Rapture

    Author: Lauren Kate Series: (Fallen #4) Published: June 12th 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: Yes! It’s done. It’s finish. It’s over. Gosh, what a relief. Confession time, I liked Fallen (but I think my taste has drastically changed from that time). But the next books in the series, namely Torment and Passion dragged my good impression of the series downhill. Torment was just ok and Passion was…redundant. I didn’t like the time traveling shenanigans—

  • 2012 / 06 / 19

    Week 25. Teaser Tuesdays

    How about some non-spoilery sneak peek? 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—

  • 2012 / 06 / 19

    Lies Beneath

    Author: Anne Greenwood Brown Series: (Lies Beneath #1) Published: June 12th 2012 Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: What a bummer. Yep, that pretty sums up my emotions right now. I think it’s safe to say that I don’t have that much luck when it comes to mermaid books. I always end up disappointed every time I try reading one. Maybe it’s just me, the half human half fish is not really appealing to me unlike—

  • 2012 / 06 / 16

    The Temptation

    Author: Alisa Valdes Series: (Kindred #1) Published: April 24th 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: You know self, it’s not the book’s fault so don’t blame it. The book implies that this is going to be another instant love kind of story. The summary gave you a sort of warning: she is instantly attracted to him. Instantly being the operative word. You hate insta-love and yet you still read it, now whose fault is it? I’m talking to myself…this—

  • 2012 / 06 / 14

    Monument 14

    Author: Emmy Laybourne Series: (Monument 14 #1) Published: June 5th 2012 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Categories: Science Fiction, Dystopia/Post-Apocalyptic Rating: I’m giving this a 3 star even though I’m greatly disappointed with the book. I was originally going to read Storm but I couldn’t get into it. Funny, I chose a bunch of kids in a superstore than the four hot brothers. That says a lot. Anyhoo, I was unable to put it down and managed to finish it in—

  • 2012 / 06 / 13

    The Golden Lily

    Author: Richelle Mead Series: (Bloodlines #2) Published: June 12th 2012 Publisher: Razorbill Categories: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy Rating: I’m at loss for words. Where were they when I needed them? I just…can’t…uh, it’s… it’s just so awesome. AWESOME I tell you. When I finished the book, the first word that escaped from my mouth was wow. I mean, really it was WOW. To say I have a huge expectation for the follow up is an understatement. I expect nothing less than—

  • 2012 / 06 / 13

    Week 24. Waiting on Wednesday

    It’s Wednesday again. What books are you looking forward to reading? “Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1) by Gail Carriger Expected publication: February 5th 2013 Publisher: Little Brown and Company Format/Pages: Hardcover, 320 pages It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to finishing school. Fourteen-year-old—

  • 2012 / 06 / 13

    Week 24. Teaser Tuesdays

    How about some non-spoilery sneak peek? 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—

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