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  • 2012 / 07 / 18

    Tiger Lily

    Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson Published: July 3rd 2012 Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s Books Categories: Retelling, Fantasy Rating: Ah, Peter Pan. I first fell in love with his story way back when the local TV station here was airing the anime series. Then came other adaptations, I fell in love even more. Because who doesn’t love Peter and the lost boys’ adventures. It’s full of good nature mischiefs. Pirates, fairies and even the crocodile? Yes, I loved those bits. “Let me—

  • 2012 / 07 / 13

    The Assassin’s Curse

    Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke Series: (The Assassin’s Curse #1) Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 Publisher: Strange Chemistry Categories: Adventure, High Fantasy Rating: I received an eARC from Angry Robot via Netgalley. Thank you. Let’s start with the cover, shall we? It’s one of the catchiest cover I’ve ever seen. It immediately grabbed my attention when I was leisurely browsing titles on netgalley. The cover alone is already telling you a story. It gives me this Arabian Nights sort of feel.—

  • 2012 / 07 / 11

    Week 28. 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. Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook Expected publication: January 29th 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Format/Pages: Paperback, 304 pages Bonnie and Clyde meets Simone Elkeles in this addictively heart-wrenching story of two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts. They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run. Zoe wants to save—

  • 2012 / 07 / 10

    Week 28. 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 / 07 / 06

    The Selection

    Author: Kiera Cass Series: (The Selection #1) Published: April 24th 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Categories: Dystopia, Science Fiction Rating: Despite the controversy that surrounds this book I still choose to read it. Let’s just say I’m curious. Was it really that bad? I need to know it myself. And personally review isn’t an indication whether I’ll read the book or not (reviews give me pointers, like a checklist of what to expect but negative review doesn’t mean an automatic NO for—

  • 2012 / 07 / 05

    Want

    Author: Stephanie Lawton Published: June 7th 2012 Publisher: InkSpell Publishing Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: “If you want vampires and werewolves, faeries, fallen angels or zombies, you won’t find them here. I know a real-life monster.” Well, isn’t that interesting. But seriously the reason I picked this book up was because I wanted some good ‘ol story that doesn’t involve, well, those creatures mentioned above. This book sounds right up my alley, apart that this book hinted a May-December affair—

  • 2012 / 07 / 05

    For Darkness Shows the Stars

    Author: Diana Peterfreund Published: June 12th 2012 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Categories: Dystopia, Retelling, Science Fiction Rating: What we have here is a retelling of popular Jane Austen book. And for the sake of full disclosure, I have to confess that I have yet read any books of Ms. Austen. I have Emma on our bookshelf but I just don’t have the enthusiasm to pick it up. And I don’t know where I can get that enthusiasm. I’m not burning—

  • 2012 / 07 / 04

    Week 27. 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 Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski Expected publication: October 16th 2012 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Format/Pages: Hardcover, 416 pages Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. So she isn’t surprised that she doesn’t recognize Conn, the new boy at—

  • 2012 / 07 / 02

    Defiance

    Author: C.J. Redwine Series: (Defiance #1) Expected publication: August 28th 2012 Publisher: Balzer + Bray Categories: Dystopia, Science Fiction Rating: I received an eARC from HarperCollins (Balzer + Bray) via Edelweiss. Thank you. I have things mixed up and thought of Defiance differently than what it really was. Honestly, my expectations were pretty high. All the things I want and enjoy in a novel were here (or I thought were here). Interesting world, a strong female protagonist (with a mission—

  • 2012 / 07 / 02

    Book Series Review: Fifty Shades

    Author: E.L. James Published: (book 1) May 26th 2011 ; (book 2) September 15th 2011; (book 3) Published January 19th 2012 Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House Categories: Contemporary, Erotica Overall Series Rating: This is a book series review. 😀 ***ok, I know, I know judge me now. I freaking read it. But I’m ashamed to admit it, but for the sake of honesty and stubbornness as I’m having a difficult time shutting up every time I read a—

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