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  • 2012 / 09 / 29

    Crewel

    Author:  Gennifer Albin Series: (Crewel World #1) Expected publication: October 4th 2012 Publisher: Faber & Faber Categories: Dystopia, Fantasy, Science Fiction Rating: I received an eARC  from Faber & Faber  via Netgalley. Thank you. I pretty much agree with everyone when they claimed that Gennifer Albin’s Crewel is original. This is probably the reason why I wanted to read it in advance. And when that opportunity came I can’t help but to dance my happy dance because I will finally read—

  • 2012 / 09 / 28

    Because It Is My Blood

    Author:   Gabrielle Zevin Series: (Birthright #2) Published: September 18th 2012 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Categories: Dystopia, Science Fiction Rating: I went back to a time where chocolates are illegal and there’s a yummy mafioso I can’t wait to read more about. Because It Is My Blood is the sequel to All These Things I’ve Done and I must say one of my highly anticipated books of the year. Though I didn’t give it a full mark that doesn’t—

  • 2012 / 09 / 26

    Week 38. 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 Tragedy Paper by Elizabeth LaBan Expected publication: January 8th 2013 Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Format/Pages: Hardcover, 320 pages Tim Macbeth is a 17-year-old albino and a recent transfer to the prestigious Irving School, where the motto is, “Enter here to be and find a friend.” Tim does not—

  • 2012 / 09 / 21

    Insignia

    Author:   S.J. Kincaid Series: (Insignia #1) Published: July 10th 2012 by Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Categories: Dystopia, Science Fiction Rating: Between Stormdancer and False Memory, I think I like Insignia a little better. There’s something redeemable with humorous characters that even though I don’t completely love the book, I still can genuinely say I enjoy it because the character/s made me snicker a lot of times. Oooh, those fun times! Yes, I really thought this book was serious. So it was—

  • 2012 / 09 / 19

    Week 37. 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 Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke Expected publication: March 2013 Publisher: Angry Robot Format/Pages: N/A The Mad Scientist’s Daughter is the heartbreaking story of the journey from childhood to adulthood, with an intriguing science fictional twist. There’s never been anyone – or anything – quite like Finn. He looks,—

  • 2012 / 09 / 16

    Stormdancer

    Author:   Jay Kristoff Series: (The Lotus War #1) Published: September 18th 2012 Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press Categories: Fantasy, Steampunk Rating: I felt the author’s enthusiasm on Japanese culture. It was very evident in the book. I also think it was smart of him to take a different route from the usual. I don’t often come across books like this. It definitely piqued my interest. And anything Japanese (or Asian) inspired is a major win for me. Stormdancer is innovative and—

  • 2012 / 09 / 14

    False Memory

    Author:  Dan Krokos Series: (False Memory #1) Published: August 14th 2012 Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion Categories: Fantasy, Science-Fiction Rating: This book is describes as “debut is a tour-de-force of non-stop action that will leave readers begging for the next book in this bold and powerful new series.” And I especially agree with the “non-stop” action part. The plot is properly staged from the very beginning. You know it’s going to be interesting when the protagonist woke up alone in the park with—

  • 2012 / 09 / 12

    Week 36. 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. Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt Expected publication: March 26th 2013 Publisher: Bloomsbury Format/Pages: N/A, 320 pages When Mallory discovers that her boyfriend, Jeremy, is cheating on her with an online girlfriend, she swears off boys. She also swears off modern technology. Inspired by a list of goals her grandmother made in—

  • 2012 / 09 / 09

    Small Damages

    Author: Beth Kephart Published: July 19th 2012 Publisher:  Philomel Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: When it comes to contemporary books, I like it best when it is written in direct to the point narrative. I’m not totally against lyrical style (I love it from time to time), and sometimes the best way to convey a message is through this method. It could be hunting, deep, more emotional than plainly describing the emotion of the characters. But there’s something about this—

  • 2012 / 09 / 08

    Origin

    Author: Jessica Khoury Published: September 4th 2012 Publisher:  Razorbill Categories: Fantasy, Science-Fiction Rating: Should I say “it’s not you, it’s me,” because I feel it was mostly my fault why I didn’t entirely enjoy this book.  It was unfortunate that I’m in a sort of book exhaustion and this one was the unwilling victim. I keep turning the pages, waiting for the moment that I finally get absorbed by the story. That the main lead and I will finally connect.—

  • 2012 / 09 / 05

    Week 35. 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. Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow Expected publication: April 4th 2013 Publisher: Razorbill Format/Pages: Hardcover, 304 pages A dark and eerie retelling of Snow White from Lili St. Crow, New York Times bestselling author of the Strange Angels series. Sixteen-year-old Camille doesn’t remember her life before—

  • 2012 / 09 / 05

    Inbetween

    Author: (Kissed by Death #1) Series: Tara A. Fuller Published: August 28th 2012 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: There’s nothing much I can say about Inbetween. I expected more of the scythe swinging action but unfortunately that wasn’t the case. It’s another “one of those books” with same formula that’s plaguing the YA genre now. It does have unique moments to offer but that didn’t completely satisfy me. It wasn’t that bad but I was expecting more from—

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