Showing posts from October, 2013


Tandem By Anna Jarzab Published on October 8th 2013
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher
Everything repeats.
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives--infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.

Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather's stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real--until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she'll be trapped in another girl's life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love…

Rowena's Revenge Book Blast

Title: ROWENA'S REVENGE (The Broadus Supernatural Society Series, #5) Author: Theresa Marguerite Hewitt Genre: Fiction | YA | Paranormal Expected Release Date: 10/31/13 Rowena's life has never been easy.  Being part Were and part Fae fire-starter she has learned to live a solitary life, depending only on her own instincts until one mistake throws her into danger. Now being chased by a psychopathic Warlock who is bound and determined to "own" her, Rowena must rely on her newly found mates and family. But is she ready to trust? Or will her damaged heart plunge her into darkness? Blaine is a strong wolf, wanting to protect his new mate with his life. When a new man comes into her life, he can't help but be jealous. Will it drive him into betrayal? Or will he accept their new life too late? Penton has lived hundreds of years looking for his mate. Now he's found her, but can he keep her safe long enough to get her back to Montana? Cearbhall is one of the last Dark Warlock…

Perfect Ruin

Perfect Ruin By Lauren DeStefano Published on October 1, 2013
Published by Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher for review
On Internment, the floating island in the clouds where 16-year-old Morgan Stockhour lives, getting too close to the edge can lead to madness. Even though Morgan's older brother, Lex, was a Jumper, Morgan vows never to end up like him. She tries her best not to mind that her life is orderly and boring, and if she ever wonders about the ground, and why it is forbidden, she takes solace in best friend Pen and her betrothed, Basil.

Then a murder, the first in a generation, rocks the city. With whispers swirling and fear on the wind, Morgan can no longer stop herself from investigating, especially when she meets Judas. He is the boy being blamed for the murder — betrothed to the victim — but Morgan is convinced of his innocence. Secrets lay at the heart of Internment, but nothing can prepare Morgan for what she will find — or who she w…

Sorrow's Knot Review + Giveaway

Sorrow's Knot By Erin Bow Published on October 29th 2013
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books
Source: Netgalley
In the world of Sorrow’s Knot, the dead do not rest easy. Every patch of shadow might be home to something hungry and nearly invisible, something deadly. The dead can only be repelled or destroyed with magically knotted cords and yarns. The women who tie these knots are called binders.

Otter is the daughter of Willow, a binder of great power. She’s a proud and privileged girl who takes it for granted that she will be a binder some day herself. But when Willow’s power begins to turn inward and tear her apart, Otter finds herself trapped with a responsibility she’s not ready for, and a power she no longer wants. Warning! When a book's title includes the word sorrow in it, take that crap seriously.  This book is heartbreaking and has joined the club of books to have made me cry while on public transportation.  Congratulations, Erin Bow, you are now a member of a small, estee…

Hostage Three

Hostage Three By Nick Lake Published on November 12th 2013
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Netgalley
As Amy sets out to sea with her family on a yacht, she's only thinking about the peaceful waters and the warm sun. But she doesn't get either after a group of pirates seize the boat and its human cargo, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Amy's father--the most valuable. Hostage Three is Amy, who can't believe the nightmare she's in. But something even stranger happens as she builds a bond with one of her captors, making it brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things. Hostage Three is told in the first person from the point of view of Amy, a teenager who's just finished up the UK-equivalent of high school and who has been cajoled into using her "gap year" to travel around the world on a luxury yacht with her father and stepmother.  Her relationship with …

A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano

A Most Peculiar Circumstance By Jen Turano Published on June 1st 2013
Published by Bethany House Publishers
Source: Publisher
Miss Arabella Beckett has one driving passion: to help the downtrodden women of America. Naturally, she supports the women's suffrage movement and eagerly attends rallies and lectures across the country. On her travels, she makes a simple offer of assistance to a young woman in need that goes sadly awry and lands both ladies in more trouble than they can manage. An independent sort, Arabella is loath to admit she needs help and certainly doesn't need help from an arrogant, narrow-minded knight in shining armor.

Mr. Theodore Wilder, private investigator extraordinaire, is on a mission. A mission that began as a favor to his good friend Hamilton Beckett, but swiftly evolved into a merry chase across the country. By the time he finally tracks down Hamilton's sister, Arabella, he is in a less than pleasant mood. When the lady turns out to have radical ideas…

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars By John Green Published on January 10th 2012
Published by Dutton Books
Source: Borrowed
Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.

To be totally honest, I wanted to not like this book.  It is uber popular and Cancer Books are pretty much designed to emotionally manipulate you and sometimes I have issues with John Green and the way the lit/YA world and the internet in general puts him up on a pedestal.  I wanted to not like it because it is full of things that I usually don't like in books anyway.  The characters don't talk like real people and all come off as sort of pretentious, and the parents are all sort of one-note caricatures, and, man, I was so opposed to the idea of liking this bo…

I Am Pusheen the Cat

I Am Pusheen the Cat By Claire Belton Published on October 29th 2013
Published by Touchstone
Source: Netgalley
Who is Pusheen? This collection of oh-so-cute kitty comics—featuring the chubby, tubby tabby who has taken the Internet by storm—will fill you in on all the basics.

Things you should know about Pusheen.

Birthday: February 18
Sex: Female
Where she lives: In the house, on the couch, underfoot
Her favorite pastime: Blogging, sleeping
Her best feature: Her toe beans
Her favorite food: All of them

Pusheen is a pleasantly plump cat who has warmed hearts and tickled funny bones of millions worldwide with her signature GIF animated bops, bounces, and tail wiggles. Now, Pusheen is ready to make the leap from digital to print in her first comic collection! Learn what makes her purr and find out why millions of people have already fallen in love with this naughty, adorable kitty. Featuring some of the most popular stories from Pusheen’s Tumblr and Facebook pages (plus a healthy se…


Thanks to TLC Book Tours, we're pleased to present a review for NOS4A2, a new horror novel by Joe Hill. Make sure to check out the rest of the tour stops to see other reviews!

NOS4A2 By Joe Hill Published on October 15th 2013
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Blog tour
Victoria McQueen has a secret gift for finding things: a misplaced bracelet, a missing photograph, answers to unanswerable questions. On her Raleigh Tuff Burner bike, she makes her way to a rickety covered bridge that, within moments, takes her wherever she needs to go, whether it’s across Massachusetts or across the country.

Charles Talent Manx has a way with children. He likes to take them for rides in his 1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith with the NOS4A2 vanity plate. With his old car, he can slip right out of the everyday world, and onto the hidden roads that transport them to an astonishing – and terrifying – playground of amusements he calls “Christmasland.”

Then, one day, Vic goes looking for trouble—and fi…

Glittering Promises Blog Tour + Giveaway

Glittering Promises By Lisa T Bergren Published on October 1, 2013
Published by David C Cook
Source: Litfuse Publicity/ Publisher
Lisa T. Bergren’s popular Grand Tour series concludes as Cora Kensington journeys farther into Italy, wrestles with a terrible ultimatum from her father, and comes to terms with the Father who will never fail her.

America’s newest heiress must decide if her potential fortune is rationale enough to give up her freedom and all that God is leading her toward. And when her newly-discovered siblings are threatened with ruin, her quandary deepens. Then as Cora nears Rome, more journalists are track the news story of the decade—“Copper Cora,” the rags-to-riches girl—and want to know more about her family and the men vying for her attention. Meanwhile, a charming Italian countess decides that if Cora isn’t going to claim Will’s heart, she might just try...
 What a stunning conclusion to one of my favorite series!  The author takes the final book in the Grand To…