January 2013

Secret Lives (Darke Academy #1) by Gabriella Poole

Summary from Goodreads

The first in a new series about an exclusive school with a terrible secret—you’ll be dying to join the chosen Few

The Darke Academy is a school like no other. An elite establishment that moves to a new exotic city every term, its students are impossibly beautiful, sophisticated. and rich, and the more the new scholarship girl Cassie Bell learns about the Academy, the more curious she becomes. What sinister secrets are guarded by the Few—the select group of students who keep outsiders away? Who is the dark stranger prowling the corridors at night? And what really happened a year earlier, when the last scholarship girl died in mysterious circumstances?… Read more >>>

Waiting on Wednesday #39

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 “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 

Summary
Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David.Read more >>>
Easy by Tammara Webber

Summary from Goodreads

Easy is a New York Times Bestseller – a must-read for everyone who loves Slammed by Colleen Hoover and the New Adult genre. Deeply romantic and utterly gripping, this is not to be missed.

Jacqueline seems to have a knack for making the wrong choices. She followed her boyfriend to his choice of university, disregarding her preference. Then he dumped her. She chose a minor she thought she could combine with her music studies, but she’s falling behind. And then, leaving a party alone one night, she is attacked. If it wasn’t for the timely intervention of a stranger, she would have been raped.… Read more >>>

Showcase Sunday #21

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Hello and welcome to my Showcase Sunday, which is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky of at Books, Biscuits and Tea. In my Showcase Sunday post I will ‘Showcase’ the books I received throughout the week(s). Feel free to leave me your links to your posts and I will try to check them out.
 *Links take you to Goodreads*
Okay I haven’t done a Showcase Sunday post from the end of November! There is no way I could do a post including all the books I have gotten from then (for a start I can’t even remember)! So I will start a fresh and just do the last week.… Read more >>>
Jack and Nancy by Quentin Blake

My Review

Wow, what a wonderfully imagined book from the super talented Quentin Blake! This tale is full of adventure, fun and excitement. The illustrations are out of this world and have that super distinctive Quentin Blake style. The descriptors coupled with the vibrant illustrations had us feeling like we were right there on an adventure alongside Jack and Nancy!

Jack and Nancy one day are blown away while holding on to their fathers huge umbrella. They end up on the most beautiful little island where they have some great fun. But in all the excitement it takes them a little while to realise they have no idea how they are going to get back home….… Read more >>>

On The Cover #39

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On The Cover is a feature I am going to do every(ish) Friday, Where I pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just beautiful. I think the cover of a book is very important, it’s the first thing a person sees and some of the time it’s the reason why a person will pick a book up and read the back. I will just pick a book that catches my eye from throughout the week.
So come on Book Cover Lovers, share with me your favourite book covers.
My Pick This Week:
  

Summary

After a bizarre accident, Ingrid Waverly is forced to leave London with her mother and younger sister, Gabby, trading a world full of fancy dresses and society events for the unfamiliar city of Paris.Read more >>>

Blog post from Sangu Mandanna author of The  Lost Girl

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to have Sangu Mandanna guest blogging here on Fiction Fascination today! I have The Lost Girl book just sitting on my shelf and it’s going to be picked up really soon, so be sure to look out for my review. I know some of you have read and loved this book and others are dying to read it. Below is a little info on the book and a great guest post from Sangu, who is chatting about her writing process – Enjoy 🙂

 The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Eva’s life is not her own.Read more >>>

Waiting on Wednesday #38

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
 

Summary
Coming 2013.

A sequel to the Amazon bestselling romance, Preservation, told from Ryan’s point of view.

Old Habits Die Hard.

Ryan Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he’s also become Seattle’s rising literary star. Sitting on the overwhelming cusp of newfound fame, he learns soon enough that being popular has its downside.

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Releasing the Wolf by Dianna Hardy

Summary from Goodreads

Lydia Martin has always had dreams, the weirdest and hottest of them all involving a faceless, muscle-bound man that speaks like sin and smells like sex. Like any sane person, she always put the dreams down to an overactive imagination, coupled with a higher than average libido.

One night, however, instead of their usual, erotic encounters, she finds him in her dream, chained to a wall and screaming in pain. Not only that, but she thinks she recognises the building he’s being held captive in as one that’s just a few streets away.

Awaking with an irrepressible need to save her fantasy lover, Lydia decides to humour her dream self and head on over to where she thinks he’s imprisoned.… Read more >>>

Walter and the No-Need-To Worry Suit by Rachel Bright

My Review

Walter and the No-Need-to Worry Suit is a brilliant picture book that is full of fun, humour and has a wonderful message for little ones! Rachel Bright’s illustrations are superb, they stand out from the crowd and are big, bright, bold, colourful and quirky! Little people won’t know what to look at first as each page is jam packed with wonderfully attractive things.The storyline is great, it is perfectly paced and is a good length. We are introduced to an amazing set of brand new characters and they are very interesting indeed. This is going to be a series so we will get to know them so much better in future books.… Read more >>>