October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #29

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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
 The girl with no past, and no future, may be the only one who can save their lives.

 Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins.

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Rapture by J.R. Ward

Summary from Goodreads
Mels Carmichael, reporter for the Caldwell Courier Journal, gets the shock of her life when a man stumbles in front of her car outside the local cemetery. After the accident, his amnesia is just the kind of mystery she likes to solve, but she soon discovers they’re over their heads with his past. Over their heads with passion, too …As shadows walk the line between reality and another realm, and her lover’s memory begins to come back, the two of them learn that nothing is truly dead and buried. Especially when you’re trapped in a no-holds-barred war between angels and demons.Read more >>>
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Showcase Sunday #19

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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*
 Well the last 2 weeks I have been a bit naughty in trying to keep my review pile to a minimum! I just couldn’t resist!!  My new arrival will be here within the next week and I’m not managing to get my reading pile down, so I will be reading overtime for the next week!… Read more >>>
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On The Cover #31

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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
Until now, high school junior, John Keats, has only tiptoed near the edges of the vortex that is schoolmate and literary prodigy, Gordon Byron.Read more >>>
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My Review

Dog Loves Drawing is such a funny little book, full of adventure, packed with silliness and not forgetting friendships! The storyline is brilliant, it is fast paced and lets little ones imaginations run wild. The amazing little illustrations will keep you highly entertained throughout. My daughter is a little artist, so she loved watching Dog’s little doodles come to life when he stepped into the page. The authors writing is great, very engaging and extremely exciting. Dog Loves Drawing is a real action packed winner that will put smiles on the faces of people everywhere and something that we will enjoy reading again and again.… Read more >>>

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Summary from Goodreads
She won’t rest until she’s sent every walking corpse back to its grave. Forever.

Had anyone told Alice Bell that her entire life would change course between one heartbeat and the next, she would have laughed. From blissful to tragic, innocent to ruined? Please. But that’s all it took. One heartbeat. A blink, a breath, a second, and everything she knew and loved was gone.

Her father was right. The monsters are real….

To avenge her family, Ali must learn to fight the undead. To survive, she must learn to trust the baddest of the bad boys, Cole Holland.

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Monster High - Ghoulfriends Forever by Gitty Daneshvari


Summary from Goodreads

Ghoulfriends Forever is a brand-new Monster High series, introducing three new monster characters. As new students, the trio must navigate the bewildering array of cute monster boys, established cliques, and monster-rific subjects like Mad Science, G-ogre-phy, and Physical Deaducation. As if that weren’t hard enough, something strange and sinister seems to be happening at the school. Popular girls like Frankie Stein and Cleo de Nile are acting weird-and all signs point to everyone’s new favorite teacher, Miss Sylphia Flapper. Can the new GFFs expose the fave as a fraud, or will they succumb to peer pressure?

Paperback 272 pages

Published September 5th 2012 by Atom Books

My Review

Ghoulfriends Forever is a fabulous Monster High book that is full of wit and snark to keep you smiling throughout!Read more >>>

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My Little Sister by Joanna Harrison

My Review

My Little Sister is a real exciting adventure tale, it had us laughing and sitting on the edge of our seats throughout! I thought this would be great for my daughter as she is going to be a big sister herself really soon and we were not disappointed with this. We were taken on a wild adventure with a little boy trying to chase down and look after his fearless little sister. Big responsibilities come with being a big brother or sister and it can be really hard work. The poor big brother in this enjoys a well earned break when his little sister finally falls asleep.… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #30

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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
How far would you go to save everything you ever loved?Read more >>>
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The Obsidian Mirror by Catherine Fisher

 
Summary from Goodreads

Jake’s father disappears while working on mysterious experiments with the obsessive, reclusive Oberon Venn. Jake is convinced Venn has murdered him. But the truth he finds at the snow-bound Wintercombe Abbey is far stranger … The experiments concerned a black mirror, which is a portal to both the past and the future. Venn is not alone in wanting to use its powers. Strangers begin gathering in and around Venn’s estate: Sarah – a runaway, who appears out of nowhere and is clearly not what she says, Maskelyne – who claims the mirror was stolen from him in some past century.Read more >>>
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