December 2013

Best Books of 2013

I can’t actually believe I’m doing a 2013 write up already – how times flies when you’re having reading fun. I’ve had a brilliant reading year and have managed around 150 brilliant reads, so you can imagine my pain in having to narrow them down. I would of loved to have mentioned everything but I had to be tough and get it down to a select 11 – including book of the year. I also couldn’t help mentioning a few important books at the end. 🙂
Have you done a 2013 wrap up? Leave me your links – I would love to check them out.… Read more >>>
On The Cover #44


On The Cover is a feature I am going to doing every now and again. I will pick one book cover that sticks out, is really interesting or just beautiful – I particularly like a book cover that has a stunning landscape.
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.Read more >>>
The Windvale Sprites by Mackenzie Crook‏

Summary from Goodreads

When a storm sweeps through the country, Asa wakes up the next day to find that his town is almost unrecognisable – trees have fallen down, roofs have collapsed and debris lies everywhere. But amongst the debris in his back garden Asa makes an astounding discovery – the body of a small winged creature. A creature that looks very like a fairy. Do fairies really exist? Asa embarks on a mission to find out. A mission that leads him to the lost journals of local eccentric Benjamin Tooth who, two hundred years earlier, claimed to have discovered the existence of fairies.Read more >>>

Unearthed (A Resistance Trilogy Novella) $0.99 Blitz PLUS Giveaway! (Rachael Wade)

Hey paranormal romance fans, have you checked out The Resistance Trilogy by author Rachael Wade? Book 1, Amaranth is FREE at all e-book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, and Apple, and now through 12/19, UNEARTHED, a novella that follows the events of the trilogy, is on sale for only $0.99. If you love vampires, witches, and magic with your romance, then grab Amaranth for free today and give the series a try. Want to win a signed paperback set of the trilogy, signed bookmarks, and signed poster? Enter below!

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*WARNING* This is a short novella intended to be read after The Tragedy of Knowledge.… Read more >>>

Twisted Perfection by Abbi Glines‏

Summary from Goodreads

My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn’t ignore it anymore. . . . I’d gotten close enough to her to see deeper.

Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can’t even pump her own gas-until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.… Read more >>>

Beauty by Sarah Pinborough‏

Summary from Goodreads

Beauty is a beautifully illustrated retelling of the Sleeping Beauty story which takes all the elements of the classic fairytale that we love (the handsome prince, the ancient curse, the sleeping girl and, of course, the haunting castle) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires. It’s fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 17th 2013 by Gollancz
My Review
Beauty is a kick-ass story. Oh how I wish Sarah Pinborough’s gorgeously wicked fairytale re-tellings could go on forever – they are so moreish.… Read more >>>
The Witching Pen gets a new look‏ (Dianna Hardy)

Two and a half years ago, The Witching Pen series was born. This month, it gets a brand new look!

Combining the elements of dark and light, the new covers are designed to embody the spirit of the series as a whole, rather than each individual book, as none of the books are really standalones.

Fans of the series will understand the symbolism of the butterfly on the cover of the first book,

The Witching Pen, and how it ties into the last book, The Last Dragon.

The Canary Wharf skyline is visible in the background on all the new covers, bringing the London location of the books to the forefront.… Read more >>>

Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano‏

Summary from Goodreads

On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream, unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close can lead to madness, like her older brother Len, a Jumper. She takes solace in her best friend Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. When she investigates the first murder in a generation, she meets Judas. The suspect was betrothed to the victim, but Morgan believes he is innocent. Nothing can prepare Morgan for the secrets she will find – or whom she will lose.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 3rd 2013 by HarperVoyager (first published October 1st 2013)  
  My Review
Lauren DeStefano never ceases to amaze me with her wickedly imaginative mind!… Read more >>>
Waiting on Wednesday #53


 “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:
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi
Summary from Goodreads
The earth-shattering conclusion to Veronica Rossi’s “masterpiece” Under the Never Sky trilogy and sequel to the New York Times bestselling Through the Ever Night (

Their love and their leadership have been tested. Now it’s time for Perry and Aria to unite the Dwellers and the Outsiders in one last desperate attempt to bring balance to their world.

The race to the Still Blue has reached a stalemate.

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A Dance of Cloaks by David Dalglish‏

Summary from Goodreads

Thren Felhorn is the greatest assassin of his time. Marshalling the thieves’ guilds under his control, he declares war against the Trifect, an allegiance of wealthy and powerful nobles.

Aaron Felhorn has been groomed since birth to be Thren’s heir. Sent to kill the daughter of a priest, Aaron instead risks his own life to protect her from the wrath of his guild. In doing so, he glimpses a world beyond poison, daggers, and the iron control of his father.

Guilds twist and turn, trading allegiances for survival. The Trifect weakens, its reputation broken, its money dwindling. The players take sides as the war nears its end, and Thren puts in motion a plan to execute hundreds.… Read more >>>