June 2014

Run by Gregg Olsen

Summary from Goodreads

What if you discovered that everything you thought you knew about yourself was a lie?

Rylee is fifteen. She comes home from school one afternoon to find the most shocking thing possible – her father dead, with a knife through his heart, and a key clutched in his hand. Her mother’s purse is on the counter, but she appears to be long gone. A message in blood is written on the floor… RUN.

With her brother in tow, Rylee begins a dark journey, one that will uncover horrific and chilling crimes and lead her to an unexpected and gruesome discovery about her real father and what – or who – is behind his insatiable desire to kill.… Read more >>>

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Love Like the Movies by Victoria Van Tiem - Blog Tour Stop!

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Summary from Goodreads

Kenzi Shaw knows the plot of her life down to the last line – the career she’s building as an up-and-coming marketing exec, the gorgeous fiancé (Bradley) she’ll marry in a fairytale wedding, the children they’ll raise in her dream home. But when heart-breaking ex Shane comes back into her life, life starts going off the script . . 
Shane tries to win Kenzi over by re-enacting all the rom-com movies they used to watch together – Sleepless in Seattle, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Pretty Woman and Dirty Dancing to name a few. He’s just a guy, standing in front of a girl, asking her to trust him again.Read more >>>

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The Voices by F.R. Tallis

Summary from Goodreads
Once you’ve heard them, you’ll never forget them . . .

In the scorching summer of 1976 – the hottest since records began – Christopher Norton, his wife Laura and their young daughter Faye settle into their new home in north London. The faded glory of the Victorian house is the perfect place for Norton, a composer of film soundtracks, to build a recording studio of his own.

But soon in the long, oppressively hot nights, Laura begins to hear something through the crackle of the baby monitor. First, a knocking sound.

Then come the voices . .

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Waiting on Wednesday #69

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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:
 
Four: A Divergent Collection  by Veronica Roth

Summary from Amazon UK

Fans of the Divergent series by No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Veronica Roth will be thrilled by this collection of short stories told from Four’s perspective!
DIVERGENT – a major motion picture in 2014.
This collection of short stories explores the world of the Divergent series through the eyes of the mysterious but charismatic Tobias Eaton, revealing previously unknown secrets of his personality and intriguing backstory.
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Blackfin Sky by Kat Ellis

Summary from Goodreads

When Sky falls from Blackfin Pier and drowns on her sixteenth birthday, the whole town goes into mourning – until she shows up three months later like nothing happened.

Unravelling the mystery of those missing months takes Sky to the burned-out circus in the woods, where whispers of murder and kidnapping begin to reveal the town’s secrets. But Sky’s not the only one digging up the past – the old mime from the circus knows what happened to her, and he has more than one reason for keeping quiet about it.

Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Firefly Press

My Review
 
Blackfin Sky is a gorgeously absorbing debut that has a lot of fabulous characters, hauntingly creepy scenes and an intriguing mystery.… Read more >>>
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Forever too Far by Abbi Glines

Summary from Goodreads

Rush promised her forever… but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale… but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.… Read more >>>

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Flashes by Tim O' Rourke - Blog Tour!

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Summary from Goodreads

Flashes is the first in a new series of YA paranormal crime novels in which a 17-year-old girl cannot help seeing glimpses of dead people who seem to want her aid – much to the consternation of her boyfriend, who has just started work for the local CID.

***This is the full paperback novel–which was originally released in three separate parts over the course of three months via ebook.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Chicken House Ltd 

My Review

Wow! Flashes is an extraordinary crime/thriller with a fantastic supernatural twist. I loved so much about it and the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I sussed out the mystery quite early on.… Read more >>>

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Beyond the Door by Maureen McQuerry - Blog Tour!

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Beyond the Door Blog Tour
What have I learned about the world from myth as a writer and a reader? Since writing Beyond the Door and The Peculiars I’ve been thinking about why myth matters. During this tour I’ve blogged in the U.S and U.K. about six things I’ve learned from mythic stories that have inspired me. The links are below in case you missed any! Today I’m sharing some of the books that have inspired me.Read more >>>
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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Summary from Goodreads

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. It’s an eternal party, shown on TV 24 hours a day – gorgeous, glamorous, deadly! Because, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave…A wholly original story of rage and revenge, love and loathing from bestselling author, Holly Black. Fans of True Blood will love this dark and sexy tale.

Paperback, 419 pages
Published September 3rd 2013 by Indigo (first published January 1st 2013)

My Review

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On the Cover #48

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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 >>>
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