July 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (22)

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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:

The Soul Seekers: Echo

 Summary
Daire Santos has already saved her grandmother’s life – and her soul. But at a cost: the Richter family has been let loose in the Lowerworld. Daire and her boyfriend Dace Richter must work together to find them before chaos ensues and the balance between good and evil is destroyed. As their relationship deepens, Dace’s evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire and Dace to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together.… Read more >>>
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Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

Mia Price is a lightning addict. She’s survived countless strikes, but her craving to connect to the energy in storms endangers her life and the lives of those around her.

Los Angeles, where lightning rarely strikes, is one of the few places Mia feels safe from her addiction. But when an earthquake devastates the city, her haven is transformed into a minefield of chaos and danger. The beaches become massive tent cities. Downtown is a crumbling wasteland, where a traveling party moves to a different empty building each night, the revelers drawn to the destruction by a force they cannot deny.… Read more >>>

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Velvet is a laundress in a Victorian steam laundry. With both her mother and father dead, she is an orphan and has to rely upon her own wits to make a living. The laundry’s work is back-breaking and Velvet is desperate to create a better life for herself. Then Velvet is noticed by Madame Savoya, a famed medium, who asks Velvet to come to work for her. Velvet is dazzled at first by the young yet beautifully dressed and bejewelled Madame. But soon Velvet realises that Madame Savoya is not all that she says she is, and Velvet’s very life is in danger …A romantic and thrillingly exciting new novel from an acclaimed and much loved historical writer for teens

Paperback, 336 pages

Expected publication: August 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury

My Review

I simply cannot express how much I loved this book!… Read more >>>

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Showcase Sunday  #8

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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*

For Review

Rift by Andrea Cremer

Circle of Fire by Michelle Zink

 Debutantes by Cora Harrison

 The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater 

Won


Blood Debt by Nancy Straight

City of Masks by Mary Hoffman

Bought


Fifty Shades Darker by E.L.Read more >>>

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My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson

“Yesterday I woke up and Bob was crawling around MY ROOM, licking MY JEWELLERY, so I shouted GET OUT OF MY ROOM! and that was the start of MY BIG SHOUTING DAY…”

Bella is having one of those days – her biscuit is broken, she has a hurting foot and ballet is TOOOO itchy for words. All she can do is shout! But by the end of the day, when she’s all tired out from being shouty, Bella knows there’s one magic word and one magic mummy to make things better again…

My Review

Oh my goodness, I think this was written just for my daughter, who doesn’t know how NOT to shout!… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #19

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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 plain 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:

Debutantes

Summary

It’s 1923 and London is a whirl of jazz, dancing and parties.Read more >>>
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Clarity by Kim Harrington

Clarity “Clare” Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It’s a gift.

And a curse.

When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare’s ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case—but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare’s brother—who has supernatural gifts of his own—becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer.… Read more >>>

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Rapture by Lauren Kate

The sky is dark with wings . . .

And time is running out for Luce and Daniel.

In order to stop Lucifer from erasing the past, they must find the place where the Fall began. Only Luce can break the curse, and it is her choice alone that will decide all of their fates.

But as Dark Forces gather, great sacrifices will have to be made in this final, epic struggle . . .

In the fight for Luce, and for Love, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.

Paperback, 452 pages

Published June 21st 2012 by Doubleday Childrens

My Review

This is a really bitter-sweet review for me write because I am a huge fan of the series and I am sad to see it come to an end but this final instalment was just truly amazing!… Read more >>>

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The Seduction of Phaeton Black by Jillian Stone - Blog Tour - Promo Stop

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The Seduction of Phaeton Black 
By Jillian Stone

Kensington Brava

Purchase links:
Amazon Barnes & Noble

Blurb

THE YEAR IS 1889 and Queen Victoria, exemplum of decency and sobriety, is in her fifty-second year of reign. Paranormal Investigator, Phaeton Black, on the other hand, couldn’t be less interested in clean-living. He has recently taken up residence in the basement flat of London’s most notorious brothel. A dedicated libertine with an aptitude for absinthe, he wrestles with a variety of demons both real and self-inflicted. Unfairly linked to Scotland Yard’s failure to solve the Whitechapel murders, Phaeton is offered a second chance to redeem himself.… Read more >>>

Showcase Sunday  #7

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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*
This week will be 2 weeks worth of goodies

For Review
 
 

(*squeak* mega excited to start this one)













Knight School by Jane Clarke & Jane Massey

Brave Little Owl by Penny Little & Sean Julian

The Queens Knickers by Nicolas Allan






Look at this beauty!!Read more >>>