September 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #26

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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:

 Pivot Point 
by Kasie West  

 Summary

Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with–her father, who is leaving the paranormal compound to live among the “Norms,” or her mother, who is staying in the life Addie has always known.Read more >>>
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Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr

Summary from Goodreads

In a city of daimons, rigid class lines separate the powerful from the power-hungry. And at the heart of The City is the Carnival of Souls, where both murder and pleasure are offered up for sale. Once in a generation, the carnival hosts a deadly competition that allows every daimon a chance to join the ruling elite. Without the competition, Aya and Kaleb would both face bleak futures–if for different reasons. For each of them, fighting to the death is the only way to try to live.

All Mallory knows of The City is that her father–and every other witch there–fled it for a life in exile in the human world.… Read more >>>

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Showcase Sunday #14

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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 I will be showcasing one week worth of goodies!
  
For Review
  

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My Review

We simply adored Brave Little Owl, it definitely has the aww factor! The storyline is adorable, charming, full of fun and adventure. Little Owl is a brave little thing, full of courage and even though she is afraid of trying new things, she gets there in the end. The illustrations in this book are beautifully vibrant and really interesting to look at. Brave Little Owl is brilliantly written and thoughtfully put together with a fab little message for little ones. We were genuinely rooting for Little Owl the whole way and I think anyone that has the pleasure of reading this will be too, she is a real cutie!… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #25

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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
Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people.Read more >>>
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Prey by Linda Howard

Summary

Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice. Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods–changing the dark game completely.Read more >>>

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Interview with Loretta Proctor

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Author bio

 
Born in Cairo, Egypt, Loretta came to Britain during winter and saw her first view of snow! Her English Dad fell in love with her beautiful Greek Mum in Athens during the war and wrote a forty page love-letter when fighting in the desert so maybe writing is in her genes! She wrote her first novel in an exercise-book at sixteen and many others after that, won some prizes in the 1960’s for poetry and a play but then gave up writing for a long time. She is now retired and living in Malvern, UK and busily writing again..… Read more >>>

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The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Summary

Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him.

Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower – a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour.… Read more >>>

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Showcase Sunday #13

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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 I will be showcasing some of the books I have received over the last fortnight! I have baby brain and I can’t quite remember what all I got & I’m not in the house so I will just go with what I can remember, lol!… Read more >>>
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Odd Dog by Claudia Boldt

My Review
Odd Dog is quite a charming little book about a bit of a greedy little pup. We enjoyed the storyline and the illustrations although we think the the book needed an injection of colour as all the colours used were a little bland. We also like the little message within the book. The book is brilliantly written with lots of little humorous snippets to keep you smiling. Helmut himself is a bit of a silly dog but we were glad he managed to find himself a friend. 
Helmut is a bit of an odd dog, instead of the usual delicious doggy treats that other dogs drool over , he loves apples, which he grows himself in his garden.… Read more >>>
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