October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #28

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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 
 
Would you live through the ultimate test of survival?

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt.

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Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Summary from Goodreads
Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are violent wanderers, extreme terrain, and a danger straight out of legend: a beast called the Cursed One that devastates everything in its path.

When Rachel’s father goes missing, she is desperate to search for him. But her attempts to flee the city bring her to the attention of its overbearing ruler. His efforts to control her make the world within the walls seem as dangerous as that outside.

Her only chance at escape is Logan. Once her father’s apprentice, and now her only protector, he feels that helping her might mean losing her completely.

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Showcase Sunday #18

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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! I requested the Jeremy de Quidt books because I couldn’t resist, they both sound awesome! But overall I think I have managed to keep my book hoarding to a minimum this week!Read more >>>
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My Review

We are new to the Blue Kangaroo series, but we had heard nothing but good things about it, so when we seen this one focusing on school we knew it would be perfect! Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo! is great for little ones starting school for the very first time or returning to school again after the long summer. One of the things my daughter liked about this was the fact that she shares the main characters name, Lily, which is even spelt the same way so she could easily recognise it herself. The storyline is simply delightful and puts some fun into starting school.… Read more >>>

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On The Cover #29

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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
In an alternate London where magical creatures are preserved in a museum, two teens find themselves caught in a web of intrigue, deception, and danger.Read more >>>
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White Lies and Tiaras by Marilyn Kaye

Summary from Goodreads

Alice Henshaw thought she’d got over her first love, Jack. Even an invitation to his wedding doesn’t get to her – well maybe just a little. But Alice has a new boyfriend now, and she’s going to put the past behind her . . .

Arriving for the weekend at the stunning Chateau near Paris where the wedding will be held, Alice and her best friend Lara, their boyfriends in tow, are all set for a romantic few days in the city of lovers.

But weddings have a way of shining a light on relationship issues, and it isn’t long before Alice is questioning her feelings for her boyfriend Cal, along with those for the bridegroom Jack .… Read more >>>

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The Tragedy of Knowledge by Rachael Wade - Blog Tour

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The Tragedy of Knowledge (Resistance Trilogy #3) by Rachael Wade


Coming October 25, 2012

The Battle Comes Home.

After arranging a hopeful but risky alliance during their visit to the Amaranthian realm, Camille, Gavin, and the resistance don’t have much time to recover from their failed mission. Forced to create a new strategy to achieve their goal, they embark on a different mission—one that possibly holds the missing key to their quest for victory, and their deadliest one yet.

As they attempt round two to restore peace and freedom for their kind, they must rely on help from the living, the bayous, and beyond to decipher allies from enemies, good magic from bad, and whether the source claiming to lead the way to their destiny can be trusted.… Read more >>>

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Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Summary from Goodreads

When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the Pod. Everyone else will slowly suffocate. Years after the Switch, life inside the Pod has moved on. A poor Auxiliary class cannot afford the oxygen tax which supplies extra air for running, dancing and sports. The rich Premiums, by contrast, are healthy and strong. Anyone who opposes the regime is labelled a terrorist and ejected from the Pod to die. Sixteen-year-old Alina is part of the secret resistance, but when a mission goes wrong she is forced to escape from the Pod.Read more >>>

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Showcase Sunday #17

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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! And a big pat on the back for me actually managing to keep down my book intake this week, YAY, GO ME! 
For Review

 

Silverbirch: Fall of the Epicenter by Robert Kaay
As always a HUGE thank you to everyone who send me review copies of books!Read more >>>
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Just Imagine by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt

My Review

Just Imagine is a wonderful book that has the most amazing illustrations, probably some of the best I have seen in kids picture books. They are big, bright, bold, randomly placed and each page is crammed full of  illustrations, each individual one tells a little story all of it’s own. This is a very conversational book as it gives you some great ideas for you and your little one to build upon, kids will just love using their own imaginations to tell you their stories relating to the book. There is tons of fun and humour in this that will keep you smiling throughout.… Read more >>>

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