31 July 2013

2

Waiting on Wednesday #36 - Frozen


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.


30 July 2013

1

{Cover Reveal} Moirai - Ruth Silver


Moirai by Ruth Silver
Series: Aberrant #2
Release Date: September 2013
Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.
With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.
A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.




Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time. She has written under three unique pseudo names and penned well over a hundred stories.
She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, "Deuces are Wild", which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.
Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading YA novels and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.
Her favorite YA genre is a mix of Dystopian & Fantasy which is evident in the upcoming release of her latest book, Aberrant. Slated for release April 2013 by Lazy Day Publishing, it is the first in a trilogy.
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29 July 2013

5

{Weekly Craving} July 2013 #5

Weekly Craving is a feature where I show you what's newly released on my TBR.

28 July 2013

6

{Audiobook Review} Revenge of the Witch - Joseph Delaney


Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Series: The Last Apprentice #1
Genre: YA Fantasy / Horror
Release Date: Sept 6 / 2005
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
For years, Old Gregory has been the Spook for the county, ridding the local villages of evil. Now his time is coming to an end. But who will take over for him? Twenty-nine apprentices have tried-some floundered, some fled, some failed to stay alive.
Only Thomas Ward is left. He's the last hope; the last apprentice.
Can Thomas succeed? Will he learn the difference between a benign witch and a malevolent one? Does the Spook's warning against girls with pointy shoes include Alice? And what will happen if Thomas accidentally frees Mother Malkin, the most evil witch in the county?

27 July 2013

8

Stacking the Shelves #41

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that showcases what books we have in our haul that week.


26 July 2013

4

{Anime Review} Hataraku Maou-sama!


The Devil is a Part-Timer!
はたらく魔王さま!
Hataraku Maou-sama!
Genre: fantasy, romance, comedy
Adaptation: Light Novels, Manga
Aired: Apr 4 / 2013 - Jun 27 / 2013
Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As "conquering the world" are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!

25 July 2013

4

{Review} Dirty Little Secret - Jennifer Echols


Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Release Date: Jul 16 / 2013
Publisher: MTV Books
From the author of the “real page-turner” (Seventeen) Such a Rush comes an unforgettable new drama that follows friends-turned-lovers as they navigate the passions, heartbreaks, and intrigue of country music fame.

Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away.
Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…

24 July 2013

0

Waiting on Wednesday #35 - Exile


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

23 July 2013

9

{Blog Tour} {Review} Prep School Confidential - Kara Taylor


Prep School Confidential by Kara Taylor
Genre: YA Mystery
Release Date: July 30 / 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
In this breathtaking debut that reads like Gossip Girl crossed with Twin Peaks, a Queen Bee at a blue-blooded New England prep school stumbles into a murder mystery.

Anne Dowling practically runs her exclusive academy on New York’s Upper East Side—that is, until she accidentally burns part of it down and gets sent to a prestigious boarding school outside of Boston. Determined to make it back to New York, Anne couldn't care less about making friends at the preppy Wheatley School. That is, until her roommate Isabella’s body is found in the woods behind the school.
When everyone else is oddly silent, Anne becomes determined to uncover the truth no matter how many rules she has to break to do it. With the help of Isabella’s twin brother Anthony, and a cute classmate named Brent, Anne discovers that Isabella wasn’t quite the innocent nerdy girl she pretended to be. But someone will do anything to stop Anne’s snooping in this fast-paced, unputdownable read—even if it means framing her for Isabella’s murder.

22 July 2013

3

{Weekly Craving} July 2013 #4


Weekly Craving is a weekly feature that shows new releases on my TBR.

21 July 2013

4

{Review} The Pirate's Wish - Cassandra Rose Clarke


The Pirate's Wish 
by Cassandra Rose Clarke
Series: The Assassin's Curse #2
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: Jun 18 / 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
After setting out to break the curse that binds them together, the pirate Ananna and the assassin Naji find themselves stranded on an enchanted island in the north with nothing but a sword, their wits, and the secret to breaking the curse: complete three impossible tasks. With the help of their friend Marjani and a rather unusual ally, Ananna and Naji make their way south again, seeking what seems to be beyond their reach.

Unfortunately, Naji has enemies from the shadowy world known as the Mists, and Ananna must still face the repercussions of going up against the Pirate Confederation. Together, Naji and Ananna must break the curse, escape their enemies — and come to terms with their growing romantic attraction.

20 July 2013

8

Stacking the Shelves #40


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that showcases what we have in our haul that week.


19 July 2013

7

{Anime Review} Sword Art Online


Sword Art Online
ソードアート・オンライン
Genre: Sci-fi, Fantasy
Adaptation: Light Novels, Manga
Aired: Jul 8 / 2012 - Dec 23 / 2012
In the near future, a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) called Sword Art Online has been released where players control their avatars with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear. One day, players discover they cannot log out, as the game creator is holding them captive unless they reach the 100th floor of the game's tower and defeat the final boss. However, if they die in the game, they die in real life. Their struggle for survival starts now...

18 July 2013

29

It's my Blogoversary! and a giveaway

So exactly one year ago, a girl who knew nothing about blogging started on a journey to share her love of books with everyone. While my blog hasn't grown that much and is still a tiny blog, I've met many people on the interwebs that made this blogging business so much fun :) Thank you to all those that made my day when you left comments; I LOVE YOU ALL FROM THE DEEPEST PART OF MY HEART.


I can't even believe it's already been a year! My blog is still as tiny as ever but thanks to all those who made this worthwhile! I've made a few friends along the way and talked to a few authors. And I've been introduced to so MANY MORE AWESOME BOOKS. Thanks to all you guys.. who decided my blog is worth checking out and clicked that follow button. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME-SAUCE and I can't thank you people enough for being there! Just, you know what *tears*, just lemme love you. I GIVE FREE HUGS. *tackle hugs everyone*


Here's what I've accomplished this first year:
  • 173 GFC followers
  • 40 bloglovin' followers
  • 310 posts
  • 737 comments
  • 14 698 pageviews
For the second year of my blogging journey, I want to continue getting more comments and build up my audience / followers.


And honorable mentions to some friends I've made along the way, thank you guys for not running off from my weirdness haha. (Yeah, only three friends, I'm a shut-in lol)


Thank you to Kaina @ These Flying Pages, Delaney @ The Awkward-ness, and Kezia @ Pansycake Reader for being great friends during my blogging journey :D I LOVE YOU ALL... *awkward* Ahem, yeah...



And these are some of my favorite blogs to stalk every day :)

Xpresso ReadsPansycake Reader

Singing and Reading in the Rain
Now back to what I have in mind...

So, to thank all of you peeps, I decided to have a giveaway! I mean, what's a better thing than to give back to the community? (namely books) You can win a book up to $15 from TBD. Just enter below.. but read the rules first!!

Rules -
  • You must be 13+ to enter
  • Giveaway is international as long as The Book Depository ships free to your country
  • Winners will be notified via email and must respond within 48 hours
  • I have the right to disqualify any entries
  • If the book chosen hasn't been released yet, a pre-order will be made
  • I am not responsible for anything lost in the mail
  • PLEASE DON'T CHEAT! I WILL BE WATCHING...!

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That's it, peeps! Have fun and best of luck to you all!



5

Feature and Follow #13




This week's question is: Where would you like to go read other than your home?

Answer: I guess I'd like to go to a coffee shop or something.

Thanks for stopping by! I prefer a bloglovin' follow and I'l follow back! Make sure to stop by my blogoversary giveaway while you're at it!

17 July 2013

7

Waiting on Wednesday #34 - Fangirl


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

16 July 2013

5

{Manga Review} Karneval, Vol. 1 - Touya Mikanagi


Karnveal, Vol. 1 by Touya Mikanagi
Genre: Fantasy manga
Release Date: Feb 10 / 2011
Publisher: Madman
When innocent country boy Nai sets foot into the sordid cutthroat realm of the city, he might as well have painted a target on his own back. Kidnappers, murderers and desperados abound, waiting to take advantage of a boy guileless enough to believe blood is merely "red water". When he is framed for a murder, it is the bandit Gareki who bails him out. Being a shrewd and sharp-eyed thief, however, Gareki's motives are less than pure. Nai is looking for a friend who has disappeared and left behind something particularly intriguing - an I.D bracelet from the organisation named "Circus", the country's supreme defense agency. While Gareki has his sights set firmly on the bracelet, "Circus" in turn, has shifted its eye onto the duo as well...

15 July 2013

3

{Weekly Craving} July 2013 #3


Weekly Craving is a feature on my blog
where I show you what's newly released on my TBR list.

14 July 2013

12

{Review} Gameboard of the Gods - Richelle Mead


Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead
Genre: Adult Dystopia & Mythology
Release Date: Jun 4 / 2013
Publisher: Dutton Adult
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.
When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.
Gameboard of the Gods, the first installment of Richelle Mead’s Age of X series, will have all the elements that have made her YA Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series such megasuccesses: sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; and relentless action and suspense.

13 July 2013

7

{Dual Review} Angelfall - Susan Ee


Angelfall by Susan Ee
Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1
Genre: YA Dystopia / Paranormal
Release Date: May 21 / 2013
Publisher: Feral Dreams
It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.
Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.
Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.
Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.

12 July 2013

6

{Anime} Season's End Judgement Day - Spring 2013

This is where I review all the anime I watched during the spring season. They will be mini reviews. Here are the anime I will be judging:

  

Suisei no Gargantia / Kakumeiki Valvrave / Arata Kangatari
Psycho-Pass / Tamako Market / Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun

11 July 2013

4

A Day in My Life #5

A Day in My Life is a meme where I talk about my personal life and any blog updates I may have.

10 July 2013

9

Waiting on Wednesday #33 - The Dollhouse Asylum


Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

09 July 2013

1

{Blog Tour} Dirty Little Secret - Jennifer Echols


Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
Genre: YA Contemporary
Release Date: Jul 16 / 2013
Publisher: MTV Books
From the author of the “real page-turner” (Seventeen) Such a Rush comes an unforgettable new drama that follows friends-turned-lovers as they navigate the passions, heartbreaks, and intrigue of country music fame. Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away. Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again…