Archive | June 2014

Weekly Rewind #3

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Weekly Rewind is a new weekly feature that will look back at the week to  see what happened on the blog.

Weekly Memes:

Top Ten Things I Like and Dislike On Book Covers

Waiting on Wednesday: Don’t You Forget About Me

Promotion:

Guardian Angel Blitz

Third Date Blitz

Around the blogosphere:

Ashley @Nose Graze talks about where to find high quality book images

Josephine @ Word Revel talks about how books are objects of cultural consumption

Third Date Blitz

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Third Date by Kylie Keene
Publication date: June 20th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis:

At 23, Morgan is a little behind other women her age when it comes to dating and relationships. More specifically, she’s a virgin. Dating wasn’t a priority in high school and college, but now that Morgan has a job and her own apartment, she’s ready to jump back into the dating scene.

When Morgan’s friends at work inform her that most men expect sex on the third date, she panics. She’s convinced her lack of experience will be a total turn-off for guys and make for a really awkward third date. Her friends tell her to just do it with a random guy to get it over with, but Morgan isn’t sure that’s what she wants.

When she meets a guy she’s certain is her dream man, she’s ready to lose it on their third date. But doing so isn’t as easy as she thought. And then there’s the fact that she can’t get another guy out of her head.

Through a series of mishaps and misunderstandings, Morgan eventually finds herself at a place she wasn’t expecting, but the place she wanted to be all along.

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Waiting on Wednesday: Don’t You Forget About Me

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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Don’t You Forget About Me byKate Karyus Quinn

Publication Date: June 10,2014

Publisher:  Harper Teen

Synopsis: Welcome to Gardnerville.

A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies.

Except…
There’s a price to pay for paradise. Every fourth year, the strange power that fuels the town exacts its payment by infecting teens with deadly urges. In a normal year in Gardnerville, teens might stop talking to their best friends. In a fourth year, they’d kill them.

Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was locked away after leading sixteen of her classmates to a watery grave. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, struggling to forget her past and dull the pain of losing her sister. But the secrets and memories Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar—whispering that the only way to get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.

Personal Thoughts: Although this book came out two weeks ago, it will be a while before I can actually get to it. Both the cover and the plotline grabbed my attention and I really want to read it. This sounds so suspenseful and mysterious 🙂

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Top Ten Things I Like and Dislike on Book Covers

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It’s Top 10 Tuesday, which is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish and the topic is:

  Top Ten Things We Like and Dislike on Book Covers

Like

1. Pretty topography– sometimes a font type can make or break a cover for me.

2. Sunsets or sunrises/nature on the covers I really like it when there is nature on the covers, whether a little or a lot.

3. Castles

4. Covers with that Summer Vibe– There are some covers that just make you think of summer and want it to get here sooner.

5. Books that have an image or symbol on the cover that is really significant to the book. I love it when I am reading the book and am able to connect it to the title or cover of the book itself.

Dislike

1. Movie covers– I hate it when they change a cover to relate it to the movie. Stick with the original.

2. Cover changes– I hate it when covers get changed and then a worse cover is picked or something that doesn’t relate.

3. When faces are displayed on the covers– I am fine if someone is in shadow or we don’t see their face. However I hate it when we see the face because then we can’t really use our imagination to match the characters.

4. Plain covers, with plain text that don’t really grab your attention. I have read a few of these books and they ended up being amazing. However, 9 out of 10 times I wouldn’t have picked it up in the first place because of the lackluster covers.

5. When the cover has nothing to do with the plot or story line. Sometimes there are awesome covers that make you pick up the book but then you are left wondering because it is about something else completely.

Guardian Angel Blitz

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Guarding Angel by S. L. Saboviec
(Fallen Redemption #1)
Publication date: May 19th 2014
Genres: Adult, Fantasy
Synopsis:
Guardian angel Enael can’t seem to keep her human Wards in check. They’re the ones who choose their paths before reincarnating—she’s just there to help make sure they stay on track. But it’s not as easy as it might look.

When she meets and falls in love with charismatic Kaspen, a fellow Guardian, Enael’s feelings about Heaven, Hell, demons, and the life she’s known are turned upside down. Worse, angel-turned-demon Yasva, Kaspen’s former love, still holds him in her clutches. Even as Yasva works toward obtaining complete control of Earth, she taunts and haunts Kaspen’s and Enael’s lives.

Now Enael is forced to face her past (which is centuries long and bursting with secrets), her present (which is terribly unfulfilling and full of questions), and her future (which becomes more uncertain as time passes). Armed with a newfound love and fear of losing it all, she must figure out how to save the world—-and the angel she loves. Which side will win? Who will Kaspen choose? Will Heaven and Earth continue to exist, or will everything go to Hell?

 
AUTHOR BIO
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Samantha grew up in a small town in Iowa but now lives in the suburbs of Toronto with her Canadian husband and expatriate cat. In her spare time, she reads, writes, and thinks about reading and writing—along with playing the occasional video game or eight.

Author links:
www.saboviec.com

Weekly Rewind #2

Weekly Rewind is a new weekly feature that will look back at the week to  see what happened on the blog.

Weekly Memes:

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Books On My Summer TBR List

Promotion:

Mind Static Blitz

Never Far Away Blitz

Epic Recs: June 2014

Personal Posts:

26 Things To Do Before I Turn 26

What Does Summer Mean To Me?

Reviews:

Crave Book Tour

Around the blogosphere:

Anna from Anna Reads shares her teenage playlist and her thoughts on the impact music has had on her.

Epic Recs: June 2014

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Epic Recs is a feature hosted by Amber at Books of Amber and Judith at Paper Riot. It’s an informal book club of sorts, where it’s all about the book pushing. And reading, of course. Pick a partner or request a partner through Amber and Judith to join in the fun.

Last month I recommended The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson to Josephine. She liked The Sky is Everywhere. She thought it was touching and she liked that Lennie , the main character still kept her humour, no matter how bad things were going for her. As for The Book of Broken Hearts that was recommended to me.  I thought that it was such a heartbreaking yet sweet story. I loved the main characters relationship that she had with her father and all of the things that she tried to do as soon as her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. It was a wonderful read and recommendation.

This month I’ve recommended 16 Things I thought were true by Janet Gurtler. It’s a story of newly discovered friendships, life and the fact that some times things are just not in your control. The ending was a bit shocking but it made the book even better. Josephine from Word Revel (previously Dudette Reads), has recommended Converting Kate by Beckie Weinheimer. It has themes of religion, faith death and much more. The plot line sounds interesting and I hope that this is a good book. 🙂

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