Oct 08
Grave Mercy Review

Grave Mercy Review

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers Series: His Fair Assassin #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Date Published: April 3, 2012 Genres: Historical Fiction, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 14 minutes Audiobook Narrator: Erin Moon Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: Why be the sheep, when you can be the wolf? Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous… Read more »

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Oct 04
Love Exactly Review

Love Exactly Review

Love Exactly by Cassandra Giovanni Series: Sticks and Stones #1 Publisher: Self-published Date Published: June 20, 2013 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Emma Walker was a writer who’d lost herself to someone else’s anger–who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.Evan Levesque was a rock-god–the one all the woman wanted, but he’d never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life. With just one cup of coffee they’ll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan’s fame while dealing with her… Read more »

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Oct 04
Feature and Follow Friday – Oct 4, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – Oct 4, 2013

Feature for Oct 4, 2013 –  Question! What book (or TV show or movie) have you not read that seemingly everyone else has?   Julie: Seems like everyone (well, everyone who loves paranormal books) has read the Black Dagger Brotherhood books, and I have not yet. It sounds like a great series, but its a bit overwhelming to start yet another series so I need motivation. Anyone up for a read a long sometime soon? lol Also, as far as TV show, everyone on my facebook feed is talking about Breaking Bad.  I’m among the few who haven’t watched it.   Rose: Okay,… Read more »

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Oct 03
That’s what HE said Thursday- October 3, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- October 3, 2013

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Rose’s Quote: “I just meant that… I want to be the last person who ever kisses you, too…. That sounds bad, like a death threat or something. What I’m trying to say is, you’re it. This is it for me.” –Park to Eleanor (Eleanor and Park by: Rainbow Rowell) I adored this book. What a sweet reminder of first love.   Julie’s Quote: “Six minutes is a boiled egg.”  –Nathaniel to Samantha (The Undomestic Goddess by: Sophie… Read more »

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Oct 01
The Grave Winner Review

The Grave Winner Review

The Grave Winner by Lindsey R. Loucks Series: The Grave Winner #1 Publisher: Crescent Moon Press Date Published: May 12, 2013 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: eARC Source: Provided by author for honest review Rating: Description: Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead — just like the prom queen did. While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom’s things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks… Read more »

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Sep 30
October 2013 Read-a-Thons Challenges

October 2013 Read-a-Thons Challenges

  Julie’s October Read-A-Thon Challenges: October is an exciting month because of HALLOWEEN! YES! So since I’m already planning on enjoying some spooky reads (and since paranormal is my genre of choice anyway) I figured I’d join in with some fun Read-a-Thon Challenges and interact with others enjoying some good spooky or creature-filled books. I figured since I’m doing several that run during the same time frame that I would just do one intro post for them all. Hope no one minds too much. I just thought having so many individual posts would be a bit overkill. I’m going to list the challenges… Read more »

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Sep 27
Losing Hope Review

Losing Hope Review

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover Series: Hopeless #2 Publisher: Atria Books Date Published: July 8, 2013 Genres: New Adult Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts. In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery. Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing… Read more »

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Sep 27
Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 27, 2013

Feature and Follow Friday – Sept 27, 2013

Feature for Sept 27, 2013 –  Activity! Reading Nook Tour: Give us a tour of your favorite reading spots.   Rose: okay so my fave reading spots are the usual… in the bath, in bed, at work, in the car, on the couch, on the sofa in my library…. But I really wish I had better reading spots… like wouldn’t it be cool to read a book under the tree that overhangs the pond at the horse barn with my horse, Kissy quietly grazing nearby? Yeah I thought so too! However, the reality is bird poop, humidity, sweaty skin with damp grass… Read more »

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Sep 26
That’s what HE said Thursday- September 26, 2013

That’s what HE said Thursday- September 26, 2013

Every Thursday we are hosting a brand new meme called: That’s what HE said Thursday. For more info on what this meme is all about click here.   Rose’s Quote: “I just . . . want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more.” –Will Traynor to Lou Clark (Me Before You by: Jojo Moyes) I liked this Will.  This side of Will was one that we only caught glimpses of here and there.  I felt so much for Will. This was the first quote that really made me take a… Read more »

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Sep 24
Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

  Top Ten Tuesday is a meme run by The Broke and the Bookish Top 10 of the best sequels ever:    Rose’s Top Ten Dragonfly In Amber (Outlander) Insurgent (Divergent) Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Barely Breathing (Reason To Breathe) Where You Are (Between the Lines) Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry) Tatiana and Alexander (The Bronze Horseman) The Winter Rose (The Tea Rose) New Moon (Twilight) Faking It (Losing It)      Julie’s Top Ten Catching Fire (Hunger Games) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter) Shudder (Stitch) Insurgent (Divergent) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon) Rogue (Shifters) The… Read more »

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