Month: October 2015

YA Review: Ice Like Fire by ..

YA Review: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch Release Date: October 13, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen  479 Pages Received: From Publisher Format: ARC Rating: 4 Nuts Description: It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces […]

October 28, 2015
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Waiting on Wednesday: Rules ..

Waiting on Wednesday: Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern

  “Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:      Rules for 50/50 Chances by Kate McGovern Release Date: November 24th 2015 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux   Description:     Seventeen-year-old Rose Levenson has a […]

October 28, 2015
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Places to Go: Grounds for Th..

Places to Go: Grounds for Thought- Bowling Green, OH

Oh man, I love used bookstores. When I moved I was really sad that I was going to be leaving my chain of thrift stores behind. I mean, they’re the reason I have something like 600 books. However, it seems my new city has just the thing. Bowling Green is a college town dominated by […]

October 21, 2015
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NA Review: Wicked by Jennife..

NA Review: Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wicked by Jennifer L. Armentrout December 8th, 2014 300 pages Purchased   Rating:                                                                  Description: Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. […]

October 14, 2015
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Novella Review: Queen Song b..

Novella Review: Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard

Queen Song by Victoria Aveyard Release Date: September 1, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen 100 Pages Received: Bought Format: ebook Rating:  5 Nuts Description: Queen Coriane, first wife of King Tiberias, keeps a secret diary—how else can she ensure that no one at the palace will use her thoughts against her? Coriane recounts her heady courtship with […]

October 6, 2015
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Requesting ARCs: A Sample Le..

Requesting ARCs: A Sample Letter

Several of you have asked for one of these on the past so I thought I would give you an idea of what I usually say when I send in a request email. Now keep in mind that this is what works for me and what I’m comfortable with. Not everyone’s requests should be exactly […]

October 6, 2015
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YA Review: My Secret to Tell..

YA Review: My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards

My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards Release Date: October 6, 2015 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire 320 Pages Received: Gifted Format: ARC Rating:  4 Nuts Description: There was blood on his hands. Where was the guilt in his eyes? Emmie’s had a crush on her best friend’s brother forever. Deacon is the town bad boy […]

October 5, 2015
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Review: The Strange and Beau..

Review: The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye
Walton

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender Leslye Walton Publisher: Candlewick Press Date Published: March 25, 2014 Pages: 320 Source: Purchased Rating:     Description: Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the […]

October 2, 2015
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