My Book Haul for the Week!

book haul, in my mailbox 7 Comments 3rd June, 2012

I usually get this out on Saturday’s, but after that What’s Next post, since Grave Mercy had the most votes I started it Friday and really got into it yesterday. When I got home from work I pretty much did nothing but read until it was time for bed. I’m hoping to finish today and post my review tomorrow. Bitterblue will be next since it was also voted for a lot! Anyways, I only bought two physical books this week, so I’ll also highlight ebooks I’ve gotten over the last few weeks that I always forget to mention in these… Read more »

What’s Next…

what's next 13 Comments 31st May, 2012

This is a new weekly feature from Icey Books, where we list 3-5 books we’ve been wanting to read, but can’t decide on. Then you guys vote on which book looks most interesting, and I’ll end up reading whichever book has the most votes. I think this’ll be great, because I know lately I’ve had some trouble deciding to what to read with so many books to choose from. On to the choices! I will almost always just post three. Have you read any of these yet? Let me know with your vote which you think I should read next… Read more »

Review: Destined by Aprilynne Pike

2012, Aprilynne Pike, fourth in a series, Harper Teen, review, young adult 1 Comment 27th May, 2012

Destined by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Publisher for an honest reviewSeries: Wings #4 (final book) Tamani looked at her gravely, and reached up to tuck her hair behind her ear.He hesitated for an instant, then his hands found the sides of her face, pulling her to him. He didn’t kiss her, just held her face close to his, their foreheads resting together, their noses almost touching.She hated how much it felt like good-bye. Laurel now knows the truth: Yuki is a rare Winter faerie, the most powerful—and deadly—of all, and Klea plans to use her to… Read more »

Book Haul for the Week!

book haul, in my mailbox 8 Comments 27th May, 2012

I got a lot of great books I’m excited for this week! A few period books, two that remind me somewhat of Downton Abbey (Yay!), and then Gilt, with Henry VIII. I really need to cut back though on the book buying for a while… especially since I have to go to the dentist here soon. bought To Marry an English Lord by Gail McCall & Carol McD. Wallace Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn Fated by Alyson Noel Immortal City by Scott Speer for review Sirenz Back in Fashion by Charlotte Bennardo… Read more »

Cover Reveal: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

cover reveal 2 Comments 25th May, 2012

OH YES! I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and it’s cover. I am extremely excited for Days of Blood and Starlight. And this cover is GORGEOUS. I also love the titles of both books. Release date: November 6, 2012 from Little, Brown & Company From Goodreads:In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she’ll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness,… Read more »

Review: Wrecked by Anna Davies

2012, Anna Davies, review, Simon and Schuster, stand alone, young adult 2 Comments 24th May, 2012

Wrecked by Anna DaviesPublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Purchased Secrets of the sea have never been sexier than this.Ever since the death of her parents, Miranda has lived on Whym Island, taking comfort in the local folklore, which claims a mysterious sea witch controls the fate of all on the island and in its surrounding waters. Sometimes it’s just easier to believe things are out of your control. But then a terrible boating accident takes the lives of several of her friends, and Miranda is rescued by a mysterious boy who haunts her dreams. Consumed by guilt… Read more »

Review: Illusions by Aprilynne Pike

2011, Aprilynne Pike, Harper Teen, review, third in a series, young adult 0 Comments 23rd May, 2012

Illusions by Aprilynne PikePublisher: Harper TeenRelease date: May 3, 2011 Source: PurchasedSeries: Wings #3 Laurel hasn’t seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life is returning to normal, Laurel discovers that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side… Read more »

Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

2012, Barry Lyga, first in a series, Little Brown and Co, review, young adult 1 Comment 21st May, 2012

I Hunt Killers by Barry LygaPublisher: Little, Brown & CoRelease date: April 3, 2012Source: PurchasedSeries: Jasper Dent #1 What if the world’s worst serial killer…was your dad? Jasper (Jazz) Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could–from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police… Read more »

Books That I Bought This Week!

book haul, in my mailbox 6 Comments 20th May, 2012

Small haul this week, which is good for my bookshelves. Definitely excited to get to these books, plus the copy of Emma now matches my Puffin copy of Pride and Prejuce! I’m hoping Puffin decides to do Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion, and Northanger Abbey in this same theme of design. for review Signed copy of Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman – Thanks Charlotte! I’ve joined the blog tour for book two Sirenz Back in Fasion, which will be stopping by on July 1st! bought Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs I had an ARC of this I won ages… Read more »

Review: Wentworth Hall by Abby Grahame

2012, Abby Grahame, review, Simon and Schuster, stand alone 3 Comments 16th May, 2012

Wentworth Hall by Abby GrahamePublisher: Simon & SchusterRelease date: May 1, 2012Source: Purchased Summary from Goodreads:The prettiest people often have the ugliest secrets… Eighteen-year-old Maggie Darlington has turned into an entirely different person. The once spirited teen is now passive and reserved. A change Lord and Lady Darlington can’t help but be grateful for.It’s 1912, and the Darlingtons of Wentworth Hall have more than just the extensive grounds to maintain. As one of Britain’s most elite families, they need to keep up appearances that things are as they have always been… even as their carefully constructed façade rapidly comes undone.Maggie… Read more »