Month: October 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler

Waiting on Wednesday #2: Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Ashes of TwilightAuthor: Kassy Tayler Release Date: November 13th, 2012Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (St. Martin’s Press)Series: Ashes Trilogy (#1 of 3)Pages: 320   Wren MacAvoy works as a coal miner for a domed city that was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century to protect the royal blood line of England when astronomers spotted a comet on a collision course with Earth. Humanity would be saved by the most groundbreaking technology of the time. But after nearly 200 years of life beneath the dome, society has become complacent and the coal is running out. Plus there […]

Posted October 31, 2012 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 0 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #1: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Waiting on Wednesday #1: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Days of Blood and StarlightAuthor: Laini TaylorRelease Date: November 6th, 2012Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersSeries: Daughter of Smoke and Bone (#2 of 3)Pages: 517   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, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas. GoodreadsIt […]

Posted October 24, 2012 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 10 Comments
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Literary News: Divergent Movie Drama Starts

Literary News: Divergent Movie Drama Starts

 The Divergent fandom went into an uproar this week with the first real announcements pertaining to the highly-anticipated movie adaptation. According to multiple sources, including author Veronica Roth herself, Shailene Woodley is in final talks to star as Tris, and Alexander Ludwig (Cato in The Hunger Games) declared via Twitter he had a meeting to talk about getting the role of Four.The hardcore fans appear not to be amused. (Frankly, you just don’t want to step into the Divergent tag on Tumblr anymore.) Criticism of Shailene Woodley abounds due to her role in the The Secret Life of the American Teenager (although others are again praising […]

Posted October 21, 2012 by Debby in Literary News / 6 Comments
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Blog News: Official Start!

Blog News: Official Start!

Hello book blogging world! I am here to join the masses. I’ve spent way too many hours working on making this blog look the way I want it to. I’m pretty much damning myself, because… I have exams next week! Oh well, this isn’t the first time I’ve found a major time-draining obsession right before exams.Anyway, the next week or so I will be working on perfecting the layout and pages and copying my old reviews from Goodreads. But in the meantime, I hope to get some new posts in here as well. And pass my exams. Yeah, that would be good. Yay grad school.Cheers!

Posted October 20, 2012 by Debby in Blog News / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

Book Review: Tempting the Best Man by J. Lynn

I’m just going to give this a quick review, instead of what I had been thinking of not reviewing it at all. Exams next week, lol. I laugh in the face of exams. So. Tempting the Best Man. Light erotica. “Are you really reading erotica???” Whatever, haters gon hate. Honestly, so many people have read 50 Shades, I won’t feel ashamed for this. So J. Lynn is the pen name of Jennifer L. Armentrout, which is what incited my curiosity for this book. My obsession with the Lux series knows no bounds, really. But anyway, the romance she had written in the Lux series was […]

Posted October 18, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Imagine all the gushing sounds on the planet and that’s basically what I am right now. I’m just one puddle of goo, and don’t roll your eyes at me, that’s so opposite to how I usually am. This series is just plain amazing. While I personally don’t think it was as great as Obsidian, it was still amazing. This series is turning out to be one of my absolute all time favorites. This book seriously just had me trembling, giggling, squealing and I don’t do that. I just don’t. Let me get this out of the way, the reason why I’m giving a book that […]

Posted October 15, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

Now I’ll be the first to admit that by simply reading the premise, I don’t think this is a book I would normally pick up. It’s not that it’s completely out of my comfort zone or something, but it’s definitely J.K. Rowling’s name on the cover that got me so excited. Harry Potter changed my life, like much of my generation, but if I had to name one thing about that series that blew me away it would be the writing. I absolutely love Rowling’s style, the way she creates a world and develops her characters. To me, it’s a flawless writing style that since […]

Posted October 5, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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