Month: November 2012

ARC Book Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

ARC Book Review: Prophecy by Ellen Oh

Ellen Oh was highly ambitious with Prophecy. While the concept and setting were highly attractive and creative, at the end of the day all I can think is, “I want more.” And for a change, I don’t mean a sequel. I want more of this book. I feel like where Prophecy ultimately will lose in popularity and readers is the length. Three hundred pages is not a lot, especially when you’re attempting a high fantasy genre. The story just felt like it was rushing through a lot, like it was trying to tell it in as few words as possible. And what was missing are […]

Posted November 30, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Haul #1: My First Ever ARC

Book Haul #1: My First Ever ARC

In the weeks leading up to Christmas it’s important that I don’t buy too many books (or my family will have no clue at all what to get me) so this week I have one book to share. Won I received Prophecy by Ellen Oh from Epic Reads after participating in one of their Tea Time Chats via Twitter. It’s a great way to find out about upcoming books and possibly win something, like I did. But also, those ladies are just a lot of fun. You all should definitely check out Epic Reads if you are YA fans like me. Prophecy is my first […]

Posted November 25, 2012 by Debby in Book Hauls / 7 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #4: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Waiting on Wednesday #4: Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Falling KingdomsAuthor: Morgan RhodesRelease Date: December 11th, 2012Publisher: Razorbill (PenguinSeries: Falling Kingdoms (#1 of ?)Pages: 412   In a land where magic has been forgotten but peace has reigned for centuries, a deadly unrest is simmering. Three kingdoms grapple for power—brutally transforming their subjects’ lives in the process. Amidst betrayals, bargains, and battles, four young people find their fates forever intertwined:Cleo: A princess raised in luxury must embark on a rough and treacherous journey into enemy territory in search of a magic long thought extinct.Jonas: Enraged at injustice, a rebel lashes out against the […]

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 5 Comments
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Book Trailer Reveal: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Trailer Reveal: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

 I’m really excited today to get to share this with you! It’s time to present the book trailer for Opal! This was my Waiting on Wednesday pick on November 7th, so massive fan here.Title: OpalAuthor: Jennifer L. Armentrout Publisher: Entangled Series: Lux (#3 of 5)   No one is like Daemon Black.When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.After […]

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debby in Reveals / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Book Review: Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Wow. That’s the best way to start this review. Brodi Ashton delivers on this beautifully original paranormal romance. The story, shrouded in mystery that unravels at just the right pace, will keep you reading until deep in the night. The story is rooted in Greek mythology. I’ve always been a fan of the Persephone myth. It’s my favorite of all the Greek myths. Persephone is my favorite goddess. I think that helped a lot with being sucked into this story. But it worked so well. The execution was amazing. The concept was really original, creative, and well constructed. So the story tells the tale of […]

Posted November 18, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout

With all my love for the Lux series, this prequel novella doesn’t disappoint. My biggest worry about this story was that I wouldn’t connect as much with Bethany and Dawson – and that the characters and the relationships would look identical. Well I worried for nothing. Armentrout does an amazing job of creating characters that are distinctively different and a love story that holds its own. It’s really a beautiful, but terribly tragic story. The ending, even though I knew what happened since I’d already read Onyx, was so awful (in the heart-breaking sense). I teared up. So tragic. But despite the pain and everything […]

Posted November 16, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Book Review: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

First off, I AM IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION. (Because the ending. Yeah.) *cough* So after devouring the original Percy Jackson & the Olympians series in May and the first two books of The Heroes of Olympus in June, the time finally came that I had to wait for the next installment. Ew, waiting. However, I was not totally convinced by The Heroes of Olympus – I didn’t like it as much as PJO. I didn’t feel like it was quite at the same level. So waiting was not too awful. But The Mark of Athena changes things. Obviously, looking at the title, Annabeth […]

Posted November 13, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #3: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (+ Fancast)

Waiting on Wednesday #3: Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout (+ Fancast)

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: OpalAuthor: Jennifer L. ArmentroutRelease Date: December 11th, 2012Publisher: Entangled TeenSeries: Lux (#3 of 5)Pages: 382   No one is like Daemon Black.When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well… There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that […]

Posted November 7, 2012 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 16 Comments
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