Month: January 2013

200 Followers Giveaway: SIGNED Copy of Obsidian

200 Followers Giveaway: SIGNED Copy of Obsidian

Between GFC followers and e-mail subscribers, Snuggly Oranges hit 200 followers this month, right around the new year!I honestly can’t believe it, and I want to thank all of you. Now a lot of thanks goes out to Cuddlebuggery for their awesome giveaway bloghop, which definitely contributed a lot to this number. But I never expected that I would reach this milestone when I only started this blog at the end of October. It’s really exciting to get feedback from people, that they like my reviews, and it just makes me blush every time. So thanks.I really wanted to do something nice to thank all […]

Posted January 18, 2013 by Debby in Blog News, Giveaways / 39 Comments
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Book Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Book Review: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

This is my first adventure with Gayle Forman but I absolutely loved it and will be checking out her other books really, really soon. It’s just a beautiful literal and figurative story of finding yourself and finding love. It pulled at my heartstrings constantly, made me laugh, giggle, flail, and produce some tears. And this from one who usually doesn’t really do contemporary. Part 1: One Day The book starts off with Allyson and Willem’s one glorious and beautiful day in Paris. Now, being Dutch, but having lived in the US for 10 years (and just getting back from a visit this week) this book […]

Posted January 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 22 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #10: Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Waiting on Wednesday #10: Transparent by Natalie Whipple

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: TransparentAuthor: Natalie Whipple Release Date: May 21st, 2013Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)Pages: 368   Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.Of course, […]

Posted January 16, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 10 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

ARC Book Review: Asunder by Jodi Meadows

Man, this is only my second ever ARC review and just like the last one, I can’t rave about it. I really wish I could, but my conscience says I can’t. Ultimately my conclusion about this one is that it suffers, in my eyes, from middle book syndrome. I liked Incarnate! I liked it a lot. It was light, but that fit the mood I was in, and the concept was great. The romance was nice. The second book obviously couldn’t stay so light forever. I mean, the mystery involved in the process of reincarnation and the creepy Janan meant there had to be a […]

Posted January 15, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Looking Forward To

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten 2013 Debuts I’m Looking Forward ToDebuts! So exciting. There are so many that I’m looking forward to and so many I don’t even know about, but let’s just get started. Seeing as they’re debuts and not much else CAN be said about the picks, I’ll just give you the synopses. Most of these will probably appear in Waiting on Wednesdays, so there I can clarify my choices.1. Ink by Amanda Sun“I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. […]

Posted January 15, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 12 Comments
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Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (+ Audio Clip)

Book Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer (+ Audio Clip)

Thank you forever, Marissa Meyer, for this book. Not only was it an extremely creative and enjoyable sci-fi retelling of Cinderella, but I was craving good young adult sci-fi for so long, and now I finally have found a great one. I knew about this book for a long time, kept seeing the title on Goodreads, but something just kept holding me back. Though the idea (Cinderella is a cyborg) sounded interesting, at the same time it kind of gave me chills. But being a sci-fi fan, I finally decided I should check it out. And now I only regret not having read it sooner. […]

Posted January 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #9: Ink by Amanda Sun

Waiting on Wednesday #9: Ink by Amanda Sun

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: InkAuthor: Amanda Sun Release Date: June 25th, 2013Publisher: Harlequin Teen (Harlequin)Series: The Paper Gods (#1 of ?)Pages: 377   I looked down at the paper, still touching the tip of my shoe. I reached for it, flipping the page over to look.Scrawls of ink outlined a drawing of a girl lying on a bench.A sick feeling started to twist in my stomach, like motion sickness.And then the girl in the drawing turned her head, and her inky eyes glared straight into mine.On the heels of a family tragedy, the last thing Katie Greene wants to […]

Posted January 9, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 13 Comments
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Book Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Book Review: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows

Jodi Meadows brings to us, with Incarnate, a vastly creative and original young adult novel. This is one of those times where I’m almost speechless because of the subtle beauty of this story. The most challenging thing of this review is to explain why exactly I did like it very much. Perhaps it’s best explained through actions, not words, with the fact that I read it within a day, which is not very common for me. Normally, typically, I’m the kind of reader that falls for a big adventure story with equal parts action and suspense. A beautiful romance on the side is a big […]

Posted January 3, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 8 Comments
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