Month: February 2013

ARC Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

ARC Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Dualed is a debut novel with an intriguing dystopian concept. Every person has an Alt – a genetically identical twin – and they must prove their worth to the community by eliminating that Alt before they turn 20. Only upon “completion” do the citizens finally get to live a peaceful life. That sounds epic, right? Sadly, I was slightly disappointed. This novel held a lot of promise, but right from the get go it became obvious that the concept left a lot of questions by which you can poke holes in the logic of the world building. Basically, this is a walled community, set up […]

Posted February 16, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #13: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Waiting on Wednesday #13: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: MILA 2.0Author: Debra DrizaRelease Date: March 12th, 2013Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (HarperCollins)Series: MILA 2.0 (#1 of 3)Pages: 480   Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never […]

Posted February 13, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 14 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top Ten Favorite Romances

Top Ten Tuesday #5: Top Ten Favorite Romances

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Favorite RomancesMan, this is going to be difficult, because as a YA reader, almost everything I read has a bit of romance in it. Even so, some are definitely more endearing than others. (And in YA there’s also a lot of bad romance, so yeah.) You can click on the couples and series names to get to my reviews of that series (if I’ve reviewed them here).1. Katy & Daemon from the Lux series by Jennifer L. ArmentroutOkay, my love for this series […]

Posted February 12, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 24 Comments
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200 Followers Giveaway Winners!

200 Followers Giveaway Winners!

I’m very proud to announce the winners of my 200 followers giveaway! In the end there were over 1000 entries, so thanks guys. Thanks for following, for tweeting, for retweeting me, and for being awesome. If you didn’t win this one, don’t worry, it won’t be my last giveaway.Daimon Bookmarks (13 winners)Gaby N.Lis L.Jessica D.J.Christine S.CandyAnjaniRebecca D.Jenn O.Tabitha W.Debra J. F.Megan K.Helen T.Rabiah Pure Bookmark (1 winner)Pamela Pack of Covenant Bookmarks (1 winner)Rozelle J. Pack of Lux Bookmarks (2 winners)Judith K.Tiffany M. SIGNED Copy of Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout (1 winner)Amber That’s how the random number generator gods decided it should be! Congrats to […]

Posted February 10, 2013 by Debby in Giveaways / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

I first read Shatter Me about a year ago. One of the first books I read after I got back into reading. I loved it so, so much. But it was before my reviewing time, so I never posted about my love for it. This review thus also works as my endorsement for that book. I digress, Unravel Me doesn’t disappoint. I was hesitant about it at first, but there’s no middle book syndrome, and it’s just as engaging as the first one. I’m a huge dystopia fan. However, one of the biggest reasons why I usually love dystopias doesn’t apply here. That would be […]

Posted February 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #12: Pivot Point by Kasie West

Waiting on Wednesday #12: Pivot Point by Kasie West

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Pivot PointAuthor: Kasie WestRelease Date: February 12th, 2013Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)Series: Pivot Point (#1 of 2) Pages: 352   Knowing the outcome doesn’t always make a choice easier . . .Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with—her father, who is leaving the […]

Posted February 6, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 22 Comments
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Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Book Review: An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Hmm. An Abundance of Katherines is good. It’s enjoyable. In many ways I related to the main character. The application of math to romance was definitely an interesting concept. Ultimately, though, it’s not too memorable. The main character, Colin, is a washed up child prodigy, scared he has passed his peak and will not be able to leave his mark on the world. After he is dumped by the nineteenth Katherine he’s dated, he goes on a road trip with his only friend Hassan to recover. He reaches his eureka moment and figures he can matter to the world by proving The Theorem of Underlying […]

Posted February 5, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #1: Money

Book Nerd Problems #1: Money

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#1. Money, Money, Money…Welcome to my first attempt at a discussion feature! These will be posted randomly, and I have no idea how many there will be eventually. It would be pretty cool if I could get to 99, but who knows? If you have ideas for topics I could cover, those are always welcome! But without further delay, let’s start.We all know the sad fact: books cost money. (Well you could promise sexual or other favors, but let’s assume you purchase your books […]

Posted February 3, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 30 Comments
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