Month: March 2013

ARC Book Review: Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

ARC Book Review: Period 8 by Chris Crutcher

Period 8… what are you? Full disclosure: if I hadn’t received an ARC of this, I probably wouldn’t have picked it up. I’m not a big contemporary person, and this isn’t contemporary romance either – which is what I normally pick up from the genre. So the fact that it absorbed me like it did and made me enjoy it so much is really surprising. It was just a great read. I dove into this book without even really reading the blurb. I think I read it once a few months ago, but that means it long since faded from my memory. I had no […]

Posted March 31, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 4 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #6: Public Displays of Nerdiness

Book Nerd Problems #6: Public Displays of Nerdiness

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#6. Public Displays of Nerdiness (or, ‘How Debby Went to Hogwarts’)Every so often, as a true book nerd, I just can’t contain myself. Something awesome happens or I see something in public, and that gives me some feelings, and true to my socially awkward self, I make that rather visible. Depending on how nerdy/intense the stimulus/feelings, the following reactions are all game:GaspingSquealingMad gigglingJumpingRamblingShoutingFainting Now, obviously, most of these reactions occur behind closed doors, because I spend way more time on my computer than I’d care […]

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 22 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

ARC Book Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

Taken can best be described as The Hunger Games meets The Maze Runner. I know it’s typical to compare any dystopian novel to The Hunger Games, but reading this one really gave me the same kind of vibe (maybe not so much as the first book, but the overall series for sure). Well, I obviously love The Hunger Games, yet I eventually gave up on The Maze Runner (the series). Aptly, my feelings for Taken lie somewhere in the middle. The plot is Taken‘s saving grace. Super intriguing. And action-packed. Most of the novel consists of a pattern of action-revelations-twist. It may have been a […]

Posted March 28, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 16 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #19: September Girls by Bennett Madison

Waiting on Wednesday #19: September Girls by Bennett Madison

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: September GirlsAuthor: Bennett Madison Release Date: May 21st, 2013Publisher: HarperTeen (HarperCollins)Pages: 352   When Sam’s dad whisks him and his brother off to a remote beach town for the summer, he’s all for it– at first. Sam soon realizes, though, that this place is anything but ordinary. Time seems to slow down around here, and everywhere he looks, there are beautiful blond girls. Girls who seem inexplicably drawn to him. Then Sam meets DeeDee, one of the Girls, and she’s different from the others. Just as he starts to fall for her, […]

Posted March 27, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 16 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #10: Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Books I Recommend The MostI absolutely love this topic. 1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsUmm, obviously? After Harry Potter, it’s my favorite series ever. And in the past year, people have constantly come up to me to discuss the movie. My response is usually, read the books, they’re even better. I think I’ve gotten six people to read it of my friends & family, which is pretty good, considering they all don’t read very much.2. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff (review)This series makes me […]

Posted March 26, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 30 Comments
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Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Book Review: Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone… what took me so long? Considering how much I love a good fantasy, it’s kind of embarrassing how long it took me to get around to this one. This was not just a good fantasy – it was a great one. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The blurb on the cover by Veronica Roth reads, “Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” I feel I have to agree with her. I like Shadow and Bone for being so different. A Russian-esque fantasy setting? Never seen that before. While the Russian words got a bit confusing at times, it was a truly unique setting. Leigh Bardugo […]

Posted March 24, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 30 Comments
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Giveaway: Kick-Butt Characters Blog Hop

Giveaway: Kick-Butt Characters Blog Hop

Welcome to the Snuggly Oranges post for the 2nd Annual Kick-Butt Characters Giveaway Blog Hop! This blog hop is all about celebrating those characters that are so mind-blowingly awesome that you just can’t help but want to spread the word. The kind of characters who make you want to jump up and cheer for being so awesome.Now, of my 2013 reads, frankly of all my reads, there’s one book that stands out for having such an awesome main character that I can’t help but cheer for her. And that would be…Yukiko from Stormdancer by Jay KristoffStormdancer (review) is on my list of all-time favorites. It’s […]

Posted March 23, 2013 by Debby in Giveaways / 2 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #18: Timespell by Diana Paz

Waiting on Wednesday #18: Timespell by Diana Paz

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: TimespellAuthor: Diana PazRelease Date: April 1st, 2013Publisher: Rhemalda PublishingSeries: Timespell (#1 of ?) Pages: 312   In TIMESPELL, the brash and impulsive Julia must team up with her sweet and straight-laced best friend, Angie, and the malicious and power-hungry Kaitlyn in order to keep the witch-like powers of her inheritance. But these powers come at a cost. The girls are bound to serve the Fates, and their first mission sends them back in time to Marie Antoinette’s Paris and eventually, into the chaos and war of the French Revolution. GoodreadsI am in cover love. […]

Posted March 20, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 8 Comments
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