Month: May 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #28: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Waiting on Wednesday #28: Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Siege and StormAuthor: Leigh BardugoRelease Date: June 4th, 2013Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (Macmillan) Series: The Grisha (#2 of 3)Pages: 448   Darkness never dies.Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will […]

Posted May 29, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 9 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #15: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books on my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday #15: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books on my TBR

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books on my TBRWhile I was making last week’s TTT, I quickly started making sad faces at certain books that I couldn’t include because I hadn’t read them yet. So I figured, for this week’s freebie, why not honor them all the same? I had such a great time coming up with this list. Fun fact: I quickly narrowed it down to my top ten but then couldn’t decide on the order. I ended up numbering them from 10 […]

Posted May 28, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 28 Comments
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ARC Book Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

ARC Book Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

The first words that come to mind having finished this book are: hot damn, what a page turner. To be honest, while I am a big dystopia fan, I was sort of losing my faith in the genre. It’s being inundated with bland stories with bad world building and cheap romance. A lot of the ones I was picking up just lacked that spark. But this book… The Testing is one to look out for guys. What I think is strongest about this novel is that it really has that chilling dystopian feeling. What I mean by that is that the story is quite dark […]

Posted May 26, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 25 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Ink by Amanda Sun

ARC Book Review: Ink by Amanda Sun

It is with a heavy heart that I sit down to write this review. You see, Ink was my most highly anticipated debut. In fact, it was one of my most highly anticipated 2013 releases. A book, set in Japan, about a fantasy world where ink drawings come to life? That sounded like everything I could ever want and more. And yet, it turned out to be something totally not for me. And despite how high my expectations were, it would have been no different if I had absolutely no idea what this book was about beforehand. Let me start by saying that this book […]

Posted May 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #27: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

Waiting on Wednesday #27: Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: KinslayerAuthor: Jay KristoffRelease Date: September 17th, 2013Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Series: The Lotus War (#2 of 3)Pages: 464   A SHATTERED EMPIREThe mad Shōgun Yoritomo has been assassinated by the Stormdancer Yukiko, and the threat of civil war looms over the Shima Imperium. The Lotus Guild conspires to renew the nation’s broken dynasty and crush the growing rebellion simultaneously – by endorsing a new Shōgun who desires nothing more than to see Yukiko dead.A DARK LEGACYYukiko and the mighty thunder tiger Buruu have been cast in the role of heroes by […]

Posted May 22, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 6 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #14: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve Read

Top Ten Tuesday #14: Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve Read

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve ReadI’m a total cover snob, and I’m not at all ashamed to say that is often one of the main drivers that will make me pick up a book. And obviously that either has good or bad consequences.1. Stormdancer by Jay KristoffHaaaa, bet you didn’t see this one coming, huh? Stormdancer has the tendency to pop up at the top of all my TTT lists, but the cover. Unf. I love it. The colors, the typography… Closely […]

Posted May 21, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand

Book Review: Doctor Who: Shroud of Sorrow by Tommy Donbavand

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you would know by now that Doctor Who has taken over my life pretty much. So when I saw the beautiful New Series Adventures books in Waterstones in London back in March, it took all my self-control not to buy them. Alas, since then, the obsession has only grown, especially with my love of Whoufflé, and I could not stop myself any longer. I had no idea what to expect with a media tie-in book like this, but MAN was it enjoyable and captured the essence of the TV series perfectly. What becomes apparent right off the […]

Posted May 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 5 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #10: E-Books and E-Readers, YAY or NAY?

Book Nerd Problems #10: E-Books and E-Readers, YAY or NAY?

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#10. E-Books and E-Readers, YAY or NAY?I’m not sure this topic has been fully exhausted yet in the book blogging world, but I do always like giving my own view on things. So today I want to talk about e-books. In fact, this is inspired by one of my lectures at university, where we talked about how e-books are quite a radical innovation with a lot of potential (still).Anyway. I own an e-reader, more specifically: the Sony Reader, and I love it to bits. […]

Posted May 18, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 30 Comments
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