Month: May 2013

Book Review: True by Hilary Duff

Book Review: True by Hilary Duff

Dear Elixir series, Once upon a time, I was young and naive. Your first installment, Elixir was so gleefully different and had such a mysterious and creepy vibe that I honestly couldn’t put it down until I finished. I was excited. Especially because I completely adore Hilary Duff. But maybe that made me see this in a more flattering light than warranted. But I was inexperienced! I honestly had not read much before that point, and now, the tables have surely turned. First of all, I think to an extent I would still enjoy Elixir today. But the series lost its momentum, and, to be […]

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesdays #26: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Waiting on Wednesdays #26: Obsession by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: ObsessionAuthor: Jennifer L. ArmentroutRelease Date: May 31st, 2013Publisher: Entangled   He’s arrogant, domineering, and… To. Die. For.Hunter is a ruthless killer. And the Department of Defense has him firmly in their grasp, which usually doesn’t chafe too badly because he gets to kill bad guys. Most of the time he enjoys his job. That is, until he’s saddled with something he’s never had to do before: protect a human from his mortal enemy.Serena Cross didn’t believe her best friend when she claimed to have seen the son of a powerful senator turn […]

Posted May 15, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 8 Comments
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Blog News + Giveaway: Blog Makeover Edition

Blog News + Giveaway: Blog Makeover Edition

Hey there everyone! If you’re on your feed reader or Bloglovin’, be sure to come round to the site soon, because… drum roll, please… Snuggly Oranges now has a fresh new layout!One of the things you’ll get to know about me over the course of my blogging journey is that things like layouts… they generally tend to start irritating me quickly. In terms of the last layout, it’s not that I was totally unhappy with it, but there were so many little things that just didn’t work quite how I wanted them to. And now, after more than half a year of blogging (I know, I […]

Posted May 14, 2013 by Debby in Blog News, Giveaways / 0 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

ARC Book Review: Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Some Quiet Place is an extremely imaginative and original debut novel by author Kelsey Sutton. The story is shrouded in mystery and takes some dark and creepy turns, which all in all make for a very memorable read. The concept of this novel… I just love it. Elizabeth doesn’t feel emotions, but she sees them – physical presences in the world that haunt the humans and make them feel their influence. She talks to them. But why can she see them? And why can’t she feel? This mysterious element makes the plot absorbing and keeps you turning the pages. Elizabeth’s life is far from perfect: […]

Posted May 12, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #25: Inferno by Dan Brown

Waiting on Wednesday #25: Inferno by Dan Brown

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: Inferno Author: Dan Brown Release Date: May 14th, 2013 Publisher: Doubleday (Random House) Series: Robert Langdon (#4 of ?)Pages: 480    Inferno follows Brown’s three previous Langdon books, Angels & Demons , The Da Vinci Code – which sold more than 81 million copies worldwide and ranks as the bestselling adult hardcover book of all time – and The Lost Symbol .In his international blockbusters, Dan Brown masterfully fused history, art, codes, and symbols. In this riveting new thriller, Brown returns to his element and has crafted his highest-stakes novel to date.In the […]

Posted May 8, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 17 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

ARC Book Review: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Parallel is an absorbing, touching, and heartfelt read that completely surprised me. It may have some issues that keep it from being perfect, but for me the enjoyment factor was through the roof. The main character, Abby, is an example of a flawed, sometimes dumb, sometimes fickle main character that works. I may have questioned her at times (I mean, who is so stupid that they’re going to walk through a construction site barefoot? That was bound to go wrong.) but minor issues aside, her character felt very real to me. The flaws she has, the stupid things she does, they feel very high school, […]

Posted May 5, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #9: Relatable Characters (or, ‘Creating My Bookish DNA’)

Book Nerd Problems #9: Relatable Characters (or, ‘Creating My Bookish DNA’)

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#9. Relatable Characters (or, ‘Creating My Bookish DNA’) One of the most exciting things, as a book nerd, and possibly one of the first determinants of whether or not I’ll like the book, is when the book I’m reading contains a character that I relate to so much, it’s almost like looking in a mirror. Sometimes you almost wonder if the author just picked you up and wrote you into his/her world.A relatable character has such an impact on the reading experience, I think, […]

Posted May 4, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 13 Comments
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Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Book Review: The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

The Girl of Fire and Thorns surely hits all the marks on the checklist of “YA high fantasy novels”; however, something about it just lacked that spark that would make this a truly memorable novel that has me coming back for more. It never really wow-ed me, which, I guess, I really expected to happen. (Maybe it is once again due to the many people who swore I’d absolutely love this novel.) So my opinion is overall rather mixed. The plot of the novel is the gem that gets a bit overshadowed by the smaller, more annoying bits. But we’ll get to that. So Elisa […]

Posted May 2, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 10 Comments
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