Month: July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #37: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Waiting on Wednesday #37: Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: OriginAuthor: Jennifer L. ArmentroutRelease Date: August 27th, 2013Publisher: Entangled PublishingSeries: Lux (#4 of 5)Pages: 400   Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.All Katy can do is survive.Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that […]

Posted July 31, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 16 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #4: Maps

The Keys to My Heart #4: Maps

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.#4. MapsOne thing that will definitely catch my eye and get me to pick up a book is a map. I am such a geek. I am very much inclined towards the fantasy genre in the first place, but then they make these beautiful maps and… I just can’t resist! There’s something about the intricate details that just immediately convinces me this is high quality stuff. Here are some of my favorites: (click to enlarge any of them!)Exhibit 1: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThis should be an […]

Posted July 28, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 29 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock by Judyann McCole

ARC Book Review: Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock by Judyann McCole

I was duped into reading this book. Plain and simple. I was not alone. However, the warning bells didn’t start to go off until I was already past halfway. The fact of the matter is, there are sock puppets promoting this book on Goodreads, and I feel like we need some honest reviews up there (and elsewhere in the reading community) to even the score. I sacrificed myself for you all. To be honest, after the rage-inducing September Girls, I really didn’t think it could get any worse. I thought that 0 orange rating was a one-and-only-time thing. I stand corrected. Now at first glance, […]

Posted July 27, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

Book Review: The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar

The Art of Wishing is a sparkling and original story that is just completely enjoyable. Practically from page 1, I was hooked. I was in the mood for something light and compelling, and this book certainly delivered. It’s a refreshing take on the paranormal genre with heavy influences from the contemporary, and all around a stunning debut from Lindsay Ribar. Now, as you can gather from the synopsis, this book is about a genie. Yes. Oliver appears before Margo and can grant her three wishes. I’m not a big paranormal reader, but this was such a refreshing and cute, adorable concept that I couldn’t help liking it. […]

Posted July 25, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Waiting on Wednesday #36: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Waiting on Wednesday #36: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: These Broken StarsAuthor: Amie Kaufman and Meagan SpoonerRelease Date: December 10th, 2013Publisher: Disney HyperionSeries: Starbound (#1 of 3)Pages: 384   It’s a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone.Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But with only each other to rely […]

Posted July 24, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 10 Comments
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Book Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

Book Review: The Distance Between Us by Kasie West

I knew from the moment I read Pivot Point in February that this would be good. Then I saw that cover and it turned into a must-have. Now I have read it, and my first real thought is that I should congratulate Kasie West because she has made her way onto my auto-buy list. I love her writing and her storytelling, and so, for the foreseeable future, I will be pre-ordering any book she comes out with. That’s just how much I loved The Distance Between Us. Right from the first chapter, I was in love with the main character, Caymen. She is absolutely – freaking […]

Posted July 21, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 21 Comments
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Book Nerd Problems #14: Non-Readers

Book Nerd Problems #14: Non-Readers

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the many problems one can run into as a book nerd.#14. Non-ReadersI think one of the hardest things as a reader is to meet people or be friends with people who don’t read. (Yeah, not everyone’s a nerd like us. Sad, I know.) But sometimes it even goes beyond that. Particularly around today’s teenagers and college students, there’s just such a large percentage of people who don’t even see the point of reading. People who, when I explain that I read two books a week because I love it, think I’m absolutely crazy.I’m sad for these people. […]

Posted July 20, 2013 by Debby in Book Nerd Problems, Discussions / 51 Comments
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Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

Book Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

*sigh* Inferno… There were good parts and there were bad parts. To be fair, Dan Brown delivers with another thrilling story that his true fans will love. However, it is not his best novel by any means. The most telling sign of that is that it took me about a month to finish reading this book. Now I love Dan Brown, for the most part. Angels & Demons is one of my favorite books ever and I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code as well. However, The Lost Symbol disappointed me, I just felt it was very boring. Luckily, Inferno is better than The Lost Symbol, […]

Posted July 19, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 9 Comments
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