Month: July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #35: Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Waiting on Wednesday #35: Tandem by Anna Jarzab

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: TandemAuthor: Anna JarzabRelease Date: October 8th, 2013Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (Random House)Series: Many-Worlds Trilogy (#1 of 3)Pages: 448   Everything repeats.You. Your best friend. Every person you know.Many worlds. Many lives–infinite possibilities.Welcome to the multiverse.Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real–until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of […]

Posted July 17, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 14 Comments
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Book Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Book Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

When this book first came out in February, it had an amazing amount of hype. Praise was thrown around everywhere, this book was apparently just amazing, and one of the best things the New Adult genre had to offer. Soon afterwards it was picked up by HarperCollins to be published for real. All that buzz, all that hype, and the fact that I love Jennifer’s Lux series, meant I had to read this one at some point. Ultimately, however, I’m not too impressed. It was good but not great, and I’ll probably forget about it before too long. This was my first foray into the New […]

Posted July 13, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Book Review: A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

Book Review: A Midsummer’s Nightmare by Kody Keplinger

A Midsummer’s Nightmare is going on my favorites shelf. I read this heartfelt and authentic contemporary in one sitting, literally unable to put it down, and I felt the full spectrum of emotions while reading it. I laughed out loud. I cried (for real). This book holds a special place in my heart. Contemporary doesn’t get any better than this. Let me first focus on how relatable this plot was to me, because that is one of the things that really compelled me to keep reading until I was done in the middle of the night. My parents are divorced. It was not a friendly divorce. […]

Posted July 11, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Waiting on Wednesday #34: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

Waiting on Wednesday #34: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

This is a weekly meme, hosted at Breaking the Spine, spotlighting upcoming releases that we’re anticipating.Title: The House of HadesAuthor: Rick RiordanRelease Date: October 8th, 2013Publisher: Disney HyperionSeries: The Heroes of Olympus (#4 of 5)Pages: 594   At the conclusion of The Mark of Athena, Annabeth and Percy tumble into a pit leading straight to the Underworld. The other five demigods have to put aside their grief and follow Percy’s instructions to find the mortal side of the Doors of Death. If they can fight their way through the Gaea’s forces, and Percy and Annabeth can survive the House of Hades, then the Seven will be able to seal the Doors […]

Posted July 10, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Waiting on Wednesdays / 12 Comments
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Top Ten Tuesday #19: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

Top Ten Tuesday #19: Top Ten Best/Worst Movie Adaptations

This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Top Ten Best/Worst Movie AdaptationsThere are so many book-to-movie adaptations out there, so I was relatively excited for this topic. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but quickly realized I had to split the list. Coming up with ten great or ten bad adaptations was impossible without cheating. So here you go: 6 best and 4 worst!A note about the ‘bad adaptations’: All but one of these movies are ones I did enjoy. A movie being a bad adaptation does not mean it’s a bad movie. […]

Posted July 9, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 42 Comments
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ARC Book Review: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

ARC Book Review: Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young

In the first half of this year I discovered a sub-genre I’m totally in love with: stories involving alternate/parallel universes. I adore Pivot Point to pieces and Parallel was surprisingly endearing and good. Then I made it my goal to read all the books in this sub-genre coming out this year, and Just Like Fate popped up on my radar. I was excited, and I wanted to love it, but it brought nothing new to the table (except maybe eye rolls). Within 50 pages, warning bells went off for me. It was something I should have realized when I first read the synopsis, but the set up for […]

Posted July 6, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 12 Comments
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The Keys to My Heart #3: Awesome Cover Typography

The Keys to My Heart #3: Awesome Cover Typography

This is a periodic discussion feature here at Snuggly Oranges about the bookish things that steal my heart.#3. Awesome Cover TypographyA fair few time I’ve confessed that I am a cover whore. I try to live by “don’t judge a book by its cover” but I want the prettiessssss! So I’ll probably dissect my love for covers into a few different of these Keys to My Heart posts, as there are a few separate elements that I absolutely love.So cover element #1: typography. Creative fonts and letters are attractive, man. It can make a cover stand out, it can be that differentiating factor that will make me […]

Posted July 5, 2013 by Debby in Discussions, The Keys to My Heart / 24 Comments
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Book Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

Book Review: Arclight by Josin L. McQuein

Holy crap! This book was awesome! Arclight is an astonishingly powerful debut by Josin L. McQuein. Even for someone who usually is weary of thrillers, this sucked me in and had me totally engrossed. With a great group of characters and an imaginative and beautifully depicted world, this book is a keeper. Let me start right there, with the writing. I adore Josin L. McQuein’s writing style. She describes everything with such gripping imagery and just has an amazing way with words. From the very first page, I was immediately impressed. And after having read some YA novels recently where the writing really was nothing to […]

Posted July 4, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 15 Comments
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