Sunday, 18 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #3


So I went to the library this week and got a ton of great stuff!! :) I also received a couple of e-book review copies! Here's my haul:

For Review:

From Man to Man - D.E.M Emrys
Twelve Months - Steven Manchester

From Library:
A Fractured Light - Jocelyn Davies
Enchanted - Alethea Kontis
Through To You - Emily Hainsworth
Arise - Tara Hudson
Destiny and Deception - Shannon Delany
The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa
Tempest - Julie Cross
Incarnate - Jodi Meadows
The Immortal Rules - Julie Kagawa

From Man to Man A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark, #2) Enchanted Through To You Arise (Hereafter, #2) Destiny and Deception (13 to Life, #4) The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey, #2) Tempest (Tempest, #1) Incarnate (Newsoul, #1) The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1) The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Still On My Mind (1)

Hey everyone! This is a new meme that I just found today and have decided to be a part of! It's hosted by Haley at Ya-Aholic. Basically what you do is post a book that you read months (or even YEARS!) ago... but it's Still On Your Mind! Haha genius!

Summary: Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened
the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
Oh boy, I can't remember when I read this but it is definitely still on my mind! Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite authors and this is the first book I ever read by her. It's absolutely fantastic and I recommend it to anyon who likes a good YA fiction/romance type of novel.

Monday, 12 November 2012

From Man to Man Review

From Man to Man

 Summary: ‘I’ve traded my old enemies for just this one…’ The axe thundered home. ‘I miss the old ones.’

Every man has a past, none more so than Draven Reinhardt. Abandoning his old life to settle down as a villager, he struggles to fit in, let alone hold down a job. When opportunity offers the much needed coin, Draven is torn between a promise and a purpose.

But, what’s one last job if you’ve already got blood on your hands?

‘From Man to Man’ is the story of how one man can change – or not – for the best. Prequel to the upcoming novel ‘It Began With Ashes’, the short (6400 words) introduces the reader to a world of suspense, intrigue, and action.

Rating: ♥♥♥
Review: I was given a free review copy of this short story by the author in exchange for a review. (Thank you!)

D. E. M. Emrys has a great style of writing and it really comes through in this debut piece. It was very flowing and well-written.

This short story is a prequel to "It Began with Ashes." I found that it started out, perhaps, a bit too slow and just a tad confusing but as it got going, it got alot better! I was introduced to more characters that really pulled the story together and made it enjoyable.

There's an entertaining fight scene at the end - a couple gory bits but hey! What good fight scene doesn't have some gore?

Overall this was a very quick, enjoyable read and it definitely introduces the reader to what promises to be an exciting hero and an even more exciting novel. I'm interested to find out what Emrys plans to do with this...

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #15

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine. It spotlights books that we're eagerly anticipating!

Title: Dead Silence
Author: Kimberly Derting
Release Date: April 16th, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
This is the fourth installment in the Body Finder series.

Summary: Violet thought she’d made peace with her unique ability to sense the echoes of the dead and the imprints that cling to their killers…that is until she acquired an imprint of her own. Forced to carry a reminder of the horrible events of her kidnapping, Violet is more determined than ever to lead a normal life. However, the people who run the special investigative team Violet works for have no intention of letting her go.

When someone close to Violet becomes a suspect in a horrific murder, she finds herself pulled into a deadly hunt for a madman with an army of devoted followers. Violet has survived dangerous situations before, but she quickly discovers that protecting those closest to her is far more difficult than protecting herself.

The Body Finder series has been praised as a “delectable blend of mystery and romance” (The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books), a “fast-paced, compelling read” (ALA Booklist), and as “imaginative, convincing, and successful suspense” (Kirkus Reviews). With a perfect blend of romance, intrigue, and suspense, Dead Silence continues this gripping series, delivering unexpected twists that will keep readers guessing until the very last page.

I am so excited to read this book! I absolute love the Body Finder series and to be honest, I had no idea there was going to be another installment! I just found out recently, and I'm ecstatic! I just can't wait to see what Kimberly comes up with. :)

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves #2


So yesterday I went to the Second Annual Ontario Blog Squad meeting and it was awesome! I pulled in tons of great books and met some awesome new poeple :) Here's what I got:

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior - Maureen McGowan
Among Others - Jo Walton
Deviants - Maureen McGowan
Red Moon - Benjamin Percy
Fuse - Julianna Baggott
Etiquette & Espionage - Gail Carriger
Sever - Lauren DeStefano
Natural Order - Brian Francis
The Edge of Courage - Elaine Levine
Speechless - Hannah Harrington
The Gypsy King - Maureen Fergus
The Vanishing Act - Mette Jakobsen
Goddess Interrupted - Aimee Carter
Envy - Elizabeth Miles

Envy (The Fury Trilogy, #2)Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)The Vanishing ActThe Gypsy King (The Gypsy King, #1)SpeechlessThe Edge of Courage (Red Team, #1)Natural OrderSever (The Chemical Garden, #3)Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)Fuse (Pure, #2)Deviants (Dust Chronicles #1)Among OthersCinderella: Ninja Warrior (Twisted Tales, #1)How I Came to Sparkle Again