Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Jellicoe Road
by Melina Marchetta
August 26, 2008
416 pages

Goodreads Summary:
In this lyrical, absorbing, award-winning novel, nothing is as it seems, and every clue leads to more questions.

At age eleven, Taylor Markham was abandoned by her mother. At fourteen, she ran away from boarding school, only to be tracked down and brought back by a mysterious stranger. Now seventeen, Taylor's the reluctant leader of her school's underground community, whose annual territory war with the Townies and visiting Cadets has just begun. This year, though, the Cadets are led by Jonah Griggs, and Taylor can't avoid his intense gaze for long. To make matters worse, Hannah, the one adult Taylor trusts, has disappeared. But if Taylor can piece together the clues Hannah left behind, the truth she uncovers might not just settle her past, but also change her future.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

WoW #175: Love, Life and the List by Kasie West

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about!
Love, Life and the List by Kasie WestLove, Life and the List
by Kasie West
March 27, 2018
384 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters.

Two words: KASIE WEST! That is all lol XD

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, November 13, 2017

Review: My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff

My New Crush Gave to Me by Shani Petroff
My New Crush Gave to Me
by Shani Petroff
October 31, 2017
224 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Charlotte Charlie Donovan knows exactly what she wants for Christmas: Teo Ortiz. He s the school s star athlete, in the National Honor Society, invited to every party, contributes to the school paper (where Charlie is co-editor), and is about to be featured as One to Watch in a teen magazine basically, he's exactly the type of guy Charlie s meant to be with. The only problem he barely knows she exists.

But Charlie is determined to be Teo's date to the Christmas ball. And she has a plan: To rig the paper s Secret Santa so that she can win his heart with five perfect gifts. But to do that she needs help. Enter J.D. Ortiz Teo s cousin, and possibly the most annoying person on the planet. He s easy going, laid back, unorganized, spontaneous, and makes a joke out of everything the exact opposite of Charlie (and Teo). But he s willing to provide insight into what Teo wants, so she s stuck with him.

Yet, the more time Charlie spends with J.D., the more she starts to wonder: Does she really know what, or rather who, she wants for Christmas?


Saturday, November 11, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #167

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.

I attended a Simon and Schuster Canada event a few weeks ago and had the chance to meet author S.K. Ali! Her and her husband were super nice and I got a signed copy of Saints and Misfits! Then Tor sent me a copy of Steal the Stars, thank you!

Ripple with Saints and Misfits and Steal the Stars.
I actually got some belated birthday bookmail recently and I think I'll share those throughout this month. First up below is this super amazing bundle of books from a dear friend: a signed and personalized copy of ACOWAR (I just can't resist showing it off) and Daughter of the Burning City, a signed arc of The Cruel Prince and arcs of American Panda and The Iron Trial (because I'm a huge Cassandra Clare fan). Thank you so much Kim for all your thoughtfulness. I seriously could cry <3 
Daughter of the Burning City, The Cruel Prince, American Panda and The Iron Trial.  A Court of Wings and Ruins signed and personalized!
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Tour - Excerpt & Review: Renegades (Renegades #1) by Marissa Meyer

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Hi everyone! Today on the blog I have for you an exclusive excerpt of Marissa Meyer's newest book Renegades along with my review of the book. I'm super excited to have been asked to join the blog tour! Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for the invitation!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
(Renegades #1)
by Marissa Meyer
November 7, 2017
576 pages

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Goodreads Summary:
Secret Identities. Extraordinary Powers. She wants vengeance. He wants justice.

The Renegades are a syndicate of prodigies—humans with extraordinary abilities—who emerged from the ruins of a crumbled society and established peace and order where chaos reigned. As champions of justice, they remain a symbol of hope and courage to everyone...except the villains they once overthrew.

Nova has a reason to hate the Renegades, and she is on a mission for vengeance. As she gets closer to her target, she meets Adrian, a Renegade boy who believes in justice—and in Nova. But Nova's allegiance is to a villain who has the power to end them both.

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