Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Adding to the Stacks #4

Just a few new ones this week.

FOR REVIEW:

Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye - I didn't realize this was the second in a series. Bummer since I don't have the first one.








PURCHASED:

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - I loved this one so much that I sent my copy to my friend Christy. The boys and I traded in books at my favorite book store here in town. I used part of the credit to get another copy of this one and of...







The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - this was the other one I got with credit. I haven't read this one yet but I want to re-read the first one again before I read this one. They can be read out of order but I just don't want to.







A Prisoner of Birth by Jeffrey Archer - it was cheap and in excellent condition so I got it. Looks good and I've been wanting to get back into mystery, suspense and thrillers like I read back in the day.








Anybody else get any new goodies this past week?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Wrap Up Post

Bout of Books

Another great Bout of Books has come and gone. Due to the start of school for my boys, I wasn't able to participate as much as I would have liked but I did read one complete book and half of two others. 

My challenge yesterday was very fun and I've enjoyed reading the different entries. So many great new to me blogs!


The Distance Between Us by Kasie West {review}



Title: The Distance Between Us
Author: Kasie West (website)(Twitter)
Pages
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Rating: I so enjoyed this one!

I can't even begin to say how much I enjoyed this book. The main character, Caymen, is super sarcastic. She made me laugh out loud throughout the entire thing. And I smiled the rest of the time. She was such a unique character and I completely and totally loved her. 

She lives above a doll store with her single mom. They are poor. Poor poor. She shops at thrift stores and even then feels guilty for buying anything. So when uber rich boy Xander Spence stops by the store to buy his grandmother a doll for her birthday, Caymen's bias towards the rich comes out. Her mother instilled in her a real dislike for the rich. Caymen has been told her whole life that her rich father left her mom when she was pregnant. 

The problem is that even though Xander is super rich, he is also super charming and sweet and funny and Caymen is swayed. I was a bit worried that this would be a typical poor girl meets rich boy and insta-love begins. Not the case with this one. It is heart felt AND heart warming with a touch of mystery.

The other characters and varied and interesting on their own. There's hip Skye, Caymen's best friend, whose boyfriend, Henry is a part of the band the Crusty Toads. Lots of jokes there and Caymen hits them all. Mason or "Tic" is a smooth talking singer in the Crusty Toads and he's sweet on Caymen. 

The story flows easily and quickly. The humor was definitely my favorite part but there is a lot in there. Being yourself no matter what your bank account balance and finding real friends are big "lessons" to learn. The romance is realistic and so sweet. I was rooting for the characters and that doesn't happen often.

The only criticism I have is that it wrapped up faster than I wanted it to. Everything quickly comes to a close after lots of build up. Seemed just a bit rushed.

Overall I really loved this story. This was a great choice for the Bout of Books read-a-thon because it was quick and wonderful. Caymen is my favorite character by far. She had me as sarcasm.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 Challenge and Giveaway!

Bout of Books


Welcome to my Bout of Books 8.0 Challenge and Giveaway! I participated in the last Bout of Books and had such a great time. I've participated in other read-a-thons and challenges and always enjoy them but my very favorite thing about these events is finding new to me bloggers!

So my challenge:

Make a list of 5 bloggers that you found during this Bout of Books. Post the list on your blog and leave me the link. Don't have a blog? Post your list to Twitter and leave me the link. Don't have either? Leave your list in a comment and leave me the link.

YOU MUST POST YOUR LINK TO THE RAFFLECOPTER to be entered.

RULES:

1. Only those signed up for Bout of Books are eligible to win.
2. Winner will be randomly chosen from those who left a link in rafflecopter.
3. Contest runs for 24 hours.
4. Winning entry will be verified. ONLY those who follow the rules can win.

PRIZE:

Book of choice from The Book Depository up to $10 USD. Open to anywhere TBD ships.

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bout of Books UPDATE POST

Bout of Books


It's Bout of Books time, ya'll! I so enjoyed this laid back read-a-thon so I was very excited to sign up again. So excited that I'm even hosting a challenge this weekend so stop back by on Sunday for the challenge to win!

This is already laid back but this is the first week of school so I'm taking this super duper easy on myself. Goal of 3 books read. This is one less than the last Bout of Books but with the little guy going to school for the first time ever (tear!), I'm thinking there will be lots of hanging on Mom time when he gets home. My older one is not that concerned about going back thankfully.

I've got a ton of ARCs and library books all ready to go. I'm not going to make a list but will read at least one review book to mark it off the list.

I'll be updating this post with my progress and any challenges I participate in.

Let's get the party started...

MONDAY
Continued reading an online selling book. Didn't get much done today. Sad face.

TUESDAY
Continued reading Real Men Don't Text and the online selling book.

WEDNESDAY
Reading The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. Oh how I love the humor of this book!

THURSDAY
nothing, zip, nada. Another sad face.

FRIDAY
Finished The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. Loved this book!

SATURDAY
picking my next book and hope to get quite a bit done.

SUNDAY

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Adding to the Stacks #4

Another slow week for new books simply because I am 1) no longer asking for any 2) am turning down pretty much all review requests I receive. Once we get in a new school year routine, my reading should pick back up and I'll be able to get through some of my towering stack.

I think this is the most random mish mash of books I've gotten in a week!

For Review:



  


Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark - reading this one now. I wasn't sure about this one, especially since it is written in verse. I decided to read the first page just to see what it was like and had to force myself to put it down after 50 or so pages. It's unique and very interesting. Way out of my comfort zone but I think that I'll end up really enjoying this one.

Dragon's Child (King Arthur Trilogy) by M.K. Hume - this one is a chunkster but I'm really looking forward to it. 

Purchased:




The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht - bought this one at a yard sale because the cover caught my attention. Super cheap for the trade paperback size in like new condition.

What did you get recently?






Monday, August 19, 2013

Bout of Books begins...now

Bout of Books


It's Bout of Books time, ya'll! I so enjoyed this laid back read-a-thon so I was very excited to sign up again. So excited that I'm even hosting a challenge this weekend so stop back by on Sunday for the challenge to win!

This is already laid back but this is the first week of school so I'm taking this super duper easy on myself. Goal of 3 books read. This is one less than the last Bout of Books but with the little guy going to school for the first time ever (tear!), I'm thinking there will be lots of hanging on Mom time when he gets home. My older one is not that concerned about going back thankfully.

I've got a ton of ARCs and library books all ready to go. I'm not going to make a list but will read at least one review book to mark it off the list.

I'll be updating this post with my progress and any challenges I participate in.

Let's get the party started...

MONDAY


TUESDAY


WEDNESDAY


THURSDAY


FRIDAY


SATURDAY


SUNDAY

Friday, August 16, 2013

ARC Envy #10 The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith


Every week several of my favorite bloggers post vlogs or whatever of all the great book hauls they've received for the week. Since I'm a tiny little fish in the huge book blogging pond, my mailbox isn't stuffed with all the great ARCs that they get. Dana's ARC Envy is my way of highlighting an ARC that I *wish* had been sent to me too. 




TitleThe Geography of You and Me
AuthorJennifer E. Smith (website)(Twitter)
Publisher: Poppy (website)(Twitter)
Expected Publication Date: April 15, 2014

Judging a book by its cover:  Another cover that I'm not sure that I love but I like the fact that all of her book covers have the same feel.

Know anything about the author?  I read and really enjoyed The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight and have This is What Happy Looks Like on the pile. 

Why do I want it?  She is one of those authors that I will always read whatever they publish. 

Summary from Goodreads:


Lucy and Owen meet somewhere between the tenth and eleventh floors of a New York City apartment building, on an elevator rendered useless by a citywide blackout. After they're rescued, they spend a single night together, wandering the darkened streets and marveling at the rare appearance of stars above Manhattan. But once the power is restored, so is reality. Lucy soon moves to Edinburgh with her parents, while Owen heads out west with his father.

Lucy and Owen's relationship plays out across the globe as they stay in touch through postcards, occasional e-mails, and -- finally -- a reunion in the city where they first met.

A carefully charted map of a long-distance relationship, Jennifer E. Smith's new novel shows that the center of the world isn't necessarily a place. It can be a person, too.

What ARC are you envying this week?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters {review}



Title: The Last Policeman (The Last Policeman #1)
Author: Ben H. Winters (website)(Twitter)
Pages: 336 pages
Published on May 13, 2013 by Quirk Books (website)(Twitter)
Source/format: Won paperback

The premise of The Last Policeman is right up my alley so when I found out I won the first two books of this trilogy I was super excited. When they arrived in the same week as 4 other books and were added to my toppling TBR stack, I wasn't sure when I would get to it. Enter my 6 year old who was asked to pick out my next book for me. So, Ben H. Winters, please thank Cole for picking you based on there being "policeman" in the title. He wants to be a Sheriff's Deputy when he grows up.

After explaining to him that this wasn't a book that I could read TO him, he wandered off to let me read. And read I did. I finished it in one day. 

A huge asteroid is heading towards earth. There is about 6 months left. People have quit their jobs to live out their "bucket lists" and the number of religious organizations have sky rocketed. Henry Palace has just been promoted to detective and is called to a hanging at the local McDonald's. He doesn't think that it is suicide though and starts to investigate. Everyone questions why he is investigating since the asteroid is still headed towards them and there are suicides every day.

Detective Palace was a very fun character for me. He was quiet, unassuming and methodical. A bit of a dry wit that calls things like they are, he reminds me of one of my very favorite people on the planet.

A secondary cast of characters was diverse and well developed. I am glad that it was mostly centered on Palace though. The Last Policeman was told in first person from his perspective. Since this was the case, I felt like I got a good grip on who he was and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

The mystery is a good one and I enjoyed the way that the story unfolded. It lagged a bit in the middle but still was able to hold my attention regardless. The best part of the book was the imagining of what life would be like if something was about to wipe us all out. That part was believable and therefore a bit scary. 

I really enjoyed The Last Policeman and am looking forward to getting to Countdown City soon. 





Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Little Bit Scandalous by Robin DeHart



Title: A Little Bit Scandalous (Forbidden Love #3)
Author: Robyn DeHart (website)(Twitter)
Pages: 250 (ebook)
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
Publisher: Scandalous, an imprint of Entangled
Source/Format: Publisher for review/e-galley
Rating: Delightfully scandalous (see what I did there?!)

Yes, yes ANOTHER romance. What is happening? First, look at that cover. I want that dress. I'd never wear it but I want it anyway. It's beautiful. So why another romance? I participated in a chat with three Entangled authors and found them all so delightful that I wanted to read at least one of their books to share the love. It just happens that this one came up as available to review so I jumped at the chance to review it. Of all romance, I find that I enjoy historical the most. Maybe it is the setting. Maybe it is because Dukes are hot. Who knows how my mind works. On to the story...

This is the third book in her Forbidden Love series and even though I usually won't read out of order, my understanding is that they are more companion novels than an actual series. 

Monroe (Roe) Grisham is the Duke of Chanceworth and blames himself for the death of his best friend. Before he died, he leaves his little sister as Roe's ward. When he decides that Caroline needs to be married off so that she can begin her life, she declares her love for him. After being rejected, she thinks she'll never marry. Fast forward 7 years and she is all grown up and beautiful. She is trying to earn money to remodel her family's house. Thanks to being a bit of a math genius and good at cards, she dresses as a man to play.

Enter Roe. When he realizes it is her sparks fly.

This was a quick read that was ultimately satisfying. I did have a couple of problems with the plot but it was only because I am not the biggest fan of romance so I tend to be too eye-rolly...which shouldn't take away from the book. 

I thought that the characters were interesting. I loved that she cared so deeply about her family's home that she would put herself in danger to earn the money to pay for repairs. Since she was still the ward of the very rich, Roe, she could have simply asked him for the money. She didn't want to do that though and I liked her attempt at being independent. 

The pacing was good and the story moved along. There was an element of mystery and that subplot was a good underlying story that added to Roe and Caroline's characters. 

The sex scenes were well done even if I was expecting more of them. Roe sounded like a handsome capable man who would be quite swoon worthy.

Overall I enjoyed the book and thought it was great mind candy. I'd like to read A Little Bit Sinful to read about the characters Justin and  Clarissa who are mentioned in A Little Bit Scandalous.


Monday, August 12, 2013

Bang by Lisa McMann {review}



Title: Bang (Visions #2)
Author: Lisa McMann (website)(Twitter)
Pages: 256 / e-galley
Expected Publication Date: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Publisher for review 
Rating: It was ok.

If you haven't read the first book in this series, I would suggest reading my review of Crash instead.

I squealed with delight when I was approved to read the e-galley of Bang. Although Crash wasn't a 5 star read for me, I really enjoyed it and was looking forward to the next in the series. 

Once again, if you haven't read Crash, I would suggest you read that review instead as the review of Bang gives away parts of Crash.

Bang picks up where Crash left off. Julia has saved everyone and is recovered enough to finally go home. She and Sawyer are in a forbidden and therefore secret romance. Her father has sunk ever deeper into himself and is a mess. When Sawyer begins to see a vision, Julia feels responsible, that somehow she's "given" him some sort of disease.

They try to work their way through the newest vision but ultimately ask for the help of her brother, Trey. The family dynamics that I loved so much in the first book aren't as strong in this one. It's very superficial and focuses mostly on Julia and Sawyer trying to figure out the new vision. And her parents are messed up. Totally messed up.

It was interesting to see the vision through Sawyer's eyes since the story is told from Julia's perspective. She is trying to help him figure it all out and she knows first hand how horrible it is to see the vision over and over again.

I don't want to spoil anything by revealing where the vision is or how it is resolved but it drove me crazy. I was very interested in what was happening until I found out why it was happening. If I hadn't invested so much time already in the reading of the book (in other words, I was almost finished) I would have hurled it across the room - ok, probably not since I was reading it on my Kindle - but you get my point. I was highly annoyed because I felt like a couple of hot button topics were thrown together for the story. It wasn't completely unbelievable and there was a twist there but still. 

Overall the book isn't badly written though Julia does seem much younger this time around. I was just expecting way more. I know that there is one more book in the series but I am unsure if I will read it. 




Saturday, August 10, 2013

Boy Meets Dog by Valerie Wyatt {Kids Book Review)



Title: Boy Meets Dog, a Word Game Adventure
Author: Valerie Wyatt 
Illustrator: Dave Whamond
Published August 1, 2013 by Kids Can Press 
Source/format: egalley received from publisher for review
Rating: cute but different

This little book shows how changing one letter in a word turns it into something else entirely. Changing the "t" in toy to a "b" makes a toy into a boy. 

It wasn't exactly what I was expecting because I thought it would be just one letter differences but it was bigger than that. Changing bus to car for example: bus to but to bat to bar to car. As the book went along, there were more and more words in between the original word and the new word.

Although the illustrations are really cute, they weren't enough to hold the attention of either of my boys. 


Friday, August 9, 2013

ARC Envy #9 Vintage by Susan Gloss


Every week several of my favorite bloggers post vlogs or whatever of all the great book hauls they've received for the week. Since I'm a tiny little fish in the huge book blogging pond, my mailbox isn't stuffed with all the great ARCs that they get. Dana's ARC Envy is my way of highlighting an ARC that I *wish* had been sent to me too. 




Title: Vintage
AuthorSusan Gloss (website)(Twitter)
Publisher: William Morrow / HarperCollins (website)(Twitter)
Expected Publication Date: March 25, 2014

Judging a book by its cover:  The cover is what caught my eye. Loves. I can have?

Know anything about the author?  Debut author. Yay for her!

Why do I want it?  The cover is all kinds of delightful. The title is one of my favorite words. The premise sounds awesome. A vintage resell shop. Yes, please! Sounds like such a sweet read. 

Summary from Goodreads:


A sparkling debut novel in the vein of The Friday Night Knitting Club, centered around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop and a group of women who eventually transform the store and each others' lives.

At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women who are drawn there.

Yellow Samsonite suitcase with ivory, quilted lining, 1950s...
Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. Though she knows the personal history behind each precious item she sells, Violet refuses to acknowledge her own past. When she is faced with the possibility of losing the store, she realizes that, as much as she wants to, she cannot save it alone.

Taffeta tea length wedding gown with scooped neckline and cap sleeves, 1952...
Eighteen-year-old April Morgan is nearly five months along in an unplanned pregnancy when her hasty engagement is broken. When she returns the perfect 1950s wedding dress, she discovers unexpected possibilities and friends who won't let her give up on her dreams.

Orange sari made from silk dupioni with gold paisley design, 1968...
Betrayed by her husband, Amithi Singh begins selling off her old clothes, remnants of her past life. After decades of housekeeping and parenting a daughter who rejects her traditional ways, she fears she has nothing more ahead for her.

An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of women's friendship and love, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal and hope when we least expect it

What ARC are you envying this week?



Thursday, August 8, 2013

Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark {review}


Title: Maybe Tonight? (Snap Decision #1)
Author: Bridie Clark
Pages: 224 pages
Expected Publication Date: August 6, 2013
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press / Macmillian (website)
Source: Publisher for review
Rating: was ok

I'm not sure how to review a choose your own adventure book since I didn't read every single possible scenario. I fondly remember these types of books from my childhood so I was excited to try this new series. 

The basic premise is that you are a not very rich girl from a tiny little town that gets a scholarship to a very elite boarding school. Once there, you are lucky enough to room with 3 popular girls who really like you. It's the night of the Midwinter's Night Dream, the most exciting party of the year.

Each choice you make takes you in a different direction, of course. Honestly my choices in the book were the opposite of what I'd do in real life. I'm a by-the-book, play-by-the-rules kind of person so it was interesting to see how the choices played out in the book when I went against my personality.

It seemed that it was super short. Like I said, I didn't do every scenario but the things I chose made the book quite quickly over. I'm not sure if it was the storyline, the writing or my age but I wasn't all that interested in it. Overall I was really disappointed. The premise is super cute, the cover is super cute and the memories of previous choose your own adventure books are wonderful, but this one didn't quite live up to my expectations.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Adding to the Stacks #3

Thankfully last week was a slow book week for me. I say "thankfully" because I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the great books I've received in the past couple of months. Will be glad to have a chance to catch up without getting any new ones.

For Review:




Who Asked You? by Terry McMillan - reading this one now. I've enjoyed every McMillan that I've read so I'm might have squealed a bit when I opened up this one.

Purchased:


 



Pretties (Uglies #2) by Scott Westerfeld
Harm's Way (Alan Gregory #4) by Stephen White
Unfit to Practice (Nina Reilly #8) by Perri O'Shaughnessy
Fade Away (Myron Bolitar #3) by Harlan Coben

Do I have the others in these series? Umm, no. You see, there is this little thrift store in my city that sometimes has books and I threw these in the bag. They were practically free. I couldn't NOT take them. Will they end up at a yard sale or back to a thrift store? Umm, yeah, probably. I can't read books out of order. Will look for more of these the next time we go. 

What did you get recently?







Monday, August 5, 2013

Bossypants by Tina Fey {audio review}



Title: Bossypants
Author: Tina Fey
Narrator: Tina Fey
Audio Time: 5 1/2 hours
Source: library
Rating: I liked it


I've always thought that Tina Fey was really funny and I've heard really good things about Bossypants. Overall I enjoyed it but after the 3rd CD I was ready for it to be over. Parts of it I found laugh out loud funny but some parts were, well, boring. 

I don't watch 30 Rock and I'm not a big Alec Baldwin fan and she talks a lot about her show and fangirls all over Alec Baldwin. Some of the stories seemed made up or at the very least exaggerated. I loved when she talked about her daughter though because you could really get how much she enjoyed her and being a mom. 

Having her as the narrator was great. Since the author knows how they meant a book to be read, it's always interesting to listen to them read their work. She does great voices but I had a hard time understanding her part of the time though because she'd trail off into a whisper and I just couldn't get what she was saying.

I think that my expectations were too high for Bossypants. I didn't think that it was as funny as everyone else seems to think. She is most definitely a multi-talented woman. She's lived a varied and interesting life. I think I enjoy her more as an actress though.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Follow Me by David Platt {review}



Title: Follow Me
Author: David Platt (website)(Twitter)
Publisher: Tyndale House (website)(Twitter)
Pages: 244 
Source: Publisher for review
Rating: amazing and thought provoking

This review will be hard to write because I am still trying to process everything I read. There is so much in there that I know I need to reread it to catch it all.  My church read Pastor David's book Radical together so I knew that Follow Me was going to be though provoking.

During the ministry of Jesus, He ask the disciples to follow Him. That they were fishermen and He would make them fishers of men. The Gospel can be summed up in that phrase "follow Me" but many supposed believers don't. Pastor David does an excellent job in narrowing down the points of being a true Christ follower and backs his ideas up with specific Bible verses.

I wish the chapters had been a bit shorter. I have this weird quirk about finishing a chapter before I put the book aside so I had to know that I had 15 or 20 minutes to read before I could pick Follow Me up again. I think that slowed down my reading somewhat but the biggest reason it took me so long to read was because it had so much to think about. 

I wish that every Christian would read this book. It will make you question everything you think you know and at the end you'll be able to say why you believe what you believe.


Saturday, August 3, 2013

The Devil Drinks Coffee by Destiny Ford {Blog Tour + Giveaway}


 

Title: The Devil Drinks Coffee (Kate Saxee Mystery #1)
Author: Destiny Ford (website)(Twitter)(Facebook)(Goodreads)
Pages: 358
Source: Book Nerd Tours (Check all the stops on the tour here)
Rating: cute and fun

Kate Saxee returns to her small town of Branson, Utah to work for the tiny newspaper in town. When a teenagers body shows up in the lake, the police rule it an accidental drowning but a hunky and mysterious Hawke makes Kate see that there might be more to the story. With the addition of the town's most elegible bachelor, Dylan Drake, the three of them try to solve the mystery. In a place this small, everything is seen by everyone. Rumors start flying that she is sleeping with not only those two but also her boss at the paper.

It used to be that "cozy" mysteries made up most of my book reading time. I loved reading a light story with fun characters and good mystery. These days I don't read many but this book's summary caught my eye. I'm really glad that I took a chance because it was super cute and fun.

It's very much like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie has the completely hot Ranger and Morelli fighting over her and you're not exactly sure why. Kate has Hawke and Drake fighting over her and you aren't exactly sure why. Instead of a hilarious Grandma like in the Plum series, you have Kate's mom getting into all kinds of trouble...burning up a field and killing a cow, among other things.

The characters are fun and the book is enjoyable. Most of the action takes place in the final few pages. The sexual tension between Kate and Hawke and Kate and Drake was good. The mystery was decent and the whodoneit was believable. The biggest thing that took away from it for me was how bad of an investigator Kate was. It took her tons of time to find even the smallest of clues and it was hard to swallow that the police would rule a teenager's death an accidental drowning that quickly. The constant lists of sins that the Mormon church held tended to grate on my nerves a bit. Saying it once got a chuckle but the whole way through was a bit much.

It sounds like I didn't enjoy the book but that's not the case. I thought it was a really fun and quick read with characters I enjoyed reading about. Cozy mystery fans will definitely enjoy it. It's funny in parts and the sexual tension is really good and those two things have me looking forward to reading the next one in the series.



 About the author:


Destiny Ford is a pseudonym for Angela Corbett. Angela graduated from Westminster College with a double major in communication and sociology. She started working as a reporter when she was sixteen and won awards for feature, news, and editorial writing. She has also done freelance writing. In addition to writing, she works as a director of communications and marketing. She loves classic cars, traveling, cupcakes, and U2. She lives in Utah with her extremely supportive husband and their five-pound Pomeranian, Pippin, whose following of fangirls could rival Justin Bieber's.

She writes adult titles under the name Destiny Ford, and YA/NA titles under the name Angela Corbett.

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Friday, August 2, 2013

ARC Envy (8) Cress by Marissa Meyer


Every week several of my favorite bloggers post vlogs or whatever of all the great book hauls they've received for the week. Since I'm a tiny little fish in the huge book blogging pond, my mailbox isn't stuffed with all the great ARCs that they get. Dana's ARC Envy is my way of highlighting an ARC that I *wish* had been sent to me too. 





TitleCress (The Lunar Chronicles #3)
AuthorMarissa Meyer (website)(Twitter)
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends by Macmillian (website)(Twitter)
Expected Publication Date: February 4, 2014

Judging a book by its cover:  Not as good as the first two but they were really hard to top.

Know anything about the author?  She does great re-tellings of classic stories - with a twist!

Why do I want it?  This one is a bit of a cheat since I haven't seen anyone with ARCs of this. But since the cover was revealed this week, I'm going with it. I really enjoyed Cinder and Scarlet so I'm looking forward to continuing with the series. 

Summary from Goodreads:


Rapunzel's tower is a satellite. She can't let down her hair - or her guard.

In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they’re plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and her army.

Their best hope lies with Cress, who has been trapped on a satellite since childhood with only her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker – unfortunately, she’s just received orders from Levana to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice.

When a daring rescue goes awry, the group is separated. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a high price. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing stop her marriage to Emperor Kai. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only ones who can.


What ARC are you envying this week?




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