Month: May 2014

Geek Games

by Margaret Fieland Overview (from B&N.com):  When fourteen-year-old Martin lets Tom, a charismatic bully, persuade him to bring down the spaceport computer network, he never considers someone will place a bomb resulting in the death of his friend’s father. Nothing will bring Captain Frey back, but if Martin can help locate the terrorists’ drug lab, perhaps he’ll be able to forgive himself. Full Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the author, via Goodreads, in exchange for an… Read more »

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Open Minds

by Susan Kaye Quinn Overview (from Goodreads.com):  What Tomorrow May Bring – The YA Dystopian Boxed set includes 10 books and bonus chapters from established and up-and-coming indie authors in dystopian literature in a single collection. Each story contains a brand new foreword by its author. THE STORIES: Open Minds, by Susan Kaye Quinn:  Sixteen-year-old Kira Moore is a zero, someone who can’t read thoughts or be read by others. Zeros are outcasts who can’t be trusted, leaving her no chance with… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Books I Just HAD To Buy. . . But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

      **NOTE:  This should’ve been posted yesterday (Tuesday), but due to an error (human or technological) it is being posted today (Wednesday). We’re baaaaaaaaack!  We’re so excited to be participating in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.  Today was a Top Ten Tuesday Freebie.  Which means you pick your own topic.  I did not have the brain power to come up with my own topic this morning, so I just went through… Read more »

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If Women Ran the World

by Laurie Anne and Kevin Mac Overview (from B&N.com):  It’s a woman’s world. From Juliet Caesar, to Christina Columbus, to Georgina Washington, human history has been dominated by women. America hasn’t even seen its first male president yet. Traditionally, men ended up as stay-at-home dads, doing the cooking and cleaning while raising children. In the modern age, a majority of men have entered the work force only to hit the glass ceiling as administrative assistants and other low-level jobs, making seventy-two percent as much… Read more »

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In the End

by Tracey Ward Overview (from Goodreads.com):  Jordan and Alissa made it out of Portland, away from ground zero where The Fever still rages on. But they couldn’t beat the quarantine. Now barriers are being built and the remaining survivors of the outbreak are trapped.And the undead just keep coming.The wave of infected is building as city after city is devoured. As they head east into the mountains they will be forced to fight both the dead and the living as… Read more »

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Bout of Books 10 Read-A-Thon Wrap Up

Well folks it has been an awesome week for reading here at Reviews In A Pinch!  In case you haven’t been checking back on our daily progress for Bout of Books 10, we decided to put together a post to sum it all up in a nice little bow. First of all, participating in a read-a-thon was absolutely amazing!  We will definitely be participating in the next one.  We’d like to give another thank you to Bookjunkiekrystal at Books Are… Read more »

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De-Partment

by Brian Martinez Overview (from B&N.com):  “Welcome to the Parts Department of the great city of Smoke.” These words greet Tuxxel on his first day at the warehouse, a building so massive the ceiling can’t be seen, yet what follows is anything but welcoming. An Exterminator in the city of Smoke, he finds himself leading a life of violence and subservience. Picked on and abused by his supervisor, he has little choice but to do the dirty work Smoke demands… Read more »

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Curse You

by Armada Volya Overview (from B&N.com):  She paced the room, looking out the window, waiting for the sun to set. She didn’t think anyone would be coming over after her father was arrested; it’d be too dangerous to pay condolences to the daughter of a warlock. Still, she couldn’t take any chances. She couldn’t be interrupted, and she couldn’t speak to anyone until the next morning. The last rays of bright red light filtered through the curtain and left Elizabeth… Read more »

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Interview: Andrew Armacost

1.  What inspired you to write The Poor Man’s Guide to Suicide? A:  Well, my parents are divorced and so are my siblings, and so are many of my friends, and these noncustodial parents, they suffer unbelievably. I myself have two young ones, and I’m very happily married, yet subconsciously I wonder if the book was a warning to myself, a cautionary tale to help me understand the high stakes of marriage, the importance of keeping it together, because I… Read more »

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Bout of Books 10 Read-A-Thon

This is our post telling everyone just how excited we are to be participating in The Bout of Books Read-A-Thon!  It’s going to be awesome and maybe a little bit stressful because we stress ourselves out over everything under the sun.  We have to give a shout out and a thank you to Bookjunkiekrystal over at Books Are My Thing for telling us about this bookish awesomeness. What is The Bout of Books read-a-thon? The Bout of Books read-a-thon is… Read more »

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