Month: July 2015

3rd Annual ARC August

3rd Annual ARC August

I am participating in ARC August, hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat.  I’m actually really excited about this because I wasn’t even aware it existed. I have soooo many ARCs from BEA to get through.  This is really a brilliant idea because I haven’t been very good about finding the motivation to read most of those ARCs on my own.  Now I will.  I also have a terrible percentage on Netgalley that I’d love to increase.  I’ve slowly been working on… Read more »

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The Codex:  An Angel’s Guide to Seducing a Human

The Codex: An Angel’s Guide to Seducing a Human

The Codex: An Angel’s Guide To Seducing A Human by Joe Duck on July 11th 2015 Goodreads When an ancient book capable of summoning a demon is stolen from heaven, Narius, a young and not so bright angel of knowledge, is cast down and ordered to destroy it. If he fails, he can never return to his blissful life as a lazy library guard. Fortunately, to aid him in his quest, Narius is accompanied by the Codex, a theoretically holy… Read more »

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Youth in Asia

Youth in Asia

Youth in Asia by Allen Tiffany Goodreads On the 50th Anniversary of the start of America’s commitment of major combat units to Vietnam, Youth In Asia is a new novella of young Americans trapped in the jungles of Vietnam’s Central Highlands in a war they did not understand. Youth In Asia relives the friendships, loyalties and betrayals of young men in combat. Written by an infantryman who served as both an enlisted man and an officer after the war, Youth… Read more »

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Guest Review:  House of Echoes

Guest Review: House of Echoes

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy on April 14, 2015 Buy on Amazon Goodreads In this enthralling and atmospheric thriller, one young family’s dream of a better life is about to become a nightmare. Ben and Caroline Tierney and their two young boys are hoping to start over. Ben has hit a dead end with his new novel, Caroline has lost her banking job, and eight-year-old Charlie is being bullied at his Manhattan school. When Ben inherits land in the… Read more »

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Outshine

Outshine

Outshine by Nola Decker Published by 7 Sparks Press Goodreads When agoraphobic Gabe and his outgoing nemesis Jessa go on a moonlit road trip to locate Gabe’s missing brother, the two teens discover they are both hiding unnatural abilities: Gabe is a living lie detector and Jessa is a kick-ass powerhouse pretending to be a delicate diva. Gabe’s sole reason for searching for Watts, his hot-tempered younger brother, is to clear his own name: he’s been framed for Watts’ alleged… Read more »

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Top Ten Tuesday:  Top 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Hyped Books I’ve Never Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly link-up in the community where The Broke and the Bookish provides a prompt and other lovers of list making join in on it with their own top ten list. You can have less than 10 or more if you need to at times and put a spin on the topic if you need to! All they ask is that you link back to them if you’re participating. Reading a book with a lot of hype can… Read more »

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The DUFF (Rated PG-13)

The DUFF (Rated PG-13)

Starring:  Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Allison Janney,  and Ken Jeong Directed by:  Ari Sandel Synopsis:  Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming… Read more »

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A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses #1 Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, General, Love & Romance, Young Adult Buy on Amazon Goodreads When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal,… Read more »

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2015 Reading Challenges Update 2.0

Here is another update of how I’m doing with all of my reading challenges so far this year.  I figured since we were at the half way point of the year, it was time for another update.  I don’t have my overall reading goal (found on Goodreads) list here, but I’m up to 40 out of 125 books read.  The links will take you to my review of the books listed. TBR Pile Reading Challenge – Goal:  Read 41-50 books I… Read more »

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Anticipated Reads – July 2015

Anticipated Reads – July 2015

Welcome to Anticipated Reads, hosted by Books Are My Thing!  The idea is that we showcase 1-3 books releasing each month, letting you know what new books are coming out that we’re really excited about.  It’s a monthly meme that will be occurring the first Wednesday of every month!  Better yet, if you want to share books you’re anticipating coming out, you can link up at the bottom of each month’s post! So, let’s check out what I’m excited about in July below:… Read more »

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