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WoW [15]

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Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW feature is:   Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory Expected Publication: October 15, 2013 Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemp   Summary via Goodread...   Jenna Oliver doesn’t have time to get involved with one boy, let alone two. All Jenna wants is to escape her evaporating small town and her alcoholic mother. She's determined she'll go to college and find a life that is wholly hers—one that isn't tainted by her family's past. But when the McAlister twins move to town and Jenna gets involved with both of them, she learns the life she planned may not be the one she gets. Ian McAlister doesn't want to start over; he wants to remember. Ian can’t recall a single thing from the last three months—and he seems to be losing more memories every day. His family knows the truth, but no one will

Cover Reveal: The Space Between by Victoria H. Smith

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The Space Between by   Victoria H. Smith Expected release date: April 2, 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance Age Group: New Adult Cover Designer: Okay Creations; http://okaycreations.net/site/ Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours Synopsis When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t. Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again. Two paths that should have never crossed prove to crea

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Bought Kindle Daily Deal Edelweiss  Expected Publication: April 30, 2013 Publisher: Ballantine Books A charming and laugh-out-loud novel by Lauren Graham, beloved star of Parenthood and Gilmore Girls, about an aspiring actress trying to make it in mid-nineties New York City. Franny Banks is a struggling actress in New York City, with just six months left of the three year deadline she gave herself to succeed. But so far, all she has to show for her efforts is a single line in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters and a degrading waitressing job. She lives in Brooklyn with two roommates-Jane, her best friend from college, and Dan, a sci-fi writer, who is very definitely not boyfriend material-and is struggling with her feelings for a suspiciously charming guy in her acting class, all while trying to find a hair-product cocktail that actually works. Meanwhile, she dreams of doing "important" work, but only ever seems to get auditions for dishwashing l

Review: The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers

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The Comfort of Lies by Randy Susan Meyers Expected Publication: February 12, 2013 Format: ARC from publisher & E-copy via NetGalley Publisher: Atria Books Rating: 3/5 Summary via Goodreads…   “Happiness at someone else’s expense came at a price. Tia had imagined judgment from the first kiss that she and Nathan shared. All year, she’d waited to be punished for being in love, and in truth, she believed that whatever consequences came her way would be deserved.” Five years ago, Tia fell into obsessive love with a man she could never have. Married, and the father of two boys, Nathan was unavailable in every way. When she became pregnant, he disappeared, and she gave up her baby for adoption. Five years ago, Caroline, a dedicated pathologist, reluctantly adopted a baby to please her husband. She prayed her misgivings would disappear; instead, she’s questioning whether she’s cut out for the role of wife and mother. Five years ago, Juliette considered her li

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Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW feature is: The Distance Between Us Expected publication: July 2, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Seventeen-year-old Caymen Meyers studies the rich like her own personal science experiment, and after years of observation she’s pretty sure they’re only good for one thing—spending money on useless stuff, like the porcelain dolls in her mother’s shop. So when Xander Spence walks into the store to pick up a doll for his grandmother, it only takes one glance for Caymen to figure out he’s oozing rich. Despite his charming ways and that he’s one of the first people who actually gets her, she’s smart enough to know his interest won’t last. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned from her mother’s warnings, it’s that the rich have a short attention span. But Xander keeps coming around, despite her best ef

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In My Mailbox [IMM] is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren . Sharing books that have been received for review, purchased or given as a gift. The hope is that you will share in the comment section what you received this week. Finished Copies    For Review for blog tour  For Review from Girls in The Stacks via ARCycling   Free Kindle Purchased That's my Haul. What's yours? Please feel free to share your link.

Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky Publication: February 1, 1999 Publisher: MTV Books Format: Purchased Kindle copy Challenges: 2013 TBR Pile & 2013 Ebook Challenge Rating: 4/5 [Goodreads] Charlie is a freshman. And while he's not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it. Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.  But Charlie can't stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a

Review: Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook

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Nobody But Us by Kristin Halbrook  Expected Publication: January 29, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Format: ARC E-copy via Edelweiss Rating: 3/5 [Goodreads] They’re young. They’re in love. They’re on the run. Zoe wants to save Will as much as Will wants to save Zoe. When Will turns eighteen, they decide to run away together. But they never expected their escape to be so fraught with danger.... when the whole world is after you, sometimes it seems like you can’t run fast enough. Nobody But Us, told in alternating perspectives from Will and Zoe, is an unflinching novel, in turns heartbreaking and hopeful, about survival, choices, and love...and how having love doesn’t always mean that you get a happy ending. My Thoughts I loved the altering perspectives of Will and Zoe that’s about the only thing I truly enjoyed about this book. I wanted to really love it, trust me I did. I was expecting this literary world fill of romance…my expectations fell short. I didn’t really get or bu

WoW [13]

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Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW feature is: And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry    Expected publication: April 9, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin's Press [Goodreads] Katie Vaughan is no stranger to tough choices. She’s made them before. Now it’s time to do it again. Kate has a secret, something tucked away in her past. And she’s getting on with her life. Her business is thriving. She has a strong relationship with her family, and a devoted boyfriend whom she wants to love with all her heart. If Kate had ever made a list, Rowan would fill the imagined boxes of a perfect mate. She wants the facts to move from her head toward her heart and settle in with deep love, something past admiration and comfort. But when Kate discovers the small velvet box hidden in Rowan’s drawer, she panics. It always happens this way. Just when Kat

Top Ten Tuesday: 2013 Debuts I Cant Wait For

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Top Ten Tuesday is a feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish . It's the best and fun way to share lists of certain topics with other fellow bloggers. 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To:                  Please feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten.

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In My Mailbox [IMM] is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren . Sharing books that have been received for review, purchased or given as a gift. The hope is that you will share in the comment section what you received this week. I was good THIS week. I didn't go overboard on books. For Review via NetGalley Kindle Buys Please feel free to share your haul.

Review: Honeysuckle Love by S. Walden

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Honeysuckle Love by S.  Walden Published: November 19, 2012 Upper YA Romance - New Adult Rating: 3/5   Clara Greenwich is too young to take on the sole responsibility of caring for herself and her younger sister. She’s just sixteen. She should be focused on school, hanging out with friends, falling in love. Instead, she’s working to pay off the mound of bills her mother left behind when she vanished at the start of the school year. Left alone with her ten-year-old sister, Beatrice, Clara discovers that she is now the parent, the provider, and the responsibilities grow to be more than she can handle. Complicating matters is senior Evan Morningstar who starts pursuing Clara at the beginning of her junior year. She’s confused by this. Evan is a popular, likeable guy.She describes herself as a nobody—a quiet, intensely shy girl who suffers from social anxiety. She wants love like any teenage girl, but she’s terrified to let Evan get close, to discover her secrets. His gent

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Waiting on Wednesday (WoW) is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW feature is: The S- Word by Chelsea Pitcher Expected publication: May 7, 2013 Publisher: Gallery Books [Goodreads] First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker. But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie's looping scrawl. Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she's caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie not speaking to her, Lizzie takes her own life. But someone isn’t letting her go quietly. As graffiti and photocopies of Lizzie’s diary plaster the school, Angie begins a relentless investigation into who, exactly, made Lizzie feel she didn’t deserve to keep living. And while she claims she simply wants to punish Lizzie’s tormentors, Angie's own anguish over abandoning

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Goals for 2013

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by TheBrokeandthebookish This weeks topic is: 10 Bookish Goals for 2013 - Read more! - Meet/surpass my reading goal for this year - Quality over Quantity - Open myself up to new/different genres - Decrease my TBR list - Try and keep down my books spending - Continuing spending the word on GREAT books - Host Giveaways [soon!] - Get to know follow bloggers better [ya'll are fab!] - Read more blogger book reviews That's my list...please share yours.

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It's great to be back after a little holiday break. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. Please bear with me since I havent done an IMM in awhile I have a few books to share. IMM is a meme created by the awesome The Story Siren For Review via Publisher   The Sea Tranquility - Katja Millay The Comfort of Lies - Randy Susan Meyers The Namesake - Steven Parlato The Two Week Wait - Sarah Rayner   Dream Lake - Lisa Kleypas    For Review via Edelweiss The S- Word - Chelsea Pitcher Nobody But Us - Kristin Halbrook How My Summer Went Up In Flames - Jennifer Salvato Doktorski The Lake House - Marci Nault When She Was Gone - Gwendolen Gross  For Review via NetGalley Reconstructing Amelia - Kimberley McCreight Rage is Back - Adam Mansbach Sleeping in Eden - Nicole Baart    Bought - Kindle/Physical Copies   Ask The Passengers - A.S. King The Lonely Hearts Clubs - Elizabeth Eulberg The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sig

Escucha Means Listen Blog Tour - Review + Tour Giveaway

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Escucha Means Listen From the mowing of the lawn to the splish-splashing of rain puddles, Talia Aikens-Nuñez’s bilingual picture book Escucha Means Listen introduces toddlers and babies to the sweet sounds around them. Take a journey through the world—just listening. Escucha Means Listen helps children discover sounds around them in English and Spanish. Excerpt: Buzz. Buzz. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?) Las abejas (The bees) circling the flowers. Woosh. Woosh. What do you hear? El viento (The wind) is whistling by. Shh. Shh. Qué oyes? (What do you hear?) Las hojas (The leaves) are dancing on the trees. Purchase Publisher      Amazon Review: Escucha Means Listen is a wonderfully written childrens story. I think it's a great way to introduce any child to learn to speak Spanish. Everyone should try and learn another language these days and doing it by reading this cute and fun story is a quick and easy way of doing it. The story is about a little girl who explor