26 December 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (81)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. This is one of my favorite memes because not only is my TBR pile so much bigger at the end of the night but also the covers are always amazing!

Title: Spellcaster
Author: Claudia Gray
Hitting the Shelves: March 05, 2013

When Nadia’s family moves to Captive’s Sound, she instantly realizes there’s more to it than meets the eye. Descended from witches, Nadia senses a dark and powerful magic at work in her new town. Mateo has lived in Captive’s Sound his entire life, trying to dodge the local legend that his family is cursed - and that curse will cause him to believe he’s seeing the future … until it drives him mad. When the strange dreams Mateo has been having of rescuing a beautiful girl—Nadia—from a car accident come true, he knows he’s doomed.

Despite the forces pulling them apart, Nadia and Mateo must work together to break the chains of his family’s terrible curse, and to prevent a disaster that threatens the lives of everyone around them. Shimmering with magic and mystery, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray’s new novel is sure to draw fans of the Hex Hall and Caster Chronicles series, and fans of the hit CW TV show The Secret Circle.

Why I want this: Love the author, love the cover and I love books about witchcraft and tempting fate! This sounds like an awesome read! Happy Wednesday! 

What are you waiting for?

04 December 2012

Touched Launch Party and Giveaway!

I was super excited to go to this event and see my friends that I hadn't seen in forever! I met up with Stacee @ Adventures of a Book Junkie and our friend Ava! Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach is one of the cutest bookstores ever and I always try to hit up their signings whenever possible. 

It's that cake so awesome looking? And it was really good! All chocolaty and yummy!

There was also a candy bar! How cool is that? The swag bags had awesome bookish goodies inside!

She read from her book (which sounds awesome by the way) and then I signing began! And of course, being the awesome blogger that I am, I got a copy just for you guys! It's US only so go ahead, enter away! 

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03 December 2012

Review: The Body at the Tower

Title: The Body at the Tower
Author: Y.S. Lee
Series: The Agency #2
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Find it Here: B&N, Goodreads, Mysterious Galaxy
Source: Library

This is another colourful, action-packed Victorian detective novel about the exploits of agent Mary Quinn. At a young age, Mary Quinn is rescued from the gallows and taken to Miss Scrimshaw's Academy for Girls. The school turns out to be a front for a private detective agency. At age 17, Mary takes on her first case (A Spy in the House). In this, the second book of the series, Mary Quinn sets out to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death at St. Stephen's Tower, better known as the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament. The accident occurred after hours in a highly public part of town and despite the presence of night watchmen. Mary, disguised as Mark Quinn, becomes a builder's assistant to find out the truth about the body at the tower.

My thoughts:

I love The Agency series so much! It’s full of great characters, fun plot lines and little bit of romantic interest thrown into the mix! It is so easy for me to let myself get swept up into the story of mystery and intrigue!

Mary is one of my favorite mystery detectives! Not only is she smart but she is embarking on this awesome career during a time when women were expected to marry and take care of the children. Being a detective is the last thing any man would expect her to be. She is also very quick and cunning; she can pick up on the tinniest of clues and unravel it until the very end. The scenes between Mary and James Easton are always my favorite! They have this awesome sexual tension that just continues to brew and eventually boils over when they can’t keep their hands off each other! And they complement each other very well!

The assignments that Mary gets are always so intriguing! The mysteries are just complicated enough to where you can follow along easily but I’m still unable to figure out for myself until close to the ending. These always make for the best type of mysteries, in my opinion! I give The Body at the Tower 4 hearts because there is no doubt in my mind that I will continue reading this series!

02 December 2012

Stacking the Shelves (23)

Hey there! Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves! This awesome meme is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and we get to show each other the books we acquired this week whether bought, from the library or for review!

Pretty slow week this week and I only got a few books!


Touched by Corrine Jackson

Netgalley Books:

Also Known As by Robin Benway
The Goddess Inheritance by Aimee Carter

01 December 2012

Top of My Pile (11)

Hey there and welcome to Top of My Pile! I decided to start this post because I often times feel the need to talk about the book that I'm currently reading and throw out some of the thoughts I have before I finish it! I usually have all these crazy theories about how the story is going to end or what's going to happen to the main characters. But by the time I get around to writing my review, I forget what was swirling around in my head. So that's why I started this new Saturday post. It also gives me a chance to let you know what I read this week and also, what I'm planning on reading next.

Currently Reading:

Defiance by C.J. Redwine
I am absolutely love this book! I love Logan and Rachel! There's so much attraction and tension between them it's practically electric! Then there's the revolution that's brewing and the Commander who is so evil! Oh, I can't wait to finish it and I hope there's not a huge cliffhanger but there probably will be. EEEKK! 

Reading this Week:

Hysteria by Megan Miranda
Perception by Kim Harrington
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Weekly Wrap-Up:

{Sunday} My book haul for Stacking the Shelves
{Monday} Middle Grade Monday: Review of The Time Traveling Fashionista by Bianca Turetsky
{Tuesday} Top ten most anticipated books of 2013
{Tuesday} Review of The Turning by Francine Prose
{Wednesday} Waited on Starcursed by Jessica Spotswood
{Thursday} Audio Book review of Outpost by Ann Aguirre
{Friday} Review of Red Rain by R.L. Stine
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