Review - The Pledge

Friday, March 29, 2013

TITLE: The Pledge (The Pledge #1)
AUTHOR: Kimberly Derting
RELEASE DATE: November 15th 2011
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry
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“In the violent country of Ludania, the classes are strictly divided by the language they speak. The smallest transgression, like looking a member of a higher class in the eye while they are speaking their native tongue, results in immediate execution. Seventeen-year-old Charlaina has always been able to understand the languages of all classes, and she's spent her life trying to hide her secret. The only place she can really be free is the drug-fueled underground clubs where people go to shake off the oppressive rules of the world they live in. It's there that she meets a beautiful and mysterious boy named Max who speaks a language she's never heard before . . . and her secret is almost exposed.

Charlie is intensely attracted to Max, even though she can't be sure where his real loyalties lie. As the emergency drills give way to real crisis and the violence escalates, it becomes clear that Charlie is the key to something much bigger: her country's only chance for freedom from the terrible power of a deadly regime.”

Sunday Short - March 24th, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


Mind Games by Kiersten White ( 2 hearts )
Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (  3 hearts )
One Good Earl Deserves a Lover (#2) by Sarah Maclean ( 4 hearts )
Sealed with a Curse by Cecy Robson ( 4 hearts )
  A Cast of Stones by Patrick Carr ( 3.5 hearts )
Closed Hearts #2 by Susan Kaye Quinn ( 2.5 hearts )
Girl Under Glass by Monica Enderle Pierce ( 3.5 hearts )

First Grave on the Right | Review

Saturday, March 23, 2013

TITLE: First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)
AUTHOR: Darynda Jones
RELEASE DATE: February 1st 2011
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Press
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“Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can't she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?”

Prodigy | Review

Thursday, March 21, 2013

TITLE: Prodigy (Legend #2)
AUTHOR: Marie Lu
RELEASE DATE: January 29th 2013
PUBLISHER: Putnam Juvenile
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“Injured and on the run, it has been seven days since June and Day barely escaped Los Angeles and the Republic with their lives. Day is believed dead having lost his own brother to an execution squad who thought they were assassinating him. June is now the Republic's most wanted traitor. Desperate for help, they turn to the Patriots - a vigilante rebel group sworn to bring down the Republic. But can they trust them or have they unwittingly become pawns in the most terrifying of political games?”

Review - Any Duchess Will Do

Monday, March 18, 2013

TITLE: Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove #4)
AUTHOR: Tessa Dare
RELEASE DATE: May 28th 2013
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“Griffin York, the Duke of Halford, has no desire to wed this season—or any season—but his diabolical mother abducts him to “Spinster Cove” and insists he select a bride from the ladies in residence. Griff decides to teach her a lesson that will end the marriage debate forever. He chooses the serving girl.

Overworked and struggling, Pauline Simms doesn’t dream about dukes. All she wants is to hang up her barmaid apron and open a bookshop. That dream becomes a possibility when an arrogant, sinfully attractive duke offers her a small fortune for a week’s employment. Her duties are simple: submit to his mother’s “duchess training"... and fail miserably.

But in London, Pauline isn’t a miserable failure. She’s a brave, quick-witted, beguiling failure—a woman who ignites Griff’s desire and soothes the darkness in his soul. Keeping Pauline by his side won’t be easy. Even if Society could accept a serving girl duchess—can a roguish duke convince a serving girl to trust him with her heart?”

Sunday Short - March 17th, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


Any Dutchess Will Do #4 (arc) by Tessa Dare (  4 hearts )
The Exemeus #1 by  (For Blog Tour) ( 3 hearts )
Prodigy #2 by Maria Lu (  4 hearts )
 The Pledge by Kimberly Dertling ( 3 hearts )
The Ruining by Anna Collomore ( 4 hearts )
First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones ( 4 hearts )

Review - Angelfall

Saturday, March 16, 2013

TITLE: Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days #1)
AUTHOR: Susan Ee
RELEASE DATE: May 23rd 2013
PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton
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“It's been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel.

Raffe is a warrior who lies broken and wingless on the street. After eons of fighting his own battles, he finds himself being rescued from a desperate situation by a half-starved teenage girl.

Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they have only each other to rely on for survival. Together, they journey toward the angels' stronghold in San Francisco where she'll risk everything to rescue her sister and he'll put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.”

Review - Altered

Friday, March 15, 2013

TITLE: Altered (Altered #1)
AUTHOR: Jennifer Rush
RELEASE DATE: January 1st 2013
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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“Everything about Anna’s life is a secret. Her father works for the Branch at the helm of its latest project: monitoring and administering treatments to the four genetically altered boys in the lab below their farmhouse. There’s Nick, Cas, Trev . . . and Sam, who has stolen Anna’s heart. When the Branch decides it’s time to take the boys, Sam stages an escape, killing the agents sent to retrieve them.

Anna is torn between following Sam or staying behind in the safety of her everyday life. But her father pushes her to flee, making Sam promise to keep her away from the Branch, at all costs. There’s just one problem. Sam and the boys don’t remember anything before living in the lab—not even their true identities.

Now on the run, Anna soon discovers that she and Sam are connected in more ways than either of them expected. And if they’re both going to survive, they must piece together the clues of their past before the Branch catches up to them and steals it all away.”

Review - Revolution 19

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

TITLE: Revolution 19 (Revolution 19 #1)
AUTHOR: Gregg Rosenblum
RELEASE DATE: January 8th 2013
PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
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“Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.

Only a few escaped the robot revolution of 2071. Kevin, Nick, and Cass are lucky —they live with their parents in a secret human community in the woods. Then their village is detected and wiped out. Hopeful that other survivors have been captured by bots, the teens risk everything to save the only people they have left in the world—by infiltrating a city controlled by their greatest enemies.

Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. With a dynamic cast of characters, this surefire blockbuster has everything teen readers want—action, drama, mystery, and romance. Written by debut novelist Gregg Rosenblum, this gripping story shouldn’t be missed.”

Sunday Short - March 10th, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum ( 2 hearts )
Altered by Jennifer Rush ( 4.5 hearts )
Angelfall by Susan Ee (  4 hearts )
Chalice by Robin Mckinley ( 1.5 hearts )

Review - Etiquette & Espionage

Saturday, March 9, 2013

TITLE: Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School #1)
AUTHOR: Gail Carriger
RELEASE DATE: February 5th 2013
PUBLISHER: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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“Fourteen-year-old Sophronia is a great trial to her poor mother. Sophronia is more interested in dismantling clocks and climbing trees than proper manners--and the family can only hope that company never sees her atrocious curtsy. Mrs. Temminnick is desperate for her daughter to become a proper lady. So she enrolls Sophronia in Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality.

But Sophronia soon realizes the school is not quite what her mother might have hoped. At Mademoiselle Geraldine's, young ladies learn to finish...everything. Certainly, they learn the fine arts of dance, dress, and etiquette, but they also learn to deal out death, diversion, and espionage--in the politest possible ways, of course. Sophronia and her friends are in for a rousing first year's education.”

Review - The Art of Wishing

Friday, March 8, 2013

TITLE: The Art of Wishing (The Art of Wishing #1)
AUTHOR: Lindsay Ribar
RELEASE DATE: March 21st 2013
PUBLISHER: Dial Books For Young Readers
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“He can grant her wishes, but only she can save his life.

Margo McKenna has a plan for just about everything, from landing the lead in her high school play to getting into a good college. So when she finds herself in possession of a genie's ring and the chance to make three wishes, she doesn't know what to do. Why should she put her life into someone else's hands?

But Oliver is more than just a genie -- he's also a sophomore at Margo's high school, and he's on the run from a murderer. As he and Margo grow closer, she discovers that it will take more than three wishes to save him.

A whole lot more.”

Review - City of a Thousand Dolls

Thursday, March 7, 2013

TITLE: City of a Thousand Dolls (Bhinian Empire #1)
AUTHOR: Miriam Forster
RELEASE DATE: February 5th 2013
PUBLISHER: Harper Teen
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“Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a child. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the isolated estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins. Nisha makes her way as Matron’s assistant, her closest companions the mysterious cats that trail her shadow. Only when she begins a forbidden flirtation with the city’s handsome young courier does she let herself imagine a life outside the walls. Until one by one, girls around her start to die.

Before she becomes the next victim, Nisha decides to uncover the secrets that surround the girls’ deaths. But by getting involved, Nisha jeopardizes not only her own future in the City of a Thousand Dolls—but her own life.”

Cover Reveal - The Liberator

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Title: The Liberator #2
Author: Victoria Scott
Second book in the Dante Walker trilogy.

The official book blurb will be revealed April 2013.

In the meantime, here's a note from Author Victoria Scott:

Hey guys! While I can't reveal many details yet, I will say this book was enormously emotional to write. More action, new characters, higher stakes, and a whole lot of sexy. I hope you enjoy reading the next chapter of Dante Walker's story!

By the way, Dante wants me to tell you..."Things only get darker from here, doll. Might want to hold my hand for this."

Review - Blaze

Monday, March 4, 2013

TITLE: Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillains)
AUTHOR: Laurie Boyle Crompton
RELEASE DATE: February 1st 2013
PUBLISHER: Sourcebooks Fire
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“Blaze is tired of spending her life on the sidelines, drawing comics and feeling invisible. She's desperate for soccer star Mark to notice her. And when her BFF texts Mark a photo of Blaze in sexy lingerie, it definitely gets his attention. After a hot date in the back of her minivan, Blaze is flying high, but suddenly Mark's feelings seem to have been blasted by a freeze-ray gun, and he dumps her. Blaze gets her revenge by posting a comic strip featuring uber-villain Mark the Shark. Mark then retaliates by posting her "sext" photo, and, overnight, Blaze goes from Super Virgin Girl to Super Slut. That life on the sidelines is looking pretty good right about now...”

Sunday Short - March 3rd, 2013

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Paper Bindings - Weekly Recap


Eternal Vows #1 by Chrissy Peebles ( 2 hearts )
Dangerous Voices by Rae Carson ( 2 hearts )
Promise #1 by Kristie Cook ( 4 hearts )
Purpose #2 by Kristie Cook ( 4 hearts )
Devotion #3 by Kristie Cook ( 4 hearts )
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale ( 2 hearts )
Halo by  Alexandra Adornetto ( 2 hearts )
Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger ( 3 hearts )

The Indigo Spell | Review

Saturday, March 2, 2013

TITLE: The Indigo Spell (Bloodlines #3)
AUTHOR: Richelle Mead
RELEASE DATE: February 12th 2013
PUBLISHER: Razorbill / Penguin Group
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“Sydney Sage is an Alchemist, one of a group of humans who dabble in magic and serve to bridge the worlds of humans and vampires. Alchemists protect vampire secrets - and human lives.

In the aftermath of a forbidden moment that rocked Sydney to her core, she struggles to draw the line between her Alchemist teachings and what her heart is urging her to do.

Then she finally tracks down the elusive, enigmatic Marcus Finch - a former Alchemist who the organization denies exists, and who lives in shadows, on the run. With Marcus's help, Sydney realizes that the group she's been loyal to her whole life has been hiding the truth from her. Is it possible that her golden lily tattoo might have more power over her than she thinks?

As she struggles to come to terms with what that might mean, Sydney is compelled to use her magical powers to track down an evil magic user who is targeting powerful young witches. Using magic goes against everything she always thought she believed, but she realizes that her only hope is to embrace her special blood - or else she might be next.

Forging her own way is harder than Sydney ever dreamed. Maybe by turning off her brain - and following her heart - she'll be able to finally figure out where she belongs.”

Scarlet | Review

Friday, March 1, 2013

TITLE: Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2)
AUTHOR: Marissa Meyer (
RELEASE DATE: February 5th 2013
PUBLISHER: Feiwel and Friends
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“Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.”