"To find out what a story's really about,' the Librarian said,

'you don't ask the writer. You ask the reader."

- SNOW & ROSE by Emily Winfield Martin

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Updates and June 2013 Book Haul #47

Yay, it feels so good to be in the book-game again :)
My "sickness" pretty much prevented me from doing anything and everything... and that was the first 4 months of my pregnancy with Baby Bee #3! So thankful that my health has returned and that Baby Bee continues to strive too! Our due date is in November, got a long way to go :) And hopefully, crossing fingers, the morning sickness and other bad cooties will stay away 'cause this mama has lots of things to do before he/she arrives...

I've been reading a lot lately - finally! I've read about 14 books in the last 5 weeks, and I hope to start posting my reviews on most of them starting next week! I'm so excited to share my thoughts with you!

Here is my book haul for the last 5 weeks... I've received other books in the prior months, but we're also in the process of moving, and those have been packed away already... and I can't remember what they were, lol! After the move, I hope to do another bookshelf tour since we'll have a built-in bookshelf next to our already packed shelves :) Our new home is very book and scrapbooking friendly, can't wait to get in there, lol!

Thanks for stopping by!
Please be sure to say 'hi' and leave your links too :) xo

What happened on the blog last week:
- Waiting On Wednesday #57: Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone
- Cover Reveal: Face of Death (Touch of Death #3) by Kelly Hashway 

Current book haul... 

For review:
- Stalked by Death (Touch of Death #2) (ARC) by Kelly Hashway (YA) from Spencer Hill Press
- The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two (Fairyland #3) (ARC) by Catherynne M. Valente (MG) from Macmillan

From Giveaways:
- Spies and Prejudice (ARC) by Talia Vance (YA) from Library Thing

- Obsession (eBook) by Jennifer L. Armentrout (New Adult) 
- Wait For You (eBook) by J. Lynn (New Adult) 
- Going Vintage (eBook) by Lindsey Leav (YA)
- Let the Sky Fall (eBook) by Shannon Messenger (YA)

Friday, June 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: FACE OF DEATH (Touch of Death #3) by Kelly Hashway

(Touch of Death #3)
by Kelly Hashway
Expected release date: January 7th, 2014
Published by: Spencer Hill Press
Genre: Young Adult
Formats: eBook, Paperback


"Having fallen at the hands of Hades, Jodi's enduring torture like she never imagined. Worse, she has to watch her Ophi friends suffer along with her - the punishment doled out by the very people she'd sentenced to life in Tartarus. Hell. This is one reunion Jodi hoped would never happen, but now she must find a way to free them all.
Except the underworld is nearly impossible to escape.
Jodi's one chance may rest in raising the human soul she killed when she drank Medusa's blood.
But splitting her human soul from her Ophi soul means living a double life: One as an Ophi experiencing unspeakable torture and the other as the human she could have been if she never came into her powers. With her two worlds colliding, Jodi will have to make the toughest decision she's faced yet."


Living a double life?! This story just keeps getting more and more interesting...
and, the cover is absolutely stunning! I like that they continued with the same dress in different colors and poses - it's all about Jodi! 

What do you think??? 

Read more about books 1 and 2...

Release date: January 15th, 2013


"Jodi Marshall isn’t sure how she went from normal teenager to walking disaster. One minute she’s in her junior year of high school, spending time with her amazing boyfriend and her best friend. The next she’s being stalked by some guy no one seems to know.

After the stranger, Alex, reveals himself, Jodi learns he’s not a normal teenager and neither is she. With a kiss that kills and a touch that brings the dead back to life, Jodi discovers she’s part of a branch of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac, Ophiuchus. A branch of necromancers that are descendents of Medusa. A branch of necromancers with poisoned blood writhing in their veins.

Jodi’s deadly to the living and even more deadly to the deceased. She has to leave her old, normal life behind before she hurts the people she loves. As if that isn’t difficult enough, Jodi discovers she’s the chosen one who has to save the rest of her kind from perishing at the hands of Hades. If she can’t figure out how to control her power, history will repeat itself, and her race will become extinct."

Expected release date: July 23rd, 2013


Jodi knows that any slip-ups made by the Ophi--a special group of necromancers born under the 13th sign of the zodiac--will fall on her shoulders... and that Hades is just waiting for them to screw up so he can wipe out the Ophi line.

Unfortunately, Jodi has only convinced one Ophi to join her school: A hot guy named Chase who jeopardizes her relationship with Alex. Jodi loves Alex, but Chase can enhance her powers with just a touch—making her stronger than any Ophi has ever been.

Her mixed emotions send her powers surging out of control, and the dead start rising without her conscious summoning—exactly what Hades doesn't want! If she chooses Alex over Chase, she may lose the battle to Hades, leading the Ophi race to extinction. If she chooses Chase, she might be able to stop Hades for good… but lose everything else.

Jodi needs to figure things out fast--because death is stalking her at every turn.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday #57: TIME AFTER TIME (Time Between Us #2) by Tamara Ireland Stone

It has been a long time since I've done a 'Waiting On Wednesday' post - 
I feel so out of the loop! Now that I am feeling up to it, I really need to catch up on all the good books that will be releasing in the Fall/Winter! 
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone's posts today :) 
Please be sure to say 'hi' and leave your links for me - thanks!!! xo

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by  Breaking the Spine. 
This is were we get to 'spotlight' books that we are anxiously waiting to be released! The ones that we are dying to get our hands on and read into the wee hours of the night and, quite possibly, to make our shelves look all pretty too :)

What I'm waiting on... 

(Time Between Us #2) 
by Tamara Ireland Stone
Expected release date: October 8th, 2013
Published by: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Young Adult - Romance, Time Travel


"Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. 

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?"

"Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time."

Why I'm waiting on "TIME AFTER TIME"...

I absolutely fell head over heels for Bennett! And, of course, Anna and Bennett's love story!
I really want to see how Bennett manages to continue to time travel to be with Anna, and even more so since he sees something (in the future?) that can change everything! 

SO, what are you waiting on this week??? 

Friday, June 21, 2013

Updates coming soon!

I've missed you all SO very much! 
I've missed my books even more :)

I've been feeling better!... I've been reading a ton!!! 
Lots to catch up - starting next week! 
SO stay tuned!!! xoxo 

Happy 1st day of summer!!! and last day of school for us!!!

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