Jan 24, 2013

Book Review: The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck

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The Kassa Gambit by M.C. Planck




Ebook, 288 pages
Published on January 8, 2013 by Tor Books
(Provided for review by the publisher via NetGalley)

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Jan 22, 2013

Guest Post by Laura Lam: Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More of in YA Fiction

Guest Post by Laura Lam: Top Ten Settings I’d Like to See More of in YA Fiction
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

I found this guest post very interesting to write, as settings in YA are something I've thought about but never fully articulated. Normally, I speak more about characters, but a setting brings a character to life. I’m enchanted by rich worldbuilding.

It also sparked some interesting Twitter discussions when I put out a call for what other people want to see more of in YA when I was stuck on the 10th setting.

Jan 21, 2013

Character Interview & Giveaway: Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar

Blog Tour: Interred by Marilyn Almodóvar
Hosted by YA Bound.

Welcome to my stop on Interred Blog Tour. Read on if you want to find out more about Interred, first book in new young adult paranormal series by Marilyn Almodóvar. Also there is an awesome GIVEAWAY! :)

Jan 16, 2013

Book Review: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

Book Cover: The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell

The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell


Genre: YA Fantasy

Format: Ebook, 304 pages
Published On: January 10, 2013 by Penguin Young Readers Group
Source: Requested via NetGalley for review.

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First Sentence: "Lady Renee de Winter turned her back to the parlor, where her father's clerk counted gold crowns into the visitor's waiting palm."

Jan 15, 2013

Top Ten 2013 Adult Speculative Fiction Debuts I'm Looking Forward To


This was the toughest Top Ten list for me to write so far. Why? Because, although I have rather long list of waiting-to-be-published books on Goodreads, they are mostly sequels to series I am reading or new books by authors I already read. When I had to filter down that list to debut authors, I had only two books left.

Desperate time need desperate measures, so I had to do my share of googling and scouring the catalogs of some of my favorite publishers until I found a list of books that I was some-what satisfied with. The list could probably be better and I bet there are some awesome books out there I didn't mention here.

Jan 12, 2013

New Books for 05. Jan. - 11. Jan.

In my Mailbox And Stacking The Shelves
IMM is hosted by The Story Siren & STS is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Here is a list of books that I bought or received from various sources during last week.


The pile of books that I have to review is REALLY getting out of control. I am adding another goal to my bookish goals for 2013, I'm gonna try to do not request any new books from NetGalley for a month. If I manage I will try even to prolong it until March 1st. Wish me luck. :)

Jan 10, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Spirit Fighter & Fire Prophet by Jerel Law


Hosted by YA Bound.

Welcome to my stop in on Fire Prophet Blog Tour. Read on if you want to find out more Spirit Fighter & Fire Prophet, first two books in fantasy series Son of Angels by Jerel Law. Also there is an awesome GIVEAWAY! :)

And here's link for those who want to check out the rest of the Fire Prophet Blog Tour schedule.

Jan 8, 2013

Top Ten Bookish Goals For 2013


As each New Year starts we make some goals or so called New Year Resolutions. You know what I mean - this year you are finally going to lose that extra weight or clean up that messy store-room...

I am always ambitious with my plans, because, you know, this year I am going to fix & organise it all and by the end everything is going to be perfect. Of course, this never happens, I usually manage to complete just some of my goals but... As the smart little bunny in the picture below says: "If I gotta fail, I'm gonna fail big!"

Jan 5, 2013

New Books for 22. Dec. - 04. Jan.

In my Mailbox And Stacking The Shelves
IMM is hosted by The Story Siren & STS is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

Here is a list of books that I bought or received from various sources during last two weeks.


So, here I am after my holiday break. :) I hope you had nice time and had a good rest during the holidays. I sure did. Sorry if I did not respond to comments or tweets, but now I'm back (or will be back after brake for the weekend LOL).

Jan 4, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Doomed by Tracy Deebs

Blog Tour: Doomed by Tracy Deebs
Hosted by Itching For Books

Another great book tour organised by Shane @ Itching For Books. I didn't hear about Doomed by Tracy Deebs before I saw blog tour sign-up but summary appealed to my inner-geek so here I am. :)

My part of the blog tour today is to offer you my thoughts about the book and to try and make a dream cast for the movie. Also of course you have an opportunity to check out the book summary, find out a little bit more about the author & enter awesome GIVEAWAY!!!



Book Cover: Doomed by Tracy Deebs

Doomed by Tracy Deebs




Ebook, 481 pages
Published on January 8, 2013 by Walker Childrens
(Provided for review by blog tour organisator)

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