Saturday, December 30, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #174


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Chapters Indigo introduced a new program called Indigo Teen Staff Pick of the Month. I won a copy of their November pick- The Last Namsara, and the lovely lady also sent me their December pick- Otherworld, thank you!!

Pickles with The Last Namsara and Otherworld!
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WoW #181: Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West


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Listen to Your Heart by Kasie WestListen to Your Heart
by Kasie West
May 29, 2018
352 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

 
#Sorrynotsorry that it's another KASIE WEST!! I need to get my hands on a copy asap XO

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Holidays!!


I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and soon Happy New Year!
 
Thank you so much to everyone that visits my blog/social media channels and reads my reviews. I'm so happy to get to know you and chat books! A big thank you to the publishers, distributors, authors and other publishing folks for working with me. It means the world to me to get to share the book love!
 
I can't wait to see what 2018 will bring!!
 
 
P.S. BookCatPin will be mostly quiet this week with the exception of a Waiting on Wednesday post (cause there's always new books to get out to the world!) ;)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #173


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The TMI series holds a special place in my heart so I had to get this 10th Anniversary Edition of City of Bones!

Pickles with City of Bones.

Many thank you to S&S Canada for this beautiful copy!

Ripple with The Wicked Deep.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, December 22, 2017

Review: Love, Life and the List by Kasie West

 
Love, Life and the List by Kasie WestLove, Life and the List
by Kasie West
December 26, 2017
384 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Everyone knows Abby Turner is in love with her best friend, Cooper Wells. Including Cooper Wells. But despite what people tell her, it doesn’t affect their friendship. And she’s practically over it, anyway. What she really can’t get over is when her boss at the local museum tells her that her paintings lack heart.

Art is Abby’s passion and she hopes her future as well. She is determined to change his mind and earn her way into the upcoming exhibit at the gallery. So along with her family’s help, she compiles “The Heart List,” a series of soulstretching experiences that are sure to make her a deeper person and better artist in six weeks or less. When Cooper decides to complete the list along with her, she realizes this list is expanding her heart in more ways than one. Maybe she needs to start another project.

Love, Life, and the List is about a girl who, in an effort to bring more emotional depth to her art, compiles a list of soul-stretching experiences to complete with her best friend—a boy she also happens to be in love with.


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

WoW #180: Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop Crispell


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Dreaming in Chocolate by Susan Bishop CrispellDreaming in Chocolate
by Susan Bishop Crispell
February 6, 2018
288 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A story of love, hot chocolate, and one little girl's wish for her mother that will make your heart swell.

At twenty-seven, Penelope Dalton is quickly ticking off items on a bucket list. Only the list isn’t hers. After her eight year-old daughter Ella is given just six months to live thanks to an inoperable brain tumor, Penelope is determined to fill Ella’s remaining days with as many new experiences as she can.

With an endless supply of magical gifts and recipes from the hot chocolate café Penelope runs alongside her mother in a small town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, she is able to give her daughter almost everything she wants. The one sticking point is Ella’s latest addition to her list: get a dad. And not just any dad. Ella has her sights set on Noah Gregory, her biological father and the only person Penelope knows to have proved her true love hot chocolate wrong.

Now Noah’s back in town for a few months—and as charming as ever—and the part of her that dreamed he was her fate in the first place wonders if she made the right decision to keep the truth of their daughter from him. The other, more practical part, is determined to keep him from breaking Ella’s heart too.

But as Ella’s health declines, Penelope must give in to her fate or face a future of regrets.

 
I really enjoyed Ms. Crispell's debut so I'm looking forward to what she brings in this new book of hers :)

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Cover Reveal - Interview & Giveaway: Society of Wishes (Wish Quartet #1) by Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh


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Society of Wishes
(Wish Quartet #1)
by Elise Kova & Lynn Larsh
January 29, 2018
 
Goodreads     Amazon

Goodreads Summary:
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

Josephina Espinosa makes her living as a hacker-for-hire in the Lone Star Republic, a remnant of the fractured U.S.A. That is, until the day she and her best friend are gunned down in a government raid.
With her dying breath, Jo uses magical lore passed down from her grandmother to summon a wish-granter. Her wish? To save her friend’s life. Except wishes have costs, and for Jo, the price is the erasure of her entire mortal existence.

Now, as the most recent addition to the mysterious Society of Wishes, Jo must form a new “life” alongside the seven other members, one of which being her savior himself. Living as an occupant of the Society’s lavish mansion should be quite the perk, but while it is furnished with everything its inhabitants could possibly need, it lacks one thing—freedom.
 
Her otherworldly identity crisis takes a backseat, however, when Jo learns that the friend she sacrificed everything for is headed down the same path to ruin. Jumping in head-first, Jo uses her newfound magical abilities to protect him, only to realize that the ripples of her actions have far-reaching consequences. When the Society’s aloof leader Snow decides to give her a taste of his own ancient magic, Jo discovers that there are threads woven into the tapestry of her new reality that reach far beyond the wishes she is now required to grant. Ones that, if tugged on, could mean the unraveling of her existence itself.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: Playing With Trouble (Desire Bay #1) by Joya Ryan


Playing With Trouble by Joya RyanPlaying With Trouble
(Desire Bay #1)
by Joya Ryan
March 21, 2017
208 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Recently divorced, Laura Baughman is taking her life back. After a decade away, she’s returning to Yachats, Oregon—the small town she couldn’t wait to leave after graduation—to take over her late mother’s beloved flower shop. Yet once she arrives, Laura discovers the store has been neglected and her father has partnered in construction with Jake Lock. The once-scrawny high school band geek is now successful—and irresistibly sexy—and set to inherit her family’s business. That is, unless Laura can prove in the next thirty days that she has what it takes to run the company.

Despite the heat between Jake and Laura, romance is out of the question. After her last disastrous relationship, Laura has sworn off men—especially one bent on crushing her dreams. That’s just fine with Jake, who thinks the gorgeous blonde is a pain in the neck…though admittedly one he’d like to put his lips all over.

Jake has a proposal to mix business with pleasure. But when a deal goes south, Laura is ready to pack up and skip town all over again. Does he have what it takes to convince her to stay?


Saturday, December 16, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #172


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December has been busy so I've fallen a little behind on the bookhaul pictures but here are some amazing titles I've gotten. Thank you so much to Scholastic Canada and PRH Canada! I'm especially going nuts over the new Kasie West book <3

Pickles with The Fandom, Listen to Your Heart, Bright Burns the Night, Storm-Wake and Whichwood.Ripple with Bonfire.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Thursday, December 14, 2017

2017 Debut Authors Bash - Interview, Review and Giveaway: Heather Fawcett of Even the Darkest Stars


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The Debut Authors Bash is an event where bloggers are paired with a debut author to spread their awesomeness on their blog. It is a month-long event so be sure to check out the full schedule here!
 
 
Hello everyone, please welcome Heather Fawcett to the blog to today to talk about her debut novel, Even the Darkest Stars! Read my fun interview with her and then see what I thought of the book ;) There's even a chance to win a copy of Even the Darkest Stars!
 
 
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Even the Darkest Stars
(Even the Darkest Stars #1)
by Heather Fawcett
September 5, 2017
432 pages

Goodreads     Indigo
 
Goodreads Summary:
Kamzin has always dreamed of becoming one of the emperor’s royal explorers, the elite climbers tasked with mapping the wintry, mountainous Empire and spying on its enemies. She knows she could be the best in the world, if only someone would give her a chance.

But everything changes when the mysterious and eccentric River Shara, the greatest explorer ever known, arrives in her village and demands to hire Kamzin—not her older sister, Lusha, as everyone had expected—for his next expedition. This is Kamzin’s chance to prove herself—even though River’s mission to retrieve a rare talisman for the emperor means cimbing Raksha, the tallest and deadliest mountain in the Aryas. Then, Lusha sets off on her own mission to Raksha with a rival explorer, and Kamzin must decide what’s most important to her: protecting her sister from the countless perils of the climb or beating her to the summit.

The challenges of climbing Raksha are unlike anything Kamzin expected—or prepared for—with avalanches, ice chasms, ghosts, and other dangers at every turn. And as dark secrets are revealed, Kamzin must unravel the truth about their mission and her companions—while surviving the deadliest climb she has ever faced.
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WoW #179: Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-Logsted


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Zombie Abbey by Lauren Baratz-LogstedZombie Abbey
by Lauren Baratz-Logsted
April 3, 2018
300 pages

Goodreads      Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
1920, England

And the three teenage Clarke sisters thought what they’d wear to dinner was their biggest problem…

Lady Kate, the entitled eldest.
Lady Grace, lost in the middle and wishing she were braver.
Lady Lizzy, so endlessly sunny, it’s easy to underestimate her.

Then there’s Will Harvey, the proud, to-die-for—and possibly die with!—stable boy; Daniel Murray, the resourceful second footman with a secret; Raymond Allen, the unfortunate-looking young duke; and Fanny Rogers, the unsinkable kitchen maid.

Upstairs! Downstairs! Toss in some farmers and villagers!

None of them ever expected to work together for any reason.

But none of them had ever seen anything like this.

 
This book caught my attention at the Raincoast Books preview event earlier this year! It just sounds like load of fun XD

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Twisted Truths (Blood Brothers #3) by Rebecca Zanetti


Twisted Truths by Rebecca ZanettiTwisted Truths
(Blood Brothers #3)
by Rebecca Zanetti
November 14, 2017
432 pages

Goodreads     Indigo

Goodreads Summary:
Full of intrigue and turns you won't see coming, TWISTED TRUTHS is New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti at her suspenseful best.
You can't escape the past . . .


Noni is desperate. Her infant niece has been kidnapped, and the only person who can save her is a private detective with too many secrets to count--and more enemies than he can name. A man who walked away from Noni without any warning a year ago, a man who broke her heart. But with Talia's life on the line, Noni needs his help now more than ever--and this time, she won't take no for an answer . . .

The moment Denver Jones sees Noni, the memories come rushing back. The fire in her eyes. The determination in her voice. The danger of having her in his life. Denver had to push her away once, but now with vicious criminals threatening Noni and her niece, he'll do whatever it takes to protect them. But enemies from his past are circling, and they'll use anything--and anyone--to get to Denver.

With twists and turns that will blow you away, TWISTED TRUTHS is sexy, action-packed suspense at its very best from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti.

 

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #171


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My Black Friday haul from BookOutlet finally arrived! Some of the books weren't in the best of shapes which was a little disappointing but I'm still really happy with what I managed to snatch up :)

Pickles and our BookOutlet haul.
 
This was an unexpected surprise from Tor Teen, thank you~ I actually have read the two previous books in the series so I might give this one a try!
 
Ripple with Seriously Hexed.

What did you add to your shelves this week?
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

2017 Debut Authors Bash - Interview and Giveaway: Tracey Neithercott of Gray Wolf Island


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Hello everyone! I'm so excited to welcome author Tracey Neithercott to the blog today to talk about her debut novel, Gray Wolf Island! Check out Tracey's very thoughtful answers to our interview and don't forget to enter for a chance to win a copy of her book!
 
 
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott
Gray Wolf Island
by Tracey Neithercott
October 10, 2017
336 pages

Goodreads     Indigo
 
Goodreads Summary:
Right before Sadie died, she begged her sister, Ruby, to do the one thing she could never do herself: Find the treasure on Gray Wolf Island.

With just a mysterious treasure map as a guide, Ruby reluctantly allows some friends to join her on the hunt, each of whom is touched by magic: a boy allegedly born to a virgin, a girl who never sleeps, a boy who can foresee his own death, and a boy with deep ties to the island. Each of them is also keeping a secret—something they’ll have to reveal in order to reach the treasure.

As the secrets come to light, Ruby will have to decide: Can she make peace with her friends’ troubled pasts and continue to trust them? Can she forgive herself for doing the unspeakable? Deep in the wilderness of Gray Wolf Island, Ruby’s choices will determine if they make it out with the treasure—or merely with their lives.

From debut author Tracey Neithercott comes a darkly compelling tale of profound friendship, adventure, and finding the strength to tell the truth.

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

WoW #178: Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young


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Sky in the Deep by Adrienne YoungSky in the Deep
by Adrienne Young
April 24, 2018
352 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old Eelyn’s world is war. Raised to fight alongside her Aska clansmen in a generations-old blood feud against the Riki, her life is brutal but simple: fight and survive. Until the day she sees the impossible on the battlefield—her brother, fighting with the enemy—the brother she watched die five years ago.

Faced with her brother's betrayal, she must survive the winter in the mountains with the Riki if she wants to make it back to the fjord after the thaw. But when she begins to see herself in the people she's been taught to hate, the world Eelyn once knew begins to crumble. And after the village is raided by a ruthless clan many believe to be a myth, Eelyn is given no choice but to trust Fiske, her brother’s friend who has tried more than once to kill her. Together, they must end the blood feud between their clans or watch their people be slaughtered.

A lush, Viking-age inspired fantasy about loyalty, forgiveness, and the definition of family.

 
Look at that killer cover! I read a teaser of this one and it was promising and I have a friend who's already read it and says it's super good. I can't wait!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, December 4, 2017

DNF Review: Zero Repeat Forever (The Nahx Invasions #1) by Gabrielle Prendergast


Zero Repeat Forever by Gabrielle Prendergast
Zero Repeat Forever
(The Nahx Invasions #1)
by Gabrielle Prendergast
August 29, 2017
496 pages


Goodreads Summary:
He has no voice, or name, only a rank, Eighth. He doesn’t know the details of the mission, only the directives that hum in his mind.

Dart the humans. Leave them where they fall.

His job is to protect his Offside. Let her do the shooting.

Until a human kills her…

Sixteen year-old Raven is at summer camp when the terrifying armored Nahx invade, annihilating entire cities, taking control of the Earth. Isolated in the wilderness, Raven and her friends have only a fragment of instruction from the human resistance.

Shelter in place.

Which seems like good advice at first. Stay put. Await rescue. Raven doesn’t like feeling helpless but what choice does she have?

Then a Nahx kills her boyfriend.

Thrown together in a violent, unfamiliar world, Eighth and Raven should feel only hate and fear. But when Raven is injured, and Eighth deserts his unit, their survival comes to depend on trusting each other…

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #170


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The last of my birthday bookmail came from a friend who knows I love reading~ He got two books off my Amazon wishlist and I couldn't be more excited :D

Pickles with Into the Bright Unknown and Song of the Current. 
 
Kids Can Press surprised me with a package of their 2018 upcoming titles! Thank you! They all sound wonderful!
 
Ripple with Someday, Somewhere, Rebel with a Cupcake, Whisper and Summer Constellations.
 
What did you add to your shelves this week?

Friday, December 1, 2017

Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills


Foolish Hearts by Emma MillsFoolish Hearts
by Emma Mills
December 5, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

 
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