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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (30)

A Reader of Fictions

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf (30)

Hello everyone! I've had a good week, and am eager for next week's holiday. I'll be celebrating Thanksgiving with my parents and some of my best friends, and a lot of wine. What are you all doing to celebrate the holiday?

Note: the word I couldn't remember: synesthesia. Thanks for telling me this three hours later, brain!

For Review:
Cascade - Maryanne O'Hara
Austensibly Ordinary - Alyssa Goodnight
Marco Impossible - Hannah Moskowitz
King of the Dead (Jeremiah Hunt #2) - Joseph Nassise

Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2) - Laini Taylor
How It Ends - Laura Wiess

*Many thanks to Penguin, TLC Book Tours, Alyssa Goodnight, Macmillan, and Tor for honoring me with review copies!*



Blogger Lilian said...

OOOOO, I saw Days of Blood and Starlight at Barnes and Nobles last week! I just stood there and stares at the cover for ten ...mesmerizing stuff. Seeing covers in real life is really different from seeing them on screen. And then I also stared at Mystic City for it's shiny, foil-like textured cover. I have a library copy, BUT they put a protective clear cover over it, so the cover doesn't look half as amazing. Same with Chase Novak's Breed (IT HAD SUCH A COOL RUBBERY FEEL TO IT! IT BLOWS MY MIND. WHERE DO THEY GET THIS RUBBERY PAPER!?!?)

Ah! and Cascade! I loved the cover of Cascade when I first saw it on ShelfAwareness' newsletter! the book is on my TBR. looking forward to your review!

*has a runny nose* oh fudge, winter is coming.

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

November 18, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

oh yes, and Thanksgiving...which I will probably spend stuffing my face with pumpkin pie then frantically typing final thesis papers and finishing my art projects for school (I have new respect for anyone who can do still-motion videos).

November 18, 2012 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Ooooh the cover for Cascade is GORGEOUS! I love it too! I love getting personal notes from authors, it's so thoughtful and makes what we do for a little more worth while. Ooooh in Unltraviolet the girl has synesthesia, it was so cool to be inside her head. I really need to read the Mira Grant books, I hear great things about it. Great haul chick!

November 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

OOO, Cascade looks wonderful! And you were saying that you are not getting anything from Penguin :))) Oh, I've got Eyes to See by Nasisse, so very excited to read it at the same time as you! Fab reads this week, Christina! I hope you enjoy them all!

November 18, 2012 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Steph Sinclair said...

Hahaha! You're so funny! I can't wait to see what you think of Days of Blood and Starlight.

November 18, 2012 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Renae @ Respiring Thoughts said...

I have a review copy of Cascade as well. Not sure what I'm going to think of it.

And I got Days of Blood & Starlight in the mail this week as well.

November 18, 2012 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Sarah(Sarahandherbookshelves) said...

Great Haul Christina!
Cascade has a really nice cover, and it sounds really interesting.

November 18, 2012 at 6:06 PM  
Blogger Nori said...

Cascade looks gorgeous! You got some great stuff for review! Though, I think my favorite part of your video was the ending you didn't edit out! I miss your face!

November 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM  
Blogger Bekka said...

Ooh I really love Laura Wiess. Her book Leftovers sits on my all-time favorites list.

November 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Your brain is totally made of fail. ;) Cascade does have a gorgeous cover. I didn't really love the blurb, but I hope you enjoy it!

I have How it Ends and I haven't read it yet. And I can't wait to start Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I hopefully will be reading that one soon.

Great haul!

November 18, 2012 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I am quite curious about Marco Impossible and am very drawn to the cover.

ALSO! DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT. I need to seriously hurry up with current netgalley book and read that one SOON.

Happy, happy, happy reading :-D

November 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh yeah, libraries have to do that to protect it. So many hardbacks I've gotten recently have had that velvety feel to them and I just stand there petting them when I open the packages. :)

Cascade had that style, as does Days of Blood and Starlight.

Ugh, I've had a runny nose since fall began. Damn allergies!

November 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Still motion videos? O_O That sounds like an oxymoron.

November 19, 2012 at 2:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Isn't it?!?! I was so surprised when the card turned up. Ooh, I didn't remember that about Ultraviolet. I need to read that!


November 19, 2012 at 2:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, ha! We were talking about Penguin Teen. :-p I got this through TLC anyway.

Ooh, we can compare notes!

November 19, 2012 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

It will be my reward when I finish my book challenge. For now, only review books and short books. :/

November 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Won't know until you try!

November 19, 2012 at 3:44 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Bahaha, I don't know how to edit... lol. But I kind of like that it lets people see my ridiculousness. I miss you too! ALA 2013!

November 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I really, really liked Ordinary Beauty. I want to read ALL of them.

November 19, 2012 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Christina said...


I haven't actually read the blurb for Cascade, but Audra loved it, so full steam ahead.

Ooooh, I will be so curious to see your thoughts!

November 19, 2012 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

It's so cute. I expect to be charmed.

I am reading when I finish my challenge. I've gone into DEFCON READALLTHEBOOKS.

November 19, 2012 at 4:09 PM  

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