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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (44)

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Sunday, February 24, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (44)

My book haul this week made me so happy. Some lovely ladies were super sweet to me! Hope you all got great book hauls too. Leave a comment and I'll stop by your haul too!



Bloggers Mentioned:
Kayla Beck of Bibliophilia, Please


For Review:
Maybe, Tonight? - Bridie Clark
When We Wake (When We Wake #1) - Karen Healey
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest - Charles De Lint

Gifted:
Earth Girl (Earth Girl #1) - Janet Edwards
Meant to Be - Lauren Morrill (review)
A Long, Long Sleep - Anna Sheehan (review)
Come See About Me - C. K. Kelly Martin

*Thanks to Macmillan, Kayla Beck, Lisa, and Little, Brown for the beautiful books*

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26 Comments:

Blogger Tez Miller said...

I love A Long, Long Sleep! When We Wake & Earth Girl are pretty good, too. Don't like Earth Girl's US cover, though - UK one is much more accurate, in my opinion.

February 24, 2013 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews said...

I also got Maybe Tonight. It looks really good. I've read the first couple pages, but ultimately put it down because it doesn't come out til August. But I love the idea of a choose your own adventure YA.

I can't wait to read When We Wake. It's been on my TBR for MONTHS now.

February 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM  
Blogger Kayla Beck said...

I'm so glad that Earth Girl made it to you! And I'm happy that you got your blogger love in a crappy time. You're one of the hardest working and deserving bloggers that I know! :-)

February 24, 2013 at 4:44 AM  
Blogger Lilian said...

Woah, I didn't know A Long, Long Sleep had a paperback edition with such a lovely cover! Now I want to buy one for myself, just so I can make my friends read it.

Choose Your Own Adveture is so nineties! I remember those were the only kind of Goosebumps I read. And I would "Cheat" and go back to choose other options because I wanted a happy ending.
I am interested in seeing how Maybe, Tonight uses the format though. But how would you review it? read through all the options?

Never heard of Earth Girl. *sulk*

Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

February 24, 2013 at 6:44 AM  
Blogger Annabelle said...

Earth Girl was one of my favourite books of 2012 it is just so damn good! I hope you enjoy it as much as i did! Also A Long Long Sleep is amazing! You have a great haul!

Happy Reading!

My Haul! Letterbox Love!

February 24, 2013 at 7:38 AM  
Blogger Jen Ryland/YA Romantics said...

I am torn on When We Wake. I'm getting to the point where I'm finding it hard to read YA dystopic fiction, but I love Aussie fiction. Maybe your review will help me decide!

Extra! Extra! My Weekly Recap

February 24, 2013 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

These are fabulous books, Christina! I bought Earth Girl last November but still had no time to read it, and A Long, Long Sleep is on my wishlist. I really need to get it soon, especially because you are endorsing it comparing it to Meyer whom I loved.

I also think that you should let Percy review the book about cats. He might be able to judge it better than us humans :)))

Have a lovely week!

February 24, 2013 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Brandi Kosiner said...

I enjoyed Meant to Be and hope you do too.
Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

February 24, 2013 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Jenni @ Alluring Reads said...

Choose your own adventure? Cool! I used to love those. I would totally think that authors name was Birdie. OMG Birdie Calvert I freaking loved Hope Floats. Wow way to veer off topic!

Happy you are liking When We Wake so far! G is reading it right now and she is too, I think it was a bit too science-y for me.

I went to a Charles De Lint signing! He was the only guy on a panel of like 8 chicks and he held his own damn well. Respect.

Awe I like the cover for Earth Girl, she's cuddling the Earth. The Earth needs cuddles.

February 24, 2013 at 6:16 PM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I like that girl's skirt on Maybe, Tonight. I also like your polka dot shirt.
When We Wake looks good. I am glad it's good so far.
That cat book looks interesting -- mainly because there are pictures.
Earth Girl...interesting cover.
I like surprises on rough days/weekends. Yay for your giftcard!
Glad you finally own Meant To Be.
I still need to read A Long, Long Sleep. Ah.
Come See About Me looks good.

February 24, 2013 at 6:30 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yay! So glad someone else knows the awesomeness of A Long, Long Sleep! I agree that Earth Girl's UK cover is way better.

February 25, 2013 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope it's fun. Yeah, it comes out in forever.... Looks like it will be the quickest read ever.

I REALLY liked When We Wake.

February 25, 2013 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thank you, darling. You are the sweetest. I'm loving Earth Girl so far!

February 25, 2013 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yup. I had to own it so I can reread someday, and so that I can force it on people. Not that it should be a hard sell, but still.

Oh, I cheated like a mad woman on those, because I died every single time. Like, if death was possible from a choice, I inevitably died, and then I'd go "oh, I didn't mean that one...hahah!"

Not sure how I'll review it. I read one that sort of did the Choose your own adventure thing, but there were only two choices, so I read both. Probably won't for this. Who knows?

Earth Girl's really good so far. You are welcome for the introduction!

February 25, 2013 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yay! I'm loving Earth Girl so far! And I LOVE A Long, Long Sleep. It makes me so happy when someone has read it and loved it too!

February 25, 2013 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I really liked it! The voice really worked for me. From a dystopian standpoint, it's not the strongest, but I loved it anyway.

February 25, 2013 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

You should fit Earth Girl in. I'm loving it, and I think you would too. Tons of world building and lively characters!

Yes, yes, yes. Get A Long, Long Sleep!

Ha, he doesn't talk much, so his review would be him staring at the camera.

February 25, 2013 at 9:33 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I read it a few months ago and loved it.

February 25, 2013 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yeah, I loved them too. I hated Hope Floats. Lol. Of course.

It didn't strike me as all that science-y, so if it was for you, omg, could I recommend some books you would HATE.

Sweet! Charles De Lint must be awesome. Love it.

Ha, I don't like the cover actually. :-p

February 25, 2013 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks! I like my polka dot shirt too.
You will enjoy When We Wake.
Pictures are totally exciting! The reading will go so fast!
Interesting is right. I prefer the UK cover.
:)
YES, YOU DO NEED TO READ IT.

February 25, 2013 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Oooo When We Wake - I'm looking forward to hearing what you think of that one!

Earth Girl came highly recommended to me, and I may have accidentally purchased it yesterday. Oops.

February 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I really liked When We Wake! And it's set in Australia, so it's kind of perfect for you, Kat!

Earth Girl is great so far. Good choice for a book to accidentally fall into your cart!

February 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Percy cameo!

I'm glad you are liking When We Wake. I really want to read that one. The cover is not appealing to me at all, but the blurb is!

Yay, Lisa. That was a really sweet thing to do. I bet that was a nice surprise!

Love the paperback cover of a Long, Long Sleep. People keep telling me I need to read that. I better do it, huh?

You book club with Lauren Morrill? How did I not know this?

February 27, 2013 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh yay! I really liked When We Wake, so I hope you do too.

For real. That was such a wonderful moment as a blogger.

The paperback is so cute. And YES READ IT RIGHT NOW.

No idea! I try to brag about it when I can. :-p

March 5, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

Awwww thank you Christina!! You are way to sweet!! No thanks needed at all:)
A Long, Long Sleep sounds really good! I haven't heard of it before. But its going on my TBR! I really love the cover on that one. Also, I heard about Earth Girl but I wasn't to sure about that one. I haven't had the chance to read any reviews on it. I'll have to check some out and yours when you put it up. Looking forward to reading that review!

March 6, 2013 at 4:18 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

You should read A Long, Long Sleep! Everyone should! Well, maybe not everyone, but certainly anyone who likes YA fiction in general, and Cinder specifically.

Earth Girl's great as well, at least for those who enjoy pretty serious sci fi.

March 6, 2013 at 8:45 AM  

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