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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (53)

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Saturday, April 27, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (53)

For Review:
The Sword Dancer - Jeannie Lin
45 Pounds (More or Less) - K. A. Barson
Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1) - April Genevieve Tucholke
Losing It (Losing It #1) - Cora Carmack
Heart of Glass (Cross My Heart #2) - Sasha Gould
Milk of Birds - Sylvia Whitman
Quintana of Charyn (Lumatere Chronicles #3) - Melina Marchetta
Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) - Katie McGarry
Severed Heads, Broken Hearts (now titled The Beginning of Everything) - Robyn Schneider
Born of Illusion - Teri Brown
Winterveil (Wintercraft #3) - Jenna Burtenshaw
Bruised - Sarah Skilton

*Many thanks to Jeannie Lin, Penguin Teen, and YA Books Central!*



Blogger Ashleigh Paige said...

OH MY GOD, IT'S PERCYYYYYYYYY. HE'S SO CUUUUUUUUUTE. /weekly fit over adorable cat

I would have called you a fuckwit again (lovingly, of course!) had I not gotten Devil earlier this week too. I'll be the one crying loudest if it's a fail. I hope you like Born of Illusion too. It caught me in a good mood and didn't offend me, so I maaaaaaaay have been merciful. It ain't perfect and I see where people will dislike it. It got very predictable at some points.

I can totally see Percy destroying that bookmark. My little Dodo Bird tore apart one of my graduation tassels when it was hanging from the chandelier. We're still finding bits and pieces of it.

April 27, 2013 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Dragana Mitrovic said...

I love to read books set in Asia. The Sword Dancer sounds interesting, but it's book #4 in the series. Hmmm.. I think I will wait for your review. :D
Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea has beautiful cover. I hope there will be awesome content inside. :)
Thank you for the live unboxing. You give little bloggers to feel a little bit of that excitement when whole box of books arives for you. :)
I enjoyed reading Losing it, it was fun and light fluffy read, I hope you will enjoy it too.
Quintana of Charyn and Winterveil sound very interesting altough I haven't started those series yet.
Percy is so cute. If you ran out of bookmarks let me know and I will mail you some. Since I switched to ebooks, I now have large neglected collection. ;)
New books for me this week...

April 27, 2013 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

He's adorable!!!!

Well, I supposed I'm glad you got the same package, because once a week is enough fuckwit-itude for me. Oh, hmm, well, you're not the only one who liked it, so *crosses fingers*

Yeah, Percy LOVES strings. He eats any he can get his hands on. It's the worst.

April 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I talked to the author about that. She said it's not actually forth, but the publisher wants to list them as a series so people know when they're set.

I hope soooooo.

Ha, it's super exciting. I'll try to do it more often, but I'm generally too impatient to wait!

I'm really liking Losing It so far.

Me either. So I hope they're good.

Ha, I have like a million bookmarks. He just eats the pretty ones with tassels.

April 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger A Library Girl said...

You have Jeannie Lin's book! ::cries tears of jealousy and joy:: I've read two of hers so far, and enjoyed them both.

April 27, 2013 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Kat Balcombe said...

Percy is the best vlog assistant ever. Even if he has a bookmark fetish (hey, he wouldn't be the only one!)

Milk of Birds looks and sounds so good - I'm such a sucker for covers like that.

Losing It wasn't terrible, but as you know I totally objected to the beginning.

Bahahaha at your ending!

April 28, 2013 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Fantastic haul, Christina!!! Isn't the Sword Dancer 3rd in the series? Or are they stand alones because I remember reading book #1 awhile ago and I had to put it aside, it just wasn't for me but I think the name might have been different... I so need to get to my copy of Born of Illusion next month I hope I enjoy it too. Also fingers crossed for Bruised (another book I'm dying to read). Enjoy all!

April 28, 2013 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Brandi Kosiner said...

Loved Dare you to and hope you do too.

April 28, 2013 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland said...

haha my cat would be doing the same thing! He loves boxes!! I have Dare You To to read for review and I can't wait to get to it. Great haul!!

Here's my Showcase Sunday!

April 28, 2013 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

Your cat is just too freaking cute. He's quite possibly my favorite part of your videos. :P Well, that and the awesome books you always have to show!
Born of Illusion really sounds awesome and I may have to check it out... it's been getting fantastic reviews already. I've been looking for Wintercraft at my used bookstore for a while now but it has yet to pop up. That series (trilogy?) sounds really good.
Enjoy your new reads!
My Showcase Sunday!

April 28, 2013 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Wait, you've never read ANY Melina Marchetta? WHATTTTTT? Get on that, girl! Percy is adorable this week and he is adorable any week. I still want to squeeze him. So the rest of the books? Not so much interest in those, but I do have a copy of Born of Illusion that I will be reviewing soon and it looks really good and I think I will love it. I hope so!!

April 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Dragana Mitrovic said...

I'm off to NetGalley then. I didn't request this book there, only because I'm too lazy catching up with series, but if it can be read out of order... :)


I understand why you are too impatient to wait, I don't think I could do it either.

I'm glad to hear that.


That display's Percy's good taste. Why should he settle for ugly bookmarks. ;)

April 29, 2013 at 2:03 AM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

YOU HAVE QUINTANA!!! *laser glare*
That finished US hardcover looks absolutely gorgeous. I was at Australia last year and didn't manage to buy a copy. :(

I may have accidentally submitted Jellicoe Road (also by Melina Marchetta) on the Sadie Hawkins form twice. o__o

April 29, 2013 at 7:55 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Everyone seems to have gotten Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. I got declined on Edelweiss and am now waiting to hear on NG, but I'm assuming I'm declined there too.
Oh Heart of Glass! I liked Cross My Heart so I need to read that one.
Great book haul chick!! You got lots of awesome books!!

April 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is okay. Not brilliant but not insanely bad either. And how have you not read Jellicoe Road by Marchetta yet? You need to read it!!!! Right away!!!

April 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM  
Blogger Callie Vamp said...

Awww I wish I could review some of these books for my blog because they look really good!

April 30, 2013 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sinclair said...

I can't believe none of the YA Book Central editors wanted Quintana!! Lucky you got it all to yourself. That series is THE BEST. I have Quintana sitting in my closet right now... must get to that.

I'll be looking forward to your reviews of 45 Pounds and The Beginning of Everything. I've been eyeing those. Also, I predict an impromptu read along for Devil. Let us hope it is awesome.

May 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, from what she said it's not even a series, or this one's starting a new series or something like that.

Bahahaha, Perseus is a classy cat.

May 1, 2013 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ooh, glad to know they're so good. This will be my first experience!

May 1, 2013 at 11:44 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I suspect many cats think bookmarks look like prey. I mean, they're so twitchy and insouciant.


I really liked Losing It. Haha, but I see where you're coming from for sure.

Weird is what I am.

May 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

No, I talked to the author. She said that it's the beginning of a new series (I think), but the publisher added it to the Tang Dynasty one on Goodreads, because they wanted people to know when it's set.

May 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, I know I'm nowhere near the top of the best things in the videos. Haha.

I'll let you know if it's good!

May 1, 2013 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

NOPE. somehow I missed that. Percy would be seriously indignant if you squeezed him. So many and you're only interested in two? I need to step up my game.

May 1, 2013 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

It does look much better in hardcover than it did on the computer, I think. :)

Haha, I think you did. That should just increase its odds of winning, right?

May 1, 2013 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

They did send that to a bunch of people, so I do hope it's good. *crosses fingers*

I don't remember Cross My Heart hardly at all, so I hope that doesn't turn out to be an issue.

May 1, 2013 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Ah, too bad that it's not brilliant, but okay's better than nothing.

May 1, 2013 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, maybe they did, but aren't as crazy as I am to offer for the third in a series they've not started. X_X

This impromptu readalong is right as it comes out, right?

May 1, 2013 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I can't wait to see what you think of Heart Of Glass, because I really enjoyed Cross My Heart.


I am so freakin jealous of Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, totally eyeing that book hard.

May 3, 2013 at 2:56 PM  

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