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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (56)

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Saturday, May 18, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (56)

Bloggers/Authors Mentioned:

For Review:
Tumble & Fall - Alexandra Coutts
This Song Will Save Your Life - Leila Sales 
Reboot (Reboot #1) - Amy Tintera

Zits: Chillax - Jerry Scott
Openly Straight - Bill Konigsberg
SYLO - D.J. MacHale
Parallel - Lauren Miller
Tarnish (The Royal Circle #2) - Katherine Longshore
Babe in Boyland - Jody Gehrman
Black Helicopters - Blythe Woolston
A Darkness Strange and Lovely (Something Strange and Deadly #2) - Susan Dennard
The Rithmatist (Rithmatist #1) - Brandon Sanderson

Shadows on the Moon - Zoë Marriott {my should have been 5 star review}
Golden - Jessi Kirby
Mistborn: The Final Empire (Mistborn #1) - Branson Sanderson {my 5 star review}
The Well of Ascension (Mistborn #2) - Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3) - Brandon Sanderson
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) - Brandon Sanderson

*Thank you so much, lovely blogger people. Lenore, April, Kara, Jamie, Audrey, you know I love all of your faces. Also, thanks to MacKids and HarperTeen or the pretty review books!*



Blogger Emily said...

Reboot is one of the books I'm most excited for this month. It looks absolutely amazing! Can't wait to see what you think :)

~Emily@Emily's Crammed Bookshelf

May 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Charlotte @ Gypsy Reviews said...

Soooo many awesome books! *__* The Distance Between Us, Tumble & Fall, This Song Will Save Your Life, Golden & Parallel! I've only read Parallel and really enjoyed it so I hope you do too. Can't wait to see your reviews on these books, have a great weekend!

May 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW, you got A LOT of great books! Have a good weekend! *goes to check out your reviews*

May 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Ashleigh Paige said...

But you cat is the second best part! D: Darn independent cats. Mine was being all dependent and LOVE ME last night, but this morning, she's back to her old self. Just when I thought she was done being mad at me... At least I got her to pose with my copy of This Song Will Save Your Life! If only it were as cute as Percy putting his head in the box of books.

The Distance Between Us? WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT. I'm getting a book my coblogger would probably kill multiple Smurfs for (The Lost Sun by Tessa Gratton), so I might just badger her into sending me The Distance Between Us in exchange for it. Mwahahahahaha.

I got Tumble & Fall too (well, more like Usagi shared it with me), but I'm not sure about it. My senses tell me something will go wrong there. It also might be a packaged book from Alloy Entertainment and packaged books almost never work out for me. Wary Ashleigh is wary.

Fuck yeah, Golden! I'm going to the used bookstore later today and if they have a copy, I'll buy it and cuddle it forever and forever.

May 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm excited to see what I think too. There have been a lot of great reviews, so I hope I enjoy it as well!

May 18, 2013 at 10:01 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Right? Best haul ever! Glad you liked Parallel. Looks like most people have, so yay!

May 18, 2013 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hahaha, I am totally planning a great weekend of reading. I think I'm going to finish two books today. Wooooo!

May 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Wait, no, three. I meant three.

May 18, 2013 at 10:06 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

You got a lot of nice books this week. I can't wait to hear what you have to say about Babe in Boyland. I've been wanting to read that one for a while.
Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

May 18, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I know, I know, but he just didn't want to. Hahaha. Oh, Percy, he is pretty freaking adorable. I should have put those pictures in the post. Haha. Oops.

Having a coblogger totally opened up your options.

It's Alloy? Really? Boo. Well, I've been afraid too, but I hope it's not terrible.

I doubt it would be at a used bookstore yet, but who knows.

May 18, 2013 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

It looks so cute and I've heard great things!

May 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yay for Tumble & Fall! That's one book I'm really looking forward to, for some reason, since contemporary isn't really my thing. AND YES. I can't wait to hear what you think of both Parallel and Golden. I enjoyed them both immensely. I hope A Darkness Strange and Lovely is good, too!

Awesome haul, Christina; hope you have a wonderful week. :)

May 18, 2013 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Super jealous of Reboot. I might have to break down and buy it since my library doesn't have a copy. We'll get over the fact that Percy didn't make an appearance this week but I hope that doesn't become a habit! ;-)

May 18, 2013 at 1:08 PM  
Blogger Brandi Kosiner said...

I enjoy Reboot and hope you do too.

May 18, 2013 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Lenore Appelhans said...

You have to read Parallel! I will Sadie Hawkins that shizz right now!

May 18, 2013 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Nori said...

I want all of your books for review! Also, your blogger friends sound super incredible!

May 18, 2013 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Kailia Sage said...

Wow so many awesome books! I can't wait to see what you think of This Song Will Save Your Life, Golden, and A Darkness Strange and Lovely!

May 18, 2013 at 11:47 PM  
Blogger Lyn Kaye said...

Oh, I do want Shadow on the Moon! It looks GREAT!

May 19, 2013 at 2:16 PM  
Blogger Marmaladelibby (aka Ange) said...

REBOOT!!! I can't wait to read that one! I had a hard time walking out of B&N yesterday w/o that one! I want to read more reviews b4 I buy it, but the book trailer is AWESOME for it that we featured last week! WOW! I'm jealous of A Darkness Strange and Lovely, but I still need to read the 1st book which sounds SO GOOD!! Great haul! Happy reading!
Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

May 19, 2013 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ugh!! The video is giving me issues. Keeps stopping for some reason. *kicks computer* Anyways, you got such an epic haul!! Yay for awesome review books, and awesome blogger friends!!

May 20, 2013 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

MISTBORN is all that matters. Jk jk. I am excited though about your love for it and that you bought the whole trilogy. Ahhhh.


Big big big yay for The Rithmatist! LOVED THAT BOOK.

And also Tarnish ;-)

Happy reading!

May 20, 2013 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awww, I'm sorry. YouTube does not have a great algorithm for buffering. I can watch Netflix and Hulu just fine, but YouTube is a huge pain. Blogger friends are the bestest!

May 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger KM said...

Fab books this week! I'm salivating over the new Susan Dennard book! Also, hooray for TUMBLE & FALL! I'm really hoping that one is awesome!

May 20, 2013 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

Oooh I got Tumble & Fall too! Really hoping it lives up to that fabulous cover (ha-I'm guilty too). Ahhh... you got Tarnish! I'm so eager for that one. Damn netgalley... still not approving me... after 6 weeks? Whatever... I'm done whining. I'm really eager to read Mistborn after your rave review. Hope I'm able to squeeze it in soon. Not likely, but I can dream.

My Showcase Sunday!

May 20, 2013 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I didn't think Tumble & Fall was contemporary? It's apocalyptic. Huh, I guess you could term that contemporary. *shrugs*

Gah, I hope I get to read those soon!

May 20, 2013 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm listening to the audio now, and it's enjoyable so far! The romance is a wee bit cheesy, but not too badly so atm.

I will carry Percy's furry little butt onto camera this week. He can deal.

May 20, 2013 at 4:44 PM  
Blogger Angela @ Reading Angels said...

I ADORE Leila Sales books!! She is one of my favorites. I can't wait for TSWSYL. (What is up with all these long titles lately that I have to make acronyms for?)

Hope you enjoy all your new books!

May 20, 2013 at 4:45 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

What's even better is trying to pronounce the acronyms. This one comes out sort of like "tea swizzle."

May 20, 2013 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

You totally didn't actually do it. *weeps*

May 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

You can come visit Atlanta and borrow them!

May 20, 2013 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Christina said...


May 20, 2013 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Always a good idea to research thoroughly before buying a new hardback. I've regretted some impulse buys for sure. The first book is sooooo good. You should definitely check it out!

May 20, 2013 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

MISTBORN is some awesomeness. I can't even about how good that book was.

I wish I had time to read Rithmatist now. *pouts*

May 20, 2013 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Okay, I want to read Openly Straight pretty badly so I hope it's good!

I decided to pass on Sylo but my mind could be changed if you think it's good.

I am so jealous you have A Darkness Strange and Lovely. I'm gonna cry.

Okay, so Black Helicopters. It wasn't terrible and I gave it 3 stars but it's one of those books that I really want a second opinion on by someone I trust, so I sent it to you. It just wasn't for me but that doesn't mean it was bad. Just...bizarre.

And I am really glad you loved Shadows on the Moon. It's one of my favorites.

OHHH! I want Golden too. You guys are killing me with that book. I must read it.

May 20, 2013 at 4:58 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yes, I am so excited for this. *crosses fingers*

May 20, 2013 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I know. I keep telling myself NOT to be that way, but then I'm like "IT'S SO PRETTY" and run off with it. Penguin is elusive. MISTBORN!!!!

May 20, 2013 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope so. It makes me sad when I read LGBT fiction and it's not good. It should be happymaking and feels.

*crosses fingers* At least it's a gift, so no big if I hate it.

I am almost jealous of myself.

Oh, good to know. Lol. It'll be forever, so I hope you still remember it then.


I haven't read it, but if it's not made of feels, I quit.

May 20, 2013 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Lilian said...

Yes, you go roll in books!

Tumble & Fall has one of the most beautiful covers I've seen in a while. I hope it will also be a good read. I've been tricked way too many times by pretty covers. I don't get the logic behind them: WHY ARE PUBLISHERS THROWING SO MUCH MONEY AT MEH BOOKS?

Looks like Sanderson is your new obsession.

May 21, 2013 at 1:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude! You got A Darkness Strange and Lovely! I'm quite keen on reading that. The ending for the first book was so badass. Also, Parallel. Give it a while. Let it sink into your head before you decide to DNF. I went close to DNFing a couple of times but then ended up enjoying the book, strangely enough.

May 21, 2013 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Dragana Mitrovic said...

No Perseus? We demand double dose next week. :D

Wow that's a lot of books. Good luck reading them and I hope you enjoy them all! :)

I've got Reboot too. I hope I will find time in my chaotic schedule to read it soon.

And yes that man in white on Mistborn cover is Elend. :) Why is he in white uniform? Read to find out! :p

May 22, 2013 at 12:31 PM  

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