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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (62)

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Saturday, July 6, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (62)

Bloggers Mentioned:
Ashleigh Paige of Birth of a New Witch

For Review:
 Princesses Behaving Badly: Real Stories from History—Without the Fairy-Tale Endings -Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
All the Truth That's in Me - Julie Berry
Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin - Anthony Horowitz
QB1 - Mike Lupica
Brotherhood - A.E. Westrick
Atlantis Rising - T.A. Barron

Where the Stars Still Shine - Trish Doller
The Waking Dark- Robin Wasserman
Dangerous - Shannon Hale
Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea - Lisa Martin and Valerie Martin



Blogger Grace Fonseca said...

You have a good friend to get you all those amazing books from ALA. Kind of jealous about the Dangerous book, but eventually it will be available on Net Galley one hopes. Come visit me as well.


July 6, 2013 at 9:20 AM  
Blogger Alexia Boesen said...

I'm SO jealous that you got The Waking Dark Giselle told me I have to read that one.

July 6, 2013 at 12:40 PM  
Blogger Steph Sinclair said...

I can't wait to see what you think of Brotherhood and Where the Stars Still Shine. I want that one too!

July 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM  
Blogger Bonnie R said...

The Waking Dark sounds marvelous, I hope it's as creepy as it seems! Gosh I have never read anything by Shannon Hale but I've heard much raving about her... Dangerous sounds good though! Anton and Cecil are awesome cats names. lol Happy Reading!

July 6, 2013 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger Miranda @ On The Nightstand said...

The Princesses Behaving Badly books seems like a lot of fun and really interesting. I'm kind of jealous you have Dangerous, but I hope you enjoy it (and I'm seconding the comment that said they hope it'll be put on NetGalley soon). Happy reading! :D

July 6, 2013 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Ashleigh Paige said...

I was about to get sad because I'm visiting my grandparents (I am in your state!) and couldn't play the video to hear my sexy cameo, but then I remembered I have headphones. Itty-bitty crisis averted!

But first and foremost, PERCYYYYYYYYY! Awwwww, kitty torture.

Princesses Behaving Badly sounds like a lot of fun. I don't know why I haven't put it on my TBR pile or tried to get a copy already! Gah, I'm so silly.

Definitely looking forward to All the Truth That's In Me! As long as it's better than The Amaranth Enchantment (it came off to be as an MG book when I read it way back when, but it's apparently YA?) in any way, I'll be happy. You're so kind. <3

Where the Stars Still Shine! Eeee! (Also, we react the same way to getting books the publisher didn't want us to get. I actually did a little dance when I got a print ARC of Everneath after being denied for it over a dozen times on NetGalley.) I really, really want to get to my copy of it soon, but that will probably get read late this month or early in August.

*dies of squee at cat book*

July 6, 2013 at 4:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The new Shannon Hale book looks good. I will be looking forward to a review of that one!

July 6, 2013 at 4:36 PM  
Blogger Lyn Kaye said...

Cute! Enjoy your books!

July 6, 2013 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Maji Bookshelf said...

I have heard great things about Where the Stars Still Shine.
awesome book haul,
- Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

July 6, 2013 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Robin Wasserman is on my shelf because of you, Christina, and I really hope to read The Book of Blood and Shadow soon. Percy is a star as usual (just look at that grumpy face! :) Hugely entertaining! Enjoy all and have a lovely weekend :)

July 7, 2013 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

You've inspired me to start torturing Wocket to be on camera.

So I was dutifully paying attention to everything but then SHANNON HALE came up and I got too excited. Love her, need to read so many more of her books. That IS a random combination of blurbs, but I'm confident it'll be great. Also that Princesses Behaving Badly sounds potentially awesome. That's the kind of non-fic I really enjoy.

Happy reading, Christina!

July 7, 2013 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Gretchen H. said...

Whoa, T. A. Barron is doing another book? How did I miss this? Scuse me while I RUN to Goodreads!

My Haul

July 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I am freakin pumped for the Waking Dark, that one is on netgalley and so I am like hovering my finger over downloading it. BUT THEN I am like ugh I am so far behind with my reading.


I got Brotherhood and the TA Barron book too and QB1.

Also, yayyyy for Where the Stars Still Shine! I love Trish Doller!

July 7, 2013 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Ohh fabulous haul!! I really want to read The Waking Dark! It sounds so good!! Sorry it took so long to comment. Between the sad personal things I had going on and then my computer breaking and having to get a new one, I haven't been around the past few days.

July 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yes, my friend is the bestest. I love her face. Bloomsbury usually does put their books up on NetGalley, so I suspect you're right.

July 8, 2013 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger GillyB said...

I love Percy's long-suffering expression. "Ugh. THIS again."

OMG Princesses Behaving Badly is EXACTLY the kind of non-fiction I love! Royals and bad things!

DANGEROUS! *grabby hands* *dies*

That's okay. All I did on the Fourth of July was watch you and Lili read royal and then eat lots of things I shouldn't have.

July 8, 2013 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm so excited about it. Squeeeee.

July 8, 2013 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too. I'm curious to see if the author can pull of Brotherhood, because sensitive subject to the max.

July 8, 2013 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope so. Also, you should definitely read Shannon Hale!!!

July 8, 2013 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I do not blame you for your jealousy. Shannon Hale makes me so happy. Squeeeeee.

July 8, 2013 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Casey said...

You should have been there for Abby's dramatic rendition reading of the back of Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea. We were all dying!

July 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Sexy cameo. Bahahahaha.

Kitty torture is fun for everyone.

Quirk Books is really nice! I hope it's awesome.

No idea about that, but you can always DNF or go all ranty.

Hahaha, a dozen times? That is commitment. Also, it always feels like a victory, and I may or may not do a little dance.

July 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Christina said...


July 8, 2013 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope it's as amazing as Something Like Normal!

July 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope you like it! Seems like people who read Dan Brown liked it less, because it's similar, but I don't read him. Haha. Percy excels at grumpy faces.

July 8, 2013 at 2:10 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yay! I inspire cat torture. I mean...ummm, no. But yay to cats on camera, even against their will.

Shannon Hale is the most exciting. I was thrilled when you enjoyed the one you read, and you should read mooooreeeeee.

Agreed on Princesses. Fun trivia and ladies being awesome. I approve.

July 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I had no idea either, but then it appeared, so it must be true. Haha.

July 8, 2013 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too! I hope it's awesomeness. Go for it! *cheers for excess*

Are you going to read all of them?

*spins and hugs Where the Stars Still Shine*

July 8, 2013 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Me too! I have no idea what's going on in that book but I must know.

Also, so sad to hear about your cat and your computer and everything. :(

July 8, 2013 at 3:55 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hahaha, that's my baby boy! Long suffering. Poor dear.

Dangerous doesn't come out until next April, which means I can't read it for forever, which is the worst.

We were entertaining, were we not?

July 8, 2013 at 4:10 PM  
Blogger Bookworm1858 said...

The Princesses book sounds awesome-I love getting to look at real-life stories which are probably going to be even stranger and crazier than fiction.

July 11, 2013 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Micheline D said...

Ooooh I'm curious about that Atlantis Rising book now after hearing you talk about it and Merlin. I'll be looking out for your review :D That Cats at Sea book looks AND sounds brilliant, I must get a copy for myself too so yeah, thanks for featuring both of those and bringing them to my attention! That Princess book sounds like it could be fun hehe. I don't read much non-fiction either but if it's also written in a entertaining way...it might be a winner!

*attempts to pet Percy through the monitor* He had on his best 'I am not amused' expression bahaha, reminds me of my guy Nox every.single.time. I take out the camera. Le sigh.

July 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM  

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