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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf (66)

A Reader of Fictions

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

On My New Arrivals Shelf (66)

Friendly friends, my book haul this week is amazing, and that is entirely because of wonderful friends, so hugs and all of the thanks to Hannah, Lenore, and Frodo!

Bloggers Mentioned:
Hannah of The Book Vortex
Christina of Christina Reads YA 
Jenni of Alluring Reads

For Review:
A Spark Unseen (The Dark Unwinding #2) - Sharon Cameron

Across a Star-Swept Sea (For Darkness Shows the Stars #2) - Diana Peterfreund
No Angel - Helen Keeble
Tiger Lily - Jodi Lynn Anderson
My Life Next Door - Huntley Fitzpatrick



Blogger Lili said...

The cat <3 did you get my text last night about your cat?

I really want to read MY LIFE NEXT DOOR! I'm getting to TIGER LILY soon because of Reader's Choice and I still have to read FOR DARKNESS SHOWS THE STARS! ah!

I got a copy of A SPARK UNSEEN at BEA and I'm so excited to read it because I loved the insanity that was book one. I feel like it's one of those books that more people have to know about!

August 10, 2013 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger Grace Fonseca said...

I got Spark Unseen at BEA. After The Diana Peterfeund book, the video stops. I don't know why. Awesome haul. Come visit me as well:


August 10, 2013 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Alessandra said...

Oh, Across A Star-Swept Sea looks very good.

August 10, 2013 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Alexia Boesen said...

Awesomw vlog Christina. I am a real sucker for cats so I loooved the adorable-ness with you and your kitty :) But really, onto the books Tiger Lily & My Life Next Door are on my TBR list. I'm interested to see what you think of them.

August 10, 2013 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I can't believe you're not giving Perseus extra treats for his cameo.

I had no idea there was going to be another PTL book. I'm not sure how I feel about this, since I thought the series was just going to be about the group of three friends. Hmm.

I *knew* that was how to pronounce Edelweiss! I'd been avoiding saying it in all of my videos because everyone else was pronouncing it differently to me and I didn't want to sound ridiculous, haha.

Tiger Lily is coming out in the UK this year, FINALLY. I'm hoping to get a copy for review. Eep.

My Life Next Door is cute. SO. CUTE. I'm currently eyeing up the hardback on Amazon because I NEEEEEEEEEED that cover on my shelf.

August 10, 2013 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Christina Reads YA said...

Your cat is adorable. I love his coloring. Mine's black and white and way bigger o.O. Skittles (I didn't name him) would probably take up the entire screen.

Curious to see what you think of Across the Star-swept Sea. Would love to discuss when you're finished :D. (Also, boo. Now I know how to pronounce EW, but I am terrible at pronunciation o.O and am likely to fail.)

I don't remember much about Tiger Lily, but I don't know if it'll be as dark as you're hoping for...

READ MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. And yes, that cover is adorable.

August 10, 2013 at 4:39 PM  
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August 10, 2013 at 4:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your cat is really cute :) Asyou can tell from my avatar I LOVE cats!

TIGER LILY sounds amazing, I really really want to read it. Great haul!

August 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Your kitty is adorable. I am going to make a vlog tonight and MAYBE I will let Thomas (my cat) make an appearance. He and Perseus could be brothers. :D

Also? Tiger Lily will rip your heart out. But read it anyway.

Finally, I am a bad blogger because I HAVE The Dark Unwinding and haven't read it yet. Ooops.

Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

August 10, 2013 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Lynn K. said...

Ah Percy, the expression on his face.. <3

A Spark Unseen - TDU was great, loved Uncle Tully. Looking forward to see what you think of this one!

Tiger Lily - Indeed it's much darker. The POV was pretty unusual too. Loved it!

August 11, 2013 at 4:36 AM  
Blogger Kristilyn (Reading In Winter) said...

My Life Next Door! SUCH a good book! I hope you like it. :) I can't wait to read Across a Star-Swept Sea ... Diana Peterfreund is a wonderful writer.

Enjoy all your books!

August 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Percy! I nabbed A Spark Unseen at BEA but I have not gotten to it yet. That said, I am super looking forward to it and I wish I had known about the blog tour as I would have signed on for that!! I signed up with that tour host though so I will be notified in the future. Anyway, I hope you love it! :)

August 11, 2013 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Judith said...

So you got a gchat message I think and I TOTALLY went to check where that sound came from since I'm not on gchat. I got a little paranoid and then I realized it was you. Ssst. Don't tell anyone.

You're so cute with your cat <3

What, wait, ANOTHER PTL book? Hmmm. I'm afraid that might get a bit repetitive.

For a while I actually thought Fanggirl and Fangirl where the same book and Rainbow Rowell was writing about vampires, which was confusing and also really weird.

I haven't read Tiger Lily yet but people seem to LOVE that one. I checked, and my hardcover is only 290 pages, so very short as well! That surprised me when I bought it.

And EEEEEEP I'm so so excited you got My Life Next Door! I love that book something fierce and I really feel like not enough people have read it. The romance is adorable and I LOVE The Garrett family. So.

August 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Christina said...


Anyway, I hope that they're both awesome.

I did not manage to get A Spark Unseen at BEA, so I was glad about the tour. *hugs book* It definitely doesn't have as much buzz as it deserves.

August 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Gah, YOUTUBEEEEEE! I fixed it. Thanks for the heads up.

August 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I hope so!

August 12, 2013 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks. I love my grumpy catface.

August 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, maybe that would work. GENIUS PLAN. I shall try it.

Might be a new series? I don't know.

Ha, well, it will sound different in your accent anyway!

Oh wow, just now? O_o

YAY! The cover is so purty.

August 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

He's pretty much the cutest. Also, he has spots and stripes, which is adorable. Percy's a pretty big cat, so yours must be massive. Of course, you never saw the whole cat in there either. He's like the size of my torso.

Should be starting that one in three weeks or so.

Hmmmm. I will read both...someday.

August 12, 2013 at 11:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Cats are the best. And mine especially. :-p

August 12, 2013 at 11:31 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awwwwww, kitties are the bestest.


August 12, 2013 at 11:42 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

He's very good at that expression.

Hopefully the characters are as fabulous this time!

August 12, 2013 at 11:51 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks. I've liked all of Diana's books that I've read thus far.

August 12, 2013 at 11:54 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

The Book Vortex doesn't do too many tours, but I'm excited for this one. More Uncle Tully, Kara!

August 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

Holy crap didn't this post just go up on Saturday? You are a posting machine woman. So anyway, I did this last night but I did it on my phone and then it didn't even show up so I know never to bother doing that again. So a-dell-vice, I think that I can handle that. At least I hope I can, you make saying it sound so easy.

Also, ever since seeing the name for the next PTL book I haven't been able to stop singing "taaaaakeee onnnnnnnn me, take on me, take meeeeeeee onnnnnnnnnnnnn" And now I hope it's in your head too.

August 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Bahaha, I may have. :-p

Aw, thanks. I love my cat, even if he is a bit of a jerk.

Not sure if it's PTL. It might just be her next book.

BAHAHAHAH, That's awesome.

I am so excited to read both but don't have time right now. Le sigh.

August 12, 2013 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

This did go up on Saturday.

We'll see how it goes for you. You can always watch The Sound of Music for another lesson.

Bahahaha. Awesome. *sings along*

August 12, 2013 at 1:07 PM  
Blogger GillyB said...


Booo the Balzer + Bray people for turning you down for Across a Star-Swept Sea. BOO TO THEM. They also ran out of ARCs during the BEA line. I got one, but some people didn't, and it was NO BUENO, because they'd been in line for like an hour and a half.

I... belieeeeve I put MLND in for Reader's Choice for you? At your request? I hope you love it. I feel like the cover does adequately reflect the book inside.

Also the babies the two of you would have together would be glorious. And rectangular, probably, but I'd love them anyway.

August 14, 2013 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh, Perseus. He loves it. Don't let him tell you differently. Cats are liars.

Seriously, how could they turn ME down? Me? Don't they know who I am? *flounces* *flips hair* I was in that line. Guess I'm glad I left. Oy.

You did, and Ash too I think.

All of my babies will be of the furry four-legged variety and not made by me. I'm okay with this.

August 14, 2013 at 8:55 AM  

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