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Sharing books that have been bought, gifted or borrowed this week!
My bought book haul this month
Format: Kindle, ARC
Published: Oct. 21st 2014 by Scholastic Press
Genre: YA, paranormal/fantasy
“There is danger in dreaming. But there is even more danger in waking up.
Blue Sargent has found things. For the first time in her life, she has friends she can trust, a group to which she can belong. The Raven Boys have taken her in as one of their own. Their problems have become hers, and her problems have become theirs.
The trick with found things though, is how easily they can be lost.
Friends can betray.
Mothers can disappear.
Visions can mislead.
Certainties can unravel.” -Goodreads
Published: Oct. 14th 2014 by Bloomsbury
Genre: YA, Adventure/fantasy
“Lies, secrets, and magic — three things that define Kayla’s life.
Sixteen-year-old Kayla plans to spend her summer hanging out on the beach in Santa Barbara and stealing whatever she wants, whenever she wants it. Born with the ability to move things with her mind — things like credit cards, diamond rings, and buttons on cash registers — she has become a master shoplifter. She steals to build up a safety net, enough money for her and her mom to be able to flee if her dad finds them again. Well, that, and the thrill of using her secret talents.
But her summer plans change when she’s caught stealing by a boy named Daniel — a boy who needs her help and is willing to blackmail her to get it. Daniel has a talent of his own. He can teleport, appearing anywhere in the world in an instant, but he lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on a quest to find and steal an ancient incantation, written on three indestructible stones and hidden millennia ago, all to rescue Daniel’s kidnapped mother. But Kayla has no idea that this rescue mission will lead back to her own family — and to betrayals that she may not be able to forgive… or survive.” -Goodreads
A world like ours, but filled with gears of brass, where the beating heart is fueled by steam and the simplest creation is a complex clockwork device.
Within this tome, you’ll find steampunk fairy tale re-tellings, as well as original stories that will send your gears turning.
Welcome to the steampunk realm, with eleven authors guiding your path.
GEARS OF BRASS is a steampunk anthology published through Curiosity Quills. It will be available for purchase on November 10, 2014. Within the pages, you’ll come across clockwork inventions and steampunk-ified fairy tale retellings. Eleven authors will guide you through worlds filled with airships, top hats, and corsets.
Things I left…
In September, I’ve read quite a few great books!
These include Famous Last Words by Katie Alender that was just published yesterday (so go pick it up!) and Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan. Both of these books were haunted paranormal mysteries and the thrill and suspense pleased me to no end!
Craft projects? Well, I made a couple more book purses! These have/ will be placed in my etsy shop, so be on the lookout for those.
I also started on my first quilt and of course it’s bookish :) I’ll be finishing it up through the rest of this week (starting right after this post,) and I’ll be sure to post the finished photo here.
One thing I’m most particularly sad about leaving in September…
My Grandpa passed away last week. His spirit has moved on, but our memories of him will endure on. I love you Grandpa! I know you’re up there gettin’ down with Elvis and James Brown 👼
Things to come…
It’s October! It is therefore a special time for my favorite genres of mysteries, thriller and suspense! Buuuwaahahaha! I’m a huge mystery buff, so I’m looking forward to reading some great tales this month. It’s also time to break out my hauntingly GORE-gous Barnes and Noble Leatherbound copy of Edgar Allen Poe stories and poems, yaaay!
Other releases coming out this month are:
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Review Here)
Coming out on October 7th, this is an extraordinary new Fantasy series by the author of the Legend trilogy, that incorporates magic, outcasts, and a dystopian system!
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones!!
YAY! Releasing October 21st, after Sixth Grave’s monuments cliffhanger, I just KNOW this book will be great! I absolutely love this series and how Darynda combines the wonderful elements of mystery, paranormal, seeeexy romance and humor. Seriously, if you haven’t started on this series, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!??!
The Body Electric by Beth Revis
Author of the Across the Universe series, Beth Revis is releasing a new book!
“Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift—the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother—to help others relive their happy memories.
But not all is at it seems.” -goodreads
The aforementioned are books I have on pre-order and will be checking my mailbox, oh.. say, every hour for! Stay tuned to my blog for more upcoming October releases!
I hope you all have a glorious and safe month filled with autumnal goodies! HAPPY OCTOBER EVERYONE!
Format: Kindle/ ARC
Published: Sept. 30th 2014 by Scholastic
Genre: YA, Mystery/Paranormal
“Willa is freaking out. It seems like she’s seeing things. Like a dead body in her swimming pool. Frantic messages on her walls. A reflection that is not her own. It’s almost as if someone — or something — is trying to send her a message.
Meanwhile, a killer is stalking Los Angeles — a killer who reenacts famous movie murder scenes. Could Willa’s strange visions have to do with these unsolved murders? Or is she going crazy? And who can she confide in? There’s Marnie, her new friend who may not be totally trustworthy. And there’s Reed, who’s ridiculously handsome and seems to get Willa. There’s also Wyatt, who’s super smart but unhealthily obsessed with the Hollywood Killer.
All Willa knows is, she has to confront the possible-ghost in her house, or she just might lose her mind . . . or her life.” -Goodreads
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Spotlighting upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating!
Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones to be released Oct. 21st 2014
“Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
We’re doomed.” -Goodreads
I cannot wait for the seventh book in the Charley Davidson series! If you read the last book, you definitely know that cliffhanger left your jaw hanging, and now I just need the next book to close it back! My copy’s already preordered (since before the sixth book came out, lol) and so now all I can do is wait until next month. Something else I can do? A FLASH GIVEAWAY! Today I’ll be giving away a book charm bracelet with the first six books of this series :D So you can wait on the seventh book with me!!!
This Giveaway is provided by my etsy shop Novel Reveries and for shipping rates purposes, is open to the U.S. Only.