Month: October 2015

Adult Coloring Books [Mini Reviews]

Posted October 29, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 1 Comment

Adult Coloring Books [Mini Reviews]Enchanted Forest: An Inky Quest & Coloring Book by Johanna Basford
Published by Laurence King Publishing Ltd on January 1st 1970
Pages: 86
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This stunning new coloring book by Johanna Basford takes readers on an inky quest through an Enchanted forest to discover what lies in the castle at its heart.
There are drawings to color and embellish and hidden animals and magical objects to be found along the way.
Happy coloring!

Adult Coloring Books [Mini Reviews]The Time Chamber: A Magical Story and Coloring Book by Daria Song
Published by Watson-Guptill on October 13th 2015
Pages: 80
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Korean artist Daria Song’s sequel to The Time Garden takes readers on a visual journey into a magical nighttime world seen through the eyes of a fairy.
This is the second adult coloring book in the bestselling Time coloring series, featuring the voyage of a fairy who, when the cuckoo clock chimes midnight, enters the human world. To the tiny fairy, everything seems enormous and magical, from the curtains to the chandelier to a mystical rowboat that takes her further into an inky adventure. With her she packs her favorite items, which colorers can find throughout the book’s pages: an owl-feathered pen, a star-scented spray, a time tape measure…even the key to the time chamber itself!
Filled with the imaginative, intricately detailed illustrations Song’s readers have come to love, The Time Chamber presents a view of our world made new—and ready for coloring.
The Time Chamber features extra-thick craft paper, ideal for non bleed-through coloring, and the jacketed cover with flaps is removable and colorable. Special gold-foil stamping on the cover and spine and a To/From page make it perfect for gifting to adults and kids alike.

So, there have been some books that I have read in the past year or so that I just forgot to write a review for. There are also others that I either DNF’d or just don’t have enough to say for a full size review. So, for those books I will be putting them into these mini-reviews that I will post periodically.

Title: Enchanted Forest
Author: Johanna Basford
Genre: Coloring Books

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I absolutely love this coloring book! I want to collect anything and everything that is illustrated by Johanna Basford! All of my friends know that I carry this with me in my purse (because yes my purse is that big..) and they are just as fascinated with these as I am. I believe I know what my Christmas gifts will be…(well at least what I will be giving!)
 
Seriously if you love to color, grab all the adult coloring books you can! I pop in my headphones and listen to audiobooks while coloring the pages. So relaxing! 🙂

 

Title: The Time Chamber
Author: Daria Song
Genre: Coloring Books

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I am officially obsessed with adult coloring books. I love this one just as much as others! I think the artwork is gorgeous. There are a few pictures that I think there are too much white space but other than that, I really enjoy coloring in it! 


Bring on all the Adult Coloring Books!!

**I received a copy of this from BloggingForBooks.com in exchange of an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion or rating of this book.**

Let’s talk about it. 

Did you read color any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? If not, do you want to read them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
Stephanie
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#WickedReads for Halloween

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

#WickedReads for HalloweenThe Appearance of Annie van Sinderen by Katherine Howe
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers on September 15th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Historical, Mystery, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover
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four-stars

It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose-petal lips and her entrancing glow. There’s just something about her that he can’t put his finger on, something faraway and otherworldly that compels him to fall even deeper. Annie’s from the city, and yet she seems just as out of place as Wes feels. Lost in the chaos of the busy city streets, she’s been searching for something—a missing ring. And now Annie is running out of time and needs Wes’s help. As they search together, Annie and Wes uncover secrets lurking around every corner, secrets that will reveal the truth of Annie’s dark past.

Penguin Teen has been doing a #WickedReads campaign and they were kind enough to send me a
book to feature for this campaign. This season is one of my favorites of the year. The fall time is simply the best. You get to read creepy stories, drink lots of pumpkin spice coffee or apple cider, and the leaves start changing color!

Since I will be featuring other books along with The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen, I’m only going to do a very short mini review of it and then I will post a full length review later on! So, without further adieu, here are some #WickedReads!

Title: The Appearance of Annie Van Sinderen
Author: Katherine Howe
Series: Standalone
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Mystery
Pages: 400

Published By: G.P. Putnam’s Sons BFYR on September 15, 2015

**A copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for my honest thoughts and for this campaign. This in no way affects my actual thoughts on the book itself.**

 

A haunting, contemporary love story from the New York Times bestselling author of Conversion
It’s summertime in New York City, and aspiring filmmaker Wes Auckerman has just arrived to start his summer term at NYU. While shooting a séance at a psychic’s in the East Village, he meets a mysterious, intoxicatingly beautiful girl named Annie.
As they start spending time together, Wes finds himself falling for her, drawn to her rose petal lips and her entrancing glow. But there’s something about her that he can’t put his finger on that makes him wonder about this intriguing hipster girl from the Village. Why does she use such strange slang? Why does she always seem so reserved and distant? And, most importantly, why does he only seem to run into her on one block near the Bowery? Annie’s hiding something, a dark secret from her past that may be the answer to all of Wes’s questions . . .
I really enjoyed this one! I thought it was a great ghost story! Perfect for this time of year! And look at that cover! It is simple. It is creepy. It is beautiful. It is perfection! Would you want to use that knocker if it was in front of you on a door? I wouldn’t.
This book is broken into three different parts and each part starts at Chapter One. Part one is Wes’s POV, Part two is Annie’s POV, and Part three is a mixture of the two. I can see some people getting confused by all of this but I was fine with it. It didn’t bother me at all.
I was hoping for a bit more of a scary read but this book definitely has its moments and I appreciated that! This book makes me want to read Katherine’s Conversion even more because I really enjoyed her writing style. She is so descriptive and made me really feel like I was in the story!

Need Some More #WickedReads? Check these out!

1. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
2. Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett
3. Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski
4. Shutter by Courtney Alameda
5. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
6. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
7. Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

REMEMBER TO CHECK THIS OUT TOO!

#TwitterGhostStory
Write a spooky story in 140 characters or less using #TwitterGhostStory to enter for a chance to win a prize pack of the featured titles!
Twitter Chat
This Friday (10/30 at 4PM) a Twitter Chat will be hosted by @YAbookscentral and @mashreads
10/30:
Danielle Vega (twitter.com/dvegabooks) author of The Merciless and Survive the Night
Peter Kujawinski (twitter.com/kujawinski) author of Nightfall
Kim Liggett (twitter.com/kim_liggett) author of Blood and Salt
April Genevieve Tucholke (https://twitter.com/apriltucholke) author of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys
Carol Goodman (https://twitter.com/C_Goodmania) author of Blythewood series
Sally Green (https://twitter.com/Sa11eGreen) author of the Half Bad series

Let’s talk about it. 

Did you read any of these books? If so, what did you think of them? If not, do you want to read them? Leave your thoughts in the comments! 🙂
four-stars
Stephanie
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Teal Trick or Treat: Halloween Blog Hop

Teal Trick or Treat: Halloween Blog Hop

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Teal Trick or Treat is a 10 day feature leading up to Halloween with a variety of posts dedicated to the paranormal and horror of the holiday’s history, culture, films, and books, as well as a giveaway hosted by Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books. The Teal Team was created by Nori @ Read Write Love. She […]

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WoW [40]

WoW [40]

Posted October 28, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine every Wednesday. It’s about spotlighting some of the releases we are awaiting eagerly. This week I’m waiting patiently eagerly for… Title: PassengerAuthor: Alexandra BrackenSeries: Passenger #1Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Historical, Romance, FantasyPublished By: Disney-HyperionComing out on January 5, 2016 passage, n. i. A […]

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Top Ten Tuesday [64]

Top Ten Tuesday [64]

Posted October 27, 2015 by Stephanie in Meme / 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Scariest YA(mostly) Covers (Halloween Freebie):  Creepy Houses Creepy People Creepy Other/Misc. What’s on your top ten this week?

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Blog Tour: Persuasion [Review & Giveaway]

Blog Tour: Persuasion [Review & Giveaway]

Posted October 26, 2015 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

Title: Persuasion Author: Martina Boone Series: The Heirs of Watson Island #2 Genre: Young Adult, Southern Gothic, Paranormal, Romance, Mystery Pages: 464 Published By: Simon Pulse on October 27, 2015 Challenges: Blog Tour for Rockstar Book Tours Where To Get:   Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco […]

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City of Glass [Mini Review]

City of Glass [Mini Review]

Posted October 22, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Title: City of Glass Author: Cassandra Clare Series: The Mortal Instruments #3 Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Magic Pages: 541 Published By: Margaret K. McElderry Books on March 24, 2009 Challenges: 2015 TBR Pile, 2015 Reading Challenge Where To Get:   To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters – never […]

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Making Waves [5]

Making Waves [5]

Posted October 22, 2015 by Stephanie in / 0 Comments

Making Waves is a weekly question feature created by the Waterwitch Babes (part of Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch Street Team).  Every Thursday, we’ll have a fun question that all are welcome to answer on their blog.  Anyone can join! The questions will be random and/or relate to the upcoming book Truthwitch by Susan Dennard.  A linky […]

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Armada [Review]

Armada [Review]

Posted October 21, 2015 by Stephanie in Review / 0 Comments

Title: Armada Author: Ernest Cline Series: Standalone Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Cross-Over Pages: 349 Published By: Crown Publishing on July 14, 2015 Challenges: 2015 Reading Challenge **I received a copy of this from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.** Where To Get:   Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a […]

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