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Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

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H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! ! !

I hope everyone is enjoying their start to 2013:) As for me, I have work. Boo.

I really like this week’s TTT topic as it’ll be a great way to sort out what I’ve been meaning to read for so long and most of them have a sequel out this year, so it’s perfect!

1. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl — One I’ll definitely read before the movie is released, but even then I probably won’t have anyone to see it with anyway.

2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare — I can’t recall why I put this series off for so long and went straight to The Infernal Devices series (which I love). Another one to read before the movie.

3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn — It’s been almost a year since I first heard about this and since then I’ve been wanting to read it!

4. Delirium/Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver — Somehow I didn’t finish Delirium even though I was just a few chapters away and I was really enjoying it! I may have to start it again to refresh my memory, but I know I’ll go straight into Pandemonium afterwards.

5. Legend by Marie Lu — Um yeah, I’m not going to let this go by for another whole year!

6. Let’s Pretend This Never Happened: A Mostly True Memoir by Jenny Lawson — I need a funny book in my life and she’s scheduled for a signing at a local Barnes & Noble in March, so it’s wonderful timing;)

7. Everneath by Brodi Ashton — Another one that’s time for me to read. I sure do love the cover:)

8. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead — Yeah. I know>_<

9. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken — I don’t think I read any of the books I picked up at BEA, but of them this is the one I’m intrigued to start!

10. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling — I’ve heard mixed things about this, but I have to read it out of principle:P

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Review: Eve by Anna Carey

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From Goodreads:

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust…and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

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Stacking the Shelves: The Post Christmas Edition

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Hello Hello!!!! I hope that you all are enjoying the holidays!

It’s been crazy at work- anyone who works/ed in retail knows what I mean! Oy! I was then sick for quite a few days this week and today will be my first day outside since Monday! Bring on the snow:D

No personal shopping for me these past few weeks, but I finally caught up on my reviews for The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater and The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress!

So Christmas with my family isn’t more than a simple get together and Secret Santa. Cash was the top gift though from relatives and I’m perfectly happy with that! Surprisingly, I only received ONE book this holiday and that was from Michele @ Just a Lil Lost (though NOT surprising that she was the one who got me it)!

Fateful by Claudia Gray — Whoa! Completely forgot what this book was about! Werewolves and the Titanic?! Sure why not? Haha. Also perfect to join in Michele’s Read-a-Long in April!
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

She also got me a Ravenclaw pin from her trip to Hogwarts (aka Universal Studios), a blueberry macaron lip gloss (yum!) and the Times Late Edition from Sephora’s awesomely new nail polish kits, The New Black! I had mentioned it to her that they were nowhere to be found in my area (100 mile radius according to their site!) and maybe it’s because we’ve known each other for so long, but I just had a feeling she would get it for me;) Here’s her Swoon-Worthy Sunday post on the kits if you’re interested!

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Can You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? by Max Brallier — This is a gift my BF received from my brother, but I HAD to share it! How awesome is this?! Choose your own adventure meets the zombie apocalypse!
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Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

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From Goodreads:

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive.

Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her.

His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.

But Blue is drawn to Gansey, in a way she can’t entirely explain. He has it all—family money, good looks, devoted friends—but he’s looking for much more than that. He is on a quest that has encompassed three other Raven Boys: Adam, the scholarship student who resents all the privilege around him; Ronan, the fierce soul who ranges from anger to despair; and Noah, the taciturn watcher of the four, who notices many things but says very little.

For as long as she can remember, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She never thought this would be a problem. But now, as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

From Maggie Stiefvater, the bestselling and acclaimed author of the Shiver trilogy and The Scorpio Races, comes a spellbinding new series where the inevitability of death and the nature of love lead us to a place we’ve never been before.

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Review: The Friday Society by Adrienne Kress

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From Goodreads:

An action-packed tale of gowns, guys, guns –and the heroines who use them all

Set in turn of the century London, The Friday Society follows the stories of three very intelligent and talented young women, all of whom are assistants to powerful men: Cora, lab assistant; Michiko, Japanese fight assistant; and Nellie, magician’s assistant. The three young women’s lives become inexorably intertwined after a chance meeting at a ball that ends with the discovery of a murdered mystery man.

It’s up to these three, in their own charming but bold way, to solve the murder–and the crimes they believe may be connected to it–without calling too much attention to themselves.

Set in the past but with a modern irreverent flare, this Steampunk whodunit introduces three unforgettable and very ladylike–well, relatively ladylike–heroines poised for more dangerous adventures.

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Stacking the Shelves 6

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Hello! Welcome to another edition of Stacking the Shelves! It’s been a crazy week for me and I think it’s caused my body to break down a bit:( Nonetheless I’m here and to start things off, here’s what happened on the blog this week…

And now for my book goodies for the week! I was actually able to grab a couple books off this week’s TTT list which I’m excited for…

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The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna — Such an interesting concept and it’s set in India!
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

The Shadow Society by Marie Rutkoski — Honestly, I think the main reason I wanted this was because of the cover:/ But still I think it’ll be a decent read.
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

The Broken Lands by Kate Milford — Oh what fun- 19th century New York City:D
Buy it: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

Yup okay that’s all for this week!

What lovelies did you get this week? Leave your link and I’ll find out:)

Waiting on Wednesday: Mind Games by Kiersten White

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I had a bit of trouble coming up with this week’s WoW pick. Sure there’s plenty of books I’m waiting for, but I try to feature ones that are close to being released and most of the ones I want don’t come out until spring! Thankfully, there was at least one book on my TBR list that comes out in a couple of months and from early reviews it looks promising…

mindgamesTitle: Mind Games
Author: Kiersten White
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Publication Date: February 19, 2013
Pre-Order: Amazon (Kindle) | Book Depository

From Goodreads:
Fia was born with flawless instincts. Her first impulse, her gut feeling, is always exactly right. Her sister, Annie, is blind to the world around her—except when her mind is gripped by strange visions of the future.

Trapped in a school that uses girls with extraordinary powers as tools for corporate espionage, Annie and Fia are forced to choose over and over between using their abilities in twisted, unthinkable ways… or risking each other’s lives by refusing to obey.

In a stunning departure from her New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy, Kiersten White delivers a slick, edgy, heartstoppingly intense psychological thriller about two sisters determined to protect each other—no matter the cost.

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