Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Bloomsbury, Book Reviews, Publisher

Review | Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

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[amazon_link id=”1599906953″ target=”_blank” ]Throne of Glass[/amazon_link] by Sarah J. Maas

August 7, 2012 | Bloomsbury USA Children | 416 pages

Procurement

eARC from publisher via NetGalley

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 4

Originality: 4

Characters: 4

Romance: 5

Overall: 27/30 90% A

Title/Cover Bonus: 4

Overall

A great look into the world of a teen aged, female assassin thrust into the world of royalty and some very strange events to unfold.

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Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Book Reviews, Harlequin Teen

Review | Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

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[amazon_link id=”0373210493″ target=”_blank” ]Pushing the Limits[/amazon_link] by Katie McGarry

Harlequin Teen | July 31, 2012 | 416 pages

Procurement

eARC from publisher via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 4

Writing: 4

Originality: 4

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 27/30! 90%

Title/Cover Bonus: 5

Overall

A powerful contemporary set around two struggling teens looking for someone to accept them as they are; flaws, scars and all.

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Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Book Reviews, Macmillan, Publisher

Review | Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

 

Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Henry Holt and Co. (June 5, 2012) | 368 pages

$10.79 (Amazon, Hardcover) $9.99 (Kindle)

First 5 Chapters are FREE on Kindle.

Procurement

eARC from Henry Holt and Co (Macmillian Chilren’s) via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Fantasical Fantasy!

Title/Cover Bonus: 4

Overall

A fantastical fantasy world evolving around two teens with amazing skills and an attraction that can’t be beat or manipulated even by the strongest of the strong.

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Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Book Reviews, Feiwel & Friends, Publisher

Review | Of Poseidon (#1) by Anna Banks

Of Posideon (#1) by Anna Banks

Feiwel & Friends (May 22, 2012) | 336 pages

$12.23 (Amazon, Hardcover) | $9.99 (Kindle)

Procurement

eARC from Feiwel & Friends via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Hilariously perfect!

Title/Cover Bonus: 5

Overall

A mermaid mythology love story at it’s best with very loveable characters, a plot that keeps you guessing and an ending that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the next book!

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Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Best of 2011, Book Reviews, HarperCollins, NetGalley, Read in 2011

Review: Under the Never Sky (#1) by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky (#1) by Veronica Rossi

HarperCollins (January 03, 2012 ), 384 pages

$11.98 (Amazon)

Procurement

eARC via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Totally engrossing!

Title/Cover Bonus: 5

Overall

An epic journey to find a mother, save a child, and bond one barbarian of a male to one strongwilled girl.

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Posted in 2012 Debut Author

2012 Debut Author Challenge

A place holder for books read and reviewed in 2012 for 2012 Debut Authors.

Have suggestions for me to read? Please comment!

 

What I plan to read

Links go to Goodreads

  1. Everneath (Everneath, #1)by Brodi Ashton | 01/24
  2. When the Sea is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen | 02/28
  3. Katana by Cole Gibsen | 03/08
  4. Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig | 03/13
  5. Slide by Jill Hathaway | 03/27
  6. Immortal City by Scott Speer | 04/03
  7. Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves | 04/08
  8. The Wicked and the Just by J. Anderson Coats  | 04/17
  9. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | August
  10. This Is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell | Fall
  11. Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger | 10/02
  12. Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans | Late 2012 possibly 2013

2012 Debut Authors read in 2012

  1. Incarnate (Newsoul, #1) by Jodi Meadows | 01/31 | Finished 01/09 | Review to come!
  2. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry | 07/31 | Finished 07/15 | Review
  3. Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1)  by Sarah J. Maas | 08/07 | Finished 04/15 | Review
  4.  The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron | 09/01 | Finished 07/12 | Review on Goodreads
  5. Of Poseidon (Of Poseidon #1) by Anna Banks | 05/22 | Finished 03/07 | Review
  6. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo | 06/05 | Finished 03/04 | Review

2012 Debut Authors Read in 2011

  1. Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer | 01/03|  Review
  2. Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1) by Veronica Rossi | 01/03 | Review
  3. Fracture by Megan Miranda | 01/17 | Review
  4. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman | 05/08 |Review

 

Posted in 2012 Debut Author, Book Reviews, Feiwel & Friends, NetGalley, Read in 2011, Release Day!

Review: Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1) by Marissa Meyer

Feiwel & Friends (January 3, 2012) 400 pages

$12.09 (Amazon)

First 5 Chapters FREE via Amazon Kindle!

Procurement

ARC received from publisher and eARC via NetGalley.

My Grade

Plot: 5

Setting: 5

Writing: 5

Originality: 5

Characters: 5

Romance: 5

Overall: 30/30! Astonishing!

Title/Cover Bonus: 5

Overall

Brilliant retelling of the Cinderella fairytale with a new cultural setting, sci-fi elements and a cyborg of a girl and one level headed handsome Prince.

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