Monday, 25 August 2014

Stacking The Shelves #12

Stacking The Shelves in a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviewswhere we share what new books we have added to our shelves whether it be physical copies, Ebooks 
or books borrowed from the library.

For Review

From Netgalley:

Physical Copies

I got both of these for 25p each! That is a crazy price for books so I had to pick them up, Geekhood: Close Encounters Of The Girl Kind is new to me but sounded like a fun read and you can't go wrong for 25p! I have heard mainly positive things about Dash & Lily's Book Of Dares so  can't wait to read it for myself.

Maria Ann Green 'In the Rearview' Book Blitz & Giveaway

Check out Maria Ann Green's In the Rearview promo event hosted by Itching for Books. Continue for an excerpt and enter the giveaway:

Release date: August 19th 2014
Publisher: Astraea Press
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

Synopsis via Goodreads:
When Meagan’s secret is found out, and she realizes there is no way to outrun her habit of cutting, she tries to work through it, and her depression, before she cuts too deep, making a mistake that can never be undone.

Meagan's problems aren't like every other adolescent's no matter how much she wishes they could be. Hers are worse. They've pulled her down into the depths of a depression that is anything but normal. She begins her pattern of self-harm as her depression threatens to drown her. She starts with one cut that leads to the next, and the next. After starting, it's apparent that there's no stopping, and Meagan spirals into a dark and cruel world she doesn't understand. Meagan cuts to feel better, but that comfort doesn't last long enough, and soon life is worse than it ever was before.

While learning to quit cutting Meagan faces life-altering obstacles and grows up in the process. IN THE REARVIEW is a story of pain, loss, confusion, and hope told through Meagan’s poems, journal entries, and a splash of narrative.

Maria Ann Green
Maria Green currently lives in Minnesota, despite its bitter winters, with her husband. She graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English. When she isn’t writing, Maria loves to read with a cup of strong coffee or a glass of sweet wine, craft, and spend time with her family. This is her first published novel. 



 Meagan stared down at her desk. Her focus moved beyond the assignment in front of her without actually seeing what she was looking toward. There were lines, spaces of white, and blobs of writing, but nothing seemed important enough to consider closely.  Truthfully she didn’t care. 

 She didn’t feel the need to focus. 
 Her gaze slowly moved up to the front of the classroom, and again she fixated on a point past what was before her. She did not concentrate on the teacher. There was a face, a moving mouth, but she didn’t connect it with the sounds struggling slowly, like sticky sludge past her ears. She didn’t hear the instructions being uttered; each word fell on deaf ears as she mindlessly doodled. 

 Twisting her hair around her finger, she thought about how nice it would be to be at home, in bed, with the curtains closed instead of in this loud and hyper school. It seemed her classmates had recently started caring too much about what was going on around them. There was too much drama, too much noise, too much concern jumping all around her. It was all so taxing. 

 It was such a bother. 
 Meagan, in contrast, was usually in a world of her own. Her head felt fuzzy most of the time, and unless she used a lot of energy, most conversations sounded muffled, like there was cotton in her ears. She didn’t feel the need to engage anymore. Her desire to try so hard just to do what had once come easily had dwindled to nothing. At first she’d tried, but not now. Not anymore. It had become too difficult to care. 
 And that was her biggest problem. Meagan didn’t care much about any of these changes. She was fine walking through school without any effort. Her feet felt a little heavier as each day passed, and her head felt a little more under pressure of a crushing fog that numbed her, but she pushed through it all. She didn’t mind neglecting what used to bring her excitement. In fact, it was just easier not to give a crap. 
 Everything was distinctly lackluster these days.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books People Have Been Telling You That You MUST Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

This weeks topic is top ten books people have been telling me I have to read because of how amazing they are! I promise they are all on my TBR list and I will get to them eventually :)

I own a copy of all of these so I will read them soon! Which one should I start with?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Waiting On Wednesday- The Walls Around Us By Nova Ren Suma

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.

I can't wait to read:

Expected Publication: March 24th 2015

“Ori’s dead because of what happened out behind the theater, in the tunnel made out of trees. She’s dead because she got sent to that place upstate, locked up with those monsters. And she got sent there because of me.”

The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one long dead. On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of a girls’ juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying these two worlds together is Orianna, who holds the key to unlocking all the girls’ darkest mysteries.

We hear Amber’s story and Violet’s, and through them Orianna’s, first from one angle, then from another, until gradually we begin to get the whole picture—which is not necessarily the one that either Amber or Violet wants us to see.

Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

The cover of this one caught my eye and when I read the blurb I was very excited! I don't read enough ghost stories and this one sounds amazing and full of mystery! Quite a wait though :( I might just request it on Netgalley ;)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Top Ten Tuesday - Ten Books I Am Not Sure I Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke And The Bookish.

This weeks topic is books I am not sure I want to read.

Everyone I know raves about this series I just don't think it's my type of genre.

I have this book and have heard mainly positive things but I just can't seem to want to pick it up and start reading.

I have gone of books about magic at the moment, maybe I will get back into the genre and finally read this one.

I think it's the subject matter that puts me off this one, I have heard only good things but I just find it a bit too weird.

I'm torn about this one, I have heard mixed reviews and the cover puts me off a bit.

I just don't like this series, I don't like the TV program and don't understand the hype.

The title and cover draw me in but nothing about the blurb makes me want to read it unfortunately.

I think it's the Bourne Identity meets Divergent reference that puts me off this one!

I have heard only good things but again it just doesn't appeal to me.

I didn't like the film adaption and the book doesn't scream pick me up and read me to me.