Book Haul: Building My Library: Book Outlet Christmas Haul Edition

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Building My Library is my personal weekly book haul meme. I share the books that I’m adding to my reading collection. This will include: books I buy from the store or online, borrow from friends or the public library,  advanced reading copies (books for review), gifts, audio books, and ebooks.

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I’m a little behind on this one, but here it is.  I treated myself to some books for Christmas, mostly ones that would complete my series collections or ones that I wasn’t 100% committed to unless I got it for a cheaper price. I’ve always wanted to try out Book Outlet because I’ve heard of the great bargains from other book bloggers. My Book Outlet haul only cost me $30 (that includes shipping and all the books were hard covers); I saved over $100!

Here are the books that have been calling my shelves home since Christmas 2014:

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Review: A Sudden Light by Garth Stein

A-Sudden-Light-Garth-SteinWhile I don’t go out of my way to read ghost stories, I have heard very good things about Garth Stein that I gave his latest novel A Sudden Light a try. It’s not a scary story, but the story weaves the human condition, curiosity and mystery together wonderfully.

The story follows Trevor Riddell, a fourteen-year-old boy, who tags along with his father to the Riddell estate in the Pacific Northwest. He hopes to save his parents’ marriage since they’re undergoing a trial separation after they filed for bankruptcy. His father, Jones Riddell, plans to work alongside his sister, Serena, to convince their ill father to sell the property and live in a retirement home. Jones believes once he settles the estate’s affairs and divides profits he can then live happily ever after. However, Trevor uncovers that the ghost haunting the Riddell home hopes the Riddell family will honour an old promise. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday #6: Half Wild by Sally Green

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

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By Sally Green

“You will have a powerful Gift, but it’s how you use it that will show you to be good or bad.”

In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, seventeen-year-old Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most powerful and violent witch. Nathan is hunted from all sides: nowhere is safe and no one can be trusted. Now, Nathan has come into his own unique magical Gift, and he’s on the run–but the Hunters are close behind, and they will stop at nothing until they have captured Nathan and destroyed his father.

Publisher: Viking Juvenile/Penguin Canada
Publication Date: March 17, 2015.

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Birthday Girl & her Birthday Book Haul

 

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It’s my party and I’ll…buy books if I want to! That’s right—it’s my birthday!

As I get older, I’m a lot more into low key celebrating, but I still have my own fun. Of course, as a blogger, I figured I’d document what I did and share it with you. Continue reading

Blog Tour | Review: Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire by Jillianne Hamilton

molly-miranda-thief-for-hire-coverEver wonder what it would be like to be a spy or thief? What if you could hire one? In Jillianne Hamilton’s Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, it gives you a glimpse into Molly’s life as a professional, contracted thief.

Readers learn all about Molly’s interesting, uncommon lifestyle. She’s made a successful living from stealing valuables from museums and the rich and delivering them to clients who have the money to pay for her services. It seems like she has it all— a thrilling job that allows her to take frequent trips out of the country (I’d love to do that!) and a classy, beautiful apartment in Manhattan (Yes, please. If only I had the money…). But along with taking risks in both work and life, there’s sure to be trouble or at least consequences. Molly tries to juggle a blossoming romance with her lovely and sweet roommate and manage a charming and untrustworthy new partner-in-crime on a new assignment meanwhile having to trespass onto private property, dodge bullets, wear disguises, and avoid trouble. Continue reading