Vow to the Older Book: August 2012

Vow to the Older Book: August 2012
17 August, 2012 / 4 Comments

Vow to the Older Book is a meme hosted by me (Sam @SIK Book Reviews). I vow to read one “older” book per month in an attempt to break away from the book reviewer’s tendency to only read/review new releases. To participate and/or to see full rules, please visit my Vow to the Older Book page.   Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Pub Date: February 8, 2005 Purchase: Amazon | B&N | Kobo My Copy: eBook, 276 pages Goodreads Synopsis: Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that will turn her from a repellent ugly into […]


Release Day Party: Sunstruck!

Release Day Party: Sunstruck!
16 August, 2012 / 0 Comments

SUNSTRUCK  by Mayra Calvani A fun, quirky, beach summer read by Twilight Times Books! Daniella is an architecture student living with her narcissistic artist boyfriend in San Juan. Abandoned by her father at an early age, Daniella always falls for the ‘wrong’ type of man. Her most enduring male relationship so far has been with her cat.     Several strange mysteries are threaded through Daniella’s everyday life: her ex-husband, Ismael, has just opened an outlandish hotel for animal lovers that has her distraught; Ismael’s wife, a rich woman Daniella fondly refers to as ‘Lady Dracula’, has some gruesome ways to […]


Crashing Eden: Author Guest Post, Review, and GIVEAWAY!!

Crashing Eden: Author Guest Post, Review, and GIVEAWAY!!
15 August, 2012 / 8 Comments

I would like to thank Leah of Novel Publicity and Michael Sussman for giving me the opportunity to read and review this novel.  I would also like to thank Michael for writing the guest post about how he came to write the novel and for the chance to host a giveaway of this book!  While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences. Guest Post by Michael Sussman Author Bio:  Michael Sussman is the author of Crashing Eden, a YA fantasy/paranormal novel, and Otto Grows Down, a […]


Newsday Tuesday!

Newsday Tuesday!
14 August, 2012 / 4 Comments

It’s time for Newsday Tuesday again!  Newsday Tuesday is a meme hosted by me (SIK Book Reviews).  The point of this meme is to inform your readers about anything new and interesting you’ve found out in the world of books.  If you would like to join in on this meme, please make sure that you give credit to me, use this logo (<–), and let me know that you have joined the Newsday Tuesday fun!  You can either leave your link below, comment, or click here to contact me.  Wondering which YA book to read next?      How ’bout picking […]


From the Review Pile: Caged

From the Review Pile: Caged
9 August, 2012 / 1 Comment

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you’ve received for review (or if you don’t receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven’t yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity. I received the following book via Jena at Pure Textuality for an upcoming blog tour! My blog tour date is September 4, wherein I will be writing a review of the book,  hosting a GIVEAWAY(!) and posting a […]


Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday
7 August, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s time for Newsday Tuesday again!  Newsday Tuesday is a meme hosted by me (SIK Book Reviews).  The point of this meme is to inform your readers about anything new and interesting you’ve found out in the world of books. If you would like to join in on this meme, please make sure that you give credit to me, use this logo (<–), and let me know that you have joined the Newsday Tuesday fun!  You can either leave your link below, comment, or click here to contact me.      Books Coming Out Next Week (that look interesting):The Kill Order by James DashnerPub date: […]


Abandoned Review: Dragon Fate

Abandoned Review: Dragon Fate
3 August, 2012 / 8 Comments

I would like to thank J.D. Hallowell for giving me the opportunity to  read and review his book.  While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences.   Dragon Fate by J.D. Hallowell Date Pub: December 20, 2011 Goodreads Synopsis: Dragon Fate, the debut novel by J.D. Hallowell, is a heroic fantasy adventure in the finest tradition of the genre. Delno Okonan is a young former soldier eager to put the swords and strife of war behind him, when a chance encounter leaves him inextricable entwined in […]


From the Review Pile

From the Review Pile
2 August, 2012 / 3 Comments

From the Review Pile is a meme hosted by Stepping Out of the Page every Thursday. The aim of this meme is to showcase books that you’ve received for review (or if you don’t receive review books, any book that you own and really want to read/review) but haven’t yet got around to reading, in order to give the book some extra publicity. I received the following book via Leah at Novel Publicity and the author, Michael Sussman, for an upcoming blog tour!  On August 15, I will be posting my review along with a guest post from the author […]


Best of the Bunch July 2012

Best of the Bunch July 2012
31 July, 2012 / 4 Comments

Best of the Bunch is a meme hosted by Always Lost in Stories on the last day of each month.  The aim of this meme is to go through all the books we’ve read in that particular month and reward our favourite one with the label ‘best of the bunch’. This month I read and reviewed the following books: Dark Awakening by Kendra Leigh Castle | my review | Rating: 4.5  Pleng’s Song by Patrick Maher | my review | Rating: 3.5  Midnight Reckoning by Kendra Leigh Castle | my review | Rating: 4 Shadow Rising by Kendra Leigh Castle | my review | […]


Newsday Tuesday

Newsday Tuesday
31 July, 2012 / 0 Comments

It’s time for Newsday Tuesday again!  Newsday Tuesday is a meme hosted by me (SIK Book Reviews).  The point of this meme is to inform your readers about anything new and interesting you’ve found out in the world of books.  If you would like to join in on this meme, please make sure that you give credit to me, use this logo (<–), and let me know that you have joined the Newsday Tuesday fun!  You can either leave your link below, comment, or click here to contact me.       Excited for the Life of Pi movie?     The official trailer has […]