Review: A Handful of Blossoms

Review: A Handful of Blossoms
24 August, 2012 / 5 Comments

I would like to thank Lara Biyuts for giving me the opportunity to read and review her book. While I appreciate the copy, my review will be completely honest and I will rate it as it appeals to me/my preferences.   A Handful of Blossoms by Lara Biyuts Date Pub: June 1, 2012 Purchase: B&N | Kobo My Copy: eBook, 213 pages Goodreads Synopsis: Time: 1764, a year after the Seven Years War (this first global military conflict took place much earlier than WWI, and it may be called the First World War, in fact). Set in Europe, the story is historical […]


What’s Next?

What’s Next?
23 August, 2012 / 11 Comments

What’s Next is a weekly meme hosted by Icey Books.  For this meme,  I provide 3-5 books that I want/have to read soon and you vote on which one I should read next! Super fun, I think! Ready? Here we go… I need to read a short book/novella to fit in between books that I have to read for blog tours and stuff, so I’ve narrowed it down to the following 3 novellas (well, one is actually a children’s book that I was asked to read). Prophet (Struck 0.5) by Jennifer Bosworth Some men are born monsters . . . […]


From the Review Pile: The Unloved

From the Review Pile: The Unloved
23 August, 2012 / 2 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 Majanka at Enchanted Book Promotions foran upcoming blog tour!  My blog tour date is September 9.  I will be writing a reviewand giving away a copy of the book!! The Unloved by Jennifer […]


Waiting on Wednesday: Pivot Point

Waiting on Wednesday: Pivot Point
22 August, 2012 / 12 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. The aim of this meme is to spotlight upcoming releases that we can’t wait to read. Pivot Point by Kasie West Pub date: Feb. 12, 2013 Synopsis: Addison Coleman’s life is one big “What if?” As a Searcher, whenever Addie is faced with a choice, she can look into the future and see both outcomes. It’s the ultimate insurance plan against disaster. Or so she thought. When Addie’s parents ambush her with the news of their divorce, she has to pick who she wants to live with – her […]


Newsday Tuesday!

Newsday Tuesday!
21 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.    10 children’s books that are (still) frightening to adults:     Check out the list […]


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 […]