Tag: The Off the Shelf Challenge 2013


Review: The Selection

Review: The Selection
20 December, 2013 / 4 Comments

The Selection (The Selection #1) by Kiera Cass My Copy: Paperback, 327 pages Publication Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Purchased Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Young Adult For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is […]


Review: Fear the Worst

Review: Fear the Worst
4 November, 2013 / 1 Comment

Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: August 11, 2009 Publisher: Bantam Source: Purchased Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Mystery | Suspense/Thriller Your daughter doesn’t come home one night from her summer job. You go there looking for her. No one’s seen her. But it’s worse than that. No one’s ever seen her. So where has she been going every day? And where is she now? In Linwood Barclay’s riveting new thriller, an ordinary man’s desperate search for his daughter leads him into a dark world of corruption, exploitation, and murder. Tim Blake is about to […]


Review: Room

Review: Room
1 November, 2013 / 4 Comments

Room by Emma Donoghue My Copy: Paperback, 321 pages Publication Date: September 13, 2010 Publisher: Little, Brown and Company Source: Borrowed Genre: Adult | Contemporary | Realistic | Suspense To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It is where he was born and grew up; it’s where he lives with his Ma as they learn and read and eat and sleep and play. At night, his Ma shuts him safely in the wardrobe, where he is meant to be asleep when Old Nick visits. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it is the prison where Old Nick has held […]


Off the Shelf Challenge 2013 Complete!

Off the Shelf Challenge 2013 Complete!
22 October, 2013 / 4 Comments

That’s right!  I completed the Off the Shelf Challenge, hosted by Bookish Ardour!  I chose the level called “Making A Dint”, which is 30 books.  Spark was the big 3-0 and the final addition to this challenge.  Yay! Take a look at the list: The Off the Shelf Challenge 2013 hosted by Bookish Ardour My chosen level: ‘Making A Dint’ (30 books) — COMPLETE! 1. Hold Still by Nina LaCour 2. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter 3. Blood Red Road by Moira Young 4. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong 5. Persephone by Kaitlin Bevis 6. Don’t Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon 7. Easy by Tammara Webber 8. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor 9. The […]


Review: Spark

Review: Spark
18 October, 2013 / 3 Comments

Spark (Elemental #2) by Brigid Kemmerer My Copy: ePub eBook, 289 pages Publication Date: August 22, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Source: Borrowed from library Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally. Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it. And no one seems to believe him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Because […]


Mini Reviews: Elemental and Fearless

Mini Reviews: Elemental and Fearless
14 October, 2013 / 2 Comments

Elemental (Elemental #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer My Copy: ePub eBook, 50 pages Publication Date: March 27, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Source: Was added to the end of my copy of Storm Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they are more than you dream. As an air Elemental, 17-year-old Emily Morgan doesn’t have much power. That’s okay—she knows what happens to kids who do. Like Michael Merrick. He’s an earth Elemental, one with enough power to level cities. Which makes him sexy. Dangerous. And completely off limits. At least according to Emily’s family. But […]


Review: Storm

Review: Storm
11 October, 2013 / 2 Comments

Storm (Elemental #1) by Brigid Kemmerer My Copy: ePub eBook, 337 pages Publication Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation Source: Purchased Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance | Young Adult Earth, Fire, Air, Water – they have more power than you dream. Ever since her ex-boyfriend spread those lies about her, Becca Chandler is suddenly getting all the guys—all the ones she doesn’t want. Then she saves Chris Merrick from a beating in the school parking lot. Chris is different. Way different: he can control water—just like his brothers can control fire, wind, and earth. They’re powerful. Dangerous. Marked for death. […]


Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Audiobook Review: The Fault in Our Stars
20 September, 2013 / 3 Comments

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green My Copy: Audiobook Publication Date: January 1, 2012 Publisher: Brilliance Audio Source: Purchased Genre: Contemporary | Realistic Fiction | Romance | Young Adult Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, […]


Review: Gravity

Review: Gravity
2 September, 2013 / 3 Comments

Gravity (The Taking #1) by Melissa West My Copy: ePub eBook, 215 pages Publication Date: October 30, 2012 Publisher: Entangled Select Source: Purchased Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Science Fiction | Young Adult In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek. Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed — arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die. Ari knows she […]


Review: Article 5

Review: Article 5
26 August, 2013 / 6 Comments

Article 5 (Article 5 #1) by Kristen Simmons My Copy: Paperback, 384 pages Publication Date: January 31, 2012 Publisher: Tor Teen Source: Purchased Genre: Dystopian | Romance | Young Adult New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have been abandoned. The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes. There are no more police — instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior — instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don’t come back. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always […]