Monday, 31 December 2012

Review: Code Name Verity

Code Name Verity
Name: Code Name Verity

Author: Elizabeth Wein

Publication: February 6th, 2012 

Source: Indigo's bookstore

I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.

That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.

He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.

We are a sensational team.

Holy Mother Eff. It has been 3 days since I finished reading this, and my heart still throbs for Maddie and Verity. I still find myself reading those memorized excerpts to myself. I still find it hard to breathe when I think of my favorite lines and the ending. What perfection, oh, complete and utter perfection.

One of my favorite bloggers Lauren from Lose Time Reading and I decided to do a fun little read along for Code Name Verity . It was my first read along and I must say, it was fun to have someone to freak out with that was experiencing the fresh wound like I was. Oh boy. We were both done for. It's seriously all we can talk about. We raped our twitter news feeds and bombarded Ms.Wein.

I literally CANNOT tell you how phenomenal this book really is.

It's going to be hard enough to write this review, but to actually explain how I feel about it is impossible. 

Let me just say: It's one of those books (along with the Gemma Doyle Trilogy, Beautiful Creatures and the Night Circus ) that left me stunned by the end and made my heart throb with emotion. It's one of those books that haunts you and possess you, and doesn't leave you for a very very long time. It's one of those books where you feel changed, even if no one else notices-- the tiniest bit of change that only you can put your finger on. It's spectacular. 
Whoever said that books don't change people is lying. I came out a different person by the end of the book, and I also learned about a tons of new things that happened in history: The battle of Trafalgar, the S.O.E agents and the ATA/RAF, women's rights within the organizations-- and how strong friendship can be. 

Basically this book is about a British spy, Verity, caught in Nazi-occupied France. She has been told to spill whatever she knows about the British war efforts to avoid being tortured any further, and she does just that by telling a heart-breaking story of how she first came to be in France and an Agent. It all began with her best friend Maddie, a ferry pilot for the ATA, and their allied invasion into France.
One of the most beautifully written and heart-breaking reads out there. It starts off slow, but the reader is quickly thrown into a whirlwind of a plot as Verity unravels the truth about her life and friendship with Maddie.

This Book is P.E.R.F.E.C.T. Nothing any reviewer does/says can do it any justice.

Wein does a spectacular job making sure her readers can feel the pain and the desperation in what Verity is writing and experiencing. Her pain and love and everything else is so strong. How desperate she is to finish her story, stop her torture, but most of all, write down the story of her best friend, because of how important it is for her. Imagine: You're captured by the enemy, and you know you're going to die. Only the most important thing would be on your mind at this point. And Verity chose to tell the story of herself and Maddie, and their journey together.

People have raved about this book, and I think part of it has to do with all the emotion that Wein is able to integrate, and still tell a precise story with real historical facts. It's a history lesson and a heart break all in one.
Some people may be put off by all the technical talk of piloting, but it really makes you feel like you're in the RAF in that time, and about to go off into enemy territory. Plus it all comes into play later in the novel. A beautiful beautiful historical fiction.

“I am no longer afraid of getting old. Indeed I can't believe I ever said anything so stupid. So childish. So offensive and arrogant.
But mainly, so very, very stupid. I desperately want to grow old.” 

The most astounding thing about this book is the emotion hidden between it all. It gushes through the pages and you can almost grasp it. I felt it in my heart while I was reading, and THAT my friends, is when you know that you're reading a hell of a good story. And not only because I'm a sucker for historical fiction, but because when I opened the book I was instantly transported to Nazi-Occupied France, and I was sitting there with Verity and Maddie as they experienced all that they did.

"Don't cry. We're still alive and we make a sensational team."

The author is easily able to switch between perspectives and moments in time smoothly, and knows how to put it all together. She does a wonderful job of blurring the lines of lies and truths, until you aren't sure which is what anymore. That is the fricken point! This story is a huge Lie. A huge Truth and a Secret. A huge Misconception. What Maddie and Verity figure out in the end is that true friendship and love is even stronger than fate. It is a reflection on their not-so-innocent war days, when they thought that they had it bad then, and the now, in their worst possible situations. That's why it's such a damn good story. Even when they are both dead to each other (or are they?) they still make a sensational team.

A story about love and friendship, and the ultimate price of war and mercy.
It's almost impossible to reflect on every detail, because like I had said before, it's all truths and lies and secrets, one thing leading to another. I almost have to hint at things in code to avoid giving it away!
All that there is left to say is please please please please please read this. Don't get thrown off by the technical mumbo-jumbo in the beginning. Stick with it.
This is the true meaning of historical fiction and utterly perfect writing. This is the true art of literature and the basis of what all great novels should be: Somewhat life changing, even if a little, moving and disoriented, yet perfect. 
A perfect ending that you will absolutely hate.

Don't forget to check out Lauren's review today, too!



Sunday, 30 December 2012

DON'T KILL ME! I SWEAR I'M BACK! (Happy New Years!)


I cannot say how terribly sorry I am for being so absent. I just haven't been in the blogging mood lately in all honestly (and I've been slightly busy, as well), but now even with Diploma exams next month (gun anyone?) I still promise to post AT LEAST one post each week. I can't promise that it will be a review (how can I read when I have 382049032 hormones waiting to be memorized?), but then again I do have some older reviews I have to catch up on, as well as some cover reveals and blog tours.
AND tomorrow I'll post an exciting review of Code Name Verity which I read along with Lauren from Lose Time Reading . She's one of my favorite bloggers, and it was a fun read along. We had quite the spasm over the book on twitter because it was so good, So i'm totally looking forward to our review's tomorrow.
I also feel like doing something exciting on the blog... I don't know what yet, but I wan't it to be within the first week of January (Think Quick, Rola!). Hm, We'll see.

Reviews This Week

-Code Name Verity 
-Days of Blood & Starlight
-The Devil's Metal

Books To Be Read This Week

- Venom
- The Things They Carried

I also wanted to take this time to wish all my followers and readers a Happy New Year. I wouldn't have been here without your constant support-- especially the blogging community. I have made some forever friends from the Edmonton Book Bloggers, to some of my favorite online Bloggers miles and miles away. i hope to continue blogging and reviewing books for more years to come (and not be as inactive as I was this month) and continue growing with this amazing community!

I hope you have a year filled with bookish cheer and prosperity!

Rola's New Years Resolution List  (Kept as realistic as possible... I want to achieve all of these!)

- Read a minimum of 100 books (150 if I can manage)
- Build my home library to 200 books
- (cliche, but i'm serious) Get more fit and have a healthier diet
- quit playing with my hair (impossible but...)
- finish high school without murdering anyone
- reach 500 blog followers
-save up some $$ (I'm a spender)

Okay, I think that's a pretty decent list for now. Share your lists with me people!

Love you all xxx

Sunday, 9 December 2012

12 Days of Magic Blog Stop: Spell Bound by Nikki Jefford

Hi all!

The Spell Bound Blog Tour is making a stop here, which is super exciting! If you're a fan of anything with witches in it like myself, then you will seriously need to check this series out!
Twin Witch sisters, One good & One Evil,  and a Resurrection spell gone horribly wrong... the two witches are now stuck sharing one body, where Graylee faces the threat of being erased from existence if she can't find a way back into her own body... and soon. Three Warlocks offer her assistance: One Is rebellious, One is Dangerous, & One is after her heart. Will Graylee survive before her sister destroys her forever?

 Spell Bound Book 1: Entangled

Two months after dying, seventeen-year-old witch Graylee Perez wakes up in her twin sister Charlene’s body.

Until Gray finds a way back inside her own body, she’s stuck being Charlene every twenty-hour hours. Her sister has left precise instructions on how Gray should dress and behave. Looking like a prep isn’t half as bad as hanging out with Charlene’s snotty friends and gropey boyfriend.

The “normals” of McKinley High might be quick to write her behavior off as post-traumatic stress, but warlock Raj McKenna is the only person who suspects Gray has returned from the dead.

Now Gray has to solve the mystery of her death and resurrection and disentangle herself from Charlene’s body before she disappears for good.

Spellbound Book 2: Duplicity 
If Graylee Perez thought sharing a body with her twin sister was bad, dealing with a duplicate of herself is two times worse. Gray the second doesn’t seem to get that Lee’s boyfriend, Raj McKenna, is off limits. Then there’s the problem of Adrian Montez. He expects one of the Grays to be his.

Nearly a year later, the council is onto them for past misdeeds; Lee, along with the rest of the coven, has lost control of her powers; and Gray is being stalked by what looks like the Grim Reaper.

If they work together, they may stand a chance of setting things right and making it out alive

Spellbound Book 3: Enchantment ( To come this April! )
In the third and final installment of the Spellbound series, Graylee Perez (the duplicate), goes to Spain for a summer of escape. There she meets new friends and comes face to face with her old adversary, Adrian Montez.

When Gray tries to setup a spell that will banish Adrian from her life, she inadvertently falls under a love spell instead.

Charlene returns, having hijacked a new body, for one final battle between the twins.

Aren't they just beautiful?

Here's an excerpt for your curious minds from Entangled!

IN THIS SCENE: After Graylee Perez is brought back to life she must pretend to be her twin sister Charlene while she’s stuck sharing her body. To “help” her out, Charlene has started a communications notebook instructing Gray on ‘How to be Charlene.’

“…for now I’m supposed to pretend to be Charlene?”
Mom brought a notebook over. “Yes, and your sister left some notes to help you out.”
Gray stared at the notebook a moment before taking it. She flipped it open.


No wearing your clothes in public. I will choose an outfit for you to wear to school on the days you’re me.

Hair must be worn down. No pig tails, pony tails, hair clips or goofy Princess Leia style buns on the side of your head.

No leaving the house without makeup. I have taped examples and tips in the following pages on how to create a smoky eye.

Gray flipped back to several pages of magazine print and step-by-step illustrated guides for creating a smoldering look. She flipped back to the front page.

No speaking to anyone at McKinley who isn’t on the approved list (see the following pages). Don’t even think about trying to visit with your old friends unless you want to get us committed to an insane asylum.

Absolutely no—UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES—having sex with Blake.


Gray looked up, her face still contorted. “Did you read this?”
Mom was putting away the brown sugar. “No, Charlene told me not to.”
“And you listened to her?”
Mom looked directly at Gray. “She said it was private.”
More like psychotic.


Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who loves fictional bad boys and heroines who kick butt. She writes edgy teen fiction, including the Spellbound Trilogy and Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter.

Nikki married Sébastien, the love of her life, while working as a teaching assistant in France. They now reside in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands, 70 miles northeast of Forks, Washington

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Review: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
Name: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Series: Millennium, #1
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publication: September 2008, by Knopf
Source: Indigo's 

 Once you start The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, there's no turning back. This debut thriller--the first in a trilogy from the late Stieg Larsson--is a serious page-turner rivaling the best of Charlie Huston and Michael Connelly. Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is extended by an old-school titan of Swedish industry. The catch--and there's always a catch--is that Blomkvist must first spend a year researching a mysterious disappearance that has remained unsolved for nearly four decades. With few other options, he accepts and enlists the help of investigator Lisbeth Salander, a misunderstood genius with a cache of authority issues. Little is as it seems in Larsson's novel, but there is at least one constant: you really don't want to mess with the girl with the dragon tattoo. 

This book took me a littleee longer than expected, but I did very much enjoy it. It was a slow paced story with great detail (which we could have done without at times), and a rapid page turner once you hit the middle. It's one of those books where you have to really think about & stick with to truly appreciate. I really loved Blomkvist & Salandar, and they definitely make a sensational team. This book is an exellent mystery, romance, page turner and nerve gritter all in one. A must read.

It was interesting to watch Blomkvist grow and struggle as he attempted to solve the mystery. His life was already hectic, and getting inside his head really made the story so much better. How he felt about the mystery, His relationship with Berger-- and when he meets her-- Salander. I loved how the story progressed at the same pace that Blomkvist & Salander's relationship did... it really put them on the same level, and added bonus points to the ending. I just wanted to tear the damn pages out after reading the last line! 
I would get a little pissy at Salander for being so self conscious & stubborn, and Blomkvist for being so damn oblivious! But it adds to their character overall, which i'm sure will pay a major role in the next installment. 
I did love the atmosphere that came up with the conflicting personalities of Salander & Blomkvist. She was dark and brooding, while he was all smiles and brains while solving the crime. She definitely made the story more kick ass.... the fact that she beat up the bad guy at the end, and did so much in the book yet gave off such little emotions. Although she was constantly sexually abused, which was quite disturbing, she is a head strong girl that likes nothing more than vengeance to the men who harm her. Feminists will love her!
There were definitely some details that the story could have done without, and would have lessened the bore factor in some scenes, but I definitely felt the suspense and surprise near the end when all was revealed. This is one mystery you wont wan't to out down until it's solved!!!

I heard that the next book is totally kick ass, can't wait to read it!


Friday, 7 December 2012

Stacking the Shelves [11]


Hi, Friends!

What a great bookish week! Having Finished " Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" last week, I had started "Days of Blood & Starlight" Shortly after, and finished it yesterday. Holy mothers, what more can I say than WHAT GREAT BOOKS THEY BOTH ARE! I'm officially in love with Taylor's writing style, it just kills me. I seriously can't get enough of it... i'm in the need for a serious re-read of the Smoke & Bone series. I'll be posting reviews for both the books within the next day or two. 
Apparently i'm not reading books fast enough, because last I recalled I had 28 unread books or so, now I have 39..... hmm. This is not good. Of course, that is including the KICK-ASS books I purchased today!
I was on twitter in a extremely boring math class, learning about radical functions or something rather, and came across a post for 'The YA awards, 2012 Edition'. Scrolling through the list, I recognized most of the books from some place or another. I had only read one or two of them, but most were high acclaimed books, or unique ones with either a total love or total hate factor. So I decided to go out and purchase a couple of them that I have been waiting to read anyways. 

Without Further Ado...

 Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan

What a gorgeous cover & Mysterious Synopsis! I can't lie, I was drawn to this book a little while back with it's elegant cover, without having even read the synopsis. And after seeing it on the list, I just had to purchase it right away!
It's always the ones that are out of the ordinary that are the most fun to get lost in!

 Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

This book has been ALL the hype for the past couple of months. Arc reviewers loved it, and the vibe continued to climb when it was released and readers fell in love with it as well. I've been seeing it everywhere, but never read the synopsis until today before I bought it. The cover looks appealing-- It drove me to the conclusion that it was about abuse or something-- but I was DEFINITELY intrigued after reading the little excerpt in the back. Holy mothers, this is totally my type of book. Definitely my next read after The Devil's Metal.

Venom by Fiona Paul

Now, although this wasn't on the list, I've been meaning to get this book since it came out. I'm in love with historical fiction & Victorian books, and all though this may not be classified as so, it takes place in an old, classy setting, with a headstrong female character that trades her proper courtesy with some adventure. Reminds me a little of A Great & Terrible Beauty, But that book is a work of art-- so let's not push it. I just want it to be as good as I'm expecting!

That's it for me this week! What's new on your shelf? Let me know! (:

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Bookish Christmas Wishlist!

Hi all!

Can you feel the Christmasy season? I know they say 'It's not about the gifts', which is true, it's about the family, the giving and all the gracious things one can do, BUT I can't help but think about all the wonderful gifts I would like to get this season. What can I say? It's a reflex.

What has my eye this Christmas?

1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

I've heard SUCH amazing things about the All Souls series, and I've been dying to read them but never got around to buying them. And I just recently found out (Thanks, Tammy!) That you can actually go to Deborah's site and order signed copies of the book, for no extra cost (Just the cost of the book + Shipping)!!! How cool is that?! Definitely a must have.

2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

I've always wanted to read this book, but they don't sell it in any Indigo stores and I've been too lazy to order it. I heard it's a real tear jerker (yay!)

3. Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini

This book has been one of Waiting on's since forever! It says that Indigo sells it but none of the stores have it, so I guess it needs to be ordered in as well. Again, this makes me forget and I get lazy!

4. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

I can't believe I've put off reading this book for so long! I have so many TBR books I guess that I just forget to hunt them all down. Again, this book is available through Indigo but isn't in stores, so it needs to be ordered in (apparently I like very rare books...). I've read some of the BEST reviews for this one!

5. Scarlet by A.C.Gaughen

Scarlet (Scarlet #1)OK. don't kill me but this isn't avaliable in stores either.... THERE'S A REASON THESE ARE ON MY WISH LIST!!! It's hard for me to order everything, so I just stick them on this wishlist in hopes that someone else will! Anyways, I love a good twist up of a classic tale, and nothing like a hero robin-hood, that is (WAIT FOR IT) actually a chick!!!

6. A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb

I heard this was a difficult and unique book, and it is for that reason that I want to read it. I like challanges and love reading something against the tide of what I have on my shelf,-- and this book would be it. And for one, it's available in Indigo stores! *My Family Cheers*

7. Going too Far by Jennifer Echols

Going Too FarGreat reviews. I've had my eye on this one for a while now!

8. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)I like the Mortal Instruments-- not a HUGE fan, but I have read them all and I've enjoyed them-- but I did hear that the Infernal Devices is way better. Plus, I'm a HUGE HUGE HUGE Victorian England Fan girl, and if a book is set in that time period, I will usually read it, no questions asked. Hopefully it lives up to my expectations!

9.  A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

A Northern LightA Historical Fiction that is supposed to be great, but hasn't caught much hype.

10. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons WhyA supposed heart-wretching book that deals with the truth of bullying... defenitely been on my must reads for a while now. it's about time I read it!

Honestly, I could think  of a thousand more. But those are what stood out the most for me right now. Personally, I love surprises. I love tearing open a gift & seeing something I never would have guessed to be gifted! That's the fun part.

Let me know what YOUR Bookish Wishlist is!

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Stacking the Shelves [10]

Hey everyone!

I've missed a ton of STS's with my little break, and oddly enough, I didn't buy many books either!

This is my disappointing STS of the week....

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Devil's Metal by Karina Halle

As well as...

I've already read the Kite Runner , but my library gave it to me for free because the book depo sent them one too many copies, so yay for free books!

Hopefully ill get more soon. Nothing too amazing, but I am excited to get started with these. Plus my lack of current reading has left me SO behind in books. its crazy.

What's on your shelf this week?

Friday, 30 November 2012

Welcome Back, ME!

Hello Pretty People!

I am terribly sorry for disappearing like that for two weeks. I have missed my blog [and the readers] dearly! *Hugs blog*, I've been doing a little catch up in school, and with the diploma exams quickly approaching in two months, I wont be able to post as often. I'm sure students can relate, but I'll be trying my best to keep the blog up-to-date!

What's New?

Hmmmm, What has been going on these past two weeks? Well. I bought a couple books, [see stacking the shelves tomorrow], and Finished reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo ! Darn, it was so good. had to go out and buy the next two in the series! I'm currently reading Days of Blood & Starlight, but at a super slow pace because math has been on my butt lately.
I watched Breaking Dawn Part 2 as well, and HOLY COW! It was AMAZING. A perfect ending, in my opinion. And my I also say that my Jacob was also very babe like? ;)

Lets Just All Take A Moment.

There were also some great new characters introduced, and it makes me sad to think that the journey is all over.
Like how beautiful is this?

I think we can all agree that twilight should not be over. I'm pretty sure I had a dream where my husband looked something like Garret.

and can we all agree that Emmett is ADORABLE?

Cullen Coven - Emmett

Okay I think my twilight rant is over.
Other than that, I did an early admission into the University of Alberta and got in (unless my marks drop by the end of the year... which they wont. I hope) Which is pretty exciting. But that's about it!

What have you all been up two these past 2 weeks?


Sunday, 18 November 2012

Stacking the Shelves [9]

Hello Bookish Friends!
I didn't actually have a stacking the shelves until today... so better late than never, right?

It was a horribly loooong day at work, so my new books definitely makes me feel much better ;)

This Week I Have:

Days Of Blood & Starlight: I've been dying to read this since it came out! Special Thanks to HBG Canada for sending it to me. definitely my next read.

Iron Legends: I've been meaning to get this for a while. I love the Iron fey, and these short stories were only available on ebook for the longest time, but I love that I could finally get it in paperback!

The Lost Prince: A continuation of the Iron Fey... but with the little brother Ethan all grown up! Can't wait to dig into this one!

 The Great Gatsby: What a pretty cover! I couldn't help but pick this collectors edition up... plus it includes exclusive short stories!

Now, this isn't a book but it's bookish , so that counts, right?!

 Book Lovers Scrabble!! I'm so excited to play this!!! My sister isn't a bookish person, but i'm making her play this with me anyways. I love Scrabble... I love Books... TADA! It helps that it was on sale as well. Made my day so much better.

That's it for this week. What did you guys get on your shelf this week?  

Friday, 16 November 2012

Beautiful Creatures Movie Thoughts & Trailer #2

On Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 they released the Beautiful Creatures Trailer #2. My break at work was at 7:45.... I ran.
After I watched it... I was too stunned for words. It was magical, spell binding, dark, mysterious.... oh god help us all. It was PHENOMENAL.
Although I've been criticizing the cast since they started filming, I think I'm starting to accept them. I'm still against Alice Englert as Lena, but I'll live. Books and Movies will most likely never be the same, which is something I've now learned. ALTHOUGH I will say that it wouldn't have taken too much effort to dye Englert's hair black and curl it... and possibly dress her in all black? and Some green contacts wouldn't have hurt?
And Seriously, Rossum's hair should be blonde with the pink streak! It's the minor things that they've missed (which have pissed me off the most), BUT EVEN SO, I got the goosebumps watching the trailer all over again. I think I've watched it over 50 times since last night.
I don't even know what I'm writing because it was so good and I'm still in such shock!
I don't think anyone could understand my excitement until their favorite book EVER is made into a movie. It's all those surfacing feelings that just overwhelm you.
The entire series is like my baby, and I've probably gotten a dozen of my friends to read them. Talk about peer pressure? So naturally I'm excited to see it all on the big screen!
But a little part of me is upset that they made it into a movie, because now... It becomes mainstream. Is it rude that I don't want to share my favorite book with the world? I'm getting the sick feeling that it's going to be like the Hunger Games all over again: The book fans went insane, everyone else wanted to join in the excitement so they went out and read the book, then went crazy for the movie.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. It's my special book. For instance, Now when I say "My Favorite Book Is Beautiful Creatures" people are like "WHATS THAT?!" and we can have an entire conversation of me explaining the plot and how amazing the characters are. But from now on... I won't be able to do that anymore because everyone will know what it is.
I mean, how do tell the long time fans apart from the 'hey-it's-popular-i'm-jumping-aboard' ones? Other than word of mouth, you wouldn't be able to tell. Which is slightly depressing when you've considered yourself so original all this time. hmph.

*sigh* Even so, I can't help but be ecstatic for the movie, and even more so to the amazing authors, Margie & Kami.

For anyone who hasn't seen the trailer.....

I know, I know... You've just died and been reborn. I feel ya pretty people, I feel ya.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Waiting On Wednesday [10]

Hello pretty peeps!
What a year for excellent books. So many phenomenal ones have been released, and so many more to come.
This week for WoW I have this beauty.....

Paper ValentineName: Paper Valentine
Author: Brenna Yovanoff
Expected Publication: January 8th 2013

The city of Ludlow is gripped by the hottest July on record. The asphalt is melting, the birds are dying, petty crime is on the rise, and someone in Hannah Wagnor’s peaceful suburban community is killing girls.

For Hannah, the summer is a complicated one. Her best friend Lillian died six months ago, and Hannah just wants her life to go back to normal. But how can things be normal when Lillian’s ghost is haunting her bedroom, pushing her to investigate the mysterious string of murders? Hannah’s just trying to understand why her friend self-destructed, and where she fits now that Lillian isn’t there to save her a place among the social elite. And she must stop thinking about Finny Boone, the big, enigmatic delinquent whose main hobbies seem to include petty larceny and surprising acts of kindness.

With the entire city in a panic, Hannah soon finds herself drawn into a world of ghost girls and horrifying secrets. She realizes that only by confronting the Valentine Killer will she be able move on with her life—and it’s up to her to put together the pieces before he strikes again.

That Cover, The Synopsis..... *drools* CANNOT.WAIT.  

What's YOUR Waiting On this week?


Holiday Bookish Tip #1: What to buy a book lover

Funny thing, when someone hears the word 'book lover', they would think 'Hey! I ought to just buy them some books'! Which isn't wrong , books are always a safe gift, but I can honestly say that any book hoarder  like myself has a ever-so-growing mountain of TBR books, and the chances of them getting to enjoy your gift  ASAP is probably non-existent. We'll read them eventually... just not right now.

So if you've started to panic and think "Oh no, What can I buy my Book-Lover now?!" , Here's a few Ideas that you can never go wrong with and can be enjoyed right away!

1) Memorable Bookshelf 
What Book lover wouldn't want one of these in their Room or Home?!


Inexpensive to make if you're handy with some wood and nails. They can also be bought online from Ebay & Amazon, as well as some furniture stored! Talk about a gift that lasts!

2) If your Book Lover is a drinker, you can't go wrong with....

Hah! You would forever be the apple of their eye.
(55$ from Etsy )

3) Bookish Mugs!

Really, who wouldn't love their morning coffee in one of those?

4) Geeky T-Shirts!

5) Book Ends:


This is also available in other styles, such as...

Olivia Owl Bookends
6) Literary Jewelry!

Woven Words Bangle - Christina Rossetti John Steinbeck Typewriter Earrings Macbeth Bracelet

7) Collecters Copy of Their Favorite Book!

Find out what their favorite book is, and get them a special edition. Be it Signed, A collectors, an older print, whatever! They'll appreciate it and treasure it all the same.


8) Gift Card

Whether they Shop in store or Online, a gift card will always be the perfect gift. There will always (ALWAYS) be a book that they 'need' no matter how many books they on the TBR pile. A gift card will definitely get the job done!

9) The greatest bookmark ever

I received a special engraved book mark from my best friend for my birthday last year, and I'll tell you, it's a special gift that lasts!

10) Modern life meets literature

You could never go wrong with mixing modern and classic. The book charger is SO cool, and an ereader for your virtually glued friend would be perfect!
Yellow Pride & Prejudice Charging Dock for iPhone and iPod 
Pride & Prejudice Iphone Charger ( from BookLovers Gifts )

Yay for bookish things!!!
Did I miss something? Let me know!