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Book Review of Below by Meg McKinlay

Posted May 31, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 10 Comments
Book Review of Below by Meg McKinlay

You know, I didn’t know what to expect from this book. Originally published in Australia in 2011, it did draw my attention because it is extremely difficult to get Aussie fic in the US unless you pay top dollar for it or know someone who will ship it to you. It was titled Surface Tension in Australia, and I have to admit to liking that title better than the one Candlewick chose. I do like the current cover a lot better though. The colors draw me in and it does fit the story of the book well. For me, this more »

Waiting on Wednesday #26

Posted May 29, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Waiting on Wednesday / 15 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday #26

 Welcome to this week’s Waiting on Wednesday. Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where we showcase upcoming releases we are looking forward to.   As you are reading this, I am probably leaving on a jet plane to New York City. I bet I am nervous and grumbling, bitching under my breath about the annoying passenger in the seat next to me. Or…looking at my iPhone, waiting for Giselle at Xpresso reads to pick me up from the airport. Or…hugging some of my very best friends for the first time. I wrote this on Sunday, more »

Cover Reveal: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

Posted May 28, 2013 by Kara in cover reveal, Kara / 8 Comments
Cover Reveal: Steel Lily by Megan Curd

Steel Lily Publisher: Raven Key Press Release Date: Fall 2013   AVERY PIKE is a commodity. No, more than a commodity. Her existence is guarded at all costs. She’s a water Elementalist, the strongest of her dwindling kind. She creates steam to provide energy to fuel Dome Three: the only thing standing between humanity and an earth ravaged by World War III. No steam, no Dome. No Dome, no life. Or so she thinks. That is, until a mysterious man offers her a way out of having to donate steam. A way to escape the corrupt government of Dome Three. more »

Book Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Posted May 27, 2013 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review of Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Prudence Shen and Faith Erin Hicks

Ummm, I don’t read a lot of graphic novels. Do Archie comics count? I used to read a lot of those when I was a kid. I’d buy them from the supermarket checkout stand. Whatever happened to those anyway? Do they still sell them? Anyway… My point is you should probably take my opinions on graphic novels with a grain of salt since I have no clue what the hell I am talking about. But since I liked what I read, and a lot of my other friends did too, this must be a good graphic novel. Ha. No, really, more »

Stacking the Shelves #44

Posted May 25, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 12 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #44

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.Lyn and I have decided that we are going to start posting our hauls together in the future, but since she doesn’t have a haul this week it will be just me. We are also going to start doing a link roundup and a summary of our past blog week at the bottom of the post. Normally, we post 7 days a week and some days it gets to more »

Book Review of All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones

Posted May 22, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 3 Comments
Book Review of All Woman and Springtime by Brandon W. Jones

Publisher: Algonquin BooksRelease Date: March 12th 2013Genre: Adult-Asian LiteraturePages: 381Source: I won a copy from the early reviewers’ program at LibraryThing. Description from Goodreads: Before she met Il-sun in an orphanage, Gi was a hollow husk of a girl, broken from growing up in one of North Korea’s forced-labour camps. A mathematical genius, she has learned to cope with pain by retreating into a realm of numbers and calculations, an escape from both the past and present. Gi becomes enamored by the brash and radiant Il-sun, a friend she describes as “all woman and springtime.” But Il-sun’s pursuit of a better life more »