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Book Review of The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Posted March 4, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 36 Comments
Book Review of The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett

Publisher: Tor TeenRelease Date: March 5th, 2013Pages: 367Genre: Young Adult-ParanormalSource: NetGalley Description from Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare. Literally. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy, is hard enough. But when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing. But it does. Eli is dreaming of a murder. Then Eli’s dream more »

Stacking the Shelves #32

Posted March 2, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 17 Comments
Stacking the Shelves #32

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves! Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Team Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week. So this week I got ZERO physical books. I am expecting a few giveaway wins and a book for a blog tour but they probably won’t be here for a couple more weeks. So it’s gonna be SLOW around here. But, BUT, the Kindle Daily Deals were awesome for me this week. And Scholastic and I made beautiful music together. So there is that. Unfortunately, you get no photo more »

Book Review of Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke

Posted February 28, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 26 Comments
Book Review of Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke

Publisher: TouchstoneRelease Date: March 12th, 2013Pages: 384Genre: Adult-ContemporarySource: Edelweiss Description from Goodreads: People go traveling for two reasons: because they are searching for something, or they are running from something. Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide. Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they more »

Book Review of The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

Posted February 22, 2013 by Kara in Kara / 14 Comments
Book Review of The Dead and Buried by Kim Harrington

Publisher: ScholasticRelease Date: January 1st, 2013Pages: 304Genre: Young Adult-ParanormalSource: NetGalley Description from Goodreads: Jade loves the house she’s just moved into with her family. She doesn’t even mind being the new girl at the high school: It’s a fresh start, and there’s that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade’s little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade’s jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn’t. Soon, Jade must face an more »

Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

Posted April 26, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Girl in the Steel Corset

So. The Girl in the Steel Corset. Let me start off by saying that I don’t think this will be a book for everyone. I don’t know how I know this, but I just know. It’s already gotten a few negative reviews, which I guess I can understand, even if I don’t agree. It could be seen as boring to some if you aren’t interested in Victorian times, automatons (creepy), and Steampunk fashions. I didn’t find it boring at all. In fact, I quite liked learning about the world of Steampunk and all the details. Yes, nearly every outfit worn more »

Book Review: Devon Delaney is a Dirty Liar

Posted April 25, 2011 by Kara in book review, Kara / 0 Comments
Book Review: Devon Delaney is a Dirty Liar

  This isn’t a new book. I realize that. But since I am new to book blogging, I have had to go back quite a few years to find books I’ve wanted to read. Which is part of the reason I have almost 1300 books on my TBR list. This one was published in 2007. And it really was a very fun read. It’s definitely a tween/middle-grade novel, and I didn’t really know that until I started reading, and at that point I sighed and was disappointed. I decided to forge ahead anyway. I’ve got no problem reading fantasy middle-grade more »