Saturday, January 05, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (2)

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
For the week of December 30 ~ January 5

Friday, January 04, 2013

Cover Reveal: Disconnect by Imran Siddiq

Title: Disconnect
Author: Imran Siddiq
Expected Publication Date: February 22, 2013
In space, love has boundaries.

Dirtying fingernails in sewers is fast approaching worthlessness for Zachary, a 16-year old Underworld scavenger. When footage of an Overworld girl, Rosa, is discovered, his intrigue heightens at why she expresses sadness with a lavish lifestyle.

In meeting Rosa, Zachary is scorned by her opinion of the deprived. She pities him and provides a means for them to communicate. With time, friendship and something he’s never felt grows; love for another human. Knowing Rosa calls him when it suits her isn’t enough; he wants to meet her, but how? Relationships in Underworld are few, let alone the impossibility with those above the ceiling.

Underworld will suffer when plans to conquer Jupiter’s moon, Europa move ahead. Worse is Rosa’s father, a disgraced Overworld ambassador, approving the plan.

Zachary must defeat the prejudice of the worlds, sneak within opposing forces, lose friends and challenge Rosa’s sadness. In doing so, a twisted secret is uncovered that may devour the reason he lives; Rosa.
I don't read nearly enough space-themed novels. But space themed and slightly dystopic? Me being a sucker for dystopia, I can't pass this up!

Imran Siddiq
Imran Siddiq may have tried to leave Leicester a few times, but its become his place to wake up to two cats, freeze when the heating’s off and most of all, get down to writing. At a young age, his primary school teacher commented on his creativity and ability to tell stories. At the age of 29, during a night in the jungle, the bug inside awakened, and for the last 5 years he’s been sacrificing every second that he can to write. A veteran of writing festivals, a presence on Twitter and gobbling up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he hopes he can bring a smile to others in the same way that he had, aged 5, reading with a torch under his duvet. Imran’s preferred genre is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel.

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Cover Reveal: Raksha by Frankie Rose

Title: Raksha
Author: Frankie Rose
Expected Publication Date: March 1, 2013
She has no name.

She has her knives; her training; her halo.

The first and second give her the tools and the skill to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…



When a newly-named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blonde boy, who she refuses to let save her. Still learning how to process the onslaught of her new feelings, the sights and sounds of Freetown are overwhelming and strange. There are a hundred differences between her old home and her new one, but one thing remains starkly similar: the matches. Yet where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.

Freed from the oppression of a society who stole her right to feel, the true horror of her old life leaves Kit wondering if she really has been freed at all. Would she be better off without the crippling horror of all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. It is the rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.
Can you imagine having your emotions stolen away? I can't. What I really love about the synopsis is how it already gives us a protagonist torn between being emotionless and oppressed, and hence not feeling pain, or free but feeling both happiness and pain. Do I want to read this? Do you have to ask?

Frankie Rose
Frankie Rose was born in the United Kingdom, but now lives with her husband in sunny Australia.

She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

My Highly Anticipated Reads of 2013

There's so many good books coming out this year! Here are just a couple that I've had my eye on for the longest time, in no particular order.

Looking Forward: 2013

2013 is here.

Are you excited?

Today, there are some things I want to share with all of you in a really quick and short post.

Less than a month away, I'll be hosting my first tour stop for Daynight by Megan Thomason! I'm so excited!

This year I really do want to participate in events such as author signings, appearances and the such, but, surprisingly, Vancouver doesn't hold many of these events. *sigh*

As for blogging, writing more reviews is always something I can improve on, and I certainly hope to do so this year! One aspect I want to expand on are discussion posts. I've been thinking a bit about it lately, and want to do a few discussions on the blog.

Now that I look back at this post, a lot of it involves resolutions of sorts, which I suck at keeping. So I'll only make one actual blogging resolution: Keep at it. Do. Not. Stop.
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