Saturday, 31 May 2014

Release Date Confusion

So I was just finishing up my June release post when this happened (cause this month I was nice and supplied links)

 Ok so I found my book, oh yeah comes out June 24th.. or does it!!!

I looked at other editions, I hovered over them all to find that one had a different date.
It was Harlequin TEEN instead of Teen.. so I clicked on it, and sure enough it is the Australian version I needed, which isn't out until July 1st! so it shouldn't have been in my June new releases technically for me.

I've been using but a few times it has let me down. I got all excited for the release of The Forever Song, only to get sad when the Aussie shops said I couldn't have it for another 2 weeks!

Don't get me started on the release dates for The Caller by Juliet Marillier, she says the print edition is coming out in June

It knows I live in Australia, but is there a way for it to show me the Australian version of the books first
If there is and I just haven't seen it in all this time please smack me..
I don't want to figure out which is the right version, I want the computer to do the work or is that too much to ask…

So my question is how do you find out when a book is set to be released (in your country)?
Do you just trust one website or do you check the retail stores etc… 

Friday, 30 May 2014

June New Releases 2014

Click on the book title to find out more or add it on

Graduation Day b Joelle Charbonneau
Wings by Elizabeth Richards
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

Witch Hunt by Ruth Warburton
Hungry by H. A. Swain
Born of Deception by Teri Brown

Defector by Susanne Winnacker
The Caller by Juliet Marillier
Rain by Amanda Sun

The Fever by Megan Abbott
Dancing on Knives by Kate Forsyth

So there we go. These are the lovely books that I am looking forward to being released in June. Of course I won't get time to read them all. I wish! And these aren't even all the books, Blogger is being mean to me and I can't seem to add the other covers (oh look another error occurred just then) 

oh and some may not be out in some countries during June (we like to be weird like that, Or I just got it wrong)

What are you looking forward to in June?

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday ~ Talon

A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

This week I am waiting on Talon by Julie Kagawa

Expected publication: October 28th 2014 by Harlequin Teen

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.

Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George.

Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey: and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him: and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.

Find out more about the series and author Here

Why am I waiting? Julie Kagawa has not let me down yet, I have read nearly all of her other works and have fallen in love with them all. I am looking forward to a new series, a new subject, and just new! As you can tell by the cover this book involves dragons! I love dragons! 

What are you waiting for?

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Caller

A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

This week I am waiting on The Caller by Juliet Marillier, book 3 of the Shadowfell series.

Expected publication: June 1st 2014

Why am I waiting? As always I am just waiting for a series to finish so I can't start reading it. 

You can find out more about the book HERE

What are you waiting for this week?

Friday, 16 May 2014

Pretty Revealing (9)

Well it has been a very quiet week, on my blog and in cover reveals (ones that interest me anyway!) and now I shall share them with you, just in case you missed them.

First up we have A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray. This is the first book in her new Firebird series coming out in October or November depending where you live. What a pretty cover, so colourful yet not overloaded. The 'reflected' cities are interesting too.

Find out more about the book HERE

Next we have This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, book 2 of the Starbound series. I do like the orange and pink background of this book but the people on it aren't as captivating as the first (the big billowing green dress). It's just not as wow to me.

Learn more about this book HERE

Book 3 of The Lotus War, Endsinger by Jay Kristoff looks a little dangerous!

Find out more HERE

Well there they are. What do you think of this weeks reveals?

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday: Echoes of Us

A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

This week I am waiting on Echoes of Us by Kat Zhang, book three of The Hybrid Chronicles.

Expected publication: September 16th 2014 by HarperCollins

Why am I waiting?
This is another ones of those series that I have been keeping my eye on since it first appeared, and with the end that much closer I am getting a little excited.

Find out more about this series Here

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige - Review

Title:               Dorothy Must Die
Series:             Dorothy Must Die
#:                     1
Author:           Danielle Paige
Publisher:        HarperCollins
Date:               01 April 2014

I didn't ask for any of this. I didn't ask to be some kind of hero.
But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?

Sure, I've read the books. I've seen the movies. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. But I never expected Oz to look like this. To be a place where Good Witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. There's still the yellow brick road, though—but even that's crumbling.

What happened?
Dorothy. They say she found a way to come back to Oz. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. And now no one is safe.

My name is Amy Gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas.
I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
I've been trained to fight.
And I have a mission:
Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
Steal the Scarecrow's brain.
Take the Lion's courage.
Then and only then—Dorothy must die!

So, as you know I like to read a series at a time, but I just couldn't stay away from this book any longer. It has been calling to me since I first read the blurb. Evil Dorothy and another girl from Kansas trained to kill her had me intrigued.

I really enjoyed my trip back to Oz even if it was a little warped and twisted. Dorothy sure isn't the sweet girl I remember seeing when I was growing up. She may still have a thing for the blue and white check but the way she wears it sure has changed. Of course not only Dorothy has changed but all the main characters from the story: Lion, Scarecrow and Tin Man are all freakishly scary in this tale. Definitely do not want to run into any of them!

Our Heroine is very different in this story. Amy Gumm has pink hair and a pet rat. Not your ever day saviour. She doesn't believe in herself but everyone around her says she is the one to do it.

"Simple you're going to kill her." She looked right at me and said "Dorothy Must Die"

Who was I in Oz. What had I done to make them think I was a potential teen assassin? 

"That was magic, I'm sure of it. But I couldn't kill someone. I wouldn't even know how""We'll teach you of course,' "Glamora said. "Everyone has to start somewhere"

Scattered around the room were strange iron machines that looked like either exercise equipment or torture devices.Training with Nox was going to be fun.

I really liked the magic in this one, from changing the way we look to teleporting ourselves across Oz it's all quite an adventure. I don't think there are any limits to magic and spells in this book. Which basically means if you can use magic you can do anything.

Permasmile! Ever wanted to be able to smile all day, well now you can, with Permasmile you just smear it on and you've got a big bright smile, lasts until you take it off.
Now that was freaky. Even if you're crying or scared you will be smiling.

The writing and the plot were easy to read and understand. It was so easy to imagine the world the was being described throughout the story that it was like I was there. The story was always moving along at a nice pace too, I didn't get the chance to be bored/confused or tell the book to hurry up/slow down.

Overall I found this a nice read, and it was a beautifully written twisted version of the Wizard of Oz that I can't wait to continue in the next instalment. If you're after an OZ that isn't rainbows and happy songs you've found the right book.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Pretty Revealing (8)

Hello again, it's that time where I share some covers that have been released lately, of course these are the ones that caught my eye or are authors that I, myself, have an interest in. (not all are featured here)

First up we have A Selection Novella called The Queen by Kiera Cass. It follows the theme of the series covers which I like. 

You can find more info Here

Next we have Rain by Amanda Sun, this is book 2 of Paper Gods. Again this cover is following on from the previous book, I think all series should do this! I really like the pastel colouring, easy on the eye.

You can find more info Here

Now I don't know if this cover is a reveal, but I only just found this one.
Outcast by C. J. Redwine is a Defiance Novella for the Courier's Daughter series. Gone is the girl with the red hair, but you still get the greenery with some red, since there is fire instead.

You can find more information Here

So there they are. This weeks reveals, now with links to incase you wanted to know more than just what the cover looks like and my thoughts.

And now I want to know your thoughts!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - The Girl From The Well

A weekly meme brought to you by Breaking The Spine where we get to show off some of the books we are waiting to be released.

This week I am waiting on The Girl From The Well by Rin Chupeco

Expected publication: August 5th 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire

You may think me biased, being murdered myself. But my state of being has nothing to do with the curiosity toward my own species, if we can be called such. We do not go gentle, as your poet encourages, into that good night. 

A dead girl walks the streets.

She hunts murderers. Child killers, much like the man who threw her body down a well three hundred years ago.

And when a strange boy bearing stranger tattoos moves into the neighborhood so, she discovers, does something else. And soon both will be drawn into the world of eerie doll rituals and dark Shinto exorcisms that will take them from American suburbia to the remote valleys and shrines of Aomori, Japan.

Because the boy has a terrifying secret - one that would just kill to get out. 

The Girl from the Well is A YA Horror novel pitched as "Dexter" meets "The Grudge", based on a well-loved Japanese ghost story

Why am I Waiting?
Did you not see the cover or read the blurb? A dead girl walking the streets, creepy stuff, Dexter, killing murderers. It's just calling out to me to read it.

Monday, 5 May 2014

A Creature Of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn - Review

Title:              A Creature of Moonlight
Author:          Rebecca Hahn
Publisher:      Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Date:              06 May 2014

 A stunning debut novel about a girl who is half dragon, half human, and wholly herself.

As the only heir to the throne, Marni should have been surrounded by wealth and privilege, not living in exile-but now the time has come when she must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and life with the father she has never known: a wild dragon who is sending his magical woods to capture her.

Fans of Bitterblue and Seraphina will be captured by A Creature of Moonlight, with its richly layered storytelling and the powerful choices its strong heroine must make

You know those stories you start reading and then you look up at the clock and realise that hours have passed? This is one of those. I was intrigued by the moving trees and it had my imagination running wild along with them.

The world that Rebecca Hahn has created in this book is interesting, a very proper society alongside fae and magical creatures in a woods that moves, devouring buildings and whatever stands in it's way.

Marni is a very strong character. Her actions are always true to herself, whether she's planting flowers or punching people in the face. Even though there are many things she doesn't understand or are outside of her control she doesn't back down, she keeps fighting for what she wants and what she believes in.

So since this girl is obviously half dragon half human I was expecting her to get up and fly away sometimes or just burn everyone to the ground. Unfortunately I did not get my wish. This story is not about random destruction. If you are after a dragon story full of fire and brimstone you're in the wrong place.

Ultimately a fun read, full of magic and life.

I look forward to more books by Rebecca Hahn that can capture and hold me like this one did.

(I received an e-arc from net galley in return for an honest review)

(Taken from

Rebecca Hahn grew up in Iowa, attended college in Minnesota, and soon afterward moved to New York City, where she worked as an editorial assistant and wrote A Creature of Moonlight on the side. She now lives in Minneapolis, with the winter cold, the wide sky, and many whispering trees.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Pretty Revealing (7)

So I know I have been rather lazy with my cover reveals. Sorry about that. I'm probably always last to know! 
But now, for your convenience I have them all in one easy to see place! TaDa!!

So first up we have Atlantia by Ally Condie. This is to be a standalone novel I believe. The cover is interesting, a shell and a ripple, not giving much away

Next we have Whisper the Dead by Alyxandra Harvey book 2 of the Lovegrove Legacy. Look at that swirly blue mess, isn't it pretty.

The Cure For Dreaming by Cat Winters, this cover is intriguing and I am told by many to hurry up and read her previous book and add this to the to get list.

Dawn Metcalf's Invisible, book 2 of the Twixt. I have no idea what this series is about and that horse piece isn't saying read me like the pretty flower on Indelible.

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. Peacock feathers are always beautiful, and the blue behind it just makes it stand out even more.

Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini, book 1 of the new series. This is actually the UK cover that has recently been revealed. Is that fire hair I see?

Blue Lily, Lily Blue book 3 of The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater. This cover is just pretty, all lovely greens and such. Haven't read the previous books in this series, but it's different not seeing straight up birds.

Sarah J. Maas has revealed the cover for Heir Of Fire, the next Throne of Glass book. Now I know I have two covers here, one is the UK version and the other is USA. Please don't ask me which is which I have drawn a blank. It doesn't really matter, they are both so pretty.

Do any of these covers give you the grabby hands?
 I think they're all very pretty myself and I would like them all because I am a hoarder of pretty books.