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Over-Booked [23] – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my twice-monthly book haul post. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check out their links and you can see other book hauls!

I’ve had another two-week period of a more-than-usual influx of new books, and I’m not complaining at all! I’m just worried about when I’ll be able to read them all, LOL:-D I have a great mix of review books, purchases and contest winnings, so let’s get started:

Physical review books:

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The Best Horror of the Year, Volume Seven, edited by Ellen Datlow. This arrived unexpectedly from one of my new fave publishers, Night Shade Books, and I’m so glad it did! I’m a big Ellen Datlow fan, and I’m looking forward to these stories. Thanks Night Shade!

The Memory Painter By Gwendolyn Womack. Another unexpected arrival from Picador, I have honestly never heard of this book until now, LOL! But it looks pretty good. Time permitting, I’ll give it a shot. Big thanks to Picador:-D

Alias Hook by Lisa Jensen. This is the new paperback release of the book, and I was very happy when a publicist from Thomas Dunne Books offered me a copy.

The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough. I’m part of the blog tour for this book, and my stop is this coming Tuesday. Stop back here to see what I thought about it, and enter a cool giveaway!

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So, a few months ago I signed up to be an Ace Roc Star, which is Ace & Roc’s new street team. I really thought I had a snowball’s chance in hell in getting in, but for some reason, they selected me. My first package just arrived this week, with an interesting mix of books. (Fellow blogger Lisa and I have been analyzing the contents in minute detail!) You can’t see it in this photo, but there’s a short excerpt from Jim Butcher’s upcoming The Aeronaut’s Windlass, which is weird because that’s an Orbit book. Hmmm. Nevertheless, I’m excited to be part of this team! So glad to have Lisa from Tenacious Reader and Jessica from Rabid Reads to dish with:-D Big thanks to Ace/Roc Books!

Digital review books:

Curses to HarperCollins and all their “Download Now” deliciousness that popped up this week!

I was pretty good and only chose four of them for review. Chuck Wendig’s latest from Harper Voyager also popped up, and I’m very happy to have been approved for Zeroes. And what can you say about Alice Hoffman? If you read this blog, you know I’m a huge Hoffman fan, and even though her latest doesn’t appear to have the usual magical realism elements, I’m still excited to read it.

Walk the Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. I haven’t read this author before, but I know lots of bloggers who love her. Can’t wait:-D

The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett. This parallel world story has been getting some good reviews.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I was so excited to see this up on Edelweiss, I didn’t think twice before clicking the “download” button.

Zeroes by Chuck Wendig. Duh.

The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Duh again.

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee. This Frankenstein retelling sounds perfect for me, I’m really looking forward to it.

Thank you to Greenwillow Books, HarperTeen, Harper Voyager, Simon & Schuster, and Katherine Tegen Books!


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So yeah, I won a bunch of stuff! It happens, I go a year without winning any giveaways, then suddenly, boom!

The Undying by Ethan Reid. Big thanks to Kristin at My Bookish Ways! I believe the second book in this series comes out soon. This looks like a bound galley, it’s pretty cool. Thanks Kristin!

Half Wild by Sally Green. I haven’t read book one yet, but it’s a series I’ve been dying to start, so this will give me a reason to find Half Bad. Big thanks to MaryAnn at Chapter by Chapter!

Touch by Claire North and Age of Iron by Angus Watson. Won from Anya at On Starships and Dragonwings. Thank you Anya! I got to choose two ARCs from her collection. I was THRILLED to see Touch listed, as it’s on my “must read soon” list. And I’ve heard really good things about Age of Iron.


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Some of my pre-orders that I’ve been waiting for came in, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant. This is a lovely little hard cover, only 128 pages, and I plan to knock it out next week in between review books.

Saga Volume One by Brian K. Vaughn. I’ve read so many great reviews of this graphic novel, so when I needed to bump up my Amazon order to get free shipping, this book went into the cart.

Vermilion by Molly Tanzer. Another highly anticipated pre-order, just look at all the swag Word Horde sent with the book! Includes a signed bookplate, sticker and bookmark!

And that’s a wrap! Excuse me while I crawl into my hole and read for the next, um, five years or so! Let me know if you’ve read any of these:-D


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Book Review Giveaway: Win a Book I Reviewed in March!

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Welcome to my monthly Book Review Giveaway! I love sharing the wonderful books I read, and what’s better than giving one of them away? One winner will be randomly selected to win one of the following books (winner’s choice). This giveaway is international, provided The Book Depository ships to your country. Please keep in mind that I reserve the right to select the edition of the book you choose. That means it might be a hardcover, or it might be a paperback. It really depends on the price. Also, the cover might be different from the one displayed in this post.

Please congratulate last month’s winner!

Szelina B. chose A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

March was a really great reading month!  Here are the books you can choose from if you win. You can click on the titles to read my reviews:

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Dark Star by Oliver Langmead

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman

four and a half

We Are All Completely Fine by Daryl Gregory

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory

Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters

four stars

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Duplicity by N.K. Traver

Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick

Vostok by Steve Alten

three and a half

Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia

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Over-Booked [21] – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my twice-monthly book haul post! I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves over at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Check out their links and you can see other book hauls! I’m trying to stay away from Edelweiss and NetGalley, or at least if I stalk those sites, I’m trying to only request books I REALLY want to read. So just a few books this week:

The physical pile:

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Those Above by Daniel Polansky. Purchased from The Book Depository. Thank God for TBD, where one can find UK editions of books that have not yet been released in the U.S.! This is one I’ve read some glowing reviews for, and immediately knew I needed my own copy. Right away.

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. Right after I finished reading my NetGalley copy, I received a physical ARC in the mail. I’m actually giving this copy away! If you live in the US, you can enter by emailing me at booksbonesbuffy (at) att (dot) net. Simply put “NIGHTBIRD” in the subject line and include your name and mailing address. Ends on March 22!

Bitter Sixteen by Stefan Mohamed. This isn’t up on Goodreads for some reason, so the link goes to the publisher’s page. Another awesome-looking book from Salt Publishing! It’s got a superhero vibe to it, which I love. I’ll be reading this and also interviewing the author next month.

Big thanks to Salt Publishing and Wendy Lamb Books!

From NetGalley/Edelweiss:

Hidden Huntress (The Malediction Trilogy #2) by Danielle L. Jensen. One of two Angry Robot titles that I’m dying to read, and both are second books in their respective series.

Unseemly Science (The Fall of the Gas-Lit Empire #2) by Rod Duncan. My second Angry Robot title this week. I cannot wait to get back into Duncan’s steampunk, cross-dressing world!

When We Were Animals by Joshua Gaylord. I just discovered this book, which comes out next month, and I immediately searched for it and found it on NetGalley. It was clearly written just for me:-D

Big thanks to Angry Robot and Mulholland Books!

Next week is SO BUSY here on the blog…you do not want to miss some new giveaways and author interviews that came up suddenly! Here’s what’s coming up the week of March 23:

Monday: Review & Giveaway: Duplicity by N.K. Traver

Tuesday: Interview with Daryl Gregory, author of Harrison Squared + giveaway!

Thursday: Interview with Damien Angelica Walters, author of Sing Me Your Scars + giveaway!

…and more!

That’s it for me. Tell me about your book haul this week:-D


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Luminous & Magical: NIGHTBIRD by Alice Hoffman – Review

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman
Genre: Middle grade fantasy
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books/Random House Kids
Release date: March 10 2015
Source: eARC via NetGalley/Physical ARC
Pages: 208

The nitty-gritty: A sweet and magical story, perfect for readers ten and up.

When you set out to find the answers to your questions, you have to be prepared to be surprised by what you discover.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading several of Hoffman’s young adult stories—including Aquamarine, Green Angel and Indigo—and so I was curious to read her latest, which is being marketed to a slightly younger crowd, but still maintains Hoffman’s trademark magic realism. Her adult books often deal with gritty themes like abuse and death, and even her YA stories contain subjects that can be tricky for young people, like the death of a parent. But this time around, Hoffman has left out the heavy storylines and focused on something that may be closer to a ten-to-twelve year old’s experience: trying to make friends when you feel as if your life is completely abnormal.

Twig Fowler lives in an old farmhouse in Sidwell, MA with her older brother James and her mother, where they keep to themselves and tend to their large apple orchard. Ever since Twig’s mother brought them here from New York, she’s discouraged Twig from making friends or letting people into their lives. Twig’s brother, you see, is…different. He was born with wings, and he’s resigned himself to a life locked away in his house in order to keep their family secret safe.

Until the day new neighbors move in next door. Sixteen-year-old Agate and twelve-year-old Julia are everything Twig’s mom doesn’t like, but Twig is determined to make a new friend, and she and Julia click immediately. And as for James, once he gets a glimpse of the lovely Agate, he realizes how unhappy his life has been, and he begins to sneak out at night to meet with her. Meanwhile, a mysterious winged “monster” has been spotted in the woods, and random items in town start to go missing. Cryptic spray-painted messages begin to appear around town, along with a drawing of a blue monster.

Twig and Julia discover a centuries-old spell that was cast on the men in Twig’s family—hence, James’ wings—and together they decide to find a way to break the spell for good.  It’s a magical summer indeed as the girls gather ingredients to break the spell and solve the mystery of the monster in the woods.

No one brings magic to life like Alice Hoffman. Reading this book took me back to my own childhood, when I actually believed in magic, and even though I’m way beyond the age group this book is written for, I got chills—the good kind!—while reading this story. Hoffman is a genius at using symbolism and recurring themes that tie everything together. And yes, she does tend to use the same imagery over and over in her books, but having read a great many of them over the years, I have come to find this comforting. In Nightbird, Hoffman uses bees, flowers, herbs, apples, feathers, and owls over and over again to cast a spell over the reader. If you’ve read Alice Hoffman before, you know exactly what I’m talking about. (And if you haven’t, you really should:-D)

Twig’s mom bakes pies and sells them in town, her own secret recipe using a very special apple called the Pink that grows in the orchard behind their house. Like many of Hoffman’s story elements, these pies are transforming and practically magic themselves, so delicious are they. I also loved the saw-whet owls that live in the woods, owls that James sometimes rescues and nurses back to health. When James goes flying at night, the owls he’s made friends with fly with him. Such a lovely and simple story element, but one that feels magical like everything else about this book.

Because this is for younger readers, Twig, James, Julia and Agate steal the show. Hoffman avoids turning adults into bad guys in this story, which I was grateful for. Several of the adult characters turned out to be favorites of mine, including Twig’s mother, a flawed woman with a terrible secret (her son James, who can never be seen in public); and Mr. Rose, the mysterious journalist who comes to town and helps Twig solve her mysteries.

I would have to call this a “kinder, gentler” Alice Hoffman story, which is perfect for ages ten and up. Nothing really terrible happens in the book, although there are plenty of mysteries to solve and a few tense moments that will have pre-teens on the edge of their seats. But as an adult reader, I clearly saw everything that was coming. Nothing surprised me about the plot, and I easily predicted every twist and turn.

But Nightbird is a simply delightful tale, full of Hoffman’s special brand of luminous and magical writing. Young readers will identify with Twig’s and James’ loneliness and their desire to make friends and be part of the world. I have not seen the finished hardcover version of this book, but I suspect it will be a lovely gem, with color illustrations and even colored ink, if the ARC is anything to go by. As with everything I’ve read by Alice Hoffman, Nightbird is highly recommended.

Big thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copy!

Final Rating: 9/10

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What’s On My Plate – March 2015

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Wow this year is going fast already! I know February was a short month, but come on! How can it be March already?? This month I have really overextended myself, as you’ll see by the huge pile of review books I have on tap. Not sure how this is all going to pan out, but I’ll do my best:-D Here’s what I’m planning for March:

For Review:

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. This short middle grade novel is Hoffman’s first, and because I love her fantasies for young adults, I can’t wait to read this one.

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach. I’m looking forward to checking out this debut, which is getting lots of attention.

Dark Star by Oliver Langmead. This will be my second book from small UK press Unsung Stories, and I’m quite looking forward to it. Plus, pretty cover!

Throne of Darkness by Douglas Nicholas. This is the third book in Nicholas’ fantasy series, and even though I didn’t read book #2, the publicist assures me that this reads as a stand-alone.

Flex by Ferrett Steinmetz. Yay, Angry Robot is back! This is my first AR title I’ll be reading since their hiatus, and I hear it’s really good.

Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory. I was (happily!) just approved for this title on NetGalley, and I also just found out that the character of Harrison is based on a character in Gregory’s book We Are All Completely Fine, which I just purchased! Super excited to read both books. (Note: I just finished We Are all Completely Fine and WOW. Loved it! I’m looking forward even more to Harrison Squared.)

Broken Skies by Theresa Kay. The author kindly sent me a digital review copy, and I’ve been seeing lots of great reviews on Goodreads.

Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters. This is a collection of short stories and one of Apex Books’ “Apex Voices” authors. I love discovering new authors from Apex!

Strangers by David Moody. I accepted this review book on the recommendation of Wayne Simmons, an author I adore. Sorry it’s taking me so long to get to it, Wayne!

Blog Tours:

Oh boy, lots of blog tours this month, I think I’ll take a break from them in April! In any case, I’m beyond excited for my stop on the A Darker Shade of Magic tour, which is tomorrow! Stop by for an international giveaway of a copy of the book and a signed poster!

I’ll be on the Unchained Memory tour on March 9th. I’m trying out a new small press for this one, INK’d Press, and I’ll be reading the book very soon.

Lastly, my stop on the Vostok tour is March 31. I’m taking a chance on this new-to-me publisher/author, so stay tuned for my review, and hopefully a giveaway of the book.


My monthly book review giveaway starts on the 15th, so check back soon! As usual, this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL, and one winner will receive a book that I reviewed during the month of February.

I’m participating in the annual Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop (which used to be called “Clear Your Shelf Giveaway Hop”) which starts on the 20th. I had great fun last year with this hop, giving away a secret box of books. Don’t worry, I’ll leave you some clues as to what’s in the box! Due to shipping costs, this giveaway must be U.S. only.

And that’s what’s on my plate this month! Let me know what you’re up to:-D


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Over-Booked [18] – A Book Haul Post

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Welcome to Over-Booked, my version of the book haul post, where I share my latest book acquisitions with you! I usually do an Over-Booked post every other week. I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves at Tynga’s Reviews and The Sunday Post at The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

I got some surprise books in the mail from the always generous Tor Books, a few digital review books, and I’m happy to say, only one purchased book! Here are my latest and greatest:

Physical books:

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The Eterna Files by Leanna Renee Hieber. I had some nice surprises in the mail from Tor this past week, and this was one of them. I really like the sound of this book, which takes place during the time of Queen Victoria.

Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear. I had requested an ARC of this book, and was thrilled when a finished copy showed up. I’ve read nothing but glowing reviews for this one, and can’t wait to get started!

Finn Fancy Necromancy by Randy Henderson. Another Tor surprise, I’m curious to see what this book is all about. Has anyone read it yet? I originally thought it was middle grade, because that title and cover!

Big thanks to Tor Books for the review copies!

Gideon by Alex Gordon. I bought this at Barnes & Noble while I was waiting for my California Pizza Kitchen order to be ready, ha ha. I’ve had this on my wish list and since it’s out in paperback, I wanted to pick up a copy.

Notice how all these neutral colored covers go together??

Digital review books:

Broken Skies by Theresa Kay. I received a copy from the author, thanks Theresa! I’ll be diving into this YA science fiction story next month.

Unchained Memory by Donna S. Frelick. I’m very careful about selecting books from publishers I’m not familiar with, but I’m intrigued by this title from small press INK’d.

Sing Me Your Scars by Damien Angelica Walters. I just accepted this book of short stories for review from Apex Books, and I’m looking forward to reading them. Big thanks to Lesley!

Sweet by Emmy Laybourne. Terror on a cruise ship? Yes! Sign me up:-)

Nightbird by Alice Hoffman. I was excited to see this YA on NetGalley. Alice Hoffman, in addition to writing extraordinary magic realism for adults, has also written a bunch of YA fantasies. This Hoffman’s first book for the middle grade crowd, and it’s sure to have her magical touch.

Thank you Macmillan and Wendy Lamb Books!

That’s my book haul this week! What’s yours?


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Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop! Win One of My Favorite Books of 2014

MidwinterI’m happy to be participating in the Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds & I Am a Reader! Don’t forget to check out all the other blogs on the hop below. For my giveaway, since it’s the end of the year and I’ve been sharing my “best of 2014″ lists with you, one international winner will get to select one of my favorite books of the year. You can choose from the six books below (three are adult and three are young adult):

Young Adult picks:

100 Sideways Miles by Andrew Smith

The Falconer by Elizabeth May

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen

Adult picks:

The Martian by Andy Weir

The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

Do you like the way I chose books with covers that look beautiful together? Yes, I planned that! You can click on the titles if you’d like to read my reviews. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter, and don’t forget to HOP to the next blog for another chance to win something!

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Tammy’s Top Ten Adult Books of 2014

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It’s that time of year, time to make all sorts of “best of” lists! I love making lists anyway, but when I get to look back over a year’s worth of reading and rave about the books that really stood out for me, that’s got to be my favorite sort of list-making. This week I’m highlighting my top ten Adult books of the year, and next Tuesday I’ll be listing my top ten Young Adult books, so don’t forget to stop back next week. I really tried to cut one of these out, but in the end, I just couldn’t choose. So yes, I have eleven books on this Top Ten list:-) So, here they are, my Top Ten Eleven Adult Books of 2014! (in no particular order)

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Station Eleven

1. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. I guess if I have to pick my absolute number 1 favorite book this year, I’d pick this one. Station Eleven was a gorgeous and emotional surprise, and I’m so glad to have read it. I’m dying to see what Emily St. John Mandel writes next, because she is on my auto-buy list for sure. Read my review here.

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Broken Monsters

2. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes. I’m thrilled to have a new favorite author! I can’t wait to catch up on Beukes’ backlist, because she is so good. This thriller kept me on the edge of my seat, but better yet, the author delved deep into the lives of her characters. Highly recommended! Read my review here.

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Red Rising

3. Red Rising (Red Rising #1) by Pierce Brown. I read this nearly a year ago, but it still lingers in my memory. Brown’s kick-off to his series was kick-ass, full of bloody action, sex and bold world-building. The second in the series, Golden Son, comes out next month, and I can’t wait to read it. Read my review here.

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4. Annihilation (Southern Reach #1) by Jeff VanderMeer. Here’s another great start to a series. I loved the eeriness of VanderMeer’s futuristic world, told through the clinical eyes of a biologist. I have the next two books close at hand, ready to read when I get the chance! Read my review here.

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The Girl with All the Gifts

5. The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey. This was a big surprise, since I tried not to pay attention to other reviews before I read it. If you think you’ve read all the zombie stories out there, you haven’t until you’ve read this one. Read my review here.

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California Bones

6. California Bones (Daniel Blackland #1) by Greg Van Eekhout. This was an unsolicited surprise from Tor Books, and boy am I glad I picked it up! I love urban fantasy anyway, but this book did new things with the genre and blew me away. Read my review here.

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7. City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. Bloggers raved about this book, and with good reason. Bennett gives us a unique world, an exciting plot, and well-developed characters, all of which are ingredients for a truly successful story! Read my review here.

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The Martian

8. The Martian by Andy Weir. It’s hard to find a story with only one main character that can keep you riveted for nearly 400 pages, but Weir manages to do just that. The Martian proves that science can be fun, in the form of a character who laughs in the face of danger. Read my review here.

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Endsinger9. Endsinger (Lotus War #3) by Jay Kristoff. Jay’s Lotus War series was a bleak, dangerous, wonderful, joyous, and heartbreaking opus, and I was sad to see it end. But it went out with a bang. This is one series where each book is just as good as the next. (And yes, I consider these books adult, simply because of the way they are priced.) Read my review here.

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Full Fathom Five

10. Full Fathom Five (Craft Sequence #3) by Max Gladstone. Max’s books keep getting better and better, and this time he goes all out with the grrrl power! Unique worlds, intricately drawn characters, and plenty of action, if you haven’t started this series, what are you waiting for? Read my review here.

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things

11. The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Hoffman sets her story in New York in the early twentieth century, uses actual historical events to frame it, and adds her characteristic magic realism and wonderfully unique characters to make it come to life. Read my review here.

And because it’s hard to stop at ten (or eleven), here are my honorable mentions, all books I adored as well: The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue; The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini; The Bullet-Catcher’s Daughter by Rod Duncan; The Ophelia Prophecy by Sharon Lynn Fisher; Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix; Through the Woods by Emily Carroll; The Line by J.D. Horn; and The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen.

So there they are… Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and link me up to your top ten post! I’ve linked up with The Broke and the Bookishso don’t forget to check out other bloggers’ top ten faves of the year:-)


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Tammy’s Top Ten Books So Far – 2014

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done a TTT, but this is one week I couldn’t pass up. We’re nearly half-way through the year (can you believe it?) and already I’m having trouble narrowing down my favorite reads of the year up to this point. But these ten books really stand out, and so I give you my Top Ten favorite books so far this year (listed in no particular order):

The Falconer by Elizabeth May. Just yes. Please give me the next book NOW.

Unhinged by A.G. Howard. Um, yeah. These books are so awesome. I want Ensnared NOW too!

The Line by J.D. Horn. Book two is out now and I’ll be starting it soon (I’m a little behind schedule). Just awesome, folks.

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge. Weird, gorgeous, shocking. Read it!

Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I have no words for just how in love with this book I am. (Well, I wrote a review, so I guess I do have some words…)

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Full of rich history and gorgeous writing, another winner from Alice Hoffman.

Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen. Truly wonderful and I do need book two NOW. Somebody. Find it for me. (Oh, it’s not out yet? Damn.)

The Savages by Matt Whyman. I just read this and WOW. Love Matt’s writing and this was so much fun to read!

The Merciless by Danielle Vega. Terrifying, horrific, gruesome, unputdownable. Just go get a copy, people!

The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen. This odd, strange and beautifully written book came from one of my favorite small publishers, Pushkin Press.

So there you have it. I am not looking forward to picking my top ten at the end of the year, because this was hard enough! I’d love to hear your top ten faves so far!


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Book Review Giveaway – Win One of the Books I Reviewed in February!

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February was a very slow month for me, and by slow, I mean I didn’t get through very many books! However, I had some amazing five-star reads, and I’m happy to give you the chance to win one of them—as well as one of the other books I read this past month. My favorites of the month? Red Rising and The Museum of Extraordinary Things. I also read the surprisingly well-developed novella Poison Dance, a prequel to the upcoming Midnight Thief. As a bonus, the winner will also receive an e-book of Poison Dance, in addition to your choice of one of the other books, provided you have an e-reader. 

This giveaway is international, as long as The Book Depository ships to your country. (please check if you’re not certain!) You can also spread the word about the giveaway and add the giveaway button to your sidebar:

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Here are the books I reviewed last month. I’d love to know if you’ve read these books! Giveaway will end on March 20th. Clicking on the titles will take you to my review of the book. Good luck!

Red Rising  The Museum of Extraordinary Things  Poison Dance

Hang Wire  Black Dog  Alienated

five stars Red Rising by Pierce Brown

five starsThe Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

five stars Poison Dance by Livia Blackburne

four stars Hang Wire by Adam Christopher

four stars Black Dog by Rachel Neumeier

 three starsAlienated by Melissa Landers

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