My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories @GriffinTeen

MyTrueLoveGaveToMe_animated_PS[4]Published: October 14th 2014 By: St. Martin’s Griffin

Authors:  Stephanie Perkins , Holly Black , Ally Carter , Matt de la PenaGayle Forman , Jenny Han , David Levithan , Kelly Link , Myra McEntireRainbow Rowell , Laini Taylor , Kiersten White 

Genres: Young-Adult, Short Stories, Anthology, Contemporary, Romance, Holiday/Christmas, Fantasy

Format: Hardcover

 Source: Publisher 

My Rating: 4 Stars

Find It: Goodreads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble

If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Year’s there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.


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Kindle Kandy #6

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Kindle Kandy is a weekly meme, hosted by The Book Dame, that spotlights books we own on our ereaders that we have yet to read.

Found another gem that I was so keen on reading when I first purchased it, but somehow it fell through the cracks.

12813630Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

What book do you own but haven’t gotten around to reading it yet?

{Review} Rags & Bones: New Twists on Timeless Tales

17310066Authors: Melissa Marr, Tim Pratt, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Ryan, Gene Wolfe, Kelly Armstrong, Rick Yancey, Kami Garcia, Holly Black, Garth Nix, Margaret Stohl, Saladin Ahmed

Published: October 22nd 2013

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers

Genres: Young-Adult/  Fairy Tale/ Retellings/ Short Stories/ Anthology/ Classic/ Fantasy/ Paranormal

Format: Hardcover

Source: Won

My Rating: 4 Stars

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N

From Sir Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queen to E.M. Forster’s “The Machine Stops,” literature is filled with sexy, deadly, and downright twisted tales. In this collection, award-winning and bestselling authors reimagine their favorite classic stories, the ones that have inspired, awed, and enraged them, the ones that have become ingrained in modern culture, and the ones that have been too long overlooked. They take these stories and boil them down to their bones, and then reassemble them for a new generation of young adult readers.

Written from a twenty-first century perspective and set within the realms of science fiction, dystopian fiction, fantasy and realistic fiction, these short stories are as moving and thought provoking as their originators. They pay homage to groundbreaking literary achievements of the past while celebrating each author’s unique perception and innovative style.

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Stacking The Shelves #35

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that spotlights the books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual of physical.

Most of my books came during the week, but there are a couple that are delayed because of the snow. We didn’t get snow but Amazon just couldn’t be a good little retailer and send all of my books in 1-2 shipments. I’m not mad because I’m glad they were able to get these out the door. I told you I went on a book-buying binge and if my fingers had not cramped up when they did, I might have went overboard. Now, I definitely have to get that bookcase I was looking at in the furniture store. No more procrastinating on that front because the piles on my floor in front of the shelf I currently have are getting out of hand and I have to keep my cat out of that room.

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