Thursday, February 26, 2015

Book Blast & Giveaway - The Third Twin

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The Third Twin by C.J. Omololu 

 When they were little, Lexi and her identical twin, Ava, made up a third sister, Alicia. If something broke? Alicia did it. Cookies got eaten? Alicia’s guilty. Alicia was always to blame for everything. The game is all grown up now that the girls are seniors. They use Alicia as their cover to go out with boys who are hot but not exactly dating material. Boys they’d never, ever be with in real life. Now one of the guys Alicia went out with has turned up dead, and Lexi wants to stop the game for good. As coincidences start piling up, Ava insists that if they follow the rules for being Alicia, everything will be fine. But when another boy is killed, the DNA evidence and surveillance photos point to only one suspect—Alicia. The girl who doesn’t exist. As she runs from the cops, Lexi has to find the truth before another boy is murdered. Because either Ava is a killer . . . or Alicia is real.

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 "[An] original, riveting thriller." -- Melissa Marr, New York Times bestselling author of Made for You 

 "Delicious and deceptive, The Third Twin is a twisty-turny thrill ride! I couldn't flip the pages fast enough!" --Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series and The Taking 

 "A classic whodunit."--Kirkus Reviews 


CJ OMOLOLU is the author of the ALA-YALSA Quick Pick Dirty Little Secrets and several other YA novels. She loved to read but never thought to write until she discovered that the voices in her head often have interesting things to say. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two sons.


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #50

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Ten Book Related Problems I Have

I need more shelves

I need more living space for shelves

I have cheap shelves and they aren't floor to ceiling

Some of my books have been ruined in the moving process (Stupid rain!)

There isn't enough time in the day to read

I have more books than I'll ever be able to read

I'm not immortal and can't read all the books

My office smells like a thrift store because that's where all my books come from

I haven't won the lottery to buy all the books

I'm a book hoarder

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #48

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't Read From the Fantasy Genre

1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I've been putting this off FOREVER because I want to marathon the series!

2. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
This one has been on my shelf for a few years now.

5. The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

I passed this book up over and over at the library because of it's size and then when I was ready to read it, they didn't have it anymore! 

4. The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley 
I love Arthurian fiction! My mom gave me the prequel to this series a few years ago and I have most of the books now so I need to start them soon.

5. The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
I'm still trying to get my hands on a few books in this series.

6. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I only have the first book so maybe someday I'll read the whole trilogy.

7. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
An oldie that I loved the movie adaptation of but need to read the book.

8. The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
Another old movie adaptation that I fell in love with as a kid. I'd love to find a copy of this!

9. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier
I have quite a few of her books but have yet to read any.

10. The Riddle-Master Trilogy by Patricia A. McKillip
I LOVE her stand alone fantasy novels and really want to get my hands on this trilogy!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Anticipating February 2015 - New Releases

February 2015
New Releases

{Covers link to Goodreads}




Sequels of series I haven't started

Sunday, February 1, 2015

January 2015 Wrap-Up

January 2015

How is this month over already?! This year is going to fly by! It seems like I just posted my goals and resolutions for the year.

I did pretty good this month compared to the last few. I'm kind of surprised that I read anything at all considering I have a newborn in my arms 95% of the day but she nurses every hour or two for a half hour or more at a time so I'm also stuck on the couch quite a bit throughout the day and night. I read from a physical book during the day and from my tablet in the middle of the night. 

Challenge Progress

Continents 'Visited'
North America

Countries 'Visited'
United States

States Visited
New York


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski


North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum


Total Books Read: 7


Total Pages Read: 1529


Did you make any progress with your goals and/or challenges this month?