Yearly Archives: 2013

BOOK REVIEW | OBSIDIAN – JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

Rain City Reads   December 29, 2013   Comments Off on BOOK REVIEW | OBSIDIAN – JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT

Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I’d pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring…. until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy…. Read more »

Bookish Survey: Cast an HP Spell – Part 1

Rain City Reads   December 28, 2013   Comments Off on Bookish Survey: Cast an HP Spell – Part 1

I came across this bookish survey on Flip That Page and it totally appealed to me – partly because I just love surveys, and partly because… well, Harry Potter. Because there’s no way I can explain it better than the creator of the meme, here’s what Jasmine had to say about it:“So how does it work? Basically, it’s a survey… Read more »

THE RAVEN BOYS – Maggie Stiefvater

Rain City Reads   December 26, 2013   Comments Off on THE RAVEN BOYS – Maggie Stiefvater

“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2013

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is going to be easy, I think. Though that’ll probably end up being the proverbial famous last words! It’s the top ten new-to-me authors I read in 2013. So let’s just start out with the obvious, shall we? 1. John Green The Fault In Our Stars is the book… Read more »

INSURGENT – Veronica Roth

One choice can transform you, or destroy you. Every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves, and herself, while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. – Goodreads description —— **WARNING: This review contains Divergent spoilers!!** This… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Winter TBR List

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is a seasonal one – the 10 books on my winter TBR list! I’m not entirely sure what this means. Does it mean books that are cosy for warding off a winter chill? Books about winter? Christmas books? I’m not really sure, but I’ve decided to just make it… Read more »

WWW Wednesdays – December 4, 2013

Rain City Reads   December 4, 2013   Comments Off on WWW Wednesdays – December 4, 2013

It’s time for this week’s WWW Wednesdays, hosted by Should Be Reading blog (head over and check them out!). This link up asks three questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll be reading next?  I haven’t managed to get through a lot of books lately. Not quite sure why –… Read more »

Top Ten Tuesday: 2014 Releases I Can’t Wait to Read

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is all about the future. The future of book releases in 2014, that is. Let’s see what I can come up with (in no particular order except my memory)!1. City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare – Expected release date: May 27, 2014 I haven’t yet read the 5th… Read more »