Category Archives: July 2013 release

Save the Date {18}

TITLE: Still Star-Crossed
SERIES: Stand-alone
AUTHOR: Melinda Taub
EDITION: Hardcover, 352 pages
PUBLICATION INFORMATION: July 9th 2013 by Delacorte Press
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Retellings, Historical Fiction, Romance, Delacorte Press, Melissa Taub, Still Star-Crossed, July 2013 Release
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Romeo and Juliet are gone. Will love live on? Despite the glooming peace that’s settled on Verona after the recent tragedy, Montagues and Capulets are brawling in the streets. Faced with more bloody battles, Prince Escalus concludes that the only way to truly marry the fortunes of these two families is to literally marry them together. Everyone is skeptical, but none more so than the pair selected, for the most eligible Montague bachelor is Benvolio, Romeo’s best friend, still anguished by the loss of his companions, and the chosen Capulet maid is Juliet’s older cousin Rosaline, the girl Romeo first loved and whose refusal of Romeo’s affection paved the way for bloodshed. Contrary to their late cousins, there’s no love lost between Benvolio and Rosaline, yet they forge a bond to end the renewed feud not only to escape their forced betrothal, but to save their lives and the city of Verona itself. 
MY THOUGHTS: Holy… I.. Oh man. I want this book, like, now! I don’t know what it is about Romeo & Juliet, but anything to do with a retelling or a spin-off type story and I am so there! I think this book has tons of promise, and it is one that I am going to most likely buy immediately. I also adore the cover, and that alone is enough to draw me in.
What do you think? Is this a TBR or Pass for you?
Happy Reading!

Save the Date {17} Forevermore by Cindy Miles

TITLE: Forevermore
SERIES: Stand-alone
AUTHOR: Cindy Miles
PUBLICATION INFORMATION: July 1st 2013 by Point
CATEGORIES: Young Adult, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal, Ghosts, Point Publishing, Cindy Miles, Forevermore, July 2013 Release
WHAT IT’S ABOUT: On a misty cliffside, mystery and romance await. . . .

Ivy Calhoun’s life has been turned upside down. Her new stepdad has uprooted Ivy and her mom, bringing them to live in an actual castle in the misty Scottish countryside. There are stone-faced servants and shadowy corridors, and the ancient walls seem full of secrets. Ivy is at once frightened and intrigued.


Especially when she meets Logan, a gorgeous, elusive ghost who has haunted the castle grounds for decades. Ivy is immediately drawn to him . . . but Logan is not the only spirit around. Something dark and deadly is afoot, and soon Ivy finds herself in mortal danger.


Is Logan exactly what he seems? Could his mysterious past be tied to Ivy’s present? And can Ivy stop herself from falling in love with him?

WHY YOU SHOULD SAVE THE DATE: Ghosts? Check. Romance? Check. Paranormal themes? Check. Added to my TBR Shelf? Oh yeah! This one sounds so creepy, and eerie, and gothic, and tragic, and beautiful all wrapped up in a pretty little package!! Already reaching over 4.30 out of 5.00 on Goodreads, the reviews are all positive for this gem!
Planning to read Forevermore? Let me know why or why not in the comments below 🙂
Happy Reading!

Cover Reveal {18} A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard

A Darkness Strange and Lovely
Author: Susan Dennard
Series: Something Strange and Deadly #2 | Other Books in the Series: Something Strange and Deadly #1
Publication Information: July 23rd 2013 by HarperTeen
Edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Categories: Young Adult, Horror, Zombies, Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Steampunk, Historical Fiction, Second in Series
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What the Back of the Book Says: Following an all-out battle with the walking Dead, the Spirit Hunters have fled Philadelphia, leaving Eleanor alone to cope with the devastating aftermoath. But there’s more trouble ahead – the evil necromancer Marcus has returned, and his diabolical advances have Eleanor escaping to Paris to seek the help of Joseph, Jie, and the infuriatingly handsome Daniel once again. When she arrives, however, she finds a whole new darkness lurking in this City of Light. As harrowing events unfold, Eleanor is forced to make a deadly decision that will mean life or death for everyone.
My Thoughts: I haven’t gotten to read book 1 yet, but I’ve got plenty of time to do that before this Summer 2013 release. I think the cover of this book is so freaking amazing that I want it just for the cover art! That dress is just incredible, and I love the background – the colors used in the clock are so perfect and complement the dress wonderfully. I find the placement and font of the title great as well, it’s simple yet has an air of mystery around it that fits perfectly with the art.
What do you think?
Happy Reading!