Posted by The Obscured Vixen on February 12, 2012
Settling (Solid #2) by Shelley Workinger. At the beginning of the summer, Clio Kaid was one of a hundred teens brought to a secret Army installation. But it was no ordinary camp and they weren’t ordinary kids. Picking up where “Solid” left off, Clio and her friends realize that they aren’t ready to go home; they’re determined to stay on campus and continue their journey of self- discovery. But someone doesn’t feel the same way and will do anything to drive them away – even kill.
Thanks you, Me, My Shelf and I!
Melissa Schroeder book swag. Postcards, trading cards, bookmarks, and pens.
Huge thanks to Melissa Schroeder!
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Posted by The Obscured Vixen on October 30, 2011
Advanced readers copy of Marzi by Marzena Sowa. Told from a young girl’s perspective, Marzena Sowa’s memoir of a childhood shaped by politics feels remarkably fresh and immediate. Structured as a series of vignettes that build on one another, MARZI is a compelling and powerful coming-of-age story that portrays the harsh realities of life behind the Iron Curtain while maintaining the everyday wonders and curiosity of childhood. With open and engaging art by Sylvain Savoia, MARZI is a moving and resonant story of an ordinary girl in turbulent, changing times.
Thank you, DC Comics.
Autographed copy of The Visions of Ransom Lake by Marcia Lynn McClure. Youthful beauty, naïve innocence, a romantic imagination thirsting for adventure-an apt description of Vaden Valmont, who would soon find the adventure and mystery she had always longed to experience-in the form of a man. A somber recluse, Ransom Lake descended from his solitary concealment in the mountains, wholly disinterested in people and their trivial affairs. And somehow, young Vaden managed to be ever in his way-either by accident or because of her own unique ability to stumble into a quandary.
Huge thanks to Marcia Lynn McClure!
The Explorer’s Code: A Novel Kitty Pilgrim. Cordelia Stapleton receives an invitation to accept an award on behalf of her great-great-grandfather, a famous Victorian polar explorer, she has no idea her life is about to change dramatically. John Sinclair—a dashing, wealthy archaeologist and philanthropist—presents Cordelia with the award at the glamorous Oceanographic Institute Ball in Monaco. He also gives her a journal that her greatgreat- grandfather wrote in 1908. An orphan with very few family belongings, Cordelia is amazingly touched to have this precious heirloom. Once the journal is in her possession, Cordelia learns that she is heir to the land on which the Global Seed Vault in Norway sits. The valuable deed for this land, or at least a clue to its whereabouts, may be hidden in the journal.
Thank you, Kara!
This week in review…
Book-vs-Movie: Water for Elephants + Giveaway
NYCC Author Photos & More Fun
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Posted by The Obscured Vixen on October 23, 2011
Book blog BookLove101 key chain.
Thank you, @BookLove101!
Advanced readers copy of Acquainted with the Night by Piper Maitland. Caroline Clifford’s bland life as a London tour guide flips upside down when her beloved uncle is brutally murdered at a Bulgarian archeological site. While traveling to recover his remains, she meets a man who corresponded with her uncle. Jude Barrett is a biochemist on a mission—to eradicate the world of vampires…
Huge thanks to Andrew!
MP3 audiobook of Deadly Defiance (A Stan Turner Mystery #10) by William Manchee. Volume 10 of the popular Stan Turner Mystery Series featuring legal sleuths Stan Turner and Paula Waters. This episode introduces a new addition to the attorney’s at Turner & Waters, Stan’s former secretary, Jodie Marshall, who has worked her way through college, finished law school and has now just passed the bar. Knowing how talented she is, Stan throws her into the deep end of the pool on her first case, and she soon finds herself pitted against an angry boss of a Mexican drug cartel!
Thank you, William Manchee!
Advanced readers copy of I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (Flavia de Luce #4) by Alan Bradley. It’s Christmastime, and the precocious Flavia de Luce—an eleven-year-old sleuth with a passion for chemistry and a penchant for crime-solving—is tucked away in her laboratory, whipping up a concoction to ensnare Saint Nick. But she is soon distracted when a film crew arrives at Buckshaw, the de Luces’ decaying English estate, to shoot a movie starring the famed Phyllis Wyvern.
Thank you, Ania!
This week in review…
New York Comic Con (NYCC) Once Upon a Time & Terra Nova Panels
New York Comic Con (NYCC) Movie Props Photos
New York Comic Con (NYCC) Costumes & Decorations Photos
Book Review & Author Interview: Our Eyes Met Over Cantaloupe, by Anne McAneny
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