November 30, 2013

Monthly Review: November!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

November is coming to an end which means its time for another Monthly Review!

It's always been a goal for me to post a "TBR" list at the beginning of every month, and a "Monthly Review" at the end of the month. Why? To set some goals, to have something to work towards, instead of just aimlessly blogging or picking up a book I know I shouldn't be reading because I have to read a different book first. Also it allows me and you to see what I posted the entire month, and if you want to check out a specific post, feel free to click the link!

I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving, and scored awesome deals throughout this Black Friday weekend!

Book Reviews:

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)Blue Bloods (Blue Bloods, #1)All the Truth That's In Me

It's Monday, What Am I Reading:

Putting Makeup on Dead PeopleAllegiant (Divergent, #3)

Wednesday Memes:

SplendorSome Quiet PlaceHorizon (Soul Seekers Series #4)

What's Coming This Week:

Book Haul:


What's Coming This Week?

Welcome Turning Pages!

"What's Coming This Week?" is a meme hosted here at Turning Pages, showcasing all of the new YA books coming out within the next seven days. Interested in any of the books mentioned below? Click on the books title, it'll take you to that book's Goodreads page, where you'll be able to read more about it!


Perfect by Ellen Hopkins: Book CoverBurned (Pretty Little Liars Series #12) by Sara Shepard: Book CoverRacing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally: Book CoverCode (Virals Series #3) by Kathy Reichs: Book Cover

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler: Book CoverStormbringers (Order of Darkness Series #2) by Philippa Gregory: Book CoverThe Diviners by Libba Bray: Book CoverEternally Yours by Cate Tiernan: Book Cover

Falling for You by Lisa Schroeder: Book CoverThe Third Lie's the Charm by Lisa Roecker: Book CoverLet the Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger: Book CoverMind Games by Kiersten White: Book Cover


Pretty Little Liars #14 by Sara Shepard: Book CoverRebel Spring (Falling Kingdoms Series #2) by Morgan Rhodes: Book Cover

November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day! Depending on where you live, you might still be lounging around your house in pajamas, waiting for a feast later on, and just enjoying your day off! (Like me) Or you might already be indulging in delicious foods with your loved ones!

Either way, no matter how you're spending your Thanksgiving, I hope you have an awesome time, filled with the 3 Fs. Friends, Family, and Food!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

November 25, 2013

It's Monday, What Am I Reading?

Allegiant (Divergent, #3)Title: Allegiant.
Author: Veronica Roth.

"The faction-based society that Tris Prior once believed in is shattered—fractured by violence and power struggles and scarred by loss and betrayal. So when offered a chance to explore the world past the limits she’s known, Tris is ready. Perhaps beyond the fence, she and Tobias will find a simple new life together, free from complicated lies, tangled loyalties, and painful memories. 

But Tris’s new reality is even more alarming than the one she left behind. Old discoveries are quickly rendered meaningless. Explosive new truths change the hearts of those she loves. And once again, Tris must battle to comprehend the complexities of human nature—and of herself—while facing impossible choices about courage, allegiance, sacrifice, and love. 

Told from a riveting dual perspective, Allegiant, by #1 New York Times best-selling author Veronica Roth, brings the Divergent series to a powerful conclusion while revealing the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent."

My Thoughts So Far:

My lips are sealed! You won't know until my review is posted!

Final Reminder for My Giveaway!

Welcome to Turning Pages!

Only today and tomorrow until my giveaway ends! If you haven't entered yet, there's still a chance. It doesn't take too long. There's two prize packets, each filled with gently used awesome books!

Project Cain, by Geoffrey Girard. (Signed! ARC)
Shadows by Paula Weston. (Hardback)
Zombie Blondes, by Brian James (Hardback)

The Clock of Life by Nancy Klann-Moren. (Paperback)
Hooked by Liz Fichera. (Paperback)
Clarity by Kim Harrington (Hardback)
Mercy by Rebecca Lim. (Hardback)

You have until midnight on November 26! So enter as soon as possible!

November 22, 2013

What's Coming This Week?

Welcome to Turning Pages!

"What's Coming This Week?" is a meme hosted here at Turning Pages, showcasing all of the new YA books coming out within the next seven days. Interested in any of the books mentioned below? Click on the books title, it'll take you to that book's Goodreads page, where you'll be able to read more about it!


Crash into You by Katie McGarry: Book CoverPawn by Aimée Carter: Book CoverAngel Fever (Angel Trilogy Series #3) by L. A. Weatherly: Book CoverRevealed (House of Night Series #11) by P. C. Cast: Book Cover

Book Review: All The Truth That's In Me

All the Truth That's In MeTitle: All The Truth That's In Me.
Author: Julie Berry.
Series: No.
Pages: 288.
Source: For Review (MMSAI)
Publisher: Viking Juvenile.
Published Date: 9/26/13.
Barnes and Noble.


"Four years ago, Judith and her best friend disappeared from their small town of Roswell Station. Two years ago, only Judith returned, permanently mutilated, reviled and ignored by those who were once her friends and family. Unable to speak, Judith lives like a ghost in her own home, silently pouring out her thoughts to the boy who’s owned her heart as long as she can remember—even if he doesn’t know it—her childhood friend, Lucas. But when Roswell Station is attacked, long-buried secrets come to light, and Judith is forced to choose: continue to live in silence, or recover her voice, even if it means changing her world, and the lives around her, forever. This startlingly original novel will shock and disturb you; it will fill you with Judith’s passion and longing; and its mysteries will keep you feverishly turning the pages until the very last."

My Thoughts:

First impressions are everything, and when it comes to books, covers are what cause these (good or bad) first impressions on someone. The front of All the Truth that’s In Me definitely had a scary and creepy impact on me, but that’s what pulled me in and forced me to read this book. When I began reading, Halloween was just around the corner, and I couldn’t get enough “scary and creepy”; I was excited to see what Julie Berry had in store for me, and what the cover truly meant.

Judith Finch was kidnapped two years ago, by her best friend’s murderer, after witnessing her death from afar. She spent those years in a secluded cabin in the woods with her kidnapper. Before releasing her, he cut half of her tongue, to keep her from telling people of his whereabouts.

Due to inability to speak, Judith can’t describe to her family or the village what abuse and other sufferings she dealt with during those years that she was gone. But Judith does tell the readers her story, through her thoughts and flashbacks that she has during various times.

Upon her return, Judith’s family isn’t and doesn’t act the way she was expecting. Her father had passed away while she was imprisoned in the woods, her mother seems almost upset at her for being kidnapped, and her brother doesn’t seem to truly understand Judith anymore.

While her mother doesn’t want anything to do with her, Judith’s brother starts to become close to her again, once he loses his foot.

Judith has never been able to tell the village what happened to her, but when the community is under attack, she makes a huge sacrifice that will unleash her past. As well as ruin any possibility to be with the man she has been in love since she was young.

After such a long time, Judith learns to speak again with the help and encouragement from her friend and brother. She becomes close to the man she has dream about for so long, and gets the happy ending that she deserves, after everything Judith went through.

When starting to read this book, I realized it was organized a little differently than I expected; it wasn’t by chapters but instead sections. And these sections were grouped by four different books. I didn’t really mind this, because I felt that it was pretty easy to read and understand.

My biggest concern was confusion. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with what happened to Judith in the past and what was happening to her right then and there (and how those connected). But Julie Berry did an amazing job describing what occurred in the woods two years ago, with the flashbacks Judith would have throughout the story. I never felt confused, or out of place when reading All the Truth that’s In Me!

Overall I really found the story to be interesting, and enjoyable. I was sitting on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book. Judith had to deal with so much hatred, and horrible things, but in the end everything worked out for her. Judith was so smart and intelligent, but people didn’t think that just because she couldn’t speak. She was such an amazing character, and she truly made the story! All the Truth that’s Me, gave me everything I was expecting from the first impression I got from the cover and so much more. I hope to read more of Julie Berry’s books! All the Truth that’s In Me came out this September so make sure to pick up your own copy today!

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Release Date: 10/11/13

Summary from Goodreads:

"Foreign, or rather unfamiliar, would be the word I would use to describe how I felt.

Faintly, I could hear the glimmer of voices surrounding me in this dark haze, caressing my ears like skin against silk. I felt like I was in a cocoon of sorts, protectively enveloped, quietly drifting in some far-off place. I wanted to stay that way forever.

But we all know that what you want never really seems to happen in the real world.

Something’s not right in Mia’s head.

The first thing is that her name isn’t Mia. In fact, she has no clue what her name is—who she is. All that she knows is that she’s not like the ones who found her: Dante with his kind blue eyes, Amy with her child-like demeanor, James with his questioning gaze.

And Briggs.

The one she cannot decipher no matter how hard she tries.

As Mia tries to fit in with these people, a strange occurrence is amidst outside. And as she finally remembers who she is …

Well, let’s just say that things get a little more complicated."

(YA Paranormal Romance Novella)

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About the Author:

A dreamer, Christina Channelle holds two degrees in health sciences but has always had a passion for writing. You will find her reading other young adult novels, or typing up a new story on her computer. When not writing, Christina spends her free time at the movies, listening to music, or eating sushi. She's a reality TV junkie and has a close relationship with many characters on TV that have been a topic of many heated discussions among friends. She resides in Ontario, Canada.

Her next project is the YA Paranormal Romance, REAP, to be released October 11, 2013.

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