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New Releases: October 2013

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire Oct. 1, 2013

         Little Brown   To Be Published Oct 15, 2013            288 Pages
Little Brown
To Be Published Oct 15, 2013
288 Pages

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles #1) by Lauren DeStefano Oct. 1, 2013

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion Oct. 1, 2013

Love and Lists (Chocoholics #1) by Tara Sivec Oct. 1, 2013

The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan Oct. 8, 2013

Premeditated by Josin L. McQuein Oct. 8, 2013


Just One Year (Just One Day #2) by Gayle Forman Oct. 10, 2013

Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton Oct. 15, 2013

The Wolves of Midwinter (#2) by Anne Rice Oct. 15, 2013

When Did You See Her Last? (All the Wrong Questions #2)  by Lemony Snicket  Oct. 15, 2013

Bridget Jones: Mad About Boy by Helen Fielding Oct. 15, 2013


  Katherine Tegen Books   To Be Published Oct. 22, 2013               544 Pages
Katherine Tegen Books
To Be Published Oct. 22, 2013
544 Pages

Allegiant by Veronica Roth Oct. 22, 2013

Teardrop by Lauren Kate Oct. 22, 2013

We Are Water by Wally Lamb Oct. 22, 2013


After Dead by Charlaine Harris Oct. 29, 2013

The Iron Traitor by Julie Kagawa Oct. 29, 2013

The Shadowhunters’ Codex by Cassandra Clare Oct. 29, 2013

Book Review: Shards & Ashes Edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong

Shards and Ashes is a collection of short stories featuring writers Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong,


Veronica Roth, Rachel Caine, Beth Revis and plenty more. These stories vary from the supernatural, human survival and sick twisted love. The theme that all these stories share is the end of the world.

I love short stories, the stories in the book stalled and the interest in reading the stories, although they weren’t tied together, was fading fast. HOWEVER, not all the stories served any purpose. For instance, the story called Hearken written by Veronica Roth was a really good story that ended in a way that cried out to be continued. It was the best story in the book.

The second best story was Branded by Kelley Armstrong and what she did with this story was make me sit at the edge of my seat and want more. I wanted to know the past of the lead character; I wanted to know the outcome of her decision. I WANTED MORE! I was terribly upset that it ended.

The other stories were okay; I wouldn’t suggest passing them or skipping ahead because all these authors have different styles and not all of them jump right into the adrenalin; some take some time.


Over all this collections gets a 8 out of 10. It was a great read for the most part and it opens your eyes to author that you may not have read before. I plan on checking out Veronica Roth’s books as well as Kelley Armstrong as soon as I can.