Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Received in June

The following are the books and movies I received in June for review and/or giveaways:

Queen of Fire by Anthony Ryan

Amazon Publishing / 47North / Thomas & Mercer / Skyscape:
The Stellow Project by Shari Becker
Letters to Zell by Camille Griep
Weavers by Aric Davis

Faces by E. C. Blake

Del Rey:
Star Wars: Dark Disciple by Christie Golden
Fable: Blood of Heroes by Jim C. Hines
Resistance: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham
Lisette’s List by Susan Vreeland
Golden Son by Pierce Brown
Dave vs. the Monsters: Ascendance by John Birmingham

Michael Midas Champion: Book One by Jordan B. Gorfinkel

Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep

Gallery Books:
HALO: Hunters in the Dark by Peter David

Henry Holt / Metropolitan Books:
The Only Words That Are Worth Remembering by Jeffrey Rotter

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Mac Teen Books / Roaring Brook Press / Feiwel and Friends / FSG:
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
The August 5 by Jenna Helland

Penguin Teen / Razorbill / Dial:
A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
Tracked by Jenny Martin

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Sacraments of Fire by David R. George III
Star Trek: The Original Series: Crisis of Consciousness by Dave Galanter
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Armageddon’s Arrow by Dayton Ward

The Chart of Tomorrows by Chris Willrich

Rebellion / Ravenstone:
The Awesome by Eva Darrows

Witches with the Enemy by Barb Hendee
The Price of Valor by Django Wexler

Wings of Fire Book Six: Moon Rising by Tui T. Sutherland
The Keeper by David Baldacci

St Martin’s:
Weightless by Sarah Bannan

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Nancy Kress by Nancy Kress

Switch Press:
Lois Lane: Fallout by Gwenda Bond

Titan Books:
The Queen of The Swords by Michael Moorcock
The King of Swords by Michael Moorcock
Fu-Manchu: Re-enter Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
Beauty & the Beast: Some Gave All by Nancy Holder

The End of All Things by John Scalzi
Low Midnight by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
The Philosopher Kings by Jo Walton
The Unnoticeables by Robert Brockway

Tor Teen:
Ungodly by Kendare Blake

WMG Publishing:
Crystal Caves by Kristine Grayson
Brittany Bends by Kristine Grayson
Recycled Pulp edited by John Helfers
The Life and Times of Buffalo Jimmy: Headed West by Dean Wesley Smith

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Received in May

The following are the books and movies I received in May for review and/or giveaways:

Jupiter Ascending Blu-ray
Project Almanac Blu-ray

The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence

Amazon Publishing / 47 North / Skyscape:
The Banished of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler
Infinity Lost by S. Harrison

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: Engines of War by George Mann

Nova by Margaret Fortune

Del Rey:
The Shadow Revolution: Crown & Key by Clay Griffith
Zero World by Jason M. Hough
The Darkling Child: The Defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks
Lightless by C.A. Higgins

Disney Hyperion:
Project Paper Doll: The Trials by Stacey Kade
Daughter of Dusk by Livia Blackburne
Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert
The Second Guard by J. D. Vaughn
Glittering Shadows by Jaclyn Dolamore
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Gallery Books:
Dawn of the Dead by George A. Romero

Harlequin Teen:
The Originals: The Resurrection by Julie Plec

Harper Teen:
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Con Academy by Joe Schreiber
NEED by Joelle Charbonneau
Mechanica by Betsy Cornwell

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
The 100: Homecoming by Kass Morgan

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Pathfinder Unchained by Jason Bulmahn
Pathfinder Tales: Forge of Ashes by Josh Vogt
Pathfinder Tales: Firesoul by Gary Kloster

Supersymmetry by David Walton
Earth Flight by Janet Edwards

Scholastic Press:
Wings of Fire Book Seven: Winter Turning by Tui T. Sutherland

Simon & Schuster / Saga Press / Sterner Books:
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris
Snatched by David Saperstein

Subterranean Press:
Stinger by Robert P. McCammon

Titan Books:
The Knight of Swords by Michael Moorcock

Forbidden by Cathy Clamp
The Iron Assassin by Ed Greenwood
Blood of the Cosmos by Kevin J. Anderson

WMG Publishing:
Tiffany Tumbles by Kristine Grayson

X-Wing Knife Block


In honor of Star Wars Day today, I had to share this X-Wing Knife Block. It’s amazing.
The base wasn’t easy to put together and was a bit wobbly till I added a strong glue. But the knives are really nice and the set just look fantastic. This is a great gift idea for the Star Wars fan in your life.

The set includes:
• X-Wing Style Knife Block and 5 Knives
• Includes Cook’s, Bread, Carving, Utility and Paring Knives
• Individual knife protection sheaths
• Made from Stainless Steel
• 100% officially licensed Star Wars merchandise
• Each knife is strong and durable, with a long-lasting cutting edge

The X-Wing Knife Block is available from these retailers: Amazon, Menkind, Red 5, The Fowndry and Prezzybox.

Received in April

The following are the books and movies I received in April for review and/or giveaways:

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray

The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Leviathan by Jack Campbell

BBC Books:
Doctor Who: City of Death by Douglas Adams

Del Rey:
Emergence: Dave vs. the Monsters by John Birmingham
Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville
Star Wars: Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Alive by Scott Sigler

Disney Hyperion:
Gabby Duran and the Unsittables by Elise Allen

Gallery Books:
Within These Walls by Ania Ahlborn

Harlequin Teen:
Rogue by Julie Kagawa

Harper Teen:
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer
The Boyfriend Project by Rachel Hawthorne
Trouble from the Start by Rachel Hawthorne

Harper Voyager:
Killing Pretty by Richard Kadrey
Zer0es by Chuck Wendig

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Court of Fives by Kate Elliott
The Freedom Maze by Delia Sherman

Macmillan Teen / First Second Books:
The Royal Cup by Bastien Vivès

Penguin / Putnam:
Gathering Prey by John Sandford
The Fatal Flame by Lyndsay Faye

Penguin Teen / Razorbill / Putnam:
Children of the Earth by Anna Schumacher
Burn by Sarah Fine

Pocket Books:
Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation: Uncertain Logic by Christopher L. Bennett

Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson

Random House Teen / Delacorte Press / Knopf / Ember / Crown:
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff
Off the Page by Jodi Picoult
Waterfall by Lauren Kate
Rapture by Lauren Kate
Bloodkin by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
Alliance by Mark Frost
Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee
The Black Reckoning by John Stephens
Thrones and Bones: Nightborn by Lou Anders

Infinity Bell by Devon Monk

Scholastic / Point / Graphix:
The Eternal City by Paula Morris
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
UFiles #2: Alexander’s Army by Chris d’Lacey
Grounded: The Adventures of Rapunzel by Megan Morrison
TombQuest: Amulet Keepers by Michael Northrop
Rook by Sharon Cameron
The Thief and the Sword by Mike Maihack

Simon Teen / Simon Pulse / Aladdin:
Shadow of the War Machine by Kristin Bailey
Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers by Brandon Mull

St Martin’s Press / Thomas Dunne Books:
The Fall by R. J. Pineiro

Subterranean Press:
The Best of Gregory Benford by Gregory Benford
Speak Easy by Catherynne M. Valente
Blue World by Robert McCammon
Fender Lizards by Joe R. Lansdale

Titan Books:
Poison by Sarah Pinborough
Elementary: The Ghost Line by Adam Christopher
Virtues of War by Bennett R. Coles
Empress Game by Rhonda Mason

The Machine Awakes by Adam Christopher
The Architect of Aeons by John C. Wright
The Affinities by Robert Charles Wilson
Blood of the Cosmos by Kevin J. Anderson
Chasing the Phoenix by Michael Swanwick
The Hanged Man by P. N. Elrod
Pathfinder Tales: Liar’s Island by Tim Pratt

Tor Teen:
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

WMG Publishing:
Masterminds by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Received in March

The following are the books and movies I received in March for review and/or giveaways:

Interstellar Blu-Ray

Amazon Publishing / Thomas & Mercer:
Weavers by Aric Davis

Bad Dream Entertainment:
Usu by Jayde Ver Elst

DC Comics:
The New 52: Future’s End #48
Earth 2: World’s End #26
Convergence #0

Del Rey:
The Skull Throne by Peter V. Brett

Doubleday Publishing:
The Winter Family by Clifford Jackman

Harlequin Teen:
The Originals: The Loss by Julie Plec

Harper Teen / Greenwillow / Katherine Tegen / Belzer and Bray:
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas
How to Win at High School by Owen Matthews
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
Encore to an Empty Room by Kevin Emerson
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman
Lies I Told by Michelle Zink
Omega City by Diana Peterfreund
The Arctic Code by Matthew J. Kirby
Darkmouth #1: The Legends Begin by Shane Hegarty
Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Dust to Dust by Melissa Walker
Vanished by E. E. Cooper
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon
Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt
Eternity’s Wheel by Neil Gaiman
Until the Beginning by Amy Plum
The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers:
Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Pathfinder RPG: Strategy Guide by Wolfgang Baur

Penguin Teen / Putnam / Kathy Dawson Books / Dial:
Sophomore Year Is Greek to Me by Meredith Zeitlin
Catalyst by Lydia Kang
The Door in the Moon by Catherine Fisher
Deadly Design by Debra Dockter

Edge of Dark by Brenda Cooper
Oathkeeper by J.F. Lewis

Scare Scape by Sam Fisher
Scare Scape: The Midnight Door by Sam Fisher
Spirit Animals Book 7: The Evertree by Marie Lu

Shadow Mountain:
Remake by Ilima Todd

Simon & Schuster / Saga Press:
The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu

St Martin / Thomas Dunne Books:
The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston
The Silver Witch by Paula Brackston

Subterranean Press:
Savages by K. J. Parker
Teaching the Dog to Read by Jonathan Carroll
Working for Bigfoot by Jim Butcher

Dark Orbit by Carolyn Ives Gilman
Artemis Invaded by Jane Lindskold
Pathfinder Tales: Lord of Runes by Dave Gross
Time Salvager by Wesley Chu
Harrison Squared by Daryl Gregory
Dead Man’s Reach by D. B. Jackson
Window Wall by Melanie Rawn

Tor Teen / Starscape:
The Dragon Lantern: A League of Seven Novel by Alan Gratz
The League of Seven by Alan Gratz

WMG Publishing:
Alchemy & Steam: A Fiction River Anthology by Kerrie L Hughes