Notice:


As of June 9, 2012 I will no longer be accepting e-books for review. This is due to the overwhelming
demand of reviews, work and night classes taking up a lot of my spare time. It
is taking me several months to read and post reviews therefore until “my to be
reviewed list” is smaller I will no longer accept any more e-books for review.
I am extremely sorry.


October 24, 2012

An Update on Why You May Not See Me On The Blog For A Bit…

Hey Everyone,

How are you all doing? Excited for Halloween? I know I am. I am being Katniss. What are you being?

So I’ve been avoiding writing this blog post for awhile now and mostly because it breaks my heart and I wish I didn’t have to but I do.

I will be taking a break from blogging for a next little bit. The reasons…well there are 2 main reasons.

1) I have been extremely busy with school. I’m wrapping up my degree this year (yay!). Hoping to be down by next August. The exams are major exams that I only have 3 attempts to pass otherwise they say “Bye choose a new career” Yeah it sucks and causes a lot of stress

2) If you following me on Twitter or my personal Facebook page then you already know this but….last month my mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer (or 2 depending what research papers you read). Anyways last Wednesday she went for surgery for treatment and I have become the “mom” of the house. So I am now in charge of making sure my step dad, mom, sis, boyfriend and myself have breakfast, lunch and dinner, make sure chores are done and that nobody dies on my watch. Believe me it’s a hard freaking job and moms are amazing. I totally ain’t ready for kids.

So for these 2 reasons I am taking a break from reviewing. I just don’t want to additional stress of having to read and review certain novels when I have more important real life things to focus on. I will still post update posts, random reviews and still do RAK (depending on funds) but I just won’t be regularly posting…..not that I ever did in the “school months” as much as I tried. I just wanted to let everyone know that I haven’t forgotten about you.

If I you sent me a review request anywhere between Nov 2011 and June 2012 I have emailed you and made arrangements. If you didn’t receive an email from me it could be 1 of 2 reasons. I may have deleted your email by accident or I have read your novel and just need to write up a review, but please email me again so we can work something out as I feel horrible for accepting your novel to review and may not ever get the chance to review it.

Until next time.

Cassay Sig

October 15, 2012

Review: Happy Birthday to You by Brain Rowe

 

"Newlyweds Cameron and Liesel Martin aren't able to celebrate their wedding bliss for long. Not only is Liesel unexpectedly pregnant... they're also facing the end of humanity!
Liesel's evil witch sister Hannah has cast a spell to make all humans on Earth age a whole year with every day. It's up to Cameron and Liesel to stop her... and save the world! Who will survive? And who will perish?
Here it is at last... the third and final epic chapter of the Birthday trilogy... Happy Birthday to You!" Excerpt and book cover from Brian’s website.

 

HBTY wraps up the Birthday series by Brain Rowe. I felt that HBTY was the best novel in the series. There was a lot of action and a lot of soul searching for both Cameron and Liesel. The ending was not what I was expecting it made me bawl my eyes out and it was extremely intense. I wasn’t sure what was going to happen or if the world was going to be saved which I liked because it was a surprise ending. Brian wrote the story through the eyes of characters that were seen throughout the series and how their last days were going. Every time that Brian focused on a character from Cameron’s or Liesel’s life the end of that chapter had me crying. If you’re going to read HBTY make sure you have a box of Kleenex beside you – you will need it.

The Rating:

4.5 out of 5

Now on sale at Amazon for $2.99!!

Cassay Sig

October 14, 2012

Condo Colors!

So as promised I said that I would share the colors that we pick for our condo. Let me know what you think!

The color on the far right “Titanium” is the color of our blinds in the living room.

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These are the blinds in the master bedroom.

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These are the blinds in the den/office. It’s the bottom color. Picture is bad sorry!

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This is the color of the cabinets, back splash and counter tops.

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This is what the finished Kitchen will look like but with the colors I chose from above and instead of the wall with a picture I have more cabinets.

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This is the floor for the kitchen and dining room and carpet for the 2 rooms.

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Flooring for the 2 bathrooms and storage area..

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This is the gorgeous lighting for the kitchen bar.

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Dining room table lighting. I seriously looove these lights.

 

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Room lights.

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Bottoms square lights at the bathroom lights.

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So what do you all think? I personally love the colors. Its going to be bright and youthful looking I think. I’d love to hear your thoughts! There is only 6 more months until I move!

Cassay Sig

October 7, 2012

Sept wrap up/Oct RAK

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY FELLOW CANADIANS!!!

I hope your Sunday and Monday are filled with delicious turkey lurkey and stuffing….I looove stuffing.

Well September was a stressful month for me. I had a midterm at the end of September. Good things in September  - Smart Chicks Kick It Tour came to Edmonton!!! WOOT WOOT! I also got to FINALLY pick the colors for my condo! Pics to come.

This month I did not receive a RAK. Sad smile

But I sent This is Not A Test by Courtney Summers to Darlene.

Here are the RAK rules straight from Book Soulmates website:


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{Please click on the RAK button above to be re-directed to our Book Soulmates Store on Amazon. You can find all your favorite titles there and add them to your shopping cart.}

The leaves are changing color (somewhere!), the air is cool and crisp (somewhere!) and people are switching out flip-flops for boots (somewhere!) and all this means that October, our favorite month and time of year is officially here! My oh my, where has 2012 gone?

COMPLETE RULES RE-CAP:
Please read carefully & follow all rules! Thank you!

  • Please sign-up each month that you can participate (and by participate, we mean give as well as receive).
  • Show off your participation by grabbing our RAK button (code is in the right sidebar).
  • Create a wish list (on Amazon, Goodreads, or your blog, etc) and post it in the Google Doc located in each R.A.K post for the month.
  • If you choose to do a R.A.K for someone, check out their wish list and contact that blogger directly for their information.
  • Once you receive a RAK, send us an our new email to [rakbybooksoulmates @ gmail . com] so that we can update the Google Doc. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEND EMAILS TO THIS ADDRESS!
  • E-book participation is limited to files being gifted directly to a person from the e-book store. Amazon's Kindle Store is set up to allow this, as well as the Kobo store and we believe Barnes & Noble with Nook as well.
  • At the end of the month, SHOW US YOUR R.A.K by making a "RAK Wrap-Up" post. This post should include who you SENT gifts to as well who you RECEIVED gifts from :)

OPEN TO EVERYONE including all our International brethren!

Remember, there's always the Book Depository and they offer FREE shipping!

Easy peezy!!

Links you will need:

Sign up for October 2012 [HERE]
See who else is participating [HERE]
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October Wish List:

Hourglass by Myra McEntire
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
So Silver Bright by Lisa Mantchev (hardcover to match the others)
Dead to You by Lisa McMann
Spider's Revenge by Jennifer Estep
Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep
The Fault in our Stars by John Green
Black Heart by Holly Black
The Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa
Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini
Die For Me by Amy Plum
The Demon's Lexicon (The Demon's Lexicon Trilogy, #1) by Sarah Rees Brennan
Zombies Vs. Unicorns by Holly Black
Shifters Series by Rachel Vincent
Shadow Bound by Rachel Vincent
Team Human by Justine Larbalestier, Sarah Rees Brennan
Passion/Rapture/Fallen in Love by Lauren Kate (HC to match others)
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Bla
Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto (US/CDN HC to match)
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Tiger's Curse (Book 1) by Colleen Houck
Incarnate by Jodi Meadow
Destined By P. C. Cast
Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough
Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick (US/CDN HC to match)
Beautiful Redemption by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia ( US/CDN HC to match)
Second Chance by Heather Brewer (US/CDN HC to match)

Happy October Everyone!!

What are you being for Halloween? Me = Katniss Smile

Cassay Sig