Waiting on Wednesday: These Ruthless Deeds

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: These Ruthless Deeds

These Ruthless DeedsTitle: These Ruthless Deeds
Author: Tarun Shanker, Kelly Zekas
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: March 14, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

England, 1883. Still recovering from a devastating loss, Evelyn is determined to use her powers to save other gifted people from those who would harm them. But when her rescue of a young telekinetic girl goes terribly wrong, Evelyn finds herself indebted to a secret society devoted to recruiting and protecting people like Evelyn and her friends.

As she follows the Society’s orders, healing the sick and embarking on perilous recruitment missions, Evelyn sees her problems disappear. Her reputation is repaired, her friends are provided for, and her parents are newly wealthy. She reunites with the dashing Mr. Kent and recovers the reclusive Mr. Braddock (who has much less to brood over now that the Society can help him to control his dangerous power). But Evelyn can’t help fearing the Society is more sinister than it appears... 

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Book Review: Ex-mas by Kate Brian

Book Review: Ex-mas by Kate BrianTitle:  Ex-mas: A Love/Hate Story
Author: Kate Brian
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 6, 2009
Rating: four-half-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Two Exes. One holiday adventure. Merry Ex-Mas?

Seventeen-year-old Lila Beckwith's parents just left for vacation, and Lila's all set to throw the holiday party of the season. But when her Christmas-obsessed little brother, Cooper, discovers that global warming is melting the North Pole, he and his best friend, Tyler, take off on a runaway mission to save Santa.
Lila has to get Cooper safely home before her parents get back on Christmas Eve. But the only person who can help her is Tyler's older brother, Beau — a.k.a. Lila's musician, anti-everything ex-boyfriend.

It'll take more than a Christmas miracle for Lila and Beau to overcome their differences and find their fugitive brothers. But could a journey destined for disaster help these polar opposites fall in love...all over again?

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Book Review: Ex-Mas by Kate Brian

As a sucker for all things road trip and Christmas, Ex-mas by Kate Brian is like heaven for me. I loved the idea of a little boy going to the North Pole to save Santa from global warming and how cheesy the book really is. I only had one problem with this book (the main character’s snobbiness), but still enjoyed the book. Continue reading

2017 Book to Movie Adaptations to Get Excited About!

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Movie is a feature on The Candid Cover spotlighting and reviewing book to movie adaptations.

2017 Book to Movie Adaptations

I am so excited about the many 2017 book to movie adaptations coming out. If you’ve been following along the blog for a while, you may already know that I love to watch book to movie adaptations. Sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and other times I shake my head and wonder why I put myself through the torture of having a favourite book completely ruined. However, I do really enjoy a great film and I think that curiosity will always keep me heading back to the theatre. There are some pretty amazing films coming out next year that are being adapted from some fantastic books that range from YA to fairly tales. Read on to find out what you can look forward to in 2017! Continue reading

Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine Applegate

Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine ApplegateTitle: Sun-Kissed Christmas
Series: Summer #8
Author: Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary
Publication Date: October 5, 2010 (originally published November 8, 1996)
Rating: four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

All she wants for Christmas…

Summer is headed to the Keys for winter break, but what should be a fun-in-the-sun holiday is becoming unbearable. Summer hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her ex-boyfriend, Austin, since their summer romance fizzled, and she can’t stand seeing him at the beach with his new girlfriend….

Now Austin is everywhere she goes. She’s reminded of how much fun they had, how gorgeous he is, and what she really wants is what she can’t have. Will it take a Christmas miracle for Summer to survive this holiday season? Or will the mistletoe work its magic?

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Book Review: Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine Applegate

Sun-Kissed Christmas by Katherine Applegate may seem short, but the multiple storylines make it very complex. The book takes place in Florida, where I would definitely like to be right now, and the main character is selfless and determined. This book goes by quickly and is perfect for the holidays. Continue reading