Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy, #1) by Pierce Brown

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From goodreads: The Earth is dying. Darrow is a Red, a miner in the interior of Mars. His mission is to extract enough precious elements to one day tame the surface of the planet and allow humans to live on it. The Reds are humanity's last hope. Or so it appears, until the day Darrow discovers it's all a lie. That Mars has been habitable - and inhabited - for generations, by a class of people calling themselves the Golds. A class of people ... Read More



*ahem* *taps microphone* Ladies and gents, I would like for everyone to meet... Pandora She is the latest and greatest addition to CBR and she hails all the way from Massachusetts.  I say, more the merrier and I can't wait for everyone to read her reviews! ;) Addicted to the ‘one-click’ magical button providing me with endless choices of book boyfriends! Blogger/Reviewer and part-time comical entertainer (selective hours vary on mood ... Read More

Looking for Associate Reviewers


Interested in being an associate reviewer at Cristina's Book Reviews?  FABULOUS!!!  I'm interested in finding an associate reviewer (or two) -- small world! If you enjoy reading and want a platform to share your thoughts about books...look no further! Things to consider: Must be 18 years of age or older Book reviews are for the genre of your choice, excepting books of a religious or political nature The commitment is for a minimum ... Read More

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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From goodreads: A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island. A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth. We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.  Read it.  And if anyone asks you how ... Read More

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This is kinda how I felt writing this post! *snickers* As you probably know...I only do one post and visit all my favorite blogs once per week and more often than not, it's every other week.  Work has me running around like a crazy woman! I've been blogging since August/September 2012 and it's been one helluva journey!!! A very good one at that. *wink*  Not only have I discovered some seriously AUH-MAZING books through other bloggers ... Read More

Redeployment by Phil Klay


From goodreads: Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned.  Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In Redeployment, a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating ... Read More

These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

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From goodreads: It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they’re worth. But ... Read More

Puddle Jumping by Amber L. Johnson


From goodreads: When it comes to love there’s no such thing as conventional. Everyone thinks Colton Neely is special. Lilly Evans just thinks he’s fascinating. Once friends when they were younger, their bond is cut short due to her accident prone nature and they go their separate ways. Years later, they meet again and Lilly learns that there is something special about the boy she once knew, but she has no idea what it all means. And ... Read More

The Winner’s Curse (The Winner’s Trilogy #1) by Marie Rutkoski

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From goodreads: Winning what you want may cost you everything you love. As a general’s daughter in a vast empire that revels in war and enslaves those it conquers, seventeen-year-old Kestrel has two choices: she can join the military or get married. But Kestrel has other intentions. One day, she is startled to find a kindred spirit in a young slave up for auction. Arin’s eyes seem to defy everything and everyone. Following her instinct, ... Read More

Hear Me by Viv Daniels

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From goodreads: Listen… the bells have stopped ringing. Once upon a time, Ivy belonged to Archer, body, heart, and soul. They spent long summer days exploring the forest, and long summer nights exploring each other. But that was before dark magic grew in the depths of the wilderness, and the people of Ivy’s town raised an enchanted barrier of bells to protect themselves from the threat, even though it meant cutting off the forest people—and ... Read More

For Darkness Shows the Stars (For Darkness Shows the Stars #1) by Diana Peterfreund

For Darkness Shows the Stars

From goodreads: It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology. Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of ... Read More

Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes #2) by J.M. Darhower


From goodreads: Don't say it unless you mean it… It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word. Somebody like me. I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't ... Read More