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Saturday, June 30, 2012

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by the lovely Kristi at The Story Siren where in which book lovers get share the bookish-ness they've recently bought, borrowed, won. (With links to GoodReads)

This week we bought . . . 

 In Print:

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)The White Glove War (Magnolia League, #2)From What I Remember...Destined 
ErebosArticle 5 (Article 5, #1)The Softwire: Virus on Orbis 1 (Softwire)

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
The White Glove War by Katie Crouch
From What I Remember . . . by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas
Destined by Jessie Harrell
Erebos by Ursula Poznanski
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

In eBook:

Eve (Eve, #1)Blood Will Tell (Warriors of Ankh #1)Smokeless Fire (Fire Spirits, #1)

Eve by Anna Carey
Blood Will Tell by Samantha Young
Smokeless Fire by Samantha Young

What's in your mailbox this week?? Leave us a comment below!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Teaser Tuesday (1)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly event hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading! You can play along too! All you have to do is grab your current read, open to a random page, and share two "teaser" sentences. Just be sure there aren't any spoilers!

Nick's Teaser:

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)

"This is Amy." The doctor sounds out my name as if he's unsure of its pronunciation, even though it' only three letters long.
"Obviously," the man replies. He remains standing, sneering down at me. "Tell me what you know about Godspeed."
(Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Hardback edition pg 102)

Jenny's Teaser:

The Catastrophic History of You and Me

I peered over my father's shoulder, over my dead body, and stared. There she was.
My heart.
Sleeping. Silent. And severed in perfect, equal, extraordinary halves. 
(The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg, Hardback edition pg 17)

What's your teaser this week? Let us know in the comments below!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event created by Kristi at The Story Siren where in which book lovers get share the bookish-ness they've recently bought and received.

This week we only have one book. 

What A Boy Needs by Nyrae Dawn

What's in your mailbox this week? Let us know in the comments below! =)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Nick Reviews: Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith

Unholy Night

By Seth Grahame-Smith
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: April 1, 2012
Format: Hardback, 307 pages
Note: This is Adult Fiction and is written by the same author as Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

What the inside flap has to say:

It's one of the most iconic images in history: three men on camel back, arriving at a manger, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. An impossibly bright star in the vast desert sky above. A moment of serenity and grace. A holy night.
   But who were the Three Wise Men? The Bible has almost nothing to say about them. Not even their names are mentioned. The historical record is vague at best. How do we know they were three kings from the East? What if they were petty, murderous thieves- on the run, escaping through Judea under cover of night? Leave it to Seth Grahame-Smith, the brilliant and twisted mind behind Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, to take a little mystery, bend a little history, and weave an epic tale.
   In Grahame-Smith's telling, the so-called "Three Wise Men" are led by the dark, murderous Balthazar- the infamous "Antioch Ghost." After a brutal escape from Herod's prison, they stumble upon the famous manger and its newborn king. The last thing Balthazar needs is to be slowed down by young Joseph, Mary, and their infant. But when Herod's men begin to slaughter the first born in Judea, he has no choice but to help them escape to Egypt.
   It's the beginning of a dark and Savage tale that will see them cross paths with biblical figures like Pontius Pilate and John the Baptist, as the magic of old times gives way to the vicious empire of man.

Practically everything in this book I loved. I felt that the pacing was perfect. The authors writing style was great. It never seemed like there was a dull moment in the book. The fight scenes, while a little graphic at times, were a lot of fun to read and they were written very well. The main character, Balthazar, was the bad boy you just had to cheer for despite him being a thief. In fact, all the characters were all well done. I kept telling my wife over and over that I was so happy to Mary have some sass to her character. One of my favorite things while reading this book was you sort of got a history lesson while reading along with fiction. I could literally go on and on about how I enjoyed this book but then this blog would be completely filled and my wife would not be pleased about that. Out of all 3 of the authors books, despite only having read just 2 of them, I really honestly believe this book would make a better movie choice out of the 3. I'm sure it would be just as fun to watch as it was to read.

P.S.  Did I mention I loved this book? Even the paper that the book jacket is made from is awesome.

It ended. I really didn't want it to end. I enjoyed it that much.

Who I would recommend this to:
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a fun read and has an open mind. The book does not slander any part of the Bible in anyway.

A Bookish Cooperative Operation

Hey, Thanks for stopping by! Jenny and Nick here! We're just you're average crazy married couple with a book addiction who believe you gotta be geeky to live long and prosper. (See what we did there?)

So here at A Bookish Co-Op you will find things Bookish and sometimes random not so Bookish things. Really, who knows what you'll find here. The idea began when we had two separate blogs and failed at making them productive. We decided to join forces and well, if we failed this time at least we failed together. A couple that fails together, stays? together?
Oh that was just bad...
Besides, we have no intentions of failing! This blog is going to be AWESOME! Because we're AWESOME! Or at least that's what I like to tell myself when people stare at us when we're acting goofy in public.

Anywho, we've got plans to include book reviews, news and weekly memes along with some pretty cool giveaways, if we do say so ourselves. You may also find non-book related things including, but not limited to Julian Smith (because he doesn't drink Racist Coffee), How It Should Have Ended (bc they really know they're movies), Lindsey Stirling (bc that girl is beautiful and knows how to play a violin), and well life in general (bc its life and there no escape, except into books. Maybe that's why we read so much...).

AND now we leave you with this. . .Enjoy!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox is a weekly event created by Kristi at The Story Siren where in which book lovers get share the bookish-ness they've recently bought, borrowed,and won.

This past week we purchased  (with links to GoodReads). . .

Worldshaker by Richard Harland
Timepiece by Myra McEntire
Rapture by Lauren Kate (Autographed)
Arise by Tara Huson
Seizure by Kathy Reichs
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Marstad
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Out of Sight Out of Time (Gallagher Girls #5) by Ally Carter
Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4) by Ally Carter
Gilda Joyce #4 The Dead Drop by Jennifer Allison
Gilda Joyce #5 The Bones of the Holy by Jennifer Allison

WHY yes, yes you did see TWO copies of Rapture and Yes, yes they are BOTH signed. One of our local stores had a limited number of signed copies so we figured what an AWESOME give away and grabbed an extra copy. Be sure to Follow us to stay tuned on when that giveaway will happen! Should be here in the near future!

eBooks Purchased

FREE at time of Purchase
Unenchanted by Chanda Hahn ( Amazon/ Barnes&Noble)
Exiled (Bk 1 in Immortal Essence Series) by RaShelle Workman (Amazon/ Barnes&Noble)
In Between: A Katy Parker Production by Jenny B. Jones ( Amazon/ Barnes&Noble)

$0.99 at time of Purchase
What A Boy Wants by Nyrae Dawn (Amazon/ Barnes&Noble)

As of Today, Sunday June 17, 2012 the above prices are current but may change in the future.

YA Crush Tourney Nominations

It's that time again you guys!!! Nominations have started for the YA Crush Tournament held by the lovely bloggers at  The YA Sisterhood! Eeep! I'm excited! Omigosh, you guys I had a lot of fun during the first tourney last year reading what all the Crush Advocates had to say, voting and following my favorites through the matches. To find out more about the tournament you can go to the YA Sisterhood's Tournaments page and see the previous tourneys and

Here is my list of Crush Nominees this year.

Patch from the Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick

   Dmitri from the Vampire Academy Novels by Richelle Mead

      Zach from the Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter

   Ethan from Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia andMargaret Stohl

Elder from Across the Universe by Beth Revis

   Griffin King from The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

      Kaleb from Hourglass by Myra McEntire

   Cas from Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Will from Ghost and the Goth by Stacy Kade

   Varen from Nevermore by Kelly Creagh

I know those last two choices may be a little obscure, but omigoodness you guys, I love those two boys!

If you haven't nominated your Ya Book Crushes yet, then what are you waiting for?! Seriously, go HERE and nominate your top 10! And may the odds be ever in your Crush's favor. Personally, my fingers are crossed for Patch *swoon*. He got so close last year.

<3 Jenny

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Jenny Reviews: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis

The Storyteller
By Antonia Michaelis (Translated by Miriam Debbage)
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 2012 (First published in 2011)
Format: Hardback, 402 pages (purchased)

What the inside flap has to say:

A good girl.
A bad boy.
A fairy tale that's true.
A truth that is no fairy tale.  

It begins the day Anna finds the child's doll on the floor of the student lounge. When it's claimed by Abel, the school drug deal, Anna becomes determined to learn more about this mysterious boy with the military haircut and deep blue eyes. She follows him after school and discovers a secret: Abel is caring for his six-year-old sister, Micha, alone. Anna listens in as he tells her a fairy tale, the story of a little orphan queen pursued by hunters across the oceans for the treasure she carried: her pure, diamond heart.
   It's a story with parallels to reality. Social services and Micha's abusive father could take her from Abel if they discover the truth.
   Despite friends' warnings, Anna is drawn to Abel and Micha, and falls under the spell of the story of the little queen and her desperate voyage.
   But when people Abel has woven into his tale turn up dead, it's Anna whose heart is in danger. Is she in love with a killer? And has she set out on a journey from which there is no return? 
   Antonia Michaelis has written a spellbinding tale of suspense, danger, and transformative love.
I stumbled upon this book at my local book store while searching for a book I had been waiting on forever and somehow managed to walk away with not the book I was searching for, but this little gem instead. I was stunned at my choice, but really there was no choice. After seeing the cover and reading just the first four lines on the inside flap I knew I had to read this book. Who doesn't love a good fairy tale? Within twenty-four hours this book was devoured, hugged and placed gently on my shelf. This book, however, did not have the same courtesy to treat me with such care.
   The Storyteller simply put is a beautiful yet horrifying tale about a boy who will do anything to keep his sister safe and a girl who can't help but love him for it. I really had no idea what I was getting into. There were times where the scenes between Anna and Abel were just so sweet I got teary eyed and then there were others that just made my jaw drop to the floor. Talk about an emotional roller coaster.
   One thing I absolutely loved was the fairy tale of the little queen that Abel tells through out the book. You get sucked in right along side Anna as the little Queen journeys across the ocean to the land where she'll be safe. Outside of a few tender moments between Anna and Abel, the fairy tale is undoubtedly my favorite part.  
   This book is not for everyone. Like I said this story is beautiful, but it is horrifying at the same time.There is content which I do not recommend for young readers. And I'm not talking about PG-13 for violence, language and some nudity. I'm talking about scenes that you even though you Do Not want to read them again, you do at least once, maybe even twice again just to be sure they actually happened. Scenes so emotional that you feel you're in the room experiencing the devastation first hand.
  I really did love this book and I really do recommend it, but be warned <3. If it helps at all I've heard it is similar in substance to Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Forbidden is still tucked away on my TBR shelf, but once it has been read I will be sure to post a follow up.