Friday, August 26, 2011

Recap 8/20 to 8/26

In case you missed anything, here's a recap of what was posted Saturday, August 20th through Friday, August 26th. 

+ Important giveaway announcement. Please read if you entered!

Giveaway Announcement

Due to recent unforeseen events, I am cancelling the canvas giveaway, removing my review, and redacting my endorsement.

I am so sorry to all of my readers who entered the giveaway. I am deeply disappointed with these events and I am sorry for any inconvenience or dashed hopes this may have caused.

I want Small Review to be a happy place where honesty, integrity, and goodwill are valued. I will always strive to maintain and protect those values on this blog.

To that end, and to try to make things up to you, I will be hosting a replacement giveaway tomorrow for a book that I will personally provide. Everyone who entered or tried to enter the canvas giveaway will be automatically entered in this new giveaway and you will each be given five extra entries.


Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
Cover review: removed

(Click on the links to go to my reviews)



Spotlight List: Ghosts

What's Your Status?

A meme created by Zakiya from Butterfly Feet Walking on Life where we recap our reading week. Feel free to visit her site and link up your own What's Your Status Posts. Here's how my week went:


Torrent (The River of Time #3) by Lisa T. Bergren
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo and Natalie Zaman

(Click on the link to go to Goodreads)

Reviews to come on all of these. I ADORED Torrent, really liked The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and thought Sirenz was fun but just ok.

Currently Reading

Miss anything last week? Click here to read a Recap


  1. I'm looking forward to all of these reviews. I can't wait to get my hands on The River of Time trilogy, and I've been seeing Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children everywhere, but I wasn't sure whether I would like it. Now I get to see what you think of it! Yay!

  2. Hope you enjoy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Everyone seems to adore it. :) Looking forward to your review!

  3. AWw, I'm sorry about the giveaway *hugs*
    But I look forward to your upcoming reviews!! :D

  4. Thanks for the recap since we've been offline for the past couple of weeks. You've been busy! I've heard great things about the River of Time series and just ordered Waterfall. Can't wait to get to it! Sorry about whatever happened with the giveaway but I always find your blog to be a happy place that values honesty, integrity and goodwill so keep it up!

  5. I LOVED Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. I think it was it's creep factor that got me the most. It just seemed so different from everything I've read lately. Plus, it's nice to have a male MC every once in awhile. I hope you love it too! The characters are fun and cracked me up!

    In the Closet With a Bibliophile

  6. Small-

    Book Sake broke the news to me that Ransom Riggs is making a Miss Peregrine's Bk 2 and scours the flea markets for those pictures he uses in the books. Hope you like it!


  7. I can't wait to read your Torrent review!!!

    I hope you are enjoying Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Happy reading :)

  8. Pica, Yes! YOU so need to read The River of Time! I think you'll love it. Gabi reminds me a little of Mel (Crown Duel) in the first book. I liked Miss Peregrine's, but I'm sort of conflicted about it. Maybe a 3/3.5 star read for me. I'll post up a full review later.

    Nina, Everyone does seem to adore it, so I'm a little afraid to post my review! I liked it ok, but I didn't love it.

    Alex, Thank you!

    Alyssa, Aw, you're so sweet! I hope you love Waterfall as much as I do. I'm going through withdrawals now that I've finished the series :P

    Jen, Aaaah, I need to hide now! I didn't love Miss Peregrine's. I liked it just ok. But it really is very different and I appreciated that about it. I do want to read the sequel now.

    Heather, I got an email about that! I didn't even know it "needed" a sequel, but then when I got to the end I was soooo happy to know there would be a sequel.

    Nic, I'm having a hard time writing an actual review and not one big ;aldhgaophrawg!!! LOVELOVELOVE!!! mess of a "review" for Torrent :P


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