Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is- Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward to Their Sophomore Novel. I have picked the first to come to my mind (and not in order of desire!) You should add all of these to your TBR and buy the ones already released.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week a different question is posed and gives us bloggers an opportunity to share our top tens on all different types of bookish topics.

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  1. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace- I loved this one and I can’t wait for The Skylighter.
  2. The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig- I adored how complex and lovely this story was. And the characters–I can’t wait to read more.
  3. Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman- This was the prequel to Blackbeards pirating ways so I NEED to see how Nicole will portray him next.
  4. Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie- The main character in this one was so unhinged and the story left me yearning for more.
  5. Lock & Mori by Heather Petty- This play on Sherlock and Moriarty has me incredibly scared yet eager to see how the relationship between these two will go.
  6. This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzie Lee- I loved how Lee wove together history with the classic Frankenstein story. I can’t wait to see what she does next.
  7. The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich- This book was so well done and different–not to mention creepy! I need to know what Kurtagich will write next.
  8. A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro- Another reworking of Sherlock and Watson–I loved how the genders were switched this go around. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.
  9. Thin Space by Jody Casella- This one was so wonderfully emotional and I was very moved by it. Not enough people have read it!
  10. The Falconer by Elizabeth May- This book took me out of a wicked reading slump so I’m more than excited about the sequel, The Vanishing Throne.

I have many debuts up to read and review coming up in 2016 and I’m pretty sure I’ll be dying for all of their sequels.

ARC August Week 3

The third week of August has just passed and we are getting close to the end of Octavia’s (Read, Sleep, Repeat) brain child ARC August. I feel that I’ve done well and I feel less stressed about my TBR pile. Here’s what I did this past week:

ARC’s Read:
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano, Horde by Anne Aguire, Thin Space by Jody Casella and More Than This by Patrick Ness

 Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)Horde (Razorland, #3)

  Thin SpaceMore Than This

I posted reviews for Delia’s Shadow, Thin Space and Overpowered

ARC’s to Read:
Shadows by Paula Weston, What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang and attempt Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart (which I had given up on after not liking the writing style) again.

 Shadows (The Rephaim, #1)What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles, #1)Eat, Brains, Love

Review of Thin Space by Jody Casella

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By: Jody Casella
Release Date: September 10th 2013
Publisher: Beyond Words/Simon Pulse
Pre-Order:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

An electronic copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:
star

Summary (via Goodreads):
Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side.

But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets.

As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.

The Story:
Thin Space was an incredible surprise for me- I loved it start to finish and was completely immersed in Marshall’s story. I cannot adequately express how wonderful Casella’s story was; providing not only twists and turns but an overall emotional journey through loss.

I had never heard of a ‘thin space’ but I was immediately compelled to look the term up and really got my mind going.  The idea behind a point where the barrier between here and the other side was thin enough to allow a person to travel in between was such a beautiful and tempting concept for anyone that has lost someone they loved. Casella takes this intriguing Celtic lore and weaves it through a fast paced, gripping story.

Thin Space was the type of book that had me thinking and trying to guess what the outcome would be. Though I was correct in my assumption concerning one of the twists I was still riveted and wasn’t sure I was correct until it was verified.

The Characters:
Marsh was torn apart on the inside because of the loss of his twin brother. Casella was able to express the confusion, loss and sadness so beautifully yet I was completely aware of the pain he was going through. The cover of this novel represents the overall feel very effectively. Marsh is lost in the fog of his new reality, a reality without the one person that had always been there for and with him. Though the topic was heartbreaking I was never depressed while reading. The glimmer of hope and the mystery of the story kept me fully invested and eager to read.

I absolutely loved Maddie’s character with her southern drawl, big heart and inner sadness. She was a perfect foil for Marsh and felt that each brought out the best in one another. I found their relationship relatable, realistic and sweet.

Final Thoughts:
I think Thin Space has been my biggest surprise of 2013 so far. I fell in love with the characters, the story and the twists Casella created. I will honestly read anything Jody Casella writes from here on out.

Thin Space will be available September 10th 2013 by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse

Waiting on Wednesday #16

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: Thin Space by Jody Casella
Thin SpaceSummary (via Goodreads):
Ever since the car accident that killed his twin brother, Marshall Windsor has been consumed with guilt and crippled by secrets of that fateful night. He has only one chance to make amends, to right his wrongs and set things right. He must find a Thin Space—a mythical point where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to step through to the other side.

But, when a new girl moves into the house next door, the same house Marsh is sure holds a thin space, she may be the key—or the unraveling of all his secrets.

As they get closer to finding a thin space—and closer to each other—Marsh must decide once and for all how far he’s willing to go to right the wrongs of the living…and the dead.

Why am I waiting on Thin Space?
I love the idea of a point in the barrier between here and the other side. It is a really intriguing idea and I can’t wait to read where Casella takes the story.

Thin Space by Jody Casella releases September 10th 2013 by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse