Year: 2011

Dec 31
Wrapping up 2011 and Blog Tour Talk

Wrapping up 2011 and Blog Tour Talk

Hey Guys! It is hard to believe that 2011 is already over! I started this blog in February of this year and it has been a crazy, amazing, fulfilling and enlightening journey. I could not have done it without you guys and the amazing book blogging community out there. So in this post I wanted to thank you for sticking through me with everything! Thank you so much for taking the time to follow and interact with Book Briefs and with me. Everytime I get a comment/email/tweet, a smile lights up my face. It means the world to me to hear what you guys have to say and to talk to you. I still feel like a newbie in the blogging community sometimes, and interacting with you guys makes me so happy. So in this post I have lots of things for you guys. Book/blogging stats for this year  2012 bookish resolutions Blog Tour hosting recognition Blog Stats! Ok first let’s start with the stats. I did a lot of… Read more »

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Dec 31
Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

Top 10 Books I’m Looking Forward to in 2012

This awesome event is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun Today is day 3 and the topic is Top 10 Books i’m looking forward to in 2012. There were lots of yummy boys this year so here is my list in no particular order:  1. Underworld by Meg Cabot 2. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter 3. Social Suicide by Gemma Halliday 4. A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies 5. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa 6. Arise by Tara Hudson 7. The Selection by Kiera Cass 8. Spellcaster by Cara Lynn Shultz 9. Illuminate by Aimee Agresti 10. The Enchantress by Michael Scott Let me know what you can’t wait to get your hands on in 2012 If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Dec 29
{Review+Give@way} Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

{Review+Give@way} Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro

Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro ebook Published December 2011 by Entangled Publishing, LLC Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Hellsbane #1 Challenge: None Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads) Emma Jane Hellsbane always knew she was different, but she had no idea she wasn’t even human. Well, at least she’s half-human. She’s half-fallen angel, too, and now dear ol’ dad wants her dead. All the Fallen angels want all their troublesome offspring removed from the mortal coil so she’s trying not to take it personally. Besides, she wants him dead just as much. Her father’s death is the only way she’ll be forgiven for his sin, stop those pesky demons from trying to hack off her head, and have any hope at all of getting back to a normal life as a wicked slick Intuitive Consciousness Explorer. Of course, first she’ll have to figure out which fallen angel is her father, avoid accidentally seducing her angelic mentor, help an old friend conquer his own fallen sperm donor, and basically save the world… Read more »

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Dec 28
Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011

This awesome event is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun Today is day 3 and the topic is Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011. There were lots of yummy boys this year so here is my list in no particular order:  1. Brendan from Spellbound 2. Beau from The Vincent Boys 3. Dank from Existence 4. Joshua from Hereafter 5. Adam from Shatter Me 6. Eric Northman from The Sookie Stackhouse Series 7. Caleb from Eve 8. Asher and Devin from A Beautiful Dark (yes, yes I know I liked both of them! Asher more, but only slightly) 9. Chase from Deadly Cool 10. Liam and Reese from Bridger (again I liked them both, so sue me! They were both awesome) Sigh! So many great guys! top that 2012. Let me know which who your favorite book boyfriends were in 2011 🙂 If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in… Read more »

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Dec 28
{Review+Giveaw@y} Coexist by Julia Crane

{Review+Giveaw@y} Coexist by Julia Crane

Coexist by Julia Crane ebook, 210 pages Published June 10th 2011 by Valknut Press Age Group: YA Source: Author for Blog Tour Series: Keegan’s Chronicles #1 Challenge: None Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends–she’s an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan’s brother Thaddeus told her Rourk’s name because his visions warned him she’d need Rourk’s protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan’s side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known.An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan’s family… Read more »

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Dec 28
Toren: The Teller’s Tale by Shevi Arnold Blog Tour

Toren: The Teller’s Tale by Shevi Arnold Blog Tour

Toren The Teller’s Tale By Shevi Arnold Have you ever been swept away by a story? If you have, you know the magic of the storyteller–and you know that magic is real. That is seventeen-year-old Toren’s magic . . . but is she brave enough to accept the power that lies within her?  When Toren returns home, her little sister, Noa, is full of questions. Noa demands to know why Toren wakes only at night; what causes her almost constant pain; and above all, why, after completing her apprenticeship, she has decided not to become a wizard.  To answer, Toren weaves a tale about a journey that leads her to discover the greatest source of magic in her world–herself.  It is a revelation that comes  at a high price.  Through her darkest years, Toren finds solace and strength in the stories she tells.  But her greatest tale is not yet finished.  Together with Noa, she sets out on a new adventure. And in the end, she must choose: will she… Read more »

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Dec 27
2011 Appreciation Giveaw@y!!

2011 Appreciation Giveaw@y!!

2011 has been an amazing year for Book Briefs! With the blog being less than 1 year old (my blogoversary is coming up in a few short months!) I never expected people to embrace me and my little ole blog the way they did. The blogging community has truly been amazing and I love getting to know all you other bloggers and readers out there! Stop by and say hi, leave me your blog links, you twitter links, your review links. I love to check them out! I love getting emails from you guys, whether its just stopping by to say hi or asking for help- it always makes my day! To show how much I love you all, I wanted to do a little giveaway for the end of 2011. So here’s the deal… There will be 1 winner (and up to 2 additional winners!) This giveaway is US only since I am covering the shipping. (sorry for my international readers but I have other international giveaways going on… Read more »

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Dec 27
{Excerpt+Giveaw@y} When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh

{Excerpt+Giveaw@y} When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh

In fifteen-year-old Chela Prizeon’s city, alchemy is forbidden, and angels hide among the mortal. With a deadly virus ravaging the globe, Chela’s nightmarish memories compels her to experience a past riddled with gloom, and now her brother is infected. Chela’s only hope is the Caduceans, slayers sworn to protect the last seven Light Keepers and the ancient memories they share. A group led by the sometimes elusive, sometimes infuriating boy who intrigues Chela. But can she trust this boy with the mysterious past, someone who can influence her memories? With the Caduceans aid, Chela races to defeat her rivals, to unearth dark family secrets, desperate to find a cure…only to discover the glutovirus is far more than a simple disease. In this haunting debut, KaSonndra Leigh offers an escape into a world as intriguing as The Mortal Instruments and a story as chilling as Enclave. Full of celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and a secret romance, When Copper Suns Fall, is a fresh and original urban fantasy—with a dystopian twist—that… Read more »

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Dec 27
Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

This awesome event is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun Today is day 2 and the topic is Top 10 Covers of 2011. There were TONS of awesome covers this year so Let’s get cracking. (I am sure that I am going to forget about some really cool ones, so I’m sorry if I do) In no particular order:  1.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 2.The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross 3.Hereafter by Tara Hudson 4.Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano 5.Wildefire by Karsten Knight 6.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 7.A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies 8.Deadly Cool (Hartley Featherstone) by Gemma Halliday 9.Abandon by Meg Cabot 10.Exiled: Book 1, Immortal Essence Series by RaShelle Workman Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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