Month: March 2012

Mar 12
{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

 A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages Published January 25th 2011 by PocketSource: Blog TourAge Group: AdultSeries: Abby Sinclair #1challenges: ebooks, 150+, TBR challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary: The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Cover Reveal} My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris

{Cover Reveal} My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris

My Super Sweet 16th Century  by  Rachel Harris (releases September 11, 2012.) My Super Sweet 16th Century, by Rachel Harris is available for pre-order on:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble  Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads! On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze. Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor… Read more »

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Mar 11
{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

{Book Review} Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal

Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal ebook, 287 pages Published September 10th 2011 by World Castle PublishingAge Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Bloodlines #1Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary: Keira Jameson used to lead a normal life, she just had a gift, passed down through the generations of her family. Now, after hearing voices, having strange dreams of others calling out to her, and her grandfather’s last words haunting her, she sets out to find other families like hers. Along with her best friend Lily, the only person outside her family to know about her gift, Keira begins a hunt for her ancestors. A chance meeting with a young man, Lucian Turner, sets them on the right track, but their discoveries change the way Keira will see herself for ever more. Fear, superstition and heritage are shaping Keira’s future and she must face her enemies, even if this could mean losing her life. Through loss and love her destiny becomes inescapable. Part Buffy-style horror, part tender romance, Bloodlines will have fans of the… Read more »

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Mar 08
{Book Review} The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

{Book Review} The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina Hardcover, 256 pages Expected publication: March 13th 2012 by Candlewick Press  Age Group: YA Source: publisher Challenge: 150+, ebook, standalone challenge, ABC, YA challenge Buy This Book: Amazon Summary: Sonia’s entire village believes she has a gift, but it’s only in leaving home that she finds out who she truly is. A compelling tale from a rich new voice in young adult fiction. Sixteen-year-old Sonia Ocampo was born on the night of the worst storm Tres Montes had ever seen. And when the winds mercifully stopped, an unshakable belief in the girl’s protective powers began. All her life, Sonia has been asked to pray for sick mothers or missing sons, as worried parents and friends press silver milagros in her hands. Sonia knows she has no special powers, but how can she disappoint those who look to her for solace? Still, her conscience is heavy, so when she gets a chance to travel to the city and work in the… Read more »

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Mar 08
{Interview} Author Meg Medina

{Interview} Author Meg Medina

Today I have author Meg Medina here to talk about her book The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind and about writing. 1. Describe The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind in a tweet. (140 characters or less) Sonia Ocampo escapes the mines & life as a fake saint. Finds tru love, danger, death. When should we run from r lies & when should we face them? 2. What is the hardest part of writing for you?  Plot. It’s a four-letter word for a reason. My approach to writing is pretty organic. I write with no outline, only characters and a sense of their biggest problem. When you write that way, you open yourself up to lots of wild goose chases in terms of the plot. I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve written myself into a corner with plot twists that amount to nothing. Still, I have no regrets. I like to be surprised by a story – even one that I’m writing. I can’t imagine… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

{Book Review} A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

A Hidden Fire By Elizabeth Hunter ebook, 423 pages Published October 18th 2011 by E. Hunter  Source: Blog Tour Age Group: Adult Challenges: 150+, ebook Series: Elemental Mysteries #1   Summary: “No secret stays hidden forever.”A phone call from an old friend sets Dr. Giovanni Vecchio back on the path of a mystery he’d abandoned years before. He never expected a young librarian could hold the key to the search, nor could he have expected the danger she would attract. Now he and Beatrice De Novo will follow a twisted maze that leads from the archives of a university library, through the fires of Renaissance Florence, and toward a confrontation they never could have predicted.A Hidden Fire is a paranormal mystery/romance for adult readers. It is the first book in the Elemental Mysteries Series. I wasn’t 100% sure about how much I would like this book before I started it. I chose to read it initially because I knew it dealt with old texts and some italian history. I am… Read more »

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Mar 06
{Interview+G!veaway} The Weeping by O’dell Hutchinson

{Interview+G!veaway} The Weeping by O’dell Hutchinson

Today is the release day for The Weeping!! Be sure to check out my review (it’s the post right below this one) and enter the giveaway below to win a signed copy of this awesome book!  Thank you so much for being here today O’Dell and happy book birthday for The Weeping. 1. Describe The Weeping in twitter detail. (140 characters or less) Boy kills friends in an accident. Boy goes to Oregon to start over. Boy meets girl. Ghost haunts boy. People Die.    2. What was the inspiration behind The Weeping? I spend a lot of time working at a local theatre (acting and directing). The theatre is almost sixty-years-old and has a lot of history. Some really weird things have happened to me while I was up there, some of which I can’t logically explain. I’m a huge fan of ghost stories, so I decided to write a book about a haunted theatre.    3. Who was the hardest character to write and why? I think I… Read more »

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Mar 06
{Book Review} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

{Book Review} The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison

The Weeping by O’Dell HutchisonHardcover, 282 pages Expected publication: March 6th 2012 by H, C & B Publishing(That’s Today!!) Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: Ebook challenge, YA challenge, 150+ reading challenge, standalone challenge, ABC, sophomore reading challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary( from goodreads): Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave. Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him. When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets… Read more »

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Mar 04
Bloggiesta!

Bloggiesta!

So this is a totally new event to me and it sounds awesome! I have done lots of read-a-thons and one of my favorite parts is talking to the other bloggers about it. I have been so busy lately with everything else going on (school, job, studying for the MPRE bar, mock trial, and reading for the blog) that I have not had enough time to get on twitter and talk to people and comment on blogs and just have fun getting to know other bloggers. This is the event for that! It is also great for getting stuff done around your blog that you have been putting off. You can sign up for the event HERE It will take place March 30- April 1 During this weekend I would love to: get to know some bloggers. (new and old)  comment on more blogs clean out my emails and update my review requests sheets update my reviews by series page write reviews that still need to be written make a… Read more »

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Mar 03
{Book Review} My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

{Book Review} My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya Ardis

My Boyfriend Merlin by Priya ArdisPages: 305Publication Date: November 21st 2011 by Ink Lion BooksAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: My Merlin #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, TBR pile challenge,Witches and withcraft challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?In this modern retelling of the Sword and the Stone, 17-year-old nice girl Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out her badass biker boyfriend, Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons.In fact, he is really Merlin–the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a pushed around relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. And Ryan’s a bit freaked about the scary shadow-dragon trying to burn her alive. And now, Matt–er, Merlin–needs her and her brother to leave… Read more »

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