Month: July 2012

Jul 31
Summer G!veaway!

Summer G!veaway!

Thanks to Kathy from I am a Reader, not a Writer and Mary from Bookhounds for co-hosting this hop. I signed up for a few giveaway hops in the upcoming months so get excited for lots of book giveaways!For this giveaway the winner will get a choice one (1) of the following booksClick HERE to see the rest of the stops on the blog hop If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Jul 31
{Cover Reveal} Options by Abbi Glines

{Cover Reveal} Options by Abbi Glines

Today I have a cover reveal for a new series by the super wonderful and amazing Abbi Glines!!  Options by Abbi Glines!  The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney from Mooney Designs.   Expected release date is February 5, 2013.  This is the first book in a new trilogy. Two paths.Two completely different roads.Each one standing before me.Each one holding a different destiny.In life you’re just supposed to choose one path. In life you’re not given the chance at choosing one specific future.Until now.Until me. Why am I different? I don’t know. But I’m going to see those roads and walk down each one. When it’s over I’ll know which one to choose because I’ll know my – options. Add Options to your GOODREADS shelf My Thoughts: I am OBSSESSED with Abbi Glines. (Just check out my review of While it Lasts if you want to see why), so I am beyond excited to see what this new series of hers is all about. She writes the best characters ever and it sounds like it is going… Read more »

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Jul 30
{ARC Review} While it Lasts by Abbi Glines

{ARC Review} While it Lasts by Abbi Glines

While it Lasts by Abbi GlinesExpected Publication Date: July 31, 2012 (that’s tomorrow!!)Age Group: New AdultSource: Author for reviewSeries: Sea Breeze series #3Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,150+ reading challenge, Just Contemporary challenge,  ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary(from Goodreads): Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball — or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues — or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step… Read more »

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Jul 29
{Guest Post+G!veaway} Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule #MMBlogTour

{Guest Post+G!veaway} Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule #MMBlogTour

SUPERNATURAL FUN FACTS Hi everyone, I’m Sherry Soule—waving from California, where it’s getting pretty foggy! Well, it’s the start of summer here, and even with the fog burning off by afternoon, I’m cranking the air conditioner and chatting on Twitter about my love of YA books. Thanks for letting me stop by today as part of my Moonlight Mayhem Blog Tour this summer. It’s a thrill to get to be a guest and meet all of you lovely followers. My tour has a great response and it is nice seeing the familiar names in the comments box at each stop. For those of you who haven’t heard of my epic blog tour it’s not too late to join the fun! Hashtag on Twitter: #MMBlogTour To celebrate the release of author, Sherry Soule’s new paranormal novel, MOONLIGHT MAYHEM, she has put together 4 unknown and fun facts about the YA Spellbound series. In this fun post, you can learn more about the intriguing, supernatural facts that makeup the eerie world of Whispering Pines. Read… Read more »

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Jul 26
{Book Review} Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

{Book Review} Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

Goddess Interrupted by Aimee CarterPages: 296Publication Date: March 27th 2012 by HarlequinTeenAge Group: YASource: NetGalleySeries: Goddess Test #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, sensational seconds challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): KATE WINTERS HAS WON IMMORTALITY.BUT IF SHE WANTS A LIFE WITH HENRY IN THE UNDERWORLD, SHE’LL HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help… Read more »

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Jul 25
{Review+G!veaway} Water by Shauna Granger

{Review+G!veaway} Water by Shauna Granger

You can find the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Water (Elemental Series #3) by Shauna Granger Publication Date: June 19, 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Author for blog tour Series: Elemental Series #3 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Shayna’s first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids.Compelled to answer the sirens’ call, the boys of Shayna’s town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and in doing so,… Read more »

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Jul 24
{Book Review} REM: A Dreamer’s Gift by Cheryl Abbott

{Book Review} REM: A Dreamer’s Gift by Cheryl Abbott

REM: A Dreamer’s Gift by Cheryl AbbottPages: 251Publication Date: May 3, 2012Age Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: REM #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen-year-old Bradalynn Collier is used to enduring night after night of unbearable restlessness. In the quiet darkness while everyone else sleeps, dreams that are not only hers take possession of her mind. Brady thinks her gift for entering the subconscious minds of others is a curse-until she meets the mysterious Alexander Connelly on her first day of her junior year in high school.Alexander is a new transfer student whose mesmerizing green eyes seem to stare straight through Brady. Against the advice of her best friend, Doug Rothen, Brady decides to venture into the dark nights of Alexander’s slumber. As she suffers through his relentless nightmares, becoming emotionally attached along the way, Brady finds reason to finally gain control of her unique ability. But just as an unexpected relationship emerges and blurs the line in her… Read more »

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Jul 23
{Review+G!veaway} Frost by Kate Avery Ellison

{Review+G!veaway} Frost by Kate Avery Ellison

Frost by Kate Avery EllisonPages: 194Publication Date: April 18, 2012Age Group: YASource: Author for blog tourSeries: The Frost Chronicles #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In the icy, monster-plagued world of the Frost, one wrong move and a person could end up dead—and Lia Weaver knows this better than anyone. After monsters kill her parents, she must keep the family farm running despite the freezing cold and threat of monster attacks or risk losing her siblings to reassignment by the village Elders. With dangers on all sides and failure just one wrong step away, she can’t afford to let her emotions lead her astray. So when her sister finds a fugitive bleeding to death in the forest—a young stranger named Gabe—Lia surprises herself and does the unthinkable.She saves his life.Giving shelter to the fugitive could get her in trouble. The Elders have always described the advanced society of people beyond the Frost, the “Farthers,” as ruthless and… Read more »

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Jul 22
{Book Review} Circus Summer by Kailin Gow

{Book Review} Circus Summer by Kailin Gow

Circus Summer by Kailin Gow Pages: 270 Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Age Group: YA Dystopian Fantasy Source: ARC from author Series: Circus of Curiosities #1 Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In post-apocalypse America, every season, the Circus of Curiosities visits the city, bringing with it the most fantastic circus acts that are beautiful, majestic, curious, and death-defying. Every season performers for these acts are chosen from the young men and women in each town, trained, and sent to perform in a live grand performance, performed literally to the death. Two performers from Sea Cliff, a beach town at the outskirts of The Center find themselves chosen to be in this Summer’s Circus Act. Both must win at any cost, but could they ignore their feelings for each other? Leela Sinclair needs to win in order to get to The Center where she can get medical help from the best physicians for her ailing mother, plague with a condition… Read more »

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Jul 22
Sunday Post (3)

Sunday Post (3)

The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Sunday post is a way to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.  I didn’t do a sunday post for the last two weeks, because they were pretty slow for me book wise, but I think I finally have a nice little haul for you guys. I’m super excited about what I got this week! Plus I had lots of reviews for you. I have actually been reading a lot lately so i’ve got tons of great reviews coming up for you 🙂    Books I got  for review:    The Forsaken by lisa Stasse (Signed copy from Author!!) Monsters on the March (Scary School #2) by Derek the Ghost (ecopy from Author) The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne (eARC from Author) A Fractured Light (A Beautiful Dark #2) by Jocelyn Davies (ARC from HarperTeen) Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) by Kiersten White (ARC from HarperTeen) Glass Heart (Cold Kiss #2) by Amy… Read more »

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