Month: August 2012

Aug 31
Follow Friday #FF

Follow Friday #FF

I think everyone knows by now that this is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! Go HERE to check out the post and link up your response 🙂 This week the question is: What is the book with an awesome cover that you loved, but then you read  the book but didn’t love it? This was a hard question for me. A lot of books with awesome covers I have enjoyed. So I had to do a lot of thinking for this one. but I think I finally have the answer! The Pretty in Black Series by Rae Hachton. Here are the covers. I especially like the first cover. The cover is just perfect for the tone of the book. It is dark and gothic but still pretty.  I liked the first book a little more than the second book. My main problem with the books were no development. The pacing was very fast and it didn’t leave much room details and for me the details make the story…. Read more »

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Aug 29
{Book Review} Shift by Raine Thomas

{Book Review} Shift by Raine Thomas

Shift by Raine Thomas Publication Date: August 24, 2012 by Lambe Books Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Firstborn #2 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, sensational seconds challenge, TBR pile challenge,YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Having the ability to shapeshift, Sophia is familiar with change. But even she feels the rising tension in her homeland.A shadowy male and deadly beast reside in their midst. The births of the newest Kynzesti loom. Hostile Mercesti continue to hunt for the Elder Scroll, and a traumatized female is too afraid to use her abilities to stop them.Topping off Sophia’s stress is Quincy, the male she’s convinced can’t stand her. She rues the loss of their friendship, but can’t figure out how to move past it. She’ll soon learn, however, that mending that rift bears more significance than she ever imagined.The search for the Elder Scroll takes on unexpected urgency, and Sophia finds herself in a race across the mainland. To stop the Mercesti led… Read more »

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Aug 28
{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante

{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante

Check out all the stops on the tour HERE Stitch by Samantha Durante Pages: 314 Publication Date: August 1, 2012 by Samantha Durante Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: Stitch trilogy #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is… Read more »

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Aug 28
{Cover Reveal} Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

{Cover Reveal} Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland

Today, thanks to AToMR Tours, I have the cover reveal for the Young Adult novel, VENGEANCE BOUND, by Justina Ireland and Simon and Schuster. Expected release is April 2, 2013. The Goddess Test meets Dexter in an edgy, compelling debut about one teen’s quest for revenge…no matter how far it takes her.Cory Graff is not alone in her head. Bound to a deal of desperation made when she was a child, Cory’s mind houses the Furies—the hawk and the serpent—lingering always, waiting for her to satisfy their bloodlust. After escaping the asylum where she was trapped for years, Cory knows how to keep the Furies quiet. By day, she lives a normal life, but by night, she tracks down targets the Furies send her way. And she brings down Justice upon them.Cory’s perfected her system of survival, but when she meets a mysterious boy named Niko at her new school, she can’t figure out how she feels about him. For the first time, the Furies are quiet in her head around a guy…. Read more »

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Aug 27
{review+G!veaway} Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen

{review+G!veaway} Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen

For my stop on the Painted Blind tour I have my review of Painted Blind, in which I tell you all about it’s awesomeness, and some giveaways! Fun for everyone 🙂 Painted Blind by Michelle Hansen Pages: 331 Publication Date: May 3, 2012 by CreateSpace Age Group:YA/ upper YA Source: blog tour Series: N/A Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,YA Mythology challenge, Standalone Challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Seventeen years old and agoraphobic, Psyche Middleton vows her dad will never see the risqué photos she took during a summer modeling stint abroad, but one of them ends up on a billboard in her Montana hometown. Now everyone—especially her dad—can see it. And yet, somehow, those are the mundane things in her life because she is about to fall unexpectedly, head-over-heels in love with Erik, a mysterious young man who rescues her from a crowd of admirers, and who she’s never actually seen because…he can make himself invisible.As strange as this may seem, it’s… Read more »

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Aug 26
{Book Review} Nightmare by Chelsea M. Cameron

{Book Review} Nightmare by Chelsea M. Cameron

Nightmare by Chelsea M. Cameron Pages: 235 Publication Date: April 14, 2012 Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Noctalis Chronicles #2 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,sensational seconds challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Ava-Claire Sullivan’s first mistake was becoming vampire Peter Mackintire’s personal blood bank. Her second mistake was falling in love with him.Now it’s Ava’s job to make sure he never loves her in return. A pact Peter made nearly a hundred years ago means loving someone will kill him. If she can figure out how to free him from his promise, it might kill her, make her immortal, or lead to the love she wants so badly.But if she doesn’t, at best, her heart will break…and at worst, Peter will die. See my review of book 1, Nocturnal HERE I think that Nightmare is even better than book one, Nocturnal. I felt like we really got to dive into the meat of the story, and I loved that we got to know… Read more »

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Aug 25
{Interview+G!veaway} The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

{Interview+G!veaway} The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox

The Magic Warble by Victoria Simcox Twelve-year-old Kristina Kingsly feels like the most unpopular girl in her school. The kids all tease her, and she never seems to fit in. But when Kristina receives an unusual Christmas gift, she suddenly finds herself magically transported to the land of Bernovem, home of dwarfs, gnomes, fairies, talking animals and the evil Queen Sentiz.In Bernovem, Kristina not only fits in, she’s honored as “the chosen one,” the only one who can release the land from Queen Sentiz’s control. But it’s not as simple as it seems. To save Bernovem, she must place the gift she was given, the famous “Magic Warble,” in its final resting place. She must travel through the deep forest, climb a treacherous mountain, and risk capture by the queen’s “zelbocks” before she reaches her destination. Guided by her new fairy friends, Clover and Looper and by Prince Werrien, a teenage boy, and an assortment of other characters, Kristina sets off on a perilous journey that not only tests her… Read more »

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Aug 25
{Excerpt} The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline Battisti

{Excerpt} The Guardian of Bastet by Jacqueline Battisti

The Guardian of Bastet By Jacqueline Battisti Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance Publisher:Carina Press Date of Publication: 8/20/2012 Number of pages: 237 Word Count:84,000 Buy the book: Amazon  / Barnes & Noble Book Description: Cat-shifter Trinity Morrigan-Caine has discovered a demon is killing supernaturals. Magically challenged, she has every intention of letting handsome Alpha werewolf Gordon Barnes handle it. But after a dying vampire gifts Trinity a mystical amulet, she is drawn into the fray as the legendary Guardian of Bastet, a warrior born when the need arises.Though Trinity initially rejects the role, she warms to the idea when Gordon agrees to train her—and their passion for each other grows as he teaches her to embrace her animal instincts.As she begins to accept her destiny and believe in her growing powers, Trinity realizes the danger is even closer to home than she ever imagined—and she and Gordon are going to have to face the demon in a fight to the death… EXCERPT: Like a good girl, I try to say my prayers every… Read more »

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Aug 24
{ARC Review+Excerpt+G!veaway} Inbetween by Tara Fuller

{ARC Review+Excerpt+G!veaway} Inbetween by Tara Fuller

I have my review of Inbetween, an excerpt from the book, and a giveaway for you! This is your one stop Inbetween stop 😉 Inbetween by Tara Fuller Pages: 400  Expected Publication Date: August 28, 2012 by Entangled Teen Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Series: Kissed by Death #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Sophomore Reading challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Since the car crash that took her father’s life two years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option. It’s not easy being dead especially for a reaper in love with a girl fate has put on his list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him… Read more »

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Aug 23
{Cover Reveal+G!veaway} Timeless by Michelle Madow

{Cover Reveal+G!veaway} Timeless by Michelle Madow

This pretty banner was made by Amanda Marie @ BookLove101 🙂 Today I have the cover reveal for the third and final part of the Transcend Time Saga by Michelle Madow!! I am super excited for it 🙂  Add Timeless to your Goodreads to-read list To make things right, they must go back to when it all began … Timeless will be released on November 20, 2012. So what do you think? I love that this cover still incorporates the beautiful masks that I love so much from the first two covers. I think it is a great addition to the series! I can’t wait for November!! Book 1- Remembrance by Michelle Madow Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it yet.Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s high school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can’t stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he… Read more »

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