Month: January 2013

Jan 31
{Review+G!veaway} Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

{Review+G!veaway} Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane

Welcome to my stop on the Indigo Awakening blog tour! Find the complete tour schedule HERE Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane Paperback: 304 pages Published December 18th 2012 by Harlequin Teen  Age Group: YA Series: The Hunted #1 Source: ecopy from Publisher (NetGalley) Summary:  Because of what you are, the Believers will hunt you down.Voices told Lucas Darby to run. Voices no one else can hear. He’s warned his sister not to look for him, but Rayne refuses to let her troubled brother vanish on the streets of LA. In her desperate search, she meets Gabriel Stewart, a runaway with mysterious powers and far too many secrets. Rayne can’t explain her crazy need to trust the strange yet compelling boy—to touch him—to protect him even though he scares her.A fanatical church secretly hunts psychic kids—gifted “Indigo” teens feared to be the next evolution of mankind—for reasons only “the Believers” know. Now Rayne’s only hope is Gabe, who is haunted by an awakening power—a force darker than either of them imagine—that could… Read more »

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Jan 30
{Review+G!veaway} Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

{Review+G!veaway} Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Welcome to my stop on the Clayton Falls blog tour You can check out the rest of the stops HERE The first book in the Clayton Falls series, Derailed is FREE right now on Kindle! You can get it HERE See what I thought of book 1 in my full review HERE Today I have a review of the second book in the Clayton Falls series- Veer.  Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy Paperback, 286 pages Published November 29th 2012 by CreateSpace  Age Group: NA Series: Clayton Falls #2 Source: ecopy from Author Summary:  Only when you let go can you learn to live.Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it’s been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do… Read more »

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Jan 27
Sunday Post + Weekly Wrap Up (5)

Sunday Post + Weekly Wrap Up (5)

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer I thought I was good about accepting books this week, but it turns out I still managed to take in 4 review books. I hope next week is less.  (although this could be because I am really behind on responding to review requests- authors that have sent me a review request this past week, I will be emailing you back shortly (hopefully)) Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington (ecopy from Author) Indigo Awakening by Jordan Dane (NetGalley) Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle (ecopy for blog tour) If you Stay by Courtney Cole (eARC from Publisher) Double Crossed by Ally Carter (Download FREE) *Be sure to check the price to make sure it is still free* Weekly Recap This week on the blog I brought you:  {Excerpt} When Silver Moons Rise by KaSonndra Leigh {Discussion} The Facts of Me {Guest Post} Angelfire by Hanna Peach {Review} Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot (5 BIG Gavels) {Interview+ Excerpt} Watch Me Disappear by Diane Mulligan {Review} Five (elemental… Read more »

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Jan 27
{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

{Book Review} Five by Christie Rich

Five by Christie Rich Kindle Edition, 314 pages Published August 10th 2011 Age Group: YA Source: ecopy from Author Series: Elemental Enmity #1 Summary:  Rayla Tate’s life is about to turn vertical…again. As if it wasn’t bad enough her mother disappeared under questionable circumstances leaving Rayla to be raised by her aunt in a horrendously small town. Her overprotective guardian is determined to ruin Rayla’s life. She refuses to let Rayla out of her sight or out of the state. Provincial living might be what her aunt demands of her purposely sheltered niece; but, Rayla has other ideas. In a desperate attempt to follow her dreams she flees the safety of her home and runs away to college with her best friend toward a bright future in the art world. However, excitement over her newfound freedom turns into terror when she is chased by a mysterious stranger on her way to school. When his motorcycle suddenly morphs into a fire-breathing pegasus, Rayla questions her sanity. Worse, the man riding next to her… Read more »

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Jan 26
{Blog Tour} Watch Me Disappear by Diane Mulligan

{Blog Tour} Watch Me Disappear by Diane Mulligan

Welcome to my stop on the Watch Me Disappear blog tour! Watch Me Disappear by Diane Vanaskie Mulligan Date Published: 8/2012 Age Group: YA Summary:  Lizzie Richards isn’t excited to be starting over at a new school for her senior year, but she’s trying to take her mother’s advice and make the most of it—the only way she can:  By disobeying her strict parents’ rules. Lizzie’s father has moved the family around every few years to advance his career, so she has never had a chance to develop the kind of “BFF” relationships she thinks most kids have. She’s bracing herself for another lonely year at her third high school when her neighbor Maura gets sick of watching her little brother when she could be partying. Thanks to Maura’s plotting, Lizzie becomes everyone’s new favorite babysitter. Seeing her opportunity, Lizzie decides to break her mother’s rules by using Maura’s computer to create a secret Email address and Facebook account. She is quickly friended by Missy, a fellow transfer student as eager… Read more »

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Jan 25
{Book Review} Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

{Book Review} Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot

Happy Friday everyone! Boy, oh boy am I glad it is the weekend. It has been that kind of week. So here is a review of a book that I loved to start off the weekend right! Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot447 PagesPublished: October 17, 2012 by Butterfly Books, LLCAge Group: YASource: ecopy from author Summary: After a car accident–an event he considers a prank gone bad–pop star, Hunter Kennedy is forced to hide out with his aunt in small-town Colorado. He’s supposed to rest, heal his scars and attend high school in disguise until the press dies down. But he only wants to get back to work.Worse, the girl who’s been assigned to make him over into a geek is a major geek herself. Vere Roth is a chattering pixie, a blushing tornado and a complete social disaster. He’s never met a girl who’s never-been-kissed, believes in romance and thinks Hunter’s a ‘nice’ guy.Funny thing is…Hunter is nice around Vere because she’s his first real friend. He also… Read more »

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Jan 23
{Guest Post} Angelfire by Hanna Peach

{Guest Post} Angelfire by Hanna Peach

Today I have a guest post for you from the Urban Fantasy book, Angelfire. Angelfire is the first book in the Dark Angel series. Angelfire by Hanna Peach Series: Dark Angel #1 Published: November 22, 2012 Format: E-book Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Blurb: An army of angels walk among us. They have kept us safe and ignorant, so far.Earthbound for centuries and ruled by the Elders, they have established hidden cities, a society and The Code: obey your Elders, kill all demons, eliminate Rogue-angels, protect the mortals, remain hidden. Their warriors are the ungifted earthborn angels armed with blades and the ‘borrowed magics’ of distilled angel-blood tattoos.Alyxandria is a young warrior with a fondness for customized knives and illegal night-races. If only she could overcome the taint of her parents who abandoned her to become Rogues.When Alyx saves Israel, a gifted mortal with a past, she is forbidden to see him again. But she can’t help herself, drawn to him through their Guardian-bond, an ancient and long-forgotten bond; if he dies, she… Read more »

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Jan 22
The Facts of Me AKA Where My Family Reveals Embarrassing Stuff

The Facts of Me AKA Where My Family Reveals Embarrassing Stuff

 Hey guys, I mentioned in my what I am obsessed with post that I would be doing the Facts of Me event today. This is hosted by the blog, I wore Yoga Pants to Work, so head over to her blog if you want to join in!As soon as I saw this post on Whitney’s blog, I knew I wanted to join in. Then I actually sat down to think about facts about myself that would be at least a little interesting. After about 5 minutes I gave up and asked my family and roommate.And I thought their answers were so funny so I decided to put my facts first and then put my families version of me after.  The Facts of Michelle I love dogs, but I am allergic to them. I wish it was socially acceptable to run up to random dogs and cuddle them. I really do. Dogs are just adorable and they ALWAYS make me happier. My friends think that I like dogs more than people. I’m not… Read more »

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Jan 21
{Excerpt} When Silver Moons Rise by KaShonddra Leigh

{Excerpt} When Silver Moons Rise by KaShonddra Leigh

Today, I have an excerpt from the second book in the Lost Immortals series by KaSonndra Leigh. I read the first book, When Copper Suns Fall and LOVED it! You can read it HERE When Silver Moons Rise by KaSonndra Leigh Series: The Lost Immortals #2 Published: January 20, 2013 (today!) Age Group: Mature YA/NA Book Description: Facing an unstable future, Chela Prizeon leaves Castle Hayne and crosses over to enemy territory in pursuit of Faris–the boy of royal blood who is cursed by a bitter rival. But soon Chela learns that he has been taken deep into the treacherous frozen prisons–a majestic, but deadly place where people enter and are never seen again. To find the boy she loves, Chela must join forces with one of her greatest enemies. And even though she pulls strength from the good in her powers, she finds herself drawn to the dark side’s temptation as well.Narrated from both Chela’s and Faris’s point of view, this enchanting sequel to When Copper Suns Fall will take… Read more »

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Jan 20
Sunday Post and Weekly Recap (4)

Sunday Post and Weekly Recap (4)

Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer 2013 is going to be the year that I get my TBR pile under control. FOR REAL. So my goal is taking in less review books than I am reading per month. (I thought about doing it per week but that was too much for me, because some weeks I read 1 book and some weeks I read 7.) So at the end of the each month I’m going to    do a books read/books for review recap.  Note: *= unsolicited book The Starboard Sea by Amber Dermont (finished copy from St. Martins Press*) The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee (finished copy from Gallery Books*) Focus (the Crescent Chronicles #2) by Alyssa Rose Ivy (eARC from Author) Seeds of Discovery (Dusk Gate Chronicles #1) by Breeana Puttroff (ecopy for blog tour) Roots of Insight (Dusk Gate Chronicles #2) by Breeana Puttroff (ecopy for blog tour) Fractured Soul (Fractured Light #2) by Rachel McClellan (eARC from Author) The Girl in the Wall by Daphne Benedis-Grab (Hardcover won… Read more »

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