Month: March 2013

Mar 30
{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantasie

{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} Made to Forget by Samantha LaFantasie

I love this cover so much! I love that it is all in blue and yet the girls eyes still pop out! MADE TO FORGET by Samantha LaFantasie There’s something that lies within my memory. Hidden in the dark. Something that can kill me and those that I love. But I was in an accident, covered in mystery and deception. And my memory…was lost. There are those who want me to remember. I don’t trust them. And those I do trust…are fighting for me to forget. Elsabetha Ellery wants to get her memory back, even if it kills her. After waking up in a hospital with no memory, Elsabetha quickly learns those who claim to be her friend are anything but. And those who are her true friends keep themselves unseen. Stuck with piecing together her broken memories alone, Elsa struggles with having faith in those she trusts and heeding the warnings of the dangers in recovering her memory. Ignoring them, she faces heavy consequences. Ones she doesn’t see until… Read more »

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Mar 26
{Review+Giveaway} Altered Souls by Karice Bolton

{Review+Giveaway} Altered Souls by Karice Bolton

  Welcome to my stop on the Witch Avenue series blog tour    Tour organized by:AToMR Tours Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour   Today I have a review of the second book in the series, Altered Souls    Want to see what I thought of book 1 of the series, Lonely Souls? Read my review HERE (You can get Lonely Souls for FREE on amazon kindle right now)        Altered Souls by Karice Bolton Published:  October 28th 2012 by Bulldog Press Series: Witch Avenue Series #2 Age Group: New Adult Genre: Paranormal Romance    Summary: The realm of Altered Souls brings nothing but unrest, deceit, and pain forcing Triss to come face to face with heartbreak from her past.   Facing a betrayal like never before, Triss questions everything she thought she knew about her family, coven, and abilities.   With the help of Logan, she embarks on a journey enabling her to confront the dark side of magic and the person… Read more »

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Mar 24

BlogLovin’ Bandwagon Jumping

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  If you can’t tell from the title of this post, I am jumping on the BlogLovin’ bandwagon. You can now follow bookbriefs on bloglovin’. If you are looking for a new reader for keeping track of all the blogs you follow, you should check out BlogLovin’. I just started using it and I really like it so far.    If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Mar 22
{Character Interview+Giveaway} Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington

{Character Interview+Giveaway} Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington

Welcome to my stop on the Kiss of Fire blog tour.  Today I have a character interview with Jocelyn and a giveaway at the end 🙂  Kiss of Fire by Rebecca Ethington Paperback, 360 pages Published November 6th 2012 by Imdalind Press Age Group: YA Series: Imdalind #1 Summary:  Joclyn Despain has a scar. In fact, it is almost like a brand on her skin. She doesn’t know why it appeared on her neck, but she doesn’t want anyone to see it, including her best friend Ryland, who knows everything else about her. The scar is the reason she hides herself behind baggy clothes, and won’t let the idea of kissing Ryland enter her mind, no matter how much she wants to.The scar is the reason she is being hunted.If only she knew that she was.If only she had known that the cursed stone her estranged father sent for her 16thbirthday would trigger a change in her. Now, she is being stalked by a tall blonde man, and is miraculously throwing… Read more »

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Mar 19
{Review+Giveaway} The Boys of Summer by CJ Duggan

{Review+Giveaway} The Boys of Summer by CJ Duggan

Welcome to my stop on The Boys of Summer blog tour hosted by YA Bound.   Click HEREto check out the full blog tour schedule! The Boys of Summer (Summer #1) by C.J. Duggan  Release Date: 12/17/12 294 pages Summary from Goodreads:  It seemed only natural to nickname them the ‘OnslowBoys’. Every time they swaggered in the front doorof the Onslow Hotel after a hard week’s work, their laughter was loud and genuine as they settled onto their bar stools. I peeked through the restaurant partition, a flimsy divider between my world and theirs. I couldn’t help but smile whenever I saw them, saw him … Toby Morrison. Quiet seventeen-year-old Tess doesn’t relish the thought of a summertime job. She wants nothing more than to forget the past haunts of high school and have fun with her best friends before the dreaded Year Twelve begins.To Tess, summer is when everything happens: riding bikes down to the lake, watching the fireworks at the Onslow Show and water bomb fights at the sweltering Sunday markets. How did she let her friends talk her into working? After… Read more »

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Mar 15
{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} Volcrian’s Hunt by T.L. Shreffler

{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} Volcrian’s Hunt by T.L. Shreffler

Hey guys, sorry it has been so quiet around the blog lately. I had my mock trial competition this week. It was so much fun but also really tiring! Daily posting should resume next week 🙂  Today I have a cover reveal and giveaway for one of my favorite YA fantasy series I have read to date. It’s for the third book in the Cat’s Eye Chronicles, Volcrian’s Hunt!  Here is the cover! And here are the covers of the first two books so you can see what the whole series looks like: This book has a little bit of a different feel than the first two, but it seems like this book will be bloodier than the first. I love the details of the blood on the shirt (I can’t believe I just typed that, but it totally works for this cover) Title: Volcrian’s Hunt (Book 3 of The Cat’s Eye Chronicles)Author: T. L. Shreffler (www.tlshreffler.com)Release date: September 30th, 2013Discover the World: www.catseyechronicles.comSynopsis A cursed plague is spreading across the land. Crops… Read more »

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Mar 13
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle

Welcome to my stop on the Alice in Everville blog tour!   Alice in Everville by S.C. Langgle Paperback Expected publication: March 19th 2013 by Pendrell Publishing Age Group: YA Source: eARC from Author   Summary:  A poem can seem like a labyrinth, a maze of words you can lose yourself in.  The key is to find a thread to hold on to, to guide you in your reading, to lead you into and out of a labyrinth of words…    AliceLittle thinks she’s read every word the world-famous poet Sylvie Plate published before her untimely death…until she discovers a coded message hidden in Sylvie’s final collection of poems–a message that may explain the poet’s mysterious demise.   All she has to do is decipher the code and she knows she can convince her beloved English teacher, Miss A, that Sylvie’s message is real. Unfortunately, she only has one manic day at Everville Mall to do it. And between keeping track of her fountain-splashing, havoc-wreaking sister, finding a new copy of Sylvie’s… Read more »

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Mar 09
{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

Check out where Diary Jane Austen started with my review of Austentatious Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight Paperback, 320 pages Published January 29th 2013 by Kensington Age group: adult Series: Jane Austen #2 Source: ARC from Author   Summary: Steamy, funky, and thoroughly modern, Austin, Texas isn’t much like the gardened country estates of Jane Austen’s work. But there might be a few similarities in its inhabitants… Cate Kendall is no stranger to daydreams of brooding men and fancy parties—after all, she teaches one of her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes every year. But as for romance or adventure in her own life, the highlight of most weeks is Scrabble with her cute coworker, Ethan, and he draws the line at witty banter. But Cate is ready for a change. When she finds a mysterious journal that seems to have a link to the soul of the great Jane Austen herself, she knows it’s her chance. And she grabs on with both hands… Before she knows it, Cate has… Read more »

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Mar 07
{Book Review} Dazzle by Amber Garza

{Book Review} Dazzle by Amber Garza

Welcome to my stop on the Dazzle blog tour Dazzle by Amber Garza Paperback, 354 pages Published October 10th 2012 Age Group: YA Series: Delaney’s Gift #1 Source: ecopy from author   Summary: Sixteen-year-old Delaney Scott possesses a special gift. Ever since she was a child she has known about her calling and the duty she’s expected to fulfill. However, all Delaney wants is to be normal. That’s why she is drawn to Sam. He can offer her the life she’s always desired. Only Sam has secrets of his own. Secrets that are deadly. Secrets that can change everything.   I love me a book that deals with super powers. And the characters in Dazzle certainly had some cool powers, but there was also a really unique twist. Kind of a paranormal almost dystopian twist in the book. There are two kind of mysterious groups that exist in this world. One “good” and one “bad”(I’m just calling them that for simplicity). If you follow the good one then these tattoos appear… Read more »

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Mar 06
{Review+Giveaway} When I’m With You by Cecilia Gray

{Review+Giveaway} When I’m With You by Cecilia Gray

Welcome to my stop on the When I’m With You blog tour Check out my reviews of the first two Jane Austen Academy books: 1. Fall for You 2. So Into You When I’m With You by Cecilia Gray Age Group: YA Published: December 2012 Series: Jane Austen Academy #3 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Kat is destined to be a star and her big break has arrived at last! As the assistant to a celebrity classmate on the set of a feature film, she’s going to show everyone she has what it takes. That is, until she discovers pursuing her dreams may mean forfeiting her heart. Unless she can find a way to have both… The Jane Austen Academy series are modern retellings of Jane Austen classics set at a beachside California boarding school. The last thing that the girls at the elite Jane Austen Academy need is hot guys to flirt with. But over the summer the school has been sold, and like it or not, the guys… Read more »

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