Posts By: Michelle @ Book Briefs

Oct 21
Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-ton starting line!

Wonderfully Wicked Read-a-ton starting line!

#WWReadathon Finally the Wonderfully Wicked Read-A-Thon is about to start and I know you’ve all been waiting for this weekend with excitement! I know we have at least. Not only will there beplenty of challenges to attend throughout the weekend with prizes for the winners, but there are also a whole lot of awesome prizes waiting to be shipped to a huge number of you who’ve attended this event! And of course, it’s not too late to sign up yet!  To sign up go HERE or HERE I haven’t seen anyone do any starting line posts yet, but I have a few errands I need to run early tomorrow morning so I wanted to get this up early. I will be participating the whole weekend! 🙂 (minus a few errands and a few hours on friday night. I am going to a murder mystery party! fun!!) Goals: I would really like to read six (6) books. I have the first few picked out and I will choose the rest as I go along. I’m… Read more »

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Oct 20
Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola

Review- Wishless by Louise Caiola

Wishless by Louise Caiola Paperback, 220 pages Published August 28th 2011 by L & L Dreamspell Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Can strangers become sisters, a long-lost father become a dad, and can love really conquer all? The challenge is extreme-the stakes have never been higher. The fortune cookies tease her: You will lead a long and happy life. Those dumb things are never right.Chessie Madrid wants to fall in love, she wants to fly airplanes, and most of all she wants to live longer than 6752 days. With a fatal disease camped inside of her wreaking havoc since she turned sixteen, the doctor’s predictions are far more sinister. Preparing for death is a total drag.Instead, Chessie makes a list of her deepest desires, keeping her impending demise a secret, and being pretend-well. When the list suddenly starts to come true, sending Chessie’s life and everything in it reeling, it’s a case of being careless what you wish for.With a new sister she’s always dreamed of,… Read more »

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Oct 20
Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey Hardcover, 318 pages Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley ARC Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Where do you go when nowhere is safe?Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and… Read more »

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Oct 18
Blogger Lift!

Blogger Lift!

Blogger Lift: Blogger Lift Is Hosted by Jude @ In Between Reading and Writing. and in Goodreads on YABC. Blogger Lift is a new feature that promote blogs I follow and that I recommenced you. If you’d like to be feature in The Blogger Lift, contact Jude 🙂JudeHnd@Gmail.com or message me on Goodreads Jude. Hey everyone! I am going to be hijacking blogger lift for this week! I’m a dirty rotten thief and I stole the blogger lift feature to have a special birthday post. So everyone can come and say Happy Birthday to me. Just Kidding! This week blogger lift is featuring Jessie from Remarkable Reads! Thank you so much Jessie for joining me today! Let’s get to know her: (and happy belated birthday to her!) 1.- In Between Writing and Reading What do you like to do?       I love hanging out with friends and family.  I’m also still attending school so I do a lot of homework and studying but, I wouldn’t count that as something I like to do 😉 … Read more »

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Oct 12
Review- Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Review- Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Remembrance by Michelle Madow Paperback, 314 pages Published July 27th 2011 by Dreamscape Publishing (first published July 25th 2011) Age Group: YA Source: Author Summary (from Goodreads) New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England … but she doesn’t know it yet. Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie’s 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 makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can’t she seem to get him out of her mind? Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair… Read more »

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Oct 11
Birthday Giveaway!!

Birthday Giveaway!!

Well guys, another year has passed and I am yet again, another year older. Now I am a little freaked out by turning 24 but birthdays are always fun. My friends have kept the old lady comments to a minimum, and I’m actually not the oldest person in my grade this year. There are quite a few of older people in law school, so that is nice. 🙂Ok, Ok I know 24 is not that old, and I have 1 week of being 23 left. My birthday is next Tuesday, October 18th so this giveaway will run until then!So what am I giving away? I have 4 awesome prizes! and 3 of them are open to my international followers! A big thank you to authors Louise Caiola and Derrolyn Anderson for donating copies of their books for the giveaways! Prize Pack #1 (US only) winner will get a choice of 1 of the following (4) books.YA: Confessions of a Serial Kisser  by Wenelin van DraanenThe Upper Class by Hobson BrownAdult: Dark Lover by JR WardLover… Read more »

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Oct 11
Review-a-thon Summary

Review-a-thon Summary

Thank you so much to The Book Monsters for hosting this event. Now I am all caught up on reviews! Yes did you hear me? I don’t have any books that I have read that I still need to review- they are all written!! Yay me! 🙂 Date: October 7th-10th Goal: To review as many books as you can. I set my goal pretty low at 3 books. I ended up surpassing my goal. I reviewed 5 books! The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies The Birth of Jaiden by Jennifer Malone Wright The Promise by Apryl Baker The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson I would say this review-a-thon was a success! 🙂 Click Here to Enter to win a Kobo e-reader and books! Multiple winners  Come check out My Bookworm Santa! Giveaways, meet new people. It’s going to be a really fun event! Come Sign up 🙂

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Oct 10
Review- The Promise by Apryl Baker

Review- The Promise by Apryl Baker

The Promise by Apryl Baker Paperback, 170 pages Published September 16th 2011 by Black Matrix Publishing LLC  Age Group: YA Source: publisher for review Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Cassie Jayne Bishop grew up in the sleepy town of New Salem, NC, the only non-believer in the tradition and power of the town Coven. When a stranger comes to New Salem, everything she thought was normal about her life unravels around her. Ethan makes her question everything, even her sister’s death in a car crash years ago. As Cassie discovers the full truth about her heritage, and the clues start to pile up, she becomes determined to find out if the Coven was actually involved in her sister’s death. What she uncovers terrifies her.Her fate lies at the very heart of the secret the Coven protects. It’s the reason she was born. Now, betrayed on every side, can she find a way to survive or will she be the catalyst that triggers a centuries old act of vengeance.  The Promise grabbed… Read more »

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Oct 10
Author Interview- Apryl Baker(blog tour)

Author Interview- Apryl Baker(blog tour)

Today we have the Author of the YA book, The Promise, Apryl Baker here with us for an interview. Thank you so much for joining us Apryl. I was really excited about your cast- I love Emma Roberts! She would be an awesome CJ! 🙂1: Can you tell us what The Promise is about in a single sentence? Armed with kick-ass shoes, can CJ stop a maniacal coven leader, save the town, and still get Mr. Melt In Your Mouth Gorgeous while surviving the darkness coming for her? 2: Can you tell us a bit more about The Promise and how it came about? I call The Promise my Post-It Note idea. I was driving home from work and listening to Theory of A Dead Man’s Not Meant to Be. I passed this little community called New Salem and the image of a girl sitting beside a gravestone popped into my head. I couldn’t shake it so when I got home, I jotted it down on a yellow sticky and… Read more »

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Oct 09
In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox (14)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. For Review: Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday (from Publisher- Thank you Harper Teen!!)Enchanted by Rachel Wells (blog tour)My Blood Runs Blue by Stacy Eaton (blog tour) Farsighted by Emily Chand (from Author) NetGalley: Touch of Power by Maria V. SnyderPrized by Crave The Warrior HeirSeers Won: What my Mother Doesn’t Know (Banned Books giveaway at Mercurial Musings) flecks of gold Click Here to Enter to win a Kobo e-reader and books! Multiple winners  Come check out My Bookworm Santa! Giveaways, meet new people. It’s going to be a really fun event! Come Sign up 🙂

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