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Nov 12
{Giveaway+Review} Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway+Review} Invisible by Jeanne Bannon (Blog Tour)

Invisible by Jeanne Bannon Paperback, 186 pages Published September 30th 2011 by Solstice Publishing Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Challenges: None Buy This Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that… For seventeen-year-old Lola Savullo, life is a struggle. Born to funky parents who are more in than she could ever be, Lola’s dream of becoming a writer makes her an outsider even in her own home. Bullied and despised, Lola still has the support of her best pal Charlie and Grandma Rose. Not only is she freakishly tall, Lola’s a big girl and when forced to wear a bathing suit at her summer job as a camp counselor, Lola’s only escape from deep embarrassment seems to be to literally vanish. Soon after, she discovers the roots of her new “ability”. Slowly, with Charlie’s help, Lola learns to control the new super power. The possibilities are endless. Yet power can be abused, too… Then, when… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton (Blog Tour)

Blue Blood For Life by Stacy Eaton Paperback, 294 pages Published September 30th 2011 by Outskirts Press, Inc. Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Challenges: none Series: My Blood Runs Blue #2 Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) “You belong to me… for life…” After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier then she’s been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before. When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them? Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex. They are surprised to find Trent in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself… Read more »

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Nov 09
{Giveaway + Review} Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (Blog Tour)

{Giveaway + Review} Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (Blog Tour)

Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles Paperback, 398 pages Published June 14th 2011 by CreateSpace Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Series: Blood series #5 Challenges: none Buy this Book:Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) As the dust settles from the destruction of the Bloodstone Heart, a small scroll that had been hidden in the hearth of the altar room for hundreds of years, reveals a prophecy that seems to be about the Larsen family. While the group tries to unravel the riddles of the prophecy they also start to notice they’ve acquired some interesting new powers from the Bloodstone itself, some of which are going to take some getting use to. Darby and Devon head to Ireland to set up house and get ready for their impending nuptials when Darby is asked to help cure the Summer Queen of the Everworld or the delicate balance of power between the Seelie and Unseelie courts will topple throwing the planet into a deadly ice age. While at home, things take a turn for the worse when there’s a… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Review} Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

{Review} Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Me by Tahereh Mafi Hardcover, 342 pages Expected publication: November 15th 2011 by Harper/HarperCollins Age Group: YA Source: ARC from Publisher Series: Shatter Me #1 Buy this book: preorder from Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war– and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now. Juliette… Read more »

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Nov 04
2012 Reading Challenges!

2012 Reading Challenges!

2012 is going to be the year of reading challenges for book briefs! I always want to participate in challenges. I feel like they are great motivators. I just have a problem finding them. So if anyone knows of other challenges please let me know in the comments. I will be keeping track of all of my challenges on my challenge page, which can be found here :http://bookbriefs.blogspot.com/p/challenges.html2012 E-Book Reading Challenge From January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012There are four levels:–The Mini E-Book Challenge – Read 5 E-Books. –The “Fun Size” E-Book Challenge – Read 10 E-Books.–The Jumbo Size E-Book Challenge – Read 20 E-Books.–The Mega Size E-Book Reading Challenge – Read 25+ E-Books.I choose level 3. For full rules and to sign up click on the link above. 🙂 2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge Run’s January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012.There are four levels: The Mini YA Reading Challenge – Read 12 Young Adult novels. The “Fun Size” YA Reading Challenge – Read 20 Young Adult novels. The Jumbo Size YA Reading Challenge – Read 40 Young… Read more »

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Nov 04
{Review} Eye Contact by Rebecca Royce

{Review} Eye Contact by Rebecca Royce

Eye Contact by Rebecca Royce Kindle Edition Published March 3rd 2011 by Decadent Publishing Company Age Group: Adult Source: Blog Tour Series: The Conditioned #1 Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Thirty years ago, after the breakdown of an oil negotiation, the President of the United States decided that all people born with unusual abilities, which he would now refer to as “the condition”, would be locked away from the general public where they couldn’t harm others. Parents and loved ones of these people, most of whom were children, were forced to turn them in upon penalty of death. Formed to keep the institutions secure, the Committee for the Protection of a Free Society now rules these institutions with an iron fist.The granddaughter of one the Committee members, Addison Wade has lived her life wary of the institutions and all they represent. A woman of secrets, she is forced to turn to Safe Dawn, one of the facilities designed to hold conditioned people, when her nephew is kidnapped and, despite… Read more »

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Nov 04
{Guest Post} Author Rebecca Royce (Blog Tour)

{Guest Post} Author Rebecca Royce (Blog Tour)

Today we have with us, Author Rebecca Royce for the Eye Contact blog tour. I really enjoyed Eye Contact and my review will be up later today. Thank you so much for joining us today Rebecca. She will be talking about what she does when she has writers block. When I have writers block, which I am lucky to say I don’t have very often, I sit down and try to write something else.  This may seem a little counterintuitive.  How can I write something new when I can’t seem to write what I was supposed to be working on?  I’m not exactly sure why it works but I’ve actually had several books published that were a result of my not being able to creatively work on another project for a little while. I think that pulling myself out one world that is troubling me and giving in to something else helps me to clear my mind of stress and worry, eventually enabling me to write the first project again.  So… Read more »

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Nov 02
{Review} A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

{Review} A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies Hardcover, 390 pages Published September 27th 2011 by HarperTeen Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Series: A Beautiful Dark #1 Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites;like fire and ice;Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine…. Read more »

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Nov 01
{Review} Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

{Review} Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday Paperback, 320 pages Published October 11th 2011 by HarperTeen Age Group: YA Source: Publisher Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (From Goodreads) Hartley Grace Featherstone is having a very bad day. First she finds out that her boyfriend is cheating on her with the president of the Herbert Hoover High School Chastity Club. Then he’s pegged as the #1 suspect in a murder. And if that weren’t enough, now he’s depending on Hartley to clear his name. Seriously? Not cool. But as much as Hartley wouldn’t mind seeing him squirm, she knows he’s innocent, and she’s the only one who can help him. Along with her best friend, Sam, and the school’s resident Bad Boy, Chase, Hartley starts investigating on her own. But as the dead bodies begin to pile up, the mystery deepens, the suspects multiply, and Hartley begins to fear that she may be the killer’s next victim. I already wrote a review for this book and yet again, I lost it! Sad day. Ok, here goes attempt… Read more »

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