The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Hardcover, 352 pages Published September 27th 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan Age Group: YA Challenge: Spooktacular Oct. Paranormal Reading Challenge Source: Finished Copy from Tor Teen Buy this Book: The Faerie Ring– on AmazonSummary (from Goodreads) The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own,… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. For Review: Remembrance by Michelle Madow (from author- thank you so much Michelle!!) Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (from Publisher. Thank you Harper Teen!) Swear by Nina Malkin (from publisher. Thank you Simon Pulse- this was such a nice surprise) The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman (Blog tour- and it was signed!) The Bronze and the Brimstone by Lory S. Kaufman (blog tour) Far From the War by Jeffrey David Payne (from publisher- thank you Roche Harbor Books) The Promise by Apryl Baker (blog tour) Dawn’s End by Bonnie Ferrante (from Author) Happy Birthday to Me by Brian Rowe ( from author) Happy Birthday to Me Again by Brian Rowe (from author) Won: The Ivy by Lauren Kunze (won from second hand saturday over at ReadingTeen.net) Lucky Charm by Marie Astor (won from The Worm Hole ) Thank you so much guys! What did you get in your mailboxes this week?
I think the Random Acts of Kindness program hosted by Book Soulmates is such a great program and I love participating in it. This month I did not get any books but I sent out one RAK. To Julie over at Bookers’ Lagoon This month is my birthday month. My birthday is October 18th. I’m turning 24. I feel old! haha. So I will be sending out some extra RAKs to spread the birthday month love! 🙂 If you would like to send me a birthday RAK I will love you eternally.Click HERE to see my amazon wishlist!
Thank you so much to everyone that entered my 500 follower giveaway! The contest ran for a month and now I have 835 followers! Holy cow, I don’t even know what to say! You guys are the best. I want to make sure that you guys enjoy the giveaways and posts that I put up on the blog. I am going to be having a birthday giveaway going on in a few weeks(my birthday is October 18th) and then another giveaway when I hit 1,000 followers. I want to know what kind of giveaway you would all like to see. Would you like specific books, or a gift card/book depository, or something else entirely? I aim to please 🙂 ok now for the winner of my 500 follower giveaway! Random.org came up with entry number #146… Christy The winner has been emailed and she has 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Congrats Christy. Please let me know what kinds of giveaways and posts you would like to see on my… Read more »
Bridger by Megan Curd Kindle Edition Published June 4th 2011 by Soul Fire Press Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Buy this Book: on amazon- Bridger Summary (from Goodreads) Ashlyn McVean doesn’t believe in fairy tales. That is, until Ashlyn is thrown into the crosshairs of grudges her grandmother created long ago. After finding out she is one of two people able to cross between faerie realms, Ashlyn is faced with trying to understand her abilities, along with navigating a new relationship with her boyfriend, Liam. As if being on a centuries old hit list and dealing with crazed pixies isn’t enough, her new abilities mean trouble for Liam. Knowing her new life puts everyone she loves in danger, Ashlyn must decide what’s most important in her life between friends, family, love, and ultimately, realms. Wow! Bridger was so great. I started writing a review right after I finished the book and all I was doing was gushing over and over again. So I decided to wait a little bit, so… Read more »
This week has been super stressful and busy for me! You might have noticed the lack of posts this week, and that is the reason why. I have had a ton of reading for classes and a research project due, so it left very little time for anything else. So as a de-stresser and way to catch up on reviews I planned on doing a solo read-a-thon this weekend. Then, as I am going through my email posts, I saw that another impromtu read-a-thon was taking place this weekend! How cool is that?? April at Good Books & Good Wine is hosting the read-a-thon. This read-a-thon is from 9/28 until 10/3. I would really like to read 5 books this weekend. Fingers crossed! 🙂 These are the books that I would like to read this weekend: The Juliet Spell by Douglas Rees The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton Bridger by Megan Curd Remembrance by Michelle Madow Fourteen by C.M. Smith A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies Also on Twitter, “I think” the hashtag… Read more »
In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren. FOR REVIEW: The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Publisher- Thank you Tor/Forge publishing!)Frail by Joan Frances Turner (Publisher- Thank you Penguin!)Betrayed by Morrigan Michele and Misty Carmony (blog tour) Bloodstone Heart by T. Lynne Tolles (blog tour)Deadman’s Blood by T. Lynne Tolles (blog tour) Bloodlines by Lindsay Ann Kendal (blog tour)Torment (bloodlines #2) by Lindsay Ann Kendal (blog tour) WON: Royal Blood by Rhys Bowen (from Bea @ Bea’s Book Nook)Everblue by Brenda Pandos (from Word Spelunking‘s 100 follower contest!)Leave links to your IMM in the comments and I will be sure to stop by! 🙂Click here to enter my banned books giveaway- $10 to Book Depository Click Here to Enter my 500 Follower Giveaway!
This hop is hosted by I read banned books and I am a reader, not a writer. This hop will run from today September 25th – October 1 in honor of banned books week. A few years ago, in college, I took an honors seminar on banned books. It was so interesting. We learned about all the different grounds that people try to censor books on, did a lot of work with the first amendment and read a ton of “banned books”. Some of the books that we had a chance to read, were slaughterer five, reservation blues, and 1984. I will be giving away a book of the winners choose, up to $10 from the Book Depository. The book should be a banned book in some way. This means that it could have previously been banned or have some sort of controversial material in it, that could lead to people wanting to ban it. (it is very wide open, actually) Giveaway Rules: The rules for entering my contest are really simple. You Must be a… Read more »
Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison can Read. If you are new to the #FF fun, Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a joint effort between bloggers. First you leave your name on Parajunkee’s site, then you create a post on your own blog that links back to Parajunkee, and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! ok now for the question! Q. Do you have a favorite series that you read over and over again? Tell us a bit about it and why you keep revisiting it. Well, I’m sure this is going to be a very popular answer but I can’t seem to get around picking it this time around. You all know what I’m going to say for my first choice- Harry Potter. I have… Read more »
Cold Kiss by Amy Garvey Hardcover, 336 pages Published September 20th 2011 by HarperTeen Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Buy this Book: Cold Kiss Summary (from Goodreads) When her boyfriend, Danny, is killed in a car accident, Wren can’t imagine living without him. Wild with grief, she uses the untamed powers she’s inherited to bring him back. But the Danny who returns is just a shell of the boy she once loved.Wren has spent four months keeping Danny hidden, while her life slowly unravels around her. Then Gabriel DeMarnes transfers to her school and somehow, inexplicably, he can sense her secret. Wren finds herself drawn to Gabriel, who is so much more alive than the ghost of the boy she loved. But Wren can’t turn her back on Danny or the choice she made for him—and she realizes she must find a way to make things right, even if it means breaking her own heart.Amy Garvey’s transcendent teen debut is perfect for fans of Shiver and Beautiful Creatures. Wren’s unforgettable voice and story… Read more »