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Sep 04
Review- The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

Review- The Poisoned House by Michael Ford

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford Paperback Published September 1, 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley Buy This Book: AmazonSummary (from Goodreads) The year is 1856, and orphan Abigail Tamper lives below stairs in Greave Hall, a crumbling manor house in London. Lord Greave is plagued by madness, and with his son Samuel away fighting in the Crimea, the running of Greave Hall is left to Mrs Cotton, the tyrannical housekeeper. The only solace for the beleaguered staff is to frighten Mrs Cotton by pretending the house is haunted. So when a real ghost makes an appearance – that of her beloved mother – no one is more surprised than Abi. But the spirit has a revelation that threatens to destroy Abi’s already fragile existence: she was murdered, and by someone under their very own roof. With Samuel returned to England badly wounded, it’s up to Abi to nurse him back to health, while trying to discover the identity of the killer in their midst. As the chilling… Read more »

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Sep 04

Top 100 Most Popular YA Books

I found this list of YA books over at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books blog, and I decided that I wanted to see how many of the top 100 I have read. Im going to highlight all the ones I have read and bold all the books I own Alex Finn – Beastly Alice Sebold – The Lovely Bones Ally Carter – Gallagher Girls (1, 2, 3, 4) Ally Condie – Matched Alyson Noel – The Immortals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) Anastasia Hopcus – Shadow Hills Angie Sage – Septimus Heap (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)  Ann Brashares – The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (1, 2, 3, 4) Anna Godbersen – Luxe (1, 2, 3, 4) Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Aprilynne Pike – Wings (1, 2, 3)  Becca Fitzpatrick – Hush, Hush (1, 2) Brandon Mull – Fablehaven (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Brian Selznick – The Invention of Hugo Cabret Cassandra Clare – The Mortal Instruments (1, 2, 3, 4) Carrie… Read more »

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Sep 04
In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox (9)

In My Mailbox was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie and created by Kristi at The Story Siren.  These are books that I have received over the past two weeks. I also have a giveaway going on right now. I just reached 500 followers! Go check it out and enter. Good Luck! CLICK HERE TO ENTER MY 500 FOLLOWER GIVEAWAY!!  For Review: BUCKYBALL by Fabien Roy (from Author) Silver and Stone (The Bloodlines Series) by JD Thompson (from Author) Bridger by Megan Curd (blog tour) Eye Contact (The Conditioned) by Rebecca Royce (Blog Tour) Hooked by Catherine Greenman (Publisher) The Shoppe of Spells: The Gatekeepers (Volume 1) by Shannon Grey (Blog Tour) Earth (Elemental Series) by shauna Granger (blog tour) WON: From Audrey @ http://www.bibliosaurustext.com/ Blood: Book One of the Mercian Trilogy by K.J. Wignall From The Elliot Review Between The Land And The Sea (Marina’s Tales) by Derrolyn Anderson The Moon And The Tide (Marina’s Tales) by Derrolyn Anderson From Melina @ Reading Vacation Half-Blood (A Covenant Novel) by Jennifer L. Armentrout From Staci @ Urban Fantasy Investigations Blood Rock by Anthony Francis RAK Kelsey @ Kelsey’s Book Corner She… Read more »

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Sep 02
500 Follower GIVEAWAY!

500 Follower GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe that Book Briefs has already reached 500 Followers! You guys rock! I have only been blogging for about 5 months now and I never expected that my blog would grow to be what it is today. To show my appreciatation for you guys I am going to be having a giveaway! Everyone likes free books right??This contest is for the US only due to shipping costs. You must be a follower and at least 13 years old to enter. Please read my contest rules for the full set of rules. This contest will end on September 30th.Please fill out the form below to enter. Here are the books you can choose from: (click on the link to read the summary of the book) Fade by Lisa McMann The Upper Class Early to death, early to rise Thank you so much to all my followers and good luck everyone! 🙂<p><p>Loading…</p></p>

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Sep 02
Follow Friday (7)

Follow Friday (7)

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. If you could change the ending of any book (or series), which book would you choose? Why and to what? This is tough for me, most of the changes I would make have to do with simply not ending the series, or with cliffhangers. There are a bunch of books in the middle of series that I hated the ending of, but they mostly got… Read more »

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Sep 01
Review- The Beast Call By Anne Tibbets

Review- The Beast Call By Anne Tibbets

The Beast Call (The Beast Girl Series) by Anne Tibbets Kindle Edition Published May 4th 2011 by PREMIER DIGITAL PUBLISHING LLC  Age Group: YA Source: Author Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Seventeen year old Dray is no ordinary human. But possessing a magical capability to talk to animals in a land where magic is feared, is dangerous. When Dray’s adventure hungry brother leaves the family farm to join a rebel militia, Dray follows him, but as Dray discovers her natural warrior capabilities, and word of her magical talents are discovered by the rebel General, Dray becomes an intricate part of the revolution, and the evil King Nuro would like nothing more than to see her destroyed I didn’t really know what to think when I first started this book. It didn’t look like it was going to be my cup of tea and then then main character, Dray runs away and the book completely transforms. I really started to enjoy it. It is a really quick read and… Read more »

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Sep 01
Giveaway Alert!

Giveaway Alert!

Hey Guys I just wanted to let you guys know about a HUGE giveaway that Andra is having over on her blog, Unabridged Andra. She has 4 different prize packs and they are all awesome and big! Everyone should head on over to her blog and check it out and enter in the giveaway! CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY Congrats Andra on reaching 400 followers! 🙂

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Sep 01
August RAK Summary

August RAK Summary

 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 sent out 3 books to 2 different people and I received 1 book in the mail! 🙂 Received Kelsey from Kelsey’s Book Corner was so kind and she sent me Poison Study by Mari V. Snyder. I have wanted to read this book for such a long time so I was super excited! Go check out her blog 🙂 Sent Then I sent out Wildefire by Karsetn Knight to Laurel. She was so happy when she got it and wrote me a really nice email. Then , I saw Kristen who had all the mediator books on her wish list and Im such a fan of Meg cabot that I had to d her the first 4 books in the series in two bind ups.  Im going to be participating in the September RAK program again, and I hope to send out even more… Read more »

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Sep 01
Waiting on Wednesday (6)

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   After taking a pretty long break from Waiting on Wednesday posts, today I was ready to jump right back into it. And I knew the exact book that I wanted to choose- Underworld by Meg Cabot! It is no secret that I love Meg Cabot, and I have been craving her books lately. She is just one of those authors that you know you can pick up any book of theirs and love it. There is no uncertainty with her. If I want a great read, I can count on Meg.  So anyways, I go to my trusty goodreads and look up underworld….and there was no cover for it! I was crushed. I kept trying to think of other books and there are tons that I am excited for but I just kept coming back to good ole Mrs. Cabot. Then I thought, so what is there is… Read more »

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Aug 30
Review- Gypsy Knights by Two Brother Metz

Review- Gypsy Knights by Two Brother Metz

Gypsy Knights by Two Brothers Metz Kindle Edition Published May 19th 2011 by LoudCloud Publishing  Age Group: YA/Middle Grade crossover Source: Publisher Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Fourteen-year-old Durriken Brishen has lost his parents, his grandfather, and though he doesn’t know it, his Gypsy culture’s dangerous gift. Taken in and raised on the rails by the first woman to pilot a freight train, Durriken has one remaining connection to his Romani roots: a small wooden box that hangs from the hammer loop of his overalls. The last gift he received from his grandfather, the box contains the world’s first chess set. But a piece is missing: the Red Queen. According to Durriken’s family lore, the complete set awakens the power of Tărie, a mercurial gift that confers unique abilities on each new Master. When a suspicious fire erupts in the Chicago rail yard, Durriken’s escape produces an uneasy alliance, though not without its silver lining. Dilia is a few inches taller, several degrees cleverer, and oh yes –… Read more »

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