{ARC Review+Giveaway} Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian @sebastian_lk @DelacortePress
{Review+Giveaway} The Queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton @TorBooks
{Review+Giveaway} To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
{Two Truths & a Lie+Giveaway} Argos: The Story of Odysseys as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy
{Review+Giveaway} Ignited by A.M. Deese @authoramdeese
{Mini Review+Favorite Bitmojis+Giveaway} Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi
Dec 27
2011 Appreciation Giveaw@y!!

2011 Appreciation Giveaw@y!!

2011 has been an amazing year for Book Briefs! With the blog being less than 1 year old (my blogoversary is coming up in a few short months!) I never expected people to embrace me and my little ole blog the way they did. The blogging community has truly been amazing and I love getting to know all you other bloggers and readers out there! Stop by and say hi, leave me your blog links, you twitter links, your review links. I love to check them out! I love getting emails from you guys, whether its just stopping by to say hi or asking for help- it always makes my day! To show how much I love you all, I wanted to do a little giveaway for the end of 2011. So here’s the deal… There will be 1 winner (and up to 2 additional winners!) This giveaway is US only since I am covering the shipping. (sorry for my international readers but I have other international giveaways going on… Read more »

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Dec 27
{Excerpt+Giveaw@y} When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh

{Excerpt+Giveaw@y} When Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh

In fifteen-year-old Chela Prizeon’s city, alchemy is forbidden, and angels hide among the mortal. With a deadly virus ravaging the globe, Chela’s nightmarish memories compels her to experience a past riddled with gloom, and now her brother is infected. Chela’s only hope is the Caduceans, slayers sworn to protect the last seven Light Keepers and the ancient memories they share. A group led by the sometimes elusive, sometimes infuriating boy who intrigues Chela. But can she trust this boy with the mysterious past, someone who can influence her memories? With the Caduceans aid, Chela races to defeat her rivals, to unearth dark family secrets, desperate to find a cure…only to discover the glutovirus is far more than a simple disease. In this haunting debut, KaSonndra Leigh offers an escape into a world as intriguing as The Mortal Instruments and a story as chilling as Enclave. Full of celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and a secret romance, When Copper Suns Fall, is a fresh and original urban fantasy—with a dystopian twist—that… Read more »

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Dec 27
Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

Top 10 Book Covers of 2011

This awesome event is hosted by Jessica from Confessions of a Bookaholic, Lisa from A Life Bound By Books, Jaime & Patricia from Two Chicks on Books, and Rachel from Fiktshun Today is day 2 and the topic is Top 10 Covers of 2011. There were TONS of awesome covers this year so Let’s get cracking. (I am sure that I am going to forget about some really cool ones, so I’m sorry if I do) In no particular order:  1.The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin 2.The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross 3.Hereafter by Tara Hudson 4.Wither (The Chemical Garden Trilogy) by Lauren DeStefano 5.Wildefire by Karsten Knight 6.Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 7.A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies 8.Deadly Cool (Hartley Featherstone) by Gemma Halliday 9.Abandon by Meg Cabot 10.Exiled: Book 1, Immortal Essence Series by RaShelle Workman Did I miss your favorite? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in a reader

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Dec 26
{Excerpt+Giveaw@ay} Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

{Excerpt+Giveaw@ay} Farsighted by Emlyn Chand

Announcing the Farsighted Social Media Whirlwind Tour! As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, the price of the Farsighted eBook edition is just 99 cents this week. What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes, including lots of Amazon gift cards (up to $100 in amount) and 5 autographed copies of the book. Be sure to enter before the end of the day on Friday, December 30th, so you don’t miss out.   Read my review of Farsighted HERE! To Win the Prizes Purchase your copy of Farsighted for just 99 cents on Amazon or Barnes & Noble Fill-out the form on Novel Publicity to enter for the prizes Visit today’s featured event; you may win an autographed copy of the book or a $50 gift card! BONUS: If you leave a comment on this blog post, you have another chance at $100! DOUBLE BONUS: If I receive more comments than any other blogger,… Read more »

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Dec 26
Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011

Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2011

This is a great event hosted by some great blogs. For more information about the event click on the button above.  Today I will be listing the TOP 10 BOOKS I’VE READ IN 2011 So here they are, in no particular order. (links are to my reviews) 1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi 2. A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies 3.The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines  4. The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton 5. Hereafter by Tara Hudson 6. Touch of Power by Maria V. Snyder 7. Existence by Abbi Glines 8. The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter 9. Bridger by Megan Curd 10. New England Witch Chronicles by Chelsea Bellingeri  Be sure to come back tomorrow to check out the best covers of 2011! Let me know what some of y9our favorite books of 2011 were!

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Dec 25
{Guest Post} Supernaturals and the Law

{Guest Post} Supernaturals and the Law

Today I have a super fun guest post to go along with the book Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz. OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR Supernaturals and the Law By HOYT BOONE             Surely by now every American is familiar with the Post Unveiling Tort Reform Act, also called “PUTRA”. (Read more about the law here.) I authored this bill in an attempt to update a body of criminal and civil laws which were written largely before the existence of mages, vampires, and other such creatures was widely known. In response, I have been compared to Hitler and Stalin, and accused of trying to roll back the basic freedoms of which Americans are rightly proud.             For instance, Ellis Boyer, the district attorney in Austin, Texas, has accused me of launching an “all out assault” on the freedom of speech by proposing to make offensive spellcasting a crime. Since spellcasting requires only words, Mr. Boyer argues, we are effectively empowering the police to jail innocent citizens for what they say. He argues… Read more »

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Dec 24
{Review+Excerpt} Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe

{Review+Excerpt} Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe

Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe Paperback, 190 pages Published December 8th 2011 by White Whisker Books Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Fallen Angels #2 (read my review of book 1 here) Challenges: None Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Heaven Can Wait! Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between.  They will do ANYTHING to get it. In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil. Megan Barnett has recently defeated Satan, found a fantastic new best friend, and has won the heart of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson.  But that doesn’t mean her troubles… Read more »

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Dec 24
{Review+Excerpt} Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe

{Review+Excerpt} Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe

Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe Paperback, 280 pages Published September 10th 2011 by White Whisker Books Age Group: YA Source: Blog Tour Series: Fallen Angels #1 Challenge: None Buy this Book:Amazon Summary( from Goodreads) Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together. “But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes? Of course not…” The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again. She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando. Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships. But neither of the handsome pair is quite what he seems. In fact, one of them is Satan, with his… Read more »

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Dec 23
Wrapping up 2011 readathon! #WU2011R

Wrapping up 2011 readathon! #WU2011R

So I have tons of books I need to read for blog tours/review/general TBR pile. I won’t be able to read to my full capacity until after Christmas but I am going to do my best until then. To join in the Read-a-thon fun, you can sign up here: http://www.jessiesremarkablereads.com/2011/09/attention-readathon-ahead.html  Here are some of the books that I want to read, and the rest I will update as I go along.  Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe read my review here Earth Angel by E. Van Lowe  when Copper Suns Fall by KaSonndra Leigh  Coexist by Julia Crane Hellsbane by Paige Cuccaro The Apocalypse Gene (1/2 done) Damian’s Oracle(1/3 done) Light of Asteria by Elizabeth Issacs North of Need Frost by Wendy Delsol Day 1 update: 12/22/11 Number of Pages read: 280 Number of books read: 1Total time spent reading: 4 hours Total number of pages read: 280 Total number of books read: 1Day 2 update: 12/23/11 Number of Pages read: 90 Number of books read: 1/2 Total time… Read more »

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