{Review+Giveaway} Blinding Night by Chantal Gadoury @cgadoury16 @parliamentbooks
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Devil’s Thief by @LisaMaxwellYA #devilsthief
{Mermaid Makeup+Giveaway} #PartofYourWorld by Liz Braswell #ATwistedTale
{Excerpt+Giveaway} The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd
{Giveaway} THE IRON FLOWER by Laurie Forest @laurieannforest
Jan 19
{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

{Book Review} Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz

Atticus for the Undead by John Abramowitz ebook, 105 pages Published by On the Bird 2011 Source: Author Challenges: None Age group: Adult Summary(from Goodreads): The novel is called Atticus for the Undead. It centers around an idealistic young attorney, Hunter Gamble, who works in a very special area of the practice — arcane defense. Twelve years ago, the world discovered through an event called The Unveiling that vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other creatures previously thought purely mythical were, in fact, real. This changed the fabric of American life in a number of ways, not least of which — they needed somebody to go to court for them! And so, with the help of shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, Hunter sets out to make the world a better place — one arcane client at a time. (Don’t call them supernaturals, it’s rude!) When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating, of course), Hunter must navigate a complex web of political, legal, and cultural obstacles to secure… Read more »

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Jan 18
{Guest Post} Author Elizabeth Isaacs

{Guest Post} Author Elizabeth Isaacs

Today I have the author of The Light of Asteria, Elizabeth Isaacs with us to talk about symbolism and imagery! If you would like to read my review of The Light of Asteria or enter my giveaway for the book go HERE! 🙂 Playing with Symbolism and Imagery It’s an affliction, really … this idea of symbolism and imagery. It’s one I’ve had for years, yet I’ve never understood how much it affected me until I started working on The Light of Asteria. Symbolism has been around since the Greek and Roman times, but didn’t actually grow in popularity until the mid 1800’s. I won’t bore you with the details, but the gist of it is that absolute truths were better communicated indirectly, that suggestion was a stronger way of expression than reality. Symbolism makes Tolkien’s ring an unholy temptation, Poe’s Lenore elusive, and Shakespeare’s winter so discontent. It’s absolutely one of my favorite aspects of writing. Originally, I wrote The Light of Asteria for my daughter Kate. It was… Read more »

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Jan 18
Project Tell Taylor!

Project Tell Taylor!

     hosts: Michelle Madow and For Those About to Read     co-hosts: Book Briefs, XPresso Reads, Book Love 101, My Cute Bookshelf I was super excited when Michelle Madow contacted me about being a part of this awesome project. I loved Remembrance so much, and I am so happy to try and spread the word about it! How cool would it be if we could reach out to Taylor?! Read my review of Remembrance HERE.Remembrance by Michelle Madow was inspired by Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” music video. Michelle really wants to tell Taylor about how inspiring she and her music have been to her, but since Taylor Swift is an international superstar, she’s a little hard to reach. This is where YOUR help comes into play! Michelle is giving away the biggest prize pack she’s offered yet, and the ways to enter to win are by telling Taylor Swift about Remembrance. Read on to learn how to participate in helping Michelle tell Taylor about Remembrance!Michelle has even written a… Read more »

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Jan 17
{Tempting Tuesdays} Some Girls Bite Read-a-Long

{Tempting Tuesdays} Some Girls Bite Read-a-Long

If you would like to join in the fun, you can sign up HERE Here is the schedule for the event:  January 3rd – Chapters 1-4 (Jenny at Supernatural Snark)January 10th – Chapters 5-8 (Tina at Tina’s Book Reviews)January 17th – Chapters 9-12 (Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight)January 24th – Chapters 13-15 + epilogue (Missie at The Unread Reader)January 31st – Special guest post by Chloe Neill and our grand prize giveaway! Here are the questions for chapters 9-12. I really want to read the rest right now! Discussion Questions Chapter 9-12  Catcher and Ethan share some personality traits. What makes Mallory, Merit, and even us readers attracted to these guys? Would you date/mate with someone like these guys in real life?   I agree that there is something very attractive about a mysterious, confident almost bad boy, but I don’t think I would date someone like Ethan in real life. I like my guys nice. There is just something to be said for sweetness and honesty that I really like. Ethan still does not… Read more »

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Jan 16
{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

{Book Review} The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. Kaufman

The Lens and the Looker by Lory S. KaufmanPages: 336 pagesPublication Date:  March 16th 2011 by The Fiction StudioAge Group: MGSource: PublisherSeries: The Verona Trilogy #1Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge,TBR pile challenge, Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): There’s hope for the future, but what about the past?It’s the 24th century and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s) have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society. To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sized recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts. Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations. History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die. But not everything goes to plan.In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347. Hansum almost 17, is good looking and athletic. Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius. Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck. But you don’t have to… Read more »

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Jan 15
Some Girls Bite Read-a-Long

Some Girls Bite Read-a-Long

If you would like to join in the fun, you can sign up HERE Here is the schedule for the event:  January 3rd – Chapters 1-4 (Jenny at Supernatural Snark)January 10th – Chapters 5-8 (Tina at Tina’s Book Reviews)January 17th – Chapters 9-12 (Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight)January 24th – Chapters 13-15 + epilogue (Missie at The Unread Reader)January 31st – Special guest post by Chloe Neill and our grand prize giveaway! Here are the questions for chapters 5-8. (I have not read past chapter 8, even though I was really tempted to!) I am loving this book! In what is a make you blush, steamy scene in the book- Chapter 5 has Ethan and Merit sharing a few hot moments after Merit’s hunger strikes…that is until Ethan becomes a total cad! What do you think of him so far? Strong, masterful vampire, conceited playboy…..lover boy in disguise? I really liked that scene between Merit and Ethan, but I am still not 100% on team Ethan. Something about him bugs me! I’m not sure,… Read more »

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Jan 14
{Book Review} Bound by Kira Saito

{Book Review} Bound by Kira Saito

Bound by Kira Saito Pages: 246 pages Publication Date: October 28, 2011 Age Group: YA Source: Blog tour Series: Arelia LaRue #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge Buy this Book: Amazon kindle (99 cents) Summary(from Goodreads): Sixteen year old Arelia LaRue lives in New Orleans where the music is loud, voodoo queens inhabit every street corner, and the ghosts are alive and well. Despite her surroundings, all she wants is to help her Grand-mere Bea pay the rent and save up for college.  When her best friend Sabrina convinces her to take a well-paying summer job at the infamous Darkwood plantation, owned by the wealthy LaPlante family, Arelia agrees.  However, at Darkwood strange things start to happen, and gorgeous Lucus LaPlante insists that he needs her help. Soon, the powers that Arelia has been denying all her life, come out to play and she discovers mysteries about herself that she could have never imagined. Bound was an excellent, fast read! I gobbled it… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Give@way} Dreaming of Books Give@way Hop!

{Give@way} Dreaming of Books Give@way Hop!

It’s a new year and it’s time for another giveaway hope hosted by the amazing I am a Reader, not A Writer and Martha’s Bookshelf Here are just a few of the books you can win. You can see the complete list below: I decided that more options is better when it comes to giveaways so I have a huge list of books you can choose from. Some are ARCs. Most are YA but some of them are Adult. Links go to the goodreads page if you want to see the descriptions.  The winner will get to pick whatever one (1) book they would like from the list! all books are new unless I state otherwise. Get hopping 🙂 (To see the rest of the blogs, visit the host sites linked above) Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep(YA ARC) Stealing Princes by Tyne O’Connell (YA Hardcover) Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward (Adult paperback- used) The Upper Class by Hobson Brown (YA paperback) Confessions of a Serial Kisser by Van Draanen… Read more »

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Jan 11
{Book Review} Darwin’s Children by Natasha Larry

{Book Review} Darwin’s Children by Natasha Larry

Darwin’s Children by Natasha LarryPages: 262Publication Date: June 28th 2011 by Penumbra PublishingAge Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Darwin’s Children #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge Summary(from Goodreads): Life can get pretty complicated for any seventeen-year-old girl, but for a home-schooled telepathic black girl trying to survive in a prestigious private school in small-town Jonesborough, Tennessee, it can be maddening; especially when her telepathic father keeps eavesdropping on her thoughts!Jaycie Lerner’s family isn’t the usual mom-dad-kid setup. Jaycie’s mom is MIA, but Allison, her personal live-in trainer, is more than a mom, with her own special abilities, like being able to lift cars and run incredibly fast. And Jaycie’s godfather John is more than persuasive; he can literally convince anyone to do anything.As far as the rest of the world’s concerned, Jaycie’s on the outside looking in. The townsfolk love Jaycie’s paediatrician father, but she doesn’t fit in with “normal” kids, and she doesn’t really want to. Most of her free time is spent training to keep her telekinetic… Read more »

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Jan 10
{Book Review+Tour Giveaway} Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

{Book Review+Tour Giveaway} Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Today is the release day of Destiny’s Fire!! Everyone should get this book, it was seriously that good.  Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe Pages: 159 Publication Date: January 10th 2012 by Omnific Publishing Age Group: YA Source: blog tour Series: Destiny’s Fire #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Kindle Summary(from Goodreads): It’s the year 2040, and sixteen-year-old Dez Harkly is one of the last of her kind—part of a nearly extinct race of shape-shifters descended from guardians to the Egyptian pharaohs. Her home and her secret are threatened when the Council lowers the barrier, allowing the enemy race to enter the Shythe haven.As the Narcolym airships approach, Dez and her friends rebel against their Council and secretly train for battle. Not only is Dez wary of war and her growing affection for her best friend Jace, but she fears the change her birthday will bring. When Dez’s newfound power rockets out of control, it’s a… Read more »

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