Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

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Jan 28
{Recipes+Giveaway} #ArtemisFowl Series by Eoin Colfer

{Recipes+Giveaway} #ArtemisFowl Series by Eoin Colfer

  Today I am partnering with Disney Books for some awesome Artemis Fowl fun to celebrate the re-release of the series with the new book covers! The complete series in re-designed packaging is now available in stores! So check out the covers below, and on my Instagram.   Each book includes a sneak peek of The Fowl Twins, a brand-new spinoff novel following the adventures of Artemis Fowl’s twin brothers.     And if you want even more Artemis Fowl fun, I have good news for you- because this series is soon to be a major motion picture from The Walt Disney Studios! If you are a fan of the series like I am, then you will know all about Spud’s Spud Emporium. Here is a refresher, in case you are new to the series. Spud’s Spud Emporium is a fast-food restaurant in Haven, the Lower Elements. It is somewhat popular, though it doesn’t have good food. The milkshakes are lumpy and the meat is not to be trusted. The burgers are usually rubbery and the fries greasy. Source:… Read more »

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Nov 07
{Release Day Giveaway} #Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne @lkblackburne @DisneyHyperion

{Release Day Giveaway} #Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne @lkblackburne @DisneyHyperion

  Hi Everyone! This is Livia Blackburne, and I’m thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue.  Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story! This story centers on Zivah, a talented healer with an incurable illness, and Dineas, a traumatized soldier. The two couldn’t be more different, and I had a lot of fun writing their unlikely love story.  In order to work together, they both have to let go of their own prejudices and preconceptions. It’s a painful process, with fights and misunderstandings, anger, laughter and tears, but in the end, they both come out as stronger people…. Read more »

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Oct 06
{Review+Giveaway} THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD by @ZackLoranClark & @NickEliopulos @DisneyHyperion

{Review+Giveaway} THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD by @ZackLoranClark & @NickEliopulos @DisneyHyperion

  THE ADVENTURER’S GUILD is a middle grade adventure story by authors and friends Zack Loran Clark & Nick Eliopulos. The Adventurer’s Guild was a ton of fun! I really enjoyed this book. And can I just go off on a tangent really quickly to mention how detailed and gorgeous this book is? From the absolutely stunning map end pages, to the wonderfully designed chapter pages, I really love all the detail that went into the hardcover version of this book. It gets an A+! I love a good middle grade novel. And I love a good adventure novel filled with magic. And The Adventurer’s Guild knocked both of those loves out of the ball park. This was a great book! The Adventurer’s Guild follows two friends, Zed and Brock. I loved their friendship. What I loved the most about it, is that the boys come from different class levels in the story. Brock is expected to join the merchants because of his wealthy family. And Zed wants to make… Read more »

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Aug 15
{Review} Wildman by J.C. Geiger

{Review} Wildman by J.C. Geiger

Wildman by J.C. Geiger is a young adult story about growing up and finding yourself. I enjoyed this quirky tale about a teenage guy that seemingly had his life together. He excels at school and at music, he seemed to be well liked and he is on the path toward a great college. But then he gets stranded in a small town in the middle of nowhere and he starts a rather crazy journey which leads him to question everything he knew about friendship and life. I thought this book was interesting and overall I liked it. I didn’t love it, but I did like it. Here is what I liked about the story: Lance- I thought he is an interesting main character. I love a book from a male POV, and he really does change as a person throughout the course of the story. Especially towards the end, which is always rewarding to see. I thought him getting the nickname wildman was pretty hilarious, which brings me to point… Read more »

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May 18
{Review} Kill All Happies by @RachelCohn @HyperionTeens

{Review} Kill All Happies by @RachelCohn @HyperionTeens

Kill all Happies is a standalone young adult contemporary novel by Rachel Cohn. I know this is going to sound crazy, but this is the first book I have read by Rachel. Kill All Happies is a story of a senior class’ last hurrah. And boy oh boy is it one heck of a night for them. I really enjoyed this crazy over the top story. It was a lot of fun to read. It was certainly not like any graduation party I have seen in real life, but I am sure graduation parties like this have taken place many times. Rachel Cohn has a very snappy and funny writing style. It was one of the things I enjoyed most about the story. The first page of the book had me laughing out loud, which I knew was going to a sign of great things to come. Happies is a local restaurant, that also has an amusement park?! What? How could something that sounds that cool, close down? Victoria, or… Read more »

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Feb 07
{Sale Alert+Giveaway} Starlight & Starfall by @Melissa_Landers @HyperionTeens

{Sale Alert+Giveaway} Starlight & Starfall by @Melissa_Landers @HyperionTeens

Did you guys know that the second, and final, book in the Starflight duology is coming out TODAY! To celebrate, Melissa and Disney Hyperion are having a sale for book 1! Melissa is also have a fun giveaway to celebrate the release of book 2. ———————————— Today, Melissa is here at Book Briefs to celebrate both books in the Starflight duology. She has a really great note for you all, a sale, and a giveaway! So be sure to leanr more about both books in the starflight duology below. Thank you so much for being here today Melissa! Hi, booklovers! I’m author Melissa Landers, and I’m so excited to launch STARFALL, the second and final book in my Starflight duology! This story picks up shortly after the first book ends, but now Cassia and Kane are the main characters, with Doran, Solara, and the rest of the Banshee crew pitching in to help take down an intergalactic mafia. (You know, just an ordinary day in space.) And while saying goodbye… Read more »

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Dec 16
{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

{Free Story+Giveaway} Spindle by @EK_Johnston #ReadSpindle @DisneyHyperion

I partnered with Disney to bring you this awesome giveaway today. I love the tale of Sleeping Beauty and re-tellings,  so Spindle is right up my alley. Thank you to Disney for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack to giveaway to one of my lucky blog followers! So check out Spindle, grab your free downloads of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers and enter the awesome Spindle prize pack giveaway!   Follow Disney-Hyperion on Twitter and Instagram #ReadSpindle As an awesome extra, EK Johnston and Disney-Hyperion are offerring you a free download of The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers! The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers is an interstitial short story by E.K. Johnston set between her novels A THOUSAND NIGHTS and SPINDLE. For readers excited to learn more, this story also includes excerpts from A THOUSAND NIGHTS, SPINDLE, and Johnston’s Star Wars novel, AHSOKA. Download The Garden of Three Hundred Flowers for free for your Nook or Kindle     To enter, fill out the rafflecopter… Read more »

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Nov 16
{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

{Trailer+Excerpt+Giveaway} #TheAmateurs by Sara Shepard @sarabooks @HyperionTeens

Today I have a fun excerpt from THE AMATEURS,  the first in a thrilling new series from Sara Shepard, the #1 bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars series. Thanks to Freeform Books for sending me a copy, and for providing a prize pack! So check out the excerpt, trailer and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway!   Read an excerpt from The Amateurs HERE Visit Freeform BooksFollow Sara on Twitter | Instagram | Facebook and snapchat @sarabooks Follow HyperionTeens on Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr #TheAmateurs To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Go undercover with The Amateurs! Enter for a chance to win: a copy of The Amateurs plus branded incognito spy-tools: a lipstick flashlight, mascara flash-drive, and nail polish highlighter.   Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Freeform Books. Note: Book Briefs Contest Policy applies.  All of the prizes, terms and conditions of the giveaway should be contained in the rafflecopter below. No Purchase necessary to enter. Void… Read more »

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Jun 03
{Giveaway} #SeaSpell by Jennifer Donnelly #WaterfireSaga @JenWritesBooks @HyperionTeens

{Giveaway} #SeaSpell by Jennifer Donnelly #WaterfireSaga @JenWritesBooks @HyperionTeens

Other books in the Waterfire Saga: Because I love sharing the bookish love, I have an awesome MERMAID giveaway for you. The Fourth book in the bestselling WATERFIRE SAGA series by Jennifer Donnelly, SEA SPELL releases June 14th. SEA SPELL is the fourth book in a series of epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to save their hidden world. I have a copy of Sea Spell, along with a corresponding nail polish, for one lucky winner. If you have not read this series yet, YOU NEED TO. It is awesome, and it reminds me just why I loved mermaid stories so much as a kid. ——————— Check out the series, in case you are new to it. Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga #1) by Jennifer Donnelly The first in a series of four epic tales set in the depths of the ocean, where six mermaids seek to protect and save their hidden world. Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from… Read more »

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Feb 29
{Mini Review Monday}  #Passenger by @alexbracken & Da Vinci’s Tiger by @L_M_Elliott

{Mini Review Monday} #Passenger by @alexbracken & Da Vinci’s Tiger by @L_M_Elliott

Passenger is such a cool book. It is a young adult time travel fantasy, and it is the first book in the Passenger series by Alexandra Bracken. What I liked most about passenger, was that it was such an interesting book. And I know interesting is a way too overused word in reviews, but it really fits here. I am often times wary of over-hyped books, but Passenger totally lived up to the hype in my opinion. Passenger is a time traveling adventure that will have you flipping pages so fast. I could not put this book down. I loved the writing and the story. I loved how Alexandra takes you so many different places and to so many different times. It was such a fun story, and really beautifully done. If you are looking for a new adventure, pick up Passenger. But beware of the cliffhanger ending. Da Vinci’s Tiger is a beautiful story, full of rich historical details that left me breathless for more. Da Vinci’s Tiger takes… Read more »

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