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May 10
{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler

{ARC Review+G!veaway} The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler

The Shapeshifter’s Secret by Heather Ostler Paperback, 1st Edition, 328 pages Expected publication: June 12th 2012 by Cedar Fort Age Group: YA Source: Publisher Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Pre- Order on Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Julia is finally discovering what–not who–she is.Like any sixteen-year-old, Julia’s used to dealing with problems. From her overprotective father to her absent mother to a teacher who definitely has it in for her. But everything changes when Julia’s reactions become oddly vicious and angry—more animal than human. This action-packed adventure has it all: humor, romance, and a plot that will keep you guessing to the very last page. This is such a good book! The kind of book where you would do anything, ANYTHING to get your hands on the next one right then, because you can’t even wait another minute to find out what happens next. I could keep gushing, but I think I will get to the actual review.  The… Read more »

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Apr 18
{Book Review} Predestined by @AbbiGlines

{Book Review} Predestined by @AbbiGlines

Predestined by Abbi GlinesPublication Date: March 29, 2012Age Group: YASource: AuthorSeries: Existence Trilogy #2Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, YA Mythology challenge, sensational seconds challenge, Witches and withcraft challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams… uninvited.Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made… Read more »

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Apr 10
{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

Here by Denise Grover SwankPages: 350Publication Date: November 11th 2011 by CreateSpaceAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: On the Otherside #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book :Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for… Read more »

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Mar 12
{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

{Book Review} A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

 A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang Mass Market Paperback, 343 pages Published January 25th 2011 by PocketSource: Blog TourAge Group: AdultSeries: Abby Sinclair #1challenges: ebooks, 150+, TBR challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary: The man of her dreams might be the cause of her nightmares. Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and sexy-as- sin incubus searching for his sister, convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invade her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish, as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As she is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, Abby… Read more »

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Feb 29
{Book Review} Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer

{Book Review} Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer

Dead Radiance by T.G. Ayer Paperback, 381 pages Published February 25th 2012 by Evolved Publishing Age Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: Valkyrie #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, YA Mythology challenge,  ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): “That day I knew for sure. I’d lost control of my tears then. They fell in huge, mocking drops. I stared at Joshua through those bitter tears, my heart missing beats as I tried to remember to breathe. I finally knew what the glow meant. I was a freak and Joshua was going to die.” Bryn Halbrook had always seen the glow. But it is only when her best friend dies that she discovers the meaning of those beautiful golden auras – Death. Alone, lost in the foster system, she struggles to understand who she is and why she was cursed with the ability to see the soon-to-be-dead. The new foster kid, Aidan, isn’t helping any. Mr. Perfect seems to fit in no matter what, making her feel even… Read more »

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Jan 20
{Cover Reveal} Predestined by Abbi Glines

{Cover Reveal} Predestined by Abbi Glines

You guys all know how much I love Abbi Glines. (Some might even say that it is a mild obsession…) So when I was asked to be part of an exclusive cover reveal for book 2 in the Existence series, I squeed a little. If you have not read Existence yet, what on earth are you waiting for?? It’s such an awesome YA paranormal. You need to go out and get it right now, read it immediately and then come right back here and tell me what you thought about it so we can gush! Here is my review of Existence by Abbi Glines And now for the cover reveal of book 2- Predestined! You can check out Predestined here:  Website  Goodreads Facebook Summary: You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder.  The… 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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Dec 28
Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011

Top 10 Book Boyfriends 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 3 and the topic is Top 10 Book Boyfriends of 2011. There were lots of yummy boys this year so here is my list in no particular order:  1. Brendan from Spellbound 2. Beau from The Vincent Boys 3. Dank from Existence 4. Joshua from Hereafter 5. Adam from Shatter Me 6. Eric Northman from The Sookie Stackhouse Series 7. Caleb from Eve 8. Asher and Devin from A Beautiful Dark (yes, yes I know I liked both of them! Asher more, but only slightly) 9. Chase from Deadly Cool 10. Liam and Reese from Bridger (again I liked them both, so sue me! They were both awesome) Sigh! So many great guys! top that 2012. Let me know which who your favorite book boyfriends were in 2011 🙂 If you enjoyed this post, please Subscribe to Book Briefs in… 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
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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