Wednesday, November 27, 2013

ARC Review: Fearsome Dreamer

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Title: Fearsome Dreamer (Fearsome Dreamer #1)
Author: Laure Eve
Genre/s: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance
Released Date: October 3, 2013
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There is a world where gods you’ve never heard of have wound themselves into hearts, and choice has led its history down a different path.

This is a world where France made a small, downtrodden island called England part of its vast and bloated empire.

There are people here who can cross a thousand miles with their minds. There are rarer people still who can move between continents in the blink of an eye.

These people are dangerous.

And wanted. Desperately wanted.

Apprentice hedgewitch Vela Rue knows that she is destined for more. She knows being whisked off from a dull country life to a city full of mystery and intrigue is meant to be. She knows she has something her government wants, a talent so rare and precious and new that they will do anything to train her in it.

But she doesn’t know that she is being lied to. She doesn’t know that the man teaching her about her talent is becoming obsessed by her, and considered by some to be the most dangerous man alive ...

Friday, November 22, 2013

Book Review: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Friday, November 22, 2013
Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genre/s: Adult, Romance, Chick-Lit, Stand Alone
Released Date: February 12, 2012


"Hi, I'm the guy who reads your e-mail, and also, I love you . . . "

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives.

Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now- reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers- not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke.

When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained-and captivated-by their stories.

By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

What would he say . . . ?

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Book Review: The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Title: The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders #1)
Author: Peter Lerangis
Genre/s: Middle Grade, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mythology, Action Adventure
Released Date: February 5, 2013
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One Boy

Jack McKinley is an ordinary kid with an extraordinary problem. In a few months, he’s going to die.

One Mission

Jack needs to find seven magic loculi that, when combined, have the power to cure him.

One Problem

The loculi are the relics of a lost civilization and haven’t been seen in thousands of years.

Seven Wonders

Because they’re hidden in the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review: The Chaos of Stars

Monday, November 18, 2013
Title: The Chaos of Stars
Author: Kiersten White
Genre/s: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Mythology Romance, Stand Alone
Released Date: September 10, 2013
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Isadora’s family is seriously screwed up.

Of course, as the human daughter of Egyptian gods, that pretty much comes with the territory. She’s also stuck with parents who barely notice her, and a house full of relatives who can’t be bothered to remember her name. After all, they are going to be around forever—and she’s a mere mortal.

Isadora’s sick of living a life where she’s only worthy of a passing glance, and when she has the chance to move to San Diego with her brother, she jumps on it. But Isadora’s quickly finding that a “normal” life comes with plenty of its own epic complications—and that there’s no such thing as a clean break when it comes to family. Much as she wants to leave her past behind, she can’t shake the ominous dreams that foretell destruction for her entire family. When it turns out there may be truth in her nightmares, Isadora has to decide whether she can abandon her divine heritage after all.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Book Review: Antigoddess (Goddess War #1)

Friday, November 15, 2013
Title: Antigoddess (Goddess War #1)
Author: Kendare Blake
Genre/s: Young Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance, Horror
Released Date: October 3, 2013
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The acclaimed author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD returns with an incredible story about ancient gods, modern love and an epic fight for survival

He was Apollo, the sun, and he'd burn down anything that tried to hurt her... Cassandra and Aidan are just your average high-school couple. Or so Cassandra believes. Blissfully unaware that she was once a powerful prophetess, Cassandra doesn't even know thats god exist... Until now.

Because the gods are dying - and Cassandra could hold the answer to their survival. But Aidan has a secret of his own. He is really Apollo, god of the sun, and he will do anything to protect the girl he loves from the danger that's coming for her. Even if it means war against his immortal family...

Sexy, irresistible characters; romantic and mythological intrigue; relentless action and suspense - ANTIGODDESS is the YA novel you've been waiting for.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Book Review: What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Title: What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)
Author: Kat Zhang
Genre/s: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction
Released Date: September 18, 2012
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I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t . . .

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet . . . for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review: Defiance (Defiance #1)

Monday, November 11, 2013
Title: Defiance (Defiance #1)
Author: C.J. Redwine
Genre/s: Young Adult, Dystopian, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2013
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While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Book Review: Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1)

Monday, November 04, 2013
Title: Blackbirds (Miriam Black #1)
Author: Chuck Wendig
Genre/s: Adult, Horror, Fantasy, Paranormal
Release Date: April 24, 2012
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Miriam Black knows when you will die.

She’s foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, and suicides.

But when Miriam hitches a ride with Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be murdered while he calls her name. Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim.

No matter what she does she can’t save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she’ll have to try.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Trailer Reveal: When The World Was Flat(and We Were in Love)

Sunday, November 03, 2013
Hi everyone! I'm happy to show you the trailer reveal of the amazing YA contemporary novel, When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach. Enjoy!

Title: When the World was Flat (and we were in love)
Author: Ingrid Jonach
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: 3 September 2013 (US/Canada) and 5 September 2013 (UK)
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Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.

But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.

When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again.

An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.

Author Bio
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Ingrid Jonach writes books for children and young adults, including the chapter books The Frank Frankie and Frankie goes to France published by Pan Macmillan, and When the World was Flat (and we were in love) published by Strange Chemistry.

Since graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing (Hons) in 2005, Ingrid has worked as a journalist and in public relations, as well as for the Australian Government.

Ingrid loves to promote reading and writing, and has been a guest speaker at a number of schools and literary festivals across Australia, where she lives with her husband Craig and their pug dog Mooshi.
Despite her best efforts, neither Craig nor Mooshi read fiction.

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Saturday, November 02, 2013

Stacking the Shelves #9 / GWIMM #24

Saturday, November 02, 2013
Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

I died and went to heaven when I received this package. I'm overjoyed, I CAN'T EVEN!!! 

I'd like to THANK Sarah and Megan of HarperCollins for this. Seriously, you're the BEST!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,Thank you,Thank you, ad infinitum 

What did you get this week? Leave your links here! I'd love to see them too.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Book Review: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5)

Friday, November 01, 2013
Title: Finding Cinderella (Hopeless #2.5)
Author: Colleen Hoover 
Genre/s: Young Adult/ New Adult, Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: October 14, 2013


This novella is a companion novel to the Hopeless series, but can be read as a standalone.

A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-year-old Daniel and the girl who stumbles across him to profess their love for each other. But this love comes with conditions: they agree it will only last one hour and it will only be make-believe.

When their hour is up and the girl rushes off like Cinderella, Daniel tries to convince himself that what happened between them only seemed perfect because they were pretending it was perfect. Moments like that with girls like her don’t happen outside of fairytales.

One year and one bad relationship later, his disbelief in insta-love is stripped away the day he meets Six: a girl with a strange name and an even stranger personality. Daniel soon realizes the way he pretended to feel about Cinderella and the way he really feels about Six may not be so different after all. Especially when the two loves of his life end up being one in the same.

Unfortunately for Daniel, finding Cinderella doesn’t guarantee their happily ever after…it only further threatens it.
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