Waiting on Wednesday! (15)

Posted April 4, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Waiting on Wednesday! (15)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s Waiting on Wednesday picks are: Tiger Lily By Jodi Lynn Anderson Release Date: 07/03/12 Hardcover/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . . Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn’t believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell. Peter is unlike anyone she’s ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland’s inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she’s always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter. With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it’s the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who’s everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most […]

March Wrap-Up!

Posted April 3, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
March Wrap-Up!

March was a very good month for my blog!  I gain a lot of new followers, reviewed some awesome books, interviewed some great authors, participated in two blog tours and hosted two giveaways!  Keep visiting my blog because I have some more great stuff planned for you this month, including another giveaway very soon!  Here are some of my March posts you may have missed, (not including my daily memes and cover reveals) click on the titles to follow the links! Book Review: Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz Author Interview and Swag Giveaway: Jessica Spotswood Blog Tour: Book Review and Interview-Always You by Shilpa Mudiganti Author Interview: Laurie Faria Stolarz and Cover Reveal for Deadly Little Lessons Book Review: Shadows by Jennifer L. Armentrout Cover Reveal: My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris Book Review: Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard Book Review: Starters by Lissa Price Quick Book Review: Daimon by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review: Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout Blog Tour: Book Review and Author Interview-Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review:  Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig Author Interview: Kirsten Hubbard Kick-Butt Character Giveaway Blog Hop Book Review:  Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins Cover Reveal: Water (Elemental #3) by Shauna Granger Author Interview: Elisa Ludwig Book Review and Author Interview: Slide by Jill Hathaway Author Interview […]

Teaser Tuesday! (15)

Posted April 3, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 3 Comments
Teaser Tuesday! (15)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: (almost done) Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One By Robin LaFevers Release Date: 04/03/12 Teaser #1: “So,” she says, looking back up at me.  “You are well equipped for our service.” “Which is?” “We kill people.” Teaser #2: “Is there a poison that will make a man’s member shrivel and fall off?” she asks. When Sister Serafina answers, her voice is full of a grim determination that makes me love her.  “”We will create one, you and I.” *** Ha-ha!  Totally loving this book!

Book Review and Author Interview: Forgiven by Jana Oliver!

Book Review and Author Interview: Forgiven by Jana Oliver!

Forgiven: A Demon Trappers Novel By Jana Oliver Release Date: 03/27/12 Paperback/e-book 386 pages Book Description from Amazon: Jana Oliver’s third spellbinding Demon Trappers novel – following The Demon Trapper’s Daughter and Soul Thief – brings all new thrills, as Riley Blackthorne takes on demons, love… and the future of the human race. The days are growing darker for 17-year-old demon trapper Riley Blackthorne. With her father’s reanimated body back safely, Beck barely speaking to her because of a certain hunky Fallen angel, and a freshly-made deal with Lucifer, she has enough on her hands to last a normal teenage lifetime. Though she bargained with Heaven to save his life, her ex-boyfriend Simon has told the Vatican’s Demon Hunters that she’s working with Hell. So now she’s in hiding, at the top of everyone’s most-wanted list. But it’s becoming clear that this is bigger than Riley, and rapidly getting out of control:  something sinister is happening in Atlanta… or someone. The demons are working together for the first time ever and refusing to die, putting civilians in harm’s way. Riley thinks she might know who’s behind it all, but who’s going to believe her? Caught between her bargain with Heaven and her promise to Lucifer, Riley fears the final war is coming – and it may be closer than anyone thinks… ***ARC received […]

What Are You Reading Monday! (10)

Posted April 2, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
What Are You Reading Monday! (10)

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list. Last week I read: The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter Forgiven by Jana Oliver Started reading Grave Mercy: His Fair Assassin Book One by Robin LaFevers (this book is long, 560 pages!) This week I plan on reading: Finishing Grave Mercy Life is but a Dream by Brian James Above by Leah Bobet Existence by Abbi Glines Predestined by Abbi Glines *** I had some pretty great posts last week; make sure to click on the titles to follow the links! Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins Cover Reveal: Water (Elemental #3) by Shauna Granger Author Interview: Elisa Ludwig Book Review and Author Interview: Slide by Jill Hathaway Book Reviews: The Goddess Test and The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter Author Interview and Giveaway: Cath Crowley, enter to win a signed copy of Graffiti Moon! Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter More Cover Reveals You May Have Missed

Cover Reveal: Astarte’s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe!

Posted April 2, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Cover Reveal: Astarte’s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe!

Astarte’s Wrath by Trisha Wolfe e-book Expected publication: July 2012 A Kythan Guardians Novella Prequel to Destiny’s Fire Book Description:Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Kythan Astarte vowed to free the Kythans from the binds that enslaved them to the Egyptian pharaohs and sorcerers. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls…This is the beginning. Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarian her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s…human. All of which makes their love forbidden. But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar, Caesarian’s own father, creeps its ways into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythans free themselves of their servitude, or protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her. Author Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Facebook Excerpt: Whenever the sky bleeds, covering the once-blue pallet with crimson, and the bright ball of fire burns through billowy puffs of white, staining them and the earth in hues of red-orange and amber…and ash floats on a non-existent breeze, I know the Narcolym Guardians are waging a battle.             Shuttering my […]

In My Mailbox! (14)

Posted March 31, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 6 Comments
In My Mailbox! (14)

  Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Book I bought this week:  Slide by Jill Hathaway (Received ARC through NetGalley but had to have my own copy) Above by Leah Bobet Books I received for review: A signed copy of Forgiven by Jana Oliver! (I know I included this in last week’s IMM post but the book didn’t get here by the time I did my post) (Review coming soon) Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross (Release Date 04/10/12) Free books for my Kindle: Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace Frey by Melissa Wright In His Eyes Anthology The Strange Case of Finley Jayne by Kady Cross Jenny Pox by J.L. Bryan *** If you are new to my blog, welcome!  Please sign up to follow my blog using GFC and I will return the favor.  I post everyday (usually more than one post) so make sure to check back often.  Here are some posts you may have missed this week: (click to follow the links) Book Review: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins Cover Reveal: Water (Elemental #3) by Shauna Granger Author Interview: Elisa Ludwig Book Review and Author Interview: Slide by Jill Hathaway Book Reviews: The Goddess Test and The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter Author Interview and Giveaway: Cath […]

Follow Friday! (12)

Posted March 30, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 8 Comments
Follow Friday! (12)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel of Parajunkee and Alison of Alison Can Read! It’s a great way to meet new blogger friends! Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me. The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs! How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! Q: Do you read […]

Cover Reveals You May Have Missed! (7)

Posted March 30, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Cover Reveals You May Have Missed! (7)

Burn for Burn By Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian Release Date: 09/18/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Description from Goodreads: The start of a brand-new young adult trilogy about three very different girls who overcome their differences and band together to seek revenge on those who have wronged them, uncovering a supernatural secret about what brought them together and why in the process. Each book will rotate back and forth between the perspectives of all three characters. Adaptation By Malinda Lo Release Date: 09/18/12 Hardcover/e-book 400 pages Description from Goodreads: Reese and David don’t remember what happened to them after a bird flew into their headlights on the Extraterrestrial Highway–not the resulting car accident and certainly not a bit of the 21 days of care at the military hospital in Nevada. It’s a good thing, the doctors and colonels tell them, that they crashed on a military base, but they won’t tell Reese and David what the extent of their injuries were, or how they were healed. They do tell them they’re not going home, though, until they sign a confidentiality agreement.When they get home, Reese can’t help but find everything a little weird. Worldwide bird strikes resulting in plane crashes have grounded air travel, David won’t talk to her, and she could swear she’s seen her military doctors around the neighborhood. […]

Thursday Swoon! (3)

Posted March 29, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Thursday Swoon! (3)

From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering? Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag #YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog! We want to know 🙂 Currently Reading: Forgiven: A Demon Trappers Novel #3 By Jana Oliver Release Date: 03/27/12 – “One last thing—” In a heartbeat, Roscoe was off his feet and rammed up against the door. The jarring impact set off the security alarm and drenched them in floodlights. “If ya ever hit on Paul Blackthorne’s daughter again,” Beck bellowed inches from the man’s ear, “I will feed ya to a Three, a chunk at a time. Ya got that?” OK, so I know this isn’t a scene between Beck and Riley, but Beck makes me swoon anyway!

Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway Winner!!!

Posted March 29, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 0 Comments
Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway Winner!!!

We have a winner… Congrats to Stacey for being the winner of my kick-butt giveaway!  Winner has been notified by email and has 24 hours to respond and let me know which books they want or a new winner will be chosen.  Thank you to everyone who entered and keep supporting my blog for more awesome giveaways. ***  PS:  If you haven’t already, make sure to enter my other giveaway of a signed copy of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley! http://booksandsparkles.blogspot.com/2012/03/author-interview-cath-crowley.html

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter!

Book Review: Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter!

Goddess Interrupted By Aimee Carter Release Date: 03/27/12 Paperback/e-book 304 pages Book Description from Amazon: Kate Winters has won immortality. But if she wants a life with Henry in the Underworld, she’ll have to fight for it. Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans. As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future. Henry’s first wife, Persephone. ***ARC provided by Harlequin Teen for review*** After spending the summer in Greece with James, Kate is eager to return to Eden and to her new husband, Henry.  But when she returns, the house is empty.  James takes her to the underworld, where everyone is at (which I have to say, Aimee does a great job at making […]

Waiting on Wednesday! (14)

Posted March 28, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 2 Comments
Waiting on Wednesday! (14)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. This week’s Waiting on Wednesday picks are: The Last Echo: A Body Finder Novel By Kimberly Derting Release Date: 04/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 368 pages Book Description from Amazon: Violet kept her morbid ability to sense dead bodies a secret from everyone except her family and her childhood-best-friend-turned-boyfriend, Jay Heaton. That is until forensic psychologist Sara Priest discovered Violet’s talent and invited her to use her gift to track down murderers. Now, as she works with an eclectic group of individuals–including mysterious and dangerously attractive Rafe–it’s Violet’s job to help those who have been murdered by bringing their killers to justice. When Violet discovers the body of a college girl killed by “the girlfriend collector” she is determined to solve the case. But now the serial killer is on the lookout for a new “relationship” and Violet may have caught his eye…. Glimmer By Phoebe Kitanidis Release Date: 04/17/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Book Description from Amazon: When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other’s arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it’s the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future. Terrified by their amnesia, […]

Book Reviews: The Goddess Test and The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter!

Book Reviews: The Goddess Test and The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter!

The Goddess Test By Aimee Carter Release Date: 04/19/11 Paperback/e-book 293 pages Book Description from Amazon: It’s always been just Kate and her mom—and her mother is dying. Her last wish? To move back to her childhood home. So Kate’s going to start at a new school with no friends, no other family and the fear her mother won’t live past the fall. Then she meets Henry. Dark. Tortured. And mesmerizing. He claims to be Hades, god of the Underworld—and if she accepts his bargain, he’ll keep her mother alive while Kate tries to pass seven tests. Kate is sure he’s crazy—until she sees him bring a girl back from the dead. Now saving her mother seems crazily possible. If she succeeds, she’ll become Henry’s future bride, and a goddess. *** The Goddess Test is a modern take on the Greek gods, specifically Hades, god of the underworld.  In The Goddess Test, we meet Kate Winters.  Her mother, who is ill with terminal cancer, has wished to go back to her hometown to spend her last remaining days.  Kate reluctantly agrees and they pack their stuff and move from New York to their new home, Eden. Everyone is Eden knows her mother and Kate can’t handle the pity looks.  She puts up a mental wall around herself to keep everyone […]

Author Interview and Giveaway: Cath Crowley!

Author Interview and Giveaway: Cath Crowley!

Today I have an interview with Cath Crowley, author of Graffiti Moon (which is a beautiful story), click here to read my review.  Cath Crowley has also offered to give away a signed copy of Graffiti Moon to one lucky winner!  Open internationally, Enter giveaway below. Graffiti Moon By Cath Crowley Release Date: 02/14/12 Hardcover/-ebook 272 pages Book Description from Amazon: Senior year is over, and Lucy has the perfect way to celebrate: tonight, she’s going to find Shadow, the mysterious graffiti artist whose work appears all over the city. He’s out there somewhere—spraying color, spraying birds and blue sky on the night—and Lucy knows a guy who paints like Shadow is someone she could fall for. Really fall for. Instead, Lucy’s stuck at a party with Ed, the guy she’s managed to avoid since the most awkward date of her life. But when Ed tells her he knows where to find Shadow, they’re suddenly on an all-night search around the city. And what Lucy can’t see is the one thing that’s right before her eyes. *** 1. What are you working on right now? I’m working on a book called The Howling Boy. Audrey and Crow, both seventeen, narrate it. I guess I’d say it’s a love story. A slightly strange one. 2.  Will we ever get to read […]

Teaser Tuesday! (14)

Posted March 27, 2012 by Nereyda in Uncategorized / 1 Comment
Teaser Tuesday! (14)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.  Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current read Open to a random page Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Currently Reading: Goddess Interrupted By Aimee Carter Release Date: 03/27/12 Teaser #1: -“Your gift, of course.”  My mother’s smile faltered.  “Do tell me Henry explained this to you last winter.” I gritted my teeth.  “From here on out, how about everyone assumes that if Henry was supposed to tell me something, he didn’t.  Sound like a plan?” Teaser #2: -I wasn’t Persephone, and for the first time since meeting Henry over a year ago, I finally realized that was a good thing.  Leave a link to your TT post…

Book Review and Author Interview: Slide by Jill Hathaway!

Book Review and Author Interview: Slide by Jill Hathaway!

Slide By Jill Hathaway Release Date: 03/27/12 Hardcover/e-book 256 pages Book Description from Amazon: Vee Bell is certain of one irrefutable truth—her sister’s friend Sophie didn’t kill herself. She was murdered. Vee knows this because she was there. Everyone believes Vee is narcoleptic, but she doesn’t actually fall asleep during these episodes: When she passes out, she slides into somebody else’s mind and experiences the world through that person’s eyes. She’s slid into her sister as she cheated on a math test, into a teacher sneaking a drink before class. She learned the worst about a supposed “friend” when she slid into her during a school dance. But nothing could have prepared Vee for what happens one October night when she slides into the mind of someone holding a bloody knife, standing over Sophie’s slashed body. Vee desperately wishes she could share her secret, but who would believe her? It sounds so crazy that she can’t bring herself to tell her best friend, Rollins, let alone the police. Even if she could confide in Rollins, he has been acting distant lately, especially now that she’s been spending more time with Zane. Enmeshed in a terrifying web of secrets, lies, and danger and with no one to turn to, Vee must find a way to unmask the killer before he or […]

Author Interview: Elisa Ludwig!

Author Interview: Elisa Ludwig!

Today I have the an interview with the lovely Elisa Ludwig, author of Pretty Crooked.  Click here for my review of Pretty Crooked! Pretty Crooked By Elisa Ludwig Release Date: 03/13/12 Hardcover/e-book 358 pages Book Description from Amazon: Willa’s secret plan seems all too simple. Take from the rich kids at valley prep and give to the poor ones. Yet Willa’s turn as Robin Hood at her new high school is anything but. Bilking her “friends”—known to everyone as the Glitterati—without them suspecting a thing is far from easy. Learning how to break into lockers and Beemers is as hard as she’d thought it would be. Delivering care packages to the scholarship girls, who are bullied just for being different, is more fun than she’d expected. The complication Willa didn’t expect, though, is Aidan Murphy, VP’s most notorious ace-degenerate. His mere existence is distracting Willa from what matters most to her—evening the social playing field between the haves and have-nots. There’s no time for flirting, especially with conceited trust-funders like Aidan. But when the cops start investigating the string of thefts at Valley Prep and the Glitterati begin to seek revenge, could Aidan wind up being the person that Willa trusts most? Elisa Ludwig’s Pretty Crooked is the first book in an adventurous teen caper series filled with mystery, humor, […]