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, Marshall and Elyse make a pact to work together to […]
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 away and she plans to move back to New York […]
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 more about Ed and Lucy in any of your other […]
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…
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 she strikes again. ***ARC received by HarperCollins for review*** Jill […]
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, and heart. *** 1. My favorite character (besides Willa) was […]
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: Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins Slide by Jill Hathaway The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter This week I plan on reading: The Goddess Hunt by Aimee Carter Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter Forgiven by Jana Oliver Untouched by Jus Accardo Existence by Abbi Glines (Seems like a lot of books but two of them are novellas) Make sure to keep checking my blog later today because I have some good stuff coming up including some cover reveals, interview with Elisa Ludwig and Slide book review and interview with Jill Hathaway! *** If you are a new visitor welcome! Please follow my blog via GFC and I will return the favor. Also, make sure to check out my two book giveaway for the Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway! Here are some posts you may have missed last week, click on the link to check them out: Some AWESOME Cover Reveals you may have missed Official Pure Blog Tour: Pure Review and Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review of Pretty Crooked by Elisa […]
I LOVE book covers so I am thrilled to participate in this cover reveal! Water (Elemental Book 3) By Shauna Granger Release Date: 06/19/12 The cover was designed by Stephanie Mooney Book Description: Shayna’s first surfing session of the summer is interrupted by the screams of a mother who has lost her little boy in the water. Without regard to her own safety, Shayna swims out, rescues the boy, but must escape the clutches of something far worse than she could have ever imagined – mermaids. Compelled to answer the sirens’ call, the boys of Shayna’s town are drawn to the sea, but when they return are afflicted by an unknown illness, a sickness which is draining them of their life force. Unable to tell anyone about the mermaids, Shayna and her friends are forced to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and in doing so, Shayna will finally have to face the full force of her powers. Whether she’s ready or not, she will have to face her true nature. *** Where to find the author: Shauna Granger’s Blog Facebook: Shauna Granger Twitter: @dyingechoes Water on Goodreads Here are the other two books in this series. What do you think of the cover? I think it’s creeptastic!
Spell Bound: A Hex Hall Novel By Rachel Hawkins Release Date: 03/13/12 Hardcover/e-book 336 pages Book Description from Amazon: Hailed as “impossible to put down,” the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted. Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident. Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late? ***Spoiler-free review, there will however be spoiler for Hex Hall and Demonglass*** Ah Sophie, how I have missed you… In the end of Demonglass, Sophie and her father have been stripped of their magic powers, Archer and Jenna have been captured and Thorne Abbey is under attack. Cal, her fiancé even though she is technically with Archer, (no, Sophie is not that kind of girl. Witches and warlocks have arranged marriages) […]
In My Mailbox! Meme created by Kristi at The Story Siren, that features books I’ve received/purchased/borrowed during the current week. Books I Bought This Week: Illuminate: A Gilded Wings Novel by Aimee Agresti Books I received for Review: Forgiven: A Demon Trapper’s Novel by Jana Oliver (Release Date 03/27/12) Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein (Release Date 05/15/12) A HUGE thanks to Entangled Publishing and Jana Oliver for sending me their books! What did you get this week? *** If you are a new visitor welcome! Please follow my blog via GFC and I will return the favor. Also, make sure to check out my two book giveaway for the Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway! Here are some posts you may have missed this week, click on the link to check them out: Some AWESOME Cover Reveals you may have missed Official Pure Blog Tour: Pure Review and Interview with Jennifer L. Armentrout Book Review of Pretty Crooked by Elisa Ludwig Interview with Kirsten Hubbard, author of Wanderlove Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway, winner picks 2 books!!!
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! Q: What is the longest book you’ve read? What are your favorite 600+ page reads? The longest book I read was Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead at 608 pages. I devoured that book in less than 24 hours! *** If you are a new visitor welcome! Please follow my blog via GFC and I will return the favor. Also, make sure to check out my two book giveaway for the Kick-Butt Character Blog Hop Giveaway! Here are some posts you may have missed this week, click on the link to check them out: Some AWESOME Cover Reveals you may have missed Official Pure Blog Tour: Pure Review and Interview with […]
I’m thrilled to participate in the Kick-Butt character blog hop giveaway. For this giveaway I am focusing on some of my favorite kick-butt heroine. I love nothing better than an awesome chick that can take care of herself! This awesome giveaway is hosted by Good Choice Reading and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Here are my top picks for my favorite kick butt heroines: Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead Riley Blackthorne from the Demon Trappers series by Jana Oliver Alexandra Andros from the Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout I decided to add some more books to the giveaway: Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins Clary Fray from The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare One lucky winner will receive two of the following books: (You get to choose which two books you want and which format, actual book (new) or Kindle e-book) Rules: 1. Must be a blog follower, leave your follower name and your email so I can contact you if you win. +2 2. Tweet about the giveaway, leave your tweet link. +3 3. Grab my button to share on your blog. +2 4. Leave a comment sharing your favorite kick-butt heroine. +1 5. Sorry, U.S. only if you want to receive the physical books. Open international if you want to receive the Kindle books and have […]
I’m thrilled to have had the chance to interview Kirsten Hubbard! Her latest book, Wanderlove was so awesome and perfect that it instantly became one of my all-time favorite books! Click here to read my review. Wanderlove By Kirsten Hubbard Release Date: 03/13/12 Hardcover/e-book 352 pages Book Description from Amazon: It all begins with a stupid question: Are you a Global Vagabond? No, but 18-year-old Bria Sandoval wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a guided tour of Central America–the wrong one. Middle-aged tourists with fanny packs are hardly the key to self-rediscovery. When Bria meets Rowan, devoted backpacker and dive instructor, and his outspokenly humanitarian sister Starling, she seizes the chance to ditch her group and join them off the beaten path. Bria’s a good girl trying to go bad. Rowan’s a bad boy trying to stay good. As they travel across a panorama of Mayan villages, remote Belizean islands, and hostels plagued with jungle beasties, they discover what they’ve got in common: both seek to leave behind the old versions of themselves. And the secret to escaping the past, Rowan’s found, is to keep moving forward. But Bria comes to realize she can’t run forever, no matter what Rowan says. If she ever wants the courage to fall for someone worthwhile, she has to start looking back. […]
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, and heart. ***ARC received by HarperCollins for review*** Every time I read a contemporary YA book I always wonder why I don’t read more of them. Pretty Crooked was an awesome, funny story […]
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 🙂 Just finished reading: Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins -And I guess it was that last emotion that made me rise up on tiptoes and softly brush my lips over his. I hadn’t meant for it to be a real kiss; it was more a gesture of thanks and comfort than anything else. But when I went to pull back, Cal cupped my cheek, and his mouth slanted over mine, and just like that, it was definitely a real kiss.
Trailer Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Totally Bookalicious where I showcase Trailers for Books that I think you’ll like. Trailers will be for books that are usually new or upcoming releases. However, from time to time there may be an older trailer for a book I love. The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) By Julie Kagawa Release Date: 04/24/12 Hardcover/e-book 512 pages Book Description from Amazon: In a future world, vampires reign. Humans are blood cattle. And one girl will search for the key to save humanity. Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a vampire city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them. The vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself is attacked—and given the ultimate choice. Die…or become one of the monsters. Faced with her own mortality, Allie becomes what she despises most. To survive, she must learn the rules of being immortal, including the most important: go long enough without human blood, and you will go mad. Then Allie is forced to flee into the unknown, outside her city walls. There she joins a ragged band of humans who are seeking a legend—a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and […]
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: I read Daimon, Half-Blood and Pure last week (which I LOVED) and Obsidian was my favorite book of 2011, now I can’t wait to get my hands on any book that Jennifer writes! Deity: A Covenant Novel By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 11/06/12 Paperback/e-book No Book Description Yet… Onyx: A Lux Novel By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 08/14/12 Paperback/e-book 416 pages Book Description from Amazon: Being connected to Daemon Black sucks… Thanks to his alien mojo, Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarro connection. So I’ve sworn him off, even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But we’ve got bigger problems. Something worse than the Arum has come to town… The Department of Defense are here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And there’s this new boy in school who’s got a secret of his own. He knows what’s happened to me and he can help, but to do so, I have to lie to Daemon and stay away from him. Like that’s possible. Against all common sense, I’m falling for Daemon. Hard. But […]
I’m super excited to be one of the official Pure Blog Tour stop! Pure: A Covenant Novel By Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: 03/08/12 Paperback/e-book 320 pages Book Description from Amazon: Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn’t exactly awesome–especially when Alexandria’s “other half” is everywhere she goes. Seth’s in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom–so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do–and sacrifice–for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies–lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon… and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn’t blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude… or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone. BONUS: The e-book edition of Pure contains a bonus scene from Seth’s point-of-view. ***This review is spoiler-free but there are some MAJOR spoilers if you haven’t read Half-Blood, you’ve been warned! *** Wow, just wow! After finishing Half-Blood, I immediately dove into Pure. I […]