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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Dystopian Giveaway Hop WIN Struck by Jennifer Bosworth

 

Welcome to the DYSTOPIAN Giveaway Hop! 


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Waiting on Wednesday ECHO by ALYSON NOEL @AlysonNoel @MacKidsBooks @StMartinsPress



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:






Book Description

November 13, 2012 Soul Seekers (Book 2)

The second book in the Soul Seekers series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël!

Daire Santos just saved her grandmother's life—and her soul. But at a cost. The Richters, a dark family of sorcerers, have been let loose in the Lowerworld, and Daire and her boyfriend, Dace, must once again work together to find them before they upset the balance between good and evil, and destroy not only their small town in New Mexico, but the entire world.
As Daire and Dace's relationship deepens, Dace’s evil brother Cade grows stronger than ever, building his power and forcing Daire to confront the horrifying prophecy that has brought them all together. One that will leave Daire no choice but to claim her true destiny as Seeker, but only by making an unthinkable sacrifice for the greater good of all.

About the Author

ALYSON NOËL is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals series, the Riley Bloom series, and seven previous novels for St. Martin’s Press. She lives in Laguna Beach, California, where she is at work on her next book.

 Details

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (November 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312664877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312664879

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Book Trailer Tuesday DEAR TEEN ME @zestbooks


Monday, October 29, 2012

Review DEAR TEEN ME by E. Kristin Anderson & Miranda Kenneally @ZestBooks


Book Description

October 30, 2012

Dear Teen Me includes advice from over 70 YA authors (including Lauren Oliver, Ellen Hopkins, and Nancy Holder, to name a few) to their teenage selves. The letters cover a wide range of topics, including physical abuse, body issues, bullying, friendship, love, and enough insecurities to fill an auditorium. So pick a page, and find out which of your favorite authors had a really bad first kiss? Who found true love at 18? Who wishes he’d had more fun in high school instead of studying so hard? Some authors write diary entries, some write letters, and a few graphic novelists turn their stories into visual art. And whether you hang out with the theater kids, the band geeks, the bad boys, the loners, the class presidents, the delinquents, the jocks, or the nerds, you’ll find friends--and a lot of familiar faces--in the course of Dear Teen Me.

About the Author
Miranda Kenneally is the author of Catching Jordan (fall 2011), Stealing Parker (fall 2012), and Bad, Bad Thing (spring 2013). She is the co-creator of the blog Dear Teen Me. Miranda is represented by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency.
E. Kristin Anderson is the co-creater of the blog Dear Teen Me. Her poetry has been published worldwide in literary journals. She is also an assistant editor at Hunger Mountain for their YA and Children's section. Look out for Ms. Anderson's work in the forthcoming anthology Coin Opera II, a collection of poems about video games from Sidekick Books.

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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

This book is a collection letters written by popular young adult authors to themselves as teens to tell them that essentially, life does get better.  Well, in some cases, it does get way worse than better, but eventually, things do look up.  There are all kinds of confessions involved here, some of my favorite authors have dealt with illness, abuse and more adversaries that make my life look like a fairy tale. Most have been threatened by bullies, a lot have had family members die, suffer from drug abuse or even worse. 

I had no idea that these authors had to deal with these situations while growing up.  It is amazing that some survived at all and a lot of them have incorporated their experiences into their work.  It is truly eye opening.  Some of my favorites were from Carrie Jones where she explains that a horrible encounter with a boy ended with her having epilepsy.  The letter from Ilsa Bick was heart rendering as she talks about her father who was the only survivor of a Nazi death camp. There are also a few lighthearted moments where authors name their celebrity crushes.  I wish I would have found the tumblr site for this book before it was released.  I am going to send it to every teen I know. 


Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Zest Books; Original edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936976218
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936976218

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Stacking the Shelves October 28.2012




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Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Friday, October 26, 2012

COVER REVEAL Witch and Wizard by James Patterson @lbkids #witchandwizard @JP_Books

Welcome to Day 4 of the cover reveal for the latest two books in the Witch and Wizard Series by James Patterson!





The Kiss



The Gift


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giveaway 2012 MYTHOLOGY Hop WIN Huntress by Malinda Lo





Welcome to the 2012 MYTHOLOGY Giveaway Hop! 

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There are over one hundred blogs participating and each has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one.  This hop starts October 26th and and ends on Novemeber 4th,  midnight. 

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GIVEAWAY The Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry WIN $100 to Amazon #bookblast


The Waiting Booth by Brinda Berry

A missing boy, government agents, an interdimensional portal... Mia has one goal for her senior year at Whispering Woods High-find her missing older brother. But when her science project reveals a portal into another dimension, she learns that travelers are moving in and out of her woods in the most alarming way and government agents Regulus and Arizona are policing their immigration. Mia's drawn to the mysterious, aloof Regulus, but it's no time for a crush. She needs to find out what they know about her brother, while the agents fight to save the world from viral contamination. But when Regulus reveals that he knows Mia's secrets, she begins to wonder if there's more going on than she thought...and if she was wrong to trust him...
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Praise for The Waiting Booth:
"The book kept me on the edge of my seat with its perfect balance of teenaged angst, interdimensional portals, and a fractured family."
~ Author Christine Ashworth

"The description was so good I could easily see things as they happened...like a movie playing in my mind as I read. I just love Regulus. He's my kind of hero for sure."
~ Author Lynn Rush




Author Brinda Berry

Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family and two spunky cairn terriers. She has a BSE in English and French and a MEd in Learning Systems Technology. She's terribly fond of chocolate, coffee, and books that take her away from reality. She doesn't mind being called a geek or “crazy dog lady”. When she's not working the day job or writing a novel, she's guilty of surfing the internet for no good reason.



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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Giveaway & Review SILENT SONG by RON C. NIETO




The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.


Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.


Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.


As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity.






About the Author:

Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.
If you would like to know more about her, please visit her website.

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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Alice and Keith were childhood friends, although it takes awhile for both of them to remember this fact.  Alice is on the A Team, one of the popular girls with her best friend Anna while Keith is an outcast, a musician with dyed hair and black finger nails.  Nicknamed "Dracula in Drag, Keith doesn't much mind since he has his music and his pride, he pretty much ignores those kids as they ignore him.   When he discovers Alice has been stalking him while he plays music at home, it takes awhile for Alice to connect him to the Keith she once had as a childhood friend.  The two really bond when Alice is cast as the lead in a play and Keith writes the music for it.

As Keith composes the music for the play, mysterious things start to happen to him.  He gets hooked on one song and can't stop playing until Alice breaks the spell.  There is also a mysterious family that has donated props to the school for the play and those appear to be haunted as well.  People all around the pair are acting strange and as the two investigate the props and the music, they become aware of some weird things.

I just adored this quick and easy to read contemporary teen romance with a bit of a ghost story worked into it.  The characters, especially Alice and Keith were people I seemed to know in high school.  These are kids that are trying to make the right choices while growing up and I applaud the author's efforts to write about that while keeping it light and not preachy.  Yes, the kids do a little bit of swearing and there are a few kisses here and there, but everything develops perfectly and naturally.  Sigh, there are not enough of books like this around.  Now, I can't wait for another work by Nieto since this one was pretty close to perfect. 


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About the Author:

Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.
If you would like to know more about her, please visit her website.


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The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.


Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.


Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.


As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity.
 



1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

Boy... is this a hard question. I started reading with my mom really soon, and the transition to doing it by myself was quite smooth so I can’t recall the exact title. I do recall that one of the earliest books (series, actually) I read was The Little Vampire, by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. I still have the whole series shelved! While I think it was rated for kids age 10, I went through it in summer when I was 6 years old. I didn’t mean I read the one book, though—I went through the whole 16 titles in the series. It marked me? I’m sure it did. Did it influence what I’d read in following years and even now? Oh, yes. Does it influence what I write? That’s for my readers to know, I guess.


2. What are you reading right now?

Before I Wake, by Rachel Vincent (it’s actually an audiobook, but it still counts, right?), Building from Ashes by Elizabeth Hunter (that’s an eBook) and King of Thorns (that’s the print). That actually says a lot about my reading: I’m always combining something popular with something indie, something light and fast with something... else. My currently-reading list changes weekly, in any case, and it’s pretty eclectic.


3. How does your garden grow?
Erm. This is a trick question I’m completely missing the point of, right? But, to answer literally: I don’t have a garden, since I live in an apartment. I love plants (especially roses... I bet you hadn’t figured that one out!) but I don’t have much patience to care for them—I spend too much time inside my own head to remember watering! Pets are different, because they actually remind me to come out and eat from time to time (laughs) but the poor plants never stood a chance.

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

At the risk of sounding really self-centered: it was my own book trailer, to make sure it was properly listed and all. But, really, I Google a lot. I’m a firm believer in not bothering to store the info myself when I can just type a few words and find anything I need. I Google books I like, CSS and design tips, research stuff for my novels, research stuff for my job, the weather, what they’ll be showing in TV tonight, what gives at my favorite cinemas... You name it!

5. What makes you cringe?

Spiders. They don’t just make me cringe: they make me scream my lungs out and run for the hills. Ghosts also scare me (which is pretty funny, given) more than normal psychos do. In other cringe-y departments, I have several pet peeves that won’t be named regarding books and music, since those are the most important things in my life. Other than that... I’m a pretty cringe-free person! :)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Book Trailer Tuesday ROAR AND LIVE by VERONICA ROSSI @harperteen @V_Rossibooks









Before Perry and Aria, there was Roar and Liv.

After a childhood spent wandering the borderlands, Roar finally feels like he has a home with the Tides. His best friend Perry is like a brother to him, and Perry's sister, Liv, is the love of his life. But Perry and Liv's unpredictable older brother, Vale, is the Blood Lord of the Tides, and he has never looked kindly on Roar and Liv's union. Normally, Roar couldn't care less about Vale's opinion. But with food running low and conditions worsening every day, Vale's leadership is more vital—and more brutal—than ever. Desperate to protect his tribe, Vale makes a decision that will shatter the life Roar knew and change the fate of the Tides forever.

Set in the harsh but often beautiful world of Veronica Rossi's "unforgettable" Under the Never Sky (Examiner.com), this captivating prequel novella stands on its own for new readers and offers series fans a fascinating look into the character of Roar. Poignant and powerful, Roar and Liv is...

GIVEAWAY The Emerald Talisman Audio Book by Brenda Pandos WIN $100 to Amazon


The Emerald Talisman Audio Book by Brenda Pandos  
Read by Mary Morgan

You can run from your destiny, but you can't hide.

If for no other reason than to help endure the hormonal rush of high school, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would trade her ability to feel her fellow students' emotions in a heartbeat, especially half the boys in class.

When the beguiling Nicholas uses his superhuman strength to rescue Julia from the edge of a cliff before she's devoured by a bloodthirsty stalker, Julia is suddenly thrust into an underground world where people and animals are often one and the same. Fellow high school students disappear and only Julia and Nicholas know the truth. While Nicholas, a vampire hunter, is out stopping the ever-growing coven, an old friend entices Julia to join him on the dark side and a psychic tells Julia she alone is the key to stopping the madness, problem is it'll require Nicholas' life. 






Author Brenda Pandos:  

Brenda Pandos lives in California with her husband and two boys. She attempts to balance her busy life filled with writing, being a mother and wife, and spending time with friends and family. Working formerly as an I.T. Administrator, she never believed her imagination would be put to good use. After her son was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder her life completely changed. Writing paranormal romance became something she could do at home while tending to the new needs of her family, household, and herself.


Three years later, Brenda now has five books published, The Talisman Trilogy: The Emerald Talisman, The Sapphire Talisman, and The Onyx Talisman, and Mer Tales: Everblue and Evergreen. She is currently working on the third book of Mer Tales, Everlost, coming February 2013.



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Audio Book Tour 

Readers are invited to participate in The Emerald Talisman blog tour from 10/26-11/23 hosted by Confessions of a Bookaholic. There will be giveaways, interviews and a scavenger hunt! 





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Monday, October 22, 2012

Giveaway SPOOKTACULAR hop WIN Strange Angels SET by Lili St Crow





Welcome to the SPOOKTACULAR  Giveaway Hop! 

This hop is hosted by: 
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There are over FOUR HUNDRED blogs participating and each has their own entry rules and geographic limits, so be sure to read the rules for each one.  This hop starts October 24th and and ends on October 31st,  midnight. 




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Review HORRID HENRY by Francesca Simon @JabberwockyKids


Book Description


May 24, 2012 Horrid Henry
Four brand new stories in which Horrid Henry makes his own scary movie -- The Undead Demon Monster Who Would Not Die, persuades Peter to hand over his stash of Grump Cards (as a brilliant scheme to get him out of the punishments his parents give him) and spends a weekend at Aunt Ruby's where he has to share a bedroom with his two arch-enemies, Stuck-Up Steve and Bossy Bill. Then when Henry's school decides to have a mini-Olympics, he sets up his own Holympics, with medals for crisp-eating, TV watching, and Burping to the Beat.


About the Author

Francesca Simon
spent her childhood on the beach in California, and then went to Yale and Oxford Universities to study medieval history and literature. She now lives in London with her family. She has written over 45 books and won THE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR in 2008 at the Galaxy British Book Awards for HORRID HENRY AND THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN. Visit Francesca's website at www.francescasimon.com 
Tony Ross is one of Britain's best known illustrators, with many picture books to his name as well as line drawings for many fiction titles. He lives in Oxfordshire.

SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

MY THOUGHTS 
LOVED IT




Four wonderful tales are compiled into this easy to read chapter book. Horrid Henry has a diabolical plan to scare everyone and when they see his monster movie, people will tremble in fear. Then Henry is off to visit his aunt and his cousin Steve who always gives Henry grief where Henry manages to break a bunk bed. When Henry becomes horridly grumpy, and needs a free pass, he conspires to get one with all of his might. Then at last, Henry decides that he can eat faster than anyone and tries to convince the school that eating should be an Olympic event. The events Henry supports are nothing that the school would ever endorse. The stories are full of humor and told with wit and charm, letting the kids who read about Henry feel a bit naughty themselves.  This should please even the most reluctant male reader.





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