Friday, November 25, 2011

[Blog Tour] Paranormal Turkey Tour

Ah yes, Thanksgiving. Nothing says the holidays like sitting around a fully decked out dining room table with mouthwatering temptations waiting to be gobbled up. Everyone waits anxiously for the big reveal… the turkey!

Lovingly prepared since early that morning, the turkey is brought out in a covered, silver serving platter. Aunt Edith smacks little Tommy's hand as he attempts to steal a candied yam dripping with marshmallow. The collective breath is held as the silver cover is removed… revealing… a zombie turkey!

What—what? That's right folks, this year, we are celebrating this American holiday paranormal style. And what says paranormal holiday better than a walking, talking zombie turkey?

This zombie turkey brings you important tidings of great prizes that shall be for all people… who participate and win of course.

November 25-27 you could win up to $200 in prizes!

Three days.Four YA paranormal books. Five chances to win!

And who are these crazy paranormal authors? Check them out. It's like the Nightmare Before Christmas, Thanksgiving style!

Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted

"Psychic or not, you'll never see the end for this one coming! Emlyn Chand is pioneering 'the next big thing' for YA." ~ Emily Reese, author of Second Death

Alex Kosmitoras may be blind, but he can still “see” things others can’t. When his unwanted visions of the future begin to suggest that the girl he likes could be in danger, he has no choice but to take on destiny and demand it reconsider.

Monster Mash: Emlyn says… I. AM. WEREWOLF! And why's that you ask? First off, my name (Chand) literally means moon in Sanskrit. Next, werewolves are super cool--we can blend in with common folk, and then out of nowhere, kapow! I'm a werewolf, and I sure am hungry. Lastly, Team Jacob 100%. Now excuse me while I cock back my head and howl at my namesake.



Patti Larsen, author of Family Magic

"Patti Larsen is truly gifted because I read Family Magic cover to cover and I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the next installment!" ~ from Goodreads review

Sixteen-year-old SydlynnHayle is the daughter of a powerful witch and a demon lord, but she just wants to be ordinary. When her coven comes under attack, Syd must face the fact only her power can save her family's magic.

Monster Mash: Patti says… I am a witch. Naturally. I weave spells with my words, cast incantations from my keyboard, mix up the very best potions in my cauldron of documents. You want to stay on my good side. Trust me. Unless you enjoy waking up as something... unnatural.



Kimberly Kinrade, author of Forbidden Mind

"Forbidden Mind is a thrilling, dark and deeply romantic read that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and eagerly awaiting the next installment." ~Refracted Light Young Adult Book Reviews

Paranormal teens with unimaginable powers.An evil organization with deep secrets. When Sam, a girl who reads minds, meets a boy who controls minds, she discovers her future isn't what she thought. Together they must escape and free the others… or risk losing everything—and everyone—they love.

Monster Mash: Kimberly says… I may look like a demon, but I'm actually a succubus. Enchanting and seductive, I weave stories that will fuel your passions and make you fall in love. But be warned… once you fall under the spell of my words, your world will never be the same.



John Corwin, author of The Next Thing I Knew

Corwin does a phenomenal job of including humor throughout this novel. This book was like . . . Ghost (the movie) meets The Host (by Stephanie Meyer) meets MIB (Men In Black the movie). ~Maryann, Chapter by Chapter

The afterlife is the last thing on Lucy’s mind until she and every other human on the planet drop dead and find themselves in the hereafter. Lucy drags her social life back from the grave and enlists her friends to figure out the rules of the afterlife and, more importantly, to discover who or what killed everyone and why anyone would do such a mean thing.

Monster Mash: John says… I am a ninja. After all, vampires are simply ninjas with fangs. They can hide in plain sight, right in your living room. Jump out and scare the wits out of you. Drop a smoke bomb and poof! All you’re left with is stinky smoke in your house and soiled underclothes.

The Prizes

Four $25 Book Entries: For each of the four books in the contest, you can enter to win $25 (up to $100 in giveaways!) Simply buy a copy of the book and email the proof of purchase for that book OR submit the first sentence of the fifth chapter for that book to ParanormalTurkey@gmail.com. Winners will be chosen randomly. Each person can submit one entry per book. Here are the links for each book:
And...if you buy all FOUR books, you are entered to win the Grand Prize!

The Grand Prize

One randomly selected reader who enters to win all four book prizes (Family Magic, Farsighted, Forbidden Mind and The Next Thing I Knew) will win the grand prize of $100.

So go on now and pick up a copy of these fantastic paranormal reads before the zombie turkey eats you!

What? Still around? Then enjoy these fun book trailers and Paranormal Turkey Tour trailer. (Then go buy the books.) Also, leave a comment and help your favorite blog host win a $50 prize!

Notes:
  • All winners will be chosen randomly using random.org.
  • Amazon links are provided, but books purchased through any online vendor will qualify with proof of purchase.






Thursday, November 24, 2011

Feature & Follow Friday

This week's featured blogger is

Shanan @ The Book Addict


To join the fun and make now book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:

If you are new to the #FF fun, Feature & Follow Friday is a blog hop that expands your blog following by a join effort between bloggers. First you leave your name here and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them hi in their comments. You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win.

Now to make this #FF interesting we do a FEATURE blogger. The Feature bloggers are chosen randomly from participants in the Follow Friday or through twitter and blog introductions. If you are interested in becoming a Feature let me know!



Q: It’s Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. so we want to know what you are Thankful for – blogging related of course! Who has helped you out along the way? What books are you thankful for reading?


I'm thankful for the people who has helped this blog, Marz, Era and Geianne BIG thanks for all the hard work. I'm thankful for the authors who have written books that we have read and pour our hearts out in reviewing them. I'm thankful to Cassandra Clare for writing City of Bones for it has lead me in to the wonderful world of Books which I'm currently in love with.


Big THANKS to Dea of Teen Readers' Diary, my Twitter friend who suggested me to read City of Bones and swoon over on Jace Wayland. It's a pleasure that I've met you. Kai of Amaterasu Reads and Precious of Fragments of Life Thank you for inspiring me to be a good blogger, I may have a lot to learn but it is always fun to learn new things from the both of you.


To the EVER lovely, gracious, kind Joy of Joyous Reads you know I love you from the bottom of of my ever loving heart!


Who are you Thankful for?
Let us know in the comment!
Happy Friday and Thanksgiving to everyone! *waves*

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #14 by TheJay2xA


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Breaking Beautiful
by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Expected Publication: April 24th 2012 by Walker & Company


Description from Goodreads:

Allie lost everything the night her boyfriend, Trip, died in a horrible car accident—including her memory of the event. As their small town mourns his death, Allie is afraid to remember because doing so means delving into what she’s kept hidden for so long: the horrible reality of their abusive relationship.

When the police reopen the investigation, it casts suspicion on Allie and her best friend, Blake, especially as their budding romance raises eyebrows around town. Allie knows she must tell the truth. Can she reach deep enough to remember that night so she can finally break free? Debut writer Jennifer Shaw Wolf takes readers on an emotional ride through the murky waters of love, shame, and, ultimately, forgiveness.


The Catastrophic History of You and Me
by Jess Rothenberg
Expected Publication: February 21st 2012 by Penguin Young Readers Group

 
Description from Goodreads:

Dying of a broken heart is just the beginning.... Welcome to forever.

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

"Inventive, gorgeous, funny and yes . . . heartbreaking. You will absolutely love this book." — Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of Before I Fall and Delirium.

 

Monday, November 21, 2011

[Review] Legend by Marie Lu

Legend
by Marie Lu

Publication Date: November 29th 2011
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

-Goodreads

Cinematic! A dystopian book on its finest! I love it!

Legend has been one of my favorite read this year. It is no doubt one dystopian book that is on the top of its game. The story just draw you in on every page read, it is compelling that you don’t want it to stop. I find the book very cinematic, the way it was plotted, I cannot say more because it was really awesome. Every little detail was conveyed properly and I totally love the details. The story of Day and June was plotted and written perfectly that it draws readers to read more, the details and how it was put together is just a WOWer for me. I cannot explain more how I love this book, I have to say this that I was not easily won by this book from the first 2 chapter but when the details came rushing in on the new few chapters I suddenly caught myself not stopping on reading it. I think people will be surprise on how this book will turn out, I find it very predictable but in a sense that you’ll be entertained by how it turns out. I also describe this book as Enigmatic, it is actually enigmatic or much to say very mysterious. I was actually asking myself why you would title this book Legend.

Day is one of the most admirable characters that I’ve read. I think everyone can relate to his outlook in life. I find Day as a very mischievous person but have the heart that cares for his family; I really like how he was written with the heart of a lady but the courage of a man. I personally can relate to this character because I think I would do the same when in a situation like his. June is very much like Day, she shows courage of a man but deep inside she’s still a lady in disguise. I think both of them have been submitted to a situation in an early stage they both submitted themselves to change for the sake of the country and their family. Thomas is one character that I’m most gutted; you can say that he’s the antagonist of the story. I won’t spoil anymore details so I think I’ll just leave it there.

The cover of Legend is just eye catching and very appropriate for its theme and story. I think I didn’t much read about the emblem that was shown on the cover but it’s not much of a question to me whether it was like that or not.

Overall this book is an amazing read! I can say that it deserves its movie offer. Yes, the movie rights for this book have been sold and I can’t wait for this book to be turned into a movie. I think I can recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for a good read. I think it proves how this book is what I can say cinematic, even before hearing this news I think the book was meant to be in the big screens. I cannot wait for book 2 of the series. I just read that Marie Lu has wrapped up writing for the sequel. There has not been a title yet but I’m very much excited on what will happen to Day and June.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I write young adult novels, and have a special love for dystopian books. Ironically, I was born in 1984. Before becoming a full-time writer, I was an Art Director at a video game company where I enjoyed discussing Facebook game apps with my co-workers, hearing amusing insider stories about World of Warcraft bugs, and delighting in cute 3D renditions of buildings--all via Skype. Now I shuffle around at home and talk to myself a lot. :)

I like food, fighter jets, afternoon tea, happy people, electronics, the interwebz, cupcakes, pianos, bright colors, rain, Christmas lights, sketches, animation, dogs, farmers' markets, video games, and of course, books. I suck at working out. I also get lost very easily, but am a halfway decent driver. At least, I like to think so.

I was born near Shanghai, but settled down in Texas until I went off to college at the University of Southern California. California weather sweet-talked me into sticking around, so I'm currently in Pasadena with my boyfriend, two Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and a chihuahua mix.




Sunday, November 20, 2011

Amazon Bargains #1

Amazon Bargains is a new feature here in We Fancy Books. I'm a big fan of Amazon not just because it has a secure way of delivering items to you, it also has Bargain books that I usually order and put up into a giveaway. So every Monday I decided to share them to all of you. Since this is a Book blog ill post Bargain Books but may or may not include other items on bargain. Most books are less than $10 or more.

Link to this page
Marked: A House of Night Novel and  
Awakened: A House of Night Novel  
by P. C. Cast , Kristin Cast [Hardcover] only $7.20



The Host 
by Stephanie Meyer [Paperback] only $6.80


Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 7)
by J.R. Ward [Hardcover] only $9.98

Vampire Academy Signature Edition: A Vampire Academy Novel
by Richelle Mead [Hardcover] only $7.20

The Lovely Bones
by Alice Sebold [Paperback] only $6.00

Dreamland
by Sarah Dessen [Paperback] only $3.60



Bookish News #1

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New Feature!

Welcome to Bookish News by We Fancy Books. This is a feature where we try to sum up some Book News the whole week. I hope this feature will help you guys be up to date about the latest Book News around the Bookish Community~

Book Release

Shatter Me is released! Last Tuesday, November 15th. the most anticipated book for this year has been released! I have been one of the few people who has been lucky to read Shatter Me before it's released and man I was really blown away. If you haven't got your copy yet make sure to get a copy soon cause it's worth it I tell ya! Shatter Me is available Worldwide where every books are sold. Here's my review.

 Happy Book Birthday to Tahereh Mafi for her amazing debut!

picture taken from Tahereh's Facebook

Along with the release this week:

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Wherever You Go by Heather Davis
The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff
Lightbringer by K.D. McEntire
Death Watch by Ari Berk
Dancer Girl by Carol M Tanzman
Meanwhile The Pledge has been reviewed by KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, VOYA and BOOKLIST.

Voya is calling The Pledge “fast-paced and engrossing”
Booklist says “Derting (Desires of the Dead, 2011) gives texture to Charlie’s future society, hinting at a not-so distant past when cities had names and people wanted democracy but became corrupt and turned to an all powerful Queen. Danger, dread, mystery, and romance are a potent combination for those that enjoy their dystopian-light fiction action packed.”

Hearing good reviews about this book makes me want to read this one. Make sure to get your copy of  The Pledge by Kimberly Derting.

The Space Between Book Trailer

Wednesday November 16th @SimonAudio tweeted this

"Ed Westwick is back for another @CassieClare audiobook! CLOCKWORK PRINCE is available on CD & for download on 12/6" 

SQUEE! Who's excited for this? I know I am! :) Ed Westick is just loooove! I'm drooling over his husky voice as Jace on City of Fallen Angels and now he's back!


As we all know Breaking Dawn Part 1 has been released and we have here Stephanie Meyer author of The Twilight Saga for an Interview by Access Hollywood. Would Stephenie sleep outside in the street for the last movie of Twilight? Plus more about her latest project.



Friday the upcoming debut author Marie Lu is Interviewed by Tavis Smiley


credits to Legend the series facebook page

credits to pbs.org
"The writer, out with her first and highly-anticipated young adult novel Legend, discusses her fascination with child prodigies and the intrigue of writing dystopian stories.

Marie Lu is that rare debut novelist whose book is slated for a film adaptation before its publication. The rights to her young-adult futuristic thriller, Legend, have been secured by CBS Films and will be developed and produced by the team behind the Twilight franchise. Lu was born near Shanghai, China and moved to the U.S. from Beijing at age 5, settling in Texas until she started college at the University of Southern California. She's also founder of the business brand Fuzz Academy, aimed at teaching kids and tweens about living environmentally."

Legend comes out November 29th.

Wednesday Simone Elkeles Fan Page posted

"It's now announced and official! NYT bestselling author of the Perfect Chemistry series Simone Elkeles' first two books in her FULLRIDERS series, about high school football players from diverse backgrounds who seem to have gotten a "full ride" in life but whose lives are more complex than they seem, finding love where they least expect it and managing personal challenges on and off the field, to Emily Easton at Walker Children's, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA)."

Thursday Harlequin TEEN posted
COVER THURSDAY! Today we're revealing the back cover copy for Goddess Interrupted. We're so excited for this book and hope you are too!

New Cover for Black Heart by Holly Black


Cover Reveal: Just For Fins by Tera Lynn Childs


New Cover for Clarity by Kim Harrington

Paperback release February 28th 2012




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