Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday #15

"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:

My Life Next Door
 by Huntley Fitzpatrick
Expected Publication: June 14th 2012 by Dial Books for Young Reader 
Synopsis from Goodreads:
 "One thing my mother never knew, and would disapprove of most of all, was that I watched the Garretts. All the time."

The Garretts are everything the Reeds are not. Loud, numerous, messy. And every day from her balcony perch, seventeen year old Samantha wishes she was one of them… until the day Jase Garrett climbs her terrace and changes everything.

Jase can sense that his beautiful neighbor is missing something in her sterile home, and as the two fall fiercely in love, his family makes her one of their own.

But when the bottom drops out of Sam's world, which perfect family will save her–and will her perfect love survive?

Set among the haves and have-nots of a coastal New England town, My LIFE NEXT DOOR captures the angst, the heartache, and the raw-nerve emotions of first time love—and biting loss.


Something Like Normal
by Trish Doller
Expected Publication: June 19th 2012 by Bloomsbury
Synopsis from Goodreads:
A powerful debut novel about a young Marine's return home from Afghanistan and the new life and love he finds while fending off the ghosts of war.

When Travis Stephenson returns home from Afghanistan, his parents are on the brink of divorce, his brother has stolen his girlfriend and his car, and nightmares of his best friend getting killed keep him completely spooked. But when he runs into Harper Gray, a girl who despises him for trashing her reputation with a middle school lie, life actually starts looking up. As Travis and Harper see more of each other, he starts falling for her and a way through the family meltdown, the post-traumatic stress, and the possibility of an interesting future begins to emerge.

His sense of humor, sense of his own strength, and incredible sense of honor make Travis an irresistible and eminently lovable hero in this fantastic and timely debut novel.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Books On My TBR List For Winter





Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
  1. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
  2. Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready
  3. Crossroads by Mary Ting
  4. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  5. Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout
  6. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
  7. Touch of Power by Maria V. Synder
  8. Royal Street by Suzanne Johnson
  9. Pure by Julianna Baggott
  10. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber

 

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Whats your TBR List for Winter?
Let us know in the comments! Happy Reading *waves*




Monday, November 28, 2011

Amazon Bargains #2

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.

Stuck in the Middle
by Virginia Smith [Paperback] only $5.60
Buy it here

The Liberation of Alice Love
by Abby McDonald [Paperback] only $5.27
Buy it here

Austenland
by Shannon Hale [Hardcover] only $7.98
Buy it here

Maid to Match
by Deeanne Gist [Paperback] only $6.00
Buy it here

The Legend of Sigurd & Gudrun
by J.R.R. Tolkien [Hardcover] only $6.60
Buy it here



[Blog Tour] Frequent Traveller by Pandora Poikilos

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Frequent Traveller
by Pandora Poikilos

Goodreads Summary:


Catherine Dixon is everyone's dreamgirl. Girls want to be her. Men want to be with her. From her charming smile to her gentle voice, one always turns to take a second look at Cathy. Wherever she goes there isn't an ill-word spoken about her. Her job as Vice President of Communications at MoonStar, one of the world's top hotel chains is to make sure guests are happy to the point of perfection.

From the blue oceans of Antigua to the bustling streets of Vietnam, the racing adrenaline at the Green Hell, the devastating natural disaster in Japan and the stunning architecture in Germany, Cathy finds herself in a whirlwind of fine dining, plush clothes and sheer extravagance. But is perfection only a mask for untold disaster? In a job that deals so much with people, Cathy goes home to an empty bed. There are no pictures on her wall, no doting phone calls from a tongue tied lover and no family holidays to boast about.

What is Cathy's secret and how will her world change when the world knows? What is the significance of the blue pendant round her neck? Who is the mysterious man she is seen with every three months? What are the contents of the brown envelope delivered to her on the fifteenth of every month? Will her secrets ever catch up with her or will Cathy continue to sail alongside perfection in the world she has created for herself as a Frequent Traveller?


Support the cause $1 from every book sold will go to the Intracranial Hypertension Research Foundation

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 

 




International best-selling author, Pandora Poikilos has been writing for more than 10 years for various media which include newspapers, radio, television and various websites.
A social media enthusiast who is passionate about blogging and finding her way around the virtual world, she wills away time in the real world by reading, writing and people watching.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Bookish News #2



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
 

The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
Released Nov. 21st

Goodreads Summary

It's 1996, and less than half of all American high school students have ever used the Internet.
Emma just got her first computer and an America Online CD-ROM.
Josh is her best friend. They power up and log on--and discover themselves on Facebook, fifteen years in the future.
Everybody wonders what their Destiny will be. Josh and Emma are about to find out.

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Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Released Nov. 22nd

Goodreads Summary

‘If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’

Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.

When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.

Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.

Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.



Immortal Rider by Larissa Ione
Released Nov. 22nd

Goodreads Summary

The signs are everywhere...disastrous world events. Evil rising up, unleashed upon the innocent. The prophecies were there...but no one listened. Until now. The time has come for those who can either usher in Doomsday...or prevent it. They are here. They ride. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Arik Wagner, a soldier with the U.S. Army's paranormal unit, the R-XR, kissed a girl and liked it. And then he went to hell as punishment. Where he's spent weeks being tortured...and plotting revenge.

Limos, Horsewoman of the Apocalypse, isn't your average girl. She's immortal, dangerous, and her fiancé is Satan himself. In a moment of weakness, she gave in to her desire and kissed Arik, triggering her fiancé's wrath - and his claim on her. In order to save Arik, and the world, Limos must make a dangerous pact with her recently turned evil brother, Pestilence. A deal that might just cost her her soul...and her heart.



I'm currently reading this book and I'm totally squealing over this one! This is actually the second book of the series, the first book is Immortal Rider here's my review. If you haven't started the series I really suggest you do! CAUTION: This book is NOT Young Adult. But if you loved the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series I believe you won't have a problem with this. I totally recommend it. It's really really good.

Here’s a preview of the Winter 2011 - 2012 Children’s Indie Next List flier, which will be arriving at indie bookstores in the upcoming Children’s White Box.

For Teens

Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Girls Don't Fly by Kristen Chandler
Incarnate by Jodi Meadow
Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne
Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan

Complete list here

The New York Times has released it's list of Notable Children's Books of 2011.

Young Adult

 

Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
See full list of Young Adult and Middle Grade here

Richard LaGravenese’s Beautiful Creatures Still Alive After All This Time
 Bloody Disgusting are reporting that casting for the film is now pressing ahead, somewhat belatedly. Nice to know that there’s renewed excitement and energy.
credits to Bleeding Cool

I really can't hide my excitement for this movie adaptation! I totally love the series and I can't wait to know who will play Lena and Ethan.

Tahereh Mafi author of Shatter Me talks about her debut dystopian novel on EW.com

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you come up with the idea for Shatter Me?
TAHEREH MAFI: I didn’t, actually. [Laughs] That sounds kind of strange, but the truth is I just heard the voice of a girl in my head one day. I didn’t know much about her except that she was locked in a dark corner and afraid to speak. I couldn’t stop thinking about who she was and why I was able to imagine her so clearly. So I just opened a blank document one day and tried to capture her voice on paper. She led the story, and told me where to go from there.

What inspired the story? I see some X-Men influence.
Shatter Me is, at its core, a story about a girl trying to find herself — trying to understand herself — in a society trying to tell her who to be. She has a lethal touch. She’s been branded a monster. The government wants to use her as a weapon in their war. But ultimately, Juliette is just a teenager trying to find a way to live. My only real inspiration for this book is an interest in human nature and our ability to overcome great obstacles.
FULL INTERVIEW HERE

Cassandra Clare discusses Clockwork Prince!

Review of Clockwork Angel here
The Infernal Devices Manga is meant to be published on 2012 said Author Cassandra Clare on a tweet
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We all know that Ed Westick has recorded City of Fallen Angel Audiobook and last week it was announced that he is back to record Clockwork Prince. Listen to Ed Westwick & Cassandra talk for the first time!
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November 22nd, Birthday of Jamie Campbell Bower a.k.a Jace Wayland! ♥

Leigh Fallon author of Carrier of The Mark has tweeted that she is finished writing the sequel for her debut novel and is starting revisions this December. It is stated to release 2012 or early 2013 and has a working title of Dawn of The Knights.
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Review of Carrier of The Mark here


YA Sister Hood  Tournament of Heroines is ON!
Tournament will start on December 1!
Make sure to vote for your favorite YA Heroines.

First Match is Clary of The Mortal Instruments and Kate of Die For Me




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.






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