Thursday, February 16, 2012

[Cover Reveal] Gravity by Melissa West


 Expected publication: October 2012 by Entangled Publishing, LLC



Official Blurb
In the future, only one rule will matter: Don’t. Ever. Peek.

Seventeen-year-old Ari Alexander just broke that rule and saw the last person she expected hovering above her bed--arrogant Jackson Locke, the most popular boy in her school. She expects instant execution or some kind of freak alien punishment, but instead, Jackson issues a challenge: help him, or everyone on Earth will die.

Ari knows she should report him, but everything about Jackson makes her question what she’s been taught about his kind. And against her instincts, she’s falling for him. But Ari isn’t just any girl, and Jackson wants more than her attention. She’s a military legacy who’s been trained by her father and exposed to war strategies and societal information no one can know--especially an alien spy, like Jackson. Giving Jackson the information he needs will betray her father and her country, but keeping silent will start a war.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Follower Love G!veaway Hop

Follower Love Giveaway Hop is hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Rachael Renee Anderson

Since it's a follower love I'm going to share you some awesome romantic books I've read this last year :)

Prize Pack 1
 
Die for Me and Until I Die by Amy Plum
I definitely love the series, my review of Die for Me here


Prize Pack 2
I swore to love Stephanie Perkins on reading her novels!
My review of Lola here

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DAUGHTER OF CENTAURS BY KATE KLIMO
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Malora knows what she was born to be: a horse wrangler and a hunter, just like her father. But when her people are massacred by batlike monsters called Leatherwings, Malora will need her horse skills just to survive. The last living human, Malora roams the wilderness at the head of a band of magnificent horses, relying only on her own wits, strength, and courage. When she is captured by a group of centaurs and taken to their city, Malora must decide whether the comforts of her new home and family are worth the parts of herself she must sacrifice to keep them.

Kate Klimo has masterfully created a new world, which at first seems to be an ancient one or perhaps another world altogether, but is in fact set on earth sometime far in the future.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

100,000 Pageview and a Birthday Giveaway!




Ohhh yes! We are celebrating the 100,000 Pageview of the blog and a Birthday Giveaway! I never really thought this blog would be able to reach a pageview like this but it's a total SQUEE! Thank you to to all the people who supports this blog, to all the readers that came here and read our reviews and all the people who left comments,  you know who you are! I also want to thank some awesome site like Triberr and Stumble Upon, if you don't know these sites I suggest you visit them. We are also celebrating someone's birthday! can't tell you who that is but it's someone really special :)

Now for the Giveaway! We have 3 Prize Pack, 1 Winner will pick a book from the prize pack!
Prize Pack 1 is February Release
Prize Pack 2 is a Preorder Pack
Prize Pack 3 is Kindle Books Pack

Prize Pack 1
When The Sea is Rising Red
The Catastrophic History of You and Me
Article 5
The Fine Arts of Truth or Dare
The Disenchantments
Born Wicked
Partails
Shooting Stars
The Boy on Cinnamon Street
Fever
Prize Pack 2
Pandemonium
City of Lost Souls
Until I Die
Insurgent
Royal Street
Larissa Ione
Timepiece
The Lost Code
Vengeance Born
The Immortal Rules
Prize Pack 3
Die for Me
Legend
Across the Universe
Carrier of The Mark
Cinder
Unearthly
Shatter Me
Blood Red Road
Angelfall
Clockwork Prince

Saturday, February 4, 2012

[Review] Lola and The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins

Lola and The Boy Next Door
by Stephanie Perkins
Publication Date: Sept. 29th 2011
Published by: Dutton
Source: Gift
Summary:

Budding designer Lola Nolan doesn’t believe in fashion . . . she believes in costume. The more expressive the outfit -- more sparkly, more fun, more wild -- the better. But even though Lola’s style is outrageous, she’s a devoted daughter and friend with some big plans for the future. And everything is pretty perfect (right down to her hot rocker boyfriend) until the dreaded Bell twins, Calliope and Cricket, return to the neighborhood.

When Cricket -- a gifted inventor -- steps out from his twin sister’s shadow and back into Lola’s life, she must finally reconcile a lifetime of feelings for the boy next door.
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REVIEW


Perkins delivers yet an inspiring and heartfelt book. Lola and The Boy Next Door... is an outstanding novel. If you love Anna and The French Kiss you will devour on this one!

Lola and The Boy Next Door is a story of a young girl named Lola Nolan; she’s a budding designer and loves to dress and mismatch clothes. Her dream is to attend the winter formal dressed as Marie Antoinette. She lives a life with full of colors like her dresses, fun, sparkly and outrageous. She has a rocker boyfriend and an ultimate best friend that has her back, she’s living the life but everything seemed to be perfect until the Bell twins returns to the neighborhood. Cricket Bell is a talented inventor but he gets outshines by her twin, after returning back to their home, will it bring back his feelings for Lola? Will Lola fall back for Cricket? But how about Max?

While reading this book I just have the feeling that I’m floating in the air, Perkins delivers a book that gives you jitters with every line. Just like her previous book Anna and The French Kiss this book is packed with a girl who you can definitely relate to and a handsome boy that will sweep you off your feet! The story is just very authentic that it seemed that it happened in real life. It was conveyed with a voice that I think everybody can divulge to. A story that is so adorable and cute that it will make you smile countless of times. Lola and The Boy Next Door is a story that will make everyone believe in true love, that no matter how long and hard the road is true love will always prevail.

Lola Nolan is what I can say one of the most exquisite, alluring characters that I’ve ever read. Lola has captured the voice of a girl that can represent every girl. Lola is a fun character to read, just like every normal teenage girl I think everybody can relate to her ups and downs. She grows up with beautiful parents, she’s living her life with her boyfriend and her best friend what more can anyone ask for? I really like Lola’s personality she’s fun to be with that I think I’ll be her instant friend when we meet. One think I just notice is that she over thinks which is really fine for me but when you overly think sometimes it gets overboard.

Cricket is just… ahhh I can’t explain it! He is by far one of the sweetest, romantic, euphoric characters that I’ve read. Cricket Bell has got to be the Perfect Gentlemen for me. His character is just admirable that I swear you’ll be head over heels with him. He’s also a budding inventor which I think is very unique for a character. Lola described him as a very humble guy, well mannered and definitely very tall! I think everyone would fall for a man like him. Cricket Bell has got to be the man of every girls dream.

Cover love for Lola and The Boy Next Door! I just love how it shows Lola having a wig and a great dress. I really love the cover model for this book or maybe it was how they were dressed? I love how they are sitting in a window; I think it shows how the window is connected with the story. But all in all I think the cover was amazing! I can never pick another cover for this book.

Overall the book was an amazing read. Lola and The Boy Next Door is a book that can remind you of your younger years. Perkins has got to be one author that can write a story with depth. This book tackles LGBT issues and I think Perkins did an awesome job with it. She wrote a story that everybody can relate to and for that I can say that she is one of my favorite authors of all time. Did I also say that this book has Anna and Etienne? Oh yes! If you’ve read Anna and The French Kiss, I think you’ll love Etienne more on this book! I recommend this book for people who are looking for a good read. I think the premise of this book is just a wonderful experience for everyone, real, engaging, fun and definitely adorable. Remembering the story of Lola and Cricket gives a smile to my face. Don’t dare miss this book out! A must read!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I'm Stephanie Perkins, and I write novels for teens (and for adults who aren't afraid to admit that teen books are awesome). I was born in South Carolina, raised in Arizona, attended universities in San Francisco and Atlanta, and now I live in the mountains of North Carolina amidst the waterfalls and wild blueberries.
My best friend is also my husband, Jarrod, and he's the most wonderful person I know. Every room of our house is painted a different color of the rainbow. We share it with two elderly pups and a pesky cat named Mr. Tumnus.
I spend my weekdays reading and writing. You can find me at my desk, drowning in tea cups and coffee mugs, staring blankly at my laptop. On weekends, you'll find me curled into the seats of movie theaters, hoping for the actors to kiss. I believe all novels and films should have more kissing.
It's difficult to pinpoint the moment I decided to become a writer. I've always loved telling stories, but it took years before I tried to make it my living. Even after I received a degree in creative writing, I worked hard to convince myself to do something else. To get a REAL job. I'm thankful the writing gods persisted. Still, I've always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. I love the way they smell, the weight of their pages in my hands, the Once Upon a Time of escape. I cannot imagine a life without literature.



Thursday, February 2, 2012

[Review + G!veaway] Destined by Jessie Harrell

Destined
by: Jessie Harrell
Publication Date: November 17th 2011
Publisher: Mae Day Publishing
Format: Paperback, 260 pages
Summary:
When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear.

As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined.
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REVIEW

No, this book isn’t about ‘a girl walking shyly in the school hallways and accidentally bumps a cocky jock named Eros, who happens to be the guy she loved eons ago and now history is again repeating itselfyaddayaddayadda…’Because this one is the literal the retelling of how the cutie lil guy with fluffy wings who shoots human beings with love arrows took his own shot of medicine.

Except that he isn’t really wearing diapers. He’s not a cheery 2yr-old baby with quivers either. He’s a hot piece, son of Goddess of Love who happens to have a temper like he doesn’t have aheart at all... Until his bossy mother tries to play ‘cupid’ between him and a girl with “a beauty that could possibly be compared to Helen of Troy and could launch a thousand warships allover”, Psyche. Now you think it’s all that easy since they would realize they would look pretty together and they will live happily ever after. Nope. Not really, if you have to face the wrath of the gods, crazy prophecies, and Aphrodite herself (yep, she could really confuse people with her role).

What I like about this book is that it’s simply crazy. Jessica Harrell did a really mind-boggling job of having the truth about the myth mixed with her own style without losing the essence of the original story. There are situations that the readers would find hilarious and there are some scenes that could just make you go mad, as if the purpose of the author is to make us experience a roller coaster kind of read--Greek mythology style. She would make you grow a sense of fondness to the mythological characters in a way you would never think of!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


By day, I'm an appellate lawyer. By night, I'm a wife, mother of two, and author/lover of all things Greek mythology. I'm a native Floridian, frustrated world traveler, unrepentant dreamer, lover of acoustic music and not-so-closet geek. Destined, being released November 17, 2011, is my first novel. Stay tuned for Beneath the Surface, co-written with the amazing Nikki Katz.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday #21

"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:

The Diviners
by Libba Bray
Expected Publication: November 1st 2012 by Little Brown for Young Readers

A supernatural series set in Manhattan during the 1920s that follows a teen heroine reminiscent of two of the era's most famous literary women—Zelda Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker. The story will be a wild new ride full of dames and dapper dons, jazz babies and Prohibition-defying parties, conspiracy and prophecy—and all manner of things that go bump in the neon-drenched night.

The Hunt
by Andrew Fukuda
Expected Publication: August 2nd 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin



In a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction, seventeen-year-old Gene has only managed to survive by painstakingly concealing his true species. If the bloodthirsty creatures surrounding him knew what he really was—a human—he would be devoured swiftly and terribly. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the last remaining humans, it thrusts him into the fight of his life—and into the path of a human girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible. Now, he must learn the art of the hunt and elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing. But most importantly, Gene and the girl he loves must find a way to forge a life together in a brutal world that’s bent on their destruction.

With his propulsive plot and highly developed characters, readers will find it impossible to resist the vivid world Andrew Fukuda has created in this stunning standout debut. Readers craving a book that grips and mesmerizes them like The Hunger Games will love The Hunt.

Blind Spot
by Laura Ellen
Expected Publication: October 23rd 2012 by Harcourt Children's Books
 
How do you clear your name of murder when you can't remember what happened? When a truck driver plunges through the thinning ice on Birch River, Tricia Farni’s body floats to the surface—dead since the night she disappeared six months earlier. The night Roswell Hart fought with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz has an eye disease that robs her central vision, so she's used to piecing things together to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name and to find a murderer.   Debut novelist Laura Ellen's own experiences with macular degeneration and special needs add powerful authenticity to this suspenseful and emotional page-turner for teens.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

[Cover Reveal + G!veaway] Lucid by PT Michelle

Cover Reveal of Lucid, the sequel to P.T Michelle's Brightest Kind of Darkness. I still haven't got  a chance to read this book but basing on what I'm hearing is that this book is packed with a good story and some awesome characters. I think I'll start this book soon ;) you should too!

Thank you to YA Bound for this beautiful cover!

Nara Collins is an average sixteen-year-old, with one exception: every night she dreams the events of the following day. Due to an incident in her past, Nara avoids using her special gift to change fate…until she dreams a future she can’t ignore.

After Nara prevents a bombing at Blue Ridge High, her ability to see the future starts to fade, while people at school are suddenly being injured at an unusually high rate.

Grappling with her diminishing powers and the need to prevent another disaster, Nara meets Ethan Harris, a mysterious loner who seems to understand her better than anyone. Ethan and Nara forge an irresistible connection, but as their relationship heats up, so do her questions about his dark past.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 
P.T. Michelle is the young adult pseudonym of Patrice Michelle, author of fifteen romance novels and novellas. When P.T. isn’t writing, she can usually be found reading or taking pictures of landscapes, sunsets and anything beautiful or odd in nature.
P.T. loves to hear from readers. If you want to share your thoughts on her books, click on the contact link above and send her an email.
She’s currently hard at work on the next book in the series.

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