Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Watch 4 Wednesday

Here are a few Books I am looking forward to there release

 Curse of the Thirteenth Fey : The true tale of Sleeping Beauty
Jane Yolen
Gorse is the thirteenth and youngest in a family of fairies tied to the evil king's land and made to do his bidding. Because of an oath made to the king's great-great-ever-so-many-times-great-grandfather, if they try to leave or disobey the royals, they will burst into a thousand stars.

When accident-prone Gorse falls ill just as the family is bid to bless the new princess, a fairytale starts to unfold. Sick as she is, Gorse races to the castle with the last piece of magic the family has left--a piece of the Thread of Life. But that is when accident, mayhem, and magic combine to drive Gorse's story into the unthinkable, threatening the baby, the kingdom, and all.

 Prettiest Doll
Gina Willner- Pardo
Clarion Books
“It’s good to be pretty. I’m really lucky.” So begins the story of thirteen-year-old Olivia, or Liv, who started winning beauty pageants at age three. Lately she’s been wondering, however, if that’s all she is. She gets a chance to find out when she meets a runaway named Dan and they embark on a trip to Chicago, each determined to uncover family secrets. This story of two teens from very different backgrounds making their way in a world preoccupied with physical appearance sparkles with wry humor, romance, and a revealing behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of beauty pageants

Mary Hooper
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Velvet is an orphan. She struggles to make ends meet by working in a steam, laundry, where the work is back-breaking and exhausting. So when she attracts the attention of the glamorous clairvoyant Madame Savoya, she cannot believe her good fortune.

Raised to the status of lady's maid, Velvet is given elegant clothes to wear and is brought to live in a grand house in London. But the longer she works for Madame Savoya, the more she discovers about the mysterious world of a spiritual medium. Velvet soon realises that her employer is not quite what she seems and that this knowledge could put her very life in danger

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mailbox Monday (A little late)

Okay been away for a while. I have been trying promote the blog so I have been signing up for blog tour. Well it seems I signed up for quite a few .So I have been reading a lot more and everything else is taking a back set to make sure I am ready for the tours.
I did win some books from Goodreads and Blogs.
From Goodreads I won
And from Blogs( Sorry I don't remember which ones ) I won

After all the tours I am going to sit down and read all of these so exspect reviews for them in the months to come.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cover Reveal:FIRE


Title: Fire (Elemental, #4)
Age Group: Young Adult/New Adult
Genre: Urban fantasy
Expected Release: December 18, 2012
Cover Design: Mooney Designs
Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours
Demons, faeries, and mermaids. Claws, teeth, and nightmares.
They have been beaten and bruised, set on fire, and nearly drowned, but manage to always find their way home.  Over their last Winter Holiday break before college, Shayna, Jodi, and Steven try again to put aside the magic in their lives for a little mundane fun. But Shayna's mother is having dreams of fire and death. A mysterious stranger by the name of Liam has just arrived in town. And Shayna's attempts to manage her new angelic powers are set back by Steven's insistence that the trio intervene in a riot outside of a concert, with disastrous consequences.
In her attempt to stop the riot, a man sees Shayna use her magical abilities – a man driven mad by watching his brother die at the hands of a black witch. He stalks Shayna, plotting to destroy her and her friends. With her mother’s warnings echoing in her mind, Shayna is now in the fight of her life against an unlikely foe: a human man.
Like so many other writers, Shauna grew up as an avid reader, it was in high school that she realized she wanted to be a writer. Five years ago Shauna started work on her Elemental Series and released the first installment, Earth, on May 1, 2011. When not reading and writing, Shauna enjoys cooking and playing hostess whenever she can.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday: Cover Reveal - Reaction

Cover Reveal

First there was Reflection

By Jessica Roberts
Release Date: February 17, 2012
289 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
Bright, spunky Heather Robbins has escaped her small hometown and is anxiously beginning her freshman year of college. Rising above her rocky childhood, she’s found a place where good things are finally starting to happen: her own private apartment, refreshing college classes, and an intense attachment to a mysterious and rugged classmate, Nick Richards.

But when her dreamy college life turns out to be nothing more than a wonderful dream while resting in a coma, questions threaten.

Now, Heather must press forward to unlock the real past, and find the answers buried deep in her mind. What she unlocks instead is a roller coaster ride through flashbacks, embellished memories, and a whirlwind romance.

And when it’s all over and she comes face to face with the truth, will she lose everything she’s fallen in love with?
Reaction: Reflection #2
By Jessica Roberts
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Book Description: (Spoilers if you haven't read Reflection!)
I’ve previously had that in my life, but only once, briefly, a while ago. It was during the time I’d started my first year of college. My own apartment, a new old car, and a life free of deadbeat stepfathers, all of which was fulfilling enough. But if it wasn’t, I also had a best friend, soul mate, and boyfriend all in one. Yes, life was near perfect.
But one stormy night can change everything…
For many months I rested in a prolonged sleep, fighting for my life. Well, more than fighting for it, also dreaming of it. Dreaming of him. Thank goodness, the dream is over and I’m back in the real world now. And all I want is for everything to return to the way it was. But nothing’s the same; most of all, us.
Once again, I find myself at the crossroads of a ruthless battle, this time not for life, but love. Do I fight for the guy I twice fell for, or do I let her take him away?
About The Author

JESSICA ROBERTS grew up in the San Francisco, California Bay Area where she spent most of her time playing sports alongside her six siblings. She was crowned Miss Teen California her senior year of high school, and went on to Brigham Young University where she graduated in Human Development. Her love of family, church, writing, athletics, and singing and dancing keeps her life busy and fulfilled. She currently resides in Utah with her husband and three children.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Watch for Wednesday

Well as I said I am trying to stay away from the usual and try different books. Here are some I think we will enjoy

Elana K. Arnold
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Nov 13th
A grieving girl meets a boy with mystical powers in this passionate love story.
Growing up on Catalina Island, off the California coast, Scarlett Wenderoth has led a fairly isolated life. After her brother dies, her isolation deepens as she withdraws into herself, shutting out her friends and boyfriend. Her parents, shattered by their own sorrow, fail to notice Scarlett's pain and sudden alarming thinness. Scarlett finds pleasure only on her horse, escaping to the heart of the island on long, solitary rides. One day, as she races around a bend, Scarlett is startled by a boy who raises his hand in warning and says one word: "Stop."

The boy—intense, beautiful—is Will Cohen, a newcomer to the island. For reasons he can't or won't explain, he's drawn to Scarlett and feels compelled to keep her safe. To keep her from wasting away. His meddling irritates Scarlett, though she can't deny her attraction to him. As their relationship blossoms into love, Scarlett's body slowly awakens at Will's touch. But just when her grief begins to ebb, she makes a startling discovery about Will, a discovery he's been grappling with himself. A discovery that threatens to force them apart. And if it does, Scarlett fears she will unravel all over again.
Falling for You
Lisa Schroeder
Simon Pulse
Jan. 1st
Rae's always dreamed of dating a guy like Nathan. He’s nothing like her abusive stepfather—in other words, he’s sweet. But the closer they get, the more Nathan wants of her time, of her love, of her...and the less she wants to give.

As Rae’s affection for Nathan turns to fear, she leans on her friend Leo for support. With Leo, she feels lighter, happier. And possessive Nathan becomes jealous.

Then a tragedy lands Rae in the ICU. Now, hovering between life and death, Rae must find the light amid the darkness…and the strength to fight for life and the love she deserves.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Just a Quick Question?

Okay, I need some help. If you follow my blog you know I read Mysteries,dystopia, and vampires. I am looking for some contemporary YA books for my daughter. So I am asking you for your suggestion ? I will get the top 3 pick and review them. Please post below. Thanks

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mailbox Monday

Sorry to say still on my book buying ban 4 birthdays and Christmas to get ready for in the next 3 months, but stillgetting books for my kindle just picked up a few.

Will Hunter is used to being the New Kid; Harrisburg High School is his fifth new school in less than three years. By now, he knows not to be fooled by the bright pep rallies, the wholesome jocks, the innocent cheerleaders. He knows the evil lurking underneath. It’s the same evil that took his dad eight years ago: the same evil he battles every day.

Natalie Holand’s life fell apart the night her sister Emily disappeared. No one believes her when she tells them what she saw: yellow and green eyes, glowing beneath the surface of the water in which Emily supposedly drowned. And Emily isn’t the only person to go missing in Harrisburg lately. The town is changing, not for the better, and Natalie doesn’t know why. What she does know is that, whatever’s happening, it’s bad, and the New Kid is right in the middle of it.

Because Will has a secret even bigger than Harrisburg’s, and there’s more to it than even he knows.

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

Now I have to start reading the books on my kindle.

Review: Darkfever

Karen Marie Moning
     MacKayla, Mac for short, is a 22 year old bartender from Georgia. Still living with her parents while attending a few if any college courses. Her happy-go-lucky life is interrupted by the murder of her older sister , who has been studying abroad in Ireland.
     Mac's family is crushed. Her mother tries to bake and clean the pain away. Her father takes a different approach to his pain and anger. Locking himself in the study and hiding. Mac is just in shock. Then word comes from the police in Ireland. There is nothing more they can do. Mac pack her bags and goes to Ireland. Thinking she will force the police to reopen the case. Then thinking she will solve the case.
     Mac soon discovers her sister was not the person she thought she knew, for that matter neither is Mac. Faced with a power she never knew she had Mac has to battle to stay alive long enough to solve her sister's murder and save the world in the process.
Review: Great book. This book has it all with a main character who starts off all sugary sweet and develops into a real bada**. I loved Mac's transformation in this book Pulse pounding action and an ending that leaves you wanting more .The mystery also brings you to the edge of your seat and makes you read more and more. Hoping Mac will solve the crime and get justice for her sister.
     I am going to continue this series to see how it ends and how the relationship of the two main character unfolds.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Looking Ahead

Look Ahead
Thought I would take some time to just mention some of the stuff I am doing for the blog in the up coming months.
In Nov I have 3 blog tours going on (more on this as they come)
2 giveaways.
Dec. working on 1 blog tour and more giveaways.
I want make this a popular blog stop for you all and I am working hard at it
                         Thank you for following

oh yes Sunday I will review

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TBR Tuesday


Death Sentence
Alexander Gordon Smith
The reason why: My son actually wanted to read this and brought it up. Anything that will keep kids reading is something I love and the cliff hanger ending beg you to read more with these books.

 The next book is also part of a series


Scott Westerfeld
Been on our tbr pile since reading Pretties and now has moved to the top. I also have noticed I don't finish series even if I like them so I am going to finish these series.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Mail box Monday

Okay, I know I am on a book buying ban but free books for my kindle is okay right.

    So I got a few

Slow Dance in Purgatory
Amy Harmon
Description: Orphaned from the age of ten, 17-year-old Maggie finally finds a permanent home with her elderly aunt in a small Texas town. Working part-time at the local high school, she becomes enmeshed in a fifty-year-old unsolved mystery where nothing is as it seems. Who is the boy no one else can see? And what do you do when you fall in love with a ghost? This volatile and mismatched romance is doomed from its start, as Maggie struggles to hold on to yet another life destined to be taken from her. Secret love and hushed affections are constantly threatened by outside forces resulting in a terrifying race to stay alive.

Prom Night in Purgatory
Amy Harmon

Descripction : Where does before end and after begin?

By some miracle and against all odds, Johnny and Maggie are given a second chance. But Johnny is freed from Purgatory only to find himself in a totally different time and place, in a world full of strangers. 'Prom Night in Purgatory' is the sequel to the love story that is unlike any other, where time is shifting and everything can change, and Maggie must fight for Johnny all over again.