Monday, October 29, 2012

250+ Follower Giveaway Bash!




Welcome to my 250+ Follower Giveaway Bash!! I'm so excited to finally have a giveaway for you guys! I'll be giving away an audiobook of The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda and a couple of bookish swag along with that :))

The 250+ Follower Bash will end on November 17, 2012 so you have lots of time to enter! US only. Must be 13 or up to enter.



 


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Thanks so much guys! Thank you for every follow and comment. It means a lot to the blog and me :)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Haunting & Alluring: Glimmer - Phoebe Kitanidis

GlimmerGlimmer by Phoebe Kitanidis
Date Released: April 17th 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Pages: 352 pages
Date Read: September 31, 2012
Format: ARC
Source: Won @ I'm Loving Books
Rating: Really enjoyed it a lot.
 
Goodreads Synopsis:  When Marshall King and Elyse Alton suddenly wake up tangled in each other's arms with zero memory of how they got there or even who they are, it's the start of a long journey through their separate pasts and shared future.

Terrified by their amnesia, Marshall and Elyse make a pact to work together to find the answers that could restore their missing memories. As they piece together clues about their lives, they discover that they're in the idyllic mountain resort town of Summer Falls. Everyone seems happy there, but as Marshall and Elyse quickly learn, darkness lurks beneath the town's perfect facade. Not only is the town haunted by sinister ghosts, but none of its living inhabitants retain bad memories of anything--not the death of Marshall's mom, not the hidden violence in Elyse's family, not even the day-to-day anguish of being a high schooler.

Lonely in this world of happy zombies, Marshall and Elyse fall into an intense relationship founded on their mutual quest for truth. But the secrets they're trying to uncover could be the death of this budding love affair--and of everyone, and everything, they love in Summer Falls.


From Goodreads


My Review:
Tagline: "In Summer Fall, everyone has a secret buried in a town built by lies"
 
Glimmer was completely a book I did not see coming at al, literally, in a good way! It was complex, intense, and a roller coaster of secrets and lies. And to tell you, this book was no zombies. Also, it left me completely hanging by a thread in the end, it was that good. Plus if you love amnesia books this one is for you!
 
Right away, the story starts with a boy and a girl together in bed naked. They have no idea why they got here and what they did and they are full of questions. Now, Elyse (Her) and Marshall (Him) have to find why they are here in Summer Falls and many more unanswered questions throughout the whole book. Summer Falls was the perfect setting crafted for this book. It's a town where warm weather stays throughout the whole year and citizens fall into "heatnaps".  Summer Falls was a town where everything was completely perfect no matter what. I loved how Marshall and Elyse interacted in the book, they discover so many secrets piled up in Summer Falls and work their way around the ghost that dominate the town. Yes..I said ghost. *nods head* The ghost walk all around town , without any of the people noticing them, and with a touch the people of Summer Falls, fall into a deep slumber. When the wake they find themselves with no bad memories, nothing wrong with what is secretly going on. Just as Elyse and Marshall was engrossed in finding what's wrong with summer falls they also find what the town worked.
 
I complelely liked this book a lot! It was a perfect book to read on a rainy day with all the suspense that keeps you turing the pages. Phoebe instantly introduces you to a bunch of ideas and supsense that makes you want to finally know the answer just from the start She also magically weaves in magic into Glimmer which was to be honestly cool!
 
Along with some kick-ass heroine and heroes, magic, and heatnaps; they was something real and honest about the romance with Elyse and Marshall. I love how they worked together with their uncovering, discoveries, and moments! It was so unqiue and a little boggling but I liked it a lot and definitly something you don't normally see in YA!
 
All in all, you will be hooked and captiviated into the aloof world of Summer Falls, you've got some pretty awesome main characters, magic, and a maze of questions, you can't ask more! Go ahead and grab this book soon and it's a Stand-a-lone!
 
 

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cover Reveal for Shadow of The Mark - Leigh Fallon!

 
I'm completely excited to be part of a selected group of bloggers that got the chance to reveal Leigh Fallon's 3rd book in The Carrier of The Mark Series!
 
And now take a look at the AMAZING cover, literally the colors make me want to buy this book and the sypnosis:
 
Goodreads Synopsis:  Shadow of the Mark

Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam
intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around  
her.  With the Order tightening its hold, and the
reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than  
answers as the
Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving
strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery.  
  It?s a destiny the Order has struggled to hide,
and a destiny someone from the past?far in the past, has already laid 
claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the
Order?s dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.
 


From Goodreads


How amazing was that? And also Leigh wanted to share with you some things about the cover too, which was really nice and fun :))
 
 
"I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series  
cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the
cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to  
be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette 
  reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink  
and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have  
done another amazing job. I hope you like it too."


Links
Pre-order on Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Mark-Leigh-Fallon/dp/0062128000/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350828346&sr=1-1&keywords=shadow+of+the+mark+by+leigh+fallon

My website
http://www.leighfallon.com

Giveaway Time!
Get a chance to win a copy of Shadow of The Mark for yourself! How exciting is that? (;
 

 
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Thanks so much Leign! I'm super happy and grateful to be part of this group of bloggers and I'm really excited for your book to come out so we can all see it! 
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Can't Keep A Secret: Speechless - Hannah Harrington

SpeechlessSpeechless by Hannah Harrington
Date Released:August 28th 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 288 pages
Date Read: September 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: Bought at Barnes and Noble
Goodreads Synopsis:  Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can't keep a secret

Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast—and nearly got someone killed.

Now Chelsea has taken a vow of silence—to learn to keep her mouth shut, and to stop hurting anyone else. And if she thinks keeping secrets is hard, not speaking up when she's ignored, ridiculed and even attacked is worse.

But there's strength in silence, and in the new friends who are, shockingly, coming her way—people she never noticed before; a boy she might even fall for. If only her new friends can forgive what she's done. If only she can forgive herself.


From Goodreads


My Review:
 
Speechless was a read that I had really high hopes for and this book did deliver where I wanted it to be! I was blown away by how Hannah Harrington wrote such a stunning book that hits really close to home and you really get to see how word, who are just are impactful than actions can spiral to all sorts of horrible things. Speechless just reminded me of how great Thirteen Reasons Why was.
 

“You can be surrounded by people and still be lonely. You can be the m
ost popular person in school, envied by every girl and wanted by every boy, and still feel completely worthless. The world can be laid at your feet and you can still not know what you want from it.” 
 
Chelsea Knot, one of the school's best gossipers. She knows who's dating who, who cheated on each other, and all the scandalous things about a person. Her best friend is Kristen, also one of the school's best gossipers, to be honest Kristen was just plain horrible and so was Chelsea in the beginning. It was so horrible what they both did, really and it could happen so it also added another layer of realism. Speechless shows how words matter.

 
One night at one of the biggest parties, Chelsea finds a guy messing around with another guy and believes she has the scoop. She must tell her circle to keep her place, rather than be a social outcast. When she lets the rumor run wild, she causes the people around her to show her true colors and even her. She takes the vow of silence, so that her words won't hurt the people around her. I thought Chelsea really grew throughout the whole book. She slowly changes with the people around her. Like her new friend Asha, who's amazing; Sam, the new guy she meets that helps find her romance and finds her way. She learns a great amount of how words are important and I loved Chelsea at the end!
 
If I had one bad thing to say about the book was maybe more action and a backdrop of what Chelsea use to to do back when she was a big gossiper. But other than that I loved the other elements weaved into the story. But I do have to say Thirteen Reasons Why was kinda at a higher level than Speechless but I would proudly place them on my shelf. :))
 
Hannah Harrington dazzles you with a book that does not only give you a amazing cover (0.0) but tha value of words and how it can make or break a person's choices in life. This book was raw, real, and emotion, Hannah Harrignton pushes the bounds of words and the world of gossiping. She takes you on a rollercoaster that will stay with you till the last
page.
 
Exactly the book will tear through your mind!

 
“Hate is...it's too easy," he says. His face calm, calmer than it has any right to be, his eyes not wavering from mine, like he's so completely sure of what he's saying. "Love. Love takes courage.”
 
 
 
 



Friday, October 12, 2012

AMAZING and HOT Cover Reveal! for Phoenix - Elizabeth Richards

 
 
OMG!! Did you guys see the amazing cover reveal for Elizabeth Richard's Book #2 in Black City?!? 0_0 All I have to say is "WOW!" Whoever designs these is getting me to buy the book! Love covers like these! Plus it would look just as amazing in hardcover!!

Goodreads Synopsis:  The much anticipated second book in the enthralling Black City series

Engaged to be married, Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together, when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of the turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings. The only way to save everyone is to escape Black City and find the Ora, a powerful weapon that could take down Purian Rose for good. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon is easier said than done, if it even exists, and becomes a quest that could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.


From Goodreads

Phoenix comes out June 2013!! Why so long!? Must read Black City!
 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

New To Shelves (#8) - The One With S&S!

 
New To Shelves is a way to share all the great book I got this whole week and to add to my TBR Pile! It also includes a roundup of what's going to happen next week on the blog. It's a new name but similar meme.
 
 
 
I'll be linking up to:
 
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Sorry guys for no pictures this time! My phone died by the time I did this post and my camera ran out of battery. So I'll be posting up covers rather than a picture of this week's haul :)
 
Lovely, Dark and DeepThe Raven Boys (Raven Cycle, #1)The Fault in Our Stars
 
 
Lovely, Dark, and Deep by Amy Mcnamara (FRom S&S, what a big surprise! I didn't know how they got this to me! First ever book sent from S&S here and I'm so happy!)
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Won from Teenreads - Also it was signed and personlized by Maggie herself! I'll show you guys in my October TBR Pile Post)
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (Bought)
 
 
What's Up Next Week On The Blog?
 
October TBR Pile
The Bookshelves First Survey!
250 Follower Giveaway
The Raven Boys - Review
Speechless - Review
 
 
BIG Thanks to Simon and Schuster and Teenreads!
Now what's New To Your Shelves?
 



Saturday, October 6, 2012

The EPIC Finale: The Reckoning - Kelley Armstrong

The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Date Released: April 6th 2010
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages:  391 pages
Date Read: August 12, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Goodreads Synopsis:  My name is Chloe Saunders. I'm fifteen, and I would love to be normal.

But normal is one thing I'm not.

For one thing, I'm having these feelings for a certain antisocial werewolf and his sweet-tempered brother--who just happens to be a sorcerer--but, between you and me, I'm leaning toward the werewolf.

Not normal.

My friends and I are also on the run from an evil corporation that wants to get rid of us--permanently.

Definitely not normal.

And finally, I'm a genetically altered necro-mancer who can raise the dead, rotting corpses and all, without even trying.

As far away from normal as it gets.


From Goodreads



My Review:
Tagline: "Kelley Armstrong will blow you away with all the actio, hype, and romance she binds in her last book!"
 
Asdfghjkl, I FINALLY read The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong and I'm literally still thinking about it! Kelley Armstrong takes you on a wild ride of emotions, action, and a touch of romance with Derek and Simon. I think by far one of the best books in this series. I love how its so easy to pick up her books like this one and just keep on reading without being way too much a "heavy paranormal" read and now this series is a must read! *head nods*
 
misha nodding


 
Right away The Reckoning starts where The Awakening left off, and I liked that about all of these books. Chloe and her friends just found Andrew and they on there way to head to his house planning before the Edison Group takes them back as there genetically altered paranormals. Chloe was just as fun and serious and I loved how she still stayed they same and true to herself! I'll definitly miss her as an amazing character, and knows how to take control of the story.
 
Of of the best parts of the book was the pacing. Really, no doubt she moves it up a notch from The Awakening and she grips you into her world you don't want to miss a second of this book!
 
Kelley Armstrong really didn't hold back on the last book! She amps up the pace and moves really fast till you are like "What?! I already finished?"  All the characters where amzing, like Tori who grew less annoying; Derek, who finally shows his feeling; and Simon the nerdy kid. But the ending? I knew that it could have been so much better and it wasn't something I expected but wanted a little more.  I think Kelley could have pushed the creativity envelope a little more, just because I was unhappy about the ending. 
.
Captivating, amazing, and writen well; The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong is a book I won't forget and definitly pick up this series if you are a paranormal junkie!
 
 


Friday, October 5, 2012

Kicking Off October With - The Elite by Kiera Cass Cover!



The Elite (The Selection, #2)
 
It's finally here!! The cover for The Eilte by Kiera Cass! Book #2 in The Selection series and I have to say I'm so BLOWN AWAY by it! 0_0 Just look at it, all the reds popping out and the tagline: "35 Girls Came To The Palace Only 6 Remain" who wouldn't just picked up this? Now after my gushing here's the sypnosis:

Goodreads Synopsis:  

The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Selection.

Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, and is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending


From Goodreads

Now who's excited?! I'm definitly know I'll be picking this up ASAP :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Book Spotlight: 6 Second Of Life by Tonya Fitzharris

 
Young Adult / New Adult
Title: 6 Seconds of Life
Author: Tonya Fitzharris
Date Published: 9/1/12
 
Goodreads Synopsis:  
Maura has just jumped.

Now she has precisely six seconds until she hits the water below her--just six more seconds until she is finally freed from her mundane and aimless existence. Freed of all of the regrets and disappointments that have haunted her throughout her nineteen years.

She just needs to be free.

But as she falls, the most pivotal points of her life start to replay like a movie in her head: her family falling apart, her first love, her first heartbreak, and her first betrayal. As she remembers these moments that brought her to this point, will she feel a sense of peace? Or will her death be her greatest regret?

From Goodreads


I'm really happy and excited to be on this book promo for Tonya Fitzharris's book, 6 Seconds of Life! And plus I love the cover and synopsis! :)
 
Excerpt:
I think deep down, I’ve always known it was going to end this way. I was never meant to live a long life. I accepted this fate a long time ago. I was just waiting for the right moment.
            I wanted to fall in love first.
            I wanted to experience what it was like to have a real family first.
            I wanted to know what it was like to be sincerely happy, even if it was short-lived.
            I got all of those firsts.
            And now I’m ready to move forward.
            I inch my feet closer to the open sky. And closer. Until my naked toes are peeking over the edge. The water cracks violently below me, begging for me to join in on all of the fun.
            Just a few more seconds before it’s all over.
            Until I’m free.
            I’m totally relaxed. This moment, it’s all mine. No one can take it away from me.
            I close my eyes. The sounds of high heels clicking on the walkway and cameras snapping and preserving memories and street musicians begging for spare change surround me. I breathe in their music and let it be the soundtrack to the closing credits of my life.
            I raise my arms up to my side, reaching for the skies that surround me.
            And I step into the air.
            I’m flying now.
 
About Tonya:
 

Tonya Ftizharris
 
Author Bio
Tonya Fitzharris is a writer, reader, blogger, mediocre cook, photographer, runner, Florida native, and cat lover. She used to be a Middle School English Teacher, but now she's trying out the whole novel writing thing. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and her Belgian cat named Waffles.
CONTACT
WEBSITE
TWITTER @tonyafitzharris
FACEBOOK
Purchase Links
 
So definitly check out 6 Seconds of Life and hope you enjoy this stop for Tonya's Promo Tour ;)
 
 
 

 
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