Friday, September 30, 2011

Review, Author Q&A & Giveaway Remembrance by Michelle Madow

Review, Author Q&A & Giveaway 
by Michelle Madow
New Hampshire high school junior Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from Regency Era, England ... but she doesn't know it yet. 

Then Drew Carmichael transfers into Lizzie's school at the beginning of the year, and she feels a connection to him, almost like she knows him. She can't stop thinking about him, but whenever she tries talking with him about the mysteries behind her feelings, he makes it clear that he wants nothing to do with her. Reaching him is even more difficult because she has a boyfriend, Jeremy, who has started to become full of himself after being elected co-captain of the varsity soccer team, and her flirtatious best friend Chelsea starts dating Drew soon after his arrival. So why can't she seem to get him out of her mind?

Even though Lizzie knows she should let go of her fascination with Drew, the pair of them soon find that fighting fate isn't going to be easy.

Find Michelle here: 

Q&A with Michelle Madow... 
Michelle was nice enough to take some time to answer a few questions.

Me: First, congratulations on what a hit Remembrance is! I for one LOVED it. I fell for the characters especially, did you use any of the people in your life to help you create these people? 

Michelle: Thank you—I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed it! The characters in Remembrance are all created from my imagination. 

Me: Did you have a hard time writing any of the characters or did it just pour out?

Michelle: Before I write a novel I create character bio’s for each character, so when I started writing Remembrance the characters had already been created and developed. By the time I started writing Remembrance, it all poured out! The hardest character for me to write was Hannah, because she actually wasn’t even in the first draft. I added her in later!

Me: What are some of your favorite authors?

Michelle: Some of my favorite authors are JK Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins, Scott Westerfeld, and Julie Kagawa. 

Me: If you had your choice, who would you want to collaborate with on a novel/Anthology? 

Michelle: Definitely Taryn Browning—my critique partner, agent-mate, and friend! She writes YA as well, and I definitely think working on a novel/anthology with her would be fun. 

 Me: Are you working on anything now? If so can you tell us what it is *bats eyelashes*?

Michelle: Since Remembrance I've written two other novels, both in the YA genre. One is a fusion of Greek mythology and witchcraft, and the other is "Gossip Girl meets Las Vegas." I've also got a surprise in the works right now, and I plan on announcing what that is in the beginning of October!

Thank You so much to Michelle for taking time out of her busy schedule to answer those! *whew* I'm still kinda nervous that was my very first Q & A with an Author *grins* I hopefully will get better with the questions as time goes on.

Review: 5x5
This is a wicked good story! I really enjoyed slipping away to New Hampshire *where the story takes place*. There are great Pride & Prejudice references and I have MAJOR love for that story, so that added greatly to it. The characters are amazing and very well written, normal teenagers and very well developed. Remembrance has a story all its own and is a super fantastic read! I suggest you GET IT!! Read it and fall in LOVE!

If you made it this far good for you! You are going to get a chance to win your own E-copy from Michelle. She is going to give one lucky person a free E-copy of Remembrance. All you have to do is use the RaffleCopter to enter. The first option is for your name and E-mail That is how you enter! You do NOT have to follow or tweet or any of that *those are all for extra entries* Contest will run for 1 week so GOOD LUCK!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Review: Conflicted by Julia Crane

In the Elfin world, magic and destiny determine who will be together. "Chosen" pairs are fated to meet at the age of 18. 

Keegan, however, is an anomaly. Having fallen in the battle between the Light and the Dark, she is only alive now due to Black Magic, and her bond with her Chosen is broken. She cannot remember Rourk at all.

For the first time, she feels like a normal teenager. She is dating Donald, her long-time crush, and everything seems perfect. But Rourk still feels their bond, and despairs for the woman he was always meant to love.

Keegan’s best friend Anna is determined to find a way to use her powers to return Keegan’s bond, no matter what it takes. The question is does Keegan even want it?

Review: 4x5

I am so sad! I really enjoyed the first book in this series, so what happened you ask? Well, I have to say that the characters were just very immature (17 going on 18) they were constantly acting like 5 year olds. Also, the writing went downhill for me, it seemed to drag out in places then fly through what could have been some really great parts. I totally love the basis for this series and while I had to make myself finish this one I will read the next because I really want to see what happens to everyone and see if anything has changed.

**Update :) I have moved this to a 4 star review b/c I can now see where the Author was going with Keegan...she has lost her bond and so she is reverting to being spoiled and selfish which I can totally get. So I guess there is a reason for all the immatureness *is that a word?*

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: Coexist by Julia Crane

Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans. In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves. Rourk finds himself drawn to Keegan's side every time she thinks his name. He wants to talk to her but remains in the shadows, silently guarding her every time she mentally beckons him. A twist of fate thrusts the two of them together when Rourk is forced to step up his protection and make his presence known. An ancient prophecy deeply entwines Keegan's family and the future of their society. Somehow they must find a way to thwart fate and win the battle...without losing Keegan. With war brewing, and dark forces aligning, will Keegan and Rourk ever have the life together that they both desire?

Paperback210 pages
Published June 19th 2011 by Valknut Press (first published June 10th 2011)
0983752001 (ISBN13: 9780983752004)

Review: 5x5
I really enjoyed this first book in the Keegan Chronicles! I am not one for Elves or Fairies but yeah these Elves RULE! What is not to love? You have an age old prophecy, destined loves, a great family and amazing friends. Not to mention .... Rourke *yummy* All that is left is the amazing way it all is put together into this fantastic story. Julia does an amazing job at putting you in the story like you are just hovering in the background, what a great find! and psstt..hey it is only $2.99 on Amazon for the e-book ... so, 

Get it! Read it! Fall in love with it :)  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare Teaser Trailer!!

Just yeah *squeee* ok Fangirl moment is over....for now here it is the teaser trailer for Clockwork Prince :) I'm still re-watching it *sigh*

Help!! Me decide...

Help!! Me decide which should be my new banner 
*yes i get bored easy*


or.. #2

Leave me a shiny comment on which *you* like better or you can say pffftt neither!! :) Thanks so much!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Book Trailer !! Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

The Unbecoming Of Mara Dyer book trailer! 
WOW this makes me want the book even MORE!

Book Tour Stop Legend by Marie Lu

A Tale of Many Reviews Legend ARC Book Tour Stop
From GoodReads:
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.

Review: 5x5

Marie Lu is an exceptional author! Just wanted to get that out there :) This world she has created in Legend is beyond anything I could have imagined. It is divided beyond measure by the Republic / colonies / and patriots. We get a look at Republic life and it is scary!!
June is an amazing girl! She is super smart, fast, cunning, and brave yet she has not let any of that go to her head. Day is also super amazing as he shares all these qualities also but he is super poor and a fugitive :) 

Loads of mystery , action, suspense and jaw dropping moments *I literally had to throw the book down a couple times* It's super intense and It's amazing!! Recommend this to all who like/love the above!! IT'S WORTH IT :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

10/5 Books I suggest you read

10 books I suggest you read
Young Adult: (in no particular order)
  1. Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers
  2. The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver
  3. Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter
  4. XVI by Julia Karr
  5. Possess by Gretchen McNeil
  6. Verita by Tracy Rozzlynn
  7. Kings & Queens by Courtney Vail
  8. Shade by Jeri-Smith Ready
  9. Rippler by Cidney Swanson
  10. Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Adult: (series)
  1. Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward 
  2. Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter
  3. Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole
  4. Mercedes Thompson by Patricia Briggs
  5. Midnight Breed by Laura Adrian
So there you have it... I have TONS more on the YA side LOL maybe next week I can get some more in :)

The Discovery of Socket Greeny

The Discovery of Socket Greeny
By Tony Bertauski

Socket Greeny lives in an era of technology. After school, he hops into the virtualmode (a virtual world of fighting) and lives for the adrenaline rush. In fact, he practically prefers virtualmode to reality. In his actual reality, his mother’'s first priority is her work, so he’s always home alone. He doesn’t even know what she does for a living!
One day, his reality (or is it his virtualmode?) shatters. He learns exactly what his mother does; she works for The Paladin Agency. An almost alien race, called the Paladin’s, that can control the flow of time and protect the human race from harmful things (and sometimes protect the humans from themselves.) Who knew his mom worked for a whole different dimension?  Socket’'s life took another tumble as he is controversially claimed as a Paladin Prodigy, his powers skyrocket off the charts. Amidst the Paladin’s fighting, the earth is threatened and it will be up to Socket to save the world, or destroy it.

I’'m such a sucker for science fiction stories. I love Socket Greeny and his story to death. The negatives are a medium amount of cussing and a handful or so of innuendos. Nonetheless it was a fantastic science fiction; I can’'t wait to see what happens to Socket next. I absolutely recommend this for science fiction fans.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Review: Original Sin by Lisa Desrochers

Review: Original Sin
(A Personal Demons Novel)
by Lisa Desrochers
If you have not read Personal Demons (first in this series) STOP now and read it!
Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn’t feeling as demonic as usual lately—thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never realized she had. But you can’t desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc’s allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn’t the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn’t long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too…tempting. Rather than risk losing his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently-acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears—and they’re not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie’s guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell’s grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive.

Just a note: I was going to do a giveaway on this book ... but I cannot seem to part with my only copy *sigh* maybe I can find another one somewhere around here.... *grins*
Review: 5x5 (or if I could 1000x5)

I am so in love with this series...I love a good book that can make you feel like you are drawn into the middle of it all, but with this I have never felt so much emotion for fictional people. I can devour a book in a day no problem but I would catch myself having to stop and put this one down and either be....NO WAY and wanting to pull my hair out or You are effin Kidding me!!! and want to punch someone then *sigh* I have felt happiness, sadness, doubt, and a burning LOVE all through this.

YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES! There are angels, Demons, and us seriously ... don't sit there reading this anymore.... GO GET IT! 

Review: Personal Demons by Lisa Desrochers

Review: Personal Demons
by Lisa Desrochers
Frannie Cavanaugh is a good Catholic girl with a bit of a wicked streak. She has spent years keeping everyone at a distance---even her closest friends---and it seems as if her senior year is going to be more of the same . . . until Luc Cain enrolls in her class. No one knows where he came from, but Frannie can’t seem to stay away from him. 

What she doesn’t know is that Luc is on a mission. He’s been sent from Hell itself to claim Frannie’s soul. It should be easy---all he has to do is get her to sin, and Luc is as tempting as they come. Frannie doesn’t stand a chance. But he has to work fast, because if the infernals are after her, the celestials can’t be far behind. And sure enough, it’s not long before the angel Gabriel shows up, willing to do anything to keep Luc from getting what he came for. It isn’t long before they find themselves fighting for more than just Frannie’s soul.

But if Luc fails, there will be Hell to pay . . . for all of them.

Review: 5x5
Heaven or Hell which would you choose.... Well I know what I would have done *evil grin* This is an intriguing, emotional, and action packed book. Frannie, Luc, and Gabe are stellar characters and they all go through growth you can see. You will be sucked into it right off and the question is which way will you go? 

All the supporting characters are even great too. You can see them as the friends you hang with. Life , Loss, Love it is all delt with and in an amazingly great story! GET IT NOW and choose your path :)  

Monday, September 19, 2011

SupaGurl Books 1st ARC Tour! Truth by Julia Karr - Sign Up*CLOSED*

Truth  (XVI #2)
by Julia Karr
I need 5 bloggers to join in with me. Julia Karr has agreed to help me out :) *throws confetti* Here are the things I want to include along with everyone's review of the book.
  • A Question / Answer with the Characters
  • A Vlog review
  • Author Question / Answer *I will also be doing one of these but another would be ok*
  • A small giveaway?
I will be doing a giveaway of the ARC that will be going around. Please handle it with care :)

I will set you up on a week to have the book... please complete the book within 7 days then send it on to the next person*I will send you an email with their address* 
Review's will NOT be going live until Mid-December so this gives everyone PLENTY of time. Will also create more buzz right around Release time.
Do not loan out the ARC to your family/friends it is just for you :) 
If something happens and you cannot finish the book in the 7 days just let me know we can work it out I know things come up.

Everyone will get a graphic to use on their blog for the tour. I will have it link back here to the Tour Page *not up yet* 

To sign up leave a comment with your Name , State, and email address. I will pick 5 bloggers to join me. THANKS :)

Tour Bloggers:
  1. Yara (TX)*Once Upon A Twilight*
  2. Sarah (TX)*The Book Life*
  3. Rachel(CA)*Rachels Book Reviews*
  4. Jenny (NJ)*Into the Morning Reads*
  5. Kaye (NY)*Paper Reader*
  6. Tanya *All Things Books*
  7. Heather (TN) *SupaGurl Books*

Saturday, September 17, 2011

WINNER Announced For Verita & Fast Tracked Giveaway

And the Winner(s) for the Verita & Fast Tracked giveaway
by Tracy Rozzlyn are...


Entry #42Shanon Stidham
Entry #13Shanon Stidham
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I will Send Tracy your email address so that she can contact you to get you address! Congrats Shannon Stidham for winning BOTH copies  *Throws Confetti* 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Review:Soul Thief by Jana Oliver

Soul Thief 
(Demon Trappers #2)
by Jana Oliver

Riley Blackthorne is beginning to learn that there are worse things than death by demon. And love is just one of them…
Seventeen-year-old Riley has about had it up to here. After the devastating battle at the Tabernacle, trappers are dead and injured, her boyfriend Simon is gravely injured, and now her beloved late father’s been illegally poached from his grave by a very powerful necromancer. As if that’s not enough, there's Ori, one sizzling hot freelance demon hunter who’s made himself Riley’s unofficial body guard, and Beck, a super over-protective “friend” who acts more like a grouchy granddad.  With all the hassles, Riley’s almost ready to leave Atlanta altogether.

But as Atlanta’s demon count increases, the Vatican finally sends its own Demon Hunters to take care of the city’s “little” problem, and pandemonium breaks loose. Only Riley knows that she might be the center of Hell’s attention: an extremely powerful Grade 5 demon is stalking her, and her luck can't last forever…

Review:5x5 (and another 5x5)
And I thought the first one was Amazing... DAMN!! I will still be reeling over this one till I can get my hands on the next. I was sent on an emotional roller coaster and I enjoyed every flippin minute of it. The story has only gotten better and the characters have been put to the test who is passin...who is failing totally and who is scrapin by? OMG you must Read this series it is truly worth stayin up all dang night to read!

Then you can sit and revel in all that is Demon Trapper goodness! No I am not going say anything that happens .. it needs to be read...felt...then 0.o

Review: The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver

Review : The Demon Trapper's Daughter
(Demon Trappers #1)
by: Jana Oliver
*From Jana Oliver's
It’s the year 2018, and with human society seriously disrupted by the economic upheavals of the previous decade, Lucifer has increased the number of demons in all major cities. Atlanta is no exception. Fortunately, humans are protected by Demon Trappers, who work to keep homes and streets safe from the things that go bump in the night. Seventeen-year-old Riley, only daughter of legendary Demon Trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing attraction to fellow Trapper apprentice, Simon, Riley’s out saving citizens from Grade One Hellspawn. Business as usual, really, for a demon-trapping teen. When a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood, she realizes that she’s caught in the middle of a battle between Heaven and Hell.

Review: 5x5
OMG what a ride! I do enjoy a great story about Demons...There I said it and I'm ok with it cause these Demon's are getting their butts handed to 'em! I Love Riley she is made of Awesome. and yeah so is Beck *fangirl squee* Ok, so Simon is alright to *no really he's great* but I've already picked sides. This story has great action and sadness and loss and LOVE! It's all in there and it's all rolled into the amazing start to a series and I so cannot wait for more!

Want a major Awesome girl kickin Demon butt...but still learnin her way around? Want Major action? Want some really nice banter thrown in on top of it all? Check this out NOW!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Review: Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

Review: Starcrossed
by Josephine Angelini
How do you defy destiny?

Helen Hamilton has spent her entire sixteen years trying to hide how different she is—no easy task on an island as small and sheltered as Nantucket. And it's getting harder. Nightmares of a desperate desert journey have Helen waking parched, only to find her sheets damaged by dirt and dust. At school she's haunted by hallucinations of three women weeping tears of blood . . . and when Helen first crosses paths with Lucas Delos, she has no way of knowing they're destined to play the leading roles in a tragedy the Fates insist on repeating throughout history.

As Helen unlocks the secrets of her ancestry, she realizes that some myths are more than just legend. But even demigod powers might not be enough to defy the forces that are both drawing her and Lucas together—and trying to tear them apart.

Review: 5x5
Fine piece of writing here! It has it all locked up in this amazing story. The characters are all very well written and you feel for/with them *I love that* and the story itself *sigh* totally engrossing and exciting. Loved everything about it...and especially the banter with some of them.

Want to get lost in a great book? great love story? some great action? GET THIS! it will not disappoint :)

ok found this Book Trailer and just OMG I heart it very much..

Review: The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab

Review: The Near Witch
by: Victoria Schwab
The Near Witch is only an old story told to frighten children. 
If the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely, and always looking for company. 
And there are no strangers in the town of Near.

These are the truths that Lexi has heard all her life.

But when an actual stranger—a boy who seems to fade like smoke—appears outside her home on the moor at night, she knows that at least one of these sayings is no longer true.

The next night, the children of Near start disappearing from their beds, and the mysterious boy falls under suspicion. Still, he insists on helping Lexi search for them. Something tells her she can trust him.

As the hunt for the children intensifies, so does Lexi’s need to know—about the witch that just might be more than a bedtime story, about the wind that seems to speak through the walls at night, and about the history of this nameless boy.

Review: 5x5
The wind whispers in the town of Near....out on the moor and there are witches about... I really enjoyed this book! I was absolutely swept away into the the town of Near. Amazing scenery and very interesting people abound in this part fairy tale...part love story. I always enjoy a great story especially ones that tell of long ago :) *sigh* 

This will take you back in time and cast a spell on you! GET IT NOW!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Amazon Testing 'Book Buffet' Program Ahead Of Tablet Launch | Fox News

Ok, so what does everyone think about this? Authors, readers, bloggers... Anyone tell me what you think!

I am not sure about this yet...Although it is for "older" books how would this effect the Authors? Would it cut out profit for them?

Amazon Testing 'Book Buffet' Program Ahead Of Tablet Launch | Fox News: "In another walk-up to the release of its hotly anticipated tablet device, Amazon is in talks with book publishers to launch a digital library for customers, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The service could allow users to gain unlimited access to older digital book content for a single, annual price tag. Putting older books into this program versus newer ones would prevent cannibalization of its highly popular digital books business. This would also more likely appease book publishers who are reluctant to sign onto any “all you can eat” pricing model for content. "

'via Blog this'

Review: Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter

Review Born at Midnight
(Shadow Falls Novel)
by: C.C. Hunter
Don’t miss this spectacular new series that will steal your heart and haunt your dreams,  Welcome to Shadow Falls camp, nestled deep in the woods of a town called Fallen…
One night Kylie Galen finds herself at the wrong party, with the wrong people, and it changes her life forever.  Her mother ships her off to Shadow Falls—a camp for troubled teens, and within hours of arriving, it becomes painfully clear that her fellow campers aren’t just “troubled.”  Here at Shadow Falls, vampires, werewolves, shapshifters, witches and fairies train side by side—learning to harness their powers, control their magic and live in the normal world.
Kylie’s never felt normal, but surely she doesn’t belong here with a bunch of paranormal freaks either.  Or does she?  They insist Kylie is one of them, and that she was brought here for a reason.  As if life wasn’t complicated enough, enter Derek and Lucas.  Derek’s a half-fae who’s determined to be her boyfriend, and Lucas is a smokin’ hot werewolf with whom Kylie shares a secret past.  Both Derek and Lucas couldn’t be more different, but they both have a powerful hold on her heart. 
Even though Kylie feels deeply uncertain about everything, one thing is becoming painfully clear—Shadow Falls is exactly where she belongs…

Review: 5x5
WOW! This book has everything I love best... Vamps, werewolves, witches, Fae and more! Awesome story line and interesting characters. It didn't take long to be swallowed up by the mysterious place. The author does an excellent job of describing the world in which she has created and you want to be there. Pack a bag and head off to Shadow Falls camp... You won't want to leave!!

Get it...Enjoy it...

Monday, September 12, 2011

Review: Possess by Gretchen McNeil

Review: Possess
by Gretchen McNeil
Fifteen-year-old Bridget Liu just wants to be left alone: by her mom, by the cute son of a local police sergeant, and by the eerie voices she can suddenly and inexplicably hear. Unfortunately for Bridget, it turns out the voices are demons – and Bridget has the rare ability to banish them back to whatever hell they came from.

Terrified to tell people about her new power, Bridget confides in a local priest who enlists her help in increasingly dangerous cases of demonic possession. But just as she is starting to come to terms with her new power, Bridget receives a startling message from one of the demons. Now Bridget must unlock the secret to the demons' plan before someone close to her winds up dead – or worse, the human vessel of a demon king.

Review 5x5
This books is Outstanding. I really was blown away by this one, it's creative. Very interesting story and great, great characters... I just want MORE! I really haven't looked to see if there will be more but...there has to be, right? RIGHT?  You think you know about possession? Well you need to check yourself then read this great GREAT book!! Really great twists and turns and spooky creepy factors and oh yeah I was laughing more than a couple times :) 

GET IT! Get possessed!!

OUaT ARC Book Tour - The Apothecary by : Maile Meloy

Welcome to My stop on the Tour hosted by: 
ARC-The Apothecary (Release Oct. 4th 2011)
by Maile Meloy

It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows - a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies - Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Putnam Juvenile (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039925627X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399256271
  • About the Author- From US Penguin Group
  • Maile Meloy is the award-winning author of the short story collections Both Ways Is The Only Way I Want It and Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. This is her first novel for young readers.
My Review:
Let me start with...This is not my usual cup of tea. However, I love reading in general and this had a very interesting summary, So I am glad I got to be in on this tour!

The cover art is eye catching and very well goes with the story inside the book. This is a very good stand alone read. The Characters are all well developed and interesting in their own ways. You have a lovely and strong female lead and the male lead is a great match-up. All of the other characters are funny and quirky at times. 

The story itself is unique and entertaining although after starting it I really didn't think I was going to enjoy it at all... but as it went along and the story developed I was thoroughly surprised and got carried away on an adventure! 

If you like/want something thrilling, adventurous, suspenseful, and a tad bit of romance thrown in make sure and pick this great read up on OCT. 4th 2011!! 

Big Thank you again to Once Upon a Twilight for hosting the ARC book tour!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Review and Giveaway of Verita By Tracy Rozzlynn

Review and Giveaway!!
by: Tracy Rozzlynn

If your world suddenly crumbled, leaving you with nothing but heartache, would you risk your life for a chance at a new beginning on a new world?

Brett Bradbury's parents are dead, her boyfriend's a cheater, and her best friend essentially dumped her. Truly alone in the world, Brett agrees to help colonize the newly discovered planet, Verita.

Now Brett's on a strange new world. She quickly makes friends and starts her assigned job. Verita begins to feel like home, but it's far from perfect. Brett has an overwhelming attraction to Brody, despite the fact that he's entirely not her type. Her colleague, Ryan, utterly hates her for reasons out of her control. And there are creatures in the forest that would like nothing more than to devour everyone for dinner.

Brett's heart and mind are at odds each other. She's constantly fighting with Ryan. So, Concentrating on her job is becoming more and more difficult. Plus it's hard to ignore some of the strange things that have been happening around her. But, when Brett finds herself stranded in the wilderness, the only thing that matters is survival.

Review: 5x5 
I remember writing a fan-fiction once and I thought it was so funny to leave a story off with something to make everyone reading going NOOO!! you can't just leave it there get back here! Well that is what happened to me when I finished this... I still absolutely adore this book! The start is good but you must have background on your main character to see any progress with them and she gives that. As Brett wakes on Verita everything(and I mean everything) gets interesting!!

Want a great Sci-fi with some romance and thrilling adventure?? GET THIS!!

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Amazing Author and great person to twitter chat with that she is I get to give away A copy of Verita and a copy of Fast-Tracked from her!!! Below is the contest!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Follow Friday

Follow Friday #3
yay! Friday!

Q. Have you ever wanted a villain to win at the end of a story?  If so, which one??

Really? Well, No I can't say that I have! I am always kinda on with the idea they hey, that's the villain and that means BAD BAD BAD to me. So I tend to stay away from liking them... Even if said Villian is a hottie as soon as my brain finds out he's the bad guy well it like hmm oh well over that .... What about you all??

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