30 November 2012

In My Mailbox 60 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox is created by Kristi over @ The Story Siren where we show off all the books we get each week! So here is my week :)

For Review: (From Macmillan)
Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan 

Weekly Wrap Up:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness



Blog Tours/Hops:

Life on The Edge Tour: Guest Post
The Dirt Tour: Excerpt
Lawyers, Lovers, and Lies Tour: Author Interview
Cover Reveal: Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman


29 November 2012

Cover Reveal: Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman

Good morning peoples! Today is the day probably a lot of people have been waiting for... The cover reveal for Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman! Here's the cover!

Shadow of Time by Jen Minkman
Synopsis: All Hannah needs is a nice and quiet vacation after her first year of teaching French at a high school. She joins her brother Ben for the summer in their mom’s log cabin in Arizona. There, she meets Josh again, Ben’s childhood friend from the Navajo reservation. The little boy from the rez has grown up fast, and Hannah can’t help but feeling more for him than just friendship. 

But fate apparently has something else in store for her. And it’s not peace and quiet. Night after night, Hannah is plagued by strange nightmares about the past of Navajo Nation and terrifying shadows chasing her. They seem to come closer – and why is Josh always present in her dreams? 

Sometimes, the past has a way of catching up with you.

What do you think of the cover guys? Tell me in the comments!

27 November 2012

Lawyers, Lovers, and Lies Tour: Author Interview

Lawyers Lovers & Lies by Linda Pohl
Synopsis: Charlene Williams, a recent law school graduate, thinks her prayers have been answered when she is offered a position at one of New York City's most prestigious law firms. But her dreams are quickly shattered when she finds out that Alex Andrews, the firm's senior criminal lawyer, wants far more from her than her legal expertise.

A gorgeous, powerful, manipulative man, Alexander is used to getting whatever he wants. Targeted as his next conquest, his words and actions make it quite clear that if Charlene doesn't start playing by his rules, she'll be lucky to be licking stamps in some lowly legal aid office.

With no witnesses to substantiate Alex's escalating abuse, it's his word against hers. Consumed with fear and the possibility of losing her job, Charlene is faced with a choice to retreat or to meet this ultimate challenge head on. Risking everything, she decides to build the greatest case of her life in an attempt to expose Alex as the predator he is.


P:  What do you like to do when you're not writing?
L: When I'm not writing, I enjoy keeping busy. I love my part time job and have been doing it for nearly fourteen years. I work as a standardized patient at a medical school near my home. I memorize scripts and then go into one of twelve simulated doctor's offices. Medical students in years one through four are given my "door chart" and then I role play the illness or ailment. I have played a depressed woman, had thyroid disease, been a victim of domestic abuse (the bruises on my eye, arm and rib look real), had cancer, gallstones, appendicitis and a myriad of other diseases. Sometimes I rotate among the first year classrooms to introduce the students to the proper way of taking a history from a patient. I have also played the "difficult" patient, including the tearful patient, the curious patient, the seductive patient and the rambling patient. When I'm not working, I love reading and traveling. With two nieces in Switzerland, I am looking forward to going to my one niece's wedding next summer. My greatest joy is probably my two new grandsons, born only 2 months apart. Aiden is 10 months and Jacob (Jack) is 8 months. I love spending time with them.

P: What is the one moment that has changed your life?
L: When my younger sister died of cancer, leaving behind her three and four year old daughters, my world was turned upside down. For a long time after she died, I thought very frequently about the fragility of life and how fortunate I was to have my health. I questioned why she was taken and vowed to never take anything for granted. The years passed and I was fortunate to have my health. Sometimes, I was probably not as grateful as I feel I should have been. Then, on September 28, my son-in-law, a healthy, strong young man was diagnosed with acute leukemia. His only symptoms were that he felt unusually tired, but he and my daughter attributed that to caring for a new baby and his starting a new job. Nose bleeds weren't anything new, as he has always had bad allergies and sinus infections that were frequently accompanied by nose bleeds. Presuming he had another sinus infection, he saw the doctor who prescribed antibiotics. When the antibiotics ended, and he felt no better, the doctor took a blood test and we received the most dreaded news, cancer. He was ambulanced to a cancer center and completed his first round of chemotherapy, which unfortunately did not eliminate the cancer cells in his bone marrow. He is in the hospital now receiving his second round of chemo and we are praying that it works. The only positive thing is that we have moved into our daughter's home and are caring for her baby and really getting to know our beautiful little grandson, Jacob. I pray that his daddy gets better. Again, I find myself thinking about life and how precious it is. In the blink of an eye, everything can change.

P: How long does it take you to write a book?
L: It depends on the book. Years ago, I had my own literacy program where I visited hundreds of schools to promote a love of reading. I called myself The Storybook Princess and I dressed up in a Cinderella gown, glittery shoes, a jeweled crown, and a sparkly eye mask. I visited preschool through Grade 2. In conjunction with my program, I wrote The Ah-Chooo Book and The Grumpy Queen. Each of those books took me a few months to write, but the illustrators took a longer time. The Ah-Chooo is in audio, with me reading, on itunes. My non-fiction book, which I co-authored with reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Masood Khatamee is entitled Doctor, Are You Listening? It took me over two years of working diligently with the doctor to collaborate on the topics we discussed and wanted to include in the book. I worked on Lawyers, Lovers and Lies for 3 years, often writing and rewriting chapters. There was always something I wanted to change or add. I'm happiest when I'm writing and my characters become real to me. I really couldn't stand Alex, but he often "spoke" to me and then I wasn't happy till I'd get my thoughts down on paper. I'm just about finished withmy next book entitled A Will For Revenge. That book has been in the works for several years.

P: Where do you get your ideas or inspirations?
L: I used to be a first grade teacher and it seemed I was constantly reminding the children to cover their noses and mouths when they sneezed. If they did remember to cover their noses and mouths, then I would have to remind them to please wash their hands. I got tired of hearing myself talk and thus was born The Ah-Chooo Book! Although most of the children I taught were happy, one little girl, named Donna, always had a a glum look on her little face. And so, even though she never knew that she was my inspiration for The Grumpy Queen, she was! It teaches children that if you wear a smile and are happy, those around you will be happy. Smiles are contagious! Doctor, Are You Listening? was written to help make women aware of their choices when seeing a physician and also to empower women at their doctors' visits. Lawyers, Lovers and Lies was inspired by my imagination. That my husband worked in a big law firm probably had something to with my choosing to write about lawyers! The book I'm working on now, A Will For Revenge, was inspired by my father's first wife. But, since it's fiction, I got to create a more favorable ending! I guess it would be fair to say that my ideas come from life and I'm always thinking about a new idea. One of my children's books that is presently having the illustrations done is entitled Aurelie's Magical Crepes. When my husband and I were out to dinner, sitting at the next table there was a rather stout, crotchety looking old woman with her hair pulled back tautly into a chignon. I looked at my husband and said, "There is Madame Bougon!" In French, bougon means grumpy and it perfectly suited her! The young man doing my illustrations has captured her look perfectly. I guess ideas can come from anywhere, if you're open to looking for them.

P: Who is your favorite author and why?
L: I love to read and enjoy books of various genres. One of my favorite authors is Naomi Ragen. Her books transport me to a different culture. I enjoy learning the rituals and traditions that other people follow. She makes you feel as if you are really a part of the lives of those she is writing about. I love her storylines and character development. Usually, her novels are thought provoking and, once I start, I find her books difficult to put down. I also really enjoy books about the Amish culture and love to read anything I can about that way of life.

P: What book do I read over and over again?
L: I have read To Kill A Mockingbird many times. I never tire of the storyline or the characters. It is my all time favorite!

I hope you all enjoyed the interview with Linda! and I hope to have her back in the future after I've read her book :)


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26 November 2012

The Dirt Tour: Excerpt

The Dirty by Lori Culwell
Synopsis: Lucy Whitley cannot wait to get out of Palm Desert. It’s not a place for a frizzy-haired science nerd, particularly when her fashion-obsessed older sister Sloane is the head of a clique of pretty girls who rule the school—and practically the whole town.Fortunately, life is about to change forever. Lucy’s dad is getting re-married, and then she can transfer to a boarding school in Connecticut, escaping all the mean girls and the endless whispers about the Whitley family scandal. Everything is going to be perfect—as long as the wedding goes smoothly.

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25 November 2012

Review: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls
by Patrick Ness
Publisher: Walker Books
Publication Date: September 27, 2011
Book Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 215
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I checked out A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness from my local library for the purpose of reviewing it on my blog.

I picked this book up at my own risk. I knew when I started it that everyone whose read it have balled there eyes out and that’s what I was prepared to do. So I was a little astonished when I finished this book without shedding a single tear. But don’t fret, just because I didn’t cry doesn’t mean I didn’t love this book!

A Monster Calls is about a boy named Conor who lives in I think England? I think but I’m not sure with his mom. The twist is that his parents are divorced which means it’s just him and his mother, and the bad part his mother has cancer. I know it sounds like something some people would cry about but I just didn’t feel the need to cry. I’m not sure why.

Yes I definitely felt bad for Conor at parts because I mean who wouldn’t? His mother has cancer and he’s having to deal with basically being alone and being bullied at school. But for a boy his age I think he handled it very well considering he was on his own.

One of the things I enjoyed about the book was the three tales that the monster told. At first when the monster told Conor about the stories I was a little skeptical about them. I thought they were going to be a little boring but I actually enjoyed them!

Let’s talk about some of the characters shall we? His grandmother, really how rude could you be to a 13 year old who is losing his mother to cancer. It’s your grandson and he’s losing his mother and your being so rude and hard on him? I mean really?! And them his father. Who doesn’t ever see him because of where he lives and then comes back for two seconds and then leave again. Those were a couple of reasons I felt bad for him. You’ll find out more once you read the book!

Overall this gets a 5 out of 5 stars because it kept me interested and I loved all of the illustrations in the book!

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24 November 2012

Life on the Edge Tour: Guest Post

Life On The Edge by Jennifer Comeaux
Synopsis: Nineteen-year-old Emily is new to pairs skating, but she and her partner Chris have a big dream–to be the first American team to win Olympic gold. Their young coach Sergei, who left Russia after a mysterious end to his skating career, believes they can break through and make history.

Emily and Chris are on track to be top contenders at the 2002 Winter Games. But when forbidden feelings spark between Emily and Sergei, broken trust and an unexpected enemy threaten to derail Emily’s dreams of gold.

Guest Post:

My Figure Skating Addiction

Many people ask me how I became such a big fan of figure skating. There aren’t any ice rinks near my city, and I’ve only stepped on the ice once in my life! I grew up watching every skating event on TV, but it wasn’t until I attended my first competition that my fandom turned into an addiction.

My addiction started innocently enough. A friend from college, who is also a die-hard fan of the sport, happened to be in Cleveland during the 2000 U.S. National Championships, and she called me from Gund Arena, so excited about everything she saw. She said we absolutely had to go to Boston for the 2001 Championships. I'd always loved watching Nationals on TV, but I was thinking, who really goes to those events?

My friend brought me the ticket order form, and before I knew it, we'd plunked down a few hundred dollars for All-Event tickets. I flew into snow-covered Boston in January 2001 and had no idea what I was getting into, how many different places I'd travel to during the next eleven years for competitions.

The first thing that jumped out at me in Boston was how the skaters I'd watched for years on TV were now walking all around me at the hotel and sitting next to me on the bus to the arena. I was completely star struck! I didn't know where to look first.

The next thing that blew me away was how bright and sparkly the costumes were in person. Remember, this was before HDTV became popular. When the first group of skaters came out on the ice, I felt like I was in that scene in The Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy steps out of the black and white wrecked house and into colorful Munchkin Land. I couldn't believe how every sequin glinted under the bright lights of the Fleet Center.

Watching the competition live as opposed to at home, I could really feel the emotion of the skaters, and the energy of the crowd heightened the excitement even more. I enjoyed seeing skaters that never made the TV broadcast, especially the young up-and-comers. But the highlight was seeing my favorite skater of all-time, Michelle Kwan, compete. She owned the building. Nothing could compare to the frenzy she created when she stepped on the ice. Watching her skate was such a privilege.

After I returned home and told my sister all about my experience, I didn't have to do much convincing to get her on board for 2002 Nationals in Los Angeles. And from there, I couldn't stop – 2003 Dallas, 2004 Atlanta, 2005 Portland, the list goes on. Twelve straight Nationals and tickets purchased for 2013 in Omaha. Along the way, I also added in Skate America as an annual trip and threw in Worlds '09 and the 2010 Olympics (which was a dream come true!).

Attending skating events has allowed me to visit cities I never would've visited, and I've met some amazing skaters, skater families, and fans over the years. Being at competitions is so inspiring – it’s not only made me a bigger fan but it’s also given me lots of story ideas. So, I think my addiction is a healthy one! Do you have any healthy addictions?

I hope you all enjoyed Jennifer's Guest Post! It was very fun to have her on the blog today! Don't forget to check out the tour page so you can find the other stops on the tour!

23 November 2012

22 November 2012

One Pink Line Tour: Review

One Pink Line by Dina Silver
Synopsis: Can the love of a lifetime be forever changed by one pink line? Dina Silver’s tender, absorbing novel, One Pink Line, is the warmhearted, wry story of love, loss and family, as seen through the prism of one singular, spirited young couple who find themselves in a predicament that changes the course of their lives, and those closest to them. With heart, humor and compassion, this debut work of women’s fiction is certain to stir anyone who relishes a good laugh, can stand a good cry, and, above all believes in the redemptive power of love.

This unique, contemporary story gives readers a dual perspective. Sydney Shephard, a sweet-tempered, strong-natured college senior is young, in love with an exceptional man, and unexpectedly pregnant. Faced with a child she never planned for, she is forced to relay this news to her neurotic mother, relinquish her youth, and risk losing the love of her life. Then there’s Grace, a daughter, who believed she was a product of this great love, grows to realize her existence is not what she assumed, and is left with profound and puzzling questions about who she really is.

Spanning generations and every imaginable emotion, One Pink Line reveals how two points of view can be dramatically at odds, and perhaps ultimately reconciled. Simultaneously deeply felt and lighthearted, One Pink Line deftly mines how the choices we make are able to alter so many lives, and how doing the right thing and living honestly can bring unexpected, hard-won happiness. It’s a must-read for anyone who relishes a great love story, absorbing characters, and plenty of laughs along the way.

Want to check out the book? 

My Review:

One Pink Line by Dina Silver is about a young lady named Sydney who is in college getting ready for finals and one night while cramming for a final she discovers that she is pregnant. The problem is she is not pregnant with her boyfriends baby. Pulls you in right? I know that was just the first chapter and I was loving the book already.

Something that’s really different about this book is that it starts with Sydney in college but then it goes into the past which is about 3 or 4 years before this moment and tells us what happens from then until the point where we started. To mix it up a little bit though Silver throws in chapters every once in awhile that are in the future, and there in a different point of view. But I can’t tell you who’s point of view those chapters are in because it would be a huge spoiler alert but I promise who Silver puts this book together is so interesting!
I was so jealous of Sydney because Ethan, her love interest during the book was such an amazing guy and I loved him just as much as Sydney did. The reason being because no matter what happened in their relationship he was willing to forgive her and he still loved her. Now in some cases this could be a real problem because you’ll probably end up getting used but Ethan really loved Sydney and he knew she was a good person who just made one stupid mistake, which is a big reason why I loved him too!

Sydney also has a really supportive sister named Kendra who is basically Syd’s rock she sticks up for her when it comes to her mother, and she even stands by her during her struggles with being pregnant and having to raise the baby basically on her own. I wish I had a sister like this, well I wish I had a sister overall but I guess I’ll just have to stick with my brother!

Anyways this book gets a 5 out of 5 stars because the plot was amazing I could not put the book down and I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time I was reading. I can’t wait to see if Dina Silver plans to write more books in the future because I will definitely read them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to read my review everybody! I loved this book and everything about it so I hope you all will too! Be sure to check out the tour page after you leave here so that you can check out the host and the other stops on the tour! P.S. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

21 November 2012

Waiting On Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly bookish meme created by Breaking The Spine and what we do is show you guys the books we are anxiously awaiting!

 Imposter by Jill Hathaway
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: March 26, 2013
Synopsis: What if a killer took control of you?

Vee Bell’s gift (or curse) of “sliding”—slipping into the mind of another person and experiencing life, briefly, through his or her eyes—has been somewhat under control since she unwillingly witnessed the horrific deaths of her classmates six months ago.

But just as things are getting back to normal, Vee has a very bizarre experience: she loses consciousness and finds herself in a deserted area, at the edge of a cliff, with the broken body of the boy who took advantage of her on the rocks below.

As Vee finds herself in stranger and stranger situations with no memory of getting there, she begins to suspect that someone she knows has the ability to slide—and that this “slider” is using Vee to exact revenge on his or her enemies.
Why can't I wait for this book? Because I got the first book in this series at my very first author signing, read it in like two days and loved it! So I can't wait to check the second book out and see where it goes! (Review for Slide)

19 November 2012

Mirrored Deception Tour: Author Interview

Mirrored Deception by Emma Leigh Reed
Synopsis: Jayla Ralston is running. After her apartment break in, she decided to get away from life and her overbearing twin sister. She finds the perfect Maine hide away to make some changes - The Cliffhouse Bed and Breakfast. It was perfect...until the phone calls resumed - kicking her paranoia into high gear. 

Trenton Montgomery is out for revenge. It has taken him ten years to return to his childhood home. After sneaking into an empty wing to focus on his clandestine investigation, a beautiful woman shows up - causing him to feel emotions, 
other than anger, for the first time in a long time.

Author Interview: 

P: How long have you wanted to be an author?  
E: It seems like I have wanted to be an author forever.  The desire became stronger probably about 20 years ago.

P: Do you have a favorite place to write?  
E: I write either in my office or in the living room with my laptop.

P: What advice could we give to aspiring authors?  
E: Keep writing and find yourself a good critique partner, one you can trust.

P: What's your favorite part about writing?  
E: Allowing my mind to just go with the thoughts that fill it. A writer's mind never stops spinning and writing is our outlet to let the thoughts go.

P: What can we expect from you in the future?  
E: Right now I have a sequel to my first book, Crashing Hearts, about half way completed; another book started and another romantic suspense spinning in my mind.

Thanks so much for being here today Emma! Also to my followers I hope you all enjoyed the interview check out the giveaway below and then check out where these tours originate from These Paper Worlds
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17 November 2012

Review: Speechless by Hannah Harrington

Speechless by Hannah Harrington
Publication Date:
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.

My Review:

I won Speechless from a giveaway for my honest review.

This is not the first book I’ve read by Hannah Harrington and it certainly wont be the last. I’m pretty sure I’ve fallen in love with her work. Her first book Saving June? Loved it. Her second book Speechless? In love with it! Speechless is about a girl named Chelsea who is a sophomore in high school and she loves to leak secrets. One day though she leaks the wrong secret and one of her class mates almost dies. This changes Chelsea’s life forever.

I was a little afraid to pick this book up when I got it because I thought it might be a little depressing and I’m definitely not in the mood for something depressing, but it wasn’t at all which I was very relieved about. To start off I had a little bit of a hard time sympathizing for Chelsea when her life went down the drain because I know girls like her and I hate all of them. But there are some things that are different about her and what she did which made me like her in the end.

One of the reasons I really enjoyed this book was that it was so real. The reason I say that is because things like what happened in this book happen all over the world everyday and some people don’t even realize how horrible it is. People who read this book will be given a new light on the certain situation in the book and it will probably open their eyes to things around them. It definitely has for me.

The other thing I loved is how well Harrington integrates love and friendship with this problem in the book. It really is great that she can do that so well because without it the book would have been boring. With the love and the friendship there’s parts in the book when your laughing or your just thinking “awe” pretty great right?

Sam… can we just talk about Sam please? I can’t really tell you who he is because it will giveaway major spoilers but let me tell you he is the best book guy I’ve met so far and I so want a guy like Sam for myself! He has so many good qualities. Like he’s a nerd but a skater boy great mix. He can cook and he’s pretty sweet and caring too! Now don’t we all need someone like that in our life? I think so.

In the end I give this book a solid 5 out of 5 stars. I’ll totally being thinking about this for years to come especially every time I see a book by Hannah Harrington I’ll always pick her books up because they’ll bring me back to the days I was reading Speechless

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16 November 2012

In My Mailbox 58 + Weekly Wrap Up

In My Mailbox is created by Kristi over at The Story Siren! where we show off all the books we get each week! Here are my books :)

Won: (From Lisa @ Turning Pages)
Saving June by Hannah Harrington

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Burn Mark by Laura Powell 
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Weekly Wrap Up:


It's Monday What Are You Reading?
Waiting On Wednesday
Whats Next?

Blog Tours/Hops:
Change of Season Tour: Guest Post
Stealing Breath Tour: Author Interview

Ambuzzador Giveaway: ALL MONTH LONG!

15 November 2012

Whats Next (4)

Welcome back my lovely followers! What's Next? Is a weekly bookish meme hosted by IceyBooks where we give you 3 or 4 different books and you guys being the followers will pick which book we should read next! Here are my books choose away!

Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer
Synopsis: Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.

And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.

Delilah and Oliver work together to attempt to get Oliver out of his book, a challenging task that forces them to examine their perceptions of fate, the world, and their places in it. And as their attraction to each other grows along the way, a romance blossoms that is anything but a fairy tale.

Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Synopsis: By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can’t bring herself to hate him as much as she’d like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband’s strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?

Together with one of Linden's servants, Gabriel, Rhine attempts to escape just before her seventeenth birthday. But in a world that continues to spiral into anarchy, is there any hope for freedom?

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
Synopsis: For fans of Matched, The Hunger Games, X-Men, and Blade Runner comes a tale of a magical city divided, a political rebellion ignited, and a love that was meant to last forever. Book One of the Mystic City Novels.

Aria Rose, youngest scion of one of Mystic City's two ruling rival families, finds herself betrothed to Thomas Foster, the son of her parents' sworn enemies. The union of the two will end the generations-long political feud—and unite all those living in the Aeries, the privileged upper reaches of the city, against the banished mystics who dwell below in the Depths. But Aria doesn't remember falling in love with Thomas; in fact, she wakes one day with huge gaps in her memory. And she can't conceive why her parents would have agreed to unite with the Fosters in the first place. Only when Aria meets Hunter, a gorgeous rebel mystic from the Depths, does she start to have glimmers of recollection—and to understand that he holds the key to unlocking her past. The choices she makes can save or doom the city—including herself.

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Synopsis: No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.

Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

So peoples! Let me know what you want me to read next and leave me links to your What's Next? and I'll come check them out!

14 November 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Override

Waiting on Wednesday was created by Breaking The Spine. This weekly bookish meme is where us bloggers get to freak out and squeal about the books we are waiting on! So, here is the book I'm waiting for!

Override by Heather Anastasiu
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Synopsis: Zoe never wanted to be a leader. She just wanted to be free. After escaping the Community and getting her friends away from Chancellor Bright’s control, she thinks everything will get better. She and Adrien can finally be together. She’s safe at the Foundation and is training with a team of other glichers to become a freedom fighter in the Resistance.

But while Zoe is free, she’s far from safe. Adrien is tortured by visions of the future that he refuses to share with her. And there’s something’s wrong with Zoe’s telekinesis. The control she gained when she escaped the Community seems completely gone, and her power is expanding in unexpected and terrifying ways. Everyone is counting on her to be the key to defeating the Chancellor, but Zoe is terrified she’s too weak to save anyone.

As the Chancellor begins enacting her plan to move up the ranks of the government and gain an ever-widening noose of control, the future of Resistance grows more and more precarious every day. Others around Zoe are becoming desperate in their attempts to survive, until finally distrust and betrayal leads to the terrible discovery that their greatest threat could already be lurking behind the safe walls of the Foundation itself. In the end, Zoe will have to make a choice: will she stand up as the leader Adrien foretold her to be, or will she fail everyone in the moment they need her most?
Why am I waiting for this book? I'm waiting for this book because I read an arc of Glitch (which is the first book review here) and I loved it! Which means I need to know what happens next!

13 November 2012

Stealing Breath Tour: Author Interview

Stealing Breath by Joanne Brothwell
Synopsis: Deep in the backwoods of North Dakota, twenty-one year old Sarah Ross is searching for a missing child when she is attacked by a glowing-eyed, transparent... creature. Sarah survives, destroying the monster by using mysterious abilities she didn't even know she had. Bloody and bruised, Sarah flees the scene and runs directly into Evan Valente, a handsome, charismatic stranger who helps her back to safety. But what is Evan doing out in the forest at five in the morning? Turning to a healer, Sarah is shocked to learn her eyes bear the mark of the Indigo Child-an evolved human with the ability to feel the emotions of others. But her indigo aura also makes her an easy target for those who wish to consume her powerful essence. Soon, Sarah is falling deeply in love with Evan and wants nothing more than to follow her heart and trust that he is the man he says he is. But she can't ignore the lingering feeling that Evan is hiding a terrible secret. The deeper she digs, the more danger she faces, leading her on a course that will force her to face the darkest, innermost parts of her soul.

Author Interview:

P: How long have you wanted to be an author?
J: I suppose I`ve wanted to be an author ever since I was a child. I always dreamed of writing
adventure stories similar to my then-favourite series, Katie John.

P: What is your favorite genre to write?
J: I love Paranormal. I just finished a science fiction book, but I`m already starting to think
paranormal for my next WIP.

P: What kind of advice would you give aspiriing writers? 
J: Persistence and tenacity is the
only difference between published and unpublished writers.

P: Which was your favorite character to write? 
J: I really love Evan. His character was
fascinating to write because he’s the classic tortured hero; complicated past, haunting inner
demons, but at the core of his person, Evan is good, loyal and sweet.

P: What can we expect from you in the future?
J: Silencing Breath, the sequel to Stealing Breath, is slated for publication in March, 2013. The
third in the series will be following. I`ve also finished The Eve Genome, a science fiction fantasy
novel that I will be shopping around soon.

I hope you all enjoyed the interview and the book blurb above! Don't forget the tour is hosted by These Paper Worlds so be sure to stop by there soon, to check out this tour and the others that are going on in the future!

12 November 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday What Are You Reading? is a weekly bookish meme created by Book Journey where we tell you lovely followers what we've been up to for reading in the last week! So let's get started shall we?


The Serpent's Ring by H.B. Bolton                                
Synopsis: Evan and Claire Jones are typical teenagers, forced to go with their parents to yet another boring museum ... that is, until something extraordinary happens to make their day a little more than interesting. After following a strange little creature into a closed exhibit, Evan and his older sister, Claire, discover the Serpent’s Ring, one of the magical relics formed from the shattered Mysticus Orb. Purely by accident, they have awakened its powers and opened a portal to Sagaas, land of ancient gods. 

Before the siblings can comprehend what has happened, the Serpent’s Ring is wrenched from Evan’s hand by an enormous bird and flown back to Aegir, the Norse god of the sea. Evan and Claire, accompanied by a band of unlikely heroes, must retrieve the Serpent’s Ring before Aegir uses its immense powers to flood all the lands on Earth.

Currently Reading:

Speechless by Hannah Harrington                        
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.

Up Next: 
Finding Mia by Rachel K. Burke                                        
Synopsis: Intelligent and fiercely independent, sixteen-year-old Mia Marchette has never had a childhood. After her father’s disappearance when she was six, she has alone borne the burden of her mother’s bipolar disorder. 

When her mother is institutionalized after a failed suicide attempt, Mia is abruptly forced to live with the estranged father she has not known for ten years. She is shocked to discover that he has created a new, picture-perfect life for himself, and is now living with a stepmother and a half-sister Mia never knew she had. Together, Mia and her new family must face the bitterness, mistakes, and long-hidden secrets that threaten to destroy their precarious happiness. 

Finding Mia follows Mia's journey as she searches to find the unanswered questions from her past, leading to her own self-discovery.

Ultimately, this is a story of confronting pain and finding freedom, of letting go and learning to search for love in unexpected places.

10 November 2012

Change of Season Tour: Guest Post

Change Of Season by A.C. Dillon
Synopsis: “Ten months. Two hundred and ninety-nine days. Seven thousand, one hundred and seventy-six hours. Four hundred and thirty thousand, five hundred and sixty minutes. Perhaps not as melodic as Larson’s rock musical anthem, but it is how I will measure a year at Casteel… I will measure in time, because it is my only constant between the old Autumn and the now Autumn. I will measure by changes of season.”

Sixteen-year-old Autumn Brody has enrolled at Casteel Preparatory Academy, a prestigious boarding school with a focus on the arts, for her grade eleven year but the move isn’t recreational. Her choice was made in a desperate bid for the survival of herself and her family, who remain oblivious to the looming threat against them. In her self-imposed exile, Autumn must remain invisible – “a Chbosky wallflower” – or more blood will cling to her hands.

Forced into a behavioural reform program at the Academy by her frantic parents, Autumn refuses to whisper of the ghosts haunting her. But the troubled young woman soon finds that there are more reasons to fear the night than she ever dared imagine. A student cries out in anguish through the walls, rousing her from restless slumber. Mysterious messages seem to land near her feet – messages from a supposedly dead girl that Autumn sees darting into darkened service corridors. And yet, the reclusive film student she literally runs into might just be the gravest danger of all.

As past bleeds into present, Autumn uncovers truths long buried behind the door of room 308. Secrets that someone will kill to keep silent – someone who stalks Autumn’s every move, patiently waiting to strike…

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Guest Post:

Change Of Season in Six Words – A.C. Dillon

Fall:  A word with multiple meanings, all of which apply to the book.  Aside from the obvious connection to the main character, the season itself evokes the feel of the book:  moody, chilly, and life within dying.
Melodic:  In a school with an Arts program, music is undoubtedly integral to the lives of characters.  The story itself is like an epic composition:  it has its rises, falls, repeating themes (choruses) and ultimately, it evokes a journey that is brought to its end by the final reverberating note.
Reality:  The crux of Autumn’s struggle is the establishment of reality.  What is real?  What does she know?  What does she only think she knows?  If she can’t figure out what is and isn’t real, she risks everything, including her sanity.
Vengeance:  It is only human to want the wicked to be punished for their deeds.  Change Of Season is driven by the desire for vengeance held by several characters.  The trouble with vengeful acts is that each breeds a new desire for vengeance...
Love:  While a love story lurks between the pages, love itself is a character.  How do we define love?  How do we love ourselves?  How do we accept love when we cannot bear its weight without emotional pain?  Familial and romantic love are crucial to the journey in Change Of Season.
Phoenix:  In death, rebirth.  From ashes, one arises.  In every ending, there is a beginning for the characters of the book.  The notion of razing the proverbial old body to create a new form is key.

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