31 October 2012

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Waiting On Wednesday #6


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine
that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

*Click on the cover for goodreads link*

29 October 2012

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{Review} Tiger's Destiny - Colleen Houck


Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck

Series: The Tiger Saga #4
Release Date: 09/04/2012
Publisher: Splinter
Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Amazon / B&N / TBD / Chapters

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal.  It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

28 October 2012

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Stacking the Shelves #9


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that spotlights books we received, bought, borrowed, or won this week.

*Click on the covers for goodreads links*

25 October 2012

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Feature and Follow #7


Feature and Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, what you do is follow me, comment, and I'll follow back. Awesome, right?

This week's features are Carmen Jenner and The YA Bookworm.

Q: What writing device or trick most irritates you when reading a book?

A: I don't have many that I find irritating. I guess I don't really like the out-of-date pop culture references. Because I would read it and be like, Wait.. was that supposed to be funny or clever? So I definitely don't like those.

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{Review} The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer - Michelle Hodkin


The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer 
By Michelle Hodkin
Series: Mara Dyer #1
Release Date: 09/27/2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover, 452 pages

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Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
There is.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
She’s wrong.

24 October 2012

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{Review} Lacrimosa - Christine Fonseca


Lacrimosa by Christine Fonseca

Series: Requiem #1
Release Date: 03/21/2012
Publisher: Compass Press

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It's been three thousand years since the fall of Azzaziel and the rebirth of evil; three thousand years since the Sentinal Order, an elite group of warrior angels, returned to Celestium. Their job-rid Earth of the dark creatures, the UnHoly. And with luck, end Azza's rule. As if casting out demons isn't hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. Nesy is the best of the Sentinals. She never makes mistakes, never hesitates, never gets emotionally involved. Until she meets Aydan. He is evil incarnate; a fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate. But she can't, because he's also the love of her former life as a human girl-a life that ended too soon, tying her to emotions she was never supposed to feel. Now Nesy must choose between doing her duty-damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell-or saving him, and condemning herself. And her choice may cost her, and Celestium, far more than anyone realizes. How much will she sacrifice for love?


23 October 2012

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Teaser Tuesday #7 - My Life Next Door



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just follow the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Choose your "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
4. AVOID SPOILERS!


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22 October 2012

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{Review} Otherkin - Nina Berry


Otherkin by Nina Berry
Series: Otherkin #1
Release Date: 07/30/2012
Publisher: Kensington
Format: Paperback, 320 pages

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I thought I knew myself. Then I met Caleb.
Dez is a good girl who does as she’s told and tries not to be noticed.Then she rescues a boy from a cage, and he tells her secrets about herself.Now inside her burns a darkness that will transform her.
Everything is about to change -- and neither Caleb, nor the Otherkin, nor those who hunt them are prepared for what Dez will unleash.



21 October 2012

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Stacking the Shelves #8


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that spotlights books we received, bought, borrowed, or won this week.

*Click on the covers for goodreads images*
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{Blog Tour} The Perfect Clone - M. L. Stephens

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The Perfect Clone by M. L. Stephens
Release Date: Oct 2012

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Sticking to codes of moral conduct is no longer an option. Laura’s tried that before and failed miserably. With a second chance at life, she’s determined to make society play by her rules for a change.
Richard has secretly cultivated Laura’s talents for years, waiting for the perfect moment to pull her into his tangled web. It’s difficult enough to clone a child using DNA from an ancient shroud, but convincing Laura to help him might prove to be the bigger challenge.
With her own agenda in mind, Laura takes on the cloning project and is plunged into a world filled with secret societies, deception, murder and…apparitions? As her perception on reality shifts, Laura begins to question everything. What if Richard’s quest to create a clone to save humanity, is instead, The Perfect Clone for destruction?
Author's note: The Community I’ve created offers surprises, splashes of humor, action, suspense, and unexpected plot twists. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it. Welcome to the Community!

20 October 2012

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Cover Reveal Weekly #5

Hi, guys! I haven't done a Cover Reveal Weekly in 2 weeks, so these are all the covers that piled up. Enjoy these new pretties!


19 October 2012

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Feature & Follow Friday #6

Feature & Follow is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, what you do is follow me, comment, and I'll follow back. Awesome, right?

This week's features are Kinx's Book Nook and Shelf Addiction.

Q: When you step out of your usual genre, what do you read? Best books in that genre?

A: Lately, I've been reading more contemporary YA novels. I'm kind of addicted to them now :) I usually only read YA paranormal and stuff like that but now I love contemporary too :) The best book in that genre I've come across so far is Dante's Girl by Courtney Cole.



Comment below and I'll go check out your blog! 
Now hop over to the next blog!
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{Cover Reveal} Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four


Phoebe Pope and the Year of Four
By Nya Jade
Release Date: Nov 2012
The students of Green Lane Academy roam their halls unaware that below their manicured campus exists a prestigious school of an entirely different kind . . .
Sixteen-year-old Phoebe Pope has enrolled at the Campus Below: a spy academy for shape-shifters hidden deep beneath the grounds of a boarding school whose humans unknowingly protect it. There, thanks to a carefully planned schedule, she leads a double life: spy trainee Below and normal teenager Above.
As if two course loads, concealing a secret power she alone wields, and coping with her father’s recent death weren’t enough, Phoebe finds herself developing major feelings for actor and teen heartthrob Colten Chase, who attends the Campus Above and appears to be majoring in winning Phoebe’s heart. But when officials learn that Phoebe may be at the center of a startling prophecy, she becomes the target of shape-shifting assassins who will stop at nothing to suppress the truth.
Now Phoebe’s lessons about Shaper’s enemies and spycraft take on great importance as a menace stalks the campus, with Phoebe as its target. Meanwhile, what began as an unlikely relationship with Colten, quickly morphs into heartache when she suspects that something sinister lurks beneath this movie star’s glitter and fame. Suddenly, Phoebe’s caught in a mesh of lies, betrayals, and danger where she doesn’t know who to trust, and needs to rely on herself–and her secret power—to get to the truth and to stay alive. 

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18 October 2012

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{My Own Ink} Wedding Day

Hi guys! So this is just a short story I wrote. In English class, we did something called paint chip writing and this is what I wrote in 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Paint Chip of the Day: Smooth Marbled Violet

 Kind of like this colour.



I sniffed the beautiful flowers in my hands. Smooth marbled violet. I sighed. I put it back into the vase with many others like it.

Today is the day. The day I get married. I’ve been dreaming about this day since I was a little girl. Mom’s magical tales only fed my fantasies. But it really is here. I have a handsome fiancé and a perfect wedding. Anywhere is perfect, really, as long as I have him. Do you really believe in true love? In this moment, I certainly do, but I can’t say for the future.

“Kat! Let’s go!” one of my friends called. I let the while silk veil cover my face.
Feeling nervous, I walked down the aisle with my dad. Glancing around, I saw familiar faces. They were all smiling. I gulped and kept walking. Step by step. 1, 2, 3. I was careful not to step on the wedding gown. Step, step. We’re almost there. I never want this day to end. I see him standing there. My fiancé, my lover, my perfect other half.

The grass rustled beneath my feet and his chocolate brown hair billowed through the wind. His emerald green eyes, more vibrant than the glass, seem more alive than ever, piercing me with his gaze, as if he could see right through me. A corner of his mouth eased up into a half smile.

I didn’t even notice as I stood with him. The priest rattled off stuff but I didn’t hear. All I could see was him. I vaguely remembered both of us saying, “I do.” Then it was the moment. The moment we kiss. “Ready, Kat?” he whispered only for my ears. I looked into his emerald eyes. I knew without a doubt. After all we’ve been through, this is perfect. We leaned toward each other while we still locked our eyes together. A faint whisper of his lips. I could feel his breath, tickling my face. Then he kissed me. I could feel the feather touch of his lips on mine. Then he firmly pressed his lips. Cheers went through the audience.

My favorite flower, smooth marbled violet, was tossed into the air. I grinned goofily at him, drunk of the moment. He gave me his famous half grin.

“We have forever now, KittyCat.”

17 October 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday #5



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.

16 October 2012

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Teaser Tuesday #6 - This Dark Endeavor



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just follow the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Select your teaser sentences from that page
4. AVOID SPOILERS!!!

*Click on the cover for goodreads link*

15 October 2012

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{Review} The Lost Prince - Julie Kagawa


The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

Series: Call of the Forgotten #1
Release Date: 10/23/2012
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Paperback, 379 pages

Amazon / B&N / TBD / Chapters / Goodreads

Don't look at Them. Never let Them know you can see Them.That is Ethan Chase's unbreakable rule. Until the fey he avoids at all costs—including his reputation—begin to disappear, and Ethan is attacked. Now he must change the rules to protect his family. To save a girl he never thought he'd dare to fall for.
Ethan thought he had protected himself from his older sister's world—the land of Faery. His previous time in the Iron Realm left him with nothing but fear and disgust for the world Meghan Chase has made her home, a land of myth and talking cats, of magic and seductive enemies. But when destiny comes for Ethan, there is no escape from a danger long, long forgotten.


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{Review} Whispers at Moonrise - C. C. Hunter


Whispers at Moonrise by C. C. Hunter
Series: Shadow Falls #4
Release Date: 10/02/2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Amazon / B&N / TBD / Chapters
Shadow Falls Camp is back in session with the most explosive installment yet.  A shocking new threat will rock Shadow Falls—changing it forever and altering Kylie’s journey in ways she never imagined.Even at a camp for supernatural teens, Kylie Galen has never been normal. Not only can she see ghosts, but she doesn’t seem to belong to any one species—she exhibits traits from them all. As Kylie struggles to unlock the secrets of her identity, she begins to worry that Lucas will never be able to accept her for what she is, and what she isn’t…a werewolf.  With his pack standing in their way, Kylie finds herself turning more and more to Derek, the only person in her life who’s willing to accept the impossible.As if life isn’t hard enough, she starts getting visits from the ghost of Holiday, her closest confidante.  Trouble is, Holiday isn’t dead…not yet anyway.  Now Kylie must race to save one of her own from an unseen danger before it’s too late—all while trying to stop her relationship with Lucas from slipping away forever.   In a world of constant confusion, there’s only one thing Kylie knows for sure.  Change is inevitable and all things must come to an end…maybe even her time at Shadow Falls.The breathtaking fourth installment of the New York Times bestselling Shadow Falls series from author C. C. Hunter...Whispers at Moonrise.
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{Cover Reveal} The Paparazzi Project - Kristina Springer


The Paparazzi Project 
by Kristina Springer
Release Date: 12/15/2012
Livvie Peterson thought taking Interpersonal Communications her junior year would be an easy A. But when the first assignment is given, her world flips upside down. Here’s the deal: the class is assigned a six-week project and is split into three groups— Paparazzi, Tabloid, and Celebrities. The Paparazzi follow around the Celebrities taking pictures and grabbing any kind of quotes they can. The Celebrities try to navigate being tailed on a daily basis. And the Tabloid receives all the information collected by the Paparazzi and decides what makes the weekly summary report. Sounds harmless…and it’s all just pretend anyway, right?
Livvie is assigned as Paparazzi and when she is matched up with the über-cute Chas Montgomery as her Tabloid boss she’s pretty sure things couldn’t get much better. Livvie’s uncanny ability to capture the Celebrities in compromising photos matched with Chas’s skill of exaggerating captions and editing the photos make them an unstoppable team. And the long hours working side by side with Chas aren’t a bad bonus.
Livvie simultaneously launches an anonymous blog, leaking the class’ photos and stories on the Internet. Her rising follower number quickly becomes addicting and she possibly spills too much information online. Once she finds her own celebrity will she be able to give it back? And will Chas be gone before she ever has the chance to find out?


Kristina Springer is the author of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST, MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, and the forthcoming THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT (12/15/12). She has a Masters in Writing from DePaul University and she resides in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and children.

14 October 2012

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Stacking the Shelves #7

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that spotlights books we received, bought, or borrowed this week.

*Click on the cover for goodreads links*
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{Blog Tour} {Promo + Giveaway} Iridescent - Carol Oates

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Iridescent by Carol Oates
Series: Ember #2
Release Date: 10/16/2012
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Candra Ember used to dream of saving the world one person at a time. She never expected to become an angelic weapon and the last hope in the battle against ultimate darkness.
Falling for a Nephilim wasn’t part of Sebastian’s plan. Distraction is something he can’t afford when his rival, Draven, wants what Sebastian has. 
Lies, manipulation, and corruption are twisting the lives of the citizens in Acheron. The Arch is missing from Heaven, and a demon is intent on claiming the city. At a time they should be growing closer, grief and paranoia is driving Candra and Sebastian apart.
If the price of restoring the Watchers to Heaven is a human soul, who deserves to be saved?

13 October 2012

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Deity + Apollyon - Jennifer L. Armentrout

Today I have the cover reveal for Apollyon and the trailer reveal for Deity by Jennifer L. Armentrout.



Deity (The third book in the Covenant Series)
Available in both print and digital version on Nov. 6, 2012

Amazon
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~Official Deity Book Trailer~



Did you read an ARC of Deity and been dying to get your hands on Elixir, the novella told in Aiden’s POV and picks up right after the end of Deity? Well, you don’t have to wait any longer. The free novella is available now. DO NOT read Elixir if you have not read Deity. It will spoil Deity for you and not to mention, you will have no idea what is going on.

Elixir will be available in print. Kindle, and Nook formats on November 27, 2012.
Click HERE to read Elixir.

And we’re super excited to share the cover for the 4th book in the Covenant Series, Apollyon, which is due out April 2013. 



It's pretty, isn't it? *sigh* :)



USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion).
Jennifer also writes adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn

12 October 2012

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{Cover Reveal} Reaction - Jessica Roberts



Reaction by Jessica Roberts
Series: Reflection #2
Release Date: 11/06/2012
Publisher: S/P
Harmony… I’ve previously had that in my life, but only once, briefly, a while ago. It was during the time I’d started my first year of college. My own apartment, a new old car, and a life free of deadbeat stepfathers, all of which was fulfilling enough. But if it wasn’t, I also had a best friend, soul mate, and boyfriend all in one. Yes, life was near perfect. But one stormy night can change everything… For many months I rested in a prolonged sleep, fighting for my life. Well, more than fighting for it, also dreaming of it. Dreaming of him. Thank goodness, the dream is over and I’m back in the real world now. And all I want is for everything to return to the way it was. But nothing’s the same; most of all, us. Once again, I find myself at the crossroads of a ruthless battle, this time not for life, but love. Do I fight for the guy I twice fell for, or do I let her take him away?



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

11 October 2012

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{Review} Any Love But Mine - Debbie Davies


Any Love But Mine by Debbie Davies

Release Date: 03/03/2012
Publisher: Night Publishing
Format: Paperback, 290 pages

Amazon / Goodreads

Look but don't touch has never been more true...


The gods forbade her to love, but love is a powerful force. Acacia has been created purely for Eros' pleasure but discovers within moments of being summoned into his presence that he has no interest in her whatsoever. Rejected, she is banished to Earth to serve as Eros' minion with the task of promoting the blissful state of love among all those around her, a state she must never indulge in with a human being herself on pain of immediate destruction. And then comes Josh, someone whose power of attraction over Acacia is so intense she will find it utterly impossible to resist him. But is he human? Is he a god? Or is he a trick of the gods? And what would happen should they kiss?


10 October 2012

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WWW Wednesday #5

To play along, just answer the following three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you'll read next?
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08 October 2012

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{Blog Tour} {Review} Wisteria - Bisi Leyton




Wisteria by Bisi Leyton

Release Date: 08/15/2012
Format: Kindle Edition

Amazon / Goodreads

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.
Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows. 
Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

07 October 2012

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Stacking the Shelves #6


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews
that showcases we received, bought, or borrowed that week.

*Click on the cover for goodreads links*

06 October 2012

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{Cover Reveal} Forbidden Forest - Tenaya Jayne



Forbidden Forest by Tenaya Jayne
Series: The Legends of Regia #1
Release Date: 10/13/2012
Publisher: Cold Fire Publishing LLC
Format: Paperback, 234 pages

Born in shame. Cast from society. Shape Shifter/Elf hybrid, Forest must fight for any respect she can get. Targeted in her youth by a vampire noble who placed an illegal slave mark on her, she is forced to obey him, no matter what.Slipping the grip of her master and abandoning the prejudice of Regia, her native world, Forest takes a job on Earth, guarding the portal, using her skills as a warrior to enforce Regia's laws. Now, called home for a black ops mission, Forest must put aside her own prejudice to transport the vampire prince, Syrus, through enemy territory in a time of war.  Prince Syrus, mage and master of the Blood Kata, wants Forest more than he's ever wanted anything. In spite of their mutual mistrust, their attraction cannot be denied. Through the danger of their mission, and the secrets they both keep, it doesn't matter what they feel. Forest is forbidden.

04 October 2012

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Feature & Follow Friday #5


Feature & Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Basically, what you do is follow me, comment below, and I'll follow back. Awesome, right?

This week's features are Book Liaison and Angela's Anxious Life.

Q: What do you hope to accomplish with your blog? Is it to one day become an author yourself, for fun, maybe get some online attention, or something completely different?

A: My goal is to have fun ultimately. I want to discover more books I can read and make some friends who also love to read. LIKE ME. Since I began blogging, I have an endless pile of books to read. Before, I didn't know what to read. Like, I can't find anything good. I also made some friends. I want people to like what I do. I also want to share my love of books with others.
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{Cover Reveal} The Elite - Kiera Cass

I couldn't wait to share this with you!!!


The Elite by Kiera Cass
Series: Selection #2
Release Date: 04/23/2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
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.

This cover is so freaking pretty!!! I'm like, freaking out right now!!! Ah!!! 
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{Review} Iron's Prophecy - Julie Kagawa


Iron's Prophecy by Julie Kagawa

Series: The Iron Fey #4.5
Release Date: 09/01/2012
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Format: Kindle Edition

Amazon / B&N / BD / Kobo / Goodreads

Meghan Chase is finally getting used to being the Iron Queen, ruler of the Iron Fey. Her life may be strange, but with former Winter prince Ash by her side at last, she wouldn’t have it any other way.


But when they travel to the Summer and Winter courts’ gathering for Elysium, the oracle from Meghan’s past returns with a dire prophecy: “What you carry will either unite the courts, or it will destroy them.” Now Meghan faces a devastating choice that may determine the future of all fey—and her and Ash’s unborn child… 


03 October 2012

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Waiting on Wednesday #4


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights
upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

02 October 2012

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Teaser Tuesday #5 (Mark of Athena)


Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Miz B of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just follow the rules:

1. Grab your current read
2. Open to a random page
3. Pick your "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
4. AVOID SPOILERS!!!

01 October 2012

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{Monthly Craving} October 2012

Monthly Craving is a monthly bookish meme that I created.
It showcases books I'm impatiently waiting for that month.