Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Back to the Books Giveaway Hop!!!



Back to the Books Giveaway Hop!!!

I have one great giveaway today and there will be one winner.

Giveaway:



One copy of 'Forever' by Maggie Stiefvater to giveaway to one person.

This giveaway is open on Thursday 1st September and closes Wednesday 7Th September at midnight. The winner will be announced on Thurday 8Th September.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is September 7th, 2011 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Fill out this form to enter:

Form closed

Check out the other blogs in the hop on the linky below:

Waiting on Wednesday (#30)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

A Million Suns
Beth Revis
January 10th 2012


When Elder learns harrowing news about the space ship Godspeed, he and Amy must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, all the while dealing with the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart. It all boils down to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#19)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'Then suddenly Kat found herself wondering...
"Dad, if the job was last week, why are you still in Paris!"'

page 36 'Heist Society' by Ally Carter.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

On My Wishlist (#36)




On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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This sounds so cool!!

Glow
Amy Kathleen Ryan


What if you were bound for a new world, about to pledge your life to someone you'd been promised to since birth, and one unexpected violent attack made survival—not love—the issue?

Out in the murky nebula lurks an unseen enemy: the New Horizon. On its way to populate a distant planet in the wake of Earth's collapse, the ship's crew has been unable to conceive a generation to continue its mission. They need young girls desperately, or their zealous leader's efforts will fail. Onboard their sister ship, the Empyrean, the unsuspecting families don't know an attack is being mounted that could claim the most important among them...

Fifteen-year-old Waverly is part of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space; she was born on the Empyrean, and the large farming vessel is all she knows. Her concerns are those of any teenager—until Kieran Alden proposes to her. The handsome captain-to-be has everything Waverly could ever want in a husband, and with the pressure to start having children, everyone is sure he's the best choice. Except for Waverly, who wants more from life than marriage—and is secretly intrigued by the shy, darkly brilliant Seth.

But when the Empyrean faces sudden attack by their assumed allies, they quickly find out that the enemies aren't all from the outside.


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I have heared so many good things about this book and that cover looks amazing!!

Beauty Queens
Libba Bray


The fifty contestants in the Miss Teen Dream pageant thought this was going to be a fun trip to the beach, where they could parade in their state-appropriate costumes and compete in front of the cameras. But sadly, their airplane had another idea crashing on a desert island and leaving the survivors stranded with little food, little water, and practically no eyeliner.

What's a beauty queen to do? Continue to practice for the talent portion of the program--or wrestle snakes to the ground? Get a perfect tan--or learn to run wild? And what should happen when the sexy pirates show up?

Welcome to the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Your tour guide? None other than Libba Bray, the hilarious, sensational, Printz Award-winning author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and Going Bovine. The result is a novel that will make you laugh, make you think, and make you never see beauty the same way again.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#23) & Follow Friday (#25)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

Book Blogger Hop Back Link

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I love it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: “Non-book-related this week!! Do you have pets?”

My answer:

I have one dog called Sophie who is a mixed breed (but we aren't sure which breeds she is) and she is my fury thing :)



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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?

My answer:

Ummm... I would say vampire but the nice ones that aren't going to bite me or be blood crazy all the time :)

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#29)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Above
Leah Bobet
April 2012



Goodreads summary:

Matthew's father had lion's feet and his mother had gills, and both fled the modern-day city to live in underground Safe, a secret community of freaks, ghost-whisperers, and disabled outcasts hidden beyond the subways and sewers. Raised underground, Matthew is responsible for the keeping of both Safe's histories and the traumatized shapeshifter Ariel, the girl he took in, fell in love with – and can't stop from constantly running away.

But Safe is no longer safe: the night after a frightening encounter in the sewers, Safe's founder Atticus is murdered by the one person Safe ever exiled: mad Corner, whose coup is backed by an army of mindless, whispering shadows.

Only Matthew, Ariel, and a handful of unstable, crippled compatriots escape to the city that cast them out; the dangerous place he knows only as Above. Despite Ariel's increasingly erratic behaviour and with the odds against them, Matthew must find a way to rescue Safe from Corner's occupying army. But as his quest leads him through abandoned asylums and the dregs of urban poverty, Matthew discovers that the histories he's devoted his life to aren't true: Corner's invasion -- and Ariel's terrors – are rooted in a history of Safe much darker and bloodier than Matthew ever imagined.

And even if he manages to save both home and Ariel, he may well lose himself.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#18)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'The guy was just close enough that I could see his brows arch, one sardonically higher than the other. "And you're out here sunning yourself in your shivvies because...?"
So much for that bluff. God, this bravado thing was though. "I told you. That cow was scratching its butt on my car. I saw it from the window and ran out-"'

page 15 'Texas Gothic' by Rosemary Clement Moore.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

In My Mailbox (#20)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren

On My Wishlist (#35)




On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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It's about angels... enough said!



A Temptation of Angels
Michelle Zink
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

When her parents are murdered before her eyes, sixteen year-old Helen Cartwright finds herself launched into an underground London where a mysterious organization called the Dictata controls the balance of good and evil. Helen learns that she is one of three remaining angelic descendants charged with protecting the world’s past, present, and future. Unbeknownst to her, she has been trained her whole life to accept this responsibility. Now, as she finds herself torn between the angelic brothers protecting her and the devastatingly handsome childhood friend who wants to destroy her, she must prepare to be brave, to be hunted, and above all to be strong because temptation will be hard to resist, even for an angel.

Michelle Zink masterfully weaves historical fantasy with paranormal romance to create a gripping tale of love and betrayal.

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This sounds like it could be a creepy by good read!



Frost
Marianna Baer
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Leena Thomas’s senior year at boarding school begins with a shock: Frost House, her cozy dorm of close friends, has been assigned an unexpected roommate: confrontational, eccentric Celeste Lazar. But while Leena’s anxiety about a threat to her sanctuary proves valid, it becomes less and less clear whether the threat lies with her new roommate, within Leena’s own mind, or within the very nature of Frost House itself. Mysterious happenings in the dorm, an intense triangle between Leena, Celeste, and Celeste’s brother, and the reawakening of childhood fears, all push Leena to take increasingly desperate measures to feel safe. Frost is the story of a haunting. As to whether the demons are supernatural or psychological . . . well, which answer would let you sleep at night?

Friday, 19 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#22) & Follow Friday (#24)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

Book Blogger Hop Back Link

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I love it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: “What’s the LONGEST book you’ve ever read?”
(Note: I’m putting one caveat on this question. You aren’t allowed to say the Bible, Torah, Qur’an, or other religious/spiritual text.)


My answer:

The longest book that I think that i've read is Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer which is 754 pages long.



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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?

My answer:

I could love to be a charcter in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, I would be any role really as long as I got to be in the magical world :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Playing Hurt by Holly Schindler


Title: Playing Hurt
Author: Holly Schindler
Published by: Flux
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 303
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



4- Great!

Goodreads summary:

Star basketball player Chelsea "Nitro" Keyes had the promise of a full ride to college-and everyone's admiration in her hometown. But everything changed senior year, when she took a horrible fall during a game. Now a metal plate holds her together and she feels like a stranger in her own family.

As a graduation present, Chelsea's dad springs for a three-week summer "boot camp" program at a northern Minnesota lake resort. There, she's immediately drawn to her trainer, Clint, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who's haunted by his own traumatic past. As they grow close, Chelsea is torn between her feelings for Clint and her loyalty to her devoted boyfriend back home. Will an unexpected romance just end up causing Chelsea and Clint more pain-or finally heal their heartbreak?

Review:

I found this book interesting and I must say that Schindler’s writing style is amazing. The writing just seemed to flow off the page. I was really looking forward to reading this book when I got it but I was half and half on the sports aspect because for me if there is too much sport involved it kind of put me off (I can’t handle to much sport) but it was just the right amount for me. I was slightly disappointed with this book I don’t know why though, I think it was because I set the bar to high for this book but it was and enjoyable read none the less.

I love how the story was told in Chelsea and Clint’s point of view, it gave so much more insight on both of the character and made them seem all the more realistic. I know I say this in a lot of my review but it’s true every time, I love how the characters grew throughout the book.

I think that the romance was what kept me glued to this book the most it was just so intriguing and it brought out the best of both character and healed them.

If you’re looking for a summer romance with two broken character that become whole again then pick this book up now.

Plot 4/5
Character 4/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 4/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Holly Schindler's website

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#28)




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

The Catastrophic History of You & Me
Jess Rothenberg
January 17th 2012



Goodreads summary:

BRIE'S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally.

But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Back in Half Moon Bay, her family has begun to unravel. Her best friend has been keeping a secret about Jacob, the boy she loved and lost—and the truth behind his shattering betrayal. And then there's Patrick, Brie's mysterious new guide and resident Lost Soul . . . who just might hold the key to her forever after.

With Patrick's help, Brie will have to pass through the five stages of grief before she's ready to move on. But how do you begin again, when your heart is still in pieces?

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#17)



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

•Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
•Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teasers



'As I stare at the bold black print of the title that hangs above my picture (FINAL FOUR, HERE WE COME!), I swear I can feel my Tin Man metal plate and screws scraping against my hipbone.'

page 32 'Playing Hurt' by Holly Schindler.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

On My Wishlist (#34)



On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday.

I'm going to be adding three or more books that I have found and I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They could even be old, new or forthcoming novels.

This week we have some books that I found on Goodreads, Amazon and other places.

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This one sounds amazing!!



Don't Breath a Word
Holly Cupala
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Joy Delamere is suffocating...

From asthma, which has nearly claimed her life. From her parents, who will do anything to keep that from happening. From delectably dangerous Asher, who is smothering her from the inside out.

Joy can take his words—tender words, cruel words—until the night they go too far.

Now, Joy will leave everything behind to find the one who has offered his help, a homeless boy called Creed. She will become someone else. She will learn to survive. She will breathe…if only she can get to Creed before it’s too late.

Set against the gritty backdrop of Seattle’s streets and a cast of characters with secrets of their own, Holly Cupala’s powerful new novel explores the subtleties of abuse, the meaning of love, and how far a girl will go to discover her own strength.

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Chocolate and coffee are illegal!!! Have to see what that's about and I love that cover!



All These Things I've Done
Gabrielle Zevin
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is hard to find, water is carefully rationed, and New York City is rife with crime and poverty. And yet, for Anya Balanchine, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious (and dead) crime boss, life is fairly routine. It consists of going to school, taking care of her siblings and her dying grandmother, trying to avoid falling in love with the new assistant D.A.'s son, and avoiding her loser ex-boyfriend. That is until her ex is accidently poisoned by the chocolate her family manufactures and the police think she's to blame. Suddenly, Anya finds herself thrust unwillingly into the spotlight--at school, in the news, and most importantly, within her mafia family.

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This sounds like it could be a cute and fun read!!!



Shooting Stars
Allison Rushby
Goodreads

Goodreads summary:

Meet Josephine Foster, or Zo Jo as she’s called in the biz. The best pint-sized photographer of them all, Jo doesn’t mind doing what it takes to get that perfect shot, until she’s sent on an undercover assignment to shoot Ned Hartnett—teen superstar and the only celebrity who’s ever been kind to her—at an exclusive rehabilitation retreat in Boston. The money will be enough to pay for Jo’s dream: real photography classes, and maybe even quitting her paparazzi gig for good. Everyone wants to know what Ned’s in for. But Jo certainly doesn’t know what she’s in for: falling in love with Ned was never supposed to be part of her assignment.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#21) & Follow Friday (#23)

Book Blogger Hop

Time for Blogger Hop from Crazy for Books

Book Blogger Hop back link

I've done Book blogger hop a couple and I love it! I love following other peoples book blogs and looking what they think about new and older releases. It's a great way to get out there and meet new people who share the same interests as you.

This weeks question: “Let’s talk crazy book titles! Highlight one or two (or as many as you like!) titles in your personal collection that have the most interesting titles! If you can’t find any, feel free to find one on the internet!”

My answer:

'The sisterhood of the traveling pants' by Ann Brashares. This title makes me smile every time I read it :)



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Follow Friday is an opportunity to discover and follow other book related blogs! Want to join? Check it out at Parajunkee

This weeks question: Q. How has your reading habits changed since you were a teen? or If you are still a teen what new genres are you in love with currently?

My answer:

Since I'm still a teen the genres that I am in love with at the moment is all YA books (of course) but most of all paranormal, realistic fiction and dystopian.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#27)



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights an upcoming release we are greatly anticipating.

Fracture
Megan Miranda
3rd January



Goodreads summary:

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine

-despite the scans that showed significant brain damage. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Wither by Lauren DeStefano


Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Published by: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 358
Challenge: 2011 Debut Author Challenge
Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge



5- Amazing!! I want to read it again!

Goodreads summary:

Obviously, something went terribly wrong. Genetic mutations have festered, reducing human longevity to twenty-five, even less for most women. To prevent extinction, young girls are kidnapped, mated in polygamous marriages with men eager to procreate. Sixteen-year-old Rhine Ellery, a recent victim of this breeding farm mentality, has vowed to break loose from its fetters; but finding allies and a safe way out is a challenge she can only hope she will survive.

Review:

WOW!

That has to be the best way for me to sum up this book. This review was so hard to write it’s not like I haven’t got anything good or bad to day about it, it’s that I can’t find the words to do this book justice. This book was amazing I was hooked from the first page; Wither has a haunting and heart wrenching plot and characters that are unforgettable.

This has to be one of my favourite dystopian novels that I have read so far, the world that DeStefano created was so vivid and was written beautifully. I loved how that it was so different from everything else that I’ve read, how it was disturbing yet beautiful (if that makes sense).

Rhine was such as strong and interesting character. Her and her story was so captivating throughout the book. Linden… I was so sympathetic towards him by the end of the book, he was just so clueless to everything that was happening because of his father and don’t even get me started on his cruel father. But even though I loved Linden I’m still team Gabriel all the way though I do with that there was more of him throughout book.

I can’t wait to see what happens between Rhine and Gabriel in Fever.

Plot 4/5
Character 5/5
Cover 5/5
Ending 5/5

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com
Barnes and Noble

Lauren DeStefano's website

Monday, 8 August 2011

Winner of the Summer Giveaway Hop!!!

First of all thank you all for entering the the giveaway!!!


And now the winner of one copy of 'You Against Me' by Jenny Downham is...

Sarah Bibi Setar congratulations!!!!!!

I have sent out an email and if there is no reply within 48 hours another winner will be drawn.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Summer Giveaway Hop!!!



The Summer Giveaway Hop!!!

I have one great giveaway today and there will be one winner.


Giveaway:



One paperback copy of 'You Against Me' by Jenny Downham to giveaway to one person.

This giveaway is open on Monday 1st August and closes Sunday 7Th August at midnight. The winner will be announced on Monday 8Th August.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is August 7th, 2011 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Fill out this form to enter:

Form closed

Check out the other blogs in the hop on the linky below:

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