Sunday, 23 October 2011

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!!!



Spooktacular Giveaway Hop!!

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

Giveaway:




One SIGNED copy of 'Silence' by Becca Fitzpatrick to giveaway to one person!

This giveaway is open on Monday 24th October and closes Monday 31st October at midnight. The winner will be announced on Tuesday 1st November.
It's open to everyone!

•entrants must be 13 years of age or older
•contest deadline is October 31st, 2011 at midnight
•contest open Internationally
ONE ENTRY PER PERSON!
•check out my Contest Policy

Fill out this form to enter:

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In My Mailbox (#24)

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

Saturday, 22 October 2011

On My Wishlist (#40)



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 and the cover is beautiful!!!

Hemlock
Kathleen Peacock


Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy’s boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.


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This sounds a tiny bit like Ultraviolet by R.J. Andrson and I loved that book, so I'm going to give this book a try because it sounds and looks amazing!!

Life Is But a Dream
Brian James


Alec and Sabrina are crazy in love. Problem is: Sabrina’s really crazy.

Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it's the world that's crazy, not the two of them. They are meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries that she'll lose hold of her dreams and herself. Should she listen to her doctor? Her decision may have fatal consequences.


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It's a dystopia... enough said!

After the Snow
S.D. Crockett


2059. The snow begins to fall. Only the few are prepared. A new ice-age has begun.

Born after the snows, fifteen-year-old straggler kid Willo Blake has never known a life outside hunting and trapping in the hills. When his family mysteriously disappears, leaving him alone on a freezing mountain, Willo sets off into the unknown to find them.

Meanwhile, across Britain, outlawed followers of survivalist John Blovyn are planning an escape to the fabled Islands talked of in a revolutionary book.

When Willo meets an abandoned girl on his trek across the hills, his world collides with outlaws and halfmen on an epic journey that leads him to the new world of the city - a place where the dog spirit inside his head cannot help him.

It is a journey of betrayal and violence. A journey of awakening love and humanity. A journey that changes everything he ever thought he knew.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#27) & Follow Friday (#31)

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 is your favorite type of candy?”

My answer:

ummm... I would have to say jelly beans!!! :)
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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: What superhero is your alter-ego?

My answer:

I love this question! I would have to say Kitty from X-men because how cool would it be to walk through walls?!?! :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#34)



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

Illuminate
Aimee Agresti
March 6th 2012


Haven Terra is a brainy, shy high school outcast. But everything begins to change when she turns sixteen. Along with her best friend Dante and their quiet and brilliant classmate Lance, she is awarded a prestigious internship in the big city— Chicago—and is sent to live and work at a swanky and stylish hotel under the watchful eyes of a group of gorgeous and shockingly young-looking strangers: powerful and alluring hotel owner Aurelia Brown; her second-in-command, the dashing Lucian Grove; and their stunning but aloof staff of glamazons called The Outfit. As Haven begins falling for Lucian, she discovers that these beautiful people are not quite what they seem. With the help of a mysterious book, she uncovers a network of secret passageways from the hotel’s jazz-age past that leads her to the heart of the evil agenda of Aurelia and company: they’re in the business of buying souls. Will they succeed in wooing Haven to join them in their recruitment efforts, or will she be able to thwart this devilish set’s plans to take the souls of her classmates on prom night at the hotel?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#22)



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



'I picked up a black feather. It was easily the length of my arm, shoulder to wrist. My eyebrows pulled together as I tried to envision what kind of bird could have left it.'

Page 48 'Silence' by Becca Fitzpatrick.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

In My Mailbox (#23)

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





Bought

Torment by Lauren Kate

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (UK cover)

Ten Thing We Shouldn't Have Done by Sarah Mlynowski (UK cover and name)

Lucy Lockhart: The Awakening by Bryce Thomas (Signed)



What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Book Blogger Hop (#26) & Follow Friday (#30)

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 is your favorite spooky book (i.e. mystery/suspense, thriller, ghost story, etc.)?”

My answer:

Ummm... I wouldn't say that it's really spooky but at the moment I really like 'Texas Gothic' by Rosemary Clement-Moore because of all the ghosts and mystery.
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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 have characters from a book meet and form an epic storyline with characters from a TV series, which characters would you choose and why?

My answer:

Tough one, I would love to meet Alice from 'Twilight' by Stephenie Meyers just because she is so fun, bubbly and happy!!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#33)



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

Crossed
Ally Condie
November 1st 2011


In search of a future that may not exist and faced with the decision of who to share it with, Cassia journeys to the Outer Provinces in pursuit of Ky - taken by the Society to his certain death - only to find that he has escaped, leaving a series of clues in his wake.

Cassia's quest leads her to question much of what she holds dear, even as she finds glimmers of a different life across the border. But as Cassia nears resolve and certainty about her future with Ky, an invitation for rebellion, an unexpected betrayal, and a surprise visit from Xander - who may hold the key to the uprising and, still, to Cassia's heart - change the game once again. Nothing is as expected on the edge of Society, where crosses and double crosses make the path more twisted than ever.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Teaser Tuesday (#21)



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



'"Technically, you're in my seat," he said conversationally. Reaching into his bagpack, he pulled out a full-sized bottle of ketchup, and my eyes nearly popped out of my head as I abandoned all pretense of reading. Who carried around a bottle of ketchup?
He must've seen my look, because as he squirted it all over the massive pile of fries, he nudged the tray closer to me. "Want some?"'

Page 24 'The Goddess Test' by Aimee Carter.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Title: Thirteen Reasons Why
Author: Jay Asher
Published by: Razorbill
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 288
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge
Off the Shelf


Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers thirteen cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker, his classmate and crush who committed suicide two weeks earlier.
On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out how he made the list.

Through Hannah and Clay's dual narratives, debut author Jay Asher weaves an intricate and heartrending story of confusion and desperation that will deeply affect teen readers.


Review:

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

WOW… I can not think of the words to do this book justice but I’ll try my best. This book was so moving and unlike anything that I have ever read before. The book shows that the little –or not so little in some cases- things that we do can make a big impact on peoples lives… and the little thing that we do can drive them over the edge and make them do something worse to themselves.

This is one of the most compelling books I’ve ever read. I felt so many emotions, I cried, I laughed, but most of all I felt.

All I can say is reading this book is so much better than the way I’m trying to display how much it moved me after I finished reading it.

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

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Rating System

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

Jay Asher's blog

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore

Title: Texas Gothic
Author: Rosemary Clement-Moore
Published by: Corgi Childrens
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 404
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge


Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems—she grew up surrounded by household spells and benevolent ghosts. But she also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect any hope of ever having a normal life.

Ranch-sitting for her aunt in Texas should be exactly that. Good old ordinary, uneventful hard work. Only, Amy and her sister, Phin, aren't alone. There's someone in the house with them—and it's not the living, breathing, amazingly hot cowboy from the ranch next door.

It's a ghost, and it's more powerful than the Goodnights and all their protective spells combined. It wants something from Amy, and none of her carefully built defenses can hold it back.

This is the summer when the wall between Amy's worlds is going to come crashing down.


Review:

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

This book was different to what I expected it to be… in a good way that is. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud while reading. I haven’t read a ghost story in a while and this made me fall in love with them all over again.

Amy was a relatable character and fun to read. Phin… aw I loved Phin she was just so crazy and I loved the relationship between her and Amy. And Ben… you have to love a good cowboy!

At times the plot was a bit predictable but not enough that it was boring… the plot kind of felt a bit like Scooby-Doo at times but I liked it, it made the book more enjoyable to read.

A fun, mystery with ghosts, some kissing, and scenes that will make you laugh out loud.

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

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Rating System

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

Rosemary Clement-Moore's website

Friday, 7 October 2011

Follow Friday (#29)



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 pick one character in a book, movie or television show to swap places with, who would it be?

My answer:

At the moment I would love to be Cassie from The Secret Circle TV series... I'm not really sure why but I would love to some magic!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#32)



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

The Scorpio Races
Maggie Steifvater
October 6th 2011


It happens at the start of every November: the Scorpio Races. Riders attempt to keep hold of their water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

Some riders live.
Others die.

At age nineteen, Sean Kendrick is the returning champion. He is a young man of few words, and if he has any fears, he keeps them buried deep, where no one else can see them.

Puck Connolly is different. She never meant to ride in the Scorpio Races. But fate hasn't given her much of a chance. So she enters the competition — the first girl ever to do so. She is in no way prepared for what is going to happen.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Jessie Hearts NYC by Keris Stainton

Title: Jessie Hearts NYC
Author: Keris Stainton
Published by: Orchard
Age Group: Young-adult
Paperback: 255
Challenge: Howarts Reading Challenge 2011
2011- Young Adult Reading Challenge


Jessie's just arrived in New York, hoping to forget about her awful ex.

New Yorker Finn is in love with his best friend's girlfriend.

They might be perfect together, but in a city of eight million people, will they ever find each other?


Review:

4- Great!

I started reading this novel because I was in the middle of a reading slump and I thought that this book would be a fun, easy read and by the time I finished it was everything that I thought it would be and I loved it… plus it did get me out of my reading slump!

The book is told from the perspectives of Jessie and Finn through most of the book it’s more like two different stories because the pair haven’t met yet. It was so much fun reading about both of their experiences and how they both grew and overcome their problems.

I was surprised by how much more of a teens book this was, when I picked it up I thought that it was an upper middle grade because of the summary and the cover. The characters were well rounded and the writing was amazing, but there was just something missing and there wasn’t really that much romance really either. I loved their romance with New York more than I really loved their romance with each other mainly because there wasn’t enough for me to love.

This book was a fabulous quick, easy and fun read. If you’re looking for something quick but enjoyable buy this book, plus it might even get you out of a reading slump if you’re in one.

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

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Rating System

Goodreads
Amazon.co.uk
Amazon.com

Karis Stainton's website

Sunday, 2 October 2011

In My Mailbox (#22)

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

Saturday, 1 October 2011

On My Wishlist (#39)



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 awesome I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!!!

Enchanted
Alethea Kontis


It isn’t easy being the rather overlooked and unhappy youngest sibling to sisters named for the other six days of the week. Sunday’s only comfort is writing stories, although what she writes has a terrible tendency to come true.

When Sunday meets an enchanted frog who asks about her stories, the two become friends. Soon that friendship deepens into something magical. One night Sunday kisses her frog goodbye and leaves, not realizing that her love has transformed him back into Rumbold, the crown prince of Arilland—and a man Sunday’s family despises.

The prince returns to his castle, intent on making Sunday fall in love with him as the man he is, not the frog he was. But Sunday is not so easy to woo. How can she feel such a strange, strong attraction for this prince she barely knows? And what twisted secrets lie hidden in his past—and hers?


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This sounds super cool!!!

Cursed
Jennifer L. Armentrout


Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.


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I know this isn't the type of book that I normally put on here but it just sounds so awesome!!!

Run Into the Wind: A Historical Romance
Lynn Hubbard


Run into the Wind by Lynn Hubbard A Historical Romance for today's woman. Determined to take charge of her own life after her family is slaughtered before her eyes, Sabrina Lovett heads west and disembarks from a train to start anew. Hiding from her affluent brother she takes on the guise of a boy. Everything is going well until the exasperating new Sheriff comes to town. His name is Brock Stafford and he's used to being in control. He's irritated to no end by the stable boy, Will, who challenges him at every turn. Aggravated by his own reaction to the boy, he tries to ignore him completely until tragedy brings them together. Sabrina trusts Brock with her life; but can she trust him with her secret?
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