09/30/12



In My Mailbox, Meme

In My Mailbox (193)

Welcome to In My Mailbox! You can find official information like how to participate, why it was started and other goodies about IMM on the IMM page!

What We Saw At Night by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Darkwater by Catherine Fisher
Nerve by Jeanne Ryan
Velveteen by Daniel Marks
The FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper
Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay
The Unfailing Light by Robin Bridges
Flutter by Gina Linko
All You Never Wanted by Adele Griffin

eGalleys:

Conjure by Lea Nolan
Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King
What Happens Next by Colleen Clayton
Ever by Jessa Russo
Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
Slammed by Colleen Hoover

eBooks:

Rogue Pirate’s Bride by Shana Galen
Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen
Tall, Dark and Cowboy by Joanne Kennedy
Shadow’s Edge by J.T. Geissinger
Once Upon a Ballroom: Original Short Stories And Exclusive Excerpts by Various Authors
Pleasures of the Night by Sylvia Day

The Latte Rebellion by Sarah Jamila Stevenson



09/28/12



Giveaway

Giveaway: Let The Sky Fall by Shannon Messenger

Did you check out my review of Keeper of the Lost Cities on Monday!?! Loved that book! It’s been a blog fail sort of week for me and my email has been on the fritz so that didn’t help. Well, my review on Monday was part of the blog tour for Shannon Messenger’s debut Keeper of the Lost Cities, hosted by the awesome ladies over at Mundie Moms and I was also supposed to post about a giveaway for Shannon’s YA debut LET THE SKY FALL! Better late than never!

Here’s your chance, win a ARC of LET THE SKY FALL by Shannon Messenger!

A broken past and a divided future can’t stop the electric connection of two teens in this “charged and romantic” (Becca Fitzpatrick), lush novel. Seventeen-year-old Vane Weston has no idea how he survived the category five tornado that killed his parents. And he has no idea if the beautiful, dark-haired girl who’s swept through his dreams every night since the storm is real. But he hopes she is.

Seventeen-year-old Audra is a sylph, an air elemental. She walks on the wind, can translate its alluring songs, and can even coax it into a weapon with a simple string of commands. She’s also a guardian—Vane’s guardian—and has sworn an oath to protect Vane at all costs. Even if it means sacrificing her own life.

When a hasty mistake reveals their location to the enemy who murdered both of their families, Audra’s forced to help Vane remember who he is. He has a power to claim—the secret language of the West Wind, which only he can understand. But unlocking his heritage will also unlock the memory Audra needs him to forget. And their greatest danger is not the warriors coming to destroy them—but the forbidden romance that’s grown between them.

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09/26/12



Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Beyond The Cell by Sara Tribble

Check out the cover for Beyond The Cell by Sara Tribble! Coming September 24, 2012! For more information about Sara and Beyond The Cell, visit her website or follower her on Twitter!

Sixteen-year-old, Sonata Wilde is living in Hell.

Not literally Hell, more like a prison stashed away in the mountains known as The Cell. All mythical beings were banished to live here nine years ago, segregated from the humans. Being trapped in captivity is breaking her down and the temptation of escaping grows stronger, regardless of what it might cost her.

No one has ever made it out of The Cell, not with the extreme voltage on the wires and constant guards on patrol. It’s damn near impossible, minus one loophole. Sonata has a plan ready to set in motion, along with help standing by to make sure it all goes accordingly. The taste of freedom is within her grasp and she’s ready to embrace it once again.

All she has to do now is stay alive.

Photo by Kimmy Keilitz.

Sara Tribble was born in New York, raised in Michigan, lived in Texas then returned to Michigan. She has served as a Publishing Editor, published several short stories and is a freelancer when time allows it. Beyond The Cell will be her first published novel. Currently, she still resides in Michigan with her husband, Jessie.

She really hopes this will not be her one and only novel, which is probably why she stays busy writing short stories and manuscripts.

09/24/12



Book Review

Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

Release Date: October 2, 2012
Author Info: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Publisher: Aladdin
Age Group: Middle Grade
Shelfability: Acquire
Pages: 496
Format: Advance Reader Copy
Source: Publisher
Interest: Debut
Challenge: Debut Author Challenge, YA/MG Fantasy Challenge

I’ve been reading a lot of wonderful middle grade novels recently and Keeper of the Lost Cities is no exception! I loved this book!

Twelve year old Sophie is a child prodigy. She’s a smarty pants, has a photographic memory and she’s a telepath! Oh, and she’s an ……. uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you. Sophie discovers that she’s not quite normal and finds herself in a whole new world. Making new friends and perhaps making a few mistakes along the way. And I think that’s all I’m going to say about that!

This story was so much fun! It was an epic adventure. I loved getting to join Sophie on this experience and can’t wait to do it again!

I hate to compare this book to Harry Potter, (because honestly there is no comparison!) but I got that same sort of feel when reading this novel. Not so much of the mortal peril that Harry faces. But some of the same elements, like discovering something new about yourself, being whisked into a world that you had no idea about, the adventure and the wonderful cast of characters. It was everything that I wasn’t expecting and more!

Despite the massive four hundred plus pages in this novel, it seemed like it flew by! I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. There was a great pace to the novel, I loved the world and never felt like the author was telling me about the world, I felt like I was discovering it’s secrets right along with Sophie. That’s not always an easy feat when introducing a reader to a realm beyond our own.

This was definitely one of my favorite reads, as well as one of my favorite middle grade reads. I’ve always wanted to read more middle grade and Keeper of the Lost Cities has convinced me I must make this happen! I can’t wait to see what Sophie does next!

 

09/23/12



In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox (192)


Welcome to In My Mailbox! You can find official information like how to participate, why it was started and other goodies about IMM on the IMM page!

Woot woot! Lots of AWESOME books this week. So excited for some of these! Agh can’t wait to devour these!

Prophecy by Ellen Oh
Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

The Opposite of Hallelujah by Anna Jarzab
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian





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