Jan 28, 2013

[Review] This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen
Pages: 345
Publisher: Speak
Format: Paperback
Source: A used book store in Atlanta, GA that I can't remember the name of
Age Group: Young Adult
This LullabyDate Published: March 8, 2004
When it comes to relationships, Remy doesn't mess around. After all, she's learned all there is to know from her mother, who's currently working on husband number five. But there's something about Dexter that seems to defy all of Remy's rules. He certainly doesn't seem like Mr. Right. For some reason, however, Remy just can't seem to shake him. Could it be that Remy's starting to understand what those love songs are all about?

Jan 22, 2013

My First Vlog: A Release Day Giveaway for The Archived


So I have made my first attempt at vlogging.... 

I really do apologize for that :) The giveaway will run until Feb. 2!

Jan 20, 2013

The Archived Swag Giveaway!

Hey guys! So I haven't done a whole post on this yet, though I have mentioned it a couple times, but I got picked to be one of Victoria Schwab's Keepers!! (She made a blog post listing all of the keepers and I'm on the top of the list- I don't think it matters that much but  I'm there- YAY) Anyways, because of this I have lots of The Archived goodies for people and I'm gonna give them away in different places. So, here are the things I have for you:

Sticker, bookmark, and tote bag! (only 1)

The bookmark and tote bag are signed!!!!

Signed bookmark and sticker (I have 9 of these)

Sound cool? Great! So here are a few rules:
  • You must be 13+ to enter
  • Giveaway is US ONLY. I don't know how to deal with international shipping, and I'm really not made of money (seriously- I'm pretty broke).
  • Winner has 48 hours to respond or I will pick a new winner
  • No cheating! I delete entries from cheaters. Seriously. I will check.
(I may have just added an entry- go take a pic of The Archived in the wild!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Archived
Victoria Schwab
Expected Publication: January 22, 2013 (TUESDAY)
The Archived (The Archived, #1)

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.
Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.
Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.
Being a Keeper isn't just dangerous-it's a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da's death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.
In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.

If you haven't read my review for The Archived, you can find it here.

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Jan 17, 2013

[Review] Cursed by Jennifer Armentrout

Jennifer Armentrout
Pages: 304
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Format: ebook
Source: Barnes & Noble
Age Group: Young Adult
CursedDate Published: September 18, 2012
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.

Jan 15, 2013

Top Ten 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's theme is "Top Ten 2013 Debuts I'm Looking Forward To."

The Archived (The Archived, #1)1.  The Archived by Victoria Schwab- I have actually read this one (and LOVED it) but I got picked to be one of Victoria's Keepers (I KNOW RIGHT?!) so I'm super excited for release day. Plus it looks like I'm gonna get to go see her in Asheville on Feb. 2nd!! *wheee* Y'all should be excited too, 'cause I'll be having a swag giveaway once the bookmarks and stuff come in!

2. Mind Games by Kiersten White- I really liked Paranormalcy and the premise of the sisters in the book sounds really neat. I know that it's UK title is Sister Assassins and that just sounds wicked. I mean, assassin books are fun. Especially when the characters have cool powers.

Jan 14, 2013

Normalish Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway!

Margaret Lesh
Pages: 175
Publisher: Musa Publishing Euterpe Young Adult imprint
Format: ebook
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Age Group: Young Adult
Publication Date: October 5, 2012

Fifteen-year-old Stacy questions the strange world of high school, love, her role in a harsh universe, and life, in Normalish.
People tell you high school's so great and wonderful, but they're lying. It's mostly horrible and full of disappointment. It sucks. Your best friend abandons you. The jerk you're in love with pretends to be into you, and then the big dump. The boy you've really clicked with as a friend decides to go all crushy over you, so you break his heart just like yours was -- smashed into little pieces. Your sister goes mental, and you get involved with a guy who’s even crazier than she is (who you know is a very bad idea, but you do it anyway). Math only adds another stink of failure to the whole thing.
High school blows. Just ask freshman Stacy. She’d want you to know.

Jan 12, 2013

[Review] Blood Red Road by Moira Young

Moira Young
Pages: 459
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library
Age Group: Young Adult
Date Published: June 7, 2011

Blood Red Road (Dust Lands, #1)
Saba has spent her whole life in Silverlake, a dried-up wasteland ravaged by constant sandstorms. The Wrecker civilization has long been destroyed, leaving only landfills for Saba and her family to scavenge from. That's fine by her, as long as her beloved twin brother Lugh is around. But when a monster sandstorm arrives, along with four cloaked horsemen, Saba's world is shattered. Lugh is captured, and Saba embarks on an epic quest to get him back.
Suddenly thrown into the lawless, ugly reality of the world outside of desolate Silverlake, Saba is lost without Lugh to guide her. So perhaps the most surprising thing of all is what Saba learns about herself: she's a fierce fighter, an unbeatable survivor, and a cunning opponent. And she has the power to take down a corrupt society from the inside. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named Jack and a gang of girl revolutionaries called the Free Hawks, Saba stages a showdown that will change the course of her own civilization.
Blood Red Road has a searing pace, a poetically minimal writing style, violent action, and an epic love story. Moira Young is one of the most promising and startling new voices in teen fiction.

Jan 10, 2013

Feature & Follow (20)

Gain New Blog Followers 
The Feature & Follow blog hop is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, just follow these simple rules:
  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
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  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say "hi" in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn't have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers

Jan 1, 2013

Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and today's theme is "Top Ten Books I Resolve To Read In 2013."

The Fault in Our Stars1. The Fault in our Stars by John Green- I know this book is good. I have heard all around amazing fantabulous things about it. Unfortunately, I know how it ends and having a hard time putting myself through that torture. But, I have my best friend's copy and I'm pretty sure she is going to inflict bodily harm if I don't pick it up soon.

2. Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick- I bought this a month of two ago and haven't picked it up yet. Because I suck. Yeah... But I'm gonna read it! I pinky swear. I feel guilty for owning it and not reading it. I also adore Patch (I'm not sure what that says about me.... don't judge guys). Sooo yep.
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