Review: Golden by Jessi Kirby

Posted June 7, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

Format: Hardcover Pages: 288 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books Publication Date: May 14, 2013 Goodreads Link: HERE Buy this Book: Amazon From Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Parker Frost has never taken the road less traveled. Valedictorian and quintessential good girl, she’s about to graduate high school without ever having kissed her crush or broken the rules. So when fate drops a clue in her lap—one that might be the key to unraveling a town mystery—she decides to take a chance. Julianna Farnetti and Shane Cruz are remembered as the golden couple of Summit Lakes High—perfect in every way, meant to be together forever. But Julianna’s journal tells a different story—one of doubts about Shane and a forbidden romance with an older, artistic […]

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: PODs by Michelle Pickett

Posted June 6, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

PODs by Michelle K. Pickett Release Date: 06/24/13 Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Paperback/ebook 312 pages Summary from Goodreads: Seventeen-year-old Eva is a chosen one. Chosen to live, while others meet a swift and painful death from an incurable virus so lethal, a person is dead within days of symptoms emerging. In the POD system, a series of underground habitats built by the government, she waits with the other chosen for the deadly virus to claim those above. Separated from family and friends, it’s in the PODs she meets David. And while true love might not conquer all, it’s a balm for the broken soul. After a year, scientists believe the population has died, and without living hosts, so has the virus. […]

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Waiting on Wednesday (14)

Posted June 5, 2013 by Christy / 4 Comments

  Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases books that we are eagerly anticpating. My Waiting on Wednesday pick this week is:   All Our Pretty Songs by Sarah McCarry   Expected Publication Date: July 30, 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin     From Goodreads:   The first book in an exciting YA trilogy, this is the story of two best friends on the verge of a terrifying divide when they begin to encounter a cast of strange and mythical characters. Set against the lush, magical backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, two inseparable best friends who have grown up like sisters—the charismatic, mercurial, and beautiful Aurora and the devoted, soulful, watchful narrator—find their […]

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Top Ten Tuesday (3): Books featuring travel in some way

Posted June 4, 2013 by Christy / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish   This weeks topic is Top 10 books featuring travel in some way.  Here’s my list in no particular order:     1. The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski     2. In Honor by Jessi Kirby     3. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson     4.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith     5. Fateful by Claudia Gray     6.  Article 5 by Kristen Simmons     7. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking     8. Tiger’s Curse by Colleen Houck     9. Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt     10. […]

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Review: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Posted June 3, 2013 by Christy / 7 Comments

Format: Hardcover Pages: 313 Publisher: Dutton Books Goodreads Link: HERE Buy this book: Amazon From Goodreads: Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 13, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs… for now. Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and […]

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Resilient by Patricia Vanasse

Posted June 2, 2013 by Christy / 1 Comment

Resilient by Patricia Vanasse is garnering some great attention, even long before the release date of September 3rd, 2013. Published by Pants on Fire Press this is the story of Livia and Adam, two teens who are far from normal and have more in common than they could ever imagine. According to the press release, Resilient has already got attention from A-list movie studios and production companies that are interested in the movie and screen rights.  Resilient was also the 4th place winner of the 2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Award. Livia has never felt like she fits in. As normal as it sounds, Livia is anything but ordinary. She can feel every emotion of every single person around […]

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Stacking the Shelves (12)

Posted June 1, 2013 by Christy / 11 Comments

  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that showcases what books we have got the past week. Here’s what I got this week:       Bought:   The Beautiful and The Cursed by Page Morgan   Traded via YA Book Exchange:   Mind Games by Kiersten White     From Netgalley:       Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts     What books did you get this week? ******************************  

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Armchair BEA Day 4: Ethics and Non-Fiction

Posted May 31, 2013 by Christy / 5 Comments

  Today’s topic is Ethics & Non-Fiction.   Here’s is the questions from the Armchair BEA website “We get back into discussions on Friday with the heavy topic of ethics.  Do you have recommendations to new bloggers to ensure credit is given to whom/where credit is due?  Have you had an experience with plagiarism?  How did you deal with it?  What are the guidelines as bloggers that we must follow?”   Personally, I have never had an issue with plagiarism (Or I don’t know about it) and I can only imagine the shock and hurt that I would feel if someone had copied/stolen my words or pictures that I had created without asking.    The guidelines that I personally follow as […]

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Day 3 of Armchair BEA: Giveaway and Literary Fiction

Posted May 30, 2013 by Christy / 32 Comments

  Day 3 of Armchair BEA is all about giveaways and Literary Fiction.  This giveaway is open only to US.  Please review my Giveaway Policy for my rules before entering.  You can find it HERE   One lucky winner can choose one of the below ARCs            a Rafflecopter giveaway   Now on to today’s topic: Literary Fiction.  I must say that when I read the topic for today’s discussion I got a little nervous because I wasn’t really sure what exactly Literary Fiction was.  So after searching Google and Wikipedia for the definition I take Literary Fiction to mean books that made an impact on us, ones that made us sit back and think long after […]

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Angels of the Knights Book 3 by Valerie Zambito

Posted May 30, 2013 by Christy / 0 Comments

Angels of the Knights – Nikki (Book 3) by Valerie Zambito Coming Soon! Summary not available yet… *** Angels of the Knights – Fallon  (Angels of the Knights #1) by Valerie Zambito Summary from Goodreads: When Fallon Angell died at the age of sixteen, her life changed forever. The hallowed world of Emperica is everything she had ever hoped for as a mortal—immeasurable beauty, unconditional love and light. But, with affection for humankind still burning within her, she joins the Knight Caste to train as an angel warrior. As a Knight, she will give up her wings and return to the place that killed her to use her unique powers to search out and destroy the evil Kjin that roam the earth. […]

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