18 October 2013

Follow Friday!

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This friday's two feataures: My Little World Books N Things & Defiantly Deviant

This week's question: What are some of your favorite magazines?

I'm don't really have any favorite magazines because I not a magazine reader. I would love to know some of your favorites though :) Are there any cool YA book magazines?

Review: Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green

Hey guys! I know it has been a while since I posted my last review but college has been crazy!...fun, but crazy! :) However, yesterday I picked up a book I started a long time ago and I finally finished it last night so I have for you a review today :) I am definitely going to be getting back in my reading grove now that college life is starting settle down. So, I have for you a review of Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green.

It all started on a whim: the game was a way for Tenley Reed to reclaim her popularity, a chance for perfect Caitlin “Angel” Thomas to prove she’s more than her Harvard application. Loner Sydney Morgan wasn’t even there; she was hiding behind her camera like usual. But when all three start receiving mysterious dares long after the party has ended, they’re forced to play along—or risk exposing their darkest secrets.
How far will Tenley, Caitlin and Sydney go to keep the truth from surfacing? And who’s behind this twisted game?
Set against the backdrop of Echo Bay, an isolated beach town haunted by misfortune, Truth or Dare is a highly charged debut that will keep readers in suspense from beginning to end.
I really liked this book and its plot line. I found the story to be very suspenseful and the ending was truly something I didn't see coming. There are a lot of twists and turns throughout the book keeping me interested and on the edge of my seat.  The book essentially revolves are 3 girls who are getting mysterious messages from an anonymous sender. Along with the threats of the messages you are also given the background romances throughout the novel along with regular girl drama. However, as I read the last page of the book I realized that this book was a lot like the Pretty Little Liars plot line. Sure, there are 3 girls instead of 4, but this book is very similar to Pretty Little Liars. Even the cover reminds me of Pretty Little Liars title sequence with Lucy Hale putting her finger to her lips. So, this is a really good book with a great plot and is a really good read, however the only downfall is its extreme similarities to Pretty Little Liars. It's not to big of a deal because I like the Pretty Little Liar series so I did enjoy this book a lot.  its a great book and I cannot wait to read the sequel! :)


14 August 2013

Download CHRONICLE and enter the Relic Revealed Sweepstakes from Soho Teen

CHRONICLE: Before the Books of Eva tells the story of Madeline, the very first female to participate in the Testing for New North, after the Healing drowned the world...

Each year, the finest Gallants in New North embark on the Testing, a harrowing rite of passage through the frozen wastelands to recover Relics, artifacts from the evil time before the Healing. About these Relics the Testors construct their Chronicles, illustrating mankind’s depravity, his Vanity, his love of Tech, his sins too numerous to count. All true Chronicles are collected and made part of the Lex’s Holy Truths, year by year.

The Chronicle. Nothing is more vital to the resolve of the inhabitants of the New North, the last inhabitants of an Earth flooded by the Healing. But not all Chronicles are deemed True. And not all Testors are Gallants. One year there was a Maiden, Madeline, the first but not the last. Braving the perils of the Testing, she discovered a Relic that, if Chronicled, would be the New North’s downfall...

08 August 2013

ARC Review: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

12813630Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.
One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

So, this book is the first vampire book from Little, Brown since the Twilight Saga so naturally I had to give it a try given the big Twilight fan I am! I absolutely loved this book! The story and the characters are truly original and unlike any other vampire book I've read.  This book gives you a nice refreshing take on vampires which is one of the reasons this book is as good as it is.  Unlike Twilight, the center of this book does not revolve solely on the romance but rather the struggle and journey of the character Tana.  The romance is sort a like a side story to the real meat of the novel. The adventure in this novel keeps you guessing with every page you turn.  I also like that Tana is a very strong character who fights and fends for herself  throughout the novel.  If you like Twilight then you will like this book! However, if you don't like Twilight because you aren't keen on the focus of romance in the novel then I think you will enjoy this novel as well.  I really wish there was a sequel to keep the story going but sadly it's just a standalone :(.  You guys should definitely check this book out when it is released September 3rd, 2013!


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05 August 2013

And The Winners Are......

My Bookshelf Clean-Out Giveaway has come to  a close sadly but there are still four winners to be announced! So, will just all of the winners! And the winners are.....

  1. Leigh with Huntress
  2. Maria @ Texas Book Lover with Want to go Private?
  3. Raluca @ The Daydreamer's Obsessions with Dark Parties
  4. Noor @ Noor's Place with Starstruck (eARC)
  5. Nikki @ Close Encounters with the Night Kind with Fated
  6. Katrina @ Kindred Dreamheart with Starstruck (ARC)

Congrats everyone!! If you didn't win you can still check out my $5 Book Sale going on :)

02 August 2013

Bookshelf Clean-Out Giveaway: 2nd Winner!! :)

Hey guys! It's time to announce the 2nd winner of the Bookshelf Clean-Out Giveaway!!! *drum roll* and the winner is.......Nikki @ Close Encounters With the Night Kind! Congrats Nikki on winning Fated by Alyson Noel!!

Feature and Follow Friday! & Design Updates

Increase Blog Followers

How does this work? The goal is to increase blog followers and make friends. First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools — keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them “hi” in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!

Today's two features are The Mile Long Bookshelf & Hardcore Heroines! Be sure to follow them! Now on to the question :)

01 August 2013

Bookshelf Clean-Out 1st Winner & Readmill

Hey guys! We have our first winner of the Bookshelf Clean-Out Giveaway! After I tell you guys the winner I will inform you about a cool website/app for e-book reading! :) More info below!

31 July 2013

Bookshelf Clean-Out Booksale & Giveaway!

Hey guys! I will be moving off to college very soon and sadly I can not take all of my books with me. So, I will be selling alot of my books and also giving away some ARCs. More info below :)

04 June 2013

Armored Hearts Tour: Interview w/Pauline Creeden and Melissa Turner Lee

Hey guys I know I haven't posted in forever but I definitely have been doing some reading so be expecting alot of book reviews soon.  I have started my comeback with a interview with the authors of the book Armored Hearts by Pauline Creeden and Melissa Turner Lee. Check it out below:

07 April 2013

The Naga Experience: Exceprt

Hey guys!! I am the first tour stop for The Naga Experience hosted by The Experience Tours. Today I have for you an excerpt of The Zone Chronicles: Naga Ceyon (book 1), but first I want to give you a synopsis of what the book is about:

12 March 2013

CBL Promo Tour: Drama Queens With Love Scenes

Book Info: 

 • Title: Drama Queens With Love Scenes 
 • Author: Kevin Klehr 
 • Release Date: December 21st, 2012 
 • Genre: Speculative Fiction / Gay Romance

12 February 2013

A Touch Menacing Book Blast!

It’s nearly time to say good bye to Eden and her friends with the conclusion of the A Touch Trilogy from author Leah Clifford.

Whether you’ve been there from the beginning when Eden first met Az in A TOUCH MORTAL. Spent countless hours contemplating with other A Touch Trilogy fans over the fate of the kitten, from A TOUCH MORBID. Or are just joining us now, the conclusion to Leah Clifford’s A Touch Trilogy promises to be heart stopping and well worth the wait!

09 February 2013

Review: The Farm by Emily McKay

Hey guys! It's been a little while since I've posted a review because of my crazy busy schedule dealing with being a senior and college searching. I will trying to get more books read and posting more reviews and getting back into my groove :). So, I have a review for you today of The Farm by Emily McKay. I gotta tell you, this is a really great book if you are into romance, supernatural, vampires, and the Hunger Games.

The Farm by Emily McKayLife was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, known as Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…And when trust is a thing of the past, escape is nearly impossible.

First off the book is told from three points of view.  You are told the story from the views of Lily, Mel, and Carter, however most of the story is told from Lily's point of view.  The story itself is alittle like the Hunger Games with vampires dropped into the mix.  The sisters are trapped in this community called The Farm and are desperate to escape before the turn 18.  Lily's twin sister Mel is autistic and provides a whole different view point of the story. Mel's view point was my favorite because I really loved how she saw everything in a completely different way that Lily saw things and she pays attention to so much detail.  Of course I love the budding romance between Lily and Carter and I loved reading the ups and downs of their relationship and watching them grow together as a potential couple.  This book will definitely keep you up all night reading and provides alot of plot twists and turns.  The ending of the book is really great and unexpected which was another thing I loved about the book.  I loved that it wasn't predictable.  This book is a great book about romance, family bond, and survival.  This would definitely be a great book to pick up and read!! I can't wait for the second book!!! :)


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04 February 2013

Musing Monday

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits. • Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s). • Tell us what you’re reading right now —what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.

My musing: I am currently reading The Girl in the Wall and so far it is very good! I am close to finishing so be on the lookout for a review soon :)

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