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!!

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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!

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