Monday, October 31, 2011

Top Five Things I Love About Halloween

Welll, since it Halloween today and I love making lists, I've decided to make a list about the things I like about Halloween.  So here goes:

  1. The candy (yum yum)
  2. Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead ( I know that isn't Halloweenish, but books can be included in anything)
  3. Scary moment time:  I was eight and living in an apartment with my parents and siblings and the fire alarm starts going off.  I was so scared that I literally ran to my parents' bed and hid under the covers.  It turned out that there wasn't a fire, some idiot was sanding downstairs. :p)
  4. Another scary moment:  I almost got left behind on a train station in France.  We were getting on the train and the doors started closing and my dad had to stand between them so I could get in.  Very, very scary.)
  5. The costumes.  Love the costumes.

Cover Reveal: Underworld



Book: Underworld
Author: Meg Cabot
Series: Abandon Trilogy #2
Release Date: May 2012
My Thoughts:
Although I really, really like this cover, I'm most likely not going to read the book.  I didn't enjoy Abandon at all.  To be honest, I didn't even finish it.  So unless it shows up in my library, I won't be reviewing this book.  *Sorry, Meg Cabot*

Other Books in the Series:
Abandon

What do you think?  I love to hear your opinions.  Leave comments!  (:

Happy Halloween!!!!

Giveaway: I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Crossed Giveaway

Hello everyone!!  Happy Halloween!!  *spooky sounds, like the Harry Potter music*.  I hope you all get lots of candy :p.
There's a great giveaway going on over at I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.  Kathy is giving away a copy of Crossed, which will be released tomorrow, November 1.  To check out the giveaway and enter click here.

Here's the book cover:




P.S.  It's signed!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giveaway: For Those About to Read's 600 Follower Giveaway

hopHi everyone!  There's a great giveaway going on over at For those about to Read.  Click here to check it out and enter! (:  I've listed the prizes and rules below.


Contest Rules:
  • Open Internationally (as long as the Book Depository ships to you, check here
  • Must be 13+ to enter
  • Everyone may enter, even if you are not a follower
  • Winner will be notified via email
  • A new winner will be chosen if a response is not received within 48 hours
  • Contest ends November 7, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

Giveaway: Literary Exploration 300 Followers Giveaway





Hi everyone.  There's a great giveaway going on over at Literary Exploration.  I've posted the prizes below so make sure you check it out and enter.  Click here to view the giveaway.




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Like I said, these are only a few of the books that I've read! The winner will get a choice of ANY book I have on my review list! So check that out if you want to know what else you can win!! Giveaway will end November 6 (that's right you get a whole month to get your entries up!) at midnight! If I get to 400 followers I will add another winner AND each winner will get TWO prizes!! If you have any questions, check out my policies page or send me an email :) Good luck!

Giveaway: In the Hammock 1300 Followers Contest

Hi everyone.  Carrie over at In the Hammock is hosting a great giveaway where you can win SIX great books.  Click here to check it out.  I've listed the prizes below so make sure you enter. (:


"Queen of the Dead" by Stacey Kade
"After Obsession" by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel
"Between" by Jessica Warman
"Dracula in Love" by Karen Essex
"The Near Witch" by Victoria Schwab
"Fallen Grace" by Mary Hooper

Giveaway will run until November 1st!

US only, sorry International followers :(

Add the contest button to your sidebar for five extra entries!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (#4): Wings of the Wicked


This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlites upcoming new releases that we're highly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


Wings of the Wicked, by Courtney Allison Moulton


Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven’s warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell’s strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She’s been warned.
Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian’s new plan to destroy Ellie’s soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian’s schemes , the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including herself.

She’ll be betrayed.
Treachery comes even from those whom she loves, and Ellie is broken by the deaths of those who stood beside her in this Heavenly war. Still, she must find a way to save the world, herself, and her love for Will. If she fails, there will be hell to pay.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: (#4)




This is the first time I've ever done Top Ten Tuesday.  It's a meme hosted by the girls at The Broke and the Bookish where they choose a topic for the list and we all list our corresponding books. (:


This week's list is:

The Dark and Hollow Places, by Carrie Ryan ( The third in the trilogy, after The Dead-Tossed Waves.  Still probably pretty scary.)
Top Ten Books To Read During Halloween:


  1. The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan ( Horror, zombies, Unconsecrated, oh my!  Very, very scary)
  2. The Dead-Tossed Waves, by Carrie Ryan ( I haven't read this book yet, but it's the next book after The Forest of Hands and Teeth, so I'm asuming it's just as scary)
  3. Vampire Academy, by Richelle Mead ( I have read this book, and it's not really terrifying, but just a tiny bit scary.  I loved it but for some weird reason I've only read one other book in the series.)
  4. Vampire Kisses, by Ellen Schreiber ( I haven't read this book either,  So lame :p)
  5. Book of a Thousand Days, by Shannon Hale ( I HAVE read this book, one of a very few I have .  Towards the end of the book it got a little scary.  But it's one of my favorite books.)
  6. The Summoning, by Kelley Armstrong ( I have also read this book, and I'm very proud of myself :p.  It was definetly scary, and definetly a Halloween book.)
  7. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray ( Also read this one, and it's amazing.  And scary.  Definetly don't read at night ;p)
  8. Goddess of the Night, by Lynne Ewing ( Although this is a small book, it's surprisiningly scary.  A good read.  I really enjoyed it.)
  9. The Summoning, by Lynne Ewing ( Also a small, scary read.  Highly recommend.)


To be honest, I am extremely embarrased by my lack of scary books I've read.  It's pathetic.  I'm going to make it a goal to read more of them.  But I'm a complete wimp, so that may not happen. :p

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cover Reveal: The White Glove War & Until I Die




Book: The White Glove War
Author: Katie Crouch & Grady Hendrix
Series: Magnolia League #2
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Poppy
My Thoughts:
Although I haven't read the first book, I really want to, and I love this cover.  So non-chalant.





Book: Until I Die
Author: Amy Plum
Series: Revenants #2
Release Date: May 3, 2012
My Thoughts:
I have read the first book, Die for Me, and didn't really like it.  But this cover is amazing.

In My Mailbox: (#2)

Library 

The Iron Thorn, by Caitlin Kittredge
Firelight, by Sophie Jordan
The Season, by Sarah MacLean
The Iron Queen, by Julie Kagawa


Borrowed


Sweep: Volume One, by Cate Tiernan




And that's all I have this weekend.  What do you have in your mailbox? (:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Giveaway: LaLaine's Halloween Giveaway




LaLaine at LaLaine's Fiction Book Reviews is hosting this great Halloween Giveaway.  Click here to check it out.
Here are the possible prizes:






Check it out and enter!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Giveaway: 700 Followers Giveaway at The Magic Attic

The Magic Attic



Hey everyone!

Bree over at The Magic Attic is hosting a great giveaway.  Click here to check it out.
Here are the possible prizes:


Prizes:
The Girl in the Steel Corset (Steampunk Chronicles, #1)Anna Dressed in BloodPossessSweet Venom (Medusa Girls #1)Chain Reaction (Perfect Chemistry, #3)Witch SongCarrier of the Mark Half-Blood (Covenant, #1)Eve (Eve, #1)The Faerie RingA Beautiful Dark

A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies (Signed ARC)
Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake
Possess by Gretchen McNeil (Signed!)
Sweet Venom by Tara Lynn Childs
Witch Song by Amber Argyle
Chain Reaction by Simone Elkeles
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (ARC)
Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC with Half-Blood and Pure bookmarks included)
Eve by Anna Carey (Signed ARC)
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton (Signed!)
(* Please note that these have been read, and put in my dorm room. I've taken very good care of them, though, and they should look close to brand-new.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cover Reveal: Black Dawn & The Savage Grace

























Book: Black Dawn
Author: Rachel Caine
Series: Morganville Vampires #12
Release Date: May 2012



My Thoughts:
This cover is amazing.  I love it. The look is awesome, intese and sexy, and the hair is sooo cute.








Book: The Savage Grace
Author: Bree Despain
Series: The Dark Divine #3
Pages: 496
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Publisher: EgmontUSA


My thoughts:
This cover is completely glorious.  So pretty.  I love it.

Waiting on Wednesday (#3): Fever


This is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlites upcoming new releases that we're highly anticipating.


This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Fever, by Lauren DeStefano


Rhine and Gabriel have escaped the mansion, but danger is never far behind.

Running away brings Rhine and Gabriel right into a trap, in the form of a twisted carnival whose ringmistress keeps watch over a menagerie of girls. Just as Rhine uncovers what plans await her, her fortune turns again. With Gabriel at her side, Rhine travels through an environment as grim as the one she left a year ago - surroundings that mirror her own feelings of fear and hopelessness.

The two are determined to get to Manhattan, to relative safety with Rhine’s twin brother, Rowan. But the road there is long and perilous - and in a world where young women only live to age twenty and young men die at twenty-five, time is precious. Worse still, they can’t seem to elude Rhine’s father-in-law, Vaughn, who is determined to bring Rhine back to the mansion...by any means necessary.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: #2



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
Anyone can do it.  You just have to do is:
 (1): Grab your current read.
(2): Open it to a random page.
(3): Share 1 or 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! 
(4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.



Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick


Top Ten Tuesday (#3)


This is the first time I've ever done Top Ten Tuesday.  It's a meme hosted by the girls at The Broke and the Bookish where they choose a topic for the list and we all list our corresponding books. (:


This week's list is:



  1. Entwined, by Heather Dixon ( OMG the cover is amazing.)
  2. A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray ( OK, let me just say, a cover doesn't get much better than this.  This is great.)
  3. Angelfire, by Courtney Allison Moulton ( This cover-- you can not put into words what it looks like. It's just amazing.)
  4. Wolfsbane, by Andrea Cremer ( Beautiful.  Sexy.)
  5. Spellfall, by Katherine Roberts ( Absolutely love the cover.  Although the wolf is a little scary.)
  6. The Princetta, by Anne-Laure Bondoux ( An amazing book.)
  7. Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick (I'm currently reading it so I'll let you know what I think when I'm done.  And did I mention the cover is gorgeous?)
  8. Beautiful Days, by Anna Godbersen ( This cover is so glamorous and completely perfect for the book. )
  9. The Truth about Forever, by Sarah Dessen ( For some weird reason I really like this cover.  It's just pretty.)
  10. Passion, by Lauren Kate ( I like the cover, although, out of the three Fallen bookcovers, I think this is the worst.  That long hair doesn't go with it. )

Top Ten Books Whose Titles of Covers Made Me Buy It

Friday, October 14, 2011

In My Mailbox (#1)

Bought


Silence, by Becca Fitzpatrick
Ice, by Sarah Beth Durst



For Free


Girls in Pants, by Ann Brashares
Evermore, by Alyson Noel
Wicked, by Nancy Holder & Debbie Vigue
Waterfall, by Lisa Tawn Bergren



Goodreads Giveaway


Beautiful Days, by Anna Godbersen
Frost, by Wendy Delsol
Three Maids for a Crown, by Ella March Chase



Library


Miles from Ordinary, by Carol Lynch Williams
Stay, by Deb Caletti
Paranormalcy, By Kiersten White

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Teaser Tuesday: (#1)



Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.
Anyone can do it.  You just have to do is:
 (1): Grab your current read.
(2): Open it to a random page.
(3): Share 1 or 2 "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! 
(4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.


The Iron Daughter, by Julie Kagawa


 #1: "Meeting my gaze, he took one step forward, drew me into his arms, and brushed his lips to mine.  I think our last kiss was meant to be quick and chaste, but after the first touch of his lips fire leaped up and roared through my belly.  My fingers yanked him close, digging into his back, and his arms crushed me to him as if wanting to meld us together."

#2: "At the foot of the throne, the lady knelt and held out the scepter in both hands, bowing her head.  For a moment, Mab did nothing, simply watching the faery with an unreadable expression on her face.  The rest of the Winter Court seemed to hold their breath.  Then, with deleberate slowness, Mab stood and plucked the scepter from the woman's hands.  Holding it up before her, the queen studied it, then raised it up for all to see.


And those are my teasers for this week.  What are yours?  Leave the link below.  (:

Monday, October 10, 2011

Giveaway: Mimi Valentine's Autumn Bookfest Giveaway #2

Mimi Valentine
 
 
 
Mimi Valentine, one of my favorite bloggers, is hosting an amazing giveaway at her blog.  You have the chance to win two great books.  To check it out click here.
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