28 September 2012

{Giveaway} On The Road With Leah Clifford

By: Me My Shelf And I | 28 September 2012 at 12:02 AM | 5 Comments so far

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Leah Clifford, author of the A Touch Trilogy, is embarking on an epic road trip (click here to see the map) and while she may be stopping in your town, and you may get to hob nob with a fab author, not to mention a really damn cool person – those of you that can’t make it to where she may be are left out. And that’s just not fair.

Well, come on – you know Leah better than that. Girl hates leaving anyone out – so Leah and I came up with a fun way to keep you all involved….with an awesome GIVEAWAY!!

You’ve been to author signings, right? You have books signed to you, maybe a book mark with an autographed on it….but do you have….

A Personalized Postcard Written
TO YOU from LEAH CLIFFORD:
FROM THE ROAD!

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I thought not.

Who knows what you’ll get…a sunny beach photo from California with a wicked note Kristen style on the back. Maybe you’ll get an “I Heart Utah” card with Leah describing the best coffee she’s ever had in her life? Or if you’re lucky maybe she’ll jot you a note from Az. Truth is, you won’t know unless you enter.

Leah will be traveling for about 5 weeks, and in that time she will send 5….count them FIVE personalized postcards to FIVE lucky US residents (Sorry INTL folks, she loves you but she’s going to be on the road and we want to keep things as simple as possible for her)

This contest will be open for ONE WEEK ONLY, at which time I’ll pull all five winners. Your card will come at any time during her trip – so be sure to watch for it when you know you’ve one.

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{Cover Reveal} Release by M.R. Merrick

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:01 AM | Be the first to comment!

It gives me great joy to be able to share with you, the cover reveal for RELEASE The Protector #3 by M.R. Merrick. I would also just like to shout for the roof top how IN LOVE with this cover I am. It is by far my favorite from the series!!! What do you think? Which is your favorite?

Release will be available December 10th – Mark your calendars!

RELEASE Lo-Res

After uniting the shifters and calling in reinforcements, Chase has to face his toughest challenge yet: learning to control his emotions. But as tensions rise and his powers grow, controlling his emotions becomes the least of his problems.

Terrorized by a multi-shifter who is hell-bent on turning him, Chase questions just how far he’s willing to go to stop his father. Meanwhile, Tiki’s virtuous nature has placed him in the middle of Vincent’s past, leaving Chase to oppose a senate of vampires and defend a demon he hates.

Trying to balance his friends, his enemies, and his inner demons, Chase is left searching for answers about the Mark, his destiny, and where he can find the next soul piece. Stopping Riley is his top priority, but as more obstacles arise, he finds himself doubting all the decisions he’s made - especially regarding Rayna.

One thing is for certain: Chase has finally realized that he doesn’t know anything. The light doesn’t always quell the darkness, the monsters don’t always stay in the shadows, and the past doesn’t always stay in the past - sometimes, the demons inside are the hardest to fight.

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 Exiled (Protector #1) | Shift (Protector #2)


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{Book Review} Endure by Carrie Jones

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:00 AM | | | | | Be the first to comment!

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Need #4
Author: Carrie Jones
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: May 8, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: 4 Birds

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.
Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers

ENDURE is the final novel in Carrie Jone’s Need series. In this conclusion, Jones delivers a fast paced novel from beginning to end. Jones tackles the age-old battle of good vs. evil in this riveting finale.

The one thing I have loved about each novel in the Need series is the little tidbits of information Jones gives in between chapters. In the first book it was phobias (which I loved!) and in the final book it was a notes from a FBI agent looking into the mysterious disappearances. It was interesting to see how people who didn’t know about the pixies tried to explain what was going on.

Since book one Zara has had the largest transformation. She went from a girl that had to rely on others to protect her to someone that could protect them. The scared girl we meet in NEED that has to recite phobias to calm herself is gone and replaced with someone who is able to stay calm, cool and collected in a crisis. Throughout the series, Zara always did what she thought she needed to even when she was afraid. However, it’s in ENDURE that we really get to see her shine.

In the beginning I loved Nick. I thought he was great for Zara but whenever Astley shows up my allegiance definitely changed. I couldn’t help but love Astley and even though Zara had her doubts. Don’t get me wrong Nick is an okay guy but in ENDURE (and the end of ENTICE) we see a different side to Nick and it’s not his best one. Nick can’t get past his prejudices against pixies and can’t get over the fact that Zara has become a pixie queen. In the end it’s Astley who always has Zara’s back and is there for her when she needs him.

ENDURE has plenty of action and suspense. There were several twists and turns along the way. I really didn’t know how this story would end. That being said, this book was short (under 300 pages). There was nonstop action but it didn’t last long. I do think it would have been better if it had been a little longer.

The only real complaint I had with ENDURE was the ending. I liked the way it ended. The ending was real and believable. However, I was left slightly confused at the end. I don’t want to give out any spoilers so I won’t go into detail. It may have just been me though. Maybe I missed something, somewhere.

Overall, I felt ENDURE was a great conclusion to the series. Jones didn’t just promise a war but actually delivered. She doesn’t take the easy way out and she doesn’t let her characters either. Jones takes her characters to Hel quite literally and you’ll have to read ENDURE to see if they all made it out alive!

Find Carrie Jones

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook

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ashley

27 September 2012

{Giveaway} Fashion For The Bookworm!

By: Me My Shelf And I | 27 September 2012 at 10:39 AM | 16 Comments so far

I don’t know about you, but I love seeing all the different covers that the literary classics have had over the years. And the folks at Sterling Press have 2 of the best ones I have ever, ever seen!!

Check out the magnificent covers designed by fashion designer Sara Singh. I love her whimsical cover designs for Sterling Press’ Classic Lines series. It’s fashion for the bookworm!!

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens
and
EMMA by Jane Austen

We are excited to not only be showing these to you, but offering them to you in a giveaway!!!

Since they look ever so sharp lined up next to each other on the shelf, we are giving them away as a set! Simply use the form below to enter, and good luck!!!

Must be 13 + to Enter
Shipping in the US only.

 
 
 
 
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26 September 2012

{Waiting on Wednesday} 39

By: Me My Shelf And I | 26 September 2012 at 9:51 AM | 7 Comments so far

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

See something you like here?
Click the book cover to add it to your Good Reads TBR List!

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Scarlet
Lunar Chronicles #2
Author: Marissa Meyer 
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Cinder returns in the second thrilling installment of the New York Times-bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother and the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she has no choice but to trust him, though he clearly has a few dark secrets of his own.
As Scarlet and Wolf work to unravel one mystery, they find another when they cross paths with Cinder. Together, they must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen who will do anything to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner.

 

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25 September 2012

{Blog Hop} Sign up for Dreaming of Summer Hop

By: Me My Shelf And I | 25 September 2012 at 9:26 AM | | Be the first to comment!

It was on our blogging bucket list and now we can check it off:

Co-Host a blog hop with the Queen of Blog Hops, Kathy of I am a Reader not a Writer.

The linky tool for sing ups is still open on the DREAMING OF SUMMER hop that will happen November 27th to December 2nd

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Click the image above to join in!!!

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{Book Spotlight} Judging a Book By It’s Lover by Lauren Leto

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 9:18 AM | | | | 1 Comment so far

When the opportunity to review this book came up, I knew there was no way I could turn it down! Get this on your TBR pile ASAP and watch for my review this Saturday – the 29th!

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JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER:
A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere

By Lauren Leto

What should you do when you’ve bluffed about finishing Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann and someone corners you to debate an important plot point? What does the e-reader revolution mean for those who get a thrill from noting the book in a stranger’s hands—and then either silently deride that person or instantly feel a connection? Do you need help speaking condescendingly about revered classics like To Kill a Mockingbird, Moby Dick, and The Great Gatsby? Do you wonder what your son or daughter will grow up to be if you read from Clifford or Eloise every night?

Bibliophile Lauren Leto, the co-founder of the popular website Texts From Last Night and a well-known blogger, has spent lots of time contemplating these and many other questions. And in JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere (Harper Perennial; On Sale: October 2, 2012; $14.99; Trade Paperback Original), she delivers a wickedly funny, deeply perceptive, and thoroughly winning analysis of literary culture and discussion while also flashing back to the book-related episodes

from her past that have molded her into the person she is today.

Although Leto isn’t a scholar of literature, she has been an avid reader for most of her life and as she stipulates at the outset of JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER, her opinions, wisecracks, and sarcastic comments come from a place of admiration. A rabid Harry Potter fanatic—she once trekked across Japan to get her hands on the newest installment—who needs the anti-anxiety properties of the latest Janet Evanovich whenever she flies, this self-professed book nerd appreciates a wide variety of genres and writers, and she can talk about Jackie Collins and John Updike with equal fluency.

Her brilliant, razor-sharp commentary touches on a range of topics as she advises how to fake having read Dostoevsky, Ayn Rand, Ian McEwan, David Sedaris, Jack Kerouac, and Zadie Smith among others; provides cheat sheets on how to write like icons including Cormac McCarthy; gives Twitter-sized reviews of recent memoirs by notables from Barack Obama to Tori Spelling; and reveals the secrets to stereotyping individuals based on their favorite authors (for example, she describes Tom Clancy enthusiasts as “people who skipped gym by hiding under the bleachers.”).

Leto’s knowledge and passion shine through on every page, whether she’s profiling people based on the content of their bookshelves, spotlighting underappreciated fictional treasures, sharing her rules for reading in public places, lamenting the death of bookstores, or weighing in on book club etiquette. Original, smart, and compulsively entertaining, JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER deftly pokes fun at and pays tribute to the world of books and its inhabitants, making it a must-read for just about everyone.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Lauren Leto dropped out of law school to start Texts From Last Night, and she co-authored the book Texts from Last Night: All the Texts No One Remembers Sending. Leto created the quote app Banters and is working on a new social reading site called Findings. A native of the Detroit area, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn.

JUDGING A BOOK BY ITS LOVER:
A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
By Lauren Leto

Harper Perennial
269 pages

On Sale: October 2, 2012

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{Top Ten Tuesday} 35

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:00 AM | | 16 Comments so far
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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. It was created because of their love of lists, and I myself love lists as well - so you will see it frequently popping up on MMSAI.

Everyone is welcome to join in, and don't worry if you can't think of 10 - just do as many as you can. And of course, be sure to link back to TBATB (and leave me a link here too!) on your post!
As always they are in no particular order.

This Weeks Topic is:

Top Ten Series I Haven't Finished (because either you didn't like them, you just have procrastinated, etc.)

Now keep in mind first, not all these series are complete as of yet…but I haven’t gotten around to reading the latest in the series for whatever reason!

1. Spellbound Series by Sherry Soule

2. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

3. Witch Song by Amber Argyle

4. Experiment in Terror by Karina Halle

5. Spellbound by Cara Lynn Shultz

6. Angel by L.A. Weatherly

7. 44 by Jools Sinclair

8. Divergent by Veronica Roth (I know I know! Why haven’t I read the second book yet?!)

9. The Eternal Ones by Kirsten Miller

10. Drake Chronicles by Alyxandra Harvey

Ten is the highest I can go?! Goodness gracious! Do you have more like me, or are you all caught up? Share your TTT with us – throw me a link so I can check it out!


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{Teaser Tuesday} 13

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:00 AM | Be the first to comment!

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Teaser Tuesday is Hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Here's how it works:

*Grab Your Current Read
*Pick 2 Teaser Sentences from it (be sure to avoid spoilers!)
*Post it to your blog with title & author so other
TT participants can add it to their TBR list!
*Then, when you visit other TT, leave a link to your TT in their comments.

Grow your TBR list and make new friends!

 

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Blood Born
Author: Jamie Manning
Release Date: April 24, 2012
Publisher: Pendrell Publishing

“The next several seconds seemed to move in slow motion. The distinct, putrid smell of death hit me in the face like a hammer, stopping me dead in my tracks. I felt my fangs trying to slice through my gums and expose themselves, ready for a kill.” p. 143

 

Click the book cover to add it to your TBR pile!

Did you do a TT this week? Link me too it in the comments! And what do you think of this Teaser? Intrigued? Will you or have you read Blood Born?

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24 September 2012

{My Indie Monday} Megg Jensen…or is it?

By: Me My Shelf And I | 24 September 2012 at 2:06 PM | 2 Comments so far
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My Indie Monday is the brain child of MMSAI team member Yvette and if you would like to be a featured Indie Author or want more info on how to participate as a blogger CLICK HERE
MY INDIE MONDAY is a meme all about Independent and Self Published Authors. Who they are. Where to find them. Why you should read them. Join in by featuring one on your blog each Monday, any way that you like, and link up below!! Don’t forget to grab the image above, and link back to us!
This weeks My Indie Monday Author is:
Megg Jensen….possibly..
Megg Jensen

Megg Jensen has been a freelance parenting journalist since 2003 and began writing YA novels in 2009. She owns 80 Pages, Inc., is a PAL member of SCBWI, speaks frequently at conferences and for small groups, while juggling freelancing, volunteering, and family life. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two kids, and their two miniature schnauzers, Ace and Tanu


Find Megg Jensen Facebook | Website | Twitter

THE GUEST POST: Reinventing Yourself, One eBook at a Time
If you’ve read any of my books, you know I write about teens – but in a medieval-like fantasy world. They don’t have the same problems teens have today. They worry about things like rogue magic, or warriors wielding maces, or evil birthmothers coming to kill them. Not exactly your typical modern teenage fare.
So what was I to do with a radical new idea? One that’s so wildly different from the brand I’ve built?
Easy answer: Come up with a new pen name.

A lot of people thought I was nuts. Why start over from scratch when I already have a huge fan base? With nearly two million copies of Anathema floating around the world, I would be a fool to go ahead with this whole Isobel Lucas thing.

Maybe…maybe not. I’m not hiding the fact that Megg and Isobel are the same person. Anyone who is a fan of Megg on Facebook, or follows me on Twitter, has already seen multiple postings about Isobel. It’s sort of like Isobel is Megg’s evil twin sister.

Yeah, evil. As in my mom, who after hearing the concept of Isobel’s books, promptly informed me she would not be reading this series. That’s when I knew I was on to something good.
The Hell Bent/Heaven Sent series will still be YA, but it’s going to be far more mature than my fantasy novels. It’s definitely going to be rated R for sex, violence, and language. The characters are 18 and seniors in high school. If all goes well, the readers will be able to follow them after graduation. I guess they teeter between the borders of Young Adult and New Adult.

So I hope readers who enjoyed my fantasy novels will consider checking out Isobel’s books too. I’m going to be releasing five novelettes every two weeks starting in late October – each will contain their own storyline, but will be part of a large, overarching story. It’s an experiment, one I hope everyone will enjoy.
In the meantime, if you’re in the mood for some magical medieval teen angst, enter below for a chance to win the entire Song of Eloh Saga (The Initiate, Anathema, Oubliette, Severed, Sleepers, Afterlife, The Sundering).

Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

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23 September 2012

{Book Review} Reminiscence

By: Me My Shelf And I | 23 September 2012 at 1:15 PM | | | | | Be the first to comment!

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Author: C. Marie Mosley
Pages: 172
Release Date: May 30, 2012
Rating: 3 birds

Can someone’s entire life – the only one they have ever known – be a complete lie? The truth is out ... and Coralie Collier is about the find just what lies within that truth - the truth about herself, the truth about her heritage, and the truth about her purpose ...
In Reminiscence, lies a story of a natural born heroine, Coralie Collier --- she just doesn’t know it yet. Coralie lives a simple, almost boring life, that is, until things in her life start to get interesting. Outlandish dreams, bizarre and dangerous encounters, and missing pieces to her memory, are all incredibly important fragmented clues that could help Coralie in finding out her true identity. Along with these clues, and the help of an old family friend, maybe there is a chance for Coralie to find out what is going on around her before it’s too late … and her true purpose has been compromised. All of the characters’ lives within the story swirl around her – and they all know the truth - the truth about the lives they were all born to live... Could there be more to her life than she ever knew? Could there really be more to her surroundings than meets the eye?
Get drawn into Coralie’s world and explorations as she attempts to discover what secrets are hidden in her past and what journeys are in store for her future.

More! I need MORE!! (had to get that out of my system)

As a debut novel Mosley does an alright job and I think this story has a lot of potential but I just felt that this book was mostly set up. Lots of books that are written as a part of a planned series fall into the problem of giving so much of a back story that the first book is at times tedious and the endings come too soon.

The main character Coralie is… likable but you kind of have to wonder what teenager would quickly become so attached to a total stranger their parents introduced them to. Perhaps this has more meaning as the series progresses like fate or destiny at work.

My favorite parts of this were the kick ass (can I write that here?) fight scenes that have enough detail that I was totally into it but not so much that I couldn’t use my imagination some.

All that being said the scenes that had some action and moved forward were very good and I do look forward to what comes next in the series. I know that there is a second book works but there is not a release date as of yet. If Mosley can get the next novel in the series to move at a better pace I think it will be much more enjoyable. I would recommend this to someone who I know as a reader willing to stick with a series to find out what happens next if nothing else.

Find C. Marie Mosley
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

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Yvette

22 September 2012

{Book Review} Daughter of Smoke and Bone

By: Me My Shelf And I | 22 September 2012 at 12:58 PM | | | | 5 Comments so far

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1
Author: Laini Taylor
Pages: 417
Format: Audio
Release Date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Little Brown
Rating: 5 Birds

Around the world, black hand prints are appearing on doorways, scorched there by winged strangers who have crept through a slit in the sky.

In a dark and dusty shop, a devil's supply of human teeth grows dangerously low.

And in the tangled lanes of Prague, a young art student is about to be caught up in a brutal otherwordly war.

Meet Karou. She fills her sketchbooks with monsters that may or may not be real; she's prone to disappearing on mysterious "errands"; she speaks many languages—not all of them human; and her bright blue hair actually grows out of her head that color. Who is she? That is the question that haunts her, and she's about to find out.

When one of the strangers—beautiful, haunted Akiva—fixes his fire-colored eyes on her in an alley in Marrakesh, the result is blood and starlight, secrets unveiled, and a star-crossed love whose roots drink deep of a violent past. But will Karou live to regret learning the truth about herself?

“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”

How can you not love a book that starts off with that line? Seriously, how much more intriguing can you get?

I got DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE as an audiobook to listen to while I was in the car. I drive A LOT with my job so I thought this would be a good way to pass the time on the job and also get a few more books read. Turns out this wasn’t just a good idea, it was a brilliant one. I’m not typically one to brag about myself but seriously this was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.

Khristine Hvam does an excellent job at narrating. I loved her voice and the way she emphasized things. I felt that her narration really added something to the story. Also, I loved being able to hear how to pronounce names and other words in the book. After skimming through the book, I know that the names I would have come up with in my head wouldn’t have been nearly as beautiful as the actual ones.

The story itself was amazing. There was mystery. There was love. There was heartbreak. There was everything. This book really did have it all!

The world that Taylor creates in DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is unmatched. Taylor creates a world full of monsters and angels, a world of creatures I could never dream of imagining and describes it in a way that I actually believed it could be real.

I loved Karou. I loved her blue hair. I loved her attitude and determination. I loved the fact that she could speak many languages and not all of them were human. Karou was fierce and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little jealous of her. Yeah, I would totally love to be her.

It took me a little bit of time to warm up to Akiva. I struggled with Karou in figuring out if he was a good guy or a bad guy. Now, that I have finished the first book in the series I have to say that he’s a little of both. Then again, aren’t we all? In the end Akiva won be over, which made the end even more bittersweet. I won’t tell you what happens but rest assured that you will be thinking about the ending of this book days after you are finished with it.

The ending left me questioning what I would do/how I would feel if I were in Karou’s place. After several days of thinking about it, I still don’t know. It’s one of those situations where you can see both sides and can sympathize with each.

The only slow part to me was when the story goes back in time to tell a backstory. I was so anxious to find out what happened in the present I found myself not really caring what happened in the past. After finishing the book though I realized that it was a necessary part, I just really wanted to know what happened next!

In case you haven’t noticed I loved DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE! I loved this book so much I now own the audiobook, a paperback copy, I traded a new book I owned for an ARC of it and I’m thinking about buying a hardcover! Yes, I loved it THAT much and I’m sure you will too!

Find Liani Taylor
Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog

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21 September 2012

{Book Review} The Turbatus Bone: Bone of Evil

By: Me My Shelf And I | 21 September 2012 at 9:09 AM | | | | | | 1 Comment so far

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Bone of Evil
The Turbatus Bones Book 1
Author: Jack Speight
Pages: 304
Release Date: January 2012
Publisher: Createspace
Rating: 4 birds

There are four Turbatus Bones: HEALING, LIGHT, FORTUNE, and EVIL. Together, they give the power to travel through space and time. Apart, they can heal, reveal, destine, or doom anyone foolish enough to pick them up. And they are currently scattered across the fierce and fantastical realm of Tarkan.
When young orphan Jackson Walker discovers it is in his power to reunite the bones and find his parents, the quest begins. What Jackson doesn’t anticipate is that the bones desperately want to be found by seemingly anyone except himself. When one of the bones falls into the hands of the cruelest man in all of Tarkan, the tyrant Mal, it will take all of Jackson’s courage and cunning to retrieve it.
Luckily for Jackson, he is far from alone in his quest. His world is filled with quirky characters: Seven the oversized dog, Radio Flyer the undersized dragon, Jinda the distinctly disfigured herbalist, and the feisty and gorgeous serving-girl, Claire. All of whom are caught, with Jackson, in the perfect realm for fantasy—a world quaking with the turbulence of war, romance, and magic. Written as the first installment of The Turbatus Bones series, The Bone of Evil is ultimately as much about adventure as it is about finding a place in this world (or the next).

Read me not now I have to do other work…Read me…I’m kinda driving at the moment and reading is impossible…you know you want to read me, all of your questions will be answered you know your curiosity is driving you mad…No! you are driving me mad but oh well! I must read you!!

Disclaimer: The preceding conversation may or may not have happened between me and the book Bone of Evil.

What this book doesn’t have: damsels in distress, sappy love story, annoying characters, boring moments.

What this book does have: kick ass females, a twisted love, brave and trusting characters, non-stop action!!

This is a great read. Jack Speight did a wonderful job creating the world of Tarkan that I actually dreamt part of the book… or at least I think I did but I might have been under the influence of the bone…hmm. Anyhow, I look forward to what comes next in the series and the next world adventures. As a Mook says: The adventure begins tomorrow

I hope you pick this book up and enjoy it as much as I did – Bone of Evil Yvette

 

Find Jack Speight
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Yvette

{Cover Reveal} Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

By: Me My Shelf And I | at 12:01 AM | Be the first to comment!

We are very excited to be participating in the official Cover Reveal for Jennifer Armentrout’s OPAL. You may have seen the unofficial cover floating around the interwebs – but this my friends is the final, and the official!

What do you think!?

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No one is like Daemon Black.

When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger... and they know it.

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Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Announcement. You will want to bookmark this page!

 

Armentrout, Jennifer USA TODAY Bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout, lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Find Jennifer on: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog

 

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20 September 2012

{Book Review} Perception by Lee Straus

By: Me My Shelf And I | 20 September 2012 at 9:59 AM | | | | | | 3 Comments so far

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Author: Lee Strauss
Publisher: ESB Publishing
Format: eBook
Release Date: September 12, 2012
Rating: 4 birds

Seventeen year old Zoe Vanderveen is a GAP—a genetically altered person. She lives in the security of a walled city on prime water-front property along-side other equally beautiful people with extended life spans.

Her brother Liam is missing.

Noah Brody is a natural who lives on the outside. He leads protests against the GAPs and detests the widening chasm they’ve created between those who have and those who don’t. He doesn’t like girls like Zoe and he has good reason not to like her specifically.

Zoe’s carefree life takes a traumatic turn. She’s in trouble and it turns out that Noah, the last guy on earth she should trust, is the only one who can help her

Perception is a book of mystery, romance and action. It takes place in the future where there are wars and climate changes. I rarely read books on the matters of the future but this one got my attention due to the main character named Zoe.  In this future there are GAP and naturals who live separately from each other.   GAP is a genetically altered person and natural is a person who lives their lives of not being genetically altered.  Neither one of them really like the other.

I love how Zoe takes charge to find out why her brother Liam is missing.  At first she assumes, her parents and the authorities will figure out why Liam was missing. As a few days go by, her curiosity gets the best of her as the authorities are not really digging into the aspect of why he was gone.  Her parents seem to just push it aside to the matters of Liam heading off being a man in love or something like that.  She digs further and further into finding out the  mystery of her brother.  News arrive that Liam is dead.  Her parents grieve and yet are keeping secrets from Zoe.   Some of the things she unravels gives her shock and disappointment.  She questions about her life.  I would have felt the same way if I found out the same type of information as Zoe.

Somehow on  her mission of finding out the truth of her brother, she had to go outside of the GAP world where the normal people lived.  She had a hunch that somehow Noah Brady would know more on the matters of her mission as she saw him from the news.  At first she did not want to have anything to do with him but as her search digs further in, she needed Noah more than she knew.  The feeling is mutual to Noah as well.  He does not want anything to do with GAP people especially with Zoe, but somehow he changes his mind.  Perhaps there are sparks between the two of them?  I love the interaction between Zoe and Noah.  One moment they are neutral to each other and then the next they are curious of each other's life.   These two make a great pair.  

As Noah helps her as they continue the mission with one event after another.  It always seems to be another box to open up to solve the mystery of what had happened to Zoe's brother, Liam. Once she finds out the truth, Zoe's life takes another unexpected turn for the worse.  Noah on the other hand manages to survive as well but would not give up on Zoe.   What would cause these two to be apart? Would Noah and Zoe continue to see each other?  Would they solve the mystery of what had happened to Liam?  Why is this such a secret? 

You'll be shock and amazed of this wonderful enigma!  It's a great book to read and go get it today. You won't regret this adventure of sci fi, adventure, romance and action! 

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Sarah

19 September 2012

{Waiting on Wednesday} 38

By: Me My Shelf And I | 19 September 2012 at 12:00 AM | | | 16 Comments so far

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

See something you like here?
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Days of Blood and Starlight
Daughter of Smoke and Bone #2
Author: Laini Taylor
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Publisher: Little Brown

In this stunning sequel to the highly acclaimed "Daughter of Smoke and Bone," Karou must come to terms with who and what she is, and how far she'll go to avenge her people. Filled with heartbreak and beauty, mysteries and secrets, new characters and old favorites, Days of Blood and Starlight brings the richness, color and intensity of the first book to a brand new canvas.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone was declared a "must read" by Entertainment Weekly, was named a Best Book of the Year by Amazon.com, and The New York Times called it "a breath-catching romantic fantasy."

What are you Waiting on This Wednesday? Be Sure to link me in the comments so I can see it too!

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18 September 2012

{Happy Book Birthday} 9-18-12

By: Me My Shelf And I | 18 September 2012 at 9:18 AM | 1 Comment so far

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A very happy Book Birthday to all these great novels, especially TEN by Gretchen McNeil which I have had the wonderful pleasure of working so closely with.

You can still join The Army of Ten and win amazing prizes, earn fantastic swag + MORE!!

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