Posts By: Julie

May 08
Angelfall Review

Angelfall Review

Angelfall by Susan Ee Series: Penryn and the End of Days #1 Publisher: Feral Dream Date Published: May 1, 2011 Genres: Paranormal, Post-Apocalyptic Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins Audiobook Narrator: Caitlin Davies Rating: Description:  It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Raffe is a warrior who… Read more »

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May 01
Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

Spring Fling Giveaway Hop

To celebrate Colleen Hoover’s paperback release of Hopeless, we are having an international giveaway (as long as The Book Depository ships to you) of the paperback! We both absolutely loved this book, and it even inspired the name of this blog. We will be posting our reviews of Hopeless later this week so you can see just how amazeballs this book is for yourself. Enter the giveaway using the rafflecopter link below. Click here to view the Linky of other sites participating in this hop. Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for… Read more »

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May 01
Crash Review

Crash Review

Crash by Lisa McMann Series: Visions #1 Publisher: Simon Pulse Date Published: January 8, 2013 Genres: Young Adult Format: eBook Source: Free read on pulseit.com Rating: Description:  If what you see is what you get, Jules is in serious trouble. The suspenseful first of four books from the New York Times bestselling author of the Wake trilogy. Jules lives with her family above their restaurant, which means she smells like pizza most of the time and drives their double-meatball-shaped food truck to school. It’s not a recipe for popularity, but she can handle that. What she can’t handle is the recurring vision… Read more »

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Apr 28
Houston Teen Book Con and Giveaway

Houston Teen Book Con and Giveaway

On April 20th I attended the Houston Teen Book Con at a local high school. It was so cool! And yes, it was kinda awkward being an adult without any teens with me but that’s why I brought a few adult friends. It was great to see all those teens interested in reading. Love that! This post might be long and crazy but stay with me ’cause there’s a giveaway or two in it for you 🙂 The con consisted of a keynote speaker, four panels (there were 7 panels to choose from though), and a closing speaker. The panels… Read more »

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Apr 28
The Memory of After Review

The Memory of After Review

The Memory of After by lenore appelhans Series: The Memory Chronicles #1 Publisher: Simon and Schuster Date Published: April 9, 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Paranormal, Young Adult Format: eBook Source: Free read on pulseit.com Rating: Description: Previously published as Level 2. In this gripping exploration of a futuristic afterlife, a teen discovers that death is just the beginning. Since her untimely death the day before her eighteenth birthday, Felicia Ward has been trapped in Level 2, a stark white afterlife located between our world and the next. Along with her fellow drones, Felicia passes the endless hours reliving memories of her… Read more »

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Apr 27
With All My Soul Review

With All My Soul Review

With All My Soul by Rachel Vincent Series: Soul Screamers #7 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Date Published: March 26, 2013 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: What does it mean when your school is voted the most dangerous in America? It’s time to kick some hellion butt… After not really surviving her junior year (does “undead” count as survival?), Kaylee Cavanaugh has vowed to take back her school from the hellions causing all the trouble. She’s going to find a way to turn the incarnations of Avarice, Envy and Vanity against one another in order to protect her friends and finish… Read more »

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Apr 22
Wool Review

Wool Review

Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey Series: Wool #1-5 Publisher: Broad Reach Publishings Date Published: January 25, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction Rating: Description: This Omnibus Edition collects the five Wool books into a single volume. It is for those who arrived late to the party and who wish to save a dollar or two while picking up the same stories in a single package. The first Wool story was released as a standalone short in July of 2011. Due to reviewer demand, the rest of the story was released over the next six months. My thanks go out to those… Read more »

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Apr 09
City of Bones review

City of Bones review

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare Series: Mortal Instruments #1 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: March 27, 2007 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Paperback Rating: Description:  Don’t miss The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, soon to be a major motion picture in theaters August 2013. When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pandemonium Club in New York City, she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. It’s hard to call the police when the… Read more »

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Apr 06
Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Giveaway: Signed Copies of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire came to Katy Budget Books to do a signing and we picked up a copy of each book, Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster, to giveaway to *one* lucky reader!  See, they’re signed! This signed copy and its mate will soon be in the hands of one lucky reader!  See that photo below? That’s her signing one of the copies. Look how excited she is to be talking with her fans! Goodreads description of Beautiful Disaster: INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE. Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby… Read more »

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Apr 05
Why I started this blog – Julie’s story

Why I started this blog – Julie’s story

 Hey everyone. I’ve been a reader on and off during my life. I would read a book a night back in elementary and middle school. But at some point in high school I lost my way. I’m happy to say I got back on track toward the end of college and have been making up for lost time ever since. When I was first introduced to Goodreads several years ago I started tracking how many books I read per year. I went from reading mid-30s number of books one year to over 100 books the next and have been keeping… Read more »

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