Posts By: Julie

Jun 14
Cinder Review

Cinder Review

Cinder by Marissa Meyer Series: Lunar Chronicles #1 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: January 3, 2012 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction Format: Paperback Rating: Description:  Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . .  Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome… Read more »

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Jun 12
Giveaway: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Giveaway: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

I am extremely excited to be hosting a giveaway for Mary Lindsey! Mary Lindsey is promoting her new book, Ashes on the Waves, which releases later this month (June 27th). It is a sort of retelling of an Edgar Allen Poe poem. I love a story with a Gothic feel, so I am super excited to read this. In fact, I plan on going to her Houston release party on Saturday, June 22nd at Blue Willow Bookshop. The event is at 1:00 pm so if you’re in the area, come join us! Title: Ashes on the Waves Author: Mary Lindsey… Read more »

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Jun 10
Blog Tour and Guest Post: Otherborn by Anna Silver

Blog Tour and Guest Post: Otherborn by Anna Silver

Title: Otherborn Series: Otherborn #1 Author: Anna Silver Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing Publication Date: April 4, 2013 Goodreads description:  London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world. Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since the historic Energy Crisis forced everyone behind walls generations ago, the Tycoons have ensured there is truly nothing new allowed under the sun. Pauly warns London to keep her song to herself, if she knows what’s good for her. What he… Read more »

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Jun 08
Guest Promo: Ophelia London and Rachel Harris Signing In Houston/Humble Tx + Giveaway!

Guest Promo: Ophelia London and Rachel Harris Signing In Houston/Humble Tx + Giveaway!

presents   Hello everyone! As you can see above Ophelia London and Rachel Harris will be signing at Barnes and Nobles in Houston/Humble Tx. We invite everyone to come out, chat and get your books signed by these wonderful authors. Pre-Sale For those of you who can’t make it but would still like signed copies of any of the books listed you are in luck. You can order your books here >>Pre-Sales<< Deadline to order is June 14th midnight CST   If you have any questions at all please e-mail abookloversreview@gmail.com.   Giveaway: One copy of each book. a Rafflecopter… Read more »

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Jun 07
The Testing Review

The Testing Review

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Series: The Testing #1 Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children Date Published: June 4, 2013 Format: eARC Source: Netgalley Rating: Description: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same? The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career…. Read more »

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Jun 05
Blog Tour and Giveaway: Kissing Fire by A.M. Hargrove

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Kissing Fire by A.M. Hargrove

Title: Kissing Fire Author: A.M. Hargrove Genre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: April 15, 2013 Synopsis:Preston Mitchell’s life as an undercover DEA agent has never allowed him to have a normal life. He’s never considered a relationship with a woman until he meets Avery Middleton.  To an outsider, Avery has it all…wealth, family connections and a great job. But things aren’t so great on the inside. She decides to take a chance and make a new start three thousand miles from home and steps right into the arms of hot and sexy Preston.  Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in… Read more »

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Jun 04
iFeel by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

iFeel by Marissa Carmel Review Tour

iFeel by Marissa Carmel Series: Vis Vires Trilogy #1 Publisher: GMTA Publishing Date Published: June 4, 2012 Genres: Paranormal Format: eARC Source: Provided as part of book tour Rating: Description:   Lust. Anger. Hate. Desire. Love. Happiness. Joy. iFeel. What happens when an unknowing empath meets a pixie who wears leather, a snitch who is repulsive and a fiery angel who can literally set your soul on fire? A whole lot of emotional turmoil and one love story ignited. Liv Christianni is isolated, alone, tortured and withdrawn, saddled with the torrential downpour of the world’s emotions. Accepting of her providence… Read more »

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Jun 02
Armchair BEA 2013 – Wrap-up

Armchair BEA 2013 – Wrap-up

The final day of Armchair BEA is a wrap-up discussion: On this final day, we encourage you to wrap-up the week with your favorites and highlights of the week.  Did you learn something new?  Did you connect with a new-to-you blogger?  What was your favorite discussion topic?  Do you have ideas for future years?      Julie’s Thoughts This was my first Armchair BEA and I thought it was just super awesome. Not only did I get to meet so many great book bloggers, I got to see again how wonderful this community of people really is. Everyone is so willing… Read more »

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Jun 01
Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza 2013

Comicpalooza is a comic convention in Houston. It was held over Memorial Day weekend and I decided to go this year. It was my first con like this and it was a bit overwhelming. The program is 64 pages! I blogged about the non-bookish stuff I saw at the con on my personal blog, so I’m only going to post the bookish related stuff. Feel free to read the rest on my personal blog’s post. 🙂 I went to a lot of bookish panels and met a bunch of authors. These authors were also signing during the day, but there… Read more »

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Jun 01
Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Armchair BEA 2013 – Keeping it Real and Children’s/YA Lit

Day 5 of Armchair BEA discussion topics are keeping it real and children’s and/or YA literature: What exactly does “keeping it real” mean?  The meaning lays in keeping.  How do you not only grow an audience, but how do you keep them coming back for more?  If you have been around for years, how do you keep your material fresh?  How do you continue to keep blogging fun? Our final genre focuses on the younger crowd:  children’s picture books and young adult literature and everything in between.  What are the top 5 (or more) books that every child should have… Read more »

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