Jun 28
The Program Review

The Program Review

The Program by Suzanne Young Series: The Program #1 Publisher: Simon Pulse Date Published: April 30, 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins Audiobook Narrator: Joy Osmanski Rating: Description: In Sloane’s world, true feelings are forbidden, teen suicide is an epidemic, and the only solution is The Program. Sloane knows better than to cry in front of anyone. With suicide now an international epidemic, one outburst could land her in The Program, the only proven course of treatment. Sloane’s parents have already lost one child; Sloane knows they’ll do anything to keep her… Read more »

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Jun 24
Linked Review

Linked Review

Linked by Imogen Howson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers Date Published: June 11, 2013 Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction Format: eBook Source: Free read on pulseit.com Rating: Description: When Elissa learns her telepathic twin is the subject of government experiments, the girls find themselves on the run with secrets worth killing for in this futuristic, romantic thriller. Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. Now, all she has is nightmarish visions and unexplained bruises. Finally, she’s promised a cure, and a surgery is scheduled. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the… Read more »

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Jun 22
Release Party and Giveaway Reminder: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Release Party and Giveaway Reminder: Ashes on the Waves by Mary Lindsey

Today I attended Mary Lindsey’s Houston release party for her new book, Ashes on the Waves, at Blue Willow Bookshop.  She’s funny and cool and knows all her fans personally.  So I really enjoyed it 🙂  Mary’s kids baked selkie cookies for the event!   I also wanted to remind everyone of the giveaway for a signed copy I’m hosting on this blog, so the Rafflecopter information is included with this post. So enter if you haven’t already 🙂 She told us about how excited she was when she found out her cover would be created by Nekro, who is a super awesome artist. I mean… Read more »

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Jun 22
Betwitching Book Tours Summer Giveaway

Betwitching Book Tours Summer Giveaway

Bewitching Book Tours is having a huge Summer Giveaway! There are 4 giveaways going on – so enter all 4 Rafflecopter entry forms. This giveaway runs June 21- July 21. Subscribe to Chapter Break posts. Never miss a post on Chapter Break. Subscribe today for all the bookish awesome in your inbox. Join 484 other subscribers Email Address

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Jun 21
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 5: Finding Audiobooks

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 5: Finding Audiobooks

Day 5 of  Audiobook week 2013 topic: Friday: Finding audiobooks Where do you learn about great audiobook titles? Buy your audiobooks? Share your secrets with the rest of us! We’d particularly love to know what narrators or publishers are active in social media or do a great job communicating with listeners.    Julie’s Thoughts I usually learn about great audiobooks from reviews and friends recommendations. I don’t usually buy them, since they cost a lot more than the print or ebook. I get them straght to my smartphone from the library via overdrive, my audiobooks.com streaming account, and in the summers from Sync.  I… Read more »

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Jun 21
City of Fallen Angels Review

City of Fallen Angels Review

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare Series: Mortal Instruments #4 Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date Published: April 5, 2011 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Rating: Description: The Mortal War is over, and sixteen-year-old Clary Fray is back home in New York, excited about all the possibilities before her. She’s training to become a Shadowhunter and to use her unique power. Her mother is getting married to the love of her life. Downworlders and Shadowhunters are at peace at last. And—most importantly of all—she can finally call Jace her boyfriend. But nothing comes without a price. Someone is murdering Shadowhunters,… Read more »

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Jun 20
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 4: Audiobook Tasks

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 4: Audiobook Tasks

Day 4 of  Audiobook week 2013 topic: Thursday: Audiobook Tasks What do you do while you listen? Any particular tasks or games that you find amazing for audio time?    Julie’s Thoughts Almost all of my audiobook listen time is spent driving. My drive is 45 minutes to an 1.5 hours depending on traffic. I’ve also recently started listening while working out on my elliptical machine. That helps pass the time! Sometimes I’ll listen at home while doing some chores around the house but not very often. Also, sometimes when I’m having a really slow day at work and no one will… Read more »

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Jun 19
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 3: Mid-Week Meme

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 3: Mid-Week Meme

Day 3 of Audiobook week 2013 topic: Wednesday: Mid-week Audiobook Week Meme Current/most recent audiobook Impressions Current/most recent favorite audiobook Favorite narrator you’ve discovered recently One title from your TBL (to be listened) stack, or your audio wishlist    Julie’s Thoughts Current/most recent audiobook: I’m currently listening to The Program, by Suzanne Young. Read by Joy Osmanski. I’m listening through my audiobooks.com account.   Impressions: I’m not super impressed with this narration so far. I’m about halfway done with the book and it sounds like it would be a much more emotional read if I was reading it with my eyes instead. I mean the… Read more »

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Jun 19
Of Posiedon Review

Of Posiedon Review

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks Series: Of Poseidon #1 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Date Published: May 22nd 2012 Genres: Paranormal, Young Adult Format: Audiobook Audiobook Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins Audiobook Narrator: Rebecca Gibel Source: Free audiobook download from Sync summer audio pairings Rating: Description: Galen is the prince of the Syrena, sent to land to find a girl he’s heard can communicate with fish. Emma is on vacation at the beach. When she runs into Galen—literally, ouch!—both teens sense a connection. But it will take several encounters, including a deadly one with a shark, for Galen to be convinced… Read more »

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Jun 18
Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 2: Choosing Audiobooks

Audiobook Week 2013 – Day 2: Choosing Audiobooks

Day 2 of  Audiobook week 2013 topic: Tuesday: How do You Choose Your Audiobooks? How do you decide what you’ll listen to? Do you mostly listen, or split time between listening and reading? Particularly if you split time, how do you decide what you’ll consume in audio and what in print?    Julie’s Thoughts If an audiobook is available to me via my audiobooks.com streaming  membership, I’ll listen to that versus getting a print or ebook copy for convenience. Certain books though I want in print so I’ll get that version and read that version instead. As far as picking books,… Read more »

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